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Day 346 – Attack day 2 of 7

Morning weigh-in: 96kg – EEK!!

  • Total lost 16.3kg/35.86lbs

Watercheck – 3.6l – tea, coffee, water and vodka with pineapple.


  • Oatbran & flaxseed toast
  • Mug of tea
Morning snack
  • Mug of coffee with milk
  • 5 pieces of grilled chicken bites


  • 2x small grilled venison burgers
  • 2x gluten free cumberland sausages (yes, I know, they’re pork, but they’re low carb!)
  • grilled chicken bites

Afternoon snack

  • Vanilla Muller Light (Tolerated #1)


  • 2x small grilled venison burgers (the Highland Game type)
  • Some vodka with pineapple juice.  I never said I was perfect.


  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
I can definitely feel myself shedding excess water today.  Especially if the trips to the toilet all day were any indication – then again, I did end up drinking almost 4 litres of liquid, and 1.5l of that was plain ol’ water with no low-cal cordial added, which is a good thing.
I ended up not going for my walk today, cause a friend had asked me to help re-hem a shirt of hers to make it shorter, so my evening was a bit chewed up.  We did manage to create a much more wearable dress (my friend is practically hobbit-sized…)
Anyway, further in and further up! 🙂

Day 336 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh-in: 94.7kg

  • Total lost 17.6kg/38.72lbs

Watercheck – 1.5l – tea, water and low calorie cordial.


  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • Mug of tea


  • Leafy green salad (forgot the chicken!)

Afternoon snack

  • Chocolate shapers pudding
  • Lemon muffin. I wish it was of the oatbran variety, but it wasn’t.


  • Chicken breasts dry fried with Jamaican Curry seasoning
  • Very very naughty – 2x Tunnock’s chocolate wafer bars. *sigh*


  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 20 mins roller skating

I’m baaaack! Sorry for the terribly long time between posts, people.  I’d actually started writing a handful of  posts, but never got around to finishing them.  Life has been buuuussssy! Plus (as some people have rightly guessed) I have not been Doing The Dukan very well recently – I’ve kinda been all over the place, as today’s food diary shows.

I have been totally getting into sewing recently – making a whole stack of new clothes, because I’m a big fan of wrap dresses and there are NONE in stores right now.  Plus I hate the colours that are on the racks this season.  I must post some photos with my new outfits, all of which I will be wearing in Paris NEXT WEEKEND!  I have been, in fact, kinda obsessed with making new clothes.  It came to my attention recently that everything in my wardrobe was either too big for me, or was falling apart/getting worn through.  Even if I could afford new clothes, there’s just NOTHING in the stores that makes me happy, but the dresses I’ve been making for myself have been just SO satisfying.  Plus, I love the fact that when (and it will happen, eventually) I am back on a proper weight-loss downwards slope, I’ll have the skills to a) alter my own clothes to fit and b) make more! 🙂

The other thing that’s been drawing my attention away from this diet (because it is a very high-maintenance  diet if you ask me) is that I’ve also been going a bit mental around Roller Derby.  If you know nothing about Roller Derby, go rent the Drew Barrymore film, Whip It.  Anyway, I’m in training to join my local league – they have a 14-week “Fresh Meat” course to try and teach people all the things they need to know in order to actually be eligible to join the league.

Oh. My. God.  My first Fresh Meat session was two Sundays ago, and it was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever had to do.  I’ve not skated since I was about 12, and my centre of gravity has definitely shifted upwards since then. I fell SO many times.  On my arse. On my hips.  On my knees & hands (though those falls were supposedly controlled, we were practising them.) Fortunately a lot of protective gear is compulsory – all the way up to the mouthguard.  I was bruised.  I was shaken. I wasn’t sure I had it in me to be a Roller Girl.

The day after Fresh Meat, I could barely walk for two days.

But then I put my skates back on every day and practiced.  I went to an informal training night almost a week later, and suddenly realised that I could skate without the deathly fear of falling over.

Now I’m loving it.  I’m starting to be able to skate a bit better, and though my muscles are sore after every training session, I know that each time, I can do a little bit more.  I never thought I could sweat that much either though.  When I finally take my helmet off at the end of a training session, my hair feels like I’ve just got out of the shower, and my elbow and knee pads come off with a sodden “slurp” – ugh.

One thing I really love about it is the people – all these awesome, daring, independent women (Roller Derby is an all-female sport) who aren’t afraid to be different, and to whom the word “weird” or “geek” have no meaning.  I feel totally at home with them.  I dunno, maybe it’s the camaraderie that goes with joining a team sport – I’ve never done team sports before. About the closest I’ve been to being in a team has been being in the Melbourne Youth Orchestra throughout my teens, and then various rock bands after that through my 20s.

Anyway, I’d better stop rambling, or I’ll never publish this post.  J is telling me off for staying up too late – g’night! 🙂

More updates soon – maybe after Paris.

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