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Cruise day 139 – PP

Morning weigh-in 89.9kgs

  • Daily loss – nothing.
  • Total lost 22.4kg/ 49.28lbs

Watercheck – 2.5l including tea, coffee, diluting juice, water and caffeine free diet coke.


  • Oatbran porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • mug of tea

Morning snack

  • Mug of coffee with sweetener
  • Chicken breast meat
  • Cheese crisp


Afternoon snack

  • Mug of coffee with sweetener


  • 2x lean spicy pork burgers
  • cheese crisp


  • 25 mins cycle to and from work
  • 30 mins on cross trainer

Well, at least I’m not UP on the scales this morning, after the halloween candy blow-out last night.  Hurray for exercise to counter naughtiness.

I read an interesting article on the BBC this morning about calories – basically saying that the method used to calculate calories is 200 years old and is not really relevant any more, given what we know about nutrition.  For us Dukaneers, this is kinda a no-brainer, but it’s nice to see it getting some publicity outside of the context of “fad” diets.  (I hate that Dukan is branded by so many as  a fad diet, when it’s going to take up at least 2 years of my life!!)

IT’S SO DARK today!  The clocks all went back yesterday, and by the time work was over at 5pm this afternoon, the sun was well and truly down.  It’s only going to get darker and darker from now, right up until the Solstice on Dec 21st.  I was never so hyper-aware of the movement of the seasons and the significant dates in terms of Solstice and Equinox until I moved to Edinburgh – because it’s so extreme here.

You totally understand why the ancients thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Christmas/Winter Solstice with lots of fire and light and celebration – cause it’s so MISERABLE otherwise.

Last bit of moaning for the day, I promise.  November is NaNoWriMo – the National Novel Writing Month.  I do it every year – make the attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November.  It requires a colossal amount of time and energy, but right now, my time and energy is (theoretically) poured into one thing.


I’m going to attempt Nano this year, but I’m not going to flay myself if I don’t finish, not this time.

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