Posts Tagged ‘Xenical’

Day Three – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.9kg

Daily LOSS 0.5kg / 1.1lbs
Total loss 2kg / 4.4lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, diet coke, water and sugarfree cordial.


  • 3 x microwaved eggs (need extra energy for roller derby this afternoon
  • Oatbran porridge


  • 3 mini kabana sticks (didn’t want to be full for training)


  • A few bites of stirfried Beef in black pepper sauce (a failure. I accidentally used tablespoons of baking soda rather than teaspoons. Oops…)
  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • 3 slices of ham
  • 2x fat free chocolate puds with sweetener.  I was HUNGRY after derby practice, and bummed that my beef didn’t work.


  • 2 hours roller derby training (omg the paaaaaiiiiin)
  • 20 mins brisk walking

Oh wow, derby was tough today.  I think my wheels are in urgent need of cleaning/replacing, and it felt like every lap of the track was a humongous effort.  I have plans this week to take off all my wheels, pop out the bearings, and give everything a good clean.  I was sitting on the track today, pulling a stack of gunk (including long hair, probably belonging to the previous owner) from the axles.  If there’s that much crap just on the outside, I dread to think what’s on the inside!  I managed 16 laps in 5 minutes during the “25 in 5” trial – the goal is to get 25 laps of the track in 5 minutes – that’s one lap every 12 seconds.  Considering my first attempt was 11 laps a few weeks ago, and my wheels are crappy right now, I’m ok with that.  Next week, with cleaner bearings and potentially grippier wheels (my wheels are slipping all over the track right now) I hope to improve on that.

I also resisted drinking beer and eating nachos at the pub we go to after practice.  I drank 2 diet cokes instead, and walked home rather than getting a lift with a friend.

Unfortunately I screwed up my stirfry recipe today, and ended up putting in about 4 times more baking soda in the beef marinade than I should have done.  J and I ate maybe 8 mouthfuls each, and gave up.  Yuck.

So by that stage, after an intensive 2 hour skating session, I was hungry. I ended up overdoing the shapers chocolate puds, and had THREE eggs with dinner, yolks included.  Dukan does not recommend this due to the fat/cholesterol content in the eggs, but I popped a Xenical with them so I don’t feel so bad.  Also, there’s no history of cholesterol issues in my family.  It should be noted that Dukan doesn’t recommend using Xenical, partly on the grounds of how expensive it is, however my GP thoroughly recommends it.  Plus, prescriptions are now free under the NHS  in Scotland, so I get all my Xenical for free.  So – if you want to do Pure Dukan, or you’re just starting out so you want to make sure you know where you stand, don’t take Xenical.  It’s right for me, but it’s not for everyone – especially not the “treatment effects” if you have too much fat in a meal when you take one – eek!

Day 267 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh-in 92.6kgs

  • Today’s LOSS: 0.5kg / 1.1lbs
  • Total lost 19.7kg/ 43.34lbs

Watercheck – 1.9l


Morning snack

  • Mug of tea on arrival at work
  • 4 chocolate biscuits – my total weakness


  • 2 packets of Chicken Fridge Raiders, heated up in the microwave
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • a little tomato sauce

Afternoon snack

  • A whole packet of jaffa cakes… *ashamed face*


  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • 5 chipolata sausages
  • 1 vanilla fat free Activia


  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 60 mins walking around Arthur’s Seat at lunchtime

After lunch, I was feeling very well exercised, I can tell you. We had very little Dukan Friendly stuff in the fridge in the evening, and I ended up eating a dinner which was waaaay too high in fat (especially considering all the carbs I’d had in the afternoon) and I didn’t even remember to take a Xenical with it.  Ooops.

I’m still finding things incredibly difficult recently. At least I’m managing to hold the weight steady, but dammit! I really want to break through this and get back on track.

J and my plan to schedule meals and share the load a bit more isn’t going so well.  We need to work on that, I think.


Cruise days 116 & 117 – PV

Saturday weigh-in: 90.2kgs

Today (Sunday) weigh-in 90.9kgs

  • Total lost 21.5kg/ 47.3lbs

Watercheck – 1.3l


  • Full cooked breakfast with lean sausage, scrambled egg, grilled tomato, baked beans, hash brown & toast.  I was hung over, I think it was required! 😉
  • 2x mugs of coffee with milk and sweetener

Afternoon snack

  • Chocolate fat-free dessert


  • Roast duck breast (with all the fat cut away) with strips of raw spring onion
  • Chocolate custard pudding (made with a tablespoon of Birds custard powder and skim milk)
  • Mini babybel light


  • 20 mins Wii fit exercise (though all the faffing around took about 30 mins!)
  • 75min walk around the Meadows
  • 30 mins weights work out at the gym (lower body)
  • 4 sun salutations before bed

I’ll be honest, I can’t exactly say I’ve been a model Dukanian these past couple of days – I’ve had more alcohol than probably the entire rest of the diet put together.  Yesterday I had a tortilla wrap with full fat sour cream, plus about 10 chocolate caramels and a few jelly sweeties – we had friends round and there was a party going on across the hallway which we dropped in on. This morning I was a little hungover, and ended up having a hashbrown, a slice of bread and some baked beans with my “normal” breakfast.

Bad Charlotte.  No cookie. (not that I should be having cookies anyway…)

Anyway.  I woke up this morning and randomly kinda squeezed the side of my thigh in bed, and it was the wierdest thing.  It was all… loose.  Kinda like a beanbag that’s had all it’s beans taken out – which is really exactly what’s happened I guess.  I made J poke my thigh and he agreed.  All loose.  So, it’s time to start concentrating not only on losing the weight, but also on toning what’s under all the “padding”.  I’m going attempt to get 30 mins weights workout at the gym three times per week, concentrating exclusively either on upper or lower body each time. Today was lower body, but I think I need to hire a trainer for a session just to give me advise on which machines to use and how to perfect my technique – it’s been a while since I did weights.

Roast duck breast this evening was a special treat – I know that it’s supposedly off the menu because of the fat content, but I roasted it on a grill pan, and then discarded every bit of skin and fat from mine (though J had his with mini pancakes Chinese style, fat skin and all – yum!) so I think I’m ok.  I’ll know by tomorrow whether it was too high in fat, cause I had a Xenical with it!!! 😉

Cruise day 64 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 97.7

  • Daily LOSS 0.2kg/0.44lbs
  • Total lost 14.7kg/32.12lbs

Watercheck – 2.4l by 23.20pm incl water, tea, peppermint tea & diet coke


  • 2x microwaved egg
  • oatbran porridge
  • cup of tea
  • Xenical


  • Tesco extra tasty roast chicken bits
  • Strawberry Muller Light
  • Xenical


  • Pepper steak x2 & pork tenderloin x1 – both cooked on the George
  • Xenical


  • 25min cycle to and from work
  • 15min cycle around town at lunch running errands
  • 63 min walk around Meadows

Another loss – I’m happy with that! 🙂 Still unsure as to whether I’m going to hit my mini goal of 97.1 by this Friday, to maintain my weekly loss of 1.3kg per week – but I’ll try my damndest!

I’m so glad I’ve discovered minute steaks – quick and easy to prepare on the George Foreman, tasty, and relatively cheap too, for a big pack.  The cat likes them too, cause he gets all the offcuts… 😉

I’m feeling full of energy and resolve these days – I feel like I’m back on track and in control after last weekend.  Cutting my milky tea intake from 3-4 cups per day down to 1 has helped too, I think.

A note on the Xenical – I’m not going to blog about it each time I take it, from now on.  Just assume that if there’s any fat in the meal, I’ll have popped one of those wee pills. 🙂

Cruise day 63 – Supplemental PP

Morning weigh-in: 97.9

  • Daily LOSS 1.0kg/2.2lbs
  • Total lost 14.4kg/31.68lb

Watercheck – 2.0l by 23.00pm incl water, tea & diet coke


  • 2x microwaved egg
  • oatbran porridge
  • cup of tea


  • Beef frying steak
  • Pork tenderloins, all fat removed

Afternoon snack

  • Muller Light Vanilla
  • Mini babybel light


  • Pork tenderloin cooked on the George


  • 25min cycle to and from work
  • 30 min walk to and from Book Festival event in Edinburgh

Well there it is: the oft-repeated proof.  Proof that if you continue following the plan, and don’t get discouraged, you’ll get your results.  I sure got mine – a whole KILO lost today (mostly water weight following 2 days on attack, I know) I’m dead chuffed.  And I’m down in the 97s.

In order to stay on track to getting to 75kg by Christmas, I need to be down to 97.1 by Friday.  I’m not sure how achievable it is, but I can but try! 🙂

Something else I did today – I went to see the doctor about my diet.  I’ve been using Alli intermittently to mitigate any particularly fatty foods (so long as they’re not TOO fatty) but it is GHASTLY expensive.  In fact, that’s pretty much the only real objection that Dr Dukan has to it, according to what I’ve read.  I’m paraphrasing here, but I remember a question he answered on one of the live chats about it – he said, “Alli – aah yes, it’s our old friend Orlistat again.  It’s too expensive, you should be dieting using natural foods and not buying very expensive weight-loss pills.”

Now, I know that Alli, combined with diet and exercise, can help reduce the amount of fat your body takes in.  The proof is in the toilet bowl.  But I’m not willing to pay £60 for a month’s worth of pills, it’s just insane.  So. I went to the doctor, armed with my spreadsheet and ready to argue my case for him to prescribe me Xenical, which is the prescription strength version of Alli – twice the strength.

I was ready for a bit of resistance, but the moment I showed him my spreadsheet, he got all excited – said that it was very abnormal for a patient to come in, asking for Xenical, who had such a strong idea of what they wanted, why, and how they were going to achieve it.  We talked for a while about what sort of things I was eating on the Dukan Diet, and he was nodding the whole way through in agreement – despite the lack of fruit and carbs, as far as he’s concerned, it’s a “balanced diet.”  Go Dr Dukan, you’ve got the approval of NHS doctors! (or at least, one of them.)

He gave me a two month supply of Xenical (which cost me just £3 through the NHS prescription system – 97.5% saving on High Street prices for a stronger product – NICE!) and I don’t think I’ve ever had a doctor be so delighted to give out a prescription…

So, I’m going to start taking my (lovely cheap) Xenical every day as an extra supplement to the Dukan Diet, and see what comes of it.  If a meal is totally fat-free, then I’ll refrain from taking it (cause it does no good unless there’s fat content in the gut) but even with my morning porridge, I’ll pop a pill.

The one other thing I’ll do extra is start taking a multivitamin before bed – recommended with Alli, so I’d say probably even more so on Xenical.

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