Monthly Archives: August 2010

Day 60 – Cruise (PV)


Just a quick note today…I lost another 0.8kg overnight, so now I weigh 86.9kg 🙂 Having lost a total of 12.1kg.

Breakfast: Nestle ForMe Peach Mango Yoghurt with 2tbsp Oat Bran

Snack: Smoked Chicken Breast with a homemade Tomato Sauce and 2 tsp of Cream Cheese

Lunch: 2 slices Pumpkin Bread in the sandwich toaster….really good!

Dinner: some sliced Turkey Breast and a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sundae

Snack: 3 Double D Sugar Free Lollies

Drinks: 1.7L Water, Bottle of Coke Zero

Exercise: 20 minute walk at lunch time 🙂


SW: 99    CW: 86.9 😀


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Day 59 – Cruise (PP)


Yay! A loss on the scales this morning, 0.5kg, down to 87.7kg 🙂 That’s 11.3kg lost in total.

The weather report was great today…17 and a big yellow sun 🙂 So I decided that I would try and squeeze in a 20 minute walk at lunch time (since I don’t have any free time on a Monday or Tuesday). Someone wanted to swap yard duty with me, so I would do their yard duty at lunch time, but since it was on the oval I was fine with that 🙂 I walked around in the beautiful weather for 20 minutes… around around and up and down the oval…I’m so proud for getting the exercise. Because I swapped today…it leaves me free tomorrow to go for a proper walk outside the school grounds.

Breakfast: 2 Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins

Snack: Tub Nestle ForMe Passionfruit Yoghurt

Lunch: None

Early Dinner: 50g Sliced Turkey Breast, 2 Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins, Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sundae

Snack: Skinny Weak Cappuccino

Drinks: 2.4L Water (no Coke Zero!)

Exercise: 20 minute walk 🙂


SW: 99    CW: 87.7

Dukan Pumpkin Bread Recipe


Something that’s been kicking around in my head this weekend…Pumpkin Bread (Dukan friendly of course!) I made this Sunday night, kind of an experiment and I am really happy with the results…It is very flavoursome 🙂

Dukan Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Makes approx 12 slices

Suitable for Cruise PV

300g Butternut Pumpkin

9 level tbsp Oat Bran

9 level tbsp Wheat Bran

3 tsp Baking Powder

2 tsp Dried Oregano

2 tsp Dried Sage

75g Cottage Cheese

1/4 cup Skim Milk

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.

2. Peel and cut the pumpkin. Steam until soft (I microwaved mine for 5 minutes with a little bit of water).

3. Mash the Pumpkin with a fork and allow to cool.

4. Place pumpkin in a large bowl and add all the other ingredients. Mix well until thoroughly combined.

5. Transfer mixture to a loaf pan. I used a silicone one so I didn’t need to grease it at all. Smooth flat with a spatula.

6. Bake for 45 minutes.

7. Allow to cool for a while in the loaf pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool…Or if you can’t wait, cut off a little slice right then and there!


  • I don’t know if this recipe would be suitable to freeze, I might give it a go with some pieces and see how they turn out.
  • The recipe has turned out moist, but I don’t mind it. I’m considering cutting off thin slices and rolling them flat, then baking for a little while to get some kind of cracker.


Day 58 – Cruise (PV)


So…I am absolutely loving the veggies at the moment (especially tomato!) I think I will stop at 3 PV days and go back to my regular diet of 1PV/1PP day starting tomorrow (Monday).

This morning the scales stayed at 88.2 (no loss) but they did a “Biggest Loser Scales” on me and flicked between 87.3 and 86.5…then they stopped back on 88.2! I was so excited seeing those lower weights flicker for a second, so I’m hoping one of them sticks tomorrow on the scales 😛

This morning we went to watch our Nephew’s Footy Preliminary Final and they won! He is such a superstar (won the Best and Fairest for the season) 🙂 On the way home we stopped in the city at Costco and did another big shop. I didn’t have enough eggs to make my muffins….enough said 🙂 We spent far too much money, and will not need to buy Pine’o’Clean for a year 😛

Because we were up so early, we had our breakfast at the footy game. Everything came wrapped bread (except the Cappuccino!) but I wasn’t even interested in eating it. No doubt there was a bit of fat in what I ate, but that was far better than eating carbs or not having anything at all.

Breakfast: 1 sausage, 1 piece of Bacon, 1 fried Egg & a skinny Cappuccino

Lunch: Cottage Pie Filling with 2 tsp of Extra Light Cream Cheese stirred through…even better the next day!

Dinner: Some slices of Pumpkin Bread

Drinks: 1.5L Water & Coke Zero

Exercise: I was quite busy all day, out and about, but didn’t go for a designated ‘walk’.

We ended up going to the movies tonight, and since I hadn’t had any dinner yet I was really hungry and I could smell all the yummy food around me (I was a bit cross…like Charlotte!). I just closed my eyes and pictured myself at my goal weight and how that will feel and just like that the grumpiness went away and I got on with enjoying the movie…which was The Expendables…funny as 🙂


SW: 99    CW: 88.2

Dukan Friendly Noodles and Rice…..?


Is it really possible?? After clicking away on some links I came across this website…..Miracle Noodle.

They claim to have created Rice/Noodle/Pasta products out of water, glucomannan (soluble fibre) and calcium additive. No soy, gluten, or wheat!

Here is the nutritional info for the Rice and Angel Hair Pasta…

Servings per Container- 2
Serving Size – 75g
Calories – 10
Fat – 0
Protein – 0
Carbohydrate – 2gm – only fiber
Sugar – 0
Protein – 0
Zero Net Carbs, 10 Kcal, Zero Glycemic Index

In Australia, there is only the Angel Hair Pasta and Miracle Noodle Rice available (I don’t know if this is just for now, or permanently).

Please check out the website and tell me what you think. I haven’t ordered food over the internet before…but I think this just might be my first endeavour. *Picturing a yummy stir fry with beef, garlic, ginger, soy and NOODLES!*