Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stats (21)

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So here I am after 20 weeks on the dukan diet, that’s almost half a year…cRaZy!

I haven’t posted my stats for the last 2 weeks, time got away from me, but I’m back here today 🙂

The little peak in the graph is actually what I weighed on Tuesday morning this week, as I didn’t weigh myself last Saturday, so since Tuesday (5 days) I have lost 2.5kg back on Cruise 😀

Starting Weight: 99.0kg
Current Weight: 75.9kg
23.1kg Lost in 20 Weeks

Starting Body Fat Content: 44.7%
Current Body Fat Content: 35.8%
8.9% Lost in 20 Weeks

Starting Water Content: 39.4%
Current Water Content: 43.3%
3.9% Gained in 17 Weeks

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 75.9 😀

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Day 139 – Cruise (PV)

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Woohoo! 76.6kg today, three losses three days in a row 😀 I wonder how long I can keep this up?

I allowed myself to get hungry today, but on reflection it was probably more that I didn’t drink enough water during the day….so I had to make up for it in the evening.

Here’s what I ate today…

Breakfast: Skinny Weak Caramel Cappuccino from Gloria Jeans

Snack: Nestle Apricot Yoghurt

Lunch: Small Roasted Chicken Breast

Snack: 1 sugar free Lolly and Diet Jelly

Dinner: Savoury Mince

Snack: 2 Chocolate Oatbran Muffins & 1 sugar free Lolly

Drinks: 2L Water & a couple of glasses of Coke Zero

Exercise: 30 minutes on my Mum’s treadmill and about an hour of walking around a fete 🙂

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 76.6 😀

One Pot Savoury Mince Recipe

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I had some Heart Smart Beef Mince in the fridge, that was destined to become meatballs…but the thought of rolling them all made my lazy side say meh. So instead I looked around for a savoury mince recipe to cook in the slow cooker, and pinched a few ingredients from this one and that…by the time I got around to cooking it I didn’t have enough time for the slow cooker, just cooked it on the stove top in my favourite casserole dish and it turned out quite yummy.

Here’s the recipe I came up with…

One Pot Savoury Mince Recipe

Makes 3 decent Serves

Suitable for Cruise PV

(sorry about the bad pic…iPhone)

Ingredients

1/2 tsp Oil

500g Heart Smart Beef Mince

1 stick Celery, finely chopped

1 small Onion, finely chopped

1 small Green Capsicum, finely chopped

1 clove Garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp White Vinegar

1 tsp Sweetener

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

1 cup Beef Stock

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the beef mince and brown.

2. Empty the beef into a strainer and get most of the excess oil out of the pan.

3. Into the same pan, add the garlic, onion, capsicum and celery. Cook vegetables until softened.

4. Return beef mince to the pan and add all other ingredients.

5. Simmer covered over the lowest heat, stirring occasionally.

Enjoy!

  • I let mine cook for about 15 minutes once all the ingredients were in. Just double check that the liquid has not run out…if it looks like it might, add a little bit more. Or, if it looks like there’s too much, leave the lid off and turn the heat up a touch to let it evaporate.
  • As always with a dish like this, use what is already in your cupboard in terms of condiments. Don’t have soy sauce? Use worcestershire instead (I just really need to buy some)
  • You could very well cook this in the slow cooker from step 4 onwards…just pop it on in the morning and leave it on Auto for 6-7 hours.

I would love to know if you give any of my recipes a try….leave me a comment and let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

Lauren.

BMI

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I am 165 cm tall and currently (at 76.6kg) my BMI is 28 – Overweight 😦

Even when I get to my goal (of 71kg) my BMI will be 26 – Still Overweight 😦

I would have to weigh 69 to be at the very top of the ‘Healthy’ Weight range. I don’t know if I hold too much stock in this BMI business….Because I already am starting to feel pretty damn healthy 😛

What are your opinions??

Lauren.

138 – Cruise (PP)

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Yay 77.2kg today (another 0.5kg lost overnight). The lowest I have been since starting Dukan was 76.9…hope I get back there really soon 🙂

Feeling really skinny today 🙂 My skinny jeans are no longer called that because they stick to my legs….but because I’m getting too skinny for them! (that is the size 14 pair if you were wondering!)

We are going to see Harry Potter 7 Part 1 tonight! Awesome! I love Hermione…I used to call her Her-Me-Own until I read book 4 and she had to correct Viktor Krum when he pronounced her name wrong! (like me!) funny 🙂

And to my brother Mark: I will not be 30 by the time the last HP comes out (I will be 27 in fact), and you are still coming with me 🙂

Here’s what I ate today…

Breakfast: Yoplait ForMe Fruit Yoghurt

Snack: 2 Chocolate Oatbran Muffins and 1 Sugar Free Lolly

Lunch: Left over Beef and Chicken Sausages…yum!

Snack: Sugar Free Jelly

Dinner: Bacon and Eggs

Snack: Sugar Free Lollies Roast Chicken Breast

Drinks: 2L Water and Coke Zero/Pepsi Max

Exercise: 30 minute Walk on Mum’s treadmill 🙂

**Edit: Just got back from seeing Harry Potter…..OMG AWESOME! I loved it! Can’t wait for the last one 🙂 Gonna read the book again 😀

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 77.2 😀

Day 137 – Cruise (PP)

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Ooooh! A nice surprise this morning….77.7kg! That’s a 0.7kg loss since yesterday 😀

I was in a much better mood today, the carb cravings have disappeared quickly 🙂 I have found that my appetite has all but disappeared again, don’t you love how protein does that to you??

Today was my first first time donating blood! (Hence the 3L of Water!) They had all of these cakes and bikkies for you to eat afterwards to regain your strength, but I brought along my Oat Bran Muffins to eat 😛

Here’s what was on the menu today…

Breakfast: 2 left over Beef Sausages with 1 Fried Egg

Lunch: 4 thin slices Turkey Breast, 4 thin slices Chicken Breast and 1/2 tub Onion and Chive Cottage Cheese

Snack: Small amount of Roast Chicken Breast and Diet Strawberry Jelly

Snack: 2 Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins

Dinner: Some Beef and Chicken Heart Smart Sausages cooked on the BBQ

Drinks: 3L Water and 3 Glasses Coke Zero

Exercise: 30 minute Walk

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 77.7 😀

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Such a yummy recipe! I have made it once before, and as soon as I remembered it, I had to make it again! The ingredients marked with ** are optional. If you are a really strict Dukaneer you would leave them out if you are not as strict and haven’t had any other tolerated foods in a day, you can include them…they add a whole new dimension of flavour!

There are lots of veggies in this recipe, so it is a great one for the whole family!

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Makes 4 Serves
Suitable for Cruise PV

Ingredients

Meatballs
500g Heart Smart Beef Mince
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
2 Eggs
4 tbsp Oat Bran
1 grated Carrot
1 grated Zucchini
1 tbsp Pesto**
50g finely grated Parmesan**

Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Olive Oil
4 slices Bacon (only the good round end part)
250g finely diced Mushrooms
2 tins Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Beef Stock
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Fresh Basil (or dried)

To make the Meatballs:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Combine all Meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands to combine.

3. Roll tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking dish, evenly spread apart.

4. Bake for 40 minutes, turning half way.

5. Remove from the oven and place on some paper towel.

To make the Tomato Sauce:

1. Once the meatballs are in the oven…Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the onion and gently fry until translucent.

2. Add the Bacon and Mushrooms and fry until cooked.

3. When Onion, Bacon and Mushrooms are cooked, add the tins of Tomatoes, Beef Stock, Pepper and Basil. Bring to a simmer and slowly cook until meatballs are ready.

4. Add Meatballs to the Tomato Sauce and allow to cook over a low heat for a little while longer until sauce reduces. This is not an exact science, it just depends on how it looks in your kitchen.

5. Serve with some fresh basil if you have it.

Enjoy!

Lauren.