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Cruise Day 8 – Catch Up

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Hello there! Sorry for there absence, thanks for keeping on popping by 😀

Let me fill you in with how I’ve been going the last couple of days…

Firstly I’m sure you’re most curious about my weight, here’s what I’ve weighed over the past week since I started the diet…
Monday: 93
Tuesday: 92.2
Wednesday: 91.5
Thursday: 91.4
Friday: 91.4
Saturday: 91.2
Sunday: 91.1
and today Monday: 90.4
….so a total of 2.6kg in the first week.

In terms of what I’ve eaten…

: Attack didn’t last as long as planned purely because I needed some vegetables and fibre *you know what I mean*. So I only did it for 5 days and then Saturday and Sunday I had a PV day.

: On the weekend I didn’t eat strictly Dukan, but I still lost weight. I found myself in some situations where I had NO Dukan choice so I chose the best I could which included some carbs.

: For dinner last night we went to my brothers house and his girlfriend made us a lovely dukanified version of the dinner which was great.

: I’ve had a couple of skinny cow ice creams along the way which have been GREAT…Mint-Choc flavour….yum! They are real craving crushers.

: I ordered and received some Miracle Noodles online and have cooked them twice to make a creamy seafood pasta with Garlic, Onion, Seafood Sticks, Skim Milk, Extra Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Miracle Noodles. Can’t wait to try them with maybe a Chicken & Bacon Carbonara, mmmmm yum!

: Today I’m having a PP day and I’ve found that protein is much more filling now than when I started the DD again.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is doing well with their diets or otherwise 😀

Lauren.
xo

OSW: 99   RSW: 93   CW: 90.4 😀

Day 142 – Cruise (PP)

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A very interesting morning on the scales, after a number of different times, I weighed 73.1!!! I am more confused than excited ^.^?? My scales are normally very reliable, so I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t even know if it’s physically possible to drop 3kg in one day?

When I got home from work I weighed myself again, and after a day of eating and drinking lots I was up to 74 (a regular jump for me at the end of the day)…and still 2kg less than I weighed yesterday morning. I don’t know what’s going on and I’m very curious as to what I weigh tomorrow morning.

Breakfast: Oat Bran Porridge

Snack: Diet Jelly & Yoplait ForMe Fruit Yoghurt

Lunch: Beef Jerky (whoops, I ate the whole thing!), Pastrami and Chicken Breast

Snack: Silverside

Dinner: Roast Chicken (lots 😦 it was an easy dinner)

Drinks: LOTS of water (more than 3L I would imagine) and quite a bit of Coke Zero too.

Exercise: 30 minute walk on Mum’s treadmill 🙂 (maybe it’s the regular exercise that I’ve been doing??)

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 73.1

Day 141 – Cruise (PV)

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Phew…a super busy morning cleaning my house ready for a Lingerie/Clothing party I had here this afternoon.

Thank goodness my friends arrived a little early they helped me prepare all of the food. I had it so there was a big platter of meats and a big platter of veggies, then there was some tim tams and lollies and fresh strawberries and chips and crackers. All of the healthy food got eaten (but so did the lollies and tim tams 😛 ), and crackers that were left over I sent home with my brother’s girlfriend, no need to leave them around the house. Wasn’t even tempted to eat the non-desireables 🙂

On a sad note, the scales revisited 76.0kg today (100g up from yesterday), not quite sure why as I did everything I was supposed to yesterday. I have a feeling my ‘bouncing’ has begun, thanks for the heads up Tam 🙂

Not going to list what I ate today, as it was all Dukan friendly meats or vegetables, with some diet jelly, yoghurt and cottage cheese thrown in for good measure.

Heading over to mums now to borrow some treadmill time! 30 minutes to be precise.

Hope to see some scale movement in the right direction tomorrow morning 🙂

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 76

Day 140 – Cruise (PV)

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Another giant loss today (which is really yesterday coz I got home too late after the Metallica concert to post!) 75.9…my first time in the 75’s yet, it’s a fun place to be 🙂

A quick rundown of what I ate:

Breakfast: 1 Chocolate Oatbran Muffin & 1 tub Nestle Yoghurt

Snack: 3 Sugar Free Lollies

Lunch: Left over Savoury Beef Mince

Dinner: Sliced Chicken Breast, Slice Turkey Breast & Gherkin Cottage Cheese

Snack: 1 Chocolate Oat Bran Muffin

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

Exercise: 30 minute walk on mum’s treadmill, 20 minutes of walking to and from the concert to parking & 2 hours of standing and rocking at Metallica >)

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 75.9

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.

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 😀