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Shopping ^.^


Ok, well food shopping 😛 but it was still fun. Today I went to do a BIG shop in preparation for Dukan with my good friend Sarah….we are both starting on Monday, YAY!

We went to Costco in Melbourne, and to our local Coles.

Here’s a rundown of what I got for the Attack Phase….it should last me and my hubby (who’s doing Dukan with me!) at least a week.

Chicken Breast
Smoked Salmon
Turkey Mince
Sliced Ham
Sliced Turkey
Crab Sticks
Beef Jerky
Fresh Garlic & Ginger
Green Tea
Lite BabyBel Cheese
Natural Yoghurt
No Fat Milk
Yoplait ForMe Flavoured Yoghurts
Diet Jelly
Spring Water

My goodness it sounds like a lot of food! Oh well, I have a nice and full fridge

I also have a weekly meal planner pad from one of my favourite shops kikki.K and I have planned out our breakfasts/lunches/dinners/snacks for the week. There are so many more delicious recipes that I couldn’t fit in so I can’t wait for week 2! (I love planning and organising 😛 )

I must admit that I have been having a bit of an extended last-supper over the last few days (mostly) enjoying non-Dukan foods >.<

And just a thought to leave you with….

from this blog



Getting Excited :D


So I read The Dukan Diet book again (up to the end of the Attack phase) and it’s all coming back to me. You wouldn’t believe how much stuff you forget when you have a lot of new stuff to learn….such as a whole new language and culture >.<

Now that I have refreshed my knowledge starting the Dukan Diet again is sounding a lot less scary than it was a week ago. I was really hesitant to start again when I thought of just eating protein…but it’s really not that scary, in fact, it’s a little exciting.

I swear my body is even excited after I made my decision (my ankles are looking less puffy 😛 )

Since I have been off the diet there has been a !huge! insurgence of DD blogs, websites and forums, which is fantastic for anyone who is on or beginning the diet. I have spent ages yesterday and today clicking around and finding LOTS of delicious recipes that I can’t wait to try. Then again, I’m looking forward to a steak with a little mustard on the side for dinner 🙂

I hopped back on the official Dukan website and re-calculated my goal weight. Some of the figures are different from the first time….such as my starting weight and my goal. Ok, here it is….I currently weigh 92kg. That was hard. I have eaten whatever I want for the past 6 months, and it shows. I am still 7kg down from my heaviest weight, but it also means that I have put back on around 13kg. It is appalling. Please let me be a lesson that you don’t have to learn yourself. If you sound like me, or relate to me in any way, please DON’T STOP the diet until the end (well since it never really ends….just don’t stop at all ^.^ ) I am the typical obese person that Dr. Dukan talks about that can’t survive without the strict structure and constant on-the-ball-ness of the Dukan Diet. But I’m here and I’m open and honest about it.

On a more positive note, phew, let’s talk about my goal 🙂 I entered my goal weight into the survey-thingy as 65kg. I don’t know if that’s possible but it feels more achievable now that I’m starting at a lower weight. The online calculator said that my goal would be 68.9 kg. Here is the run down…..

I don’t plan on joining the coaching as I feel I have received enough support from family and friends (yes that’s you) without spending the extra $$.

I’m planning to start Dukan 2.0 on Monday….exciting!


O….K…. so I’m thinking it’s time…


It’s been :forever: since I’ve written a post on my blog. So much has happened! Nothing super exciting though 😛

I guess the biggest thing that’s relevant here is that I have not been on the Dukan Diet since before I left Japan….and there’s one thing I want to say to everyone reading this and it’s that if the Dukan Diet is working for you … STAY ON IT!! 😉

I have put weight on (scared to weigh myself amount) since I stopped the diet because I didn’t follow it through the 4 stages, just like Dr. Dukan says. I’ve noticed a big difference in my body…and my face is looking chubby again (I don’t like that >.<)

I started the diet around this time last year, and I think it’s time for a re-start. I want to get skinny again for summer…and forever :D….and I WAS skinny. Size 14 skinny jeans, ahem 😉

I have been really hesitant to do so as I have become totally reliant on carbs again >.< It’s taking the first step that’s hard.

My plan is tomorrow tonight to re-read the Dukan Diet book and get excited again 😀

Wish me luck 😉


Home Again


Just a quick note to say that I’m home in Australia!

I returned on Saturday to a wonderful surprise …. so many of my good friends and family were at the airport waiting for me, with a banner and a big balloon 😀

It was so wonderful ^.^ My husband organised a mini bus from the airport and we all went out for lunch together. Even after a LOT of travelling it was fantastic to see everybody.

Now that I’m home and my life is returning somewhat to normal, I will be returning to my blog and posting more regularly.

:: From a very happy Lauren xo



The last comments I read made me smile 🙂 It’s true, I love A LOT of very different things. I sleep with a soft toy bunny on my bed and I enjoy listening to Metallica 😛 I just might be a little crazy ^o^

Here’s some pics from the night…

Me and my girl 🙂 Don’t we rock 😛
Note: I am not wearing a black t-shirt….but I have a wicked black vest 🙂

Lead singer…he did rock 😛

Unfortunately they played a lot of new stuff, and I didn’t know a lot of the songs 😦 But the mosh pit right below us was very entertaining….we had GREAT seats.

They played more songs I was familiar with towards the end…so that was great. I did have some video, but unfortunately I am singing along, and since my mouth was closer to the iPhone, well…you get the picture 🙂

Hope everyone has a great week 😀




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??


Hello World!


So sorry for the break!! I have been a little bit out of my mind with homework and work for the past week. And to tell the truth I have not been sticking to the Dukan Diet. I have been eating a regular diet (toast for breakky, etc.) Last time I checked, I had maintained my weight of 77.6kg, which is pretty cool.

I’m going to be starting back on re-attack as of Tuesday (once my folio has been handed in). I can’t wait to lose my last 7kg and reach my goal.

Thank you to the people who have stopped in to say hi and check on me, I really appreciate it 🙂

I promise I will be back in full swing pretty soon. I might even try to share some of my folio with you so you can see what i have been working on 🙂



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