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Dukan 2.0 – Attack Day 1

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Woohoo! I’m so excited 😀 Ok, maybe not for the scales, which this morning weighed 93.0kg. It’s ok, what counts is what they weigh tomorrow.

Last night, as sleepy as we were, we managed to cook everything we wanted to in preparation for today and tomorrow, so that makes life easier for sure.

I will be doing 6 days of Attack this time around in Dukan v 2.0. (Please note this is just my quirky way of saying it’s my second time around doing the Dukan Diet…not that I am doing the ‘Holiday’ Dukan diet that I have just started to hear about.) This video clip is the first info I have on that ‘version’ of the Diet, and here is a Daily Mail article. What do you think?? I plan on sticking to the original Dukan Diet which I know works for me.

Here’s what I ate on my first day of attack. If you are just starting, you could eat something similar….

Breakfast: Oat Bran Porridge made with 1 1/2 tbsp Oat Bran, Skim Milk and 1/2 tsp Sweetener

Snack: Yoplait ForMe Cheesecake Flavoured Yoghurt

Lunch: 3 small Beef Rissoles, 1 muffin sized quiche & Diet Jelly

Snack: small amount of Beef Jerky

Dinner: Porterhouse steak seasoned with Onion Powder, Garlic Powder & Black Pepper, served with Dijon Mustard….Winning!

Snack: 3 small Beef Rissoles & Diet Jelly

Snack: Yoplait ForMe Yoghurt & Beef Jerky

Drinks: Approx 2L Water & 2 glasses Coke Zero

Exercise: 25 minute walk

All day I have been hungry and thirsty!?! It is very wierd. I remember protein being much more filling last time… So much so that we have eaten all our lunch food for tomorrow and now I have to cook again! >_< Oh well

Lauren.
xo

OSW: 99   RSW: 93   CW: 93

(Original Starting Weight, Re-Start Weight, Current Weight)

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Getting Excited :D

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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!

Lauren.
xo

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

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 😀

Day 136 – Cruise (PP)

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Ok, so it’s my first day back on the Dukan Diet after an extended break 😛

The only downfall was that I was a bit grumpy today, no doubt my body missing the carbs.

Not exactly very strict today, some tolerateds snuck in, almost like weaning back on to the diet. I was at home today and ate kind of whenever so here’s what I ate:

Tub Yoplait ForMe Fruit Yoghurt
Smoked Chicken Breast with 1 tbsp Salsa (chunks removed) and 1 tbsp Extra Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese
4 tiny pieces of this Sugar-Free Liquorice I found…really weird tasting.
Jarrah Chai Latte
2 Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins. I added 1 tbsp of Cocoa to the mixture and cooked them at 160 degrees Celsius and for 45 minutes…turned out beautifully 🙂
Tiny amount of Roast Chicken from the supermarket
3 Heart Smart Beef Sausages….New to Safeway…Really good!! I had 4 on my plate, but there was no way I could eat more than 3 😛

2L Water
2 glasses of a diet soft drink (a bit more than the 1cal per glass but I had no Coke Zero!)

So you see what I mean, a couple of tolerateds snuck in….But it’s a pretty good effort I feel.

I can’t wait to try my Sausage Casserole recipe with Beef Sausages, as opposed to Kangaroo! Maybe my mum will eat it now 😛

Oh! How could I forget….this morning I weighed 78.4, so I had gone back up a bit after 10 seriously non-dukan days. I could easily see how if I had have kept eating the way I was that the weight would slowly creep back on, which is scary! I guess that’s why consolidation is so important. I really can’t wait for consolidation. To be able to eat more like a regular person, and go out for dinner without breaking the diet.

Talk to you soon,

Lauren

SW: 99    CW: 78.4

Day 102 – Back in Action!

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The last week sure has been a crazy one….it’s so good to be back blogging and sticking to Dukan.

I can’t believe I missed blogging for my 100th Dukan day!! Feels like it needed some kind of birthday celebration 😛

So after having the wedding on the weekend (I will post some photos soon)…and eating VERY badly for 3 days, I went back up to 81.6, but after a proper PP day yesterday, I am back down to 80.8 (still not the lowest, but it doesn’t sound too bad). I can’t wait to be in the 70’s 😀

Here’s what I ate today…on a PV day (oh how I love veggies 🙂 )

Breakfast: Oat Bran Porridge with Skim Milk and Sweetener

Snack: Yoplait ForMe Mango Yoghurt & 1/2 tub Gherkin Cottage Cheese

Lunch: Salad of Baby Spinach and other green leafy things, a tiny bit of Carrot and Beetroot, and some Chicken Breast & other 1/2 tub Gherkin Cottage Cheese

*edit* Dinner: Stir Fried Garlic, Pork Mince, Tofu, Spring Onions, Bean Shoots, Oyster Sauce & Soy Sauce

Drinks: 2L Water & can Coke Zero

Exercise: Nothing 😦

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 80.8

Stats (14)

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A little disappointing this morning to get on the scales and see them back up at 82.0kg, especially after I resisted drinking last night with everyone else AND cooked myself a Dukan friendly dinner (while I made everyone a regular dinner…I quite enjoyed peeling the potatoes though 😛 )

Going back up 0.7 is the biggest jump in the wrong direction I’ve had on Dukan (with no obvious reason). Hopefully things sort themselves out soon and I get to my goal! It’s getting closer now, 4 days to lose 1.0kg, hmmmm, I don’t know if I’ll make it 😦

Still, I got up early and went to a group training session this morning and as I type this I’m eating the left over Dukan SPICY Nuggets….there’s no deterring me!

Starting Weight: 99.0kg
Current Weight: 82.0kg
17kg Lost in 13 Weeks
0.5kg lost this week

Starting Body Fat Content: 44.7%
Current Body Fat Content: 38.2%
6.5% Lost in 13 Weeks
0.3% Lost this week :D

Starting Water Content: 39.4%
Current Water Content: 41.7%
2.3% Gained in 13 Weeks (up 0.1 from last week)

Lauren.

SW: 99    CW: 82 😀