Monday, April 25, 2011


Since there are only a handful of people that read this blog I am going to apologize now as I will be reporting on my success with the Dukan diet and that will be the focus for a bit.

Here we go:

As of February 2011 I had embarked on the Weight Watchers plan to try and drop the last of this weight that I gained since the tornado.  A bit of history first though, I used to weigh 320 pounds and successfully got down to 170 pounds as of 2007, then the tornado in 2008 and I gained 80 pounds back from being forced to live in a hotel and having to eat out for all meals.  Looking back it was just an excuse, I could have made better choices but I was an emotional wreck and it wasn't going to happen.

I just allowed it to sit there and then in March I was ready to get healthy again, as I said, I joined Weight Watchers and lost 18.5 pounds and as of April 12th I was stuck, no loss at all and I knew immediately what was going on.  Too many carbs, my body hangs on to any extra weight if I go above 50% carbs in my daily intake which is what was recommended.

I lost the weight previously by following my own plan which consisted of only whole foods and nothing that came out of a box or a bag, including salad.  I began to track my Weight Watchers consumption and found that I was leaning on processed foods and my body just said "nope, not gonna work it this way".  So I stayed stuck for 3 weeks.....  Becoming more and more frustrated.

My practical side then took over and the scientist and developer in me did some analysis and my typical diet consisted of the following:

1 Weight Watchers yogurt
1 slice of Whole Wheat Bread
1 Egg

1/2 cup cottage cheese
12 almonds
3 slices of turkey breast
1 pouch Weight Watchers Multigrain Crackers

Generally a Weight Watchers meal of some sort, I wasn't ready to go back to whole foods apparently, it is a rather tough thing to do.  Alot of processed foods here which means alot of sodium and a lot of carbs.

I then discoverd the Dukan diet which prescribed to pretty much the way I ate when I lost over 170 pounds.

I did some research and bought the book and have lost 5 pounds in 5 days.  My typical diet in the first phase (The Attack Phase) is:

Hot Oat Bran Porridge - 3T oat bran, 1/3 c skim milk and dash of Splenda
1 non fat yogurt
1 Hard Boiled Egg

Homemade Oat Bran Muffin (3 eggs, 9T Oat Bran, 9T non fat yogurt, 3t Baking soda, 3t vanilla extract)
3 Slices Turkey Breast

4oz of fish (generally, Halibut, Shrimp, Salmon)
1 C Cottage Cheese

I will be continuing the Attack Phase for another 5 pounds and then onto the Cruise Phase.  I will be reporting here my finding and feelings during my journey to lose the last remaining 60 pounds.

As of day 4 I am feeling really good although I didn't feel so well yesterday and I recognized it as detox so rested most of the day preserving my energy and I am feeling really good this morning.  This phase is very hard for those that consume a lot of sugar or processed foods but I found it very easy and very familiar and began to recognize changes in my body that were for the positive.

Enjoy the journey...


  1. Way to go! Listening to your own body is the very best thing to do. You know yourself better than a doctor or dietician does who is trying to fit you into a category.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss and getting yourself back on track. I'm interested in following your progress. I really need to do something about my weight...