Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dukan Day 40

Well, the TOM weight showed up and I have gained almost 4 pounds, not coming off yet but I sure am trying :-(

I stayed on track all weekend with the exception of 4 pieces of dried pineapple but no adverse effects, back on track now though.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Made Half Way To Goal Today!

Lost another pound and that puts me half way to goal, I am so pleased!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dukan Day 34

Well, so much for pre-TOM losing, disappointed but I know it is temporary....  Here are two pictures taken 2 weeks apart and I can see a difference so I am going to hang on to that for now :-)



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dukan Day 33

Yesterday was super busy with work stuff, kid stuff, horse stuff and the occasional drama thrown in just for good measure, as if I wasn't on my toes enough.  Stayed on track as always and I am finding that I don't even think about what I can't have anymore but rather look forward to creating my menu for the day and challenging my creativity.

Down another .02 from yesterday and since TOM is right around the corner, so very glad to still see a loss.  I have to wonder because by now I would have gained about 2 pounds so this should be very interesting.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Dukan Day 32

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P
5/7 216.8 P/V
5/8 217.8 - Blew it last night!
5/9/218.7 - Residual water weight P/P
5/10 217.8 Losing again P/P
5/11 217.6 P/P
5/12 218.4 P/V
5/13 217.4 P/P
5/14 216.6 P/V
5/15 215.2 P/P
5/16 214.4 P/V
5/17 213.8 P/P
5/18 212.6 P/V
5/19 211.8 P/P
5/20 210.6 P/V
5/21 210.4 P/P
5/22 210.2 P/V
5/23 209.2 P/P

Yes!  I broke my second goal of 210 and am now below that!  That is 12 pounds so far this month and considering TOM is just 3 days away, I am very happy with my loss the past several days!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dukan Day 29

One month comparison pic - the right is 1 month ago and the left taken today, represents 22 lbs loss.



5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P
5/7 216.8 P/V
5/8 217.8 - Blew it last night!
5/9/218.7 - Residual water weight P/P
5/10 217.8 Losing again P/P
5/11 217.6 P/P
5/12 218.4 P/V
5/13 217.4 P/P
5/14 216.6 P/V
5/15 215.2 P/P
5/16 214.4 P/V
5/17 213.8 P/P
5/18 212.6 P/V
5/19 211.8 P/P
5/20 210.6 P/V

Down another .08 and thrilled!  I did a fair amount of walking with Harmony on her horse yesterday and the losses show how important exercise is :-)

Menu for yesterday:

Breakfast
2 Dukan OB Muffins
1/2 c Cottage Cheese

Snack
1 S/F Jello

Lunch
1 Yogurt
1 slice of oven roasted turkey
Home smoked Salmon

Dinner
Diced Turkey in salad with Dukan Dressing

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dukan Day 28

Another good day and lost .08 of a pound, here are my stats so far (I started at 252 on a previous diet) and my total loss to date is 41 pounds - yippee!

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P
5/7 216.8 P/V
5/8 217.8 - Blew it last night!
5/9/218.7 - Residual water weight P/P
5/10 217.8 Losing again P/P
5/11 217.6 P/P
5/12 218.4 P/V
5/13 217.4 P/P
5/14 216.6 P/V
5/15 215.2 P/P
5/16 214.4 P/V
5/17 213.8 P/P
5/18 212.6 P/V
5/19 211.8 P/P

Yesterday's menu:

Breakfast
2 Dukan OB Muffins
2 Rounds of 95% F/F Canadian Bacon

Snack
1 Yogurt

Lunch
Chicken Breast
1/2 C Cottage Cheese

Snack
1 S/F Jello

Dinner
Shrimp
Salad with Dukan Dressing

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dukan Day 27



Well, it was quite an adventure yesterday, we took the horses to an Equine Park for some trail riding and rode with our trainer who is working with our Filly and she has been under saddle now for 2 weeks.

The ride was fine for about half way and then all of the sudden my filly exploded and threw a bucking fit and tossed the trainer flat on his back.  It was very scary to watch, she was a bucking bronco big time, we are not sure what set her off, if it was the readjustment of the saddle right before or perhaps she could have even been stung by a wasp.

I was riding my Daughters horse which is a very small horse and he started to get very jumpy and wouldn't listen and went into a trot to get out of there and back to the trailer.  I  had to get off and we all walked the remaining 1 mile.  This was horse terrain and lots of gravel hills, bogs and difficult terrain.  I was exhausted by the time we got back and I knew that I would show a good loss on the scale this morning and I did, down 1.8 pounds.  I think I need to do this kind of exercise to keep a good loss going, I have to admit that I hate exercise and the only real exercise I get is from gardening and horse back riding.  This was good for me and what a revelation.  I am sure sore today though.....

Menu for yesterday:

Breakfast
2 Dukan OB Muffins
2 Egg White Omelette

Lunch
F/F S/F Yogurt
1/2 Chicken Breast

Snack
F/F S/F Yogurt
1/2 C Cottage Cheese

Dinner
Good sized piece of Salmon

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dukan Day 25

Another Monday and feeling very good.  I am up .04 of a pound but yesterday was a P/V day and that is to be expected.  I took my measurements yesterday and compared to 25 days ago and WOW what a motivation that was, so cool to see the loss in inches too.

Menu for  the day:

Breakfast
2 Dukan OB Muffins (made with banana flavoring yum)
2 Egg White Omelette

Snack
1 6oz tub of F/F S/F Yogurt

Lunch
1 Chicken Breast
1/2 c 1% Cottage Cheese

Snack
1 S/F Jello

Dinner
Shrimp with crushed garlic
1/2 C F/F S/F Yogurt

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dukan Day 24

Down another 2 lbs over the weekend and thrilled!  Looks like changing some of the food intake did the job - gotta remember to keep things mixed up :-)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dukan Day 21

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P
5/7 216.8 P/V
5/8 217.8 - Blew it last night!
5/9/218.7 - Residual water weight P/P
5/10 217.8 Losing again P/P
5/11 217.6 P/P
5/12 218.4 P/V

Well I gained .08 of a pound and not sure why other than working out in the humidity last night planting seedlings so it could be water weight.  I tend to retain water in heat very easily so we shall so if it goes with tomorrow's weigh in.

I have been finding that I am getting pretty bored with what I am eating so I am going to mix it up a bit today and see if that helps with the stagnation too.  Being 47 I am finding it harder and harder to lose weight and the stagnation periods are much more frequent compared to other diet episodes.

Last night I had a nice large salad with a Dukan Dressing recipe and chicken.  Here is the recipe for the dressing.

2 large tubs F/F S/F Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
2T of Balsamic Vinegar
2T or to taste of crushed Garlic
2T of Stone Ground Mustard

Mix together and it makes a lovely dressing.  The vanilla yogurt gives it a bit of a sweeter flavor and if you go with the plain you can add dill and other spices for a more savory dressing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dukan Day 19

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P
5/7 216.8 P/V
5/8 217.8 - Blew it last night!
5/9/218.7 - Residual water weight P/P
5/10 217.8 Losing again P/P

Had a bad day Saturday and was caught out too late and stopped for dinner starving - not a good idea.  I had planned on Salmon but ended up with a Blue Cheese Hamburger, Fries and a Margarita.

Back on track now though and losing.... I didn't eat much yesterday and had only 2 eggs, 4 slices of turkey and 2 OB Dukan muffins.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dukan Day 15

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V
5/6 217.2 P/P

Not feeling very well today and I have no idea why?  It started in the afternoon with being REALLY tired and had to literally drag myself around the grocery store yesterday, I had zero energy. I woke up this morning to being light headed and just no energy.  My work days have been full as usual and nothing really has changed there.  I have to pick up the girls this afternoon and run Harmony to a sleepover birthday party this afternoon too and I really need to work horses too, now to just find the energy.

I wanted to climb into bed at 7pm last night and this is really odd.  I posted on the Dukaners.com forum and some are suggesting low blood pressure but I have no way to check it and see where I am at.  I have always had normal BP so this might be a possibility but I am not going to make an appt at the Dr. which is 115.00 just to check my BP.

I am hoping that this resolves by tomorrow and I am definitely eating enough too:

Breakfast:
2 Dukan OB Muffins
3 Egg White Omelette with Canadian Bacon (95% fat free) and mushrooms

Lunch:
Cottage Cheese - about 1 cup
Sliced Deli Meat - about 6 slices
Radishes - 5
Grilled Asparagus 10

Dinner:
Vegetable/Ground Turkey soup with Onions, Mushroom, Zucchini and low salt (125 MG per 1 cup) Broth, I had about 3 cups of this.

Snack:
1 S/F Jello

I drank 2 liters of fluid which was mostly water followed by 2 cups of coffee and 2 glasses of Crystal Light

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dukan Day 14

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P
5/5 217.4 P/V

WOW!!!!  I am down 2.4 this morning and absolutely thrilled.  I ate a little more protein yesterday and had an additional yogurt to try and get the scale to budge a little more and it worked.  Yesterday was a P/P day too so I will likely not see as much of  a loss tomorrow being a P/V day.

I am noticing several things since starting this and I am feeling a wonderful sense of well being, being at peace, clothes are MUCH looser, thinking is clearer and best of all I experience very few cravings now.

I am feeling absolutely fabulous!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dukan Day 13

Still doing very well and here is a quick synopsis of my loss for this week:

5/1 221 P/V
5/2 220.4 P/P
5/3 220 P/V
5/4 219.8 P/P

Things are slowing down a bit but I am at least seeing a loss each morning at weigh in.  The Cruise phase for me has been alternating days of just protein and then protein/veggies and the veggies are what is causing the weight to slow down due to water weight gain which is also reflected in the numbers.

Still hanging in there and I am feeling really good as well and have a good sense of well being with continues daily despite my many stress factors :-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dukan Day 11

Another good weekend!  We went to the movies (Water for Elephants) and I made sure that I was armed with sugarless gum while everyone in the family munched on miscellaneous treats.  I wanted some at first but then the craving subsided pretty quickly :-)

I am down another .08 of a pound over the weekend and very pleased with the steady loss.  The only deviation that I had was a handful of nuts last night and I ate 12 almonds which is not really on the Dukan Diet but something that I my body was craving but no hurt, still lost .02 since yesterday :-)

I have been noticing a sense of well being that is very familiar from when I followed a whole food program when I lost the 170 pounds and I had forgotten how much I missed that feeling.