Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dukan Diet - just broke 6kg weight loss! Woo hoo!

A great start to the day - headed off to the gym at my usual early hour - did a cardio session and took some good advice (thank you John) and did 12 minutes at each station instead of 10. This pushed my heart rate up over 170, which really seemed to make a difference. I was sweaty and smelly on my return, but triumphant!

So ... wait for it ... 6.2kg lost in 59 days, 12.8kg to go in 79 days! That's right ... OVER 6kg! To be honest, this is now officially the lightest I have been in 20 years! Next goal - 10kg!

I ate well yesterday - had cajun grilled salmon for dinner with about 6 calamari pieces. John had crumbed snapper with calamari and chips ... followed by a cup of tea and sao biscuits with tomato and cheese on top ... which he ate in front of me.

So it really does come down to Energy In, Energy Out. Getting the balance right.

So I had porridge for breakfast and a toasted split muffin. I seem to need some carbs in the morning after gym. I have brought celery sticks in for a snack and have tuna in springwater for lunch - as I am meeting my pal Susie and my daughter Emily for dinner and a movie at the Arts Centre tonight. I am not sure what is on the Cafe menu, so I have to make sure I choose well and make tomorrow a total protein day.

Note to self: I must not let Susie lure me with chocolate or ice cream, I must not let Susie lure me with chocolate or ice cream, I must not ....

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dukan Diet - it works if you stick with it!

Another sunny Gold Coast day, another early start at the gym - weights today - and another small weight loss! Total loss = 5.6kg in 58 days, 79 days and 13.4kg to go!

I enjoyed my lean chicken last night - but feel I overate a little. I was hungry. I had two small pieces with steamed carrots and zuchini AND a very small amount of baked potato. My bad.

I got home from work a little late and cut three small potatoes up into teeny, tiny pieces so they would cook quickly, which I baked. John had the lion's share, but it looked and smelt too good to pass up. Had I NOT had it - my loss overnight may have been more substantial!

Then, after my weights session this morning I was (again) hungry. John cooked two fried eggs (non stick pan, no oil) but I was still hungry after that .... so I cooked a piece of multigrain toast and had a scraping of butter on it.

I brought some celery sticks to work for a morning snack and the rest of the Dukan meatloaf for lunch. I have yoghurt for afternoon snack. Not sure about dinner tonight - may get some fish to grill.

Still hoping to reach 6kg lost by the weekend - so I have to stop the naughty stuff. Also, I am going to dinner and movie with a friend tomorrow night - I have to make sure I make VERY HEALTHY choices.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dukan Diet - back on track!

It's been a week since my last blog. What happened? I hear you asking. It just got hard. It's been eight weeks of strict dieting with very little deviation and the last month at the gym as well. Yet I seemed to reach a plateau in the last two weeks that saw very little downward movement in weight and even a little upward movement after a dinner out and a naughty crumpet the next day.


I felt I had nothing positive to blog and didn't want to admit how much I was struggling with it all. It's just been such a long journey so far, and I really thought I would be at around 7-8kg loss by now. But here I am, 57 days gone, 80 days to go and just 5.5kg weight loss.

That leaves 13.5kg to go.

On this ratio I will only lose another 8kg by my goal date. Can I live with that? Can I continue the diet through the christmas period to reach my goal, a little later, but still reached? I will have to still diet over the holidays or I will put the weight back on. Dinner out and crumpet chaser proved that.

Just suck it up Susan.

Having said all that - I do feel much better physically and emotionally, having lost 5.5kg. My clothes are a little looser. Another 3kg and I will allow myself a shopping expedition - something to look forward to!

I am doing well at the gym - have changed from 3 x cardio and 2 x weights sessions to the reverse. Weights Mon/Wed/Fri and cardio Tues/Thurs. I am adding ten minutes to the cardio program on Thursday - does it really make any difference if I get up at 5.10am or 5.20am? And I am adding the ten minutes to the weights session, by ending with a little cardio. Common sense (and Ryan) tell me to mix it up a little so my body gets shocked/surprised.

So cardio this morning - followed by a shower then a breakfast of : 1 x barocca and vitamins, 1 x protein shake with banana - which once mixed with water and crushed ice made about 3 glasses of shake. John ate crumpets with butter and vegemite in front of me. I was a little jealous but made lots of "yummm" noises while drinking my shake - just to keep myself smiling. He declined my offer of a glass of shake ...

I cooked the Dukan meatloaf last night with celery, onion, carrot, tomato, mushroom and bran in it. (John doesn't know about the bran - he had two helpings last night and I put some in a sandwich today for him to take to work). Interesting! (He had mashed potato and silverbeet with his).

Emily came home from the gym - looked in the fridge - looked at me and said "I'm not eating the brown stuff". I had sushi hiding behind it for her. Huge relief on her face.

I have celery sticks for my mid-morning snack and meatloaf for lunch plus a yoghurt for afternoon snack. I am planning lean chicken and salad for dinner.

Fingers crossed - this week I want to break the 6kg mark.