Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feels Good :)

Today is day 54 of my Dukan Diet:

Really isn't too much to blog about.. being as this is a very repetitive process/diet. I am still on the cruise phase which is alternating PP (Pure Protein) and PV (Protein+Veg) days. Dukan says you must drink 2 liters a day. I accomplish 4 liters daily. I walk a minimum of 30 mins a day, and I eat 2 TBS. of oat bran daily.

I enjoy good tasting food, however I have lost a great deal of my "lust" for naughty food. I see it..think wow.. that looks yummy or smells yummy.. and then I think about my pants and my progress.. and say to the naughty food.. haha.. I like you.. but not that much!

TO MY surprise I still have not had a morsel that I am not allowed, no cheating whatsoever. I think this is largely due to the fact that the scale ,even if its slower, is still coming down.
I celebrate the fact that today I can wear size 8 pants!! WOW. Truly never thought I would see that, but I AM! Feels so good to wear a single digit piece of clothing. I also wore a size M top yesterday, I don't think that will be the norm (because I'm big chested) but I did it.
Today's Weight: 158.8 lbs                           Total Weight Down: 31.8 lbs

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Measurements

Day 44 of Dukan Diet:

Today I will post my new measurements. Are you excited?!
Didn't walk 2 days ago.. It was below freezing and I had worked all day, so yesterday I walked an hour :D
My new favorite thing to eat on my veggie day is .. onion, zucchini, garlic.. then brown your lean hamburger with all that.. mix in a fresh tomato with a splash of Lite balsamic vinaigrette. This is very close to my lovely SKINNY friend's (yes, she does Dukan also)  recipe for zucchini boats. Her name is Melanie and she is a tiny little thing now.. She was the reason I started the Dukan diet. I saw it work for her! Then Mrs.Anne started it and she is seeing great results! These are some lovely ladies that support me even when I am a "Debbie Downer" or just feeling disgusted with myself.
I am starting to see a little difference in the mirror :D

OK.. so

Weight today: 161 lbs.                                Weight down: -29.6 lbs

Measurements:                                           Total inches down: ( -21.25")

Smallest chest: 37"          (-4")
largest chest:    42.5"      (-2")
Waist:              40"         (-4.25")
Hips:                42"         (-4")
Upper thigh:     24"         (-2.5")
Middle thigh:    20"         (-2")
Upper arm:      13"          (-.75")
Lower arm:      8.5"        (-.75")

Fat knee:         16"          (-1")

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I'm overweight :D

Day 42 of Dukan Diet:

Today I am happily overweight..haha. WHY?! Because I have been obese for a long time now..SO for now I am happy with overweight.
This weather is making me want to crawl up under the covers and hunker down for the winter, but I will continue in my commitments.
My size 12's are loose now :D. However, my size 10's are tight.. oh well. Should I keep the 12's as a reference from where I was OR do I throw these suckers to the wind?

Weight today: 163.8 lbs.      Total weight down: -26.8 lbs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Day 39 of Dukan Diet.

Today and frankly this week I have been very discouraged.. don't get me wrong .. some very lovely and sweet people have definitely tried to encourage me.. I just seem to be in a slump. I am frustrated because of weight coming off much more slowly and (what I call) gross belly skin..that's all distorted and gross, and the fact that I can NOT see what others are saying they see... either my brain is stuck or these people are blowing smoke up ..well... .
 I KNOW I should feel great, I know I should be uber excited.. but right now I am not. Maybe it is just hormonal.. who knows..
I am also not writing this to get compliments or pity or attention.. I am writing this because I promised myself that I would be completely transparent about this diet and my feelings and such.
So there ya have it. I hope to look on this blog in the near future and laugh at this silly, selfish, impatient girl.

On another note. I have maintained my commitments with this diet. Water, oat bran, walking..etc.

Weight is the same... blah.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Pics

Today is day 35 of Dukan Diet.
I decided to let my daughter snap a few pics of me today to give myself some encouragement. I can fit in a size 10, no .. not well but I can squeeze them on..haha . I will have to work harder to get into them comfortably :D. Today is a protein day. I will have turkey and maybe some chicken. I hadn't lost any weight this morning .. :( but I knew this would slow down..
I am battling a bit of a cold. I have worked very hard this week and it's a rainy day, so all I want to do is lay around in my sweat pants and veg out on the couch. I just might do that.
Recap the pics.
                                                  This was day 1: January 1, 2012



This is today Day 35: February 4, 2012

Today's weight: 166.2 lbs

Total weight down: -24.4 lbs

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quick update

Day 32:

Still following Dukan Plan to a "T". Drinking my water. Busy as ever. My back has been hurting very badly daily (broke it in a wreck back in the 90's) this has been a struggle with walking. I have still done it daily and for the time I am supposed to but every step, my feet feel GREAT, but every step is pretty agonizing with the back. I have found if I put pressure on the place it hurts, that it hurts less, so I look like a weirdo (could care less) with a scarf tied on me in such a way to apply pressure on that area. ANYWHO. Point being .. I am still working hard.
I am drinking my water.
People ask me a lot why I cook so many yummy things while I am dieting. I have found that smelling some delicious food is gratification enough, also to see my family thoroughly enjoying it makes me smile :D and happy.
I wore a size 11 junior jeans yesterday and while I am quite sure they were stretched out due to age and use, I fit in them comfortably.. actually had to pull them up a few times :-O

So what we all want to know.. WEIGHT

Weight Today: 168.8 lbs                              Total Weight down: -21.8 lbs