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    IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, try try try again and again (and again...)

    ** ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK **

    **NOT PURE DUKAN**


    Morning all!

    I'll start by briefly recapping my story.

    Overweight and on diets since my early teens, I lost 71K (11 stone 2lbs) in 2002 and 2003, and stabilised with the 80/20 method (and cigarettes). At 70K I was initially content, then continued to 67K, but after quitting smoking, found myself up at almost 80K again. I lost 9K my usual way (healthy eating, unlimited fruit and veg, but little or no starchy carbs), but couldn't seem to get below 71K.

    I started Dukan in November 2007 at 71.1K. Reached 63.5K by Christmas 2007, at which point I went into Consolidation, lost the plot, and have seemingly been playing with the same kilos, since!

    This year I've been over my Dukan start weight all year, despite "dieting" 95% of the time.

    I am now taking away the ketosis crutch, because I've been abusing it (by regularly overeating at weekends, knowing I can recuperate with successive PPs during the week). I'm now looking at my behaviour more closely...

    So for the past three weeks I've been working with some totally Dukan friendly days, some healthy eating days, and if a social occasion arises, I'm learning to deal with that too. And instead of either refusing to go or going and skipping dessert and choosing diet fodder, I've been having a "normal meal", with dessert, and then learning NOT to consider the rest of the day a write off "so I might as well continue".

    A couple of years ago, on a different diet website, I became friendly with a French girl who in time revealed she was a psychologist. I've bought a CBT book, and am reading it slowly... and pondering a lot... (much as I did before quitting smoking). She's in town this week on holiday and we're meeting for lunch on Friday... while I don't want to "abuse", I shall certainly see what she thinks of this sort of mind therapy... because, as I've said before, my problems seem to lie elsewhere than purely in losing weight which is the easy part! (well, you know what I mean...).
    Last edited by Maintainer : 2nd March, 2011 at 05:45 AM
    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 65.3 (Oct)

    Revised target 66.5K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9
    24/07: 72.8 (after holiday!)
    31/07: 70.4
    29/08: 68.3
    04/09: 67.9
    18/09: 67.4
    2/10: 68.3 (after holiday!)
    10/10: 66.8
    17/10: 65.9
    24/10: 66.5
    31/10: 65.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lotsa with my Fitbit One

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    Hi Jo nice to see you have your own diary now and we promise to hijack, i mean NOT to hijack it.
    Wow yes would be interesting ref the CBT, i think i would benefit from a couple of sessions ref my ocd and eating problems, bingeing etc etc
    Vicky

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    Goal BMI: 23.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 75.7kg
    Weight to Lose: -1.2kg
    % Lost 53.68%
    I'm still not ready to actually consult anyone officially yet... this is *just* a book, but already it's given me interesting food for thought...

    My boss, back from his vacation, just offered me a fresh brioche from the boulangerie. I had no problem refusing. It's Tuesday. Why would I want to overeat on a Tuesday? Actually, rather, why would I consider eating a brioche to be overeating? It's not. Just that it's not breakfast time and I'm not hungry, right? AND it's not planned.

    Unplanned eating isn't good...
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    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 65.3 (Oct)

    Revised target 66.5K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9
    24/07: 72.8 (after holiday!)
    31/07: 70.4
    29/08: 68.3
    04/09: 67.9
    18/09: 67.4
    2/10: 68.3 (after holiday!)
    10/10: 66.8
    17/10: 65.9
    24/10: 66.5
    31/10: 65.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lotsa with my Fitbit One

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    Unplanned in public is better than planned binge in secret.
    But having the habit of saying no is great.

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    Well done. And a Brioche??? bah. croissant maybe
    Vicky

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    % Lost 19.07%
    croissant me too

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    lol x
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    Hi Jo, great you are doing this, I wish you all the luck. xxx
    Cathy xxx

    Second goal - to get under 180 lbs



    First goal-get to under 190lbs-done 10/9/2010
    second goal- to get under 180lbs

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    Total Weight Loss: 75.7kg
    Weight to Lose: -1.2kg
    % Lost 53.68%
    One of the things I must do is...

    Eat Sitting Down...

    I've chosen this task for myself today because... I always eat sitting down.

    Do you? And, if not, try to always do so. They say that "unplanned eating is much more likely to occur if you're standing up".
    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 65.3 (Oct)

    Revised target 66.5K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9
    24/07: 72.8 (after holiday!)
    31/07: 70.4
    29/08: 68.3
    04/09: 67.9
    18/09: 67.4
    2/10: 68.3 (after holiday!)
    10/10: 66.8
    17/10: 65.9
    24/10: 66.5
    31/10: 65.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lotsa with my Fitbit One

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    Weight to Lose: 0st4lb
    really? i wonder why?
    Vicky

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    Current BMI: 23.1
    Goal BMI: 23.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 75.7kg
    Weight to Lose: -1.2kg
    % Lost 53.68%
    It's like when we're in the kitchen preparing food... it's easy to nibble on bits and pieces which we're preparing our dishes, filling our plates, without even necessarily realising we're doing it.

    Sitting down in front of a proper plate of food helps us to realise we've eaten a meal.
    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 65.3 (Oct)

    Revised target 66.5K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9
    24/07: 72.8 (after holiday!)
    31/07: 70.4
    29/08: 68.3
    04/09: 67.9
    18/09: 67.4
    2/10: 68.3 (after holiday!)
    10/10: 66.8
    17/10: 65.9
    24/10: 66.5
    31/10: 65.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lotsa with my Fitbit One

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    ah i see. I never pick when cooking food. lol . can never be bothered!
    Vicky

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    With Dukan, it's easier not to... (raw chicken doesn't do it for me either!! heehee!!)
    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 65.3 (Oct)

    Revised target 66.5K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9
    24/07: 72.8 (after holiday!)
    31/07: 70.4
    29/08: 68.3
    04/09: 67.9
    18/09: 67.4
    2/10: 68.3 (after holiday!)
    10/10: 66.8
    17/10: 65.9
    24/10: 66.5
    31/10: 65.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lotsa with my Fitbit One

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    lol me neither!
    Vicky

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    Goal Date: Sept 2010


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    Start BMI: 30.1
    Current BMI: 23.3
    Goal BMI: 22.2


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    Total Weight Loss: 3st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st7lb
    % Lost 22.73%
    Hey Jo glad you have a diary now. I think alot of what you've said makes sense. I know I've been really bad this week, mainly as I've felt crap so eaten what I feel like. Now with the exception of a takeaway on Friday night I've generally been eating good food, not healthy but good decent food and I've felt really full which makes resisting snacks much easier.

    What I've found in my non diet week is I want to be good. I don't want carbs. I've been eating bread out of convenience but its made me feel bloated, I don't want it. I certainly don't want pasta or rice, which has left me feeling frankly a bit lost. I don't want to eat anything which is a strange feeling. Telling myself I can eat whatever I want means I'm no desperately trying to have foods because I can't have them.

    Whilst I'm dieting I always want a big bar of chocolate etc etc now I've said to myself I can have it I'm not rushing out to get one. All I really want is an oat bran muffin but I've no splenda to make any!!!!

    So sorry to hijack but I think sometimes dieting is all psychological, if only I could find a way to trick my brain into wanting to exercise......
    Becca
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    Get to under 12st - sort of there 09/11/09

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    Get to 11st - now under 07/08/10
    Get to 10st 6lb (True Weight)

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