I figured I'd best start a new diary for my Consolidation Phase. There are bound to be just as many ups and downs as there were in the Cruise Phase.
Brief summary so far
Started Dukan on Monday 18th June 2012 18st ╝lb
Achieved True Weight Saturday 8th June 2013 11st 6Żlb
Total Loss 6st 7żlb
So I'm on day three of conso and have decided that Mondays are going to be my PP days. Main reasons for this is because very little happens on that day, I tend to use the day for tidying, baking, batch cooking, banking...so it means that I aren't going to be missing the veg or bread etc., I am planning to change my official weigh day to a Tuesday, Starch day will be a Wednesday and Celebration Meal will nearly always be a Saturday. That way I am leaving a full day between every occasion.
I'm a little nervous about having 2 slices of bread and 40g cheese as it seems a lot when you look at it on the plate, so I am slowly introducing it by half at a time. I have bought a small wholemeal hovis loaf. The slices are slightly smaller than normal and I think two of them will fall within the right weight of bread. I decided to wait until next weekend before my first celebration meal too.
On Saturday my first Conso day I had an apple chopped up with my breakfast yogurt and 20g cheese with my lunch. I didn't have any bread but I did cheat slightly and have 7 tiny chips from my daughter's plate and a single piece of chocolate from the Galaxy Cookie bar my DD had save me from Easter.
Sunday was a totally different day....started really well. I had some melon at breakfast. I had 1 slice of bread toasted with my lunch and 20g cheese. After tea DD and I sat to watch BGT recorded and I had another piece of the chocolate bar..............and that started the binge........I ate the rest of the bar (4pcs), some choc M&Ms (about 10), some sweets (about 6) and a small bag of French fries Crisps. All before bedtime.
What keeps going round in my head and I keep asking is if I had a celebration meal would the carbs and fat content have been as bad as all the sweets and chocolates. Should I feel sooo guilty about the confectionary. I do feel guilty, but it was like a switch had been flipped that said, you're at your target now, you can have these....its ok go ahead.
But its not ok, not be a long shot, and the feeling last night and my thoughts this morning has given me an insight into how easy it could be to fall into the bad habits again....so armed with this knowledge I will be very carefully monitoring what I do.
So PP Day for me today and my food plan is:
BF Porridge and Yogurt
LN 2 Boiled Eggs Mashed with Frais / Dukan Bread / Jelly n Soya Yogurt.
TE Herby Chicken with Herby Cottage Cheese / Muffin
The Soya yogurt caused me to have another moment of indecision as well. I know that the PP day is a return right back to basics back to Attack. Which means no tolerateds, and being careful what I do eat, but although I did have, occasionally, Soya Tofu during cruise, I didn't know if soya products are allowed in Attack. Having made this yogurt I suddenly realised I didn't know if I could have it today. So a look thru all my books found me one sort of answer, that on PP days he recommends you limit the lactose you have. As Soy Milk is lactose free and my yogurt was home made with soya milk I decided that yes its ok as its lactose free and full of protein. Probably completely wrong there...oops hope not.
I can see how Conso is going to be hard, though once I get into the swing of it I imagine it will be like cruise and a just a case of planning ahead. I haven't decided when to have my bread or cheese in the day, but am likely to stick to having the fruit at breakfast. I'm having egg noodles on Weds for my first starch meal, don't really fancy pasta so hoping this is ok. And my celebration meal on Saturday is a Jacket Potato with Beef Salad, with a bowl of chipsticks...not ideal I know, but its something I have missed and rather than cheat if I have it with my meal as my 'pudding&wine' LOL, I can control it.
Soooo.....all those that have followed my story with my Cruise diary, I hope you'll join me and read my Conso exploits