Cruising for Eternity

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  1. Brownie_Earthquake

    Brownie_Earthquake Full Member

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    My Introduction: It's a long one!

    I started on the diet back last summer. I found that I lost a lot of the weight, just very slowly.

    (I should point out that I'm PCOS and I guess this may be why it was tougher to shift the weight, especially the last few pounds!)

    I stuck to the diet absolutely to the word, I didn't slip up or cheat once and to be honest, I wasn't really that tempted to - I'd much rather keep downsizing my wardrobe than cheat for a piece of cake :D

    So, anyway, I was doing pretty well, I'd passed the plateau that I'd been stuck at for some time, and as it approached Christmas I was only 6lbs from my goal weight!


    However...


    After Christmas I becamse really, really sick with the Norovirus, and I couldn't eat or drink for days. I became very dehydrated and all I could take for fluids were icecubes.

    I was advised, medically, that the only food I should attempt to eat was potatoes, rice, white bread, and Rich Tea biscuits - basically every Dukan don't :(

    I had no choice, the oatbran, yoghurts and eggs made me too sick, so I had to follow the advice and go on a full carb and starches diet whilst I recovered.

    Due to the lack of intake of fluids and diet of every conceivable wrong food type (not to mention zero exercise) my weight bounced up - by another 6lbs! I tried to go back to PP/PV but still didn't shift a single pound :mad:

    So, here I am: Starting again with the attack phase.
    I officially have 12lbs to lose!

    Yesterday:
    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette
    Snack: Vanilla yoghurt
    Lunch: Ham, Ham, Ham!
    Dinner: Grilled Chicken
    Snack: Vanilla Yoghurt

    Exercise: Running

    I hope I get there this time!
     
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  3. Aliflabby

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    Oh, you poor love. Good luck with the restart.

    Alison X
     
  4. robinhood

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    Good luck with getting started again. Have you checked your 'true weight' on the Dukan site?

    I wouldn't rely on ham as main protein source in a meal - too salty/processed. Best to have a slice to accompany something else rather than 'just' ham (plus would imagine it's not very filling).
     
  5. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

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    What an awful time you've had, Brownie. Hormones can cause havoc at the best of times, let alone with PCOS.

    Welcome to the forum, and I hope you re-start goes well. Good luck!
     
  6. Emmma

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    Welcome, and sorry to hear you've been so ill, it sounds terrible! Good luck with getting started again.
     
  7. Brownie_Earthquake

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    Thanks for the replies everyone :)

    My weight on the Dukan site is within the boundaries. It's also a weight I have maintained before for a long time, too.

    And regarding the ham for snacking... it meets the criteria set in the book :)
    Usually I would have it with a little something else, but as this is the attack phase, I'm sticking as purely to protein as I can until I move on to PV!

     
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    Good luck with the restart. Hope your insides are behaving now.
     
  9. alottolose

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    I wasn't aware on the dukan site that they set weight "boundaries" he gives you a plain and simple weight to aim for....not a ball park area..with you being 5' 8" i would imagine the figure to be higher than your goal...
     
  10. Brownie_Earthquake

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    Thanks again for the responses everyone :)

    On the Dukan site (at least the last time I used it, last year) if you set your target weight as something quite low, it won't calculate the weight for you.

    So, if, for example, my aim was to be 100lbs, the site would simply would state that it was too low for me.
    My target weight is within the boundary of a realistic attainable and sustainable weight.

    Yesterday:

    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette
    Snack: Ham - yes, more ham!
    Lunch: No lunch - lazy day Sunday and not hungry enough for 3 meals.
    Dinner: Sirloin Steak and Grilled Chicken :p
    Snack: Vanilla Yoghurt

    Exercise: Running - and it was freezing!
     
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    Monday

    Spent the day in London, so many great places to eat - lucky I took my packed lunch like a schoolgirl whilst my husband raided McDonalds :D

    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette with yoghurt
    Lunch: Grilled Chicken, Ham, and Yoghurt
    Dinner: Chargrilled Chicken

    Exercise: Does walking around the city for 7 hours count?!

    Tuesday:

    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette with yoghurt
    Snacks: Ham
    Dinner: Italian Chicken
    Snacks: Yoghurt

    Exercise: Stuck to the exercise bike tonight for 16km!

     
  12. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

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    Brownie - I find walking around London infinitely more tiring than a 10 mile hike!
     
  13. irishlady

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    sorry to hear you were so ill, so hope you will find forum helpful :gen126:
     
  14. Brownie_Earthquake

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    Thanks guys :) I'd like to think that my trek around the city, not least the limitless amount of stairs on the underground would be great exercise, diet or not!


    Yesterday:


    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette, Yoghurt
    Lunch: Ham Omelette
    Dinner: Home-Made Steak Burgers
    Snack: Yoghurts


    Exercise: Running.


    So, after 5 days on the attack phase, I finally braved the scales: I am now 4lbs lighter.


    Moving onto the cruise phase now... hopefully I can keep losing!
     
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  15. dukandebut

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    Well done, Brownie! Despite the PCOS, you've made a great start. :)
     
  16. Brownie_Earthquake

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    Since I finished with the PP 3 days ago. I've moved onto PV/PP again.

    Thursday: PV

    Breakfast: Oatbran Porridge
    Snack: Yoghurt
    Dinner: Indian Chicken with Spinach, Spiced Swede Puree and Mushroom
    Snack: Oatbran Galette, Yoghurt


    Exercise: Running

    Friday: PP

    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette
    Lunch: Scrambled Eggs and Ham
    Dinner: Thai Spiced Chicken
    Snack: Oatbran Porridge


    Exercise: Running

    Saturday: PV

    Breakfast: Oatbran Galette
    Lunch: Thai Chicken
    Dinner: Garlic Chilli Chicken and Prawns with Spinach and Leeks
    Snack: Oatbran Porridge, Yoghurt


    Exercise: Uh... does walking whilst shopping count?!

    So with the initial loss of 4lbs after the renewed attack phase, after the three days of PV/PP/PP I've lost another 1lb. Only a little, but still a loss!
     
  17. Maintainer

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    Excellent loss.

    Swede? Is it in the English allowed list?

    Garlic chilli chicken - sounds divine. Please elaborate!
     
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    Swede is number 97 in the english book list :) x
     
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    Interesting cos it's got more carbs in it than parsnips!
     
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    parsnip's not on the list :).... anyone get the feeling none of this makes sense? lol x
     
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    It seems to work out so long as no one person abuses on all the queried substances in one meal! So don't eat ham, swede + Muller lites together EVER!
     
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