Today is a good day to start the Diary. I was in two minds about it because i won't always get to post, sometimes I can be on every day, others once a week and less. But, at least it gives me a chance to keep all my ramblings in one place. Why is it a good day, well this morning I lost .8lbs and after updating my statistics on here I realised that its showing the lowest weight I've been in a couple of years. May 2010 I was a quarter of a pound heavier than I am today. Three more pounds and I will have lost a stone, and other half pound and i will be in the next stone reading....something I haven't been for years. So lets see a few goals to aim for...hhmmmmmm To Beat Lowest Weight in Years DONE Lose First Stone DONE Get into Next Stone (16) Lose Two Stone I'll update with more as I go along, for now I just want to see me registering a different stone LOL. I started this because I am concerned about my health both now and in the future. I suffer with back ache occasionally and I know that losing weight will help with this. I hate how I look, hate the constant clothes crisis everytime i need to dress up, hate not being able to get my breath when I have to move quickly, hate being unmotivated. So here i am, thanks to my parents and all the info Mum has given me over the last year I am now in week three. My attack lasted a week and I lose 7lb, cruise will last quite a while, though Dr D says on the website calculator thingy that I should reach my goal by January. This is one of the reasons i am determined to do this. In the past all diets have just said lose 1.5-2lb a week and we never see an end in sight, but the Dukan way has already given me a deadline. I don't expect it to be exact but I'm sure it will be close. My goal is to get to 13st. Still heavy I know, but I haven't been that weight in about 17 years. Actually my exact goal is 12st 13lb. Twenty years ago I lost four stone reaching 11st 3lb and after a few life hiccups, jobs etc., I put it all back on plus plus plus. I've been to WW and SW and I truely believe that every single diet works as long as its stuck to 100% no cheats. This is the first diet i have found tht I feel I can eat and not be hungry. I've only felt hungry a couple of times and that wasn't because I hadn't enough to eat, it was because i was late getting my next meal. I've had a couple of testing times. At an open night presentation recently they had a barbeque and my daughter kept going back to it, she had three burgers and a hot dog (actually very unusual for her, i guess she was hungry), the family we went with all had food and hot drinks, I had a single glass of water only....boy did i feel good. Two days ago i made chips for my DH and DD and when I was putting them on the plates, I actually groaned....oh i so wanted a chip....but i didn't. Yay me!!!! It took me a while to work out the oatbran ratios because of wanting cakes etc that use it too. Also eggs and dairy. I have a chart on the cupboard door now and i note down every bit. Some things might be a third of an egg, but it means i can add it up. So long as it balances out in the week I don't mind. Dairy, I actually had been doing ok, never really gone higher than about 800ml in total, and thats on a porridge day. Thanks to this site I now make all my own yogurt, I don't drain it so its thinner in consistency, but i can get two tubs out of it and it lasts me a couple of days. I've also experimented with more herbs, having had to buy more fresh ones LOL, and I then freeze them so i can use a teaspoon at a time and not waste costs. Chilli Beef is my fave so far, using soy sauce and sweetening it and adding french mustard....very yum. So my food diary today is B - Half a piece of Dukan bread spread with thin layer of LF Soft Cheese and a slice of Ham, plus sliced mushrooms. Grilled / 180ml Yogurt. / Coffee L - Mini Quiches with Salad (used LF Sour Cream with Lemon & Mint as dressing) / Lo Jelly D - Chicken & Mushroom Strogonff (LF Soft Cheese and dash of milk for sauce) with Cauliflower / Vanilla Moist Cake S - Crabsticks / Jelly / LF Hot Choc (if I'm hungry or peckish) Fluids - Coffee, 3 Cokes, 2 Water, Hot Choc = 1.75lt Exercise - Shopping, Housework, Vibration Plate (maybe Just Dance if time) So there it is, my opening post. Hopefully some people will read it, and i promise to try and read yours too.