Friday, 11 March 2011

My Dukan Regime: Week Three

I kinda felt I did pretty crap this week. Basically because I over-salted everything, which means I'm retaining even more water than usual plus I didn't drink enough water (and tea) to flush the excess salt out of my system.

Plus I had to deal with a whole load of crap-o-la this last week. Major stress. I probably came closest to cheating than at any other point. So, I 'cheated' with too much salt, I suppose, but kept strictly to the regime.

On the other hand, I'm now completely over single cream in my coffee. I always drank black coffee in the States, when I worked at a place that did freshly roasted, freshly ground Green Mountain coffee. Any milk would have hid the subtle nuances of the different coffees and blends, so, it was always black. Then I moved to the UK and was only ever offered a pale cup of instant (bleeeck, instant!) So I began drinking coffee with single cream to hide improve the taste. That was then, this is now. I'm only allowed non-fat milk in my coffee which is frankly gross. I tried it several times and just decided to can the dairy completely. Now I drink fresh black coffee made in my cafétiere every morning. I'm over milk and cream. So very over it.

So, with the water retention and the salt, I was really dreading stepping on the scales this morning, however, I was pleasantly surprised with a bit of progress.

I'm down to 90kg / 14 stone 2 pounds / 198 lbs. Yeah! I'm under 200 pounds!
So, to date I've lost 8 kg / 1 stone 3.6 pounds  / 17.6 lbs

I celebrated at lunch with a huge salad served with the Dukan Balsamic vinaigrette I make. Delicious!

Everyone I know has noticed a difference. Which is very encouraging to me. Plus I just feel, I don't know, lighter? Smaller? I still have the pain in my Achilles tendon, but hopefully that will be seen to soon. My doctor wants me to receive 'shock' treatments to the tendon using sound waves. I have to travel to Saint Brieuc to do this and if CPAM get their act together, it could happen in a matter of weeks.

My doctor is very happy with my progress. And so am I.

I will be getting another blood test done at the end of the month and we'll see how my blood sugar and my cholesterol are faring with the weight drop.

Tonight is my homemade ratatouille and chicken. Yummmm....

Have a great weekend and a great week!


Keith Eckstein -A Taste of Garlic said...

Congrats on the progress - you really should drink more water (I drink about 6 litres a day) but salt is also good for you?

Ratatouille has got to be just about the healthiest thing out there (and the tastiest!)

Just don't forget to stop dieting when you reach you target!

All the best


P.S. If you've got any other old, mouldy jokes lying about... I'm short of Awards for Tuesday on Garlic!


Good Job Kitty. Keep up the good work :-)

Take care and have a nice day :-)


Pip said...

Hi Kitty,
You've done well and falling off the wagon is all too easy when life gets out of hand but you resisted and deserve a pat on the back.
I'm cheating a bit at the moment by having a small portion of muesli for brekkie. In the fervent hope that it will get rid of the dreaded constipation. Have also chewed the odd prune.
I'm down 16lb so fairly chuffed.
Keep it up.

Kitty said...

Keith: I guess the only way I'll get the water down my gullet is to put an alarm on and drink a glass or two every two hours or so. I hate the taste of our tap water here, so I drink cheap-o mineral water from Lidl. If I can get through two of those, that's 3 litres. Only small problem is walking over to Lidl to get it, still, that's 25 minutes there and 25 back, so, my exercise for the day!

Ratatouille was lush made with 10 cloves of garlic. I'll have the rest of it tomorrow as a special treat after Church :)

I am nowhere close to my target weight, but like I said, once my BMI and cholesterol are in a healthy range, I'll start stabilisation. I was a twiglet once in my life, when I worked at the Globe in San Diego, and to try for the same at 53? Just not doable, necessary or healthy.

I'll see what I can come up with for you, but, I think I dumped every mouldy joke I had into that post!

Kind regards, Kitty

Kitty said...

Ron: Thank you kindly for the supportive pat on the back, it is very much appreciated!

Kind regards, Kitty

Kitty said...

Pip: I have to keep my eye on my prize, which is to be healthy again. Plus I really want to be able to finally wear all the really nice clothes I brought with me from the States. Some of them are 20+ years old, but since I used to work in retail at a large Department store, they are all a classic style and were very expensive (but bought with my discount!) I never was one for frivolous fashion items, but bought clothing as an investment and that's why I still have them! Of course, I can't really see myself wearing a lot of silk and linen here in the wilds of Côtes d'Armor, but, one never knows!

Oh boy, do I EVER want to have my muësli once again! I'm going to have some All-Bran tomorrow, this is ridiculous. I did up the amount of wheat bran I'm using in the galette to 2 Tablespoons. I figured it has no fat nor is it digested so maybe that would help. Well, not yet it hasn't. OK, next up, those Fibre Squares if the All-Bran doesn't shift stuff... (Say that 3 times fast!)

You two keep it up as well, and so will I!

Kind regards, Kitty

Lee said...

Well done - just read up on the Dukan Diet. No mean feat.

Kitty said...

Lee: Thank you! Actually, once you get past the first week or so, it's fairly plain sailing. I'm never ravenously hungry like I have been on other diets, because I know I can eat all I wish from a list of foods. No weighing stuff or measuring portions. It's working for me!

Kind regards, Kitty

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