Archive for September, 2010

Day 59 on the Dukan Diet…slowly improving

Posted in Dukan Diet with tags , on September 22, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 70.8kg

Today’s weight loss: 100g

Total weight loss: 5.7kg

Today’s exercise: About 10 minutes the skies opened

I’m still struggling with the whole getting back on the diet thing….I feel sooooo bloated right now and I’m not exactly sure what it is. I also met up with my friend for lunch today (very proud that I resisted hot chips – favourite! – and said no to dessert!). I’m also going to the movies tonight and maybe getting a bite after…not sure what’s for dinner yet, but here’s what I’ve had so far today:

Oatbran porridge

Morning Tea:
Vanilla Yoghurt
1 tofu steak with some scrambled pork mince
1 Long black

3 Scallops with butter capers
1/2 a spatchcock with lentils (I ate the skin…but only had a few bites of the lentils) – really not much meat on a spatchcock

Afternoon Tea;
1 tofu steak with some scrambled pork mince
1 Caramel Skinny Cow

?? I was thinking of a stirfried beef or something.

Work trip for the next two days…going to try to just eat meat…

Dinner/movie fail… I had scotch beef (good), fried tofu (not great, but ok), oreo McFlurry (FAIL), McDouble (DOUBLE FAIL!!)



Day 58 on the Dukan Diet

Posted in Dukan Diet, Pigging Out with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 70.9kg

Today’s weight loss: 1.1kg

Total weight loss: 5.6kg

Today’s exercise: 35 minute walk + 30 minutes of easy weights session + 1 hour of pilates

So…I managed to lose 1.1kg of the 2kg I put on over the weekend. Yep, it was the high salt food, and all the carbs, chips and lollies that I ate.  I did cheat yesterday and I had noodles…but I felt more resolved today.  That was until 2pm where I had a major McFlurry craving and gave in…Yep, I think I’ve well and truly gotten over my cravings (fingers crossed).

I’m feeling a bit bloated right now and I’m also really, really sore! Over the weekend, my friends and I went pole dancing (as a Hen’s thing) and I have great respect for pole dancers, it’s not easy!! It’s been 3 days and I am still aching, especially my forearms!! Didn’t help that I had to do so much weight training today.  I usually have Personal Training on Friday, but I’m going away for work (uh oh!!) on Thursday, so no opportunity to do exercise.  I think my hotel might have a gym, so I might go pound some treadmill rubber hehe.

I’ve also decided to re-register for my local pilates studio.  On 4th October, they will be starting an 8 week challenge.  I tried doing it last year and failed miserably…but I’m more resolved this year with the help of my lovely blog friends, Charlotte, Lauren, Julie, Joanne, Claire and everyone who reads my blog and are encouraging and also the Dukan Diet!  It’s really a win/win situation, if I do really, really well…then I win a whole bunch of prizes (weekend for 2 at Gwinganna lifestyle Retreat, a $500 Lorna Jane wardrobe (gym wear), $500 voucher for a hairdresser’s) but if I don’t win…I know I would’ve won with weight loss and a toned, lean, long body (here’s hoping)!!

Anyways, here’s what I ate today:


Oatbran porridge, Coffee

Morning tea

Nestle chocolate mousse, some cabanossi, some cheese (naughty naughty!) about 4 or 5 Grain Waves (have you tried them, they’re fantastic…and NOT DUKAN ALLOWED) – work morning tea, an Affagato.


Tofu burger with tofu, McFlurry with oreos, malteasers and chocolate fudge (not worth it, I nearly passed out in my afternoon meeting cos I was in such a sugar coma)

Afternoon tea

Skinny Cow ice-block (I’m still obviously not getting over my carb addiction)


Big fillet of barramundi, 2 Thai fish cakes and 3 pork balls


Motivate Me Mondays – Ginger and Smart

Posted in Motivate Me Mondays with tags on September 20, 2010 by Dobsessed

Ginger and Smart is one of my favourite Australian labels.  How awesome is this outfit??

Love, love, love the colours of the top and also loved the fun skirt!

Carb Addicted

Posted in Dukan Diet, Pigging Out with tags , on September 20, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 72kg

Total weight loss: 4.5kg

Today’s exercise: None

Wow, based on these stats, it seems I’m doing terribly, considering I’ve been on the dukan Diet for 58 days.

I tried very hard to get on track today and was doing quite well, oat bran for breakfast, tofu and egg for lunch…dinner was fish…but I could not get the thought of Mi Goreng noodles out of my head.

I had it constantly all day…and I realised.  The weekend’s carb indulgences has made me carb addicted yet again.

I’m not going to beat myself up about, I’m going to try oh so hard tomorrow to not have any carbs and we’ll just see how I go.

I’m hoping to lose 2kg this week…

Bit hard…it’s raining NON-STOP right now, and the weather just makes me crave comfort food.  And no walking cos of the rain either.

AND I got a work trip on Thursday/Friday, it will not be easy.

How I didn’t survive a Hen’s Night

Posted in Diet Blog with tags , , on September 19, 2010 by Dobsessed

Last week’s weight: 69.5kg

After I got new scales: 70.5kg

This week’s weight: 72kg (after hens weekend)

So…I didn’t survive the Hen’s weekend!! I really, really tried…Friday night, I made a bunch of meatballs and tried to eat only that…but there was a big vat of spaghetti bolognaise, chips, nibbles…and I really tried to resist, but it was too hard. I ended up throwing caution to the wind and just decided to forget my bad week at work and enjoy my weekend.

There were 12 girls and we somehow went through 20 bottles of alcohol…about 5 of those bottles were wines and champagne, the rest were spirits…it was no wonder I ended up hugging a toilet bowl and passed out at the end of the night.

Saturday started off with a full buffet breakfast…I hoed into the potato gems and the pancakes…delicious. We hung out by the pool and then had sushi for lunch. It was the first time I’ve had rice in 2 months and it was sooooooo good..

I’d suggested steak for lunch, by by the time we got ready, did a pole dancing class (VERY FUN! I’m covered in bruises)…we’d missed our dinner reservations and we were stuck eating McDonalds.

Sunday morning, another lot of buffet breakfast…my stomach is now soooooooo bloated that it comes out further than my boobs. I feel like I can barely move too. My face is really, really itchy despite having 2 very strong anti-histemines and some Crampeze.

I had some noodles for lunch…and now I’m really tired.

I can’t believe I put on more than 1.5kg in 2 days!! No more carbs tonight – and tomorrow (Monday) I’m back on my diet! I think I might do 5 days of Pure Proteins to compensate.

My friend’s wedding is in 3 weeks!!! Oh yeah, I’ll post my ‘playboy’ outfit soon!

OK…here goes me in my conservative playboy bunny outfit with one of the ‘hunks’!

Shits Week

Posted in Diet Blog with tags on September 16, 2010 by Dobsessed

This has been a really bad week. When life is stressful, work is mind numbingly frustrating, my stomach extends further than my boobs…it’s really hard to stay focused.

A couple of things…

– I bought a new set of electric bathroom scales, one that goes up in increments of 100g, so I can accurately track my weight loss/gain. Here’s the thing…my old set of scales were off. I am NOT in the 60s *sigh*…it’s not too bad, I still have lost the 7kg since starting the Dukan and 10kg since June! (I’m trying to be positive other I might just eat every skinny cow in the fridge and make myself horrendously sick).

– My job has been very mean to me and it’s making me cry at work. 😦 Been very stressed from it and it’s making me really down. I really want burgers…burgers, burgers, burgers!! I haven’t had any though…I’ve just had a vanilla frozen yoghurt and skinny cow, 6 fish cakes, 3 pork meatballs, 3 prawn balls (these are all high salt frozen processed food – very unhealthy), 2 prawns. SIGH

– I have to attend a Hen’s weekend this weekend. Given my fragile, highly emotional state (I am exaggerating a bit here though I am still pretty upset) I probably won’t have much will power against the flowing alcohol, the highly fatty, carb loaded nibblies that will be littered around.


I feel so down…I hope this weekend cheers me up 😦

Cookie Monster

Posted in Diet Blog with tags , on September 14, 2010 by Dobsessed

I should be given like an award or something…definitely a mention in the paper, a prize? I’d be happy with a prize.

Tomorrow, it’s my turn to bring morning tea at work. Now, before I became a Dukaneer, I was a keen baker (enjoy cooking but LOVE baking – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE eating). Rather than buy a packet of Tim Tams, I thought I’d reconnect with my past love and bake.

I went all out.

I made the most indulgent double chocolate cookies (cocoa, 1/2 a kilo of dark chocolate for 12 fat cookies!!), so rich with cocoa (though not too sweet) and you know what…after I baked them, fresh from the oven, I ate a pea sized crumb (to check the flavour) and left the rest. They were DELICIOUS.

Seriously…it would have been so easy to just eat them too, the cookies were right there! I was home alone, one lone cookie didn’t fit into the container! But no…I resisted. And I said no..

I think I deserve an award.

Here’s a preview…