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Dukan Diary: Day 8 and what I’ve been eating

Posted in Diet Blog, Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , on August 24, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.4g (176.9 lbs)

Today’s weight loss: 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 3.4kg (7.5lbs)

Exercise: 40 minutes Body Combat class – first time ever, thought I was going to vomit!

So, weight loss today! Woo hoo! half a kilo, not bad.  So after a week and a day, I’ve nearly lost 3.5kg! I really can’t wait to get below that 80kg mark.

Whenever I get over that 80kg threshold, I don’t know why…I just seem to not be able to get under it and then I just gain and gain and gain…so I’m only half a kilo off, so I’m hoping I can smash it today.

I keep saying that I haven’t been hungry but I don’t talk about what I eat, and honestly, I’m amazed that I register weightloss with the amount of food I eat! I think next week, for a whole week, I’m going to document everything I eat, so that you can see the portion size too.

Here’s what I’ve been eating yesterday and today:


Oatbran, Chicken pieces (thighs), yoghurt, more chicken pieces, hot chocolate, Egg salad, lots of water, lots of teas, a coffee, a coke zero, and a square of chocolate


Oatbran, a bunch of asparagus tips, Broccoli soup, Cauliflower Cottage Pie with cheese, coke zero, 1 Rolo, a prawn cocktail, 2 fillets of salmon (with sweet soy), another bunch of asparagus, tea, coffee and a huge mug of hot chocolate (options)


Dukan Diet Day 2 V2

Posted in Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , , , on February 15, 2011 by Dobsessed

Day 2 on the Dukan Diet Version 2

Weight: 79.1kg

Today’s weight loss: 0.4kg

Total weight loss: 0.4kg

Exercise: 30 minute slow walk…

Today’s Food:



Breakfast: Oat bran Porridge (made with water), black Coffee

Morning Tea: Nut bar (1 Nut bar left in my drawer), a Thai fishcake, some chicken strips with curry sauce

Lunch: a plate of salt and pepper squid – very average

Afternoon Tea: Big handful of Pistachio nuts, two Thai fishcakes, some MORE chicken strips with curry sauce

Dinner: Some MORE Chicken strips with a bit of chilli sauce


How I felt:

I actually felt horrible today…and it had nothing to do with the diet.

I have talked about being allergic to wheat…and it affected me in full force today.  On my weekend away, I indulged on everything I wanted, donuts, cookies, dumplings, noodles, breads…and I paid for it today.  My skin felt like it was crawling, my face was itchy and dry, my eyes were swollen and flakey, a bit crepey too…and my mouth was like a cave of ulcers.  At around 10 the corner of my mouth sprouted with clusters of cold sores which just progressively got worse throughout the day (despite me putting a patch on it).

So, a friend asked if I got ulcers from eating wheat and I’ve never thought of that before.  My known wheat side affects are stomach ache, nausea, diarrhea, lethargy, rash, itchiness, nose bleeds, stomach bleeds…but ulcers? I haven’t made that connection before…so I Googled it and yep. Ulcers are a symptoms for those who are allergic to wheat.  And it makes sense now, last time I got ulcers and felt deathly ill was when I came back from my holiday in Thailand where…you guessed it, I indulged on lost of bready stuff.

Anyways, I know that me feeling run down, sore throat and feeling overly disgusting was due to my wheat allergic rather than the diet.

I had a loss of 400 grams. Really nothing to write home about.

I don’t think I’ll lose much weight tomorrow given how much ‘bad’ foods I had but we’ll see what happens…


Last Supper Weekend & Day 1 On the Dukan Diet

Posted in Diet Blog, Dukan Diet, Pigging Out, What I ate with tags , , , on February 14, 2011 by Dobsessed

Here is some of the offerings at my Last Supper Weekend…

Some nooooodles with soft yolk eggs and pork and mushroom balls


Some wines at Antique Bar 😀

HUGE Breakfast Burrito with avocado (HUGE) with a Pumpkin Polenta Loaf


This, my friend, is a Luthur Burger

Buffet Lunch at Melbroune's Grand Hyatt - this was one of my plates...desserts


As you can see, I definitely didn’t discriminate when it came to my last supper, this is just a small sampling of what I had when I went to visit my Best Bum Chum on the weekend in Melbourne…I didn’t take pictures of everything I ate…but one of my FAVOURITE breakfasts was a Angus Steak Sandwich from St. Ali, some tender Salt & Pepper Squid from Babel and my favourite meal was at Hutong Dumpling Bar (have you tried their Turnip cake? Yum Yum)…oh…here you can see me eat a Luther Burger.

Anyways…this is supposed to be a diet blog, so here are today’s Stats.

(I gained 2 kg after this weekend)

Weight: 79.5kg

Exercise: None – I sprained my foot on the weekend, I should be recovered by tomorrow

Today’s Food:

Breakfast: Oat bran Porridge (made with water), black Coffee

Morning Tea: Nut bar (nuts are not really allowed but I still have 3 bars in my work drawer and I don’t wanna waste money!)

Lunch: Half a Roast Chicken – I only ate about half of this as roast chickens from Coles are blaaaaaaaaaaaand and DRY!! Next time I’m buying from Woolworths!

Afternoon Tea: Two small handfuls of Pistachio nuts, boiled egg with Furikake

Dinner: Some Chicken strips and Soft shelled crabs with curry sauce (I treated myself because of Valentine’s Day)


How I felt:

Anyways…I felt pretty good today, I expected headaches from the sugar withdrawals but I didn’t get it…perhaps the nuts carried me through? I was also very, very busy at work so I didn’t really have time to get hungry (bored).  I also didn’t get the 3pm (witching hour) sugar craving crash…but it could be because I prepared myself by cutting out all chocolate a week ago (except for my Last Supper weekend).

I’m not sure if I’m going to lose any weight tomorrow as I didn’t do any exercise today (I usually do at least 40 minutes of walking a day) and I also had soft shelled crabs (which are lightly fried)…

We’ll see how I go.

My goal is to lose 10kg by 10 April and overall 22kg  (I want to be 57kg!).

I tried to post my Luthur Burger on YouTube but I haven’t figured it out how to do it yet!

Food I ate on Day 37 – PV Day

Posted in Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , , , , on August 31, 2010 by Dobsessed

So…yesterday, I cleared out all the Skinny Cows in the house and I didn’t allow myself to buy anymore either…so NO SKINNY COWS today!! 🙂 I felt a lot better today, first day since I was sick last Wednesday, I’ve felt non-cloudy and my head was not fuzzy or aching today!

Here’s what I ate today:

– A big bowl of Lion’s Head Soup

Morning tea:
– Pork balls with ginger broth
– 1 cupcake sized Strawberry scented oatbran muffin

– I ate at a shopping centre food court today: Big piece of grilled fish with prawn and lettuce sale and seafood salad (didn’t eat too much of this, because it was completely coated in mayonnaise)

Afternoon tea:
– 2 cupcake sized strawberry scented oatbran muffin
– 1 piece of Greek yoghurt chicken piece (I had to try it when I was cooking it!)

– Cottage Pie, see my picture 😀

– Stirfried asparagus with scallops and garlic

– 1 cupcake sized strawberry scented oatbran muffin (I can eat 4! as part of my oatbran quota)

Here’s some things I’m wearing for my friend’s hen’s party weekend:

I need to lose weight before I don this garb..

Dukan Binge

Posted in What I ate with tags , on August 26, 2010 by Dobsessed

I’m still sick, even worse than yesterday…all I want is to eat! So, this is what I’m eating today:

– 2 chicken sausages and a fried egg, wasn’t hungry, not much appetite when I’m sick, but just felt like eating
– a Vanilla Dukan Muffin, this was about 30 minutes later, definitely wasn’t hungry
– 180g of baked turkey meatballs with mini Babybel Light and tomato sauce, I had this 5 minutes after I had the muffin…feeling a bit disgusted at myself now but I just can’t seem to stop.
– a Skinny Cow vanilla and chocolate ice block
– 2 roasted chicken thighs stuffed with Feta and spinach (average)
– Skinny Cow Sundae

I’m not hungry, why am I still pigging out??

– Another lot of of baked turkey meatballs with shaved cheese and drizzled with lots of tomato sauce

– 2 Chicken sausages

– a tub of non-fat cheesecake flavoured yoghurt…

One thing I can say for myself…everything I’m ‘binging’ on is part of my diet (haha…not funny actually)…except for the Skinny Cow which I class as tolerated…I did completely exceed my oatbran intake though, I reckon I’m on about 3 tablespoons today! EEeeeek!

On another note, I am now sick of chicken sausages, turkey meatballs, steak, roast chicken (rotisserie chicken), rissoles, beef stir-fry…what am I supposed to eat now?? Suggestions?

Further Fails

– Oreo McFlurry w chocolate fudge and malteasers…way too sweet, why have I never thought this before??
– bacon cheeseburger…

Can I skip weigh-in tomorrow?

Day 27 on the Dukan Diet (Week 4)

Posted in Diet Blog, Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , on August 21, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 71kg

Today’s weight loss/gain: 0

Total Weight Loss: 5.5kg

Exercise: 30 minute walk

No change from yesterday’s weight. I REALLY want to be in the 60s next week…please, please, please! With that in mind, I decided to WALKed to the voting booth as opposed to drive…took me only 30 minutes there and back.

I also decided to prepare lots of food in preparation for next week. I made a bolognaise sauce…I over salted it :(. Would’ve been perfect with pasta or on a loaded potato…but I was eating it by itself, so bit too salty. Lost of veggies, mushrooms, carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, garlic, some pork and beef mince and canned tomatoes. I also put wine and a touch of milk in it. Yummy. I also made a delicious broccoli soup – so easy!!

The bolognaise and the broccoli soup made up what I ate today:

Oat bran Porridge, a zucchini slice

Morning tea:
A small bowl of bolognaise sauce

zucchini slice spiced cauliflower soup

Afternoon tea
Large frozen yoghurt – not Dukan friendly, I can tell it has a bit too much sugar content
A small bowl of bolognaise sauce

A big of bowl of bolognaise sauce
A decent bowl of broccoli soup
A skinny cow vanilla sundae

Weigh in and measuring tomorrow!

Days 22, 23, 24, 25 on the Dukan Diet (Wk 4)

Posted in Dukan Diet, What I ate with tags , , on August 18, 2010 by Dobsessed

I have felt extremely tired EVERY single day so far this week.

Day 22 – PP – 72.5kg (gained 0.5kg)
Day 23 – PV – 72.5kg
I had wine and ate coconut rice, chicken satays and peanut sauce, Thai chicken salad and sweet and sour pork for dinner…*sigh*

Day 24 – PP – 72kg (loss 0.5kg)
Day 22 and Day 23 entries went missing…seems to happen sometimes when I use the WordPress App on my iphone/ipad…I don’t know why…but it’s happened 4 times…but there’s no pattern for when they decide to go missing…it just does when it feels like it. Annoying.

I was really lacking in energy today…felt horribly drained and I don’t know if it was my diet or not. Today I had oat bran porridge and 2 soy lattes (I’m lactose intolerant – especially in milk, so I have to have soy), had a wedge of Laughing Cow light, turkey meatballs, a (NON-Dukan friendly) chicken strip, some fatty, yucky chicken kebab from a carvery. I think the Chicken strip is made with lots of flour, cos that probably explains why I felt so lethargic and I didn’t have any appetite for dinner. Ended up eating a Skinny Cow chocolate ice block and 1 boiled egg. Will I lose weight this week?

Day 25 – PV – 71.5kg (total weight loss 5kg) – 2 hours of exercise (1.5 hour walk – split up into 30 minute slots and 30 minutes of Personal Training)

I nearly lost my resolve today.  The day started normal enough with oat bran porridge and a coffee.  Got to work and at about 10 or so, had my Dukan friendly Zuchinni Slice.  Lunch was very ordinary.  We went to a nice place for lunch for a colleague’s farewell, but it was Italian…and not one that sells veal escallops either.  I ended up getting a tuna, egg, olive salad with added chicken and it was so unappetizing that I left most of it.  I was starving and hanging for a frozen yogurt, but Yogen Fruz has closed down!! So I just had a wedge of Laughing Cow.  I had a brutal personal training session…and made the questionable decision to still walk home and was feeling particularly drained by the time I got home.  Couldn’t be bothered cooking so got half a roast chicken.  No matter how hungry I am, I just can’t seem to stomach DRY chicken!!!! I hate the stringy threads! I felt like going for the Mi Goreng in the pantry I was so frustrated.  I ended up driving to the shops and getting an extra LARGE low-fat frozen yoghurt.  Probably has WAY too much sugar content…but I really needed it…it was the only thing stopping me from dialing a pizza. 😦