Hi Aiming to Remove 30lb in 15 weeks

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Hi Aiming to Remove 30lb in 15 weeks

Post  Iella on Tue May 18, 2010 12:00 pm

I've chosen this diet not because of its supposed rapid results, but because I like protein and the diet makes sense to me so I'm fairly confident I'm going to be able to stick to it. If anyone wants to judge the diet by my results I think its only fair to say that I may not be an easy case for any diet as I have been seriously ill. I lost 4 and a half stone which put me below 10 stone which is my ideal weight - unfortunately this was not healthy weight loss as I was so ill that I lost a lot of muscle and was very weak. I recovered in Febuary and I'm fine now but I've piled weight back on at a crazy rate - some of it is muscle weight as I'm much stronger and able to exercise again - but a lot is definately fat I want to get rid of without looking ill.

So as I just hit 12st enough is enough - my goal is always below 10st so I'm aiming for 9st 12lb.

I'll fill this in every Tuesday for the next 15 weeks:

Week..............Start Weight...........Aim Below:............Actual:...........Result:..............Total Lost:

1.......................12st 0lb............11st 12lb.............11st 6lb.............8lb......................8lb
2.......................11st 8lb............11st 10lb.............11st 2lb.............4lb.....................12lb
3.......................11st 2lb............11st 8lb...............11st 4lb............-2lb....................10lb


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Post  Iella on Tue May 25, 2010 6:23 pm

Week 1

Its gone really great far better than I expected. Yes I have noticed a drop in available energy but its nothing major and I'm not hungry - infact I've now got a fridge full of leftovers as I overestimated how much food I was likely to eat in the first week. I've decided to do Mon to Thurs as protein and then Fri to Sun as Protein and Veg because that way I can diet and still socialise and have friends and family round on the Friday and Sunday nights - I just ignore the potatoes and bread, and stock up on salad.

Next week I'm planning to keep to the same exercise routine as this week, which is 30 mins on the Strider in the morning, and a 30 min swim in the evening which is doable at a steady pace, and depending how I feel I may try the stomach exercise in the book.

Key tips are:

1. 3-4 cups of a sweetish low cal drink in the evening in my case hot Ribena (no added sugar so about 5 cals per cup) seem to stave off my evening cravings for chocolate and sweets.
2. Making a sweet pancake with the oat-bran is tasty and again satisfies the urge for sweet - 1.5 tbsp oatbran, 1.5 tblsp low fat strawberry yoghurt and a large egg makes 7 mini pancakes, which I have as an afternoon or early evening snack.
3. Treat yourself to a varied menu - I've had fillet steak, smoked hoki, king prawns, salmon, this week - no they are not cheap but if I compare how much it used to cost to feed me for a week and keep me in chocolate and snacks it is actually working out cheaper to eat a luxurious diet than it did to eat an average diet plus snacks and treats.

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Post  Iella on Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:23 pm

Week 2

It's still going great, I've never been able to stick to a diet without cheating for 14 days before let alone be happy on it. I'm getting into a better routine now as I'm getting more used to eating and planning meals this way. Doing Mon to Thurs as Protein and then Fri to Sun as Protein and Veg is definitely a winner for me, and I've now started having Smoked Mackerel and Cottage Cheese for my Protein breakfasts and Prawn Cocktail for my Protein and Veg Ones. I have my Strawberry gallette after my swim about 6.30pm to refuel after the exercise then have my evening meal about 8pm.

I bottled the urge to do stomach exercises as I'm doing so well that I don't want to risk doing to much and having to cancel all my exercise, but even without them I can already see a difference in the mirror which is great. Next week I'm planning to up my exercise routine from 30 mins to 60 mins on the Strider in the morning, and keep the 30 min swim in the evening which is doable at a steady pace.

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Re: Hi Aiming to Remove 30lb in 15 weeks

Post  Iella on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:58 pm

Week 3

OK time to fess up - I've actually gained 2lb this week.

But to be fair I think its less to do with the Dukan diet efficiency and more to do with the carrier bags full of chocolate, peanut butter and takeways that I've been guzzling for the last 4 days.

I was doing so well with the diet and exercise that I was really chuffed with myself but I've been having a real downer of a week and all my good intentions kind of fell apart.

Anyway onwards and upwards as they say, so I've started on the diet again today and I'm trying to resist the urge of going to the Post Office for more peanut butter.

See you all next week Very Happy

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Re: Hi Aiming to Remove 30lb in 15 weeks

Post  slimkore on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:22 pm

I admit I'm missing the nut and seed butters while on this diet as well. Sad

Hang in there. You can do it! Wink
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