I would like to tell you all that I am glad this phase only lasts 4 days for me and on Friday I can eat veggies! Now on to Day 3!
Pounds Lost: Down 1.4 lbs this morning from yesterday for a grand total of 2.2 lbs.
How I felt Today:
I had to work (cleaning houses) which is a little rigorous so I was feeling a little bit tired at the first house. Maybe not so much tired, but weak. I was talking with my partner in crime and she said she read that sometimes if you have low blood pressure to not drink the required amount of water because it flushes away the salt your body needs. (I haven’t read that yet.) I’m sure that my body hasn’t been getting enough salt and I have definitely been drinking the required amount of water and more. I haven’t been officially diagnosed with low blood pressure, but a specialist did tell me that my blood pressure is lower when I am standing. Anyway, half way through the first house I had to get some water and I had a little snack of yogurt to pull me through. After we were done I was able to have lunch and I was fine for the rest of the day.
I seemed to be less hungry today, except when I got home from work. I was definitely craving chips and cookies today!
I had to go to Canadian Tire to pick something up and it was tempting to get something, especially because I was hungry. But I refrained! Success. Then I got home and was hungry so I had some left over salmon (which later I found out was made in oil and flour – that wasn’t suppose to be for me! Oops!).
I cooked my supper and just as I picked it up I dipped it on the floor and it went flying all over the place! On the stove, the side of the freezer, up my sister’s pant leg and the dog was quick to dig his nose in and eat it up! I through my spoon on the floor and said, “I hate this diet!” Ok, I don’t hate it and I might have been a little bit over dramatic. I was just really looking forward to eating my supper. I remade my supper and was able to enjoy it (although a person can only eat so much hamburger).
My evening went well and I didn’t find myself wanting anything more. I had a little snack later in the evening, but it was good. Chewing sugar free gum helps too! We are allowed to drink pop like Coke Zero. I decided to get one today when I was having my cravings at Canadian Tire. It didn’t help since I don’t really drink pop and when I do I usually eat chips or something like that with it. So I think I associated the pop with junk food. Not a good thing!
Now I am going to head to bed and start the day again. But tomorrow is Day 4! My last day on the attack phase! How exciting. Friday I can eat veggies – but as I read tonight only certain ones. That’s ok with me! I’m game. I’ll fill you in on the Cruise Phase on Friday.
Breakfast: Dukan Galette (see DAY 2) and some turkey bacon (which I don’t get tomorrow because I used my daily portion of oat bran on home made chicken strips). I love this little galette, it is pretty tasty.
Morning Snack: Fat Free Lemon Meringue Pie Yogurt (we can have flavoured yogurt but not with chunks of anything in it). If you can find me another flavour like cappuccino that is Fat Free you would be awarded the title of Being Awesome!
Lunch: 1/2 can tuna mixed with dill and greek yogurt, boiled egg, slice of fat free cheese
Afternoon Snack: salmon steak (I don’t think it will make a huge deal that it was cooked in oil n flour…I hope. Wish I had of known!)
Supper: Hamburger with salad herbs and Mrs. Dash mixed with greek yogurt and a fat free cheese slice.
Evening Snack: the meringue yogurt and a little bit of seafood chowder Dukan style.
Liquid: coffee, tea, Coke Zero, and lots of water!
My friend who is doing this with me is also writing about her experience on this diet. She has a bit of a different take on it so be sure to visit her blog and encourage her! She has posted some information about the diet, recipes, and what her journey has been like! Visit Life as a Suitcase
[This is part of the Dukan Diet series. Check out the rest of the posts by clicking HERE.]
Great job fighting the cravings! 🙂 Maybe you can bond with Harley if you drop more food… hehe
Erin, you are a much stronger woman than I!
I would never be able to eat what you are eating for 4 days! I am excited that you get some veggies soon as that will be good for you, and tasty too! I especially enjoy your honesty, and that I can vision you throwing your spoon on the ground in “frustration” 🙂
Hope today is a great one!
Erin Jackman said:
Thanks Corey! Harley already gets enough treats from me he doesn't need my supper too! 🙂
Julie, I wouldn't be able to do it without someone special in my life doing it alongside me. I have definitely learned that I can accomplish exercise and getting healthy if I have someone to do it alongside me! I want to be honest because I don't want to just give the good side of things when it isn't always easy. Have a great day too! 🙂
Impulsive Addict said:
I'm on Day 6 and I'm doing well with this so far. Can we have Fat Free Cheese? I missed that part in the book!!
The tuna and dill sounds good. Did you just use dill seasoning?
Erin Jackman said:
Yes, we can have fat free cheese! The key is fat free. I still try not to eat too much of it, but it is definitely something that is a nice treat to have. I have been eating fat free cheese slices. They melt nicely on things like meat and tuna melts. Visit http://lifeandsuitcases.blogspot.com/2012/01/tuna-melts.html
for a tuna melt recipe from my friend. It is really good. You might also find her blog helpful!
The dill is just dried dill that I have. I also have a dill and lemon herb mix from Epicure.
Keep at it and enjoy the foods you eat!