Dukan DietThe Dukan Diet.  Shedding the Last 10lbs.  An update after a Year.  That’s a lot for one post, but it won’t be a long post.  Why?  Well, it has been just over a year when I first started the Dukan Diet – in January of 2012.  I wish that this could be an amazing success story, but be prepared because it is not!  This is what I can tell you.  It didn’t work for me.  I know two people that it worked wonderfully for, but not me.  There could be all kind of reasons, but if you read my blog you would have come across a post about finding what works best for you.  This wasn’t it for me.

I did not shed those last 10 lbs.  Actually, to be totally honest with you all, I went to the doctor in December and I was only 3 lbs away from my starting weight of Jan ’12.  Scary.  Now mind you, that’s the doctor’s scale.  I’m convinced they are a few lbs heavier than everyday household scales, so it was probably only about 5 lbs away.

Anyways, life happened and so did winter, so now I am trying to get back into exercise and healthy eating.  I think that is what works best for me.  Doing my best to say no to sweets and sugary things and fried things and getting exercise back in my life.  Which has started this month of March.  One day I hope that I can write a post about shedding those last 10lbs!  I will get there!

My exercise routine right now is Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for the month of March.  Then I will move into her problem areas workout (I’ve done it a couple times and I am looking forward to it).  I hope to do it every other day.  On days like today when I am fighting a cold, the reclining stationary bike and some stepping on the Wii board will have to do.  And with the warm weather coming I’m going to start jogging again.

Two things for motivation:

  1. My STAR reward system.  I know, it sounds elementary, but it works for me!  Every time I exercise I put a star sticker on my calendar, which is in my kitchen so I see it a lot.  As the weeks go by I can see all the stars filling up the month.  When I see less stars it is suppose to motivate me to exercise.  I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen.  BUT I love seeing all those stars.
  2. The second motivator is an exercise partner.  She actually lives a far distance from me so we can’t work out together.  But we did when we lived in the same area.  We talk about eating healthy and exercising and wish we could do it together.  Our plan is to text each other every time we exercise.  It has worked great for me so far.  One day I even texted her before I worked out so I would actually do it.  I think this plan will work for both of us and get us moving!

That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it…. especially now that it’s out there… for whoever is reading this… Please know that if you are doing the Dukan Diet I encourage you fully.  Know your body and your limits.  You can conquer!  As Shaun T would say, “Dig Deep!” Or Jillian Michaels speaking of Jumping Jacks, “I know you can do it.  There is no modification for this move.  I have 400 lb people who can do Jumping Jacks and so can you!”

How is the Dukan Diet working for you?  I would love to hear from you!  I know there are many that come accross my blog looking for info on the Dukan Diet.  Leave me a line about how it is going for you!