Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dukan Cruise days

So no update in a while. Last week I was starting the Cruise phase, having salads for lunches, and made curry tofu stirfry for dinner... good good..
Then Sunday happened and the BF wanted to eat at White Spot. I wanted to go buy eggs and ham for breakfast but he wanted lunch foods. Well White Spot has terrible options for healthy and no carb meals, also their "healthy" meals are all chicken. Talk about lame, it'd be nice to have a meal out that's not CHICKEN as if CHICKEN is something all around healthy. Cmon corporations - think outside the box!  Shrimp, FISH, Crab, lean steaks! TOFU! Why aren't restaurants learning how to serve TOFU dishes?  I mean it's 2012!!! You should have learned well enough by now! 

Oh well, so I had an off day and splurged. BUT it was the only meal I had all day, split into two meals. Seemed reasonable for a failure day.  Back on the diet Monday. Had a veggie/protein day (taco salad for lunch with no rice/beans) and had spaghetti squash and some chicken for dinner, had AllBran buds with skim milk for breakfast.

Today I decided to have an all protein day, til dinner. I wanted to finish off the spaghetti squash I had already cooked.  Had that and some shrimp in low calorie Miracle whip with a small amount of HP sauce and Ketchup.

Then I made a pizza. For tomorrow!  I made the crust with oat bran chopped in a coffee grinder and some Surghum flour and activated yeast... first time making a dough.
Baked it for 15mins or so at 375.
Then added stuff. See my other blog.

I don't think I've lost any new weight, so any Dukan tips would really help here.  *sigh* Gonna keep trying to stick with it.  As long as it's 1-4lbs per week I'll be happy.
I also find I lose more weight from a veggie/protein day, but gain on a Pure Protein day... HELP?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tzatziki update

So day 1 of the Cruise phase!  VEGGIIIIIEEEEESSS!! YAY =D

Can you tell I've missed them?
Honestly there was no craving of them, just missing a different texture as to me all protein has a similar type of texture.  Today's diet followed as:
2Tbsp Allbran buds (I know, but wasn't a lot and I felt it helped) with skim milk
Vanilla 0%MF Greek Yogurt

Poached Salmon leftovers
Garden salad with SPICY PINEAPPLE DRESSING (confirmed non fat, 1 carb)

Cheese wedges (that yummy wheel of varied Gruyere)
Smoked deli Turkey (low sodium, non fat)
Greek Yogurt as above
Sliced Cucumbers

Grilled herbed Steak
Steamed spinach
Baked Herbed eggplant
Homemade nonfat Tzatziki!!!

So a good day for food, tomorrow is a Protein ONLY day, but I'll be adding some Tzatziki for my steak to eat at lunch.

This morning was pretty tough as I got on the scale and didn't lose a pound. I stayed the same at 164lbs. However, when I got home from work, I had a bathroom break and weighed myself and was still 164! I do wonder what that means :) Hoping for a loss! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 6 Attack

So it's the last day of the Attack Phase for me.
Woke up this morning to stable weight, no gain or loss.  Sad :(  I'm hoping I'll dump some weight today then.

I'm wondering if it's from the Tofu I ate that I pan fried in Hoisin and Sweet Chili sauce... probably is as those have some carbs and sodium.  We shall see. I really didn't find it that hard doing 100% protein for 6 days, the first two were definitely trouble and an ordeal, but like I said - I grew up Vegetarian/Vegan, this TONS of protein is a bit new to me.  Oh as is the Diarrhea... Don't do super spicy foods while you are on this diet because it totally clears through you.

Today I made a big BOO BOO! I didn't bring enough food with me for lunch! Damnit!  So today I need to make sure I have food for tomorrow, which I think I'll be fine as I get to have salad and other veggies. Wheee!

During the attack phase I ate a lot of greek yogurt (no fruit), chicken, some fish and shrimp, and some steak.  Also, when I could I made the delicious scrambled eggs in my other blog. Mmmmm. Now I have some salmon, mixed wheat bran with greek yogurt and soy milk (ew, it wasn't THAT great..) and some steak and chicken leftover to make. But I can't wait for the veggies!  MMMMM

So ask me any questions you may have, I'll share what I can from my experiences.  Now it's bedtime so wish me luck that I've lost some for tomorrow's visit with the scales.  :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Welcome, an Intro to Me, DD!

I'm going to blog, hopefully frequently, about my journey losing weight and changing my eating habits for the rest of my life.
A bit about me:  
I will go by DD, a nickname my grandpa gave me after my favorite lesson horse as a child.
I'm a late 20s female who is (as of Wednesday June 13, 2012) over 40lbs overweight. It all started when my mother passed away due to metastasized breast cancer after a 2 year battle and a mastectomy, chemo and radiation.  The stress from her death and the prior to death beginning of my working life, at 17 at Pizza Hut, helped me along the very easy road of mourning, weight gain, self destruction, self loathing, fear, anxiety, and low discipline.  I was raised a vegetarian with the occasional meat snuck in when my mother was not watching at various family functions. At 15 I was given the choice to eat meat and I leapt for the chance.  At the time I began working at Pizza Hut I was also able to drive and thus, eat fast food, also often eating fries and such from the school cafeteria.  I chose this as all through elementary school and junior high I was mocked for my lunches, being "different" and oftentimes odorous (thanks mom!) however they were very healthy.

After my mother's passing, not much wholesome cooking was done at home.  I often ate TV dinners, Sidekicks, pasta with prepared tomato sauces, McDonalds, pizza, etc. I started gaining weight quickly, though I tried not to notice. I wholly believe one should love themselves at any point in their lives, but I turned a blind eye mostly to my weight problems. Depression was a companion, though I did not realize this then.  Being depressed created a need to fill the void; the void was filled with my then boyfriend, my pets and food.  In 2005-2006 I topped close to 180lbs for my 5'2 3/4" whitegirl (but bootylicious) frame.  My boyfriend broke up with me, after a 4 year relationship. Understandably, he wanted a release from this depressing overweight bitch I had let myself sink to, he had grown to need something else. We had grown apart.  And he is one of the top reasons I survived and changed my life, if I could I would be thanking him for allowing me to face my fears and faults.  I sunk to a deep depression, realizing that for the first time in my life I was TRULY alone, for I had started my relationship with that boyfriend just after my mother passed. But out of those ashes of the burned out relationship I rose, after some time, with some of the depression and anxiety causing a 15lb weight loss.  That was wonderful, but it stopped there.

Now, 10 years after my mother's passing and in preparation to shave my head down to the skin in remembrance of her 10year anniversary in October I really need to lose the 40lbs!  After attempting to eat SUPER healthy - cut out fast food, only cooked at home, - exercising, went to bootcamp and then the attempt with the HCG drops (SUCH A SCAM! works but DOESN'T), I went to see my doctor - bloodtests came back clear! - she prescribed me the Dukan Diet. I went right after that appointment and bought his book.  I am now into day 5 of the Attack Phase and have lost 3.5lbs so far.

So that is about me, I will post again about my first 5-6 days on the Attack Diet, and Tuesday I will have veggies! YAY! So stay tuned, let's do this journey together.