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Old 03-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #31
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I'm so excited!! A new low of 195.8!!!! Yahoo!!! Now to just keep it off and lose a little more next week!!!
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I just realized that my new low puts me at exactly 35 pounds lost!!
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Hi All, just touching base. I wonder- If I have descended into a contact PV day schedule- and at a total standstill- do you think I should do a few days of attack to start again? thanks all, and here some spring!
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Amber, sending positive thoughts your way. Just keep remembering it will get better soon and it's all going to be worth it! Stay doped up for a few days and eat healthy. Looking forward to seeing new after shots of the new gorgeous you.
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I haven't dieted in quite some time & I'm really ready to start back & lose this weight for good. I downloaded Dukan's book & I've read it, my oat bran arrived yesterday & I'm just waiting for DD to go back to school tomorrow so I can quit cooking for her & I'm going to start the diet on Monday. It's nice to know that I'll have a support group here when I start having questions. Monica
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This morning I down 30 pounds!! I am amazed at the results I'm seeing from Dukan. Looking to lose 43 more to get to TW but my smaller goal for March is 8lbs. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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Great work paranoid! When in Jan did you start? 8-10 pounds a month is a very reasonable goal for months 3 and 4. Hope your body keep co-operating.

Lenise, your zooming along too. Keep up the good work.

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Anyone? I wonder- If I have descended into a contact PV day schedule- and at a total standstill- do you think I should do a few days of attack to start again? thanks all, and here comes some spring!
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Purrcy's mom, have you tried upping your walking? I know that is one of the things Dukan mentions in the book to do. Can't remember what else he mentions. But I do think he says about doing some PP days. Do you have your book? If not, I'll look it up later.

Paranoid, way to go!! You're doing fantastic!! Our stats are similar, though it has taken me a while to get to this point. Congratulations!!

195.6 today! Down another .2 pounds!
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I started the Dukan diet on 1-1-12. I get really excited each morning when I see the scales go down and they go down it seams all week until the weekend --sometimes it rises slightly then because I tend to eat MORE than I need but always "on diet" I guess that's why it's never much gain and by Tuesday of each week I'm always going down more.
Good to know that 8 (or even 10) is possible in the 3rd month... I have a business trip this month so it could be harded to lose that week but hopefully the rest of the weeks I'll see good results. I have a trip in June planned and I'd really like to reach my TW by them....dukan site said it would be a month later.
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Purrcy's mom, have you tried upping your walking? I know that is one of the things Dukan mentions in the book to do. Can't remember what else he mentions. But I do think he says about doing some PP days. Do you have your book? If not, I'll look it up later.

Paranoid, way to go!! You're doing fantastic!! Our stats are similar, though it has taken me a while to get to this point. Congratulations!!

195.6 today! Down another .2 pounds!
Hi AMazing, that is great news! I will try upping my exercise... but over the holidays and thru graduation and then even valentines day, I fell off the rotation and really have been PV all the way with some choco cheats. I guess what I am asking is, would it mess me up to do another few days of attack to get me back on track and clear of processed carbs? thanks for any insight as usual.. I appreciate it! It has been a rough few months, but I am hoping to get back on the path to rock this diet...
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Thanks amazinggrace! I'm still trying to figure these post out and I missed your comment on my first read.
I don't know enough about this to offer advice to anyone but I'm gaining all kinds go good info reading what others questioned.
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I don't think doing two or three PP days would hurt. All you can do is try and see. Each of our bodies is different. And it might just be enough to shake it up for you.
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PurrcysMom, I agree that a few days of PP and more walking would most likely get you back into losing. This week had proved to me that exercise really is important. It has been warmer here and I've taken Ella for 3 long walks of an hour each and worked in the yard raking up old leaves for 6 hour yesterday. Almost fell off the scale in shock this morning. 148.4!! First time I've seen the 140s in about 27 years. That means 4 pounds off last week after only losing 3 in all of Feb. Doing 6 PV, 1 PP a week with a chocolate/coconut oil treat most days. No fruit or chia seeds this week, no reward meal and it payed off. All I can really say is stick with Dukan guys! This was week 28 for me and to see 4 more pounds drop makes it all so worth while.
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Was just checking in on another site that I weigh in on Weds and realised I've lost exactly 50 pounds since starting Dukan. Here are some of my weigh ins since then.

8/24/11=198.4
8/31/11-191.2
9/14/11=189.2
9/21/11=185.8
10/5/11=180.8
10/19/11=177.2
11/09/11=173.8
11/23/11=167.4
12/7/11=167
12/21/11=161.6
1/3/12=158
1/25/12=155
2/8/12=153
2/22/12=151
3/7/12=148.4

If I can do this at 63 with a long long history of losing and gaining over and over, I know the rest of you can too. We are all different and lose at different rates but it really can be done.

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PP days IMO are always in order. Great way to reset your metabolism & your mind! We are so glad to have you back with us!

I did a week and ended it with some days of fasting (I knew of some ladies having serious surgeries & fasting was in order) Also, my week was so crazy I didn't get my breakfat on most days til lunch (got my gazelle out ...with all the construction it has been put up... & all week did 30-45 mins) & had kids over the weekend-made soft shell tacos! OK I ate with them. This is the 1st time I went nowhere & actually UP a tad. But Yday & today within an hour I hit the eggs & I am back to 167 today. I won't mess my body up like that again! I felt miserable! Fast days are needed but I found out what a mess it makes in my bod...youngr years it never messed up metabolism because it WAS ALREADY messed up.

SusanI would be envious but instead I will be for you! Such good news! I am so for you!

Exercise is always in order & really gets everything moving! Feels good to be able togeton my gazelle again! I really missed having a place for it!

70° here today & the frogs are really loud! Must be happy the warm weather is here! Stark
contrast from my sis in IA with 6° & snow/ice on the roads!

Had appt for yearly physical & I just my NP! I will never see an MD again! She doesn't settle for "statis quo" but is willing to think outof the box! Small change in meds & I feel like a person today not a big bag of dust!

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Susan! Now I know 147 is NOT OUT OF REACH for me! Thanks!


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Was just checking in on another site that I weigh in on Weds and realised I've lost exactly 50 pounds since starting Dukan. Here are some of my weigh ins since then.

8/24/11=198.4
8/31/11-191.2
9/14/11=189.2
9/21/11=185.8
10/5/11=180.8
10/19/11=177.2
11/09/11=173.8
11/23/11=167.4
12/7/11=167
12/21/11=161.6
1/3/12=158
1/25/12=155
2/8/12=153
2/22/12=151
3/7/12=148.4

If I can do this at 63 with a long long history of losing and gaining over and over, I know the rest of you can too. We are all different and lose at different rates but it really can be done.
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Was just checking in on another site that I weigh in on Weds and realised I've lost exactly 50 pounds since starting Dukan. Here are some of my weigh ins since then.

8/24/11=198.4
8/31/11-191.2
9/14/11=189.2
9/21/11=185.8
10/5/11=180.8
10/19/11=177.2
11/09/11=173.8
11/23/11=167.4
12/7/11=167
12/21/11=161.6
1/3/12=158
1/25/12=155
2/8/12=153
2/22/12=151
3/7/12=148.4

If I can do this at 63 with a long long history of losing and gaining over and over, I know the rest of you can too. We are all different and lose at different rates but it really can be done.

This is GOOD NEWS for us all! Just have to hang in there and watch the weight drop.
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This morning I down 30 pounds!! I am amazed at the results I'm seeing from Dukan. Looking to lose 43 more to get to TW but my smaller goal for March is 8lbs. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Way to go!

I'm still on the attack phase, day 4. I need to lose about 70lbs so I'm wondering how long I need to stay on the attack phase. I was thinking 10 days, too long or short?

Thanks for the inspiration, Monica

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10 days are too many. There is a formula in the book & I can't remember it. Perhaps Susan knows. I am so proud of ya'll who are just starting & doig so well.
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10 days are too many. There is a formula in the book & I can't remember it. Perhaps Susan knows. I am so proud of ya'll who are just starting & doig so well.
So glad to here that 10 days are too many, I'll look through the book again to find the formula. Thanks!!
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PurrcysMom, I agree that a few days of PP and more walking would most likely get you back into losing. This week had proved to me that exercise really is important. It has been warmer here and I've taken Ella for 3 long walks of an hour each and worked in the yard raking up old leaves for 6 hour yesterday. Almost fell off the scale in shock this morning. 148.4!! First time I've seen the 140s in about 27 years. That means 4 pounds off last week after only losing 3 in all of Feb. Doing 6 PV, 1 PP a week with a chocolate/coconut oil treat most days. No fruit or chia seeds this week, no reward meal and it payed off. All I can really say is stick with Dukan guys! This was week 28 for me and to see 4 more pounds drop makes it all so worth while.
Thanks Stilldews and Amazing! How do do you make the choco/ coconut treat cheat? I just bought the coconut peanut butter- it is pretty good! That is my cheat.... I guess I must now realize that the initial weight loss with the cheat of nuts and lite cheese, now I must shave them off and be 100% no more kidding myself!
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Thanks Stilldews and Amazing! How do do you make the choco/ coconut treat cheat? I just bought the coconut peanut butter- it is pretty good! That is my cheat.... I guess I must now realize that the initial weight loss with the cheat of nuts and lite cheese, now I must shave them off and be 100% no more kidding myself!

PS also- do you just sprinkle the chia seeds on salad and such, or do you prep it into its gelatinous state? I have a hard time with that... not sure how else to use them!
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So glad to here that 10 days are too many, I'll look through the book again to find the formula. Thanks!!
I did 7 days of attack. & I've been switching everyday since. Some weekends I have two days in a row with veggies then Monday back to PP.
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You can calculate how long you need to be in Attack Hereand also find your True weight.
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for me, it was 3 days of attack. Staying in it too long will just make you lose slower the first few weeks of cruise. That's normal anyway but overdoing Attack makes it worse. Don't be disappointed if your weight pops up a litle once you start cruise. It will pop up and down, but eventually start going down regularly. I only lost 1/4 pound each of my first 2 weeks of cruise, then some weeks lost 3-4 pounds after that.

Here is how I make my chocolate coconut treat.

1 sq Ghiradelli unsweetened baking chocolate or 1 small piece unsweetened Baker's chocolate.

1.5 TB pure coconut oil
1/2 cap full peppermint extract or vanilla extract
2 oz of Greek yougurt or fat free cream cheese
2 pkg Stevia and 2 pkg Splenda

Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil by cooking 1 minute in the microwave. Stir in the sweetener and extract, then the yogurt or cream cheese. Stir with a fork until well mixed. I then put it in the freezer about 20 minutes or until set. The chocolate is very bitter so it takes at least 4 pkg sweetener. You might want to experiment with how much you need. EVen with 4 pkg it is still bitter, but sure cures my sweet craving.

You can also make it without the creamcheese or yogurt. I have also made it with a TB of cream and using chocolate raspberry flavored stevia. Cherry, raspberry or orange extracts can also be used. 100% dark chocolate cocoa powder can be used too. I think about 1 to 1.5 TB is what I used once when I was out of the baking chocolate.

The chia seeds are fine just sprinkled on salads or in soups or casseroles. I like to grind them in a coffee grinder and use them for cereal along with the oat bran. They don't seem so gelled like that way.

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You can calculate how long you need to be in Attack Hereand also find your True weight.
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for me, it was 3 days of attack. Staying in it too long will just make you lose slower the first few weeks of cruise. That's normal anyway but overdoing Attack makes it worse. Don't be disappointed if your weight pops up a litle once you start cruise. It will pop up and down, but eventually start going down regularly. I only lost 1/4 pound each of my first 2 weeks of cruise, then some weeks lost 3-4 pounds after that.


Thanks Stilldews,

Says I only need to do attack for 5 days & should be at my true weight by mid Sept. Sounds good to me! Got to go, have a trainer on Fridays to keep my workouts motivated, Monica
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Here's an interesting link with some information on Vit Ds role in weight loss. The very last sentence may help explain why the Dukan Diet seems to work better than Atkins for some of us. Click thanks but no thanks is a different page shows up first. Then the article shows up.

Burn Fat Faster with Vitamin D | Men's Health

I take 4000 Units of vit D daily and will be interested in seeing what my D level is when I get blood work done later this month.

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TY! :thamks: My NP has me @ 3000 but she said 4 would not be out of the question. Susan, My D is 2000 & I get about 1200 in my calcium + multi vitamin. Would taking 2 D make this too much? You are a sweet
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I don't think it would be too much. As long as your kidneys are working OK, any extra should just be excreated. Studies are showing many of us really need more Vit D. Probably a good idea to get it checked once a year if you take the larger doses.
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