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iamfaithful 07-31-2012 10:27 PM

Dukaniestas make it to another Amazing August
We have come here from

Here are a few links to help you get started... Everyone is :welcome:

& the thread from last year's August

Meek75 08-01-2012 12:49 AM

Happy August 1st!

Here's to an AMAZING AUGUST of becoming fit and healthy!! :clap:

LIVE_FREE_NH 08-01-2012 08:43 AM

Wow, August already!!

Lenise - me too, I'm at 198.2 this morning. And 5'8" but heavy-boned! Today is a Protein Day!

Iam - funny about your scale, it must have been a real What the Heck Moment!

How's everyone doing? I'm still loving the Dukan plan!

Gosh, I caught a bad summer cold so not a happy camper at the moment. DH and I are heading out to Ohio this weekend for my 40th high school reunion... worried that I will feel lousy..argghhh! Planning in my head what protein items I will put in a cooler for the drive on Friday.....it will be a Protein Day...

Have a good one everyone, and don't catch my cold!

Meek75 08-01-2012 09:15 AM

Today is a protein day for me as well. Gonna enjoy it! :D

Have a great day, Dukaniestas ;)

iamfaithful 08-01-2012 09:16 AM

Dukan adapts itself so well to travel... so easy to pack HB (Honey Badger) eggs, cheese sticks, beef jerkey, tuna pouches, greek yogurt in a cooler, chicken breast in baggies...

And then the restaurants.... steak & vegies, chicken & vegies... omlets....you get the idea....

Fast food salads with some kind of meat on them & a squeeze of lemon juice (in a packet you brought in)... burgers with out the bun.... baked fish at the fish places.... etc

Happy traveling everyone!

BTW since I started making/drinking milk kefir & kombucha I have NOT had a even so much of a cold... I drink prolly a gallon of some kind of ferments a week. If you are not adding ferments to your eating plan they do fit as almost all are LC.

I really liked the alkaline batteries in my scale.... maybe I should keep them.... :hyst:
Maybe next week I will have real batteries til then I will keep :rofl: :hyst: :lol:

Zanjabil 08-01-2012 02:22 PM

Yay!! August!
Faithful lol on the scale too funny! I weighed in at 174.2 today almost 174!! When that happens I'll change my stats I've decided not to change it until I am in the whole numbers as far as lbs. I have been eating a few bites off plan and still losing! I can't believe it!! I love this diet! It's changing something in me. I've never been able to eat just a few bites of anything. I told myself if I stay on plan 95% of the time the other 5% won't matter. So far this has been true. If I plateau then I will not stray from plan at all. Does anyone else go off plan occasionally and still see the number on the scale go down?

portcop01 08-01-2012 06:40 PM

What is the Dukan diet??

iamfaithful 08-02-2012 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by portcop01 (Post 15843703)
What is the Dukan diet??

If you look at the links on the first post here you will get lots of info.

Basically it is lower fat, higher protrin, limited carbs. Has 4 phases that prepare the body for a lifetime of success. Hope this helps.

Purrcy'smom 08-02-2012 01:05 PM

Just jumping in to mark my spot...:)

LIVE_FREE_NH 08-02-2012 02:38 PM

Hi gals,

Welcome Purrcy'smom!:welcome:

Iam- thanks for the food travel tips. We are stopping ONLY for gas, coffee and pee!:hyst: We will be like a NASCAR pit crew. QUICK!

Meek - saw your other thread and hope your health issues are surmountable, :aprayer:

Yes, I went slightly off-plan last Friday when we had folks over for cookout..my indiscretions usually cost me 3-4 days of catch-up so there you go. Getting back on Dukan is easy..been good since Sat.....

Later all,

amazinggrace911 08-02-2012 04:42 PM

196.6 today!!!!Yahoo!!!

Had steak and eggs for dinner tonight!!! Tasted so good. Really need to go clean the kitchen. Tiredof doing that all the timt. Lol

Working tonight. Yuck!! Another night of not getting things done cause there aren't enough employees. Have a good night!

iamfaithful 08-02-2012 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by amazinggrace911 (Post 15845988)
196.6 today!!!!Yahoo!!!

Had steak and eggs for dinner tonight!!! Tasted so good. Really need to go clean the kitchen. Tired of doing that all the time. Lol

Working tonight. Yuck!! Another night of not getting things done cause there aren't enough employees. Have a good night!

Yoday GS was washing dishes (age 10) he said "I hate doing dishes!" to which I replied, "I was your age and said the exact same thing to which my father replied, 'You may as well get used to it cause you will be doing it for the next 60 years.' " He did not take it well.... However, Dad was correct.... it has been 56 years & I am still washing them....

I hope the night actually goes well for you. Hate any job when it is understaffed.... take care.

iamfaithful 08-02-2012 05:47 PM

portcop01 I am actually on a computer and can better answer you now. Dukan has been in the states about a year... was quite the rage in England during the Royal Wedding. There are 4 phases the first being a short stent of just pure protein & low fat... Oat brand (which has some carbs but are permitted/required) is eaten every day & does wonderful things in your body. The second stage is rotating days of pure protein & a day of protein & vegies. Carbs are allowed only in the dairy (which is low fat) and the oat brand. The carbs in the over 100 permitted vegies are not counted. Potatoes, rice, grains, nuts are not included in this eating plan until much later. Dukan allows for a celebration meal once a week on stage 3 and builds you to eat normally in stage 4. One of the interesting things is on this plan your want to's change so by the time you get to stage four your desires for your old way of eating are pretty much gone. Hope you look at it & decide to give it a try! You can see on last months thread (in the 1st post) some have had wonderful success and there are some of us that a year later are eating our new normal and have kept the weight off. Good luck in your efforts & feel free to join our journey....

Paranoidsoutherner 08-03-2012 06:07 AM

Happy August!! I've been so busy in July I surely hope August is a little easier.

Today I'm 169.8. This is the first day to see 160-something since two weeks ago. Those weekends kep getting in my way ;) This weekend is another lake trip so I'm not expecting to be 160something come Monday but ya never know.

Y'all have a great weekend!!!

iamfaithful 08-03-2012 08:00 AM

Hang in there Paranoid.... I dont have batteries for my scale yet... I gained about 4 since I started walking every day but my clothes dont tell me I have gained... Just not buying new batteries for a while as the ####s are irritating me... no stress zone... hang in there! You have done so well.... we all have to live life....our lives dont revolve around food restrictions... life happens.... Hugs! :hugs:

iamfaithful 08-07-2012 06:26 PM

Avocado Spinach Dip
( 24oz of plain Greek Yogurt need for this recipe/ of a 32oz tub of Chobani)

10oz Fresh Spinach (chop in food processor)

1.5 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Dry Chopped Onions
1 tsp Dill Weed
tsp Dill Seed (crushed)
Add above ingredients to chopped spinach & mix well

Green Pepper
1 Carrot pealed or several mini carrots
Chop in food processor & add to spinach mixture

2 Tbsp Lemon Grass ( I used Garden Gourmet)
2 Ripe Avocados (seed & skin removed)
8 oz plain Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani)
Place above ingredients in food processor & process til smooth
Add to spinach mixture & mix well

16 oz plain Greek Yogurt
Add to spinach mixture & mix well

Zanjabil 08-08-2012 09:54 AM

Iamfaithful that dip sounds delicious will try it when I can have avocado again.
Just checking in, I'm still doing the Dukan, :D still fasting, and still losing. As of today I'm 171.8 Hope everyone else is doing good as well.

iamfaithful 08-08-2012 10:14 AM

Zan... it is good without the avocado... & doable on Dukan

Scale still doesnt have batteries & I am lovin' it!

Hugs! :hugs:

Meek75 08-09-2012 07:07 AM

Hi Ladies, just checking in, still going strong, been a little sick, but I'm handing in there. Keep up the good work, everyone. Have a great day!!

LIVE_FREE_NH 08-09-2012 08:15 AM

Hi Ladies...

Lenise - WOW, great job, soon you will be in the next "decade" down!

IamFaithful - thanks for those recipes!

And hello to everyone.......

So I went to my 40th high school reunion last weekend in Ohio, and yup, I must say I rocked it and was loooooooooookin' gooooood! Even hubby was like "wow" as I had put together a pretty cool outfit to wear. Got lots of compliments and glad I made the effort. Felt a million times more confident and loads of self-esteem vs. 5 years ago at the last reunion. Sang "Twist and Shout" with the band so yeah, I'm back to my old party-girl-inner-child, ha ha.

Went off the wagon a wee bit in the beer department, but back in the saddle now.
Haven't weighed yet, will do tomorrow. Protein day today....

iamfaithful 08-09-2012 02:08 PM


stilldews 08-10-2012 05:15 AM

Great sounding dip recipe!

Live Free, glad to hear you were feeling so positive at the reunion. Nice to know you're looking good isn't it?

I'm hanging in there with the consolidation. Weight up and down a few pounds from time to time, but only saw the 150 number once in the last few months. Mostly staying around 147. I'm experimenting with some rice tortillas in place of the bread, but don't think I'll buy them again. Too tempting to have in the house for me.

Keep up the good work everyone!

iamfaithful 08-10-2012 07:36 AM

:goodpost: How is your mom doing! Happy to hear success is yours! Can you imagine it has been a year since you started Dukie? :hugs:

stilldews 08-13-2012 12:58 AM

Mom's doing about as well as can be expected. Thanks for asking.

Just found a new product at Walmart that I like. Crown Prince sardines in foil pkgs with no salt added. Never have liked the canned sardines, but these were great in a salad tonight. I added lots of lemon juice, Lawrey's salt free seasoning and a TB of salsa to make a dressing. Also added a chopped avocado since I'm on consolidation. The pkg. has 70 calories, 16 gm of protein,1 gm of fat and no carbs. Lots of good Omega 3 fats too. If you haven't tried them, they are a low cost protein and easy to stick in your bag if you're out shopping, then use to top a salad. They might be good made into sardine patties too by mixing with the oat bran, an egg, some chp. celery and seasonings. I make salmon and tuna patties that way.

Weather if finally cooling down a little here, so back to walking more. Hope everyone is doing well.

iamfaithful 08-13-2012 05:31 AM

Susan, thanks for the heads up! I saw these & looked them over but didn't buy them...now I will... Good amount of protein for the price! I am going into town today & will put these on my list.

Still no scale, batteries dead & I like it that way.... Have a dr appt today so I will :weigh: there... I was up over 170 with all the pizza & mac n' cheese around...just a bite here & there added up... so I went hard core the past 2 weeks with the scale down... I feel like things are down....

Big hugs everyone!

LIVE_FREE_NH 08-13-2012 07:24 AM

Happy Monday morning ladies!

Paranoid, congrats on getting in to the 160s!

Stilldews - I hear ya on having stuff in the house...too tempting! I've had DH hide stuff on me in his man cave!

I was wondering what is recommended for after one goes off the wagon? Repeat the Attack phase or just settle back in to 1 day PP, 1 day PV alternating? Had a few beers at an outdoor event on Saturday. Did well food-wise though and was clean eating yesterday on PV. Plan to buckle down this week! Today is all protein.


iamfaithful 08-13-2012 09:34 AM

I would do a day of PP or two then back on schedule.

stilldews 08-13-2012 09:44 AM

Good luck with your appt. I always weigh at least 5 pounds more on the Dr's scale but at least you can compare it to what you were last time you had an appointment. I've started using Myfittness pal again to track what I'm eating for a few weeks. So far I seem to be averaging about 1300-1400 calories a day with about 50 gm total carbs, but about 20 of those are fiber. This seems to be what I'm maintaining on. I think tracking is making me a little more aware of the little bites I take and keeps me from doing it without thinking. The longer I stay at the weight I'm at, the more I'm aware of the fact that I still have about 15 pounds I'd like to see go. Thinking about cutting the carbs and fat again in Oct and through the holidays so that instead of gaining over that dangeoustime, I'll hopefully be able to take a few more pounds off.

Meek75 08-14-2012 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by iamfaithful (Post 15869426)
I would do a day of PP or two then back on schedule.

This is good to know :up: Thank you :hugs:

Meek75 08-14-2012 05:54 AM

Hello. Just checking in. Seems like everyone is doing well still. I am on Cruise right now and I'm loving it. My goal is 5-8 pounds per month. Do you all think this is doable? I would like to lose a total of 25 pounds by the end of the year, God willing :aprayer:.

Keep up the good work, Dukaniestas ;).

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