Sunday, June 10, 2012
Back On The Dukan Diet Bandwagon
As you may know-last September/October I started the Dukan Diet to much success. I shed 11 pounds on it and felt great! Then the holidays and my busy life got in the way (along with my sugar habit) and the weight slowly crept back up.
Two weeks ago after a terrible Memorial Day weekend I decided enough was enough and I had to jump back on the diet. I did 6 days on the attack phase and managed to drop 6 pounds. I also downloaded two apps to help me out. One is called Slimkicker for my Ipad and Map My Walk for my android phone. I did blog about Slimkicker in a previous post. Map My Walk uses the GPS on my phone to track my route, MPH, time, pace and you can share your success to Facebook and Twitter.
I am now on the Cruise phase and have dropped another 3 pounds according to my scale this morning. The thing is, is that I have been doing great during the week. Being on a strict schedule with work works well. Everything is timed. I pack all my food the night before. I am on a great schedule with walking our great trail system in town almost every weekday when I get home from work. It works great having a teenage daughter who is now home for the summer and helps me out doing chores which frees me up to get my daily walk in.
The trouble is weekends. My Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays are a REAL challenge. We tend to eat a couple meals out which is disastrous for me. Portion control is painful since I am a lifetime member of the clean plate club. I'm busy doing cleaning , gardening and getting leisure activities in with friends and family. The last thing I have on my mind is planning meals and exercise. I try to make sure I have plenty of Dukan approved food in my fridge. If you peek in my fridge now you would see a supply of cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, boiled eggs, and lean meats. Plus some fresh cut veggies for veggie days. I have not been perfect on the weekends, and that is where I need to improve. Why is it so hard to remember how great you feel when you are eating right and working out?
So here we go again...but this time I will do it. How is it that I have traveled half way around the world without anyone I knew and yet I have such a hard time trying to lose 20 pounds? Gosh, losing weight and staying healthy is hard! Hopefully with the help of writing this blog and sharing Dukan recipes plus support from friends and family, I will be a diet success!