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Restart of Dukan Diet Day 7 12 Lbs loss I eat too much oat bran

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August 1, 2012    Day 7    Restart of Dukan Diet

Today is a PV Day… Protein + Veggies

Current weight:  185.4 lbs

Daily loss:    gain .4 lb

Total loss:    12 lbs

Wt to go:    31.4 lbs

Please be aware that I violate the oat bran rule to prevent the problems that caused me to drop the Dukan diet last year.

Food for the day

2 slices turkey bacon (4 g protein)

Coffee with 2 oat bran cookies  (6 g proteins  10 g carb)

Oat bran in custard   (19 g protein  15 g carb )

Slice tomato with 3 slices bacon  (6 g protein )

One boiled egg white  (4 g protein)

1 cup of cooked/wilted spinach

8 ounces Fat Free yogurt  (24 g protein)

Two cups of roasted veggies  (cauliflower, tomato, onions, mushrooms with olive oil and herbs)

One  97% fat free kosher hot dog boiled to death   (to lower sodium and fat) (6 g protein and 3 g carb)

1 oat bran cookie    (3 g protein 5 carb)

I did not figure out the net carbs.

I must have a cholesterol test tomorrow.  If it does not come out well he will insist I increase my medication.  I do believe I will have oat bran and take those extra calories to get my cholesterol down.

I will pack breakfast of 1 kosher hot dog with mustard sauce, one cup of oats in custard  and two hard-boiled eggs  and tons of water.  And if the Dr is threatening to increase my medication, I will try to keep my intake of vodka down.  Better bring cookies.

New product or new to me discovered.  It is ” true lemon ” packets.  “NO calories  No carbs”.  One packet equals 1 lemon wedge.  Oh, it is so good in Greek yogurt with splenda ( 3 packets of each).  Best treat.  It is described as “cold pressed and crystallized lemon”.  Please read the label carefully.  I plan to make frozen pops out of it.

Dukan Diet Day 80 Pure Protein Favorites

Day  80        PP              173.5

Daily Loss:      NO LOSS      NO   GAIN
Total Loss:      28.2    Lbs
Wt. to go:        17       Lbs

Breakfast:   Coffee, Oat bran in custard

Snack:  Yogurt

Still only 17 lbs to go.  I am determined to enjoy very day that is a PP day.  I have only to choose from the following list.

Faves for PP day:

French toast with Canadian Bacon

Pork tenderloin with onions

Hamburger 93% lean 2 oz with a slice raw onion

Oat Bran in custard

Crepes vanilla

Gently cooked eggs

Jello made with Yogurt

Turkey bacon cooked to a crisp

Pina Colada  all NF NS frozen drink

Sis’s Ginger Fish                             (Added October 25, 2011)

Emergency  only  Vicki C’s  Chocolate eggs with chocolate syrup

(On PP days best to avoid Tolerated items like cocoa and baking powder.  Also good to avoid if stagnation occurs.)

Glad to post recipe again,  I have to work on my links.

Day 2 Attack PP to Restart Dukan Diet after Illness

Day 73         PP           175.8          October 13, 2011

Daily Loss:     2.2   lbs      Really 14 days worth not daily.
Total Loss:   30.5   lbs
Wt. to go:     19.3   lbs

I hope this is a restart. I still am very tired and sleep so much.  Over sleeping is the name of the game.  I am behind in everything.  I go to bed early and wake up late.  I do want to get some exercise in today.  Yes, it will be a little at a time.  I have been reading the book again and decided I needed two attack days to jump-start the weight loss.

Breakfast:   Crepe Recipe ( in frying pan making small  chocolate pancakes so tasty.)

Lunch:      Sliced pork tenderloin with onions.

Snack:     Two pieces of  Jennie-O bacon cooked to a crisp in the microwave.  Two glasses of milk with Sweetleaf chocolate.

(Love the sweet and salty.)

Supper:     More pork slices with onions, thyme,  grate of ginger, apple cider vinegar and NF sweetener.  So good.

Snack:       If needed, pina colada shake or yogurt.

My decision is not to fret too much about the Pure Protein days of consolidation and stabilization is very soothing.  I had some of my favorites today.  Only thing missing is Vicki’s Chocolate Eggs with NS Chocolate syrup and French toast made with Sunshine Souffle.  Even if I must have more PP days, I am not giving up chocolate.

Cruising along with Dukan Diet, Sale on Davinci Gourmet Flavorings

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Day 64      PV                      178                               October 6, 2011

Daily Loss:   No gain No loss
Total Loss:  28.3   lbs
Wt. to go:    23.7   lbs

breakfast   Bran cookies and coffee

Snack    2 pieces of Jenni O bacon microwaved

lunch     Sirloin burger salsa and lettuce

Supper    Vicki’s  Chocolate eggs with SF chocolate  syrup on top

Snack       Tea and yogurt

I still can not trust what I see on the scale.  Since I still have lots of Prednisone in my system.  I have been weighing myself and seeing the range of 174.6 to 180.8 lbs.   In one week life will get back to normal.  I am recovering and that is what is important.   The alternative is the hospital where there is a 20 to 30 lb puff in your body with Massive amounts of this drug.  No staying on Dukan then.  I have been following the diet now so all is well. Just a hiccup in the road. Bump on the bridge.

I have been trying to improve my PP days.  Looking at how much dairy and its carb count.  Avoiding tolerated foods, cooking my meat to well done,  and eating before I feel starved.

I have been busy with helping my friend out with Dr appts.   There was a fire in my building today.  We missed most of the excitement and we made the news again this week. 

There is a Davinci Gourmet sale. Buy two bottles and get the third free. Simply enter promotion code HP1011 at checkout to receive your discount. Please note: This discount will be applied to your order only when the code is used, so please be sure to enter HP1011 in the appropriate field when placing your order. Offer valid from 10/1/11 to 10/31/11. May be used in conjunction with our quantity discount of 10% off 12 or more bottles.

My favorites are sf  pineapple, sf coconut, and  sf peach.   Sooo good.  Always double check yourself that you are ordering sugar free.

Duukan Diet Blues Continue, Pure Protein Faves

Day 57   PP                   176.8                                               Thursday                  September 29, 2011

Daily Loss:   Gain 1.8 lbs.     Thanks Prednisone
Total Loss:  29.5 lbs
Wt. to go:    22.5 lbs

Sorry I have been away trying to catch by breath.  The scale is yo-yo tripping and will for the next two weeks.  I read the chapter about menopause since my med is a  hormone and figured that would help me.  I am staying on the program and not changing it.  It will work out in time.

I have been trying to figure out what are my favorites for PP days.  I like to have in the frig jello made with NF Greek yogurt.   I tried cooking microwave turkey bacon till crisp and dry and they were a good snack to carry along for a shopping trip or extra with meal.

My favorite meat is pork tenderloin (unflavored) that I get at a good price at Costco.   I cut it up and freeze it.  So easy and tasty.   (I brown it then add a shallot or some onion, simmer in ginger ale or cherry flavoring in water.  I make a double batch because it is so good cold to snack on the next day. )

My all time favorite pp supper is French toast  (see September 3,2011)  made with Sunshine souffle (see August 13th) with Canadian bacon and NS caramel syrup.   One souffle makes enough for 4 meals of french toast. Oat bran cookies are wonderful but I have gotten in the habit of having them in the morning.

I am defrosting chicken tenders to make Tandoori Chicken.  The tenders will marinate quickly and Sunbrand has a powder that you add to yogurt, lemon juice (and more yogurt to skip the oil).   Then cook under the broil.  Sounds good with a side of microwaved bacon.  I like Sun Brand. No coloring in this either.  Serve with fresh lemon.  Edited to give results.  Too too spicy.  I will go back to my recipe of marinating in lemon, mustard, and yogurt.

Since we must eat our two tablespoons of oat bran a day and everyone loves Galettes, here is a new one.   I copied this from Vicki C’s website.  I think we could make them with 1 tablspoon of  Oat bran and have them with meals.  Prefect pure protein heaven.   The added notes are from Vicki.

Here’s the recipe:1 egg white (I used Egg Beaters)
2 Tbsp oat bran
2 Tbsp fat-free, low-carb vanilla yogurt
2 tsp sweetener (I used Splenda)
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Torani sugar-free hazelnut syrup (to taste)
1) In a small bowl, beat egg. Add remaining ingredients, then mix.
2) Pour mixture into a heated nonstick pan (medium heat), and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the galette and cook for another 5 minutes.

Perhaps I had the heat on too high, but my galette actually cooked in 5 minutes total (i.e., 2.5 minutes — rather than 5 minutes — per side). Overall, I thought it tasted great — the galette was light, fluffy, and full of hazelnut goodness. Next time I might add a little more cocoa powder, but still thought it was awesome.

I’ve heard that the galettes freeze well, so if I’m not too lazy, I might make some in bulk, freeze them, and enjoy the fruits of my labor for days to come… 🙂

Oh I can not forget Vicki’s choclate eggs with NS chocolate syrup.  Pure Protein Delight.  See September 19th.

Please share and tell me about your Pure protein Favorites.  Some mornings I groan at opening up that frig, every other day to be exact.

Edited spelling, date, and added current weight.

Dukan Diet Love Those Chocolate Cookies


Day 54   PV          Wt 175                    September 24, 2011

Daily Loss:   0.7  lbs.
Total Loss:  31.3  lbs.
Wt. to go:    20.7  lbs

Yesterday I was interrupted while posting and did not get back to finish it.  I had an invite by a friend  to a coffee and apple pie get together to say thank you to volunteers.  Her husband passed away last week so I could not say no.

I made the bran cookies to take them with me and serve them as an extra item (Lagniappe (lan’ yap) New Orleans language).

Everyone  said they liked them.

True some people were polite.  (“I would not like to eat them everyday.”)

The cinnamon cookies and chocolate cookies were made about the diameter of a quarter.   And yes,  I ate two cookies  and drank one quart of ice water.  It worked out great.   I had given my self permission to eat extra bran since two cookies  equaled  one scant teaspoon of oat bran .  I was hungry and since I am battling this lung infection I had to eat.

I do not get invited to functions or to people’s houses to eat.    Sis warned me that when you used napkins to blot sauce or oil off of food,  it gets ugly fast.  So ugly it takes everyone’s appetite away.   Yours included.

Tough gig having to eat out as part your career.

Dukan Diet Style Pina Colada

Day 53   PP            Wt 175.7                September 23, 2011

Daily Loss:    0.4 lbs
Total Loss:  30.6 lbs
Wt. to go:    21.4 lbs

Breakfast:   Bran cookies and Coffee

Lunch:   Hamburger  (sweet and sour), glass of skim milk

Snack:   Pina Colada frozen milk shake

I loved my Pina Colada tasted so good and was so satisfying that I have to post the recipe. What a wonderful PP day treat.   If you make it differently or have changes, let me know.

Pina Colada Dukan Style

1 cup of fat-free milk

scant 1/4 cup fat-free powered milk

1-2 tablespoons of fat-free unflavored Greek yogurt

1/2 splenda packet or to taste

1 -2 tablespoons Pineapple  syrup flavoring sugar free  (I use DaVinci )

1-2 tablespoons Coconut  syrup flavoring sugar free  (I use Torani)

1-2 teaspoon Vanilla syrup flavoring sugar free

Combine in a blender.  The mixture needs to taste concentrated.   Add as much ice as possible until thick and close to ice cream.  Must eat very, very cold and icy to burn those extra calories.

Vicki’s Chocolate Eggs Dukan Diet Friendly

Day 49          Monday     Wt 177          September 19, 2011

Daily Loss:  4.3 lbs
Total Loss: 29.3 lbs
Wt. to go:   22.7 lbs

Breakfast  1 egg and 1/4 cup egg whites  1 slice Canadian bacon chopped up in scrambled eggs.

Snack  Coffee and 2 bran cookies

Lunch   2 Pork slices.

Supper   2 ounce hamburger and  glass of milk

Snack  Vicki’s chocolate eggs

No losses 4.3 lbs in one day.  I retain water despite staying with a strict low sodium diet  (800 to 1000 mg  day).  Can not go any lower.  I missed the thrill of midway but I dread having to see the up and down of the weight.  I will be up tomorrow.  Hazards of getting older.

I have been reading ahead and getting scared.  Pure protein day is going to be hard in the next phase.  When searching the net,  I came upon Vicki’s  Dukan blogging.

Ms Vicki has already met TW and is still blogging the days of consolidation.  One of her favorite things to eat is chocolate scrambled eggs.  She loves them.  No one else gave an opinion and so I thought I would try it.

The simplicity of this is wonderful.  Cheap. Very low carb (about 2 or 3 g).   I have changed it a bit but it will always be:

Vicki’s Chocolate  Scrambled Eggs

1/2 cup egg whites    (Do not use  Egg Beaters.)

1 Tbsp fat-free Greek Yogurt

4  Splenda packets  (I use a combo of splenda and stevia base sweeteners.)

1 1/2 tsp.  Hersey’s special dark  cocoa powder


1)  In a microwave-safe bowl,  mix the sweetener and cocoa powder. Then add yogurt and mix again. Finally, slowly whisk in the eggs.

2) No more whisking after this.

2) Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes checking frequently after 1 min.  Error on side of over done.  Serve hot or cold.

Directions for Sis. Combine dry ingredient then add wet.  Whisk well then leave alone.  Microwave 1 1/2 minutes. Drain off uncooked egg and serve with sf chocolate syrup.  Do Not Overcook  (It will turn to rubber).  See pictures below.

Mix dry cocoa and splenda

Add yogurt

Add egg whites and whisk well

Drain any uncooked egg if needed, serve hot or cold with sf chocolate. Looks better in real life.

I love this too.  Thank you  Vicki.

Cooking My Faves Dukan Diet Must Haves

Daily Loss:   1 lb.
Total Loss:   19.9
Wt. to go:     32.1

I have been busy .

Dukan Diet Cooking

On the back of the stove, I have made 30 little meatballs, baked for 20 minutes in a 350F oven on foil to save on clean up.  I will pack 10 to each freezer bag for grab and run.  These have no bran, just spices, egg  and a bit of shallots.

In the front of the stove I have my bran cookies.  A tablespoon of oat bran in each cookie.  I goofed up with my chocolate cookies but my cinnamon ones (uncooked) have a perfect count.

I baked a  Sunshine Souffle which should be named French Toast bread.  It was so puffy but sinks as it should.  I am also wrapping the cookies letting the foil do double duty.

This picture is why I make sunshine souffle.

Great Eats

Dip slices (pieces) of sunshine souffle  into beaten whole egg.  Allow to brown on griddle.  Here you can see a pancake syrup that is legal but it is best with true cinnamon and a sweeter.  Serve with turkey bacon and with a glass of cold skim milk.  Supper for royalty.

A great treat with no guilt.  I think I will continue to make this on PP Thursdays.

Progress on Dukan Diet

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I have a few things to report.  First I bought a new scale.  It is just like what  Sis has and what a difference.  But not in the weight but in seeing the scale.  I was never sure where that line was pointing to even after my eye surgery.  I knew I was under two hundred but now I can report a weight of 188 but expect that a load of fluid escaped.  Yesterday morning,  I thought I was 195 in my old scale.  My weight for testing the scale yesterday was 197.88 in the  middle of the day with shoes on.  No matter what happens I can see the weight on the new digital scale.

Secondly, I have a few things to say about recipes.  I have reworked my cookie recipe to put more sweeter in it and add cocoa.  So wonderful to do cookies for the week.  I made two double batches, cinnamon and chocolate.  So nice to start the day with cookies and coffee.  This is something I can live with long after I finish this thing.

I love the ease of frozen baked tiny meatballs that I made.  I had help in to dust and I needed to eat quickly and the meatballs did the job.  It was an experiment I did when I had two much meat for the size of the pan.  Quickly made meatballs while I waited for supper to cook.

I will post new recipes soon.  Today I will make Sunshine Casserole so I can eat lots of french toast with turkey bacon.  PP day today.  I like the idea Sis has for making the days of the week the same.  For example, Mon, Wed, Fri will be  always PV days and Sat, Sun, Tues, Thurs, will be PP days.   I will see what she comes up with.