The Big Attack Phase Reveal

I woke up this morning, excited to see if I had lost any more weight.

I got on the scale and lost….only 0.4 pounds??? Ugh! You’ve got to be kidding me! I thought you were supposed to lose a good chunk on this phase. I must admit, I had to calm myself down a little bit and remind myself a couple things:

Rachelle, you:

  • lost altogether 4 pounds in a week
  • don’t crave sweets anymore
  • are not as hungry as you usually are
  • are finally doing something about your health and are on track to a fitter you

I actually paused on the first thing I wrote. Holy shit, I DID lose 4 pounds in a week. What the hell am I complaining about? The first time around doing this, it felt like I lost more, but now I’m not so sure. I’ve had such a difficult time losing weight that I wasn’t even thankful for the 4 I’ve already lost. I’m so used to the scale going down a “point something” after a week of exercising and eating healthy and finally it’s down 4! I will keep going at this no matter what.

For breakfast this morning I had half a cup of egg whites, tomatoes with basil, 1 smoked turkey deli slice, and fat free cheese all made into an omelet. I also took my 2 tbsps of oat bran and supplemented with the CLA, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Flax oil.

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Dukan Diet Attack Phase… Again

Like usual, I’m blogging months after my last post. As the title of the post says, I am starting the Dukan Diet all over again from when I attempted it in June. I’ve already passed the 3? 4? days I was on that diet.

The unforeseen circumstances of my grandfather’s death in June led me to drop the diet to be with and eat with family while we mourned his death. You could definitely say it was a rough time and I think I did, for a short time, eat my emotions. I gained 5 pounds :(. However, since then things have been looking up. I have an internship for the fall and I got my sister an internship also. I’ll be singing and dancing in a recital in the fall (I never thought I’d be able to sing in front of anyone). School is starting in 2 weeks and as much as I wish summer kept going, I’m excited to go back to school.

Last Saturday, I met with an old high school friend that I hadn’t seen in about a year. In high school we were about the same weight, but she dropped most of it while I ballooned up. I have no idea why, but seeing her and how successful she was with dropping weight kicked something in my head to try again. And so that night I came home; I walked up to my mom and asked her if she’d be supportive of me trying the Dukan Diet again (I didn’t tell her in June and I also think that’s what made it so hard). To my surprise she said yes and then proceeded to say she would do it with me like we had 2 years ago together. This strategy of doing it with my mom is working so much better for me. I don’t have to be secretive and my mom helps to buy the groceries (while eliminating the usual junk she buys). My boyfriend knows about it, her boyfriend, my sister, and even one of my coworkers. My coworker is even starting on Monday! A strong support system really is the key to any success.

I started on Monday and did the attack phase through Wednesday (the recommended 3 days). I ate some tomatoes and a salad the next day with protein, but my mom suggested I try to stay on the protein phase longer. So after Thursday, I have been eating protein. That makes 5 days. Tomorrow I will start tomorrow on the Cruise Phase!

When it comes to pounds lost, I’ve dropped 3.4 pounds, but I feel like I’ve already stalled. That weight drop was from Wednesday and I haven’t dropped any more since. I will weigh myself tomorrow morning and hopefully I will see a difference!

I’m starting to take supplements along with the diet:

  • Flaxseed oil to help with cholesterol and give me omega 3s
  • CLA to help burn the stubborn fat off my stomach
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid which aids in regulating insulin (something that sucks with PCOS)

I’ve also been drinking water and peeing A LOT.

Can’t wait for the weigh in tomorrow morning.

Day 2 of the Dukan Diet (Cont.)

Work again today for only 4 hours (10-2pm). Woo! Kind of.

My sister had work also from 1-5pm so I had to find things to do from the hours of 2-5.

Workout

SO. I went to the gym and did Day 29 of the Jamie Eason program.

After that I did a 20 minute interval on the stair master and 10 minutes of easy ellipticalling (?).

I also went grocery shopping for nothing but protein.

 Grocery “Haul”060413184054

All Whites Egg Whites, 2 tubs of Knudsen fat free cottage cheese, 5 Yoplait Vanilla Greek Yogurts, Kraft Fat Free Cheddar Cheese, and Lightlife Smart Ground. I just realized I forgot to picture the fat free cream cheese as well. Whoops.

All fat free! I usually never get Yoplait because of the amount of sugar they usually have, but these ones were good! Only 7 grams! I’m actually pretty excited to try it. I’d never seen the fat free shredded cheddar either and it was excellent.

060413184156I also got some Nasoya Shirataki fettuccine noodles since they are allowed on the diet. Deodorant was purchased as well because no one likes a stinky Rachelle.

Dinner

I unfortunately didn’t really get to eat lunch. I just had some TVP on me (I know, weird) so I ate that. When I got home, I ate these babies for dinner!

060413180552Chocolate protein pancakes! I topped it with cottage cheese, cinnamon, and stevia. I had a little something savory beforehand that I concocted, but it was so disgusting looking that I decided not to show it. You can thank me later.

I only have one more day of the ATTACK PHASE of the Dukan Diet and I have to say that I can’t wait!

OH! ANNNNDDDD I will be eating meat tomorrow 🙂

Day 2 of the Dukan Diet

I’m just a little tired this morning. My alarm went off at 8 because I have work at 10 (I like the extra time to just relax).

Breakfast

Man this looks disgusting doesn’t it? It actually tasted reallllllyyyy good– like eggnog. A chocolate eggnog.

060413081253In the mix: less than 1/4 cup of fat free lactaid (running low ;( ), sunflower seed milk, chocolate protein powder, 1 1/2 tbsps psyllium husk, a scoop of supergreen ( I thought this would make it taste like crap, but I needed the nutrition, and it actually came out great!), and cinnamon.

Now for the next 30 minutes or so I will spend it reading articles.