Here we go!!!
Prior to going on holiday to the States, Lucy and I went to the book shop in the Al Jimi Mall and I discovered the Dukan Diet book, written by Dr. Pierre Dukan. I’m not fond of the word DIEt, since the 1st 3 letters spell “DIE”, so I’m going to call it the Dukan Program 🙂
I threw the book in my carry on luggage and boarded my flight and read my other novels while flying home to see family and friends. I ignored the book, purposefully while I was on my holiday.
On my first Friday in Florida I had a lovely, inspiring and motivating lunch with John Geraghty, who I went to high school with. His vocation is a life coach, and he’s awesome at it! His business is Courageous Authenticity. And we chatted for over 2 hours… me even admitting to John how much I weighed. Two things came to my mind at that point… 1. I just admitted how much I weighed to a guy and 2. Was I too comfortable with my weight? The answer to question number 2 made me think real hard about how I needed to get back in to control. John gave me some great tools for working towards my goals… THANKS JOHN… YOU ROCK!
The second thing that made me realize I needed to really get back on track with my weight was a picture that my dear Aleisha posted from our class reunion pics… my ass, well… you can see:
So… when I got on the plane in Miami and headed back the sand pit I live in, I dug that book out and started reading. I didn’t gloss over or speed read. I took my time, and read every single word on every single page. I wanted to understand why this program was going to be different than all the others. Why is it different from Atkins… well, let me tell you. Even though it is a high protein, low carb diet, it isn’t a free for all of eating whatever you want. Dr. Dukan makes sure that you understand from the get go that you aren’t going to be eating bacon burgers! This program is high protein and low FAT and low carb. I also like that he counts all fluids towards your daily count, not just water.
So… I am starting the program on Monday (why do we always start on Mondays?). I will be walking 20 minutes a day, as prescribed by Dr. Dukan… he tells you that you MUST do this and I will be starting back to seeing a personal trainer 2 times a week. Part of this program is to weigh yourself daily. I will write a daily blog with my previous days diet and morning weight loss.
On a side note… I am planning a 50th birthday cruise for my school mates in 2013. One of the places we are planning on visiting is Belize and zip line. There isn’t a weight limit but a WAIST limit. My waist today is the MAXIMUM waist circumference to use the equipment! That just isn’t acceptable 🙂 So I’m doing something about it!
So, say a little prayer for me. I look forward to all of you supporting me and cheering me on. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
I resisted putting this on… I think they are cheesy, but I think it’s a good weigh to keep track of the goals!
Yes du can!! I will have to look into this, we are looking at GAPS diet and nourishing traditions things, the whole foods high fermentation gut healing diet, it sounds like these could combine easily. Ducan for the weight part, traditional foods for the whole foods guidance and focus on fermented food and healthy gut flora, and the GAPS part to heal the underlying issues and ‘seal the gut’. We got inspired by this- the mercola interview has very interesting infomration about gut flora a birth practioner stand point too.Will totally make you want to go make some sauerkraut and yogurt! http://gapsdiet.com/Resources.html
Thanks, Heidi 🙂
I will look into the link when home from work today! I love Dr. Mercola!
I love your commitment and enthusiasm you put into everything you do. You are an inspiration. I, myself, think you’re beautiful but we all must feel comfortable in our skin. Sending positive thoughts your way to help you in achieving the goal you desire. Looking forward to “checking in” on you.
Thanks, Teri… I’ll need encouragement from all of you… that’s the best way to succeed! xoxo
great to read this Sandi. I will keep reading.
Thanks for the support Simone!
I know you can do it. You have done it before. You already know I am doing a “weight reduction plan” that is really just calorie counting (and low carb).
I am not brave enough to post how much I weigh and how big my waist actually is. I do hope you will be seeing “less” of me in Nov!
Thanks, Cathy 🙂 We’ll be riding elephants in good shape !
Sounds like you are determined and I am do proud of you. I could use this diet also. I really need to loose more than a little weight. I am trying Weight Watchers but I have tried it before and failed several times. I am going to see if I can find the book and maybe we can do it together.
That would be awesome, Sandy! I’m only on Day 2… I would say get the book, but you can start by following the 2 week diet I’ve laid out on this blog: https://flamidwyfe.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/i-can-ducan-t-1-and-counting/ … I have recipes for the ones that require it that I could email… the prep has been SO easy! Love you!
Thanks for the comment< I was getting pretty lonely out there. My sis was helping me but has returned to her unbelievable busy days. One thing that helped was she sent me a loads of flavor samples. I should blog on that but I must make my sunshine casserole so I can have french toast la Dukan (See Dukan us facebook) with turkey bacon, sugar free carmel syrup
I think the support is the most important!, Kath. I’m going to check out the french toast recipe! I hadn’t found Dukan US facebook site yet! Thanks for stopping by!
I LIKE the trackers as long as they’re imported as a picture rather than linked with an url, that way when someone starts reading your blog from the beginning the tracker shows the weight then, not now. Welcome to the Program! My name is Little Miss Contrary and I’m a Dukanian. Good to have you with us. My worst moment was at a waterpark in spain where their was a ride with double rings and they said me and my husband couldn’t go on because it would be overweight (and it wasnt because HE was overweight) That was REALLY embarrassing – we had to walk all the way back down the line past everyone queuing up. I shrugged it off like it didn’t matter but it really did. so I hope you meet your zip line goal. :@)
Thanks for the advise!!! I was wondering how to do it, because it is annoying that it changes each one. So I should save it as a pic, then copy and paste it to the blog?
One of my biggest fears has been getting on a plane and having to ask for an extender… I haven’t had to yet, but there’s been a couple tight ones this past year. So that’s
a huge motivator for me. Thanks for stopping in!
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Shared this. Hoping others will follow your advise.
Me too momma… Cuz the advise works 🙂
Holy moly girl–you should be SOSOSO proud of yourself!!
Proud, proud, proud 🙂 xo
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