Monday was a PP day 😀
Daily weight loss: 0.4 lb/0.2 kg
Total weight loss: 48.6 lb/22.11 kg
Wow… 100 days since I committed to the Dukan program. And it’s been an amazing 100 days! I bought the book back in July at the urging of my friend Lucy. I threw it in my carry on when I went on holiday home in August, but didn’t look at it, because I was going on holiday!!! I met with John Geraghty on Friday, August 5th in Jupiter. I went to school with John and he is a Life Coach with his own company Courageous Authenticity. We discussed many things, my weight being one of them. John encouraged me to look within to find the source… and I did… THANK YOU JOHN!!!
So, on my flight from Miami to London, I read the entire Dukan Diet book. I didn’t skim, I didn’t speed read (which I usually do) I read.every.single.word. Every one! And then on the flight from London to Abu Dhabi… I read it again. And I understood it. And I understood why this diet is DIFFERENT from other diets and especially different and MUCH MORE healthy than the Atkins Diet. That was on August 16th. My “official” weigh in on my new scale (which has now traveled to 4 countries in 3 months!!!) was on Saturday, August 20th, but I started the diet on Monday, August 22nd.
Now a little history of what has gone on in this 100 short days… hold on to your hat… it’s been a wild friggin’ ride!
- I returned to Al Ain (a city about 150 kms from Abu Dhabi) and found that I couldn’t stand working for my crazy boss anymore and sold all my stuff and accepted a job in China. This was probably the most stressful place I’ve ever worked in my life! Sad thing is that so many other amazing people have quit because of her, but they keep her around 😦
- My precious daughter, Jennifer, had a cancer scare… I praise God every single day that it WAS NOT cancer… Thank You, God!!! But for a few weeks we were on pins and needles.
- I packed up 3 years of memories from Abu Dhabi, shipped 9 boxes and my painting and easel to China and flew on September 16.
- I stayed in Hong Kong for 5 days processing my visa and processing my life… and I stuck like glue to the Dukan Diet!
- I moved to Hangzhou, China… a 45 minute bullet train south of Shanghai to work at a maternity hospital.
- 30 days later I had to travel back to Hong Kong for a visa run… good thing I like Hong Kong!
- Back in Hangzhou, I started training the hospital staff for JCI accreditation (an international accreditation that shows the hospital operates under international standards).
- Flew to Thailand to vacation for 2 weeks with my friend Cathy from Illinois and my friends Karen and Dominique from the UK (they work in Abu Dhabi)… best vacation EVER!!!
- Then back to Hangzhou and this week I’m flying BACK to Hong Kong to meet my friends Lucy and Ethel (flying in from Abu Dhabi) and spending my birthday weekend with them in Hong Kong.
During this time I have not fallen off the diet, AT ALL. I say this because in the past I have found every single excuse in the book to stop a diet. I’m the QUEEN of excuses… seriously. And I hope by showing that a million things can happen, you can move from one foreign country to another and go on holiday and have a crazy boss and live in a country where no one really speaks your language, and, and, and…. STAY ON THIS PROGRAM! Why? Because it works. Why? Because you see the results. Why? Because pants that I bought too tight 6 weeks ago, I can take off without unbottoning and unzipping. Why? Because I FRIGGIN’ FEEL GREAT! And I still have a long way to go… about another 38 pounds, but dammit… I’m going to do it.
Dukan is a life style change… it isn’t some drops on the tongue, it isn’t fasting, it isn’t gorging on whatever protein and fats you want. It makes sense… HEALTH SENSE and I like that.
Gotta get off of here… need to pack for my flight to Hong Kong and prepare a policy for work tomorrow morning and maybe make a Skype call or two…. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone out there that has supported me. And everyone that reads the blog. It encourages me more than you can know. I was leery about getting on here and talking about losing weight, but it’s been cathartic and that’s a good thing!
Ciao for Now 😀
Quote of the day: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself…. I’m recreating myself! xoxoxo
Pic of the day… I found this while walking home from work. I took the long way… I wasn’t going to, but wanted the extra 10 minutes of walking… I’m so glad I did… Nature is so perfect… LOVE LEAF…
You are a wonder 🙂 xoxoxoxox
Love you, my friend!
I’m so happy to hear how well you’ve stuck with this program and how happy you are that you have. I love you and I am proud of you for achieving your goals and so many ways. BTW, Happy Birthday (a few days early) 😉 xoxoxo
Thanks, Jenni 😀 I love you, too. I am so happy you are on the mend! xoxoxo
Congratulations on your 100th day. I completely agree with you about all your thoughts about Dukan. I echo them. Never ever had a diet that showed such results and was so easy NOT to make excuses to break! A toast to your last 38 pounds!
Thanks!!! It really is an easy diet 🙂 And seeing the results makes it even easier!
Congratulations on Day 100!!! You are amazing!!!
Thank you 😉
You are truly amazing – well done!
Thanks, LMC… a lot of it is due to the support of my fellow Dukaners!!
Great writing. The process of writing itself is pretty wonderful. You have a natural flair for it.
Wow, you are on the brink of the 50 lb mark. Way past the half- way mark. During these next 18 lbs prepare your yourself for the slow down at the 20 more pounds to go mark. The true weight is the mark based on history where you can successfully maintain.
The goal of this diet is to be able to maintain a weight loss. And you can do it. How we looked in our twenties is an unrealistic and cruel goal. A clear set up for failure and disappointment. Being real is pretty great. Being happy about our bodies is wonderful.
38 more pounds wow. I think we are all waiting for the recipe for tea eggs. Keep up the great work. Sorry about the preaching.
Love your preachin, Kath! Keeps me in line 🙂 and it makes so much sense! Maintaining is the most important thing to me… I’ve been telling people this isn’t a “diet” it’s a life-style change. Someone asked me how much longer I was going to be on Dukan… I told them forever! Still trying to find that tea eggs… http://asian-fusions-asian-recipes.yumsugar.com/Chinese-tea-eggs-so-easy-simple-make-249045
Well hell, that’s not a very Dukan friendly recipe!!! The man at the store in my building says he puts green tea (loose leaf) and soy sauce with salt and cracked pepper… no sugar and that’s it… “they simmer long time”… I guess you have to play around with the recipe 🙂
100 days down. Fantastic. So proud of you. Can’t wait till Jan. and see the results. ❤
Thanks, Mom 🙂 You’re my biggest supporter!
100 days and almost 50 pounds!!! Wow!! you are my hero!!! Im on my 100 day too and barely 10 pounds.. shame on me!! haha – but so happy with this diet as well. I agree with you that it is a logical, understandable and very rewarding way to eat / live!
Keep it up and have a safe trip to Hong Kong!!!
Thanks, SlimC… you have a LOT less weight to lose than me (you’d really be the SlimmestSlimC if you lost 50 pounds… LOL) and you’ve almost reached your goal… so keep up the good work… this coming month will be the hardest, but with supporting each other, we can do it! 😀
How did I miss your 100th post? You have created a fantastic blog – it is truly inspiring and you have done so well. Congratulations and I look forward to reading more about your fantastic journey. Thank you for the advice on my blog too, I agree far easier not to tell people you are on a diet and that you have “just eaten” – that is great advice – THanks!
You’re welcome 🙂 I am glad that you are enjoying my blog… reading the blogs of other people going through this journey has helped me tremendously! One thing I’ve learned by reading the blogs is it doesn’t matter how much you have to lose, weight can be a battle for many of us, but for most of the Dukaners, they’ve found a nice balance on this program!