Dukan – Day 104 – Hello 48!!!

Friday was a PV day.. Of which I’ve done too many in a row!

Daily weight loss: -0.6 lb/0.3 kg
Total weight loss: will post tomorrow when back with the spreadsheet.

Today it’s my birthday (Saturday) and I had a lovely celebration with my girlies here in Hong Kong!

Breakfast: Fat free Greek yogurt with bran and Splenda & 500 mL water & coffee with Splenda and skim milk.
Snack: Starbucks cafe latte, skinny (with skim milk) and Splenda… Lucy is a bad influence, will be glad to get back to Hangzhou where this isn’t easily bought!!

We took the subway to Central and then a 1 km uphill walk to get to the Victoria’s Peak tram station.


The view from up there is amazing!


After looking around we headed to the top floor and had lunch at Bubba Gumps!


And had a burger with no bun and a salad… 2nd time in two days, but hey… I can’t get a decent burger in China and it’s my birthday… Low carb, but not low fat! It was, however, yummy!


After lunch we took the tram back down and raced to the embassy to get Lucy & Ethel’s visas. Sadly, Ethel wasn’t approved 😦 We then headed back to Troy, the amazing travel agent, and booked her a flight to Manila. Lucy has decided the next time we’re in Hong Kong we’re going to a. Pop in and take a photo of said Troy for my blog and b. Ask him out for a drink πŸ˜€ Sounds like a plan!

We then headed back to the South Pacific for the girls to take a short nap (I never nap, I’m afraid I’ll miss something!). And then we got ready for my birthday dinner. I actually put on make-up (a bit of eye liner and mascara!) and that little black dress I’ve been talking about, with my black tights and black boots… Feelin’ groovy about turning 48!




Then off for the 1.5 mile walk to Ryan’s steakhouse for dinner. We had a great time! Where I ate another bacon, bleu cheese burger and a salad… Believe me, I’ve got my fill now πŸ˜€ Oh, and I had a glass of wine, which of course is not Dukan, but maybe my 4th alcohol drink this year, it was nice to relax with friends.


Lucy being cheeky…


Ethel being Ethel…


And they all sang Happy Birthday and the cake was my FAVORITE!! Carrot cake!


Do you think I had some?? Not a chance! Not worth the feeling of being bloated and YUCKY!


Then a hike back to the room. What a great night out with friends! I am SO excited to see what my 48th year has in store for me. Although the 47th was like a roller coaster, I rode the ride that was intended to get me where I am today. I can only imagine that 48 will be just as awesome a year!


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16 thoughts on “Dukan – Day 104 – Hello 48!!!

  1. Happy Birthday – sounds like you celebrated with wonderful company and had a great time. You deserve a medal for not touching the carrot cake – I understand it is not worth the bloated/Yuck feeling afterwards but it can be awfully tempting all the same.

    • Angel – you’re right, the bloated/yuck feeling vs the temptation is awful hard… Here’s where Moonday’s Philosophy comes in handy (I forget to use it regularly, but Sandi has it down pat, by the looks of things ) – one should ask oneself, “will I regret NOT eating that cake later on”. And the answer is, of course, no. πŸ™‚


  2. Happy birthday!!! You’re looking AMAZING! πŸ™‚ And well done for resisting the cake. I’ve not been doing so well with Dukan recently, but you’re totally inspiring me to do better – I’m re-launching my blog soon, on my own self-hosted WordPress platform.

    I’m so awe inspired of how strong you’ve been these past few months! πŸ™‚ I’m coming up on my second Dukan Christmas, and I’m determined this year not to get “caught up” in the festive spirit with mince pies, choccies and other naughty things.

    • I wrote a reply yesterday and have NO idea where it went!!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the compliment πŸ™‚ Moonday’s philosophy is taped to my fridge and BURNED in my brain! So you’re answer to ww_angel is correct… LOL

      I am SO excited about your new blog (just left a comment) and so glad you are back in action… missed getting my email that you had a new post! We’ll inspire each other and cheer each other on… we Can do this!


    • Charlotte… I’ve responded twice to this… I have no idea why they aren’t staying… Argh!
      You are 100% right about Moonday’s philosophy!
      I’m so looking forward to your new blog πŸ™‚

  3. Oh you have given yourself the best birthday present ever. Being good to yourself. You are worth it. The pictures are so telling.

    Oh you are due for a big woosh. I know it from here in Northern Alabama. A sure bet if I ever saw one. Thank you for the pictures.

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