Dukan – Day 142 – It’s Funday Monday… and a WHOOSH!

Monday was a PP Day.

Daily Weight Loss: 0.9 lb/0.4 kg
Total Weight Loss: 61.0 lb/27.71 kg

I have no idea where the whoosh came from, but woo hoo! 😀 I am 6 pounds less than the goal I set for Jan. 13th!  I am very happy with that! I was just reading the blog I linked to earlier in this sentence and had lost 34 pounds at that point, it was Day 64… I couldn’t even fathom having lost 61 pounds. In fact, I’m saying it out loud and having a hard time believing it! This diet really works!

Nice walk to work in the morning… we had a warm up and it was 46 when I left for work! I wore my boots, though I’m not going to be able to wear them much anymore. They are, alas, too big 😦  I am very distraught over this… how do your feet lose weight!?!? These are expensive boots, dammit! I had on my stirrup leggings (no comments!!! they are in fashion here!) and TWO pairs of thick wool hiking socks to prevent the sliding that happens when I wear the boots now and I nearly twisted my ankle. So, I will wear them for looks, but no trekking the mile to and from work in them 😦 Breakfast was 2 tea eggs. I made some of my own and here is how I made them:

Ingredients: 8-10 eggs, 1 tsp. Salt, 3 cups of water, 1 TBS soy sauce, 1 TBS BLACK soy sauce, 1/4 tsp Salt, 2 TBS black tea leaves (you can get this in bulk), 2 pods Star Anise, 1 cinnamon stick.

In a large saucepan I placed the eggs and 1 tsp of Salt. I then covered it with cool tap water and brought to a boil, then turned down and let simmer for 20 minutes. I then put them in a colander and let them drain and cool for 10 minutes. When they are cool I roll them VERY GENTLY across the counter to form little cracks… DO NOT PEEL 🙂

In a large saucepan mix all the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the eggs. Bring that to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours. You then turn off the heat and add the eggs. Let them steep over night, at least 8 hours. You can reuse the liquid. I put mine in the fridge in a tight sealed bowl and bring back to a boil and let the eggs steep again. I have reused this liquid 3 times, then tossed. Also, you can store the eggs up to 4 days in a tight container as long as you don’t peel them. Mine NEVER last that long, lol, I eat 5 a day.

Tea Eggs Cooking

Tea Eggs finished

The recipe is easy! The eggs are yummy! If you can’t find Black Soy Sauce, you can use 2 TBS of regular soy sauce. The Black Soy Sauce is a bit thicker… nice for sauteing beef and pork in… yum 🙂

Lunch I wandered over to the hospital canteen. They serve some yummy food in there but it’s all laden in gravies and MSG… I had 2 tea eggs and a couple of bites of tofu that was in a spicy chili sauce.

For dinner I sauteed pork chunks seasoned with Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper seasoning with onions and the last of my garlic stems 😦  I discovered through an expat here that you can actually order groceries on line that are delivered from Shanghai to your door. The delivery charge is 20CNY, which is like $2.60! LOL I was able to get some lovely meat and fat free yogurt!!! I also got some organic milk… My life has changed dramatically with this new found information! Anyway, they were out of garlic stems, but had everything else, so tomorrow I will have to hoof it down to the fresh market for garlic stems. I had so much food, that I only ate 1/2 and boxed up the rest for Tuesday. Being on this diet, your appetite is way less than before. I eat a small bowl of food. Anything more than what is equivalent to the size of my fist, makes my tummy hurt!

Fat free yogurt with Splenda and bran for dessert and a nice finish to the day. I have a few people on my mind today, my friend having shoulder surgery today and my mom having back surgery on Friday… here’s a prayer that the surgeons heal you and you’re both up and active in rapid time 🙂


Quote of the day: Your journey has molded you for your great good, And it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now… is right on time! – Asha Tyson

30 thoughts on “Dukan – Day 142 – It’s Funday Monday… and a WHOOSH!

  1. Congrats on your loss! FANTASTIC!!!!! It’s funny how losing the pounds/kilos never gets boring! Always very exciting! Again – love your quote of the day. Tea Eggs look fab, always wondered what they were like. xoxo

  2. There are no words to say how proud I am to be your mom. You have worked hard to get where you are today. And now to take on this diet. An even bigger accomplishment. Sixty-one lbs is nothing to sneeze at. Can’t wait to see my new look daughter. Thanks for the prayers, Am going into this with an open mind and know all will be fine. Love Mom

    • Thank you, Mom 🙂 I’m a lucky girl to have you for a mom! I know your surgery will fix you up good as new! You’ll be back to walking Gracie sooner than you know! xoxoxo

  3. Congrats to you! 61 pounds is amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe, I was actually going to ask you today what tea eggs were! I think I will try them this weekend. I can’t imagine what they taste like but not I am curious.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for continuing to inspire me!

    • Telly, they have a nice taste to them, a little like chai with the anise seed and cinnamon, but you also taste the soy, but none of it is a strong taste… they are just better than plain ole boiled eggs and have (as you’ve read) been a staple in my diet! Let me know how it works out for you!

  4. Thanks Sandi for sharing the tea-egg recipe and embellishing it with photos too, I will definitely have a go making them and let you know how I get on. Well done one the weight-loss you are a true inspiration to many of us. Thank you!!

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  6. Congratulations! You’re inspiring us to lose the last 5 nagging pounds! Thank you for posting this recipe. We’ve read about tea eggs on your blog and in Lisa See’s book, “Shanghai Girls”. We are definitely trying it!

  7. Your comments about your boots now being too big reminds me of a story…. My brother and I were sitting side by side on a bleacher and I noticed and told him I was taller than him. Quickly he answers that my fat ass makes me taller and I was like, gulp, he’s right, ya? So…. when you lose all this weight, you also lose it in your feet, which, and it’s ok, makes you shorter, since your soles also lost fat.

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  9. It may take some back reading on my part, or maybe it is a Dukan secret that I have to pay for but I have a question about the tea eggs… Are they an essential to this diet, or just a way you make boiled eggs tastier? Another curiosity question, is the soy sauce in China all true soy? Here in America we have to carry our La Choy which is true soy with us to Chinese/Thai restaurants ( and beg them to use) because the restaurants use Kikko which is made from wheat. We used to think Thai stir fry was sooo safe for we gluten free, until we found the soy sauce ingredients .

    • Hi Christy! The soy sauce I use is gluten-free and the soy sauce the little shop downstairs who I get tea eggs from when I don’t have any, also use gluten-free soy sauce. They were kind enough to show me 🙂
      In regard to the tea eggs and my diet, they ate the easiest for me to eat. High protein, filling and a great snack when I get the munchies. I eat 5 a day, usually, but only 1 yolk. I love them. Plain ole boiled eggs just don’t cut it for me anymore. 😀

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