Monday was a PV day 🙂
Today marks the 7th month since I started this life changing journey on August 20th.
Here are the stats: (you have to read all the way to the bottom to get the final stat) 😀
Aug 20, 2011 / March 20, 2012
Chest: 42 / 36
Waist: 45 / 33
Hips: 56 / 42 (LOL, my HIPS are smaller than what my WAIST was!)
Daily weight Gain: 0.4 lb/0.2 kg
Total weight Loss: 79.0 lb/35.91 kg
😀 I knew that would happen… LOL… 2 steps forward 1/2 a step back… Hakuna Matata, I had a pretty good day. Worked 1/2 a day to make up for working all day on Sunday.
Breakfast: 2 tea eggs
Lunch: Citrus Pork and Onions (recipe posted yesterday)
Dinner: Chicken with Olives – recipe posted below
Water: 2 liters
Exercise: Walk to and from work 2 miles roundtrip
C25K run: 2.13 miles
RECIPE: DUKAN CHICKEN WITH OLIVES
This recipe comes from my favorite Dukan recipe blog Hapa Couple. I changed it up a little bit to make it Dukan Cruise friendly and because some of the items on their list are not necessarily available here in China. Additionally, I don’t have an oven, so mine was cooked on the gas burner. Also, their recipe is for 4 Servings.
1 Tbs Olive Oil
2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts – cut into strips or cubes
1/2 large Red onion – I cut mine chunky
5 cloves of garlic – minced
1 green pepper – I cut mine chunky
1 14oz can of whole tomatoes – chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (mixed 1/2 c hot water with 1 cube and stirred)
2 Tbs of Skim milk mixed with 1 tsp corn starch
8 – 10 whole green olives (stuffed) *couldn’t get these, so I sliced mine off the pit
Place 1/2 Tbs Olive oil in pan on med/high heat and add chicken. Brown on both sides, remove to a bowl.
Place 1/2 Tbs Olive oil in pan on medium heat and add onion, garlic and pepper, cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
Pour in chicken broth, stir and cover for 2 minutes.
Add cooked chicken into mix and reduce temperature to low. Simmer 7 minutes.
Pour in the cornstarch mix stir, Add Olives, stir. Simmer 2 minutes.
You could put this over zucchini pasta it’s zucchini cut to resemble pasta and parboiled… OR you could put this over shiritaki noodles.
We ate it as is, kind of like a stew and it was delish! I also prepared a fresh, organic green salad that had the yummiest combination of greens in it… and a splash of olive oil… Yum
And the final stat that I promised at the top. I haven’t mentioned on my blog my starting weight OR my current weight at any point. Few people knew (up til now) how much I weighed when I started on Dukan.
AUGUST 20, 2012 = 255
MARCH 20, 2012 = 176
I still have 11 pounds to reach Dukan’s True Weight of 165 lbs and 21 pounds to MY goal of 155.
I can’t say it enough times… the support I get from all of you; my family, friends and new blogger friends has been the key to my success. I am humbled by your kind words and cheering!
Blessings and Ciao!
Wowza! Thatgood for you, Sandi 🙂 That is just outstanding and you are such an inspiration to many and to me as well … Cheers!
Thanks, MJ… good luck to you on your first day! 🙂
Congratulations! I just started the cruise phase, and although I have lost 4 lbs I feel like I’ve been here before…countless of diets. But you have achieved so much, thanks for being an inspiration. I really enjoy reading about your life in China and about your profession. Thanks, Ana
Ana, Congrats on your 4 lbs. I too
had been there, but Dukan is different. You stick to the program, follow other blogs, eat the right way and you WILL succeed! xo
Great food pictures. And that chicken made my stomach growl (I’m working till 9 pm tonight…) Congrats on all you’ve achieved – so happy for you!
Thanks! I like showing that you can lose weight and eat great!
Just one thing to say….AMAZING!
Thanks, Caroline 🙂 xoxo You look amazing, too!
Wow! You are the incredible shrinking woman- amazing stats! Have you gone and picked up what you have lost? I did and could barely pick up! I am getting closer to goal – 14 lbs and am looking forward but apprehensive about the next stage consolidation that I will be on for about 250 days! . I will read the book – again 🙂 and follow to the letter and keep the weight off for the first time once and for all! Sun out again 🙂 Keep up with recipes, my hubby keeps asking me what book I’m getting these recipes out of!
Woo HOO!!! 14 pounds to go, so we’ll finish around the same time. How exciting 🙂 I’m glad you guys are enjoying the recipes. I just throw it together and
We’re on the stretch to consolidation. My opinion the most challenging phase. Keeping it OFF!!!
How awesome are you?!?!? Amazing stats / amazing measurements! Sandi you are FAB! Ignore that little gain on the scale, I think this is just the way it goes the closer you get to the finishing line. That chicken looks delicious. I will make it tommorrow, cant wait…….
Onwards and downwards xoxo
Thanks, Sonia!!! I’m back down this morning, so all’s good… no time to blog until after work…. traded blogging in for an extra hour of sleep 🙂 And I feel great!
The dish looks great!