2nd verse, same as the first!

Well my first week of being 50 has been fabulous!

An old friend, Beryl, came to town from Georgia. She hadn’t been home in 7 years and we had a get together at Terra Fermata… one of my best memories of Beryl is that when I was so exhausted from being a new, young, single mom and working full time, she came over, packed up my baby and took him for an overnight. More than once! I cannot even begin to tell you how fortunate and grateful I was for that simple act of kindness.

Beryl's welcome home party.

Beryl’s welcome home party.

I also ran a 5K my first week of being 50. The Reindeer Dash. It was my first real run since fracturing my foot. I’ve done some minimal interval training, but no real running. I thought I was going to die! It is still hot and humid here in sunny South Florida! By mile one I was gasping for air, but I finished it! My friend Shannon and her daughter ran back to where I was and finished it with me. The support I have from my friends is nothing short of AMAZING! My friend Ed took first place in the mens 50-54 and Shannon took 3rd in the women’s 40-44. So super proud of them both! Elizabeth hit a PR and I think that Dana did too! This was 12 year old Breeze’s first 5K!



And my daughter Tiffany and I started the Attack phase of Dukan yesterday. I have gained back almost 30 pounds of my 100+ lb weight loss. I am eating well, but haven’t been MOVING or drinking enough water. It amazes me how fast it creeps on. But I will not be beaten! LOL… I am a fighter and just need to buckle down. I can make excuses all day long, but the bottom line is I am not making enough time for ME! I have spread myself out very thin and it is effecting my weight and my health. That stopped yesterday!

Attack Day 1:
Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, 1 FF Greek Yogurt, coffee
Lunch: Stir fry steak and onions
Snack: Boiled Egg
Dinner: Lean pork chop with onions, garlic and ginger
Snack: FF greek yogurt with flax seed meal
Water: 1000 mL (need to increase!!!)
Exercise: 32 minute walk with Tiffany and Kapone

So fortunate to be able to still be out walking on the waterfront in December in shorts and tank tops!

So fortunate to be able to still be out walking on the waterfront in December in shorts and tank tops!

Tiff and I were suppose to fly to San Antonio Monday morning on a business trip for our billing business, but ice storms in Dallas prevented us from going. So we decided that Monday was the day to start, and we did! I’m down 1.5 pounds since yesterday morning 🙂

I hope everyone has a fantastic week! I sure plan on it!


Dukan – Day 1 Attack Phase

Wow… I got through Day 1 of the Attack Phase and I ate so much food I thought I would burst! I didn’t even eat all of the food prescribed!

2 eggs, pot of yogurt, coffee

Mid-Morning snack:
1 egg, Dukan mayo, 1/2 liter of water

Pepper steak (with yummy gravy made with the Dukan mayo… no carbs or fat!), 1/2 liter of water.

Mid-Afternoon snack:
Pot of yogurt, diet coke, water

Fresh baked fish (yummy, even if the head was still on!), some yogurt with fresh lime squeezed on it, a Dukan oat bran pancake (not too impressed, but gotta do it!).

Watched Blackballs (a British comedy) while eating dinner, then did my prescribed 20 minutes fast walk. Came back, drank lots of water, now writing my blog.

A couple things… 1. Lucy wants me to make sure I give her credit for finding the Dukan Diet book… LOL. She is the one who told me about it, so I’m giving credit where credit is due! and 2. I want to thank all of you for the support you are giving me. There are a couple of really good reasons to surround yourself with support… it makes you feel good to have people rooting for you AND it lends to accountability. Thanks for following me on this journey!


Wt loss from 1st weigh on 8/19/11 to 8/22/11 = 3.5 pounds (that’s before starting the program!) I’ll check in tomorrow night with the first official weigh in of the program!