Dukan Tuna Patty

I’m always on the look out for EASY meals to make. I’m off work today and decided to do a little experimentation with a can of tuna for lunch… Yum!

This recipe is good for Pure Protein days, as well as PV days, consolidation and stabilization.

Dukan Tuna Patties

1 can of tuna in water
2 Tbs FF greek yogurt or quark or fromage frais
A dollop of dijon mustard
2 Tbs chopped onion
1 Tbs Oat bran meal
Salt & Pepper to taste

*Turn on stove to Medium
*Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray
*Drain can of tuna and place in bowl
*Add yogurt, mustard, chopped onion, oat bran and salt & pepper
and mix well. Mixture should be moist, but not too moist.
*Form into 2 patties

Cook on medium 3 minutes on each side.


Dukan Tuna Patties

Dukan – Day 175 – Back in the Swing of Things

Friday was a PP day 1 of 4.

Daily Weight Loss: 2.4 lb/1.10 kg (the exact opposite of yesterday!) πŸ™‚
Total Weight Loss: 65.1 lb/29.61 kg

So yesterday I completed Day 1 of 4 Pure Protein Days to kick start me back in to ketosis after a fabulous vacation. I had my first day back at work, and it was a breezy day, I saw snow for the first time in Hangzhou (the snow waited for my return!) and I went to bed, once again before 8 p.m…. UGH!

4 a.m. Small cup of FF yogurt with 1/2 TBS bran, 1 TBS flaxseed meal and splenda.

Early to work given I had been awake since 4 a.m. and had nothing else to do at my flat. Raining hard during the walk, but that just made me walk faster. I stopped at the tea egg vendor and picked up my 5 tea eggs for the day and was so excited I ate one of them while walking in the rain!

Handover and then bathed 2 babies… got to sing “The Rose” to one of them, as this was on the classic piano CD… the babies love my singing, as off tune as it is. Pretty much caught up on emails and planned out my education presentations for the rest of the month, and had my 2nd tea egg around 10. My darling personal assistant, Kitty, returns on Saturday… can’t wait to see her. Vivien and I had a quiet day in the office, and that was nice. At around 830 Vivien starts yelling for me to come out of my office… it’s snowing. Big, fat snowflakes. Nothing stuck, since it was just above freezing, but everyone in the hospital was happy to see it. I have no idea why… I really despise the cold and the snow… LOL Quite the contrast to the weather in Florida this past week.

Lunch at my favorite halal restaurant was sliced beef with cilantro and some garlic stems and a tea egg. Yum!

Slow afternoon… I had a hard time staying awake. Ate another tea egg for some energy and then left work to walk home in the SNOW. The SNOW! As I was walking in the SNOW I kept thinking that I couldn’t believe I was living where it SNOWED. Last year this time I was living in Abu Dhabi, where it’s WARM and SUNNY all the time. It’s quite a difference.

Skype chat and a catch up on emails, dinner was stir-fried pork seasoned with cumin, curry and lemon pepper (quite a nice combo I might add) and garlic stems.

At 745 I was tying up my running shoes and falling asleep while doing it. I thought if I went out for a run it might wake me up… instead, I took my shoes off and went to bed. There is no sense in fighting it.


Quote of the Day:Β The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
~Β Lao Tzu

You have to look real hard, but you can see the fat snowflakes πŸ™‚

Light Snow

Dukan – Day 145

Thursday was a PP day.

Daily weight loss: 0.4 lb/0.20 kg
Total weight loss: 61.8 lbs/28.11 kg

Rockin’ and rollin’! Nice walk in to work this morning. It’s warmed up into the 40’s although it’s a damp 40’s and still feels cold as ice to me! I’ve got my iPhone/iPad set up with a playlist that works well for my walk to work… Upbeat, brisk, etc. I find that I walk to the beat of the music and brisk is better! I have a Cuban jazz CD loaded up and it makes for some fun music in the mornin’!

Breakfast, at home (gasp!) before I left for work. Fat free yogurt with Splenda and bran. It was a nice change of pace, but I missed my after dinner yogurt treat!

Work this morning consisted of bathing babies…


And the afternoon, policy writing and flow charts to go with the policy…


Can I say how much I love MS Visio?!?!? The 2010 version is awesome and so easy to work with!

Then the fun walk home. I took the long route which is 1.4 miles instead of 1 mile. I love that route, it goes past the university and has less traffic. And I avoid the guy selling HOT SWEET POTATOES roasting on some cart thingy that smells so good! He’s there every day, rain or shine, hot or cold, selling those roasting sweet potatoes… I’ll shock him to death when I buy one once I’m on consolidation!

Dinner was pork loin chunks stir fried with onions, chopped garlic, garlic cloves, garlic stems, cumin, a pinch of cinnamon and 2 tsps of olive oil. Olive oil is the one thing I did not give up for this diet. To me it brings out the best in the food. I’ve always used it sparingly and still do. Using it has obviously not harmed my weight loss πŸ™‚


It was a yummy dinner πŸ™‚ nice cup of Yellow Label milk tea after dinner and then to bed early. I’ve been an exhausted this week for some reason. I’m sure it has to do with a couple of late nights and those early mornings! I hope everyone is having a great week! 4 more sleeps until I’m home for vacation… Woo HOO!


Quote of the day: You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose – Indira Ghandi

Dukan – Day 124 iDesk discovery!

Thursday was a PP day… Technically should have been a PV, but no veggies in the flat.

Daily Weight Loss: 0.9 lb/0.4 kg
Total Weight Loss: 54.6 lb/24.81 kg

So close to that 55 mark I can see it. My goal was to be down 55 pounds by the time I went home mid-January, but I think I just might surpass that goal πŸ™‚

I had a great day at work. Started off with a big smile from my personal assistant Kitty…


Then a hug from Vivien…


I’m the mother to everyone, LOL… Whoever told me that Chinese don’t like being touched was wrong, either that or everyone loves Sandi πŸ˜€ Here’s a smiley pic of ViviMokaLaka and me…


I then went for morning handover and patient rounds and then went to the outpatient department where I got to play with my new APP… iDesk! OK, it’s not perfect, because I haven’t figured out how to send a format to my lap top so my assistant can translate to Chinese, but it gives me work to do when I’m away from my desk in the International Medical Care center. This is the workflow I created yesterday… What I love about it is the freestyle writing that turns into lovely shapes and the absolute EASE of connecting the boxes!! Even Kitty had a go at it πŸ™‚ Here’s the chart…


I also downloaded DocsToGo Premium, and now I can share my Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs with my iPad and edit… My world is supremely better.. LOL Until now, my iPad has been an expensive email and Internet tablet… Now it’s a workhorse!

Breakfast: 2 tea eggs & 2 thin and small pieces of ham
Lunch: 2 tea eggs and 4 slices of that ham… Worked from desk during lunch
Dinner: Sirloin stir-fried with onions, garlic stems and garlic cloves
Snack: FF Greek yogurt with Splenda and bran

Lots of water, 1 coke zero, 2 cups of coffe and a cup of Earl grey tea.

Enjoying a day off today… It’ll be hard to motivate me to get out of my pajamas, get dressed and get moving πŸ™‚


Quote of the day: If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. ~ Unknown