Come on over! Would love to hear from you all
Come on over! Would love to hear from you all
After a lot of thinking I”ve decided to make the move to Weight Watchers. I signed up to their meetings. I have a counselor. And I’ll be doing this.
Dukan has been good to me. I lost 20Lbs when I first had my 2nd son using Dukan. But after all this time, I’ve been struggling to stay on track on Dukan. I keep falling off the wagon then back and so on. I didn’t want to diet anymore. I didn’t want to do Dukan.
After meeting with a weight watchers counselor, i made the decision to switch.
I want a new start. So I decided to have my own website about my weight loss journey. I’d still love to hear from all my dukan friends. After all, it’s about losing weight and being healthy regardless of the way you do it. I will still be following your blogs and will continue to be as supportive as can be.
Hope to see you all on my new blog/website.
I have more information about the changes i’ll be doing in my life on the website. Take care and see you there!
Had a great vacation with my family visiting family and friends back home. Now we’re back and back to reality.
Today I start Dukan again. I’ll be on the Attack phase for 6 days. Then alternating PP and PV days (I’m thinking of doing two days of alteration – but we’ll see how it goes after I’m done with the PP).
Will be catching up with you all tonight for sure.
Yikes! I just noticed that I’ve been away for almost 2 months! wow – time does fly. I just wanted to drop a quick message to tell you that I’m doing well and that I’m on vacation in Jordan. So , the diet is off for sure … and I’m sure I’ve gained quite a bit! No scales here – but I know I’ll be back to Dukan when I’m back home in Seattle. Be back on the 27th. And as soon as I’m settled back, I’ll get on track.
Hope you’re all hanging in there! Will try to catch up with your blogs soon!
I’m starting to get frustrated. The last week I have been adding a pound, then losing .7 then, losing a gain, then gaining … roller coaster! Been in the average of 10 lbs throughout the week. But not dropping anything beyond that! Sucks!
My mini goal for this week is to be under 184lbs. Let’s see how that goes. I’m going to try to limit “tolerated food” , drink more water and run! I signed up for the 5K (as i mentioned before) – but haven’t started my training! Need to start TODAY! Maybe that will help with losing weight too.
Here’s for a better week for all of us!
P.S Charlotte, I’m not able to comment on your blog – It sometimes even gives me a hard time loading – just FYI
Morning Weight: 184 lbs
Daily Weight Loss: 1.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 10 Lbs
Happy day for sure! Felt really good to be able to go down to 10 lbs loss again. Let’s see how long that will last! – I just want to put 184 behind me and never come back to it!
Busy day again. Spent almost all my morning at the dentist. One more visit next week and hopefully I’ll be done once and for all!
Breakfast: Non Fat Yogurt, Non fat Chai latte
Lunch: Grilled chicken with a little ketchup, non fat late
Dinner: Egg omelette (red bell pepper, parmesan cheese and ham)
Worked a lot on the front yard and backyard this afternoon. Felt good being outside for a change. Weather hasn’t been so great the last week or so. So we spent it outside, gardening while the kids played. I need to share some pictures. Too bad I didn’t take “before” pictures! Our front yard looked like a jungle! haha
Have a good one everybody!
Morning Weight: 185.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 8.6 lbs
No difference since yesterday which I’m actually happy about. At least it didn’t go up!
I lost count of how many days I’ve been on Dukan but that doesn’t matter.
Feeling much better than the last couple of weeks. Starting this week with a new attitude and looking forward to a much better one!
Been very busy lately with my oldest (almost 5 yr old) out of school for the summer vacation. Seems there’s not enough hours in the day! Got to keep both boys entertained all day! .
Didn’t get the chance for proper meals. It felt like it was more of “munching” on Dukan PP friendly food throughout the day. Tried to concentrate on drinking more water too.
The big news of the day is that I actually did register for a 5K run in August. So, that’s confirmed. Which means I better get off my butt and start working out!
Felt that I did pretty well today. Let’s see what the scale thinks in the morning!
Have a good one!
Sorry for disappearing! There are two reasons for that.
First: I had dental problems and was in pain for a good 4 days. (not done yet, but pain is much better).
Losing weight has been a struggle. I have been on Dukan all along but the 184 lbs didn’t last long. I gained a few pounds, lost a few pounds .. up and down for the last couple of weeks! It’s been crazy. And for no reason at all. I mean, I didn’t mess up my food or anything like that. Not sure what happened. That brings me to my second reason.
Second: I didn’t want to post anything until I was back down to 184Lbs. I felt defeated when the very next day I added a pound and struggled to lose any weight beyond 184.
But then I decided, as obvious, that I’ll let you all know what happened. The past 3 days have been PV days for me. I was supposed to have a PP day yesterday, but we were invited to lunch at our friends, and the only PP option was ribs. Very fatty. So I just had 2 small ones and had grilled vegetable salad (no dressing at all) to make up for the fatty meat. I think I made a good decision there. Having vegetables is much better than having those fatty ribs!
Anyways, tomorrow is a new day. Hopefully this week will be better than the last 2 weeks.
I’m going to sign up for a 5K run in August. This will give me motivation to start jogging/walking more until the race. Reason to exercise and not find excuses!
I haven’t checked your blogs in a while! Sorry!! I’ll try to catch up with everybody tonight.
Oh and by the way , my weight today was 185.4 lbs
Have a good one!!
Weight Loss (2 days) :1.2 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 10 lbs! YES!(Another mini goal achieved. Losing 10 pounds!).
What a happy day! . Things are coming together nicely. Feeling great & for the first time I actually believe I can do this. I can lose this weight. I can do it.
Breakfast: coffee with non fat milk, non fat yogurt
Lunch: 2 hotdogs, 2 cheese sticks
Dinner: Oven baked chicken with (chicken shawirma spices) , wrapped in lettuce with Walden Farms Zero Calorie, Zero Fat, Zero Carb dressing. Side of grilled red bell peppers and mushrooms seasoned with sweet paprika , salt and pepper.
The last two days I haven’t been doing well with water. Need to up that a lot!
On a side note, yesterday I prepared my vegetable bed. It’s all nice and clean. Then I put some peas, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and strawberries. I’ll be working on a small area to make it a Herb Garden. I already have to kinds of thyme, rosemary, parsley and cilantro. They are in pots now.. need to move them to the ground. Pretty excited about it. I’m not really a garden person, but reading all those lovely blogs out there about gardening and planting vegetables and fruit definitely encouraged me. Will take pictures later:) – Hope you’re all having a good day!
Eggplant with Ground Beef
This is a really tasty dish. I love it! I usually eye-ball my ingredients, but I’m going to try to figure it out so you can all make this dish!
- Eggplant (you can use 1 eggplant and cut it into 1 1/2 inch round slices or you can just do length cuts – whatever you prefer – i make them round and small).
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 can tomato sauce (sodium free/low sodium)
- Lean ground beef .. hmm, not sure how much, but you can start with 1lb (if you feel its too much, you can use it for something else after it’s cooked, or keep it in the freezer for your next egg-plant dish!)
- 1 small onion diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 spoons of all spice (i have an arabic all spice mix – but i think any would do).
- Sautee the diced onions (i use a spray of PAM) until very soft.
- Add the ground beef to the onions and cook until cooked through. Add the salt, pepper and all spices.
- In the mean time, slice the eggplant (either circles or length cut – about 1 1/2 inches thick)
- Mix the diced tomatoes with the beef and onions until tomatoes are tender (about 6 minutes)
* preheat your oven to 375-395 390F degrees
- Add the tomato sauce , mix all together and let it simmer on low heat (about 5-8 minutes).
- Place the eggplant in a pan, pour some of the tomato beef mixture over the egg-plant to cover it) and place in the oven.
- I would estimate the time in the over 6-10 minutes depending on the temp. It will be ready when the eggplant is soft. Just poke it with a fork and you should be able to know.
- Once the eggplant is soft, just turn on the broil on high for a couple of minutes.
And that’s all!. I’m not sure I got the times right – But as a roughly estimate, I manage to finish the whole dish in 15-20 minutes.
Try it! If you like eggplant, you’ll love this! When you do, give me your thoughts