So, things are going pretty well in the world of Dukan. It’s still hard sometimes to avoid eating things I crave, but it’s getting easier. The fact that this is working, and I’m determined seems to be outweighing temptations. I am now down 14 lbs!!! wooooo! So I lost another 3 lbs last week. As the British (or something?) would say, I’ve now lost a whole stone. Man that feels good! bwah haha.
The fact that I managed to still lose 3 lbs last week is kind of a big deal since I went out to eat twice. On Thursday (or Wednesday?) we were out for our evening walk, and randomly ran into my husband’s parents on their way to a restaurant. They invited us to go along. His mom had just returned to town from being away for a week and a 1/2, so we went with them to welcome her back. Every time she leaves town her first restaurant trip back is for Chinese food. Hah! Right, like THAT goes with the diet!??!? No so much.
I counteracted that crazy menu by ordering chicken and broccoli, and not sharing much other food (we usually order various plates then split them up amongst ourselves). I did end up having a bit of the other stuff, but it was just more veggies, and seafood soup, and some beef. So, I only ate non-breaded stuff, and vegetables. Not bad. Was really tempted with the sesame chicken though. 😥 But couldn’t have any. We then walked home, instead of getting a ride, so I think that helps! I also didn’t eat my fortune cookie. I’m so hardcore.
I also went out for dinner yesterday (Sunday). My husband and I rode our bikes to the beach and ate at a restaurant there. I had salad (with Vinaigrette dressing, because I thought it’d be least harmful), and grilled rosemary chicken with vegetables. It was pretty tasty!! I managed to avoid the tempting basket of bread they put on the table *pout*, but I accidentally ate a crouton from my salad. hahaha I didn’t even think about it! Just popped it in my mouth and when I bit down I paused, said ‘OMG I just ate a crouton!’, and my husband was like ‘WHAT?!’. It was awesome. I then took all the rest of the croutons off the salad and put them on his plate. lol
Anyways, the fact that we biked there, then walked on the pier, then biked back, probably nicely offset whatever potential damage I did, though I doubt I did much. Grilled meat, and tons of veggies (on a veggie & protein day of course), are pretty safe. The only problem is that you can’t know or control if it’s lean meat (though a chicken breast is fine), or what’s in the sauces. ALAS, I did not really deprive myself and felt pretty good after. I didn’t have that bloated, gross feeling of having just stuffed my face, even though I definitely wasn’t hungry anymore!
FYI… Yesterday I wore a pair of pants that I had pushed to the ‘back’ of the closet for not fitting last year. Yep. The clothing adjustments have begun! yaaah!!
Stay tuned next week, when hopefully I update about another successful lb lossage!