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Saturday, November 2, 2013

On the yellow brick road...

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since my last post, and I am still on Dukan!  Since my last post, life has quieted down. I started Dukan Take 2 in April......and stopped shortly thereafter. I went back on Weight Watchers, wanting less rigidity than Dukan. I dropped the tiniest bit of weight. I started doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred every day before work at 5am. Still nothing. In fact, I was gaining weight. Not just a little....about 10 pounds! In case you're wondering, this is about 10 pounds MORE than where I was when I STARTED Dukan in 2011. 

I know what you're thinking: 'how is that possible? Lady, you are a big fat liar, and were cheating.' To say I was frustrated is along the same lines as saying that a hurricane is just a spot of rain. After 10 pounds, immeasurable amounts of frustration and buckets of tears, I realized that in all of the chaos of this spring and early summer, I had somehow stopped taking my thyroid medication. We moved, my prescription ran out, I changed jobs and insurance, and that all equaled me not renewing my prescription and completely forgetting about it. Finally got to a doctor, and I am back on my meds.

I've managed to lose the 10 pounds I put on due to my thyroid issue.  I got on the meds in September, and have lost 10 pounds in the last 7 weeks. Woohoo! That being said, I am back to where I started in 2011, but hey - gotta start somewhere, right?

Now that I am back on my thyroid medication, I have been doing a Dukan Redux. It's been going pretty well, however  have noticed that I am not nearly as regimented as I was when I did it the first time. I never cheated before. Ever. Now I have a couple almonds, a handful of 97% fat free popcorn when my husband has it, etc. I definitely see the impact on the scale.

While I am glad I am (mostly) back on track -I've been fartin' around with these little cheats, I haven't been losing as quickly as I should be. So apparently I need the rigidity and structure that Dukan provides. I can't have the little cheats that (I feel) don't matter in the long run. I need to be all in. No more dipping toes in the water. And I need to get my ass movin' with exercise.

I need to fit into my "thin clothes" I bought after I lost all that weight in early 2012. Plus I am a bridesmaid in a wedding this coming May. I have motivation. I just need to do it. I'm not punishing myself for past mistakes, I am just looking forward. I saw this pic on Pinterest and it really resonated with me.

So let's do it people. Whether you're new to Dukan, losing weight fast and furious, struggling in a Take 2, 3 (or 12) - we can only start from where we're at, and move forward. 

Ready. Set. Go!


  1. Great to see your post today have been checking regularly since I discovered your delicious pancakes. I am on restart as well, Day 6, so I have survived nearly a week. My daughter is getting married next May so I have similar incentive. So let's get going.

  2. Thanks for the post! Congrats on 6 days of the restart. Let's keep it going!

  3. Hello, just wanted to say thank you! Your posts make me feel so inspired and let's me know that I'm not alone on this Dukan weight loss journey. Please continue to update us regularly! P.S. Any new recipes?