I am on the 3rd week of my Dukan Diet and currently in the Cruise Phase, where I alternate days of eating protein only and days where I eat proteins and select vegetables. It is much easier than the Attack Phase (phase 1) as being able to have salads and veggies is awesome after a week of boring proteins. However, in the middle of this phase I went to NYC for fun and then Oregon for work. In NYC I cheated and had wine, perogies, and a few carbs here and there. At the end of the week I had managed to keep my weight from going up at all. In Oregon I was pretty good though I did have BBQ Sauce with my BBQ meats, but I ran an extra 20 minutes on the treadmill to compensate. The end of the week saw some rough physical activity so full cheating ahoy! Pasta, cheese, burgers, and potatoes!!! I was fine with these as I was burning so many calories at the same time…the result at the end of the week? I had managed to continue my weight loss.
Last night I went to the YMCA and met with my new trainer, learned about their MobileFit program, and setup a workout plan. I hit the gym for some cardio and then home for a lovely meal of shrimp ceviche, buffalo burger patties, grilled onions, Dijon mustard, and greek yogurt. The reward? This morning…for the first time in 4 years…my scale showed me a weight in the 220’s! I’ve broken through the 230’s and am a full week ahead of the goals I set out for myself! I’ve lost over 16 pounds and the fun part of the diet has begun! I feel better, my endurance is up, I can see my stomach flattening out, and friends have begun saying, “Wow, I can really see the weight loss in your face.” My face is skinnier! I look like me again. So to celebrate I shaved my beard so I could fully see my face looking back at me in the mirror.
Hello Ryan! Hi Ryan. Looking good Ryan! Feeling good Ryan!!!
Tonight I start weight training. I’m doing 5 hours a week of workout to start alternating between weights and cardio. I’m not just going to get back in shape…I’m going to get in the best shape of my life. In a few pounds I will start phase 3 of the Dukan Diet; the Consolidation phase! Can’t wait to have fruit and toast again!