The weekend has put me all out of whack with blogging as I didn’t get near a computer the whole time. But back into it from today! One marvellous weekend discovery was turning my boring yoghurt into chocolate youghurt. A teaspoon of cocoa powder, few drops of sweetener and I had a delicacy of epic proportions. I can’t remember whose blog I read about this on but thank you!! I think I love it as much as I love real chocolate mousse which is saying something! Trouble is I got a bit carried away. As a result I ate a whole lot of yoghurt this weekend and I know cocoa does contain carbs so now I’m going to have to work really hard to resist temptation and remind myself that this is a treat. Not a twice (or dare I say it three times) a day meal!
I got a few comments on my last blog about the benefits of weighing in every day. I completely see your points. By weighing in every day you are in a better position to track where you’ve gone wrong and what’s worked well. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. About 7 years ago I did Weight Watchers and lost a fair bit of weight (I was about 17 at the time). I started off really well but somewhere along the line I got a bit obsessed. The problem was the constant thinking about counting points, constantly weighing up what food was good, what was bad, how much of something I could eat. The obsession transferred itself to the scales. I was weighing 4 times a day probably. It even got to the point where I wouldn’t even leave a hair tie in when I got on the scales in case it made a difference.
One of the appeals of the dukan diet was I didn’t have to count calories or points. As long as you stick to eating what you’re allowed I didn’t have to think about every single thing I put in my mouth and make a decision about It. So far this has been really beneficial and I think it works best for me. So, while I really respect your opinions and know that it probably would be an advantage I just can’t bring myself to get on those scales every day. I don’t want to become that obsessive person ever again!
Anyway here’s to the end of Week One on Dukan and hopefully a good week ahead of me, weigh in on Friday will reveal all!