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Some of you lovely Plonkers know that I started The Dukan Diet in January 2012. The reason I started the diet was because I had quit smoking the year before and, in the process substituted my sucking on cancer sticks, for shoving junk in my face and picked up 13kg.
On Boxing Day 2011, this "Before" picture was taken of me in the pool and I took one look at the picture and knew I was officially a FAT CHICK.
|Look, I see abs!|
I decided then and there to get on to the internet, find myself a healthy eating programme and set myself some achievable goals.
I chose the Dukan Diet because I didn't have to weigh or measure any portions. I have a pretty busy lifestyle as a working mum, so I knew I needed to choose an eating plan that I would be able to stick to.
My goal was to loose 10kg before my 40th birthday in June 2012. I gave myself six months to loose 10kg. That was certainly "doable". I joined the gym and exercised at least 3 to 4 times a week.
On the 2nd of January 2012, I began The Attack Phase and in the first week I lost 2.8kg (6.2 pounds). I was so happy and I felt great! I had tons of energy and I moved on to The Cruise Phase.
After 44 Days, I had lost a total of 9kg, which is just under 20lbs.
After 3 months I had lost a total of 13kg (just over 2 stone).