Monday, February 27, 2012

Dukan-inspired Diet UPDATE 2

So in my last post here  I said I would try for a week to have a PP day alternate with a PVBR day and see how it went. Unfortunately, aside from the 2 lbs I did lose last Tuesday, I didn't lose any more last week which I'm supposed to be losing a couple of pounds in a week.
I therefore conclude that this diet is not for me. *sad*

On the bright side, I am eating more veggies and the oatmeal/oat bran in my diet has given me better bowl movement (too graphic?) and I have been eating less since oatmeal fills you up and so does the brown rice.

I will still be continuing my oatmeal/oat bran in the morning and brown rice for lunch and totally cut down on the food intake. Hopefully, I'll (slowly) shed off the lbs.

Ang hirap magpapayat! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kawaii Baby Happy Leak-Free OS Diaper Cover Review

My first ever diaper covers. Kawaii Baby Happy Leak-Free OS Diaper Cover

*Its says 8-36lbs but it didn't properly fit her until about 12lbs.
*I should have gotten the Velcro ones.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ash at 8 months

Big changes this month. Two more teeth have erupted!
Her upper lateral incisors are out this month.
She's eating more varieties of solid food.
She can sit up so she's been playing in her walker sometimes.
She talks...a lot. Baby talk of course.
Her hair hasn't grown out much though. Should I be worried? I mean it's just hair, right?

The bed (she co-sleeps with us) is barricaded with pillows because I'm afraid she'll fall one of these days.
One morning I woke up and found her at the foot of the bed (that's where most of her toys were). She was playing and talking to herself (laughing too). Good thing she didn't fall.

She just rolls around though, not crawling at all. the Pedia says she might skip that stage. Did your baby skip crawling too?

Kawaii Baby Mom Label OS Minky Bamboo Review

So this is a long overdue review about my first cloth diaper: Kawaii Baby Mom Label OS Minky Bamboo.

Dukan-inspired Diet UPDATE

I just posted yesterday that I was quitting this diet and yet when I weighed myself this morning, I was down 2lbs! so I'm now 121lbs.

I think I get what this diet is about. I'm supposed to have 1 day of nothing but protein because that's what happened yesterday (not intentionally) I just didn't want to eat veggies or brown rice that day. So today I lost some lbs.

I think I'll try it one more week but this time I'll alternate days of pure protein (PP) and Protein, Veggie, Brown Rice (PVBR). Too much? We'll see.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dukan-inspired Diet Cruise phase day 17

It’s diet day 20 and on my 17th day on the Cruise phase and it’s really getting to me. I haven’t lost any more weight since I finished my attack phase. No bread, no white rice, no sweets (no sugar), no pork and no happy momma! I’m at a standstill at 123lbs.

So I’m changing my diet. I don’t know which one yet but I’m not sticking to this one because I’m hungry all the time and craving sugar… a lot! Yet not losing more weight.

I’m not going to chronicle my last few days of my diet because it’s just no use. I think it was the brown rice though, because that’s the only thing I changed from the original Dukan Diet.

Well, 20days and 6lbs lighter isn’t too bad.

Dukan-inspired Diet = FAIL

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My baby "drinks" her food

That's my daughter "sipping" her Cerelac. 

My mom thought it would be easier (and less messy) to just add more water to her Cerelac and have her drink it through a straw. 
We tried it. 
She loved it.
She still eats her rice and veggies with a spoon though. So I think we can get away with giving her her Cerelac  (and water) through a straw. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dukan-inspired Diet Cruise phase day 8

It’s diet day 11 and on my 8th day on the Cruise phase but I haven’t lost any additional weight  since my last weigh in. L it’s a bit discouraging. Could it be the brown rice?
Cruise Phase Day 3: NVBR
2 tbs. oat bran

2 pcs tuna hotdog

1 cup coffee
½ cup Brown rice (heavy on the tummy!)

Fish, fried (Dory)
½ cup B. rice

Adobong chicken breast with hardboiled egg

Cruise Phase Day 4: VNBR
2 tbs. oat bran (felt like 3tbs!)

1 cup coffee
Chicken breast, adobo

1 boiled egg
Omelette with ground beef and onions

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dukan-inspired Diet Day 5

So it's been day 5 and I've lost 6 pounds! Well, it's probably just water weight but it's still something =)
From 129lbs down to 123lbs.

Attack Phase
The Pure Protein part of the diet. I'm supposed to be on the Attack Phase for 3 days. Food choices are: (I have altered the list a little to fit my lifestyle. This is not in exact to the real Dukan Diet)

Lean beef, veal or rabbit (mince under 10%, avoid ribs)
Chicken and turkey (except skin and outside part of the wings)
Ham (low fat and lean)
Beef, veal, or chicken liver
Any fish (except canned in oil or sauce)
Shellfish and crustaceans
Eggs (up to two per day, unlimited egg whites but watch the yolks if you have high cholesterol)
Dairy products (low fat, below 5% fat) skimmed milk
Limited amount of sugar per day (except fructose based), vinegar, mustard, spices, herbs, garlic, onion (as spice), lemon juice (only as spice, not for drinking), sugar free natural ketchup (in moderation), sugar free chewing gum
Oat bran 1.5 tbsp./day 
Exercise 20mins/day 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dukan-inspired Diet

This is D day! Meaning Diet Day! I’m starting my Dukan-inspired diet. If you’re not familiar with the Dukan Diet, it’s the diet from France that’s better known as the diet that gave J-lo that body after the twins. Also Kate Middleton followed this diet before the big Royal wedding.

So anyway, this Dukan diet is made up of 4 phases. The attack phase, cruise phase, consolidation phase and permanent stabilization phase. The attack phase will make you consume pure protein, fish, eggs and meat but with a bit of oat bran. The cruise phase will introduce you to vegetables and you’ll have to alternate days of pure protein and days of protein and veggies. And more oat bran.  This phase will take you to your True Weight. 
I forgot, you have to calculate your true weight  before the beginning of the diet. 


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