New year, new you! Or new me rather. It’s time for me to do the Dukan Diet again. No, not because I fell off the wagon and got fat! Well, actually, I mean that is kinda what happened… I got pregnant with my 4th child in August 2016 before completing Dukan Diet Round 2. I got down to 120lbs, 10 pounds away from my goal and I did not get to complete the consolidation phase of the Dukan Diet, which is CRITICAL, so as soon as the morning sickness hit me and I started eating carbs to settle my stomach, I very quickly started gaining weight back.
I ended up gaining the most I’ve ever gained with a pregnancy this time. I weighed 177 pounds the day before I gave birth!!
Unlike the last three times I gave birth, I only lost 20 pounds within 2 weeks of giving birth instead of 30 pounds. This left me very unhappily at 156 lbs, 10 pounds heavier than I’ve ever been non-pregnant. None of my clothes fit me and I felt worse than I ever have about my body. I was so big that 90% of my maternity clothes didn’t even fit!
I normally wait till my babies are about 18 months old and they are only breastfeeding at night before I attempt to change my diet. My milk supply was really finicky with my first child so it made me too nervous to jeopardize it in an effort to lose weight. However, this time I just can’t wait that long. I don’t even fit into my “fat clothes” and I’m constantly preoccupied with how horrible I feel in my own skin.
I look at pictures of myself and think “that’s just not me!” Over the summer, all I could think about when I wasn’t looking at my sweet baby boy’s face was how fat I felt and that thought was taking up more of my brain cells than was healthy or necessary.
So January 1st, I decided it was time to buckle down and do The Dukan Diet, round 3! I’m going to attempt to keep my milk supply up with Milkflow, which I’ve had great success with before. Fingers crossed! (And stay tuned for posts about introducing solids and homemade baby food!)
I lost 20 pounds in 2 months on The Dukan Diet back in 2012, and then I lost 20 pounds in 2016, so I know I can be successful on this diet again. This time I need to lose at least 35 pounds which seems insurmountable right now but I have to do it. For me.
TFH’s Round 3 of The Dukan Diet
On January 1st, 2018, I started the Attack Phase of The Dukan Diet. My starting weight was 150 lbs. My New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape, eat healthy, and get down to at least 125 lbs by May 1st.
Ideally, I’d like to get down to 115 lbs but Dukan calculated my “True Weight” as 117 lbs based on my age and the number of children I’ve had. Click here to calculate your true weight.
Starting Weight: 150 lbs
Goal Weight: 115 lbs
Trying to Lose: 35 pounds
Please take note that I am a PETITE 5’2″ small framed girl
and I have weighed between 100 and 110 lbs most of my adult life
(excluding during pregnancy and while breastfeeding).
*My doctor has approved my weight loss goal!
- Day 1 – I weighed in at 150.2 lbs (35 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 2 – I weighed in at 148.4 lbs (33 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 3 – I weighed in at 146.6 lbs (31 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 4 – I weighed in at 145.7 lbs (30 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 5 – I weighed in at 146.2 lbs (31 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 6 – I weighed in at 144.6 lbs (29 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 7 – I weighed in at 145.5 lbs (30 lbs over goal weight)
- Day 8 – I weighed in at 145.4 lbs (30 lbs over goal weight)
*Last updated on 1/8/2018
Disclaimer: I received complementary copies of the Dukan Diet book, The Dukan Cookbook, The Dukan Diet Made Easy book as well as a box of Dukan Organic Oat Bran and Dukan Cocoa Powder to review on The Fashionable Housewife. I am not being paid to do The Dukan Diet! Posting about my weight loss is entirely my choice. I chose to blog about my personal weight loss experience in order to help others. Please email me or leave a comment if you have any questions!