Monday, February 27, 2012

Catching Up

Sunrise from the Lanikai Pillbox.

Oh's been a while...lots going know it's been a while when you have over 1,000 unread emails in your inbox!  We're kept Flamidwyfe's email alerts in a folder because we're definitely reading those...they are very inspirational.   
The male half of this couple had gum surgery at the beginning of the month and it still hasn't healed.  We've also been having lots of fun hiking this month (since he's on call this month and can't do his normal weekend ocean explorations) and enjoying the company of friends and family.  As most others know, that means less kitchen time.

We have made one or two meals each week and the rest of the time eating out with family and friends or a quick bite after a 3 hour hike.   A couple of our meals weren't totally Dukan since we're trying and have tried to make things softer and easier for the male half of this couple to eat.

Where are we at on the diet?  Well, we're kinda in Stabilization...we intended to go back to Cruise, but that never happened.  Then we both gained a couple pounds (we were still at 10-13 pounds loss since the beginning of our Dukan journey) and we both said we need to eat healthier.  Last week the female half of this couple did three pure protein days in a row and that brought the weight back down to our post vacation weight.  Still want to lose more though.

We never went back to regular exercise.  We do walk three times per week during lunch and we've been doing at least one 3 hour hike each weekend. This past weekend's hike was only 30 minutes up, 30 minutes down, but it was a steep hill and we ended up huffing and puffing up there!   It was meant to be a "watch the sunrise" hike, but it was overcast and very windy...the sun peaked out for about 2 minutes, then disappeared back into the clouds...still better than being in snow!

A while back, Vicki posted something about figuring out what Stabilization will be like for her, we commented we imagined we would need to still eat very similar to the Consolidation structure and as of now, we are sticking to that.  Once we stray off the Consolidation path for more than 1 1/2 weeks without daily exercise, the weight is slowly put back on.

Lastly, we're thrilled and honored to have been nominated by Flamidwyfe for a Sunshine Award.  We're hoping to get to the post for the nomination tonight or sometime this week!  Thank you!


  1. Yay! Glad to see your blog and you are welcome! I want to share (and have shared) your blog with Dukaners looking for a delicious variety of food! I fed everyone who would let me your Lomo Saltado recipe while I was home on vacation... lol. My son-in-law, who is Peruvian loved it :)
    I hope the male half of your coupledom feels better soon... gum surgery... not for the faint of heart!

  2. Awesome...and even "awesomer" a Peruvian loved the saltado recipe!

    Thanks for the encouragement, we needed it!