Hello everyone

My name is Shannon, I’m 30 years old and I’m looking forward to being thin!!

I’ve tried so many things including eating a really low calorie diet, slimming world and exercise but keep putting on more weight!!

Wish me luck on  Dukan!

I work for an American salvage company in the UK and am also studying AAT level 3 at college two evenings a week (drain!)

I live in Ramsgate in Kent and am engaged!!

Update December 2012:

So, I’m now 31 and a half,  (still engaged) and I have lost about 1.5 – 2 stone on the Dukan diet.

I keep fluctuating back and forth those few pounds when I am naughty and drink wine or eat wheat.

I have decided to kind of keep to the dukan principles but be completely wheat free. I have also introduced flaxseed into my diet to take over the oat bran for the most part. It has a lot lower carb intake.

I am planning to be low carb – high fat as much as I can, but I still want to lose a bit more weight. I think around or just under the 60kg mark would be good for me. (so 9kg’s to lose then – yikes!)  This is about 132 lbs or 9 stone 4.

I would feel much more comfortable at this weight. I have been able to stabilize my weight ok, so I need to push the exercise and stay away from the wheat to drop it.

Enjoy my blog and thanks for reading!


  1. anna
    March 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hey Shannon,
    I found your blog from Sonia’s. I’m on cruise too. This is my third week on dukan and I’m stalled weight loss wise. GRRR. I love pv days but I think I’m going to try 3 days pp and see if it moves scale. Love your blog!

    • March 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Anna,

      I found doing a few days of ‘protein only’ helps when you’ve stalled plus drinking loads of water. Thanks for the comment and good luck!!

  2. rmadere
    March 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Shannon, I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Thanks for inspiring me by being so amazing at 30 years old.

    • March 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Wow, really? Thank you so much! yay I have won an award!! 🙂 🙂 😉

  3. May 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Shannon! I follow South Beach Diet, am 20+ years older than you, live in Broadstairs and I AM an American! Good luck on Dukan and congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding.

    • June 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Hello fellow Thanet-onian! hows your southbeach diet going? Thanks for the message! 🙂

      • June 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

        My Beach has gone South! I really need to get my mindset going on this again because my weight is slowly creeping back up. Aarghh!!

  4. April 18, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Hi Shannon, I just started Atkins. But Dukan is the next in my list if this doesn’t work. Just started reading your blog.

    • April 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Hi, good luck with Atkins, it should work!

      • April 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

        Thanks girl, conjuring up all my will power to pass through the first few days…

  5. April 14, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and well done on your weight loss. I hope some of my healthy recipes can help you. A good healthy balanced diet and exercise will get you to your goal. Keep going!

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