Week 8 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - One Fat Lady? Not here!

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BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 08:14:23

Spreadsheet of Wonderfulness is here

Hope everyone is doing well.

I haven't weighed this morning - was a little bit distracted by a phone call from my lovely SIL in Australia, to announce the safe arrival of Gabriel Paul and Nell Florence Jean! Gabriel weighed 5lbs 2oz and Nell 4lbs 10oz, so good weights to say they are 3 weeks early.

So I'm a great aunty grin

Themumsnot Mon 19-Nov-12 08:18:39

Off to a job interview in a min, but I weighed in and had made a 3lb loss after plateauing last week so that's a cheerful note to go off on!
Good luck to everyone, we're on the the downhill stretch now!

Themumsnot Mon 19-Nov-12 08:18:59

Ohh, congrats BIWI!

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 08:19:18

Great start to the week, Themumsnot! And good luck with that interview.

cathyandclaire Mon 19-Nov-12 08:21:51

Congratulations to Great Aunty Biwi!!
And smaller congrats to me as I'm back to target grin and have been hovering on and below there all week. So thanks Biwi thanks Bootcamp really works!

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 08:24:53

Brilliant news!

dollyxdaydreamer Mon 19-Nov-12 08:30:39

Congratulations Biwi!
And what lovely names

Please can I be re-added to the spreadsheet? as if i've never been away

oh how lovely biwi!

well done to ilovemyteddy too

my random 3lb drop was the scales playing silly buggers as i thought - back up 2lb but still net 1lb loss so not complaining

away a lot with work this week so not sure how well i will be able to do, but we'll see

hurricanewyn Mon 19-Nov-12 09:13:34

Congrats great-auntie thanks - what great weights for twins who are early.

Almost 5lbs off for me! Back to basics really worked this week smile

Ilovemyteddy Mon 19-Nov-12 09:14:10

Congrats Great Aunt BIWI! thanks

WineGless Mon 19-Nov-12 09:18:58

Congrats to BIWI and family! Glad to hear they have arrived safely.
1lb off for me this week and back at the gym. Meds are settling down a little so hoping by being good the scales will whoosh. I am surprised my no alcohol November is not having more impact on the scales

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 09:21:09

I'm not loving the 'great aunt' bit quite so much grin

Brilliant loss, hurricane!

Glad to hear you have lost, Wine, and it's good news about the meds. It could be that the meds are having an impact though?

Jacaqueen Mon 19-Nov-12 09:33:33

Lovely news BIWI.

WineGless you are doing so well with no alcohol. I did say I was going to abstain too, but life keeps getting in the way.

Food was a bit random over the weekend but no damage done. I weighed last Tuesday and liked what I saw, so I will update tomorrow.

My back is a lot better but I still have a horrible chesty cough. I am slightly panicking about my lack of Christmas preparation and the general state of the house so I will really need to get my arse in gear this week, regardless of how crap I feel.

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 09:45:06

I tried on my tightest/newest gym t-shirt this morning, and the results weren't too bad! I reckon I have half a stone to go now.

Picture on my profile!

nappyaddict Mon 19-Nov-12 10:12:46

Well done BIWI

Have passed this thread on to my friend who is starting out with the low carb way of life. She wants to know if she's allowed salami, pepperoni or chorizo?

Boobz Mon 19-Nov-12 10:15:55

Look at those lovely skinny legs Biwi! I would kill for those legs. I am 5"2 and my legs are like stumps. Even if I get under 8 stone I reckon I will still have big thighs (grrr).

116 today for me, so another 1lb off, for a total of 13.6lbs off since Oct 1st. Am chuffed it's still going down, but a bit annoyed it's only 1lb for the last couple of weeks. I need a 2lb off next week I reckon, to remotivate me, so am going to be utlra strict this week (guests arriving on Monday as well so the wine will flow a bit - best try and be as prepared as I can!)

Thank you hurricane for saying I am nice. I think I am a bit of a tit, so it's nice when someone says your not!

2pumpkins - This WOE has worked for me, but only in as much as I am doing strict portion control at the same time. If I was just cutting out carbs and eating all the fat/protein I liked, then I am sure my results would have been a lot less good. I am doing the Zone diet (which is very similar to LCing, but with strict portion control and it's way more presciptive of what amounts of protein, fat and carb you can have). Results on my profile pic (and I am about half way through the diet now - I plan to keep going until Mid Jan).

Well done everyone! Here's to a great week for everyone!

2pumpkins Mon 19-Nov-12 10:21:07

Morning All, thanks so much for all your replies. I love reading about all the highs & lows & def feel it will keep me motivated!!
Well done to all those who have lost.....woohoo
Congrats BIWI, what lovely news......I have to say it bought a tear to my eye as I am a mummy to 2yr old twins & it made me think of them when they were that tiny!!

I've also read the recipe thread & some of the food sounds so yummy, think I'm gonna do big mushrooms with pancetta & cheese for dinner tonight.......mmm delish!!

Hope everyone has a good day.

NewStartSameStory Mon 19-Nov-12 10:21:30

Congratulations Aunty BIWI!

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 10:27:45

Salami, pepperoni and chorizo are all allowable - but not every meal/every day, as they are pretty processed.

caramelwaffle Mon 19-Nov-12 10:28:51

Congratulations BIWI
and well done on your overall weight loss.
Such slim legs!

Good luck mumsnot

Back on the herbal teas for me.

nappyaddict Mon 19-Nov-12 10:29:03

Boobz Your photos look fab smile How tall are you BTW?

MsRinky Mon 19-Nov-12 11:05:27

Yay, 2lb off.

So, I am now under 90kg (weigh in metric) and under 200lbs. I am pleased about the 200lb thing, as in american cop shows, the "perps" always seems to be described as "a big guy... 6 foot, 200lbs", which is very sobering when you're a 5'2 woman and weigh more than that...

Gulp. Onwards and downwards.

MsRinky Mon 19-Nov-12 11:06:11

5'3 ! I am 5'3 really. That extra inch is precious !

Doshusallie Mon 19-Nov-12 11:06:47

Morning all. Weighing tomorrow. Hopefully it will be 9 2, my maintenance weight.

Alpro yoghurt for brekafast. Am on a major go slow today, didn't sleep very well last night.

Congrats to all losers! And big Congrats Great Auntie BIWI!!! grin

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 11:20:33

Just realised that the photo makes me look a bit top heavy - I haven't got skinny legs, really!

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