Week 10 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - The Final Curtain!

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BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 07:31:39

Morning all!

Come and confess all

I suspect a lot of us are postponing our final weigh in till a bit later in the week, given the cheating falling off the wagon that's been going on!

Hope everyone has a good last week. Still time to drop a couple of pounds!

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 03-Dec-12 18:48:26

Hi you lovely bunch of losers!!

Am at 151 this morning, a drop of 3.5 lbs. astonished, frankly, so weighed again and it was the same result, so I took it. grin DH was wondering why I was so happy, humming and sashaying round the kitchen rather than my usual "don't talk to me till I've had coffee" grumpiness!!

lovely post biwi thanks

Finishing next week on the spreadsheet ties in so nicely as my big night out is next sat the 15th and this was my aim point. If I can get under 150 lbs, I.e. a loss of 20+ lbs since the 1st of October, that would be completely ace!! Then all bets are off for the Xmas period but would love to join a new thread to repair the damage keep up the good work. I feel so much better than I did two months ago.

I will add you back tomorrow willowisp when I'm back in front of the computer

Themumsnot Mon 03-Dec-12 19:34:13

BIWI - you are a star! I loved your post. Although was quite pleased to be looking at myself in the mirror wearing a size 14 dress today, considering the alternative! Next Christmas here's hoping for a size 10!
By the way ladies, after my wardrobe trawl I went shopping today and bought another dress for Christmas partying - this little black number. I was actually looking for shoes, but oh well.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 03-Dec-12 19:58:20

Ooh sexy LBD themumsnot I like it, great price too. Yep, this could get expensive with all the lovely new clothes we can wear!

Themumsnot Mon 03-Dec-12 20:04:16

Thanks toomuchmonth. I felt it was too good to pass up for under £30 - looks way more expensive. Will do me for a pre-Christmas party AND New Year's Eve and then I have the Gok for Christmas Day and a meal out after Christmas. I may be doing it all barefoot but what the heck.

I have avoided the scales like the plague this morning after a disastrous 3 days off the wagon. I was so happy about losing 2 pounds last week as well, today's been pretty good so if I can keep it up for a couple of days hopefully I can undo the damage.
Why can't I get into the mindset that if I really want something then just eat it, enjoy it and move on, rather than once I go off the rails using it as an excuse to Hoover up carbs - even things I don't really want. I had hoped that as I was nearly at my target I could slowly reintroduce carbs and we could eat family meals again but it doesn't look as if that's going to be an option for a while. sad

Piffle Mon 03-Dec-12 21:43:00

Lovely post BIWI
I echo the sentiment this support is invaluable..
I too hit the point where a 14 was tight I looked revolting in it
I know to lots that a 14 is a normal natural size butive got such slender legs and hips I looked so out of proportion.

To be a stone lighter already is a gift
My old jeans fit, my tummy has reduced massively.

I am staying here for the next stone please

Marking place!

HumphreyCobbler Mon 03-Dec-12 21:47:39

Wow - ten weeks! I have been dairy free for ten weeks! I just don't really miss it.

Lovely post BIWI. I cannot say how happy I am I found these threads.
thanks to all of you X

ViperInTheManger Mon 03-Dec-12 23:05:51

I have got my Christmas name on!! smile

Love your post BIWI, often the best things grow spontaneously when you least expect it. Your threads have helped you and loads of others to get on track. thanks

I have done really badly for the last few days. I allowed myself Saturday off as we had our first Xmas party and I fancied a bit of a cheat but then, on Sunday, I just didn't get back to it and today I have had a funeral to go to and just been so cold I have eaten stupid stuff that I didn't even want or enjoy. Never mind, tomorrow is another day and I must get back to it tomorrow as I have an Xmas meal on Thursday and a party night on Friday.

Unlike you lovely ladies who are close to your goal, I am still miles away and oddly, although I am over 2st down from my heaviest, I think I feel worse about my appearance now than I did then in a way. Maybe it's because I'm actually aware of my appearance now, where before I blocked it out somehow but I hate myself in everything in my wardrobe at the moment!

Anyway I'm going to keep going till Christmas and I'll put my name down now for the next thread after Christmas too. Maybe I'll get gorgeous soon!

sybilfaulty Tue 04-Dec-12 06:39:13

Viper, I am sure that you are gorgeous! 2 st is a massive loss of which you should be proud. You are healthier and slimmer than before. Can you buy yourself something nice on Ebay to celebrate your huge loss? It is a wonderful achievement and a nice necklace or a pretty dress might help you feel more gorgeous.

!lb off for me today. Slow and steady does it. Am trying to remain LC ish for the nxt month then back to it with gusto.

Thanks for all the support and friendship. thanks to you all.

cathyandclaire Tue 04-Dec-12 07:01:41

Great inspiring post BIWi, what a difference a year makes!
Weighing in later this week as had a sinful time of it... Dinner party was perfectly low carb...but chocolate croissant and brownie next day wasn't. But I've got my trainers on so will be back on track in a day or so... Don't delete me pleeeeaaasssee!

Boobz Tue 04-Dec-12 07:36:58

Can't believe this is the final week - so is this our final weigh in then?

Another pound and a half down, so am at 114.5lbs. Am hoping to get another couple off by the weekend, as then we are off to Rome for a week and can't imagine that's going to be very helpful for my cause! All that wine, pasta and pizza! Will try and just eat lots of salads I suppose...

Thanks for starting this Biwi. I will join you on the next thread as well, if you start one, as my final target is still 5lbs away and I am exercising all through Christmas on my P90X regime, so am still motivated to get there. But am thrilled with over 15lbs off in 10 weeks to hit 114.5lbs.

Well done everyone!

viper i'm sure you look great. i remember having things in my wardrobe that were too large but not feeling that I should spend money on new stuff when i was still losing weight and wouldn't get much wear out of it, but it did make a difference to have at least one or two outfits that i knew fitted well at whatever size i was. also your shape changes and you have to get used to the fact that clothes you wore before may no longer be the best shape for your slimmer figure!

don't worry cathy, i don't do the spreadsheet until the end of the week, and it's only after two weeks of no weigh-in that i remove people - you're not in danger of being deleted!

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Tue 04-Dec-12 08:06:55

Boobz - we had a weekend away in Rome earlier this year, and I managed to avoid all the pizza/pasta quite well!

Viper - I'm sure you do look gorgeous. And you have lost a significant amount of weight so far. Take a step back and look at what you have achieved so far.

clare8 - just get back on the wagon and face forwards rather than backwards. You can do it!

I have been really poorly overnight - a sudden, out-of-the-blue IBS attack, seeing me spending much of the night on the loo and suffering horrible gut spasms and cramps sad. I can only think that it's the food I ate over the weekend - carbs do trigger my IBS, although not usually after only a couple of days 'off the piste'.

On the positive side, though, it's helped me shift a bit more weight, and I am now weighing in at 9 stone 5, which takes me half a pound over my initial 2 stone target. Huzzah grin

Willowisp Tue 04-Dec-12 10:26:16

Thank you ! I'm trundling along & don't always get to stay up to date with the news but I'm weighing myself each week.

I might have written it down wrong though...is 1/2 a lb .05 or .5 [brain misfiring] blush

My only helpful tip is rather than beat yourself after over indulging, is to fast the next day...a la intermittent fasting.

Back to the chores....

personally i'm a little wary of fasting after cheating, as knowing my own history it's a little too close to the binge/starve cycle i'm trying to get away from. i know it works for others though.

i have done exercise after a lapse into carbs, in order to deplete the glycogen stores, and that does seem to have helped mitigate the gain a bit. and making sure i have decent-sized low carb meals and low carb snacks to hand as the carb hangover seems to make me ravenous!

i put half a pound as .5 willowisp

Doshusallie Tue 04-Dec-12 12:03:13

G'day all losers.

Weighed in this morning and have already shifted the 2 pounds from the weekend in one day of strict low carbing!!! In fact the scales wavered on 9 1 before settling on 9 2 so am very happy with that.

Gym this morning.

Interview tomorrow morning and 2 on Thursday (gulp) so am prepping madly today.

NewStartSameStory Tue 04-Dec-12 12:31:01

Willie - I am with you with an aerobic kinda session of training after a cheat. Can't allow any slippage into binge/starve cycle.

Really suffered in training today. Had the shakes really really badly. Lack of sleep probably not helping either. Weather is miserable today!

toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Tue 04-Dec-12 13:37:14

viper am joining you in the Xmas namechange <twirls> wink

2 stone is amazing, well done, you can be proud and also look forward to the next milestone. I know it's hard to stay on track especially when stressed, sorry to hear you had a funeral, I had a bad week too, but hopefully you know getting back on the LC wagon is worth it in the end! I think you deserve a huge [hug] and to treat yourself.

boobz I think there is one more week next mon 10th on spreadsheet to weighin. I love Rome, it would completely out to me to anyone who knows me if I told you on this thread why, but it's very special to me. You can eat fish, steak, veg, soups rather than carbs. Good luck on resisting the wine and the ice cream tho!! (Pistachio ice cream from a little shop near St Peters is the best I have ever, ever, ever had in my life!!)

halfthesize Tue 04-Dec-12 14:08:34

Quick hello, well done to all the loosers grin

I have DS2 with chicken pox and a very ill cat so not much time to come on at the moment. sad Will have a read through thread later and weigh in tomorrow.

PorkyScratching Tue 04-Dec-12 16:52:31

Wow, everyone is doing so well! I have only just started my low carb journey really, 4 weeks in, and have a looooong way to go so shall be joining many more threads!

Had 2 days of very poor food choices sad but have lept back into the LC this morning & I am determined to stay on track til xmas day now. 2 days off to enjoy the carbier things in life, then back into the LC swing again.

Ilovemyteddy Tue 04-Dec-12 16:55:25

Great post, BIWI You have been an inspiration to all of us thanks

I had a majorly stressful situation yesterday and ate half a chicken sandwich - previously I would have eaten my bodyweight in chips and chocolate!

Viper - I know how you feel about still having so far to go! Although I am only 10lbs away from the target I set myself in Janiuary, I am by no means svelte and slim. Some days I feel great and some days I feel, and look, like a sack of spuds! I still have bingo wings and a large tummy. No LBDs for me yet, I'm afraid.

But I feel so much better for this WOE, and I know I am healthier, and that's a good thing. Blood pressure is now normal, cholesterol perfectly fine, and BMI in the normal range. So what if I can't wear a LBD! I have significantly cut my risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes - woohoo!

That 2st you have shifted already is brilliant and it's a great platform for even greater things in 2013. I'll definitely be on these threads even if when I get to my target weight.

Onwards and downwards.

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