The Ongoing Low Carb Bootcamp - Final Festive Fortnight

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BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 07:56:38

No spreadsheet to link to this week, as the LBD challenge is now over!

I don't know about anyone else, but I have definitely not had the greatest of weeks, and I'm keeping on keeping on until we get to Christmas.

Not quite sure yet what my own Christmas strategy is going to be, but I also guess it depends on where I've got to with my weight by then. I know that, having achieved my first major target of losing 2 stones, I still have more to go. So my next really major, very psychological target, will be to reach 9 stone. Something I have been trying (and failing) to do for the last 10 years! But now it seems so much more achieveable, especially with all you lot giving such brilliant support.

This week for me starts with a super strict day today. I'm out to dinner tomorrow, with a groups of ex colleagues, and venue is not yet chosen, but is likely to be a Chinese, which always brings its own problems. not to mention the wine

I'm also out to lunch on Friday, so it looks like Wednesday and Thursday will also have to be super strict!

I been advoiding gluten for quite a while and fell of wagon last week on holiday and I ended up with horrendous stomach cramps after just one piece of bread anyone else finding the same ?

Itwillendinsmiles Mon 10-Dec-12 08:54:45

Good morning BIWI and all,

I had a very good week until Saturday then a box of nearly out of date mince pies in my DH's house tempted me... and cooking for the family over the weekend never helps! I did however see my eventual goal of 9 stone only a pound and a few ounces away one happy morning last week! Back to 9 3 exactly today and have got a LBD outing next Sunday so will aim for a fairly strict week and will see what can be done...

My Christmas strategy is to be mindful... I'll eat/drink what I want to and enjoy but also think of the consequences. I've worked hard to be - and more or less maintain - at this weight for some months and with no exercise possible since 1st October - or likely to be done until 21st January - I don't want to make it any harder than necessary come the New Year.

cathyandclaire Mon 10-Dec-12 09:26:16

Just want to say thanks to Biwi thanks for hosting this brilliant bootcamp and getting her big stick out all the time whenever necessary grin

It has been the best and easiest diet (and now weight maintenance method for me) that I have ever tried..and I've tried gazillions. Since low carbing I've lost just over a stone and my body fat has gone from 33% to under 26% (gym measurement)

I will definitely keep it up and lurk around this thread, especially in the new year when I may need a kick up the backside little support again!

EwanHoHoHozami Mon 10-Dec-12 09:35:29

Morning all.

A fortnight until Christmas - gadzooks!

agree with smiles about being mindful. I'm not going to shovel down the carbs just because it's Christmas but I have a couple of naughty items in mind that I shall savour treatily on the Big Day.

I still have a goal in the shape of a pair of size ten skinnies. I'm keeping going and am definitely up for nattering around the festive campfire!

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Mon 10-Dec-12 09:40:37

yes, thanks BIWI for guiding us through another boot camp. i've posted before about how this WOE has changed my life for the better, and having you all here makes it even better

at BIWI's suggestion i have added more columns for those who would like to continue to weigh in throughout the festive period and into New Year, and this should tide everyone over until a new boot camp and a new spreadsheet (i'll probably record my weight as it might stop me going overboard! (hmm. we'll see)). i won't be doing biggest loser or archiving non-weigher-inerers in that time, so don't worry if you don't plan to weigh in!

NewStartSameStory Mon 10-Dec-12 09:50:27

Thanks willie. Much appreciated. I think I need having to confess my weight to keep me on track.

Another crap week food wise last week. Strangely enough though I am still losing weight so I guess my crap weeks now are no where near as bad as my previous crap weeks. I reckon it will take at least one more if not more bootcamps to get me completely on track with my eating. But thanks to everyone for all the support and getting me started on sorting the eating thing out.

Morning all,

Definitely keeping on keeping on for me as well. 9st is my target so now have 7lb to go. grin. I am just sooooo relaxed about it as well. As this is now the woe I eat the majority of the time I know it will happen. Slowly but surely. <happy shrug of the shoulders>

THC. I can get away with just a slice of bread if it's unavoidable, but any meal which is carb heavy leads to terrible stomach cramps. I was (mis?)-diagnosed with IBS and taking medication for it before I started this woe. Within weeks I realised I didn't need the medication anymore .......

B: 3 x bacon, egg, mushrooms and tomato.
Pint of Berroca. Coffee with cream.

Ty singing

I only gave it up as experiment but even something I did not know it was in made me feel pretty rough to . So that's gluten out the window for me perment I suspect . Also found my sweet tooth gone to one biscuit was enough for mr instead of eating whole packet and I left 1/2 bar of chocolate which is unheard of

But I can eat meat quite happily

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Mon 10-Dec-12 10:21:36

thc it was only after a few weeks of this woe that i realised how much i had got used to stomach cramps as part of everyday life. i have found that sauces that contain flour now give me cramps and sometimes the runs

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 10:23:29

Wheat intolerance is one of the things that Dr Briffa and Zoe Harcombe both talk about as issues that many more people actually suffer from than is commonly believed. Briffa's view is that it's because grains are not sufficiently primal, (I'm paraphrasing here), and especially more modern strains of wheat.

Certainly I'm much less likely to suffer from IBS when I'm low carbing. And my gut is currently rumbling away, after my weekend as confirmation of that!

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 10:29:58

Morning All & thanks thanks BIWI for another thread and all your support since April.

willie thanks thanks for your wonderful spreadsheet.

I've woken up feeling very Christmassy grin so decided to finish off Christmas cake and start a bit of Christmas cooking, as I now have 2 sick children at home...

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 10:40:11

have just added a pic to my profile, of my new dress, think it looks pretty good on grin

cathyandclaire Mon 10-Dec-12 10:50:59

Oh half you look fab!

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 10:56:16

Thanks cathy I am trying to find a pic to put up of me 3 years ago, when I was about 4 stone heavierblush think I must of hid from camera alot!!

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 11:20:25

ok now uploaded me before, am horrified!!

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 11:34:12

Wow! You look fantastic!

Half you look fantastic! grin. I must find the courage to post some pics.

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 12:11:34

Thanks ladies x x

Doshusallie Mon 10-Dec-12 12:36:11

Half you look stunning. Absolutely stunning. grin

Daren't weight this morning, will do so tomorrow after some damage limitation from weekend. Have terrible runs after crap on Saturday night. sad

Went to the gym this morning.

Breakfast - greek yog
Snacks - 2 teaspoons PB.

Need to go shopping later have no food.

Didn't get software sales job second interview. sad great feedback considering it was a no, but they need someone doing software sales NOW that can commit to a 70 hour week. Fair enough - I don't want to see less of my boys than I do now so I am ok with that. Second interview with another company Thursday.

Am feeling very xmassy. grin

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Mon 10-Dec-12 12:39:21

you do look brilliant half

i will see if i might put up some after pics (not sure about before pics at all! there are so very few of them in any case)

that's a shame dosh, but if it came with those downsides then it's for the best really? good luck with the next one

halfthesize Mon 10-Dec-12 12:44:23

Honestly, without you ladies I would have never made it this far, so a massive thankyou to everyone thanks

Doshusallie Mon 10-Dec-12 13:16:56

Lunch - still wading through the butternut squash soup, had it with some thickly sliced gammon ham

Lunchtime thought - Liz Hurley said she keeps her weight down by "always being hungry"- she clearly hasn't ever heard of LC!!

caramelwaffle Mon 10-Dec-12 13:36:50

Great pictures half!

A real difference. Fantastic.

EwanHoHoHozami Mon 10-Dec-12 14:19:29

half you are a fox

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