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!

HumphreyCobbler Tue 11-Dec-12 19:17:14

hello everyone. Well done for bootcamp smile

I had a day with bread and sugar at the weekend and I felt crap by the end of it. Bread is like a drug, one slice and I want more. They I got the bloat, stomach cramps etc. Was seriously relieved to eat healthily again the next day.

Now DH is eating like this too cooking is particularly easy.

My Christmas eating plan is to stick to it most of the time, with the odd mince pie thrown in, but to drink a little more than I usually allow myself too. Christmas eve I will get out the Baileys, I am looking forward to that.

ViperInTheManger Tue 11-Dec-12 19:26:29

Ewan Keep your chin up, the right job will come along.

Jangle Well done on yours! I have just had a bad spell of eating and am feeling very nauseous and under par. I'm hoping it'll wear off soon and is just due to the crap I've eaten.

Teddy Well done, 5stone, wow! Maybe this time next year I'll be able to say that too

As for pictures - dream on ladies! You can keep posting them, you all look great, but I'm not out of widescreen yet! grin

Doshusallie Tue 11-Dec-12 19:51:35

YOU CAN ALL RELAX!!!! i had an egg, tuna and cucumber salad in Pret, picked out the onion and cherry tomatoes. [Halo]

Very long and boring meeting this afternoon and then had a 2 hour drive to collect the boys in the dark and fog. To be told that DS2 (6) had been told off for "stealing" a little decorative bell at school (he is a complete magpie) - Dh went predictably bananas and banned him from gymnastics on Saturday. Which TBH might give me a chance to actually get a tree, decorate it, do the other dex, and generally get with the Christmas program. So busy right now I meet myself going out when I am coming in. At least tomorrow's interview has been postponed so I have an unexpected morning at home to try and take stock.

Dh cross with me because - he wrote some serial numbers for his jeep on the shopping list - which I took shopping and then threw out. I have no words........angry

have had some pork scratchings when I got in (was so hungry my tummy hurt) and am now drinking a seasonal gin.

Love to all!! xx

halfthesize Tue 11-Dec-12 20:08:50

teddy that's amazing well done you grin

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Tue 11-Dec-12 20:09:11

Well done jangle!

Look at us norty pair viper talking about mince pies on another thread!

hazchem Tue 11-Dec-12 21:05:18

A delayed viewing of your photo half but wow! Thanks for sharing it's good to have positive images.

* Captain* and Willowisp Thanks for that about the yogurt. They are both Jalna which is an aussie brand. Otherwise I'd just have total.

jangle that's great news about the job. When do you start?

I'm considering making chocolate nut balls for christmas eve. so blitzing mixed nuts until almost a paste then rolling in coco then coconut. What do you think about that? also has anyone used those cocoa nib things? They seam expensive but could be good.

Found you!

BIWI thank you for the threads. I have been rubbish recently, and don't even enjoy it, but can't seem to find time to sort my head out and get back in the zone.

MsRinky, I'll need to at least next Christmas too, like you (have I got it right?) 10 lbsoff. We are heading in the right direction at least.

Half you look bloody brilliant!

janglebells2013 Tue 11-Dec-12 22:18:32

thanks for the congrats people smile its only a part time thing, nothing major just a few hours a week, will help us though. i start when police checks go through - a few weeks hopefully

those nut choc things sound amazing, we have to get some LC Christmas treats on the go!

halfthesize Tue 11-Dec-12 22:31:30

Eve all and what a lovely bunch of ladies you are with all your kind comments, they have made me smile & blush at the same time. I personally think we are all doing fantasticwink

I have had a great day christmas shopping where I managed to buy myself another new dress and a lovely jumpergrin

Dinner was pork chops with sweede chips, it was yummy..

hazchem the nut choc balls sound really fab x

ViperInTheManger Tue 11-Dec-12 22:48:27

Willie The funny thing about me talking about mince pies is that I hate the things! I don't like dried fruit at all so I make all of the traditional Christmas stuff like cake, pudding and pies for everybody else but it just doesn't tempt me. Sadly I find other alternatives to tempt myself with!

Thinking about low carb treats. How about chocolate truffles? 7oz plain chocolate (melted), stir in 1oz butter and 3tablespoons extra thick double cream. Cool till thick and mouldable. Roll into balls and either dust with cocoa or coat with melted chocolate.

I have been good today but I just don't seem to get back on track at the moment and I have a Christmas lunch out tomorrow. It is a set menu and I haven't requested an alternative to Xmas pudding (bleeurgh!) in the hope it might encourage me to stop pigging out!

WineGless Tue 11-Dec-12 22:50:09

Thank you so much to whichever one of you lovely ladies who nominated me for the Xmas appeal. My present arrived tonight about an hour ago and have been on tears since at the generosity of a stranger. DH cannot get his head around the concept at all.

BIWI your first thread popped up at just the right time. My 40 th birthday as looming and I couldn't face another birthday feeling fat and unhappy. I have lost 2 stone since April and feel so much better both physically and mentally. This week I am finally off my anti depressants for the first time in nearly 5 years. my marriage which was on the rocks is looking more stable and I can honestly say that I feel like the old me.

I couldn't have done it without the support and friendship I have found on these threads.

You have all contributed and should share in my lovely gifts as I don't feel deserving of them at all.

Love and peace to all

ViperInTheManger Tue 11-Dec-12 22:50:44

half I meant to say, it must be lovely for you buying clothes now as it'll be so exciting to see the new you!

JessicaWakefield Tue 11-Dec-12 22:50:54

Ewan hugs to you - sorry to hear about the job and well done for taking it out on the pool rather than the carbs.

Doshu I love your posts, they always make me laugh, you're like the Carrie Bradshaw of our thread!

Haven't weighed for a while as scales fell out of the cupboard and there are wires hanging out. Believed last reading as it was a STS but they do look quite dodgy. Can't really justify a new set at the moment with all other Christmas expenses so for the moment I am free from their judgement!

JessicaWakefield Tue 11-Dec-12 22:55:07

Wine I was writing while you were posting so have just caught up. What an inspirational testimony to how this woe can improve so many parts of our lives aside from weight. thanks to you and well done, you enjoy those gifts, you deserve them.

caramelwaffle Tue 11-Dec-12 23:07:04

That's lovely Wine

halfthesize Tue 11-Dec-12 23:13:15

wine what a lovely post and yes viper it does feel nice now to go shopping for clothesgrin can't believe how many years I just hated clothes shoppingsad just brought stuff to cover me up!!

toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Wed 12-Dec-12 01:28:50

wine have just read the Christmas appeal thread, saw you on it, and came here to say how lovely for you. Your post here has just made me well up and blub a little bit am so pleased for you. You def deserve it, am so glad someone nominated you. Hugs.

sybilfaulty Wed 12-Dec-12 06:54:19

Wine, your story is inspirational. Hope you enjoyed your present. You richly deserved it.

Ewan, sorryo about the job. I hope another opportunity presents itslef soon.

AM 1lb down, so feeling good. Difficult drive though in a minute as it's very foggy here.

Have a good day everyone.

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Wed 12-Dec-12 07:53:37

Wine - how lovely <sobs> thanks

Busy with work so no time for a proper post. But last day is tomorrow, thankfully.

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Wed 12-Dec-12 08:43:53

that's so lovely wine, i'm all teary

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Wed 12-Dec-12 08:45:44

it's properly bleak midwinterish here, almost a hoar frost

captainmummy Wed 12-Dec-12 09:09:26

Lots of hard frost here too, am debating whether to drive to Horsham and do some xmas shopping, or sit inside and do some xmas cooking? (Am thinking I'm too young to be afraid of a little ice!)

Breakfast - 2 egg omellette with cream.

Jacaqueen Wed 12-Dec-12 09:24:30

Updated the spreadsheet for this week thinking it was the last one but I see Willie is determined to keep us accountable for our actions over the next few weeks.

Wine you really deserve the gift and the rest of you deserve one too for making this such an inspirational and supportive thread.

I don't always post much but I try and read the thread every few days. I love the fact that I know that you lot are here doing this with me. The diet, the thread and you lot are just part of my life now.

EwanHoHoHozami Wed 12-Dec-12 10:29:55

Oh wine your post has given me a leaky eye! Good for you, my love

Doshusallie Wed 12-Dec-12 10:37:49

Morning all. Brrrrrrr, freezicating here. Dh threw up several times this morning - I decided that was reason enough for me not to go to the gym. grin I do hope this house isn't coming down with anything.

Greek yog for brekkie. As per.

Wine - how lovely that you got a gift and you do deserve it. I am so happy that your marriage is getting better, i know you were really unhappy for a while there. And 2 stone is mega!!

[ponders Carrie Bradshaw - would love to be as thin as her - and live in New York - smile]

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