Week 7 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - Only 4 weeks left!

(288 Posts)
BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 07:52:49

Confess all here

I see some have already been to check in this morning - fab!

So how are you all doing? I'm sensing that there's been a bit of wibbling and wobbling going on (present company included) so maybe it's time to have a couple of super strict weeks?

Given that the party season will soon be underway, a couple of Bootcamp weeks should consolidate our losses and hopefully get a few more of those pesky pounds out of the way.

cathyandclaire Mon 12-Nov-12 08:07:26

Morning all! Thanks Biwi for new thread and big stick grin
Half a pound up here but hovering just above target so not too bad
Monday's always a bad day after the wine and curry on Sunday evening but think I will give it my all Bootcamping for the next two weeks so that I've got a bit to play with over Christmas!
Well done all you losers.

halfthesize Mon 12-Nov-12 08:09:36

Morning all, disaster 1lb up, though after chinese on Friday and out Saturday eve for DH Birthday I suppose its not too bad, puts oneself on naughty stepblush

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 08:11:55

Sounds like this is going to be a very big naughty step grin

halfthesize Mon 12-Nov-12 08:15:53

grin indeed, hope you are feeling better today BIWI

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 08:17:10

Thanks - yes, I am cautiously optimistic that this is just a sniffley cold, whereas yesterday I was worried it was more flu-like. Glad I cancelled my gym session though!

halfthesize Mon 12-Nov-12 08:20:12

Glad to hear you r feeling better, I'm just about to go the gym to try and counteract the weekends over indulgence!

well i thought i had got away with wine and chocolate consumption around my birthday as weight was stable over the weekend, but it has caught up with me this morning as i am 1lb up despite being very good saturday and sunday. you can run, but you can't hide

you are right biwi, it's time for proper strictness now, and i must do some PROPER EXERCISE as i haven't done so for nearly a month and that was one of my main goals during bootcamp!

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 08:36:08
hurricanewyn Mon 12-Nov-12 08:52:05

Just under half a lb off this week - not great considering I have stones to loose. Lots of little cheats here & there (I know this isn't a forgiving WOE so I don't know who I think I'm fooling).

Def a couple of bootcamp weeks here - good as gold until the last week - want another 7lbs off by Christmas!

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 12-Nov-12 09:11:35

Morning all,

I stayed the same, but after a big loss last week and having TOTM just now, I'm ok with that.

Hope everyone has a good week.

captainmummy Mon 12-Nov-12 09:11:39

FOrget to weigh this morning - understandable after the weekend of carbs/sickness/green chicken/leaks through the ceiling... Will weigh tomorrow.

Plumber has come, turned everything back on, but there is no leak! Everything re-pressurised, (incl me!) and it's fine! What's going on? He recommends leaving it on, and wait-and-see. He thinks it might be the tank (which is only 3 years old angry) - if it is, we can have heating but no hot water. sad

Anyway, breakfast - 3 egg omellette

Offto do Tescos.

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 09:14:21

Glad you're still here after green chicken, captainmummy! grin


Captainmummy, that is odd isn't it. A leaking pipe doesn't just fix itself does it. confused Fingers crossed that it doesn't happen again.

Well I've sts as last week. Well technically I've put a pound back on as mid week I was 9.8. BUT I am fine about it tbh. My own fault for eating pizza on Friday then downing my bodyweight in alcohol over the weekend. Ahh well, it was all good. grin

Hope everyone has great day.

ABitWoozy Mon 12-Nov-12 09:33:12

Confess is right blush 6lb up on last week shock That's got to be water gain, right? [deluded]

Am going to tweak the diet this week and see if I can set things going in the right direction again (i.e. not cheat quite so much, often or badly this week!)

Jins Mon 12-Nov-12 09:41:09

I'm claiming half a pound off this week. This is because I've floated around the half pound off for days now, yet when I weighed this morning it was back on again. Seeing as my loss so far in the seven weeks is a solitary pound I'm having that half pound

I didn't expect to lose much but this has been a right headache. Health issues to blame sadly but at least I'm not gaining

vnmum Mon 12-Nov-12 09:43:50

1.75lb off for me so now 9st 6 3/4lb. Lowest i've been in 10 or 12 years.

Up at 6 for a meeting with jillian michaels before the school run.

Rushing out to work.

Well done losers, will check back after work

MsRinky Mon 12-Nov-12 09:44:49

1.5lbs off for me this week, very chuffed as I had my parents staying and there was pudding one night (dark chocolate mousse) and wine two nights.

well I weighed this morning and my scales went a bit wonky, couldnt quite decide if I had lost 1lb or 4lb will try again tomorrow but better off than on. grin

sybilfaulty Mon 12-Nov-12 10:21:51

Well done to all the losers - great work.

1lb on for me today but am working to get it off.

BIWI - think how much BIGGER the naughty step would have been with all our bums on it if we hadn't bootcamped! At least our bums are a little bit smaller, even though there are several of them.....

Doshusallie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:53:23

Didn't dare weigh this morning - it will be 9 3 or worse so no point.

Will have a good day today and weigh tomorrow.

Alpro yoghurt for brekkie.

Yes, Singing, I am looking elsewhere.

Jacaqueen Mon 12-Nov-12 10:56:23

Well I weighed in but didn't like what I saw so I will try again tomorrow.

TOTM has just started and I haven't really been to the toilet for a few days so I am blaming that.

Was fairly good food wise over the weekend. We were away at our holiday home, kitchen still not fully finished so catering facilities limited. I survived on olives, Parma ham, macadamia nuts and pork scratchings. There was some real food too, mainly bacon and eggs.

By the way I refer to the holiday home as the shack. I don't want you all to think that I am posh or rich with some lovely little coastal cottage. It is an end terrace built in the 1980's covered with rough cast, avocado bathroom, artex, faux mahogany woodwork etc. We have finally managed to get rid of the smell of cat pee and damp. Still got a lot of work to do.

I still have a really bad cough from the cold I had last week. I seem to have hurt my back too with all the coughing I think. I put my back out a few years ago and was in agony for weeks. I hope to goodness this is just a pulled muscle because I am far too busy to be laid up with a sore back.

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 11:08:25

Well done losers.

Get well all of you who are ill.

JessicaWakefield Mon 12-Nov-12 12:33:12

I STS this morning having been one pound down mid-week. The gain is definitely because of going out for dinner on Saturday. The restaurant was very special so I had some mindful cheats. In the old days any veering off my diet would have led to a full on blow out but what's great is that I enjoyed myself and left it at that. I've found that I've got a critical level of off piste after which the carb hangover the next day will be awful and that's definitely as much of a deterrent as pounds on if that makes sense? Hope everyone's having a good day.

Doshusallie Mon 12-Nov-12 13:31:51

Lunch - usual from protein counter at work - tuna, mayo, ham, 2 boiled eggs, salad leaves, cucumber.

Have had over a litre of water today so far, but also 2 decaf Americanos with a splash of whole milk in each

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 12-Nov-12 15:22:39

Managed to resist the cake, scones and other goodies at meeting this morning. It's getting easier as time goes on.

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 15:30:09

Breakfast - olives, baked chorizo, cheese. Herbal tea.
Lunch - Thai chicken coconut soup.

captainmummy Mon 12-Nov-12 16:06:13

Bloke at work brought in Diwali cakes - managed to bag the smallest, least-sweet looking one (marzipan I think) and eat a small nibble.

The leak is not leaking! Plumber says it's weird but sometimes that happens - they fix themselves hmm. He has no explanation for it, will see what happens tonight; it is all drying up there now. <hopeful/sceptical/pessimistic!>

Complained to Lidl about the green chicken; they will 'write to me' hmm - I hope with a big voucher!

Lunch - celery sticks with pate and brie. Picked up a packet of pinenuts in tesco - 4.8g/100g carbs, so have nibbled on those today.

Dinner will be Thai RedCurry soup (again) with chopped ham.

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 16:10:50


The "Green chicken"

Saying that, I've just had thai green chicken soup - slightly different grin

Regarding the leak: are you in a hardwater area? Sometimes there will be a leak that is stops when limescale builds up and creates a new barrier.

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 16:11:12

*that stops

captainmummy Mon 12-Nov-12 16:17:48

We are in a hard-water area, but the cylinder is pressurised, so I'd have thought it would spray out! We couldn't hear a drip or hiss last night, and it wasn't raining (my 1st thought!) - honestly, i'm just waiting for it to start again soon. The cylinder is only 3 years old, not even.

Thai Green Chicken Curry - yum! Green Roast chicken, not so much!

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 16:53:15


Stop saying green chicken! haha...argggggh

I had a vivid mental picture the first time...

Have you asked pigletjohn over on Good Housekeeping for advice? He seems to know all about this kind of problem.

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Mon 12-Nov-12 17:20:38

Oops posted on the old thread this morning. A couple of pounds up today, just a delayed water gain from cheats on Saturday hopefully. Am determined to get under 10stone this week so being really really good and drinking gallons of water.
B-mozzarella and tomato drizzled with olive oil.
L-pork belly slices and celery with a little pâté.
D-not sure but may finish the pork belly and have some Brie and salad. Kids have asked for pasta and garlic bread so won't be sharing that.
Feel ok just a bit disappointed but DH says I should remember how down I was about my weight and appearance 6 weeks ago and appreciate how far I've come in a short time. The weight just crept on over a year but its nearly gone in a tenth of that so pretty good really.
Congrats to all the losers.

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 17:31:27

Lavender - it's always a good idea when you're feeling down about apparent lack of progress to take a very big step back and look at where you started! It's so easy to obsess about the day-to-day rather than the big picture.

Well stayed the same! Frankly a miracle, but also gives me hope that when I get to the end of my weightless I will be able to eat enjoyably and stay the same if that makes sense.

L - squash soup
D - beef casserole and green cabbage

EwanHoozami Mon 12-Nov-12 18:44:43

STS again

disappointed as I thought I'd been pretty good. I'm with the people who are having a stricter week this week.

I'm finding it really hard to drink enough water now it's colder confused

B: 2-egg omelette
L: leftover braised cabbage (still amazing) and cambozola
D: salmon with feta salad.
Snack: chunk of cheddar

Too much cheese! GAH.

Doshusallie Mon 12-Nov-12 18:56:13

Snack - celery stick with pâté and nibbled in some leftover roast chicken. Tea will be a hotch potch of left overs veggies and kedgeree.

Green chicken envyenvyenvyenvyenvy

AuntieMaggie Mon 12-Nov-12 18:57:49

Are there any sheffield low carbers? I have just had the best low carb curry feast at Aagrah and now I can't move!

Chicken tikka wings, some fish thing, a selection of chicken lamb and cauli curries with raita and onion chutney which to be fair prob had sugar in it but was the best thing ever!

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 19:50:40

Sounds lovely, AuntieMaggie

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 19:52:14

Dinner was sauteed leeks with cream and topped with cheese.

Sounds nice, AuntMaggie

Well that article made me go for a run

Are you HAPPY now biwi??


Seriously, thanks for the encouragement

It's silly because I love it during and afterwards (especially afterwards) but it's just before that it seems such an awful chore...

Doshusallie Mon 12-Nov-12 20:29:03


BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 20:31:10


I'm having withdrawal symptoms from my personal trainer the gym. Had to cancel yesterday's session and I'm too busy with work to be able to get there until the weekend.

WineGless Mon 12-Nov-12 21:13:33

Found you all!

TOTM has arrived and am snappish and feeling horrid.

B: Greek yoghurt
L: ham salad with mayo
Snack - Brazil nuts
D pork casserole with celeriac mash and buttered cabbage.

I only ate half my tea so have the rest for lunch tomorrow.

Well done losers and hope those who are ill feel better very soon

hurricanewyn Mon 12-Nov-12 21:21:04

Evening all
True to my word, I was good today. Lets see if my resolution sticks

B - Just a multivitamin as slept late
L - pate
D - Shepherd's pie topped with swede & melted cheddar

Not enough water so I'm glugging before bed to get some in.
Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow & everyone under the weather feels better.

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 21:23:05

Oh - a massive word of warning - because of feeling generally coldy, I bought Sainsbury's Vitamin C tablets yesterday. The effervescent ones. I was just about to drop one in a glass of water, when I suddenly thought that I hadn't checked the label to make sure it didn't contain sugar.

The usual artificial sweeteners were present, which I had expected, along with potato starch!. Goodness only knows why - so I went without.

Just goes to show - always check the label

Oh yes they use it as anti-clagging (iykwim) agent in pre-grated cheese too

Piffle Mon 12-Nov-12 22:04:41

I tried to put myself on the spreadsheet but I am fatally allergic to spreadsheets So god alone knows what I've done!
Lost again which is a miracle after a few mistakes ( enjoyable) over the weekend away...
Today been good...
Bacon eggs
Whey to go shake, cream, Splenda,
Snacks nuts
Indonesian rendang chicken curry and cauliflower jeera rice

Add to that 800 calories of walking!!!

caramelwaffle Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:47

Oh god yes. Check labels. Especially on foreign imports that have labels/ stickers placed on containers.

Tired of drinking just water, I looked around for replacements or supplements.

I tried, and started drinking coconut water/juice drinks thinking "coconut = high fat ergo -it's just fatty water"
To cut a long story short I peeled off a label to discover the carbohydrate value is not 0g (or negligible) but 23g per can.

I have been guzzling sugar like a bent Oompa Loompa in the Willy Wonka chocolate factory.

2litres of water, so far, today instead.

vnmum Mon 12-Nov-12 22:23:49

auntmaggie i used to live in wakefield and remember aagrah well from my days there. Mmmmmm.

'I have been guzzling sugar like a bent Oompa Loompa' - best quote on any bootcamp thread so far!

Re: water how about drinking peppermint or fruit or herbal tea. I think they can count towards your water allowance and maybe more warming in winter?

I am rubbish at drinking enough water though so don't know why I'm making any suggestions!

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:01

Thanks for the encouragement BIWI. I know you are right it's just annoying me that its not easier, I hate that pound off 2 pounds on thing even though I'm fairly confident that I'll get there in the end.

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 23:05:39

As long as, overall, it's going down, that's all that matters! My rate of loss is now really slow - but I am still losing weight. And enjoying eating and not feeling deprived.

Viperidae Mon 12-Nov-12 23:54:14

I put +2lb on the spreadsheet as that was what the mad scales showed this morning but I really need to plan ahead and weigh myself on Fridays. I think that would give me a clearer picture as I have usually been fairly consistent for a few days before that whereas my weekends are all over the place so my weight on Mondays may be more erratic.

I had planned to go to the gym this am but got a phone call to go into work for a last minute meeting so missed it. I now have work for the next 2 days so will struggle to fit it in now.

Food-wise I have been good as had no time for breakfast before meeting, had prawns, mayo and 1/2 avocado for lunch then chicken, creamed leeks, green beans and a stuffed mushroom for tea. Several cups of tea and a fair bit of water.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Tue 13-Nov-12 00:13:29

Back just to update my day
B Greek yoghurt and a slice of turkey
L 2 egg omelette with cabbage, leek and mushrooms
Snack about 30g nuts
D panfried frying steak with cauliflower, broccoli and salad

My resolution this week is to drink more water and eat more veg, less cheese.

captainmummy Tue 13-Nov-12 08:27:06

STS this week (again) - not too bad considering the crap week I had last week.

Breakfast today - 2 egg omellette with cream. Black tea, pint water.

Ds2 is making vegetarian lasagne with quorn at school today, so I have half packet Quorn to use up. Is it very carby? (he's taken the packet before i had a chance to check the label) Might do lasagne-type base and top with creamed leeks, as I don't have any sliced cheese.

Jacaqueen Tue 13-Nov-12 10:08:10

I am claiming a pound off this morning which is so much better than the horror I was faced with yesterday on the scales. I am going to weigh on a Tuesday from now on.

BIWI I use Optisana effervescent multi vits from Lidl. They contain maize starch, citric acid, and all sorts of nasty artificial sweetners, but according to myfitnesspal, they are carb free.

I split each tablet into 3-4 pieces and put each into 500ml of water. To my mind this dilutes the nasties and really helps me get the water down. Last week when I had a bad cold I was using up to 2 tablets a day and I used warm water to make hot orange.

jan2013 Tue 13-Nov-12 10:37:44

hey everyone, just checking in. jac, that sounds lovely, it is great to be able to get away, and the work youve done on the house sounds great! i hope your back is ok.

vnmum you are so inspiring... workout, school run, work... superwoman?! i used to do stuff like that PRE dd i can't imagine doing it now.

i guess i need a kick up the backside again, to have a moan, and maybe by being honest it might help me break out of these bad habits. im still in the same rut with lack of decent cooking - purely my own fault as i don't have the motivation, blaming dds sleep its horrendus and i can't seem to do anything while im this tired. what i do end up doing is thinking i need to keep eating all day which is just pathetic so thats what i need to stop.

i did a gillian workout yesterday and hopefully will again today, i feel the muscles sore so thats a good sign. just need to get back in the way of it all.

Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 12:26:29

went to gym this monring instead of Pilates tonight, although did some pilates moves at the gym. It has seemed to really help my back.

Had Alpro yoghurt for breakfast.

Salad of some description for lunch with corned beef probably, and I am making a shepherd's pie for tea tonight as we speak (don't you just love working from home grin) Swede and celeriac and cheese topping. yumble.

My weigh in is deffo a Tuesday - weighed 4 times this morning - 9 3, then 8 10 shock, then 9 2 twice so will agree with that. I have to say I thought I looked rather trim in the gym this morning, even if I say so myself! smile It shows you how low carb my food is if I can drink as much as I do and STS at a weight I like.

Not a great day here I'm afraid.... Had bacon and coffee for breakfast and snacked on cold meats and olives at lunchtime.... The I made a bread and butter pudding. Don't ask me why (well, there was a stale fruit brioche in the fridge, it's a public holiday here and the kids wanted to make it, plus dh is away at the moment but back tonight so wanted to make it for him).... Had a couple of table spoons with cream. Dammit!

On the upside it is my first cheat and I just had a green salad with olive oil for dinner but I fear the scales will be up in the morning.....

Re water, I have a fab water bottle that I love so I keep topping it up. It's 0.6l so I know I should drink at least 4 a day. I find it easier to swig from a bottle than a glass, and it doesn't need refilling as much.

cartblanche Tue 13-Nov-12 12:47:13

Yesterday's weigh-in 13st 1.5 - loss of 1 pound from last week. 6 weeks in and I have lost a total of 2.5 pounds NOT the progress I was hoping for. (My own fault though!)

Made a very lovely pork and chorizo stew (minus the chickpeas) from BBC Good Food website. Will try and dig it out and post the link later on.

Ilovemyteddy Tue 13-Nov-12 12:59:54

I just took my wedding and engagement rings in to the jewellers to get them made smaller as I have lost weight on my fingers - two and a half ring sizes smaller. £74 it's gonna cost me shock

And it's my arse I need to lose the weight from, not my flippin' fingers angry


Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 13:16:01

so today's vague salad lunch turned into left over red cabbage (please tell me red cabbage is ok), surplus swede and celeriac mash, a baby bel and some cold roast beef.

DH is low carbing for two weeks he has said - came home to eat his lunch, cheese and ham salad followed by............a banana. I'm saying nothing.

caramelwaffle Tue 13-Nov-12 14:20:49

Ilovemyteddy grin

captainmummy Tue 13-Nov-12 14:21:47

ILove - I'm sure it's going from your arse as well!

Doshu - I love red cabbage as well, but I think it's usual to cook it (for ages according to mum) with apple and sometimes raisins too. Oh and sugar 'for that sweet-and-sour taste.'

My DP is 'low-carbing' too, he has porridge for breakfast and has just had a jacket potato for lunch hmm Good for him he is still losing weight

Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 14:54:11

DH cooked it with some butter and that's it I think - I love it.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Tue 13-Nov-12 15:28:46

ilovemyteddy grin if you tell people you lost 74 pounds on this WOE, bet we'd have a few more converts!!

Well, I have had some bad family news today sad so if ever there was a day to fall into cake, this would be it. But I am going to try hard to stay positive and know that it won't help me in the long run to eat comfort carbs.

B 2 fried eggs on 2 slices of ham
L slice of chicken with stir fried cabbage, leek, kale and mushrooms

Not sure for tea, may be out, will see.

Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 15:37:17

very sorry to hear that Toomuch. sad

WineGless Tue 13-Nov-12 15:45:06

Too much- am sorry to hear you've got bad news. Sending virtual hugs

captainmummy Tue 13-Nov-12 15:45:27

That's sad Toomuch.

jan2013 Tue 13-Nov-12 16:24:12

sorry toomuch thinking of you and the family

Sorry to hear you've had sad news toomuch - look after yourself

Jins Tue 13-Nov-12 17:20:06

Sorry to hear that toomuch sad

hurricanewyn Tue 13-Nov-12 17:36:08

Sorry to hear that toomuch - I hope you & yours are doing as well as can be expected.

Willowisp Tue 13-Nov-12 17:39:02

Haven't checked for a while, so quick hi from me.

No longer hungry & mixing it all up grin

The Dukan galette is working fabulously for me [smug] & I'm keeping with the low carb veg...BIWI has broken me !

I'm quite light, so was aiming to maintain this & managing to do so by low carb (mainly) during the week, throwing in a bit of intermittent fasting & managing to eat roast dinner on a Sunday + naughty carb pudding. Have kept away from potatoes, although ok with sweet potatoes.

I'm serious this week as would like to take the weight now a notch.

Those choc puds helped & lasted ages.

Will try & catch up later with everyone's news.

sorry toomuch hugs from me too.

i have been so good at the moment, but god am I tired today. Lots of salads, veggies and meat.

halfthesize Tue 13-Nov-12 18:26:46

Eve All

Sorry to hear you have had bad news toomuch hope things improve for you, big hugs.

I have just had left over cabbage fried off with chopped up smoked bacon, it was so nice, will be having that againsmile

Ilovemyteddy my rings are also too big now, then keep whizzing round my fingers, I will prob wait till after christmas for resizingwink

I really need to up my water intake again, as been very slack recentlyblush

Hope you are OK toomuch.

Excellent news on all the looser rings as well!

I have had two very good days on the trot and am feeling very motivated again all of a sudden. We have been eating casseroles - they have about a tablespoon of flour in them between 4/5 portions, but decided that was fine in the grand scheme of things for us.

B - three bits of bacon and a coffee
L - none, ran out of time at school!
Snack - left over roast lamb from sunday, babybel
D - chicken casserole, green beans and broccoli

Have drunk a bit of water, but not enough yet. I do ache from netball yesterday though so think that probably helped too! I am going out tomorrow night, but driving so should be easy to stay on track.

Well done all the losers!

BIWI Tue 13-Nov-12 19:17:19


Still poorly. In fact, I seem to be getting worse, when yesterday I thought I was getting over it very quickly sad

Today I feel like someone has stuck a hot needle up my nose, which is making my eyes stream and my nose run constantly. I have gone through almost a whole loo roll blowing my nose (was working and only had access to this rather than tissues!), and now it looks like a belisha beacon on fire. And my throat has decided to join in and it feels like I've swallowed some especially coarse sandpaper.


Have two horribly long days from here as well. So I've given up any thought of going to the gym until the weekend. Hopefully I will be recovered by then. I'm really missing exercise.

Aw biwi try not to overdo and look after yourself

BIWI Tue 13-Nov-12 19:30:49

Not much I can do really - the work has to get done! Bloody typical that I should get busy when I'm poorly. But I'm doing it with my business partner, so not having to soldier on on my own!

Ilovemyteddy Tue 13-Nov-12 19:34:02

Hugs toomuch

Sorry to hear that you're poorly, BIWI.

sybilfaulty Tue 13-Nov-12 19:57:44

Sorry to hear you have had sad news, Toomuch. Take care.

BIWI, so sorry you are ill as well. Hope you soon feel better.

Moussaka for supper. My own recipe. It looks all right but we'll see. Hope you have a nice evening.

Brasssection Tue 13-Nov-12 20:10:05

Great news on people's losses but sorry about illness and bad family news sad

I am still doing Harcombe. I have to say hat I don't feel as well as I did on proper low carb but I am losing weight this way and find it easier to stick with.

caramelwaffle Tue 13-Nov-12 20:20:30

Sorry about the bad news toomuch

Get well BIWI

Viperidae Tue 13-Nov-12 20:22:41

toomuch Sorry you've had bad news, hope things improve for you.

BIWI Just think of all the energy you must be burning to produce all that snot! grin

Brass Glad you've found something that is working for you.

I have had IPD Keema and cauliflower rice for tea and, although it was lovely, I AM STARVING!!! I am hungrier having eaten than I was before confused

Viper eat more if you're still hungry!

toomuch sad sending good wishes your way.

Well done to all the losers and BIWI hope you start feeling better soon.

I've been out to eat tonight and it was pretty good if I gloss over the red wine and sautéed potatoes. blush.

Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 20:40:24

BIWI sorry you are poorly.

Shepherds pie with celeriac and swede mash served with stir fried mushrooms, cabbage and leeks cooked in butter. I thought it was delish, dh ate it, but gave me a long critique - wasn't hot enough (he put his in the microwave again, mine was roasting hmm) mince too dry and crumbly, not seasoned well enough, he added chilli sauce to his. WHATEVER! We are now watching master chef, his favourite programme. He thinks he is michel roux junior and I am a contestant. He, rather than celebrating the fact that I now participate more in cooking our meals, accuses me of only bothering because it means I eat low carb in the evening. He is of course absolutely right, but if the end result is me doing more cooking what's the problem? I hate his criticism though, drives me mental. I can see him out of the corner of my eye, taking small tastes, formulating an opinion, sticking his fork in and holding it to his lip to check the temperature....angry. Just fucking eat it, it will only get colder while you do that! Grrrr....

MsRinky Tue 13-Nov-12 20:43:46

Positive vibes to all who need them. That includes you Dosh, your husband sounds like a dick if you don't mind me saying.

That would drive me bonkers dosh!

We do have a jokey 'I could not serve this to michel' for mediocre food (usually my cooking tbh)

I had a weird using-up-leftovers supper of tuna mayonnaise and kale cooked in butter (dp is out). It was a funny mix hot and cold but all tasty! I also accidentally went for a long walk when I popped to waitrose (ten minute walk from my front door - v dangerous) and didn't feel like going home so strolled along the canal for a bit then up and down some hills

Doshusallie Tue 13-Nov-12 20:49:08

Msrinky - no I do not mind one iota. At this precise moment I agree with you.

Viperidae Tue 13-Nov-12 22:11:38

I was just thinking I might feel deprived when the rest of the family have their chocolate advent calendars and looked at some alternatives.

Look at this I want one!

BIWI Tue 13-Nov-12 22:22:53

That's fab!

caramelwaffle Tue 13-Nov-12 22:47:36

Oh that's fab'!

"Out of stock"


Who was it? envy

WineGless Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:50



Viperidae Tue 13-Nov-12 22:56:09

Out of stock?! shock

That means I am stuck with hanging a decoration on the mini M&S advent tea each day while they trough chocolate.

caramelwaffle Tue 13-Nov-12 22:58:21

<beady eyed stare at Wine>

Oh well.

They do whiskey

<sideways glance at Wine>

They need to do a vodka one <hopeful>

JessicaWakefield Tue 13-Nov-12 23:02:23

Toomuch sorry to hear that you've had some bad news and BIWI really hope that you're feeling better soon.

Well I am three pounds down but that is only because until about an hour ago I hadn't eaten anything since Sunday. Was struck down yesterday with food poisoning (and struck down is exactly what happened, one minute was coat on just about to take DS to baby group, next minute totally unable to be upright a weird combination of wanting to simultaneously faint and throw up). Have been better today but sort of depleted and dehydrated and generally washed out. Exciting to see those numbers on the scales although I know they're not real!

caramelwaffle Tue 13-Nov-12 23:06:42

Get well soon

WineGless Tue 13-Nov-12 23:18:39

You know how it says low stock.......

I would love a vodka one -adds to Pinterest board of Xmas wishlist

Jess hope you feel better soon

BIWI - have you tried echinacea. I swear by it if I have a cold. Hope you feel better very soon and be kind to yourself
You have people here who NEED you

That sounds nasty Jess do you know what caused it?

Am already in the office <sigh>

hurricanewyn Wed 14-Nov-12 07:17:34

Jess & BIWI - Get well soon.

Poor you, Willie - that's very early. Will you get to finish early?

Bit of boasting here - new stone! Only just barely, but it counts grin


Urgh Jess that sounds grim.

Hurracaine well done! That stone figure moving is such a great feeling isn't it. grin

Goodness Willie you're an early bird.

i am an early morning person and work a 1hr 15min drive away from home, so tend to arrive and leave early to get the best of the traffic. this is pretty early even for me though, but it is a particularly busy time

hurrah for hurricane - those milestones do feel good

captainmummy Wed 14-Nov-12 08:23:23

Sounds awful BIWI - get better soon.

Hurricane - hooray for your mile'stone'!

Willie - i did lol at an 'acciental walk!'

Re the calender - who needs the actual calender? Just a tot 30ml shot of voddy and toast the day! (maybe not first thing tho)

Whoop whoop! Hurricanewyn I am doing a happy dance with you - my scales showed 15 stone 13 this moning. Yes that is UNDER that 16 stone mark I have been hovering above off and on since about blimmin June!

Hope everyone who is feeling under the weather feels better soon. I've got a bit or lurgy, blocked ears, cold etc.. but only a little bit and that loss has cheered me right up this morning! I ate loads last night, but all lc stuff, just goes to show that calories is most definitely NOT the answer to weight loss!!!

Can you tell I'm quite pleased? grin grin grin grin grin grin

vnmum Wed 14-Nov-12 09:44:05

toomuchsorry about the news

Ill bootcampers hope you are all feeling well again soon

I appear to have gained a few pounds. it is totm so could be that along with water retention in my muscles from a beasting with jillian ( how can you be so sore after only 30 mins, where my muscles join my ribs are even sore to touch grin),and not managing to drink enough water at work. must try harder to get the water down me.

This is my first week of shifts and it is making for some long days so I am not getting as many workouts in as i'd hoped but hopefully next week i will be more used to it and can get cracking

EwanHoozami Wed 14-Nov-12 09:53:32

Oh Jess I'm sorry about your poisoning, it's grim isn't it? Do you know what made you ill?

I was ill from an Ocado prawn - I complained and they conveniently 'forgot' to send a SAE to analyse the rest of the pack and now say there's nothing they can do about it angry I lost two days freelance work that I was relying on for bill-paying purposes. Hmf.

Aaaaaanyway, all better now.

Big Huzzah for MrsHercule and hurricanewyn - bloody well done.

MsRinky Wed 14-Nov-12 09:53:39

I have just bought that Shred DVD but I'm scared, haven't even taken the cellophane off it yet. Do I need weights ? I haven't got any weights.

hurricanewyn Wed 14-Nov-12 09:57:35

MrsHP - yay! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

EwanHoozami Wed 14-Nov-12 10:05:39

MsRinsky I used to use two multipacks of tuna cans <classy>

Doshusallie Wed 14-Nov-12 10:51:22

Morning all.

Alpro yoghurt for breakfast.

Swam 50 lengths - it was hard going, haven't been for ages.

Looks like my lunch and tea will be leftover shepherds pie.

Hurricanewyn my class are doing a test and I just want to jump around and be excited!!!! I have a christening this weekend and am away all weekend. I have planned as best I can to make sensible choices eg I am cooking lasagne and salad for everyone on Friday night and will make us an emmenthal version so will be subtle. We are having lunch on on Saturday as main meal so will be able to choose something sensible then I am sure as will most probably be a pub place and they always have steak and can subs chips for salad! Sat night my SIL is providing soup, bread and cheese, DH and I are going to ensure there is enough salad for both nights and take some pate (to have on celery/cucumber) and our own soup made from veg from our veg box which I forgot to cancel so that should be fine we can just ignore the bread. Breakfasts in a cottage will obviously be fine as cooking them ourselves, going to fill up on Sunday morning and have snacks in my bag to get me through to dinner hopefully! Now I've seen that 15 I am determined never to see a 16 again!!!

Gah, just poured myself a drink (it's evening here) and realized that it tasted too sweet .... Just poured away a gun and non slimline tonic, hey ho, kettle on hmm

Doshusallie Wed 14-Nov-12 13:32:09

Congratulations MrsHP - Happy 15 day. grin

*gin, not gun.... My weekly drink will be postponed til tomorrow....

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 14:46:21

Just to cheer everyone up:

Once again this year, I’ve had requests for my Vodka Christmas Cake recipe so here goes. Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year! (Made mine this morning!!!!)

1 cup sugar,
1 tsp. baking powder,
1 cup water,
1 tsp. salt ,
1 cup brown sugar,
Lemon juice,
4 large eggs,
1 bottle Vodka,
2 cups dried fruit.

Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is of the highest quality then Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK. Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to count it. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something. Check the Vodka. Now shit shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the cat.grin

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 14:48:26

Hope everybody is feeling a little better soon, I am off to work the elections tomorrow, so its a 6am start and a midnight finish. God knows what I will take to eat. Any ideas?? confused

Doshusallie Wed 14-Nov-12 15:34:28

I love that Half, I saw it on FB. grin grin

I have a mountain of shepherds pie if you fancy any of that?

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 15:37:35

shepherds pie sounds lovely Dosh thinking of taking some soup as have a microwave this yearsmile

hurricanewyn Wed 14-Nov-12 16:20:13

Ooh half - I'm doing the election tomorrow as well & thinking about what to eat too. I'm in a portakabin, so no kettle or fridge - I'm thinking a cold omlette for breakfast, tuna mayo for lunch & cold roast chicken for dinner.

I'm going to be freezing!

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 18:50:41

hurricanewyn I have just made a chicken salad and taking a big flask of soup. Will obviously be taking tea coffee etc, not sure we will need fridges at this rategrin Im in an old church room with 1 portable heater, thermals, coat and gloveswink
Its going to be a long day I fear!!

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 18:52:33

Sorry just re read and realised you have no kettle either, can you get anyone to drop off hot drinks throughout the day?
Im in Northamptonshire and not far from PIL so hoping they will pop in if needed, but I do have a fridge this yearsmile

hurricanewyn Wed 14-Nov-12 19:00:23

I'm going to be in Asda's carpark - I'll be able to get hot drinks and use the loo there. I used to be in a library - was great, warm, a full kitchen & lots of books for when it's quiet. Not quite the same now.

Will definitely be wearing lots of layers too grin

halfthesize Wed 14-Nov-12 21:19:02

Me too, layers layers layersgrin

WineGless Wed 14-Nov-12 22:02:37

Mrs Hp -whoop whoop
Well done you have been waiting for that pesky drop for a while!

I have been to the ideal home Xmas exhibition in London village today but got taken ill with D and v so just struggled home on 4 trains to get bask earlier than planned.

Just had cup of bovril in hopes to replenish salt levels.
Mighty fecked off at my day being ruined. The joys of children-Dd was off school
With it yesterday having woken up n a pool of both <boak>

Butterflies I appreciate you are not in the UK but I did a double take at the gun down the sink! grin

Everyone who is on polling duty tomorrow wrap up warm it sounds chilly.

B: Three egg omelet with mushrooms and spinach, coffee x 2 with double cream.

S: handful of nuts.

D: Roast Chicken, green salad, toms and mayo.

3ltrs of water.

Bit light on veg/variety today but DH away so I CAN PLEASE MYSELF. grin

JessicaWakefield Wed 14-Nov-12 22:35:53

Thank you for your really kind messages. I'm feeling better although still washed out with minimal appetite but am forcing the water down.

Wine really sorry to hear that you've come down with vomiting. Sounds very similar to what I had, one minute you're fine, then you're really really not. Good idea to top up the salt levels. I didn't and got very bad cramps. Hugs to you and DD, hope you're both feeling better soon.

Mrs HP that's great news, a number change is brilliant, well done!

BIWI how are you feeling?

Viperidae Wed 14-Nov-12 22:43:34

Good luck to those of you doing the election tomorrow. I regard it as my duty to vote but haven't a clue how this time. We have had no contact from any of our candidates and I can't tell from t'internet if I like any of them or not.

We are away this weekend with friends and I have no control of the food so am just going to have to have the weekend off then get right back on Monday.

Today I have been quite good again
B: Omelette with chicken and bacon
L: Chicken with garlic and herb dip
T: Chicken with asparagus and tomatoes in low carb barbecue sauce

Very chicken-y day but it seemed different each time. The sauce was very nice for when you fancy a sweet-ish dish. I'll put it on recipe thread when I get a minute.

I know what you mean about voting viper

I don't think candidates have been allowed thre one free mailing each that you get in normal elections

Hope those of you involved are able to keep warm! Doesn't sound like you'll need the use of the fridge anyway!

Boobz Thu 15-Nov-12 05:55:54

Apologies for the radio silence - my dad has been staying for the last week so I have been busy and off the web! But I have finally added my Monday weight to the spreadsheet (117lbs, only one measly pound off from the week before - grr) but still a loss so that's ok.

I am now famous too as I'm on the spreadsheet as the biggest loser % wise! Yippee! Am going to try and load up some before / after shots as I have taken them for my P90X regime which I started 30 days ago (but obviously started Lcing 46 days ago...)

jan2013 Thu 15-Nov-12 06:02:24

hope it goes well toady for everyone doing the elections

Biwi sorry to hear youre under the weather sad hope you are all well again soon

im doing ok again with the low carbing and managing some exercise every day - i am really feeling these few extra pounds ive packed on the lsat couple of months and am quite impatience about wanting rid of them. when i lose fast, i tend to gain fast though so i guess being patient and slow is the better option.

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 07:26:28

STILL feeling horrible sad

It's all in my sinuses so I'm just hoping it doesn't become infected. I have a vague headache which is worrying me for that very reason.

However, on the positive side, I'm down a bit more, to 9 stone 7 1/2 pounds - which I was very pleased by, as I have fallen into a bottle of wine last night and Tuesday in an effort to make myself feel better.

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 07:27:11

Sorry to hear about your day, WineGless. Would rather have this than your D&V

EwanHoozami Thu 15-Nov-12 07:59:39

BIWI ugh, hope you manage to swerve sinusitis, that truly is a misery. If you tap lightly over the area with your ring fingers it's supposed to help drain them.

B - Lidl yog
L - Lidl caviar on celery with cold meats (prob won't make the LCLC blog grin )
D - Coconut beef and spinach curry w/ cauli rice

Am planning a beef and chicken liver cottage pie for tonight. Will that be weird?

Hope all the election workers stay warm today. I must look up the candidates and vote.

BIWI I think I,ve had/have some similar. Was all blocked up and got the headache for a day, had a day when I felt slightly like I was getting better. Then my ears blocked up last Sunday and have stayed the same. I feel tired, like my head is full of cotton wool which is annoying in a classroom as the background noise drives me mad! It just seems to be lingering for ages... Hope you feel better soon.

I successfully navigated nandos I think. Butterfly chicken with ratatouille and grilled halloumi on the side. Not a single piece of pitta nor a single chip passed my lips, nor any alcohol. I did drink my body weight in diet coke mind, but back on the water today!

Wine I hope you feel better soon. I hope everyone involved in elections stays warm.

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 08:06:13

Ewan - can you post a link to your blog, please?

EwanHoozami Thu 15-Nov-12 08:19:46

I haven't started it yet blush but once I've got a bigger range of recipes I'll build it and stick a link up.

I feel a bit conflicted about the low-cost angle because I believe that buying the best possible quality food is an investment in my family's health, but when I'm skint I'm skint. Hence padding out decent mince with chicken liver (cheaptastic) whereas pre-LC I'd have used lentils and carrots.

hurricanewyn Thu 15-Nov-12 10:46:48

Ewan - can you report back on how the cottage pie works out. I often get chicken livers for 10p in Sainsburys at the end of the day, but only ever fry them with bacon so would love to try something else.

Shagmundfreud Thu 15-Nov-12 11:02:41

Only lost a lb (so now just under 10 and a half stone) this week, but waist now down to 30 inches (I've got an antique solid silver belt that I've been using as a guide - haven't been able to get it done up comfortably for years. This morning it fitted with no bulging over or under it! smile)

chicken livers sound interesting - have never tried, but will have to do so. unfortunately dp is allergic to all things fowl (seriously!) so will have to be on an evening when he is out

(actually, he's at a dinner tomorrow night, but i have already got myself a tasty sirloin oh yes)

MsRinky Thu 15-Nov-12 11:51:32

Had good big breakfast this morning as have had tooth out this morning and don't know when I will next feel able to ear. Ugh.

Only just got round to updating the spreadsheet, one and a half pounds on angry
Since then though I've had a word with myself, no more cheating and I've shredded every day, a sneaky peek on the scales and reckon I've lost the pound and a half already but will have to try hard not to sabotage myself as usual!

Doshusallie Thu 15-Nov-12 13:51:12

2 baby bels and some Alpro yoghurt for breakfast.

3 egg omelette with yellow pepper and mushrooms for lunch.

Stick of celery with pate for a snack.

Over a litre of water drunk so far.

Went to gym the morning.

Have just found out that the theatre break I booked for DH and I for his birthday and our anniversary is on the same weekend that he was booked to go to Butlins with his mates. Mine is non-refundable so he is cancelling Butlins. I think he is a bit relieved TBH!

NewStartSameStory Thu 15-Nov-12 14:41:32

Sorry to hear of food posionings, illness and other bad news.

Congratulations to those who have lost weight and a big woo hoo to those that have moved into a new weight bracket.

Things have got very out of control here and needed my attention, and energy and zapped my will power. I am very pleased surprised to have stayed the same weight having expected a gain. Also pleased to have shrunk out of some trousers. Not so pleased that I am mid way between the trousers that lurk in my wardrobe. I have two choices. lose another half stone or buy some new ones. i know what I wan to do.

Also had an interesting convo with the doc. about this. He had one concern - what happens when there is no more fat to burn. hmm With this diet? not likely to happen. Aside from that he is happy with the progress of migraines, weight, shakes etc etc. so that has to be good. Now to get back on track. Just no promises to be about much atm though. Life is insane. sad

Onwards and downwards.

hurricanewyn Thu 15-Nov-12 15:19:43

MsRinky - you have my sympathy. Hate tooth ache.
BIWI & Wine - hope you both feel better very soon.
NewStart - surely by the time you 'run out' of body fat, you'll be maintaining so you'll have increased your carb intake & be eating the right amount to keep your weight stable?

Very bored here. Only 18 people been in since 7am. Had a chorizo & mushroom omlette for breakfast & tuna mayo with a side salad for lunch. I'm trying to space my meals out to prevent me eating out of boredom.

Hope everyone's well though.

Viperidae Thu 15-Nov-12 15:22:36

I'm the same with trousers NewStart, my work ones are looking rather baggy but my others still feel tight. It's odd because I was wearing them before when I was heavier than this and thought they were ok.

I had a shock yesterday as I was clearing out some clothes and found a nice twinset (for want of a better description, although that sounds very twee!) which I remember wearing a few years back, tried it on and it was quite tight despite being the right size. I must have put on weight slowly and gravitated unconsciously to looser styles. Anyway I wore a top to work today that I bought a while ago then decided it was too clingy and it isn't now so I'm heading in the right direction.

I'm planning to try my ice cream machine later and see if I can make a low carb version for a special treat. Has anyone tried this already? Any advice or thoughts?

newstart - sorry to hear that things hvae got a bit crazy for you, but you do sound positive in yourself? good that doc is pleased healthwise too

does your doctor mean no more body fat to burn?

with this woe (as with many) your weightloss does slow down as you get towards goal, though i think some people have overshot their goal (?jins). people on here seem to have found that they might need to restrict fat a bit as they get close to goal, because (I think) as a low carb, high fat diet won't make you put on weight, if your body is getting adequate fuel from your food intake then it won't need to use fat stores (ONLY seems to apply if you are getting close to goal and stalling!). <<-- does this sound right oh more knowledgeable people??

but that's a rather strange question from your doctor, as it's much more dangerous with calorie-controlled diet if you carry on restricting your intake when you have no fat left... we all know what happens there!

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 16:00:48

If you have no more body fat to burn, then surely all that happens is that you burn fat that you are consuming?

Or am I missing something here? hmm

hello hello. Tonight I am off out to dinner - a friends house; 1 of the 4 of us who are off on hols soon. God love her she has tried to cook low carb to accommodate me. So here is the menu -

carrot & coriander soup (didnt have the heart to tell her no carrots)
pork (with crackling) broccoli and cauli cheese, roast potatoes - wont eat the spuds
no idea what is for pudding.

I am not drinking as I am driving and I know her cheese sauce will have flour in, but I just felt like that would have been a bit too much for her as she knew I ate cauli cheese - just not the regular way.

So today all I have had to eat is a 3 egg omlette around midday, some yoghurt just now and black coffee - and water. I am trying to do damage limitation.

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 17:19:46

The soup may not be too bad - I seem to recall that one of my low carb books has a recipe for carrot soup! And if you can make sure that you only have a small amount of cheese sauce, you should be fine.

Well yes but I think the doctor is assuming you're eating below your fuel level in order to lose weight (which we're not)

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 18:12:16

Lavender I was thinking about you this morning, as I got off the scales, and about the apparently non-existent weight loss.

I said my rate of loss is very slow, which is true, and it can be very easy to get despondent about it. However, looking at the spreadsheet, I realised I am 5lbs down since we started.

Yes, that's less than a pound a week - but it's still 5lbs! And I'm really pleased. Stepping back and taking the longer perspective is a really good thing to do every now and then.

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 18:13:26
Doshusallie Thu 15-Nov-12 18:25:02
captainmummy Thu 15-Nov-12 18:33:32

That is useful BIWI - i'm doing xmas this year for 6. It'll be turkey, but I was going to do lots of veg sides, and avoid the potatoes, yorkshires, stuffing etc (like I do with the sunday roast). Must get some xanthan gum for the gravy - anyone any idea where?

Will prob have to have some xmas pudd tho, and MIL always brings fruit salad and cream, and mince pies (even tho no-one eats them)

But I don;t do a starter, and there will be bubbly, and wine...

Doshusallie Thu 15-Nov-12 18:48:22

Captain, Christmas day is all bets off. I will be having Christmas cake, quality street, roast pots, turkey sandwiches, cheese with crackers, the whole pigging shebang. I will no doubt have the most tremendous gut rot next day, but I am really looking forward to it.

hurricanewyn Thu 15-Nov-12 18:55:23

Me too Dosh.

Have spent more time planning what I'll eat, than what presents I'll buy blush

I tell you what I am going to have on Christmas Day. A mince pie (maybe two wink). I adore them and would normally eat my own body weight but I will wait until Christmas Day and savour it

I'm not really too fussed about turkey etc and Christmas pud is bleurgh. I can take some 90% chocolate and that will keep me happy. But I am not missing out on a mince pie

Off out soon and I am starving!

sybilfaulty Thu 15-Nov-12 19:56:05

Hello all!

Busy few days here, but LC all the way! I love this WOE so much that I really can't imagine eating bread, pasta, potatoes etc on a regular basis. Clearly I still miss toast but reckon once I am in maintenance a couple of slices once a week won't hurt. Now I'd rather keep shrinking.

Doshusallie Thu 15-Nov-12 20:57:42

Tea was this. 4g carbs for the whole thing. Ate it with a whole courgette and a lot of broccolli. Delicious and I am very very full.

Have eaten a lot of food today:

Alpro yoghurt and 2 baby bels
3 egg omelette with yellow pepper and mushrooms
The above for tea

Celery and pate, 4 Brazils, pkt pork scratchings, and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. A lot of food, all low carb but still.

Viperidae Thu 15-Nov-12 21:50:02

Well my ice cream experiment worked! It was a bit too sweet so next time I will cut down the Splenda and it will be a treat rather than everyday food but, yaaaay, a low carb pudding!

I used 3 seperated eggs, whites beaten and combined with 1/4 cup Splenda, yolks mixed with 1tsp vanilla extract and 225ml double cream whipped. Fold it all in then pour into ice cream machine. YUM!

Apart from a blob of that I have had 2 rashers bacon, 2 eggs, prawns, salad, mayo and a handful of macadamia nuts.

Saw a friend today who was very complimentary about me looking slimmer!

Off to our friends for the weekend tomorrow and I have no control over the food at all so will just have to chill out then restart Mon. Am going to weigh tomorrow am as Monday may be too demoralising.

WineGless Thu 15-Nov-12 22:10:56

Hi feeling better today although not much like eating

Talking of Christmas this Nigella recipe is pretty low carb apart from the white chocolate but nice as a treat

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Thu 15-Nov-12 22:14:16

Just checking in. Have had a pretty rubbish week so far food wise but just excelled myself by munching my way through a 200g wedge of Brie. Not great but just had the real munchies and was the only thing I could find in the fridge. Must be better tomorrow.

Viperidae Thu 15-Nov-12 22:15:40

Wine Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa has that recipe in one of her books but without the limoncello which would probably cut a few of the carbs out if you were that way inclined.

WineGless Thu 15-Nov-12 22:19:40

Viper- I would rather cut out the cream!!! grin

I love limoncello

JessicaWakefield Thu 15-Nov-12 22:54:03

Wine really pleased to hear that you're feeling better. BIWI hope you're not coming down with sinusitis and that you feel on better form tomorrow.

Ewan I was thinking about you this evening after some unexpected bedtime issues tonight with DD 2.3 yo and I was wondering whether things have improved with your DS's sleep after implementing the paediatrician's sleep strategy? Hugs to you, this bedtime stuff can be backbreaking and utterly morale depleting thanks.

Morning, hope illnesses are improving

I have miraculously lost 3lb overnight, which I am deeply suspicious of as I have been losing 0.5-1lb per week for months, and am mostly just trying to maintain really. I doubt this will last until the weigh in on Monday and is probably jut the scales messing about, but I did check twice!

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 07:49:30

Supposed to be interviewing all day today, standing around in Boots, and I have virtually no voice now.

I can't believe how long this cold is lasting, and really thought I would be getting better by now, not worse! At this rate, I definitely won't be at the gym on Sunday.

sybilfaulty Fri 16-Nov-12 08:11:46

BIWI, I had a cold thing this week that meant I had no voice at all for 3 days, with limited voice thereafter. It's on the mend now though but has been quite virulent here in SE London. Lots of adults affected but hardly any kids (though I know of course that yours are adults anyway). Take care, drink plenty of water (as if you wouldn't) and try to rest it as much as you can. You will have to be the smiling silent one on the panel who just unnerves the candidates by nodding wisely and asking just occasional questions.

Get well soon

they were saying on the news today that you should expect a cold to last up to two weeks! try to keep warm. interviewing standing up all day sounds exhausting

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 08:28:47

Ah. Not job interviews but market research interviews. And I'm on my own, so no-one else to do the talking!

And yes, standing up all day ...

Jacaqueen Fri 16-Nov-12 09:24:00

Sorry to hear so many of you are not well.

I know exactly how you feel.

I have had this cold for 2 weeks now. I think it has 'gone to my chest', as my mother would say. My back is still really sore, I think with all the coughing.

I am spaced out with all the pain killers, house is a tip and I just have too much to do. I dont have time to be ill.

I had loads to eat yesterday.

B. Lidl yog with chocolate protein powder.
L. Pork belly slices. 4 of them.
D. Sausage, egg, ham and mushrooms.
S. Pork scratchings, 85 chocolate and more yoghurt.

I just didn't fancy any veg as my taste buds are not right at the moment.

Having said that I think I am going to make a really spicy cauliflower soup for lunch.

EwanHoozami Fri 16-Nov-12 09:46:51

jac bloody good plan RE the soup, I might pinch that idea. Hope it eases the pain a bit, I'm a great believer in a medicinal soup.

Jessica sorry that you had a bad night and thank you for thinking of me. We took the pediatrician's advice for about a month (i.e. to keep 3yo DS up until 10pm to 'reset' his sleep clock) All that happened was that his behaviour during the day totally deteriorated with some fearsome tantrums and he kept falling asleep in his lunch confused - night times were as bad as ever <yawn>

hurricane - the cottage pie was pretty good with chicken livers, it made it taste richer and more gravy-ish without having to add any floury thickeners to the sauce.

Doshusallie Fri 16-Nov-12 09:52:28

Morning all. Weighed today and still 9 2 despite enormous quanitites of food yesterday. Hurray! Love this WOE.

Alpro yog, berocca, pint of water, DTWLFM.

In office today, yawn.

Hope you feel better soon BIWI, poor you on your feet all day. sad

last nights dinner was bloody amazing. I think I did very well.

soup was delicious, main was superb and pudding was pavlova - I ate the cream and berries and a tiny bit of meringue. Didnt drink any wine, had fizzy sugar free soft drinks.

Woke up this morning absolutely starving - which means I have probably scoffed more sugary food than I thought.

Off to make scrambled eggs

Had an amazing steak for lunch with bearnaise sauce and lots of green salad with blue cheese dressing. Just made chocolate truffles (85% choc, cream and tia Maria) and watercress soup (chicken broth, watercress and swirl of cream) for the weekend .... On a roll. Finally got hold of slimline tonic so having a glass of that with Plymouth gin, good start to the weekend.

Doshusallie Fri 16-Nov-12 10:57:28

butterflies - jealous that you are in weekend mode already - I have 2 scary client conference calls to go before I can get in the mood.

Yes it's 7pm here .... But i'll be up in 12 hours smile

Doshusallie Fri 16-Nov-12 14:27:22

Lunch was rocket salad, cucumber, boiled egg, tuna, chunk of cheese, roasted veg, mayo, coleslaw.

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 15:15:38

Hope all the poorly peeps get better soon thanks

Whoop whoop to Hurricanewyn and MrsHP for breaking another milestone. I was under 160lb this morning - the 140s are inching closer...

Did any of you see that John Briffa is doing the one day MN Academy course that was postponed in October? It's now on 27th January - location to be announced. £99 so a bit pricy, but I'd love to go, just to give him a great big hug and thank him for changing my life. I saw an article by him in one of the Sunday papers just after Christmas last year, and that's what started me on this WOE. And you lot (especially BIWI) have kept me going. If I'm reasonably good between now and 27th Jan (and ignoring the mini stollen bite that was my brekkie this morning!) I could be down to my target weight.

Anyone else up for going on the course - once we know where it is taking place?

Teddy I am definitely interested in attending but again it's a Sunday and if they decide on Central London then I can't get there due to train service being fairly dire.

Hope everyone who is feeling grim gets better very soon.

I haven't eaten yet today. shock. Just not hungry at all. Two cups of coffee and 2ltrs of water so far. Have pancetta wrapped salmon planned for dinner and am sat here thinking 'yuck'. Most odd.

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 15:40:04

I hadn't realised it was a Sunday - bugger. I have the same issues with the PITA train service on a Sunday. Still want to go though...

I've emailed to ask them Teddy but bet it will be Central London. <glum>

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 16:08:53

I hope to go, ilovemyteddy - but there's a possibility I may be in Japan (work) then, which would be a great shame.

I did relay to PatrickMumsnet the issue about trains from last time, but it doesn't look like that has changed anything hmm

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 16:17:19

It would probably be quicker to get to Japan than to central London on a Sunday - maybe we should ask them to move the venue to Tokyo grin

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 16:24:13


BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 16:42:36

If I can get 5 people to sign up for the course, PatrickMumsnet has said he will give me 50% off my ticket!

So, I'm thinking, 50% of £99 would buy a couple of bottles of Champagne, which - we all know - is very low carb. Who's in? grin

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 16:48:50

I'm in once we know where it is. It's my birthday in January so I may ask DH to buy me the ticket as a b'day present. And possibly a hotel room for the Saturday night if it's in London.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Fri 16-Nov-12 17:26:31

Hi all,

Thanks so much for the lovely messages on Tuesday, I read them and they help. I did fall into cake and shortbread and mini oatcakes on tuesday as was so stressed. But back on the plan now. Won't go into details but there is a funeral next week so I may be AWOL from the thread for a few days then too.

I know, I'll come to London, stay in a lush hotel, read a book in a hot bath while drinking the champers, and wait for y'all to tell me all about it!! wink

Oh no toomuch, hope next week goes as well as can be expected

Just had early supper and polished off huge steak with broccoli, all smothered in butter

and I ate all the fat off the meat and it was quite nice <breakthrough>

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 18:44:01

Sorry to hear that, toomuch sad

I could offer to put two of you up - have two spare rooms - but won't be able to make the offer concrete until I know if I'm going to be away. I'm not sure DH would be too happy if I invited two complete strangers to stay and then buggered off to leave him in charge grin

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 18:45:19

Apparently, for those who have timing/train issues, PatrickMumsnet says that they can push the start time back a bit - would that help?

captainmummy Fri 16-Nov-12 18:47:58

Oooh Ilove - Its my birthday in sunny January as well!
Hope your week goes ok toomuch

Am really envy at Japan for work!

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs w cream
Lunch - prawns cooked in butter and garlic/chili on lettuce with mayo and lemon oil
Dinner - shepherds pie made with quorn and topped with butter-mashed swede, broccoli.

Going to mums tomorrow for her birthday, she'll do Oxtail stew, Will avoid potatoes, and just eat the veg, but there will be cake I expect.

BIWI a later start time would be better. I'll PM you save clogging up the thread with my travel woes.

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 19:06:30

Later start would be good for me too.

EwanHoozami Fri 16-Nov-12 19:14:58

The Briffa course (and champagne!) is sorely tempting but no can do at the mo. If I think of a super-clever question I might have to get one of you to ask it for me grin

I'm due on and retaining more water than the Hoover dam. Children in Need and a bowl of roast chilli broccoli and feta for me.

At least I probably won't get drunk, cry at the VTs of the kids and donate too much money like last year blush

EwanHoozami Fri 16-Nov-12 19:37:46

Ah shit it, I'm bawling already. Fecking hormones.

Ilovemyteddy Fri 16-Nov-12 19:43:56

grin Ewan! Did you see the rickshaw challenge kids on the One Show? Raised over a million quid. They made me cry - just amazing kids.

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 19:54:16

I haven't got any hormones to blame!

First day of weekend away not quite as good as planned... Breakfast and tea all fine, except we ended up without lunch as driving and then when we arrived at our cottage they had left out mince pies for us! I had a mince pie and later 5 Pringles. I did make lc lasagne thought for tea do no flour or pasta for DH and I and am hoping to avoid the puddings later that everyone keeps talking about! I need a peppermint tea and didn't bring any!

hurricanewyn Fri 16-Nov-12 20:41:49

Evening all. I'm avoiding Children in Need - I've already donated a few times this week, can't afford anymore, but will feel racked with guilt if I watch without picking up the phone. Better overall if I just avoid.

Ewan - thanks for getting back to me about yhe liver. Will try that next week.

Too much - I hope you're holding up ok.

Food wise - today's been ok. Not great, but not terrible.

No B - just coffe & a multivitamin.
L - Beef Madras from the depths of the freezer. It was from the deli counter of Sainsburys & had no ingredients or nutritional info so I've no idea of the carb count.
D - a kind of makey uppy Jambalya made with cauliflower rice, chorizo, chicken breast, prawns & chopped up sausage odds & sods knocking around the fridge Was a bit of a needs must dinner, but was very tasty.

Snacks - pork scratchings & 30g of 72% choc

this was linked to on another forum I'm on. I don't get some but lots are very funny!

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 08:04:32

Morning losers

Toomuchmonth - am so sorry to hear your news. Sendinq big hugs up the road. Be kind to yourself and hope funeral goes as well as can be expected.

Still not feeling 100% and have changed some meds so that won't help matters.
Biwi think you have given me you cold too! Hope you feel better soon

Dr Briffas session is the weekend of my sisters wedding otherwise I would have been there with bells on- bloody typical.

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 08:28:39

Morning all, mild hangover here after a night out and lots of red wine but nothing unmanageable thank god. Did drink 2 pints of water when I got home.

Tea was ham and eggs with mushrooms, asked for no chips. Had pâté to start.

Have just had alpro yoghurt for brekkie.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sat 17-Nov-12 08:30:22

Thanks winegless and everyone.

willie that link is hilarious!! Loved it, really cheered me up.

captainmummy Sat 17-Nov-12 09:00:03

Willie - so funny! Just what I need to face a day at mums with the cooking and the eating and the drinking and the driving and the moaning and the wingeing

Boobz Sat 17-Nov-12 10:51:03

Sorry to hear you have been so poorly Biwi.

Finally managed to get my before and after photos from LCing on my profile! They're kind of in the wrong order, but hopefully the captions (and the amount of fat on me) gives it away which one is which.

I think I can visibly see my arse lift in the After back shot! Another 55 days to go...

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 10:57:54

My goodness, Boobz, I would have been delighted to look like you in your before pictures!

WineGless - sorry I've passed on my cold. I wouldn't wish it on anyone - it's been horrendous. I'm still full of snot and have a sore throat - which means I'm not sleeping well either.

Good night here last night - had roast belly pork for dinner, with nothing else, as some of my food has been a bit carby this week (been catered for by a research facility, who had a fairly limited understanding of low carb - pineapple, anyone? hmm). And drank only water! I have drunk a lot of wine this week, as I was feeling so lousy it seemed like a good idea blush.

I'm supposed to be going to the gym tomorrow morning, which will also keep the alcohol consumption low tonight, which can only be a good thing!

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 12:06:48

IPD butter chicken..... Can you make it early and reheat later do you think?

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 13:12:37

Lunch was lettuce, corned beef, cheese and a baby bel, celery, ham slices and 2 boiled eggs. Pudding was a tablespoon of peanut butter. Must stop eating.

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Sat 17-Nov-12 13:31:41

After falling off the wagon into a large lump of Brie on thursday, all I ate yesterday was four of the fattiest pork belly strips I've ever seen after which I felt a bit sick so didn't have dinner, and about 8 cups of tea with double cream. This morning I've dropped 2lbs! I don't really get it but hey am not arguing. Trouble is it will probably all go back on plus some Monday morning as that's how it's been the last couple of weeks.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:33:17

Lavender - you have not fallen off the wagon if you were eating Brie! That's perfect low carb food.

jan2013 Sat 17-Nov-12 13:37:23

i hope you feel better soon wineglass. i love the way you say morning losers it always makes me lol

Biwi glad to see you are getting back to the gym smile

boobz yes your pics are lovely... you look great! very lovely figure. and can i just say what BEAUTIFUL little girls you have... i LOVE the baby pic near the bottom so so so so so cute! (all broody now)

i had 2eggs and tuna for lunch. yoghurt and flax for breakfast. and am trying to get motivated to do exercise as ive been doing coursework all morning and feel like a deadweight

Dosh - yes deffo, that is what I did when we had it. Was delish, can't wait to cook it again next week!

Well I have been much better today, had lunch out steak and chips, but had the chips replaced with vegetables. No pudding but did have one onion ring. Feel quite pleased with myself. Although no sure that 15 will appear on Monday weigh in day!

Hope everyone feels better soon.

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 16:11:07

Well done MRS HpDOSH, IPD Btter chicken is a curry dish basically, so fine to reheat

B boiled egg with dollop of mayo
L tuna mayo salad whilst at the hell which is soft play. They had added a balsamic and olive oils dressing.
D probably curry

Cold seems to have come to nothing but feel like I'm firing on about 70% iyswim

Boobz Sat 17-Nov-12 16:26:26

Thanks Biwi and Jan - I think everyone should take a Before photo as although you see the scales changing, it's so good to see it in technicolour, if you know what I mean, and it really has spurred me on to keep going for my target.

And thanks for the lovely comments about the girls too - those blimmin mermaid costumes took me an age to make (never again!) I've just realised I don't have a pic of my youngest, the 8 month old, on there - should remedy that really.

vnmum Sat 17-Nov-12 17:26:10

boobz you look great in those pics.

Really shit week for me food wise. Just been hungry and nibbly, tired from work and just ate the wrong stuff. Strangely though i've also not really cared. I may not weigh in this week because of it. It's my birthday tomorrow so a new year, fresh start.

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 17:45:59

Boobz- couldn't get on your pics before
You look amazing -although to be fair I would like to look like your before pictures!!
Well done on your weight loss and your girls are gorgeous. Has your DD been in JJMB then? Wow- hope you got some freebies if so wink

Vnmum- I always find I'm maudlin on the night before my birthday reflecting on the previous year. Are you doing anything special?
Be kind to yourself too- you have just started a new job which incorporate shifts which is bloody hard to adjust to. The only way I stay on track is meal planning on my rest days for the days ahead

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 18:16:10

vnmum - sorry you've had a bad week, but hope you have a lovely birthday tomorrow thanks

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:31:01

Grrr - am cooking the butter chicken and dh is up to his usual tricks. Has just come in to kitchen, adjusted the temperature, had a taste, made a face, gone out of the kitchen again. He will be lucky if I don't throw it at him if he is going to keep that up.

Am really tired tonight - never sleep very well after lots of booze. Sat in the hell that is the swimming pool spectator section for 2 hours while ds1 had a cubs gala. Made me feel even more knackered.

Have had 2 (blush packets of pork scratchings.

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 20:00:57

Dosh, deep breaths
It's gorgeous. DH is a curry fanatic and liked it.
If he carries on dont eat in the same room and enjoy your meal!
Then tell him to fuck off to the far side of fuck off and when he gets there fuck off some more. You don't have to of course- but that's what I am about to tell DH who is COMPLETELY getting on my nerves tonight!'

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 20:39:26

Wine - thank you, good advice. Crisis averted however as he liked it! Could have had a bit more kick though apparently .... hmm. I'll give him a bit more kick.

I am completely stuffed after eating mine with a whole courgette and lots of broccolli.

We are about to watch 'the descent'..... Wish me luck.

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 21:28:11

Give him a pot of chillis next time! Never mind him- did you enjoy it?
We are currently sitting in silience watching X factor which I can't stand - its become a joke.
Good luck with the descent..... You'll need the cushions

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 22:18:15

I loved it wine. Really tasty. Have liked all the things I have made from IPD so far.

The descent was gruesome. Jumped so high the cat flew off my lap.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:38:17

Look look [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151090025671890&set=a.10151090025661890.428634.625801889&type=1&theater look ]]

I shall be a great aunt in just over a week, to twins!

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:38:34

Oh dear

try again

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:39:46

I am ridiculously excited. Sadly (for me) she is in Australia, so I won't get to see/cuddle those babies

Doshusallie Sat 17-Nov-12 22:43:13

Link says content unavailable, but big congratulations BIWI!!! How exciting!!!!

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:44:56
BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:45:55

That's a shame if you can't see it.

I'm so excited. Although a lot less so about being a Great Aunt!

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:47:00

I have bought the most gorgeous 'my first Christmas' outfits from Boots. But I'm being a bit superstitious, and won't post them until I know that they have both been delivered safely. They are due to be delivered by CS on 26/11, so all things crossed until then.

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:50:39

Biwi- really, I thought cheese (especially soft cheeses) were not great and would hinder loss if eaten in excess. I could eat Brie every day but thought it was naughty. Seem to have been very lazy the last week or so and been relying on snacky type lc foods rather than cooking proper meals with lots of veg.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:58:23

Lavender - have you read anything about low carbing?! Cheese is fine. OK, you need to keep an eye on quantities, and you probably did binge a little, but - as long as you don't have a problem with dairy - eating cheese is not a problem. Fat is good if you're low carbing! No difference between hard or soft cheeses - where did you get that idea?

WineGless Sat 17-Nov-12 23:02:21

Ooh, congrats BIWI that's very exciting. I am really close to both of my great aunts, I go to them often for advice! And I love buying outfits for babies. I can't see yourFB link, presumably because we are not friends on FB so privacy settings won't allow?

Still not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips - have to say I could have gone a large glass of wine tonight

Booz that is great. I really can see the difference. Although your 'Before' photo is so daunting am so not putting mine up. blush

BIWI can't see link but congrats on being Great Auntie BIWI. grin

Butter chicken seems to go down well so will try that.

Congrats biwi how lovely!

I understood that you have to be a bit more careful with soft cheese (like Philly) because it has more lactose than hard cheese (cheddar), and mature cheeses have less lactose - here (can't guarantee reliability of source). though. But as biwi says if you're going to eat a lot of something then cheese is quite good!

Hope that poorly people are starting to feel better. I know how much it tests your low carb resolve!

Boobz you look fab before and after, but I can definitely see a difference, and after all, this woe is about more than just weight loss

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Sun 18-Nov-12 07:52:21

Thanks Biwi and Willie.
Congrats too Biwi, new babies in the family are a joyful thing.

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 08:56:28

Gah! Forgot that you wouldn't be able to see the pictures unless you are a FB friend. Never mind.

Am off to the gym this morning, even though I'm still not 100%. It's almost 10 days now since I've been, and I'm missing it - and expecting it to be quite tough. Hopefully my trainer will be kind to me.

At least my eating has been OK, and I haven't been tempted to scoff anything forbidden. Haven't even thought about it, actually. In fact my most sinful thing was the soup I made for lunch yesterday, which used 3 carrots and 3 tomatoes! (I can tell you, though, that celeriac in a soup, all blended together, makes a fabulously velvety texture.)

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 08:57:37
EwanHoozami Sun 18-Nov-12 09:21:08

Can't. Stop. Watching. Kittens.

<pulls self together>

It's blueberry pancake morning at Hoozami Towers. If you've never tried these beauties then do yourself a favour and get the frying pan out.

MsRinky Sun 18-Nov-12 09:30:04

Happy Birthday vnmum!

WineGless Sun 18-Nov-12 10:01:43

Happy birthday vnmum!! Have a fab Day and hope you get spoiled rotten

Happy birthday vnmum!

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sun 18-Nov-12 10:35:25

Happy birthday VNMum!! Hope you have a lovely day and get spoiled!

hurricanewyn Sun 18-Nov-12 10:39:14

Happy birthday vnmum & congratulations great-aunt BIWI.

Boobz - am jealous of your before body, nevermind your after. And you're nice too! Pah grin

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 13:06:16

Gym was good! Trainer was kind and we took it easy. I noticed, on the treadmill doing my warm-up, that my heart rate was up a little, so just as well.

Feel pleasantly achey now.

Doshusallie Sun 18-Nov-12 13:48:26

His all. Fab pix boobz!!!

Brekkie was a boiled egg and some alpro yoghurt.

Lovely walk in a local beauty spot in the sunshine with ds2.

Lunch was a chunk of cheese, a slice of corned beef, and a 3 egg omelette with mushrooms.

vnmum Sun 18-Nov-12 14:09:56

THanks for the birthday wishes smile

Doshusallie Sun 18-Nov-12 15:11:48

Happy birthday vnmum.

Viperidae Sun 18-Nov-12 16:08:23

Hi all, I am back from my weekend (no doubt fatter but I weighed on Friday and had fun) I will start again tomorrow a.m.

I had an email from Patrick about possibly changing the start time for the John Briffa day but I don't think it'll be practical for me anyway. The earliest confirmed train would get me into Euston about midday so it would be just too late by the time I got to any venue. I do wish it wasn't always London.

Happy Birthday vnmum thanks smile

Viper, did they confirm that it will definitely be held in London? I haven't had a response to my email yet.

Happy birthday vnmum!

The rest of my weekend was terrible food wise. However it may allow me to relive the excitement of seeing a 15 again this week wink

MsRinky Sun 18-Nov-12 17:06:46

Good luck MrsHP!

I weigh in metric and am hoping and praying to see a number starting with 8 tomorrow. 89.99 will do...

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 17:32:05

I don't like weighing in metric - takes aaaaaaaaaaaages to see a change on the scales!

Not quite sure what the scales are going to say for me tomorrow. I'm hoping no change, ideally a little bit more off. Would love to reach 9.6 next week.

(When I get to 9 stone 5 and a half, that will be my complete two stones!)

tardy with the spreadsheet sorry - have been away

biggest loser of the week - itwillendinsmiles
biggest loser since 1st october - hurricanewyn
biggest % loser since 1st october - boobz

hurrah for all

captainmummy Sun 18-Nov-12 18:56:05

Happy Birthday VNMum - It's my mum's birthday today too, and I will blame her if i STS or gain tomorrow! It's her fault, her cake
& strawberry flan & stew and dumplings! Oh and the Lindt chocs we bought her (only had 1) and the wine.

Dinner today is pork chops with cream-cooked cabbage

Doshusallie Sun 18-Nov-12 19:53:15

Captain - we must be twins. Tonight's tea was pork chops and cabbage, mushrooms and leeks cooked in cream. It was utterly delicious, but for the first time in years (ever?) I could not finish it, I am completely stuffed.

Snacks between lunch and tea were packet of pork scratchings.

2pumpkins Sun 18-Nov-12 20:41:20

Hello there, started low carbing it today as have been reading through all your posts & you have inspired me!
I have about 7lbs to lose 2 start with although would love to lose a stone. Finding it really hard to shift this last bit of weight & need your help!!
I was doing 5:2 & although felt great on it didn't actually lose any weight......bloody annoying!!
I'm not completely new to this, I did it when I was about 20yrs old so a good 15yrs ago but I know what to & what not to eat but hope you don't mind I have a couple of questions.
When you first started did you feel guilty when you ate things like butter, cream, cheese etc & does the guilt go away?
I think I'm so used to ww & counting cals that this will be hard for me!!
Also prob all in my head but I fel fatter tonight cos I've eaten the said mentioned food.....was anyone else like this?
I also love something sweet in the evening & just made 1 of those scrummy pancakes instead of my usual choc....he that's ok!
Argghh prob a bad time to start cos totm but determined to lose last bit of weight before a big clothes shopping trip on the 15th dec, so 4 weeks away!
I have had a quick nosey on the spreadsheet but also are you getting the results you want?

Anyway hoping to become slimmer like you fab guys!!

hurricanewyn Sun 18-Nov-12 20:54:11

Evening all - hope everyone's ok & feeling better.

No breakfast or lunch today. No particular reason - I meant to make an early dinner, but was too lazy!

Dinner was fab though - Roast pork, cauliflower cheese, creamed spinach & sauted red cabbage as well as some crackling.

Think my oven's on the way out though. The pork was in the oven at 180 for two hours & was still raw in the middle. Ended up frying the "roast" pork in slices.

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 20:59:46

Welcome, 2pumpkins!

The guilt about eating fat does go away - but it takes some time to get used to being able to eat it, as we are so conditioned to believe it's bad for us. The best advice I can give you is to make sure that you do some reading about low carb so that you understand the science behind it.

Re loving something sweet - the whole point of Bootcamp (and every other low carb plan that has a strict initial phase) is to get rid of the sweet tooth. If you can avoid indulging it, whilst you're cutting right back on the carbs, this will only do you good!

I think it's fair to say that those of us who are still here, in week 7, are very definitely getting the results that we want, whilst enjoying eating lovely, satisfying food.

thanks Willie for your Spreadsheet Duties. Always very much appreciated. xx

Welcome pumpkin! I've never felt guilty eating cheese etc., just a bid odd at first as I was so used to thinking it was off limits when trying to lose weight. I think as you've only got half a stone to go it won't happen very quickly on this woe tbh. There are a few of us trying to get rid of the last few pounds and it is very slow going now.

My start weigh was 11.7 and I'm now 9.7. Hurrah! Hopefully the last half a stone will disappear eventually but I'm really happy as I am. Before I started this woe I was staring 12st in the face, miserable and living on low fat this and that, fruit, whole meal bread and still getting bigger wondering why the hell I couldn't lose weight. Well now I know why!

Anyway, good luck and hopefully you'll come to love it the way we do. smile

Another one who had pork chops, cabbage etc., for dinner. Also made those BIWI choc pots again. So delicious but getting addictive.

Welcome pumpkin would you like to be added to the spreadsheet?

I found it difficult buying full fat mayo etc at first, but now I worry about not getting enough fat grin!

Had lovely meal with grandparents today, managed to sidestep pudding (wouldn't have liked it anyway as was a combination of cooked fruit and chocolate which I don't like)

I adore my grandparents but last time I saw my grandpa (in january) he complimented me on my weight loss before saying 'but you've still got a little way to go haven't you'. Thanks for that grandpa!

Viperidae Sun 18-Nov-12 21:38:58

Singing I thought I read the venue was central London on the course info so didn't ask. Maybe I imagined it though!

Although I still have a huge amount of weight to lose and am still in the same dress size as for the last few years I had 2 friends comment this weekend that they noticed I had "lost a lot of weight" which is very positive.

I am quite looking forward to getting back onto low carb tomorrow (I was never like this with SW!)

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sun 18-Nov-12 21:39:25

I think I will have put on this week with the stress-cake, and rather too much reliance on meat, cheese and coffee on the go, with not enough veg and water. I feel a bit heavier round the middle.

Although my boobs seem to be shrinking. Take it from the arse first, for Petes sake please!!

Piffle Sun 18-Nov-12 21:59:02

Golly been so busy but have stuck to the LCHF path very well...
Done some big walks too.
Scales finally dropped after plateauing for a week...
Am into some clothes I've not worn for 18mths or more, people are noticing too.
Today I had
B- bacon, eggs
L- salami, cheese, pastrami, ham ( travelling)
D - soup!! Provender tomato and Wensleydale cheese 3G carb per 100g bingo!!! So happy to have found a fresh soup I can eat! And a salmon fillet and salad....

Hope everyone is well, birthday wishes from me where due.
Will find time to properly read the thread next week!

dollyxdaydreamer Sun 18-Nov-12 22:06:25

Fell. Spectacularly. Off. Wagon. sad

Please will you let me back?


caramelwaffle Sun 18-Nov-12 22:32:42

Fell spectacularly off the wagon also.

Have been really under the weather.

Let's get back on together dolly.

Great pictures boobz

I have noticed the difference in hunger and energy levels. Ability to focus. Skin and nails and that is just three days (have'nt checked weight but it will be up I think - perhaps 1-2lb)

This Woe is definitely for me however and shall continue through till next summer.

NewStartSameStory Sun 18-Nov-12 22:44:51

Dolly - me too. Camel <nods> I also noticed that. Tomo is a fresh day, a fresh week and a fresh start.

Bootcamping again here. Must remember to make the coleslaw tomo. Stress has been reduced slightly by unlikely source. One which normally creates stress. Which has been a surprise but appreciated. Hopefully this week will be a bit better.

Ilove - sorry about your news. I hope your week treats you as kindly as possible.

Happy birthday VM!!

Hope you are finally starting to feel better BIWI!

Willowisp Sun 18-Nov-12 23:04:09

I just want to agree with BIWI that the sweet cravings do go. I actually turned down icecream the other day because it was too sweet & I can't be bothered to over eat !

I think a great way of making up for over indulgences is to fast the next day, this makes a big difference & gets you quickly back on track.

Also if you have a sweet tooth, make up the choc pots into Gu pudding glass holders. I managed to make 7 puddings which lasted me about 10 days. I think they saved my sanity.

Also if you're finding it too hard, adapt to something you can manage, maybe low carb squash - better to slip slightly than fall spectacularly.

BIWI I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience & support. I'm feeling SO much better & the lightest I've been for nearly 5 years !

Dolly, Caramel and NewStart - can you pull me back up onto that wagon as well please!

Right, tomorrow is a new day...

WineGless Mon 19-Nov-12 00:00:55

Right pep talk chaps before BIWI comes in with her big stick wink
Tomorrow is a new start...we can do it, right?

Remember, nothing tastes as good as being slim feels.

Roll on Monday

caramelwaffle Mon 19-Nov-12 00:05:17

Happy birthday vnmum

<pulls up MrsHP >

Yes, Wine We can smile

Cheers Wine!

Itwillendinsmiles Mon 19-Nov-12 06:52:36

From biggest loser last week to the likely biggest gainer this week!

A long and whinging rant below - feel free to ignore especially as I so rarely post but I do read and take encouragement and advice from you all!

An as expected very large gain for me this morning. I weigh daily and I've been watching the line on my graph rise since last Tuesday.

No excuses as I know exactly why. (I'm in uni every week-day or studying at home almost non-stop to meet coursework deadlines, no exercise, no gym and eating crap....)

I did give myself 'permission' to have a week off and knew the probable consequences but hadn't reckoned on just how disappointed in myself I'd feel.

So. it's a new week and a new outlook. I still have looming deadlines and I know that's what I need to be focusing on - and I will be - but with 5 exams in January (thanks for nothing whoever came up with the bright idea of semesterisation!) if I carry on like this I'll be rather large by February!

Back to bootcamp for me this week!

Ilovemyteddy Mon 19-Nov-12 07:10:01

My BMI is 25. I am NORMAL!! I haven't been normal for years grin

I know that the BMI scale is a bit flawed but I've been waiting for that 25 to appear. From obese to normal in 10 months. Woohoo!!

hurricanewyn Mon 19-Nov-12 07:40:18

Ilove - that's fab. Well done you thanks

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Mon 19-Nov-12 07:45:07

Well done Ilovemyteddy.

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Mon 19-Nov-12 07:58:37

A couple of pounds down which is fantastic but this last half stone is soo slow. Wish I could get out of the habit of weighing daily too, seeing the numbers go up and down (mostly up lately) does get me down. At least though I'm back where I was at the end of October. Aim as always is to see a number starting with 9, maybe this will be the week. Must remember it took eighteen months to gain the weight so it's not going to disappear in a one.
Good luck to all other weighers this morning.

EwanHoozami Mon 19-Nov-12 08:14:02

good news ilove well done you

1lb up here. tis TOM so not disastrous.

am off on a poncey night out tonight where I'd given myself vague permission to go a bit off-piste. Looking at the menu however, the LC options look much nicer than any of that carby old stodge. fillet steak and a cheese board? Why not!

captainmummy Mon 19-Nov-12 08:14:22

Well done ILove!

I forgot to weigh this morning - slept through the alarm a bit so rushing. Breakfst is coffee with cream - then Tescos.

BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 08:15:01


dollyxdaydreamer Mon 19-Nov-12 08:21:02

Hope you are feeling less under the weather caramel

Glad to be back on the wagon with you all.

Looking forward to regaining clearer skin, a smaller waistline, more energy and being in a better mood

We can do this!

morning! just back from a lovely long walk with my friend, her dogs and mine. But now my back is killing me, thankfully Consultant appt this afternoon, so should know more about whats going on then.

Off to make breakfast now, I am so hungry today.

Not weighed in, but I will tomorrow morning instead.

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