Week 10 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - The Final Curtain!(151 Posts)
Come and confess all
I suspect a lot of us are postponing our final weigh in till a bit later in the week, given the
cheating falling off the wagon that's been going on!
Hope everyone has a good last week. Still time to drop a couple of pounds!
It seems I have dodged a pizza-shaped bullet as I'm another pound down. I'm still a wee bit cross with myself as I'd otherwise been so good since my honeymoon blow-out that I could have had a couple more off.
But without BIWI, the spreadsheet elves and support of the rest of you happy band of losers I'd have caved ages ago so
Woo hoo - 9lbs so far though, Ewan! Great going.
thanks! It's been 21lb since I joined up in August (ah, those heady days of 4lb off in a week...) so I'm thrilled!
I'm off to flog my size 16 clothes on Ebay
I'm only 1lb up after this weekend, which i'm counting as a success! After several gingerbreads, 18" sausages in baguettes and loads of gluhwein, it's a Christmas Miracle i'm not up by more.
Xmas market was beautiful, very very cold but that's what the gluhwein is for! Landed in light snow, woke up sunday to a quite heavy layer, and worried all day that we'd be snowed in/delayed flying out, but was ok in the end.
Back on it now, til xmas party next week
Ladies, I have been mostly very absent from the threads, but cracking on. The weight loss has really slowed and weighed in at 71kg today. Very near my next target of 70kg, which am hoping to hit by Christmas. Have also downsized to size 10 skinny jeans. Mostly a miracle.
Anyone lurking and wondering about it, go for it. Has transformed my relationship with food. BIWI, my parents and two other friends are also LC since seeing the success I've had. I don't think I have EVER given weight loss tips before!
So, thank you all again, this is me checking out, although if the threads are still going, I will post when am at final target of 66kg, which I have absolutely no doubt I will get to. Is just a matter of time.
Best of luck to all you lovely LC ladies.
Marking place, no change for me this week but I did have a special weekend (I wonder whether Friday weigh-ins might be the way to go in future!)
Hectic week here - I have only fourteen workin days before Christmas and am panicking!
I'm lighter huzzah despite an Ikea shaped slip up yesterday ( apple cake and cream)
That was my only transgression in 2 months and I appear to have gotten away with it!
Big 2.5 hr walk today so back on track!
Lost 1lb again this week. Slow but steady. Will make an extra effort for the final weigh in next week. I'm planning to keep going until christmas eve, take three days off and then start again - anyone else joining me? My goal is to lose another 6lbs by Christmas Eve and then 10lbs by my birthday at the end of Feb.
Signing in. Can't believe we've got to Week 10 already.
I'm bobbing around between 9.6 and 9.8 at the minute but strangely because I feel good, clothes fit, etc. the scales seem to have lost their powerful hold that they had over me. Although willie a Friday weigh in is definitely the way to go.
Hope those with work woes don't have too bad a time of it this week. Think it was Dosh and sybil who mentioned it on the last thread.
Final push this week. Really must start wrapping presents.
themumsnot I still want to shift another 7lb so as we have Christmas looming I'll join you for an end of Feb target.
Good morning losers!
I have eaten something that has disagreed with me so (TMI alert) everything is leaving me quickly this morning; I have readjusted my loss .2 lb.
21lb! Well done ewan
Well done on your loss fufulina
mumsnot and singing I'll definitely stick with you through to February. I'd like another 10lb off by then.
Well done everyone.
Am 2 pounds up this morning. Indian, KFC, Pringles, peanuts and too much
IT WILL BE OFF BY THURSDAY!!!
Good luck for interview jan!
Brilliant singing and caramel. I've found this thread so helpful - I know I wouldn't have stuck to the diet without it. And I'm so excited at being back to size 14 in time for Christmas. I had a trawl through my party wardrobe this morning - my Gok Wan dress that was too small when I bought it in the sale back in the summer fits perfectly now!
Great news about the dress mumsnot.
That's when you really notice the changes.
Mumsnot - I'll defo be joining you, Singing and Caramel as I still have another 10lbs to go to reach my target, and I couldn't have done it without these threads (and the Monday morning Spreadsheet of Fear!)
Another 1lb off for me this week - I'm hoping to get another 3lb off before Christmas Day so that I will have lost 5 stones this year. I'm finding it a bit tougher now the weather is so cold, and I have my second cold in four weeks, which is miserable (DH thinks it's because I have less insulation!!)
Onwards and downwards!
This time last year I was standing in M&S looking at myself in the mirror, as I tried on a 'little' black dress. It was a size 14, and straining at the seams. It didn't skim lightly over my flabby bits - it clung to them all and showed them off to perfection. Being sleeveless, it also highlighted my dimply (with fat) upper arms.
I vowed I would not be like that ever again, and that by this Christmas I would be slim again.
And so started my 'journey'.
On Friday, I wore my new dress and felt fanbloodyfantastic. It fitted me perfectly. I wasn't having to wear any horrible, tight support underwear to control any flabby bits that were at risk of escaping.
I started my low carbing after Christmas, and took up personal training shortly afterwards in February. It has taken me a long time to get here, and I couldn't have done it without any of you lot.
I started Bootcamp (the first one) simply as a way to get strict with myself, and thought that maybe half a dozen people might join in. I had no idea what it was going to become
So thank you, all of you - yes, even you lurking at the back! - for your help, friendship and support along the way.
YAY! Lovely post Biwi - well done you.
Lunch - 2 boiled eggs, salad leaves, cucumber, small chunk of cheese, tuna and mayo, small spoon of coleslaw.
lovely post BIWI
I forgot to weight this morning as there is a child puking mucus here. Hoping a day off school and it clearing his system will prevent a chest infection.
Christmas was like Christmas always is. Full of food (far far too much food) and the usual arguments but it was brilliant
I am in for another thread for a feb target! I need a lot more work to fully get around this woe. Currently definitely heading back into the joys that is carb flu. I have the shakes big style. But am glad i have the luxury of now being able to stay on the woe without too much having to deviate. My target was 70kg but from being 80kg to drop down below 75kg and maintain that loss is brilliant. I need to continue the momentum and need to now start to vary my food range. I tend to get stuck in a food rutt and get bored then wander off track. Thanks for fixing the migraines and getting me eating again.
Lovely posts biwi and nsss, and glad your Christmas went well nsss!
Everyone's experiences and company have helped me so much, and I will definitely be up for a new year boot camp too.
<sniffle> Lovely post Biwi
Get well soon Nsss son x
Great post Biwi.
Up 2lbs today but expected to be after Saturday night. Am behaving and hoping for a couple of pounds off this week.
I have decided to keep going with this after Xmas so if another thread appears I will hop on. Half a stone left to lose but will do it in the new year now I think. My tastes have changed enough hopefully that I won't stuff myself full of chocolate and pastries over Xmas itself though I will be having wine etc without worrying.
Can't believe how quickly this bootcamp has gone. I've struggled to keep going for longer than a week in the past but reading about everyone else's successes and occasional hiccups has made it so much easier. Thank you everyone for posting, it's actually been fun. x
great post Biwi also very grateful for the threads here.
I will definitely start another chat thread, once we finish next week. The support is invaluable, and I have a few more pounds to go before I reach my ultimate target.
can you add me back on please - I am 112lb 5.
I've turned my mum on to this now & she's enjoying actually being able to eat, whilst losing weight & is amazed at how she is (currently) not craving sugar.
I'm sorting of maintenac-ing at the mo..another couple of lbs would be good, but no hurry. I can finally fit into those tight clothes !
Great to see who much everyone has been losing & how upbeat you all are
Hi you lovely bunch of losers!!
Am at 151 this morning, a drop of 3.5 lbs. astonished, frankly, so weighed again and it was the same result, so I took it. DH was wondering why I was so happy, humming and sashaying round the kitchen rather than my usual "don't talk to me till I've had coffee" grumpiness!!
lovely post biwi
Finishing next week on the spreadsheet ties in so nicely as my big night out is next sat the 15th and this was my aim point. If I can get under 150 lbs, I.e. a loss of 20+ lbs since the 1st of October, that would be completely ace!! Then all bets are off for the Xmas period but would love to join a new thread to
repair the damage keep up the good work. I feel so much better than I did two months ago.
I will add you back tomorrow willowisp when I'm back in front of the computer
BIWI - you are a star! I loved your post. Although was quite pleased to be looking at myself in the mirror wearing a size 14 dress today, considering the alternative! Next Christmas here's hoping for a size 10!
By the way ladies, after my wardrobe trawl I went shopping today and bought another dress for Christmas partying - this little black number. I was actually looking for shoes, but oh well.
Ooh sexy LBD themumsnot I like it, great price too. Yep, this could get expensive with all the lovely new clothes we can wear!
Thanks toomuchmonth. I felt it was too good to pass up for under £30 - looks way more expensive. Will do me for a pre-Christmas party AND New Year's Eve and then I have the Gok for Christmas Day and a meal out after Christmas. I may be doing it all barefoot but what the heck.
I have avoided the scales like the plague this morning after a disastrous 3 days off the wagon. I was so happy about losing 2 pounds last week as well, today's been pretty good so if I can keep it up for a couple of days hopefully I can undo the damage.
Why can't I get into the mindset that if I really want something then just eat it, enjoy it and move on, rather than once I go off the rails using it as an excuse to Hoover up carbs - even things I don't really want. I had hoped that as I was nearly at my target I could slowly reintroduce carbs and we could eat family meals again but it doesn't look as if that's going to be an option for a while.
Lovely post BIWI
I echo the sentiment this support is invaluable..
I too hit the point where a 14 was tight I looked revolting in it
I know to lots that a 14 is a normal natural size butive got such slender legs and hips I looked so out of proportion.
To be a stone lighter already is a gift
My old jeans fit, my tummy has reduced massively.
I am staying here for the next stone please
Wow - ten weeks! I have been dairy free for ten weeks! I just don't really miss it.
Lovely post BIWI. I cannot say how happy I am I found these threads.
to all of you X
I have got my Christmas name on!!
Love your post BIWI, often the best things grow spontaneously when you least expect it. Your threads have helped you and loads of others to get on track.
I have done really badly for the last few days. I allowed myself Saturday off as we had our first Xmas party and I fancied a bit of a cheat but then, on Sunday, I just didn't get back to it and today I have had a funeral to go to and just been so cold I have eaten stupid stuff that I didn't even want or enjoy. Never mind, tomorrow is another day and I must get back to it tomorrow as I have an Xmas meal on Thursday and a party night on Friday.
Unlike you lovely ladies who are close to your goal, I am still miles away and oddly, although I am over 2st down from my heaviest, I think I feel worse about my appearance now than I did then in a way. Maybe it's because I'm actually aware of my appearance now, where before I blocked it out somehow but I hate myself in everything in my wardrobe at the moment!
Anyway I'm going to keep going till Christmas and I'll put my name down now for the next thread after Christmas too. Maybe I'll get gorgeous soon!
Viper, I am sure that you are gorgeous! 2 st is a massive loss of which you should be proud. You are healthier and slimmer than before. Can you buy yourself something nice on Ebay to celebrate your huge loss? It is a wonderful achievement and a nice necklace or a pretty dress might help you feel more gorgeous.
!lb off for me today. Slow and steady does it. Am trying to remain LC ish for the nxt month then back to it with gusto.
Thanks for all the support and friendship. to you all.
Great inspiring post BIWi, what a difference a year makes!
Weighing in later this week as had a sinful time of it... Dinner party was perfectly low carb...but chocolate croissant and brownie next day wasn't. But I've got my trainers on so will be back on track in a day or so... Don't delete me pleeeeaaasssee!
Can't believe this is the final week - so is this our final weigh in then?
Another pound and a half down, so am at 114.5lbs. Am hoping to get another couple off by the weekend, as then we are off to Rome for a week and can't imagine that's going to be very helpful for my cause! All that wine, pasta and pizza! Will try and just eat lots of salads I suppose...
Thanks for starting this Biwi. I will join you on the next thread as well, if you start one, as my final target is still 5lbs away and I am exercising all through Christmas on my P90X regime, so am still motivated to get there. But am thrilled with over 15lbs off in 10 weeks to hit 114.5lbs.
Well done everyone!
viper i'm sure you look great. i remember having things in my wardrobe that were too large but not feeling that I should spend money on new stuff when i was still losing weight and wouldn't get much wear out of it, but it did make a difference to have at least one or two outfits that i knew fitted well at whatever size i was. also your shape changes and you have to get used to the fact that clothes you wore before may no longer be the best shape for your slimmer figure!
don't worry cathy, i don't do the spreadsheet until the end of the week, and it's only after two weeks of no weigh-in that i remove people - you're not in danger of being deleted!
Boobz - we had a weekend away in Rome earlier this year, and I managed to avoid all the pizza/pasta quite well!
Viper - I'm sure you do look gorgeous. And you have lost a significant amount of weight so far. Take a step back and look at what you have achieved so far.
clare8 - just get back on the wagon and face forwards rather than backwards. You can do it!
I have been really poorly overnight - a sudden, out-of-the-blue IBS attack, seeing me spending much of the night on the loo and suffering horrible gut spasms and cramps . I can only think that it's the food I ate over the weekend - carbs do trigger my IBS, although not usually after only a couple of days 'off the piste'.
On the positive side, though, it's helped me shift a bit more weight, and I am now weighing in at 9 stone 5, which takes me half a pound over my initial 2 stone target. Huzzah
Thank you ! I'm trundling along & don't always get to stay up to date with the news but I'm weighing myself each week.
I might have written it down wrong though...is 1/2 a lb .05 or .5 [brain misfiring]
My only helpful tip is rather than beat yourself after over indulging, is to fast the next day...a la intermittent fasting.
Back to the chores....
personally i'm a little wary of fasting after cheating, as knowing my own history it's a little too close to the binge/starve cycle i'm trying to get away from. i know it works for others though.
i have done exercise after a lapse into carbs, in order to deplete the glycogen stores, and that does seem to have helped mitigate the gain a bit. and making sure i have decent-sized low carb meals and low carb snacks to hand as the carb hangover seems to make me ravenous!
i put half a pound as .5 willowisp
G'day all losers.
Weighed in this morning and have already shifted the 2 pounds from the weekend in one day of strict low carbing!!! In fact the scales wavered on 9 1 before settling on 9 2 so am very happy with that.
Gym this morning.
Interview tomorrow morning and 2 on Thursday (gulp) so am prepping madly today.
Willie - I am with you with an aerobic kinda session of training after a cheat. Can't allow any slippage into binge/starve cycle.
Really suffered in training today. Had the shakes really really badly. Lack of sleep probably not helping either. Weather is miserable today!
viper am joining you in the Xmas namechange <twirls>
2 stone is amazing, well done, you can be proud and also look forward to the next milestone. I know it's hard to stay on track especially when stressed, sorry to hear you had a funeral, I had a bad week too, but hopefully you know getting back on the LC wagon is worth it in the end! I think you deserve a huge [hug] and to treat yourself.
boobz I think there is one more week next mon 10th on spreadsheet to weighin. I love Rome, it would completely out to me to anyone who knows me if I told you on this thread why, but it's very special to me. You can eat fish, steak, veg, soups rather than carbs. Good luck on resisting the wine and the ice cream tho!! (Pistachio ice cream from a little shop near St Peters is the best I have ever, ever, ever had in my life!!)
Quick hello, well done to all the loosers
I have DS2 with chicken pox and a very ill cat so not much time to come on at the moment. Will have a read through thread later and weigh in tomorrow.
Wow, everyone is doing so well! I have only just started my low carb journey really, 4 weeks in, and have a looooong way to go so shall be joining many more threads!
Had 2 days of very poor food choices but have lept back into the LC this morning & I am determined to stay on track til xmas day now. 2 days off to enjoy the carbier things in life, then back into the LC swing again.
Great post, BIWI You have been an inspiration to all of us
I had a majorly stressful situation yesterday and ate half a chicken sandwich - previously I would have eaten my bodyweight in chips and chocolate!
Viper - I know how you feel about still having so far to go! Although I am only 10lbs away from the target I set myself in Janiuary, I am by no means svelte and slim. Some days I feel great and some days I feel, and look, like a sack of spuds! I still have bingo wings and a large tummy. No LBDs for me yet, I'm afraid.
But I feel so much better for this WOE, and I know I am healthier, and that's a good thing. Blood pressure is now normal, cholesterol perfectly fine, and BMI in the normal range. So what if I can't wear a LBD! I have significantly cut my risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes - woohoo!
That 2st you have shifted already is brilliant and it's a great platform for even greater things in 2013. I'll definitely be on these threads even
if when I get to my target weight.
Onwards and downwards.
am i the only one who'se put on weight on this bootcamp?
Doesn't help that the Lebkuchen I brought back fror the office got eaten today - by me! (only 1 tho)
Will be bootcamping for years at this rate.
Thank you willie
I think the fasting is a great mental support. I would be very likely to slip into a 'well I've blown it, I might as well eat EVERYTHING'. So for my perfectionist personality type I've given myself permission to enjoy a roast dinner & proper pudding + wine on a Sunday. So not a massive blowout at all, but it makes the WOE more manageable.
My DM is doing this now & she was very much caught up in the starve > lose weight > binge 'because I've lost weight/deserve it/on holiday/insert inane excuse here > put on weight/feel miserable/might as eat more cycle.
I think the worst feeling is that you're deprived &, for me, this helps.
On that note made up BIWI's choc pots today..a life saver if ever I ate one ! (made it with double cream instead of milk as carb count 1/2 that of milk).
my quiche turned out well yesterday and i had the rest today. dad came and put childlocks on all the cupboards in the kitchen, which means dd can come in and mess about while im cooking so i have no excuse now, and am looking forward to spending some time learning to cook nice LC meals from the recipie section and baking some festive treats.
I am not getting on the scales this week. Had a great long weekend away, but it was a blur of booze and carbs. Back on the straight and narrow today, feels like quite a relief to be honest. Protein and leafy greens from now until Sunday.
Making the IPD butter chicken tonight, smells lovely! Have added mushrooms & green beans to it, and used coconut cream instead of double. Cant wait to tuck in!
i did bootcamp
i didn't die
Thanks for the nice comments all. I don't know what's up with me, I should be feeling better (and I know logically that I am getting healthier) but I just don't feel good in anything at the moment. I have a dinner out on Thursday and a party night at a local hotel with work on Friday so need to find something to wear by then.
willie Apparently the larger the dress size, the greater the gap between them (e.g. the size difference between a 10 and a 12 is much smaller than that between a 20 and a 22 IYSWIM) so, although I have lost 2st I am still in the same clothes size so no need to buy new yet although I have got a couple of bits.
WillieWaggledagger are you having t-shirts printed ?!
I must make this butter chicken...I've got the book, but am unispired due to lack of photos..
I also need some alternatives for lunch..although last nights leftovers always go down well !
Viper fantastic about your weight loss..I think that when you have lost a chunk of a weight, you go through a period of self adjustment. When you do your next 'batch' of bootcamp, it'll happen again, but you'll be even closer to your goal. I always think weight comes off downwards (well on me it does) so face, belly, hips & then eventually after a while, finally comes off the legs. Stay positive !
Ilovemyteddy great you've bought all your levels down. I am hoping that my mum is going to go in this direction - I will add her to list next time. She started at 12st 5 & is apparently 11st 4 now, in 3 or 4 weeks. I have the fat monitor scales & they've showed that my body fat has gone from 27% to 21% which is amazing seeing as I've more fat than ever before !
Half a pound off this week for me.
The weight loss has really slowed. Partly due to wrong food choices though. I have found though that i am happy when i look in the mirror at this weight so am not going to stress over losing more. I will still bootcamp to try and get to my goal of 9st but i'm not going to worry too much if the scales don't go down as much.
porky I used coconut cream in the IPD chicken too and it was lush!
willie I think we all need one of those Tshirts!! How to spot another LC-er!!
Ha sorry for confusion, this is exercise bootcamp in the frosty park! It was good but tough - I am weedier than I thought!
I would like a t-shirt that says 'Atkins did not die of a heart attack'
Glad you didn't die, Willie. Who would work the spreadsheet?!
Vnmum - I'm aiming at 9st too, but think my body prefers 9st3. I'll keep going tho, mainly because I love the food.
i think from what you said earlier you must live quite close to where I grew up - my dad worked at Larkhill camp, I went to school in Durrington. Let me know if you went there too - i might even know you in RL (tho i think I'm a bit older than you)
Morning. I forgot to weigh this morning. I have my first good night's sleep in a while. Feeling a bit mushy headed. Food choices have been bad the last few days. My will power is a bit weak atm. Hoping reduction in stress and more sleep is going to help. Also the fact that the christmas cake is nearly gone so won't go off is a bonus Although as much as my eating has been bad it has been sooo much better then it would have been in the past so will take that positive. Noticed that if bread and butter was eaten I wanted so much less then if i ate bread and marg. So i guess I have building tactics for maintaining ? <hopeful>
Anyhow breakfast was scrambled eggs with a coffee contianing milk and sweetner.
Not sure what to do for lunch as this is a bit of a sticking point. But there is salad stuff in the fridge.
Tea is cottage pie.
Morning only just found you and catching up. Christmas is taking over somewhat and staff issues at work. I havent weighed in for this week and only just caught up with last weeks weigh in.
BIWI - I loved your post. You have inspired all of us and I can't tell you how much this has changed my life.people in RL are asking me for as vice on how to lose weight but I can't tell them to come on here. The support threads really have been key for me keeping on track
glad to hear of people being so encouraged. it gives hope for those times that you struggle that you can overcome and it is possible... newstart that is amazing that you can say that you are doing so much better than you would have before under similar circumstances - and if you keep improving who knows where you might be in another few months. i hope you do find a way to get more sleep and less stress. but you sound like youre doing great, and it IS Christmas afterall!
i got invited out to an Indian meal in a few weeks. i haven't been out in AGES... im quite excited. i have no clue what to get... is there any dishes that are relatively low carb? i haven't had Indian food in years so i don't even know what there is lol. looking forward to getting dolled up and all that
Eurgh Don't do what I did the past two days. Pringles - lots - and a packet of those wheat crisp things. Crisps - which I previously lived on - now taste really awful. I should just have consumed a few pinches of salt.
Also "road testing" the christmas drinks: prosecco, liquers and Lidl's Duluxe Irish Cream (better than Bailey's! £5.99 700ml) 2lb up! Three strict days of 3l plus water/herbal tea and fat and protein.
Breakfast - one boiled egg and a slice of bacon.
Lunch will be boiled eggs, salad and grilled sardines.
Janglebells I think the tandoori style foods would be good for you; meats/fish flavoured and grilled and without sauces.
caramel crisps can be addictive! at least you know it was the salt you were looking for. don't be too hard on yourself ((Biwi will be along with her big stick soon!!)
thanks for the Tandoori recommendation i will have a look online now and i might actually go out to an indian for a trial run beforehand with my mum and dd. i know that sounds completely crazy but i like knowing what im in for so that i can enjoy it
That's a really good idea.
Ooh yes jangle I had tandoori mixed grill last time I was out, it was HUGE, and I was very stuffed and happy after! Also had a nice spinach side dish. It's actually quite easy to LC with proper Indian food and its yummy!!
Hi all - first of the week's interviews down, 2 to go tomorrow. Went well - I think.
Captain - i am the same as you - want to be 9 but body likes 9 2. And I love the food.
Go for a cauliflower bhaji or mushroom bhaji as a side Jangle?
well done dosh! good luck for two tomorrow, that sounds tough
jan, i go for tandoori or shashlik
Jezuz just had chicken curry with broccoli for tea - dh put 2 chillies in it nearly blew my bloody head off!
Well I stayed the same this week which I'm completely happy with. Have lost 3lbs since the start of bootcamp and just 1lb from target although don't mind if I stay at current weight. Almost a stone down since I started reading the bootcamp threads in May. BIWI I loved your post from yesterday - I think you've helped a lot of people lose weight, feel good about themselves, regain health and get rid of old demons and habits and disordered eating so lots of to you and to all you inspiring ladies on the BC threads.
Wine I absolutely know what you mean about wanting to tell people in RL about the bootcamp threads but at the same time not wanting to out yourself if they join!
Doshu best of luck with the interviews!
I have been getting asked a lot about weight loss at work but I have not mentioned here to anybody, I have just said I read the John Briffa book and am eating lower carb because of it.
I went shopping today to try to find something to wear for my Xmas party but everything was either shapeless tunic-y things which make me look huge or clingy like leggings which make me look like a bag of rice pudding! Even worse, I am becoming concerned that as I am losing weight
and sagging I am developing a gunt Think the heavy duty scaffold underwear will be required on Friday.
Well I braved the scales this morning and I have managed to wipe out the effects of the weekend, so am back to where I was last Monday. I'm 40 a couple of weeks into January, and I really want to have hit 50lbs off by then: four pounds to go.
Well done Mrs R - 50lb is a huge amount! It's my birthday in January too (nowhere near 40 anymore tho)
Viper - at 'gunt'! Our office xmas party has been called off - lack of interest. It's a busy time I know for most people, but you'd think a wednesday night most people could make. Esp as it's a free dinner and dance! We might be having it in January now, <hope it's near my birthday!>
Captain - miserable sods.
Just the one interview today now, phew, other one postponed.
Look what arrived in the post for me. All for me, me, me. It's going in my Christmas stocking.
Once we are in Bootcamp Light what alcoholic drinks are you allowed?
Presumably brandy, rum (not sure if it makes a difference whether it is clear rum or dark rum though?), whiskey, vodka, gin are zero carbs?
Also how come Feta cheese is 1.5g carbs where as generally cheese is 0g carbs?
Well done MsRinky I've got a January birthday too - definitely want to be at my target weight by then - still 10lbs to go, and nothing off this week yet, but I've had a shite week as our house was broken into on Monday. Lots of personal items gone
So I've not been eating properly and have hit the chocolate.
I thought all cheese had a carb value?
so sorry ilove what a horrible thing to happen
Ilove that is horrible. Bg hugs.
I am BACK IN THE GAME as of today. I have buried my head in the sand and it has been carb central here over the last six days. Somehow I have ended up only about 3 lbs up,in total but I have felt miserable. I have been brilliant today and feel tons better already.
Sorry to hear that ilove. What a horrible thing to happen.
MsRinky - wow you have done brilliantly! And so nearly there
ilovemyteddy - I'm so sorry to hear that We were burgled in February and it's a horrible feeling, never mind the things that you lose. I lost many pieces of jewellery that my mum left me. Not all of it was especially valuable, but they were irreplaceable and full of sentimental value.
Welcome back, MrsHP!
Sorry to hear that ilove
Welcome back MrsHP
Welcome back MRS Hp - loving your work today well done
Dosh- how was interview?
Caramel- you coming to join us on twitter then?
Ilovemyteddy- big hugs, you know what I do and if I could catch the bastards and bring them to you so they could see the impact it has I would.
We are doing loads of work around this to bring offenders face to face with victims to try and change offending habits. Doesn't always work but the success stories are amazing and really impactive.
Good day low carb wise although hitting the wine tonight. Off tomorrow and its been a hell of a week with staff issues.
Off to finish some Xmas shopping online whilst DH out
Mrs HP - ure twitter book on amazon - if you look at what else viewers of your book looked at it's Ketostix!!!
Interview was good thanks wine- waiting on feedback from it and yesterday's.
It's mme Lindors book but I think she has abandoned us! Love the fact of the link to ketosix though! Fingers crossed for the interview results - did you get a vibe which job you liked best?
Not my book, it is MmeLindor's!
BIWI - random question, do you cycle?
dosh interviews sound positive, that's good!
MrsHP - only at the gym, when I'm on the bike for about 10 minutes! I am thinking, though, that I ought to get myself a bike. But why do you ask?!
As I drove from Wimbledon to the DL I saw someone cycling and they turned down Dorset road towards Merton Park and they looked slightly like you (from twitter pic!) and I thought, right I AM doing this again properly!
I haven't had a single naughty bite today.
B - eggs, bacon and mushroom
D - lamb steaks, leeks and cauliflower
S - pork scratchings, anchovies
captain you have the area right but I am not from here originally. I moved here due to DH's posting but we are seriously thinking of settling here.
I have fallen off the wagon these past few weeks in amazing style. already 4lb up from Monday. I won't mention what I've eaten but DH has been comfort eating and for some unknown reason I have joined in. it is DD's birthday this weekend and I did think 'what's the point in getting on the wagon before the weekend' but now I am determined to jump back on and stop letting DH drag me down.
DH has just been diagnosed with depression. I knew he was heading that way for a month or so and I have been trying to hold everything together, trying to prevent the DC from noticing and also concentrating at work. at least now it has been diagnosed, treatment is starting and abit of pressure is off me. I can start to concentrate on myself again.
I feel so sluggish and flabby since falling off the wagon. let's hope my body is tricked into thinking it's the very first week again.
Sloping in ashamed as due to PMT and DD being seriously ill and now me being I'll I've been drowning my sorrows in Maltesers..,
I will try harder :-/
I went to my meal out tonight which was fun in a rather geeky way (the 6 of us who turned up are all in the same profession so it was a bit of a busman's holiday but fun anyway) I was not good as I ate pudding and drank wine but I probably made better choices than I would have done before and left the potatoes. Although I could have been a lot better I actually feel quite positive that I didn't just totally cave in.
Also managed to find a large shirt, straight leg jeans and boots which didn't look too bad. Still have no idea what to wear tomorrow but hey ho.
Am back with my trainer tomorrow for the first time since my knee injury so could be an interesting day.
vnmum really sorry to hear of dh's depression. so tough for you too.. thinking of you.
i'll join those who've slipped up and confess i had way too much dark choc last night, and didn't sleep well as a result would have dealt with it easier earlier in the day.
vnmum hope things get easier for you and DH now he has a diagnosis. It's so hard holding things together for the family. Hope you're getting some support too.
What do you guys do when you're just cooking dinner for yourselves and don't have any leftovers? DH is on a run of nights and I'm sick of omelettes but lacking inspiration. I know I should treat a meal-for-one with the same care as cooking for DH but I just can't summon the energy for a big messy cook-up just for me
Piffle sorry to hear your DD is sick. I too have a big love for the m*lt*s*r. I sometimes make myself some slightly-less-norty truffles with 70% choc, cream, butter and splenda and roll them in crushed macadamias. Woof. Hope she's feeling better soon.
vnmum that sounds really tough... take care of yourself
vnmum - sorry to hear that, but good that he has been to the doctor. My DH suffers from this occasionally but refuses point blank to do anything other than self-medicate with alcohol
MrsHP - definitely not me!
nappyaddict - I have no idea re Feta cheese! Most cheese is carb-free (other than processed stuff), so I don't know what's involved in making Feta that adds the carbs. But it's still very low in carbs - according to weightlossresources it's only 1 g carbs per 100g.
Ewan - I try and make sure I usually have stuff like chicken/pork chop/low carb sausages or something to hand. But have been known to just have boiled eggs or yoghurt!
I had a difficult day yesterday - down to Devon for a client meeting, horribly delayed on the train, no time to eat when there, rushed back to station, no food shop at Exeter selling anything vaguely low carb, and the train back had no onboard chef as we went back a different route (had been cooked a mushroom and cheese omelette on the way down), so ended up eating a sandwich .
Hopefully not too much damage. Was good for the rest of the evening, and drank gin rather than wine in an effort to keep the carbs down
ilovemyteddy sorry to hear about the break in, what a horrible thing to happen.
vnmum hope you and your DH are doing ok, its hard on everyone in the family when someone is depressed, glad to hear he is getting the treatment needed. Take care of yourself x
I have not weighed in this week as yet, but will do it tomorrow, had a rubbish day yesterday with food. Not much of a break at work so ended up having some sweets and biscuits what is wrong with me?? Just not been able to get into BC this time. Not gained weight but not really lost any either, just sts... Gym is also on back burner due to work, sick child and cat!
Today - breakfast boiled egg and coffee[hsmile]
i missed that ilovemyteddy, what a rotten thing to happen to you
i've eaten far too much dark chocolate this week. i do want to lose another 2lb before christmas but not sure it will happen - I now have two meals out this weekend, a christmas party next thursday and another the following saturday, drinks the following week etc etc, so really i should have been stricter over the last couple of weeks
Vnmum - very sorry to hear about DH. What a big pressure on you when you last need it. Hopefully his medication will kick in soon. Have you found any solution to your child care issue?
Wine - I think I like the sound of the software sales job more than the consultancy selling job. Selling people, which is what I do now, requires so much baby sitting, hand holding, sorting out of people's daily crisises (sp) - I would rather go back to selling a product I think - they don't get ill, have car crashes, decide they don't like it, take holiday - sounds good to me (bitch emoticon) - and you never run out of it! It's so frustrating to sell a service and then rush around trying to resource it.
Tea last night was a 3 egg omelette with mushrooms first fried in butter and double cream, served with a green salad and mayo. Get the fat down you guys! I am a pound down to 9 1 this morning and chuffed to bits with that. Lightest I have been for years and years and broken the 9 2 barrier. (I am sure I will be back to 9 2 or 3 after the weekend but still chuffed that I know I can get there without feeling remotely deprived)
Sorry to hear about DH but good he is getting help. Having been there does he get any counselling via work? Really needs to be both counselling and meds to work effectively. It's hard on the partner of someone suffering from depression. Vent on here or feel free to PM me. Sending big hugs to you.
Dosh fingers crossed you get the job you want. I know what you mean about managing people as I've had hell of a week with mine!
Sorry to hear about DH but good he is getting help. Having been there does he get any counselling via work? Really needs to be both counselling and meds to work effectively. It's hard on the partner of someone suffering from depression. Vent on here or feel free to PM me. Sending big hugs to you.
Dosh fingers crossed you get the job you want. I know what you mean about managing people as I've had hell of a week with mine!
Morning all, am on train heading back home after day/night in London. Dinner last night was at swanky hotel so I am glossing over that bit. Delicious though. Best bit was The Dress was worn.
Hope everyone is ok. Will now catch up on thread.
Vnmum, you really are going throw it right now aren't you. Hope that DH gets the help he needs and remember to take care of yourself as well. Living with
someone with depression is hard going.
Dosh, crossing fingers for a fantastic new job for you.
Wine, hope your next working week improves!
Teddy, urgh. What can I say. Being burgled is a horrible, horrible experience. <hugs>
Bit late, but BIWI that was a fantastic post which I could really identify with.
Hope everyone else is good. Only had a day off this thread and it seemed to have gathered pace. Hard to keep up with everyone.
Away this weekend staying with a lovely friend who had, though, totally forgotten about the low carbing - and I hadn't thought to remind her. So definitely off the wagon this weekend. <sigh>
Have a good weekend BIWI - and everyone. Vnmum - depression is a real curse, esp this time of the year.
I jumped on the scales today to find I've lost -ooooh, just! I'm under 128 lb for the first time since low-carbing. I think it had to do with not having time to eat lunch during the week - auditors in,who thought nothing of swanning in at 1130 and keeping me at it until I backed out the door at 3:15. (supposed to finish at 12!) I did take a salad with me, which i ate on the way home!
Avoided the Thornton triple layer chocolate birthday cake in the office for 2 days running!
thanks for all the kind thoughts everyone.
wine he has been referred to a cpn aswell as tablets.
dosh the childcare isn't sorted yet. I'm waiting till after Xmas when I may know more of what is happening with DH before I get stuck into searching for another childminder.
half what is the matter with your cat? (professional interest )
enjoy the weekend everyone.
In a similar situation to biwi this weekend. Twiglets, kettle chips, hula hoops, chick peas, cous cous, chocolate brownie, ice cream....am lying in bed feeling like I have a rock in my stomach. Facing 2-3 days of strict pure bootcamp. This stuff makes me feel so ill...
I know . My IBS is still rumbling away in the background and my tummy hurts.
I have had a lovely weekend, but am looking forward to being home and back in control of my food again.
to all having horrible, hard times. Sending love and hugs.
I have only had to cope with having the inlaws here for a week. But I have still managed to eat lots of puddings etc, its the emotional eating thing again, biting my tongue and burying the stress in food. Aargh!!! Also have TOTM which doesn't help my resistance.
There will be damage on the scales, but I am going to try to be very strict up to big night out on sat.
Hope everyone has a better week.
Forgot to say, bought new pair of slim fit size 12 jeans yesterday. That felt good!
Just popping in to say have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Hi everyone. Christmas madness and illness have overtaken me this week and this is the first chance I have had to get on to the thread.
3 nights out last week and the scales are up a few pounds but nothing too serious.
Off to catch up with the thread.
VNmum, very sorry to hear your DH is unwell. Having suffered from depression and with my father being very seriously ill with it, I know how hard it is to live with. Hope that things improve soon. Huge hugs and thinking of you.
Sympathies to all being fed carby food at this time of year. I went to a pal's on Thursday and ate some couscous. It was not good. Yesterday I ate 3 biscuits as I was tired. Again, not good. Carbs seems to give me really bad wind(sorry for oversharing). My tum is much happier with fat and vegetables. I love my veggies. I am also really pleased that the odd "treats" like the biscuits were nowhere near as nice as I recalled, so am very glad I no longer eat that food.
Right, shops! The cupboards here are bare and DS needs new shoes. Have a good day everyone.
Best wishes to all who are having trying times. Burglary is vile, and depression is such a curse.
My booze and rubbish carbs weekend gave me a horrible combination of wind and constipation. Took all week for my system to settle down again. Eating this way just suits me - even when the scales don't shift much I benefit from feeling good and having lovely strong nails, and of course the food is delicious.
Although today we are having super treat of 2 michelin * dinner, so I'm sure their superior carbs will be just fine <deluded>
I'm going to draw a veil over yesterday. It wasn't big and it wasn't clever
Vnmum, sorry to hear about your DH, hope everything starts to get more positive for you very, very soon.
Glad to hear I am not the only one failing to stay on the strait and narrow. Yesterday was DD's 3rd birthday, and her first big party at the hall round the corner. We did it all ourselves and it seemed to go well. I made a peppa pig cake, although I only had three bites of it in the end. I am exhausted today, but have just about finished working through the mountain of presents. Bless h she loved it all and I was really quite proud it went well as was really nervous as have only been to parties at organised places before.
Realistically I am now just going to try not too be too crazy until January foodwise. I know that I am not going to stay low cab enough to stay in ketosis, so will try to cut back the fats a bit - I am thinking soups for lunch. Lots of veg and meat/fish for dinner and then try to use those as the majority if my food and have small other things around it when the need arises (eg mince pies)!
Wine - that veil to hide my day yesterday too?
I was welling up reading everyone's well wishes and understanding. That is what I love about mumsnet, we are all strangers but friends at the same time.
Talking of friends, what is happening when this bootcamp ends? I know there will probably be a post Xmas one but in the meantime? I have been on these threads for nearly a year now and feel like I have a bunch of friends I can share things with, not just LC, and would love to keep that going.
The scales are showing a 1lb dent into my large gain this morning, so I am getting back on track and back in control.
Had my PIL visiting yesterday and the first thing my FIL said when I walked in from work was, "you've lost weight, a lot actually" he hasn't seen us in a year. They then went on about how they are the heaviest they've been, tried everything going, SW, WW, etc and it's just throwing money away coz they are just hungry on it. We explained how LC works, what delicious food we eat (they couldn't believe they could lose weight eating their favourite foods they've been missing) and sent them away with my Atkins book (only book I had in paper copy) so I will let you know how they get on.
Deffo need the bootcamp fire thread to keep going for general chat and lc support until we are all desperate in January to get really serious and strict again!
Sorry I haven't yet done spreadsheet - will do so when I get home this evening. I was a lb down this morning despite wine and delicious meal out last night, but think I will push my luck with lunch out today so might use today's weigh in figure for the final one tomorrow!
i agree we need some support to keep going even if its not strict bootcamp. its nice just checking in to see how everyone is doing and having the occasional moan we don't want to get too sucked in by all the carbs over christmas!!
Scrambled egg bacon mushrooms for breakfast, curried butternut squash soup for lunch, and some Greek yoghurt.
A gallon of water.
I have a hangover. Damn you mulled wine.
Aaarrrggghhh I always forget water, must drink water. Do you think we could make some mulled water?!? I'd probably drink that by the galloon load judging by previous drink guzzling evidence...
I find that I need water more now - I get incredibly thirsty. I drink a pint first thing, as well as a cup of decaf tea and a berocca in a pint of water so I knowi have had approx a litre before I even get on with my day. Always drink at least 1 500ml bottle of water at work, 2 cups with lunch, usually another 500ml bottle in the afternoon and then usually two more pints in the evening. So that's well over 2 litres a day.
Yes I would def be up for a continuing LC support thread!! You lovely nest of vipers, you
Had a long lie today, so no breakfast. Lunch was 4 rashers of bacon and 2 fried eggs, with coffee with cream. Water at work this afternoon and I am cooking turkey for tea. Inlaws and DH will have potatoes, I will just load up on the veggies.
vnmum my DH also has episodes of depression and I had horrible PND after Ds was born, so I can fully sympathise with you. It's really really hard, so ask for whatever help you need in RL. DH can be particularly horrible to me as his partner when he's down. It's as if he keeps up the front for the rest of the world, inc work, and then takes all the stress out on his nearest and dearest. It's not fair but it's how it is. Look after yourself, it's easy to get sucked down too so make sure you get what you need too. (Hugs)
Eve all, hope you have all had great weekends
vnmum not sure, she is 12, lost so much weight in a week, cant clean herself, only just making it to the litter tray, not eating and just sleeps and drinks water off to vets tomorrow first thing. Dreading it!
A continuing support thread sounds fab
Bacon and eggs for brunch and roast chicken and veg for dinner. Wont discuss yesterday's food and wine
Snacks - pork scratchings, 2 teaspoons of sainsbos basics peanut butter
Tea - green salad with mushrooms, celery and cucumber, and thick slices of gammon ham, with mayo.
Gallons more water. A sleep on the sofa.
Off to bed in a mo, knackered, such a lightweight these days.
If we didn't have another low carb thread I'd probably just post here, chatteringly inanely to myself, telling the ether all about what I'd had to eat, and about job interviews....
Man many Weeks ago I was on a Giordano chat thread. I found it helpful and inspiring. Then I skipped town! Piled on ths kilos and well ate a lot of bread. I'm signing in here so I don't let my self run crazy until January. The plan is one whole week of Giordano now today this week I so nit tomorrow). Then not camp light till Januaryi'm living with my parents for the foreseeable future which is becoming harder and harder but aim not going to resort to food as coping mechanism. Oh and on phone using the app so apologise for spelling gedetc. Have has a brief skim and it sound like you are all a bunch of losers
Not sure why phone doesn't like the word bootcamp
I spent ages thinking what a Giordano thread was - it sounded interesting!
@ dosh too!
Biggest loser of the week: toomuchmonthattheendofthemoney
Biggest loser overall: viperidae
Biggest %age loser: boobz
Well done you losers!
Today has been a much better food day although I have had a fair few wines tonight.
I luffs you all LC nest of vipers and and like Dosh you need to help me or who else is gonna listen to me waffling shite? Bootcamp campfire threads rock after this one
Whoop for me last week need to take the glory cos it'll be big panto style boos this week after period and inlaws related eating!! bah humbug.
Feeling your pain re in laws. I would be drowning in a vat of sherry....
We will definitely continue with the chat after next week! I think we all have too much invested here to let it stop
Really awful weekend for me, foodwise, so will be extra strict for the next couple of days.
I've had a fair to middling weekend.
We had beer on Friday. 2 mth point, just wanted a night off, so we did. Ad we both felt rubbish the next day and decided it wasn't worth the hassle!
Eating a few wobbles due to PMT but nothing massively off limits.
Still I expect I've StS or worse...
Willie Thanks for doing spreadsheet.
hazchem I was just about to Google giordano when you explained!
I have had a horrendous week as I had Xmas "do"s on Thurs and Fri then a birthday party on Sat. Anyway I have just eaten everything in sight and am back to being sensible tomorrow. At least I have got all of the celebrating out of the way for a couple of weeks!
Thank God I don't have to weigh tomorrow! I'm fairly sure I wouldn't be the bigest loser after all this!
I demand mulled water! (hic)
I'll borrow that veil...
Well done biggest losers!
Having enjoyed a mini mince pie yesterday, and being slighly slow this morning getting the kids up etc, I haven't bothered to weigh today. However, I will do it tomorrow when things are less rushed. I think regular weigh ins are the secret to keeping weight off. That and wearing a waistband. If you are aware that things are getting tight it does rein you in a little.
With no weighing, no waistbands and a lot of eating and drinking, I can easily shovel on 1/2 st in December. Not this year! I am going to try to stay level, with a view to another bootcamp come January.
Well done to our losers. Have a good day everyone .
Ive just added myself to the spreadsheet but the lines gone all grey ... Think ive broken it :-/ lol can someone fix it pleeeease? X
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