Slinkies Resurrected!

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prettybird Fri 11-Jan-13 16:09:36

It's a while since we "met" on the Big/Slim/Whatever Weight Loss Club, but with a few of us back on the Boot Camp and SW, we thought it would be good to re-start our own small support thread smile

I'm doing Boot Camp and have lost 5lb since Monday shock 2012 was a pretty shitty year - I'm looking forward to 2013 being better and this is a start!

SalaciousCrumb Fri 11-Jan-13 16:21:44

Will be great to see you all again. This is Trimmer (as was).

I am aiming to lose a stone by the end of March. A slice of left over xmas cake will not help, but planning on boiled egg salad for tea.

My exercise routine went to pot, but it is coming back smile

How are you all doing?

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 16:21:47

blondes bounces in smile

want to lose 2.5 stone - 33 lbs - 30lbs to go

sw here and 3 lbs off today smile

Smalline Fri 11-Jan-13 16:35:44

Oh it's great to be backsmilesmilesmile

I started the 'fast' diet on Monday, 5 days a week of eating anything I like and 2 days of fasting (on fasting days you can eat up to 500 calories a day). Will weigh myself tomorrow and post my results.

I'm still exercising and I got my red belt in Karate this year.

What is Boot Camp by the way???

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 16:54:10

boot camp = hard work rofl

just made chilli prawn linguni and bloody yummy smile

prettybird Fri 11-Jan-13 17:41:00

Boot Camp is BIWI's Low Carb Way of Eating. No fruit, nuts or alcohol in the first two weeks, only low carb veggies and as much protein and fat (but not too much dairy) as you want. You force yor body to go in to ketosis.

The Boot Camp bit is only in as much as you need to be strict and not give in to a sugar or carbohydrate "treat" at all - otherwise you'll come out of ketosis and all your hard work will be for nowt.

After a couple of days it's actually quite easy - I've not been hungry at all and I've been eating really well smile. Parma ham drizzled with olive oil and an avocado, rocket, spring onion and tomato sakis with a garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar and grain mustard dressing for lunch. Technically the tomato is a bit high carb, but I had less than half and my lack of carb count today should still be good.

Had left over ham and leek frittata for breakfast.

prettybird Fri 11-Jan-13 18:14:15

Smalline - I remember reading about the "Fasting Diet" in Good Housekeeping. They were highly recommending it. I may consider something along those lines when I get closer to my target weight.

Congratulations on your red belt smile. No-one is going to diss you! grin

I've started Shredding again (actually I'm "Ripping" - her new DVD is called Ripped in 30), so we'll see how that goes. I've also somewhat recklessly signed up to some Women's only road cycling coaching sessions. 6-8 Saturdays, 3 hours a session, with the hope faint possibility that you'll enter some Women's Road Races in March. hmm

I've even more recklessly signed up to a "Mum's from Matthew's cycling club" session at our brand new scarily steep velodrome. It's steeper than both Manchester and London shock. Eek!!!!

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 11-Jan-13 22:59:45

Crumb - that's weird. Your my trimmer lol - are you doing sw?

Smalline Sat 12-Jan-13 14:10:42

5lbs off for me this week.

Pretty I decided to give this 'diet' a go after watching the 'Eat, fast and live longer' program last year presented by Michael Mosley. I forgot all about the program until I saw Michael promoting his book on the subject on one of the morning programmes last week.

Your meals sound delicious by the way, I could cope with those, it's the thought of no alcohol for 2 weeks that puts me off, not that I'm an alcoholic mind, I managed to go without for 7 days last year when I was on antibioticsgrin.

I like the idea of the Women's only road cycling coaching sessions, are they intended to help you build confidence to cycle on the roads? Cos I could do with some of those myself, not sure about road races though, let alone velodromesgrin, but you go girlgrin.

Hope everyone if having a good weekend, and good luck for next week.

SalaciousCrumb Sat 12-Jan-13 16:26:12

Blondes SalaciousCrumb is a character in Star Wars! I weighed myself this morning and starting to track my progress from today, I too have 2.5 stone to lose.

I am doing sw. Today I've had scrambled eggs on toast, ryvitas & cheese from allowance, 2 carrots and 2 bananas. I fancy potato wedges for tea with quorn chilli.

Smalline well done on your karate red belt. If your local leisure centre also does Body Combat class you would enjoy that.

pretty I am impressed with your cycling efforts. I avoid anything to do with cycling since the bike collapsed on me during a spin/RPM class!....

prettybird Sun 13-Jan-13 10:38:23

How awful Crumb - were you hurt?

I've lost 8lb already in 6 days - official weigh in is tomorrow, so even if there's a fluctuation, I should still be at least half a stone down smile. I recognise that some of that may be water and I'll not keep up that rate of loss but it's a nice start smile.

I've noticed too that I've not needed to snack allowed foods only of course as much, but boy have I needed to go to the loo! I've even been waking up in the night needing a pee - which is unheard of for me! shock

Did 6 days worth of Ripped in 30 - today is my day "off" so I might go for a cycle ride or a run instead. <virtuous> grin

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 13-Jan-13 11:45:10

Ouch crumb sad

Well done pretty smile

prettybird Mon 14-Jan-13 13:36:53

7lb - half a stone shock - off this week. smile Down to 12stone 9lb.

Was actually 12stone 8lb yesterday but I was honest and put down what the lying scales said today grin

SalaciousCrumb Mon 14-Jan-13 15:54:42

The bike collapsing incident happened about 3 years ago now I really should just get on a bike again!

My exercise tastes are changing, I am fed up with running, prefer hiking now, uphill is better for calorie burning.

Pretty Well done smile

Smalline well done on your 5lb loss. I am interested in that 'Eat, Fast, Live Longer' programme, will have a look at it. Do you feel light headed and avoid exercise when on 500 cals?

Blondes Are you still doing body combat/gym? I like sw but I am really bad for some reason at following a plan like ww or sw. As soon as I'm told what to do food wise I can't do it confused

I have cut out sugar, processed foods (as much as possible, still have quorn, stuff in tins) and fatty foods, so pretty much sw. Breakfast was scrambled egg on toast, lunch ryvitas,cheese and fruit. Tea will be veggie curry then to avoid the evening munchies carrot sticks, pickled onions and cucumber.

Pisty/Bebe/Anyone are you joining us? smile

Smalline Mon 14-Jan-13 17:19:23

Wow! great result Pretty

Crumb they had a pullout section in yesterdays Mail on Sunday about the E,F and LL diet, it gave me some menu ideas for my fasting days, and also recapped on the benefits of this diet. Last week was my first week on this plan, I didn't feel light headed at all on fast days, just felt grumpy, and went to bed early, also I didn't exercise on these days. Tomorrow is my first 'fast' day this week and I'm thinking of doing body combat & Karate. I'll let you know how I get on.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 14-Jan-13 20:02:21

yes following sw - i know what to do/eat - just the syns bit is sometimes hard to work out but getting there

basically fish/meat with pasta/rice/pots and veg/salad grin

prettybird Mon 14-Jan-13 22:08:13

Roast chicken (with the skin) and creamy leeks done with lots of butter and cream for supper tonight.

Think I might get to like this Way of Eating! grin

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 00:31:46

'Green eyes flashing' pretty !!!!

prettybird Tue 15-Jan-13 07:56:13


SalaciousCrumb Wed 16-Jan-13 15:57:38

I did the shred today, but the school is closed. No heating, so dd to entertain.

We have just had tortilla chips, snacked a bit. A willpower breakdown sad

Salad for tea. Hope I will still see a weight loss this Saturday.

prettybird Wed 16-Jan-13 16:16:33

Well done on doing the Shred - especially with dd around. I always find it very difficult to do my exercise DVDs when ds is in the house (although I did manage to do Ripped last Saturday - and Sunday was allowed as my day "off")

prettybird Wed 16-Jan-13 16:17:54

Don't worry about the tortilla chips. Just get yourself back into the "Zone" and keep going. smile

SalaciousCrumb Wed 16-Jan-13 18:00:29

I will be doing the shred again tomorrow and a hike!

Thanks pretty

Smalline Sat 19-Jan-13 13:27:25

No weight loss for me this week, I'm a little disappointed, but I'm still going to carry on, I'll just have to look at it as 5lbs loss in 2 weekssmile.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 19-Jan-13 13:51:58

1 lb off for me- 20 4 in 2 weeks and yes better to look a monthly then weekly smile

prettybird Sat 19-Jan-13 17:42:08

My official weigh in is not until Monday but so far I have lost another 5lb, so even if I fluctuate slightly, should be a good result for the week smile I don't expect this rate of weight loss to continue! grin

Dh says he can see a difference, particularly around my middle and I can now get back into my pre-stretched Size 14 jeans smile Given I need a new pair as one of the seams at the crotch is giving way, this is good news - although I can't quite go to M&S/Sainsbury's yet (I only want to get a cheap pair initially as I'm hoping to "transition though" Size 14 wink) as I probably couldn't yet fit into non-pre-stretched new Size 14s. hmm

prettybird Sat 19-Jan-13 17:43:18

Smalline - you do need to look at things as averages over a few weeks - and that's still a good result!

prettybird Sat 19-Jan-13 17:45:30

Blondes - congratulations on your pound! smile

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 21-Jan-13 16:17:21

thanks smile

pretty how was wi today?

prettybird Mon 21-Jan-13 23:42:30

Another 5lb - that's 12lb in two weeks and I'm down to 12stone 4lb smilesmile

I know it'll slow up but it's a damn good start!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 22-Jan-13 09:20:17

5lbs loss envy

Well done smile makes my lb seem pathetic sad

prettybird Tue 22-Jan-13 09:37:22

It's not pathetic - it's all progress!

Keep that going and you'll reach your goal in a sustainable way.

Smalline Thu 24-Jan-13 17:34:01

Well done Blondes & Pretty on your losses envy.

praying for a loss this week but not exactly holding my breath.

prettybird Thu 24-Jan-13 18:08:18

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too. smile

My weight loss has stopped - but I was expecting it to. If I can lose one or two pounds by Monday I'll be happy, but if I don't, then I need to look at the longer term picture, ie I've already lost 12lb since 7January smile

I'm still bring really good though - continuing on full Boot Camp although I did have two brazil nuts today but I have a planned "cheat" tomorrow when there will sugar and oats in the cranachan (the whisky, raspberries and cream are all allowed in this Way of Eating) and the oats in the haggis hmm

It'll also be my first alcohol since the 7th! shock

Smalline Fri 25-Jan-13 17:38:56

Thanks Pretty, I really admire your determinationsmile

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Jan-13 17:44:23

2 lbs off smile

prettybird Sat 26-Jan-13 10:14:49

Well done Blondes. smile

I enjoyed my Burns Supper last night and didn't stray too far. Still think I'll be lucky if I lose anything this week ( might manage a pound) as Week 3 and 4 of LC Bootcamp are notoriously poor for weight loss. I just need to be patient.

Smalline Sat 26-Jan-13 11:40:08

Well done Blondes, I'm joining you in the 2lb club this weeksmile a total of 7lbs off so far.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you Pretty
How are you doing Crumb?

prettybird Wed 30-Jan-13 14:34:00

I STS on Monday - which is what I expected, especially after my lovely boozy Burns Supper smile

But I did a sneaky weigh-in yesterday and had lost two pounds (which were still "lost" this morning), which means that since 7 January I have lost a stone! smilesmile

prettybird Tue 05-Feb-13 12:01:43

"Officially" weighed in yesterday with the 2lb loss I'd already seen middle of last week smile , so 12 stone 2lb

Still pleased though - that's a stone since 7 January! shock

I have to admit though to a sneaky hope that I can break the 12stone barrier by Thursday. The reason is that I'd kept that objective in unrealistic though it was for my "Month" objectives - most of which had been written down in the wee planner thing I have at some point last year (when I wasn't over 13stone). So when I wrote it, it didn't involve losing 1 stone 3lb in a month - but I've come bloody close! smile (Most of the other objectives I had to totally re-write)

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 05-Feb-13 12:48:11

Well done pretty

I had a very bad weekend eating choc cheese white bread and drinking wine as went to stay with my friend

Was lush though

Will accept a gain on Friday with good grace

prettybird Tue 05-Feb-13 15:46:00

Dh is thinking of joining me on Boot Camp, as he's impressed with my progress. Not sure he'll enjoy the two week no alcohol rule though hmm

BTW - I did have a glass and a half of Cava on Friday, but then made dh drink on his own the rest of the weekend.

And I gave away the two toffees I got given as part of the cycling skills course I did on Saturday: we had to pick up a toffee from the coach's outstretched hand, cycle on while unwrapping it, do a tight U-turn, eat it and then give the next rider a high 5. <smug emoticon>

prettybird Tue 12-Feb-13 12:15:28

Another 3lb off, so I've broken the 12stone barrier! 11stone 13lb smile

How are the rest of you doing?

Smalline Sat 16-Feb-13 18:25:56

Wow Pretty I am so pleased for youenvygrin

I worry though, how can I ask this without offending you, cos we are both ladies of a certain agegrin are there any drawbacks with the weight coming off so quickly?

I lost the plot last week, couldn't 'fast' and was not eating as healthily as I should, sort of back on it this week but have put on a pound, hoping for better results this week, hopefully lots of walking and moving about which should shift a pound or two.

How are you doing Blondes and Crumb

prettybird Sat 16-Feb-13 19:05:57

None that I can see yet Smalline grin

I am however being anal very conscientious about exfoliating/body polishing every shower/bath, moisturising afterwards and also (with my lovely Clarins Extra Rich Body Lotion) moisturising all over before going to bed. smile

I don't know if the amount of water and fat I have been having helps.

I am now three notches in on the belt I am using to benchmark my progress smile

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