Week 7 - Low Carb Bootcamp - Where the End is Almost in Sight!

(232 Posts)
BIWI Mon 16-Jun-14 07:34:51

Morning all!

Hope that you had a good week and that the scales are kind to you today.

Come and confess all on the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness and/or on the Weight Tracker

So we have four more weeks left. A focused effort could see another four or even eight pounds disappear. Which would be 8 or 16 packs of lard!

Just to keep you focused on that, here's a picture of just one measly pound of fat. Imagine losing four of these - or how much eight of them might be grin

HolgerDanske Mon 16-Jun-14 07:42:30

149.9 so a small gain due to relaxed weeks, and a small loss from this last week of low carbing. Hopefully will start to see progress soon.

Happy low carbing, everyone

Supermum0203 Mon 16-Jun-14 08:04:01

Morning everybody!!
Minus 800grs for me..!!! Very, very disappointed! , sad
I know a loss is a loss... But 800gr in nearly 8 weeks..... is taking the piss...
At this rate, I will have lost one stone by Xmas
Anyway I have to go as I'm in a very bad, bloody, and all the swearing words) mood right now
I'll join again after work
Sorry about the post ..sad sad

antimatter Mon 16-Jun-14 08:16:29

0.4 pound lost for me, the week gone I started to include hard cheese and also some feta, there also was shop bough meats - both of those in the past were making me to stall.

Back to cooking from scratch grin

I think I would be qute happy with that loss a week if it's constant, because this time next year I would be my perfect weight smile.

lowcarbforthewin Mon 16-Jun-14 08:22:38

Hello everyone. When I weighed myself yesterday was two pounds down.

I need to recommit this week. I ate a bit too much dark chocolate yesterday and with the cheat of the day before I feel a little out of control. I was in terrible pain yesterday so I am not cross with myself, I just want to get stricter. I am really tired, this is the week where life finally calms down other than a couple of jobs being done to my house today and tomorrow.

The really interesting thing for me was that yesterday eating just a few squares of 85% dark chocolate made me feel absolutely dreadful. I really felt my blood sugar go all over the place and then my energy crashing. I was sobbing by bedtime. It was horrible. Has put me right off sugar for now!

Could I just ask people this week again not to detail their cheats on here? I can cope if you are listing a binge and are seriously struggling, but hearing that you cheated and ate cake/drank wine and getting details of exactly what flavours, types, how it tasted etc makes this much harder for me. It really triggers cravings. Same goes for if you are baking for others but not eating it. No judgement from me if you do cheat, No problem hearing that you have, I just don't want to know every detail of it. I work really hard to avoid that type of description elsewhere online and pictures of junk food in general and it feels a bit ironic to come to a supportive bootcamp thread and see people listing such details and then come away struggling.

lowcarbforthewin Mon 16-Jun-14 08:23:45

Sorry to hear that super, it is very disheartening. Can you step away from the scales for the last four weeks and focus on bodily changes? That has really helped me this last three weeks.

HolgerDanske Mon 16-Jun-14 08:26:12

Well done everyone.

Super mum, you will still have lost a pound by Christmas and if you weren't doing this you may well have gained. I know it's disheartening but that's a positive, at least.

Lowcarbforthewin, sorry if my mentioning the unmentionable has made it more difficult for you. Fingers crossed for a positive week for you!

CQ Mon 16-Jun-14 08:26:45

2.4lbs off this week grin So glad to have stopped bouncing around the 194lbs mark, I'm now down at 191.7lbs.

Really going for it this week, want to get through that 190 barrier. Haven't been below that for at least 2 years.

Good luck to everyone weighing in today & tomorrow.

Super don't despair - it's still a downward shift. A stone by Xmas is still pretty bloody good. The weight doesn't go on overnight, and it won't come off overnight either. 800gr is nearly 2lbs. That's why I weigh in pounds not kilos - the numbers go down quicker grin

StuntNun Mon 16-Jun-14 08:29:01

Today marks exactly one year since I started Bootcamping under BIWI's expert guidance. This time last year I was 162lb (11st 8lb) and now I'm 129lb (9st 3lb). I've lost 8 inches from my waist and 7 inches from my hips. I lost 30lb in the first five months then had a long plateau, a slight (5lb) derailment at Christmas then I lost another three pounds so far this Bootcamp. I'm very happy with my weight and with being able to buy clothes that enhance my figure rather than to hide my wobbly bits. My DH decided to follow the WOE along with me and he has slimmed down considerable although he refused to weigh himself at the start. This WOE can really work wonders so I hope everyone will keep on keeping on.

StuntNun Mon 16-Jun-14 08:37:57

If you're struggling with gains or plateaus then please take a good look at my weight loss graph in my post above. The dotted line is my weigh ins and the solid line is a 28-day moving average that smooths it out and makes it easier to see the overall pattern. Even on the moving average you will notice it goes up and down all over the show. The important thing is that the overall trend is down and you just can't see that big picture when you look at each week.

The graph on this post shows my weight over the past month and you can clearly see how much variation there is day-to-day but the solid line shows a clear downward trend. So please don't worry too much about the weekly weigh in, try and focus on the trend.

oolaroola Mon 16-Jun-14 08:39:16

Hi everyone
10s1and 3 quarters this morn.
Only joined in 3 days ago, so will see how it's going in a week's time.
Enjoying the meals so far. Courgette pasta is lovely.
That's amazing stuntnun you must be really chuffed.

lowcarbforthewin Mon 16-Jun-14 08:41:35

Holger no worries. Last week was clearly a tricky week for lots of us. I just want to knuckle down this week and give myself the best chance of doing so.
Stunt that is such an achievement, so inspiring to hear that.

Seri77 Mon 16-Jun-14 08:59:37

0.7lbs back since my all time low last week. This is good because I had a horrible D&V bug so I thought last week's loss was due to dehydration. I'm looking bonier around the collarbones/upper chest, sadly not on arms or thighs.

It is also good because for 3 days I could only manage small amounts of plain pasta. I have not fallen into the carb vortex and went back on bootcamp light after those 3 days. I did have quite a few cravings but reading the threads helped immensely to keep them under control.

And yesterday I ate way too much protein. Massive steak for lunch then more meat for dinner.

Plans this week: bootcamp with dairy, no fruit/nuts/choc and logging foods on mfp to ensure my ratios are correct.

For those that use mfp, do I need to set a target number for carbs, fat etc or just ensure whatever no of calories I eat I'm 5/20/75 etc? Currently on target for 20g carbs today, pretty sure I'm usually nearer 40 when doing bootcamp light.

SarahBeenysBumblingApprentice Mon 16-Jun-14 09:02:04

Having a bad morning!

Childcare let me down. 1lb up on the scales, so officially no downward movement for a month now.
sad

I'm not sure where to go from here- being strict most of the time hasn't seemed to have helped me and I'm finding it all a bit hard head- wise (constant thoughts of jacking it in).

So I'm actually going to relax a bit for this week- BCL with cheese! I'll track what I'm eating on MFP and go from there.

Good luck everyone x

EwanHoozami Mon 16-Jun-14 09:04:38

Stunt thanks that is really inspirational, thank you for posting those graphs. It illustrates the trend brilliantly.

I'm going to weigh tomorrow as that'll be a week since I restarted with gusto.

It's been a tricky re-entry to LCing as I've been housebound with a poxy child all week, but I've resisted the urge to pick and snack and just feel so relieved to be ridding myself of the grotty carbs that had crept back in.

Here's to a good week, folks!

EwanHoozami Mon 16-Jun-14 09:13:55

Sarah I might get my arse kicked for suggesting it, but when I've genuinely plateaued even while being strict, I've found that one carbier day has given my metabolism a boot.

Not sugary crap of course, but incorporating pulses, sweet pots, brown rice, fruit etc. Keeping up with the water.

As long as you can be really aware that it might waken a few cravings in the following days.

Only you can decide if that'd be right for you of course, but it's a way of doing a carb re-feed while getting lots of lovely nutrients and not feeling like you've had a binge.

JimmyCorkhill Mon 16-Jun-14 09:15:08

2lbs down. Really chuffed. Slow and steady eh? I do seem to be in a good downward trend at the moment. To all those who are stalling, I have been there (been doing this WOE since about Feb this year) and it is true when other posters talk about STS then having a visit from the Whoosh fairy!

Lighthouse I'm also going to an imminent famous music festival and I'm old too! I'm not worried about the food though as there is so much on offer there's bound to be LC stuff somewhere.

BIWI Mon 16-Jun-14 09:17:12

Supermum - why not list out your meals over the last few days and let's see if there's anything we can help you with. I really get how frustrating it is, but I would say that:

800g is more than a pound (see picture of one pound of fat in my OP) and, as Holger has pointed out, you haven't put weight on, which is also a positive.

Sarah - I think you should also list out your meals for us - there might be something we can help with

JimmyCorkhill Mon 16-Jun-14 09:17:14

Stuntnun please can you tell me the name of your weight tracker app? I know you said it way back when but I have a new this century phone and can get it now!

StuntNun Mon 16-Jun-14 09:25:12

Jimmy I use the True Weight app which is a free one but there are a few that do the moving average calculation for you.

Sarah I would definitely recommend relaxing a bit rather than giving up. If you're following Bootcamp Light you can have berries, nuts, dairy and small quantities of dark chocolate, even the odd glass of wine which might make the WOE more enjoyable for you. Keep an eye on the scales and if they're not shifting you may need to experiment with being stricter or dropping e.g. caffeine or dairy, but why not take a couple of weeks to just enjoy eating natural foods.

Seri those ratios sound perfect. You don't need to be too exact, for example there's no point going off and eating some butter when you're not hungry just to get your macros right! I found that losing weight only did so much for my appearance and I was quite 'soft'-looking. I started doing the 30-day shred back in the Spring (it took me 74 days!) and that has done wonders for toning up my arms, legs, bum and tummy.

HolgerDanske Mon 16-Jun-14 09:41:31

Uhm meant to say super mum will have lost a stone by Christmas, obviously :-)

Seriously, that will be a whole size smaller than you are now, plus you get all the health benefits!

Morning all smile Im down a couple more pounds but once again I don't seem to be able to enter my weight on the spreadsheet for some reason. Would someone enter it for me please? - 136.

Thanks lots x

cousinsandra Mon 16-Jun-14 09:48:50

1 pound down, going in the right direction and not feeing too deprived!

JimmyCorkhill Mon 16-Jun-14 09:58:29

Guy done.

Stuntnun thank you smile

RoaringForties Mon 16-Jun-14 10:30:43

Morning everyone. an identical loss for me this week at 0.6 lbs so an overall loss of 7.4 lbs. Happy with this, feel like I am nicely puttering along, I probably have a stone to shed to get me into a healthy place and take some weight off my poorly ankle.
Weekends are hard on the water front and I'm sure that I come a bit unstuck here. Saturday was spent in a field with difficult loo access so I drunk far less than normal and Sunday was a day spent off road cycling - falling off in my case mostly - far too little water until I got home and if I'm honest cheese heavy menu.

Sending out thanks to spamm hope your dh is as ok as possible, so hard being so far away at such times.
hissy how are you and ds managing, think you managed brilliantly throughout.
lowcarb wishing you a good week and well done on keeping on, keeping on.

stuntnun a little light blinked on when I read your post and saw your progress this morning, thank you.

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