Week 1 - 2016 New Year Low Carb Bootcamp - weigh in here!

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BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 07:15:15

Morning all!

I see we have almost 90 brave souls signed up this time. Welcome everyone, and <waves> to the lurkers at the back.

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

The list is alphabetised, and all you need to do is to add your weight next to your name. Don't do anything else or touch any of the other cells! If your name isn't on the list for any reason, add it to the bottom of everyone else's names, and the lovely Sayrra will re-alphabetise the list later.

If you don't want to put your actual weight, you can index it - i.e. your starting weight is 100, and every pound you lose is one. So if you started today at 160 lbs, and in the first week lost 7lbs, then next week you'd enter 93.

Also, don't feel that you have to weigh today - you might prefer to make another day of the week your weigh-in day. Up to you - but the spreadsheet is there as a resource to help you track how it's all going.

Re weighing, if you can, weigh first thing in the morning, naked, and before you eat or drink anything else. Don't weigh later on in the day, as all you're doing is weighing yourself plus whatever you've had to eat or drink. And use the same scales. Remember, it's not the actual weight that the scales tell you, more the weight that you've lost that counts.

Some people prefer to weigh every day - I'm one of them, as it helps to keep me focused - and some prefer to weigh once a week. It's up to you which you prefer. Bear in mind, though, that if you weigh every day you are very likely to see the scales fluctuate, which means that they may go up for no apparent reason. This is totally normal, as your weight can fluctuate on a daily basis (especially if your period is due). But psychologically it can be quite difficult - so if you don't think you'd be able to cope with this, then weekly weighing is for you.

I'm going to start a questions thread now as well. In the first few weeks of Bootcamp the chat thread can move very quickly, and it's easy for posts to get missed - so if you have a particular burning question, it's probably best to post it on the dedicated thread. And if we can all keep an eye on the questions thread, rather than just me, we can get everything answered quickly!

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 07:20:07

Questions thread is here

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 07:21:17

And don't forget the recipe thread!

There are over 800 lovely recipes on this thread, so if you're looking for inspiration then this is your first port of call

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 07:25:22

Two important things

First, I'm not a doctor, a scientist, a nutritionist, a dietician or a medic of any kind. The stuff I write here is based on books and articles I've read, as well as my own experience over the last decade or so.

Second, if you are on long term medication - particularly for high blood pressure, or if you are diabetic and need medication, then you must check with your GP/diabetes nurse whether or not low carbing is appropriate for you. Whilst everything I have read indicates that low carbing will have a positive impact on both conditions, what this does mean is that your medication levels may need to be adjusted - as your blood pressure should drop, and your blood sugar levels should stabilise.

And generally, if you have any concerns at all about low carbing and whether or not it's for you, then consult your GP. It's also, though, definitely worth having a read of some of the resources on the spreadsheet, so you can inform yourself more about the science behind low carbing.

glenthebattleostrich Mon 18-Jan-16 07:25:41

Thanks BIWI.

Starting the day with some ffs Greek yogurt. Had my first glass of water (2.8 litres to go).

Meals planned for the week and low carb snacks purchased and waiting. Good luck everyone!

ChesterDrawers Mon 18-Jan-16 07:29:14

Thanks for the thread and for another BC BIWI flowers

Am feeling like a right fatty today after half arseing at BC since New Year - too much cheese, wine and dark choc, plus a few 'fuck it' days mean I've hardly lost any of my Christmas gain.

Off work this week so will be tough to say no to wine, but I will do my best and will certainly be having a fair few dry nights, at the very least. We might be looking at a last minute getaway for Feb half term so I really need to focus.

Today's plan:
B: eggs scrambled with butter, bacon, mushrooms
L: tuna and avocado salad, HM coleslaw
Afternoon s: BPC
D: beef curry w/ coconut milk, cauli rice

Can anyone suggest good dairy free breakfasts and lunches? Am stuck in a rut at breakfast and am finding it too cold for my usual salads at lunch. DH is joining me this BC and know he'll struggle if there's not much variety bread.

StuntNun Mon 18-Jan-16 07:36:29

I'm starting my Bootcamp with pork belly slices fried in home-rendered lard. So yummy! I'm sticking to Bootcamp Light because I'm breastfeeding so I won't post all my food for the first two weeks to avoid unfairly tempting people.

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 07:36:42

Try not to think of breakfast as a 'special' meal that requires specific/different foods. So think about leftovers from dinner the night before.

But eggs, generally, will be your friend! Very quick, lots of different things you can make with them, and a good way to get both protein and fat without the carbs.

GuyMartinsSideburns Mon 18-Jan-16 07:54:33

Can't seem to enter my weight on my iPhone and I don't have a laptop. Could someone put me down as 129lb please?

So far I've had a coffee with cream, walking the kids to school shortly then probably scrambled eggs with butter when I get back.

mustbemad71 Mon 18-Jan-16 07:56:41

Thanks BIWI.

Dreadful carby weekend here after doing so well since 1 Jan. Going to be v strict with myself. Struggling to drink all the water so thinking of setting an alarm on my phone every hour.

Just had two eggs scrambled in butter and coffee with double cream. Feel nice and full!

Good luck everyone!

MelindaMay Mon 18-Jan-16 08:08:52

Thank you!

FelicityFunknickle Mon 18-Jan-16 08:11:21

done GuymartinsSideburns
Thank you BIWI.
I have leaped so spectacularly off the LC wagon over the last week. Gained a pound already.
No time for breakfast. Must plan better. Will eat before lunch though (iyswim)

NeverHadANickname Mon 18-Jan-16 08:17:17

Bad start to the day finding out I've failed an exam sad feel like chocolate would be a good breakfast choice but I wont.

Last time I did this I found posting helped so will be back later. Going to get ready for work now.

Have a good day everyone.

PseudoBadger Mon 18-Jan-16 08:25:15

Morning all! Fab breakfast of scrambled eggs/cream cooked in butter with smoked salmon and an avocado.

BeyondBootcampsAgain Mon 18-Jan-16 08:30:51

Same as guy, could someone add my starting weight as 214lbs please?

I'm on an ipad and dont have any more spare memory to add a spreadsheet app! grin

Breakfast for me will be black coffee, 1 streaky bacon, 1 egg scrambled in butter and fried mushrooms

DartmoorDoughnut Mon 18-Jan-16 08:37:57

Morning! Thanks BIWI flowers

Have had a 2 egg omelette for breakfast and have failed on the meal planning so am going to go and check the recipe thread for inspiration. Have decided to try and go coffee free as I don't like it with anything other than milk, it may be a long day!

StuntNun I'm still bf'ing but only a couple of times a day as a get to sleep/morning sort of thing so am going full on rather than light, he's 16months, does that sound ok or should I go light?

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 08:40:33

Done, Beyond!

Dartmoor - I think you'd probably be OK doing full-on Bootcamp at this stage, but hopefully StuntNun will confirm that.

fohamy12 Mon 18-Jan-16 08:41:10

Thank you BIWI

BIWI Mon 18-Jan-16 08:42:55

For anyone who is new to Bootcamp

The Spreadsheet of Fabulousness is so named because it isn't just a place where we record our weight.

If you look at the tabs at the bottom, you'll find all manner of resources, including the rules (for both Bootcamp and Bootcamp Light), a list of carb counts for vegetables - important as our aim in Bootcamp is to focus on veg that's 3g carbs per 100g and under - and a whole load of links to blogs, articles and videos about low carbing.

It's definitely worth having a look there - it's really important that you have at least a vague understanding of how low carbing works, and the science behind it, because you can rest assured that someone close to you, in your family or at work, will try and rubbish low carbing and tell you that the food you're going to be eating will kill you!

ICJump Mon 18-Jan-16 08:46:16

I'll add myself to the spreadsheet a bit later. I'm also in Oz so I'm pretty much done for the day
B eggs and green beans with butter and mayo
S cucumber
L salad chicken mayo
S cucumber and cheese
D lamb cutlets with BBQ cauliflower, broccoli and zucchini.
I also had 4 cups of coffee with double cream.

saffynool Mon 18-Jan-16 08:46:55

Hi everyone

I didn't sign up on the original thread so hope it's ok to join here. I've done a low-carb type diet before and it worked really well - of course I fell off the wagon ages ago and am now two stone heavier than I'd like to be!

However, I'm not actually going to weigh myself at all, for two reasons. The first is that I have crap scales that weigh me a completely different weights depending on where in he bathroom I put them! And if it can't be accurate I don't really see the point. Secondly I think it's more important to me how I look and feel, rather than the number on the scale. I have a pair of trousers and a skirt that I am going to use to assess my weight loss - they're wayyyy too tight at the moment but hopefully soon they'll fit again!

So am not going to join the spreadsheet but hope it's ok to track my meals etc. Good luck everyone!

StuntNun Mon 18-Jan-16 09:06:47

Dartmoor it's up to you. The reason I suggest Bootcamp Light when breastfeeding is that it can make carb flu worse but that is assuming you are feeding through the night. If you feel faint or dizzy then have some Bootcamp Light-approved carbs such as berries, nuts or dark chocolate.

MelindaMay Mon 18-Jan-16 09:10:47

Ye gads, no wonder I have been putting off weighing myself shock

Plans today are

Breakfast: BPC and scrambled eggs
Lunch: something with avocado
Dinner: tbc, will need to pop to the shop down the road I think

This week is going to be very difficult as three days of it are at a conference a long distance away (very difficult to bring own snacks).

onwego Mon 18-Jan-16 09:23:26

I lurked two years ago and lost a lot of weight thanks to BIWI's boot camp. I've put a lot back on due to a stressful 6 months but am determined to get back on the wagon. This way of eating really works - with my weight loss came bags of energy and a feeling that food no longer controlled me. My breakfast was a boiled egg with butter and salt. I've got a packed lunch of watercress, lots of cucumber, avocado, feta and some left over lamb which I'll have with some mayo. Thanks for organising BIWI.

Nateismine Mon 18-Jan-16 09:25:55

Hi
Another iPad user who cannot work out how to edit the spreadsheet. Please could you put me in at 152lbs or 68.9kg.
Good start- threw the coffee with milk my husband had made for me away and drank 600mls water followed by scrambled eggs with butter. Am going to google BPC- sounds grim but I need to get caffeine somehow.
Bearing in mind that I have put on 7kg very quickly over Christmas, how much should I expect to lose in the first 2 weeks of Bootcamp assuming I stick to the rules?

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