Week 5 - summer low carb bootcamp

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Right chaps, while BIWI is drinking prosecco in sunny Italy away being busy and important, I'm your supply teacher for the next couple of days. BIWI has given me temporary responsibility for the Big Stick, so no messing about at the back there!

Well done on getting to week five, it's not easy and despite the fab support on here you've done this yourself, so remember how far you've come.

Please record your weight on the spreadsheet and marvel at your progress!

Temptations will come along, especially over bank holidays and half term treats, but remember that you're doing this for yourself, so be kind to yourself by not giving in to the temptation from things that do you harm and risk derailing you, as every time you look after yourself in this way it get easier. If you have a wobble, post on here - we'll remind you of all the tasty things you can have instead and why.

Have a lovely week!

STS but pleased as I went to the races, drank cider then ate carbs all the next day and have had to work hard to get back in the zone. For me carbs are just so addictive I really can't have them.

Bessie123 Mon 27-May-13 10:30:09

I am going to weigh tomorrow because I have spent the last fortnight eating carbs and drinking wine and have put on 4 lbs blush. I am hoping that a day of being good might at least get rid of one of the pounds... I am so lame...

snowballinashoebox Mon 27-May-13 11:07:34

Not feeling so bad that I ate some rhubarb crumble now, I did drown it in clotted cream though.

I am sort of sts but did loose 10lbs in the first 2 weeks so reckon my body is just getting over the shock and having a little think about life the universe and everything.

could you add me back onto the spreadsheet please? After my confession on last week's thread, I'm back, and focused (albeit 7 pounds up sad). But a lot of that should go this week as my water intake is now acceptable rather than minimal, plus I'm adding in 30 minutes brisk walking a day.
L: not sure yet
D: morroccan chicken and roasted veg (+ couscous for the rest of the family)
S: babybel
water: lots

newlark Mon 27-May-13 12:40:05

I am up 2lbs this week (-7 overall) but have had a couple of moderately carby meals out at events where there was no choice - back on straight and narrow this week smile

I think I've reinstated everyone who needs to be. Sorry for radio silence - I'm having a day out in London!

lapetitedame Mon 27-May-13 13:10:52

Well a long weekend away turned into a week long holiday with too much carbs and wine. Haven't weighed but suspect I'm up so will record weight as same and get uber-camping.

For those of you who have reached target and are maintaining....talk to us about how good you feel and how you find maintenance....seeking some motivational stories as after a holiday is when I'm at weakest up with 'whats the point' type feelings and I end up giving up sad

nappyaddict Mon 27-May-13 13:44:55

Does anyone know if Asda still sell their Extra Special 97% Gluten Free Sausages? I have looked in 3 stores now and can't find them but apparently they only have trace carbs.

nappyaddict Mon 27-May-13 13:46:19

These are the ones.

cathyandclaire Mon 27-May-13 14:14:37

lapetitedame I've been LCIng since August and this WOE has been a revelation for me! I'm short and small boned so my maintenance calories were miserably low, getting/ staying slim was a constant battle. Holidays were depressing cos I always gained loads of weight and bulged out of my clothes in the second week.
After a period of bootcamp ( probably several weeks tbh ) I stopped even missing bread/ cake/ pasta and it was ALL I ate before, I eat so much. More veg and salad and have proper meals instead of toast, scone, crisps.
Now I'm maintaining I generally stick to low carb but I have wine, dark chocolate and nuts and milky coffee... on my last holiday I had many sugar free mojitos. I'll plan and enjoy a carby cheat for fab meals out but I'm definitely not bingey like I used to be.
Keep at it , I am a definite BIWi disciple!!!!!

Leverette Mon 27-May-13 14:21:15

I am right peed off I am.

Having initially lost 4lb/wk in first fortnight, I have gained over the subsequent two weeks - and I haven't cheated, honestly! Or started lifting massive weights smile

The only thing I can think of is perhaps not getting enough water...I've measured a glass and realised I should be drinking 10/day, which I definitely haven't.

B: omelette with two eggs fried in butter with a few slices of cheese plus half a can chopped tomatoes (6g carbs) with olive oil glugged in
L: two smoked mackerel fillets fried in butter with a whole chopped cucumber
D: will be chicken pieces, mushrooms and garlic fried in butter with double cream stirred in, buttered greens on the side

NewStartNewStory Mon 27-May-13 14:33:21

Water makes a huge difference for me Leverette. Never lose when not drinking enough.

I am tinkering away in the back ground trying to reduce influencing factors. I am eating again and slowly trying to get fully back on track. Veg is my focus this week. Been really bad so need to increase the amount i eat of them again.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 27-May-13 14:44:01

Down just over a lb this week, which isn't fab but I've had my period and not STS so I'm happy enough with that.

Down 32lb (14.5kg) since the end of Jan. Still loads to go.

Leverette I am sure you aren't cheating smile However, maybe there are some small things that are derailing you that you don't realise aren't great?? (A lot of people can't eat tomatoes for example, any dairy stops some people losing ...things like that).

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 27-May-13 14:47:05

I seem to lose more when I'm getting enough protein (a bit of a battle as a non egg eating vegetarian low carbing - sigh) and enough oil (rather than other fat). So I try to remember to put olive oil on my salad (even though I'd rather not) and really ramp up the protein.

I don't know how much difference water makes for me, but I try to get 2l down every day, though I don't always do so well... probably my major downfall.

Ilisten2theradio Mon 27-May-13 15:40:03

Well after posting last wek that I was having a rubbish week, I reined in some of the excesses and have lost a little - its only .75lb but better than last weeks STS.
I have just been shopping for low carb stuff today and now have swede again as a potato subsitute so that should help too.
Note to self. Must drink more - and goes off to get a glass of water.
I am really thirsty as have been gardening in the sun and its very windy out there - more dehydrating than you think as it doesn't feel that warm.

leverette water makes a massive difference to me too.

List everything that passed your lips for the last three days and see if we can help...

QueenofDreams Mon 27-May-13 15:55:40

Ok breakfast was bacon, scrambled eggs and fried mushrooms

Just ate half an avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Also had one throat sweet today, trying to avoid having any more.

middleagedspread Mon 27-May-13 16:01:28

blush I fell off the wagon last night. it started with Rose & ended with Thorntons choc. I'll spare you the in-between, surface to say I'm back on today.

Leverette Mon 27-May-13 16:18:19

Suspect I'm getting through more cheese than is ideal, will cut that back a bit and see if it helps.

Was HUGE carb addict and have been massively surprised to have come this far reasonably comfortably, and have definitely lost some abdo area flab which is great (I'm kind of stick arms and legs with a gut, like a 3yo drawing blush aim to be inwardly curving rather than outwards grin

Time for a drink of water!

Leverette Mon 27-May-13 16:19:09

Oh that's mean, reminding me that Thorntons chocolate exists grin

middleagedspread Mon 27-May-13 16:31:17

Leverette the chocolate tasted wonderful but it wasn't worth it for the guilty feelings afterwards. I wish I hadn't wink

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 27-May-13 16:37:48

Leverette - good move to give the cheese a miss and see how you go. I don't know how much it affects me, all I know is that I'm still losing and I can't eat low carb without cheese (vegetarian, no eggs - it's hard enough with cheese!) but if I ate meat I'd stop the dairy for a bit to see.

Thorntons chocolates are horrible anyway grin

NewStartNewStory Mon 27-May-13 17:26:43

I made the mistake of reading the ingrediants once. Was horrified. Mind you i do generally find the ingrediants list of anything pre-made is pretty horrifying.

I have made a potatoe thing for the carb eaters. I don't actually want it. It used to be one of my favourites. Not been brave enough to stand on the scales. Don't expect to see a loss this week but clothes are starting to get a tiny bit loser again. Which is either a good or a bad thing depending on how you view clothes shopping. Need something for a wedding in a few weeks but don't want or have the budget to spend a lot, especially on something I intend to shrink out of before september.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 27-May-13 17:44:07

2lbs off this week... I really want to lose 1lb more before the weekend (as I am going away with friends) To have me at 12 and a half stone.

BerylStreep Mon 27-May-13 17:50:12

I didn't weigh myself this morning, but will do tomorrow. I suspect I may be the same as last week. Have had non-stop parties this month (5 birthdays, 1 anniversary, 1 fashion show, 1 meal out with friends) and I am pretty pleased that I have managed to stick to the lc, although a fair amount of drink has been consumed.

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