Week 9 - Summer Low Carb Bootcamp - Wimbledon Fortnight!

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BIWI Mon 24-Jun-13 08:46:50

Morning all.

Come and fill in the spreadsheet

Only two weeks to go before we finish this challenge. Time to drop a few more pounds!

But go easy with those strawberries ...

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Tue 02-Jul-13 22:10:30

MrsHP that would be brilliant smile

Rup - I'm still up for it smile What is better for you - week or weekend, day or evening?

We need to do a proper shout-out really don't we - Crabby was keen to meet up too.

Daisy - I'll let you know when I'm coming westwards!

Ruprekt Mon 01-Jul-13 23:24:41

We had talked about meeting up in Camberley or Windsor but then it went quiet.....................

daisychicken Mon 01-Jul-13 20:02:54

Oh.. I'm over in the South West - a bit far sad hopefully Mrs HP isn't too far away from you Chipping

Chipping I'm in SW london, nearly on summer holidays, have car can drive!!!

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 01-Jul-13 19:43:48

Daisy that would be nice smile I'm in the South East (of England)...

A few of us had talked about meeting up, but then it went very quiet - maybe I scared them off grin

See you over on the week 10 thread smile

daisychicken Mon 01-Jul-13 09:27:18

chipping that's difficult... if you live anywhere near me then I'd be happy to meet for coffee and whinge about the lack of low carb food!!!

No cravings after yesterday's blip, I'm not hungry so I'm just going to plough on with low carb! I know week 10 has started but I'm ignoring it for just a tad longer.. I haven't lost weight in what? 3 weeks? Guess I should just be grateful I've not gone up(!)

Will be on week 10 later today!

BerylStreep Mon 01-Jul-13 08:58:20

Black, I'm not entirely sure - but I'm not actually eating the fruit. I reckoned that I managed to drink 1 1/2 litres water yesterday, which had one small orange and 1 slice grapefruit in the jug for the whole day, so I'm hoping that the benefits outweigh whatever small amount of carb would be infused by the orange / grapefruit combo.

BlackAffronted Mon 01-Jul-13 08:25:41

Beryl, are we allowed to drink that fat flush water? It has fruit in it. Would love to try it if its allowed though!

morning all, have been in a mobile signal/wifi dead zone all weekend

i'm sorry to hear about the difficulties some of you are having thrown at you sad

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Mon 01-Jul-13 00:14:26

Loopy sad I think if it's still going to cost you £500 you should still go. It will be quite a lot of petrol, but not tons. You have to eat home or away and you can eat pretty cheaply in france if you are careful. It probably means any plans you had to go into Paris itself need to be cut right back... but I'm sure you can still have a good time.

loopyloou Sun 30-Jun-13 23:47:42

chipping, no, no jobs on the horizon. Has applied for a few but heard nothing back yet. None ideal though.
I have written everything down, done lots of calculations too. Currently trying to get holiday refunded but T&C say can only have 50% which means chucking away £500! It hurts. Can't see how we can afford to go as we have booked for end of August and need to drive from Yorkshire to the channel tunnel and then to just outside Paris. A lot of petrol! Plus eating whilst there hmm

Sorry for rambling and going off thread.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sun 30-Jun-13 23:40:51

loopy - it's worrying isn't it sad Could you write it all down, I sometimes find that helps. If it's committed to paper I don't need to keep thinking about it. Does DH have any jobs on the horizon?

Kotinka - for now you can be as smug as you like if it a) shuts him up about what you eat and b) makes him think about what he's eating!! (and if you keep low carbing you are highly unlikely to end up with it!!).

kotinka Sun 30-Jun-13 23:06:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

loopyloou Sun 30-Jun-13 23:04:46

I just breathe my way through them, trying to concentrate on my breathing. It just took a long time to go today and I was really frightened. I'm not sleeping well because in my mind I'm doing sums all the time, wondering how long our money will pay the bills for (not long!) which isn't helping.

Thankfully there is no chocolate in the house wink

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sun 30-Jun-13 22:59:24

loopy - I'm glad you enjoyed the film! Having an unsatisfactory dinner wont have helped with feeling like you want chocolate tonight. Panic attacks are nasty buggers - can you talk yourself down from them or do you have another coping technique? <<other than chocolate/southern comfort? (Out of the two I guess SC is less de-railing).

Beryl those sound like the BIZZZ - yum!

BerylStreep Sun 30-Jun-13 22:38:48

Well I made some chocolate pots today, for a bit of a controlled cheat.

1 bar of 90% cocoa Lindt
125ml of double cream
2 tsp crunchy peanut butter
2 tsp rum
1/2 tsp vanilla essence.

Heated the cream, melted the chic into it and added everything else. Poured into ramekins and popped into the fridge. Made 6 extremely dense treats.

loopyloou Sun 30-Jun-13 22:35:26

Chipping the film was very funny grin

Having a severe wobble here. I think it's because the scales haven't shown much loss over the week which I'm attributing to eating cheese and yoghurt every day and then it's totm in a week so hormones are making me a little grumpy and then the whole stressful situation re dh's unemployment (had the first panic attack today in ages and it was really scary, thought I was having a heart attack), I'm really struggling. If there was chocolate in the house I would eat it hmm. Instead I'm having the tiniest shot of Southern Comfort, just a tiny drop. I know it's not good but I haven't had a drink today, just Decaff coffee and water.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sun 30-Jun-13 22:20:22

I've just tried tea with coconut oil - BLEURGH. It tastes/feels like I've dropped a pot of lipgloss in there... not an experience to be repeated!! The only good thing is that it didn't stain the cup as it normally does!! (black tea)

MrsTidy of course you can!! There will be a chat thread after Bootcamp and many of us just continue as normal smile The only things that change are that BIWI feels less compelled to post (though she seems to post just as much grin) and Willie doesn't do the Biggest Loser things she does with the spreadsheet and perhaphs a few less people do it - but most of us are here anyway. Have you read the 'rules' on the spreadsheet? If you stick to all of the rules you should happily hit your half stone for your holiday smile

prettybird Sun 30-Jun-13 22:16:11

When it's hot or not very often here hmm I've adapted a non-alcoholic drink my mum used to make, called a rock shandy:

A good slug of angasturas bitters topped up with tonic water and served with ice and a slice of lemon/lime. On this WoE, I swapped the tonic water with sparkling water and it was still a lovely refreshing drink. smile

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sun 30-Jun-13 22:15:12

Black my fat is from butter, olive oil & avocados/cheese/other dairy. I'm glad you had a great day smile

MrsHP - maybe, in the very long run, I will be able to have the odd 'blow out' - but <whines> I just want to be 'normal' again and not have diabetes, I Don't Want It sad <stomps feet> <sulks> I have been eating peanut butter on celery which helps with the protein a bit, but not huge amounts as otherwise the carbs go up and given pretty much everything that passes my lips has carbs I have to be that little bit more careful.

kotinka - I appreciate what you are saying, but I haven't changed. I could choose to eat a packet of biscuits or not before (I was never unable to control it, just not willing. Especially after my Dad died I just allowed myself to have what I wanted) and I can still choose now... it's not that I am any different, it's just that now I have to avoid it because of the diabetes. No, my diabetes is not severe (for which I am very grateful) my first HbA1c was 9.3 and my second one (after low carbing and no medication) was 5.8 (which is within 'normal') but I want to keep it controlled by diet not by medication for as long as I possibly can. So no, I don't suppose the odd treat/off piste would be the end of the world - but that's it really, it's the planning/thinking/caring - I want to be able to go back to not knowing/not worrying - and of course I can't. It does make taking metformin seem tempting at times. I don't mean to be harsh, but the next time your Dad goes on about your diet, why not ask him which of you has diabetes hmm

stuntnun - there's a bit more too it than just because it's processed - it's what it is made of and how it is processed. I'm sure anyone reading Briffa would agree he's correct - it's just a problem to know what else to eat for protein?!

loopy - sorrry about the wheat/IBS sad I've never liked F&B's and I'm not at all surprised to hear you had a crap time of it there... how was the film?

beryl - no, I wouldn't eat fish, not even responsibly caught fish. It's still a life I wont take. I've just read your last post re going out for dinner... in that case I'd opt for takeaway, choose whatever you think is going to be a balanced combination of low-carb/unlikely to cause unwanted attention and try not to eat too much. Are you sure you actually want to go - they sound a bit of a nightmare!!

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sun 30-Jun-13 22:12:25

Hi all I know you've been at this for weeks but can I jump in? I've started boot camp today and want to lose half a stone for my hol in 4 weeks. What kind of loss can I expect?

That sounds like a nightmare - take away then?!?!

BerylStreep Sun 30-Jun-13 21:21:19

I know, the restaurant option would seem to be better, but there is always a drama about restaurants when we stay with these friends. Usually ends up being at least £100 a head for fairly ordinary food. Last time a waiter spilt a G&T all down my back. The time before, we tried a new restaurant and the bill for 4 came close to £500, because our friends were choosing £50 bottles of wine. Then they said the next day that they would go to the restaurant again, but not with us as we had made it too expensive hmm. And there are always babysitter issues - do you pay half if your kids are there too?

The thing is, if I am going to spend that sort of money, I would prefer to spend it on nice clothes that will last, not on some overpriced meal with sub-standard service.

Honestly, they have saved me recently, we've had lots of guests and going out and if I make these and serve them with raw veg, plus crisps for guests that want it seems to keep me on the straight and narrow! Otherwise see a pot of humous and I'd be in there when I really shouldn't!

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