well done on making it to the final week! pop your weight in on the spreadsheet and give yourself a pat on the back!
although the formal bootcamp ends this week, we always have an ongoing chat thread for support, advice and general chitchat, so we won't be going away. you will see on the spreadsheet that you can carry on weighing in weekly if you want to, but i won't be doing the biggest loser stuff until the next bootcamp
I haven't weighed myself because I've had a s**t week, eating all kinds of c**p. I don't know what to do to stop myself eating chocolate. I know it's bad for me, I get myself temporarily back on track and then after a week or so I just seem to "forget" why I was eating low carb. It doesn't seem important anymore and for whatever reason - stress, hormones, boredom - I start eating c**p again. I am the most pathetic, stupid person ever that I can't get to grips with this and I hate being addicted to sugar in this way. I've tried getting rid of all the crap but then my dh buys more, thinking he's doing me a favour. Or I buy some. I'm not blaming my dh, it's not his fault, he does it for me. It wouldn't help if I told him not to, because if I then changed my mind and asked him to buy chocolate, he would.
Am very happy bunny tonight. I can't remember the last time I was under 11 stone. Thank you very much, especially BIWI and Willie - I don't think I would have managed without everyone's input into these threads and the focus that the 10-week challenge gave me.
Some more to go, but it seems do-able, even if I did give in to a cake today. Thing was, after the first two bites I didn't really enjoy it.
The dc are not so happy. I threatened to wear a skimpy bikini on holiday to celebrate (am much too old for that, really) and their faces . . .
How nice that this WOE means I could have strawberries and cream while watching Wimbledon on the telly. (And watching Andy Murray win yay!)
So massive thanks BIWI and Wille, without this low-carb bootcamp I would not have lost noticeable amounts of weight, found my waistline again, gained the confidence of feeling slimmer.... yada yada yada
now everyone, get this. I've just made chocolate ice cream as decided I was going to have a treat day. I LOVE ice cream from our ice cream maker. Made it, froze it, tasted it and thought 'Meh!'!!!!! so didn't have any. Really shocked with myself and pleased my taste has changed so much. Had some sliced edam cheese and salami instead which was yum.
I on the other had was good all day, then drank cider, then ate some cake! Had a good time though and back on the water with a vengence (which I clearly can't spell) today... thought about just having something not lc for breakfast, but didn't and now feel much better for it!
Now that the weather is getting hotter, just wanted to share that we make our own ice lollies - diet lemonade is nice, or mixed with a bit of (sugar free) blackcurrant squash. Obviously not bootcamp proper, but nice as a cooling treat on a hot day when everyone else has something from the freezer!
I'm having a carby but primal day today as I don't often cheat but have really been wanting a treat this week and have been slipping. I've just had almond waffles for breakfast with yogurt and honey and I'm going to make some icecream later (using Lindt salted caramel chocolate).
Tomorrow I'm starting strict Bootcamp again so will see you all on the chat threads no doubt
I'm definitely sticking to a paleo/ primal lifestyle when I get my weight down. Such a clean, healthy way to eat (I feel)
Quick hello from Death Valley! Hotter than a hot, hot,hot thing!
I didn't manage to check in before we left but wanted to say hi and bye for now. Thanks so much to BIWI and Willie. And to the rest if you! Given how horribly bloated I am feeling I willbe boot camping again as soon as holidays are done!