Week 10 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp - Our Last Week!

(77 Posts)
BIWI Mon 11-Nov-13 07:31:33

Morning everyone.

I hope you had a good week last week, and that your weigh-in today shows the benefit!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

We still have this one last week to go, so stick with it and see if you can drop a little more before we have our final Bootcamp weigh-in next week.

I know that this is American/refers to American ingredients/brands, but this is really interesting piece on 'winter' dry skin Staying well hydrated is obviously one way to combat dry skin, but other interesting ideas as well.

sorry that i didn't manage to do this last week (it was my birthday on friday so was working double-speed at work to avoid staying late!)

Biggest Loser of the Week: toomuchicecream
Biggest Overall Loser: toomuchicecream / whodunnit
Biggest %age Loser Overall: bigkidsdidit

bravo all!

sybilfaulty Mon 11-Nov-13 08:04:33

Thanks for the thread and the stats, BIWI and Willie.

I can't weigh today as MIL is here and in the bathroom with the scales in it. I am now drinking tea so will weigh tomorrow.

Hope you are all happy with the scales and here's to a good final week.

Thanks for keeping to this going everyone. It's been amazing support.

I was absent last week due to a very fluey family and some aches and sniffles for me too.

Sts again last week then dropped 2.5lb this week. Which is great in itself, but best if all, I'm a stone down since I started cling (2 weeks before bootcamp). This means 3 st more to get where I need to be (well, 2st 10lb) and 3 1/2 st until where I want to be.

It doesn't seem so unmanageable now that a chunk has gone. It's also useful to note that I appear to have a pattern of sts, sts, gain at totm, whoosh and repeat.

Fingers crossed for everyone. I for one know that I won't be quitting after this week. This is just who I am now.

StuntNun Mon 11-Nov-13 09:36:18

Another pound off this week making eight pounds this Bootcamp and 29 in total since I started LCing in June. I only have one more pound to go to reach my target weight of 9st6lb which was my weight before my first pregnancy. I doubt I'll manage that in a week as I'm so near goal but I'm giving myself until Christmas then I'm going to go for a low carb maintenance diet in the New Year. I'm not planning to go mad at Christmas though; I'll stay away from mince pies, biscuits and chocolates. My treats on Christmas Day will be a glass of champagne, a slice of wheaten bread with smoked salmon and a tiny bit of Christmas pud.

thenightsky Mon 11-Nov-13 09:48:55

STS again. Bugger.

Nacster Mon 11-Nov-13 10:04:25

I'm way behind - only starting week 2 today! No slip ups, feeling great and my asthma (chronic and severe) has all but vanished. I haven't used my blue inhaler for days!

6lb off, 14 to go!

QueenQueenie Mon 11-Nov-13 10:46:18

Thanks BIWI and Willie and everyone who has helped me stick with it by posting on here. I too will be sticking with this long term. I started lcarbing nearly 5 months ago. I have not been hungry and overall feel so much better. In total I've lost just over 2 1/2 stone which feels miraculous. My loss on bootcamp has been slow and steady because of not getting that huge whoosh at the start but that is fine.
I've also taken on the C25K thing and am now on week 4. If you knew me you would think this quite gobsmacking!

keeponkeepinon Mon 11-Nov-13 12:07:01

What do we all do at the end of this week? I want to carry on as this is definitely a lifestyle thing - I am (slowly) but surely trending downwards and long may it continue! Will there be a chat thread so we can say hello? I'll be wondering how everyone's getting on!

sybilfaulty Mon 11-Nov-13 12:20:27

Keepon, I think in the past we have the final weigh in and then we just keep chatting without the benefit of the big stick until the next BC starts in the new year.

QQ, 2.5 stone is fabulous! Well done. That is amazing. I am also impressed at the running. I have done C25K but never managed to keep it going afterwards.

I realistically want to lose a further stone, which would take me to a 10/12 in clothes. Need to apply myself a bit better though to do that!

2lbs up, oops! (due to carbier eating and too much eating, last week). A pound of it had gone by Sunday but its back today. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff, but just carry on!

Happy Birthday Willie ! Hope you've had a good and celebratory weekend.

timidviper Mon 11-Nov-13 19:23:22

My weight loss has been slow recently as I have been taking a 'rather too scenic for my own good' route lately! Having said that I have now gone under the next stone barrier and have passed the 3 1/2 stone off mark too! Woohooooo! grin

I am keeping going as I only started this bootcamp at the end of Sept so will be around on the chat threads for a while. I have to say this is becoming a way of life for me now, I can still fall off the wagon and enjoy doing that but it is not the daily temptation now that it used to be.

Just had a lovely tea. I bought a reduced price pack of stir fry veg at the supermarket, stir fried it with curry paste, added left over roast pork from yesterday and a can of coconut milk (oddly the low fat one had fewer carbs than the f/f version). Served it with cauliflower rice.
Even have some left over for lunch tomorrow!

BIWI Mon 11-Nov-13 19:36:49

That sounds lovely, timid

AuntieMaggie Mon 11-Nov-13 21:49:35

I'm 3lbs up but then I did think the 5lbs off was a fluke last week given my situation.

I am craving chips with loads of salt and vinegar but I've had some salted nuts instead. I've even gone off biscuits dipped in tea since low carbing, which was my only sweet fave anyway (apart from ice cream which I still love).

Mouseface Mon 11-Nov-13 22:11:17

Happy birthday Willie - belated but hopefully enjoyed thanks

Congratulations Auntie - that's the most wonderful news smile You must take good care of yourself now. Speak to your GP about your WOE and seek sensible advice, that way you shouldn't put too much unneeded weight on. Big hugs to you lovely xxx

A pound on but hopefully that's down to my bowel issues and not my diet. Life's been hectic again today, a new Ed Psych and OT for Nemo. All good though and loving my, this, WOE. A new life xxx

keeponkeepinon Tue 12-Nov-13 09:48:56

I've just posted in the forum but wondered if anyone on here had any recommendations - I've got a holiday in three months and I am now really into the low carb way, I just want to try to follow some kind of exercise plan to firm things up as I go! I just can't decide what to do. I hate running so C25K will never stick with me, I have a selection of Jillian dvds amongst others, but is there anything specific anyone has had success with? What about callanetics?

CrabbySmallerBottom Tue 12-Nov-13 11:09:20

Maggie HUGE congratulations!! This has been the baby bootcamp, hasn't it! Happy Birthday Wonderful Willie and thank you for your big part in keeping the bootcamps going. flowers flowers flowers

I haven't even weighed this week, as I've been a carby twat again at the weekend. I've lost the will to be strict with myself, I must admit, as I'm quite happy with the weight I am at the mo. I'd like to lose that last half a stone but not enough to stop with the almond tarts and crumbles, and the odd off piste treat and of course the wine hmm blush

I'm still eating low carb most of the time, but with a bit of low GI in there too, bean stew for instance was a real treat. That's pretty much how I saw my maintenance diet, I've just dived into that a bit soon. I'm sure I'll put on a bit by January, so I've already mentally signed up for that to rid myself of the excesses of festive carby twatness. We're going up to the lake district next week for my mum's 70th birthday so I know there'll be cake etc naughtiness involved. I'm going to be making them some low carb meals too though.

Onwards and downwards bootcampers - you're nearly there!

captainmummy Tue 12-Nov-13 13:28:31

Keepon - I've seen lots of posters who use the 'shred' and claim wonderful things but I'v never been tempted! I walk a lot and climb stairs rather than use lifts, Swim occasionally and do some toning exercises every morning (so not much)
Others have personal trainers, and gym memberships. I think you need to find something you a) can do and b) enjoy. And c) have time for!

keeponkeepinon Tue 12-Nov-13 14:27:54

Haha captain - none of the above!!

I'm a terrible couldawouldashoulda type!

Might make a go of mixing up Jillian's DVDs, I have a few, and I should be able to find the time, its the motivation that ends up lacking!

ceedub Tue 12-Nov-13 14:35:11

another 1.5lbs down, to 166.5. Am verrry pleased. Congrats to everyone else - and it's so inspiring to look at the spreadsheet and see how much some people have shed. Great motivation to keep going, which I'm definitely going to do. My target is 143lbs, so a way to go yet!

HumphreyCobbler Tue 12-Nov-13 14:45:52

I have done the full thirty day shred and seen miraculous results keepon. It is very short too which is a bonus, I am six weeks post birth on Friday and am planning to start it again.

Had a bit of a carby day yesterday due to being up all night excuses excuses but that was still only sweet potato and an apple, along with some 85% chocolate. So not so bad. Am seeing a good change in my shape still.

HumphreyCobbler Tue 12-Nov-13 14:50:24

seen miraculous results in the past - at the moment I am not exactly an advert for shred!

AuntieMaggie Tue 12-Nov-13 18:00:06

I am very hungry today though I think it may be partly psychological as I have no pennies as its the week before payday so have to make do with what we have sad I would love dp to take me out for a mixed grill sad

Humphrey did you manage to lc during your pregnancy? I'm trying to stick to it as much as I can.

whodunnit Tue 12-Nov-13 19:14:00

sts this week but if I stood a certain way, I could swear it was just short of the line......am I the only one who gets on and off the scales 5 times to see if it makes a difference?
well done to all of us and a big thanks to BIWI crabby and all the old timers who have collectively pushed up kicking and screaming to the finishing line!

keeponkeepinon Wed 13-Nov-13 13:48:51

I don't believe it...this morning I have crossed a stone barrier at long last! That's half a stone off then since starting when the little ones went back to school in Sept! Some progress at last...and I haven't exactly been perfect through this experience so it is very very manageable and the way I live now!

I need to remind myself of this every time I get disheartened because it seems to be going slow, or not at all....it works, and its easy!

Thanks for being here everyone, its great to keep coming back here and hearing how other people manage is so helpful.
Special thanks to BIWI and Willie too - I'm so glad I'll be finishing this bootcamp half a stone lighter!

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