Week 4 Low Carb Bootcamp - Keep on keeping on

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BIWI Mon 03-Feb-14 08:28:53


I see that some of us are struggling.

I see that there is a lot of cheating.

Hmm. I wonder if there is a connection grin

Seriously folks, this is not a terribly forgiving WOE. The idea of Bootcamp Light was to give you a bit more flexibility, but not to send you spiralling into a chocolate and alcohol-fuelled frenzy!

Come and confess all on the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness or on your own personal Weight Tracker

Remember that weight loss may stop in weeks 3 and 4 - sometimes 5. It takes this long for your body to become keto adapted, i.e. to switch fully from carb-burning to fat-burning.

And if you're continually pushing up your daily carb intake, all you are doing is delaying this process

Hope you all have a good week.

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mirpuppet Mon 03-Feb-14 08:30:49

STS but I will continue.

Have a good week all.

GermanGirlinLDN Mon 03-Feb-14 08:32:30

Can't believe it's already Week 4. I lost 4.9lbs. I sticked to BC but had miso sauce last night with my black cod and ate a bite of pumpkin tempura. Good luck to everybody in week 4.

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Feb-14 08:32:39

thanks biwi

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 03-Feb-14 08:40:09

I haven't lost as much as I thought I had, it came in today at 5.6 pounds loss over the two weeks I've been doing this. And I'm big - about 17 1/2 stone, so I think there must be areas where I'm slipping up. I'm definitely in ketosis and I'm drinking lots of water now.

I do tend to finish all my food even when I'm not hungry anymore, just because I hate waste. I may also be overdoing the leafy veg. I thought that was a good thing, but I suppose every card counts. So I'll try and make slightly smaller portions.

Plus I'm continuing my supplement regime for hypothyroidism/adrenal fatigue - B12, fish oil, turmeric, collagen, Vit D, magnesium, Vit C and iron. They make me feel better, but I'm wondering if all the accumulated extra 'stuff' in the pills is holding me back. I don't want to give any of them up though!

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 03-Feb-14 08:40:51

*every carb

PseudoBadger Mon 03-Feb-14 08:41:03

Thanks BIWI


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Feb-14 08:41:06

Thanks lovely BIWI

Three pounds gone from me, will be sticking with bootcamp, with mostly bootcamp at weekends.


Have a good day all thanks

sueh95 Mon 03-Feb-14 08:48:24

Gosh 2lbs up! Not giving up although I definitely need to look at what I'm doing.

Good luck one and all smile

BIWI Mon 03-Feb-14 08:54:04

No I definitely wouldn't give up the supplements, if you're dealing with a specific condition, Gatorade.

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colette Mon 03-Feb-14 08:57:57

sts - but clothes feel slightly looser. Will watch amount of cream I am eating. Good luck all

BIWI Mon 03-Feb-14 08:59:03

interesting article here, supporting low carbing as well as your supplements so don't give them up!

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ChesterDrawers Mon 03-Feb-14 09:02:50

I’m really sorry but think I am going to have to bow out of bootcamp. I am just not losing weight on it and, as that’s my ultimate goal, I need to find something that works for me.

I know why I’m not losing, I’m not sticking to it, but I don’t see a time when I will ever be able to commit to such a strict regime 24/7 so I think I need to find something that’s a little more flexible.

I have really enjoyed the food and genuinely believe that this WOE is the best way to go, it’s just too hard for me to stick to.

Whatever I try I will never go back to artificial products and will also do my best to stick to proper carbs when I eat them.

Thank you to everyone on this thread for your support, especially BIWI for setting it all up. A month is the longest I have stuck to any diet for a very long time and I wouldn't have been able to do it without you all flowers

MrsPnut Mon 03-Feb-14 09:18:30

2lb lost this week despite my run in with chocolate muffins and crisps last week. I've also had a little bit more wine than I should have but it's a marathon not a sprint.

Chester - sorry you feel you need to give up, it is the easiest way to lose weight that I've found. Be kind to yourself.

AmayaBuzzbee Mon 03-Feb-14 09:22:56

1lb off! Very pleased with progress as I don't have much left to lose smile

I am loving this WOE, especially since a little redwine and a G&T (slimline) at the weekend did not seem to stall me, yay!

Btw, something was odd with spreadsheet as my numbers were all incorrect. I have entered my correct numbers in again.

Bugsylugs Mon 03-Feb-14 09:24:15

posted on the last thread. Thanks BIWI am really enjoyig it still finding the exercise hard really burns the muscles, but am not running out after morning work for a quick fix in the office long may that continue.
2lb down total of 6lb am happy. no real cheating apart from Chinese takeaway on Sat but you cant let a LO down no rice etc downt count it as chesting as was planned.
hope everyone has a good week

ElBombero Mon 03-Feb-14 09:24:29

2lbs up. God damn 3rd week regression!!! When do we start losing again??

Sorry your going Chester sad and nope doesn't work if your not sticking to it due to ketosis and keep undoing your good work. I too find it extremely difficult, I miss carbs and sugar so much but I'm not tolerating this extra weight so I'm gonna grit my teeth, only another stone to go.

CalamityKate Mon 03-Feb-14 09:27:36


Well, ish.

We were invited for dinner at DSSs mums last night. Full roast. Chicken, gammon, roasties, yorkshires and every veg known to humanity.

I had the meat and veg but said NO to the potatoes and yorkshires. Had a couple of parsnips, a little dribble of gravy and a small spoonful of onion sauce, all of which are probably too carby but probably better than pots and yorkshires.

Then I had a little bit of sticky toffee pudding and a slice of choc mousse cake. Was going to decline but then thought actually, I do fancy them. It's not a regular thing so what the hell.

Unsurprisingly I was about 3lb up this morning! But I was prepared for that so I'm not panicking. I'm kind of treating it as an experiment really as it's the first time I've majorly and knowingly transgressed.

I am very very windy and rather <ahem> explosive this morning. Now normally I'd have blamed the veg load but since LCing I've been eating far more veg, and haven't been windy or bloated at all. Ergo, veg itself doesn't make my tum misbehave.

I'm starving this morning even though last night was the biggest dinner I've had since 6th jan when I started LCing.

I thoroughly enjoyed the puddings. But as a very rare treat. And I probably enjoyed them more because they're now rare. I'm quite happy and relaxed about the idea that I don't know when I'll have one again.

So! Happily back on the LC bus!

Oh and I need to stop buying nuts. I can't stop at a few. For me they're as much use as a snack as chocolate biscuits.

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 03-Feb-14 09:27:46

Thanks BIWI smile

Morgan Mon 03-Feb-14 09:30:16

2lbs on ! Bugger . On Thursday weighted 3.5 lbs less than today so really annoying . I was out at a friends on Friday night and had chilli and nachos as that is what was on offer but as little as I could and back on it sat . Never mind onwards and downwards let's hope - overall loss of 2.5 lbs over 3 weeks is frustrating .

teaandthorazine Mon 03-Feb-14 09:32:27

Well, I lost a bit during the week but this morning it's gone back on, grrrr. Not been doing the water thing nearly enough, though, and had a wee bit of carb creep over the weekend.

But! I am definitely slimmer - my waist has reappeared, my belt is a notch tighter and the muffin top is fading away. So, sod the scales, I'm feeling bony bits again grin

Someone (sorry, can't remember who blush) asked on the last thread about Lidl linseeds. They have a range called Crownfield which does cereals etc, that's where I found them. I bought milled linseed with blueberry and cranberry, and crunchy linseed with apple and hazelnut. They look quite carby if you go by the per 100g figures but I find a teaspoon of each stirred into yoghurt more than enough, so I would think absolute max 5g carbs each time, probably less in fact. They are yummy and give a bit of much needed crunch!

Am going to have a fat +++ and water +++ day. At home with a poorly ds so no excuse. On my first bulletproof coffee - have to say that even for me (who has never had a problem with eating fat), putting butter into my coffee seems very strange! But it is weirdly delicious.

Good luck all this week! Will try to do a bit more conversing and a little less shit shouting grin

teaandthorazine Mon 03-Feb-14 09:37:25

Chester, have you considered primal/paleo? Same fundamentals as LC but more relaxed on the 'good carbs', ie sweet potato, the odd bit of rice, honey etc.

It's what I tend to gravitate towards when I've been LC for a while and want to ease off a bit on the strictness. It's still about eating clean but you might find it a bit more forgiving. Sorry to see you go, though sad

ethlinn Mon 03-Feb-14 09:39:40

Lost 9lbs in total, quite happy with the result but have a confession to make too grin
It was DS's 1st birthday. I just had to have some cake. And some other finger foods and then a glass of wine at night to celebrate the fact that we'd made it through the whole year and also the party

CalamityKate Mon 03-Feb-14 09:45:59

I figure that even with my transgression last night it's impossible to have gained 3lb of actual fat overnight. That would involve over 10,000 calories!

So it must be water or glycogen or something. Hopefully......BIWI??

CiderwithBuda Mon 03-Feb-14 09:46:48

I conveniently forgot to weigh this morning. Just as well as have been off the wagon since Tuesday. blush

Like Chester I find it very restrictive unfortunately. I'm not giving up entirely but am trying a less restrictive low carb WOE. No crap carbs. Nothing made from wheat or sugar. I have done this before and it worked. Cutting out wheat and sugar gets rid of so much crap. I also won't have potatoes or rice. No white carbs basically.

I also went for an initial assessment at an alternative health therapy centre and am going back on Thursday. It involves hypnotherapy, dealing with emotional eating, nutritional analysis and food sensitivity testing and acupuncture. I need to do something to change my mind set. And I figure if you always do what you always did you always get what you always got! My most successful 'diet' was weight watchers two years ago. I lost 3 stone. But then struggled. And I have a very strong 'oh sod it' trigger. I have put back on two stone of the three I lost. And I can't seem to stick to anything for longer than a week. My wine habit doesn't help. So although it might all seem a bit 'woo' I am open to anything that might help me with the mental approach as I think it's by far my biggest issue.

So although I am not boot camping strictly I would like to stick around if that's ok.

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