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Week 6 - Low Carb Bootcamp - We're Past the Halfway Point!

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BIWI Mon 17-Feb-14 06:47:17

Morning! In a rush, so not much time to post - off to Leeds today so have to go for my train.

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WillieWaggledagger Mon 17-Feb-14 09:21:42


Seri77 Mon 17-Feb-14 09:36:24

0.2lb off this week but pleased it's downwards. Hope whoosh fairy is due to visit me soon as muffin top melting away.

Waist and largest measurement round thighs are the same for last 2 weeks but muffin top disappearing fast. Trousers that were tight before Christmas are now hanging down my hips. Yay for droopy crotch trousers!

Seri77 Mon 17-Feb-14 09:38:33

Oh and I haven't drunk nearly enough water this week which will have contributed to the tiny loss, won't it? Anyway, will aim for 4 litres today as I'm at home. 3.5 to go....

HumphreyCobbler Mon 17-Feb-14 09:53:52

started the day with a BPC and some smoked salmon. Also have come down with vile lurgy the children kindly shared with me. I think the baby also has it as I was up all night feeding him. ho hum

AmayaBuzzbee Mon 17-Feb-14 10:01:22

0.4lbs off, which I am very happy with as it is TOTM for me smile

I am only 5 lbs off target, so going slow is fine. I am feeling great as pre-babies clothes fit quite nicely already! Happy to just enjoy this way of eating now as I love all the food and do not miss the sugar/bread at all.

BIWI I did your Spanish chicken (with addition of chilli flakes) and chocolate pots (with addition of whipped cream with drop of vanilla essence on top) on Valentine's day. All I can say is WOW! Loved all of it! The chocolate pots were just perfect, I can't believe how nice they were with such simple ingredients and no sugar at all! Thank you for the recipes! thanks

BIWI Mon 17-Feb-14 10:10:29

My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed them

TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Mon 17-Feb-14 10:14:23

Hi all.

It was my first weigh-in today. I have lost 4.75lbs! I'm pleased with that, as whilst i tried to be good, i did have a few treats, like a glass or two of fizz and a low carb chocolate mousse on friday.

I am also vegetarian so i thought i might struggle to keep it low carb enough, and i have been eating lots of dairy. But so far so good! I hope it never gets to the point where i have to cut back on cheese! smile

teaandthorazine Mon 17-Feb-14 10:14:54

Sorry to be a total dooley but where is the recipe thread? My parents are coming round for dinner tonight and I want to do the famed berry crumble!

SteeleyeStan Mon 17-Feb-14 10:18:35

Morning all and well done losers! grin

I've STS again. Once again I know I was 2lb lighter earlier in the week, though. I think it's the wine and chocolate and probably too much cream too this weekend. It's DH's birthday today, but I think I'll have a look into ubercamping tomorrow.

thenightsky Mon 17-Feb-14 10:18:38

1lb down. Happy with that given I've had cava over the weekend and a tiny chocolate brownie made by DS last night.

teaandthorazine Mon 17-Feb-14 10:21:53

Don't worry, found crabby's blog - yay!

theQuibbler Mon 17-Feb-14 11:04:59

3lbs down. Which is good as I was feeling a bit disheartened, but yay for the whoosh fairy, even though I know it's just water retention from PM bloat

LittleMissDisorganized Mon 17-Feb-14 11:46:05

Just quickly as am whizzing out (ha, hobbling out) but with my weigh in day of Sunday, I have justifiably put a couple of lbs back on, given my off track meals whilst away. But after a trip or two to the toilet yesterday (TMI) I decided to reweigh this morning and the whoosh fairy has taken 4lb off yesterdays weight (and means I am 14 something which is a bit of a milestone). Am being good and putting yesterdays total as it would be embarrassing to not maintain the new weight this week.

I am going out for lunch, I got to choose the place so we are going somewhere that does awesome omelettes and americano with cream. grin My kind of lunch out!

Ambassadoryouarespoilingme Mon 17-Feb-14 11:55:53

only 0.5lbs off but its still off. I did go out on Sat to a Brazilian restaurant which was very carb friendly until I realised the salad was covered in a sweetish dressing, which was annoying.
I needed wine just to self medicate during the MIL visit so I felt in the circs 0.5lbs is fair enough. Aiming to up the weight loss now so going to be stricter.
Hope you are all having a good day.

Lovecat Mon 17-Feb-14 11:58:01

Does anybody remember I posted how very grumpy I was at the very end of wk 4? TOM had finished 3rd Feb, so I was all but certain that it couldn't be period related. Well, guess what happened yesterday...?hmm That's right, I am having a 21 day cycle, nine days of which were spent bleeding like something out of a slasher movie... <mutter mutter no fecking wonder I'm grumpy mutter mutter>

I've actually got a Drs appointment on Wednesday for an unrelated thing so I may ask about it then, as it's doing my head in. Really hoping he doesn't tell me it's my age and there's nowt to be done about it...

CrabbyWinterBottom Mon 17-Feb-14 12:15:01

Well done everyone on your losses. flowers

tea that's awful about your DS's dad letting him down like that. You must be raging! angry

Can't bring myself to step on the scales today as expecting a gain after the amount of wine consumed over the weekend. Also the food I made for Saturday and also hoovered up leftovers of yesterday is not bootcamp light. When I fried the rest of the vegetable crisps on Sunday they tasted too sweet (beetroot and carrot) and the salad was lovely but also very sweet (roasted butternut squash, oven dried tomatoes and pomegranate seeds).

God I could murder a bowl of pasta with pesto right now. sad

Suzymoo9 Mon 17-Feb-14 12:16:40

Lovecat have you heard about tranexamic acid tablets (not as bad as they sound)? I take them during tom and they have transformed my life - ask your doc. good luck.

Lovecat Mon 17-Feb-14 12:49:00

I haven't, Suzymoo, but thanks for the tip, I will definitely ask about them.

Piscivorus Mon 17-Feb-14 12:57:29

Lovecat I am 53 so periods are very hit and miss but I have had very unexpected ones usually a month or two after start low carbing. So I've gone for months, think Woohoo this is it! Never again!, start a bootcamp then 4-5 weeks in its like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I put it down to oestrogen coming out of fat cells or something technical...

I thought I had STS this week which is a bit of a bummer but one of those things then I looked at the spreadsheet and realised that, on my weighing day last week I was up from the day before and what I'd hoped for. That means I am down 3 this week and a total of 12 this bootcamp. Yippee! By coincidence it is exactly 3 1/2stone down from my first start weight and is the lowest I have been for years (still at least 5 stone to go but a good start!)

daisychicken Mon 17-Feb-14 13:09:09

Elbom mousse recipe is:

Pack of sf jelly - I use Hartley's, it's a double pack and I use both sachets
Cream cheese
1 pint boiling water

Dissolve the jelly in 1 pint of water
Soften the cream cheese in a bowl and then pour on the jelly liquid and stir/whisk till combined
Pour into containers and leave to set

I use poundland baby food square containers and fill them about 1/2 way and I get 14 pots. I've found that you only need a little to make it feel like a treat. It works out at 7.1g carbs for the whole lot so when divided into tiny portions, it's really low. You can also serve with cream - whipped or runny and/or with a few berries.

I got the recipe from a low carb forum years ago and it was a very popular recipe!

SnowieBear Mon 17-Feb-14 13:10:43

Well done to all you losers!

Now... tell me what I am doing wrong, please!

I had a lovely 3lbs whoosh on the Sat before last week's weigh in. By Monday, it was only 1lb. Tried this Sat, stayed the same. Tried today for the tracker - 1lb up!

I have been good! Had all my water, eschewed all carbiness from my life. I even had two days last week when I had to eat out and managed to do so LC.

Happy about all the health benefits, but I really, really would like to lose a bit more before the Easter holidays as I will be in Spain with family and a) want to look good; b) strict LC may be difficult to sustain.

Is it a question of "keep on keeping on"? I'm on week 7, I started one week before most of you.

ChesterDrawers Mon 17-Feb-14 13:28:19

Anyone combined fasting with LC? I know Briffa mentions it and I wondered if it might be worth a try to get things moving.

I've done 5:2 in the past but always end up bingeing on crap on my off days. I wonder if that will be better now I am (hopefully) fat adapted?

Thoughts anyone? Am tempted to give it a go tomorrow.

SteeleyeStan Mon 17-Feb-14 13:54:06

Didn't Dr Briffa recommend things like skipping breakfast, if you're not hungry in the morning, and thereby extending your nighttime fast? That sounds very valid to me, but I think you have a form of 5:2 causing binge eating, anything similar would be a bad idea.

SteeleyeStan Mon 17-Feb-14 13:54:37

^^ if you have form...

WillieWaggledagger Mon 17-Feb-14 14:01:34

i think a lot of people doing 5:2 tend towards low carb anyway because it keeps blood sugar levels on an even keel and means that fast days are easier. so combining the two is not unnatural.

that said, i have a history of eating disorders and won't go near it - just hearing about people feeling high/elated on their fast days triggers urges for me so i have to hide the threads on here. so as steeleyestan says be very careful with it if you have a tendency towards disordered eating.

as i have been low carbing for a long time i do sometimes miss meals or eat at different times if i'm just not hungry - e.g. at weekends i often eat a late breakfast and then don't need anything until the evening. but it is not good for me to intentionally fast iyswim. so maybe as steeleyestan suggests re briffa think about skipping a meal if you don't feel ready for food anyway?

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