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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.

Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

Weight Tracker

Talk later ...

Sammyboy12 Mon 24-Feb-14 12:42:34

Hi I have been reading all your great posts for inspiration, motivation and tips.....I have just done bc for 2 wks....I was very strict and stuck to it so when I weighed myself this morning and I had only Lost 1 and a half disappointed , been drinking loads of water, thought I was eating plenty of fat, butter in veg's and cooking with it.etc..I don't know what I've done wrong...plz help before I reach for the crisps !! trying to stay positive and telling my self at least it's a loss, but I was hoping for more ....I do feel better and my stomach is defo more flatter...could do with some help please.....

BIWI Mon 24-Feb-14 07:40:24

Morning! Week 7 chat thread here

(Link to the Weight Tracker was working for me when I tried it, btw)

TossedSaladsAndScrambledEggs Mon 24-Feb-14 07:01:39

Morning all! So sorry no time to catch up with thread - weighed in and I have only lost 0.25 this week, but that is ok as that adds up to 5lb over two weeks.

Bit annoyed as I have stuck to it, however was a bit "relaxed" over weekend and have introduced nuts etc as I am a vegetarian and was getting a bit bored.

I just have to keep the faith and hope that this continues to work! I want to lose a lot more, and I want to lose it quicker than. 1/4lb a week! smile

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Thumbwitch Sun 23-Feb-14 23:56:36

Good grief Athelstane and Helium - way too much stress for you both! Hope it all resolves and goes away very soon. x

Ruprekt - eek! But no point worrying now, just back on the wagon with you. smile

Today I plan to have some kind of nice salad for lunch - just wondering if those bloody avocadoes in the fridge are soft enough now (like bloody rocks, they were).

Dinner - not sure. DH and I get bored of cooking, bored of choosing food sometimes. He says it's my fault because I don't eat chicken or pork - but we still have choice of other fowl, meats, and all fish, so I don't see that as an issue! We just get a bit fed up.

I for one am not finding this WOE any more expensive, but that's because we've always bought lots of fresh food. Food is my one extravagance. In fact it probably IS cheaper because I'm not buying my stash of chocolate and crisps any more. Although the ultra low carb bars are more expensive than my G&B chocolate! shock

flucketycluck Sun 23-Feb-14 23:11:04

Me too Stunt & I'm hoping the whoosh fairy has been tomorrow smile

Ruprekt Sun 23-Feb-14 23:09:38

Sorry you have been poorly Stunt, but I think gastric flu is just what I deserve .....thanks For you.

trashcanjunkie Sun 23-Feb-14 23:08:41

Oh my god I leave the thread for a couple of hours and all sorts goes on. Massive love to those under mega stress. Pissing myself at wunk grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 23:08:35

Poor StuntNun sad, and Hooray Stuntnun grin. Every cloud an' all that.

Sleep well, all.

StuntNun Sun 23-Feb-14 23:04:57

I have had a sneaky 'pre-weigh in' weigh in and I'm cautiously optimistic for tomorrow's 'real' weigh in. There may well be another pound off. Of course I didn't eat anything at all on Friday which may have something to do with that but on the whole I wouldn't recommend gastric 'flu as a weight loss technique.

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 22:58:35


AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 22:58:19

<it's all glycogen and water, you'll be fine [wunk]>

Ruprekt Sun 23-Feb-14 22:57:02

Dammit!! She must have heard us Athel!! shockshockshockshockshock

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 22:54:57

Busted, Rup!!! grin

You're SO busted!

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 22:54:09

Yes, there's a special sort of hyperactive misery in deliberately doing the thing you know is bad for you. As for the ex/self esteem business, I sympathise, it can be so easy to fling your hands up and go 'I'm shit, yes, you're right, take everything', just to make it stop...

... only that's the equivalent of eating tesco value white bread, and we Do Not do that to ourselves anymore grin

Cream, Steely?

BIWI Sun 23-Feb-14 22:53:56

OK. Lots of confessions tonight!

So - tomorrow is another day, as someone once said.

Here is the


and from here on, we start again. OK? OK? OK?!

Ruprekt Sun 23-Feb-14 22:52:24

<<<<Had the most terrible Ofsted report and we all fell into a pile of biscuits, cake and crap. Then it turned into half term and I thought sod it and opened wine.


My poor poor face has exploded from the shock of it all and I have gained 7lbs!!!!!confusedconfusedconfusedconfusedconfused>>>>> <still whispering>

Ruprekt Sun 23-Feb-14 22:49:36

I can <<whisper>> about it Athel, as long as Crabby and Biwi and Willy don't hear us......

I feel I have let everyone down. confusedconfused

SteeleyeStan Sun 23-Feb-14 22:45:43

Cream, so much cream; cream, cream, cream... creamety cream...
That is all. blush

heliumheart Sun 23-Feb-14 22:18:32

Yes but you're here posting and you want to get back on the wagon. That's progress for me, anyway grin I know that stopping doing something about my weight will just become ANOTHER thing I'll be feeling shit about. It's so true that nothing makes you feel as good as just taking control of what you eat, and there's been something quite shameful for me for a long time now because at one point I was probably amongst the most well-read low-carb devotees, I knew everything about everything and could reel off all the research. It just demonstrates - to me anyway - that knowledge is NOT more powerful than my drive to want to take care of myself or otherwise. It's only the drive for me to take care of myself that will win this battle, and that's what I've got to focus on for the rest of my life now. I'm 43, and my battle with self-esteem is what got me into my highly-dysfunctional marriage, and that's why divorcing him is proving to me a monumental fuck up, because he is determined to win, and if that means discrediting me as a mother, and destroying all we have in order to prove a point, he will do it. I have to win the battle against my inner saboteur, once and for all.

EvaTheOptimist Sun 23-Feb-14 22:15:22

Ambassador winning races against teenagers! Cool.

EvaTheOptimist Sun 23-Feb-14 22:13:32

Wow Athelstane you are under some serious stress. Good luck indeed with it. Hope car gets sorted and contract appears swiftly on its heels.

Sounding hopeful for a positive conclusion eventually Helium. I find it really hard to eat carbs moderately too, I absolutely agree with you. Tricksy little addictive so and sos!

BIWI Sun 23-Feb-14 22:12:41

I'm actually sometimes quite nice, you know, Athelstane grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 23-Feb-14 22:11:09

You won! Well done grin. And bloody well done for wanting to do a triathlon in the first place.

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