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Week 4 - Five Week Low Carb Bootcamp - bring on the berries!

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BIWI Mon 11-Aug-14 14:11:20


Many apologies for the lack of new thread. My broadband has died at home, and I've been a bit snowed under at work. I have to confess that I totally forgot to start the new chat thread blush

Anyway, Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness and hopefully it's the right link this week! (Thanks Sayra grin)

Or, don't forget the Weight Tracker

So these two weeks you can, if you wish, move to Bootcamp Light, which means essentially that you can introduce some fruit (berries only, and only in moderation), along with a few nuts to snack on (again, in moderation).

Also bear in mind that weeks 3 and 4 are difficult weeks and that you may not see any or much weight loss. Keep on keeping on and you will be fine. It's your body adjusting to the new regime.

StuntNun Mon 11-Aug-14 15:25:10

I am ignoring the scales today as they are not being kind to me <sulks>

readyforno2 Mon 11-Aug-14 15:37:53

Haven't weighed yet.. Hoping for a wee loss. At the trainer tomorrow. Will weigh then

Pisseslikeahorse Mon 11-Aug-14 15:49:15

Im up 2lb this morning, for a week in Devon thats ...ok

b. Bacon eggs mushrooms
L. Yogurt & cream
D. Fish and veg

SchroSawMargeryDaw Mon 11-Aug-14 15:51:59

No idea what I weight today but feeling okay about size anyay
Currently of my face on dental sedative drugs and a numb mouth so no idea what to have later.

pregnantpause Mon 11-Aug-14 17:46:54

A person in work commented that I look thinner today!grin I hate caring what others think about how I look, but damn it I'm proud. Nobody has said anything about my looks since I started this job- which always means they have nothing nice to say - at least it does in this office. hmm

SchroSawMargeryDaw Mon 11-Aug-14 18:48:03

Eating hasn't been great today due to dentist and stress.

B - 2 cheesestrings

L - Coffee and choc cheese cake, pepperami and 2 cheesestringa

D -breadless, sauceless cheesy dinner kebab

StuntNun Mon 11-Aug-14 20:19:58

I know what you mean Pregnant. Someone asked me if I was a size 8 last week. I'm not but I glowed at the 'compliment' for days afterwards.

loombands Mon 11-Aug-14 20:56:09

my first proper day and it went ok

breakfast was a huge omlette with veg and kippers and cheese
dinner was veg sticks and cheese
tea was chilli beef mince, with no rice

suprisingly dont feel hungry or deprived

what do people have for breakfast ideas? its ok having omlettes ad fry ups whilst i am off work, but it wont fly when i am back at work and kids at school...need something faster

SayraT Mon 11-Aug-14 20:59:06

I am 3lbs up on the scales but I know exactly why so we won't mention it.

B: Bacon, coffee with cream
L: Not mentioning
D: Chicken breast and samphire

Went shopping and I am better organised for the rest of the week.

ponygirlcurtis Mon 11-Aug-14 21:10:45

I didn't get a chance to weigh this morning - had guests sleeping over in my room, so will do it tomorrow morning. It's been a challenging weeknd having people here, catering for their (carby) needs and not succumbing. For the most part I didn't. <ie I did a weeny bit blush > But still hoping for a loss. Fingers crossed.

I start a new job tomorrow, five mornings a week. I doubt very much I'm going to have time for breakfast as I did before - how vital is eating breakfast to this WOE? Or is there something I could have that's a drink (bar necking cream out of a carton, as lovely as that sounds!)?

Livelongandprosper Mon 11-Aug-14 21:15:46

Marking my place and interested to see if there are any suggestions for Pony's breakfast drink

StuntNun Mon 11-Aug-14 21:34:40

Pony there are recipes for low carb muffins which are like crustless quiches. Otherwise Greek yoghurt is pretty quick. Or hardboil a batch of eggs at the start of the week and have a couple each day.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 11-Aug-14 21:51:26

I wrote a really long message and it hasnt posted. sad

No weigh in for me. Its liberating.

Today was the first of a week of social potential face stuffing events. Pizza Express. I had a salad. A SALAD. grin Pizza is my all time favourite food, so this is a huge step for me.

B- Cheese Omellete

D- Steak and Mushrooms with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce.

Ive just got in from a PT session and back2back spinning classes.

I feel good!

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 11-Aug-14 21:56:59

pony and loom During term time, I make a big breakfast torilla thing on a Sunday - cooked sausage, bacon, and mushrooms, in a pyrex dish, covered in beaten egg and topped with cheese. I bake it in the oven, leave it to cool and then divide into portions. It goes in the fridge, i can grab a couple of slices on my way to work. Its really nice cold.

BIWI Mon 11-Aug-14 23:06:30

You could always consider skipping breakfast? As long as you're keto-adapted, i.e. used to low carbing/switched from carb-burning to fat-burning, then you could try that.

There's always yoghurt as a breakfast? I often have that at work. As long as it's full fat it should keep you going until lunchtime

Earlybird Mon 11-Aug-14 23:12:59

I am experiencing the 'no weight loss' in weeks 3 and 4 phase.

The good? My clothes are looser and I feel a bit lighter
The bad? The scale has not moved this week.

But, I am not wavering....

BIWI Mon 11-Aug-14 23:17:48

Don't do anything different. If it worked for you in the first couple of weeks then it will work for you again.

Earlybird Mon 11-Aug-14 23:21:12

Thanks for words of encouragement.

The one thing that has been different this past week: no time to exercise. I don't exercise lots anyway, but this week was less than usual. Other than a few not-particularly-long walks with the dog, I was just my normal active self.

herecomesthsun Tue 12-Aug-14 04:45:31

Up a kg - but 1" off bust 2" off waist 1.5" off hips

Firsttimer7259 Tue 12-Aug-14 06:50:46

After bring all grrr at measly 0.8lb drop last week ( prev weeks all just over a pound) I've dropped 1.4 this morning. I'm so chuffed!!

BIWI Tue 12-Aug-14 07:37:39


trashcanjunkie Tue 12-Aug-14 11:45:04

I'm five pounds down this week, so really really pleased. Dp has fannyed about wanting to lose weight "with me" since I started in Jan. I warned him if he was going to piss about and go off piste, yet still eat high fat lc meals with me, and not drink his water, he'd be in bother.

Lo and behold, he is now up by a stone hmm and I got cross with him last week, because he was starting again pretty much every Sunday night, then by Wednesday having a fuck it moment, which carried through til Friday or Saturday - then beginning again. He's not even 'fat' as it were, just has more of a tummy than he'd like. He was wanting to 'start again' (again) and was trolling through the fridge, asking if it was allowed for him to have a fucking fruit yoghurt hmm. I almost started to answer, and then told him if he wants to do bloody lc, he better read the fucking rules and take responsibility for himself, instead of acting like his mother and putting responsibility onto others. That sharp woke him up, and he studied the rules, and has begun once more. He's going to New York in six weeks, and I reckon could have great success if he pulls his arse into gear. I quoted your losses pisses, I think you weigh about the same.... or did at the start of your journey. He trains at the gym three times a week, and surfs once a week or so, depending on the swell.

Fingers crossed for him he keeps it together this week, cos I may have to kill him rather than listen to the whole sorry cycle again grin

readyforno2 Tue 12-Aug-14 14:18:58

Never made it to the trainer this morning. Babysitter let me down.

Can anyone help me? We're going to the tattoo tonight. Going for dinner first.
Sample menu
What should I have?
Or does anyone have any other ideas where to go that's fairly low carb friendly

Pisseslikeahorse Tue 12-Aug-14 14:55:59

Trashy - Excellent loss!
I've been trying to think of helpful tips but I'm just mean tell him to man up grin
Only real thought is if he trains, then alongside bootcamp he needs to up his cardio. For example week 1 bootcamp I burnt 3000+ calories training.

I messed up yesterday, hence a 10k this morning for licking a bit of butter icing yesterday. <burches self whilst chanting 'I must not pick'>

b. Yogurt
l. 3 bacon 2eggs Courgette
d. fish and salad

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