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Week 1 - January Low Carb Bootcamp: and we're off!

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BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 19:31:37

Evening everyone. I hope you're all ready, prepared and raring to go!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness:

for you to enter your starting weight

Have a good look at the tabs at the bottom, as there you will find the rules, the list of allowed veg and lots of other really useful information.

I've also started the questions thread , so if you have anything you need to ask, that's the best place to ask it. The chat threads move really quickly in the first weeks, so this thread is the best place to ask your questions.

And this time around, I thought it might be useful to have a thread to post about good/interesting low carb products that you come across:


Good luck!

SayraT Sun 18-Jan-15 20:38:33


Can't wait to get started grin

Plan for tomorrow:

B: Egg in a cup, coffee with cream
L: Tuna mayo egg 'wraps'
D: Sausage omelette and salad

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 18-Jan-15 20:39:34

Biwi, do I have to log on using laptop for updating the spreadsheet or am I doing it wrong on iPhone?

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 20:41:02

Oh er - I don't know! The lovely Sayra looks after the spreadsheet. I have no idea how it works on the iPhone I'm afraid.

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 20:41:55

Oh, don't forget, everyone, The recipe thread

It's a bit long now, so can be a bit unwieldy, but there are some fab recipes on there and it's worth having a browse just for inspiration

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 20:43:58

And if you like you can print the whole thread out - go to the bottom of the thread and you'll see a series of boxes - there's a purple one to the right, which is the print icon

WireCat Sun 18-Jan-15 20:45:11

I'm excited about this. Although you do not want to know what I've eaten today. hmm


Breakfast will be eggs.
lunch will be Brie, cuecumber, salad leaves & mayo.
Dinner will be mince cooked up with leaks, mushrooms & tinned tomatoes (and some herbs/spices)

I am dreading weighing myself.

Earlybird Sun 18-Jan-15 20:47:06

I don't currently appear on the spreadsheet. Can I add myself (and if so, how?), or must I wait for Sayra to do it?

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sun 18-Jan-15 20:51:18

I've done it via laptop BIWI, its quiet in there at the moment.......

Wintersea Sun 18-Jan-15 20:53:05

Thank you BIWI and SayraT - keen to start, too.
Meal plan for tomorrow is
B. Sliced ham/full fat Philly rolls, coffee with cream
L something from where I'm working - prob salad with chicken or fish
D leftover coq au win with cauli mash
Herbal tea, herbal tea, herbal tea.

Have cut out bread and pasta this week but hv had the odd glass of wine (or three) and brownies as well the odd chocolate bar so know I'm going to get carb cravings/flu...
Really want to do this though so here goes.
Good luck everyone!

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 21:00:25

I'm not expecting anyone to post until tomorrow, NaturalBlonde - but I had to start the thread tonight because I have to be up and out early tomorrow morning.

SayraT Sun 18-Jan-15 21:16:40

Yes early just add yourself at the bottom. I posted a note on the sign up thread to say that some people weren't on list yet.

Sorry natural, don't have an iPhone, I know some people have problems with certain devices. I don't know why. If you can't update just ask me and I'll do it.

SayraT Sun 18-Jan-15 21:23:56

I've already sent the link for the spreadsheet to BIWI so she can start the new thread soon. If you are not on the spreadsheet just add your name into the spaces at the bottom of the list, don't try to add it in the correct alphabetical position, I will sort that later.

So Fab, theawfuldaughter, newbie and early you aren't on the spreadsheet just now but you can be added once the first week thread is up and running.

I will try to remember to do it.

^copied from the sign up thread. Apologies if you are not on sheet yet, just add yourself as above or ask me and I'll do it in the morning.

SparklyReindeerShit Sun 18-Jan-15 21:24:05

Ooh, I've been easing myself in this week and am ready to go now! Have 3 stone to lose, am bf too so not doing too hardcore but need desperately to get off the sugar. I know I'll feel better once I am.

yongnian Sun 18-Jan-15 21:32:09

Hello hello hello. Marking my spot for weighing in tomorrow am.
Sooo ready to get the next bc started! Just short of a month of being off the wagon (not totally but some very un bc patches) and really want to focus back down now. Damage not too bad I think, but must must get back in line now.
Short term goal: repair damage
Medium goal: get under what I finished last bc on
Long term goal: 7lbs
Just got back from weekend away and will be food shopping tomorrow so that's good. Bc breakfast is at hand (have stayed good with that and water and pretty much with starchy carbs mostly....just the sugar bane of my life has been untoward!) and I will stock back up on essentials.
Onwards and downwards!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 18-Jan-15 22:16:06

Am I in the right place?

Here we go then. Thanks BIWI and Sayra. thanks

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 22:17:38

You are, indeed, in the right place. Are you hovering over your scales, waiting for the starting gun?

CQ Sun 18-Jan-15 22:26:46

All ready in this house. DH and I are having a Biggest Loser challenge over the next 3 months.

'Twas a good idea not starting this straight after New Year, BIWI, I have needed a couple of weeks to recover from the holidays and get my head in the right place. Now ready to kick ass.

Actually my NY resolution has been to get more sleep, as I think all other things such as diet, exercise, effectiveness etc all improve with the right amount of sleep.

So I'm off to bed now smile

Weighing in first thing. Gulp.

BIWI Sun 18-Jan-15 22:28:20

Sleep well then!

Hattieboomboom Sun 18-Jan-15 23:15:35

If like to join please, but can't add my name to the spreadsheet. Sayra please could you add my name? Thanks so much.

RandomHouseRules Sun 18-Jan-15 23:15:35

Just marking place for tomorrow. Raring to go - we have been BC-light-ing for a couple of weeks so hoping not to get bad carb flu (been there before and really not enjoyed it!). Tomorrow:
B: scrambled egg and spinach
L: avocado & ham salad
D: chicken escalopes fried in butter with various roasted allowed veg tbc
Water water everywhere................ Have got cucumber topped with goats cheese in mind if I am desperate to eat something when the kids have their early tea, which is always a hard part of the day for me as I get so tempted to eat their leftovers.
Aiming to lose a stone by end of March. Big thanks and thanks to BIWI & Sayra.

Hattieboomboom Sun 18-Jan-15 23:20:22

Agree Random, that is very hard time of day. I've tried to low carb about three times since my last proper, successful go at it, and broke at about 5.30pm on the first day, every time. Tomorrow at kids supper time I'll be on mumsnet for moral support!

MovedToIstanbul Mon 19-Jan-15 04:28:18

Good morning everybody! I am still up, can't sleep. I might just stay up until tomorrow night and then hopefully I am back to my usual sleeping pattern. I signed up as 'GermanGirlinLondon', I then moved to Istanbul, but things didn't work out with my work and I am currently stuck in Cologne, looking for a new job overseas. My starting weight is 202lbs as of this morning and I am shocked. I started last year with 181lbs and I was down to 160lbs at the beginning of April. I really hope I get there again before summer. I wish us all best of luck. The fridge is full of low-carb ingredients for today and then I am off to buy more. I have more time at the moment as I am not working, so I can't use the lack of time as an excuse. I hope to lose a minimum of 20lbs during the ten weeks. I hope to lose 20lbs during the ten weeks.

Good luck everybody!

Trufflethewuffle Mon 19-Jan-15 06:16:28

Sayra can you please enter my start weight as 210? Just weighed myself.

Good luck everyone.

glenthebattleostrich Mon 19-Jan-15 06:31:24

Morning all

Not a good start, slept in! Plan for today -

B- scrambled egg with mushroom
L- ham and philli wraps with salad
T - lamb steak with green beans, kale and asparagus

185 today, so exact weight at the end of my first BC. Want to loose 1.5 stone by the end. Digging Jillian DVDs out tonight so wish me luck!

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