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Week 5 - Low Carb Bootcamp - almost half way through!(317 Posts)
Morning all - lovely sunny day here!
Here's the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness for your confessions
It sounds like some of us have been struggling recently, so I hope that the scales have been kind to you this morning.
If the scales aren't your friend, then don't forget to take your measurements, or to try on that dress/those jeans that were too tight 5 weeks ago - the results here are more meaningful than the scales anyway.
I put some new trousers on yesterday that I bought a couple of weeks ago, and find that they are now too big. Which is both pleasing and annoying at the same time
A loss of 1lb for me.
I realised that lacking a goal is what has derailed me from this boot camp. I have now booked our summer holiday (in exactly 11 weeks) so am back in the game, as would like to be in the best shape I can be.
B: left over roast lamb
L: will be crispy belly pork and salad
D: will be chicken (Caribbean style) with vegetables
Argh BIWI I hate (and love) when that happens, not that is has happened to me for a while!!
Well done ijustwant you are right, it is good to have a goal, I need to find one!
Not been doing very well recently due to a number of things (shouldn't make excuses TBH) but back on track today and very grateful that I STS this week. I certainly did not deserve too.
Food for Today
B: Three eggs fried in duck fat, coffee with cream
L: Smoked salmon, lettuce, cucumber, pepper, tomatoes
D: Courgetti carbonara
S: FF yog with vanilla powder (£-ridiculous from Waitrose)
Good luck to you all on your weigh in, if you don't lose or don't lose as much as you were expecting do not feel disheartened just KOKO
STS after expecting a whoosh but I made some mindfully off-plan choices yesterday. Only for one meal and still no sugar, wheat or dairy but not LCHF either.
B - bone broth and dripping
Hi everyone <sidles in sheepishly>
Me being ill followed by holiday followed by ill children has led to 3 weeks of being a carby twat! Back on it now though.
Plan for today -
B - scrambled egg
L - chicken salad with pesto Mayo
D - not sure yet, something mince based
On the bright side I have finally got round to getting the Google sheets app so I can finally update the spreadsheet myself
I've only lost 1.5lbs so far this bootcamp, although I lost a stone last bootcamp and another 4lbs between bootcamps. Measurements still decreasing slowly. I'm only 5 foot 2 so need about another stone gone to reach normal BMI
I've got carb-creep to address and probably need to go back to strict bootcamp. Chocolate became a daily square and now is several squares. If I buy a punnet of strawberries I'll eat the lot the same day.
Trying to increase daily movement as I sit at a computer at work, maybe I'll get a fitbit.
Has anyone else noticed little areas on hips and thighs that suddenly have a dent, like a specific pocket of fat has gone? I'll notice one then a few weeks later there will be a dent somewhere else.
STS this week but have been slightly lax with carbs
Great, 1lb on. <hysterical laughter>
1lb on here too. Gah. I'm eating too much, I know I am.
3.2lb loss for me this week. i met friends at the pub twice this week and just drank soda water and had a family meal out yesterday. drank water, opted for cajun chicken, bacon and cheese salad with a fried egg added to it (random but it somehow worked!!) had a coffee with cream instead of pudding. very proud of myself for not giving in to the pressures of other people saying have a day off it won't hurt. i want to try and lose 9 more lbs by the end of BC which I know will be tight so am determined to not have any blips despite the efforts of my friends and family. if i don't make the full 9 lbs and know I have stuck to the plan then i will feel meh about it. what will be will be. but if i don't and i know i have had slip ups i will feel really pissed off with myself
I win! 8.5lb on
Back on it 100% now
I have STS which is a minor miracle as I have had rellies to stay all week and they bought lots of home-cooked goodies to
fatten me up help me out. I have done my very best and I didn't even enjoy the stuff, even the savoury things tasted weirdly sweet - BC has definately changed my tastebuds! When their stuff ran out and I was back in control of food we had meat & salad and optional spuds etc.
I also took DS to a kids party and as I didn't know what to expect food-wise I took the precaution of scoffing 4 meatballs beforehand. Good job too, there wasn't a single suitable thing - wall to wall beige and orange carby nonsense. I didn't even want it.
So, a new monday, sun is shining, not many (planned) distractions this week so here goes! KOKO everyone!
I'm feeling so disappointed this morning. I have been so good this week in the face of quite a few obstacles (eating out, wedding, friends coming over) and was feeling really proud of myself. I was hoping for at least a few pounds loss (secretly hoping for more) but stepped on the scales this morning and put half a pound on. I feel like a fool for thinking I was doing so well.
half a pound off thank goodness as I had a sneaky weigh in on Wednesday and was 4lbs on!!!!!
Any who super strict since then and 1/2 off - really felt a whoosh coming on - ah well maybe next week!!!!
B - BPC
L - home made Guacamole and cold salmon
D - Pork Belly, courgettes and mushrooms in philly
W - 3ltrs
Lost another 2lb so I have miraculously moved into another stone ballpark! I am so happy and just can't believe that I have finally managed to start shifting this weight that I thought I would be stuck with forever.
I have lost 16lb this year now - 4lb through just not eating christmas junk, then 12lb from lc-ing, and 8lb of that on this bootcamp.
I am walking round with a big grin on my face today and my husband, who woke up with proper Monday morning blues told me (jokingly, don't worry), to "stop being so bloody enthusiastic"! I laughed in his face.
I know that pride comes before a fall so I am likely to not be so happy next Monday when I will probably be lucky to sts (the whoosh fairy doesn't visit two weeks in a row, does she?!), but I am going to enjoy this feeling for today and use it as motivation to KOKO.
Not weighing today after a stupid stupid moment of carby twattiness - I got complacent after my 5lb whoosh - damn and blast!
9 months ago I bought a boden dress (in sale) with the intention of wearing it very soon ie when it stopped being a body con dress and more skimming. FINALLY 9 months later and I wore it this weekend yay.
My hubby says he wants to lc then I find sweeties and bottles of d coke in his car. I have explained how it works until I am blue in the face. When he does it properly he loses weight and feels great. Then he messes around and feels rubbish and doesn't lose.
I now let him get on with it and cook lc at home with extra carbs for kids and he can have carbs or not. This weekend he has said he will start LC ing again and be strict. I let him decide now as I was fed up with nagging him, his belly his choice!
He is inspired by my weightloss,i think and he isn't seeing the results he thought he would through the gym alone.
Hi, everyone! I am back to where I started on week 1.
But I had a jolly good time getting there! I do much better when my husband's away, but when he comes back he insists on taking me out for lovely meals with the most tempting wines and desserts, which he forces me to drink and eat..
So, I'm starting again, again. I really do enjoy this woe, it keeps me full, but I think I may need to exercise some portion control, anyway! Celeriac a la boulangere is the best to replace a potato gratin! I'm trying to find a good fresh-ish cauli to make rice with today, to add to my repertoire of things to replace carbs! I still can't bring myself to use coconut oil (mostly because the only food Himself hates with a passion is coconut, and even left to myself, the thought of a shot of coconut oil in my black coffee makes me want to gag).
Hope everyone doing a lot better than I am!
Friday Saturday Sunday!!! I binged!!!!
I'm still half a stone lighter on the scales so I know that the boot camp did work!!!
Back on it today. I will completely cut out dairy and processed meats this week I'll drench my food in fat and drink more then my required quotea of water a day. eat plenty of greens, lean fatty meats and fish
B 2 fried eggs, 1 large mushroom half green pepper all fried in vegetable oil drizzled with the oil over it and munched away
L tuna salad just loads of lettuce and tuna in olive oil
D chicken and roast couliflour and green leaf salad
If I need a snack I'll have boiled eggs with butter or pork scratching
Planning on doing T25 starting this evening. I'm feeling very motivated
Having breakfast in John Lewis - sausage bacon tomato and mushroom - have added butter to the coffee to up the fat as food not up to my usual suspect butter fried breakfast.
I have stepped on the scales and another small success but still a little way to go to lose initial body in panic mode as no doubt famine is coming !
However despite this clothes are less snug and now have the energy to stare down Shawn T!!
Tesco do ready blended cauliflower for some of us that find it too much work blitzing it :-)
Half a lb off. Which considering I've had a terriblly upset tummy for the last three days is pretty fucking disappointing.
Less than half a stone off since I started low carbing again at the end of April. Am wondering what the fucking point it, frankly.
very very shameful bad weekend. And pointless because it wasn't even enjoyable. So am feeling chastened. I will reset myself forthwith.
Am about to have my breakfast which I must say I am really enjoying. I mix cream cheese with ff total (about 50:50 actually - and btw in case anyone hasn't noticed, the own brand cream cheeses are much lower carb than philly), salt and pepper and a drizzle of walnut oil. In my head it's a sort of Turkish breakfast (I've no idea what they have for breakfast in Turkey but this feels sort of Turkish/Middle Easty - it's a sort of Labneh type thing). Great with a black coffee.
Hold the front page! My local Tesco is selling cauliflower rice and courgetti. We're going mainstream folks!
I'm with you Crabby. What was the point of all the times this week when I resisted temptation and looked like an idiot taking a flask of soup to a friend's house or eating a burger without the bun and not having dessert when friends came over. I've only lost 1.5 pounds since Bootcamp started.
Sorry for moaning and feeling sorry for myself this morning but feeling quite teary and don't have anyone else to talk to. This is the only diet I can stick to and am disappointed it's not working for me. I wonder if I will ever lose this weight.