Week 10 - Low Carb Bootcamp - it's the final countdown!(77 Posts)
Here's the spreadsheet
Hopefully we'll be able to shed at least one more of these before the end of our final week.
That, in case you don't know, is what one pound of fat looks like!
Nice visual BIWI!
I tried and failed to make coconut flour pancakes yesterday. The consistency was nothing like normal batter and I didn't know what to do with it.
I have really struggled this weekend to stick to this WOE, coming back from holiday where I'd been on carb overdrive it's been easy to slip up. A combination of poor planning and very weak willpower. I'm very cross with myself because I feel like I'm up to my old self sabotaging. The results on BC have been so good and I'm terrified of undoing my hard work, and waste the previous last weeks of BC!
I can't quite believe it but I seem to have lost 3.5lbs?!!
I wonder if I was being a bit pessimistic with my scales when I weighed last week (had a 1.5lb gain)? But this week I was bang smack on 12 and a half stone. Could also be linked to last week being totm so maybe that kept weight on for a bit?
I was by and large very strict last week though, so I guess it did pay off, but I did have a slight episode of carby twattery linked to my first work night out, which I thought would have cocked things up. Maybe the Fathead pizza is the answer?!?
Anyway, I am going to be as strict as I can this week and stop questioning the good news! Food plan for today:
B - yogurt with coconut and berries
L - a salad of avocado, green pepper, boiled egg, cheese, sausage, cucumber, coleslaw, leaves and olive oil
D - will probably be along same lines as lunch, plus some leftover fathead pizza
Can I ask what happens after this final week? I still have at least another stone to lose so want to keep on track!
urgh, on day 5 and think I am having sugar withdrawal. felt fine until yesterday when headache started
Well done all for making week 10!
I'm 0.8 lb down which I'm surprised at as I've been bloody starving this week and eating crap.
I've cooked one meal all week
I think a couple of days scuba camp are called for.
Have a good un
How bad is dry white wine? I've usually stuck to gin and only at weekends and only one or two at a time, but had some wine this weekend, scared it's going to sabotage. I have been perfect with food though.
Hi ladies. Checking in. Had a day away with girlie pals on Friday and ended up drinking a LOT. All gin and slim so no sugar but far far too many (stopped counting at 10 units). Def out of ketosis but very proud that I got up on the Saturday morning and used the pool, sauna and the hotel gym to do my Pilates. Then had an ENORMOUS fry up and buttery coffee. I reckon I'll be back on track today or tomorrow. Craving pork belly for lunch.
Lisba a carby-twat moment can sometimes entice the whoosh fairy to come visiting. I find my tummy fat goes extra squishy and/or my measurements drop without my weight dropping just before a whoosh is due. A couple of alcoholic drinks can have the same effect. It isn't something that we would recommend doing on purpose on Bootcamp because the whoosh would happen on its own anyway and it's an easy way to fall off the wagon but it is a recognised phenomenon of low carbing.
That is a horrible picture, BIWI! Focuses the mind a lot, though.
I am sneaking in just to crow over my last week's effort - started low-carbing 9 days ago and I have lost 5.75lbs in that time! I am so so pleased, especially because it's been Bootcamp-Lite. I need to be able to eat berries and cream for a few days until my sugar cravings drop - I've tried going hardcore Bootcamp before and failed every time. I'm also still bf so sticking firmly to that excuse. I was previously doing 5:2 and I lost about 10lbs doing that, but it is just too bloody hard to stick to.
I was on Bootcamp in 2012 for quite a while and lost 20lbs then, but then I had another baby and needed to lose that weight. I'm only 3 lbs or so over my pre-pregnancy weight now, though, so I'm hoping to go on and lose a bit more to get firmly into a healthy BMI range. I'd like to see 9 stone for the first time since I was 21!
Blimey stunt that is weird isn't it?! Safe to say I will not be relying on that phenomenon as a way to entice any whooshes, and I am just glad it didn't knock me off the wagon completely. I actually think that the guilt from being such a pig is encouraging me to stick to the rules even more now!
I am still wobbling up a pound/down a pound (have generally lost 6 overall)...but I feel fantastic! And I have not really put in the exercise/calorie counting that I probably should do.
I was away last week and had a couple slip ups (slight "flu" and loose bowel from it-learned my lesson). This week I plan to return to exercise (30 day challenge: ABS plus maintain some squats from last challenge) and monitor my calorie levels.
I plan to continue with this WOE but need to ask: at what point should I get some blood labs done to check cholesterol?
Thanks BIWI, I'll keep a lookout for the next bootcamp (hoping there will be another!)
Up 2lbs this week. I'm going to attribute this to TOTM
again, not enough water and the fact that I ate all food in sight in Rome
I only have myself to blame and I'm eagerly anticipating dropping into the next stone bracket!
Argh, I've had a dreadful week food wise, I think I'm completely failing to handle some stress about an important assessment day on Thursday. Try as I might I can't seem to keep myself on track for more than six hours.
And not just that, my brain seems to be actively seeking out the foods I've purposefully avoided.
Not what I need at all. I've booked a session with a hypnotherapist for this coming Saturday. For getting on track with foods and pain management and energy boost. Fingers crossed.
Thank you for new thread, biwi, shedding another lb would be great but to be honest, I am thrilled I actually lost another three so STS will be great. I need to stay off the dark chocolate.
lisb, TOTM puts me up at least a pound or two, so I discount any weights for that time.
beccus, I had bad sugar withdrawal headaches - it was actually good because the memory is enough to make me steer clear. I had carb flu for a good few days. The other thing which triggers headaches these days is not enough salt - you need to make sure your body is not depleted of salt from all the water and fat burning.
trash, I am sorry you are struggling, I hope the hypnotherapy helps.
Today has been a bit all over the place as DD sick in the night and I was tired.
B was BPC and two hard boiled eggs
L was salad with skin on roast chicken and mayonnaise
D was more salad but including more low carb veg than lettuce, with oily dressing, and some salami and cheese wraps.
Need to work on the water, I was in meetings most of the afternoon and I know I did not drink enough.
AndTheBand, have you got particular cholesterol issues? I had bloods done a few weeks ago and they were fine.
cant believe this woe started so easily and has become so hard. Really pleased the headaches and fluey feeling seem to have gone, but suffering insomnia which is not ideal with my 9 month sleep regressioning baby. also think my body is struggling to cope with all the fat. have dioreah and feel nauseous after eating. am thinking maybe I need to cut back on the fat a bit and gradually build it up? have been having scrambled eggs with lots of butter, an avocado (half), spinach and cucumber smoothie and a coffee with double cream for breakfast, a salad (lettuce, tomato with lots of mayo or pok chai and peppers fried in lots of oil - I know peppers are not low carb, but they needed eating) and lamb mince burgers or chicken with skin on for lunch and dinner, amd maybe another tea or coffee with double cream and some nuts during the day. have got some almond milk on, so can put that in my tea and coffee. adding salt and drinking lots of water.
Beccus I eat medium carb as it helps with IBS and migraines but I do not add fat to food. Makes me feel ill and causes diarrhea in me. I don't eat dairy at all and use rice/almond milk. Am losing weight each week.
Beccus how many weeks into BC are you? It can take 5 or 6wks to fully adapt to fat as your prime fuel. When you have eaten low fat for ages it can all be a bit rich at first. Personally I have always found that, whilst most people complain about LC and constipation, I am just the opposite! It increasing my carbs that bung me up and on LC I have always been a bit the opposite. How many nuts do you eat? They affect me too. Better than any laxatives!
Are you losing weight OK? You may need to watch things like peppers, nuts, tomatoes and cream if not. They are not hugely carby but over a week they can add up.
thx milli & miffi. I only started 5 days ago. my usual weigh in day was yesterday and I'd gained 1lb but don't u r meant to weigh yourself for 2 weeks when you start this woe. am still b/f, so as much as possible trying to do bc, but sometimes having things like nuts that bcl allows
Very early days yet then. At this point its quite usual to feel a bit nauseous with the fat if you aren't used to it. As you are bf I would try and get some measurements to track rather than your weight as you are likely to find your fluid balance is up and down a lot and that messes with the scales. Most of the bf mums do BC light.
Romeyroo , I was just wondering about the cholesterol as the general teaching
brainwashing has been decades ingrained about the dangers of too much fat. I do have a family history of heart disease, although there may have been mitigating factors such as smoking/alcohol abuse. I have not (yet) had a high cholesterol report and I am 53 (and I don't smoke or drink alcohol).
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