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Week 4 - Low Carb Bootcamp - apologies for the late start!!!

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BIWI Mon 02-Nov-15 12:13:25

Sorry all - first day back at work and I had a horribly early start, so this is the first chance I've had to set this thread up. blush

Here's the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

Will be back later this afternoon to catch up!

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 02-Nov-15 12:17:37

Hope you had a lovely holiday, BIWI!

AndTheBandPlayedOn Mon 02-Nov-15 12:24:25

Well, I am going in the wrong direction! The Halloween candy got me. I shall reform, hand on heart.

B-yogurt
L-steak and egg and butter
D-chicken breast and roasted broccoli with coconut oil
S-hard boiled egg(s)
3 liters water

regenerationfez Mon 02-Nov-15 12:43:31

Hi,
I'm back to posting my food and will start tracking my water too, as Ive been slacking a bit.

Br: Greek yoghurt, mackerel fillets, coffee with ss milk because ive run out of cream. Will be back on the cream tomorrow grin
L: Leftover lamb casserole- lamb shoulder slow cooked in tinned tomatoes, cumin with courgette and aubergine. Had it last night with cauliflower mash. It was delicious!
D: Spag bol. Will add a load of veg to it and have it with my LC spaghetti.

whitershadeofpale Mon 02-Nov-15 13:00:34

Good week for me, another 2 lb loss. Today is my first day at work after 3 months off and I really hope I'm in enough of a routine to resist all the chocolates, biscuits, cakes etc that are always knocking about.

I also need to keep an eye on the number of coffees I have and stick to lots of water.

PseudoBadger Mon 02-Nov-15 13:02:34

Thanks BIWI- hope your holiday was lovely.
2lbs off, so 9 in total so far.
KOKO everyone.

LexLoofah Mon 02-Nov-15 13:12:57

thumb re: pate there's a nice sesame seed cracker recipe on the recipe thread. I had pate at the weekend on hm lc cracker bread, I got the recipe from the Real Meal Revolution book which is basically mixed seeds & psyllium husk. I am going to be careful and not have them too often as so convenient but then again a good way to get butter and pate in.Also second lettuce cups though, v nice.

STS for me, no worries will just keep on and perhaps see if I can reduce portions and skip the odd meal as close to goal so expect last 10b to be quite stubborn as been around for a long, long time

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 02-Nov-15 13:23:02

Thanks Lex - I'll have a look at that. I have to be a bit careful with some seeds as they don't agree with me, but I'm sure I can find enough to sort something out! smile

WhiffyBiffer Mon 02-Nov-15 13:41:21

First week & 3lb off for me. Been a bit nibbly today and run out of eggs so need to nip to shops later. So far

B: creamy coffee, bacon & buttery spinach

Snack: spoonful of ff yogurt

L: hm broccoli & blue cheese soup. Still hungry so avocado, chorizo & tiny bit of mozzarella

D will be roast lamb from slow cooker & veg

StuntNun Mon 02-Nov-15 14:32:39

2 lb off for me so far this Bootcamp, very happy with that.

EwanHoozami Mon 02-Nov-15 14:48:34

It begins! Hello all, well done anyone who lost in week 3

My scales have run out of batteries and I'm not inclined to replace them. My goal is to fit back in to my size 14 jeans (my size 12s have been relegated to the loft but I'm ever deluded hopeful that they might once again grace my thighs)

I know two things from being a long-term LCer: 1) Dairy can stall me. 2) I get very grumpy when denied cheese, Greek yogurt and my morning tea with whole milk and after a few weeks I think Fuck It All and dive into the cake tin. So careful balance and moderation is the way forward grin

B - 3 fried eggs and spinach
L - Bresaola salad
D - big bowl of Harissa-roasted veg (aubergine, carrots, courgette, cauliflower, broccoli) mixed with hard-boiled eggs and kalamata olives.

Also - one tea with milk, several coffees with almond milk.

keeponkeepinon Mon 02-Nov-15 15:41:18

Hi all, speaking of being late...I'm three weeks late! Life has been getting in the way but I need to get some focus. I'm still at my heaviest and very unhappy. I have a big problem with sticking to anything, I'm prone to panicking after half a day and going overboard, whether its low carb or 5-2 or whatever. Not off to the best bootcamp start as its been a stessful day and I'm really struggling with the emotional craving to shove something sweet in. Day 1 and here though. I don't know if I am in the right place. I get all stressed that I can't manage this in the long term soI panic and ggivein. Its ridiculous and I am really down about it at the moment. Just got to try and keep on though eh?

keeponkeepinon Mon 02-Nov-15 15:45:11

Forgot to list!
B. 2 rashers bacon and mushrooms fried in butter. Coffee with semi skimmed.
L. Egg mayo and coffee with semi skimmed again
Sn. Sliced ham with boursin
D. Gammon and green veg
Not exactly bootcamp with all that dairy....

whitershadeofpale Mon 02-Nov-15 16:28:46

Is anyone else having problems updating the spreadsheet? I can open it fine but it won't let me click in the box to type in my weight.

Wombatinabathhat Mon 02-Nov-15 16:57:59

Thanks for the thread BIWI
It was ok for me whiter
keepon you've got nothing to lose except weight so stick around and give it a try. The first couple of days are the hardest but loads of support on here. Good luck thanks
Well done to all the losers.

1 lb off so a total of 9 this bc. Very pleased grin
B: Ham and mayo
L: Pork curry with courgette, cauliflower and cabbage
D: Mince with shredded greens and sm portion of carrot/swede mash.

Billionnairewannabe Mon 02-Nov-15 18:00:00

B - A made up LC pancake (egg, cream cheese, ground almonds, dash cream) with whipped cream! Yum!
L - lettuce gem leaves with avocado & mackerel
D - a sort of moussaka - mince, tomato, spring onion on top of aubergines with grated cheese & cauliflower. 1/4 Coyo.

I must say that 3 weeks ago I wouldn't have touched anything as healthy as like this but now I'm really enjoying it!

Patapouf Mon 02-Nov-15 18:05:21

Just checking in, had a very stressful week and STS, going to try and cut dairy down a bit more.
Dinner is duck breast with either celeriac or cauli mash. Lunch was chicken breast and salad in a creamy dressing.

Balonder Mon 02-Nov-15 18:47:42

I have totally fallen off the wagon. Haven't weighed as I think it will be too disheartening so back to boot camp with a vengeance. Hopefully I will be able to minimise the damage. Some very good losses here to inspire

ShebaQueen Mon 02-Nov-15 19:09:37

Hello all and welcome back BIWI, hope you had a great time.

I have stayed the same which I'm a little bit disappointed with but will koko and have upped my water intake today as maybe didn't drink enough over the weekend.

Congrats to those who have lost smile

whitershadeofpale Mon 02-Nov-15 19:44:43

I'm still having trouble with the spreadsheet (obviously be!) would anybody be so kind as to update mine (166) when they do there's? flowers

Wombatinabathhat Mon 02-Nov-15 19:59:23

I've updated it White
Thanks for the thanks grin

whitershadeofpale Mon 02-Nov-15 20:20:19

Thank you have some more flowers grin

CharlieSierra Mon 02-Nov-15 20:29:37

Hello all, thanks for the new thread BIWI. I had a little wine lapse yesterday, out for lunch, but at least I stayed on track food wise.

B: avocado, coffee with cream
L: tuna mayo with green salad
D: pork chop, creamed cauliflower and some cabbage

BIWI Mon 02-Nov-15 20:30:55

For those of you who haven't lost, or who have gained, even if you haven't cheated - don't despair! We are in the notorious week 4 - it's really common for weight loss to stop/slow (or even reverse) in weeks 3 and/or 4 (and sometimes even in week 5!).

If you know you're not cheating (are you sure?! wink), then just keep on keeping on and things will get going again soon.

ChesterDrawers Mon 02-Nov-15 20:46:51

Craving sweet stuff so badly after a frankly awful day involving everything that could go wrong doing so.

Just had a licorice tea, which was sweet and helped a bit, but even so, it's not a fuckload of chocolate now, is it?

Tempted by Greek yog and cream but trying to cut down on dairy. Oh, feeling very woe is me.

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