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Week 4 - Pre-Christmas low carb Bootcamp - almost half way there ...

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BIWI Mon 14-Nov-16 07:46:57

Morning all.

The Spreadsheet of Fabulousness for you all

So this weigh-in might be a bit testing for you all (not least because I can see that there's some struggling cheating going on).

Remember that weeks 3 and 4 are notorious for the lack of weight loss, so if this is happening to you, don't panic! KOKO and things will get moving again soon. Honestly!

But that said, it's also important to remember that we have only been doing this for 3 weeks. I know it probably feels like a lifetime grin Hopefully you've settled into low carbing, and you should be enjoying your food, without any sense of deprivation that a low calorie/low fat diet can often bring.

Why not go and have a read of the recipe thread (stickied at the top of the Bootcamp topic) for some inspiration for something different to cook this week? That way, you'll keep your interest going and it will help to keep you on track.

Good luck, and here's to a successful week flowers

Kleptronic Mon 14-Nov-16 08:36:42

3lb on!! I had one carby meal yesterday. 4 roast potatoes, 2 stuffing balls, 1 piece of garlic bread, gravy, chicken, cauliflower/broccoli/green beans. Can one meal prompt a 3lb increase?

plumstone Mon 14-Nov-16 08:54:48

149lbs, so stayed the same - however on a positive note it is the first Monday in months I have managed to maintain Friday's weight to Monday's weight - so very pleased with that - clothes are feeling a tad looser - have finally had to bin my old belt and start on my new one, which is very exciting. Also treated myself to new makeup at the weekend - won't by junk food will buy makeup!!!!

This week will be the same every day - I am a creature of habit:

B - Total yogurt and double cream
L - Butter chicken with veg (aubergine, peppers, courgettes)
D - Cream of celeriac soup, alternated with steak and creamy mushrooms, sausages (black Farmer) and fried egg the other two nights.

Have a great week y'all!! xoxo

momofgirls Mon 14-Nov-16 09:05:04

Thanks for the update BIWI.
Lost 1lb this week. Have bootcamp an extra week and will move to bootcamp light. Must drink more water this week.

Veryflummoxed Mon 14-Nov-16 09:05:20

Good luck Raisin

Oh dear 2 Ibs up so back to my start weight. However I will not be downhearted. And I am feeling more back on track today.

I am going to look seriously at my water intake and will log everything I drink today.

Can someone add me please

veryflummoxed 196

KOKO everyone.

BIWI Mon 14-Nov-16 09:16:24

kleptronic - yes, sadly, a carby meal can do that to you.

However, don't despair! It's mostly going to be down to a re-fill of your glycogen stores. Have a couple of super strict days, drink plenty of water and, if you can, fit in a bit more exercise.

zobalina77 Mon 14-Nov-16 09:17:50

2lbs off this week. However I now have lots of christmas things in my diary. There are at least 2 events every weekend, starting on Friday. Luckily a couple are at restaurants where I can choose something meaty with extra veg. But others ....

Kleptronic Mon 14-Nov-16 09:22:18

Oh thank you BIWI. Super strict head back on! Hmm. This means I have to factor in instant carb bloat to my target weight then. At least 3lb under that.

nekobus Mon 14-Nov-16 09:32:50

3.5 pounds off for me! very happy grin) so 6.8 off in total. Clothes are definitely looser and I am feeling good for only having a few (2 I think!) drinks in the last 3 weeks. Maybe a stone before Christmas is possible.....

Good luck everyone and flowers to those struggling, it is not easy!

Visaste Mon 14-Nov-16 09:53:52

2lbs on for me!! To be expected after my disaster on Friday. Oh well, onwards and upwards!

GuyMartinsSideburns Mon 14-Nov-16 10:09:25

Could someone update mine to 128lb please? Thanks.

Not sure how much of that is 'true' though, I had a sickness bug on Friday and wasnt able to eat properly over the weekend. I ran 8 miles last thurs tho and will hopefully be clocking them up this week so fingers crossed that'll help.

Have a good week all smile

DearPrudence Mon 14-Nov-16 11:14:32

Well done everyone - especially if you're struggling but you haven't given up. That takes more effort than staying on the WOE.

I lost 2lb this week, making a total of 15lb. smile

I'm too scared to try Bootcamp light. Maybe one more week of full bootcamp.

I've got a very busy week this week. Working, taking DS to get a brace fitted tomorrow, a gig with my choir on Thursday night and a rehearsal with another choir Sunday. So my challenge will be getting organised so I can eat at regular times (regular mealtimes do not come naturally to me).

Polkadotties Mon 14-Nov-16 14:10:17

One pound off for me. I've reached my first goal, to be down to 10st7lb for my holiday. Was bang on this morning. So pleased!
I'm off on a two week all inclusive holiday tomorrow. I will try to be good (ish) with my food but you know... Cocktails grin

Thing101 Mon 14-Nov-16 14:12:14

Haven't weighed today as I think horrors of end of last week still lingering, so I will give myself a day's grace and do it tomorrow. Firmly back on the wagon - can I blame hormones for major wobbles last week? Just seems so irrational! Like others who have posted, I know what I should and want to be doing, but part of my brain won't co-operate. Need a trick to learn constant conscious eating?

reader77 Mon 14-Nov-16 14:47:20

I started a bit late this time so am really in my second week. I had horrible carb flu this time- a headache for three days and achy body. This is a good thing though I guess?

Haven't lost that much (2lb) but time of the month now so not disheartened.

bettyblueeyes83 Mon 14-Nov-16 15:12:48

I've more or less stayed the same (up 0.2 - but this is better than the 2lb gain I was showing through last week). Back to intermittent fasting from today - will need to remember to pack a bigger lunch as I was so starving by the time I ate that I followed lunch up with a load of mixed nuts.

SestraClone Mon 14-Nov-16 15:50:34

STS but I had an entire day "off" at the weekend so I am lucky really!

Raisinthedead Mon 14-Nov-16 16:02:46


Joining in this thread after my miserable and desperate plea / admission on the other thread. BIWI you are right it's all down to the planning. I've pulled together a plan for this week. I do th weekly shop and that's great but DH goes and buys treats which I then raid so asked him to stop buying wine and crisps at the moment as I have no will power and wait until I get my head in the right zone.

Today I had egg muffins / crustless quiche things (homemade) for breakfast, lunch I had chicken salad with mayo and oily dressing. Not had enough water so currently trying to drink two pints . Dinner tonight is out at a work function so will have to just see what I can eat - meat and veggies and use some butter sachets to up the fat content I guess.

I just need to get my head out of the I've failed space to the I've just started place. It's all about the mindset.

fruitbats Mon 14-Nov-16 17:13:51

Hello everyone smile
S/S updated.
Polka Have a lovely holiday

I am weighing in tomorrow. I did weigh today but it showed the excess of the weekend. Hopefully it will be back to something more normal tomorrow grin

margaritasbythesea Mon 14-Nov-16 18:09:43

Thanks for new thread BIWI.

I have lowered my protein and kept my usual amount of fat today. So, I had -
Breakfast - 1 egg in same amount of butter I usually cook two in
Lunch - I beefburger with lots of salad and salad dressings with ff yogurt lemon and mayo
Dinner - two strips of belly pork fried with lots of buttered kale

Does that seem ok?

Veryflummoxed Mon 14-Nov-16 19:18:31

Some good losses going on. Well done

(tried to write "well done" the first time and it autocorrected as "we'll feed me." grinHaving some weird experiences with autocorrect lately).

Breakfast scrambled eggs with butter followed by Total ff Greek yogurt.

Lunch left over fried cabbage and buttered courgette with melted cheese.

Dinner. Left over roast pork, celeriac, cream leaks and sprouts.

And to drink I've had

Tap water glass X 6
Sparking water 50ml X 3
Black tea cup X 4
Mint/herbal tea cup X 3

So today I've had my three and a half litres of water and I now think I've been falling well short lately.

No snacking today

Veryflummoxed Mon 14-Nov-16 19:24:25

500 not 50

Flisspaps Mon 14-Nov-16 19:28:50

181.8lb, head is in a much better place than it has been but still not ideal bootcamp mindset.

ariana1 Mon 14-Nov-16 19:46:27

Hi - I lost half a pound taking me to 7 in total and just below 14 st for the first time in 3 years. It seems possible to become slim again - I've lost 1.5 st since 1 September and my size 20 clothes are gone. Thanks to BIWI et al.
I've just started tracking using MFP and see that most days I'm on 70g+ of carbs I'm veggie and have nuts / lentils etc.
If I don't lose weight this week then I'll revisit my Rose Elliot cook book at the weekend and go back to serious bootcamping; I could plan ahead and make much nicer meals that have less carbs.

wombattoo Mon 14-Nov-16 19:54:55

ariana That is a great loss - well done you.

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