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Week 3 - Spring Low Carb Bootcamp - To B or to BC, that is the question!

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BIWI Mon 20-Feb-17 08:04:39

Morning all

Here's the Spreadsheet

I see from the last thread that some of you have already weighed in - well done to those who've lost and commiserations with those of you who haven't.

We now enter week 3, which is notorious (along with week 4) for being a bit of a bugger of a week grin

At this point, you'll see weight loss slow, stop or even reverse. It's a very, very common thing. So if this happens to you, don't panic - it's perfectly normal. Your body is adjusting, and weight loss will resume again, assuming that you keep on keeping on.

You can now choose whether or not you want to move on to Bootcamp Light, which allows a bit of fruit, some nuts/seeds and alcohol - all in moderation of course!

If you prefer, and if it's suiting you, you can stay on Bootcamp - or you could do a mix of both. So Bootcamp during the week and Bootcamp Light at the weekend. Up to you.

Good luck whichever approach you take


Looneytune253 Mon 20-Feb-17 08:16:21

I did comment on week 2 but ive gained again. Pretty gutted but I'll live. Technically last two weeks were week 3&4 and ive had totm so I'm clinging on that this week will be better. I've actually got to the point where im not even bothered about brekkie but will usually have a cpl if boiled eggs to keep me going. Unheard of for me lol. School hols for us and day out today so im about to make a packed lunch. Wish me luck!!!

ASDismynormality Mon 20-Feb-17 08:20:04

Just 1.75lbs off this week, would have liked more as I have so much to lose! Just have to console myself that at least there was a loss and not a gain.

BursarsFrogs Mon 20-Feb-17 08:34:51

Thank you for the new thread Biwi smile

My 3lb off makes it a total of 7lb. I think though I'll be moving to BC light, I'll try to stick to mainly BC type stuff, and just allow myself milk in tea on top of that, and the odd (hopefully not daily!) little extra of some nuts, maybe berries. If it turns out my weight loss stops completely, I can always reverse next week...

Leostar Mon 20-Feb-17 08:59:02

3.2lbs off for me which I am thrilled with. Makes 7lbs in total. Another 6lbs to go before I'm at pre-baby weight 'happy' weight.

I seemed to stall mid week after having ff yog and double cream. Really hoping I'm not sensitive to dairy as I can't face eggs too often and like someone said, I've got used to the sourness of the yog!

Too top it all off I'm finally divorced after a 2yr all in all I'm 14stone lighter!!grinwinecake no cake really.....or wine.....

Thanks to everyone who runs this thread. Couldn't have done it without you.

Feels sooooooo freaking good! Fresh start, new sexy bodygrin

BIWI Mon 20-Feb-17 09:01:16



mistywillow17 Mon 20-Feb-17 09:04:23

Woohoo - 2.2 pounds off, just shy of 8 pounds off in total so far. I'm planning on sticking to BC for the most part, but with a little bit of wriggle room at weekends for a glass of white wine - DH has been briefed to make sure I don't go overboard on that front.

Several people have commented they can see the weight loss already, particularly in my face- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - this is the lowest weight I have been in well over 2 years

Namechangedforvanity Mon 20-Feb-17 09:06:31

Another 3 lbs off!
I've had a bugger of a week, my two youngest have had chicken pox plus totm so while I've stuck to diet as best I could I have succumbed to the demon chocolate albeit tiny amounts when normally I would have binged.
Still have a long way to go so will plod on with bc for another week and maybe chuck in a few berries occasionally for a treat.

Namechangedforvanity Mon 20-Feb-17 09:09:04

Congrats leostar. It's a fabulous feeling weightloss/divorce. Enjoy wine

CaptainBraandPants Mon 20-Feb-17 09:45:57

Congratulations leostar you are definitely loser of the week. flowers
And well done everyone else.

Aderyn2016 Mon 20-Feb-17 10:22:46

Just checking in. Have massively ballsed up, but back to it today.
Had eggs and home made coleslaw for breakfast. About to clean out the fridge and go shopping for suitable food.

Lucy7400 Mon 20-Feb-17 10:26:41

Well done.*Leostar*. grin

I have stayed the same which I am happy with as I have been shocking this week. I am going to stick to BC for at least another week as , erm, I didn't do it at all last week. (Runs from BIWIS stick).

I have 6 weeks to a special event which I really want to be at least a stone lighter for. At least. So I must get this.

I have signed up for free trial with Dr Diet which I would recommend for general info and recipes. I watched 'cereal killers' on there which I would recommend.

I am going to start reporting the food in again as it keeps me on track.

B. Scrambelled egg in butter
L.Tuns salad
D. Sea bass and veggies

Hesdeadjim Mon 20-Feb-17 10:27:10

Booking my place on week 3! grin

I'm going to stick to what I was doing before but focus this week on hunger signals. Hopefully that will help tire train my relationship with food smile

keeponkeepinon Mon 20-Feb-17 10:44:58

Cheesy scrambled eggs for breakfast.
I have some Greek yogurt in the fridge which I bought with good intentions but I'm not a plain yoghurt fan. I'm not sure what to put it with apart from berries. I want to train myself to like it as I'm sure it makes a great breakfast. It's the aldi one by the way.

keeponkeepinon Mon 20-Feb-17 10:57:34

Just searching and seeing some of you have put vanilla with it. Vanilla extract?

StuntNun Mon 20-Feb-17 11:00:47

STS as expected after wine at the weekend but I feel FABULOUS. I eat low carb all the time but since I've been a little stricter I have so much energy and I even seem to be stronger.

keeponkeepinon Mon 20-Feb-17 11:06:10

That's great stunt, I'm thinking of starting up some exercise. Most likely some bodyweight strength training (am going to revisit yayog) and I fancy a go at the old taebo videos. I love how it's really low impact but gets you sweating. I really think it helps my back flexibility too when I get into it. When my little tot goes for a nap I'm getting stuck in. Can't do it with little ones around for fear of all those high kicks!

Veryflummoxed Mon 20-Feb-17 11:26:56

Keepon I tried adding vanilla for the first time yesterday. It was good. I used vanilla extract.

SayrraT Mon 20-Feb-17 11:27:16

keepon I use vanilla paste or a vanilla grinder.

I've lost the 2lbs I put on last week so I'm pleased.

I got up and did the shred today so I deserve a point for that!

Kleptronic Mon 20-Feb-17 11:30:23

I stayed the same.

playmobilpeacock Mon 20-Feb-17 11:35:16

I'm 3lbs up after losing 5lbs last week.

I'm a bit disappointed as I've been sticking to the rules.

I'll keep going with BC and hope that I start losing again.

Hesdeadjim Mon 20-Feb-17 11:48:31

Today's menu:

B: Protein shake made with almond milk (I know I know, I'm in a rush!)
L: 1/2 avocado, streaky bacon and tomato salad with full fat mayo
D: Homemade lamb burgers on a flat mushroom "bun" with garlic mayo and salad.

Total Cals: 1159
Fat: 89g (70%)
Carbs: 22g (8%)
Protein: 64g (22%)

nekobus Mon 20-Feb-17 12:34:51

Right, big stick required here please! I've put on 2 pounds, really cross with myself after minor indiscretions lead to major binge instead of getting back on track. So, I've read the article about cheating and it's really hit home.

Half term week for us, but I am determined to be organised. I have done this before and need to remind myself that it works.

Onwards and downwards!!

B - coffee and cream, tea and soya
L - 2 LC sausages, LC coleslaw
D - butter chicken, cauli rice
Snacks - I'm aiming not to snack but have olives, babybel, pork scratching if needed
3L water / fruit tea (loving the Taylor's ones right now - spiced apple, rose lemonade and sour cherry all good)

Keepon if you have a Waitrose nearby they do great powdered vanilla (nothing added) in a tiny black tin in the baking section. check if you buy essence as often contains sugar (albeit in tiny amounts) I like ground cinnamon in my ff Greek yog & dbl cream, also recently bought orange oil and almond oil, the orange I've had in yog and quite like it, haven't tried almond,yet.

BursarsFrogs Mon 20-Feb-17 12:37:35

Helps me to write my foods down here, even if I'm avoiding calorie counting.

B: feta omelette
L: a giant avocado and matcha with cream
S: Greek yoghurt, if needed
D: pork shoulder steak, buttery cauliflower and broccoli, and salad leaves

Bambi356 Mon 20-Feb-17 12:48:53

After losing nearly 8lbs last week, I've gained 3lbs or so this week so overall loss of 4-5lbs.

Really disappointed with myself. I met up with one of my best friends on Tuesday and allowed myself to cheat just a little....except it wasn't a little and turned into a 5 day carb fest.

I have discovered that my willpower is non existent and I just need to stay away completely from banned foods as I don't know how to say no!

Anyway, Back on it today!!

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