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Week 6 - Summer Low Carb Bootcamp - We've Passed the Halfway Point!

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BIWI Mon 03-Jun-13 07:51:51

Morning campers!

Lovely weather at last.

Here's the spreadsheet of fabulousness

Come and confess all.

The last couple of weeks have seen quite a lot of slippage and falling off the wagon - a euphemism for cheating! - so I'm not expecting that we're going to see many fabulous losses this week. Indeed, I think many of us are going to feel a bit downhearted when we step on the scales today.


There are still 5 weeks left, which is plenty of time to get properly back on the wagon and shift a few more of those pesky pounds.

Good luck everyone!

prettybird Mon 03-Jun-13 08:25:40

Marking place. smile

Studiously refuses to admit to the cheating yesterday when I was standing next to a home baking cake stall all day blush

FurryDogMother Mon 03-Jun-13 08:31:11

I seem to have fallen off the spreadsheet - could someone put me back, please? Am marking myself as STS every week until I can get back to the Land Where the Scales Live on June 21st. Thanks!

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Jun-13 08:32:13

thanks for the new thread!

i have been very good this past week but i have stepped up the exercise which i'm sure is why i have stayed the same. this isn't a problem as i can already see improvements in muscle tone (thanks jillian) and i'm feeling really good while running at the moment

BlackAffronted Mon 03-Jun-13 08:33:35

Up & daown, up & down grin thats all Ive done since the last Bootcamp! I gain a few pounds, lose them, gain, lose etc, so that I am always hovering around the 2 stone lost makr instead of losing more. This week I am determined to lose proper weight!! <stern>

BIWI Mon 03-Jun-13 08:33:56

Yep, I'm starting my running again this week - will go some time today.

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Jun-13 08:34:16

i've added you back in furry

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Jun-13 08:35:21

lovely day for it biwi!

Esker Mon 03-Jun-13 08:39:29

Morning all, so happy to be returning to LC after a week of sugar mania at my PILs house. My skin looks so dull and horrid for it.
B= Greek yogurt, coffee
L=m&s Greek salad
D= need to go shopping an get some food in but probably roast chicken with some approved veg

AngieAir Mon 03-Jun-13 08:39:52

Away from the scales this week and probably for the best as I am in a 10 day period where low carb options are severely restricted. Staying at relatives, then a conference in the middle of nowhere with no transport then staying with carby foodie friends.

I am limiting my portions, filling up on veg and trying to drink as much water as possible.

Next week I will be doing übercamp. This week I feel pretty grim and a bit down. It was so easy last year when I was on maternity leave and had so much more control over my food every day.

Yoghurty Mon 03-Jun-13 08:45:52

BIWI, you're absolutely right. I've updated the spreadsheet but STS again this week.

I'm so disappointed- I was tracking my weight last week and thought I'd be on for a 2lb loss, but no.

I had a cheat week a few weeks ago for my birthday and I knew I would gain, but I genuinely thought it'd be gone by now.

I've bought a notebook to track my carbs as I wanted to check I wasn't going over 40-60g and last week was all well under that, and I was gulping water as well! I even was adding coconut oil to my morning coffee (bleugh!) to make sure I was getting enough fat.

sad face this morning. Hoping next Monday will be a different story.

BIWI Mon 03-Jun-13 08:47:42

Never mind, Yoghurty. If you're on track like that, the scales will move for you. If you cheated in the early weeks, you've probably just delayed things a little - instead of the difficult week 3/4 you've probably just pushed it into week 5. Stick with it, and you will see a loss next week.

Yoghurty Mon 03-Jun-13 08:55:27

Thanks BIWI.

Question- I've been tracking carbs and on some days I've eaten between 20-30g a day- Is that too low? I know some induction phases say to aim for this but will not eating enough carbs stall me, iyswim?
You know, like when i've previously been at a 'diet club' and been told i'm not eating enough to lose weight?

I'm sure this is a wild stab in the dark wink

MaryBeardfanclub Mon 03-Jun-13 09:20:34

Hi all

I have sts this week. Quite pleased as I am happy at this weight just vanity is making me wish I was 2.75lb lower. Plus I would like to have a few lbs in hand when I go on holiday as I will not be able to have control over every meal - and I may have some wine.

hope all have a good day.

B: 2 hb eggs with 1 oz butter yum! still love this breakfast
L: will be left over ribs, bacon, cabbage, sausage
D: not sure yet

rubybricks Mon 03-Jun-13 09:22:02

morning all!
am determined to be more positive this week smile

thanks for answering me on the last thread BIWI, and i'm sorry again for moaning - i haven't gained this week (phew) but i haven't lost either - keep reminding myself that i'm still in the 10s <shakes head in amazement> and you're right, if i can just galvanise myself like in the first couple of weeks of bootcamp then i could potentially be going off on holidays like a new person! thanks for the new thread and for the pep talk, you are so right.

1. i will actually try and read the IPD book this week instead of carrying it round everywhere with me and hoping i will absorb the contents by osmosis

2. i will not drink alcohol at all. it's just not worth it - it undoes all the good work/fizzy water guzzled/time spent at the gym and makes me eat rubbish and look like crap

3. i will try and cook at least 2 new things from the recipe thread. it does seem a bit indulgent sometimes, this WOE (like it takes a lot of headspace, if that makes sense?) but learning to cook is something i should have achieved by my age smile

onward and downward (on the scales)! thanks again for the support ladiesflowers

bulletwithbutterflywings Mon 03-Jun-13 09:23:05

Protein pancakes for breakfast - they were nice but could have done with a banana chopped over the top! I made them with a scoop of vanilla whey, teaspoon of cinnamon, one egg and a slosh of double cream and mixed it all to pancake batter consistency and then fried in butter, this made 2 small thickish pancakes, served with double cream.
obviously failing quite badly at the 'no dairy' part of hardcore bootcamp

couch25cakes Mon 03-Jun-13 09:30:19

2.5 lbs off for me, which I'm happy with. I can't seem to manage to work the spreadsheet so if someone can add it for me that would be great.

Had salt beef and eggs for breakfast and have halloumi salad for lunch, leftover from yesterdays BBQ. I'm doing roast chicken and chorizo for dinner and think I'll do mashed swede and cauli for veg.
I'm also going to have a go at mousakka to do me for lunches this week, if I can find the recipe in the thread.

Have a good day everyone.

kohl Mon 03-Jun-13 09:51:50

Could I join? I've been lurking for a while and have been LCing for 2 1/2 weeks, have been doing bootcamp light with berries and almonds as am still breastfeeding, am in the middle of essay deadlines and house/city move.

I've lost 9lbs already, and though it would be nice to lose 3-5lbs more I think I'm going to have to wait until we've moved for that to be a reality. Just wanted to join for some moral support, something to keep me on the straight and narrow and recipe ideas.

I've never dieted before, but realised when I was a stone over my normal weight, eating loads of carbs and sugar through stress, and none of my clothes fitted that I really needed to do something...

Can I just add myself to the spreadsheet?

B=masala omelette with butter.
L=some kind of salad with an oily dressing
D= no idea yet...soup?

QueenofDreams Mon 03-Jun-13 09:56:17

Morning all. 2 lb off this week smile

Dinner last night was courgette strips with a creamy mushroom and chorizo sauce.

today's breakfast: 2 black farmer sausages with creamy mushrooms and courgettes.

I need to vary my veg a bit. I love veg but currently only seem to be eating mushrooms, courgettes, spinach, cauliflower and broccoli. Any suggestions for good veg to use? Oh and I've been using avocado, but this week they didn't turn up in the shop so haven't had any in.

LilyAmaryllis Mon 03-Jun-13 09:59:11

I've been shopping for new trousers as all my current ones were getting a bit saggy (good sign!) but I "feel" as if I'm in a stall now, nothing feels like its changed in the last few days. (have no evidence as I'm not weighing). That might make sense as I'm a week behind, this is the start of my week 5. I shall just try to follow the rules as closely as possibly. I don't feel able to give up dairy as I already don't eat meat so I would be limited to eggs and fish only. (I know that is theoretically possible)

B - scrambled egg & asparagus
L - cheese salad
D - salmon, mashed swede, broccoli, fried courgette
S - greek yog

We all went to a "coronation" afternoon tea party, where I just had the cup of tea!

kiwigirl42 Mon 03-Jun-13 10:02:43

not a happy bunny this morning.
Have put on 4lb this week despite having 2 days where I ate only about 700 cals and sticking to low carb (haven't had over 40 carbs any day).

I think I need to not make almond crumble again - thats been my only non-bootcamp cheat (almonds, butter, tbsp honey over blueberries/ raspberries). But, oh god, it was nirvana!
and I might have made chocolate mousse with thick part of coconut milk and 2 squares of 85% chocolate.

I am a week behind so knew this could happen but grrrrr.

BeattieBow Mon 03-Jun-13 10:03:12

Hi for some reason I can't input my progress. I'm now at 151lb, last week I was 152 (I didn't input it last week either), so 1lb a week which is fine for me.

Now starting exercising too, to tone up a little bit.

Please will someone put my new weight onto the spreadsheet?

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Jun-13 10:03:17

c25c i've added your loss of 2.5!

kohl you're on the spreadsheet now - just fill in your start weight in column c and your current weight in column w - i'll do the rest. what was your start date?

decaffwithcream Mon 03-Jun-13 10:03:50

STS. I have a question. Is it a stall when the scales stay the same but you can see visible fat loss? Is it important to actually make the scales move even if you are losing fat?

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Jun-13 10:03:56

uyou are all sorted beattie

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