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Week 1 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp

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BIWI Sun 08-Sep-13 23:17:14

So here we are! Over 160 of us signed up!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness for you to enter your first weight

If you aren't on the list for any reason, just go to the bottom of the list and add your name - the lovely Willie will sort out the alphabetisation later.

From experience of previous Bootcamps, the chat thread can move very quickly! So, if you have a specific or particular question, please post it on the questions thread I will do my best to check it as often as I can, as will other seasoned Bootcampers.

If you have a really burning issue, please feel free to PM me and I will do my very best to help you as soon as possible.

And if you're looking for inspiration for things to cook, here's the recipe thread

Here is a brief reminder of the rules:

We do not eat any of the following during Bootcamp:


And here are the ten rules of Bootcamp:

1. You must eat breakfast.
2. Avoid processed food
3. Eat lots of fat
4. Make sure you are eating vegetables and salads with your food
5. Be careful about dairy (apart from butter, which is unlimited)
6. You must drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day
7. No alcohol
8. No fruit
9. No nuts/seeds
10. No sugar or artificial sweeteners

More detail/explanation of these rules is on the spreadsheet – look at the tabs at the bottom.

One final word from me – the disclaimer! I am not a doctor, a scientist, a dietician nor a nutritionist. The advice that is given here is based on my own experience of low carbing, as well as the reading I have been doing over the last few years.

If you have a medical condition, or you are taking long term medication, please take advice from your GP/consultant before starting to low carb.

Good luck everyone!

cathyandclaire Mon 09-Sep-13 07:20:30

Ahhhh...have just seen my name got lost off list somewhere around page 5 and I didn't even notice because I've been avoiding all the low-carb threads and eating carby crap
Can I add myself willie, or will I cause damage to spreadsheet <hopeless emoticon>

charlie7 Mon 09-Sep-13 07:28:07

I've done mine on the spreadsheet! Thank you for organising. I will try and keep up with the thread but it's hard on my phone as I have to scroll through whole thread each time confused and I rarely get on the laptop. However, I'm up for this and ready to start! I've discovered that Creme fraiche is very low in carbs and I can actually eat it on it's own (can't usually stomach much for breakfast) so i will having that and maybe an avocado.

Lidlmoose Mon 09-Sep-13 07:31:44

Just weighed myself and I cant believe it sad first day of TOM today as well. Looking forward to getting started and all of the lovely support here.

Ruprekt Mon 09-Sep-13 07:32:06

Good morning one and all!! smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

Hugecupcake Mon 09-Sep-13 07:35:49

Here goes then!

BIWI Mon 09-Sep-13 07:42:59

It's like the first day back at school, isn't it?! grin

SteppingOnLego Mon 09-Sep-13 07:48:15

OK I'm on the spreadsheet and ready to go! Had 2 glasses of water already (always find it hard to drink enough).

B: scrambled eggs
L: homemade veg soup (LC veg) and tuna mayo
D: chicken casserole and mashed swede
Maybe a bit of cheese as a snack

Worst part is going to be avoiding milk, normally drink lots of coffee at work - any ideas for a substitute?

MrsSnuffleupagus Mon 09-Sep-13 07:54:09

Weighed myself shock shock blush

Off to shamefully add myself to the spreadsheet....

WillieWaggledagger Mon 09-Sep-13 07:57:05

sorry i missed you cathy - you're in there now

WillieWaggledagger Mon 09-Sep-13 08:03:44

neveronsunday - how did your wolf run go? i am very tempted, but also terrified at the idea!

BlackAffronted Mon 09-Sep-13 08:07:19

Just had my eggs & bacon smile

Lost 2 stone in the Jan bootcamp.

Have gone up & down teh same 10lbs ever since sad not doing it properly.

I am 100% committed to this Bootcamp!

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 09-Sep-13 08:08:14

Morning all, weighed this morning, entered onto spreadsheet. I've been trying to low carb for 2 weeks already and have lost 9lb so far. Very happy bunny smile

Roobot Mon 09-Sep-13 08:22:12

Oh. My. Christ.
This could not come at a better time. I will enter my start weight when i get in this PM. Don't be confused... it isn't my phone number

Jelly15 Mon 09-Sep-13 08:23:48

Good morning. I have been low carbing for a few months and have lost over two stone. Really excited to join my first Bootcamp. Thank you BIWI for organizing it and your helpful advice on my posts about this WOE.

StuntNun Mon 09-Sep-13 08:25:11

I have gained a pound since my last weigh in so I have 10 lb to go to reach my pre-first-pregnancy weight. DH wants to lose around 18 lb but he doesn't like weighing himself so he's going on the way his clothes fit instead. I shed 20 lb on the last Bootcamp but from what I hear it gets a lot harder the closer you get to your ideal weight.

Yesterday (last day of Bootcamp Light for a while)
B: Greek yoghurt, double cream and strawberries
L: bacon and mushrooms fried in butter
D: roast chicken, one potato, roasted broccoli and more mushrooms and a glass of wine
So I have to say goodbye to the strawbs, spud and wine for a while.

bettybigballs Mon 09-Sep-13 08:37:10

Checking in for day one, will pop weight in when I get to work.

B: chicken and mayo (random but tasty)
L: stuffed marrow leftovers with buttered cabbage
D: cod in butter with Parma ham.

Off we go!

BIWI Mon 09-Sep-13 08:44:18

MsIngaFewmarbles - brilliant start! flowers

Just prepare yourself for the fact that it's very common to see little or no weight loss in weeks 3 and 4 or 4 and 5. Don't panic! Just keep going, and the weight will start to shift again.

prettybird Mon 09-Sep-13 08:47:10

Think I will be blush shame-faced on the Spreadsheet too. Having been really good all year with only a little bit of carb creep for short periods, over the weekend I fell face first in to grotty carbs like Whispa that was bought for me yesterday blush. I also had already any water to drink.

Still, at least it means that the results of this Boot Camp should be good as it starts from a higher base grin

tigerchair Mon 09-Sep-13 08:54:02

Hi everyone smile

Feels great to start low carbing properly again at bootcamp , thanks BIWI.

Have weighed and taken measurements. Sometimes I lose inches on this WOE before the scales budge.

Breakfast - eggs and butter, ham
Lunch - chicken and mayo salad
Dinner - salmon and buttered veg
Lots of water and green tea

Good luck everyone, hope you all have a great LC day smile

MonstersDontCry Mon 09-Sep-13 08:59:54

I haven't put my name on the spreadsheet because I'm not really wanting to lose weight. I just want to be healthier and stop the constant snacking! I hope that's okay.

AmayaBuzzbee Mon 09-Sep-13 09:00:18

Thank you BIWI and Willie for this great thread! I followed the previous bootcamp with a newborn in arms, and I am now ready to shift the last baby weight to get to my pre-two babies (one after another) weight.

Have been doing bootcamp light for a couple of weeks, lost about 5 lbs (am doing weight training too, so body shrinking quickly in size!), and have about 10-12 lbs to go. I am REALLY excited to officially take part in the boot camp!

Breakfast: boiled egg and smoked salmon with super shoots (lovely), and a coffee with coconut oil (great tip that came from somebody on these threads -really keeps me full till lunch!)

CiderwithBuda Mon 09-Sep-13 09:12:26

Ouch at early morning weigh in result. Big ouch.

But am here ready to go for it.

Willie - you are a star with that spreadsheet. 160! I wonder what the total amount of weight lost will be?

Currently sitting eating breakfast - pot of M&S cheese and mayo sandwich filler. Without the sandwich obviously! I find little pots of that or egg mayo etc quite handy for a quick breakfast. It's also nice spread on slices of ham and rolled up.

Off to trawl through my posts on the summer bootcamp thread to remind myself of what I was eating and the recipe thread. Very autumn-like here so comfort food wanted. Might make cauliflower soup for lunch and beef stroganoff for dinner.

Drinking my second proper cuppa of the morning but will start on the water soon and switch to decaf tea later.

Oh - I also have an embarrassing confession to make which will give you all a giggle. Went to the loo in the night and while wiping afterwards somehow managed to scratch myself quite badly. It bled. And now stings like buggery and bleeds again whenever I pee! The water intake will mean I go more often today too so not looking forward to that! I have no idea how I did it. blush

Mouseface Mon 09-Sep-13 09:13:19

Morning Campers! smile

I was on the original list but I wasn't on this new liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssttttttttttt, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!sad

<sobs and whales like a toddler> grin

I've lost 10lbs and feel fantastic.

Just off to physio and then popping into town.

B - hard boiled egg and cold low carb sausage with a blob of ff mayo smile

L - roasted ham salad and dressing, will choose one from the list from the fabulous SS.

D - something with chicken and veg fried in butter and black pepper...

S - not sure yet.

Good luck everyone smile xxx

CrabbyBigBottom Mon 09-Sep-13 09:16:19

Well after my last bootcamping I got down to 11st 3lb by 23/07/13 before relaxing the rules a bit, put on 3lbs in the following week (replenishing glycogen stores probably) and then didn't weigh again for over a month, having decided to relax a bit during August. I wasn't being silly about it at this point and was still eating mainly low carb but with some low GI and the odd treat thrown in. I expected to have put on loads but when I weighed on 26/08/13 I'd only gained 1lb!! I must admit that did send me into a completely carby demented fortnight, especially having been down to Cornwall for a few days as well; there have been cream teas, ice cream, dumplings, shock bread, pasta, cake, the works. blush blush I don't know why I felt the need to go quite so over the bloody top, I'm sure, but there you go. hmm

Anyway, I'm astonished to discover on the scales this morning that my excesses have only resulted in another 2lbs on! shock I feel sooooooo bloated and sluggish though and I look really thick waisted again.

I've also been drinking too much, so I'm rather looking forward to getting healthy again. We're visiting friends next weekend though so I'm going to have to have a planned cheat for that (they're veggie and I don't feel right asking her to invent something low carb).

So my starting weight is 11st 9lb and I want to lose a bit over a stone - 10st 5lb would be a BMI of 22 for me but I'm not sure I want to go quite that low as my large breasts may bear a resemblance to my spaniel's ears! grin

Poppy162428 Mon 09-Sep-13 09:17:24

Hi I'm a newbie, weighed and added. Totally up for this as baptism for baby #3 is in November!

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