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Week 3 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp - The Crossroads!

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BIWI Sun 22-Sep-13 23:12:02

So we have reached the end of the first two, strict weeks.

Come and confess all on the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

By now, if you have stuck to your knitting, you should be ketogenically adapted - which is to say, you should have switched your body from burning carbs to burning fat.



You now have a choice. You can relax things a little and can include some fruit (berries) and some nuts/seeds - and a little alcohol in moderation The rules of Bootcamp Light are on the spreadsheet.


You can stay on Bootcamp, if it suits you - as long as you promise me that you are getting your carbs from vegetables and salad!

Another option, which many of us adopt, is to do Bootcamp during the week and Bootcamp Light at the weekend.

The choice is entirely yours!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their food, which is the most important thing. And good luck for the next week.

QueenQueenie Wed 02-Oct-13 16:21:25

gaaaah. will c and p to the right thread...

QueenQueenie Wed 02-Oct-13 16:20:57

marking my place... very late to the party.
Am keeping on keeping on but seem to have come to a (temporary I hope standstill, 3 months in.) It does seem just the odd glass of wine of a weekend is enough to halt me in my tracks darnit. I find this woe very easy and have no carb cravings at all or real hunger to speak of... but it would be nice to have just a glass of wine now and again hmm

BIWI Mon 30-Sep-13 07:19:10

Week 4 chat thread here

herecomesthsun Mon 30-Sep-13 01:10:53

Nil illegitimi carborundum!

Have just bought winter coat, which purports to be a 12, and is roomy!

hazchem Mon 30-Sep-13 01:01:02

I need a big stick
I have been a carby twat and am back at my start weight! Buggar.

I'm back in proper bootcamp from this morning.

B: chicken thigh and chicken drumstick meat with an egg to black coffees and 5 herbal teas so far.

Sorry for ruining the percentages ect.

BIWI Sun 29-Sep-13 23:04:57

That's the thing, whodunnit - and it's why it's always good to have a particular item of clothing to keep trying on.

I found that I lost weight in proportion. So it was difficult, looking in the mirror, to really believe that I had lost weight. The only way I realised that I had, was through my clothes.

whodunnit Sun 29-Sep-13 23:02:56

well, BIWI, I was looking at my profile sideways today and feeling slight disappointment that my belly and boobs are all still in a vertical line I had hoped to see the midriff and its underlings leaning in a bit further. Then I realised that my boobs had shrunk a bit, so it is all in the same proportion but a bit smaller. Tested it by trying on a bra from 8 years ago. It was tight and not great, but I was a lot closer to getting back into it. Not that I save all my ancient underwear....this was just a pretty hardly worn one that I didn't want to throw away.

Just my musings for the day.....

BIWI Sun 29-Sep-13 22:52:38

Thanks, Buda. flowers

BIWI Sun 29-Sep-13 22:51:57

grin whodunnit!

Actually I do have a bosom, although it has shrunk considerably over the last year or so. Whilst I was a bit disappointed about losing cleavage, I have also lost crepeyness, which can only be a good thing!

Mind you, if I continue eating like I have this weekend ...

I have been a thoroughly carby twat this week, and have given in to my inner gobbler.

Tomorrow is another day, to quote someone sort of famous!

whodunnit Sun 29-Sep-13 22:49:09

BIWI you have a bosom! I visualised you skinny as a rake with a couple of fried eggs for a bosom.....

Today was my biggest challenge. Went to a party in a small kitchen with a lot of people and tried to look like I was eating when I wasn't. After eating the insides of a couple of cheese and tomato sandwiches, I tried to prolong the eating by slowly nibbling the corner of a dorito, and resorted to licking about four doritas clear off all their flavourings..never ate the crisp itself...Realised as I had fininshed that I must have looked a right weirdo doing that! Still, tomorrow is weigh in day... the moment of truth.....

CiderwithBuda Sun 29-Sep-13 22:41:41

BIWI - don't let the buggers get you down. I echo what everyone else on here has said. The time and effort you put in here is amazing and so appreciated. I haven't read the bully threads but can imagine how they went. You are def one of the good guys.

BIWI Sun 29-Sep-13 22:25:51

You are all bloody lovely <clutches everyone to my bosom>

I haven't got time to reply individually now, but I will tomorrow.

Thank you all for your lovely posts. I really, really, really appreciate the kind words. flowers

JustasmallGless Sun 29-Sep-13 21:55:36

Evening campers
Hope you have all had a good day low carbing. It can be tricky at the weekend with temptation in your way.

B black farmer sausage and egg
L cream of celeriac leek and courgette soup
D roast gammon and loads of veg whilst everyone else also had choc gateau

May have had red wine

timidviper Sun 29-Sep-13 18:36:54

I have missed all of this as have just got home after a week away (draws veil over sustained carby twat eating blush ) but I have been on MN for years and on bootcamp from very early on and have never seen BIWI bully anyone, sometimes in the face of severe provocation too! Ignore ignore ignore!

Purple2012 Sun 29-Sep-13 17:33:44

Ignore the haters biwi they are bound to be carby twats!

Good luck with the weigh ins tomorrow everyone.

AuntieMaggie Sun 29-Sep-13 17:03:53

Not hungry at all today so haven't eaten yet... AF here so not sure if thats why.

BIWI ditto what everyone else has said flowers

NewStartNewStory Sun 29-Sep-13 13:02:05

BIWI a lot of regulars have been picked on just because they are regulars. don't let the bastards get you down. You know that your advice is invaluable. And greatly appreciated by many. You can never please all the people all of the time. And people like to complain more then they praise. Just remember how many people you have actually helped. That number is huge. Be strong and try to focus on this more then the negative miserable minority. flowers

I got asked if I had lost weight yesterday. Made me feel bit better although i did put on weight last week. The bigger picture says I have lost weight this year must remember this and remain focused Finished the NSAIDs, still a lot of swelling so not hopeful for tomo, will be glad when the side effects disappear too. Feeling meh and yucky today. I love that ds is so sharing. Wish he wasn't such a germ cultivator though hmm

Pleaseandthankyou Sun 29-Sep-13 11:52:16

I didn't read that thread. I really don't like that sort of thing. Biwi I just want you to know I'm sitting here in a pair of size 12 skinny jeans and it is thanks to your encouragement. Keep waving your big stick .

toomuchicecream Sun 29-Sep-13 11:13:40

Spinach & feta pie sounds yum - have bookmarked the recipe to use later in the week smile

Have parents coming over for Sunday lunch later, so I've got a big tray of roasties in the oven for everyone else, and an almost equally large tray of celeriac, butternut squash and garlic in the oven for me. (I'm counting on leftovers for breakfast for a couple of days!) I've also had a go at a crumble using ground almonds and butter for the topping - I'll report back once we've tried it...

LilyAmaryllis Sun 29-Sep-13 10:59:51

Well done Vicky and Roobot. Stunning results

LCHammer Sun 29-Sep-13 10:48:45

BIWI I didn't see the thread that upset you. Forget about if and enjoy the weekend.

SteppingOnLego - applause.

Well done everyone, losers or not.

WillieWaggledagger Sun 29-Sep-13 10:45:31


For week 2:

biggest loser of the week: Vicky08
biggest loser so far: roobot
biggest %age loser so far*: Vicky08

bravo to you both!

this week we have lost 105lb altogether, 386lb in total for all those who are still on the spreadsheet

*please note, I exclude those who like to index their weight, so starting at 100 and counting down from there. please don't be annoyed - it's just that the averages are a bit skewed in that instance

LilyAmaryllis Sun 29-Sep-13 10:38:54

BIWI we all luffs you. Ignore them (I haven't seen the thread). You have revolutionised my life!

toomuch great progress!

Steppingonlego you sound like superwoman.

I cooked Ewan's spinach and feta pie, I can really recommend it. Very rich.

Ohfuckohfuckofuck Sun 29-Sep-13 10:21:01

Well done! steppingonlego tat sounds amazing but a lot of hard work. You must feel so smug proud!

SteppingOnLego Sun 29-Sep-13 10:01:00

Managed to get through a 6 hour running/biking/kayaking charity event yesterday without resorting to carbs! Huge thanks to BIWI for the advice and encouragement - I had quite a few people saying I wouldn't be able to do it but they were wrong. Refused all the sweets, chocolate and energy drinks I was offered and managed on nuts, cheese, turkey pieces and an Atkins bar (which was very sweet and pretty revolting actually). And of course lots of water. Didn't feel lacking in energy at all. Afterwards there was a hog roast so just had meat and salad. Did succumb to two bottles of lager though so not perfect. Planning to be strict today and drink a lot of water (and take lots of nurofen for my aching muscles!).

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