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Week 7 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp - Have you tamed your inner gobbler?

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BIWI Mon 21-Oct-13 07:42:51

Well, the proof will be in the low carb pudding

Come and confess all ...

Hope you have a good week.

Mine's getting off to a great start by going out this evening to see a friend I haven't seen for about 20 years, and so there will be wine involved. <sigh>


ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 21-Oct-13 07:56:46

Good Morning All. smile

Today, for the first time in my entire life, my outfit is a complete size 10, top and bottom. I took photos of the labels. blushgringrin I forgot to weigh in though!

Am on the count down to half term here, for me and the kids. Have a parents evening and an INSET to do first however.

Hope you all have a fantastic week. smile

StuntNun Mon 21-Oct-13 08:01:31

STS but one cm off under bust, waist and hips so I'm expecting hoping for a drop next weigh-in.

sybilfaulty Mon 21-Oct-13 08:24:07

2lb off for me! At last ! Have STS for the last 5 weeks so a little movement is finally a good thing.

Good luck to all weighing today.

bigkidsdidit Mon 21-Oct-13 08:25:55

3.5 off for me! I'm amazed as I'm feeling really bloated. Hurray smile

Ohfuckohfuckofuck Mon 21-Oct-13 08:43:47

2.5lb ON for me, which I'm putting down to totm not the bottle of wine consumed last week Trying not to feel dejected (but struggling with toothache).

Keeping the faith. Especially as DH bought me celtic sheepskin boots last week and my calves aren't too hunky and yesterday he bought me jeans a size too small, which after a private/internal strop I tried on and they fitted!

WillieWaggledagger Mon 21-Oct-13 09:37:57

are you taking painkillers for the toothache too ohfuck? obviously keep taking them if so, but they can impeed weight loss for some people too, and the general stress/sleeplessness/miserableness of pain doesn't help

hope that gets sorted soon

hurrah for jeans victory!

Ohfuckohfuckofuck Mon 21-Oct-13 09:43:03

Thanks Willie, yes I am. In fact as totm pains have been bad (but not as bad as normal) I've been gobbling painkillers for 3 days.

Good to bear in mind.

thenightsky Mon 21-Oct-13 09:43:41

Well, after being a carb wine soaked twat alll the weekend, I appear to have put on one pound. That'll teach me.

I must make myself drink much more water than I have been doing. Tonight I'm home alone, so dinner will be 3 egg omlette with sprinkle of cheese and a massive salad. Total FF yoghurt for desert, maybe with a sprinkle of flax seed.

daisychicken Mon 21-Oct-13 09:49:52

Well done Iamatot and well done to everyone else who has lost weight! lost inches or just kept going!

I've not weighed myself (again) - I must as I'm curious but.. eh.. I dropped a dress size, I'm comfortable and isn't that really all that matters? (I'm within the right weight guidelines for my height and build now before anyone says anything! wink )

ohfuck can you get to the dentist today? Is it that sort of toothache? Hope it settles soon.

CrabbySmallerBottom Mon 21-Oct-13 10:20:38

Whoo-hoo ImATot in your size 10s! smile

flowers for all losers big and small.

1lb off for me this week - I'd lost that by Friday and I'm extremely lucky that I didn't put it back on again this weekend with the sloe gin debacle! That puts me at the same weight I was two weeks ago before last weekend's excesses of food and drink put a lb on. Next weekend we're going to visit friends so that'll be another episode of carby twatdom. I feel like I'm hovering at the same weight all the time; being really good during the week and then fucking it up at the weekend. I did have my 4lb whoosh fairy visit three weeks ago though, and also I'm towards pre-menstrual now and my breasts are doing their barrage balloon impression which must add a bit.

LilyAmaryllis Mon 21-Oct-13 10:51:01

Some brilliant successes here - great news Sybil and ImaTot.

I'm 0.2lb up. Which given that I was 2lb up last Friday and had fruit salad last night is not as bad as it could be.

So I've got to drink lots of water!

Poppy162428 Mon 21-Oct-13 12:45:50

0.5lb off this week and I am not totally unhappy with this as I have STS for the last 2 weeks. I was 1.5lb down on Friday so I'm assuming it's the dairy I had over the weekend. Here's to a minimal dairy week to see if next monday's weigh in is a bit better!

timidviper Mon 21-Oct-13 13:46:49

1lb on this week which is disappointing as, at first thought, I felt was unfair as I haven't cheated but, on reflection, I have pushed things around the edges a bit here and there. Had a couple of days where I missed lunch so ate a handful of nuts, and I've had some sugar-free treats (although the exploding bum syndrome that follows should negate the drawbacks of eating sweet things by reducing constipation!)

Anyway it is what it is and I really need to do better if I am to be thinner for Christmas. Can you all please start kicking me up the bum on a regular basis?

NigellasGhost Mon 21-Oct-13 14:08:58

Hello fellow low carbers - I'm a lb or so down but not focusing on weight so much now, just trouser triumphs (as Crabby termed it)!

I've been very very stressed with ill DH and 3 very stressful teenage DDs over the past week or so - but every time an "incident" occurs I am telling myself "...... and breathe..." because i'm aware stress impedes weightloss....

timidviper I will gladly kick you up the bum if you do the same for me - run up to Christmas is a bit of a dangerous time isn't it! Although I almost think the New Year is even worse, because there's not so much to look forward to, the weather is dark and depressing (I really want to buy one of those lamps mentioned on the last thread) and something always seems to make me comfort eat in Jan/Feb. It was at that time of year I fell off the wagon big style last time - and ended up putting on a stone blush

googoogoggles Mon 21-Oct-13 17:01:31

Hello lovely low carbers
Well done any losers - and to those who're keeping on...
I am still away, so weighing in on Wed morning. Food a bit tricky but trying really hard to choose low carb/healthy options and NOT resort to protein bars. Probably too many nuts though ( and not enough water....) so will feel lucky if I manage to sts!

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 21-Oct-13 18:59:12

1lb off for me, I think I haven't been drinking enough water so that's my thing to work on this week.

Well done everyone, we're nearly there smile

whodunnit Mon 21-Oct-13 20:44:50


1lb off for me, which is not too awful, as Ihave been diarising my cheating and my carbs have siomehow snuck up to about 0g total per day. Have gone and bought loads of veg now. I will get back on track.

Hope your bum is ok, timidviper. Always good to itme it before weighin though smile

I did buy a pair of size 20 work trousers and wore them today. Am delighted at that. Also bought a pari fo size 18 to egg me onto better things.

Looks like the whoosh fairy has been sauntering through this thread... good news! She appears to have abandoned me this week ... too scared by all the cheating... she is like my mother... she sees everything!

BerylStreep Mon 21-Oct-13 21:07:08

Hello all. Well done to the losers.

I didn't get a chance to weigh this morning. My plans for the mornings are to take my basal temperature before I get up (because I am absolutely convinced I have a low thyroid) then to weigh myself. This morning I was hauled out of bed in a hurry, and tomorrow I have a super early meeting, so won't have a chance then either. Will post my weight soon though.

I am going through a super busy time at work at the moment, and often just don't have time to wee, let alone eat. Then it is coming home to homework, dinner, dishwasher and laundry. Does anyone else feel like they are run ragged? I can't decide whether to flop on the sofa and sob, drink wine & eat 85% chocolate, or read Excel for Dummies.

I have a feeling that the rest of tonight may feature all of the above.

MrsHerculePoirot Tue 22-Oct-13 06:31:20


MrsHerculePoirot Tue 22-Oct-13 06:31:41 place!

keeponkeepinon Tue 22-Oct-13 09:25:11

STS this week for me, though its not surprising, in fact, I can't believe I managed it after the CT weekend I've had - we had 2 social events where things simply couldn't be avoided. I think thats what makes this liveable though, I am great during the week, but then at the weekend we usually have wine but if there's a social thing, I don't want to be feeling too deprived (cos thats the trigger to throw in the towel entirely). Anyway, I need to get something of a grip on it as I am staying the same all the time now.

Sorry I never got to reply to messages about me sts on the last thread, its mad hectic here too and I haven't had much time to sit and look at this. I think I've just answered my own problem above though, I do it fairly well during the week but at the weekend it can go out of the window, which causes me to sts by Monday. We're going away next week too so you know what that means...

Pleaseandthankyou Tue 22-Oct-13 10:48:52

Sts again ...... I am on a lot of medication at the moment which I am not used to. Would love a visit from the whoosh fairy. I am not eating a lot as not hungry but sticking to the rules. A few squares of Lindt 70% giving me a pick up now and then. Any advice?

NigellasGhost Tue 22-Oct-13 12:01:39

Yes BerylStreep I feel totally run ragged ATM as well - how did you get on last night? Were you able to avoid the sobbing and wine, at least?

sometimes the best move is to just go to bed as early as possible and read or watch TV or go on MN of course, a nice long way away from the kitchen. However if I do this it can end up totally stressful with 3 teenagers still up and being noisy and fighting

LilyAmaryllis Tue 22-Oct-13 14:12:54

*Pleaseandthankyou" when I've noticed an upward fluctuation that I'd like to turn into a downward one, I:

- really concentrate on drinking the right amount of water
- concentrate on maximising good fats (eg butter, olive oil)
- try to avoid cheese, and possibly even avoid cream/yogurt
- get as close as possible to the spirit of the ubercamp menus (they are on a tab of the magic spreadsheet)

Hard to maintain this though (I've just typed this while snacking on cheese!) but doing all of that for at least a day or two might knock you off the STS perch?

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