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Week 8 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp - How Many Of Us Are Left?

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BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 06:58:23

Last week's thread was very quiet. Hopefully that's just because you were on half term and were on holiday/doing other things!

Here is the Spreadsheet of --Doom-- Fabulousness

Hope you are all safe from the storm this morning, and here's to a good week for all of us.

bigkidsdidit Mon 28-Oct-13 07:14:12


Quite a change to be in Scotland and avoid all the terrible weather!

I'm 2lb down this week smile which I'm very relieved about as my water intake has really slid. Yesterday I didn't drink any blush. Today I've already measured out 2.5l and I AM going to drink it all!

sybilfaulty Mon 28-Oct-13 07:18:30

Morning! Thanks for the thread. Still here. Still keeping on keeping on. Had a leetle bit if carb creep this weekend. A hula hoop here, mouthful of pasta there. Nothing major but must nip it in the bud. It's half term though and we are cooped up because of wind and bad weather so it will be a battle.

Good luck to everyone weighing in today.

sybilfaulty Mon 28-Oct-13 07:18:56

Well done, big kids , great loss

sybilfaulty Mon 28-Oct-13 07:20:48

Forgot to weigh myself but will do so tomorrow. Am not on spreadsheet but am trying to keep track. Lost 4 lb so far this bootcamp but shape has changed enormously. I have taken pics of my fat tummy which is much less fat now. I will unveil it at the end of bootcamp.

BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 07:31:18

Following on from a question on last week's thread from thenightsky, here is an explanation of the impact of eating pasta

StuntedFrankenNun Mon 28-Oct-13 07:31:26

I am at my mum's house for a few days so I have optimistically put STS on the spreadsheet. I'm back on Wednesday so at least I'll have a few days to hide the carby twat evidence get back on tracks.

DH had a clothes crisis yesterday when he went to buy new work trousers to replace his Coco the Clown trousers (his words not mine) and was annoyed that the smallest size he could get - a 29" waist - was still too big! He's worried that he'll have to start buying children's clothes. I was wondering whether he could start doing sit ups or something to build up the muscles in his abdomen.

BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 07:33:03

.... although interestingly, if you look up 'spaghetti', at a Glycaemic Index of 49 +/- 2, it qualifies (just) as low GI

BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 07:38:21

... but its Glycemic Load is 22, which makes it high!

Wiki on GL/GI:

"The glycemic load (GL) of food is a number that estimates how much the food will raise a person's blood glucose level after eating it. One unit of glycemic load approximates the effect of consuming one gram of glucose.[1] Glycemic load accounts for how much carbohydrate is in the food and how much each gram of carbohydrate in the food raises blood glucose levels. Glycemic load is based on the glycemic index (GI), and is defined as the grams of available carbohydrate in the food times the food's GI and divided by 100.

Glycemic load estimates the impact of carbohydrate consumption using the glycemic index while taking into account the amount of carbohydrate that is consumed. GL is a GI-weighted measure of carbohydrate content. For instance, watermelon has a high GI, but a typical serving of watermelon does not contain much carbohydrate, so the glycemic load of eating it is low. Whereas glycemic index is defined for each type of food, glycemic load can be calculated for any size serving of a food, an entire meal, or an entire day's meals.

For one serving of a food, a GL greater than 20 is considered high, a GL of 11-19 is considered medium, and a GL of 10 or less is considered low. Foods that have a low GL in a typical serving size almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL in a typical serving size range from a very low to very high GI."

StuntedFrankenNun Mon 28-Oct-13 07:50:41

IMHO then GI is a waste of time because it takes no account of portion size, and GL is also a waste of time because it cannot predict how combined foods will affect you. For example bread and butter will raise your blood sugar much more gradually than bread on its own. Plain pasta will send your blood sugar sky rocketing but combine it with a creamy sauce and it's a lot less damaging. But really the only way to know would be to eat a meal then test your blood sugar every hour to see how quickly it rises, how high it goes and how quickly it drops back. Which is actually really helpful for diabetics to work out which foods are best for them, but in practice a bit too much faff for non-diabetics.

MrsHerculePoirot Mon 28-Oct-13 08:17:28

Marking place

Ohfuckohfuckofuck Mon 28-Oct-13 08:19:02

Can barely type as my toothache is now so crippling. I can speak and can only open my mouth enough to take painkillers and wince as I drink water. My 'emergency' appointment is this afternoon, the buggers better sort it out. I haven't been this miserable for ages.

To console myself this weekend, I've eaten my not insignificant body weight a goat cheese to myself.

Last week was totm too, so I was up 2.5 lbs. when I can muster the enthusiasm I'll weigh.

daisychicken Mon 28-Oct-13 08:40:43

ohfuck hope dentist can sort the toothache out.

I'm still here & plodding on.... am quiet as I'm going through a "not got much to say" phase.....

NigellasGhost Mon 28-Oct-13 08:43:23

Poor you ohfuck - I suffered dreadful toothache in the past and I can honestly say it was the worst pain ever! Good luck for this afternoon - get a needle in that gum pronto!

Cherrypi Mon 28-Oct-13 08:45:46

Oh dear. Had a terrible week and put on a couple of pounds. Giving up the wine this week (and the pasta and the white bread).

WillieWaggledagger Mon 28-Oct-13 08:53:16

marking place, will catch up later

HumphreyCobbler Mon 28-Oct-13 08:59:03


I started! I had scrambled egg and smoked salmon for breakfast. I am HANGING though, ds3 chose last night to stay up all night. Am still on painkillers for my section so hope they don't impede weight loss for me.

Dh is a trifle worried about the impact sugar withdrawal will have on my mood as I have been a grumpy hosebeast anyway so I am going to try really hard not to be too snappy.

Do hope your toothache is sorted soon ohfuck, toothache is grim.

AuntieMaggie Mon 28-Oct-13 09:21:05

I tried the GI thing but found it too complicated and it didn't help my weight or insulin resistance.

12lb loss so far - yipee!

thenightsky Mon 28-Oct-13 09:40:50

1lb on. I'm suprised its only one pound given the amount of wine I've had over the weekend. And some shortbread.

QueenQueenie Mon 28-Oct-13 11:28:21

Hi all.
I've been very quiet but for good rather than being a carby twat reasons... I've managed to just stick with it and am still seeing a slow but steady decline on the scales. Am very pleased with that but even more pleased with how much better I feel generally. Am on week 3 of the C25K programme which I'm finding bloody hard... but before I started this would have been an impossibility.
Commiserations to all those who require them and congrats to all those who are sticking with it... oh and on the babies!!

butterflyexperience Mon 28-Oct-13 12:48:44

Can I join?

I've been a previous bootcamper last summer and did very well. Looking back at my photos of that time I looked slim and I was wearing size 10 clothes. Was very happy.


I became pregnant with my twins!!

Anyway fast forward to them now being 4 months old and me 3 st heavier then last summer I'm ready to rejoin bootcamp

So I'm 12st 1lb and am bfing my twins

This is day 1 for me smile
B: 3 egg omelette with cheese, bacon and tomato
L: tuna mayo cheese mixed salad stuff
D: salmon cooked in butter with courgette and veg

3 cups of tea with splendour

Think my biggest hardship will be the no sugarconfused

HumphreyCobbler Mon 28-Oct-13 13:26:20

congratulations on your twins, how lovely

am struggling a bit as the sleepless night takes its toll but hanging in there..

BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 13:39:53

Congratulations, butterfly!

WillieWaggledagger Mon 28-Oct-13 13:43:36

wow it seems amazing that bootcamp has been going long enough for previous bootcampers to have had babies in that time!

BIWI Mon 28-Oct-13 14:28:03

Well, it would seem that the 'fat is bad' message might be changing, albeit slowly ...

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