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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 14:44:18

All these articles are interesting. I meant to post on the last thread, but forgot: if dietary cholesterol doesn't affect blood cholesterol that much, what does? Is it genetic, or intake of something else, or stress?

butterflyexperience Mon 28-Oct-13 14:47:17

Thanks for the welcome smile

NCISaddict Mon 28-Oct-13 14:51:54

I'm still here but have namechanged, was lifeisontheup. Have hit a bit of a plateau but clothes getting looser so am happy, forgot to weight this am but will do so tomorrow.

WillieWaggledagger Mon 28-Oct-13 14:53:57

that's an interesting article BIWI - i have to admit i turned the TV off in frustration the other day when i heard on the news about the idea to mandate sat fat reductions. apparently the kitkat people have pledged to do so. thanks kitkat, but the fat isn't the problem there!

toomuchicecream Mon 28-Oct-13 15:42:55

Afternoon all. Managed to lose all of last week's gain plus another 0.2. I've been stuck at pretty much the same weight for about 4 weeks now, but I'm not giving up. I think that's the difference between what I'm doing now and previous attempts to lose weight - in the past I've deviated from the plan (normally for a very valid reason) and have then thought "oh fuck it". This time, I've gone off piste but always started again from fresh the next morning.

No awkward social events this week (well - lunch with my parents tomorrow...) so with a bit of luck I'll be a pound or two more down next week. Would really love to lose 1 1/2 stone by the end of Bootcamp, but as I've been stuck at 1 stone off for so long, I don't know how achievable that is.

Valdeeves Mon 28-Oct-13 16:34:18

Hi guys might tag on your end if that's ok - was a boot camper last Jan and lost my stone of pregnancy weight. Now just boot camping on and off to maintain - have got a spa weekend coming up and could do with losing a few pounds so the old jelly belly looks less horrendous!
Really tired at the mo with two little ones at home and a part time job. Had eggs for brekkie but usually skip lunch as not hungry.

Valdeeves Mon 28-Oct-13 16:36:56

*waves hello

- by the way have some fast chicken recipes -
Mix cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper and salt to create a fast, spicey rub for chicken.

Have a look a South American recipes online - they do lots of very tasty low carb options as they love meat!

ceedub Mon 28-Oct-13 19:19:46


clambers onto wagon

hope it's okay to join so late! I've been bc'ing and lurking for a week and have lost 3lb woohoo! off glamping for the rest of the week so shall be living on scrambled eggs and tuna (not together, ugh) so hopefully I can keep up the good work of last week smile

timidviper Mon 28-Oct-13 20:49:12

Valdeeves If you live nearer any nice cities than us there are south american restaurants springing up. Visited Liverpool recently and they have Bem Brazil and Fazenda, beilliant for low carbing!

I have lost last weeks gain and a pound more. Am just hoping next week is successful too despite me falling face first into a tub of HaagenDazs

Snatchoo Mon 28-Oct-13 22:04:31

I'm still here!

Total loss of 15.8lbs, despite having some really bad cheat days over the past 2-3 weeks.

LilyAmaryllis Mon 28-Oct-13 23:51:19

2lbs off (all of which came off in 2 days of stressy house-move preparation). That broke me through the 170lb barrier. I'm now 12 stone 1lb so nearly at the 12 stone barrier too!

Wossname, from last thread, yes I've lost weight on this WOE but without eating meat. I have lost at least 2 stone since May; my back-fat is gone, I've had to throw out all my trousers and a lot of my tops (down 1-2 clothes sizes) and buy new bras (down one back size and 2 cup sizes.) I think its been slow and steadyish (some fluctuations) loss. But definitely I've found myself eating way more fish than before. Eggs are great so I could just as easily have 2 egg-based meals a day, and have done sometimes. But today was:

B - scrambled egg, leftover salad and roast veg
L - tuna mayo salad
D - salmon & roast veg, broccoli with butter
S - total yogurt + cream

whodunnit Mon 28-Oct-13 23:52:07

Blimey - you lot are amazing! well done to you, Auntiemaggeie - you have lost 12% of your body weight. Amazing! and timid viper - 13%. Fanbloomintastic....

I have lost a kilo which includes my double chin and some leg fat as I can now cross my legs and have the top leg hanging down, rather than horizontal and having to hold it in place. Oh, the unexpected benefits of this! I can cross my arms easily without having to strain over my midriff, thereby splodging my arms out.

Good luck if you haven't weighed in yet....

whodunnit Mon 28-Oct-13 23:53:25

And hello to our new recruits - you are vey welcome to this lovely supportive group of fab people.

MrsHerculePoirot Tue 29-Oct-13 06:53:54

Well done losers - I have to admit the carb consuming is gettin very tiring here, quite literally. Have been finding after a carbymeal I just want to crash and sleep about 2/3 hours later, I don't think it is pregnancy tiredness either just carb crash. Am starting to tweak my meals back
To a healthier way and have managed to sts after my initial gain as soon as I reintroduced carbs. Last time I reckon I was nearly a stone heavier by this point!!!

BerylStreep Tue 29-Oct-13 10:13:46

Morning all from sunny Tenerife. Welcome to new BCers. Mrs HP I somehow missed that you were expecting, congratulations!

Nightsky - why on earth does anyone feel they have the right to comment on what you put in your body? BIWI is right, block and move on.

bigkidsdidit Tue 29-Oct-13 10:29:07

Could someone add my weight to the ss? I'm 168 now. Only have iPad this week

HumphreyCobbler Tue 29-Oct-13 10:46:04

Well done for that MrsHP, I WAS a stone heavier at that point because of the carbs. Quite a neat trick considering how sick I was grin

I am really pleased I made it through the first day. Up all night to go to the loo though thanks to all the water.

bigkidsdidit Tue 29-Oct-13 10:51:36

I just made this lovely courgette, Parmesan and cream soup for lunch. It is delicious smile

FuckyNellItsHalloween Tue 29-Oct-13 12:00:26

Ok so I'm going to give this a go. Started hrt last week and terrified of putting on weight. Want to lose a stone. Pepsi max and biscuits/chocolate are my foe thlsad

Can't quite believe I've got to forgo milk in my tea! That really takes the piss thlgrin

CrabbySmallerBottom Tue 29-Oct-13 12:46:30

I still have milk in my tea, just a tiny bit. Now when someone else makes me a cup and puts too much in despite me telling them that I only want a tiny bit it tastes all wrong!

flowers flowers Big CONGRATULATIONS to all those up-duffed, post-duffed etc. And to all losers too. flowers flowers

I've been a bit AWOL this last week or so. Last week I was psychotically pre-menstrual and broke my no-drinking-mon-thurs-habit by having a couple of glasses on Wed and Thurs. hmm My period is now refusing to start properly which just prolongs the hormonal hell. I'm absurdly anxious which always makes me want to self-medicate by rewarding myself for getting through the day by having a couple of glasses half a bottle of wine in the evening. I know this is counter-productive so I'm resisting the temptation, but god it's fucking tedious feeling like this. hmm

I've not weighed this week and put that I've sts as I was a CT at the weekend (staying with friends) and I don't fancy feeling even worse about myself than I already do. My friend (who I haven't seen since before the first bootcamp) did keep telling me how amazing I looked though, even when I was makeup-free on the Sunday, having forgotten to pack my makeup bag (must be the first time I've been in public makeup free - even though I don't wear a lot - since I was about 13!).

I usually struggle a bit with what to have for lunch that's quick and easy (whereas I love cooking in the evening) and have a new favourite lunch... bubble and squeak with crispy bacon. Boil swede and brussel sprouts (could use cabbage if you prefer but I love sprouts) until tender then blend them with a stick blender, adding plenty of butter and black pepper. I do loads at a time then keep it in the fridge. Get a big frying pan and snip a couple of rashers of streaky bacon into thin strips and lay them on the bottom of the frying pan. I put all the bacon bits on one side of the pan and then fry a big pattie of bubble and squeak on the other side. The bacon leaves all its brown deliciousness on the bottom of the frying pan so when I turn everything over I swap the sides so that the B&S can mop up all the bacon juices (scrape it off the bottom with a spatula if necessary). It's done when there's are lovely crispy brown bits on the bottom of the B&S. If you're veggie you could just fry the B&S in plenty of butter until it's nicely browned on each side.

Also, for any other brussel sprouts fans (there must be some, surely... grin), I do a lovely brussel sprout stir fry to use up leftover roast chicken. Tail and remove the outer leaves of loads of sprouts (they reduce in volume so use plenty) and thinly slice each sprout (about 3-4mm thick). Slice and fry some (plenty) shallots over a moderate to high heat until they're browning, then add the sprouts and maybe a couple of finely sliced carrots. If you've got any chorizo hanging around, add that just before the sprouts, and a generous sprinkle of pimenton (smoked paprika). Stir fry over a moderate to high heat until the sprout slices are tender and starting to brown on some of the edges. Add a splash of tamari/soy sauce/worcester sauce and the shredded chicken. Give it another minute or two and then serve with toasted pine nuts sprinkled over the top.

BIWI Tue 29-Oct-13 13:12:38

Feeling cautiously optimistic that things are back on track for me, although I won't be gracing the scales until Monday.

Back running from Sunday (it was very slow and painful though - that's what happens when you drop something for even just a couple of weeks), and personal training sessions now back up to twice a week.

Managed a 4 minute 46 second plank this morning, which I am still amazed by grin (Even my trainer was amazed - last personal best was 4 minutes 19 seconds, so it was a big increase in the space of only 5 days!)

Glad to hear everyone sounding much more positive.

And a big welcome to all those who are new! Good luck with it and don't forget to ask us anything you're not sure about.

FuckyNellItsHalloween Tue 29-Oct-13 13:20:04

Am amazed at the plank. You must have abs of steel.

First lunch of lettuce cucumber tuna mayo and avocado. So not feeling too hard done by ATM.

I love sprouts!

Collywibbles Tue 29-Oct-13 13:49:33

Crabby I LOVE sprouts - yum! Stir fried with a bit of streaky bacon. Might have to buy a stalk from the market! STS this week which is ok. My mil told me I looked too thin at the weekend which is mad - I am not! BIWI that is an awesome plank!

CrabbySmallerBottom Tue 29-Oct-13 14:13:24

Glad I'm not the only sprout lover. wink

AuntieMaggie Tue 29-Oct-13 17:16:58

whodunnit sorry to mislead you but i put 100lbs on the s/s cos i was too embarrassed to put my real weight blush

Bad day here - had some bad news that i'm still trying to digest so only managed some ice cream (I was in Reading... If you've had ice cream in Reading this needs no explanation) and a couple of pieces of fruit.

Its cold tonight - what low carb winter warmers would you lovely ladies recommend?

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