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Week 4 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - where the going gets tough ...

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BigBroomstickBIWI Mon 22-Oct-12 08:07:41

Morning all!

Come and confess all on the Spreadsheet of Wonderfulness

By now, you may be finding it tough going. The weight loss is nothing like it was in the first couple of weeks. In fact, you may even have seen the scales show a gain.

This is quite normal at this stage, as your body is shifting/has shifted into fat-burning mode, and you are now burning only fat. No more water loss. Long-term, sustainable weight loss is likely to settle at 1-2lbs per week.

By now, though, you should be more used to this WOE, and it should seem a more normal way to eat. Hopefully you've sorted out how to plan for times when you're out and about, and have a few strategies up your sleeve for the unexpected. And hopefully you are also better at knowing what does and doesn't work for you.

Here's to a good week to us all. smile

BigBroomstickBIWI Mon 22-Oct-12 08:11:21


"Ok bad bad diet weekend.chinese and Indian so probably all the weight back on.not looking forward to tomorrow excuse other than was feeling really crap from t,he bug and then the triplets went away overnight.( but it all tasted gorgeous so it was mindful eating)I must get back on the wagon tomorrow.I just can't bear the thought of fat."

You obviously didn't have any issues with eating fat at the Chinese/Indian restaurants, though, did you?! wink

Fat is good for you. Fat is what keeps you full. Fat does not result in your body producing insulin - so you will not lay down fat by eating it.

What is it about fat that you don't like? Is it the thought of it? It wouldn't be surprising, as we have been brainwashed into believing that fat is the baddie.

catstail Mon 22-Oct-12 08:13:26

well, not a surprise, but I have only lost 1.5lb over the last 2 weeks. Down is better than up though and I do weigh less than I have in 10 years or so

catstail Mon 22-Oct-12 08:15:05

Well, I dont think I'm in fat burning am I? If I still eat some carbs in food (eg quorn, breaded stuff, milk, baked beans etc), can I still go into fat burn? sad

WineGless Mon 22-Oct-12 08:16:03

Cats tail that's really good. The problem is in the first couple of weeks people have massive weight loss which is usually due to water tbh, 1-2lbs a week is classed as good on any weight loss programme. We are in this for the long haul-slow but steady wins the race and all that!

Not weighing in until tomorrow as was brought a cup of coffee in bed this morning hmm

WineGless Mon 22-Oct-12 08:17:04

Possibly not in ketosis and using fat as energy if you are still eating high carb foods.

captainmummy Mon 22-Oct-12 08:22:25

BIWI - I read mothers post - I just can't bear the thought of fat -as 'of being fat'.

BigBroomstickBIWI Mon 22-Oct-12 08:22:46

Catstail - why are you still eating those things? They are not low carb, and you will not be in ketosis. Lucky you that you are losing weight for the moment

SingingTunelessly Mon 22-Oct-12 08:24:56


Hi BIWI, thanks for starting the new thread. smile

Had a bit of a disastrous weekend due to my meals choices on Friday and Saturday arriving and being distinctly not low carb friendly despite sounding like they would be on the menu. Grrrr. Won't mention the wine consumption blush.

Anyway, strict Bootcamp this week. Hope everyone else is ok on this dreary Monday morning.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 22-Oct-12 08:25:50


I am back to bootcamp. Not sure how long I will survive as my back is still sore and for some reason carbs seem to help, especially with the horrid tablets I've had to take. BUT I am going away with the slinky girls end Nov and I NEED to lose some weight. I cant do much walking and I doubt I will be able to do my aquarobics but low carb I am sure I can manage.

Im here, but no big stick for me please. smile

caramelwaffle Mon 22-Oct-12 08:26:18

Good morning.

Well - the less said about my absolute carb fest over the past week the better.

0.6 gain (and lucky it's just that).

I have found that sweet foods i.e. cookies hmm or fruit juices are incredibly sweet.

Drinking only small amounts of water leaves you feeling really 'hungry'.

Good luck with weigh-ins everyone.

caramelwaffle Mon 22-Oct-12 08:26:44

Welcome back Jax

halfthesize Mon 22-Oct-12 08:28:12

morning all

MrsHP sorry to hear about the party, your poor DDsad

I have lost 1lb which I am very pleased with, as did indulge in a liitle alot of wine overt the weekend.wink

Good luck with the weigh ins ladies x

Finbar Mon 22-Oct-12 08:30:08

HI all
Been lurking for a while as i hit my ideal weight on the last bootcamp ( eternal thanks BIWI)...but do check in from time to time.
However, my breakfasts are getting DULL - especially now there are no blueberries available to have with the Greek Yogurt.

Anyone got any great ideas to set me up in the morning?

Omelettes - yep love 'em
Yogurt and....
Any other ideas?

BigBroomstickBIWI Mon 22-Oct-12 08:31:38

Welcome back Jax. Definitely no big stick for you!

I'm up by 3/4 lb. Given the amount of wine and snacking on nuts that went on, I'm surprised it's not more! Last week was an odd week for me - couldn't get focused. Hopefully this week will be better.

EwanHoozami Mon 22-Oct-12 08:34:29

Morning all, marking place. 1lb off and happy with that for all the reasons BIWI mentions above.

We're a bit skint in the Hoozami household this month but I've got a fortnight's plan of cheaper LC dinners that I need to road-test. If I come up with anything decent I'll share the recipes.

cathyandclaire Mon 22-Oct-12 08:40:50

3/4lb down for me, quite pleased after the rollercoaster of weight I've had this week. Same again this week I'll be back to target and I've definitely been doing Bootcamp VERY light this weekend, curry takeaway with wine
stuck to chicken tikka and veggies but couldn't resist a poppadum.....but they're so light there can barely be any carbs surely?!?

hurricanewyn Mon 22-Oct-12 08:41:52

Morning all. Just marking my place for this week.

Ewan - corned beef hash with low carb veg is a good one. Pork shoulder is half price in Asda & Morrisons this week as well (£2 per kg) and a big joint lasts for a few dinners too

cathyandclaire Mon 22-Oct-12 08:43:24

RESULT grin checked on MFP and a poppadom is only 5 g carbs..I know that's DEFINITELY not Bootcamp but it's not the total disaster I was expecting
should have had two

Themumsnot Mon 22-Oct-12 08:59:58

2lb down for me, so I am pleased with my 8lb loss over all, especially considering the large quantity of wine at the weekend. Strangely, though, I found it didn't taste as nice as it normally does - is that a side effect of the diet or did I just not buy very nice wine?

Am I right in thinking it is nine weeks until Christmas now? I would like to lose another stone by then and be back in my size 14s - anyone else got a Christmas goal?

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 22-Oct-12 09:11:45

Hi all on the bright new shiny thread! And good luck.

Am 1.5lbs down, so 10.5 lbs in 3 weeks. Have had very few minor cheats (no wine ) so am quite pleased as I reckon this last weeks loss should be all fat going by now.

Am under the 160 mark, whoop whoop!!

vnmum Mon 22-Oct-12 09:12:40

Morning all. Stay the same for me this week. Although the scales show no loss of weight, they do show a loss of 0.4% body fat since last week and i look slimmer so i am happy.

finbar what about mini fritatas, cream cheese pancakes with either bacon or yoghurt, cold meats and cheese continental style.

WineGless Mon 22-Oct-12 09:14:52

Yeay!! Well done to all the losers

frumpet Mon 22-Oct-12 09:16:45

Bit confused , if you get weighed and it says 221.8 , does that not mean 221llbs and 8 oz ? and are there not 16 oz in a llb? if so does that mean i have lost 2 and a half pounds ?

Either way very glad for the weight loss as fell off the wagon with a resounding thud on thursday , literally had no , no carb food in the house and no money and was starving and ate 4, count em , mini bread rolls in one sitting ! Felt rather disgusted with self and so have been uber good since then .

Need to drink more water - that is my mantra for the week smile

frumpet Mon 22-Oct-12 09:19:20

Nine weeks to Christmas ? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh !!!!! this cannot be true , surely it is months and months away < wanders off in denial>

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