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Week 6 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - On the Downhill Stretch

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BIWI Mon 05-Nov-12 06:48:40

Morning losers!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Wonderfulness for your viewing pleasure

Four weeks to go!
Short but sweet OP today, as I have to go off to work early.
Hope everyone has a good week.

MsRinky Mon 05-Nov-12 12:13:52

2lb off. Not bad, but not great, as I had stayed the same for the last couple of weeks. I know slow and steady is the best way, but it's pretty wearing when you have a lot to lose.

Anyway, I am at the Dr's tonight for my pill check and they will weigh me. Not sure how much I weighed last time (a year ago). I think I should be about 20kg (44lb) down, so I hope they are pleased with me.

WineGless Mon 05-Nov-12 12:21:11

Checking in as am at work, first day back after Hols and completely forgot this morning with rushing round.
Well done everyone!

Doshusallie Mon 05-Nov-12 12:35:09

[scrambles onto new thread!] Hi all! grin

Pound up to 9 3 today, but to be brutally honest with you after the amount of wine drunk in the last 7 days I am dead chuffed with that. Will aim for 9 1 by end of the week. Consider myself to be in maintenance now.

Am claiming my friend's weight loss as my own anyway as feel directly responsible for it. grin She is calling it the Doshdiet. (sorry BIWI but she would not know who you are)

Alpro yoghurt this morning. 2 decaf black coffees, a cuppa tea and 2 pints of water.

Not sure what to have for lunch, omelette I think.

All overslept this morning, still tired from the half term carnage and party on Saturday night. Working at home today, bliss.

dotty2 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:39:35

Plucked up courage to weigh and am down 1lb from previous disastrous regain so heading in the right direction at least. And that after a big cheating weekend of baking for visiting parents. Back on the straight and narrow and going for a run later. Well done everyone - especially those of you for whom the end is in sight.

Ilovemyteddy Mon 05-Nov-12 12:42:08

I'm 161.4 - can someone add my weight to the spreadsheet as I am on an ancient work computer that won't let me edit my details. Thank you!

Thanks for all the "well done's" on the previous thread. I hope that those of you who want to lose lots of weight will see that it can be done - but slowly and surely is the best way to do it. MsRinky - if you've lost 44lbs in a year you should be REALLY proud of yourself thanks

Viper - glad to hear that DS is safely back in Blighty smile

WillieWaggledagger Mon 05-Nov-12 13:18:23

teddy have sorted spreadsheet

msrinky 44lb is over 3 stones and is brilliant. i know how frustrating it can be to feel that you still have a lot more to lose and weight loss seems slow, but you know you're doing the right thing

fab that your son is back safely viper, i bet he's relieved to see his own bed!

Piffle Mon 05-Nov-12 14:01:51

Awesome losses! I weigh on a Weds as am racing supporting DH and this is when he weighs.
Monday weigh ins are brutal LOL
I have had bad PMT and are some choc covered honeycomb
Bad bad bad
Back on track now

MsRinky Mon 05-Nov-12 14:33:03

Ilovemyteddy, you're my inspiration !

I know I'm being impatient. And although it's a year since I've been at the Dr, it's only 32 weeks since I started to lose weight. So I've really lost about 1.3lbs a week over the period, which I know is good, I really do.

I think I just have engrained in my head the idea that 2lb a week is a slow but steady rate of loss, and I therefore think that I should have lost 64lbs, not 44. But in reality, while you can lose 2lb a week for a few weeks quite easily, achieving that rate of loss week in week out for a prolonged and sustained period of time is, I think, very rare.

There's a thread on here called something like lose 2lb a week for 30-odd weeks which I'm resisting going in to because I don't want to discourage anyone who thinks they can lose that much (and good luck to them!) but I do think it's kind of setting up to fail. It's a hell of an ask.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 05-Nov-12 14:35:37

I am back, hopefully with a vengeance. The back is still sore, mega tablets still being consumed but I have bit the bullet and asked the Dr to refer me back to my consultant for another MRI scan to see whats going on now. I know a piece of my spine has broken off, but I think it may have moved again. sad
I really dont want another op, but I cant lie around eating any more. Weight is creeping up along with carb intake which in turn doesnt help my back.

So although I am still poorly I am going to try to low carb as much as possible.

BIWI Mon 05-Nov-12 16:27:02

Ouch, Jax. Yes, low carb/weight loss can only be a good thing. thanks to cheer you up!

MsRinky - I have lost 25lbs now ignores the fact that I must have put a few back on over this last weekend and it's taken me since February to do that. So it's been very slow. But it's coming off, and it's much more likely to stay off. But I know how easy it is to get fixated on the weekly loss, rather than standing back and looking at your overall progress.

Do you chart your weight loss? Seeing the line gradually moving downwards can be a great motivator, as well as a constant reminder that things are very definitely going in the right direction.

I'm doing my '3 Day Experiment' (goodness only knows why it's called that), to undo the badness of the last few days. I hate doing it, but I really need to get back on track. It's three days of ultra low carb and it's also supposed to be low fat - so basically three days of lean protein/eggs. It's duller than dullsville, but it does work. So far today, I have had a boiled egg for breakfast, and then some sliced roast turkey and sliced roast beef with a bit of horseradish on it. Dinner tonight is roast pork, so I will just have the meat component, whereas DH and DS2 will have a full complement of veg.

captainmummy Mon 05-Nov-12 16:50:06

so is it for 3 days BIWI? I saw a 'hospital approved' diet sheet some years ago, whereby you could only eat eggs and tomatoes - I think it went - Breakfast 2boiled eggs, lunch 2 boiled eggs and a tomato, dinner 3 boiled eggs and 2 tomatoes. I did it for 2 days! It was designed to lose 1 stone in less than a month,for heart-surgery patients.

Can you imagine doing that for a month?

TheHumancatapult Mon 05-Nov-12 16:57:58

Rinky try looking at it monthly rather than weekly makes easier to work out and allows for bad weeks

Sorry BIWI

Rinky it can be substained over period of time at that loss but it's bloody hard work and miserable and involves low carb and low fat and no booze and not slipping up even in the once no room for that one glass of wine or that one biscuit . Only know as been on it since Mid end of June and even I'm aware that means that at some point my body will need learn to eat proper again and will take lot of will power to keep of !! But you are right very few keep at it more than 3/4 weeks .

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 05-Nov-12 16:58:20

viper very glad to read your Ds is safe!!

mrsrinky in my mind, 2lbs a week is a great rate of loss! Esp long term, so anything close to that is doing fine. I hope you get some encouragement from your doctors, tho of course you are doing it for you, not them.

B oatbran with water and cream
L 1 slice roast beef, a few slices cucumber, 2 slices beet root, small coleslaw pot (at work canteen, not a great choice)
Snack about 30g nuts, couple of chilli olives

Off to check fridge for tea. Well done everyone!!

TheHumancatapult Mon 05-Nov-12 17:13:20

Btw your diet seems far nicer and more filling !! And better in a long term and at some point I'll move over to doing it but on the light side probably 3 days then eat on the other 4 or as a lifetime maintenance will never go back to high carbs

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 05-Nov-12 18:47:11

I put a reply on here and its vanished... poof! anyway, BIWI I have sent a PM to you.

And I said day one has gone well. weird.

BIWI Mon 05-Nov-12 18:48:08

captainmummy - yes, it's for three days only. Apparently you should be able to lose 3-5lbs doing it. However, given that it's about 'undoing' some very high carb eating on previous days, it's probably just about emptying the glycogen stores rather than losing actual fat. But it gets you back into ketosis quickly.

I couldn't bear doing it for longer than three days. And I certainly don't want to do eggs and tomatoes!

sybilfaulty Mon 05-Nov-12 19:27:23

Hello everyone, couldn't weigh today as MIL here and using my bathroom with the scales in, so I was confined to the bathroom without. I'll weigh tomorrow. Am feeling a bit low (about nothing in particular) so not in the mood for a good weigh but hoping that a nice LC supper and a good swim tomorrow will sort me out.

Well done to everyone who has lost, and to those who have pigged and not put on too much. Special jazz hands for Teddy on her amazing loss. Sorry we all thought you were up the duffer. Huge congratulations on the loss though. Bloody marvellous.

I love these threads and find them inspiring, even though I don't post as much as I'd like. Thanks to everyone for keeping them going and to BIWI for starting.

thanks for all.

halfthesize Mon 05-Nov-12 19:31:49

Eve all and well done on some great weight loss, I STS but considering the wine, my mums 60th and now totm I am quite happysmile

Viper really pleased your DS is home safegrin

I think I may join you BIWI with the 3 day experiment as have DH Birthday on Friday and off out in new slinky pink dress on Saturday evewink

MegTheCat Mon 05-Nov-12 20:07:24

Hello all
Well, I was a pound up this morning. Not too bad in the scheme of things. I had a stressful week last week - I was TUPE'd mid week and had 2 days induction with the new employer. It was exhausting - I spent most of Saturday in bed. I'm looking forward to being able to just get on with some work. Oh and lunch was provided both days. All sandwiches and cake of course - except for some kebabs which appeared to have been coated in sugar (prob barbecue sauce - I'm hoping its just that I'm not used to sweet tastes now), and strawberries. Couldn't avoid some carby things, and I've been craving chocolate (resisted apart from 1 square of 90%).
It looks like a few of us have put on the odd pound this week. I'm really glad to have the encouragement on this thread or the lack of loss might get me down. Thanks all thanks
Viper - glad your ds is back safe

NotAgainAndAgain Mon 05-Nov-12 20:48:46

Phew, than you for letting me off the guilt hook about "no gym" - I've accepted that it is just coming off slowly, but now and then I desperation gets me "when then????!!!!"
Saying that, I know I have not been entirely LC over these days with haloween and fireworks - nothing criminal, but some vino again. And I forgot to get myself on the scales this morning - not a good sign, probably subconsciously. S/s tomorrow then.

NotAgainAndAgain Mon 05-Nov-12 20:51:10

Phew, thank you for letting me off the guilt hook about "no gym" - I've accepted that it is just coming off slowly, but now and then I desperation gets me "when then????!!!!"
Saying that, I know I have not been entirely LC over these days with haloween and fireworks - nothing criminal, but some vino again. And I forgot to get myself on the scales this morning - not a good sign, probably subconsciously. S/s tomorrow then.

NotAgainAndAgain Mon 05-Nov-12 20:51:43

oops I did not mean twice

Doshusallie Mon 05-Nov-12 21:45:15

Pas de problem not again. grin

Trying to read while dh watches 999 emergency - but can't help watching as all the dickheads call in for no reason preventing real emergencies getting help. I blame Jeremy Kyle.

Lunch was 3 egg omelette with salad, tea was a pork belly strip, more ham and some cheese and celery.

No wine tonight, going to try and have a week off[clenches fist in determination ]

Sorry you are felling low sybs.

Glad son is home and safe viper.

Piffle Mon 05-Nov-12 21:52:04

God I've a fearful case of munchies...
Had bacon egg and mushrooms for Brekkie
Lunch was pumpkin soup with Parmesan and soured cream
Dinner was roast beef, cavalo Nero, swede chips....
But I am wanting sugar, damn hormones...
I just had a few nuts, and another slab of beef and horseradish...
Lots if water, scales are not happy...
Will try try to regather tomorrow, on the up side I did a lot of walking today...

WineGless Mon 05-Nov-12 22:08:31

Hey jax welcome back t the fold.

BIWI that sounds minging- how do you do it? Mind over matter I suppose. Oh and that gorgeous dress that you have bought!
Not again, on the scales with me in the morning? I am seriously worried about tomorrow.

Been to bonfire tonight which was mad rush to get out so had hot dog there without the bun which was disgusting and a mug of soup which tasted like Knorr packet stuff. Bleurgh!

Just had 2 boiled eggs and pint f water to fill me up.

Dosh - what are you reading? I have just reread the godfather which was our book club book.

Piffle-be strong

Toomuch month -well done on your Fab weight loss btw. You need to stay away from those gorgeous cakes at our meet up venue wink

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