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Week 8 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - One Fat Lady? Not here!

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BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 08:14:23

Spreadsheet of Wonderfulness is here

Hope everyone is doing well.

I haven't weighed this morning - was a little bit distracted by a phone call from my lovely SIL in Australia, to announce the safe arrival of Gabriel Paul and Nell Florence Jean! Gabriel weighed 5lbs 2oz and Nell 4lbs 10oz, so good weights to say they are 3 weeks early.

So I'm a great aunty grin

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 08:10:26

Week 9 chat thread is here

captainmummy Mon 26-Nov-12 07:59:34

Newstart - I was up at 3am with ds3 who was feeling sick. Got him back to bed with a bucket, to hear him being sick at 4am. Have spent the rest of the night half-awake, waiting.

Didn't wiegh today, bit dazy...forgot.

Viper - if you still need something crunchy/biscuity, try those flaxseed rosemary-and-seasalt crackers on 'i breathe...I'm hungry' website. They are easy to make, low-carb and just the job for spreading with peanut butter, marmite, cheese etc.

SingingTunelessly Mon 26-Nov-12 07:48:57

Morning! Grey, miserable and generally dreary but at least the rain seems to have stopped and we now have power back again thankfully.

Newstart - yay! Good news. Hope you have a good day. smile

Viper, that feeling of wanting something but not knowing what, I get that as well. It's a weird feeling as its quite strong I find. Usually try water with lime and ice in case it's thirst and the lime makes it a bit different.

Weight wise I am sts - 9.7 on Friday. That's the one I'm claiming for this week especially after the weekend ....... blush

Waves to everyone. Welcome to any newcomers - Porky I spotted you. smile

hurricanewyn Mon 26-Nov-12 07:43:43

Ugh New - that is early.

Well I've weighed and logged. Bad week for me, lots of cheating that translated to a 5lb gain. Set me back 2 weeks. I'm so cross with myself.

NewStartSameStory Mon 26-Nov-12 04:58:47

Morning. hideously earning start this morning. But 1kg down.

Hope you all have a good week. Onwards and downwards.

Viperidae Sun 25-Nov-12 23:58:05

Saw the cheeseburger pie recipe and it reminded me that, many years ago when we lived in South Africa there used to be a traditional dish called Bobotie that was a mild, curried mince with a baked egg topping. I'll look out the recipe and let you know if it is any good.

I'm glad it's not just me that has this weird craving/non-craving feeling. I have been really bad this weekend as I got myself a bit weirded out but am back on the wagon tomorrow.

JessicaWakefield Sun 25-Nov-12 23:24:05

Have had stomach pains since Sunday lunch at PILs - avoided the obvious usual suspects, potatoes, Yorkshire puddings etc but I think MIL was very liberal with the flour in the gravy. What's strange is that back in the day when I had porridge for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner I didn't have these violent reactions to wheat based foods. I guess in hindsight I wasn't feeling great and I wasn't the weight I wanted to be but it seems as though when your body is very rarely exposed to gluten (if that's the trigger) then when it is, it just literally finds it indigestible.

Won't be able to weigh in tomorrow as scales fell out of wardrobe a few days ago. The base has ruptured off and wires are hanging out of the bottom. Given the amount of emotion I invest in the numbers they come up with they definitely don't look very trustworthy!

NotAgainAndAgain Sun 25-Nov-12 22:57:08

Thank you MrsPoirot very much for the recipe, I will try it out and report smile

EwanHoozami Sun 25-Nov-12 19:56:37

Yep just double checked and is 3.9g of which sugars 1.9g. It pays to be cheap, clearly they've scrimped on the sugar!

Doshusallie Sun 25-Nov-12 19:28:57

Ewan really ?? Must get some of that sainsburys PB then!!!!

Tea was 2 big pork chops fried in butter, with mushrooms and leeks fried in butter and cream. Utterly divine. Huge meal, am stuffed.

WillieWaggledagger Sun 25-Nov-12 19:22:06

Right have been discussing Christmas menu with my mother and have managed to get her to let me do some of the meals over the days we're spending with them so I'll have control over some of the carb intake at least!

I won't be too strict, but I would like to spend Christmas with as little bloating etc as possible, so (fingers crossed) I won't go mad.

I agree that shopping is getting ever harder with all the Christmas goodies! I just adore mince pies (I may have mentioned this before grin) and they are bloody everywhere! I just have to keep reminding myself how lovely my mum's homemade ones are and hold out for them.

EwanHoozami Sun 25-Nov-12 19:18:41

I have a jar of Sainsbo's Basics peanut butter and assumed it was no-go but it's only 3.9g/100g - not bad!

Viper I get those 'I could eat but I don't know what to eat' moments too. I think it's because the high-carb snacks are easier to pile into so the evaluation process doesn't get a chance to kick in.

Doshusallie Sun 25-Nov-12 18:49:20

So not great

Doshusallie Sun 25-Nov-12 18:36:25

I have a whole foods sugar free one from tescos.....7 something carbs per 100g so. It great but bettter than chocolate.....

BIWI Sun 25-Nov-12 18:33:18

Check the carb count first, NMP - some have a lot of sugar in them!

NotMostPeople Sun 25-Nov-12 18:30:57

Is peanut butter allowed? I used to buy thoses little packs of macadamia nuts for those moments when you crave something bad.

WineGless Sun 25-Nov-12 17:58:11

Thank The Lord! Although November is finishing on 29th this year as am out on a hen night on 30th! Already booked my low carb menu and bottle of red wink

BIWI Sun 25-Nov-12 17:56:10

November is nearly over, WineGless!

WineGless Sun 25-Nov-12 17:50:34

Halo is shining and still no wine not gagging for a glass, oh no not me

MrsHerculePoirot Sun 25-Nov-12 17:39:34

Happy anniversary Dosh

Good job on the lunch fron Wine. I love that virtuous (although don't think I can spell it!) feeling after a 'good' meal out with lots of temptation!

MrsHerculePoirot Sun 25-Nov-12 17:38:28

Viper - Yes!!!!! I know exactly what you mean, I have that as well. I think it is to do with the texture of foods. I like the texture and crunchiness of carby snacks and the only thing that vaguely replicates that I find is pork scratchings. Sometimes those atkins bars do the trick though and although processed and not ideal and everything I think probably better than a whole tube of pringles or toast anyway... maybe buy one of those for next time and see if that does the trick? Other than that I try to have cream cheese and celery or try to drink something like a peppermint tea as nothing in my mind goes well with a peppermint tea!!!

WineGless Sun 25-Nov-12 17:26:23

Hi all and welcome back NMP and heartstart - good to "see" up you both back here. You know you can do it as you did it before , it's the emotional eating that gets me. If that's what you are struggling with I can recommend a chapter in IPD (although I see that India has fallen off the wagon recently by all accounts)

Happy anniversary Dosh and half! Hope you have both had a lovely day with yr Oh.

We have been out for lunch with good friends.
I had roast beef and turkey, Brussels sprouts, cauli, broccoli and braised red cabbage with gravy which was possibly carby. I then had cheeseboard but left the oatcakes that came with it. Feeling chuffed with myself and planning an omlette and salad for tea but completely stuffed.

BIWI Sun 25-Nov-12 17:12:49

I know! I tried them on with the dress, to make sure that they really went together. I optimistically took the size 10 into the changing room (I have bought a size 12), but sadly it still didn't fit.

Doshusallie Sun 25-Nov-12 17:11:08


Doshusallie Sun 25-Nov-12 17:10:28

Viper I get that - I rely in peanut butter for exactly those moments.

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