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Week 9 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - not long to go now ...

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BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 08:09:54


And what a truly horrible morning it is.

Here is the spreadsheet to confess all

Let's see what we can do in the next/last two weeks. A couple of strict weeks to finish Bootcamp and hopefully we can shift some serious pounds.

Doshusallie Mon 26-Nov-12 12:24:59

Morning all. Marking place. Yog for Breakfast.

made it to gym. Ran for 10 mins on 6.5, walked uphill for 20, 10 minutes on the crosstrainer on 20. Was a sweat bucket after all that. Then did some arm weights and pilates stomach exercises. I am going to ache tomorrow.

Willie - I have heard those bootcamp exercise things are great - not for me, as I hate exercising outdoors! Enjoy and report back.

Hope VNMum is ok.

Sorry about your weekend Jan - bad time of year for money losing sad

halfthesize Mon 26-Nov-12 12:29:21

Some great weigh inssmile Jan I hope things start looking up for you soon x

That article is really interesting BIWI I know I have not been drinking enough water of late, so its 8 pints a day for me, from now onwink I know what you mean about looking in full length mirror whilst shopping! I had a shock on Friday whilst trying dresses onsad My new target is 8st 5lb, am 8st 10lb today, which is great considering I was 12st 11lbs back in May 2010. grin

Right off now to start batch cooking soup againwink

Ilovemyteddy Mon 26-Nov-12 12:48:41

Only 0.8lb off for me last week. I'm also not drinking enough water. It's too cold! Will try harder this week.

My hour's personal training was good. Sore shoulders and stomach today though. Starting pilates in two weeks. I have a feeling it's gonna hurt!

jan2013 Mon 26-Nov-12 12:57:30

wow halfthesize that is an amazing loss i bet you feel fantastic. ilovemyteddy i used to do pilates and loved it, so relaxing but hard too! never braved the personal training though!

about the money loss... i just hope to God it fell into the right hands and some struggling mum was able to benefit from it and it didn't end up with prats. there was a good £250 in an envelope! stupid me.

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 13:02:07

Oh no sad and sorry to hear about your confrontation with your DH as well.

PorkyScratching Mon 26-Nov-12 13:13:58

BIWI I love the articles you share smile always very informative, and as a newbie I am soaking up all the knowledge I can!

I didnt have an exact start weight, but I am roughly 8ish lbs down from where I think I was 2 weeks ago - not a bad start.

halfthesize Mon 26-Nov-12 13:39:47

Thanks Jan, OMG sadis there any chance the envelope will turn up or were you out and about? I hate when I loose things, its so annoying..

Well done pork on loss and teddy

jan2013 Mon 26-Nov-12 13:56:58

phoned tesco as i was there yesterday and its not there, i will have a good look round the car. im not going to worry about it no more and just trust its went to good use... i'll blame dd on that one as she is always opening that particular zip on my bag (of course never my fault for putting it in there lol)

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 14:08:21

It's my pleasure, Porky! Glad you are finding them helpful.

caramelwaffle Mon 26-Nov-12 14:17:50

Good morning.

Sorry to hear that jan Hopefully it did go to someone else who really needed it.

Well done on your loss half That is fantastic and inspirational.

Well done porky

willie The outdoor camps are really successful (I prefer indoors)

I've pretty much stayed the same; far too much port, brandy, Prosecco and cake (celebrations) Definitely not enough water.

I had a lovely surprise this week however: I was in a salon the other day and had to de-robe (as it were); they had an extra large, ceiling height mirror there and when I saw my body shape, I was very pleasantly surprised; a different shape regardless of the weight.

Foods are tasting over sweet when I do eat them.

More water and herbal tea. Onwards and downwards everyone!

Doshusallie Mon 26-Nov-12 14:43:45

lunch = 3 egg mushroom omelette, with big green salad with cucumber and mayo - small bit of greek yoghurt to finish the tub.

caramelwaffle Mon 26-Nov-12 15:01:40

Breakfast - herbal tea

Lunch - bunless burger, bacon, coleslaw, cheese and shallots. More tea.

jan2013 Mon 26-Nov-12 15:36:42

caramelwaffle ur name is making me lol thats lovely you are happy with your changed shape - do you do any exercise or was it just from this woe? well done smile

ive made coconut chicken curry for dinner and blended it just a bit so dd can have it so she better better like it!

captainmummy Mon 26-Nov-12 15:42:24

Re mirrors - I usually avoid them (like everyone) but I've noticed that the old love-handles are definitely reduced, and that is something that decades on a low-fat diet couldn't shift! My waist is smaller at this weight than it was when I was lighter, IYSWIM. Sideways-on I'm nearly svelte, and front-on much reduced, even tho in LBs it;s only about 7-8 total.

I did a small fast today,so no breakfast and lunch at 1pm, 1 egg and 1 baconslice. Bit of greek yog (like you doshu to finish the tub)!

vnmum Mon 26-Nov-12 17:06:38

I'M OK Dosh Just really busy with work. I don't have as much time to MN anymore. I was working a night on friday then didn't finish till 3 on saturday. DIdn't eat till tea time saturday as didn't have time at work and by the time I got home it was too close to tea to be having lunch.

I have lost a couple of pounds off the gain from last week but I'm still a couple up on the weight I was before my disastrous week. MY sporadic eating habits aren't helping though as I seem to be fasting lots unintentionally and I don't think it is having that many advantages. I think I need to make sure I eat breakfast and also drink. WHen I am busy at work I am lucky if I get a litre in before I get home.

I haven't caught up with the old thread yet but hopefully will get chance tonight.

Viperidae Mon 26-Nov-12 17:45:11

Sorry to be smug but I am grin. Despite my weekend away, the strict week it inspired has led to a 5lb loss! I honestly don't know how but I weighed 3 times to check. That gives me one and a half stones on bootcamp and just over 2st from my heaviest.

I have also changed my weighing day to a Friday as my weekends are variable - some just a tad naughty, some quite wicked and others just plain scandalous! Only in eating terms though! My theory is that, as my weeks are more even, a weight on Fridays will be more representative.

Hope the job is going well vnmum, it always takes time to get into a routine when you first start.

Willie rather you than me with the army exercise. I feel sick just thinking about it!

Jan sorry to hear about the money. I think your approach of not fretting and hoping it went where needed is a lovely one. Hopefully putting that positive energy onto a negative experience will bring some good luck back to you.

caramelwaffle Mon 26-Nov-12 18:15:52

jan I am my MN name grin

It is definitely the diet as low fat and excercise didn't change it as much.

And - as evidenced at the earlier weeks - high water consumption changed me/my shape/skin/hair/nails.

WineGless Mon 26-Nov-12 19:15:51

Evening losers- my weighin day is Tuesday although havea very early start tomorrow so hoping to be organized tonight.
Well done to ll the losers especially the newbies/ rejoiners!

Jan2013- sorry to hear about the money but am hoping for some karma and you have a lovely surprise over Christmas.
Toomuchmoney- hope your poorly boy gets better soon
Willie - I love boot camps but can't commit to same day every week with shifts but getting bit bored with just same routine at the gym. I think I might get a new programme to keep me interested.

Auntie Maggie- don't get cross with yourself. I end up going off piste when away from home as it gets so hard to buy"quick" low carb meals. It sounds like you are planning better this week. Stick with it - you are doing really well

B: Greek yoghurt
L: tuna sala
D: salmon and stir fry veg

Wrapping Xmas books tonight when DC are asleep

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Mon 26-Nov-12 19:36:44

The poorly boy is much better and definitely going back to school tomorrow!! He will get an A in Drama, I swear.

WineGless Mon 26-Nov-12 19:44:49

I have one of those too.
The best performance he ever put on was the time he woke up with "fuzzy eyebrows" and tried to convince me he couldn't go to school!
Glad he's ok though

nappyaddict Mon 26-Nov-12 19:49:23


Sorry I know I have asked this before but I can't remember if we are allowed sweet potatoes or spring onions?

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 20:43:10

Sweet potatoes no
Spring onions yes


BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 20:44:09

Boiled sweet potato = 20.5g carbs per 100g
Spring onion = 1.6g carbs per 100g

Doshusallie Mon 26-Nov-12 20:49:47

Chicken curry tonight with green beans and broccolli. Lidl's madras sauce, probably too carby but bloody good!

Piffle Mon 26-Nov-12 21:50:22

Small loss this week,did take eye off the ball, didn't drink my water or eat enough green leafys and got a bit of loo trauma.
All sorted now and back on track for a strict week.
B- Bacon eggs
L - ham, pastrami, cheese, lettuce, good mayo
D- YUM homemade chicken balti, cauliflower cumin rice and steamed spinach.
Rhubarb stewed with raw stevia leaf and double cream for pudding

Stuffed and happy!
500 cals of walking
3.5 L water

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