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The Ongoing Low Carb Bootcamp - Final Festive Fortnight

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BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 07:56:38

No spreadsheet to link to this week, as the LBD challenge is now over!

I don't know about anyone else, but I have definitely not had the greatest of weeks, and I'm keeping on keeping on until we get to Christmas.

Not quite sure yet what my own Christmas strategy is going to be, but I also guess it depends on where I've got to with my weight by then. I know that, having achieved my first major target of losing 2 stones, I still have more to go. So my next really major, very psychological target, will be to reach 9 stone. Something I have been trying (and failing) to do for the last 10 years! But now it seems so much more achieveable, especially with all you lot giving such brilliant support.

This week for me starts with a super strict day today. I'm out to dinner tomorrow, with a groups of ex colleagues, and venue is not yet chosen, but is likely to be a Chinese, which always brings its own problems. not to mention the wine

I'm also out to lunch on Friday, so it looks like Wednesday and Thursday will also have to be super strict!

jan2013 Thu 17-Jan-13 16:10:21

thanks for that tip. the portion sizes on fitday are massive too! i can't be bothered switching but i will bear in mind

nappyaddict Wed 16-Jan-13 15:17:37

I didn't think you had to with My Fitness Pal. Hmmm can't be bothered with that then!!

captainmummy Wed 16-Jan-13 14:43:59

nappy - MFP is american too, so you have to subtract the fibre (or something) it's not something I can be faffed with.

nappyaddict Wed 16-Jan-13 12:55:25


Be careful using FitDay as it is a US website and they count carbs differently so it can be easy to get in a mess with them. They include fibre in their carb amounts and you have to deduct the fibre to get net carbs. In the UK the carb amounts are already net carbs and fibre is listed seperately. You would be better using a UK site like My Fitness Pal if you want to use a site like that.

halfthesize Tue 15-Jan-13 00:12:28

doing much better thanks singing well done on loss smile

JustasmallGless Mon 14-Jan-13 20:46:04

Too much and singing we are chatting on new thread on OTBT
Come on over...

ToomuchWaternotWine Mon 14-Jan-13 20:19:03

Hello all, thanks for the support I feel much better today after a good nights sleep and I was down 2.5 lbs from last week so pretty happy with that. Perhaps there's something in that carb loading theory after all?! wink

SingingTunelessly Mon 14-Jan-13 18:54:59

Just catching up with you all.

Well, am a pound down which is a miracle as since I had my afternoon tea fest with my DM I am PROWLING for sugar. I really need to get back in the zone. Why oh why did I feel the need to eat dark choc this afternoon. Sob. BIWI, send that stick my way. I deserve it.

Jan, sympathies with the bed avoiding toddler. Seems a lifetime ago for me now but remember it well.

Half, hope you are feeling better.

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 14:06:49

Jan not sure if this will help, but this dvd is supposed to be great re Babies/children sleeping.

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 13:41:52

I really need to start engaging my brain againblush way to much time doing nothing!!

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 13:40:42


BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 13:26:06

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BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 13:25:19

I don't think you link to OTBT do you?

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 13:24:33

Goodie BIWI is there a link?

I am sat watching kids films with DS2 he is 3 and super excited about all the snowsmile

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 13:09:11

... and it is done

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 13:07:29

I shall make a crustless quiche ...

JessicaWakefield Mon 14-Jan-13 12:57:30

Jan love giving you a big <<<hug>>> it's a notoriously difficult age but all fingers crossed DD will grow out of bedtime shenanigans soon.

JessicaWakefield Mon 14-Jan-13 12:54:45

Thanks Ewan! BTW loved your post on the big thread about the government's continued championing of low fat eating. Couldn't agree with you more. I guess one of the problems as they see it is that if they completely changed their advice and said actually we're wrong and our guidelines have made you all fat then they'd worry the public might not believe any of their public health guidance. And also as you say there's far too much vested interest with the big food companies etc to change the tone of the advice. So short sighted as they'd save billions of public money if obesity rates declined.

EwanHoozami Mon 14-Jan-13 12:38:04

Jessica moldies <girds loins> was a breakaway group of MNers who formed another invite-only chat forum causing all kinds of drama and bad feeling. It happened the very week I joined (Christmas about 4 years ago IIRC), so I thought this place was barking grin

But our CQ wouldn't be a secret (just tucked away a bit) and isn't invite only, so surely no one could get the hump? I expect those from the current newbs thread who wanted to go long-term would eventually join us for a natter, right?

timid that sounds like what I get if I drink boozydrinks just before a period. Makes me feel plastered and whole chunks of evening can go, even on half a bottle of wine. I hardly ever drink any more but if I do, I always avoid PMT-time.

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 12:35:25

jan I really feel for you with DD, my youngest has been a nightmare, but has been improving since he turned 1 wink

we have lots of snow heregrin

halfthesize Mon 14-Jan-13 12:32:30

my vote is for another oasis please, if not too much hasslewink
viper like you I seem to have a slight memory loss and worse hangovers. have put it down to not as much stodge to soak alcohol up, iykwim.hmm

timidviper Mon 14-Jan-13 12:01:20

I vote for our crustless quiche!

Glad some of you have experience different responses to alcohol too, makes me feel less of a lush!

half best wishes for the continued recovery

jan Sorry you are having such a hard time. Hope things improve soon.

Doshusallie Mon 14-Jan-13 11:50:48

I get MUCH worse hangovers on this WOE, on MUCH less alcohol.

JessicaWakefield Mon 14-Jan-13 11:23:48

If it's not too much work for you BIWI my vote is for the continued oasis! It's so nice being able to catch up with everyone here about LC and all other matters.

Ps what's moldies?

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 10:32:37

I don't want it to be another kind of moldies thing, but I like this little oasis where I can hide from that BIWI

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