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New Year Low Carb Bootcamp interim thread!

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MrsHerculePoirot Thu 03-Jan-13 17:29:16

To continue chatting and preparing for the official start on 7th.

Rules and veg info can be found on the tabs on the old spreadsheet here.

BigStickBIWI Mon 07-Jan-13 16:18:33

debs we're chatting on a new thread now - come and confess all over here!

debs39 Mon 07-Jan-13 14:46:41

started early (Jan 1) but crashed and burned into box of milk tray and a selection box on Saturday night...I am a sugar a veggie too so finding really hard to feel full as don't even like eggs! !!! help!!!!!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 07-Jan-13 11:51:45

Yes i second that, great post Biscuit please stick on new thread.

ToomuchWaternotWine Mon 07-Jan-13 11:47:57

biscuit why don't you repost all that on the new Week 1 thread where we are now, it would be very helpful!

Wilding Mon 07-Jan-13 11:24:58

Weighed in this morning - 11 stone 2, pretty much the heaviest I've ever been. Have put on nearly a stone since the summer blush. I would really like to get back to my 'fighting' weight of 9 stone 7 (can't believe I used to think that was fat when I was younger, it seems impossibly slim now!)

Really looking forwards to this diet though - after being properly vegetarian for years I have started eating a bit of fish again after reading Briffa's book. Am feeling a bit guilty about it but hoping the health benefits will make up for it!

Greek yoghurt for breakfast (with blueberries, didn't realise about the fruit thing but won't buy any more after these are used up)
Lunch - smoked salmon with green salad & avocado
Dinner - omelette & buttered green veg with a tiny sprinkling of feta

slatternlymother Mon 07-Jan-13 11:18:29

biscuit Wow! All of that is so helpful, thankyou SO much thanks

BigStickBIWI Mon 07-Jan-13 11:16:14

Come and chat over here - keeps us all in one place!

GrownupGoth Mon 07-Jan-13 11:13:29

Gosh the thread moves quickly!

Ok weigh in this morning - 12 stone 6.... 11 pounds on since the beginning of December <shock> Carbs hate me. I am disgusted with myself letting it go that far.

I want to finish up around ten and a half stone, I'm 5 foot 8, so two stone.

Biscuit357 Mon 07-Jan-13 11:05:32

I've inputted my weight and realised I'm one of the heaviest on there - eek! Good motivation though. It's amazing how delusional you can be about your weight - a size 18 and 16 stone is not 'curvey' it's fat!

Anyhoo, as mentioned before I have lost a lot of weight on low carb before so I thought I would share some things that have worked well for me in the past (and will hopefully again!)

- "Black Farmer" products are excellent - sausages, burgers etc. All v.low carb because they aren't filled with a load of rubbish. Good to keep cold sausages in the fridge for breakfast on the run (dipped in english mustard!)

- Birds Eye Simply Baked to Perfection range is very good to keep in the freezer for when you have forgotten to shop. Not the sweet chilli prawns though (obviously) although they are delicious.

- If nobody has said it already - courgettes are excellent as a pasta substitute. Just ribbon them with a potato peeler (stop when you reach the seeds as they are too watery) and saute briefly. Not to cook, just to take the rawness of them. I often cooks lardons for a bit, add the courgette, cook a bit longer and then a dash of cream until reduced. Finish with Parmesan. Kind of like carbonara.

- Again, if nobody has said it already, cauliflower mash. Sounds disgusting, tastes great. Especially as on this 'diet' you can put a huge amount of butter in it! Once you've boiled and drained cauliflower, make sure you put back on heat for a bit to make sure it's really dry otherwise the mash is a bit watery. Nice for a shepherds pie topping.

- It sounds obvious, but when you are out for supper make sure you ask them to replace chips (or whatever) with green beans etc. Don't ask for them as a side dish as you'll get charged for them! (Took me ages to work that out - doh!)

- If you are stuck out, sandwich fillers are often your best option. If you have an M&S near you try their prawn cocktail (full fat, obviously) its gorgeous and v.filling.

WOW...sorry, longer than intended. Hope this helps people!

slatternlymother Mon 07-Jan-13 10:21:33

Yes, I think you are a similar build to me; I am a couple of inches taller and about 6lbs heavier than you.

I think my bottom range is 9st 13lbs, and I can't imagine myself being able to get that low. Even at 11st dead when I was running 4 miles every day, I looked very slim and was a small 12. I could try, but I doubt I could be lighter than 11st.

I just want to shift a stone for now, get into my healthy BMI range and tone up a bit.

Hopefully the blueberries I had won't matter overly, just for today, if I'm working out over lunch.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 07-Jan-13 10:08:24

No fruit at all for the first two weeks slatternly

And thanks, I didn't look it at that way, i think i would be too thin at that weight, i am a size 14 and would not look healthy being smaller than a 12.

slatternlymother Mon 07-Jan-13 09:58:25

Hokey 9st 11lbs is at the bottom of your healthy range.

slatternlymother Mon 07-Jan-13 09:57:25

Oh, I got told upthread to put blueberries in instead of the banana I was planning blush
Oh dear, I'm not very good at this blush

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 07-Jan-13 09:57:06

Just weighed on the wii fit, i bloody hate that thing!

12st 2lb sad that is the heaviest i have ever been.

Am 5ft 7in - wii says my ideal weight is 9st 11in i think it's lying tbh

So two stone, although i think that might be a bit much for me personally. Will go for a stone and reassess.

BigStickBIWI Mon 07-Jan-13 09:54:09

Not being hungry means that you are definitely on the right track! But lay off the blueberries - no fruit allowed in the first two weeks!

slatternlymother Mon 07-Jan-13 09:43:07

<checks in sneakily from work>

Hi everyone, not had time to weigh in this morning, it was enough trying to get an annoyed toddler out the door but I think I am around 81KG (I weighed 2 days ago so it won't be much different).

I am 5ft 9, so that's about a stone more than I'd like. It's a stone and a half lighter than I was this time last year though, it's just this last bit that's not shifting.

I had plain yoghurt (Alpro Soya was the only one I could find, oddly) with a handful of blueberries. I am SHOCKED that I'm not hungry yet hmm

Working out with a friend at lunchtime on the insanity workout/circuit class thing for about 45 minutes.

Still can't quite believe I'm not hungry; am I doing something wrong?

prettybird Mon 07-Jan-13 08:12:51

Checking in now that I've finally bitten the bullet

13stone 2lb this morning. Actually thought it would be worse than that so didn't move the scales and reweigh to get a "better" result

2 boiled eggs for breakfast.

BigStickBIWI Mon 07-Jan-13 07:49:00

5lbs up for me - which is kind of what I had expected, although I hoped it wouldn't be that much! I've written it here rather than on the new thread, as I want the new thread to be all about the starting afresh!

mawbroon Mon 07-Jan-13 07:45:24

morning! Oh dear, the cupboards are a bit bare so I had to make myself a burger for breakfast. It was good though!

BigStickBIWI Mon 07-Jan-13 07:44:46

First week's chat thread is here

sybilfaulty Mon 07-Jan-13 07:32:19

Clare, of you boot camp properly that 10lb will melt away quickly. We are on the way.

sybilfaulty Mon 07-Jan-13 07:31:10

3lb on for me. Thank god for noro virus, in weight loss stakes at least.

Hokey, BIWI starts the new thread every Monday. I am sure she'll be along soon to see how the disciples are doing.

Teddy you are a superstar and my inspiration smile

clare8allthepies Mon 07-Jan-13 07:24:03

Oh dear, have just weighed for the first time since before Christmas and I've put on 10 pounds! Grrrr! Never mind, time for a new start for the new year. Good luck everyone, especially those of us starting today

Ilovemyteddy Mon 07-Jan-13 07:14:23

Another longterm LC here with my story.

Started on 15 Jan last year after reading Briffa in the Sunday papers. Was 16st, got down to 11st just before Xmas, am now 11st 2

Feel great! Good skin, have discovered hip boned, spine and a waist!! And a whole new wardrobe! My target is 10st 7lbs which puts me in the middle of the 'normal' range for my BMI. Had cholesterol checked twice last year and it's fine. Bloid pressure normal for the first time in 30 years.

Good luck everyone.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 07-Jan-13 07:03:10

Morning all!!

Will we have a new thread to kick off the week?

Am going to weigh in when i have taken dds to school.

Am ready to go today, have had my one cup of tea for the day.

Awaiting shopping delivery in the next hour with lots of low carb goodies.

Am so looking forward to not feeling bloated any more in a couple of days!

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