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Continued - Week 1 New Year Low Carb Bootcamp Chat Thread

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BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:10:38

Last one filled up really quickly, so here is a brand, spanking and distinctly thinner thread for you to fill up.

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 13:41:53

Something I do (also work from home) is fill a hot water bottle and put that underneath my feet.

LucyVFood Thu 10-Jan-13 13:42:01

Thanks Humphrey for seeing my post! Feeling very sorry for myself again.

I honestly don't know. I feel bloated and certainly not lighter. But I've been following the guidelines, although I have maybe eaten more of the heavier carb veg than is ideal - I've had cabbage and carrots for example.

But to have stuck to it AND to be exercising and to STILL have not lost anything? I haven't stopped but I'm very fed up. If I didn't have much to lose it would be different but I have masses to shift.

Sorry for such a whingy post.

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 13:42:52

How about buying chicken or beef consomme and drinking that instead? I think you can buy tinned stuff which is relatively low if not zero carbs.

gloriafloria Thu 10-Jan-13 13:43:42

Ginot I'm pretty sure I'm not <praying quietly now>. My morning sickness was more like an empty feeling that subsided once I'd eaten, although it was all carbs that I ate then to feel better. Keeping calm and repeating can't be, can't be!

coldethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:44:08

On the positive side, I've done well with food today -

B - greek yoghurt, coffee with cream
S - two mini babybel, slice of chicken (yoghurt is clearly not enough), coffee with cream
L - 2-egg scramble with buttered mushrooms, spinach and cheese.
1.2 l water so far.

Tonight will be chicken, leeks and celery in creamy sauce, with Otherveg(TM), to be decided. The children will have pastry on the top of theirs and will believe it is pie.

I have dreamt about toast and marmalade three nights running now. Do you think it is a message?

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 13:44:45

Baxters Luxury Beef Consomme is 4g carbs for a 400g tin, which would do you a good 2-3 mugfuls I should think

coldethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:47:02

Hot water bottle might be it, BIWI. Sadly, heating is already set at 20 and I don't feel I can turn it up for the sake of one small corner of the living room. Energy bills are hideous enough already!

Years ago, you used to be able to buy something called 10 calorie soup which was very like chicken consomme. I used it a lot as a student. I wonder if it still exists?

coldethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:47:50

"Luxury" Beef Consomme, eh? Get me. None of that ordinary beef consomme here. What a good job Mr Tesco is coming tomorrow...

Well I'm sitting at soft play with ds. Usually my Pepsi max and twirl time.... I'm having a sparkling water and a sugar free mint for the dragonbreath! really fancy the coke and choc though

MissNJE Thu 10-Jan-13 13:49:42


Not a Message :-) I did a LC diet year for about 12 weeks and lost 18lbs, however I started dreaming about things I don't usually like e.g popcorn and chocolate. When I found myself eating all the Easter chocolate I gave up... That's not happening this time. That's for sure.

coldethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:52:29

MissNJE will step back from a celestially-inpsired toast-fest then. Bother, I was looking forward to that, munching toast and marmalade with the feeling that the Universe was smiling upon me.

Ilovemyteddy Thu 10-Jan-13 13:58:41

Gloria I've had the occasional morning sickness on this WOE and am convinced it is just my body adjusting to LC-ing (and I'm not pregnant - I'm 53!)

Likewise littlemissstan mentioned on the other thread about feeling faint. That happened to me too a while back and a GP friend said she thought it was my blood pressure normalising. I have had high blood pressure for 30 years, and now it is normal, so I suspect that was the reason. I've had a couple of fainty feelings this week now I am bootcamping again so I'm sure that's what it is.

2lbs off so far this week - within a whisker of 154lbs which I was before Christmas - woot!

GinotPrigio Thu 10-Jan-13 14:00:17

gloria keep persevering with breakfasts. Maybe its just taking some time for your body to adapt to low-carb. Maybe try yoghurt?

Just cooked myself up the most scrumptous and random lunch. Mushrooms, left over ham and pak choi (told you it was random!) fried in garlic butter with a dash of cream and some grated cheese added at the end. Absolutely gorgeous and so filling.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 10-Jan-13 14:02:36

Stir fry prawn thingy here. Tis yum.

Jacaqueen Thu 10-Jan-13 14:12:12

I have just had lunch

2 pork belly strips with sautéed leeks and mushrooms with just a touch of cream and some Dijon mustard.

I love the way this plan feeds your body and soul.

I mean what would you rather eat on a rainy January afternoon (or any day come to that), delishous real food or a chemically enhanced cup a soup with a couple of cardboard crisp breads.

ElectricalHoHoHoBanana Thu 10-Jan-13 14:12:49

Confessions time

i had half a piece of toast at 10;30am.....i am a bad bad person sad it had gone in and down before i realised!

but to turn this post on its head....i am not hungry again! i wasnt hungry last night and i had to force dinner down (was nice though)

and today i am still not hungry!!!!

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 14:13:07

Lucy - don't be downhearted sad

One of the things I have learnt over the years is that everyone loses at different rates. On a day-by-day basis your body's weight fluctuates naturally and, for women, the menstrual cycle also plays its pesky part.

List out for me your menus over the last 4 days, and let's see if there's anything we can spot.

The other thing to ask yourself, though, is are you enjoying the food? Do you feel deprived? Could you eat like this on an ongoing basis? Do you feel like you're on a diet?

Floggingmolly Thu 10-Jan-13 14:20:37

Why can't you have the Pepsi max, Bullet?? <panics>

Jacaqueen Thu 10-Jan-13 14:20:40

Lucy I haven't lost anything either YET.

I am an old hand at this low carb malarkey and I am not bothered in the least.

I started Bootcamp light on Friday and have been super strict since Monday. I am sticking to the plan and drinking the water. Unless I am a medical phenomenon, the weight will come off.

prettybird Thu 10-Jan-13 14:21:06

Had a lovely lunch of pastrami (drizzled with olive oil) served with a salad of rocket, a tomato, half an avocado, spring onion and an olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and grain mustard dressing. Dh shared it with me as it looked so nice and he'll pig out on his bacon on a Scottish morning roll later

Dinner is going to be a ham and leek frittata smile

Breakfast was 2 boiled eggs and some butter - may go easy on the eggs tomorrow!

Jacaqueen Thu 10-Jan-13 14:24:52

Oh and I have at least 3 stone to get rid of.

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 14:26:01

Floggingmolly This blog will explain the issue with Pepsi Max!!!

EwanHoozami Thu 10-Jan-13 14:31:04

Just popping back to mention that if you marinade chicken thighs in mayo (yes, really), wine vinegar and smoked paprika and then fry them they are UH-mazing.

how did I not know about the mayo-as-a-marinade malarkey?!

LucyVFood Thu 10-Jan-13 14:31:15

Thanks BIWI

B:Sliced ham, two eggs, Philly
L:Salad, mainly green with with 1/4 red onion and tomato. Mackerel fillet and cottage cheese.
D: Chicken leg, veg inc carrot and cabbage. Philly.

B: Eggs, philly
L: Ham Salad, cottage cheese
D:Chicken and veg, butter

B:Eggs, philly
L: Ham Salad, cottage cheese
D: Chicken drumsticks, veg, olive oil

B: Two sausages
L: Chicken salad, cottage cheese
D:Lamb steak, veg, butter

I know it looks a bit samey, but it actually felt quite varied. The Philadelphia was about 20g. The veg was swede, broccoli, mushrooms, courgettes, aubergines, cabbage, carrot. Not at every meal!

I've no problems with what I'm eating and I am enjoying it. I don't really feel 'on a diet' and I'm certainly not hungry all the time, but I'm aware that I've made changes and that I have to think more about my meals. I don't feel deprived.

I still have days where I have the headache that I had at first and feel exhausted, then some mornings I wake up buzzing with energy. I droop now, 2/3pm till 5pm.

Tonight will be my fourth day doing the Shred level one. Not sure if that should make any difference.

Sorry for the super long post and thanks for your help thanks

LucyVFood Thu 10-Jan-13 14:31:53

Meant to add, I do feel bloated today.

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