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Week 10 - New Year Low Carb Bootcamp - The End is Nigh!

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BIWI Mon 11-Mar-13 07:58:55

So we start our final week!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

We will have one last weigh-in next Monday.

Hope you all have a good week!

cathyandclaire Mon 11-Mar-13 08:09:01

Thanks BIWI smile
Good luck with weigh in campers.
Managed to get back to just below target with a good strict ten days, after weeks of carb creep and avoiding the thread ( sticking my head in the sand blush). My challenge is to stay there and keep eating healthily... whenever I introduce carbs I get all bingey- may just stick to veggy carbs and a bit more milk until after my hols at easter (all inclusive...aaagh!)

TheEarlyBird Mon 11-Mar-13 08:10:32

Morning - just off to walk the dog ........ in the snow! Brrrrr

clare8allthepies Mon 11-Mar-13 08:18:30

Hi everyone
<sidles in looking sheepish>

Left boot camp after the first week as I was pregnant. Sadly miscarried a couple of weeks later and have been a sugary twat cons

captainmummy Mon 11-Mar-13 08:19:44

So sorry Clare8 - that;s dreadful!

clare8allthepies Mon 11-Mar-13 08:20:17


Consoling myself with cake since. Cannot believe how much I've put on since so am back on the wagon today!
Clare x

thekitchenfairy Mon 11-Mar-13 08:20:46

Teddy you look fab..And well done earlybird

Did you succumb to the spuds Jake? Well done on your 7lb loss too.

<looks from sidelines at loss stories as I haven't shifted the 1lb gain from last week. But on the plus side have endured weekend at the MIL house of doom and v pleased to be going home today>

captainmummy Mon 11-Mar-13 08:22:12

Spiltthetea - can you post the cheese shortbread recipe on the recipe thread? I need to be able to find it quickly!

thekitchenfairy Mon 11-Mar-13 08:23:02

So sorry for your loss Clare, a tough time for you, be gentle on yourself.

WillieWaggledagger Mon 11-Mar-13 08:24:52

clare, i'm so sorry to hear that thanks

cathyandclaire Mon 11-Mar-13 08:26:38

So sorry about that Clare8
Earlybird will you pop round and pick up my dog too ;) ?!? she's looking at me balefully while I sip coffee and MN get on with my chores, cant face the snow.

sybilfaulty Mon 11-Mar-13 08:33:55

Thanks for the thread, BIWI.

So sorry to hear your news, Clare. I am sure you will find plenty of support here, but I do think you need to be kind to yourself and take it very easy. Thinking of you.

Forgot to weigh before I had a cup of tea today so will try tomorrow. Not overly optimistic but think it is better to keep a track of it once a week rather than not weigh for 4 weeks and then think "how much???"

Hope everyone has a good day.

JakeBullet Mon 11-Mar-13 08:42:25

Thanks kitchenfairy, no I didn't succumb to the spuds but may have had parsnips instead and a Yorkshire pudding.


Back on straight and narrow today, had bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast.

EwanHoozami Mon 11-Mar-13 08:55:07

Clare I'm so sorry about your loss. Welcome back, I'm sure we'll all be carrying on and nattering away when 'official' bootcamp is over.

cathyandclaire congrats on hitting target again!

1lb off here. This bootcamp has been a bit of a slog for me as I crawl towards target, but I though I'd list some of the great things that are still happening even if the whooooshes are not...

- my nails are, for the first time ever are actually growing strong.
- I don't have big mood swings
- I don't fall into a tired heap (and therefore a biscuit tin) at 4pm
- My dodgy joints are less inflamed and therefore less painful. I actually did a spot of yoga for the first time in years.
- My sleep (when not punctuated by small children) is much better, I think because my innards aren't fighting with the gas and bloat of carbs.
- I get to natter on to you lot and share your lovely recipes.

So it's all good!

spilttheteaagain Mon 11-Mar-13 08:58:58

Have done, captainmummy smile

BIWI Mon 11-Mar-13 09:09:09

Oh clare sad I'm so sorry to hear your news. Take care and look after yourself.

prettybird Mon 11-Mar-13 09:24:05

So sorry Clare - I've had two MMCs sad and the best bit of advice I was given after the first one was to be kind to myself as I would experience weird mood swings 'cos my hormones were all over the place.

Lavenderhoney Mon 11-Mar-13 09:43:50

i'm sorry Clare8, take care of yourselfsad

i have just filled in the spreadsheet and I am at 65kg! this is very very good. i have to lose another 5 kg though. I am stuck at 65kg and follow the woe religously - any tips? I have just started to eat smaller portion sizes, but I eat with the dc, and they are so slow and chatter... no matter how slow I eat I still end up finishing ages before them!

well done to the loserssmile

littlermissstan Mon 11-Mar-13 09:45:51

Oh Clare, how sad. Be kind to yourself.

0.2lbs off for me - I am telling myself a loss is still a loss! And wine was had on Friday and Saturday and possibly a small Creme Egg

To whoever asked for the curry recipe - a colleague who went on an Indian cooking course gave it to me, it took forever and involved making your own paste and about 17 different spices. If you'd like it remind me who you are and I will PM you as it's really long - though totally delicious.

Pub lunch with work today, planning steak and salad and coleslaw. Currently eating yogurt with a few blueberries and wishing I had something more warming as it's snowing in Dorset!

LavenderBriggs Mon 11-Mar-13 09:52:56

Sorry for your loss Clare thanks

Ewan dodgy joints do indeed respond to weight loss. Knees particularly love having less pressure on them.

I'm 9 stone 4 - one pound to go and I'm where I want to be.

Iamaslummymummy Mon 11-Mar-13 09:57:14


Its me. I'd love the recipe please.

Had protein powder and almond flour pancakes with orange essence in the batter topped with loads of butter. I live this woe!

Sorry for your loss clare

timidviper Mon 11-Mar-13 10:03:41

I am 2lb down this week so am pleased with that, as long as the trend is downwards I'm fine with it.

Ewan Oddly enough I just thought yesterday that I am not as achey as I was. I say oddly because I still have many, many stones to go.

Black I haven't got to grips with leptin and resistance yet but there is a lot of contradictory stuff around from what I've read. Some places say strict low carb all the time, others say strict low carb with a carb cheat every now and again to stop the body getting used to it. If you get your head around it please do share it with us!

teaandthorazine Mon 11-Mar-13 10:09:18

Thanks for the welcome on the other thread - hello to some 'old' faces too! It feels good to be back.

Have not got off to the most organised of starts tbh - early meeting this am meant I slurped down a cup of tea and semi skimmed without thinking. But am getting my head back into the right space and looking forward to the pounds dropping off!

Am thinking roast chicken slices for lunch... or maybe prawns with mayo...

sybilfaulty Mon 11-Mar-13 10:20:47

Arse. It's snowing quite hard here (S London) and that means I am going to have to brave driving to get the kids from school. Plus tonight is Brownies etc. so much running about. I hate driving in snow. Let's hope it doesn't settle.

Can I just ask re cauli mash, I made for the first time last week and, whilst nice, it was a bit sloppy. Did I do something wrong or is it always like that? I have made my kids a shep pie using potato left over mash. Do you think if I did half and half potato / cauliflower they would taste it? One of them can be a bit resistant to new things, esp of the veg variety.

Stay warm, everyone.

LavenderBriggs Mon 11-Mar-13 10:22:19

sybilfaulty did you boil the cauli? I find it gets a bit waterlogged unless I steam or microwave it.

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