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Get Ready for Summer - Next Low Carb Bootcamp (10 weeks) starts 29 April

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BIWI Thu 11-Apr-13 14:53:24

Just to give you a couple of weeks advanced warning, so you can think about it, plan for it, etc.

Cocoaone Thu 11-Apr-13 17:47:50

Total MN lurker - but I've been tentatively LCing today, so will hopefully join this for support thanks

HeySoulSister Thu 11-Apr-13 17:54:08

I do it automatically now....since oct. am onto the fourth stone now....3 gone,tackling fourth....then two more to go

always good to lurk tho

XBenedict Thu 11-Apr-13 18:17:48

Wow Hey I'm impressed! Are there any websites you can visit for more info/inspiration?

BIWI Thu 11-Apr-13 18:28:45

Why look beyond Bootcamp, XBenedict? wink

BIWI Thu 11-Apr-13 23:01:47

But seriously, have a look at the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet, on the first post of this thread

Lots of fabulous resources there - links/books/blogs, etc.

RubySlippers77 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:15:02

I'm in, this is brilliant, was looking for some get fit support as I have foolishly signed up for a 5K Race for Life on June 1st and my friend wants me to do a 10K in July too!!

My birthday is April 30th though so it may not be a strict first week of bootcamp confused

HeySoulSister Fri 12-Apr-13 01:20:02

I also recommend shred and walk/run, c25k.

NoSnowJustSand Fri 12-Apr-13 06:59:40

I'm definitely signing up for it this time - I need the support to keep me on the straight and narrow! I'm going on holiday in 13 weeks so I'm hoping to lose a stone before we go. This will give me a BMI of 23 and I'll be overjoyed to get there.

BIWI Fri 12-Apr-13 08:37:31

I can also heartily recommend C25K. I am just about to start the last week (week 9) and am truly amazed that I'm now about to run for 30 minutes without stopping. I really didn't believe at the beginning, when you start by running for just 1 minute, that I would ever get here in such a short period of time.

HeySoulSister Fri 12-Apr-13 11:58:11

Hey biwi well done!!

I recently completed week 9 but wasn't sure on distance so joined a running club. Ran a measured 5k with a personal trainer in 37 mins 54 secs. Was v pleased but realised I need to speed up!im being pushed to my limit now by her.... But I'm bloody enjoying it!

And my BMI has dropped to 29 so now I'm overweight rather than obese on the calculator.

Can't tell you how much your bootcamp thread helped and inspired me, lost 43 pounds since just before xmas

BIWI Fri 12-Apr-13 12:13:14

Wow! Great going, HeySoulSister flowers

I never, ever, thought I'd do running. I think I'm going to be just shy of 5K when I reach the 30 minutes, which will be sometime this week. I used MapMyRun on two of my last 28 minute runs, and the first time it said I'd run 4.11K, the second time 4.9K. The second one gave me an odd reading after the first ten minutes, though, so I'm not going to take that one as a true speed.

herecomesthsun Fri 12-Apr-13 12:41:11

by the way, I ended up having a long chat with a patient just now about low carbing (she noticed I'd lost loads of weight). I am wondering about making a handout to give out to patients - on the one hand, I think this has done me a lot of good - on the other hand, it is still just a little bit controversial!

justpoppy Fri 12-Apr-13 12:59:11

Count me in. Been LC'ing on and off for a long time. More off recently though. Have about 2 stone to lose and going away in 7 weeks! shock Know that's never going to happen but I'm hoping for almost a stone.

GuyMartinsSideburns Fri 12-Apr-13 13:01:01

Hi all, Im looking forward to the next bootcamp as I really enjoyed the last one, such support and encouragement. It really helped me get through it.

Well my scales have packed up blush so need to sort a new set before we start!

BIWI Fri 12-Apr-13 13:33:25

herecomesthsun - you could always just give them a card with the link to the next Bootcamp thread wink

FurryDogMother Sat 13-Apr-13 13:04:14

Oo, glad there's going to be another Bootcamp - I've missed it! I'm down another 4 lbs (to 156) since the last weigh-in. Things are going very slowly now I'm getting closer to goal, plus I'm sort of doing pre-maintenance and allowing myself a few peas and carrots from time to time (we will gloss over the French bread and creme brulee incident a few weeks back). Only 9 lbs to go to goal, but I have a feeling it's going to take a lot of effort to get there. Roll on Bootcamp!

HeySoulSister Sat 13-Apr-13 14:11:10

bring it on!!

BruisedFanjo Sat 13-Apr-13 14:25:49

How do calories factor into LC, if at all? Are we supposed to be in calorie deficit as well as low carb intake for it to work? Part of my brain panics about the calories in oil and butter etc smile

HeySoulSister Sat 13-Apr-13 14:46:36

nah,forget the calories..

Lavenderhoney Sat 13-Apr-13 14:58:13

I'm still doing this since the last one and looking forward to the next!

Of course, I have allowed a few glasses of wine to sneak in, plus chocolate, and once i had chips smile but I'm really hoping dh joins me this time. He is still impressed with me losing 8kg whilst eating my BAB and never being hungry. Plus it doesn't affect what I cook for the family as I eat the same as them except no carbs. ( evangelical)

Cocoaone Sat 13-Apr-13 20:53:54

Sorry for ignorance, but what does BAB stand for?

BruisedFanjo - I've been eating 3 meals a day, plus snacks if I'm hungry and I've barely gone above 1400 cals. Tracking on MFP just to make sure of carb levels. So far my macros are carbs around 5-10%, fat around 60-65% and protein around 25-30% which I presume is ok.

FurryDogMother Sun 14-Apr-13 10:42:52

BAB = Big Ass Breakfast, ie a substantial breakfast, like bacon (though we're supposed to avoid processed meat) and eggs and mushrooms, or an omelette, or something similar. The idea is that it keeps you going well into the afternoon smile

Cocoaone Sun 14-Apr-13 14:34:53

Ah! I was thinking along the lines of Bacon And ..... but couldn't think what the second B stood for. Thank you for explaining.

Eggs/bacon/mushrooms are my standard breakfast on this WOE. love it!

BlackAffronted Sun 14-Apr-13 14:48:47

Im in, of course! Lost 2 stone on the last bootcamp, hoping for more of the same smile

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