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Week 10 - Little Black Dress Low Carb Bootcamp - The Final Curtain!

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BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 07:31:39

Morning all!

Come and confess all

I suspect a lot of us are postponing our final weigh in till a bit later in the week, given the cheating falling off the wagon that's been going on!

Hope everyone has a good last week. Still time to drop a couple of pounds!

EwanHoHoHozami Mon 03-Dec-12 07:45:59

Morning folks

It seems I have dodged a pizza-shaped bullet as I'm another pound down. I'm still a wee bit cross with myself as I'd otherwise been so good since my honeymoon blow-out that I could have had a couple more off.

But without BIWI, the spreadsheet elves and support of the rest of you happy band of losers I'd have caved ages ago so thanks

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 07:52:47

Woo hoo - 9lbs so far though, Ewan! Great going.

EwanHoHoHozami Mon 03-Dec-12 08:29:21

thanks! It's been 21lb since I joined up in August (ah, those heady days of 4lb off in a week...) so I'm thrilled!

I'm off to flog my size 16 clothes on Ebay grin

captainmummy Mon 03-Dec-12 08:40:51

I'm only 1lb up after this weekend, which i'm counting as a success! After several gingerbreads, 18" sausages in baguettes and loads of gluhwein, it's a Christmas Miracle i'm not up by more.

Xmas market was beautiful, very very cold but that's what the gluhwein is for! Landed in light snow, woke up sunday to a quite heavy layer, and worried all day that we'd be snowed in/delayed flying out, but was ok in the end.

Back on it now, til xmas party next week

fufulina Mon 03-Dec-12 08:46:26

Ladies, I have been mostly very absent from the threads, but cracking on. The weight loss has really slowed and weighed in at 71kg today. Very near my next target of 70kg, which am hoping to hit by Christmas. Have also downsized to size 10 skinny jeans. Mostly a miracle.

Anyone lurking and wondering about it, go for it. Has transformed my relationship with food. BIWI, my parents and two other friends are also LC since seeing the success I've had. I don't think I have EVER given weight loss tips before!

So, thank you all again, this is me checking out, although if the threads are still going, I will post when am at final target of 66kg, which I have absolutely no doubt I will get to. Is just a matter of time.

Best of luck to all you lovely LC ladies. thanks

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Dec-12 08:58:12

Marking place, no change for me this week but I did have a special weekend (I wonder whether Friday weigh-ins might be the way to go in future!)

Hectic week here - I have only fourteen workin days before Christmas and am panicking!

Piffle Mon 03-Dec-12 09:19:30

I'm lighter huzzah despite an Ikea shaped slip up yesterday ( apple cake and cream)
That was my only transgression in 2 months and I appear to have gotten away with it!
Big 2.5 hr walk today so back on track!

Themumsnot Mon 03-Dec-12 09:23:45

Lost 1lb again this week. Slow but steady. Will make an extra effort for the final weigh in next week. I'm planning to keep going until christmas eve, take three days off and then start again - anyone else joining me? My goal is to lose another 6lbs by Christmas Eve and then 10lbs by my birthday at the end of Feb.

SingingTunelessly Mon 03-Dec-12 10:11:28

Signing in. Can't believe we've got to Week 10 already.

I'm bobbing around between 9.6 and 9.8 at the minute but strangely because I feel good, clothes fit, etc. the scales seem to have lost their powerful hold that they had over me. Although willie a Friday weigh in is definitely the way to go. grin

Hope those with work woes don't have too bad a time of it this week. Think it was Dosh and sybil who mentioned it on the last thread.

Final push this week. Really must start wrapping presents.

SingingTunelessly Mon 03-Dec-12 10:14:25

themumsnot I still want to shift another 7lb so as we have Christmas looming I'll join you for an end of Feb target. smile

caramelwaffle Mon 03-Dec-12 10:33:21

Good morning losers!

I have eaten something that has disagreed with me so (TMI alert) everything is leaving me quickly this morning; I have readjusted my loss .2 lb.

21lb! Well done ewan

Well done on your loss fufulina

mumsnot and singing I'll definitely stick with you through to February. I'd like another 10lb off by then.

Well done everyone.

Doshusallie Mon 03-Dec-12 11:01:54

Morning all.

Am 2 pounds up this morning. Indian, KFC, Pringles, peanuts and too much


Good luck for interview jan!

Themumsnot Mon 03-Dec-12 11:41:56

Brilliant singing and caramel. I've found this thread so helpful - I know I wouldn't have stuck to the diet without it. And I'm so excited at being back to size 14 in time for Christmas. I had a trawl through my party wardrobe this morning - my Gok Wan dress that was too small when I bought it in the sale back in the summer fits perfectly now!

caramelwaffle Mon 03-Dec-12 12:23:38

Great news about the dress mumsnot.

That's when you really notice the changes.

Ilovemyteddy Mon 03-Dec-12 12:37:34

Mumsnot - I'll defo be joining you, Singing and Caramel as I still have another 10lbs to go to reach my target, and I couldn't have done it without these threads (and the Monday morning Spreadsheet of Fear!) grin

Another 1lb off for me this week - I'm hoping to get another 3lb off before Christmas Day so that I will have lost 5 stones this year. I'm finding it a bit tougher now the weather is so cold, and I have my second cold in four weeks, which is miserable (DH thinks it's because I have less insulation!!)

Onwards and downwards!

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 13:26:40

This time last year I was standing in M&S looking at myself in the mirror, as I tried on a 'little' black dress. It was a size 14, and straining at the seams. It didn't skim lightly over my flabby bits - it clung to them all and showed them off to perfection. Being sleeveless, it also highlighted my dimply (with fat) upper arms.

I vowed I would not be like that ever again, and that by this Christmas I would be slim again.

And so started my 'journey'.

On Friday, I wore my new dress and felt fanbloodyfantastic. It fitted me perfectly. I wasn't having to wear any horrible, tight support underwear to control any flabby bits that were at risk of escaping.

I started my low carbing after Christmas, and took up personal training shortly afterwards in February. It has taken me a long time to get here, and I couldn't have done it without any of you lot.

I started Bootcamp (the first one) simply as a way to get strict with myself, and thought that maybe half a dozen people might join in. I had no idea what it was going to become grin

So thank you, all of you - yes, even you lurking at the back! - for your help, friendship and support along the way.


Doshusallie Mon 03-Dec-12 13:44:43

YAY! Lovely post Biwi - well done you. grin

Lunch - 2 boiled eggs, salad leaves, cucumber, small chunk of cheese, tuna and mayo, small spoon of coleslaw.

NewStartSameStory Mon 03-Dec-12 14:41:17

lovely post BIWI

I forgot to weight this morning as there is a child puking mucus here. Hoping a day off school and it clearing his system will prevent a chest infection.

Christmas was like Christmas always is. Full of food (far far too much food) and the usual arguments but it was brilliant grin

I am in for another thread for a feb target! I need a lot more work to fully get around this woe. Currently definitely heading back into the joys that is carb flu. I have the shakes big style. hmm But am glad i have the luxury of now being able to stay on the woe without too much having to deviate. My target was 70kg but from being 80kg to drop down below 75kg and maintain that loss is brilliant. I need to continue the momentum and need to now start to vary my food range. I tend to get stuck in a food rutt and get bored then wander off track. Thanks for fixing the migraines and getting me eating again.

WillieWaggledagger Mon 03-Dec-12 16:06:31

Lovely posts biwi and nsss, and glad your Christmas went well nsss!

Everyone's experiences and company have helped me so much, and I will definitely be up for a new year boot camp too.

caramelwaffle Mon 03-Dec-12 16:29:30

<sniffle> Lovely post Biwi

Get well soon Nsss son x

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 Mon 03-Dec-12 17:48:17

Great post Biwi.

Up 2lbs today but expected to be after Saturday night. Am behaving and hoping for a couple of pounds off this week.

I have decided to keep going with this after Xmas so if another thread appears I will hop on. Half a stone left to lose but will do it in the new year now I think. My tastes have changed enough hopefully that I won't stuff myself full of chocolate and pastries over Xmas itself though I will be having wine etc without worrying.

Can't believe how quickly this bootcamp has gone. I've struggled to keep going for longer than a week in the past but reading about everyone else's successes and occasional hiccups has made it so much easier. Thank you everyone for posting, it's actually been fun. x

jan2013 Mon 03-Dec-12 17:59:40

great post Biwi also very grateful for the threads here.

marking place smile

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 03-Dec-12 18:28:56

I will definitely start another chat thread, once we finish next week. The support is invaluable, and I have a few more pounds to go before I reach my ultimate target.

Willowisp Mon 03-Dec-12 18:43:50

can you add me back on please - I am 112lb 5.

I've turned my mum on to this now & she's enjoying actually being able to eat, whilst losing weight & is amazed at how she is (currently) not craving sugar.

I'm sorting of maintenac-ing at the mo..another couple of lbs would be good, but no hurry. I can finally fit into those tight clothes !

Great to see who much everyone has been losing & how upbeat you all are grin

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