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Week 7 - Summer Low Carb Bootcamp - Hurtling to the Finish Line!

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BIWI · 10/06/2013 08:32

Morning everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend and that there wasn't too much cheating! Grin

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

So we have four weeks left. Time to shed a good few more pounds if you stick to the rules

I go on holiday in less than three weeks, so it's nose to the grindstone for me from now on.

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sybilfaulty · 10/06/2013 08:44

Thanks for the thread BIWI.

I have stuck fairly rigidly to the plan (apart from 2 hula hoops and some booze at the weekend) but didn't weigh before I drank my first pint. I'll do so tomorrow.

I even made 2 pavlovas, brownies and a victoria sponge for various events this weekend and didn't touch any of them. They don't really hold any appeal for me any more. Pork scratchings, on the other hand.....

Hope everyone has a good week.

WillieWaggledagger · 10/06/2013 08:50

thanks for the new thread biwi!

i'm on a countdown to the wedding of the century (for my family) at the end of this month. it's in a fancy schmancy hotel and will be a total boozefest and the food will be fabulous. i reckon i can shed a few more lbs before then, or at least feel nice and lean and non-bloated which is much more important

snowballinashoebox · 10/06/2013 08:56

STS this week but everything is feeling more slinky!

tigerchair · 10/06/2013 08:57

Hi, I'd like to join in please. I've weighed this morning and I'm 10st 8.5lbs, would like to be closer to 9.5 stone. Have been eating higher protein/reduced carbs meals recently and it definitely works however think I need to be even stricter to see those lbs and inches melt off properly!!

Would someone be able to add me to the spreadsheet or tell me how to do it? Thanks Smile

couch25cakes · 10/06/2013 09:04

Morning. 2lb off for me this week. Slowly and surely it's dropping off :)

BIWI · 10/06/2013 09:05

Yay! Slow and sure is the best way, couch25cakes - more likely to stay off apparently.

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WillieWaggledagger · 10/06/2013 09:07

you should be in there tiger

tigerchair · 10/06/2013 09:24

Thanks Willie, have added my weight in Smile

Have just started off day one with coffee and coconut oil, then bacon and eggs... Yum Smile

kiwigirl42 · 10/06/2013 09:34

I'm down to what I was the week before last (last week I managed to put on 5lbs which was gone 3 days later) so I've sts but really feel lighter and slimmer this week.

I'm sticking to bootcamp (not the relaxed one) so happy to just eat healthily on this WOE and be patient.

Plus I'm going completly off plan this Saturday night for first time - have something called a salted caramel chocolate nemesis waiting for me! yumbo!

decaffwithcream · 10/06/2013 09:34

Morning. have added in a pound loss. A pound is still another pound down.

Have a horrible suspicion that yoghurt makes me stall - I start most days with lidl yoghurt. Going to test out the theory and hope if it's true maybe i can reintroduce cheese and cream as yoghurt may be the culprit

CiderwithBuda · 10/06/2013 09:40

Am definitely not speaking to my scales today.

Wavering between 14 6 and 14 8! Am taking 14 6!

And can anyone explain this please - 14 stone is 196lbs. So 14 6 should be 202lbs. But if I switch my scales to lbs I am 206. Which is 14 10! Bloody thing.

Anyway - am very bloated today too so am assuming it will all disappear at some stage. I drank 11 glasses of water yesterday too!

Food yesterday was
B - clotted cream with blueberries and flaxseeds
L - courgette,feta and asparagus salad with a cold sausage and a chicken kebab
D - fried chicken with lovely crispy buttery skin and salad
S - cheese
11 glasses of water (I am going to start posting my water intake to keep focussed on it)

Have been for my run and am about to have breakfast which will be smoked salmon roulades things which need using up.

Sybilfaulty - I admire your restraint - no way could I make all that and not have some!

CrabbyBigBottom · 10/06/2013 09:50

Thanks to BIWI for new thread and Willie for spreadsheet fabulousness. Wink

2lbs off this week. Would like it to be more, but have been less strict with my food - berries, nuts etc - and have been drinking wine at the weekends so can't complain too much. That's a total of 12lbs off since I started bootcamp (I joined on 7th May, so 5 weeks tomorrow).

Actually when I look at it like that, that's pretty bloody good really, isn't it?

12lbs in 5 weeks with my birthday weekend totally off the wagon (gained 3lbs) and one other evening early on when went to dinner with someone and had a carby meal.

Right, onwards and upwards. Going to devise lots of interesting things to do with gammon this week, as we've got a ton of leftovers. Went to our local pick your own farm at the weekend and got a huge bag of asparagus (enough to generously feed five adults and still have enough for two generous portions left over) plus a round two large punnet's worth of strawberries, all for £8. It would have cost twice that in the supermarket, and they tasted so fresh and vibrant. If you've got one near you, get out there people! It's rather good fun cropping it yourself, too - stalking the best asparagus spears and rifling through the leaves looking for the ripest strawberries. It made me feel all hunter-gathery. Grin

FurryDogMother · 10/06/2013 10:02

Still away from the scales, so have put myself down as STS this week. This'll be my 3rd week of ding 5:2 as well as low carbing - am really hoping to see a bit of a drop in weight once I manage to weigh myself!

BIWI · 10/06/2013 10:03

Grin at self-kicking! (My job here is done ...)

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BIWI · 10/06/2013 10:04

Buda - could it be that you have a dairy problem? Lots of cheese I notice ...

(And I'd junk those scales if I were you - they don't seem to be your friend Grin)

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couch25cakes · 10/06/2013 10:06

Well done everyone.
I'm getting my head round losing slowly, it's such a shift in thinking on this WOE, isn't it?
Possibly a funny question -does anyone else feeling the cold more since dropping carbs? The weather's been so nice here last week but I've been feeling chilly? I was wondering if there is any correlation to fewer sugars/energy burning?

I have today at work to get over my massive strop that I developed last night Grin and which is still going strong (not helped by PMT). Our garden when we bought our house was a jungle with unruly trees and huge hedges. We have been working really hard to tame it and this year we've got to the point where I've been able to plant shrubs and try to develop the beds (lots of soil improving, pulling endless weeds etc). Filling the beds has been quite expensive and very time consuming. I bought a half dead budleia and have been nurturing it over the last 6 weeks, and was delighted to see that its started to shoot- only for dh to get trigger happy on the strimmer and totally cut it down on Saturday. Then, he managed to completely trample over another young shrub that had started to grow in the hardest part of the garden and snapped half of it! I'm so bloody cross with him! And breathe.

QueenofDreams · 10/06/2013 10:12

Breakfast:2 bacon, sliced courgette in cream cheese, egg fried in butter
Lunch: leftover roast lamb with something veg wise
Dinner: no idea yet.

well done to everyone losing weight and staying the same! I could have had a much bigger loss this week, but I undid some of it by having sweet wine on Saturday night. I think I'm going to avoid wine next weekend.

CrabbyBigBottom · 10/06/2013 10:13

Millie you asked about eggs in clouds
I made them for all of us yesterday morning; DP, fussy DD and DD's friend who eats like an anorexic bird, and they all loved them!

One other thing, can someone give me a little pat on the back please. I know that this doesn't sound like much, but I'm really proud of myself... it has now been a week since I last took any codeine-based painkillers for my back. I don't think I've had a week without taking any since I started taking them at about 14. Shock

It started with someone saying that they might cause water retention and slow weight loss (they're co-dydramol so paracetamol and codeine) and I thought I'd try to get through a couple of days without (always take one or two doses per day). Then as the week went on I started using my tens machine more and more and found that my back was actually feeling better. Then Friday walked the dog with friend (a longer walk so usually take them prophylactically) without anything and had no pain or discomfort. Shock Buoyed up by this, I picked a hilly walk yesterday (fucking hate hills, they really make it hurt) to see if I could do it with just the tens machine, and I did! Back is stiff and sore in evenings, but this is a huge step forward for me. I've been feeling so much more positive and clear-headed that I've had the confidence to try and cope without them, for which I thank this WOE and this lovely, supportive thread. Smile

Next step, try to wean off the ADs. Wink

WhyIRayLiotta · 10/06/2013 10:14

I've put on 2lb this week Sad

Total, blueberries and flaxseed for breakfast. I'm going to try and go easy on the cheese this week.

WillieWaggledagger · 10/06/2013 10:16

c25c - yes to feeling the cold more. i think it's because (for me) i'm more stable hormonally, so i have fewer changes in body temp that aren't related to the external environment. in my totally unscientific opinion.

QueenofDreams · 10/06/2013 10:17

Couch, the sky has been blue but the winds have been bloody cold! DP was feeling it and commenting about how cold it is for June, even when the sun is out so I personally don't think it's anything to do with dropping carbs. Besides which people in very cold climes tend to eat very fat rich diets to keep warm. In Russia one of the traditional dishes is lard fried in butter and served with cream. I kid you not, one of my uni lecturers told us this - she specialises in Russian history and spent a lot of time there in the 80s

WillieWaggledagger · 10/06/2013 10:17

maybe go easy on the berries and flaxseed too, Ray?


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CiderwithBuda · 10/06/2013 10:22

I was wondering about dairy BIWI. Was planning on sort of ubercamping from today but then remembered I had those smoked salmon roulades to use. But I haven't bought any yoghurt or cream this week and will cut out cheese too.

I can't junk yet another set of scales. Will stick to the stones/pounds setting and go for an average reading. I know I'm losing and it's not all about the scales is it? I noticed over the weekend that I look a lot less bulky around my shoulders and neck. And other than being bloated today generally my stomach doesn't stick out more than my boobs anymore! And the jeans I had on yesterday kept falling down and are really baggy in the bum.

CrabbyBigBottom · 10/06/2013 10:26

Couch god I feel your pain - I'd be raging! Our garden is quite wild, but that's exactly how we like it. We have three big comfrey plants (I know a lot of people consider them weeds, but I don't!) which I planted a couple of years ago and are just coming into flower (the bees really love them). Went out the other evening and DP had cut down about two thirds of one. Shock he said he was letting some sunlight in to the cherry tree they're in front on. The sun shines from the other side of the fence you fucking numpty and trees don't need light at their base, they need it on their leaves. I was absolutely raging and had to go away so that I didn't really have a go at him. We very rarely row but it was bloody close on that occasion. Angry Angry I told him to go to his allotment and cut down whatever he likes, but not to cut down anything that flowers in the garden without clearing it with me first!

CrabbyBigBottom · 10/06/2013 10:29

I agree that the winds have been bloody cold - north easterly and really cutting, even with lovely blue skies.

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