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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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bulletwithbutterflywings · 16/06/2013 19:15

We went out for Fathers Day lunch today, I'm a little concerned I might have eaten some invisible carbs, I know I have probably had too many strawberries!
B - yogurt and 5 strawberries
S - peperami
L/D - starter: chicken and bacon salad, unknown dressing.
main: roast pork loin, crackling and broccoli, unknown gravy.
dessert: 5 strawberries, 5 raspberries and about 10 blueberries with whipped cream.
I also had a sip of dp's bitter shandy as I was choking on my dinner!
I haven't kept track of my water today, so I'm going to try and drink a couple of litres before bed I did treat myself to a diet Pepsi Blush

tigerchair · 16/06/2013 19:57

Hi everyone Smile

Crabby, I have had a disaster of a day eating wise and I think I'm struggling because it's totm for me too. But I have caved into the cravings sadly... Sad

Was a busy morning here and then had to go out to drop something off around lunchtime. Dcs asked if they could have Burger King as a treat and I agreed, hoping I could hold my nerve and resist the food until I could get home and have something low carb instead. As soon as I looked at BK menuboard there was an internal battle going on in my head and the wee lowcarb fairy lost this time. Ordered a bacon double cheese burger (no fries) and diet coke. Should have taken the bun off but didn't.... Angry

Then had a square of milk chocolate when I got home and have just eaten a bag of crisps!!! Help urgently required!!!!!!!!

I did go to the gym earlier and ran on the treadmill but my niggling calf injury returned so I had to stop (my fault as I had the treadmill speed too high for returning from injury...was trying to get rid of the glycogen as quickly as possible Blush). So I'm sitting here, applying ice to my leg and looking at the empty crisp packet.

Hope you are all having a better day Smile

thebestpossibletaste · 16/06/2013 20:00

I've had a rubbish day too, bought a pack of hob nobs and some crisps for DH and then had crisps and Toblerone myself! I was really craving something sweet. I haven't had anything else since breakfast though, no lunch or dinner. Will try and get back on track tomorrow.

Ruprekt · 16/06/2013 20:06

Thanks people! Smile

Bootcamping again tomorrowso will have

B eggs with mayo

L chicken salad

D steak with swede mash and buttered courgettes

Water water water

tigerchair · 16/06/2013 20:08

Thebest and ruprekt, yes...back to the rules tomorrow for me too!

Negroni · 16/06/2013 20:25

Sending good vibes out to all those jumping back on wagon!

It is also TOTM for me and is a bit of a shock. Is first TOTM - because of pregnancy and breastfeeding - since 2011! I definitely feel like having comfort food - like slice of cake and hot chocolate. BUT will not speak further about these delicious carby foods on here. Instead am planning raspberries, a couple of strawberries and whipped cream and crossing fingers that 3 days of heavyish dairy and TOTM do not mean rubbish result on scales tomorrow.

BIWI · 16/06/2013 20:41

It's one of the great advantages of being menopausal! No longer have periods, thank the fuck.

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herecomesthsun · 16/06/2013 20:41

I have located and devoured a burrata! Very silky and yummy, mmm. I'm afraid I had one for breakfast, all by itself, with a spoon. Very filling!!

tigerchair · 16/06/2013 20:47

Right, I have just had a bag of Quavers waaaahhhhhh!!!! Blush

Drawing a line under today and will be back tomorrow, probably heavier but with motivation again, hopefully...


See you all tomorrow x Smile

Negroni · 16/06/2013 21:12

Tigerchair, I am liking your line! and coveting your quavers

decaffwithcream · 16/06/2013 21:27

Nappyaddict, that sounds like the right yoghurt - the alpro soya one I don't find a treat at all/ It's also pretty low fat whereas lidl one has 10g fat per 100. Watch out for the individual ones - they are somewhat higher in carbs than the bucket despite supposedly being the same yoghurt Confused. Although useful if on the go.

Shame about the sausages - continue examining the labels of sausages in every shop you go into and you should find a low-carb one where you least expect it!

I am struggling with reducing dairy and peanut butter appears to be becoming its replacement.

tigerchair · 16/06/2013 21:28

Negroni, I need saving from myself today...and a big padlock for the cupboard!!!

herecomesthsun · 16/06/2013 22:34

Why is dairy such a problem anyway? Or is it just that if you cut out another tranche of stuff you could potentially eat, you are liable to eat less food overall?

CiderwithBuda · 16/06/2013 22:36

Sympathies to those of you suffering TOTM. I'm like Biwi and periods are but a distant memory! Thank god!

DH amazed that I have not touched wine all weekend. I had a sip of his g&t as a treat but was happy with that.

B - far too much Lidl yoghurt with raspberries, flaxseeds and cream
L - courgette, asparagus and feta salad with a dollop of egg mayo and a spoonful of coleslaw with a pork chop and some chorizo pâté
D - roast lamb, roast veg, mashed turnip and a v small amount of cauliflower cheese. Had a soup spoon of gravy too - Bisto I'm afraid. But it was only a soup spoon full.

Lots of water.

Crabby the pork belly sounds fab. Looking forward to the recipe!

Good luck to those of you hopping back on the wagon. Drink loads of water to flush out the rubbish. Eat if you are hungry.

WillieWaggledagger · 16/06/2013 22:49

Periods really do test you - I'm a few days away from mine and my appetite has ramped up. The only thing to say is that if I do keep close to bootcamp rules my period pains and mood are considerably better than if I don't. Easier said than done I know, but it is an incentive for me

WillieWaggledagger · 16/06/2013 22:51

Agree with cider - plenty of water for those struggling

And plan your absolute favourite meals for the next few days. Someone has said on an earlier thread that if your meal is half-arsed and you're not in the swing of it then you are at a much higher risk of wagon-toppling. Once you're back in ketosis and broken the bad habits a mediocre mean here and there is less of a problem

prettybird · 16/06/2013 22:56

Like BIWI and Cider, I too no longer have to worry about periods - although the counterpoint to that was that I was really pleased at the impact that this WoE had on my waist, as the menopause and too much eating the wrong stuff had thickened my waist Blush

now, what do you do with a mooncup that is no longer required?! Grin

BIWI · 16/06/2013 23:12

herecomesthsun - the theory is that we haven't evolved properly to deal with dairy or grains. Some people can tolerate dairy more than others. So if you find that your weight loss is stalling, it's always worth considering dropping the dairy. (Having said that, yoghurt is sometimes more well tolerated than cream/milk/cheese)

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ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp · 17/06/2013 00:15

I can def vouch for reduced PMS and reduced cramps when I am properly on this woe. I do still get cravings for stodge (more of the bread than sweetie variety) just as my period starts but if I resist I find the whole thing much easier to deal with. I do wonder if many more of us are gluten sensitive/intolerant than we realise. I def feel much less bloated without the bread/pasta.

herecomesthsun · 17/06/2013 05:50

BIWI -I was wondering what the physiological problem would be specifically with dairy though. I can see that grains are very starchy and so you get a high insulin response etc, but I don't understand why you would be getting such a response with cheese or cream or yoghurt.

NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner · 17/06/2013 07:33

Just WI and have lost nothing. I was absolutely brilliant all weekend so feeling quite disheartened. Sad

I decided to measure myself, which I'm really glad I did as it's showed that my hard work has not been lost.

Waist- 28"- no change
Hips- 35"- 1" less
Thighs 23"- 0.5" less


NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner · 17/06/2013 07:34

Sorry thighs are 24" not 23"!

NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner · 17/06/2013 07:38

My measurements prompted me to show you all this link.

WillieWaggledagger · 17/06/2013 07:56

good plan Nobody, making sure you take your measurements too. are you drinking plenty of water?

i leave the house at 6am so usually take my breakfast with me and eat it at my desk. this morning i forgot it so i popped into sainsbury's for one of the 170g pots of total yoghurt. they had run out, so i bought a big 500g pot. i'm sitting at my desk with this huge pot of full fat greek yoghurt, tucking in Grin

(i obviously won't eat it all!)

BIWI · 17/06/2013 08:09
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