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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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CiderwithBuda · 10/06/2013 15:46

Crabby - meant to say well done on reducing the painkillers. Tell me to sod off or that you have already tried everything but have you tried a chiropractor? I find it really good if I have any issues with my back.

Although years ago when we lived in Vietnam I was in absolute agony with my upper spine with pain radiating all down my arm and was popping codeine like they were smarties. I had an MRI and surgery was recommended. Gp said to avoid as long as possible. Flew home to Dublin and my dad found me a 'healer'. As I was sitting in a chair with a yellow hard hat on with a red light shining out of it, I did question his sanity! Anyway red light was just to help the guy figure out how much movement I had in my neck. So he proceeded to poke me really hard (it hurt!) in various places and flick the bad energy away. Hmm He said he was also turning on the body's natural pain killers. I was naturally a wee bit sceptical. But my god it worked! Went from being able to turn my head about 36 degrees on one side and 40 on the other to 85 after one treatment. Had a few more treatments and the issue went away. I was totally amazed.

The issue recurred last year (about 15 years later) and I went to a chiropractor and he sorted it again.

NewStartNewStory · 10/06/2013 15:52

Grin crabby It is easy to be motivated if you are in less pain if you do the stupid exercises. I hate physio exercises they are soooo tedious. Have been doing them daily for most my life and probably will have to for the rest of my life. I have to admit I am skipping them today. Did a bit of sport specific stuff as was being graded but otherwise would have skipped that today. My biggest problem is knowing when to stop. I always push myself to the point of burnout before i realise i need to slow down. I need to find the middle ground where I do enough to be happy but rest enough to avoid burnout.

I have eaten a small salad (bit of lettice, some celery and some fish mayo stuff) The mayo stuff is probably a little on the high side carb wise but I have long training tomo which is going to be heavy on the cardiac side due to more grading type stuff at the weekend so figured as long as it was only a smidgen high it shouldn't be a big issue, especially as i am trying to avoid dairy today.

NewStartNewStory · 10/06/2013 15:55

cider the image of some one sat wearing a yellow hat with a red light made me Grin. I luffs my physio. he tells me off when it is needed but understands my need to do stupid things and then puts me back together with exercises and tape. lots and lots of tape He is magik.

berryfreeze · 10/06/2013 16:32

Hi all, firstly want to say this bootcamp has been great, even though I don't post much it has given me great motivation and support.

2lb loss this week will update tomorrow on laptop, can't do it on phone.

Also want to check carb content of celeriac, when I check on internet it says 9g but on spreadsheet it is under 3g ( thinking I am looking at American sites?)

bulletwithbutterflywings · 10/06/2013 16:58

I had a visit from my lovely Grandad today, we went out for lunch and I had a chicken ceasar salad - so all good there. But he brought malteasers, white choc chip cookies, 2 huge custard fruit tarts and a meringuey creamy thing with him they are all calling to to me! I've had to tell dp ( who is maintaining v well by LCing mon-fri and eating what he likes at the weekend) he has to break his LCing and eat it all so I don't. Blush
We just don't have sugary stuff in the house usually because I want it if its there, I never even really think about it otherwise :(
I don't like DS eating too much sugar so I won't give it to him. he's already eaten a big strawberry ice cream with choc buttons and half of Grandads brownie DP is gonna have to take one for the team! Grin

bulletwithbutterflywings · 10/06/2013 16:59

Berry, the 9g probably includes fibre and is american. Celeriac is definitely A-OK on this WOE :)

MollyMollyMolly · 10/06/2013 17:23

Hi ladies....think I have added my name correctly to the spreadsheet of fabwhatsits!.
Biwi thanks for the help. I don't eat too many carbs....not a lot of bread or potatoes or rice or pasta.....my tummy doesn't like them.
But will drop them out completely and see what happens.

berryfreeze · 10/06/2013 18:04

bullet thank you, just going to cut a few more for chips Smile

decaffwithcream · 10/06/2013 18:30

If dairy makes you stall, what do you do after ubercamp? Do you return to dairy but keep overall dairy reduced each day?

Have been ubercamping (apart from yoghurt 3 times in total) for a week and can't really do it much more!

BIWI · 10/06/2013 18:34

It's up to you really, decaff - I'd probably return to dairy, but not every day and certainly in reduced quantities. What is it that you miss the most on ubercamp? Also, remember that ubercamp is not just about dairy, it's about very low carb - so I'd look to increase the carbs (via more veg/salad), which should also help make it more bearable! There is a reason why I made it only 3 days Grin

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BIWI · 10/06/2013 18:34

I think the other thing I'd do is to add one form of dairy first - e.g. cheese - and see if that makes any difference before adding another form.

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daisychicken · 10/06/2013 18:47

Just weighed myself..... 3lbs down! 9st3 now so I'm a happy bunny! Smile though I'm sure a lot of that was water Wink


Thank you for adding me to the spreadsheet.... I'll see if I can update my details....

AngieAir · 10/06/2013 18:49

Survived the week of no low carb options but have a horribly upset tummy. Positively looking forward to übercamp style eating for the next few days. no cheese is a big thing for me.

Have put myself as sts as no access to scales and have stocked up on cauliflower.

Did I mention that I feel hideous?

MrsHerculePoirot · 10/06/2013 18:57

Marking place

middleagedspread · 10/06/2013 18:59

dasiy I hope you are teeny tiny in stature or, at 9st 3 we shall have to tie you down & force-feed you bread, cereal & cake. BIWI will beat you with her stick.
Unless we all miraculously become 9st3 tomorrow morning Smile

thebestpossibletaste · 10/06/2013 19:22

Have at last had a chance to have a good read through the spreadsheet. Wow, it's a work of art! Such a lot of information! Thanks for putting it all together.

LilyAmaryllis · 10/06/2013 19:24

B - scrambled eggs and salad leaves
L - sardines (trying something new!) and salad incl mayo
D - salmon, celeriac mash & asparagus

All yum. I am also still really appreciating how I don't get hungry between meals, I don't start to think desperately about food between meals (the end of many another attempt to lose weight.) And it is really motivating to have these threads to share it all and keep us on track!

Bullet you know you could put all those sugary treats.... deep breath... in the bin! Your grandpa will never know

BIWI · 10/06/2013 19:28

middleagedspread Grin

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CrabbyBigBottom · 10/06/2013 19:28

Thank you Buda. Smile
I am also Grin at the image of the yellow hard hat with the red light on! I'm glad it helped you, back pain is so incapacitating.

I have indeed tried a chiropractor - in fact I started training to be one, around 15 years ago. Grin The course failed to get accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (because it was crap!) so I transferred to herbal medicine instead (it was a health sciences degree with various different complementary medicine 'pathways').

Chiropractic and osteopathy are both helpful, but only in the very short term - I'd need to have fortnightly treatments forever and a day for it to be long term effective, and there's no way on earth I can afford that. My wonky spine does not want to stay aligned.

New I've been to a couple of physios and the last one was good - they had me assessed by a scoliosis specialist physio. They gave me some exercises to do but I'm much too lax about doing them. Must shape up!! Blush I am full of envy admiration for your determination and application!

daisychicken · 10/06/2013 19:29

Lol middleaged! I'm 5'2 and petite all over, pre-kids I was 8 stone... I'd like to be about 8st 4-6ish... just a comfortable level, low carb'ing all the time but able to have the odd treat Smile

decaffwithcream · 10/06/2013 19:30

Yes I now really understand why it's 3 days!!

I miss the ease of dairy - yoghurt needing no prep, cheese as a snack and stirring cream cheese into frying veg as a sauce, or having decaff coffee with cream as a snack. And creme fraiche as a dip.

I have a severely autistic child and preparing meals is sometimes just not possible - it's more a matter of assembling quickly when there's a chance to eat. This WOE has been very handy for reducing hunger and freeing me up more but removing the dairy has just made things that much harder.

I suppose i could add nuts instead of dairy, I haven't moved to nuts/berries yet but maybe I'd tolerate them better than dairy.

maidofmuss · 10/06/2013 19:36

Just logging in meals (to keep me focussed)
B/L Scrambled eggs/mushrooms
D leftover chicken, veg rolled in cabbage leaves with cream/bit of parmesan (forgot I was supposed to be ubercamping!)
Not enough water. Going to drink at least 3 glasses now.

couch25cakes · 10/06/2013 19:53

Forgive me for I have sinned Blush
I succumbed to a cupcake when we were out for coffee. BUT it tasted horrible- so sweet and artificial and nasty Shock is that what cupcake icing tastes like to normal people?? I had about a quarter and binned it. Not doing that again!

decaffwithcream · 10/06/2013 20:03

I did like sweet enough stuff including normal icing but cupcakes are something else entirely. Revoltingly sweet. I only crave dark chocolate now though.

thebestpossibletaste · 10/06/2013 20:12

I had bacon, egg and fried tomato for breakfast, Parma ham for lunch (was in a hurry) and pork steak with spinach, green beans and sugar snap peas for dinner. Lots of black Decaff coffee (does it count towards my 2.5 l of water?) and water.

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