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Ongoing Low Carb Bootcamp Chat Thread

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BIWI · 08/07/2013 08:52

Well done everyone who completed the Summer Bootcamp!

here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness if you want to continue adding to it

Obviously there are many of us who want to continue, either to lose more weight or just for general support to help with this WOE, so here is a brand new, shiny chat thread.

As for me, having slipped a lot a little when I was away, I'm firmly back on the wagon today.

And can I remind you, that if you haven't completed the survey we would be very grateful for your views/thoughts on how we can improve Bootcamp.

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BerylStreep · 08/07/2013 09:07

Not a great weigh in this morning. I stayed with friends at the weekend, and did relatively well, but had a bit of cake and ice-cream. Then I gave in to a burger king burger on the way home. Honestly, I only have to sniff a carb and it shows on the scales for me.

BIWI and Willie, thanks so much for running bootcamp. I intend to stick with it.

bulletwithbutterflywings · 08/07/2013 09:36

Hope you had a lovely holiday biwi!
I had a good weekend apart from a couple of things - a large diet coke and a Whopper without the bun at 1am in Euston station on saturday night! We didn't go the the lobster place to eat because there was a 2 hour queue! So we went to BBQ place instead, I thought I would be safe ordering 'burnt ends' (the crunchy end bits of BBQed brisket) and coleslaw but the meat was covered in BBQ sauce! I ate it but tried to scrape some of the sauce off, I also had one single and two double rum and sodas. So hopefully I will get away with it. Worryingly the BBQ sauce gave me a lot of anxiety, I just felt really helpless that everything has sugar in it and just a bit of sugar could set me back a week - made worse by next weekend being a long planned for cheat. I need to have a word with myself I think Hmm Someone hand me a grip! Grin

CrabbyBigBottom · 08/07/2013 09:48

Grin I know exactly what you mean, there is hidden sugar in fucking everything, and it gives me the rage. Do you know there's added sugar in Helmans mayonnaise? Mayonnaise FFS! Angry We just have to plug on with it and plan ahead, learn to ask the right questions in restaurants etc, and hope the the tide is turning on this as more people realise that adding sugar to savoury food is unnecessary. The problem is I think that mass tastes are getting sweeter and sweeter.

BIWI and Willie thank you so much for this bootcamp, it's been fantastic. I'm famously crap at sticking to things so for me to have done this for 9 weeks (I joined 7th May) is amazing for me. I really feel that this is a WOE which suits me and that I'll stick to for the most part (a bit more loosely when I've lost the other stone I need to.

My official weigh-in is tomorrow morning, as I started this on a Tuesday, but weighed this morning and have lost another lb over the weekend despite a slice of almond cake, 2 glasses prosecco and a vat of red and several limoncellos!! Shock Shock I did drink vast amounts of water all over the weekend and I do think that makes a difference to the weight loss. Food was all perfect apart from the birthday cake.

So that makes 4lbs off last week so far, wonder if I can drop another by tomorrow. Seems doubtful tbh as DP's birthday today so having a treat meal and more wine tonight. Still, I'm very very happy with that. This WOE really works!

Smile Smile Smile

couch25cakes · 08/07/2013 10:19

I did my weigh in this morning and I'm down 5lbs -that's the 4 I put on last weekend and another one.
I've definitely slipped and need to get stricter, it's very easy in the week and very hard at weekends. But I'll keep on plodding along. This week shouldn't have many obstacles, I've planened our meals. DH is also away on Saturday and DD and I are out to a party so I'll drive and should then be able to stick 100% for the week. Fingers crossed, I feel like I've been around this weight for a good few weeks and really want to see the numbers change!

bulletwithbutterflywings · 08/07/2013 10:31

Haha thanks Crabby and well done! 4lb!
Couch well done you!

letsseeificandothis · 08/07/2013 10:40

BIWI that is NOT fair. So am I - exactly (53 - I just checked). So that's a challenge?!

StuntNun · 08/07/2013 10:50

I think I'm about 12 lb down over my first three weeks so very very happy with that. The support on these threads has been fantastic, especially the threat of a big stick one-on-one support from BIWI. Tbh I think the fact that I'm breastfeeding has really helped with the weight loss as my calorie requirements overnight are pretty high. With a couple of tweaks to Bootcamp Light I haven't had any issues with milk supply so it goes to show that, counter to the common view, it is possible to lose weight while breastfeeding. I'm on holiday for two weeks but hoping to stick with the woe as far as possible (with a few carefully selected treats). I have a bag packed with pork scratchigs, salted almonds and Peperamis for emergency use, and a couple of water bottles. The amazing thing for me is how quickly the carb addiction has subsided. Part of that is a replacement addiction to seeing the scales twitch downwards every few days. I was in McDonalds and they had some nice-looking buns in there but I just wasn't interested. If I'm going to eat a bun it had better be utterly delicious, not just any old sugary treat because I'm in thrall to out of control blood sugar levels.

timidviper · 08/07/2013 12:30

I have been bad this weekend as we were away, stayed with friends and we were dependent on them for all the food. (Long story but had a lot planned and they had, very kindly, made picnics up and all sorts for us) Having said that I didn't pig out, I just didn't low carb so I will just go back to it. That is the big difference for me with this WOE that a slip up doesn't become give up.

I weighed on Friday, my usual weighing day, and have just 1lb to go to my 3 stone loss. It may take me a bit longer than I'd hoped as I have a meal today which I suspect will be pasta (somebody else's choice), an afternoon tea on Wed (leaving party from someone moving out of UK) and a party on Fri but I will get there by my "scenic route" in my own time.

snowballinashoebox · 08/07/2013 13:20

Flowers to biwi and willie. I have never managed to stick at any form of diet for this long before, so thank you to everyone for helping me.

I have lost 15 lbsGrin and look and feel so much better. I need to lose another 10 lb to be back in my healthy BMI range and it feels doable rather than impossible. What a bloody brilliant feeling.

BerylStreep · 08/07/2013 13:54

Bullet it's funny that you say that, as yesterday driving back in the car, after the BurgerKing encounter, I felt really jangly and anxious, like I had done too much caffeine, except I hadn't. I wonder if that was the blood sugars?

couch25cakes · 08/07/2013 13:56

Just checked the spreadsheet, I've lost 12.5lbs in 8 weeks :)
I'm now obese rather than seriously obese Grin haha

timid, that's a great loss, I'm definitelyt aking teh scenic route, am going to be happy with a lb a week for the next year or more if I can enjoy food and socialising as much as I have done. DH can't believe I've been able to have so many curry niights :)

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captainmummy · 08/07/2013 15:16

Viper - fantastic to get to 3 stone loss!

Congrats to everyone on bootcamp

daisychicken · 08/07/2013 15:50

Totally agree that overal tastes are getting sweeter... was at a friends last night and had a crisp... it was so sweet.. Hmm why do crisps need sugar? supposed to be savoury..

Well done for all losses! Grin

Not weighed myself and have decided I'm going to not do so this week... just concentrate on eating low carb and see what happens.....

MrsHerculePoirot · 08/07/2013 16:10

Beryl I think it was the sugars - since low carbing I can completely tell if my blood sugars are high or goinghigh without having to test using my finger pricking machine - I can't beleive how I used to think feeling like that was normal before!

MrsHerculePoirot · 08/07/2013 16:12

Oveall a 6lb loss for me, but seeing as I fannied about in the middle and put on 4 lbs then had to lose that again I am quite pleased!!! I have 4 weeks to go to holiday and next target is 2 lbs away...

BIWI · 08/07/2013 16:50

When we went on holiday, we arrived at Bordeaux airport at lunchtime. Only sandwiches available to eat - so I went for a Croque Monsieur. I didn't especially enjoy it, but I was hungry so went with it.

About 2 hours later, when we were in the supermarket doing the shopping for our first few days, I felt really peculiar. Felt like I was going to pass out and kept getting odd visual disturbances, almost like the air was rippling. I suddenly realised that it was my blood sugar level that must have plunged through the floor. Thankfully we had some strawberries to hand, and a small handful of those sorted me out.

It was a very good reminder of what carbs can do to me.

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NewStartNewStory · 08/07/2013 17:05

Scary when that happens, BIWI.

I have to admit that as much as i dislike the heat and sun (burn stupidly easily and very prone to sunstroke) I am enjoying the fact that the heat makes it almost impossible to cheat as i just can't face anything with any substance.

B: Scrambled eggs
L: 3 mini babybels
t: mince with some cheese

1 cup of coffee, 1 diet coke yes i know but when out for coffee and had that instead of the ice cream the others were eating but do need to drink more water. Planning lots of after sun and water and an early night today. Thankful that the sun makes me sleepy. I shall feel sorry for those suffering from the heat tonight.

NewStartNewStory · 08/07/2013 17:07

if someone gets a chance the Kgs to lbs blue box is broken again Must find out what the converting factor is so can still figure it out. somehow have it in my brain as 2.2 rhubarbs. Confused

prettybird · 08/07/2013 18:07

I'll fill in the spreadsheet when I am on a PC, but I've lost another pound and am now 10st 7lb. One more pound and I'll have lost 3stone from my heaviest! Grin (4lb to make it 3stone on Boot Camp).

I'm 52 but have no shame so I have never stopped wearing bikinis even when I was 12 stone 13lb (which was where I managed to get to 2 years ago) Grin. Unfortunately we can't afford to go to Greece this year unless we win the lottery or one of us gets a job (first time in 8 years we're not going to Meganisi Sad), otherwise I'd have treated myself to a nice new bikini Smile.

captainmummy · 08/07/2013 18:07

BIWI - that is scary. On one sandwich?
I went out with a friend on wednesday; we usually have a latte and a teacake Blush and i normally eat it mindfully and have no problems. On way home, I felt like a balloon - prick me and i'll whizz away; I was so bloated. It took till the late afternoon to get 'rid' of the trapped wind Blush - won't be doing that again!

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HeySoulSister · 08/07/2013 18:23

beans on toast nearly floored me too! used to be my fave meal as well

i've lost over 4 1/2 stone trainer wants me to stop losing weight and concentrate on the fitness side more,but BMI chart says I need to lose more yet....otherwise its maintainence

MrsHerculePoirot · 08/07/2013 19:04

Brilliant HeySoul and pretty and viper and all you other losers!

I too am just over 2 stone down from my heaviest weight and am determined to keep it off - still got a long way to go!

L - lettuce, cherry tomatoes and grilled goats cheese
D - rib steak with mayo mixed with horseradish, lettuce and bbq'd peppers

Lots of water and off to Zumba now!

Pleaseandthankyou · 08/07/2013 19:25

Biwi and Willie I just want to thank you for the boot camp and all your hard work. I haven't posted but I have been lurking and you have given me inspiration to lose 10lbs in 10 weeks. I'm sure it would have been more but I have had quite a few "occasions" which won't have helped. I'm going to try to stick to it. Back to size 12 in time for the holidays and the majority of the weight seems to have come off my waist. I might even dig my bikini out. I can't believe how easy it has been but I wouldn't have stuck to it without your posts. Thanks again

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