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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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BIWI · 10/07/2013 09:05


Link here

I need around another 20 people or so to complete it, so that the results can be properly meaningful, and I'm not sure how much longer MNHQ will leave it open, so if you haven't done it yet, please go and do it now! It won't take you longer than 5 minutes or so.

thank you Flowers

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Negroni · 10/07/2013 09:45

Ok a first for me. Logging food today to keep me on the straight and narrow with no cream or cheese, no berries, no diet lemonade and no alcohol. Am determined to get back on the wagon and not ruin all my hard work so far.

Breakfast - bulletproof coffee
Lunch- scrambled egg and slices fried aubergine
Dinner - smoked mackerel with broccoli

3 litres of water.

Now all I have to do is stick to it.

LilyAmaryllis · 10/07/2013 09:46

Black do you think the heat has warped something in your scales? trying to think of a reasonable explanation and failing

Yama · 10/07/2013 10:04

Thanks BIWI. I have just completed the survey.

Off out now to try to redirct our post. Online wouldn't let me at the weekend. Pain in the arse.

I'm also going to try toget ds (2) to the barbers before the wedding. He's rocking the Liam rather than the Noel Gallagher look at the moment. Grin

couch25cakes · 10/07/2013 10:13

I've just done the survey :)

Yesterdays food:
B - bacon and two cherry tomatoes, a little lump of cheese
L - salad with chicken skewers
D - another creation - minced beef fried in Worcester sauce, garlic, shallots, celery, leeks with a splash of cream, then 3 strawberries in yoghurt and cream

I was gutted to see that yesterday morning I was 1.5lbs heavier, but then period started so was somewhat relieved Grin, it's down again today, phew.

Where can I buy coconut oil?

kiwigirl42 · 10/07/2013 10:34

morning girls! Hallelujah. Weighed myself this morning and the mystery 4lb (4 fecking pounds!!!) has disappeared and I'm back to what I was 10 days ago. Its obviously something to do with either my migraines or the migraine medication.

All I know is that the migraines have slowed down after 2 wks of daily ones and my weight has dropped without me changing my eating.

So hopefully this week will see me losing again. So happy to be under 90kg again!

NigellasGuest · 10/07/2013 10:58

I am feeling really depressed and failing miserably, but if I can just keep off the wine in the evenings it will help me enormously. Trouble is, by the time 6pm comes I'm so knackered and stressed, all I want to do is sit in the evening sun with a glass or three Blush

BIWI · 10/07/2013 11:18

NigellasGuest - could you try substituting the wine with something vodka, lime and soda? Or golden rum with lime and soda? Both are carb-free, which would help a little.

Sorry you're feeling down.

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letsseeificandothis · 10/07/2013 13:57

couch They stock it in our local Tesco, near the free-from/odd-people's-food section (or at least that's how they seem to view it) - it's a large edge-of-town one.

I bought mine online: EFA organic, actually is not as bad as I thought it would be.

bulletwithbutterflywings · 10/07/2013 14:27

I've only lost half a pound this week :(
I'd really like a whoosh now please! I'm behaving myself despite massive temptation although I keep smoking, bad bullet so I think I deserve it!

prettybird · 10/07/2013 14:37

Couch - I can get HTC Pure Coconut oil for c.£2 for 500ml from the ethnic aisle at my local Sainsbury's. I can also get it (same brand) from the local Asian shops for a similar price.

I've checked and it's a "good" cheap coconut oil in that it has not been hydrogenated. Smile

NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner · 10/07/2013 15:30

Hi Everyone, thanks I am going to cut out the dairy from tomorrow although slowly as theres already so much taken out of this WOE.

I'm only going to have cream 2x per day and then have either 30gs of cheese or yoghurt every other day.
I'm going to give it a go until Monday and see what happens, if the weight loss is still slow I'll cut it all out apart from 1 coffee with cream per day. Sad

MagicLlama · 10/07/2013 15:45

I have added myself to the Spreadheet I think and am ready to go. I have real trouble sticking to diets, and food it my comfort stuff when things go wrong. However, having being the heaviest I have ever been and ashamed to be in photos with the DCs its time for change. Go Llama go Smile

prettybird · 10/07/2013 15:48

I tried a teaspoon of coconut oil in a cup of rooibos today. It was actually ok - you barely noticed it was there apart from the fact I burnt my mouth Smile

captainmummy · 10/07/2013 16:01

Does anyone know what the carb count of Pimms is? It's on offer in Waitrose, and if i don't eat the fruit salad in it, will it be ok? I'll make with fizzy wayer, not lemonade

kiwigirl42 · 10/07/2013 16:15

I've just had a lovely curry, tikka masala made with Patak's paste and chicken. I didn't have any tinned tomatoes (only discovered when I went to add) so used a jar of Dolmio original. It is 7 carbs per 100g so I made sure I had the tiniest smear of sauce with cauliflower rice. I added a pack of coconut cream to the curry just before serving.

It was nice. Not as nice as my beloved Massaman curry paste but I'll have that back in my cupboard soon.

NigellasGuest · 10/07/2013 17:06

thanks BIWI i think I might go without alchohol altogether - I don't know what's wrong with me I am so sluggish all the time and constantly falling asleep. Perhaps I'm anaemic again - must search out my iron supplement

NewStartNewStory · 10/07/2013 17:17

I blooming love this woe!!! The norks have shrunk and are beginning to hit a more realistic size rather then being unnecessary. Pretty bras are in sight.

ignores the fact that there is still back fat and at least another stone to stone and half that needs to be shifted

Some good decisions, some bad decisions, but on the whole this woe definitely suits me and is doing me the world of good. Grin

BIWI · 10/07/2013 17:58

captainmummy according to this site, 17.5g per 2fl oz I'd say it's not worth it!

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MollyMollyMolly · 10/07/2013 18:18

Hi Ladies,
Im still doing this just havnt had much time due to studying to go "on the line" !! Am off to do the survey Smile

MollyMollyMolly · 10/07/2013 18:21

Being a bit thick here....followed BIWIs link but cant see the "survey" please.

BIWI · 10/07/2013 18:23

Molly - it's in the OP of this thread

And thank you!

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StuntNun · 10/07/2013 18:38

I think I'm back on track although it's a bit tricky with being on holiday. I'm being naughty with a sneaky beer with a barbecue but it's only a 330 ml bottle so not too bad.

B: two slices of bacon, one slice of black pudding
L: chicken drumstick and thigh, salad, small piece of cheese
S: pear
D: barbecued pork belly, Black Farmer sausage, chicken thigh, salad and aforementioned sneaky beer

loopyloou · 10/07/2013 18:50

Had another good day, despite disaster day at home - found out last night our dishwasher outlet pipe had been leaking.Pulled off the kick boards to find the floor behind an inch deep in stinking gloop! Stagnant water, yuck! Spent all day laid on the floor mopping it up and cleaning with bleach. Now letting it all dry after dh impressed me a lot by fitting a new pipe and connecting it again (he doesn't usually "do" DIY).

Breakfast: bacon and egg
Lunch: small piece of salmon left over from dinner yesterday with garlic Philly and a chicken drumstick, 2 strawberries and a drop of cream.
Dinner: chilli con carne without kidney beans with a sprinkling of cheese

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp · 10/07/2013 20:34

Evening all. Thanks BIWI re the mints ill knock them on the head. I'm on week 2 and I'm going to start logging my food so please please tell me if I'm being a piglet. I go on holiday in 2 and 1/2 weeks and really want to lose 4 more lb before I go.
Breakfast: left over roasted aubergine, cold sausage, coffee with cream
Lunch: Spanish omelette with olives and a bit of cheese, salad
Dinner: chicken thigh and leg roasted with olive oil, braised cabbage ( which was delicious) and fried courgettes. All a bit oily?
Snack: handful of pork scratchings - I don't think I'm really allowed these though am I? And 2 coffees with a splash of milk.
Lots of water.
Be honest.

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