Week 3 - Summer Low Carb Bootcamp - When the Going Gets Unexpectedly Tough

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BIWI Sun 12-May-13 22:49:27

I'm starting this thread a little earlier than usual, as I have to be at work at dawn's crack tomorrow grin

Come and confess all on the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

So from tomorrow, you can move on to Bootcamp Light, if you want. (Rules on the tabs on the spreadsheet). That means that you can introduce fruits (berries only) and nuts (in small quantities), as well as alcohol (albeit in moderation!)

You don't have to, if you don't want to. You could continue to do Bootcamp if it's suiting you - or do Bootcamp during the week and Bootcamp Light at the weekend. Whatever suits you.

Whatever you decide *here is something really important that you need to know about weeks 3 and 4 (and possibly 5)*:

It is very common for weight loss to stop at this point in the diet. You may even find that you gain a pound or two. DON'T PANIC! It is entirely normal. Your body is switching from carb-burning to fat-burning, and is re-adjusting to your new WOE. You have jettisoned a lot of water weight, and have emptied your glycogen stores. You will also have lost some fat. Now, your body is working on just burning fat.

PLEASE DON'T PANIC AND START TO TRY AND CHANGE ANYTHING. THIS IS ENTIRELY NORMAL AND HAS BEEN REPORTED BY MANY LOW CARBERS BEFORE YOU. STICK WITH THE KNITTING, AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED BY SEEING THE SCALES MOVE AGAIN IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO

Good luck for next week. As ever, post any questions on the questions thread, and keep us all updated as to what you're doing/eating.

Fairyloo Sun 12-May-13 23:09:31

When does next boot camp start??

BIWI Mon 13-May-13 05:10:22

No idea! Join us on this one - we are only on week 3.

Lavenderhoney Mon 13-May-13 06:15:52

Another week already! Ill be adding my weight later. It's been a very tough week for my family so I have lapsed a bit. But I have been lc since jan so I am hoping its not made much difference.

I now have a Zumba DVD and put it on yesterday to see. The dc were in fits of laughter. I'm torn between the shred and Zumba, I only have time for one... But the shred I have in the iPad so can do it in the bedroom away from the dc. Any suggestions?

CalicoRose Mon 13-May-13 06:20:45

I messed up last night and went from loosing 1.5 pounds to loosing nothing this week sad

Thing is I really needed a night out with my DH, and so don't exactly regret it. But gee it's a tough and unforgiving diet.

MaryBeardfanclub Mon 13-May-13 06:52:15

boo 1.75 lb up since last week but overall 1 lb down on start weight. On the plus side, I have completely cut out sweeteners in my tea and I used to drink a lot of tea so that is absolutely fabulous. For the rest of bootcamp I am going to work on responding to appetite - I have this annoying habit of feeling I must finish things off rather than waste food even although I am stuffed, hang over from childhood when we were always praised for eating all our food and it was a major deal in our house that food not be wasted. I remember having tea at a friends house and they left some of their food and it was put in the bin, I was completely shock at that.

sybilfaulty Mon 13-May-13 07:14:22

Hi everyone and thanks BIWI for the thread.

2lb off for me. I feel much thinner, even though its only 4lb overall.

Well done to all the losers and stick with it to those who have STS.

Ilovemyteddy Mon 13-May-13 07:17:41

2.6lbs off for me so finally back to losing 5st since Jan 2012. Half a stone to go to reach my final target.

dawnpreview Mon 13-May-13 07:19:15

I have only lost 1lb this week. But with the slip ups I have made I am just pleased not to have gained anything!

AngieAir Mon 13-May-13 07:22:01

Only 0.5lb for me this week. TOTM and I feel very bloated, mainly in the legs not the stomach oddly. But it's still a loss so I am pleased.

I got into a situation where a latte and croissant were bought for me yesterday and to refuse would have caused deep offence. I found it very difficult and didnt actually enjoy the latte at all. Any tips? Saying I don't like them wouldn't have worked as it was a very old friend.

Also think I might be overdoing the cream: 2 coffees plus cream per day then most days have been cooking with it too. Will stick to buttered veg from now.

Bootcamp continues for me I think.

teaandthorazine Mon 13-May-13 07:24:11

Morning losers! BIWI is right (of course!) - do not lose the faith this week even if it seems as if things are slowing down. LCing is a funny old game and weightloss is not linear. Keep on truckin' - it will come off grin

Starting this week at 10st 7lb. Am LCing for health rather than pure weightloss these days but have a vague aim of hitting 10st by my birthday in July (big 4-0). Will see. It might happen, it might not. The main thing is that I feel good and my tummy is flat!

Bootcamp Lite for me (not that I've ever been hardcore!) Though am off the booze for a bit anyway...

Dinner last night was roast duck with butternut squash, spinach and leeks. Amazing.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Mon 13-May-13 07:29:41

morning everyone. Stayed same this week, although I have saw fluctuations of where I am this morning throughout the week. Feel thinner, look slimmer and overall feel so much better. grin

Inches this week - not pounds.

bravo to everyone who's made it through the first two weeks - please do record your weight when you have the chance in column K on the spreadsheet

angie - if it's an old friend are you able to tell them what you're doing? I totally understand if not, i'm very private about my eating habits in RL. if that's the case, then perhaps just say that you're 'being good' (no one would really agree that a croissant and latte is good if you're on a health kick), or alternatively plead a dodgy tummy? it can be difficult i know, and sometimes personal relationships do win out and real life happens. you just can't let it happen too often, and at the risk of you falling off the wagon for longer

middleagedspread Mon 13-May-13 07:49:48

Only 2lb off for me this week. Feeling a bit disappointed, but onwards & downwards.

Good morning,

I lost 2.4lbs last week and I am quite happy with that. Could have been more but I celebrated our LO's 2nd birthday yesterday and ate cake. I am thinking about starting the 30 day shred again, it's so great and only takes 25 minutes.

I am looking forward to week 3.

BIWI Mon 13-May-13 07:54:20

Only 2lbs?! Sustainable weight loss is 1-2lbs a week. It means you're more likely to keep the weight off when you lose it slowly, and it also means that all you slims down in the right proportions. Lose too quickly and you end up with baggy skin!

And just visualise it - 2lbs is 4 packs of lard!

BIWI Mon 13-May-13 07:57:10

CalicoRose - don't be downhearted! You had a (hopefully good?) night out with your DH, which is a good thing.

However, it's an important lesson. Where did you go wrong?

This WOE is much less flexible than calorie counting, but it's also much, much, MUCH more enjoyable. Going out for a meal should be a whole lot easier than if you're trying to count calories or keep the fat levels down.

But you do have to make wise choices.

One thing is evidently true, though, and that you do have to have self-discipline. You can't jump on and off the wagon willy-nilly. You do have to commit to it.

snowballinashoebox Mon 13-May-13 08:00:37

Morning and 4lb down, so a total of 10lb so far, baggy skin here I come!

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 13-May-13 08:02:06

10 stone 4 this morning, so a weight loss of 2lbs over 2 weeks. Which is a bit disappjtning, but I must admit I have had drinks at the weekend.

And where is my period? Am very bloated feeling.

I am going to stick to it to the letter this week. Bikini holiday in 6weeks so I need to behave otherwise I will get to a week before my holiday and shriek JESUS H CHRIST at myself in the mirror.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 13-May-13 08:04:06

Well done everyone on their weight loss.

I have decided to avoid cheese this week - it has never stalled me before but perhaps that is a reason why. I do eat a shitload of cheese.

I am also going to stop the diet cokes (don't shout biwi!) and start drinking fizzy (urgh) water.

CalicoRose Mon 13-May-13 08:08:32

It's the drinks that get me. Food is fine. Drinking only water at home is fine.

But I don't want to drink water at a pub! So I had a lemonade. But my DH bought it and bought a pint instead of a small one.

So any ideas for drinks at a pub? Also at Starbucks? I don't drink tea or coffee and always get a hot chocolate when meeting friends.

I don't go out that much. Pub hardly ever and Starbucks about once a week.

(there were more slip ups last night than just one large lemonade - but that's the problem I'm most likely to have again. )

AngieAir Mon 13-May-13 08:09:47

Willie I did consider it but didn't want to spoil our day out with a lecture on faddy eating (out of fond concern). Already considered odd for not eating bread. Fortunately salad for lunch is a normal, acceptable choice.

I went straight back to bootcamp rules afterwards. I love this way of eating, feels so nutritious. Lets see what this week brings. I have no social events so should be easier.

middleagedspread Mon 13-May-13 08:09:58

thanks BIWI, you know how to say the right thing.
Perhaps you could give up your life & spend your days touring the country & living with all us boot campers?
Me first!

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 13-May-13 08:11:07

Lime and soda, not lime juice but a load of lime wedges?

Mind you the last time I was in a pub I had two margaritas.

SummerBook Mon 13-May-13 08:17:55

I'm new to the spreadsheet, and I'm only one week in. Apols if this a daft question, but where do I enter this week's figure? Column G is headed May 6th. Do I just use that one for tomorrow's figure? Or am I not seeing a new column at my end for 14th May?

(Have lost weight but realised I miscalculated my start figure as 160 when it was actually 170 - duh! But 6.5 lbs down in week one, so still chuffed to bits).

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