Week 1 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp

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BIWI Sun 08-Sep-13 23:17:14

So here we are! Over 160 of us signed up!

Here is the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness for you to enter your first weight

If you aren't on the list for any reason, just go to the bottom of the list and add your name - the lovely Willie will sort out the alphabetisation later.

From experience of previous Bootcamps, the chat thread can move very quickly! So, if you have a specific or particular question, please post it on the questions thread I will do my best to check it as often as I can, as will other seasoned Bootcampers.

If you have a really burning issue, please feel free to PM me and I will do my very best to help you as soon as possible.

And if you're looking for inspiration for things to cook, here's the recipe thread

Here is a brief reminder of the rules:

We do not eat any of the following during Bootcamp:

bread
rice
pasta/noodles
potatoes
flour
pastry
sugar
chocolate/sweets
biscuits/cookies
crisps

And here are the ten rules of Bootcamp:

1. You must eat breakfast.
2. Avoid processed food
3. Eat lots of fat
4. Make sure you are eating vegetables and salads with your food
5. Be careful about dairy (apart from butter, which is unlimited)
6. You must drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day
7. No alcohol
8. No fruit
9. No nuts/seeds
10. No sugar or artificial sweeteners

More detail/explanation of these rules is on the spreadsheet – look at the tabs at the bottom.

One final word from me – the disclaimer! I am not a doctor, a scientist, a dietician nor a nutritionist. The advice that is given here is based on my own experience of low carbing, as well as the reading I have been doing over the last few years.

If you have a medical condition, or you are taking long term medication, please take advice from your GP/consultant before starting to low carb.

Good luck everyone!

CrabbyBigBottom Sun 08-Sep-13 23:29:06

Ooh do I get to be first on the thread after guru-BIWI?? grin

I confess... i have spent the last week being a massively carby twat. I need bootcamp, man, and I need it bad... grin

ZingWantsCake Sun 08-Sep-13 23:32:07

marking place with a ♣ (broccoli)

ZingWantsCake Sun 08-Sep-13 23:39:06

I said ♣

much bettergrin

BIWI Sun 08-Sep-13 23:58:26

I've just finished the last of my rum, in preparation for an alcohol-free week!

Negroni Mon 09-Sep-13 00:22:51

Crabby - you got in there quickly!

For some terrible reason this evening - after 4 days of perfect low carbing- I had a very very large slice of chocolate cake and a beer! I don't even drink beer normally and they don't even go together. I think my brain/body must have planned one last carby hurrah before the discipline of bootcamp that is so needed.

So glad it has come around even though very sad that I will not get to try BIWI's recommended rum for weeks

Zing Brilliant broccoli sign!

CheeseAndFriedMushrooms Mon 09-Sep-13 00:27:33

Actually looking forward to it, have been a right carby and fatty piggy the last couple of days so ready to get slim again!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 09-Sep-13 01:06:28

160 - fecking hell. That's without us 'spreadsheet refusniks'!!

I think you are going to need a secret rum supply BIWI!! & whatever the hell Willie drinks!

We might need a new thread every day, let alone every week!

CarefullyDoesIt Mon 09-Sep-13 05:15:14

Good morning! Ready to go and looking forward to getting back on track smile long, indulgent summer and time to reign it in. Please can someone record my weight 177 as my iPad is sulking this morning - thanks.

First weigh-in goes into column C chaps

Good luck for this week!

Carefullydoesit I will add when I get into the office later

aftermay Mon 09-Sep-13 05:56:36

I'm going to get weighed and have my first glass of water. Good luck everyone. Here we go!

hazchem Mon 09-Sep-13 06:03:46

Thanks for the amazing spreadsheet Willie

And thanks BIWI for getting this started

I've weighed in. I'm pretty gutted at my starting weight as over the last 12 months I've managed gain about 20 kilos but I got dressed put on make up and did my hair and feel a bit better.

Are we listing our food here ?
B: 2 Frattinnis (mini frattatas)
L: 3 1/2 Frattinnis, 3 roast beef rolls with cream cheese, lettuce boats with cream cheese (and butter)
S: Feta cheese and 3 roast beef rolls with cream cheese.

Dsadwill be) baked chicken legs with salad.

Looking at that now I don't think I've realised how much cheese I eat! Which might go some way to explaining the 20 kilos I've put on.

I also realised I snack to avoid doing things so will need to work on this in the next few weeks

hazchem Mon 09-Sep-13 06:04:19

Opps not sure where the sad face came from!

doradoo Mon 09-Sep-13 06:08:31

Good morning all - raring to go I hope grin - anyway 160 of us - here's to a tonne of lost weight........

Morning
Checking in
Long time boot camper here but put on 2lbs this weekend after complete binge weekend.
After a summer of holidaying here there and everywhere where I managed to maintain I'm a bit disappointed in myself so this has come at the right time before heading on the slippery slope

Welcome all!!

Cocoaone Mon 09-Sep-13 06:19:58

Eurgh - it was still dark when I woke up. Hello Autumn!

Have weighed and logged - and was pleasantly surprised to see a number a couple of pounds lower than I though especially as I ate ALL the carbs this weekend

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 09-Sep-13 06:26:17

Im in - even got up a little earlier today so i'd have time to weigh, and add it to the spreadsheet before work. Hoping bootcamp will push me past a plateau.

Good luck everyone!

sybilfaulty Mon 09-Sep-13 06:50:35

Morning campers.

Hope you are all well. Here's to a good week. Off to shower and weigh now (ouch!)

Thanks for the leadership, BIWI, and to Willie for the spreadsheet.

toomuchicecream Mon 09-Sep-13 06:53:03

Tuna mayo and lettuce for breakfast anyone? I'm off the starting line now, despite my failure to get to Sainsburys before it shut yesterday. Large but slightly random carrier bag of low carb foods from back of fridge/freezer next to me ready for the day.

CorrieDale Mon 09-Sep-13 07:01:28

I wondered if the spreadsheet would magically appear today and lo! There it is! Thanks BIWI and Willie. You are saints with sticks!

neveronsunday Mon 09-Sep-13 07:07:13

I did the Wolf Run on Saturday. Every part of my body hurts.

This means this weekend I have eaten with impunity but ready for some bootcamp now.

Eggs for breakfast.

sybilfaulty Mon 09-Sep-13 07:10:19

Done. And OMG. I need this bootcamp really badly!

cathyandclaire Mon 09-Sep-13 07:11:50

Long term low-carber and short term sinner signing in. 5 lb up from last bootcamp, so hoping to lose that and maybe a couple more.
Already had a litre of water to wash away the carby bloat <sea salt chocolate and curry takeaway I'm looking sternly at you>
B: bacon and mushrooms
L: leek frittata
S: Spag bog, with cabbage instead of spag
Thanks BIWI and Willie
Good luck all smile

bigkidsdidit Mon 09-Sep-13 07:16:19

Morning. Will add myself to ss later when I can go on ten laptop rather than my phone. Weighing myself was a big shock!

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