When's the next boot camp?

(47 Posts)
Dreamingofcakeallnight Tue 17-Dec-13 18:13:34

Hi all

Just wondering when the next bootcamp is starting. I'm hoping its Jan. I really need a kick up the (rather flabby) bottom. X

LCHammer Wed 18-Dec-13 09:22:10

BIWI mentioned 13 Jan on another thread.

Dreamingofcakeallnight Wed 18-Dec-13 14:12:09


ChesterDrawers Wed 18-Dec-13 17:30:52

I just came on to post the same thing. I've never low carbed with any conviction in the past but I am desperate and keen to give it my all. Looking at the other boot camp threads, I'm hoping that's just the thing to give me a much needed kick up the arse.

arightoldbag Thu 19-Dec-13 11:10:01

Please can I join?

Convinced that low carb is the only way to go - as I have terrible sugar cravings and only way I've ever lost weight is cutting out "white" foods.

I'm 5 foot and 10 stone 3 oh god

Anyone else teeny?

BIWI Sun 22-Dec-13 22:59:59

Evening all!

I'm thinking of the next one starting on 13 January.

But I'm thinking of having a 'soft' start to the next one - a gradual start, so that the carb flu effects are minimised. This would mean a week of cutting down, rather than rushing head-long into Bootcamp

What do you reckon?

LCHammer Sun 22-Dec-13 23:38:34

How many times have you done it so far, BIWI? How would it work best? I think it would be an experiment but I wonder if cutting down is feasable especially if you don't lose weight in that first week or even put some on. Just thinking aloud. OTOH gives time to finish all the Xmas carbs. I'm definitely in for the next one, whichever way it starts.

Ruprekt Sun 22-Dec-13 23:41:00

I am in but will do full on boot camp as I can lose 7 or 8 lbs in a week! smilesmile

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 22-Dec-13 23:52:59

I will be starting on the 7th (small people back at school & thus less likely to incur my wrath when I haven't have several lattes to 'get me through'). It wont be pretty but I can't afford to wait a minute more, but I'll need every bit of the 10/11/444 weeks the next one lasts as well fgrin fblush

Rup you are a tart fgrin I have never managed that fsad mind you the rate I'm currently gaining it, you never know

Ruprekt Sun 22-Dec-13 23:57:08

Yep! A cheese carb tart! All reduced at Waitrose though Chipping!,

Got a lush £12 piece of pork for a couple of quid yesterday!

And free asparagus and free mushrooms!! smilesmilesmile

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 23-Dec-13 00:01:20

BIWI - personally I think the 'hit it hard' approach works better as it gets your system burning fat quickly and shows results. I think coasting into it means you don't lose weight (as you are still eating carbs) even though you have already started feeling deprived (after naughty christmas food and cutting down on carbs) - also, surely, the benefits of LC are being able to eat the traditionally 'naughty' stuff (cream/cheese/pork scratchings <whatever other meaty things you can think of) and if carbs haven't been drastically cut, then surely that's not going to be a good thing?!

It's something I'm struggling with now really (for those that don't know I'm low carbing to both lose weight and control my diabetes). I can eat more carbs and maintain an 'ok' blood glucose level but not lose weight, which I am 'ok' with for things like Christmas, but I'm struggling to know what to eat so that I'm not over doing the carbs, but also not over doing the fat. This, of course, would be less of an issue if I wasn't a non egg eating vegetarian! But I think it may create the same issue (having one foot in each 'diet') for others?!

BIWI Mon 23-Dec-13 09:23:54

I was thinking about a 'soft' start for two reasons:

1. If we go steaming straight in on 6 Jan there is still likely to be lots of tempting Christmas food/drink in the house, whereas this would give us a week to plan/prepare and get rid of it all.

2. For all those who haven't done it before, it should help to minimise the carb flu effects.

I know, for myself, that I will be raring to get back into it by the first week back, especially as I'm back at work by then, but wondered if it would be worth considering. Nothing to stop people having the first week as a 'hard' one I suppose!

My other reason for starting 'officially' on 13 Jan is to give me and Willy time to organise ourselves, and to give people enough notice that it's starting - I expect a lot of people will be away and not on MN as much as they might be normally.

SarahBeenysBumblingApprentice Mon 23-Dec-13 21:41:14


I just wanted to say please can i join?

It will be my first time LC after almost a year of not very successful 5:2 ing - I think 5:2 just gave me more sugar cravings and my eating was all over the place. Ketosis on 5:2 made me feel dire and I think this was a salt/ non-adaptation issue.

TBH I was going to get going as soon as the Christmas food is out of the way even if it was before bootcamp - use the motivation and momentum!

BIWI Mon 23-Dec-13 22:09:36

You will be very welcome!

Ruprekt Tue 24-Dec-13 00:18:32

I need to be bootcamping by 6 January as all banned food will be gone, kids back at school and I will be raring to go!

Any chance of 6 Jan? smilesmile

I'm starting something on 6th of jan. Just not entirely sure what yet!

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 24-Dec-13 01:28:31

BIWI You do what you think is best, you are the one (& Willy of course) who puts all of the time and effort into it!! and I know how much time and effort you do put in...I just swan in and out as the mood takes me fgrin oops

I need to start on the 7th as I can't really put my blood tests off much after the 7th of Feb and I want a month of 'being uber good' under my belt before thenblush - also I might weigh the equivalent of a baby hippo if I don't sort myself out by the 7th, but as I low carb all the time & will need to do it pretty much permanently, my life is one big Bootcamp - the 'official' one just gives me some company smile

I'm not doing the 6th as it's an inset day & we're likely to go out for lunch etc - so the 7th it is for me.

runnyhabbit Tue 24-Dec-13 02:01:46

Can I please join?
My carb dependency / addiction is quite ridiculous fblush. However I think I will need to ease myself into it and my birthday is on 7th Jan

BIWI Tue 24-Dec-13 09:39:27

Of course you can join!

There's no way I'll be ready to start another official Bootcamp by 6 Jan, I'm afraid. But why don't we gather together for our own start. I could do with a week's strict low carbing before I'm prepared to get on to the scales for an official weigh-in blush

I'd personally go straight in - you could offer a softer start if you thought best but I know for me personally I'd be rubbish as even small amounts of carb stuffs set off my carb cravings and 'fuck it' feelings. If you mean softer start allowing diet drinks, sugar free jelly and more veggies I could do that, but not much more... Of course I can't so it anyway until may/June but cannot wait!!!

BIWI Tue 24-Dec-13 10:27:17

OK. No soft start for Bootcamp then! <reminds myself why it's called Bootcamp>

But I'll be here on 6 Jan for an unofficial week grin

projectbabyweight Tue 24-Dec-13 11:08:04

I'm in! I really want to lose a stone so I can get back into my old clothes and finally change my username grin

Anyone know how long it might take me? I'm 5' 4.5" and want to go from 9st to 8st (small boned pear). Likely to manage 2-3 hours of exercise/week.

DorrisM Tue 24-Dec-13 11:10:36

I can't wait. We've been eating rubbish for weeks and drinking again. The last time I low carbed was in the summer and I miss feeling slim and energetic.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 24-Dec-13 11:29:59

OK - see you here on the 7th - might nip in on the 6th to say 'Hi'.

fsmile Merry Christmas & New Year everyone fsmile

Ruprekt Tue 24-Dec-13 12:17:35

Yay! I will see you unofficially on the 6th! smilesmile

utahforever Tue 24-Dec-13 12:23:27

Can I join too please fsmile must get away from vanilla coke

Mary1972 Tue 24-Dec-13 14:27:46

I am trying to do it over Christmas anyway as I am not going back to how I used to eat and lost my cravings for chocolate etc.

I think a full on start on 13th Jan seems best. I have never been on the official bootcamp chart etc but I've eaten mostly paleo/primal which is often low carb for 4 or 5 years and it makes me feel wonderful although I have fallen off it a couple of time. I just need to lose a stone (or possibly two which would be the ideal although one would be great).

projectbabyweight Tue 24-Dec-13 15:14:45

I can't wait. Is it a 10 week bootcamp?

BIWI Tue 24-Dec-13 16:12:52

It will be 10 official weeks, with one unofficial one to kick us off!

EwanHoozami Tue 24-Dec-13 16:17:30

I'm in for Jan. I was so good last Christmas and LC'd throughout.

Today my lunch was cheese straws dipped in chilli sauce and a bowl of trifle


DameFanny Tue 24-Dec-13 16:18:03

Placemarking. Fibro's given me ridiculous sugar cravings and a crappy thyroid makes a rubbish combination. Need the kick up the unfeasibly large arse grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Tue 24-Dec-13 16:40:54

Place marking if you don't mind another joining in?

I don't have the worst problem in the world, but I've crept up to 9 stone and will probably be over by the time Christmas is done. I'm 5'6" but bird-boned, so anything over 8 / 8.25 stone only goes on as flab, and not well-distributed curvy flab either.

When I'm the right weight I feel poised, energetic, powerful in my own skin. At present, I feel a bit ungainly and hunched. I'll probably start just after Boxing Day, and be all motivated and bright eyed and annoying by the 6th January...

Ruprekt Tue 24-Dec-13 17:16:09

Athel......I am 5 ft 6 but big boned ie size 8 feet!

I would look awful at 9 st!!!grin

10 st 7lb would suit me smilesmile

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Tue 24-Dec-13 17:34:05

Ahh, well I'm a size 4 in feet... with tiny fingers... I'm just a spindly weed, really. But don't want to be a lardy, spindly weed.

PseudoSanta Thu 26-Dec-13 22:47:12

Can I do it if I'm breastfeeding a 14 week old?

pseudoSanta others have done it whilst bfing - I am sure they will give you specific advice. I am planning on getting straight back on it, after my baby in May. I think the main advice was to have snacks near bed if you were feeding at night so you could keep going easily.

Kefybaby Fri 27-Dec-13 06:47:46

Can I join you too, please? I have been LCing for a couple of months but the holidays (well - my relaxed attitude over the holidays and party season) have derailed me a bit. I need to get back to LC asap as I am worried I will put the weight back on. I do not have a lot to lose - 8 lbs or so, but this extra weight is very "stubborn" and won't go away easily.

projectbabyweight Fri 27-Dec-13 07:23:49

pseudoSanta - I did, and got through a lot of banana and almond muffins during the nightfeeds!

earlymidlifecrisis Fri 27-Dec-13 08:05:00

Another place marking here! 5'1", 9st and wanting to get back to 8st or just below. Have skinny legs but big boobs and belly... a typical apple!!

Mary1972 Fri 27-Dec-13 13:14:03

Yes can do it breastfeeding. In fact the eskimo culture was meat/fat/fish and a few veg and they thrived on it whether pregnant, breastfeeding, pulling a sledge and hunting with spears i.e. things needing a lot of energy.

Bronx Sun 29-Dec-13 02:48:40

I really love the idea of the soft start to Bootcamp - I know you've already no-no'd it, but would you be up for making a thread for those who may want to soft-start 2 weeks prior to it anyway?
Without requiring spreadsheets/all the other worky stuff wink, just a chatty thread to document how a soft start goes compared to the hard and fast bootcamp (not to mention the chat!).

Lavenderhoney Sun 29-Dec-13 03:15:24

I've been doing soft bootcamp over Christmassmile I have been doing bootcamp since jan and lost loadssmile. I've been watching for a new bc threadsmile

I will be back to it this week, and will join for the 13.

projectbabyweight Sun 29-Dec-13 08:36:24

Bronx - I'd be up for that, I usually eat more or less low carb anyway but I have sugar in drinks. If I cold get used to coffee without sugar, I wouldn't find the bootcamp so tough on the 13th smile

BIWI Sun 29-Dec-13 12:49:45

OK - I'll set up a Softstart Bootcamp (grin) thread on 6 Jan.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 29-Dec-13 13:06:33

Ah Biwi you are such a soft touch angel fsmile Enjoying having 5 minutes to yourself while it lasts!!

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