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WWW's six week 10 year younger boot camp, WEEK THREE of the fifth of 2007

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WideWebWitch Mon 09-Jul-07 07:31:21

This is week three of the fifth boot camp of 2007 everyone is welcome.

The rules (anyone can join):

This is about feeling better about yourself...not necessarily a diet per se etc etc

- Sunscreen at all times
- No or little booze. Wine at the weekend is allowed if you want it
- Walking is important, a small amount every day if possible. 30 mins if you can
- Lots of water, aim for 2 litres a day
- Apply body cream as often as possible
- Use hand cream
- Go to bed early, by 10.30pm if pos
- Eat healthily
- Be happy


The idea is that at the end of six weeks we all feel happier, healthier and glow with the good food, sleep, exercise, water and lack of sun damage.


<<moves screens and veils into place for all shite boot campers incl WWW>>>

Marina Mon 09-Jul-07 08:35:56

<<hutches up next to www behind that screen>>

tortoiseSHELL Mon 09-Jul-07 09:05:55

Budge up marina, in need of a LARGE screen...

tortoiseSHELL Mon 09-Jul-07 09:06:18

(Me I mean, having read that back!!! )

winnie Mon 09-Jul-07 09:09:41

goodmorning all

I need to be more focused on
-sunscreen at__all__times
-walking every day_
-_2litres__of__water__daily


Pampering and generally eating healthily, keeping alcohol to weekends, and going to bed (mostly) early is all going well.

I want to lose 7lbs in the next four weeks so I really, really need to up the walking and be focused.

batters Mon 09-Jul-07 09:29:19

Morning all .

Had a fab weekend which consisted mostly of champagne, wine, Indian food, pasta and crisps . But walked quite a lot. Crisps are such an underrated food group too, I find.

My friend told me yesterday I had lost lots of weight and looked lovely . So that was nice.

Marina - how is dh? Hope the Saturday working went ok.

glitterfairy - your new job sounds fab.

Norks - gawd, sorry about the chickens .

sobernow - lol both at your visit and your MORON usage!

winnie - have you set yourself the weightloss target for a special occasion?

dd breaks up from school this week and I must say I am a bit worried about keeping up the healthy eating aspect of it on the weeks I am off work with her. We tend to go out a lot and I am not very good at making sensible food choices from a menu when there are things like bread and chips on it. Ah well.

Happy Monday to EVERYONE.

TheDuchessOfNorks Mon 09-Jul-07 15:19:16

I have a cold so will not be running for a few days. On the plus side I only feel like eating soup so it may prove to be something of a detox week!

Forgot to say, at the school mums social on Saturday night, I was suprised at how many smokers there were. The personal achievement that I am most proud of is quitting smoking just before I had children. I was a 20+ a day girl and occasionally I still miss it (think Bisto kid). But it will be 7 years in January and I won't ever smoke again

SimplySparkling Mon 09-Jul-07 21:59:38

www Thanks for the thread.

Duchess Maintaining your smoke free habit is brilliant, well done!

batters I can sympathise with the menu choice thing. I choose a sarnie if we're out (bread, I know) and then the kids tend to choose a cake and I'll buy a banana or some dried apricots or brazil nuts. Chips land in my tum with a huge thud and so I have them once every few months when we're having a "no cook" night and I'm reminded by my digestive system why we don't have them more often.

winnie I sometimes forget the sunscreen but I work in an office and hardly ever go out for lunch, so the main time I'm outside is evening time when I walk the dog. Still, I will try to remember more often.

I need to be more focused on:-
~ sunscreen
~ less booze (though I only drink a small glass of wine most days, is that ok or do I need to cut down?)
~ bedtime. Sometimes 11pm, often later.

iota Mon 09-Jul-07 22:04:17

hello all
I might try a bit harder this week as dh is away and it's always easier to eat healthily without him.

I am currently sporting a very unattractive cold sore, not entirely sure why.

Having my new crown fitted tomorrow - only 3 weeks after the temporary one was fitted, so will have a fine set of gnashers for intensive chewing of whole-grains, museli and so on

swedishmum Mon 09-Jul-07 22:19:04

Me too Iota - he's away till Sat am - though dd1 made choc swiss roll at school which wasn't the most positive start! I've been gardening - don't know why I didn't think of it before. Uses calories, improves the house and no babysitter required!
Have had a drink though - new baby in the family (not mine!!). Would have been churlish not to!

swedishmum Mon 09-Jul-07 22:22:49

I'm being great on the sunscreen btw and Boots Protect and Perfect is great, but I still have black circles. Have looked at threads on here and tried touche eclat and Benefit but would love any hints. I have no bags under my eyes but always look knackered (I sleep really badly - keep waking up and that probably doesn't help) - I'm pale anyway and would love any hints.

batters Tue 10-Jul-07 08:57:15

swedishmum, The Food Doctors on channel 5 were talking about dark circles under eyes the other day. Apparantly it can be a sign of food intolerance. Not sure how that can help you though. The Boot's Protect & Perfect is really good, isn't it? Everyone I know who has tried it loves it. But a bottle only seems to last me about a month.

Duchess - sorry you aren't feeling well. But being smoke free is a very good thing.

simplysparkling I would have thought that drinking a small glass of wine every day is completely fine .

IOTA - hope your teeth go well!

Yesterday was fine for me.

winnie Tue 10-Jul-07 09:07:22

Yesterday was fine for me too

In all honesty if you don't sleep well I think any amount of lotions and potions aren't going to help. You need to tackle the sleeping. I have problems with sleep and have noticed the black shadows decrease greatly when I am sleeping well. One night of disturbed sleep and the shadows and puffiness return.

I can't decide whether the Protect & perfect has had any effect at all What does seem to have helped is a tip I was given from the beauty therapist when I recently had a facial. Daily massaging just under the eye brow and just under the eye from the nose outward has really reduced puffiness.

winnie Tue 10-Jul-07 09:09:17

Swedishmum, obviously I was replying to your post. I thought I'd posted "Swedishmum, in all honesty..." Obviously lack of sleep impacts on ones brain too

yoyo Tue 10-Jul-07 09:33:20

Am doing fairly well but am going to give myself an MOT following the gym this morning. Scrub, face mask, de-fuzz - will feel much better.

Marina Tue 10-Jul-07 09:41:56

Oooh, yoyo, enjoy that de-coke, you lucky thing . I felt quite proud of my 30 second pedidure and leg-strim this weekend - it's a mad fortnight for us. Grandparents on hols, dh alleging his abs have messed with his head (torty he is starting to see Lyme Disease rash all over him, even he saw the funny side of this eventually ), dd giving her considerable all in the nursery ballet show yesterday, ds as a singing and dancing waiter in Friday's school play
and right now I am listening sweatily to Belshazzar's Feast, which I am sight-singing this afternoon and evening for a party at work . Lots of accidentals and a nasty-looking top A
I should by rights walk miles and have no time to eat anything this week, so I am optimistic, if frazzled.
Good luck with the choppers iota and staying smoke-free duchess
I'll remember the eye tip too winnie - although I think my bagginess is definitely down to lack of sleep. How are things going with dd?
Anyone able to make the City Lunch on Thursday 12th by the way?

bundle Tue 10-Jul-07 10:01:09

ahem

how big is that screen?

liberal application of boots protect & perfect serum doesn't hide fact that i've not had enough sleep

glass of cava with last night's noodley stirfry just about did the trick

marina, still hoping to come to city lunch, work permitting.

glitterfairy Tue 10-Jul-07 17:34:56

Really busy and stressy due to move, work looming etc but am managing to do a three day detox at the moment.

Off to cook my steamed veg and rice now, whilst packing boxes and washing up!

motherinferior Tue 10-Jul-07 19:12:27

Evening all

Well, on the good side my webbed glovewossnames really do upgrade the work I have to do when I'm swimming. I feel really virtuous having done 60 lengths in them again yesterday.

So, er, shall we be positive and not ahem outline some of my more crashing failures in Other Areas?

<shuffles up behind others and attempts to kick scales surreptitiously behind her>

tortoiseSHELL Tue 10-Jul-07 19:19:17

marina - is this he is starting to 'see' the rash??? Or is it really coming up? Hope he's ok anyway!

motherinferior Tue 10-Jul-07 19:20:34

I really must write that Weekend Weakness piece

TheDuchessDeMimsyNorkington Tue 10-Jul-07 19:22:50

Iota - how's the crown? Have you muesli-tested it yet?

Marina - tell us how the singing went!

MI - you're going great guns with the swimming this week. <impressed emoticon>

Glitter - glad you have everything under control. It's a hell of a week for you.

I still feel rotten. And no running makes me And I haven't slept properly for the last couple of nights, so sympathy to all those with dark circles & puffy eyes.

Sobernow Tue 10-Jul-07 19:29:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WideWebWitch Tue 10-Jul-07 19:38:13

Yesterday, bacon sandwich (gotta stop that habit)
hummus sandwich for lunch
vegetable crisps
Dh's birthday yest so we went out to dinner but on the up side I only had half a bottle of Prosecco and then we went to local pub and the large glass of wine was so vile I left it and we came home. Where I poured another but decided actually, I needed to go to bed instead of drinking it. At 10.45! But I knew I had a 7.30am meeting with ds's teacher this morning. We all overslept too, woke at 6.50 so it waas a mad panic. Anyway, although I ate pizza I left most of the base and had the pepperoni and the cheese. and ciabatta. and no pudding.

Today
100g Granola
strawberries, grapes, raspberries
146 cal pot of hummus and a red pepper for lunch
an apple
came in and had toast with butter
and 5 slices of prosciutto
and sausages, mange tout, baby sweetcorn and carrots
no wine
going to bed soon, am knackered
and have PMT so want to kill someone. Well, everyone, actually.

winnie Tue 10-Jul-07 20:42:17

Have just come in from taking ds to pizza hut with x. It's a bit of a tradition that following a good school report ds gets to choose a treat; it's always pizza hut
It's the only time we go. I was very restrained food wise and felt pained by the whole experience. Gabrielle's song Rise came on which was a favourite with my Dad (even played at his funeral) and what with x and everything I had to fight back the tears. Felt completely over raught (is there such a word?) X noticed but luckily ds didn't. God why is life so difficult? I've come home to an empty house and think I may go for a walk. Dd is doing very badly and the police have been involved.

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