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WWW's 10 year younger bootcamp, July thread III, all welcome

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WideWebWitch Mon 14-Jul-08 20:28:18

Hello everyone, old and new.

This is about feeling better about yourself and looking and feeling better etc. But mainly we chat and laugh quite a lot, which has all got to help towards happiness etc.

The rules (anyone can join):

- Sunscreen at all times - REALLY mean this now summer is here.

- No or little booze. Wine or Champagne or whatever 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 we all feel happier, healthier and glow with the good food, sleep, exercise, water and lack of sun damage.

Some people are doing India and Neris's Idiot Proof Diet (Atkins, more or less), others are doing Slimy World, others are just being as healthy as possible.

Welcome everyone, have a good week.
Apologies for belated new thread.

yoyo Mon 14-Jul-08 20:48:22

W/e not too bad but did not get to gym. Too much alcohol and DH has been at the barbeque so not especially good foodwise. It's his new toy so is experimenting and I have to say that the veg has been superb and tonight's meat was not so charred. Am looking forward to fish but not until he is over the cremating stage.

Had a pleasant day shopping for DD's holiday clothes. Managed to get loads in Gap's sale so was quite pleased. Felt like a frumpy middle-aged mother as she rummaged through all the trendy stuff though. Am going to go one day this week to get things for myself so need to get myself mentally prepared for that little jaunt.

Bought Flexitol nail and cuticle stuff today as it was on offer in Superdrug. Will let you know if it has the same transformative effect as the heel stuff.

eemie Mon 14-Jul-08 21:22:58

Dh cooking and dd snuggled up in bed.

Had awful day. Realise how lucky we are and how lightly we got away with the burglary but still feel like **. Just do.

Still, got up for walk with puppy early this morning, worked hard all day, had hilarious stories with dd (telling her about when she was a toddler) and about to have meal and film (the Branagh As you like it) with dh.

Am not ungrateful cow, honest. Just feel as if I'd swallowed a great big stone and it's stuck under my breast bone. We're all fine and I'll shape up soon. Meanwhile drinking wine although it's Monday.

Somebody give me a slap!

Cammelia Mon 14-Jul-08 21:42:27

You've had a big shock eemie, I felt horrible for a while when it happened to me.

Swam today. Am liking the 25 degrees we had this afternoon.

Went to school uniform shop as dd has to wear a blazer next year. Can only get stuff from the shop on school premises and its only open for a couple of weeks during school hols.

Because she's a beanpole had to get too big across chest to fit length.

oi Mon 14-Jul-08 22:01:17

hello it's foxinsocks here. Think I was playing around with names and now can't be arsed to go through the whole rigmarole of changing names arrghh because I'm trying to post quickly...

eemie - you so don't need a slap. Cammelia is right. It's an awful shock being burgled. Feel so personal for some reason. Be kind to yourself!

www - glad you had a lovely weekend.

am about to jump into shower. Have mad day tomorrow with lots of meetings and have pulled out of a work dinner tomorrow night (have had to compromise on a drink grr) because my stomach STILL doesn't feel right (I looked at the place we were supposed to go and it was all seafood and game and was making me feel v queasy just reading the menu). Sigh. I need another script for omeprazole but the doctor has told me she won't prescribe me another month of it without an endoscopy grrr so annoyance all round (and I'm about to run out of the pill too arrghh why can't you just call doctors up for this sort of thing? of course, it will take me a week to get an appointment yadda yadda...)

enough whining!

have got a wii for the kids and suddenly I'm the best parent ever hmm - they can't wait to finish school. They seem v tired. Dd has her sport days on Thursday (can't go but dd said she didn't care as she hates sport and would rather muck about!) and ds on Monday (dh going) then finally, we have finished all the school stuff. I worked out I would have needed 7 days leave to go to every event they were involved in!

4 weeks to my leave and counting every gawd damn picking second till that day

yoyo Mon 14-Jul-08 23:42:20

Oh Eemie. Hope you had a lovely supper with DH and enjoyed the film. Can totally understand that you must be feeling low - you have been burgled and are fully entitled to feel a whole range of emotions from crap to glad that noone was hurt.
Hope that it gets easier through the week. Sending you huggie things that lots of people hate but sometimes they are wholly appropriate.

tortoiseSHELL Tue 15-Jul-08 10:00:22

eemie, so sorry you had a burglary - it's horrible isn't it - we were burgled (very lightly) about 4/5 years ago and it was a very weird feeling. Hope you are feeling better soon.

MavisGrind Tue 15-Jul-08 12:03:52

Hello all, <bama under new guise>

Eemie - so sorry to hear about your burglary, it's a horrible thing to go through (I went through it a couple of times as a student) so don't feel bad about feeling bad iyswim.

WWW - your weekend away sounded fabulous. Hope work and the real world isn't too much of a let down.

Oi/foxinsocks - sorry to hear you're still not well. How soon can they sort out an endoscopy?

Cerys - sorry to hear about your MIL but so glad you're dh doesn't need further treatment.

MavisGrind Tue 15-Jul-08 12:09:01

Well, bootcamp has been better for me except I've been flexitoling twice a day for a week and my, what a difference! Will be keen to hear what the nail cream is like although I really hope it doesn't also smell of piss grin

Mind you, I now have a new bootcamp aim - bootcamp baby #4 is due in March 09 grin grin grin

Really early days and I have had a m/c before so not counting chickens yet however we can't tell anyone in RL and I have to tell somebody.

Off now to try and remember all the stuff I'm supposed to about this kind of thing..

Cammelia Tue 15-Jul-08 12:33:57


iBundle Tue 15-Jul-08 12:36:07

flexitol in cupboard, horned hoovers v much in evidence..which is a shame as bought new birkenstocks

had beer last night with lovely chilli/guacamole/flatbreads

have book group tonight which as well as educating my fluffy brain usually means alcohol..hmmm

skin ok
hair needs colour

pretty happy smile

WideWebWitch Tue 15-Jul-08 13:35:52

Eemie, sorry you’re feeling rubbish. I think being burgled is scary and such an invasion of privacy.

iBundle, enjoy book club, what are you –-drinking-- reading? (and are you ibundle because you have an iphone, if so envy)

Bama, congratulations, how fantastic! When is it due?

FIS, sorry to hear about your stomach and 4 weeks til your holiday, aagh, I hope it passes quickly. If it’s any consolation there are loads of school things I don’t make.

Our dirty weekend became a distant memory once we got home yesterday as the evening was spent in a blur of making packed lunches, emptyng book bags, filling in school forms, filing bills, unloading the dishwasher, reloading the dishwasher, putting washing on, hanging it out, getting clothes ready for the morning, ironing, cajoling children to get into baths, reading stories, aaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhh!

The Champagne filled world of 5* room service and Ramsey restaurants receded pretty damn fast, I can tell you! And dh and I, who had been snogging on the train on the way back and talking about (Sorry, TMI alert) how much we were looking forward to going to bed later, collapsed into bed at 10.15 and agreed that we were too knackered to contemplate anything other than sleeping. So there you go, if we didn’t have children and jobs and tedium and chores we’d have lots more sex. Not exactly revelation of the century is it? But it was very starkly illustrated for us last night!

Never mind, I really mustn’t complain (and will stop doing so forthwith) as it was such a lovely, lovely weekend, truly fab. Ex MIL says she’ll come again in October so we ought to start saving for it I think. Twas expensive but worth every penny.

3 sausages
spinach salad with tuna, anchovies, tomatoes, cucumber, quails eggs
no idea what we’re having tonight but an early night will certainly be happening!

Hope everyone’s having a good week.

moonshine Tue 15-Jul-08 19:20:22

WWW - snogging on the train shock grin - the weekend obviously really did do you a lot of good. And I really have to ask again - did the porno pants and bra come into, ahem, play?

Mavis/Bama - congratulations! Fingers crossed for you this time.

Eemie - don't feel bad/guilty about not getting over the burglary - it's a horrible experience, whatever the circumstances. Hopefully peace of mind will come in time for you but you will no doubt feel sad/angry etc for quite a while, as anyone would.

And what's with all the name changes - I cannot keep up!

I am getting very cross with myself for not cracking this week piety/weekend spoil-it-all. It's sapping my energy as is the hot weather, so will need to come up with a Plan - does anyone have the answer?

But, as usual, have been ok this week (although it's only Tuesday obviously). Body has been brushed, feet buffed up, skin moisturised, copious fruit consumed, no wine yet (day 3 today). Oven on for a good old roast chicken and jacket pot. Less than 2 weeks until my birthday and I'm feeling really really old atm - having freaky hair atm doesn't help but have booked a haircut and roots touch-up for next week. It's all downhill really but shall continue to fight the good fight in the spirit of the thread.

Have a good week all.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Tue 15-Jul-08 21:51:45

Mavis/bama - Congratulations grin

www - snogging on the train. Get a room will you?!

unknownrebelbang Tue 15-Jul-08 22:25:33

Feckityfeckityfeck. Our w/e away has been cancelled, grrr.

(I'm thrilled you had such a fabulous time www, even if I am saying it through gritted teeth, wink.)

Congrats Bama.

Bootcamp ok, apart from bedtime.

Schoolplay last night/tonight and ooh it's all getting very emotional around here.

WideWebWitch Tue 15-Jul-08 22:30:25

Oh no unreb, why? (thanks for being so generous about my we though!)

lol saggars, sorry if I've made everyone puke with snogging descriptions. I have been going on about my lvoely weekend, sorry everyone, hope I haven't scared you all away.

eemie, how are you feeling today?
and you FIS?

Where are Pru, Marina, Batters, etc?
Is batters in Barcelona yet?

Had cheese omelette for supper
then some cheese
and no wine, obv

dd has had a toothache which made her cry and cry tonight, poor love so off to bed now with expectation of her waking in the night.

Hope everyone's having a good week

unknownrebelbang Tue 15-Jul-08 22:39:12

The scoutcamp has been cancelled for the older two rebels. We have no very little childcare available for three, so were taking advantage of a camp, with DS3 going to my brother/SIL for the weekend. SIL would no doubt have all three (if only for one night) but I'd rather not ask at such short notice. I'll ask her to have him later in the year when there's another camp.

eemie Wed 16-Jul-08 10:46:04

Inching back to normality here, thanks to everyone for kindness. Took chocolate to work yesterday, which helped. Dh being extra thoughtful and I've found there's nothing like sex for restoring a sense of proportion grin.

Discovered I've lost a big piece of work I did on my laptop last week. Had e-mailed the files to work as back-up but in haste I accidentally sent an earlier version of one of them shock. Have you backed up all your files lately? I'd backed up all our photos, thank goodness, except those still in the camera.

So today I'll repeat all that painstaking work. Luckily it was difficult enough to be almost etched in my memory, so won't take so long.

Hilarious dog training class last night; felt v. proud of Her Puppyship, who was a star.

Welcomed by friendly dog-walkers on the common each morning now - word has got around about the new puppy on the block and everyone stops to talk to us.

Back to bootcamp -
sunscreen y
water y
eat healthily - back on track today
lotion y
walk y
be happy y

FIS hope you feel better too

WideWebWitch Wed 16-Jul-08 13:42:08

Glad sex and chocolate are helping Eemie!

I am still too knackered for that malarkey, gosh it was a shock going back to work yesterday...

bacon and eggs
salami and cheese
prawns, aioli, raw spinach salad
used sunscreen
trying to drink enough water
we're having salmon tonight

Where is everyone?

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 13:42:59

yes, how are pru's norks?

WideWebWitch Wed 16-Jul-08 13:43:19

ureb, what a shame, will you get another chance for some time away?

WideWebWitch Wed 16-Jul-08 13:44:26

(and sorry Moonshine, yes, I did wear the bra! Bit of a waste not to!)

yoyo Wed 16-Jul-08 16:12:55

DS was rather poorly last night so spent the night with me and I am feeling a tad tired as a result. He seems to be getting better as the day goes on so will hopefully sleep tonight. I have never known any of my children to feel so hot - as I approached him I could feel the heat from his little body.

Went to gym to try and find some energy as I would have gone back to bed otherwise. DH had lots of snuggles with DS on the sofa.

Flexitol for nails is not having the dramatic results that the foot stuff has but they do look a bit better. I am going to persevere as I am trying to be a role model for DD1 who has the most disgusting bitten nails. She is on a mission so is applying foul tasting stuff several times a day. She is not getting credit on her phone until they have grown either.

Food is variable at the moment. Not stuffing my face but am eating well and enjoying very nice wine. Drinking lots of water and eating loads of fruit and veg.

yoyo Wed 16-Jul-08 16:16:56

Bama - congrats. Fingers crossed that all goes well.

WWW - that meal sounded sublime. Any holidays planned this summer?

Ureb - do you really have to cancel? Is it not worth asking SIL to have all of them?

Eemie - sex AND chocolate! Lucky you.

Marina Wed 16-Jul-08 20:55:03

Hello hello the wanderer returneth, having recovered from frenzied weekend of social activity (sadly not including nearly enough chocolate or sex, come to that, fnarr fnarr)
Omron needs new batteries - but don't we all, isn't this end of the school year lark exhausting?
Cannot linger as have stuff to organise but have lost 1.5lb at SlimyWorld tonight and am eating healthily - apparently it is all about Choice and Control
Extremely sorry to hear of burglary eemie, and cancelled precious weekend away ureb
Glad you had such a rocking good time www, both of you wink
Will post again properly soon I promise

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