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Weight Loss Boot Camp


MiniMins Addict
S: 14st4lb C: 13st2lb G: 11st4lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 1st2lb(8%)
My weight has been yo- yoing for so long now, loosing 1lb one week and putting on 2lbs the next week. I was fed up of:
  • Not achieving my goal or even starting on the path to my goal
  • Having to spend 3 hours trying on clothes and taking them off before finding something remotely decent to were out so for the past year I have been saving and by that time I am sweating like and pig and to p’d off to go anywhere,
  • Avoiding mirrors because I hated what I would see
  • Having to buy the unfashionable “frumpy” clothes
(the list goes on!)

I started saving up to have a tummy tuck/lipo – who was I kidding, I knew it was going to be expensive but at the time it seemed like a light at the end of my gloomy tunnel.

But after going to hynoslim (hynotherapy slimming sessions) I realised that all the faddy diets are not something you can keep up and surgery will work but does not stop you from putting it back on! I decided to use that money and go to a Boot camp.

I opted for on with a more Holistic approach not one of those military ones. It was brilliant – don’t get me wrong it was hard work – exercising from 07.30 till 08.30 before getting breakfast and then doing 3-4 hr hikes each day.

It was a hard slog but for me it paid off – I lost (according to them) 13lb 2oz (9lb by my scales) and 1” of my bust (which I never had it to give away in the first place) 5” off my waist and 3” of my hips.

So I was extremely pleased. It was scarye being back home and having to do it on your own. Within the first 4 weeks I gained 3lb :(

Since the beginning of this month I got in the “zone” telling myself if I don’t step it up a notch all that hard work and money will have gone to waste. So I have been going to the gym 5 times a week for 45-60 mins each time and I continue to watch what I eat, making sure I have 3 meals and 2 snacks.

Have any of you been to a boot camp? If so, what was your experience like.

If you haven’t, have you considered it and if so, what has prevented you from going?

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Little Noo

Full Member
S: 8st8lb C: 8st6lb G: 7st4lb BMI: 23 Loss: 0st2lb(1.67%)
I'd really like to go on the GI Jane one - but I just can't afford it as it's over £600 for a week and I could get a carribean holiday for that lol!

I think you have got the right attitude of not wanting it to go to waste and making sure you keep up the exercise though - well done and good luck!!
S: 12st12lb C: 12st3lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.8 Loss: 0st9lb(5%)
I would love to go to a boot camp but I too couldn't afford it. Saying that last Sunday here was just like a boot camp!! I really pushed to boat out but it's a case of keeping it up.

I really need a personal trainer to shove me but can't afford one of those either!!

Sounds like you are doing so well!!


MiniMins Addict
S: 14st4lb C: 13st2lb G: 11st4lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 1st2lb(8%)
Thank you both. The one I went too was very expensive and I coudl only afford it because I had been saving for either a tummy tuck/lipo for the past year or so and that was the money i used. i could have had a family holiday for the price I paid :eek: It was the boost I really needed - I needed something to show me that I COULD do it!

I know what you mean about needing a personal trainer - I need that too, someone to push me the little bit further. I am lucky at the gym i go to (which is at the back of my house - no excuse not to go) I speak to a few regular goers and we motivate each other. Also one of the guys who happens to be a family friend, works there and trains there too and earlier this week he spent an hour with me doing a circuit. When i felt like I could not continue he would encourage me to continue - so my own free personal trainer.

My daughter has also just signed up there for a month so we are now going together - 2hrs before we going and weirdly enough I am excited & cant wait. Woudl not have said that a few months ago :)

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