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What exactly is Boot Camp Buddies?

BCB started as place where people who were doing Weight Watchers could get together to offer each other support, ideas, and encouragement. After time, we've grown to include other aspects of health and fitness, and are continually expanding our forum. If you are interested in getting healthy, losing weight, or just having some great online friends. You'll find all the support you could ever need, here at Boot Camp Buddies.

Bootcamp Buddies Philosophy Statement

A BCB handles their health journey one minute, one hour, one day at a time (OMOHOD) and this is our basic philosophy.

A BCB knows that THEY are in complete control of what goes into THEIR mouths. Happiness, sadness, stress, anger and other emotions do NOT control us. We take charge of ourselves, and are responsible for ourselves. We make a commitment to ourselves and each other every day.

A BCB does not ever DELIBERATELY go off program for ANY REASON. There are NO EXCUSES for ever going off program. We will face challenges each day of our life, and have to learn that stress or social situations are not reason to go off program. We as a BCB must always PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!

If a BCB should "slip," they shall immediately take steps to understand what caused the slip and to rectify the situation. We shall use these "slips" as a learning process so that we may learn not to slip again. A BCB does not ever whine, cry, or complain about being off program, but jumps right back but on track! (not tomorrow, or later -but RIGHT AWAY).

A member in good standing of the BCBs will ALWAYS treat others in the same manner they would like to be treated. If correcting an unhealthy behavior, such correction shall be done with compassion and respect. We are here to make our good health a REALITY and to help each other reach our goals with kind support, and sometimes a little nudge with love & care.

We look forward to seeing YOU make your health goals a REALITY!

What does OP and the Other Abbreviations mean?

BTW.............By The Way

DB................Dear or Darling Boyfriend

DD................Dear or Darling Daughter

DF.................Dear or Darling Fiancé

DH................Dear or Darling Husband

DW...............Dear Wife

IMO...............In My Opinion

IMHO.............In My Humble Opinion

IMNSHO.........In My Not So Humble Opinion

JK..................Just Kidding

LOL...............Laughing Out Loud

ROTFL...........Rolling On The Floor Laughing

NM................No More

OP................On Program

TIA...............Thanks In Advance

TOM..............Time Of Month

WOE.............Way Of Eating

WOL.............Way Of Life

W/W or WW...Weight Watchers

Bootcamp Buddies... history of how we started

In a nutshell version...

Back in October 1999 on another support board, a member, posted a message asking if anyone was really serious about losing weight and taking full control of it. A group of us responded YES! Another member thought of calling us 'Bootcamp Buddies' and so from that day forward, we became "Bootcamp Buddies". I would say that there were probably 15 of us at the time.

In November of 1999, Denise (mudpies) created the original website 'Bootcamp Buddies'. We had lots of new member joining and then mostly leaving because they didn't like our tough love, no nonsense approach. It was VERY "hardcore" and if you slipped- you received no mercy. Most who "fell", just left with bitter thoughts about BCBers. In fact, most people at the old support board HATED the BCB group.

In January, after the new year, Bootcamp was flooded with new members - probably about 50 new ones. Denise (mudpies) then created a private group, where most of the original BCBers went. Some of the original BCB were left behind due to personality conflicts - or they didn't 'meet' the requirements. This private group gathered for months - in private. Meanwhile, Denise (mudpies) saw the enthusiasm of the newbies wanting to stay on program and do what it takes to make weight loss a reality. It was then that this site became public, for all to enjoy.

Well that is how we got started and each day we continue to grow. Some of the members on the 'private' site didn't like the number of newbies and our softer approach. We STILL have the same BCB philosophy, we just don't beat you up, and try to help you get up instead... that is why we say we are the 'New & Improved BCB'

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