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Red Sox Idiot
07-25-2006, 05:59 PM
I have been a avid dieter in the past losing 95 pounds... In 4 short months I have gained 15-20 pounds back... My question to you DIS'ers is how much weight have you lost during your vacation at WDW? I also intend to eat pretty well while I am on vacation :thumbsup2

Schmeck
07-25-2006, 06:01 PM
First of all, congrats on the weight loss!

I tend to lose 3-5 lbs during a week's trip to WDW. Being hot and thirsty and drinking lots of water makes me lose my appetite!

irishbosoxfan
07-25-2006, 06:02 PM
Same here I lost just over 5lbs when we went--All that walking also helps!!


ETA: We also purchased the DDP so we ate very well!

tink1978
07-25-2006, 06:30 PM
I go when it's not hot, but I still tend to lose a couple of pounds, and we eat very well.

Red Sox Idiot
07-25-2006, 06:32 PM
I go when it's not hot, but I still tend to lose a couple of pounds, and we eat very well.
I will be at WDW this upcoming Tues, Wed, and Thursday during hot season! :cool1:

disneymama73
07-25-2006, 06:33 PM
We just came back (July 14-17). We were on the DP, and I gained 5 lbs. :sad2:

We even walked from BW to MGM one morning, and it was SO hot during our trip. :rolleyes:

SnwflkCts
07-25-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm happy for you all but after losing 23 pounds before going to Disney ... I ate way tooo much & even though I WALKED alot ... there was a gain (I think like 5 pounds). Those desserts were TOO good to pass up! (OK, maybe it was 6 pounds) :guilty:

Ooo DisneyMama posted while I was posting mine sooo ... I am NOT the only one!

JulielovesDisney
07-25-2006, 06:34 PM
It's a lot of walking, you'll usually do a few miles per day. So if you do happen to splurge and eat a nice Mickey ice cream or get one of the yummy desserts at the restaurants, you'll walk (and sweat, if you go during a hot month) it all off the next day.

Congrats on the weight loss!! :cheer2:

disneymama73
07-25-2006, 06:36 PM
I'm happy for you all but after losing 23 pounds before going to Disney ... I ate way tooo much & even though I WALKED alot ... there was a gain (I think like 5 pounds). Those desserts were TOO good to pass up! (OK, maybe it was 6 pounds) :guilty:

Ooo DisneyMama posted while I was posting mine sooo ... I am NOT the only one!

I'm glad I'm not the only one, too! :goodvibes

Mickey1122
07-25-2006, 06:38 PM
I think it all depends upon how much you walk, how many buffets you go to, and whether you rent an ECV.

Evil Genius
07-25-2006, 06:40 PM
Dh and I usually lose between5 - 10 lbs. We don't skimp on meals. I think it's the walking and we tend to eat more salads and fruit when there.

disneymama73
07-25-2006, 06:46 PM
I think it all depends upon how much you walk, how many buffets you go to, and whether you rent an ECV.

We did loads of walking. We walked to MGM. No ECV's. We also did not do any buffets.

disneyheaven
07-25-2006, 07:25 PM
I swear I eat everything in sight when we are on vacation in Disney World!! I never loose weight while I am there! Even in the heat of August, I always come back a few pounds heavier :) And I am ok with that! How often can you go to Disney and enjoy all that yummy food! It's worth every pound I gain!! Thats why it's called a vacation!!!! :cool1:

LiLIrishChick63
07-25-2006, 07:27 PM
i lost about 8 pounds on my last trip......i think i need to go back! lol

willis37862
07-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Another gainer here. I tend to eat things I wouldn't at home and we eat at later hours too. If we didn't walk so much I would come homing 20 pounds heavier instead of 5. :teeth:

Keebles
07-25-2006, 07:51 PM
I usually either break even or gain just a couple...never loose any. You'd think all that walking would knock off about a hundred pounds!

disneymama73
07-25-2006, 07:57 PM
I tend to eat things I wouldn't at home and we eat at later hours too.

WHAT?! You don't eat funnel cakes, Dole Whips, churros and Mickey ice cream bars on a daily basis at home? What is wrong with you? ;)

:rotfl: :rotfl2: :happytv:

OH and don't forget the CREME BRULEE!!!! :goodvibes

willis37862
07-25-2006, 08:06 PM
WHAT?! You don't eat funnel cakes, Dole Whips, churros and Mickey ice cream bars on a daily basis at home? What is wrong with you? ;)

:rotfl: :rotfl2: :happytv:

OH and don't forget the CREME BRULEE!!!! :goodvibes
:rotfl: There is a lot wrong with me but thats another post.
I do eat that stuff at home :teeth: but if I put it away like I do on vacation I wouldn't be able to walk and I would have to get a :moped: (been looking for a reason to use this :) )

ExPirateShopGirl
07-25-2006, 08:11 PM
I worried about gaining weight before our first trip, but even with the dining plan... and all that god-awful taffy from the main street candy joint... and the butter-slathered tonga toast... and the two helpings of coconut tiramisu at Boma... and the two helpings of the bread pudding dessert at Ohana... as well as the 14 honey-coriander wings I put away... and the Dole Whip Floats... and the chocolate coated mickey crispies... and the entire filet with cream cheese mashed potatoes at Le Cellier... and the cheese soup... I still managed to lose a couple of pounds. Clearly, I live in a world with a benevolent God... :rotfl:


The fine print: I ran 5 miles each morning around Ft Wilderness! Otherwise... balloonage!


:beach:

CEDmom
07-25-2006, 08:29 PM
Congratulations on your weight loss - that's great. I always lose weight on vacation - typically 3-5 in a week. The most was 12 lbs when we went to China for 2 1/2 weeks.

Mouse-n-Mini
07-25-2006, 08:43 PM
I also had big weight loss a couple years ago. It took me a long time but I went from 230 lbs to 122. Unfortunately...I have lost my drive to exercise and eat all lo-cal stuff. While we were at Disney over Christmas I put on 10 pounds in 7 days. I think a lot of it has to do with whether it's hot while you're there or not. Obviously, if it is hot you're going to exert more energy than just mozying around in the 65-70 degree weather. Past years when we vacationed in the summer I don't remember gaining any weight but eating the same stuff. All in all, I'm back up to 150 lbs and feeling like sort of a loser. How quickly all that hard work can go down the drain when you eat around "the world"! :rotfl2:

disneymama73
07-25-2006, 08:50 PM
I worried about gaining weight before our first trip, but even with the dining plan... and all that god-awful taffy from the main street candy joint... and the butter-slathered tonga toast... and the two helpings of coconut tiramisu at Boma... and the two helpings of the bread pudding dessert at Ohana... as well as the 14 honey-coriander wings I put away... and the Dole Whip Floats... and the chocolate coated mickey crispies... and the entire filet with cream cheese mashed potatoes at Le Cellier... and the cheese soup... I still managed to lose a couple of pounds.

I don't like you. Nope. Not at all. http://www.emotihost.com/nono/7.gif

Not because you lost weight, mind you. You made me hungry!!! :goodvibes

Dolce27
07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
I worried about gaining weight before our first trip, but even with the dining plan... and all that god-awful taffy from the main street candy joint... and the butter-slathered tonga toast... and the two helpings of coconut tiramisu at Boma... and the two helpings of the bread pudding dessert at Ohana... as well as the 14 honey-coriander wings I put away... and the Dole Whip Floats... and the chocolate coated mickey crispies... and the entire filet with cream cheese mashed potatoes at Le Cellier... and the cheese soup... I still managed to lose a couple of pounds. Clearly, I live in a world with a benevolent God... :rotfl:


The fine print: I ran 5 miles each morning around Ft Wilderness! Otherwise... balloonage!


:beach:

I have lost 52 lbs in the last 7 months. I have 10 lbs to go and I'm about to begin working out with a personal trainer at the gym to tone up so that I actually look good on a vacation for once.

I've been worried about the food for my Sept trip as I'm on the Dining Plan and I think the food at Disney is one of the reasons I go. :rolleyes: BUT as I was reading your post, I kept thinking to myself..... I hope that's me when I go... I hope that's me when I go... I wanna eat all of that and not gain any of my weight back...........

Then I got to the fine print part and thought: Forget that! Never going to happen. :sad2: and all of my hopes just came crashing down. :teeth:

Glendamax
07-26-2006, 02:06 AM
I don't like you. Nope. Not at all. http://www.emotihost.com/nono/7.gif

Not because you lost weight, mind you. You made me hungry!!! :goodvibes

Ditto! Now I'm STARVING!!!!! popcorn::

schmitty
07-26-2006, 02:37 AM
I probably break even. Sense I live pretty close to Disney I probably dont gain or lose much weight. I may walk around all day but then Id eat acouple times. Im not worried about my weight though so I dont mind if I gain a pound or 2.

Emmo
07-26-2006, 03:03 AM
Really it depends on your boy in general, I only have to look atfood and I put on weight yet my sister eats non stop and is stick thin, always has been!

Last June, honeymoon, we walked a lot more and as it was so hot didn't eat as much yet I know I put on weight as I ate more than i would ususally at home!

Determined to stick to weight watchers and be comfotable with my weight for Nov. trip to DL and then I can eat what I like (pretty much!).

I refuse to diet on holiday!!

Princess Minnie5
07-26-2006, 03:08 AM
and the chocolate coated mickey crispies... and the entire filet with cream cheese mashed potatoes at Le Cellier... and the cheese soup...

You and I were at the World during the same time last year and ordered the exact same thing at Le Cellier. Unfortunately, that Dining Plan did DH and I both in. I gained, not sure how much, but things were fitting tighter. :mad: Was it worth it? Definitely!!!! :banana: Yummy Yummy Stuff! I ate things I wouldn't have ordered without that plan. I'm very tempted to do it again, but I've decided that 2 years in a row, is just not right. I might change my mind when I'm there though. Will power don't let me down! :goodvibes:

Normally, I break even, though. More delicious food than at home, but with all of the walking, I even out.

Here's hoping I don't gain anything when I go in 11 days!!!! ;)

jonkatony
07-26-2006, 03:45 AM
I find I am so motivated before a Disney holiday, I go to gym eat well and lose about 7lbs before I step on the plane, I understand that I will put the weight back on at disney. The problem for me is the motivation dip after the holiday :confused3

LindsayDunn228
07-26-2006, 05:06 AM
I think it helps if you don't gorge yourself when you eat in WDW. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Also, we make our big special meal at lunch. That way we have the whole afternoon to walk (or "walk" in my case) and not having the food sitting in our stomach the rest of the night. Our only exception is the California Grill, but even then we get ADRs for opening time.

Disney5Mom
07-26-2006, 05:16 AM
DH and I usually lose about 10 pounds each. We walk a lot and we swim every day. We usually eat breakfast, grab a snack for lunch and eat a table service dinner. Every visit we ate well and came home lighter...except for the dining plan year! On the dining plan we added a counter service lunch :sad2: and we were up about five pounds. On our next trip no dining plan!

Melwood23
07-26-2006, 05:41 AM
Maybe you all gained 5lbs of muscle!! :teeth:

That is what I tell myself, with all that extra walking, especially the speed walking towards the popular rides, which seem to be at the back of the parks..IE: Splash and Big Thunder Mountains, or AK Safari.

Just keep telling your self..it is muscle...it is muscle.. :goodvibes

DVCconvert
07-26-2006, 05:46 AM
I have been a avid dieter in the past losing 95 pounds... In 4 short months I have gained 15-20 pounds back... My question to you DIS'ers is how much weight have you lost during your vacation at WDW? I also intend to eat pretty well while I am on vacation :thumbsup2


Pardon my skipping right to a response without reading other replies --

My suggestion would be that you control your calorie intake while visiting. That in combination with walking all you can will most likely strip off those pesky pounds that have reappeared. I've lost as much as 14 pounds over a 2 week stay just by doing that. Best wishes & keep up the good work!!

ps/ and remember; eat to live, don't live to eat! :)

SlightlyGoofy
07-26-2006, 06:06 AM
I have never gained a pound at DW and that includes the fact that I often take steriods while I am there because of my COPD. I take it when I first get there and have an immediate 5 pound gain but since we stay extended amounts of time (also because of the COPD) it is usually out of my system by the time we return home. :thumbsup2

I take my home scales with me too so that I do not have any nasty surprises when I get home. It would break my heart to get home and find I had a huge loss and could have 'afforded' one extra Mickey bar, or two. :lmao:

Red Sox. (I just cannot call you an idiot), congratulations on your weight loss. If only the pounds we lost would just stay lost but keeping them off is much harder than losing them. I lost about 90 pounds but then put about 15 back and yesterday (my BD) I finally got them off and am now back working off 'new" pounds. Celebrate what you have kept off and just get back into your routine and those found pounds will disappear once again. You may well find that you must repeat this often for the rest of your life but it is a whole lot easier to lose a few pounds rather than a few dozen. Wish I had been that smart years ago. :wave:

Maybe you could just eat a bite or two of your favorite foods or interesting new foods and leave the rest? That is what I am planning for our upcoming trip. It does not hurt that my hubby is an eating machine either and he will gladly eat my leftovers, he has for years. He is not fat. I am. Not fair!!! :sad2:

Slightly Goofy

indigoxtreme
07-26-2006, 06:18 AM
The last two times my DH and I have been we have both come back between 5 to 7 lbs lighter and we were on the dining plan and just ate what we wanted. If we didn't want desert we didn't get it and salad or shrimp cocktail was our appetizer.

oxfordcircus
07-26-2006, 10:16 AM
My wife lost 5 pounds. I lost a couple.

oldcrow
07-26-2006, 10:35 AM
This is a topic that is at the top of my mind these days. I've currently lost 119 pounds total, since January, yes, January. I am only 1 pound away from my original goal weight, but I have been considering losing even more, perhaps another 10 pounds, just to give myself that buffer zone. That way, if I do gain at Disney World I'll still be at my original goal or lower.

I think about my weight so much that I even upgraded to Coronado Springs Resort from ASMo because CSR has a fitness center. I want to be able to eat those Dole Whips :)

Mickey1122
07-28-2006, 09:39 AM
This is a topic that is at the top of my mind these days. I've currently lost 119 pounds total, since January, yes, January. I am only 1 pound away from my original goal weight, but I have been considering losing even more, perhaps another 10 pounds, just to give myself that buffer zone. That way, if I do gain at Disney World I'll still be at my original goal or lower.

I think about my weight so much that I even upgraded to Coronado Springs Resort from ASMo because CSR has a fitness center. I want to be able to eat those Dole Whips :)
That is AMAZING! 119 pounds.

CJK
07-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Isn't it fascinating how some people gain and some people lose weight while at Disney? I'ver never actually stood on the scale after a trip, but I suspect I fall into the "gain weight" category! I'm on a major weightloss lifestyle right now so it worries me a bit re: our upcoming trip in 2 months. I want to eat and have fun without feeling deprived while in Disney, but I also don't want to gain back some of the weight I've worked so hard (and will continue to) to lose. I'm hoping to do a lot of walking (even more than usual), and make a few healthy choices, but still get that dessert that I REALLY want from time to time (ie. sundae at Ghiradelli or maple creme brulee at Le Cellier). Oh my I'm hungry now!!!!!

wdwobsessed
08-14-2006, 09:23 AM
Well I will be in WDW in three weeks and I just joined WW (again) on Thursday. I will have exactly three weeks under my belt when we leave.

This past week in the WW meeting they were talking about a "live it" vs a "diet". This really hit home with me as I almost didn't join WW because I figured "what is the point since I am going to WDW in three weeks."

The points that were made in the meeting we so true: If you are on a "diet" it's temporary and you can't wait to go back to your old eating habits, hence you put back on the weight. If you are on a "live it" it is always there, it is permanent, it is a lifestyle change. Also a "diet" is about deprevation a "live it" it about modification.

So I'm glad a joined and I am trying my best to be on a "live it" rather than a "diet". I'm trying to not use the WDW trip as a reason to go whole hog and bust the bank 'cause I "might as well". I also do not plan on depriving myself of something I really want.

First I am taking a hard look at my ADR's and trying to pick places where I can indulge in lean meats and seafood. That is better than pasta and fried chicken! Same thing with counter serve ... I can choose rotessierie chicken or a grilled chicken salad with light dressing.

I won't beat myself up if I slip up at a meal. I will try to do my best at each meal and make the best choices I can.

I will realize that just because I have dessert at dinner does not mean that I have to have doughnuts for breakfast!

We are also going to share a lot.

WDWO

Zela
08-29-2006, 01:45 PM
Me and my boyfriend :love: went to disney a couple of weeks ago and stayed 5 nights with the dining plan. I gained 14 pounds :guilty: . But I ate everything and even ate to the point where I was miserable several times. Looking back on it I wish I had just eaten till I was full. But then again, I am glad that for a week I ate exactly what I wanted when I wanted. We had a great trip. :banana: (and that weight is coming back off :woohoo: )

dvcdenise
09-14-2006, 08:39 PM
Does anyone know how many WW points the Mickey Icecreams on a stick are. We have the meal plan and I want one a day

Katy Belle
09-15-2006, 06:08 AM
Someone recently posted the fat grams in a Micky bar, I can't remeber what it was, but it was high. Maybe post on the restaurant board and see if you get an answer. When you find out the fat and calories you can punch it in to WW.
Katy :sunny:

Edited to add....I looked up ice cream bar on the WW site. Most of the high quality(high fat) bars are 5 or 6 points. You can use your extra 35 for the week on Mickey Bars!

KMLOVESWDW
09-20-2006, 04:30 PM
So happy that other people feel the same way as I do. Have lost weight over the past 3 years (gained some back) but just joined WW in June. Have lost another 25 following the points program. We have a trip to WDW in May and I don't want to blow all my hard work. On the same token, I also want to enjoy myself since vacation for us is once a year. See the problem??? We are also doing the DP, so I need to find ways to enjoy myself without going hog wild. Before WW, I was probably good for about 5-6 lbs gain in a week (even with all the walking). Hope to cut that number in half at least. Just nice to know there is a place to talk to others about this. :wave2: