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Jenngoofys
06-02-2010, 03:03 PM
I will be posting here as often as I remember I need to lose alot of weight. I'm 5' 6" I weigh 275 lbs I would like to lose 100 lbs but I'd be happy at losing any :). My plan is to cut back what I eat, stop when I'm full, not eat just because it tastes good, start walking 1/4 mile each day to start with start slow work my way up 1/4 mile a week unless I feel I can handle more I will post that if I do. I want to work my way to 2 miles in the morning and 2 miles in the afternoon. My goal is the 100 Lbs by August of 2011. If I lose it earlier great if not at least I have a goal :) Wish me Luck!!:wizard:

rubato
06-02-2010, 03:30 PM
This sounds like a good, healthy slow approach to weight loss. And, your goal is very attainable. As you start to feel comfortable with the walking, you may add distance quicker than that, but it's a good start! :thumbsup2

Jenngoofys
06-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, I really appreciate them :).

lisah0711
06-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Sounds like a reasonable, realistic goal!

You are welcome join our Between the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. It just started on 5/28 and it's never too late to join a BL challenge. It is a great way to get some accountability and support. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36638729&postcount=1 You can participate as much or as little as works for you.

Good luck on your journey to good health! :goodvibes

VernRDH
06-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Sounds like a good plan! Start slowly with the walking, increase as you feel you can. And its okay if you have days where you walk longer and the next time you can't go that distance.

Where are you upstate? (upstate means lots of different things to people from other states!)

Zoesmama03
06-03-2010, 12:33 AM
Good plan, you can do it. I need accountability too.

Jenngoofys
06-03-2010, 08:36 AM
Sounds like a good plan! Start slowly with the walking, increase as you feel you can. And its okay if you have days where you walk longer and the next time you can't go that distance.

Where are you upstate? (upstate means lots of different things to people from other states!)

Thank you everyone. I live in Gabriels NY about 20 minute from Lake Placid. I see you live in Clifton Park area I use to visit there often I have friends in that area. I know what you mean about the upstate thing. I'm way upstate LOL.

Jenngoofys
06-03-2010, 08:55 AM
[QUOTE=lisah0711;36855573]Sounds like a reasonable, realistic goal!

You are welcome join our Between the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. It just started on 5/28 and it's never too late to join a BL challenge. It is a great way to get some accountability and support. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36638729&postcount=1 You can participate as much or as little as works for you.

Good luck on your journey to good health!

This sounds really great I will look into it thank you :)

VernRDH
06-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Thank you everyone. I live in Gabriels NY about 20 minute from Lake Placid. I see you live in Clifton Park area I use to visit there often I have friends in that area. I know what you mean about the upstate thing. I'm way upstate LOL.

Sweetheart, your in Canada!! (at least according to people from the city!) Upstate to city people is Westchester, after that, everything is Canada!

Again, good luck and take it slow, you will get there.

Jenngoofys
06-04-2010, 07:37 AM
Sweetheart, your in Canada!! (at least according to people from the city!) Upstate to city people is Westchester, after that, everything is Canada!

Again, good luck and take it slow, you will get there.

LOL close enough to Canada I Guess thats why I like Le Cellier so much Eh? LOL And Thank you I hope so :)

Jenngoofys
06-05-2010, 04:55 PM
I think I would like to lose the majority of the weight before my cruise in December. I dont have an exact goal set for then but hoping 40 - 50 lbs :)
Just need to learn to eat to live not live to eat lol

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-06-2010, 11:26 PM
I will be posting here as often as I remember I need to lose alot of weight. I'm 5' 6" I weigh 275 lbs I would like to lose 100 lbs but I'd be happy at losing any :). My plan is to cut back what I eat, stop when I'm full, not eat just because it tastes good, start walking 1/4 mile each day to start with start slow work my way up 1/4 mile a week unless I feel I can handle more I will post that if I do. I want to work my way to 2 miles in the morning and 2 miles in the afternoon. My goal is the 100 Lbs by August of 2011. If I lose it earlier great if not at least I have a goal :) Wish me Luck!!:wizard:

Good luck to you! It is so hard to get motivated so hearing you set your mind to a good plan I hope it works out well for you. It is very reasonable to think in terms of long range loss - to Aug. 2011. I am in about the same boat as you :hug:

Jenngoofys
06-08-2010, 10:28 AM
Good luck to you! It is so hard to get motivated so hearing you set your mind to a good plan I hope it works out well for you. It is very reasonable to think in terms of long range loss - to Aug. 2011. I am in about the same boat as you :hug:

Motivation is the hardest part so baby steps is what I came up with. I figured better start somewhere right :). If youd like to share your story with me you can PM me Id love to hear it.

Another thing I came up with while dining out was to cut portions in half to start with to help the "clean your Plate" state of mind I ask for a to go container at the beginning of my meal now and put half away for the next day, out of site out of mind and best of all off my plate :) Helps me stop when Im full rather than eat because it is there.

Between My friends and family I eat out alot and rather than miss out on the good times I just decided to adjust my meals out accordingly.

This is going to be a long haul but after one week I am at 271, a loss of 4 lbs for my first week. Yay !!:dance3:

Dahly
06-09-2010, 11:28 PM
This is going to be a long haul but after one week I am at 271, a loss of 4 lbs for my first week. Yay !!:dance3:

Congrats on a successful first week!

Jenngoofys
06-10-2010, 10:58 AM
Congrats on a successful first week!

Thank you :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-11-2010, 12:45 AM
Motivation is the hardest part so baby steps is what I came up with. I figured better start somewhere right :). If youd like to share your story with me you can PM me Id love to hear it.

CONGRATS ON YOUR 1ST WEEK LOSS!!!! :banana: It's so encouraging to see progress!

I am on about my 10th week, DH & I started South Beach diet the day after Easter. We talked about it for about a month (we had to get mentally prepared too) had a lovely stuff your face Easter ham dinner with all the desserts & Easter candy on Easter day but then Monday morning started the very difficult Phase I of South Beach (I hope it's okay to mention the diet by name here, I'm new to the WISHES forum).

Those 2 weeks were really hard but once we were able to start Phase II it has gotten easier. Like you, we are now just watching our portions and starting some excercises. When it came to adding back the carbs we learned what a real serving of whole grain cereal looked like (no more filling the bowl because it could hold it) & would have that with our eggs for bfast, now we eat our lunch with sprouted or whole wheat bread & then the fruits are eaten with lunch and dinner. We always eats lots of proteins, fresh veggies and limited amounts of nuts as snacks.

I am amazed at how I really don't crave the chips/sweets & general junk food we used to gorge ourselves on. We picked SB because it made sense to us about how eating so many processed foods & unbleached or enriched flours was causing too big a sugar surge in our bloodstreams. It seems that once we got that under control, everything became easier.

I am an excellent cook but I've learned to do a better job using olive oil, garlic, onions & lots of spices. DH is doing a better job exercising, he has use of a gym at work but now that it's summer I'm hoping to do some swimming & bicycling.

Do you have a friend or family member that can join you in your efforts? I think that helps a lot with whatever plan you're on.

Jenngoofys
06-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Wow that sounds like you two are doing great.
Im on a do it yourself plan my family eats what i cook. Im hoping to make it work for me and not deprive myself if I feel I want something.

That is the hardest part is getting out of bed, I know right now its not alot but it sure feels like alot at 6 am LOL. Currently im at 1/4 mile in the am and 1/4 mile in the pm as of Sunday It will be 1/2 mile in the am and 1/4 in the pm. I seem to have a little more energy now that i am taking my vitamins every day too. I set my cell phone alarm for every day and take my vitamin that way i dont forget :)

tigger813
06-11-2010, 07:03 PM
I second lisah0711's post! Join us in the BL summer Challenge! A day doesn't go by where I don't post there! Everyone share their good and their bad days! It's an amazing way to share in your struggles and successes!!!!!!:banana:

Jenngoofys
06-14-2010, 05:35 PM
269 lbs not moving very fast. didnt walk yesterday i helped my sister out on her yard raking and planting grass. my body hurts wow. 5 hours of work will do that to a girl lol. Think I will take a couple days off until I dont Hurt so much!!

Jenngoofys
06-17-2010, 06:45 PM
Back on my treadmill today :) yay me I didnt give up!! Boy was that couch fighting me hard though. It felt great to rock out to my music and sweat it out :) I need to get into a better shape than round ;) move jenn move. And with summer here ice cream is every where its hard to resist!!

sstanaford
06-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Congrats on your lose! I am in the same position as you and have been doing the c25k program. My daughter and I are actually running in the Mickey's Halloween 5k on Oct 2. When we registered in February it sounded like a great idea, now I am scared to death I won't finish it. My goal is to lost at least 100lbs by Dec 2011. Good luck!

Jenngoofys
06-17-2010, 08:24 PM
Congrats on your lose! I am in the same position as you and have been doing the c25k program. My daughter and I are actually running in the Mickey's Halloween 5k on Oct 2. When we registered in February it sounded like a great idea, now I am scared to death I won't finish it. My goal is to lost at least 100lbs by Dec 2011. Good luck!

That sounds like alot of fun I am sure you will finish the Mickey's Halloween
5k. you just have to set your mind to it. I wish you luck in your weight loss journey as well. please feel free to keep me posted on your progress. It is always encouraging to hear others have succeded where you are struggling. To know it can be done.

biomjr2
06-17-2010, 11:28 PM
Congrats on your progress! You can do it!!! I'm going through
the same thing...just 3.5 months into it. And it does get easier...
and once you see the progress it gets addicting! :cheer2:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-18-2010, 10:21 PM
269 lbs not moving very fast. didnt walk yesterday i helped my sister out on her yard raking and planting grass. my body hurts wow. 5 hours of work will do that to a girl lol. Think I will take a couple days off until I dont Hurt so much!!

Here to encourage you :hug: Keep with it!! You are 6 lbs lighter than you were 2 weeks ago - that's progress :thumbsup2

You may have weeks you'll lose more, but I think 1-2 lbs per week is probably a safe amount to lose & be able to keep off. So your losing 6lbs already you are ahead of that.

I tell myself it took me years to gain this weight, so even if it takes me a year or 2 to get it off, that's okay as long as progress is being made.

BTW, we basically eat the same but DH is losing a little more than I - that's what I get for dieting with a man :rotfl: THey seem to be able to drop those pounds a little easier than we ladies :headache:

I need to get motivated like you & start more exercise. I'm impressed to hear how much you are moving :cheer2:

Jenngoofys
06-19-2010, 10:36 AM
Congrats on your progress! You can do it!!! I'm going through
the same thing...just 3.5 months into it. And it does get easier...
and once you see the progress it gets addicting! :cheer2:

Thank you Im glad to hear it gets easier. I cant wait to see the results. I once made it down to 230 lbs but gained it all back due to being lazy and eating the wrong foods again. SO this time I plan to do it right.

Here to encourage you :hug: Keep with it!! You are 6 lbs lighter than you were 2 weeks ago - that's progress :thumbsup2

You may have weeks you'll lose more, but I think 1-2 lbs per week is probably a safe amount to lose & be able to keep off. So your losing 6lbs already you are ahead of that.

I tell myself it took me years to gain this weight, so even if it takes me a year or 2 to get it off, that's okay as long as progress is being made.

BTW, we basically eat the same but DH is losing a little more than I - that's what I get for dieting with a man :rotfl: THey seem to be able to drop those pounds a little easier than we ladies :headache:

I need to get motivated like you & start more exercise. I'm impressed to hear how much you are moving :cheer2:

I didnt lose any this week actually stayed the same 269 but that is par for the course and I did take 2 days off so But it is easier to get up and move these days. Thank you for saying youre impressed with how much Im moving that is extremely encouraging. I usually fight with the couch and the couch usually wins. but these days Im up and on my tredmill and it feels great. :) :)

I have noticed men lose weight faster I dont think thats fair at all even if we do the same things they seem to lose faster :( wish it were the other way around but at least we are all getting healthier because of my efforts:)(meal changes). Thank you everyone who is so encouraging it really helps keep me motivated.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-22-2010, 12:58 PM
I didnt lose any this week actually stayed the same 269 but that is par for the course and I did take 2 days off so But it is easier to get up and move these days. Thank you for saying youre impressed with how much Im moving that is extremely encouraging. I usually fight with the couch and the couch usually wins. but these days Im up and on my tredmill and it feels great. :) :)

It's okay to take 1 or 2 days off, sometimes you need to. Just resolve that you will not allow those short reprieves to turn into weeks. That's how we get into trouble.

I took a day off for Father's Day, enjoyed some BBQ ribs with my dad. I think I enjoyed them more since I haven't been eating stuff like that on a regular basis. But it was just a day, Monday AM back to the plan :thumbsup2

DH & I went to the local pool & starting swimming "easy" laps together. Aired up the bike tires too but it's been raining, but that's my next choice to get moving. DH does the treadmill at work, I don't have access to one. Do you watch TV or listen to music when you use yours? I think it would be easier to do that way.

Hope your week is going better this week :hug:

Jenngoofys
06-23-2010, 07:46 AM
It's okay to take 1 or 2 days off, sometimes you need to. Just resolve that you will not allow those short reprieves to turn into weeks. That's how we get into trouble.

I took a day off for Father's Day, enjoyed some BBQ ribs with my dad. I think I enjoyed them more since I haven't been eating stuff like that on a regular basis. But it was just a day, Monday AM back to the plan :thumbsup2

DH & I went to the local pool & starting swimming "easy" laps together. Aired up the bike tires too but it's been raining, but that's my next choice to get moving. DH does the treadmill at work, I don't have access to one. Do you watch TV or listen to music when you use yours? I think it would be easier to do that way.

Hope your week is going better this week :hug:

I only took the 2 days off due to the work day i had at my sisters lol my body hurt to much lol. I have been pretty good otherwise lol. Im finding that on the days i allow myself to have a treat like pizza I enjoy it much more too:)
Swimming sounds great wish I had access to a pool for the summer maybe next year. I am trying to keep most of my exercise indoors on my tredmill I do enjoy my music while i am on my tredmill it makes it much easier to get motivated and keep moving. If i was watching the TV I might be tempted to sit on the tredmill and you know that wouldnt end so well LOL LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-27-2010, 10:59 PM
I do enjoy my music while i am on my tredmill it makes it much easier to get motivated and keep moving. If i was watching the TV I might be tempted to sit on the tredmill and you know that wouldnt end so well LOL LOL

See I would think if I was watching something I really liked on TV (Y&R soap) that an hour would pass quickly :laughing: I don't know, maybe not :confused3

I haven't lost in about 2 weeks & feeling frustrated, maybe annoyed. DH tells me to stay patient, he's in a slump too. But we press on.

I did a lot of yard work this weekend & some pool time as a reward. But I'm still a little sore from all the weed pulling ;)

How'd your weekend go :hug:

Jenngoofys
06-28-2010, 11:01 AM
See I would think if I was watching something I really liked on TV (Y&R soap) that an hour would pass quickly :laughing: I don't know, maybe not :confused3

I haven't lost in about 2 weeks & feeling frustrated, maybe annoyed. DH tells me to stay patient, he's in a slump too. But we press on.

I did a lot of yard work this weekend & some pool time as a reward. But I'm still a little sore from all the weed pulling ;)

How'd your weekend go :hug:

I am down to 268 slowly losing but still losing :) I worked at a my aunts pizza place this weekend and ate pizza for dinner @_@ both nights. I was so sore from being on my feet for 6 hours saturday and 3 hours sunday but I still got on my tredmill and walked :) I figure if I let myself take time off I may not get back to it like I did in the past. I really want to stay motivated and on top of things this time. I felt good knowing I stuck to the walking even with all the extra work I did this weekend. I guess with the pizza I ate I needed the extra work lol.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-28-2010, 11:57 PM
but I still got on my tredmill and walked :) I figure if I let myself take time off I may not get back to it like I did in the past. I really want to stay motivated and on top of things this time. I felt good knowing I stuck to the walking even with all the extra work I did this weekend. I guess with the pizza I ate I needed the extra work lol.

ATTA GIRL - keep at it. It would've been very easy to have some "chair" therapy after standing for that long but you are disciplining yourself to do your workout - GOOD FOR YOU :cheer2:

And another pound off :banana: GREAT!!!!!!!!

I indulged in a small piece dad's birthday cake. In the past, I would have taken a HUGE piece with the same amount of icecream. But my Dad has had some medical issues this year, so I wanted to celebrate & have birthday cake with him. You never know....

After being in a slump for 2 weeks these 2 celebrations (Father Day's dinner last week & his birthday this week) don't help the weight loss but I keep telling myself, this is a lifestyle change & it isn't going to happen overnight. I've got to be able to go to celebrations & participate in life. So I'm telling myself that as long as I continue to maintain what I've lost already & spend the next few days being extra careful & get some exercise, I'll be back on track.

So that's what I'm going to do! Thanks for listening :hug:

Jenngoofys
06-29-2010, 11:39 AM
ATTA GIRL - keep at it. It would've been very easy to have some "chair" therapy after standing for that long but you are disciplining yourself to do your workout - GOOD FOR YOU :cheer2:

And another pound off :banana: GREAT!!!!!!!!

I indulged in a small piece dad's birthday cake. In the past, I would have taken a HUGE piece with the same amount of icecream. But my Dad has had some medical issues this year, so I wanted to celebrate & have birthday cake with him. You never know....

After being in a slump for 2 weeks these 2 celebrations (Father Day's dinner last week & his birthday this week) don't help the weight loss but I keep telling myself, this is a lifestyle change & it isn't going to happen overnight. I've got to be able to go to celebrations & participate in life. So I'm telling myself that as long as I continue to maintain what I've lost already & spend the next few days being extra careful & get some exercise, I'll be back on track.

So that's what I'm going to do! Thanks for listening :hug:

Great decision:) I agree participate, never deprive yourself. If you feel like you are depriving yourself you may not continue. So wise choice smaller piece but you still had some :) So proud of you. Thats what i have been doing eating what I want just cutting down the portions. Its not like we eat cake every day :) so once in a while wont hurt, in my opinion.
I just wish I could lose this a little faster lol see results and it would be more encouraging to keep me motivated. I have found I have more get up and go now that i have been exercising more :) that is a really nice extra side effect of all this. It even helps strenghten my ankle which i broke last year. which was how i gain about 40 of these lovely LBS I didnt do much when I had my broken ankle and my ankle has hurt since so i used it as an excuse not to do anything but now i have brushed aside all my excuses and am pushing forward with losing weight. :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-30-2010, 10:41 PM
Great decision:) I just wish I could lose this a little faster lol see results and it would be more encouraging to keep me motivated. I have found I have more get up and go now that i have been exercising more :) that is a really nice extra side effect of all this.

You & me both :dance3: I do wish it would come off quickly but if I get logical about it, it took some time to gain it all so it's going to take some time to get it off.

I seem to lose in splurts, nothing for days on end & then lo & behold, I'll drop 1-3 lbs at a time. But I only get weighed about every 7-10 days, I refuse to be slave to the scale. Now that I've dropped about 25 lbs I'm more in tune to my body & what I'm doing to it (treating it right or overindulging it). But I've been at it since April 5 so going on the 3 month mark I'm still happy with my progress. I lost about 12 lbs the first 2 weeks but that was the hideous phase 1 of South Beach where you are just removing all the sugars & processed foods from your body, it's extremely restrictive and hard to do. But now that we're on phase 2 & back to eating fruits, veggies, proteins & whole grains I don't desire the junk anymore. So with no more fast foods, desserts, chips & general junk the weight does come off slowly but surely. THe 2 celebrations didn't do me in I guess but I haven't gotten weighed in about 2 weeks, I just keep on plugging away making healthy choices.

ANyway, I STILL need to get more exercise. I've been working extra hours and by the time I prepare those healthy dinners & all that time chopping & dicing the fresh ingredients, cooking & cleaning it up I'm having trouble getting motivated to do anything afterwards. I really like being able to post back & forth with you to help confront my lack of motivation ;)

Jenngoofys
07-02-2010, 05:40 PM
ANyway, I STILL need to get more exercise. I've been working extra hours and by the time I prepare those healthy dinners & all that time chopping & dicing the fresh ingredients, cooking & cleaning it up I'm having trouble getting motivated to do anything afterwards. I really like being able to post back & forth with you to help confront my lack of motivation ;)


I do my exercise in the mornings it actually gives me the extra energy to get up and go through the day. I thought at first it would make me tired but it actually wakes me and makes my body ready for the day. I have to be honest I havent added an extra 1/4 mile Im still at 1/2 mile in the morning and 1/2 in the evening i dont even know what i should be at but i find this enough for me at this point, I need to add more monday though I dont want to get too lazy lol.
I am enjoying posting back and forth as well It helps to know there is someone in the same situation out there. I like that we can be honest about our efforts :) or lack of them on some days LOL
I will be working at the pizza place again tomorrow not good for my eating habits but I like the extra $$ and the exercise is good being 267 LBS now (YAY) it is still a work out just being on my feet for that long. But after all is said and done im glad i did it it makes me feel good to get up off the couch and move :)Hope you Have a Happy Fourth!! My name is Jennifer or Jenn which ever you choose to use :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-05-2010, 09:37 PM
I will be working at the pizza place again tomorrow not good for my eating habits but I like the extra $$ and the exercise is good being 267 LBS now (YAY) it is still a work out just being on my feet for that long. But after all is said and done im glad i did it it makes me feel good to get up off the couch and move :)Hope you Have a Happy Fourth!! My name is Jennifer or Jenn which ever you choose to use :)

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE for another loss Jenn! I hope the pizza day goes well. :offtopic: South Beach works on reducing your enriched &/or bleached flour breads intake. A friend of ours told us about making the "no bread" pizza. I really thought he was nuts, but we did try it. You are basically baking in a corning dish a dash of tomatoe sause on the bottom, I add bell pepper & onion, top with pepperoni & then my "real" layer of sause (no salt or sugar added tomatoe sause) spiced with basil, oregano & black pepper, topped with some good provolone cheese. Then I might add a smidge more pepperoni, a dash of sause & shreadded mozzerella on top. Bake about 20-30 minutes at 400 or until the cheese top looks like it crusting over, like a cassarole. You do have to scoop it into a bowl or I'll use a spatula to "layer" it on the plate to serve it beside baked chicken or a salad. Anyway, it's really good & satisfies the urge for pizza. :goodvibes But if we're in a group & there's pizza, I'll just peel the good stuff off the crust & only eat that.

We did some weeding in the garden this morning & had enough lettuce to make salads for dinner! Then we went to the pool, I was able to swim some laps. I too am feeling so much better, more energy & clothes fit much more comfortably. You're much braver than I, I just can't bring myself to post my weight but I will say that I am going in the right direction & have lost another 2 pounds since the last time I got weighed. I'm finding the longer I stick with it, the easier it seems to get. And I've survived the Father's Day, Dad's birthday & 4th of July celebrations, learning to just have a bite of something I want instead of hogging down a huge serving & then having seconds :rotfl:

It really is a lifestyle change. We knew this all along but it feels good to finally be motivated to do it :hug:

Tammi

P.S. I reread your post - up to 1/2 mile morning & again in evening? WOW - that's a mile a day. Can you imagine doing that a month ago? See how far you've come!!!!!!

Jenngoofys
07-06-2010, 09:27 AM
We did some weeding in the garden this morning & had enough lettuce to make salads for dinner! Then we went to the pool, I was able to swim some laps. I too am feeling so much better, more energy & clothes fit much more comfortably. You're much braver than I, I just can't bring myself to post my weight but I will say that I am going in the right direction & have lost another 2 pounds since the last time I got weighed. I'm finding the longer I stick with it, the easier it seems to get. And I've survived the Father's Day, Dad's birthday & 4th of July celebrations, learning to just have a bite of something I want instead of hogging down a huge serving & then having seconds :rotfl:

It really is a lifestyle change. We knew this all along but it feels good to finally be motivated to do it :hug:

Tammi

P.S. I reread your post - up to 1/2 mile morning & again in evening? WOW - that's a mile a day. Can you imagine doing that a month ago? See how far you've come!!!!!!

Congratulations on your 2 lbs loss I wish I could lose 2 at a time or more lol. LOL I figure posting my weight when noone knows me or can see me isnt that bad LOL It helps me hold myself accountable if im not losing im not doing what i should. The pizza thing sounds interesting. Not so sure I could do it but i will try it at least once.
I have clothes from the last time I lost weight I made it down to 230. I cant wait to fit into them again. I even wore jeans!!! I felt pretty good about myself then I cant wait to get there.
Yes I am doing a mile a day sometimes I do the mile all at once if I have time. But no a mile seemed impossible a month ago, really wow It has been a month. I cant believe it!! I just need to keep myself going now.
I tried watching TV the other day on the tredmill it seemed to make the time fly by because i was caught up in the show and not watching the tredmill timer lol. So thanks for the idea. And you should know I didnt try to sit down to watch LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-09-2010, 08:44 PM
Congratulations on your 2 lbs loss I wish I could lose 2 at a time or more lol. LOL

I tried watching TV the other day on the tredmill it seemed to make the time fly by because i was caught up in the show and not watching the tredmill timer lol. So thanks for the idea. And you should know I didnt try to sit down to watch LOL

I haven't weighed in many days, I lost count. DH weighs almost daily - not me! By the time I remember, I've already showered, dressed & had b-fast so I ususally skip it but weigh in every 5-10 days so that could be why I'm seeing progress when I do :confused3 (well, plus watching what I choose to eat) :laughing:

Glad the treadmill watching TV went well for you :thumbsup2 Keep up the good work. Don't get discouraged if you're not losing as fast as you hope, doing that mile a day is building muscle and eventually the weight loss will follow with your eating plan. And just think, once you arrive, you'll look even better because your body will be FIRM :banana:

I'm on the countdown to our WDW trip & we prebooked with the DDP a month before we started South Beach so I've been thinking about how NOT to undo our 3 months of progress when we get there next month :eek:

Zoesmama03
07-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Ugh I've been so far off the past month. I've been shopping for some active wear shorts so hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have enough exercise shorts for a week. No excuses that I have nothing cool to wear for workout in this summer heat.

It sounds like you are doing pretty good getting on the treadmill. :) WTG! I need to get back into staying on track with the exercise challenges here. I did well at getting in exercise when I followed them. The last few times I end up stopping. Back when dd was little I was doing good. I didn't see any loses but I was exercising and that alone kept my bp down enough I could be off the meds.

brenalexacamp
07-09-2010, 09:40 PM
I just had my gall bladder out in April- I have dropped a ton of weight- 3 pant sizes! I am conviced- the lowfat-no fat way is the way to go. I eat fruit(heard better to eat on empty stomach-then eat your meal- helps with digestion- nuts, fruit, organic when I can- nothing out of a box- lean meats-no cheese(tear) yogurt- no fat-------------lots of salad(no dressing) cottage cheese-veggies in a little olive oil-salmon-grilled-

we have a juicer- my husband used it alot last end of summer-into October- his stomach went WAY down- thought it was the golf- now I believe it was the juice- I told him I am going to juice a piece of fruit every am. we'll see- it's hard some days-but trying clothes on in a different department is awesome! I have tremendous energy- my knees feel better- happier! You got the sstart down- you lost a lot already- good for you!:cheer2:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-09-2010, 11:48 PM
I just had my gall bladder out in April- I have dropped a ton of weight- 3 pant sizes! I am conviced- the lowfat-no fat way is the way to go. I eat fruit(heard better to eat on empty stomach-then eat your meal- helps with digestion- nuts, fruit, organic when I can- nothing out of a box- lean meats-no cheese(tear) yogurt- no fat-------------lots of salad(no dressing) cottage cheese-veggies in a little olive oil-salmon-grilled-

Sounds like you're doing well since your gall bladder came out :thumbsup2 When we were on vacation last summer I was having issues that turned out to be my gall bladder, so it came out last Sept. It took me a while to get to feeling better. Glad to hear you're doing so well only 3 months later :hug: I'm impressed to hear 3 dress sizes - wow!

Low fat is a great way to shed the pounds. Although we're doing our "tweaked" version of south beach, it sounds like we are essentially eating the same. It really does make a difference not eating the processed foods. No longer having dinners out of a box, fast food & junk like that & the longer you don't eat that stuff, the easier it is not to have it.

I didn't know before how wonderful olive oil is & now I'll never go back to cooking with margarine, crisco or any other kind of oil. Yeah for spices & olive oil :dance3:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-09-2010, 11:57 PM
I need to get back into staying on track with the exercise challenges here. I did well at getting in exercise when I followed them. The last few times I end up stopping. Back when dd was little I was doing good. I didn't see any loses but I was exercising and that alone kept my bp down enough I could be off the meds.

:cheer2: Encouraging you to jump into your new workout clothes & get back on the horse :cheer2: Are you still off your BP med?

DH is (almost) excited to go to the Dr. for his check up to see how his BP & cholestral levels are. I would love to see him be able to not need them.

Jenngoofys
07-12-2010, 09:50 AM
I haven't weighed in many days, I lost count. DH weighs almost daily - not me! By the time I remember, I've already showered, dressed & had b-fast so I ususally skip it but weigh in every 5-10 days so that could be why I'm seeing progress when I do :confused3 (well, plus watching what I choose to eat) :laughing:

Glad the treadmill watching TV went well for you :thumbsup2 Keep up the good work. Don't get discouraged if you're not losing as fast as you hope, doing that mile a day is building muscle and eventually the weight loss will follow with your eating plan. And just think, once you arrive, you'll look even better because your body will be FIRM :banana:

I'm on the countdown to our WDW trip & we prebooked with the DDP a month before we started South Beach so I've been thinking about how NOT to undo our 3 months of progress when we get there next month :eek: I say just go and enjoy your vacation then get back to your diet and exercise when you come home. Unless there are some easy yummy choices available. I know there are salads available for lunches at most places but enjoy your dinners. Did you get the Quick service plan or the Dining plan? I would let yourself enjoy vacation in every way. I know when I go on my Cruise I plan on eating Chicken Nuggets with ranch dressing!! sounds funny but they are so good and although I wont eat them on my diet I will eat them on my diet vacation lol. My Cruise will be a diet vacation too, I will still do my walking but I will eat what I want. (granted that still may be a salad after all my hard work LOL)

Ugh I've been so far off the past month. I've been shopping for some active wear shorts so hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have enough exercise shorts for a week. No excuses that I have nothing cool to wear for workout in this summer heat.

It sounds like you are doing pretty good getting on the treadmill. :) WTG! I need to get back into staying on track with the exercise challenges here. I did well at getting in exercise when I followed them. The last few times I end up stopping. Back when dd was little I was doing good. I didn't see any loses but I was exercising and that alone kept my bp down enough I could be off the meds. Isnt it funny the excuses we will use lol. Thank you I appreciate the encouragement. I have to admit this weekend I was not a good Girl I went to Unos and Olive Garden and I didnt lose anything this week. But I am still chugging away on my tredmill. I feel Good just knowing I am exercising doing something good for myself.

I just had my gall bladder out in April- I have dropped a ton of weight- 3 pant sizes! I am conviced- the lowfat-no fat way is the way to go. I eat fruit(heard better to eat on empty stomach-then eat your meal- helps with digestion- nuts, fruit, organic when I can- nothing out of a box- lean meats-no cheese(tear) yogurt- no fat-------------lots of salad(no dressing) cottage cheese-veggies in a little olive oil-salmon-grilled-

we have a juicer- my husband used it alot last end of summer-into October- his stomach went WAY down- thought it was the golf- now I believe it was the juice- I told him I am going to juice a piece of fruit every am. we'll see- it's hard some days-but trying clothes on in a different department is awesome! I have tremendous energy- my knees feel better- happier! You got the sstart down- you lost a lot already- good for you!:cheer2:
Thank you I am so excited for you on your weight loss. I know the feeling of shopping in a smaller dept that is nice Im hoping to make it there for my cruise Id like new clothes for the cruise. But I need to find a way to lose faster this 1 lb here and there is driving me crazy. Im still 266lbs granted started at 275 but was really hoping for faster results lol.

Sounds like you're doing well since your gall bladder came out :thumbsup2 When we were on vacation last summer I was having issues that turned out to be my gall bladder, so it came out last Sept. It took me a while to get to feeling better. Glad to hear you're doing so well only 3 months later :hug: I'm impressed to hear 3 dress sizes - wow!

Low fat is a great way to shed the pounds. Although we're doing our "tweaked" version of south beach, it sounds like we are essentially eating the same. It really does make a difference not eating the processed foods. No longer having dinners out of a box, fast food & junk like that & the longer you don't eat that stuff, the easier it is not to have it.

I didn't know before how wonderful olive oil is & now I'll never go back to cooking with margarine, crisco or any other kind of oil. Yeah for spices & olive oil :dance3: Guess Its time for me to change the foods Im eating too not just how much maybe that will help me lose what I want? I need to lose more or I may give up :( It is a little frustrating. Seems changing what I eat is what will help. When Are you heading to WDW? I also walk on the tredmill when I know I will be heading to the parks so I wont tire out so early in the day. It helps me make it through the day at the parks easier. I feel with all the walking we do in the parks we break even on what we eat lol.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-12-2010, 10:53 PM
I know when I go on my Cruise I plan on eating Chicken Nuggets with ranch dressing!! sounds funny but they are so good and although I wont eat them on my diet I will eat them on my diet vacation lol.

LOL - I love ranch dressing with Chicken Nuggests!


Guess Its time for me to change the foods Im eating too not just how much maybe that will help me lose what I want? I need to lose more or I may give up :( It is a little frustrating. Seems changing what I eat is what will help. When Are you heading to WDW? I also walk on the tredmill when I know I will be heading to the parks so I wont tire out so early in the day. It helps me make it through the day at the parks easier. I feel with all the walking we do in the parks we break even on what we eat lol.

Oh no you don't :eek: You are going in the CORRECT direction :hug: Just think how you felt before you started? You are up to a mile on your treadmill so keep it up :cheer2::cheer2:

Now if you think you want to change the food you're eating, I'm going to suggest you do some web surfing or go to the local library & check out some books about food & nutrition :thumbsup2 You know yourself better than anybody & what is going to work for you or not. It sounds like you think what you're presently doing is not getting the results you want, so you make the decision how to alter your plans - okay?

This is a lifestyle change, not a diet :goodvibes We are 3 pages into this thread & I don't want to lose my cyber weight loss buddy so hang in there!

Post back soon so I don't have to worry about you jumping ship :boat::sail:

Chin up & try not to let frustration take over.
Hugs :hug:

Jenngoofys
07-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Oh no you don't :eek: You are going in the CORRECT direction :hug: Just think how you felt before you started? You are up to a mile on your treadmill so keep it up :cheer2::cheer2:

Now if you think you want to change the food you're eating, I'm going to suggest you do some web surfing or go to the local library & check out some books about food & nutrition :thumbsup2 You know yourself better than anybody & what is going to work for you or not. It sounds like you think what you're presently doing is not getting the results you want, so you make the decision how to alter your plans - okay?

This is a lifestyle change, not a diet :goodvibes We are 3 pages into this thread & I don't want to lose my cyber weight loss buddy so hang in there!

Post back soon so I don't have to worry about you jumping ship :boat::sail:

Chin up & try not to let frustration take over.
Hugs :hug:
Oh Im still here, not getting rid of me that easy LOL Just thinking out loud thats what made me give up in the past hit the wall you know. And wishing it would move faster!! I am still chugging away. Thank you for the kick in the butt lol. I needed that. I think its funny the nuggets with ranch are my favorite food on the ship lol, well besides the lava cake.
I weighed in after my unos and olive garden weekend and still weighed the same, I ate what I wanted and didnt lose but also didnt gain any so that wasnt to bad. My daughter and I went away for the weekend went to the drive in theater and watched Toy story 3 and Eclipse double feature it was great.
Well the good thing is Chicken is one of my favorite foods and it is really good for you so that is my go to food currently. I like it in just about everything use it in wraps, salad, main dish, etc... Got any good chicken recipes? Just chicken breast thats all I eat LOL sauces, marinades?

LMO429
07-13-2010, 09:20 AM
Slow and Steady wins the race! Good Luck to you! you can DO IT! :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
07-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Slow and Steady wins the race! Good Luck to you! you can DO IT! :goodvibes

Thank you Hoping to win the grand prize LOL

Zoesmama03
07-13-2010, 06:22 PM
No I still have BP med but I would love to come off it for good by the end of this year. I definitely want to avoid a cholesterol pill. Its just triglycerides are a tad into the high 153 and they would like under 150. She has me trying niacin over the counter to lower it back down. Its been just over borderline since I was a teen seems to run that way in my family. I don't not care for meat especially beef but I'm still doing the omega 3 fish oil when I can. It gets up there in cost and right now I just can't afford the higher doses she would rather me take on them, even getting them on buy one get one specials its tough on my budget.

I will definitely jump on the exercise wagon. I've been feeling so bloated I think I want to try my BP med without the water pill now that she increased the dosage finally. First she added water pill and although it was at a good point after my gallbladder was removed it was back up and she wanted to increase the dose when it didn't go down by end of appointment(not long at all and I had JUST taken my pill before). It just dehydrates me so much and with our HOT summers its hard to keep hydrated if I go out for any small amount of time it seems.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-13-2010, 09:20 PM
Oh Im still here, not getting rid of me that easy LOL Just thinking out loud thats what made me give up in the past hit the wall you know. And wishing it would move faster!! I am still chugging away. Thank you for the kick in the butt lol. I needed that. I think its funny the nuggets with ranch are my favorite food on the ship lol, well besides the lava cake.
I weighed in after my unos and olive garden weekend and still weighed the same, I ate what I wanted and didnt lose but also didnt gain any so that wasnt to bad. My daughter and I went away for the weekend went to the drive in theater and watched Toy story 3 and Eclipse double feature it was great.
Well the good thing is Chicken is one of my favorite foods and it is really good for you so that is my go to food currently. I like it in just about everything use it in wraps, salad, main dish, etc... Got any good chicken recipes? Just chicken breast thats all I eat LOL sauces, marinades?

You had me a smidge worried - glad to see you back soon :hug:

We have chicken last night & again tonight :laughing: we like chicken too!

Last night: Olive oil, garlic, onion, fresh basil from garden, rosemary & black pepper drizzled over boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Olive oil "spray" (not PAM) the skillet, cook it on high quick about 10 minutes to brown it, then bake at 350" about 30 minutes on a rack.

Chop fresh broccoli, stir fry in left over olive oil concoction, add slivered almonds & WHOLE grain brown rice (not the instant stuff, takes 30-40 minutes to cook, I prepare a bunch in advance & then ration it by portions, keep in fridge until needed) then top with some over the counter low sugar chinese spice or low sodium soy sause.

Added fresh canalope to when serving.

Tonights dinner: prerationed whole grain squiggly long pasta boiled al dente, set aside. In skillet, stir fry zucchini, red pepper & fresh asparagas in a concoction of olive oil & spice like last night, once veggies cooked to your liking, add the left over chopped up chicken, the cooked pasta & top with mozzerella all in the same skillet until cheese melts. Add parmesean cheese & serve with glass of red wine.

Yum, I do not feel like I'm dieting, yet I eat like this & we lose weight :banana:

We leave for WDW in 3 weeks :cool1: I'm going to have to really be careful on that dining plan with all the desserts included :eek:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-14-2010, 08:33 AM
but I need to find a way to lose faster

Guess Its time for me to change the foods Im eating too not just how much maybe that will help me lose what I want?

I still think 1-2 pounds a week is really good progress :thumbsup2 Plus all your exercise is great :yay: I need to get motivated to work out daily like you! We have started walking a few times a week together & I'm trying to swim at least twice a week. But I need to do it more! DH is now doing his workout during lunch, 30 faithful minutes a day. I'm really proud of him.

If you're interested, I've posted info to another person asking about South Beach:

www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2507662

Zoesmama03
07-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Okay got my shorts finally last night. :) I didn't get up and exercise because I had tons of errands to run this morning, including a visit with my Dr. Still have one more I really need to get done because need my fresh purified water or I get tempted to drink the soda.

I'm motivated to get to some stretching and pilates tonight my stomach is pretty upset this afternoon I think its from bad posture at the computer. :confused3 I can't imagine it was something ate but I did have some really strong tea my brother made. He left the bags in the pitcher in the fridge overnight. :confused: My weight was up more at the appt this morning. It really bothers me I'm not eating a ton but it also fluctuates. The Dr. would have tried another pill but I said no we can keep with this one and see a bit longer. She said we'll run some more bloodwork in 6 months but otherwise the headaches I started getting with the new dosage is in a spot that is usually tension headaches and to stretch and exercise my neck. She said she could order some PT for it and I should have taken her up on it but finding a sitter would be tough.


OOOH 3 weeks. SO lucky. I may go sometime next month to Disneyland. Or my brother wants to go to some park but we aren't sure of dates we can. Once school starts it would have to be a weekend trip.

Jenngoofys
07-17-2010, 11:21 AM
You had me a smidge worried - glad to see you back soon :hug:

We have chicken last night & again tonight :laughing: we like chicken too!

Last night: Olive oil, garlic, onion, fresh basil from garden, rosemary & black pepper drizzled over boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Olive oil "spray" (not PAM) the skillet, cook it on high quick about 10 minutes to brown it, then bake at 350" about 30 minutes on a rack.

Chop fresh broccoli, stir fry in left over olive oil concoction, add slivered almonds & WHOLE grain brown rice (not the instant stuff, takes 30-40 minutes to cook, I prepare a bunch in advance & then ration it by portions, keep in fridge until needed) then top with some over the counter low sugar chinese spice or low sodium soy sause.

Added fresh canalope to when serving.

Tonights dinner: prerationed whole grain squiggly long pasta boiled al dente, set aside. In skillet, stir fry zucchini, red pepper & fresh asparagas in a concoction of olive oil & spice like last night, once veggies cooked to your liking, add the left over chopped up chicken, the cooked pasta & top with mozzerella all in the same skillet until cheese melts. Add parmesean cheese & serve with glass of red wine.

Yum, I do not feel like I'm dieting, yet I eat like this & we lose weight :banana:

We leave for WDW in 3 weeks :cool1: I'm going to have to really be careful on that dining plan with all the desserts included :eek:Thank you for the chicken recipe :) Yummy. The desserts would be all I would worry about but by the time you are done with your dinner you may not want dessert or may want very little. But remember not to stress it is vacation!! Enjoy yourself a treat. Just dont eat the whole cake ;) LOL

Okay got my shorts finally last night. :) I didn't get up and exercise because I had tons of errands to run this morning, including a visit with my Dr. Still have one more I really need to get done because need my fresh purified water or I get tempted to drink the soda.

I'm motivated to get to some stretching and pilates tonight my stomach is pretty upset this afternoon I think its from bad posture at the computer. :confused3 I can't imagine it was something ate but I did have some really strong tea my brother made. He left the bags in the pitcher in the fridge overnight. :confused: My weight was up more at the appt this morning. It really bothers me I'm not eating a ton but it also fluctuates. The Dr. would have tried another pill but I said no we can keep with this one and see a bit longer. She said we'll run some more bloodwork in 6 months but otherwise the headaches I started getting with the new dosage is in a spot that is usually tension headaches and to stretch and exercise my neck. She said she could order some PT for it and I should have taken her up on it but finding a sitter would be tough.


OOOH 3 weeks. SO lucky. I may go sometime next month to Disneyland. Or my brother wants to go to some park but we aren't sure of dates we can. Once school starts it would have to be a weekend trip.

Im glad you decided to join us here, Hope we help you get motivated. I know i need the help staying on track so if I post I know im going to stick with it!! It only takes me 15 minutes for a half mile in the morning and the evening. Thats not a very long time but it helps and it gets you up and moving. I made excuses I dont have time I cant because ....... the wind is blowing outside LOL but really once I stopped making excuses I found I have more energy and I feel better over all. I just get on the tredmill and go first thing in the morning and after work at night. It helps me wake up in the morning and relieve stress in the evening. It is great for all sorts of things I dont know if you read that i had broken my ankle and thats how i put on about 40 lbs but i dont even use that as an excuse any more and the walking is helping strengthen my ankle so it doesnt hurt as much. So many benefits. Wish you luck and cant wait for us all to lose :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-18-2010, 11:09 PM
My weight was up more at the appt this morning. It really bothers me I'm not eating a ton but it also fluctuates. The Dr. would have tried another pill but I said no we can keep with this one and see a bit longer. She said we'll run some more bloodwork in 6 months but otherwise the headaches I started getting with the new dosage is in a spot that is usually tension headaches and to stretch and exercise my neck. She said she could order some PT for it and I should have taken her up on it but finding a sitter would be tough.

Your scales being different that your dr's scales I think you will see differences, try not to let it bother you & just keep with your plan. DH weighs every day no matter what. We went to a party last night & had a few items we don't normally have (subs & alcohol :)) and yet, he got weighed this morning & lamented he gained 2 pounds. Not me, I'll compensate a few days and then get weighed :thumbsup2

Did your Dr. give you exercises for your neck? Exercise specifically for your neck & shoulder area will give you a lot of relief. I've been swimming this summer, that's a nice way to get some overall stretching everywhere if you have an opportunity.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-18-2010, 11:13 PM
Just dont eat the whole cake ;) LOL

last night at the party, DH also got a piece of the b-day cake. I said, "That looks good, can I have a bite?" and before he could say no (he didn't care :goodvibes) I had just 2 bites & stopped

It only takes me 15 minutes for a half mile in the morning and the evening. Thats not a very long time but it helps and it gets you up and moving. I made excuses I dont have time I cant because ....... the wind is blowing outside LOL but really once I stopped making excuses I found I have more energy and I feel better over all. I just get on the tredmill and go first thing in the morning and after work at night. It helps me wake up in the morning and relieve stress in the evening. It is great for all sorts of things I dont know if you read that i had broken my ankle and thats how i put on about 40 lbs but i dont even use that as an excuse any more and the walking is helping strengthen my ankle so it doesnt hurt as much. So many benefits. Wish you luck and cant wait for us all to lose :)

You are doing so well :thumbsup2 I'm very happy to read you are sticking with it. I have been doing some swimming & some walking, but not daily. I really need to do something everyday because I know I'm going to get blisters at WDW :eek:

Jenngoofys
07-19-2010, 02:09 PM
You are doing so well :thumbsup2 I'm very happy to read you are sticking with it. I have been doing some swimming & some walking, but not daily. I really need to do something everyday because I know I'm going to get blisters at WDW :eek:

Do you have your shoes broke in for the trip? A good pair of sneakers makes a huge difference at the parks. I just booked a trip to VEGAS!!!! My sister and I are going in January lots of walking to do there so I need to keep on my walking and start adding more in. I am trying to hold off on adding more in until my visit with the doctor for my ankle. But the apt is this friday so I wont have to wait to much longer :D Once I get the ok I will start adding more milage slowly and hoping that will kick up the weight loss some. :)

Zoesmama03
07-20-2010, 01:06 AM
Your scales being different that your dr's scales I think you will see differences, try not to let it bother you & just keep with your plan. DH weighs every day no matter what. We went to a party last night & had a few items we don't normally have (subs & alcohol :)) and yet, he got weighed this morning & lamented he gained 2 pounds. Not me, I'll compensate a few days and then get weighed :thumbsup2

Did your Dr. give you exercises for your neck? Exercise specifically for your neck & shoulder area will give you a lot of relief. I've been swimming this summer, that's a nice way to get some overall stretching everywhere if you have an opportunity.

Oh I mean the Dr's scale measurements. I was in last month she upped my dose of current med to try to get it a little lower. So she wanted me back in a month so I know from that one month i as up about 10 lbs. I was at 285 last month and 292 that morning. EEK :scared1:


Oh no I'm always scared to weigh after a out of norms events. Usually turns out okay though. ;) No she didn't give me specific ones did say she could send me to the physical therapy if I wanted or it kept up. I told her I'd call if I thought I need them but I suspect they are from poor posture at my computer. hehe I have a kitchen chair as a desk chair.

Zoesmama03
07-21-2010, 02:56 AM
So proud I did 1 mile walk with walk away the pounds for 15 mintues. :cool1:

I usually do 1 or 2 alone to build up to the whole 45 minute 3 miles walk.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-22-2010, 01:09 AM
Do you have your shoes broke in for the trip? A good pair of sneakers makes a huge difference at the parks. I just booked a trip to VEGAS!!!! My sister and I are going in January lots of walking to do there so I need to keep on my walking and start adding more in. I am trying to hold off on adding more in until my visit with the doctor for my ankle. But the apt is this friday so I wont have to wait to much longer :D Once I get the ok I will start adding more milage slowly and hoping that will kick up the weight loss some. :)

I do have 3 pairs of tennies broken in & I'm working on breaking in a pair I bought - don't remember what they're called - but they're those ones with the arched heal to redistribute the way you're walking to work your calf & leg muscle better. I don't think I'll take those one to WDW :laughing: just use them here. I am really getting siked out for our trip, it's coming up soon & I'm not ready yet :eek:

I hope your Dr. visit goes well on Friday - I'll be crossing my fingers for you!

So proud I did 1 mile walk with walk away the pounds for 15 mintues. :cool1:

I usually do 1 or 2 alone to build up to the whole 45 minute 3 miles walk.

Great job :banana: Keep it up! You'll walk that weight right off :thumbsup2

Jenngoofys
07-22-2010, 06:04 PM
So proud I did 1 mile walk with walk away the pounds for 15 mintues. :cool1:

I usually do 1 or 2 alone to build up to the whole 45 minute 3 miles walk.Thats awesome youre doing better than I am Keep up the hard work. I know its easier said than done.

I do have 3 pairs of tennies broken in & I'm working on breaking in a pair I bought - don't remember what they're called - but they're those ones with the arched heal to redistribute the way you're walking to work your calf & leg muscle better. I don't think I'll take those one to WDW :laughing: just use them here. I am really getting siked out for our trip, it's coming up soon & I'm not ready yet :eek:

I hope your Dr. visit goes well on Friday - I'll be crossing my fingers for you!


I got to go in yesterday to the doctors and I need to have surgery on my ankle just to get th pins taken out. He thinks thats why i still have pain. I didnt know i could have the pins taken out or i would have gone in alot sooner. I will need a couple weeks of recovery. But should be walking again in no time :) Surgery scheduled for august 27th so still walking away until then!! Then recovery and hitting the tredmill better than ever, i mean if this takes away the pain that is so lets keep our fingers crossed and hope it works. Then I can really get back into shape :) Cant wait!!!:banana:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-23-2010, 12:10 AM
I got to go in yesterday to the doctors and I need to have surgery on my ankle just to get th pins taken out. He thinks thats why i still have pain. I didnt know i could have the pins taken out or i would have gone in alot sooner. I will need a couple weeks of recovery. But should be walking again in no time :) Surgery scheduled for august 27th so still walking away until then!! Then recovery and hitting the tredmill better than ever, i mean if this takes away the pain that is so lets keep our fingers crossed and hope it works. Then I can really get back into shape :) Cant wait!!!:banana:

Aw, bless your soul :hug: WHen you found out the pins could come out were you having a big "wow, I could've had a V8" moment :laughing: No wonder your ankle has been bothering you. Glad you're feeling optomistic about your upcoming surgery. It will be great to walk pain free when it's all over & your recover time ends. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

P.S. There's some interesting posts over on the south beach thread & recipes if you're interested.

Jenngoofys
07-23-2010, 08:17 AM
Aw, bless your soul :hug: WHen you found out the pins could come out were you having a big "wow, I could've had a V8" moment :laughing: No wonder your ankle has been bothering you. Glad you're feeling optomistic about your upcoming surgery. It will be great to walk pain free when it's all over & your recover time ends. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

P.S. There's some interesting posts over on the south beach thread & recipes if you're interested.

Yes Totally LOL. Yes I could have had it done next week but my husbands schedule didnt allow for me to have the surgery then so I have to wait.:( But I still cant wait. I didnt walk today!! Bad me, I have a head cold or allergies or something lol can barely breath so im skipping this morning any way should make up for it this weekend my daughter has girl scout camp this weekend and I am the assistant leader so i will be up and running all weekend. Im sure I will make up my morning half mile this weekend LOL.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-23-2010, 10:45 AM
Well look at it this way, if you have a head cold & was on meds they may not have done the surgery & postponed it anyway.

I'll bet it's allergies so I hope you have some over the counter something like allegra or flonaze to take to help out if you're going to be in the woods with girlscouts all weekend :rotfl: Or do girlscouts do cabins? Boyscouts is always ruggid outdoor tent camping which is why I resigned from that duty a few years back :lmao:

Either way, seems like this heat just has the air and all the microrganisms sitting still in the air for us to all inhale & inflame our sinuses :eek:

Have a good weekend - post how it went Monday. Today is my gma's 88th birthday so a very SLIM piece of cake will be on today's menu. I finally dropped another pound so I'm now over the 30 lb mark, about 31-32 lbs but I have a cheap scale so 5 increments are easier to see! It seems like having very small & limited amounts of treats hasn't done me in yet. Now that I've been doing this almost 4 months it really has gotten easier to gage what foods will & will not work with my metabolism. If only I can just keep it even steven while we enjoy our WDW dining plan :thumbsup2 I have been reading menus on line trying to have a plan where we can go & I can find something suitable that won't undo my day. But I WILL be doing a lot of walking :laughing:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-25-2010, 10:21 PM
We walked tonight & I swam 12 laps at the pool yesterday :banana:

Jenngoofys
07-26-2010, 08:42 AM
I walked and walked and walked our cabin was one of the furthest from the main area. Im not complaining but I didnt lose any exercise LOL If anything I gained some but I wasnt out of breath or tired :) I felt good I could stand longer than before too. Now im a little nervous about after my surgery now that im doing so good I hope it really helps. But any way camp was great up until 1 am the first night with little girls saying thats creepy i want my mommy, and giggles. the second night they were out within a half hour. they had a great time swimming and noone went home until it was time. I didnt gain or lose still at 266. But no gain is a good thing!!!

Jenngoofys
07-26-2010, 08:43 AM
We walked tonight & I swam 12 laps at the pool yesterday :banana:

Congratulations!! that is a great accomplishment. Wish I had a pool to swim in I hate swimming in the lake I am pool spoiled LOL.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-27-2010, 09:35 PM
I walked and walked and walked our cabin was one of the furthest from the main area. Im not complaining but I didnt lose any exercise LOL If anything I gained some but I wasnt out of breath or tired :) I felt good I could stand longer than before too. Now im a little nervous about after my surgery now that im doing so good I hope it really helps. But any way camp was great up until 1 am the first night with little girls saying thats creepy i want my mommy, and giggles. the second night they were out within a half hour. they had a great time swimming and noone went home until it was time. I didnt gain or lose still at 266. But no gain is a good thing!!!

YEAH for you :cheer2:

Glad to hear you had a good weekend!

While you're still up & at em', browse the library for some good reads or old movies you never got around to watching so you'll have something to keep your mind occupied while you're recovering. :thumbsup2

Jenngoofys
07-29-2010, 12:05 PM
YEAH for you :cheer2:

Glad to hear you had a good weekend!

While you're still up & at em', browse the library for some good reads or old movies you never got around to watching so you'll have something to keep your mind occupied while you're recovering. :thumbsup2

Thanks for the idea, I took your advice and I ordered the Twilight books on Ebay got all 4 books for $40. I cant wait to read them, I have seen the first 3 movies but I still want to read the books see what they left out. I am excited to read the final book to see how it all ends. I decided to keep my workout going even though I will be having my surgury and starting over again slowly I figure the rest of my body still benefits. I thought about stopping until after surgery but that is just another excuse lol so i told myself nope I have to keep going.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-29-2010, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the idea, I took your advice and I ordered the Twilight books on Ebay got all 4 books for $40. I cant wait to read them, I have seen the first 3 movies but I still want to read the books see what they left out. I am excited to read the final book to see how it all ends. I decided to keep my workout going even though I will be having my surgury and starting over again slowly I figure the rest of my body still benefits. I thought about stopping until after surgery but that is just another excuse lol so i told myself nope I have to keep going.

EXCELLENT (the books) :thumbsup2 I hope you enjoy them. How long has it been that you indulged yourself in a good read?

Just an idea about your workout after surgery, you could try getting some of those small handheld weights, about 1-3 lbs a piece, and use those to help work out your upper body. My dad has awful knee problems but his PT has him working on his upper body using a series of repetitive movements to help keep the upper part moving....just a thought?

Also, if you don't have anybody to come in & help cook meals it would be a good idea to cook some things now that you can freeze. That way all your husband has to do is put it in the oven. Course if he's like mine, he'll still have a lot of questions :rotfl::laughing::rolleyes1

Jenngoofys
07-30-2010, 07:20 AM
EXCELLENT (the books) :thumbsup2 I hope you enjoy them. How long has it been that you indulged yourself in a good read?

Just an idea about your workout after surgery, you could try getting some of those small handheld weights, about 1-3 lbs a piece, and use those to help work out your upper body. My dad has awful knee problems but his PT has him working on his upper body using a series of repetitive movements to help keep the upper part moving....just a thought?

Also, if you don't have anybody to come in & help cook meals it would be a good idea to cook some things now that you can freeze. That way all your husband has to do is put it in the oven. Course if he's like mine, he'll still have a lot of questions :rotfl::laughing::rolleyes1

I will have a few people cooking for me and I think I will be making easy things such as pasta and such, I know bad for my "diet" but I think I will try the whole wheat kind here soon see how it passes inspection in my house lol. Im hoping to be pretty mobile compared to when i broke my ankle, hoping this time should be a breeze lol the weights are a good idea If I dont play up my rest LOL I may use this rest time to my advantage and be a little lazy LOL. I think I will have PT not sure though really hoping not.I hated it Last time.
It is cold here this morning its 50 out which is what it will be in Vegas when I go in January but compared to - 30 here in the winter that will feel like 80 lol
packing sweaters and everything so hoping to have a great trip. It was really cheap to for the hotel and round trip flights only $438 for 6 nights. That is amazing. If Disney were that cheap could you imagine? It would be so packed lol I think our next trip will be to Disney In August of next year.
So did you get the free meal plan or did you have to pay? Tell me some of the great places you got reservations at.
Im feeling chatty this morning avoiding getting on the tredmill lol I will eventually get on once i warm up some I hate the cold we left the windows open last night and its freezing in here cant seem to get motivated to move my toosh off the couch. well hope you have a great day :)

Jenngoofys
08-02-2010, 08:49 AM
I did a mile on the tredmill this morning and I have been walking in the evenings with my sister so I am getting extra walking in. Been doing pretty good at cutting back on what i am eating and starting off with a salad. Just need to cut back more on the deep fried or cut them out all together. Hoping to see some results here soon I have a wedding to go to in September, my cousin is getting married. Hoping I am recovered enough from my surgery by then to enjoy a little bit of dancing. LOL

Jenngoofys
08-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Finally Hit 265 WOOOO HOOO made it past 266 :) was there for too long. Hoping now i will keep dropping maybe made it past the hump.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Howdy partner! I'm still dreaming about BTRRM :lmao:

Well, I said I wasn't going to get weighed after 8 days of WDW indulgence & told the family not to do it! So what do they do? Yep, they got weighed.

DS gained 3 lbs. DH gained 7 lbs. So this morning I decided to face the music & yep, I gained 5 lbs :eek: So I had 35 lbs off pre-disney so I'm looking at the glass half full & telling myself I'm still 30lbs less than the day after Easter & hoping I can recoup my loss SOON!

We got back late last night. I took care of my feet with good shoes & socks & used that white adhesive tape on my hot spots so I had minimal blisters. My calves, thighs & rear were all so sore from so much walking but I had a BLAST! I think all the walking is why I didn't gain more weight. We had the dining plan & I indulged in desserts & wine but I did not succumb to french fries or fried foods. I tried to strike a balance about my vacation from south beach diet :lmao:

So today we went back to south beach b-fast & lunch. We had very little in the house & too tired to shop so we went out to dinner. I had one slice of brown bread, steak, salad & a baked potatoe. Got home & craved sweets so I had a few mini tootsie rolls. I can now see how sugar does get into your system & how you really do crave it. After 8 days of having it, today it was hard NOT to have it but I had much less than yesterday and tomorrow I'll have less than I did today.

So I'm jumping back on the horse AND the good news is once my feet feel better, I have better endurance for walking :thumbsup2

Now that I've rambled on about myself, let me congratulate you (JennGoofy) on getting over your personal hump & may the the next few pounds drop off more easily for you :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
08-12-2010, 09:31 AM
So excited for you to have gone to Disney. Im glad you had such a great time. Wish I could have gone lol. I miss it there. We are only doing the Cruise this year no parks :( I think I may live not sure yet LOL. We decided no parks this year due to the refurbishments they were doing in so many places.

Thank you :) I keep going back and forth between 266 and 265 just teasing myself now. GRRRR LOL. I am getting annoyed with walking but still doing it. I just need to see some more results. Walking with my sister to make it not so boring. :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-12-2010, 12:10 PM
Started the day with south beach friendly bfast of scrambled eggs with cheese & coffee plus a bowl of Special K, 1%milk & sweet & low to sweeten. Felt satisifed that I'll probably just have a snack later & skip lunch but make a nice healthy dinner. I think I have some energy to go to the store but not enough for a walk later ;) There is a heat advisory which is funny since it was much hotter at WDW & there I was on "go go go" mode :laughing:

Have tons of laundry :laundy: mail & stuff to do to get organized back into the real world but it sure has been nice sleeping in our own comfy beds & being with our kitties again :cutie:

Jenngoofys
08-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Started the day with south beach friendly bfast of scrambled eggs with cheese & coffee plus a bowl of Special K, 1%milk & sweet & low to sweeten. Felt satisifed that I'll probably just have a snack later & skip lunch but make a nice healthy dinner. I think I have some energy to go to the store but not enough for a walk later ;) There is a heat advisory which is funny since it was much hotter at WDW & there I was on "go go go" mode :laughing:

Have tons of laundry :laundy: mail & stuff to do to get organized back into the real world but it sure has been nice sleeping in our own comfy beds & being with our kitties again :cutie:

Sounds like you are right back on track. Glad you are satisfied with your breakfast this morning :) I dont blame you taking a break from walking after all the walking you did in the parks :) I understand the "go go go " mode when in the parks I have the same mode when Im there lol. I hate the getting back to reality phase. I wish there was a skip button lol being back in your own bed is nice how ever i prefer being in a hotel knowing i dont have to cook or clean LOL. Some how I just sleep better knowing that LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-13-2010, 02:09 AM
I started a TR if you're interested, added the post to my signature. I finally figured out how to post pictures! I have so much to do & here I am up until 2am like a vampire on these boards but I'm off work this week too so what the heck :confused3

But I did make it to the pool today & swam 14 laps. Got to the grocery & stocked up on lots of fresh produce. We had a lovely dinner. DH reported 5 of his 7 lbs are already off and assures me mine will come back off quick since we're back on South Beach & resuming our exercise. I hope he's right.

I've never done a cruise. That sounds like so much fun :banana: I did see previews of it on the travel channel & although you won't be doing parks, it is totally immersed in disney. Sounds like the best of both worlds - pure disney magic but not walking a marathon daily to see things & wearing yourself out :laughing: You may actually feel rested after that vacation!

My birthday & your surgery are coming up. Are you ready?

Jenngoofys
08-13-2010, 09:23 AM
I started a TR if you're interested, added the post to my signature. I finally figured out how to post pictures! I have so much to do & here I am up until 2am like a vampire on these boards but I'm off work this week too so what the heck :confused3

But I did make it to the pool today & swam 14 laps. Got to the grocery & stocked up on lots of fresh produce. We had a lovely dinner. DH reported 5 of his 7 lbs are already off and assures me mine will come back off quick since we're back on South Beach & resuming our exercise. I hope he's right.

I've never done a cruise. That sounds like so much fun :banana: I did see previews of it on the travel channel & although you won't be doing parks, it is totally immersed in disney. Sounds like the best of both worlds - pure disney magic but not walking a marathon daily to see things & wearing yourself out :laughing: You may actually feel rested after that vacation!

My birthday & your surgery are coming up. Are you ready?

I hope you take the time to rest from your vacation before you go back to work lol. 14 laps in the pool is great!! I need to go shopping soon. I need to buy stuff to make my chicken broccoli salad YUMMY!!! Must be nice he lost his weight so fast lol wish you the same speed ;) im sure it wont take long.

You should pack your bags and hop on our cruise in December :D it would be really great to meet you and we could walk together in the mornings. It would be fun. I feel totally rested after the cruises this will be our third Disney cruise. They are amazing, our daughter is 9 and she is still so excited to go on this cruise lol.

When is your Birthday? and yes I am ready for my surgery I think LOL. I have my books, already read the first one started on the second. They are so much better than the movies :) I cant wait to get to the 4 th book, to the stuff I dont know !! Looking forward to it.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-13-2010, 09:29 PM
I need to go shopping soon. I need to buy stuff to make my chicken broccoli salad YUMMY!!!

You should pack your bags and hop on our cruise in December :D it would be really great to meet you and we could walk together in the mornings. It would be fun. I feel totally rested after the cruises this will be our third Disney cruise.

I am ready for my surgery I think LOL. I have my books, already read the first one started on the second. They are so much better than the movies :) I cant wait to get to the 4 th book, to the stuff I dont know !! Looking forward to it.

I would love to have your chicken broccoli salad recipe - that sounds good to me too! I made a yummy made-up Mexican chicken dish last night that involved our garten tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion, chicken & spicy cheeses wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla last night. Topped with lettuce & sour cream it was mm-mm good!

Oh my, would I indeed LOVE to join your on your cruise! I'm sure your family would be thrilled to have me invade your trip :eek: December is such a buzy month for us, I don't think I could squeeze in a trip that time of year even if you were serious though :cutie:

My b-day is the same day as your surgery - talk about 2 different experiences for that day :hug: Poor you having surgery, poor me turning 50! Oh well, I thank the Good Lord for every year He gives me.

Careful you don't read all your books before you are laid up a few days ;)

I think I've got about 3 of my 5 lbs dropped off already :yay: It may have been water gain as someone suggested on the South Beach thread. I dunno, having eaten absolutely no desserts for 4 mos & then having them basically daily for one wonderful indulgent week, and now off again cold turkey, my body is having some strange reactions. I really think I've got my metabolism straightend out on this South Beach. I highly recommend it if you're not satisfied with your rate of loss on your eating program. you could always try reading about it while you're recouping & see what you think. I felt the Dr. who wrote the book did a great job explaining in laymans terms how nutrition affects the way your body operates. Just a thought....

Have a good week-end!

Jenngoofys
08-16-2010, 07:35 PM
I would love to have your chicken broccoli salad recipe - that sounds good to me too! I made a yummy made-up Mexican chicken dish last night that involved our garten tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion, chicken & spicy cheeses wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla last night. Topped with lettuce & sour cream it was mm-mm good!

There is no real recipe as far as measurements lol But It is Cooked chicken breast, Broccoli, red bell pepper, a pressed clove of garlic, cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, dill season to taste and mayo enough to just mix it together :)


Oh my, would I indeed LOVE to join your on your cruise! I'm sure your family would be thrilled to have me invade your trip :eek: December is such a buzy month for us, I don't think I could squeeze in a trip that time of year even if you were serious though :cutie:
Im sure my family wouldnt mind lol we always love to meet new people when we travel.

My b-day is the same day as your surgery - talk about 2 different experiences for that day :hug: Poor you having surgery, poor me turning 50! Oh well, I thank the Good Lord for every year He gives me. Well that will be a great day for you LOL not so much for me but the end result should be great :)

Careful you don't read all your books before you are laid up a few days ;)
I will save the last book for when im laid up it is over 800 pages long lol.

I think I've got about 3 of my 5 lbs dropped off already :yay: It may have been water gain as someone suggested on the South Beach thread. I dunno, having eaten absolutely no desserts for 4 mos & then having them basically daily for one wonderful indulgent week, and now off again cold turkey, my body is having some strange reactions. I really think I've got my metabolism straightend out on this South Beach. I highly recommend it if you're not satisfied with your rate of loss on your eating program. you could always try reading about it while you're recouping & see what you think. I felt the Dr. who wrote the book did a great job explaining in laymans terms how nutrition affects the way your body operates. Just a thought....
Glad to hear you have lost the majority of it :) I may look into it but im not to diciplined lol so I probably wouldnt stick to it. :)

Have a good week-end!

Thank you I did have a good weekend. I am really enjoying reading my books LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-17-2010, 02:08 AM
Mmmnn, your chicken broccoli sounds really good! I'm going to try that in the near future. Matter of fact, I made chicken tonight for dinner but DS didn't eat his since I brought him home a sonic burger when I got off work today, so if DH doesn't take it for lunch tomorrow....

About the discipline of South Beach, seriously, I don't feel like I have to stick to a diet at all. I still have mayo, cheeses of any kind & not low fat either, have sirloin burgers (not ground chuck or hamburger), eggs, nuts, organic p-nut butter, low fat/low sugar yogurts, lots of veggies & fruits.

I make chili, breadless pizza, steaks, chicken, chinese dishes, whole grain pasta & shrimp dishes. Sugar is the culprit so choosing foods that don't create excessive sugar in your body (enriched & bleached flours are 2 big culprits) is key.

Your chicken broccoli recipe is very south beach friendly due to the protein, cheese & veggies. Now the book doesn't boast having the higher fat cheeses or a lot of mayo, but I have it anyway.

From my own experience, several years ago I joined a health club to help get back in shape. Not that the exercise wasn't helpful, but I didn't alter the way I was eating. I tried cutting back on portions & make what I believed was better choices, but I was always hungry.

This time, granted I need to do more exercise - you are doing much better than I in that dept - but I'm getting results & I think it has to do with the foods I am eating working with my metabolism.

I really think you could do South Beach with no problem at all if you decided you wanted to. Look how great you've done sticking with your treadmill :cheer2: If only we could merge our efforts :idea: Your exercising, my diet :laughing:

Wait, my DH is doing that & he seems to be the one losing the most - those men, they have all the luck losing when they decide to diet, don't they?

Well, I went back to work today but I seem to have insomnia tonight. I need to try to rest so TTFN (ta ta for now)

Jenngoofys
08-17-2010, 07:30 AM
I should Buy a book on South Beach and read it while I am laid up LOL. I Love my Chicken Broccoli Salad :) I wish I could eat it every day I throw in some almonds every once in a while too :) Yummy. I hate that guys can lose so fast but I guess thats not their fault LOL. GUESS WHAT I DID yesterday?

I Booked a trip to Disney for next year August 26th - Sept 5th 10 nights 11 days I cant wait!!! My goal is to lose my 100 lbs by then well I guess 85 LBS now by then lol. Little over a year away and I need to work my butt off to get there Literally LOL I figure less than a lb a week I can do that :) Hoping it is faster than that though :) With all this walking I will be in perfect walking condition for the parks by then :)!!!!!
My Husbands family may be joining us I am so excited to be bringing my niece for her first visit!! she is all into princess and Disney big time!! She keeps asking me to take her and now I will be :) She is my favorite LOL I have always had a special connection to her since she was born its wierd. She calls me My Jenny instead of Aunt Jenny LOL.
Now I have to wait Until February 27th to book my meals. The reason we booked this early is because they opened up free dining until Sept of nest year already. I wasnt planning on booking this early. Im just happy we had the Dates all picked. It took and hour to get through past the "all circuits are busy now" message then 1/2 hout on hold then only 20 minutes to book it yesterday LOL. I am very excited to be going again. This is the first year we will not be in the parks in 7 years @_@. Im having withdrawls LOL.
Ok I guess I can save some for another time LOL cant tell im excited can you I ought to use the energy on the tredmill LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-19-2010, 09:49 PM
WOW - I'm soooo excited for you :goodvibes

And jealous! You're going on a Disney cruise this year & WDW next! Lucky you :love:

I like hearing you talk positive, only 85 pounds to go :rotfl: You so own that 15 lbs, bye bye, not glad to have ya, don't come around here no more!

I've got my borrowed south beach book in the car, I have been terrible to our friends & kept their book since April :scared1: I need to just go buy my own so I can refer to the recipes. Really, I don't use it so much anymore. It seems once you get used to the program it's a no brainer. I don't think it's a hard to plan to follow at all. Let me know what you think if you decide to read about it while you're recouperating.

Good news! I officially have ALL my WDW gain OFF! So I'm back to where I was pre-Disney trip. An official 35 lbs off. Yesterday at the ball park I saw one of the moms I haven't seen all summer & got the music to my ears phrase, "Have you been losing weight?"

:yay: :dance3: :banana: :yay: :dance3: :cheer2:

I'm going to stay extra good until we have the week long celebrations starting this week-end. DS's 14th bday, my 50th b-day & hubbie & I's anniversary start next week! I'm glad I got those 5 lbs off cause I'm sure I'll be in the same boat a week from Monday :laughing: It's gonna be hard because with that much celebrating I am going to allow myself a little cake & probably even more alcohol :laughing:

I'll be remembering you on my birthday, I know it's going to be a rough day for you :hug: It'll probably be a rough day on me the following morning, only mine will be self inflicted :rolleyes1

Jenngoofys
08-20-2010, 09:47 AM
WOW - I'm soooo excited for you :goodvibes

And jealous! You're going on a Disney cruise this year & WDW next! Lucky you :love:Thank you :) We uaually go every year to the parks but this year we decided to just do the cruise :) so we could go longer next year.

I like hearing you talk positive, only 85 pounds to go :rotfl: You so own that 15 lbs, bye bye, not glad to have ya, don't come around here no more!Well I have to be positive or this whole thing wont work lol. So yes Bye bye 15 lbs :)

I've got my borrowed south beach book in the car, I have been terrible to our friends & kept their book since April :scared1: I need to just go buy my own so I can refer to the recipes. Really, I don't use it so much anymore. It seems once you get used to the program it's a no brainer. I don't think it's a hard to plan to follow at all. Let me know what you think if you decide to read about it while you're recouperating.I just need to get to a book store before then to check it out :) but that is my plan as of right now just need to rememeber lol

Good news! I officially have ALL my WDW gain OFF! So I'm back to where I was pre-Disney trip. An official 35 lbs off. Yesterday at the ball park I saw one of the moms I haven't seen all summer & got the music to my ears phrase, "Have you been losing weight?"

:yay: :dance3: :banana: :yay: :dance3: :cheer2:CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you. I knew you could do it!!

I'm going to stay extra good until we have the week long celebrations starting this week-end. DS's 14th bday, my 50th b-day & hubbie & I's anniversary start next week! I'm glad I got those 5 lbs off cause I'm sure I'll be in the same boat a week from Monday :laughing: It's gonna be hard because with that much celebrating I am going to allow myself a little cake & probably even more alcohol :laughing:See though you have learned you can enjoy some and still lose it again so as long as you dont over do no harm done :)

I'll be remembering you on my birthday, I know it's going to be a rough day for you :hug: It'll probably be a rough day on me the following morning, only mine will be self inflicted :rolleyes1Thank you I will try to get on that day to wish you a Happy Birthday But if Not Happy Birthday early ;) LOL

I am still walking but no weight loss but i can feel it getting easier not just walking on the tredmill but walking in general, then I will have my surgery and have to start all over :( but I need to get those pins out so hope I can make a complete recovery this time no swelling an maybe lose more weight faster since it wont hurt to walk.

I have a new incentive for walking now I have a whole year to get ready for my trip I need to be able to do my 4+ miles a day for the parks lol So after my surgery I need to start adding milage onto my walking. I know i keep saying this but i dont find the ambition to do it i quit at my mile :( Maybe walk more times a day for less miles?

Need to do something lol and stop just talking about it ;)

Jenngoofys
08-25-2010, 09:48 PM
Well hope all is well with you Im still walking:) didnt get to the store to buy the book on the south beach diet but im going to try a different way first and see how it works out. I have 2 months before my Birthday and I want to see how much weight I can take off and keep off before then so beginning now let the LBS melt off faster!!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Well hope all is well with you Im still walking:) didnt get to the store to buy the book on the south beach diet but im going to try a different way first and see how it works out. I have 2 months before my Birthday and I want to see how much weight I can take off and keep off before then so beginning now let the LBS melt off faster!!!

Hi there :wave2: I've been writing a TR so the time I spend over there on it has been consuming me when I'm not trying to get back into the routine of life :goodvibes

School started, DS's birthday party was last weekend & we're having family & a house full this weekend for my big five-O :scared1:

But I've been thinking about you & you're in my prayers that your ankle surgery goes smooth sailing on Friday :hug:

I don't have my South Beach book anymore. DH was ashamed of me for hogging it for so long & returned it to our friends :lmao: Maybe he'll buy me a copy for my birthday :idea:

While you're recouperating, read my TR. It's good for a laugh or 2. I have the link posted in my signature.

So with all the excitement coming up this weekend I may not be on the boards a few days but know that I'll be thinking of you with happy thoughts! I am really enjoying our exchange of support on this thread you started, how long ago now? ANyway, I'm going to be leaning on you for some encouragement next week, after all the parties & celebrating it's going to take some effort to get myself back on track.

I've been playing catch up since we got back from WDW & the laundry still isn't all caught up, don't have the groceries properly stocked so that's been making it harder to be good, I feel bad DH hasn't had his usual stuff to pack so that makes it hard on him. But he's been good spirited about it. And I think he's been up to something no good....plotting something with my friends......:rolleyes1

So I'll let you know next week what happened! But you, take care! Drink LOTS of water tomorrow, the day before your surgery, I did that before my gall bladder surgery last Sept 11 & it made it really easy when they put the IV on. And rest too. You will feel better if you're rested beforehand.

Take care :hug: :flower3: :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
08-27-2010, 07:27 AM
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you have a great day!!

Jenngoofys
08-27-2010, 05:30 PM
Surgery went great feel really good. I can bare weight as I can stand. Just need crutches until I can bare all my weight. I weighed in at 273 at the doctors office:( :( Guess I need to work harder now. wasnt happy with that I think I will buy a new scale for home that is more accurate. But Happy to have this part over :) Hope your Birthday was alot of fun.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-30-2010, 10:52 PM
So glad to hear your surgery went well & that it's now officially behind you :hug:

Oh I'm sorry to hear you feeling discouraged over the weigh in at the dr. office. Personally, I find the scales at home & the dr's are always different, mainly because you weigh in the buff at home. Instead of comparing dr. scales to home scales did you find out if the dr. scales showed a loss from the last time you were at the dr. office?

Don't give up, you've got this surgery in the rear view mirror so once your ankle heals you can get back on track with your workout. As far as the weight loss, now that you've got some time on your hands as you recover do some web surfing on nutrition & find something you think you can stick with. I know it sounds structured but think of it like a trip to WDW. You can wing it or you can go with a plan. Which way usually results in a better trip experience?

I ate too much cake for my birthday and other goodies, mainly sweetened margaritas :rotfl: But it was fun. So I told myself I wouldn't weigh in today but I was off work & doing laundry (I seem to do a lot of laundry lately it seems) but anyway, the scales were there so I got on them. Lo & behold, I have gained too :mad: But I knew I would, but I can't believe I'm up 4 lbs! It's like WDW all over again :sad2:

So today it was back to the regiment, no bread for bfast, small lunch, reasonable dinner. We go to the school open house tonight, I get home & I'm cleaning up the last of the 2 sheet cake platter that was in the house from the weekend & you know what I do? Of course you do. I have a piece with a big glass of milk. And it was good :rolleyes1 Seriously, I'm DONE cheating now!!!!!!

There's only one big piece of cake left & I tell you I WON"T eat it. DS will enjoy that for an after school snack tomorrow and then that'll be the end of it - finally!

Oh well, birthdays only come once a year & fortunately we don't celebrate un-birthdays all year like the Mad Hatter :goodvibes

So back to the drawing board, I guess you'd say. But at least I did went to the pool yesterday & today and swam 20 laps. I'm actually able to do 10 free stroke laps in a row without stopping which is an improvement to when I started last month. After 10 I have to slow down & do some easy ones. I really enjoy it, I'm going to miss the pool when it closes next week. After Labor Day I'm going to start walking to replace my swimming exercises. And if our church is having Zumba classes this fall, I'm thinking about giving that a try. I think we just have to keep pressing on & not give up, don't ya think?

Well, I'll be thinking good thoughts for your speedy recovery & that you're back into your daily routine soon, only this time ankle pain-free :woohoo: :hug:

Jenngoofys
08-31-2010, 03:14 PM
LMAO you made me laugh of course you ate the cake who wouldnt!! I know I would. I am proud of you for getting back on track so fast and those 4 LBS will wash right off like the dirt in your laundry LOL you do seem to be doing laundry every time you type maybe thats your down time ;) But it is exercise in a way so dont knock it.

GUESS WHAT!! Im going to Disney!! For my Birthday October 28th - Nov 1st my husband wanted to go so bad he told me to book a trip even though we are going on the cruise in Dec!!! I feel guilty for going on vacation so much but Happy at the same time lol. We got tickets for the Halloween party for Halloween night. We are surprising our daughter. And we are taking one of her best friends with us for her first trip since she was 2 yrs old. It will be so much fun!!

I got 1900 Park Fare, Sci Fi Dine In, Chef Mickey's, and then Coral Reef on my birthday. Still checking for Le Cellier :( no luck as of yet. Not to bad on only 2 months notice with free dining :) So much for my losing weight lol But I need to get my walking back up and going here soon so I can have stamina for the parks. I wanst planning on this trip at all.
Now I need to speed my losing up for this trip. maybe 20 lbs for this trip? 10 lbs a month? Not a bad goal.

Jenngoofys
09-01-2010, 11:50 AM
I just got CRT!!! For breakfast Nov1 YAY me!! SO HAPPY!!!:dance3:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-01-2010, 11:24 PM
GUESS WHAT!! Im going to Disney!! For my Birthday October 28th - Nov 1st my husband wanted to go so bad he told me to book a trip even though we are going on the cruise in Dec!!!

Yeah for you :dance3: I'm happy for you :yay:

I'm still trying to digest your comment my husband wanted to go so bad & not feel sooooo envious!!!! Oh lucky you, you have a disney loving husband. PRICELESS :banana:

Don't get me wrong, my DH enjoyed our last 2 trips but to say he loved it, nah, better to say he tolerated it :laughing: He'd much rather go to the beach to relax, swim & enjoy nice dinners out. I like disney but as long as we get to go somewhere together I'm happy.

Good golly the cravings for sweets since my birthday is ABOUT to do me in! After a weekend of indulging in cake & margarita's, getting back on track has been tough! Those carbohydrates call me like a lost lover lemme tell ya!

But tonight we had some "balanced" carbs, made spagetti (bought at Trader Joe's, no enriched flour but made from brown rice). I sauted olive oil, onion, fresh garlic, basil, oreganeo - added raw brocoli florettes - shrimp & then added the pasta with a heap of both shreadded mozerella & parmesean cheeses. The pasta got hard to handle with all the cheese, kinda sticky, but I only cooked long enough for the cheese to melt all gooey. Then topped with a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Yum, it was good.

Then I craved sweets. So I had a low fat, low sugar coconut cream yogurt while we watched some TV. So I did pretty good tonight.

Tomorrow's another day!

Hope your ankle is feeling better today. Hope you are too :hug:

P.S. You did great on your WDW dining ressies - keep trying everyday on line for Le Cellier, we finally got a lunch but then about a week before our trip, a dinner time opened up. We were so happy to get it, DH had never been there to eat. He really enjoyed it.

Jenngoofys
09-02-2010, 09:09 AM
Yeah for you :dance3: I'm happy for you :yay:Thank you me too LOL

I'm still trying to digest your comment my husband wanted to go so bad & not feel sooooo envious!!!! Oh lucky you, you have a disney loving husband. PRICELESS :banana:

Don't get me wrong, my DH enjoyed our last 2 trips but to say he loved it, nah, better to say he tolerated it :laughing: He'd much rather go to the beach to relax, swim & enjoy nice dinners out. I like disney but as long as we get to go somewhere together I'm happy.It was funny he debated over it for 3 days but HE really wanted to go, I was fine with not going this year. I was all set for next years long trip.

Good golly the cravings for sweets since my birthday is ABOUT to do me in! After a weekend of indulging in cake & margarita's, getting back on track has been tough! Those carbohydrates call me like a lost lover lemme tell ya!LOL you alway make me laugh, I bet it is hard getting back on track after having sweets I have been pretty good for only 3 days no sweets and no salty stuff I actually ate a salad last night and it was soooo good lol. I was totally in the mood for it.

But tonight we had some "balanced" carbs, made spagetti (bought at Trader Joe's, no enriched flour but made from brown rice). I sauted olive oil, onion, fresh garlic, basil, oreganeo - added raw brocoli florettes - shrimp & then added the pasta with a heap of both shreadded mozerella & parmesean cheeses. The pasta got hard to handle with all the cheese, kinda sticky, but I only cooked long enough for the cheese to melt all gooey. Then topped with a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Yum, it was good.Sounds so yummy:) wish i could come have you cook for me too ;) LOL

Then I craved sweets. So I had a low fat, low sugar coconut cream yogurt while we watched some TV. So I did pretty good tonight.

Tomorrow's another day!

Hope your ankle is feeling better today. Hope you are too :hug:Thank you I am feeling better some days better than others but mostly good. pretty much the pain is equal to or less than before i had the surgery so doing really well. Not letting hubby know how well though LOL milking it for all I can get ;) He is heling with everything and so when I so something he is like how you feeling you ok? LOL Next week I will make a speedy recovery ;)

P.S. You did great on your WDW dining ressies - keep trying everyday on line for Le Cellier, we finally got a lunch but then about a week before our trip, a dinner time opened up. We were so happy to get it, DH had never been there to eat. He really enjoyed it.Thak you I was thrilled to get Cinderellas Royal Table for Nov1 that will make the girls very happy. I cant wait for Abby to realize we are going this is the first time we have ever surprised her with a trip.


Ok so with this surgery I have gained 5lbs back I need to get back on my tredmill next week and haul Hiney LOL I am changing my eating and adding more to my walking starting back out at 1/2 mile a day and then adding again since I had the surgery :(.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-04-2010, 01:17 AM
Ok so with this surgery I have gained 5lbs back I need to get back on my tredmill next week and haul Hiney LOL I am changing my eating and adding more to my walking starting back out at 1/2 mile a day and then adding again since I had the surgery :(.

Oh the agony of a gain :mad: :headache: :confused:

I do feel your pain. I had gained those 4 lbs from last weekend of debachery & gluttony. Was real good all week & had it off this morning. So what do I do tonight?

MIL took us out to eat for a late bday dinner for DS & I. Yes mam I had the cheese with potatoe soup for an appetiser & for dinner would've been good with the steak only their speciality is bbq ribs so I got a combo with a baked potatoe.

Oh, & I ate my salad bread.

And my husbands salad bread.

Plus 2 margaritas. Really, I'm not an alcoholic. I just seem to be drinking a lot lately. I'm 50 now so I have a reason :rolleyes1

:idea: Did I mention I was good at lunch?

Yep, carry out lunch with my dad. Had the Panera bread summer salad.

Except I ate the french bagette.

So in the final count we have:
Bread 3
Margarita 2
Potatoe 1.5 (afterall it was MOSTLY cheese soup)

which will mean another gain for me :headache:

AND the pool closes Labor Day :sick:

Well, anyway, enjoy your long week-end & dream about your exciting WDW trip. You'll be up & walking off your gain before you know it.

BTW, wish me luck. We're going to our friends tomorrow to watch college football, well, they are. I just visit & ignore the football BUT my gfriend enjoys her red wine which means I'll probably be having it with her.

Really I'm not a big drinker. SOmething about turning 50 every one finds it amusing to make the "old" person tipsy :confused3 :rotfl: :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
09-06-2010, 04:57 PM
Oh the agony of a gain :mad: :headache: :confused:
Thank you Im not happy about that!!
I do feel your pain. I had gained those 4 lbs from last weekend of debachery & gluttony. Was real good all week & had it off this morning. So what do I do tonight?

MIL took us out to eat for a late bday dinner for DS & I. Yes mam I had the cheese with potatoe soup for an appetiser & for dinner would've been good with the steak only their speciality is bbq ribs so I got a combo with a baked potatoe.

Oh, & I ate my salad bread.

And my husbands salad bread.

Plus 2 margaritas. Really, I'm not an alcoholic. I just seem to be drinking a lot lately. I'm 50 now so I have a reason :rolleyes1LOL well I was bad tonight I figure I have to work hard when i get back to it so I had Pizza hut for dinner :( felt guilty but it tasted good at the time.

:idea: Did I mention I was good at lunch?yay:banana: for you :)

Yep, carry out lunch with my dad. Had the Panera bread summer salad.

Except I ate the french bagette.

So in the final count we have:
Bread 3
Margarita 2
Potatoe 1.5 (afterall it was MOSTLY cheese soup)

which will mean another gain for me :headache:boo to the gain :(:(

AND the pool closes Labor Day :sick:

Well, anyway, enjoy your long week-end & dream about your exciting WDW trip. You'll be up & walking off your gain before you know it.Thank you :)

BTW, wish me luck. We're going to our friends tomorrow to watch college football, well, they are. I just visit & ignore the football BUT my gfriend enjoys her red wine which means I'll probably be having it with her.

Really I'm not a big drinker. SOmething about turning 50 every one finds it amusing to make the "old" person tipsy :confused3 :rotfl: :goodvibesGood luck I bet you make a fun tipsy person and I would also bet you were a fun tipsy person before you were 50 ;)

So tomorrow I am going to try to walk a 1/2 mile @_@ Maybe to early yet but we will see I guess it is just driving me nuts not doing anything.

Jenngoofys
09-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Ok so Im not perfect LOL I didnt start walking again yet I plan on it though :) I got my stitches out!! so now I have no excuses. Get back on that tredmill jennifer and work your butt off!!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Ok so Im not perfect LOL I didnt start walking again yet I plan on it though :) I got my stitches out!! so now I have no excuses. Get back on that tredmill jennifer and work your butt off!!!

I'm all for getting back on the saddle, but what does the doc say?

You don't want to start too soon & create more pain for yourself. However, like you, I need to get some walking started. I tell you, this time of year is as hard to handle food wise as Christmas for me with the birthdays & anniversary. Oh, did I mention, my mom's birthday was last week too. Yep, more cake. And then tailgating this weekend for the HS games. Oh this is a tough time of year.

But it's a good day to be a BUCKEYE FAN :banana::banana::banana:

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Jenngoofys
09-12-2010, 09:03 AM
Doctor said Im good to go:) I just need to get off my Butt and do something now. I am just being lazy and not moving lol
I know I would have a hard time with parties and cake here and there and everywhere lol. It would be like life was torturing me into eating more. LOL I plan on walking tomorrow lets see if my butt will leave the couch, Im still writing so i have to be held accountable :) so hopefully that will work for me.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-12-2010, 02:25 PM
Doctor said Im good to go:) I just need to get off my Butt and do something now. I am just being lazy and not moving lol
I know I would have a hard time with parties and cake here and there and everywhere lol. It would be like life was torturing me into eating more. LOL I plan on walking tomorrow lets see if my butt will leave the couch, Im still writing so i have to be held accountable :) so hopefully that will work for me.

As I post to you, DH has left the house for a jog & with football on TV, that's dedication for him :lmao:

Yes indeedy, we need to be held accountable - that was supposed to be the point of your thread! (although I'm lovin' our pleasant exchanges about life)

Let's agree that we will BOTH do something on Monday :hug:

popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn::

Jenngoofys
09-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Sounds like a plan to me I need to get into some sort of walking shape and fast now on a 40 day count down now to Disney!!! I need to walk or I will be one of those people renting a scooter :( Honestly I may still need to for EPCOT depending it will be the middle of my trip I will see how I feel. I had to before because of my ankle but this surgery was suposed to illiminate the pain so Im hoping it will do what it was intended to do :D So tomorrow will let me know alot but I will start out slow only 1/2 a mile.

P.S. Ask your hubby if I can barrow some of his dedication or ambition at least lol

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Well, at least you walked a half mile. I failed miserably on exercising yesterday :sad2: but I ended up going to the dr. for a bug bite that wasn't healing on my leg. I was googling bug bites & worked myself into a freenzy Sun night worried about all the nasty things a bug can do to you.

Turns out I'm just fine but my legs have been eaten up pretty bad - DH says it cause I'm so sweet :lovestruc :goodvibes

But the good news is on the Dr. scales I have officially lost 38 lbs since last visit in 2009 - I'm so siked about that!!!!! And this was in the afternoon, after bfast & lunch, fully dressed wearing tennis shoes :woohoo:

Exercise isn't looking so good today, DS has sports tonight which means I have to wear long pants so the bugs don't bite me further....and it's hot!

So off to make a healthy dinner & wait for you to give me a hard time about getting my butt in gear & start exercising. I am going to think seriously about a plan, I need to figure something out to get moving.

Jenngoofys
09-14-2010, 05:43 PM
Well, at least you walked a half mile. I failed miserably on exercising yesterday :sad2: but I ended up going to the dr. for a bug bite that wasn't healing on my leg. I was googling bug bites & worked myself into a freenzy Sun night worried about all the nasty things a bug can do to you.

Turns out I'm just fine but my legs have been eaten up pretty bad - DH says it cause I'm so sweet :lovestruc :goodvibesIm glad your legs are ok :) would have been worried for you otherwise.I had pretty bad bug bites myself this summer and I am so bad I dug them I have scars :(

But the good news is on the Dr. scales I have officially lost 38 lbs since last visit in 2009 - I'm so siked about that!!!!! And this was in the afternoon, after bfast & lunch, fully dressed wearing tennis shoes :woohoo:CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO proud of you:) keep it going dear :)

Exercise isn't looking so good today, DS has sports tonight which means I have to wear long pants so the bugs don't bite me further....and it's hot!

So off to make a healthy dinner & wait for you to give me a hard time about getting my butt in gear & start exercising. I am going to think seriously about a plan, I need to figure something out to get moving.I feel we have reached the point in our friendship where I can be honest with you, Yes you need to get your booty in motion ;) lol If I can do it you can too. Remember no excuses ;) I admit I only walked 1/2 a mile but I did it. I just need to keep it going now and eventually sprint through the parks in 45 days :) I just wish I could lose the weight along with the walking LOL Maybe soon now that I have changed my eating too

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-16-2010, 09:40 PM
I feel we have reached the point in our friendship where I can be honest with you, Yes you need to get your booty in motion ;) lol If I can do it you can too. Remember no excuses ;) I admit I only walked 1/2 a mile but I did it. I just need to keep it going now and eventually sprint through the parks in 45 days :) I just wish I could lose the weight along with the walking LOL Maybe soon now that I have changed my eating too

Think Elmer Fudd - can I do that on a DISboards? :confused3 :lmao:

I've been a bad puddy tat. No, I haven't exercised unless you count :laundy: yep, laundry! I've been doing that all day it seems. Today was my only day off this week.

But I have been sticking to my south beach diet really good, getting the house back to running in order & we started our Wed night class at church last night.

I know, I'm making excuses aren't I.

At least I'm good at it :cutie:

How's your week going? Your ankle doing okay after you started walking?

Jenngoofys
09-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Think Elmer Fudd - can I do that on a DISboards? :confused3 :lmao:LOL you just did :) and no Disney cops came to get you I hope ;)

I've been a bad puddy tat. No, I haven't exercised unless you count :laundy: yep, laundry! I've been doing that all day it seems. Today was my only day off this week.I'll be nice and let Laundry count ;) lol :) better than not doing anything cant be to hard on ya I like your company on here.

But I have been sticking to my south beach diet really good, getting the house back to running in order & we started our Wed night class at church last night.That is great you have been sticking to the diet better than I have been :) LOL

I know, I'm making excuses aren't I

At least I'm good at it :cutie:I think we are both good at that

How's your week going? Your ankle doing okay after you started walking?My week has been long it seems had extra kids in the day care which makes for long days, my ankle is doing well thank you for asking AND :D I lost the 5 lbs i gained :) so I am back to where I was before the surgery wooo hooo :banana::banana::banana:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-20-2010, 11:43 PM
My week has been long it seems had extra kids in the day care which makes for long days, my ankle is doing well thank you for asking AND :D I lost the 5 lbs i gained :) so I am back to where I was before the surgery wooo hooo :banana::banana::banana:

:rockband:party::dancer::woohoo:

GOOD JOB!!!!

I am convinced if you have a gain but get right back to getting it off, it does come off easier than if you let it set up camp a month or so, then it gets really hard to get rid of the uninvited guest.

Glad to hear your ankle is all healed, sounds like you are back in full walking ability force so keep at it so you'll be ready to walk WDW next month :yay:

DH & I took a 20 minute bike ride on Saturday AND I walked another 30 minutes. It was great getting out & having some fresh air :goodvibes I even walked by my uncle's house & some of his kids/grandkids were there at the time so double bonus, I got to see some of the cousins :cloud9:

Sunday I was a little sore in the calves but I plan to figure out a way to work more exercise into my week. It's hot here again & I'm afraid to wear shorts until all the bug bites totally heal.

ANyway, YEAH for us :dance3:

Got all your ADR's for your trip settled?

Jenngoofys
09-21-2010, 07:23 AM
:rockband:party::dancer::woohoo:

GOOD JOB!!!!Thank you :)

I am convinced if you have a gain but get right back to getting it off, it does come off easier than if you let it set up camp a month or so, then it gets really hard to get rid of the uninvited guest.I agree with you here.

Glad to hear your ankle is all healed, sounds like you are back in full walking ability force so keep at it so you'll be ready to walk WDW next month :yay:Thank you me too lol, yep walked 3/4 a mile this morning so moving it on up slowly but surely. I sure hope Im ready!!

DH & I took a 20 minute bike ride on Saturday AND I walked another 30 minutes. It was great getting out & having some fresh air :goodvibes I even walked by my uncle's house & some of his kids/grandkids were there at the time so double bonus, I got to see some of the cousins :cloud9:Great work getting out and exercising :) so happy for you :D Happy you got to see your family too It was a BONUS lol

Sunday I was a little sore in the calves but I plan to figure out a way to work more exercise into my week. It's hot here again & I'm afraid to wear shorts until all the bug bites totally heal. sounds like you over did it some? I can understand the bug bite issue as I said I went through it too:( hope they heal fast for you. Id hate to be hot all day or while exercising.

ANyway, YEAH for us :dance3:YAAAAY we are doing it :D :banana::banana::banana:

Got all your ADR's for your trip settled?Yes we have them all set we have 1900 Park Fare for the first night, Sci Fi Dine In, Chef Mickey's, Coral Reef , and CRT for the last morning we are there :)) I plan on trying to do a walk up at Le Cellier on my Birthday I know impossible But I gotta try LOL!.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-30-2010, 02:40 PM
Hey there :goodvibes How's your walking regiment coming along? DH & I took a nice long 45 minute walk again last weekend on Sat which is good but it's not enough once a week (for me, DH does his treadmill 5 days/week). DH is frustrated though, he's gained 5 lbs but with football season in full swing those beers are hard to resist :lmao:

Doesn't tempt me but last time I weighed, I'm still about in the same place as the first of August before we went to WDW. So the good news is I'm still down all the weight I've lost so far which is good that I'm learning to maintain it. I just wish my body would allow some more of it to come off :cutie: I'm feeling tempted into going back to Phase 1 southbeach to jump start. DH thinks I'm having too many blue corn tortillas lately :laughing: Corn has a lot of natural sugar so we don't eat too much of it, but lately I've been having them with my beans/cheese nachos lunches or dinner. DH eats it without the chips :confused3

Oh, and also I've been having yogurt which DH won't eat. But I make sure I buy the lite less than 10grams of sugar kinds - there is a HUGE difference in the sugar content of yougurt. Well anyway what I'm trying to say is that I haven't been cheating with the sugars unless you count the blue chips, yogurt & um, well, I guess I've had maybe a few margaritas or wine at some of the tailgate parties. Dang it's hard to get this weight off!

Post & tell me you've been sucessful so I can feel encouraged! Oh, & tell me more about your trip coming up popcorn::

Jenngoofys
09-30-2010, 04:06 PM
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Post & tell me you've been sucessful so I can feel encouraged! Oh, & tell me more about your trip coming up popcorn::[/QUOTE]

I have been great at getting up and walking no weight loss :( But Im still walking, only 28 more days !!! I need to be able to walk in the parks. Im so excited I have a card all ready for my daughter Abby it plays Bibbidi bobbidi boo and on the inside we wrote Happy Halloween we are going to Disney World!!! I have 4 purple Mickey head balloons im trying to think of a way to tie them into the surprise but not sure how to yet. We told her we were going to this hotel that has an indoor water park, it is 2 hours from here and on the way to the airport which is 3 hours from here. We have 2 scenarios planned if she is awake when we get to the hotel we fibbed to her about she will get the card there and surprise lol if she is sleeping we will keep driving to the airport and hope when she wakes up there she thinks its the hotel and we give her the card there and surprise we are already at the airport!!! We are hoping she falls asleep (it will be 3:30 am) but most likely she will be awake since one of her best friends will be with us. I hate waiting lol I want it to be here now!!!

Im also excited (bad me) since it will be the first time i get to go to the food and wine festival and on my actual Birthday!!! there are a few places i want to try. I still have not managed to get a reservation for le cellier but plan to try a walk up for lunch or dinner or both if needed lol. I want to eat there for my Birthday!!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-01-2010, 02:01 PM
Off work today, so I took a 30 minute walk :goodvibes

I think you're going to do great walking the world :thumbsup2 You're back on your program, amp it up a little each week so you increase your stamina. You know you're going to be walking more than a mile a day at WDW but seems like there you don't really notice :cool1:

If you're faithfully doing your exercise that's going to have a good impact on your overall health. The weight loss will eventually follow if you're watching what you eat so hang in there :hug:

I got weighed today & I'm finally down about 2 pounds from the home scale. Going to the Dr. messed me up :laughing: I weighed more there but they showed a greater loss than home. Either way it's all good I guess.

Are you telling your DD & her GF that you're taking the 2 of them to a hotel with a water park but INSTEAD going to drive past it to go to the airport? Won't they be wondering why you're leaving at midnight?

Just an idea, you could get the Mickey balloons filled with helium while at home. Use them as a "treasure" hunt where each balloon they find gives them a clue about the surprise & where to find the next balloon. The final balloon holds "the card" with the special surprise (announcing the WDW trip).

So you may not want to since then you'd have the balloons filled with helium & they'd have to stay home, plus if you did that then they'd know before you leave that you're going to WDW & you're keeping it hush. Maybe you could call the hotel you're staying at to find out if they could arrange to have the balloons filled for you if you took them with you?

Or you could have one balloon a day prior to the day you leave with a Halloween message misleading her about going to the waterpark hotel. That way you're not enjoying them only 1 day.

One year we surprised my DS on his birthday with a WDW trip, we wrapped up a Mickey Mouse that had a poem ending with the "M-I-C, see you real soon, K-E-Y, why, because you're going to Disney World! M-O-U-S-E" He was jumping with joy & all cooperative about getting to bed early the night before. Since you have to get to the airport at 3:30am, you're going to want the girls to rest as much as possible before you leave & if they don't know why, they may not be willing :confused3

Well I've rambled on, you'll figure out something fun. Let us in on the surprise here & post. Oh, and about LeCellier, I've heard the rare story where a walk in occurs there but with food & wine you may not be so lucky. The night we went to San Angel Inn they were NOT taking walk ups because they were booked solid - and that was San Angel :confused3 Le Cellier is a tough one to get. We've never ate at Yachtmens but it's pretty close to Epcot so maybe you could get one there as a back up. Just keep checking on line daily, you never know when something will open up. We had a LeCellier lunch and about a week or so before we left a dinner time opened up. Good luck!

Eliza32
10-01-2010, 03:24 PM
Been reading through this thread and would like to gatecrash if you don't mind, and share a little of my own story.

Just came back from WDW one week ago, but it was a long journey getting there!!!

In January this year, I just woke up one morning and though 'God I'm fat!' and decided I had to do something about it. DH and I had already booked to to the World in September for our 6th trip, but I was really not looking forward to the plane journey. Last time I could only just fasten the seatbelt, had nowhere to put my elbows (apart from digging them into DH and the stranger on my other side) and the most humiliating was that I couldn't gt the tray down to put my food on!

So, I've no idea what happened to make me choose that particular morning, but I decided enough was enough. I faced the reality that day that I really couldn't do this on my own, so looked up my local Slimming World Class (bit like WW for those of you who don't know, but more focussed on healthy long term plans) and went along that night.

I was shocked at the 225lbs that came up on the scales, but the poeple were so nice, I've stuck it out for 35 weeks, and have so far lost 57.5lbs. It made such a difference to my WDW experience!! I got the seat belt on no problem, managed to not only get the tray down, but also to pull it towards me about 3 inches. Rides were much more enjoyable oo.

Why am I rambling on about this????? Because if I can do it, you can too! I'm a completed couch potato..permanently attached to this laptop, with the TV on in the background. I have a very busy job, and Mon - to Fri, I get up, got to work, come home, sleep etc.

DH also needed to lose a little weight, so he has been with me every step of the way, eating exactly what I eat and discouraging me from reaching for the chocolate.

My outlook has changed completely. I still cannot stand exercise, the gym is the most boring thing on earth for me, but I now park in a remote car park at work and walk approx 1/2 mile there and 1/2 mile back each day. It's proved to be enough.

PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.......Not only will your Disney experience be so much better, but your life in general will change so much that you will not believe.

I'm still a couch potato, but I'm lighter, healthier, more alert, can stay awake much longer (go to bed later and get up earlier) and have become much more organised in my domestic habits (cooking, cleaning, shopping, washing) directly as a result of the weight loss. I've made a whole new bunch of friends at class that I now socialise with too (I'm currently making wedding invitations for one of them - she's finally agrred to get married after 6 years because of the weight loss she's achieved).

We all have our own reasons for wanting to lose weight, every one of them perfectly valid. Be proud of every single pound you shed, anyone who says it's easy has never been there! Good luck

Jenngoofys
10-01-2010, 05:04 PM
Off work today, so I took a 30 minute walk :goodvibes Awesome :)

I think you're going to do great walking the world :thumbsup2 You're back on your program, amp it up a little each week so you increase your stamina. You know you're going to be walking more than a mile a day at WDW but seems like there you don't really notice :cool1: Thank you

If you're faithfully doing your exercise that's going to have a good impact on your overall health. The weight loss will eventually follow if you're watching what you eat so hang in there :hug: Thats my issue is what I eat. I need to do better in that department still.
I got weighed today & I'm finally down about 2 pounds from the home scale. Going to the Dr. messed me up :laughing: I weighed more there but they showed a greater loss than home. Either way it's all good I guess. A loss is a loss :D yay you

Are you telling your DD & her GF that you're taking the 2 of them to a hotel with a water park but INSTEAD going to drive past it to go to the airport? Won't they be wondering why you're leaving at midnight? We are stopping at the hotel on the way to give her the card if she is awake. And, Well my DD is thinking thats normal time for driving that far currently lol and her GF already knows where we are going. She is really great at keeping secrets. Just an idea, you could get the Mickey balloons filled with helium while at home. Use them as a "treasure" hunt where each balloon they find gives them a clue about the surprise & where to find the next balloon. The final balloon holds "the card" with the special surprise (announcing the WDW trip).

So you may not want to since then you'd have the balloons filled with helium & they'd have to stay home, plus if you did that then they'd know before you leave that you're going to WDW & you're keeping it hush. Maybe you could call the hotel you're staying at to find out if they could arrange to have the balloons filled for you if you took them with you? I think we may hide them in the car under a blanket incase she doesnt believe us when she gets the card lol.
Or you could have one balloon a day prior to the day you leave with a Halloween message misleading her about going to the waterpark hotel. That way you're not enjoying them only 1 day. You have great ideas!!
One year we surprised my DS on his birthday with a WDW trip, we wrapped up a Mickey Mouse that had a poem ending with the "M-I-C, see you real soon, K-E-Y, why, because you're going to Disney World! M-O-U-S-E" He was jumping with joy & all cooperative about getting to bed early the night before. Since you have to get to the airport at 3:30am, you're going to want the girls to rest as much as possible before you leave & if they don't know why, they may not be willing :confused3 I love the way you surprised your DS :)
Well I've rambled on, you'll figure out something fun. Let us in on the surprise here & post. Oh, and about LeCellier, I've heard the rare story where a walk in occurs there but with food & wine you may not be so lucky. The night we went to San Angel Inn they were NOT taking walk ups because they were booked solid - and that was San Angel :confused3 Le Cellier is a tough one to get. We've never ate at Yachtmens but it's pretty close to Epcot so maybe you could get one there as a back up. Just keep checking on line daily, you never know when something will open up. We had a LeCellier lunch and about a week or so before we left a dinner time opened up. Good luck!Im going to record it and hope to put it on youtube if i can figure out how i will add a link to it here for you :) We have and ADR at Coral Reef incase we dont get into Le Cellier. But still hoping it opens up for us so I dont have to cry at the door LOL
Been reading through this thread and would like to gatecrash if you don't mind, and share a little of my own story. No Would love to add a new face thank you for sharing :)Just came back from WDW one week ago, but it was a long journey getting there!!! Awesome!!

In January this year, I just woke up one morning and though 'God I'm fat!' and decided I had to do something about it. DH and I had already booked to to the World in September for our 6th trip, but I was really not looking forward to the plane journey. Last time I could only just fasten the seatbelt, had nowhere to put my elbows (apart from digging them into DH and the stranger on my other side) and the most humiliating was that I couldn't gt the tray down to put my food on!
I know exactly how you felt I am going through that currently and dred the flight some. Hoping I dont have to ask for an extender :(
So, I've no idea what happened to make me choose that particular morning, but I decided enough was enough. I faced the reality that day that I really couldn't do this on my own, so looked up my local Slimming World Class (bit like WW for those of you who don't know, but more focussed on healthy long term plans) and went along that night.

I was shocked at the 225lbs that came up on the scales, but the poeple were so nice, I've stuck it out for 35 weeks, and have so far lost 57.5lbs. It made such a difference to my WDW experience!! I got the seat belt on no problem, managed to not only get the tray down, but also to pull it towards me about 3 inches. Rides were much more enjoyable oo. So proud of you Congratulations!!!

Why am I rambling on about this????? Because if I can do it, you can too! I'm a completed couch potato..permanently attached to this laptop, with the TV on in the background. I have a very busy job, and Mon - to Fri, I get up, got to work, come home, sleep etc. You sound exactly like me tv laptop and all!!
DH also needed to lose a little weight, so he has been with me every step of the way, eating exactly what I eat and discouraging me from reaching for the chocolate. Wish my DH was helpful he tries to make me feel better with junk food I had to finally tell him to stop buying the stuff cause I want going to eat it any more.
My outlook has changed completely. I still cannot stand exercise, the gym is the most boring thing on earth for me, but I now park in a remote car park at work and walk approx 1/2 mile there and 1/2 mile back each day. It's proved to be enough.

PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.......Not only will your Disney experience be so much better, but your life in general will change so much that you will not believe. Thank you :)

I'm still a couch potato, but I'm lighter, healthier, more alert, can stay awake much longer (go to bed later and get up earlier) and have become much more organised in my domestic habits (cooking, cleaning, shopping, washing) directly as a result of the weight loss. I've made a whole new bunch of friends at class that I now socialise with too (I'm currently making wedding invitations for one of them - she's finally agrred to get married after 6 years because of the weight loss she's achieved). Thats awesome I need to get to that point too I hate exercise but i do it and I feel better just making myself get up and do it.
We all have our own reasons for wanting to lose weight, every one of them perfectly valid. Be proud of every single pound you shed, anyone who says it's easy has never been there! Good luck Thank you so much I hope to hear from you again.
I am in this for the long haul I planned a year out for this journey and so far off to a slow start. I have alot of trips planned which are keeping me motivated and my friends here are a great asset keeping me in check and on track. Just the encouragement and conversation is incentive enough to keep it up. I have a goal and so far I am still walking towards it. Ups and downs are a part of this and I wanted it all to be here for people to read. To know they are not alone and there are people out there in the same shape looking and struggling to lose weight it doesnt happen over night.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Been reading through this thread and would like to gatecrash if you don't mind, and share a little of my own story.

Just came back from WDW one week ago, but it was a long journey getting there!!!

In January this year, I just woke up one morning and though 'God I'm fat!' and decided I had to do something about it. DH and I had already booked to to the World in September for our 6th trip, but I was really not looking forward to the plane journey. Last time I could only just fasten the seatbelt, had nowhere to put my elbows (apart from digging them into DH and the stranger on my other side) and the most humiliating was that I couldn't gt the tray down to put my food on!

So, I've no idea what happened to make me choose that particular morning, but I decided enough was enough. I faced the reality that day that I really couldn't do this on my own, so looked up my local Slimming World Class (bit like WW for those of you who don't know, but more focussed on healthy long term plans) and went along that night.

I was shocked at the 225lbs that came up on the scales, but the poeple were so nice, I've stuck it out for 35 weeks, and have so far lost 57.5lbs. It made such a difference to my WDW experience!! I got the seat belt on no problem, managed to not only get the tray down, but also to pull it towards me about 3 inches. Rides were much more enjoyable oo.

Why am I rambling on about this????? Because if I can do it, you can too! I'm a completed couch potato..permanently attached to this laptop, with the TV on in the background. I have a very busy job, and Mon - to Fri, I get up, got to work, come home, sleep etc.

DH also needed to lose a little weight, so he has been with me every step of the way, eating exactly what I eat and discouraging me from reaching for the chocolate.

My outlook has changed completely. I still cannot stand exercise, the gym is the most boring thing on earth for me, but I now park in a remote car park at work and walk approx 1/2 mile there and 1/2 mile back each day. It's proved to be enough.

PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.......Not only will your Disney experience be so much better, but your life in general will change so much that you will not believe.

I'm still a couch potato, but I'm lighter, healthier, more alert, can stay awake much longer (go to bed later and get up earlier) and have become much more organised in my domestic habits (cooking, cleaning, shopping, washing) directly as a result of the weight loss. I've made a whole new bunch of friends at class that I now socialise with too (I'm currently making wedding invitations for one of them - she's finally agrred to get married after 6 years because of the weight loss she's achieved).

We all have our own reasons for wanting to lose weight, every one of them perfectly valid. Be proud of every single pound you shed, anyone who says it's easy has never been there! Good luck

:welcome: Glad to have you join our chat here on the WISH board. Congrats on losing over 57lbs :goodvibes That is awesome!

Seems once you resolve it's going to happen & you start to see progress it gets a little easier. I've been frustrated to not have lost for about 2 mos but glad to be maintaining what I've got off so far. This is a lifestyle change DH & I keep telling each other so we're in it for the long haul :thumbsup2

Im going to record it and hope to put it on youtube if i can figure out how i will add a link to it here for you :) We have and ADR at Coral Reef incase we dont get into Le Cellier. But still hoping it opens up for us so I dont have to cry at the door LOL
Thank you so much I hope to hear from you again.
I am in this for the long haul I planned a year out for this journey and so far off to a slow start. I have alot of trips planned which are keeping me motivated and my friends here are a great asset keeping me in check and on track. Just the encouragement and conversation is incentive enough to keep it up. I have a goal and so far I am still walking towards it. Ups and downs are a part of this and I wanted it all to be here for people to read. To know they are not alone and there are people out there in the same shape looking and struggling to lose weight it doesnt happen over night.

Ditto :goodvibes I like having this forum to post our success & frustrations! It's been great to be able to come here & "talk" and I hope it's helping the "lurkers" out there just reading & not posting :laughing: I'm glad JennGoofy started this thread, it's been great :hug:

Jenngoofys
10-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Ditto :goodvibes I like having this forum to post our success & frustrations! It's been great to be able to come here & "talk" and I hope it's helping the "lurkers" out there just reading & not posting :laughing: I'm glad JennGoofy started this thread, it's been great :hug:


Thank you :D Im glad I started this too :rotfl2: I dont know if I would have stuck with it so long if I wasnton here. I might have given up if I didnt have this to keep myself on track.

Jenngoofys
10-03-2010, 07:27 PM
I got Le Cellier for my Birthday!!!!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-04-2010, 12:36 AM
Thank you :D Im glad I started this too :rotfl2: I dont know if I would have stuck with it so long if I wasnton here. I might have given up if I didnt have this to keep myself on track.

:thumbsup2

I got Le Cellier for my Birthday!!!!!

party: :dancer: :bday: :dancer: :jumping1:

WAY TO GO!!!!!!

You MUST click on the link under my signature & read about our anniversary dinner at Le Cellier in August! I just wrote about our fabulous dinner there on our trip this evening. It's the chapter called "THE" anniversary dinner - Le Cellier. There's a link to it on the first post of my trip report if you scroll down to it. ENJOY!

Night night :wave2:

Jenngoofys
10-04-2010, 07:12 AM
:thumbsup2



party: :dancer: :bday: :dancer: :jumping1:

WAY TO GO!!!!!!

You MUST click on the link under my signature & read about our anniversary dinner at Le Cellier in August! I just wrote about our fabulous dinner there on our trip this evening. It's the chapter called "THE" anniversary dinner - Le Cellier. There's a link to it on the first post of my trip report if you scroll down to it. ENJOY!

Night night :wave2:

I loved your report on Le Cellier!! I will have to make time to read the rest of your report now!! I was happy to put a face with your name :) Thank you for sharing you are very entertaining lol :) So Cute!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-04-2010, 05:04 PM
you are very entertaining lol :)

I admit that is not the first time I've heard that....:rolleyes1

I hope you'll be able to read the rest in your "spare" time, whatever that is? WHo has ANY spare time anymore :confused3

ANyway, I'm tickled for you getting your LeCellier ADR :woohoo: All that's left is to figure out how to surprise your DD ;)

I have not had a 30 minute walk since Friday. How are you doing?

I made SOuth Beach friendly chili last night. It's cold in Ohio today, was in the upper 40s this am & is presently in the 50's so left over chili sounds good for dinner :goodvibes Especially now that it's had time to "fester" and taste even better :rotfl:

Jenngoofys
10-04-2010, 05:28 PM
I'll admit I didnt walk today I started reading your thread and there I sat ALL DAY!! I loved it. I blame the cold this morning i could barely move it was so cold i didnt want to walk. But I need to force myself to do so tomorrow so I dont get lazy!!

Eliza32
10-05-2010, 03:39 PM
Hi JG and TDTD
Thanks for your kind support - nice to know I'm not on my own in this thing. Been having a bit of a bad week to be honest - work is tough at the moment and the weather here is really getting me down (constant rain and temps of 16 max) We all need to keep motivated.
Went to class last Wednesday after hols to discover I had put on 7lb...not the end of the world. I've given myself 3 weeks to get back to where I was, but now the hol is over (no Disney for another 3 years unless we win the lottery!!) I'm needing a new incentive...any ideas???
I've decided this week to pay for a 12 week countdown at class, which basically means that if I pay for 10 weeks I get 2 weeks free, which takes me to after Christmas. I'm still doing the walking every day despite the weather, so that's good. I thought the temptation to park closer might have kicked in by now, but so far so good. Food is starting to call though, I'm starting to trawl the kitchen cupboards for stuff to snack on. Need to focus on the good stuff again and throw the Nutella away!!!!

Keep up the good work, and hopefully some more friends might join us to chat soon.

Jenngoofys
10-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Hi JG and TDTD
Thanks for your kind support - nice to know I'm not on my own in this thing. Been having a bit of a bad week to be honest - work is tough at the moment and the weather here is really getting me down (constant rain and temps of 16 max) We all need to keep motivated.
Went to class last Wednesday after hols to discover I had put on 7lb...not the end of the world. I've given myself 3 weeks to get back to where I was, but now the hol is over (no Disney for another 3 years unless we win the lottery!!) I'm needing a new incentive...any ideas???
I've decided this week to pay for a 12 week countdown at class, which basically means that if I pay for 10 weeks I get 2 weeks free, which takes me to after Christmas. I'm still doing the walking every day despite the weather, so that's good. I thought the temptation to park closer might have kicked in by now, but so far so good. Food is starting to call though, I'm starting to trawl the kitchen cupboards for stuff to snack on. Need to focus on the good stuff again and throw the Nutella away!!!!

Keep up the good work, and hopefully some more friends might join us to chat soon. The weather here is yucky too I am lucky enough to have my tredmill but it still makes me want to just cuddle up in the morning instead of walking.
7lbs isnt so bad and 3 weeks should get rid of those lbs.
As far as an incentive for walking how about a new wardrobe? You have to be needing some new clothes once you lose the weight you want.
As long as youre still walking every day youre doing a great job, keep up the good work.
I know its not easy avoiding the snacks my issue is eating healthy for my regular meals I have been doing great with not snacking. I have been bad with eating alot of breaded foods :( I need to eat better i have been eating at home more which is great for saving $$ but now i need to focus on eating healthier.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-06-2010, 12:40 AM
I'll admit I didnt walk today I started reading your thread and there I sat ALL DAY!! I loved it. I blame the cold this morning i could barely move it was so cold i didnt want to walk. But I need to force myself to do so tomorrow so I dont get lazy!!

:rotfl2: You're as naughty as I - I can be reading a TR & next thing I know, where'd the day go :lmao:

Hi JG and TDTD
Thanks for your kind support - nice to know I'm not on my own in this thing. Been having a bit of a bad week to be honest - work is tough at the moment and the weather here is really getting me down (constant rain and temps of 16 max) We all need to keep motivated.
Went to class last Wednesday after hols to discover I had put on 7lb...not the end of the world. I've given myself 3 weeks to get back to where I was, but now the hol is over (no Disney for another 3 years unless we win the lottery!!) I'm needing a new incentive...any ideas???
I've decided this week to pay for a 12 week countdown at class, which basically means that if I pay for 10 weeks I get 2 weeks free, which takes me to after Christmas. I'm still doing the walking every day despite the weather, so that's good. I thought the temptation to park closer might have kicked in by now, but so far so good. Food is starting to call though, I'm starting to trawl the kitchen cupboards for stuff to snack on. Need to focus on the good stuff again and throw the Nutella away!!!!

Keep up the good work, and hopefully some more friends might join us to chat soon.

Aww, sorry to hear of the gain, don't let it get you down. Work on it right away, it seems like when you do that it's easier to get it off quicker vs. letting it set up camp & hang on your body a while :rotfl:

One thing I've found that really gets me excited about something nutritious & good for you, I like to have a low sugar vanilla yogurt, stick it in the freezer maybe a half hour (during dinner) & then have it with some strawberries or frozen blueberries. It tastes just like a dessert but the best thing is it isn't, it's healthy & low fat! Try it & see if that doesn't knock out that sweet tooth.

Also pistachio nuts I think are a great snack. You have to "work" at eating them if you buy then shelled, it satifies your urge to crunch & have something salty.

Good for you walking every day - I'm impressed :thumbsup2

Please tell me you mean 16C and not 16F...burrr

The weather here is yucky too I am lucky enough to have my tredmill but it still makes me want to just cuddle up in the morning instead of walking.
7lbs isnt so bad and 3 weeks should get rid of those lbs.
As far as an incentive for walking how about a new wardrobe? You have to be needing some new clothes once you lose the weight you want.
As long as youre still walking every day youre doing a great job, keep up the good work.
I know its not easy avoiding the snacks my issue is eating healthy for my regular meals I have been doing great with not snacking. I have been bad with eating alot of breaded foods :( I need to eat better i have been eating at home more which is great for saving $$ but now i need to focus on eating healthier.

I agree the breads & breaded foods call your name at night if you have too many of them :lmao: WHy? ANything with enriched or bleached flour will turn right into sugar in your bloodstream, the sugar creates cravings & you go right back after it. WEll, that's been my experience. Try getting yourself some real hearty whole grain breads full of fiber & see if that doesn't calm the urge to consume the carbs :hug:

Now ladies, without the rain there'd be no green things. And cold weather is GOOD for cuddling husbands so.... :rolleyes1

P.S. I haven't walked since last Friday either but we've had junk going on every night plus work every day. So I don't need to be up this late but I had some work I had to do at home then thought I'd check in here real quick..... I needed my "need to be held accountable" fix :surfweb: :hug:

Jenngoofys
10-06-2010, 07:36 AM
:rotfl2: You're as naughty as I - I can be reading a TR & next thing I know, where'd the day go :lmao:

LOL but it was your thread so I blame YOU ;)for making it so entertaining. (ME for allowing myself to sit there) (weather for being so cold it was cold in my house) there all my excuses :rotfl2:
I agree the breads & breaded foods call your name at night if you have too many of them :lmao: WHy? ANything with enriched or bleached flour will turn right into sugar in your bloodstream, the sugar creates cravings & you go right back after it. WEll, that's been my experience. Try getting yourself some real hearty whole grain breads full of fiber & see if that doesn't calm the urge to consume the carbs :hug:

Ready for the excuses? I dont know why its there and but its easy to cook. And by the time im done Day care thats all I have ambition enough for is frozen foods. :(:(( I know I need to get better. As soon as I find the energy for making dinner I will be better :)

Now ladies, without the rain there'd be no green things. And cold weather is GOOD for cuddling husbands so.... Aww how sweet :) I like a nice cup of cocoa and a blanket too thats how I ended up on the couch the other day :rolleyes1

P.S. I haven't walked since last Friday either but we've had junk going on every night plus work every day. So I don't need to be up this late but I had some work I had to do at home then thought I'd check in here real quick..... I needed my "need to be held accountable" fix :surfweb: :hug:

Excuses excuses excuses LOL I know Im full of them too:) I have to say i personally triumphed this morning I almost only walked half what i usually do i even reached for the stop button on my tredmill @_@ but I didnt i kept walking:cool1: I was so close lol I just dont like walking for exercise now put Disney in front of me and watch me go go go LOL

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-13-2010, 08:46 AM
Disney is a great motivator :goodvibes so whatever works & gets you moving I say right on :thumbsup2

We had one of our big fund raisers at work so I've been buzy with that & not here to chat, but I want you to know that I've walked a couple of times & even last night took a 30 minute bike ride.

The fall weather has been so beautiful, the leaves are turning & the weather has been warm. So I've been taking full advantage of it :woohoo:

I have to keep myself motivated to move! I keep thinking of that theme song from the movie Madagascar, "You've got to move it move it, move it" Makes me laugh & think about "moving it"

Last weekend was rough, 2 parties, 2 bottles of wine......

Monday morning I was up 5 lbs :eek: :scared1: I jumped back on the band wagon & today it's only up 2 lbs. I can fix that ;)

But I was thinking about our lifestyle change since the day after Easter, I lost over 35 lbs prior to our WDW trip in early August. I had really hoped to have 50 lbs off by end of AUgust & that hasn't happened. This extra weight has taken up real estate on my body & isn't going to budge without a long fight. So even though I haven't lost really any more since our trip, I have to think that I've maintained it and losing slowly will ensure it stays off & never comes back. So although I wish I had more off by now, I've still got over 35 lbs off & am comfortably wearing a size smaller than when I started & even fit into a 2 size smaller dress at the store last month so I'm trying not to feel discouraged about not losing much in 2 months.

Jenn, I think you were right from the beginning, setting a goal of 2 years to lose 100 lbs. Truely, I am finding it will take every bit that amount of time. Since I'm 6 months into this & haven't got my 50 lbs off, I do think I can get another 15 lbs off surely by next April :confused3 and that would put me at the 1 year mark. So in the 2nd year I can get the next 50 lbs off.

I really had hoped it wouldn't take this long, I hear of others losing rapidly but then I wonder the rest of the story. Did they keep it off? That's my big goal, whatever I lose, I want to keep it off.

I'm home today, getting laundry started :laundy: and then I'm off for a nice long walk. I'm going to do that for myself :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
10-13-2010, 10:22 AM
Disney is a great motivator :goodvibes so whatever works & gets you moving I say right on :thumbsup2Disney works for me lol need to be able to walk those parks.

We had one of our big fund raisers at work so I've been buzy with that & not here to chat, but I want you to know that I've walked a couple of times & even last night took a 30 minute bike ride.Great work on the walking and bike ride :)

The fall weather has been so beautiful, the leaves are turning & the weather has been warm. So I've been taking full advantage of it :woohoo:the weather has been really nice here too for the last 3 days any way lol

I have to keep myself motivated to move! I keep thinking of that theme song from the movie Madagascar, "You've got to move it move it, move it" Makes me laugh & think about "moving it"I have an ipod and that is one of my songs to keep me going lol

Last weekend was rough, 2 parties, 2 bottles of wine......Sounds nice to me ;)

Monday morning I was up 5 lbs :eek: :scared1: I jumped back on the band wagon & today it's only up 2 lbs. I can fix that ;)Nice to see you thinking positive!!

But I was thinking about our lifestyle change since the day after Easter, I lost over 35 lbs prior to our WDW trip in early August. I had really hoped to have 50 lbs off by end of AUgust & that hasn't happened. This extra weight has taken up real estate on my body & isn't going to budge without a long fight. So even though I haven't lost really any more since our trip, I have to think that I've maintained it and losing slowly will ensure it stays off & never comes back. So although I wish I had more off by now, I've still got over 35 lbs off & am comfortably wearing a size smaller than when I started & even fit into a 2 size smaller dress at the store last month so I'm trying not to feel discouraged about not losing much in 2 months.

Jenn, I think you were right from the beginning, setting a goal of 2 years to lose 100 lbs. Truely, I am finding it will take every bit that amount of time. Since I'm 6 months into this & haven't got my 50 lbs off, I do think I can get another 15 lbs off surely by next April :confused3 and that would put me at the 1 year mark. So in the 2nd year I can get the next 50 lbs off. I only gave myself a year:D But it does seem like it is going to take longer due to my slow start here I thought in the beginning Lbs just melted off then you have a platteau not me I guess i get one early lol

I really had hoped it wouldn't take this long, I hear of others losing rapidly but then I wonder the rest of the story. Did they keep it off? That's my big goal, whatever I lose, I want to keep it off.I agree I want it to stay off and the rest of the story was probably not that great LOL so lets make our own :D

I'm home today, getting laundry started :laundy: and then I'm off for a nice long walk. I'm going to do that for myself :goodvibesenjoy your walk you deserve that for yourself :)
SOOOO I didnt yet tell you the rest of my news I dont think I got Le Cellier for 4pm my original was for 845pm Im super excited!!
AND I have been doing my whole 1 mile in the morning instead of spread out so maybe that will help me burn more fat off lol. I just want to build my stamina for the parks. I have been busy but still walking I read a comic the other day it said" whats more convenient for you 30 minutes of exercise or 24 hours of being dead?" LOL thought it was a great motivator!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-14-2010, 09:34 PM
enjoy your walk you deserve that for yourself :)
SOOOO I didnt yet tell you the rest of my news I dont think I got Le Cellier for 4pm my original was for 845pm Im super excited!!
AND I have been doing my whole 1 mile in the morning instead of spread out so maybe that will help me burn more fat off lol. I just want to build my stamina for the parks. I have been busy but still walking I read a comic the other day it said" whats more convenient for you 30 minutes of exercise or 24 hours of being dead?" LOL thought it was a great motivator!!

:rotfl: I'll take the 30 minutes of exercise!!!!!!

Good for you, getting your walking in - that's what we need to keep doing (you gotta move it move it, move it)

My walk yesterday became (for me) a marathon :lmao: What started as a lovely fall walk, checking out the upcoming Halloween holiday decorations, pumpkins, beautiful leaves & crunching them under my feet, next thing I know I'm a half hour from home & have to turn around to walk home :eek:

So I ended up walking a whole hour :woohoo: Later driving I just had to map out my route to see how far I had actually walked, it was 2.6 miles :cool1:

ANd I wore my special walking tennies, the ones that are designed to work the leg muscles, don't know what they're called, they just remind me of "platform" shoes from the 70's :laughing: anyway, my hind quarters, thighs & calves were a little sore last night. I'm glad Aleve was invented :goodvibes

That's great you got an earlier Le Cellier, 4pm is a good time! I'll bet you're getting excited, your trip & birthday will be here soon. Did you decide how you're going to surprise your DD?

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Hello friend across the Atlantic :wave2: How's things going on your side of the ocean? I hope you'll come back to post & let us know how things are going :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
10-15-2010, 10:33 AM
:rotfl: I'll take the 30 minutes of exercise!!!!!!Me to LOL

Good for you, getting your walking in - that's what we need to keep doing (you gotta move it move it, move it)I agree

My walk yesterday became (for me) a marathon :lmao: What started as a lovely fall walk, checking out the upcoming Halloween holiday decorations, pumpkins, beautiful leaves & crunching them under my feet, next thing I know I'm a half hour from home & have to turn around to walk home :eek:Just think of how good it was for you lol poor girl I love my tredmill ;)

So I ended up walking a whole hour :woohoo: Later driving I just had to map out my route to see how far I had actually walked, it was 2.6 miles :cool1:

ANd I wore my special walking tennies, the ones that are designed to work the leg muscles, don't know what they're called, they just remind me of "platform" shoes from the 70's :laughing: anyway, my hind quarters, thighs & calves were a little sore last night. I'm glad Aleve was invented :goodvibesLOL I feel your pain I will know the pain in Disney soon!!!

That's great you got an earlier Le Cellier, 4pm is a good time! I'll bet you're getting excited, your trip & birthday will be here soon. Did you decide how you're going to surprise your DD?Thank you!!! I am getting excited. Yes I think just the card the balloons wouldnt fit into my surprise :( but I cant wait!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-15-2010, 06:49 PM
I drove the car up to the football stadium earlier & walked home. That way to go to tonights highschool game I HAVE to walk :lmao:

An ingenious way to work in a lovely autumn walk with the hubbie :lovestruc

Although he ran 3 miles on the treadmill today, so I kinda feel bad making him walk the mile up to school with me :rolleyes1 I did offer to drop him & DS off & walk up myself but he's being a good sport about it. I'm still a little sore from my long walk yesterday, but I'm trying to keep at it so I get in the habit of walking, biking or moving something :laughing:

Today will be the third day this week I've moved more than 30 minutes :goodvibes :banana: :yay:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Starting the week right. Today we drove to one of the parks & took a family walk/hike through the woods. The autumn colors were beautiful & the weather was fabulous :thumbsup2

I could've walked more, but the teenager was itching to get home & away from his parents :lmao:

Jenngoofys
10-21-2010, 10:31 AM
So proud of you All that walking youre doing great. I have been on my tredmill daily. Just need to increase the time spent now.

OK so now Ive gone and done it, Guess what I did today?? I booked the Fantasy Cruise for 2012!!! My hubby even wanted a Verandah!!! He said since the ship was larger than the others there would be more people to compete with for deck chairs etc.... la la la i was like you sure he was like yep. SO we got a room with a Verandah for the very first time. :banana::banana::banana:

If he keeps this up i may be thin after all lol. Gives me more incentive for walking. Boy did i burn up the tredmill today got up to 3 miles per hour i was so excited. LOL

AND on top of that news we just found out we got an upgrade from inside stateroom to a Porthole room :) for our cruise in December!! SO excited I may run laps around my living room lmao lol.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-22-2010, 06:24 PM
That's so cool about the cruise upgrade :cool1:

You know I'm going to be expecting a trip report :lmao:

Holy Moly, your DH is certainly into enjoying him some cruisin time :thumbsup2 I have never been on a cruise, tell me more about Verandah, I'm not sure but I'm thinking this is on an upper deck, more exclusive?

I've walked 3 times this week, not including our family walk on Sunday! I'm getting hooked :banana: But I have to say, I'm sore but it's a good sore. I'm walking a minimum of 45 minutes each time. The weather has been great & I'm hoping when cold weather does settle in I will be in such a good habit I don't let the wind, rain, snow or sleet stop me :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
10-22-2010, 07:53 PM
That's so cool about the cruise upgrade :cool1:
Thank you i was happy:)

You know I'm going to be expecting a trip report :lmao:LOL I will try to keep a journal on the cruise and write some here for you ;)

Holy Moly, your DH is certainly into enjoying him some cruisin time :thumbsup2 I have never been on a cruise, tell me more about Verandah, I'm not sure but I'm thinking this is on an upper deck, more exclusive?A verandah is a private balcony connected to your room. It has a couple chairs and an amazing view of the ocean for the whole trip. AND No competition for seats lol My hubby will most likely live there other than dinner time. I am excited.check out this link for a picture http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/staterooms/dream-fantasy/deluxe-oceanview-stateroom-with-verandah/ you may have to copy and paste it sorry.

I've walked 3 times this week, not including our family walk on Sunday! I'm getting hooked :banana: But I have to say, I'm sore but it's a good sore. I'm walking a minimum of 45 minutes each time. The weather has been great & I'm hoping when cold weather does settle in I will be in such a good habit I don't let the wind, rain, snow or sleet stop me :goodvibesThat is awesome that you are enjoying it so much. Feels great doesnt it. You sound like you want to be a postal delivery person rain snow and sleet :lmao::lmao: I just cant believe all the trips he has let me book i think he is addicted lol oh well Im not complaining!! I am still at it walking in the morning a full mile hoping now that i have changed all to the morning i will lose weight that way just need to give it time. :) I still have 10 months to do this in so im not giving up!!!

Jenngoofys
10-25-2010, 08:34 AM
I was bad.... I had KFC for dinner feeling really guilty. You ever notice some foods make you feel guilty? I guess from now on I will just ask myself if I really want it and how will I feel afterwards. Then maybe I can avoid this guilty feeling. Now im thinking of all the yummy foods at Disney and reminding myself that I will be on vacation so Guilt free for the 5 days enjoy then make up for it when I get home. However LOL I could make an extra effort to eat better there and not have the extra lbs and guilt. Every where except Le Cellier that is there I have to eat my perfect meal LOL.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Must've been a weekend for being naughty :smokin:

We celebrated my DGF's 50th birthday this weekend, a big gathering with dining & dancing & sangria :dance3: Not to worry though, we had a designated driver so it was nice to cut loose. I learned to do the Cleveland shuffle, already knew how to do the Cupid shuffle, we did the electric slide, learned some partner salsa dancing & actually danced so much we sweat :lmao:

Next morning I was a little :sick: and a little sore :goodvibes I haven't walked yet this week but I can move again today! But it rained so hard & there were tornadoes touching down north of us today that I didn't get out. I'm making it a priority though & I'll get some walking done this week for sure.

But I had a little gain :sad2: Seems lately I'm up & down a lot but I'm staying around the same place. I really hope to get some more off by adding more exercising. DH is now running about 2.5-3 miles a day & I gotta tell you, he is REALLY looking good! I'm so proud of him. Everyone was telling me Sat. night not to get discouraged, men lose faster than women. But his exercise I know is what is doing it for him.

But enough of me rambling on, your TRIP is this week and so that means one day soon it's your special day so let me wish you a

:bday:party::dancer::rockband::bday:

Soon you'll be at the happiest place on earth :cloud9:

Have a great time :dance3:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-26-2010, 09:45 PM
The link for the cruise ship worked :thumbsup2 The room looks B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! How romantic to have your own deck, oops, I mean verandah!

Jenngoofys
10-27-2010, 06:52 AM
Must've been a weekend for being naughty :smokin:LOL ok so Im not in trouble LOL

We celebrated my DGF's 50th birthday this weekend, a big gathering with dining & dancing & sangria :dance3: Not to worry though, we had a designated driver so it was nice to cut loose. I learned to do the Cleveland shuffle, already knew how to do the Cupid shuffle, we did the electric slide, learned some partner salsa dancing & actually danced so much we sweat :lmao:Sounds like alot of fun wish I was there LOL

Next morning I was a little :sick: and a little sore :goodvibes I haven't walked yet this week but I can move again today! But it rained so hard & there were tornadoes touching down north of us today that I didn't get out. I'm making it a priority though & I'll get some walking done this week for sure.I have been bad and havent walked mon or tue I will today I was busy packing my bags We leave tomorrow morning. :banana::banana:

But I had a little gain :sad2: Seems lately I'm up & down a lot but I'm staying around the same place. I really hope to get some more off by adding more exercising. DH is now running about 2.5-3 miles a day & I gotta tell you, he is REALLY looking good! I'm so proud of him. Everyone was telling me Sat. night not to get discouraged, men lose faster than women. But his exercise I know is what is doing it for him. I need a little of his ambition you think you could bottle that up for me lol.

But enough of me rambling on, your TRIP is this week and so that means one day soon it's your special day so let me wish you a

:bday:party::dancer::rockband::bday:Thank you so much!! my 35th :)

Soon you'll be at the happiest place on earth :cloud9:Cant wait to tell my DD first then getting there WOO WOO!!!

Have a great time :dance3:Thank you so much Im sure we will how can we not at the Happiest Place On Earth :) :):)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
10-31-2010, 08:08 PM
I walked almost 2 miles on Thursday & again on Friday :cool1:

That's good though because Halloween weekend, about an hour before passing out trick or treat candy last night I started looking like Garfield with a tray of lasgna :eek: :rotfl: :scared1: :lmao:

Then friends showed up....wine, pumpkins seeds, it wasn't pretty :rolleyes1

Behaving today. Weather was beautiful but we didn't get out to walk. I was sore from THurs/Fri. I am going to walk Monday!

DH is going to be featured on an interoffice article about people using the workout facilities & losing weight where he works :woohoo: I'm so proud of him. He's lost 50 lbs. Me, I'm still keeping my 37ish pounds off. Can't seem to get over 40 off but I guess I'll have to give up wine once & for all. Well, who knows. I've been doing better walking for the past few weeks so if I keep that up maybe something good will happen soon.

Can't wait to hear how things were down in the "world" :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
11-02-2010, 01:05 PM
I walked almost 2 miles on Thursday & again on Friday :cool1:What an accomplishment!!!:banana::banana: That is really great. I dont even know how many miles I walked the last 5 days :scared1: All I can tell you is OUCH :( am I in pain.

That's good though because Halloween weekend, about an hour before passing out trick or treat candy last night I started looking like Garfield with a tray of lasgna :eek: :rotfl: :scared1: :lmao:LMAO you are too funny.

Then friends showed up....wine, pumpkins seeds, it wasn't pretty :rolleyes1

Behaving today. Weather was beautiful but we didn't get out to walk. I was sore from THurs/Fri. I am going to walk Monday!I understand sore believe me LOL

DH is going to be featured on an interoffice article about people using the workout facilities & losing weight where he works :woohoo: I'm so proud of him. He's lost 50 lbs. Me, I'm still keeping my 37ish pounds off. Can't seem to get over 40 off but I guess I'll have to give up wine once & for all. Well, who knows. I've been doing better walking for the past few weeks so if I keep that up maybe something good will happen soon.Tell him congratulations!! You will hit 40lbs by Thanksgiving lol just in time for all the yummy foods!! Yes keep up the walking but dont over do it you dont want to make yourself not want to go.

Can't wait to hear how things were down in the "world" :goodvibesThings went GREAT!! lol Ill write more about it later today :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
11-05-2010, 09:38 PM
Things went GREAT!! lol Ill write more about it later today :)

Well I'm a few days past your post so I read this & then the anticipation of scrolling down to read about your trip and NOTHING :scared1:

As Steven Tyler says on the RnRC preview, "COME'ON GIRL" :rotfl: Tell me all about your Halloween/Birthday weekend. I'm guessing you had a fabulous time :thumbsup2

I do want to report that I walked twice this week almost 2 miles each time PLUS got up early one morning to do stretches - slow & easy but similiar to yoga. I woke up with a really sore neck & back and was able to work the kinks out. So my plan for this winter if it's too cold for a walk I'm going to do the indoor stretching. I haven't lost anymore weight but I can tell a difference in how I feel. Plus I am able to wear a size smaller than when I started and that size is really loose fitting :woohoo:

Jenngoofys
11-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Well I'm a few days past your post so I read this & then the anticipation of scrolling down to read about your trip and NOTHING :scared1: LOL sorry I have been crazy busy. I was tired and very sore :( I havent walked in a week I have been bad. I just felt like i got ran over by a truck lol was tired and sore. I started walking again this morning. :)
As Steven Tyler says on the RnRC preview, "COME'ON GIRL" :rotfl: Tell me all about your Halloween/Birthday weekend. I'm guessing you had a fabulous time :thumbsup2My daughter was surprised but not how i was expecting her to react lol. She read the card and said "yah were going next year" I was like no right now and she jumped on me and hugged me then for the next 20 min in the store she asked if I was kidding, if I was serious, and are we really going? lol. The first night was Magic Kingdom we managed to get on quite a few rides the park wasnt busy for the afternoon It was really nice. Then 1900 park fare for dinner where I was supposed to recieve my cake but it wasnt there so they said it would be at le cellier I was like ok I can wait and that was my actual birthday any way :). The dinner was ok. (probably wont go there again) They gave me a placemat with characters on it, that was kind of cool. I will write more later I promise ;)

I do want to report that I walked twice this week almost 2 miles each time PLUS got up early one morning to do stretches - slow & easy but similiar to yoga. I woke up with a really sore neck & back and was able to work the kinks out. So my plan for this winter if it's too cold for a walk I'm going to do the indoor stretching. I haven't lost anymore weight but I can tell a difference in how I feel. Plus I am able to wear a size smaller than when I started and that size is really loose fitting :woohoo:Thats awesome Im so proud of you, I lost the 10lbs I gained at Disney Weather it was muscle or all the food I lost it any way that was scary lol..

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
11-10-2010, 09:56 PM
Aw, sorry to hear you didn't care so much for LeCellier. Did you get the cheese soup? I love that stuff. Our steaks were pretty good, I mean considering you're at a theme park I think they do a good job.

I've walked twice so far this week & it's only Wed! I seem to be doing much better with my exercising lately. I have not weighed in a while. Actually I'm disgusted. DH tells me I should feel good having 37 lbs off, and I am, but dang, I haven't lost another ounce since the first part of Aug. and frankly I'm kinda mad about it.

Maybe I wouldn't be so mad if DH was in a slump too, but no, I hate dieting with a man! He has over 50 lbs off now & we've been basically eating the same things :mad: Then he got all "man" on me this week, pointing out that he doesn't eat those tortilla chips like I do (he prefers GrapeNuts for his grain indulgence) :laughing: but then when he OBVIOUSLY not thinking commented that he's been working "hard" at getting the weight off (as in he uses the treadmill daily & my regiment is sporatic) I about went ballistic :rolleyes1 Yes, I pointed out to him it wasn't nice of him to say it that way & he said he didn't mean it the way I took it but geesh. I do ALL the grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking and don't have the luxury of working out during my lunch hour. His solution was to join me at the work out room where HE works, yeah, like I've got time to drive to where he works to use a treadmill. Sorry for the rant, I'm being a grouch, no make that a FRUSTRATED grouch.

ANyway, for the record, I am NOT walking more because of some psychological impact he had on me - I maintain in all my stubborness - I am walking more because I find I like it & the weather HAS been beautiful. I really am proud of my DH, he looks so good :idea:

I'm not going to give up, I just wish it would happen sooner. God grant me patience, but hurry :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
11-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Aw, sorry to hear you didn't care so much for LeCellier. Did you get the cheese soup? I love that stuff. Our steaks were pretty good, I mean considering you're at a theme park I think they do a good job. It wasnt Le Cellier I didnt like it was 1900 park fare :) Le Cellier was perfect.

I've walked twice so far this week & it's only Wed! I seem to be doing much better with my exercising lately. I have not weighed in a while. Actually I'm disgusted. DH tells me I should feel good having 37 lbs off, and I am, but dang, I haven't lost another ounce since the first part of Aug. and frankly I'm kinda mad about it. Youre doing better than i am I have only walked once this week :( Im sure you will start losing again soon!!

Maybe I wouldn't be so mad if DH was in a slump too, but no, I hate dieting with a man! He has over 50 lbs off now & we've been basically eating the same things :mad: Then he got all "man" on me this week, pointing out that he doesn't eat those tortilla chips like I do (he prefers GrapeNuts for his grain indulgence) :laughing: but then when he OBVIOUSLY not thinking commented that he's been working "hard" at getting the weight off (as in he uses the treadmill daily & my regiment is sporatic) I about went ballistic :rolleyes1 Yes, I pointed out to him it wasn't nice of him to say it that way & he said he didn't mean it the way I took it but geesh. I do ALL the grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking and don't have the luxury of working out during my lunch hour. His solution was to join me at the work out room where HE works, yeah, like I've got time to drive to where he works to use a treadmill. Sorry for the rant, I'm being a grouch, no make that a FRUSTRATED grouch. I can relate I would be totally grouchy if I had someone trying to lose weight with me and they were losing and I was not. Id be more than grouchy ;)

ANyway, for the record, I am NOT walking more because of some psychological impact he had on me - I maintain in all my stubborness - I am walking more because I find I like it & the weather HAS been beautiful. I really am proud of my DH, he looks so good :idea:what ever the reason you are walking its good for you :D And you started for you not because of anyone else :) SO yes do it because its nice out I like the excuses to walk better than the ones not to walk.

I'm not going to give up, I just wish it would happen sooner. God grant me patience, but hurry :goodvibesI think thats why im losing steam I need a good kick in the pants to get going again. :) Im sure we will both get there sooner or maybe later ;)

Jenngoofys
11-11-2010, 07:24 PM
So the second day we did the Disney Vacation Club tour first,we got 3 instant fast passes per person for doing the tour, then we went to Disneys Hollywood Studios. We rode Toy Story Mania, Backlot tour then we had lunch at Sci Fi Dine in and it was great I have the Beef and Blue salad Yummy. After lunch we went on The great movie ride, then lined up for the parade, Final time to watch the Block Party Bash :( As it is scheduled to move to Disney Paris next year. We had a great time in the park I went on Rockin Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. After the park closed we went to Chef Mickey's for dinner We always love the food there especially the parmesean mashed potatoes. Sorry all I can remember is the food LMAO.

The Third day was EPCOT and MY Birthday!! Food and Wine Festival !! The park was busy on the world showcase but future world wasnt busy at all. We rode Soarin, and test track 2 times each while we were there. We went around the world showcase and got a passport stamped at each place for Kaylee my Daughters friend, I tried only 2 places on the food and wine festival tour the lines were long, And then we ate at Le Cellier I had the soup, and the Mushroom filet with mashed potatoes and they brought my chocolate cake on a Happy Birthday plate. The bithday cake I ordered wasnt there either even though theysaid it would be, but i enjoyed my meal any way cant wait to go back there :) So after dinner we did Test track again and then decided to go back to the Hotel so the girls could swim. I had a couple cocktails I ordered two and I brought them to my room!! Talked to my sister on the phone then went to bed. Ill write more later ;)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
11-14-2010, 08:58 PM
:confused3 Oh I got mixed up when you said your birthday cake wasn't at 1900 Park Fare but they said it'd be at Le Cellier :surfweb:

We haven't tried 1900 Park Fare for dinner, we did b-fast a few times - back in the day when DS cared about seeing the Mad Hatter since he's usually there for the character b-fasts. Were there characters at the dinner for the girls? They used to have villians there for dinner. ANyway, sorry to hear it wasn't so great. As much money as it costs for a meal at WDW you like it to be memorable.

We really like the Sci-Fi atmosphere but always go the safe route by ordering burgers & shakes. Your salad sounded good though. So you mentioned getting 3 FP's for sitting through the Disney vacation club, are you thinking about joining? How long did you have to sit through their speal to get those FP's popcorn::

SOunds like a great day at DHS. Oh, & I loved those potatoes at Chef Mickey's too :cloud9: I had several helpings when we did our dinner there :laughing: We bought a family photo there & it INCLUDED a recipe for those potatoes if you're interested?

I can't believe your cake didn't make it to Le Cellier :confused: Was this one of those fancy speciality cakes they make in the world? I'd have been mad :headache: if I had paid for one of those & TWICE it didn't show up! I hope there's a good story when you finally get to enjoy it popcorn::

GOod grief, all I've commented on was food :rotfl: Well, that is a big part of the fun on a trip, getting to go to all the different restaurants. Oh, I'm glad to hear you got the 10lbs off as soon as you got home :goodvibes

I do feel like I've been more motivated to exercise. I'm getting into a good habit of craving it :thumbsup2 Thursday, on Veterans Day the weather in Ohio was GORGOUS & I was off work in the afternoon. Instead of piddling around home doing nothing, I drove to one of the metro parks for a walk. There were so many people out! ANyway, I hiked the trail & ended up taking about an hour hike. The woods with the fall colors were so pretty. I wish I had taken pictures to post for you to see.

ANyway, I was pretty tired after hiking I'm sure it was over 2.5 miles. Friday I was sore so I rested. Sat DH & I walked about 30 minutes together, it was another pretty day. Then we did some yard work. Today it was nice again but we instead of walking we raked the leaves again plus we cleaned up the leaves for a neighbor so I guess that counts as exercise :yay:

Have a good week & let me know how the rest of your WDW trip went.

Did you ever get the cake??????

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

Jenngoofys
11-20-2010, 05:47 PM
:confused3 Oh I got mixed up when you said your birthday cake wasn't at 1900 Park Fare but they said it'd be at Le Cellier :surfweb:lol thats ok.

We haven't tried 1900 Park Fare for dinner, we did b-fast a few times - back in the day when DS cared about seeing the Mad Hatter since he's usually there for the character b-fasts. Were there characters at the dinner for the girls? They used to have villians there for dinner. ANyway, sorry to hear it wasn't so great. As much money as it costs for a meal at WDW you like it to be memorable.It was memorable the characters were great the food was just ok.

We really like the Sci-Fi atmosphere but always go the safe route by ordering burgers & shakes. Your salad sounded good though. So you mentioned getting 3 FP's for sitting through the Disney vacation club, are you thinking about joining? How long did you have to sit through their speal to get those FP's popcorn::The salad was awesome this was the second time Ive had it. We are thinking of joaining still talking not sure yet lol. And it was like 2 hours but it saved us many hours in line since we were heading to DHS that day. We recieved 3 instant FPs per person which were totally worth it and the presentation was really interesting for us.

SOunds like a great day at DHS. Oh, & I loved those potatoes at Chef Mickey's too :cloud9: I had several helpings when we did our dinner there :laughing: We bought a family photo there & it INCLUDED a recipe for those potatoes if you're interested?Thank you but if I had the recipe Id make them every day lol and then where would I be ;) Not walking sitting on the couch eating potatoes ;)

I can't believe your cake didn't make it to Le Cellier :confused: Was this one of those fancy speciality cakes they make in the world? I'd have been mad :headache: if I had paid for one of those & TWICE it didn't show up! I hope there's a good story when you finally get to enjoy it popcorn::Yes it was a Haunted mansion cake :) and I was mad but kept it under control since I was at Le Cellier ;)

GOod grief, all I've commented on was food :rotfl: Well, that is a big part of the fun on a trip, getting to go to all the different restaurants. Oh, I'm glad to hear you got the 10lbs off as soon as you got home :goodvibesMe to when I got on the scales I almost fell off LOL

I do feel like I've been more motivated to exercise. I'm getting into a good habit of craving it :thumbsup2 Thursday, on Veterans Day the weather in Ohio was GORGOUS & I was off work in the afternoon. Instead of piddling around home doing nothing, I drove to one of the metro parks for a walk. There were so many people out! ANyway, I hiked the trail & ended up taking about an hour hike. The woods with the fall colors were so pretty. I wish I had taken pictures to post for you to see.Proud of you youre doing better than I am :)

ANyway, I was pretty tired after hiking I'm sure it was over 2.5 miles. Friday I was sore so I rested. Sat DH & I walked about 30 minutes together, it was another pretty day. Then we did some yard work. Today it was nice again but we instead of walking we raked the leaves again plus we cleaned up the leaves for a neighbor so I guess that counts as exercise :yay:Yes that counts in my book ;)

Have a good week & let me know how the rest of your WDW trip went.I had a long week I am sorry I havent been on here But I have been walking every day :) just kids had no school for Veterans day and half days Fri and Mon for teacher conferences. I had a crazy few days.

Did you ever get the cake?????? LOL Stay tuned to find out ;)

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

I will write about the rest of my trip in my next post.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
11-21-2010, 04:35 PM
DH & I walked to the library today for some exercise together. I can't get over how beautiful the weather has been for November :goodvibes

So about that birthday cake popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn::

Jenngoofys
11-26-2010, 09:53 AM
So the next day was Animal Kingdom we went on Dinosaur two times, Abbys friend Kaylee and I went on everest 2 times. We went on the Safari and the lion was up walking around roaring alot lol. That was really cool. We had a great day at Animal Kingdom. Once we completed what we wanted to do there we went back to the hotel to get ready for the Halloween Party :) The Girls went swimming and then they got into costume. Way to cute. Abby was a pirate and Kaylee was Minnie Mouse. The party was awesome. Scott and the girls stood in line for the 7 dwarfs picture. I lined up for the parade for all of us. The crowds were a bit much for the parade but i got front row ;) as usual. The parade is amazing if you ever get a chance to go for Halloween you should. They have the ballroom scene from Haunted Mansion in the parade and Pirates of the Caribbean float. SO worth the ticket price :D We rode Haunted Mansion as close to midnight as we could which was cool. Then we retired for the night.

The next day was our last day and we ate at Cinderellas Castle for Breakfast. The girls met all the Princess's and we had a wonderful Breakfast. Then we spent the rest of the day finishing up the park. And then we had to get ready to head home. NO CAKE :( they dropped the ball big time on the cake. But I wasnt charged for the cake. I was sad but how can you be mad at Disney lol. I got over it.



I have been sooo bad havent walked in a week I have no excuses other than laziness. I have only one week before my cruise so I have to walk so I wont tire so fast on the cruise. :) wish me luck I need motivation :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
11-30-2010, 09:06 PM
You are too lucky - I have never seen the safari lion do anything but lay on his side, usually looking away :lmao:

Parade sounds cool :goodvibes B-fast at castle is always fun. SOunds like you had a great time.

I can't believe they forgot your cake!!! At least it wasn't for one of the girls, that probably would've been harder to get over. But sounds like you were a good sport about it. Sounds like you had a great time no matter.

And now it's about time for your cruise! Girl, you must be livin' right!!! :dance3:

I have fit in several walks, the weather in Ohio has been amazing this November. We've had a few really rainy days, today being one of them. I haven't weighed since about a week before Thanksgiving. You know how you can tell the scales are just about to go down a smidge? DOn't know if that makes sense - lol - but I can always tell when I'm on the brink of a loss. ANyway, it was like that before Thanksgiving so I've been afraid to weigh since :lmao: Ignorance is bliss, right?

We had a lovely Thanksgiving, I had potatoes, dressing & dessets - those were my indulgences. But I've walked a few times since & back on the wagon this week. I may weigh in before the weekend starts, that way I'll have T-giving a week behind me.

DH weighed the next day & had gained 4 lbs :scared1: So he did a 5 mile run Sat - he's so dedicated :cutie: He's got it all back off so I'm just hoping I have too. I just can't drive myself crazy being slave to the scales. I prefer to go on how I feel & I have to say, I've been feeling pretty good :woohoo:

Have a great cruise & I can't wait to hear all about it popcorn:: popcorn::

Jenngoofys
12-01-2010, 08:22 AM
You are too lucky - I have never seen the safari lion do anything but lay on his side, usually looking away :lmao:It was really cool and the first time we had seen him move too.

Parade sounds cool :goodvibes B-fast at castle is always fun. SOunds like you had a great time. We did have a great time :)

I can't believe they forgot your cake!!! At least it wasn't for one of the girls, that probably would've been harder to get over. But sounds like you were a good sport about it. Sounds like you had a great time no matter.es I got over it pretty quick thinking about all the calories i saved LMAO lol

And now it's about time for your cruise! Girl, you must be livin' right!!! :dance3:Only 2 more days until my cruise I am super excited I cant wait until we set sail.

I have fit in several walks, the weather in Ohio has been amazing this November. We've had a few really rainy days, today being one of them. I haven't weighed since about a week before Thanksgiving. You know how you can tell the scales are just about to go down a smidge? DOn't know if that makes sense - lol - but I can always tell when I'm on the brink of a loss. ANyway, it was like that before Thanksgiving so I've been afraid to weigh since :lmao: Ignorance is bliss, right? I say just hop on and know for sure You have been doing great its time to reward yourself with a weight loss.

We had a lovely Thanksgiving, I had potatoes, dressing & dessets - those were my indulgences. But I've walked a few times since & back on the wagon this week. I may weigh in before the weekend starts, that way I'll have T-giving a week behind me.

DH weighed the next day & had gained 4 lbs :scared1: So he did a 5 mile run Sat - he's so dedicated :cutie: He's got it all back off so I'm just hoping I have too. I just can't drive myself crazy being slave to the scales. I prefer to go on how I feel & I have to say, I've been feeling pretty good :woohoo:Very proud of you All your dedication. You have been doing way better than I have I have been on again off again :( not so proud of me.

Have a great cruise & I can't wait to hear all about it popcorn:: popcorn::A whole week no computer or cell phone no outside world :) should be nice and relaxing.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
12-02-2010, 10:40 PM
A whole week no computer or cell phone no outside world :) should be nice and relaxing.

Have a wonderful trip!!

:boat: :sail: :wave2: :boat: :sail:

Jenngoofys
12-03-2010, 07:44 AM
Thank you :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
12-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Hope you had a fun time on the cruise. I want to hear all about it popcorn::

I was extra naughty last night. We had a Christmas party & there was food galore. THe only redeeming part was that our group does like to dance so I would guess we danced at least an hour so that burned off calories. But I ate Christmas cookies & some very un-south beach friendly foods. DH was good, he got up yesterday morning & did a 5 mile run. Not me, I was too buzy preparing food. ANyway, at the party someone was telling him how nice he looked & I heard him tell them he's lost over 60 lbs :scared1: So today I was asking him about it & he said he didn't say anything because he knew how frustrated I'd been not getting any more off :lovestruc That was sweet of him & I told him, plus I said I am over not being able to lose as much, he's the one doing the treadmill about 3 miles 5 days a week & I don't exercise nearly that much so naturally he's going to get more off. I'll get mine off eventually, I'm determined :thumbsup2

ANyway, I did finally weigh in a week after Thanksgiving & I had lost another pound which brings my total loss to ALMOST 40 lbs. So now I'm going to have to wait about a week before weighing again after all the bad behavior last night :laughing: But I will say looking at the digital pic's that I do look better now than I did a year ago plus I could dance without keeling over so it's all good :goodvibes

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
12-21-2010, 10:12 PM
:santa: Merry Christmas!

I have been enjoying the festivities of the month & am determined to get back on track JAN 2 :lmao: I have had too many Christmas cookies, no exercise & avoiding the scales :rolleyes1

Are you back from the cruise yet????? How was it popcorn:: popcorn::

Jenngoofys
12-22-2010, 08:58 AM
Yes we are back from a wonderful Cruise!!! Sorry I havent written we got thrown right into the Christmas and Birthday scene lol. My daughters 10th birthday is today we had the bowling party Saturday. Now onto Christmas I have been wrapping presents like mad since i ordered all of them before we went on the cruise. I am now finally caught up with life so I have time to type to you :D

I have been very very bad no exercise all last week and none so far this week. I had gained 9 lbs from my cruise @_@ !!! I lost all of them though thank goodness. I am now looking forward to my next trip with my sister to Las Vegas. I need to get walking again so that we can make it a whole week out there. My "excuse" I just didnt have time lol. I do now so I need to get my booty moving again.

Ok the Cruise was amazing!!! My husband and I got to have a couple nights out alone while our daughter went to the kids club. They have adult entertainment (Disney adult entertainment) everynight. They would have family shows earlier in the night then later the adults only show. It worked out great for us. Dinners were amazing, desserts I was good, sort of, I had the samples so i basically got 3 bite size desserts each night. which i thought was better than one huge dessert. I got the big dessert the night they had the lava cake. It was just perfect!! I played Bingo every day lol. I love Bingo. I played trivia (disney and regular) most days and won I have like 5 Disney Im a Winner medallions. My daughter and I won Mickey Mania which is a Disney Trivia game show it was so much fun we won with 600 points, at 50 points a question. lol Did I mention Im a Disney nut?
I cant wait to go on the Maiden Voyage of the Fantasy. They switched the dates of that cruise so now it will be 3/31/12 instead of 4/7/12. It is a whole week earlier, which works for me we will be on the ship for my husbands actual Birthday now.
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year too. I cant wait to get back in the swing of things I love the holidays but they really throw my routine off.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
12-26-2010, 04:26 PM
Sounds like you had a great time! Good for you getting the 9lbs off right away - that's great :thumbsup2 I think if you get back on your groove thing right away it's easier to reverse a week or so of bad behavior. I hope that's going to be the case for me, I did get on the scales one day after we'd already eaten b-fast & I was fully dressed & saw about 6 lbs gain. I haven't weighed in first thing in the morning yet to assess the "true" damage done through all the Christmas eating & partying yet. DH has been off work a few days & we've eaten cookies & all kinds of things that we shouldn't. But DH has been getting up & running in the morning, even Christmas morning. This is why he's lost more than me :lmao: I'm so tired from all the Christmas fun, I'm having a PJ day doing nothing but watching Christmas movies. I enjoyed Christmas so much, as always. Hope you did too. We're off a few more days together & I am getting all siked up for getting back into the groove of good eating & exercising habits come Jan 2. In the meantime, I'm tapering off my naughtiness one day at at time. Got to eat up all the left overs, right :santa: :laughing: :sad2: :santa:

Jenngoofys
12-26-2010, 05:20 PM
I am so sick :( 101.3 temp yesterday and 99.8 today with runny nose and cough. I havent exercised since my trip :( I think Im on break until i feel better. I need to get walking again for Vegas with my sister. lots of walking out there. Christmas was great other than having my temp. thats all i had yesterday. Today we added the runny nose and cough. Hope I feel better soon this stinks.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
12-28-2010, 09:08 PM
I hope you're feeling better by now :sick: It's no fun having a fever. However, if there's an upside, I'm guessing you lost a pound or two :goodvibes

I got on the scales this morning & I've gained 7 lbs - un oh. I can tell too. We're off a few more days for holiday break & then back to the grind, I'm sure that will make a difference. It's just too easy to be naughty with no structure or routine. But at least most of the cookies have been eaten :santa: :rolleyes1 :laughing: :santa:

Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve? (hoping you're feeling better by then :hug: )

Jenngoofys
12-29-2010, 06:23 PM
I feel alot better no fever now :banana: I have no plans for New Years yet I guess I will wait and see what happens lol. How about you do you have any plans? I think I will begin walking again tomorrow. Now that I can actually breath through my nose.

I am now looking forward to my Las Vegas trip and needing to walk for that and only have 17 days until I leave. I forgot have you ever been to Vegas? What do you like to do there?

Well I hope We both lose weight in the New Year.

DONALDLOVINDADDY
01-01-2011, 09:14 AM
hello

Jenngoofys
01-01-2011, 12:30 PM
hello

Hello :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
01-02-2011, 06:58 PM
hello

:welcome:

I see you are new to the DISboards :wave2: Glad to have you along.

JennGoofy started this thread for us to have a place to come talk about getting motivated to exercise & lose some weight. As you can see if you've read along we tend to get off topic sometimes :rolleyes1

Anyway....tomorrow is Jan 3, the first MONDAY of the year. I've got all my south beach friendly foods ready to start over after a thorougly enjoyable Christmas & New Year's. I've had a few too many cookies & goodies but I'm ready to get back on track! :yay:

I managed to get about 1-2 lbs off since Christmas, so it looks like I've got less than 5 lbs to get off to get back to my pre-Christmas weight. I'm still down over 35 lbs & my goal is to have 50lbs off by our 1yr anniversary on South Beach which will be April 5. Originally I had hoped to have 50 lbs off by August & 100 in a year. I found it to be too much so I readjusted my goal to lose it all still, but take a little longer to do it so I don't crash & burn. I keep telling myself this is a lifetime adjustment so it's okay if it takes a while as long as I stick with it. Thus, our posting back & forth about our struggles.

All the snow has melted so I'll be resuming some walking too. I got new gloves & a nice warm headband for Christmas to use when I do my winter walking.

How about you Jenn? You started walking to get ready for your trip to Vegas? It's coming ups soon isn't it?

Jenngoofys
01-04-2011, 07:11 AM
Yes I have started walking to get ready for my trip to Vegas However I am a little concerned with my pattern and vacations lol. I go and enjoy myself and gain 10lbs because of all the buffets and stuff, but i lose it really quick when I get home. Im hoping I wont gain 10 lbs this trip, but who knows with Vegas Buffets lol. I am trying to cut back some on my intake before the trip so that it balances out. I leave in 11 days and I am very excited. Driving my sister nuts a little but she should be the one who is super excited this is her first adult vacation and her first one in 15 years. She really needs the vacation. I am mostly excited for her to get out of the area and see another part of the world. Im also a little nervous about going with her since this is her first trip I want her to have a great time and want her to want to go away with me again. I feel like its my job to make her have a great time (I know its up to her). I am still super excited either way. :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
01-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Have a great time on your trip. If your sister likes to play cards she's going to love Vegas :goodvibes

There should be some great entertainment as far as getting to get all dressed up & go out for a show too. I'm sure you will both have fun together, don't pressure yourself about her having fun. Getting to be with you, her sister, will be special in & of itself. So have fun & don't go getting yourselves arrested :lmao: :rotfl: :laughing::laughing:

Play it south beach safe & choose lots of lean meats, cheese, fruits & veggies on the buffets, watch the breads, potatoes, pastas (those kind of carbs) & sweets & hopefully you won't come home with a 10 lbs gain :thumbsup2

I've been reasonably good this week food wise, trying to cut back on the bad carbs & sweets. It's been a little hard weening myself off eating things I know I shouldn't after all the Christmas cookies & goodies. I've been so buzy with activities & need to get back on track with my walking again. It's snowed again but the snow should make for a cold but pretty walk if I can get out there & just do it :woohoo:

Jenngoofys
01-07-2011, 05:51 PM
LOL my sister is having buyers remorse already!! She wants a vacation but doesnt want the bills after the vacation. She doesnt play cards either :) but we are going to have a good time!! We dont have many shows during the week we are there it seems everyone is off LOL we are going to a couple local shows that run nightly so that will be lots of fun. We are staying at the Stratosphere. Hoping to do some of the rides on top of the tower and do the super stars show there. We have a spa day planned. And coincidentally friends of ours will be there at the same time so we are meeting them for lunch one day. We should have a good time even though she doesnt gamble LOL.

I have been good this week with my eating and lost 3 lbs :) finally!!! I just hope I can keep to your great advice in Vegas LOL so I can lose more. All those Buffets i may get into trouble out there :) But hoping all the walking will balance things out.

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
01-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Good for you :banana: A 3lb loss!!!!! :yay: :woohoo:

I have not weighed buck naked :eek: but I figure I'm up about 4 lbs still from Christmas. I am really having a hard time getting those off. But yesterday at the store I realized the light yougurt I've been having I can do better by getting the "carb master" yougurt, it has 1/3 the low sugar as the light :thumbsup2

Today the wind chill was 7 below so we stayed in all day. No way can you do outdoor walking in that kind of weather. I do think that's my biggest problem, not so much the eating as it is the exercise. I need to do something that makes me sweat & burn calories. Jan is a really buzy month for me work wise so I've got to resolve to get moving.

I need to be held accountable :rotfl:

Hope you & your sister have a good time on your trip. Sounds like you've got plenty to do without the gambling anyway. Your sister sounds more like me, I'm not much of a gambler either. Have a good trip :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
01-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Thank you we leave Saturday I have been packed since Tuesday :) I am so excited about going. Just not looking forward to the flight. Hoping the seat belt fits @_@ if not extender it is, but I would rather not :D But I cant wait to sit and relax infront of a nice deal or no deal slot machine or maybe a super jackpot party machine or maybe monopoly hmmm how will i decide LMAO. I love those penny slots!! You can put in $20 and play for a couple hours. No worries and its so much fun!! My sister is excited now that we are closer to leaving.
So I am sick yesterday and today :( hope I get better before saturday but My guess is Im losing weight LOL. Im sure not the best way but at least its a boost in the right direction. :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
01-15-2011, 01:08 PM
Well I got some exercise this week clearning the driveway of snow twice :goodvibes but I still have 4 lbs from Christmas left to get off & then I'll be back to where I was.

I'm thinking about trying Dr.Phil's 17 day diet he had on his show. Have you heard of it? I may go to the bookstore to get the book & see if I can supplement what I've learned on South Beach by combining the 2.

Hope you're having fun in Vegas :cool1:

Jenngoofys
01-26-2011, 11:19 AM
I had a great time in Vegas I won around $1500!! That right there made the trip lol. We had a great time and I gained my usual 10lbs working on losing them now!! We stayed at the Stratosphere and used open top busses to tour all over Las Vegas. We went to Coyote Ugly in New york New York Hotel and we saw an impersonator show at our hotel that had Elvis, Micheal Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Lady Gaga, and Carrie Underwood the guys were great the girls were just ok but the show was great over all. We went to Tht Thunder Down Under a Male Strip show that was entertaining lol. We ate at Hard Rock Cafe and NASCAR Cafe, and many other places lol. There was a little diner in our hotel called Roxys its a 50s themed place and the waiters and waitresses sing 50s songs it was my sisters favorite. We had a spa day I got a manicure , pedicure and facial. She got a body massage and a facial. That was a really relaxing day. Over all I had a great time we walked alot so I got my exercise there believe me lol. I just need to get my butt back on the treadmill now that im back home. Need to shed some lbs!!! I want to be in shape for August when we go to Disney for 11 days I need to be able to walk every day with everyone else. so im going to try for 2 miles a day on the tredmill to get in shape for August!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
02-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Wow, $1500! Lucky you :goodvibes SOunds like you had a great time. I would've loved to see the Elvis & M.Jackson impersonators. The strip club & 50's diner sounds fun too, as well as the spa treatments. I hope your sister enjoyed herself :)

I have most of my Christmas weight off finally. I've really had a rough time of it, 1 more pound to go & I'm finally back to where I was before we went to Disney in August :rolleyes1 I have to keep thinking to myself though that I have still lost & maintained getting 37 lbs off since April. For me, that is no small accomplishment. But I need to exercise to get more off.

My DH went to the Dr & since last Jan, in one year, he has dropped 71 lbs!!!! It's like I have a new man :rotfl: He has joined a 6 weeks challenge at work for cardio work outs so he has really done a great job in getting himself active. That he can keep up with that gang, he's one of the oldest in the group but I'm really proud of him :love: I'd keel over of exhaustion trying to keep up with him now :laughing:

So you're going to WDW in August? That's when we usually go :idea: I don't know if it's in the cards for us to go again this year but it would be grand to go when you do. We could certainly meet at one of the bars for a drink or something. ANyway, probably not going to happen this year for us since we have a family wedding out of town that we'll most likely do our vacation around since we'll have to be traveling for that. I'm lucky to get my DH out of town once a year generally :upsidedow

So how's the treadmill motivation? Have you started back up? We're on day 3 of school cancelation with this ice storm that hit Ohio so I'm now seeing how convenient it is to have an INDOOR exercise program in place :lmao:

Jenngoofys
02-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow, $1500! Lucky you :goodvibes SOunds like you had a great time. I would've loved to see the Elvis & M.Jackson impersonators. The strip club & 50's diner sounds fun too, as well as the spa treatments. I hope your sister enjoyed herself :) LOL she said 75 % - 25% she didnt like waiting for the buses we always seemed to miss the first bus lol so wed have to wait a half hour. and she couldnt sleep at night due to the time change and my snoring:lmao: But the 75% she had a great time!!

I have most of my Christmas weight off finally. I've really had a rough time of it, 1 more pound to go & I'm finally back to where I was before we went to Disney in August :rolleyes1 I have to keep thinking to myself though that I have still lost & maintained getting 37 lbs off since April. For me, that is no small accomplishment. But I need to exercise to get more off.Youre doing way better than I am I need to get back on the tredmill I havent been on it since my trip but in my defence I have been cleaning my house instead :) getting the cleaning bug lol.

My DH went to the Dr & since last Jan, in one year, he has dropped 71 lbs!!!! It's like I have a new man :rotfl: He has joined a 6 weeks challenge at work for cardio work outs so he has really done a great job in getting himself active. That he can keep up with that gang, he's one of the oldest in the group but I'm really proud of him :love: I'd keel over of exhaustion trying to keep up with him now :laughing:

So you're going to WDW in August? That's when we usually go :idea: I don't know if it's in the cards for us to go again this year but it would be grand to go when you do. We could certainly meet at one of the bars for a drink or something. ANyway, probably not going to happen this year for us since we have a family wedding out of town that we'll most likely do our vacation around since we'll have to be traveling for that. I'm lucky to get my DH out of town once a year generally :upsidedowWell thats to bad it would have been great to finally meet you :D We could have had a wonderful time together.

So how's the treadmill motivation? Have you started back up? We're on day 3 of school cancelation with this ice storm that hit Ohio so I'm now seeing how convenient it is to have an INDOOR exercise program in place :lmao:

SO my doctor said I need to lose weight or else I'm in danger of Diabetes so guess I really need to cheange my eating and exercise more for my health rather than just for me :) I will be getting a blood test done soon to help decide weather I already have it or if I will soon :(( So thats my news I have lost my weight from vegas which is great but I need to lose alot more now :)

I also need to start "training" for my trip in August LOL so that helps motivate me :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
02-20-2011, 11:54 PM
SO my doctor said I need to lose weight or else I'm in danger of Diabetes so guess I really need to cheange my eating and exercise more for my health rather than just for me :) I will be getting a blood test done soon to help decide weather I already have it or if I will soon :(( So thats my news I have lost my weight from vegas which is great but I need to lose alot more now :)

I also need to start "training" for my trip in August LOL so that helps motivate me :)

I'm sorry I've been MIA - life has gotten hectic lately :eek: Have you heard back from the Dr? I sure hope you haven't develped diabetes, that's a rough chronic condition to have to live with I know from having friends & relatives that have to deal with it. ANytime a person is over weight, there's that possibility of getting it, is that where your dr. is coming from or has he/she said your danger is more specific than just having extra weight? I mean, do you have any family history or other red flags other than the weight issue?

We know weight adds risk factors to a lot of problems but not every thing that happens is because of excess weight. I have relatives who are normal weights that have high BP &/or high chlosetral so it's not JUST extra weight that causes every problem. I hope your Dr. isn't trying to scare you into losing weight? Sounds like not since you're getting blood work, but I know from experience I had a Dr. 10 yrs ago, every problem I had I knew in advance it would be "because of your extra weight" It got old, I switched Dr.'s because I felt like he didn't hear anything else I said.

But I digress, we both DO need to keep on track on our getting this weight off. YOu know when you first blogged about this however long ago we've been posting back & forth that all this weight wasn't going to come off fast (my DH being the exception :rolleyes1 )

So I hope you're not feeling too discouraged & just get back into trying something that you can live with to keep chipping away, pound by pound, to get the weight off you want to lose for you. Because it is for you :hug: and naturally it is going to contribute to your better health. If you try to lose because you MIGHT have an illness, I think you're going to feel a little beat up about it, discouraged, and it'll be hard. So just think in terms no matter what, you're doing it for you. Because you deserve to be the best you that you can be.

You have 6 mos until your trip & that's plenty of time to get back to working on your treadmill & getting a few pounds off. Remember this is a lifestyle change, so chin up friend :goodvibes

Let me know how it goes with your bloodwork :hug:

Jenngoofys
02-21-2011, 07:48 AM
Well I havent honestly had alot of time to think about anything we had a friend of the family pass away and I had a pampered chef party Saturday. I figured if Im going to be cooking at home and trying not eat out as much I wanted new pots and pans and knives and such so I had a party and got them all at 60% and 50% off :) still expensive but will be well worth it if I cook at home and save $$ that way. So i justified them by not eating out as much LOL which means Ill be eating healthier. I have lost 5 lbs so far cooking at home less grease and less breaded stuff. I can bread my own things if I have to have it :) but Im trying to skip the breading. I am getting excited for the cooking part so im trying to keep myself motivated one way or another.

Since I have been so busy I just got my blood work done on thursday so I dont know how long it will be before I know anything. Hoping she is just wrong and worried about nothing. :) Maybe it was just what I ate the day before kind of thing.

Yes I have 6 months left to try to lose this wieght :) Lets cross our fingers and hop on the tredmill and hope for the best :) after all I do need to keep up with the rest of my husbands family while we are in the parks @_@. So I need to get going 2 miles a day is still my goal. How have you been doing?

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
02-21-2011, 06:02 PM
Sorry to hear of your family friend :flower3: I have realized I either need to get serious about exercising or get serious with another plan. I've been messing around (although maintaining) for 6 months now. So I was telling DH that if he had been watching for 6mos & lost nothing more, he'd be PO'd about it too. I haven't got to the book store but I want to check into the 17 day diet challange I heard about in January on Dr. Phil. Combining that with my south beach knowledge maybe I can jump start myself back into losing. I admit, I've ventured into more treats than I should have with Christmas & then Valentine's day. But afterwards I'm then get back to working to get off any temporary gain so I guess in addition to maintaining I've been yo-yo-ing. Or it could be that at age 50, getting weight off is simply no easy task anymore. BOttom line, though, I feel better than I did last April with the 37 lbs off. I would really, really like it if I could start losing again tho :confused3

The one good that has come with all the ups & downs of dieting has been finding you on this board - I have truely enjoyed posting back & forth with you & sharing our struggles :hug:

Jenngoofys
03-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Hi long time no type!! LOL Well I have been bad But am getting ready to start my Disney marathon LOL I have 176 days to get in shape for Disney. This will be my original year goal. I dont think I am going to hit my 100 lbs in 6 months time now but I plan to put a serious dent in this goal. I am adding Wii Fit to my exercise for fun!! I plan on walking 2 miles a day no matter what. I need to be able to keep up with my husbands whole Family. And no scooter!!! (I've cheated at EPCOT before LOL) SOOOOO now that my goal is set here is the fun stuff. LOL
I booked my ADR's Sunday!! I got absolutely everything I wanted and only one had a bad time 7:50PM :( But I will keep working on that one. Here's the run down. Mind you this is for 10 people for the first few days lol.

August 26th - Chef Mickey's - 7:50PM - 10
August 27th - Cinderella's Royal Table - 8:25 AM - 6 (Girls only)
August 28th - Sci Fi Dine In - 11:35 AM - 10
August 29th - Crystal Palace - 5:45 PM - 6 (Me, DH and all the Kids)
August 29th - Captain Jacks - 5:40 PM - 2 ( In Laws Night out)
August 29th - Chef De France - 5:50 PM - 2 (SIL and Boy Friend Night Out)
August 30th - Coral Reef - 7:05 PM - 10

the 31st all of my husbands Family goes home and there are only 4 of use left(my daughter has a friend going with us).

August 31st - Le Cellier - 11:30AM - 4 (they're keeping the same lunch Menu)
September 1st - Planet Hollywood - 5:45 PM - 4 (never been here before)
September 2nd - 50's Prime Time Cafe - 12:05 PM - 4
September 3rd - Liberty Tree Tavern - 6:40 PM - 4
September 4th - Ohana - 5:00 PM - 4 (never been here before)

So I got all the reservations We wanted and we are trying 2 new places!! I am so excited to take my niece to the castle!! This is her first trip to Disney. I want it to be perfect.
I have a Dinner Reservation at Le Cellier for the 31st as well but since the lunch menu is staying the same I will cancel that. I see no reason in using 2 TS credits for my Filet when I can get it for 1TS at Lunch time. And by doing 1TS at lunch it allowed for us to try Ohana as well :) Soooo Excited and proud of myself LOL:dance3:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
03-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Hello again - so sorry I have not been posting :goodvibes I help a tax office this time of year so I've been working many hours lately & I'm just so tired when I get home.

Your ADR's all sound wonderful :thumbsup2 I've tried all but Cap't Jacks & Planet HW so I'll be especially excited to hear how you like them. Your trip sounds like sooooo much fun, it makes me miss going to WDW this summer all the more :upsidedow but this year is DH's year so it's looking like it's going to be a beach vacation. Now he has done great getting his weight off, the DR. has told him not to lose more than 10 or 15 more pounds, gee, what'd I give to hear that :laughing: I'm still stuck in my same weight as last Aug, even a couple pounds more. I know now the biggest issue I have is my not exercising so I have to motivate in that area. It's a catch 22, I'm tired when I get home from work & that's when I should exercise, but if I go & get selfish for time for myself, then dinner doesn't get made and the whole night gets thrown off kelter. So I'm really needing to be held accountable here - lol and get myself motivated again.

How's it going for you preparing for your WDW trip & all the walking? Are you enjoying the Wii workout???

Jenngoofys
03-20-2011, 07:51 PM
To be honest I have been working at my sisters house helping out so I have been tired when I get home too. I havent been exercising either. I will start again on tuesday. I have been cleaning rooms in my home and believe me that gives me quite the work out lol. The Wii has been fun when I can snag it from my daughter. It is helping keep track of my weight loss. (not that I have lost any) I wish I could find my motivation. My blood work came back good I dont have Diabetes. But I do need to keep an eye on my weight so I dont end up with it. I guess thats motivation. But in my defense I have been moving just not on the tredmill :D
Yes I am very proud of my ADR's I think I did well. My inlaws are the ones dining at captain jacks so I wont know how it is personally just word of mouth :D But My father inlaw is picky about his food too so it may be good even if he doesnt think so lol. I cant wait to go, well once I get in shape that is. LOL I am really feeling lazy these days I need warmer weather. I know Im running out of time so I need to get the lead out. Hope we can pull it together and get losing weight together!!

Jenngoofys
03-22-2011, 10:17 AM
Im so proud of myself I got off the couch and did 1.25 miles on the tredmill today :) yay!! I plan on doing more tomorrow. thought Id share my success :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
03-27-2011, 10:45 PM
:tigger: Hip Hip Hooray for Winnie the Pooh & tigger too :tigger:

Yes I'm being corny but the theme is for you too :cheer2: I'm so glad to hear your good news :yay: First & foremost that your bloodwork came back with a good result! That must be a big weight off your mind. And second to hear you're back on the treadmill. Good girl :goodvibes

I have about 2 more weeks of working too many hours helping the tax office & then hopefully life will slow down to a more normal pace & I can once agin start putting myself first again. I'm with you, looking forward to the weather to warm up so I can motivate getting back outside moving again :thumbsup2

My green thumb is itching to get into some dirt and do some gardening too. I'm thinking it might be easier this year since I have lost in the last year. April 5 will be my one year anniversary starting to get serious about losing weight. I am still a few pounds up but overall I do have more than 30 pounds off. My highest was 38 pounds & I've finally decided my DH has been right about those coveted tortilla chips I like to eat with my mexican dishes. He doesn't eat them, I do. He exercises 5 days a week, I don't. And he's lost twice as much as I so I think I need to get the hint :rolleyes1 What'd you think?

Well, spring will be here soon - we had snow flurries this weekend :scared1: but nothing brings on renewed motivation like warm weather. I'm glad to hear you're getting back to exercising and I need to be like you and get started too. We do tend to have a lot of excuses, don't we :laughing:

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
04-03-2011, 05:59 PM
I got a spring cold so I'm under the weather :sick: I think I've been working too many hours & this is my body's way of retailating :rolleyes1

How are you doing with the treadmill?

Jenngoofys
04-19-2011, 03:47 PM
I am finally up and moving on that tredmill every morning!! Only 129 days to go until Disney!! I am sorry I have not been on in a while Spring break makes it crazy at my Day Care. I hope to lose weight and build up my stamina for the walking in the parks. :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
05-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Hello out there! I'm so sorry I have not posted in ages!! I hope you are doing okay. Are you still out there????? popcorn::

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-05-2011, 09:10 PM
Finally I started moving again. It was a long winter & an even longer, rainy & wet spring. Took my DS & friends to Kings Island yesterday and did so much walking I can hardly move today :eek: I really overdid it but it felt good to get moving again. I've been working a lot of hours & have neglected to take care of myself. So once my legs stop hurting, I will be starting my walking again. Finally the weather has been nice enough for it, even hot.

I hope to see JennGoofy posting soon :goodvibes

Jenngoofys
06-14-2011, 08:43 AM
I have only 73 days left until my trip and I need to get my butt in gear!! I have been lazzzy!! I miss writing on here and actually reporting progress. I need to move it lol. Im glad to hear you are up and moving again at least one of is.
If I dont get up and do something I will pay for it big time in Disney!! Hope all is well with you :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
06-14-2011, 03:38 PM
I overdid it again this past weekend at a family wedding. I keep forgetting I can't shake my groove thing like I used to :lmao:

Anyway, I danced so much I worked up a sweat. Then Sunday morning rolled around & my knee hurt! I tell you the truth, it's tough moving after 50when you're out of shape :rolleyes1 but I'm determined not to give up :goodvibes I bandaged up my knee & have stayed off it a few days. I'm planning some pool time towards the end of the week so hopefully it'll get in the high 70's & be pleasant.

Good to hear from you again! Your August sounds MUCH better than what you did last August popcorn::

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
07-05-2011, 08:46 PM
Is it getting close to your Disney trip popcorn::

DH has been helping me to get walking again & I've gone swimming a couple times recently. I have been indulging myself with bread, ice cream and other very unfriendly South Beach foods and the scales are in an uproar :sad2: I have to get back on track, I was doing much better this time last year.

Jenngoofys
08-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Hello I am soooo sorry I haven't been on in so long. I have 25 days left!! I have just started walking again. I have only been going 3 days so far but I am averaging 2.3 miles a day. I am forcing myself to get out of the house and walk. I think of it like this if I am out of the house and I get tired I still have to walk back home so it forces me to walk more. If I am at home I can just get off the treadmill and be done. I am breaking in my new shoes too so I have a huge blister on my foot from the first day. Every time I walk now I bleed but Id rather have it here than at Disney. My body is sooo mad at me right now but I am determined to overcome this challenge before we get to Disney. I dont think my trip will be enjoyable if I cant move by the 2nd day. I need to do this "man up" lol. I have missed writing to you hope you are still out there :) I hope you are doing well yourself. I need the boot to my butt now!! I need a good partner in this journey and hope you are still working at it too. If I dont kill myself before this trip I will be very happy in the parks LOL. So wish me luck and kick my butt all the way to Disney!!!

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
08-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Yeah, glad to see you posting again :goodvibes
We were on our family vacation when you posted but home now. Had a lovely trip south visiting friends, the beach & home through the Smoky Mtns. This year is DH's year so it was a :scared1: non-disney trip :eek:

For those awful blisters, I use that white medical tape. Bandaids seem to slip & shift but that tape stays in place. Use it on your hot spots and see if it doesn't help keep those blisters at bay.

Hope the walking is going well & you'll be up to speed for your upcoming trip :thumbsup2

I've gained about half my weight back :sick: & I'm so mad at myself but I'm trying to get back on track. I am still 20 lbs lighter than when we first started posting but it's frustrating to have to relose. I got thrown down by a wave at the ocean & my leg is still sore so I haven't been doing any moving. DH has been doing great, still has his weight off but he runs about 15 miles a week on his treadmill. That's my problem, I need to get moving.

Keep me posted on the WDW trip plans - have you changed any of your ADR's?

Jenngoofys
09-20-2011, 10:18 AM
WOW time flies!!! I dont know where time has gone. Our Trip was amazing even with the Inlaws :) Actually everything went 99% perfect. lol
I got no blisters at all!! I walked for the first 5 days then my left leg swelled up to 2X the size of my right leg so I went to the hospital they thought I had a blood clot .... Nope Blood Pressure?? ..... Nope Actually no answer for it at all!!! So they suggested a wheel chair for the rest of my trip. So the rest of my trip was 6 more days!! we rented a scooter and used it for an hour when my daughter let us know her throat hurt so much she couldnt eat. so off we went to centre care for 4 hours once we got back to the park we just left to the hotel got a full refund for the scooter. so the next day my husband decided he could save $$ and rent a regular wheel chair LOL and pushed my big butt around for the day. Well he got blisters on his hands so for the next 2 days I rented a scooter and on out last day I just walked because I wasnt in pain at all just my leg was swelling up. So other than those 2 trips to the hospitals we had the best vacation ever!!! All the places we went to eat were amazing and no complaints. Like I said I was able to walk the whole trip no pain!!! It was awesome!!! I gained 14LBS of water weight on vacation!! so when I got home I lost it all in 3 days just by elevating my leg. Crazy huh? lol How are you and your family? I have decided rather than walking or exercising to lose weight I will just walk to build my stamina for my trips. not worry so much about the weight loss so I wont keep being dissapointed. Between last August when I started this adventure and now I have actually Gained 5lbs!!! But the walking enabled me to enjoy my vacation soooo much more no pain at night or in the mornings I was able to move the whole trip it was amazing!!! lol lol I loved it!! So my focus is now on My Disney Cruise Fantasy Maiden Voyage :) We have one day after the cruise for the parks we havent decided which one yet :) It was cheaper to fly out Sunday by $600 So we are staying a night after the cruise. Which works out well since we all have a one day pass for the park we have to use before next August. Once I decide which park I may make a reservation for dinner :) Well I guess thats enough for now lol. Hope to hear from you soon :)

TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum
09-20-2011, 09:23 PM
:goodvibes You must have been thinking of me telepathically because I hadn't checked our thread in a few weeks & wha-la, there you had posted :woohoo: It's so good to hear from you again :thumbsup2

Glad to hear your trip wasn't a bust - you have an amazing attitude! After the first trip to ER my DH would've been ready to head home & you went 2 times :eek: Glad everything turned out okay.
What was your favorite restaurant? We ate & drank too much on our non-WDW beach trip in early August too. DH has put on about 8 lbs, I'm sorry to say I've packed on about 25 of my original 38 lbs lost. I'm so heartbroken & disgusted. And yet I haven't walked all summer, gee, you think there's a correlation? I need to be held accountable!!!!!

I missed our correspondance - hope to hear again from you soon popcorn::

Jenngoofys
11-28-2011, 04:55 PM
So here I am again after 2 months I have gained weight I am now 290!!! I really need to find a solution to this issue. I have missed our exchanges on here. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am hoping to find some ambition to lose a little weight before my cruise. Or at least build up my stamina for walking again. We will be on the Fantasy Maiden Voyage March 31 - April 7th with a one night stay in WDW leaving on the 8th. It was $675 cheaper to fly out the 8th. We will be spanding the one day there at Magic Kingdom with reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern.

In February I can book dining for our August trip. My nephews first time going. He will be 11 at the time. I am so excited and want everything to be perfect for him. I want my sister and him to have the best time and want to go again.

Please let me know how youa re doing I miss hearing from you :) And Hoping to get back on track!!

Jenn

LMO429
11-28-2011, 05:01 PM
So here I am again after 2 months I have gained weight I am now 290!!! I really need to find a solution to this issue. I have missed our exchanges on here. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am hoping to find some ambition to lose a little weight before my cruise. Or at least build up my stamina for walking again. We will be on the Fantasy Maiden Voyage March 31 - April 7th with a one night stay in WDW leaving on the 8th. It was $675 cheaper to fly out the 8th. We will be spanding the one day there at Magic Kingdom with reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern.

In February I can book dining for our August trip. My nephews first time going. He will be 11 at the time. I am so excited and want everything to be perfect for him. I want my sister and him to have the best time and want to go again.

Please let me know how youa re doing I miss hearing from you :) And Hoping to get back on track!!

Jenn

Have you tried LOSEIT.com it's free and you can log your calories in. I am doing it currently and lost weight doing so. You can eat what you what in moderation remember losing weight is calories in calories out..and that is what lose it is. you can friend people as well. let me know if you join we can motivate each other..some disers are on there already.

Jenngoofys
11-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Thank you Very Much I will definetly check it out. I think it will be very helpful. I will send you a message when I check it out.

Jenngoofys
01-17-2012, 10:17 PM
It has been 2 months where are you TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum? Hope you are ok!!