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Old 10-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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anybody else just getting started, or restarting?

Jumping back into WISH as I LOVE it here so much. There is so much positive feedback. Anyone else just getting started? We could help each other along the way.


I started back up yesterday and feel great. I want to keep going, I need to keep going and would love some buddies along the way!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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I'm relatively new here as well. Welcome

On the 6th, I will have been at this journey for 2 months!

I'd love to add to my support system and help someone else as well.

Congrats on taking a very big step in the right direction
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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Hi! I am new here and I keep saying next month I will get started on being healthy. I need to make this month the month and get going!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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I'm new here too! I started down the weight loss journey (again) about a week and a half ago....found this board while searching the internet for tips on being on WW and going to Disney. (I have been reading the disboards for years, but not WISH!)

Would love to be support for others as well!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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I'm relatively new here as well. Welcome

On the 6th, I will have been at this journey for 2 months!

I'd love to add to my support system and help someone else as well.

Congrats on taking a very big step in the right direction
2 months already! wow, that is awesome. What are the things that have kept you on track for 2 months?

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Hi! I am new here and I keep saying next month I will get started on being healthy. I need to make this month the month and get going!
Welcome!!! I've been the same way... saying I'll get started "Monday, tomorrow, next month, etc" It is kind of refreshing to be past that first day. That is usually the hardest for me. So glad you are here on WISH and that this is going to be your month!

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I'm new here too! I started down the weight loss journey (again) about a week and a half ago....found this board while searching the internet for tips on being on WW and going to Disney. (I have been reading the disboards for years, but not WISH!)

Would love to be support for others as well!
Lots of support coming your way! So is your trip soon? Mine isn't till next summer, so I've got some time to get in shape. So happy about getting going with enough time to get healthy. It is so amazing what is on the DISboards. So many different interests are covered. I just LOVE it here!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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so far so good for me. 3rd day in and keeping strong. I started a journal again on WISH and really like doing it. It is was fun to read back on my previous journal and remember stuff. Also really reinforces how quickly time goes by and how I really need to make each day count.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
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So is your trip soon? Mine isn't till next summer, so I've got some time to get in shape. So happy about getting going with enough time to get healthy. It is so amazing what is on the DISboards. So many different interests are covered. I just LOVE it here!
I'll be in WDW this time next week for a long weekend...and then again in early November. We own DVC and another timeshare, so we get down a few times a year for shorter trips. I have ALWAYS planned our trips around food, and had aspirations once about eating at every TS on site.

Here is what I will do:

1. Alcohol only one night.-DVC members are currently allowed at the Top of the World Lounge, so we are going there to watch fireworks, I'm planning on having a cocktail or two there. Yes I know it's food and wine fest, but I will save that for our November trip.
2. TRACK, TRACK, TRACK-It is too easy to get out of the habit for me. So even if I have dessert, I will right it down, and estimate points the best I can.
3. Err on the side of proteins over carbs.
4. Eat breakfast in our unit.
5. Check menus and find at least one better counter service option in each park.


Here is what I won't do:

1. Say no to something that I really want because it's too many points.
2. Say yes to something that I don't really want just because it's vacation.
3. Give up when I get back if I have only maintained or gained. (This one will be tougher, but I am DETERMINED!!!!)


I also think I'm going to start a wish journal today so I can hold myself a bit more accountable.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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Well when it comes to food guilt, I'm going to try a "moderation in all things" approach. Whole foods -- I don't buy anything with preservatives because I have severe sensitivities -- but no named diets. Just good old protein and veg meals, coupled with exercise. Because stressing over meals is not going to help any of us get healthier!
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:48 AM   #9
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Hi Everyone...

I'm new here today. I've been working at weight loss for about three months now. I am looking at a knee replacement, and I'm trying to lose as much weight as I can to get me knee as healthy as it can be. I can't walk without a cane anymore, and the pain is constant, so I'll be getting a scooter for my next trip to visit Mickey.

Since February, I have lost 30 lbs, the last 15 of that since late July. I am working at one pound a week, using the Livestrong.com food tracker, working out everyday on an elliptical, and just using the common sense about food that I should have been using for years. What's different now is that I am motivated to live a new lifestyle, not just "diet." I don't think of myself as being on a "diet."

I'm using the E-meals Natural and Organic plan for my dinners. That has been my solution to the "what shall we have for dinner?" question. Like you, FrontierGirl, I was a carb-a-holic. The plans offered by Emeals are delicious and I love that the shopping list is right there for me. I love the variety of foods offered. I just count up all the calories and make substitutions where I need to. Yep, the less I have to use my brain, the better I like it! LOL

My goal is to lose another 50 lbs and to be able to walk and have less pain. I look forward to hanging out here to give and get some support as we all progress together!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #10
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Hi Quicklabs. Sounds like you are well on your way to the healthy lifestyle you want. Well done!

I am just starting out (again) and hope to learn from those like you who are succeeding. Hopefully this will be an active thread to keep us all motivated!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #11
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For me, I am creating my own lifestyle change path.

1. I am trying to avoid the scale like crazy because it always trips me up. If I loose, gain, or maintain I play mind games to find ways to eat. so I am trying to take that out of the equation.

2. Definitely exercising more. Plan on exercising daily. So far I have been going to the gym and doing the elliptical, treadmill, bike and weight machines there. At home I have done my work out tapes, exercised to music on my own, and gone for long walks. Eventually I REALLY want to go back to Tae Kwon Do. There is a black belt with my name on it there and I really want it bad!!!! I was 2 weeks shy of my black belt test before I ended up with emergency surgery and have been struggling ever since to get back. Now I am back to square 1 with my energy level and endurance, but I know I can get back there.

3. so far daily I am tallying up estimated calorie counts in my head at the end of the day. I am really just trying to focus on slowly getting back into logging calories, but for right now, just focusing on eating less and exercising more.

4. Consciously thinking about what I am eating, when I am eating and striving for a better balance. No food is off limits, just decreasing the amounts right now.

I feel so much better and more energized since I restarted Tuesday. So hopefully all is going well!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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To help you track, have you seen MyFitnessPal.com? It's a free app and you wouldn't believe how huge the data base is.
I didn't know that DVC members can go to the Top of the World. Thanks for the info! I'll definitely check this out in January. We make ALL our meals in our villa, but I do plan to go to Be Our Guest twice in Jan. I hope you have a GREAT time with Mickey.

I am going to look into my fitness pal, that sounds great!

Unfortunately, I think Top of the World is only open to members not staying at BLT through December. There is something on the login page that lists the day.


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Thanks! As far as the pop... (AKA soda) that is really a hard thing to stop. I was in a biggest loser competition past spring and one challenge was to only have 2 sodas the entire week. From that challenge I ended up switching up and drinking water at work instead of soda and kept it going. I don't even miss it any more. See if you can switch it out with water or something else for just one time a day and then you can slowly add to it.



I hope you have fun on your trip! Eventually I would love to do a 5k and my long range goal is a 1/2 marathon. I hope one day I can do it.

You've got GREAT goals!




WOW, you have some great goals! Very detailed and easily visulized. I sure hope you have fun on your getaways. did you start a journal? I'll have to go check it out.
Thanks so much! I did start a journal, I'm thinking it will help keep me motivated and on track.

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For me, I am creating my own lifestyle change path.

1. I am trying to avoid the scale like crazy because it always trips me up. If I loose, gain, or maintain I play mind games to find ways to eat. so I am trying to take that out of the equation.

2. Definitely exercising more. Plan on exercising daily. So far I have been going to the gym and doing the elliptical, treadmill, bike and weight machines there. At home I have done my work out tapes, exercised to music on my own, and gone for long walks. Eventually I REALLY want to go back to Tae Kwon Do. There is a black belt with my name on it there and I really want it bad!!!! I was 2 weeks shy of my black belt test before I ended up with emergency surgery and have been struggling ever since to get back. Now I am back to square 1 with my energy level and endurance, but I know I can get back there.

3. so far daily I am tallying up estimated calorie counts in my head at the end of the day. I am really just trying to focus on slowly getting back into logging calories, but for right now, just focusing on eating less and exercising more.

4. Consciously thinking about what I am eating, when I am eating and striving for a better balance. No food is off limits, just decreasing the amounts right now.

I feel so much better and more energized since I restarted Tuesday. So hopefully all is going well!
Keep up the great work! I would only suggest write it down AS you eat...it's too easy to forget something or to under/over estimate portion sizes.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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Hey! Not sure who remembers me at all?? Anyway, I am starting over, too. It has been a while since I've been on the DIS boards!!

I had great success years ago with Atkins, and since then I've put about 40 of the 65 I lost back then, back on. But I'm sure there is a lot more muscle because I've been teaching Jazzercise for 6 1/2 years.

I'm shooting for 25 to lose, and see what I look like there. I'm very excited to re-connect with some of my old friends, and also to meet some new ones!!

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Phew! I thought I killed this thread!

Welcome back to wish! Best of luck to you with your goals!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #15
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hey all! im restarting my weight loss again. 4 years ago i was 190 and then lost 30lbs within 3 months. then 2 years ago i gained back and reached 186-187..i started working out at the end of August and I am currently at 167. trying to lose the weight for my next trip in 8 days!!! because i am on the dining plan and i love Disney's food!

I have a blog on my progress and the food I eat daily.
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