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Old 04-11-2010, 10:31 PM   #121
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You are so, so much more ahead of the game than me! Slight panick here...I need to step things up pronto!

As for the shoes...I agree with your thought that you may want another pair. But, don't forget to leave room for any stuff you might purchase Stateside!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:38 AM   #122
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Sounds like you've got everything under control!

About the shoes - a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes........
I agree. I stopped counting the pairs of shoes in my wardrobe when I hit 30 pairs.

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Need shoes? Geez I've got far to many! You can't go wrong with extra shoes. However. DH limited me to just two pairs this trip!
Geez!! If my DH ever limited the things I put in a suitcase, that would definitely be grounds for divorce!!

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That's proposterous! You need to wear shoes for one day and another pair the next day, just to give your shoes a chance to dry out after a days wear. That's two pairs of tennies and a pair of dress shoes minimum!
I certainly think I'm coming to think the same as you about my shoes

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You are so, so much more ahead of the game than me! Slight panick here...I need to step things up pronto!

As for the shoes...I agree with your thought that you may want another pair. But, don't forget to leave room for any stuff you might purchase Stateside!
Don't panic (where have I heard that before??)...there's plenty of time left to get things organised. And at the end of the day, you can always pick things up in Orlando

I MOST DEFINITELY plan to shop! The last time the three of us went to the US, our bag at this end weighed in at 18 kg. This was with all our clothes, plus 2 soft shell bags inside the main 27" trolley case.
When we came back, we had acquired 2 additional trolley bags and filled both soft shell bags and weighed in at 75 kg.
Our record is 17 kgs going out and 92 kgs coming back. I think this explains why we've ended up with as many bags as we have...every trip to the US bar one, we've bought bags to bring back the shopping!

It's autumn/winter in Oz...so I can't find any walking sandals (eg Teva) for a good price. Any that I've seen are so exhorbitant that I'd rather walk barefeet than pay the price for them.
I think I may bring my existing runners with me as backup to the sketchers. I've had them for about 2 years and they are at the end of their lifespan.
I will then set my sights on purchasing a good walking sandal and a new pair of crosstrainers; throw out the old one when I find the new x-trainers; and that should fix my shoe dilemma.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:03 AM   #123
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PTR May 2010 - An Aussie's Journey - Countdown to May! 18 days and weight loss!

18 days to go!

So I had a weigh-in planned for tonight. I had it all planned...I was going to feed the family and then go for the weigh-in AND THEN come home to eat.

I know I've been good - not just with the food; but also with the exercising. Even with the change in daylight saving, I've still managed to go 4 times a week (rather than everyday) and cycle 5 km round the velodrome. The only hiccough I had this week was that my shin swelled up like a tennis ball and there was a pretty acute pain as well. I had to ice it and lie down for the better part of a day. The swelling didn't go away for about 5 days. I was pretty worried for a couple of days to the point of calling the doctor for a check-up. Well, it turns out the doctor thought that it was most likely an insect bite and that I should keep it iced, take some paracetamol and call back in 3 days if the swelling hadn't gone. It disappeared in about 5 days and I can now feel where I think the insect bit me. It's still a bit sore to touch but my leg is pretty much back to normal.
So, I made up for the lack of exercise mid-week last week with extra sessions at the weekend. Okay! Okay! I'm deviating from the point....

So, I figured if I waited for dinner, that would be my added insurance for a good result on the scales. The problem was my dinner menu - we did a mixed roast tonight. I went through the freezer at the weekend and have been trying to clear the stock in preparation for this holiday. So, I had a mini rack of lamb (about 4 cutlets) and one very small scotch fillet, plus some chicken tenderloins that I coated and crumbed; plus an assortment of roast vegies. When it all came out of the oven, there was no way I was going to last another 2 hours before having dinner .

I was a little nervous stepping on those scales - especially given the no loss nor gain the last time and also because I wolfed down dinner (all that protein!) - but I'm sooo happy to say that I lost 1.1kg (over 2 lbs). And I couldn't wait to come home to share the news.

For the next 18 days, I plan to continue watching what I eat; getting in 4, if not 5, rides per week down the velodrome of 5 kms each time; going for walks around the city at lunch when I'm working and just adding some more exercising around the house - especially if I'm watching TV.

There is one more weigh-in next week on Monday for me. The following Monday is a public holiday in Australia; so the centre won't be opened; and then we fly out before the next Monday!! So, I'm hoping to lose about 0.5 kg minimum; and then continue the pattern till I get on the plane.

Gosh, when I put it like that, the next 18 days are going to fly by.

I have to do the dwarf thing for the next couple of days (you know, Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it's off to work I go....otherwise also sung as I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go...) so I won't be hanging out on the DisBoard as much. But in case anyone thinks it's safe to come back on.....I'll be ba..a..ck. Till then, thanks again for all your encouragement and humour to date and I hope to catch you all on Thursday.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:25 AM   #124
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Geez!! If my DH ever limited the things I put in a suitcase, that would definitely be grounds for divorce!!


Right there with ya! I may have even been known to pack one suitcase that contained nothing but shoes for a vacation.


Congratulations on the weight loss!
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:31 AM   #125
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18 days! Might as well be two weeks as far as I'm concerned haha! I hope you make your goal you sound like you are making very good progress! I'm so happy for you!

Well I had to either give up the shoes or clothes and I can match clothes to one pair of shoes....so I said okay shoes! I'm the type of girl that decided half way through getting ready that I don't like what I'm wearing so I might change it a few times. So I'm bring a lot of dresses and t-shirt jean/shorts combos that match with white shoes. Haha so I'm getting my way ultimatley in the end. :P And shoes weight a lot in your bag!
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:50 AM   #126
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PTR May 2010 - An Aussie's Journey - Countdown to May! 14 days to go!

14 days to go before I'm on a plane.

I can't believe how quick it's coming round.


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Old 04-16-2010, 06:41 AM   #127
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One more day and I'll be two week dancin' too! It'll be here before we know it!

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Old 04-16-2010, 06:54 AM   #128
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We will all be there soon!!

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Old 04-16-2010, 05:25 PM   #129
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Wow it sounds like you are totally organised which is great. You can never be too organised that is for sure.

I'm very excited for you.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:53 PM   #130
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Yay for the May tripper gang It's almost here
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #131
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I'm so hoping to bump into you and Bella at POR.

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Wow it sounds like you are totally organised which is great. You can never be too organised that is for sure.

I'm very excited for you.
Welcome to my PTR Ms. Shuttergirl. Thanks. Can't wait to read your PTR when you go NEXT YEAR!!

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PTR May 2010 - An Aussie's Journey - Countdown to May! 13 days and packing?

13 day to go!

It's Disney weather outside in Oz. Blue skies, gentle warm breeze and 25 C. The sort of day you hope for when visiting the Mouse.

Ms. Shuttergirl asked me earlier this morning if I was getting excited about my May trip. I'm still trying to keep the excitement levels down until the 5 day countdown; but yes...when you start to think...in 2 weeks time I'll be doing this or that....yes, I'm getting excited.

Today, I pulled out some summer clothes and started to collect a pile of *potential* holiday wardrobe together. I don't know when you all start your packing and I normally start about 5 days to go...but my work and home schedule is crazy and I thought that I'd have a head start this time.

Anyway, it's a pretty pathetic looking pile at the moment. I'm going to stick with:
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 long pants
  • something dressy
  • a light jacket
  • sleepwear
  • bathers
  • heaps of underwear and socks
  • crocs
  • sketchers
  • runners

I've looked at waterproof jackets over here and think I'm better off buying these in the US e.g., Walmart or Target or a $2 shop.
I'm also debating whether to bring a pair of jeans along or perhaps buy a pair when I'm over there.
I get the feeling that I've forgotten something....help???
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I WAY overpack so you don't want to hear from me what all you are missing...dresses..only one fancy outfit? As I was putting my clothes in the closet today (first stay at VGC) I was remarking to myself that it sure seems like we are staying longer than three days!

Just for the record, I start packing for WDW at least 1 month out if not two!
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Well this trip I only plan on bringing dresses so....hrm. I would also plan on bringing extra shorts and maybe another part of pants. I am bringing some jeans and shorts just in case for my trip and a pair of sneakers. I hope I don't have to wear them. Sunglasses??
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I'm an overpacker as well, so you probably don't want to hear from me either! I'll probably be taking 10-12 outfits for our 8 day stay, and 6-8 pair of shoes....... Not to mention sleepwear, and swimwear with matching coverups
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