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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, 12:06 AM   #7
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what is everyone working on? weight loss? eating better? goals?

I am trying really hard to stop drinking pop - but it is soooo hard for me. I would also like to lost 15-20 lbs and finish a 5k by spring under 30 minutes (I have never run for more than a mile and a half......)

I am trying to decide if I want to tackle everything at once, or one at a time.....

great job on day 3 princess vija!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:47 AM   #8
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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.
I think writing things down is important, I'm make sure I check in on your journal!

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what is everyone working on? weight loss? eating better? goals?

I am trying really hard to stop drinking pop - but it is soooo hard for me. I would also like to lost 15-20 lbs and finish a 5k by spring under 30 minutes (I have never run for more than a mile and a half......)

I am trying to decide if I want to tackle everything at once, or one at a time.....

great job on day 3 princess vija!
Giving up soda, and artificial sweeteners, is a goal of mine too.

1. Lose 45-50 pound. (I'm on WW and my actual goal is to lose 47.5)
2. Give up soda and artificial sweeteners. I love the fizz from soda, so sparkling water is what I am drinking more of.
3. Run a 5k.

Current focus is on weight loss, though I am cutting back on soda. Will start couch 2 5k when I get back from my Disney trip.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
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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 10-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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This is such a cool board, I'm so happy to have discovered it!

My overall goal is to get fit and lose what I've acquired around my middle section. Also my chin. What is up with my chin? I hate it. Too much chin.

The main thing is... I LIKE to EAT, you guys. It's a PROBLEM.

I have started running a few times a week, guilting myself into doing it by purchasing a very expensive pair of running shoes. Buyer's remorse is an excellent motivator.

My biggest challenge, though, is food, and the time it takes to prepare. I love cooking delicious healthy organic creative meals, well balanced with fiber and protein, guaranteed to add years to my life or my money back, but I don't have the time. So I make spaghetti, and carb out, and feel guilty about it. More guilt. The wrong kind.

Maybe I just need to run more.

figment814, I am VERY impressed that you're taking diet goals with you to Food and Wine. I'm not that strong. I'm also not going to fit into my work uniform when I get back, and that's going to be its own brand of awkward.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Giving up soda, and artificial sweeteners, is a goal of mine too.

1. Lose 45-50 pound. (I'm on WW and my actual goal is to lose 47.5)
2. Give up soda and artificial sweeteners. I love the fizz from soda, so sparkling water is what I am drinking more of.
3. Run a 5k.

Current focus is on weight loss, though I am cutting back on soda. Will start couch 2 5k when I get back from my Disney trip.
Seems like we have similar goals! I am a fizz junkie as well. I have been drinking a lot of sparkling water, sometimes mixed with juice. Also I like IZZE and the San Peligrino orange drinks, but I don't think I save any calories! lol. Have a great trip!

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I have started running a few times a week, guilting myself into doing it by purchasing a very expensive pair of running shoes. Buyer's remorse is an excellent motivator.

My biggest challenge, though, is food, and the time it takes to prepare. I love cooking delicious healthy organic creative meals, well balanced with fiber and protein, guaranteed to add years to my life or my money back, but I don't have the time. So I make spaghetti, and carb out, and feel guilty about it. More guilt.
I hear ya! I have a kick butt pair of mizunos I bought last winter. They kept me inspired for a little bit, but alas, I still need some accountability - lol.

I am with you on the food and having time. I battle the time and 2 boys that are picky eaters. I could probably/maybe justify the time if everyone eats it, but when I have to cook 2 meals.....
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #12
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Hi. I am trying to get back to healthy eating and weight loss. My health is really suffering these days, but it's not to late to turn it around.

Also, I want to encourage better choices for my kids so they don't end up with the problems I have. But I agree with Frontier Girl that coming up with quick but truly healthy meals is tough!

I have been successful with the Abs Diet and am going to try to get back to that.

Mind if I join you all in the journey?
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #13
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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   #14
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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   #15
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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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