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Old 04-01-2007, 01:25 PM   #76
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Another Peep.... checking in!

Hi.. I will be trying to keep up with all my peeps and their reports.. Sometimes that is a full-time job in itself.
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:33 PM   #77
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:40 PM   #78
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The pictures of your babies in their halloween costumes are adorable! I also dress up my dog for halloween, despite the pleas of my family not to! My mini dachshund sophie has a princess costume complete with a cone hat. She also has a santa hat for christmas. I'll confess that I even dressed up my cats for christmas! They are both male and I've put them in little christmas dresses from some stuffed animals............................I know I'm a little weird.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #79
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Your dogs look so cute! Your trip is getting closer!! Have you bought anything for it yet? Mine is still two months away and I already have picked up a few things here and there. It makes the time go faster.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #80
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Your dogs look so cute! Your trip is getting closer!! Have you bought anything for it yet? Mine is still two months away and I already have picked up a few things here and there. It makes the time go faster.
the only thing i've bought so far are my crocs and some new luggage (which technically i didn't buy, but i got for christmas). i'm on a diet and trying to lose about 15 more pounds before i leave! i doubt that's going to happen within the next month. i've lost about 10 pounds so far and most of my clothes are already starting to fall off. so i'm gonna wait until about a week before the trip to do any clothes shopping. other than that, i've got to go buy some ponchos, some fat markers for characters to sign autographs with and some film for the camcorder and extra batteries for both the digital camera and the camcorder. thank god for the best buy credit card!!!
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #81
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i'm subscribing to this thread! i think it's going to be a good one...
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:49 PM   #82
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yes, another installment!

i should have never said that my pre-TR would not be updated because, obviously, i was wrong!

i decided today to go ahead and get ressies for the saturday night before our arrival. if you'll recall, we were going to hit the road saturday afternoon and get a hotel room somewhere north of orlando that night. the more i thought about it, the more i realized this could make for a not-so-enjoyable start to our vacation. i mean, what if we couldn't find a hotel that night? i don't think sleeping in your car is the right way to start your disney vacation a/k/a four days of running around like a chicken with your head cut off.

so as i was looking to make said ressie, i realized that if we leave about an hour earlier (around 3:00 p.m.), that could drive just a little bit further and get to orlando that night by around 10:00, making it possible to have a longer day at MGM on sunday because we'd be so close to WDW when we got back on the road on sunday. after looking around, i got a room at the comfort inn (gasp!) universal studios for $38!!! you can't beat that price! thank you, priceline!

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nothing to write home about, but it'll do for a good night's sleep before our big vacation starts!

so now the plan has changed a bit. considering that we're about 15 minutes from WDW, we don't have to wake up quite as early. so i'm thinking we'll aim to leave the hotel around 9:00, head towards WDW and check in to pop. then we'll head over to MGM. since we will probably be at MGM around lunchtime instead of pop, i'm thinking we'll do backlot express for lunch. i'm not crazy about any of the CS's at MGM, but that seems to be the best bet. now we can take our time at MGM that day instead of rushing. AND if we get bored there, we can always leave and go somewhere else and come back for our ADR at sci-fi and fantasmic since we have a park hopper.

so that's where we stand now. we shall see if the plan changes yet again! i'm a planner, and that tends to happen when you are constantly reviewing your plans.....you get new and improved ideas!

again, thanks for reading! i'm off to get exact directions from our non-WDW hotel!
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:51 PM   #83
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hello and welcome!
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:03 PM   #84
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Congratulations on the 10lb!! I am also starting to try to lose weight before DW. Can I ask what your diet is? I am going to buy some fat markers for autographs. I saw on another thread the "Foohy" (I don't know if I spelled that right) brand has thick markers with retractable tip. They come in really pretty bright colors. I think I am going to get those. It looks like you got a great deal on your hotel room!
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:17 PM   #85
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Congratulations on the 10lb!! I am also starting to try to lose weight before DW. Can I ask what your diet is? I am going to buy some fat markers for autographs. I saw on another thread the "Foohy" (I don't know if I spelled that right) brand has thick markers with retractable tip. They come in really pretty bright colors. I think I am going to get those. It looks like you got a great deal on your hotel room!
i'm limiting my calorie intake to 1500 per day, but the amount of calories you need per day depends on your weight and your activity level. i write down EVERYTHING i eat. i also drink nothing but water, except in the morning i usually have cranapple juice. those little crystal lite things you mix in a bottle of water are great when you get sick of just plain old water! i'm also working out at least 3 times a week.

there's a weight loss forum on the DIS that really helps, too. we do a weigh-in every friday so you're sort of having to hold yourself accountable for your choices. if you're interested, go to the WISH forum and look for a thread called "DISappearing peeps....a fastpass to thin" or something like that.

thanks for the tip about the markers!
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Thanks for the tip. I will check it out. It could be just the motivation I need!
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:46 AM   #87
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There is a great website for health called spark people. In the nutrition section, you can actually put in everything that you eat and it calculate the calories - it has everything from stonyfield yogurt to burger king...
I am going to Mexico in two weeks so have to make sure I am in bathing suit shape.

On to Disney -- I think I stayed at the same hotel when I did my universal vacation a few years ago. From what I remember I think it was ok...
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:48 PM   #88
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lookie lookie what the mailman brought to mama!

hey, pre-trippie readers! just a short update.

i arrived home from the gym today to find this in my mailbox....




(yeah, i know....nice fly on the edge of the envelope, right? i didn't see it til i uploaded the picture! )

hmmmmmmmm...... what in the world could this be? so i open the envelope to find this.......



cool! what a nifty little folder holding what looks to be the blessed disney vacation paperwork!!! could it be.........



why, yes, it is! yay!!!!!!!!!!! so now i have my official itinerary and my vouchers, not to mention two cute little luggage tags that were a nice surprise!

thank you, disney!!!!!!!!!!! 33 days and counting......

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #89
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hey, pre-trippie readers! just a short update.

i arrived home from the gym today to find this in my mailbox....




(yeah, i know....nice fly on the edge of the envelope, right? i didn't see it til i uploaded the picture! )

hmmmmmmmm...... what in the world could this be? so i open the envelope to find this.......



cool! what a nifty little folder holding what looks to be the blessed disney vacation paperwork!!! could it be.........



why, yes, it is! yay!!!!!!!!!!! so now i have my official itinerary and my vouchers, not to mention two cute little luggage tags that were a nice surprise!

thank you, disney!!!!!!!!!!! 33 days and counting......
wow, that's pretty spiffy!
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #90
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It's getting pretty close, isn't it?

I'm expecting my hotel and rental car voucher and Disney tickets somewhere this week, the travel agency told us we could expect them 4 weeks before departure, and that's only 5 days from now
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