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Old 08-31-2011, 09:34 AM   #886
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:24 PM   #887
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51.43/1129 = 4.5%
A slower start then I'd hoped but hopefully I'll make it by the Tinker Bell 1/2...
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #888
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I haven't been to Disney in a long time and don't have a Disney trip planned right now, but since I know I want to go again and preferably sooner rather than later... lol...

I decided here with other Dis fans was the perfect place to come talk to folks getting in shape in preparation for a trip. I'm using my October trip to Williamsburg VA as a short term motivation for my exercise goals and my as not yet planned future Disney trip for a long term goal.

I've been losing weight since sometime in June and I've lost 31 pounds so far. My weight loss has been good but because of my own issues in my head I'm always impatient for more and I let myself be a slave to my scale more than I should and worry too much over tiny fluctuations up which I cannot seem to avoid or super short plateaus. I'm following my loving husband's advice he gave me after years of watching me do every diet under the sun only to plateau for months and months and then give up eventually, once after sticking it out for eight months of plateau!

We are calling it diet switching. I am not sticking to one diet plan all the time. I'm switching around. I've done a 15 day juice fast. I've done a kind of a strange elimination diet, I'm currently in the middle of a 28 day course of a thing called the HCG diet. I'm so thank-ful to be into a third month of weight loss and not experience any plateau of significance to speak of.

After wrestling with my cheapskate gene for a couple of months, I finally joined a gym in the last of July or the first of August. I've been working out a lot and really enjoying it. Since this is already long I won't go into too many details about why a gym or why I'm so thrilled to still be exercising and managing to avoid all the weird exercise problems I'd been experiencing for years. But, suffice it to say that at this point, I'm crazy happy about how well I'm doing at the gym.

I decided this weekend that in order to divert myself from my obsession with my scale I need other goals to focus on and be happy about, like all the inches I've lost. I'm going to measure again tomorrow since its been a couple of weeks.

And I'm setting a few other goals too. i want to be down to a size 18 before my October trip. Since I'm already down to a 20, I'm pretty sure that is do-able.

Then there are exercise goals... I want to be able to walk a 10 mile "random hill" program (level 7 difficulty) on the treadmill at the gym before my trip, among other things.

I'd love some feedback on what y'all think is the best way to adapt that type of thinking to the type of fitness needed to walk all day, day after day at Disney, or any other walking heavy vacation. Such as: Should I go for a certain speed or should I focus more on the stamina to keep going for longer when I can manage the time in a day to walk for a long time? etc.

or any old thing you want to suggest!
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:40 AM   #889
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I decided this weekend that in order to divert myself from my obsession with my scale I need other goals to focus on and be happy about, like all the inches I've lost. I'm going to measure again tomorrow since its been a couple of weeks.
So, I measured this morning and I'm down a total of 5 inches around my waist and 4 around my hips.

You know how people come up with huge inches lost numbers by the time they get to their goal weight and you know their waist probably wasn't that big to begin with and they do still exist as opposed to melting into thin air... that is from adding up all the inches lost from however many parts of their body they are measuring. Which puts me at 13 1/2 inches lost so far.

Now I just have to go to the gym sometime today, in spite, of not getting a good nights sleep
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:57 AM   #890
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So I looked up how far to Disney for me, as well as how far to go to get from my house to Williamsburg VA since that is our October trip. And I spoke to my husband about my plan since my plan involves actually going to Disney later.

Here is my plan. ... given that I am doing a lot of different kinds of exercise varying my workout from day to day, and lots of other factors....

bike to Williamsburg : 389 miles
walk to Disney : 984 miles

and there are actually others I might do too. lol. but first things first these are what I am actively tracking and going to post about.

Dear Husband insisted I have to include the walking I've been doing already since I started losing weight and he being the one with a head for numbers he then further insisted I was under estimating how much I could count for that. So with his estimate and how much I did yesterday at the gym:::

biking to Williamsburg : 5/389

walking to Disney: 28.2/984

chiropractic at 11 today, another appointment at 2... I'll do the gym either right after the 2 o'clock or late in the evening... just have to keep on going...
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:30 PM   #891
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After Week 2 I'm at 65.22/1129=5.77%

I"m doing better this week though as I've already run 8 miles of training toward Tink!
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Week 3 still going strong (actually doing a bit better then b4!)

100.79/1129 = 8.9%
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After Week 3 still going strong (actually doing a bit better then b4!)

100.79/1129 = 8.9%
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100.79/1129 = 8.9%
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