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Old 07-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #421
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I need some help and insight friends......which DVC resort would you stay at for two nights in January:

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Priced out tickets and looks like Joshua and I will have a resort day on Friday after driving from the Port of Miami, hit MK all day Saturday, and fly home Sunday.



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Old 07-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #422
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I need some help and insight friends......which DVC resort would you stay at for two nights in January:

BWV
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BLT

Priced out tickets and looks like Joshua and I will have a resort day on Friday after driving from the Port of Miami, hit MK all day Saturday, and fly home Sunday.



VWL and then BLT especially since you are doing a day at MK.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #423
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VWL and then BLT especially since you are doing a day at MK.

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Thats what I was thinking. Plus I think Joshua will like the VWL theme better than BLT. They've got the trains and all that. I'm looking into what TS are offered at the VWL.

My only hesitation are the very dated rooms at the VWL unless they've been refurbed. We were in one visiting friends in 2007.

We've always both wanted to try the sushi at the Poly and since we're the only two that love sushi in our house, that Friday night might be an opportune time.

I'm guessing the Poly and VWL are not that far apart.

Do you take a boat to MK com the VWL?
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #424
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I forgot to add that the VGF were in the running but they've only got availability for Friday and not sure i want to deal with the waitlist process for Saturday.
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I forgot to add that the VGF were in the running but they've only got availability for Friday and not sure i want to deal with the waitlist process for Saturday.
You'll want to jump on either VWL or BLT b/c those go quick too.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:35 PM   #426
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You'll want to jump on either VWL or BLT b/c those go quick too.

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They do? I have to borrow so I have to be very sure. I'm stalking flights currently and hoping they'll come down. There's a chance DH and I will have to cancel Vegas in August so I'd like to wait to book in case I've got a flight credit from that cancelation. I'm not very good at plans being up in the air. I'm far too neurotic.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:06 AM   #427
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Alison, it's so good to see you on MyFitness Pal. I track my food even when I'm way over. It's crazy how much you move more than you thought.


199 days!!!


We're in the hundreds girl!!
I'm becoming obsessed with it, I start planning all my meals based on what I CAN eat, and I knew that all the stuff Fran had me doing would count towards calorie burning, but it's so much more obvious when you see how much that extra glass of wine or margarita costs!

Tonight I was dying for a lamburger, and since we don't get home until 11PM, I added it to my recipes on the drive home and then put half the calories in today and the other half in tomorrow! Now I have to walk around at a brisk pace in order to get extra calories to make up for the 285 deficit that I'm starting the day with. But it sure was good! At this rate I may even stay up a couple hours before going to bed. I still need to feed the cats!

Congrats on reaching the hundreds!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:04 AM   #428
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I'm becoming obsessed with it, I start planning all my meals based on what I CAN eat, and I knew that all the stuff Fran had me doing would count towards calorie burning, but it's so much more obvious when you see how much that extra glass of wine or margarita costs!

Tonight I was dying for a lamburger, and since we don't get home until 11PM, I added it to my recipes on the drive home and then put half the calories in today and the other half in tomorrow! Now I have to walk around at a brisk pace in order to get extra calories to make up for the 285 deficit that I'm starting the day with. But it sure was good! At this rate I may even stay up a couple hours before going to bed. I still need to feed the cats!

Congrats on reaching the hundreds!!!!!




Thanks! Joshua and I are so excited and now that an MK day looks feasible, it's even more exciting. He just wanted to make sure he didn't miss anymore school. He's a great student, takes his studies seriously. He's also nervous about Junior High. Now just to figure out which DVC resort and soon. I'm leaning towards VWL as we've never stayed there.

I'm really proud of you for your dedication. Lifestyle changes are hard. You're kicking butt!! I agree too its so much more obvious when having to actually enter in the calories. I find huge discrepancies in some of the options on MyFitness Pal so I usually err on the high side.
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I'm becoming obsessed with it, I start planning all my meals based on what I CAN eat, and I knew that all the stuff Fran had me doing would count towards calorie burning, but it's so much more obvious when you see how much that extra glass of wine or margarita costs!

Tonight I was dying for a lamburger, and since we don't get home until 11PM, I added it to my recipes on the drive home and then put half the calories in today and the other half in tomorrow! Now I have to walk around at a brisk pace in order to get extra calories to make up for the 285 deficit that I'm starting the day with. But it sure was good! At this rate I may even stay up a couple hours before going to bed. I still need to feed the cats!

Congrats on reaching the hundreds!!!!!
That is SO awesome! It really does work and yes, it can be addicting in its own way great job!!!!!
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I forgot to add my choices... VWL would be relaxing and woodsy, There is stuff there for nice relaxing. BLT could also be nice because it makes resort hopping easy with the monorail. Plus you have TOTWL where you could watch the fireworks. I haven't stayed at VWL since the villas were built so I'll know more after my October stay. That said we loved BLT even if it was modern because the location was so great to get to other resorts.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #432
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Well me, I'd pick BWV. But it's a Josh trip so I'd either let him pick or go for the lowest points!



If I let him choose we'd be at AKV. I really want to stay some place new. I've always wanted to stay at BWV. Why would you choose them?
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #433
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I forgot to add my choices... VWL would be relaxing and woodsy, There is stuff there for nice relaxing. BLT could also be nice because it makes resort hopping easy with the monorail. Plus you have TOTWL where you could watch the fireworks. I haven't stayed at VWL since the villas were built so I'll know more after my October stay. That said we loved BLT even if it was modern because the location was so great to get to other resorts.



I'm really torn. Fireworks from the TOTWL sounds great especially since Friday won't be a park day. This is so hard. I like the monorail access to MK too. Is it by boat from the VWL?

Wonder how WCC is? We've been to Chef Mickeys, which we didn't love, and to California Grill. After being on the cruise for 5 nights, I'm thinking he might like WCC or again going to the Poly for sushi.
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I'm really torn. Fireworks from the TOTWL sounds great especially since Friday won't be a park day. This is so hard. I like the monorail access to MK too. Is it by boat from the VWL?

Wonder how WCC is? We've been to Chef Mickeys, which we didn't love, and to California Grill. After being on the cruise for 5 nights, I'm thinking he might like WCC or again going to the Poly for sushi.
It is easier to walk to the MK from BLT than take the monorail. WCC is fun. Artist Point is fantastic too if you want a Signature meal. I think Roaring Forks is one of the better CS places on property.

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I'm really torn. Fireworks from the TOTWL sounds great especially since Friday won't be a park day. This is so hard. I like the monorail access to MK too. Is it by boat from the VWL?

Wonder how WCC is? We've been to Chef Mickeys, which we didn't love, and to California Grill. After being on the cruise for 5 nights, I'm thinking he might like WCC or again going to the Poly for sushi.
The VWL has busses and boats for transportation. At BLT it would be really easy to get to the Poly for sushi. I know you would be doing a studio, but the extra bathroom for us at BLT in the 1 bed is always a bonus. WCC doesn't have a lot of appeal to me. I would probably ask to sit in the library if we ate there. CA Grill is the restaurant with the most appeal to me at the Contemporary but we had a decent burger at Contempo. I like that the other resorts are just a monorail away. We're trying the Wave in October as well.
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