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Old 12-13-2003, 06:35 PM   #166
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I have tried several diets over the years. Atkins worked great for me 20 years ago. Weight Watchers is a good way to eat but was difficult for me to keep up with.

I have passed fifty and need to eat healthy plus lose the weight. My wife and I have started a modified South Beach (Weight Watcher influenced). So far I have lost 20lbs in four weeks. It has been easier than I thought to stick to it. I want to lose 30 more total but it is good to be back on track.

I look forward to the encouragement of this forum. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-14-2003, 09:52 AM   #167
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Hi, I'm a lurker here, but after dealing with some issues and trying to lose weight on my own and the gaining it all back, I realized that I need some kind of support from people who are in the same situation.

So here I am, count me in. Today I start a new diet, guided by a nutritionist, it's a low cal diet. My fist goal is to lose 19 pounds (10% of my body weight). I want to be as fit as I can for my next WDW vacation.

I don't really know how things work around here so I need all the help I can get.

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Old 12-15-2003, 09:35 PM   #168
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I'm in! My goal is to lose 25 lbs. I hope to accomplish this by eating sensibly and exercising 3 to 4 times a week. I need to lose the extra weight that I gained while pregnant with my last child. I hope by committing this to writing I will be motivated to get back to a healthier life style.
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Old 12-15-2003, 10:52 PM   #169
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Hello all. Heard about your group through my sister, ibouncetoo. I am currently too short for my weight. And since I cannot change my height, here I am! I've heard such wonderful things about this group, and am looking forward to chatting with y'all!
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:04 PM   #170
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Okay, here I am. I checked this board out a few weeks ago, but now I'm back and serious.
I tried Atkins a few months ago. It was not for me personally. It was not something I could stick to as a new lifestyle. I lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks, but gained it all back and then some.
I signed up for WeightWatchers online today. My goal is to lose 26 pounds (I'll be very excited to just lose 20, but 26 would be better! ) I'm in the process of buying a treadmill as well, so I'm hoping the combination of the two will work for me.
Can't wait to spend some time chatting to everyone!

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Old 12-17-2003, 11:41 AM   #171
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Wow to see that I can get health support as well as WDW info all on the same Website! yeah!

Here's my story and my goals. Last year I was laid off of work so I decided that it was a great time to get in shape and starting eating healthy. I managed to loose 40 pounds. Yeah.

Unfortunately the last two months I've gained back 8lbs. Don't want that to turn into 10 and so on so I'm trying to get back to eating healthy and most importantly exercise.

I have a few goals. My minimum goal is to loose 12lbs to put me under the 200 mark. I would really like to loose another 40lb but that seems to far away.

I plan on doing this by eating healthy/portion control and by getting back into exercise. I really do love to exercise it's just finding the time to do it. The past couple weeks I've been better about getting some exercise in but I'm not up to 3 times a week yet. I've been doing tummy exercises for about a week now and it really feels good. My back, which has been aching, doesn't hurt as much.
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:38 PM   #172
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disfan1 : The Deal A Meal sounds like it's really working for you! Keep up the good work - and stick around & let us know how it's going!

Brack : South Beach sounds like the way to go! Lots of people are having great success with it! Good luck!

bubie2.5 : Welcome to WISH!!! You should do great on your low-cal diet! And, you'll find plenty of support here too! Please keep in touch and let us know how you're doing!

momoftwogirls : Hi! Exercise is a great thing! By combining that with eating sensibly, you will lose those 25 pounds in no time! You can do it!!

TiggersPal : LOL!! I think we're probably all a little too short for our weight!! Do you have a special eating program in mind (i.e., WW, low-carb, just eating sensibly, etc.)? Sometimes it works better to have a little structure. Whatever plan you choose - good luck! Feel free to add your support to the WISH board whenever you can! :D

SharonCity : Good luck with WW! And, that treadmill will definitely help! I'm sure you'll do great!

hammertime : It's amazing what a little exercise will do, isn't it? That's great that your back is doing better! You will drop those 8 extra pounds very quickly! Then, it's a matter of staying healthy and in shape! Good luck!
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Old 12-25-2003, 05:09 PM   #173
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Better late than never...Count me in please. I have been working out with a trainer for the past 6 months, didn't lose any weight but lost a dress size because of the inches I lost. Began the South Beach Diet 3 weeks ago and have lost 10 pounds. I would like to lose 10 more by April. I am going to Hawaii in 12 days so am glad that I have lost the 10 pounds already. Will be at Disney in April and really want to be at my goal weight by then.
My plan is to continue with the South Beach Diet as well as continue my exercise plan with my trainer.
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Old 12-27-2003, 01:40 PM   #174
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Well, it's time to get serious again about losing weight. I've just gone back to Weight Watchers and all the Christmas parties are over. I have a lot of weight to lose but I'd love to join in here to keep the motivation up. Looking forward to reading all the tips and recipes etc!
I'm going to start walking with my baby girl in tow to try to get fit!
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:05 PM   #175
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Decided to wait until 2004 to begin with you all. (I'm jealous - seeing all of the losses through the WISH clipart!!)

We moved to a different state in the spring of 2003, and I lost my long-time gym. We're in an area without bigger gyms that have classes that I am used to/that worked for me (spinning/Body Pump), so I fell off my workout routine. DH bought me a barbell weight set for Christmas, so I can do Body Pump on my own at home.

DH and I want to run a 10K in January 2005, so we'll begin training for that come January 1, 2004. I will also get back onto strength training (Body Pump), and we'll be eating more healthy.

Can't wait to get started!
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Old 12-27-2003, 05:54 PM   #176
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Wink My plan

Personally, I do well with a low carb plan. I've used Atkins, and others and do a modified plan at the moment and it's working so far! Even with the holiday eating!!! So much, enjoy this site, however, I've had little time to reply as you can tell. Be patient with me - I'll have more time soon! My sister _ ibounce too is doing SOOOOO well on her plan, she's been the motivator extrordinare. (sp???)

hanging with my homies tonight and seeing a movie. Cold Mountain. Happy New Year - if I don't get back soon!!!!

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Old 12-29-2003, 03:27 PM   #177
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I'm officially joining. I used to be very active taking and teaching Tae Kwon Do. I got a new job 6 months ago and had to stop entirely. Now the weight is coming on strong.

My goal is 20 pounds by next Christmas (I'm on the 10 day DCL Christmas cruise with WDW Lover). I got the walking away the pounds videos for Christmas, and I'm planning on a diabetic type diet (can't imagine giving up carbs completely!).

So, count me in!
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:18 AM   #178
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Hello! Just wanted to officially join the DIS WISH challenge. I'm looking to lose weight and become more healthy. I figure I have about 70+ pounds to lose. I'm just taking it day by day.

Thanks for all the support!
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:44 PM   #179
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So far down 3lbs! I have about 70 more to go! Feeling good, confident and hopeful!

I am hoping as always, that I can stay on this track. The low carb thing seems to make me feel "clean". And I don't have the cravings - I can walk by cookies, cakes and not even CARE. I hope y'all are doing well, keep the Faith! Looking forward to 2004 with a hole new attitude!


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Old 12-30-2003, 11:00 PM   #180
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I just found this board....ok I saw it but never checked to see what it was until tonight We are planning another trip to WDW and Universal somewhere around the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005. I need to be in better shape this time around. It was killer on me this past June when we went I am currently 212lbs, want to be 110lbs, but realize 130lbs is probably a realistic goal. I have just about every exercise video there is I think I was also given the new Dr. Phil book by our 9yr old. I guess that is a huge hint he is worried about me. SO I am now officially on board!! Just curious....any ideas on how to get the whole family to eat better when they are not veggie fans? Hubby and son only like corn! I actually make small portions of other veggies for me to eat at dinner. I am going to the library in the morning to find some healthy cooking cookbooks with food that people actually eat and not really wierd stuff..lol
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