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Old 10-03-2011, 02:42 PM   #1816
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New WISH...er for 2011

I am joining WISH today!

At the moment, I am 37 lbs. overweight.

My first wish is to lose 15+ lbs. by Dec.11, 2011.

I am starting the C25K program this evening, incorporating it with the circuit training I started a week ago. I am planning to alternate days with the two workouts and have one rest day a week.

I'm looking forward to reading some journals over the next few weeks and will keep my own soon.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:44 AM   #1817
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Gina - I believe shallow tangible goals are as good of a first step as any! Sounds like you've got some good motivation living right there under your roof. How's it going so far?


ToontownPrincess - I started cutting down on my pop intake a few weeks ago. I just realized this week that I drank them out of habit when I needed liquid. Right now I'm drinking about 1 a day if I am craving it. More than most healthy people drink, but less than I was drinking a month ago. Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #1818
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I would like to join WISH! Currently training for WDW 1/2 Marathon. I'm up to 5 Miles on the treadmill at a 14mm pace.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:13 AM   #1819
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Welcome to all the new people joining on!

@Branabb: That's a great first goal, and that gives you plenty of time so I'm sure you can do it! Hope you'll stick with the workouts and will keep us updated on your progress

@Duchess: It seems that soda is a problem for many of us. That's great that you've improved! Even reducing your intake to one soda a day is making progress so great job!

@Jdougherty: Now that's an impressive goal! Good luck, and be sure to check in with us on your progress!

Hadn't been by in awhile so I'm just checking in with everyone Workouts have been going great, and I've finally set the tension all the way up on my stepper machine. The workouts are more intense, and that's great because I can finally handle it now! I'm also able to take the stairs up to the office a few times a week and not feel like I'm going to die from it (we're on the 6th floor).

As for the weight race, I am now ONE POUND away from my normal weight range! At this rate I will be back to 135 just in time for Disney World! (and then hopefully down to around 125 for the first time ever around the start of the new year!) I'm in no rush for it. I'll get there through my new lifestyle, not through some intense four week workouts of doom just to gain it all back.

I've also finally figured out how to eat my own way, instead of what others around me are eating and allowing it to influence me. Once I realized that this was the problem I've had throughout most of my life, sticking to my plan has been fairly easy. At the grocery store I recently bought cupcakes, gelato & fruit pies. I'm proud to say that even having those things around the house hasn't interested me. Everyone else can eat them, and in front of me if they want. The temptation isn't really there anymore...unless it has cheese on it. I'll still eat me some cheese and not feel an ounce sorry about it :D

Anyway yeah! Closing in on my final ten pounds, and thrilled about it I can't wait to hit the parks. I'm gonna have so much more energy! From 153 to 135, I feel like my wish has already been granted!
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:43 PM   #1820
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I just found this challenge after posting on the November trip thread. I posted there, but I do actually have goals that I would like to reach, beyond losing 10 lbs. in a month for a Disney trip.


I have one month until our trip and I really, really, really want to lose 10 more lbs. before we go. I am hoping that posting here will keep me on that track!!

I lost 25 lbs by the middle of the summer and I have just been maintaining since then. In the big picture I would like to lose 20 more lbs. (Maybe by the end of the year?!?) I am hoping that the 10 lbs. is manageable, especially since I haven't been "dieting" for approx. two months.

This is my plan for reaching my first goal (10lbs.):
-Add 20 minutes daily on the eliptical that I NEVER use.
-Add 2 miles to my daily walking schedule.
-Cut out my sandwich that I eat for lunch, and eat a salad instead.
-Stop eating at 7pm.

I walk daily, but I would like to slowly work into running. My DD and DH are distance runners and I would love to eventually be able to join them. So, this would be my long term goal.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #1821
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I'm in!

My challenge to myself is to lose 15 pounds by my Disney trip 2 months from now! I lost almost 30 lbs last year, and have been gaining and losing the same 10 lbs for about a year now.

Time to hop back on the wagon with a little extra pixie dust and make some weight loss magic happen! Excited to join you guys!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #1822
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Welcome Mom23 and Howe! Hope you'll be keeping us updated on your progress.

@Mom23: I admire anyone with the drive to become a runner. I tried it once, and it killed my motivation to exercise all together. Hope you're doing well on the way to your goal!

@Howe: Looks like you're only a month away from your trip Hope you're having success!

Hadn't been here in awhile so I thought I'd check back in and give the thread a little bump. My Halloween trip was a lot of fun, and I was able to enjoy the parks at 134lbs! As expected though, the ADRs and snacks and treats every other minute of caught up with me. I gained 1/2 pound back on vacation, but that's ok and expected. I ate at O'hana like I've never eaten before!

Now my routine is back to normal, and I'm kind of glad for it. Yesterday I bought a jump rope to get a little more out of my workouts. It's really important that I'm close to my goal weight by Feb. and with the pace I'm going now it won't be happening unless I step it up a little. Here's hoping it works!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:48 PM   #1823
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Bumping again in hopes some more people will be joining in!~
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:41 AM   #1824
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I was browsing the boards planning my college graduation trip June 2012 (Aulani and Disneyland here we come!!) and stumbled across this. I want to take the challenge and try to change some lifestyle habits, not as much for weight loss but my health.

I'm a 21yo college student with more health problems than I should have at 60. At 19 I was diagnosed with PCOS and told I had high cholesterol and was in danger for getting diabetes by the time i got out of college. I wasn't terribly obese, but I was pushing 200 pounds and had zero self-confidence and absolutely HATED my body. Fast forward to a very challenging year and a half at college, I find myself starting to skip meals sometimes, but the weight was just melting off, and for four months I started down a very ugly road. Thankfully I realized the signs and never got to the point of full-blown anorexia, but in the past year I've been getting past that, I gained back almost all the weight. This past summer, my parents started dieting and exercising to take care of their own problems, and went along to be a supportive daughter. When I started seeing the weight come off again, I realized there were healthy ways for me to get the body I wanted, so now I'm trying to do this the proper way, and focus more on my self-image and self-worth rather than any particular number (but I'd love to hit 160). I was diagnosed this month with an inactive thyroid, but this is just motivating me further to pursue my goals.

As for changes, eating 100% healthy is next to impossible on a college campus, but I'm trying to make small changes and go the "lesser of two evils" route on food choices for now. I would love to break through this plateau of 175 that I've never been able to breach, and hopefully if I exercise more than twice a week I can. It's hard for me to do this without a lot of encouragement sometimes, especially since I eat my emotions when the semester gets tough, but I want to be able to wear a bikini for the first time in Hawaii and feel confident in my own body.

Thank you all so much for reading this rambling post, guess I just needed to write it out for some reason. Here's to a healthier lifestyle!
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:42 AM   #1825
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whoops, double post!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #1826
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Starting WISH program....

Hey fellow WISHers,

I am about 80 pounds overweight and need to do something to improve my health. I began having problems with my weight back in 1998 when my DD was diagnosed with leukemia. During her stays in the hospital I ate to help cope with the stress. I began to pick up horrible eating habits and have had a hard time getting rid of them.

My motivation to lose is due to our upcoming trip next June. During the last trip I would get tired easily, struggled to get on/off some rides, was self conscience of how to dress...I could go on and on. I want to be lighter and more healthy on the next trip.

Tomorrow I plan on starting Weight Watchers and counting my points. I will also begin walking or riding my bike. I plan on also giving up all soda pop...it just isn't good for me at all. I will also be increasing my water intake. My first goal is to lose 10 pounds over the next 4 weeks. I know it will be tough with the holidays, but I have to quit making excuse and wanting to start later after this or that!

I'm looking forward to the motivation and support from other WISH members to help me in my weight loss journey. Thank you!
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:17 PM   #1827
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Another WISH intro!

Hi everyone! My name is Faith and I am 20yo college student who is currently fighting off the Freshman 30.

I went away to school for the first year and a half and did some serious damage to my body. I was depressed to be away from home and ate to console myself. I am now 30-40 pounds over my ideal weight.

I am 5'10" currently 178 and I'd like to be down to my normal 140-145 range. Thankfully the extra weight doesn't look too bad considering I've got some height but it bothers me and I want to be healthy!

I tried WW but didn't have much success. I am starting the Couch to 5k Program tomorrow and am running the Princess 5k at WDW next Feb.! Great motivation!

I am also getting married next December and hope to shed some of the pounds before the Big Day.

Best of luck to everyone!
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:25 AM   #1828
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Count me in!!! While I'm not necessarily in it for weight loss (I lost about 17 lbs last yr due to bringing my lunch and not eating out, and cutting out soda completely), but now I'm wanting to become a Runner! I'm a fast walker, and can run for short spurts, and did my first 10K in 1 hr 18 minutes!!! My husband wants to do a 1/2 together, and I told him the only way I'd do that is with a tiara on my head at WDW!
We'd really like to do the Expedition Everest 5K, too. That looks FUN!!!
Good luck to everyone, on reaching their goals!!! I can't think of a better motivator than an excuse to go to DISNEY!
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:21 AM   #1829
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Just checking in! Welcome to all the new posters. Hope you'll have success with your goals, and again I gotta say how much I admire all of you runners. The EE 5k sounds like an absolute nightmare to me!~

Thanksgiving week did its damage, and what with spending most of my time with the family I didn't exercise (Or rather, I slept in and never got up early enough to exercise.) Vacations are vacations though. I was able to relax and enjoy four days off from work and eat my fill. That's what Thanksgiving's about after all. I mean, after the being thankful part

The scale and I are at odds right now. The numbers are jumping each day, but my most consistent weight for the past two weeks has been right at or around 130. I've put myself at 131 for the sake of fairness, as that's what it read last night. The day before however said 134 and I wanted to pick the thing up and hurl it across the room.

They say your body weight can vary by up to five pounds in a day depending on food intake and etc. but I didn't think it was actually true until lately.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #1830
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I'd like to join.

I think I'm probably the heaviest I've ever been, except when I was pregnant. I feel like my life has stopped over the past two years because of the extra weight I've put on. I have no desire to go or do anything for myself because of the way I look. So, I'm in. I have at least 40 pounds to lose and I've started today.
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