Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > W.I.S.H
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 04-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #1861
NancyRI
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Foxboro, MA
Posts: 1

Hi, I'm new here and really excited to take the W.I.S.H. challenge. I'm having so much fun reading thru all of the posts and great info here on this board. Here's to a HEALTHY and HAPPY 2012. :-)
NancyRI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #1862
mickeye
DIS Veteran
 
mickeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 507

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeye View Post
I'm a brand new member at Dis; I don't even have enough posts to earn a ticker yet, but I really like this idea. What a better group for support than people who love Disney World like I do! I think my first goal, to be realistic, would be to lose 20 lbs. My other goal is to keep walking everyday (weather permitting) until I can walk a full mile at a time. Right now I'm doing about a 1/2 to 3/4s of a mile. I love to walk, but I've really lazed off a lot. I think this group will really help me because once I have a ticker to watch it'll give me encouragement to watch the ticker advance. Thank you to who ever came up with this great idea and runs the forum. <--- That's what I need...more exercise! Mickey-e
Wow, it took me a while to find this as I couldn't remember the thread that I had put it under. I'm happy to say that even tho this is my 1st post since my original one on 3/21/12, I've been faithfully working at my goals. I've been walking steadily and have done a mile 4 or 5 times now (but I can't do it everyday). I've also been eating more fruits and veggies and less junk and I've lost 4 pounds. It's not much, but I feel really good about it. Now, I've been here long enough to get a ticker for my twenty pounds if I can figure out how to use it! LOL. This site is really giving me encouragement and helping me to keep my goals in mind. Thanks.
__________________
"My Heart and Mind are always in Disney World."
"How High Can A Sycamore Grow? If You Cut It Down, Then You'll Never Know."

mickeye is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #1863
keahgirl8
DIS Veteran
 
keahgirl8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,558

I have tried so many diets and failed. I am now on Weight Watchers and determined to stick with it. The difference this time is my attitude. I actually get excited about eating healthy foods and exercising, which sounds crazy if you knew me before! I am working out at least 5 days a week. Before work, I do 30-45 minutes on the Gazelle and then some type of exercise video (Pilates, dance, etc.). Next week, I plan to start walking regularly to work up to a 5K. Glad to be here!
__________________
keahgirl8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #1864
mickeye
DIS Veteran
 
mickeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 507

Quote:
Originally Posted by keahgirl8 View Post
I have tried so many diets and failed. I am now on Weight Watchers and determined to stick with it. The difference this time is my attitude. I actually get excited about eating healthy foods and exercising, which sounds crazy if you knew me before! I am working out at least 5 days a week. Before work, I do 30-45 minutes on the Gazelle and then some type of exercise video (Pilates, dance, etc.). Next week, I plan to start walking regularly to work up to a 5K. Glad to be here!
I've tried lots of diets, too, Keah. As a former nurse I know that Weight Watchers is the best as it is balanced nutrition, so you've made a good choice. I'm also doing exercise, but I'm starting small; I don't want to fall into the trap I fell into before. I did so much that I couldn't keep up with it long term. I lost a great deal, but when I eventually couldn't keep up with it, the pounds started to slowly creep back up. Now I'm working on walking a mile a day. It's not much, but I'm seeing results and I'm really happy about it. Good Luck!
__________________
"My Heart and Mind are always in Disney World."
"How High Can A Sycamore Grow? If You Cut It Down, Then You'll Never Know."

mickeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #1865
We Believe
Earning My Ears
 
We Believe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 28

i might be repeating something because there are so many pages to this thread

i use LoseIt (app) to lose and maintain weight. i'm currently taking off a few pounds to get ready for the DL Half Marathon. I like the simplicity of just counting calories.
We Believe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #1866
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 46,500

I am in...


I have gained 70 pounds over the last 8 years and I have got to lose some of this and become more healthy.

I have cut all the prepared foods out of my diet, replaced white foods with brown, like, pasta, rice and grains.

And my DH just bought the Insanity DVDs and we are starting them as soon as they come in.

Thanks again and look forward to many changes...
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #1867
dellasgirl
Mouseketeer
 
dellasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dry Fork VA
Posts: 234

Hi
my name is Nell and i am overweight

There i said it it stings but it is true
So i am in

i have apx 30 pounds to lose.
my plan is to take it slow
this weight didn't just suddenly appear and it most certainly won't disappear over night
So far i have cut sugary snacks out,quit eating after 6pm
started walking(up to a mile now) doing situps and crunches
on thundery days i ride the hated stationary bike
Thanks for listening
i will be back periodically with updates
Nell
ps i gained weight after i quit smoking(10 months now)
but my thought was get over one vice then work on the other
dellasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #1868
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 46,500

Quote:
Originally Posted by dellasgirl View Post
Hi
my name is Nell and i am overweight

There i said it it stings but it is true
So i am in

i have apx 30 pounds to lose.
my plan is to take it slow
this weight didn't just suddenly appear and it most certainly won't disappear over night
So far i have cut sugary snacks out,quit eating after 6pm
started walking(up to a mile now) doing situps and crunches
on thundery days i ride the hated stationary bike
Thanks for listening
i will be back periodically with updates
Nell
ps i gained weight after i quit smoking(10 months now)
but my thought was get over one vice then work on the other
Congratulations on quitting smoking, that is a big hurdle and I know you can get this one too.
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #1869
BackstoryWorthy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 86

Lurked long enough....
Ok, facing down a milestone birthday and it is not too far off. Tired of the down 10 up 12 yearly dance. I did drop some weight over the past 6 months (15-18 lbs down on any given day and sticking...) but hit a major- MAJOR- plateau. Opted to step up and exercise and hit the elliptical (that was used as a secondary clothes hanger/dryer ) then hit the road very recently using a modified (as I am a super - novice) Galloway program because I have a bad knee and a history of it knocking me out of any fitness goal.
I am moving forward getting an answer on my knee (medically) and eating far less red meat & carbs than I even did "dieting" since January.
I really don't want to fail (again).
BackstoryWorthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #1870
DisneyMom76
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 31

Sounds like a great group!

I'm Jen and a fellow WW member. I was celebrating a nearly 30 lb lost this time last year as my family returned to the US after living abroad. Unfortunately readjusting to life in the US was harder than I thought and 9 lbs have crept back on in a year.

I've had a pretty bad ankle injury which had me in a boot for 12 weeks and therapy for nearly 20, and now with the boot gone, therapy done, and that first cruise under my belt it's time to refocus on making goal!
__________________
Jen , Bob , Xander , Zach


DisneyMom76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #1871
DisneyMom76
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by BackstoryWorthy View Post
Lurked long enough....
Ok, facing down a milestone birthday and it is not too far off. Tired of the down 10 up 12 yearly dance. I did drop some weight over the past 6 months (15-18 lbs down on any given day and sticking...) but hit a major- MAJOR- plateau. Opted to step up and exercise and hit the elliptical (that was used as a secondary clothes hanger/dryer ) then hit the road very recently using a modified (as I am a super - novice) Galloway program because I have a bad knee and a history of it knocking me out of any fitness goal.
I am moving forward getting an answer on my knee (medically) and eating far less red meat & carbs than I even did "dieting" since January.
I really don't want to fail (again).
Where did you find the modified Galloway program? I'm trying to get into running as it helped me lose in the beginning, but then life happens and ankles sprain and I'm starting all over again. I'm interested in starting to do 5Ks so I can participate in the 5K @ Castaway Cay on my next cruise in 2013, with hopes of having the courage and ability to do the 1/2 and marathons @ WDW and DL in the future.
__________________
Jen , Bob , Xander , Zach


DisneyMom76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #1872
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 46,500

So I have not run since high school, so 22 years ago. I have no idea how an overweight woman can just start running again, do you have any where to start?

What is the Galloway program?
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:22 AM   #1873
BackstoryWorthy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 86

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyMom76 View Post
Where did you find the modified Galloway program?
Oh, I just mean that I took his 5k program and modified it to meet me where I am

I shuffle rather than jog "properly" especially in the beginning and up hills (if not walking).
I elliptical rather than walk on the off days OR I walk the dog 1.0-1.5 miles.
On Tues and Thurs I do walk/jog longer than 15 minutes - usually 30 but mainly because -
I only run 30-60 seconds at a time so my intervals are far, far shorter than most.

I am a super-beginner. Slower than me is going backward.
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/5k.html

Last edited by BackstoryWorthy; 07-29-2012 at 10:31 AM.
BackstoryWorthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #1874
BackstoryWorthy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 86

Quote:
Originally Posted by dgbg100106 View Post
So I have not run since high school, so 22 years ago. I have no idea how an overweight woman can just start running again, do you have any where to start?

What is the Galloway program?
He trains people to race in run/walk intervals for a lesser chance of injury and to finish in better shape (or at all) than if you ran the entire race.
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/index.html

I never ran at all. I still don't really - I shuffle/jog . I am overweight too. I may never run even a 5k (although I plan to eventually...) but this method keeps me from "overdoing"it while keeping me on a schedule and accountable.
BackstoryWorthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #1875
DisneyMom76
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 31

Thanks for the post! I found him online this morning and downloaded the Tinkerbell training program to my calendar. I've started (again) the C25K today and am hoping to be ready to go by September for his training format. I will probably tweak as I am not going for the marathons yet, but it will be great practice for some local 5Ks and the Castaway Cay 5K.
__________________
Jen , Bob , Xander , Zach


DisneyMom76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: