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Old 12-31-2003, 02:40 AM   #181
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Taking the DIS WISH challenge

Being the first of the year I am going to do the DIS wish! My goal is to lose 50 pounds and get in great shape by my vacation in August of 2004. I know I just have to stay motivated and work out more and apply myself to accomplishing my goal. Congratulations on all of you that have accomplished your goals and and those that are progressing on your way, I can't wait to start toward mine!!

Thanks in advance for your support!
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Old 01-01-2004, 10:38 AM   #182
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Count us in

DFiance and I are starting the Atkins diet tomorrow and I'm also joining curves as well as using our complex's gym on a regular basis. If anyone else is just starting and would like to be a "diet" buddy or something similar please PM me. Happy New Year Everyone and here's a toast to a happier and healthier 2004.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:44 PM   #183
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Old 01-03-2004, 04:15 AM   #184
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1/2/04 is my start date, starting at 205/20-22 and hoping for 105/3-4.

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Old 01-03-2004, 09:39 PM   #185
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I'm officially starting Atkins Induction on 1/5/04.

I'm 5ft3in 192.5 lbs. size 20.
I want to get down to a fit 140 or so. About a size 12
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Old 01-04-2004, 12:20 AM   #186
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Another Newbie Here!

I don't know what took me so long to find this board, but I'm so glad I finally did!

Starting the Atkins diet for the first time on Monday, January 5,
and also plan to start off walking 30min. a day.

I'm 5'5 and weigh 230lbs. Hoping to lose 100 of it.

Up until 5 years ago, I weighed about 108, so needless to say not only do I look awful, I FEEL even worse.

I feel like having you all here for support will help alot. Just knowing that there is somewhere to go and ask questions, or just find someone that may be going through the same things I am is so comforting.

Looking forward to losing the weight and gaining some new friends!

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Old 01-04-2004, 01:15 PM   #187
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I would also like to join the DIS Wish challenge. I started the South Beach diet today and I would like to lose 50 lbs.

I have tried many diets in the past, but keep gaining the weight back after a few months. So... I hope this one works for me!

Thanks for the support!!

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Old 01-04-2004, 03:39 PM   #188
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Ok - for those of you that know me I'm probably the last person you'd expect here so don't tell a soul


I'm not on any diet plan as such - I'm just going to cut out / down my alcohol intake and excercise a lot more.


Haven't thought about a target weight but I guess I'd like to lose 23lbs to get get down to a good "fighting weight" and consider tackling the Disney Marathon.

Oh - I'm AlisonB's DH.
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:03 PM   #189
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One more try

I'm starting my weight watchers tomorrow. I ordered the WW kit on line and have received it and read everything so I'm gonna give it a try. All of my excess weight is in the abdomen so I know it's not healthy for me as I have high BP and high cholesterol. So I'm starting at 152 and hope to lose down to 125-130. Since I will not be attending WW meetings I hope reporting on here will help alot!! Good luck to everyone else.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:18 PM   #190
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Hi....DH started Atkins on 11/16/03 and has lost about 20 of 65 pounds he would like to lose.... I joined him on 11/30 and have lost about 15 - I have a very long way to go - and would rather focus on the continued life style change and healthy eating pattern we need to maintain. DH is looking at this as temporary - I realize we need to make a permanent change. I also have mobility impairment related to chronic back problems so another goal will be increased (HECK, any!!!) exercise.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:30 PM   #191
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I'd like to join, too!

I'm officially starting Atkins tomorrow, Monday Jan. 5th. I'd like to lose about 25 pounds by May 1st, and 50 pounds by next December. I'm tired of feeling yucky!! I'm also planning to walk 4 times a week. I started that today!!

So glad to have found all of you!! I love reading all of your inspirational stories!!
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:22 AM   #192
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Hi everyone I'm continuing with my WW today, doing a re-start after the christmas and new year excess! I had lost 6.5lbs before christmas but I think I've put that on and more - oops. Plus we're off to Florida in just under 2 weeks. Still, until I go, I'm going to work as hard as I can and will try not to go overboard on holiday like last time - I put on half a stone despite all the parks/shopping! I weigh about 260lbs and want to get down to 154 by Christmas 2005. My resolution for this year is to lose 53 by this time next year and to do more exercise. I'm so glad I found this board, I need all the help, inspiration and kicks up the bum as possible Here's to a good 2004!

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:50 AM   #193
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Alright already!! We're ready!!

Michael and I are starting Atkins Wednesday!

Why Wednesday? Well, today is his birthday and his aunt made him a BIG cake and pizza... nuff said!

I am determined to start the new year with a new attitude and a new lifestyle. My son is excited, too! I'm glad to have a partner in this!

Glad to see so many wonderful and familiar faces here. I'm so proud of how well most of you have done. You have no idea what this does for me.

Woo HOOOOO! We're on our way!
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:57 AM   #194
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WOW!!! Welcome!

This is terrific- WISH has lots of wonderful new members already in 2004, and we're SO GLAD you've found us!

(Hi, Robinrs! It's so good to see you here!)

Just dive right in, find the weekly check in thread, and join us in Monday night WISH chats when you can!!!
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:44 AM   #195
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WOW!!! Look at all of the new members of my support group. It is just wonderful to see all of these new faces.

<b>GIGGLES266</b> It's almost time for your trip to Hawaii, you lucky thing. I hope you have wonderful weather and a <b>magical</b> time. We have lots of WISHers who follow the South Beach way of eating.

When you get back hurry back to us and tell us about your trip. We'll be waiting for you and saving your place.

<b>bclydia</b> WWers is a wonderful program and there are lots of WISHers who have had terrific success with it. I'll bet you do great.

Don't let the amount of weight you want to lose discourage you. Take it one pound at a time and one day at a time and you will <i>succeed</i>. I promise.

<b>FonFon</b> Welcome to WISH. I'm glad you decided to join us. I will list your plan as "eating sensibly" if that is alright. Or would you prefer "exercising to better health"?

<b>TiggersPal</b> Welcome to the DIS and a special welcome to WISH--it's great to see you here. Your sister is a great motivator and cheerleader, isn't she? We have lots of low carb WISHers, you're going to fit right in.

I'm going to be in Phoenix in February. I hope I get to meet you then.

<b>tkd lisa</b> It's wonderful to see you here, Lisa. You sound very determined and I'll bet you do just great with your new and healthy lifestyle.

<b>QueenTrident</b> Welcome to WISH. I'm glad you decided to join us. You have the perfect attitude. "One day at a time" is the only way to do this getting healthy stuff

Shall I list your plan as eating sensibly?

<b>chager </b> Welcome! It's great to see you here on WISH. I haven't read Dr. Phil's book but I know we have several WISHers who follow his "ultimate solution". You're going to do great. Why don't you post your question about vegetables on the board, I'll bet you get some great advice from your fellow WISHers.

<b>Xtine76</b> Hi Christine and welcome to WISH. You sound very determined and motivated, that's wonderful. Will you be following a formal eating plan or shall I list you as "eating sensibly" in our roster? Visit often. WISH is a very helpful and motivating place.

<b>2angelsinheaven</b> Welcome to the family How is Atkins going for you so far? No withdrawal, I hope. Have you found a "buddy" yet? You might want to post on the board about that, too. We have so many new WISHers, I'll bet someone else is looking for a buddy, too.

<b>feiste</b> That member clipart looks great on you

<b>fabdisbabe</b> Welcome from another Atkins devotee. I don't know what Power of 10 is, though. I hope you can visit often. You will be amazed at how helpful it is to participate in WISH.

<b>sha_lyn</b> It's great to see you here. Today is day 1 of your induction. Good luck with this. The first couple of days are the hardest. If you get hungry <b>eat</b> and drink lots of water. In a few days your appetite will disappear and you will have to remind yourself to eat. It's amazing, really.

Visit often and if you have any questions about the program all you have to do is ask. There are lots of Atkins WISHers who are ready to help you with this

<b>Brier Rose</b> Welcome to WISH! Today is your first day of induction. Good luck. The first few days are the hardest. If you need help or support we will be here for you. All you have to do is ask.

<b>Lindamary123</b> I'm so glad you decided to join us. We have many WISHers who follow the South Beach plan. If you have any questions about the program just ask and you will receive speedy replies and great advice.

I think the secret to keeping the weight off once you have lost it is to not go back to the "old" way of eating. My husband and I have taken Atkins as our lifetime plan, we know we will never eat sugar or flour again because if we do, we will gain our weight back and more. This is a lifestyle change and I'll bet you do fine

<b>BONZO</b> Hello, my friend, it's wonderful to see you here. Good for you taking control while you still have only 23 pounds to lose. I wish I had done that, my life would have been lots more fun

I'll list your plan as "eating sensibly". "Drinking sensibly" just doesn't sound all that great. What do you think? Visit us as often as you can, okay?

<b>CHARLADIZ</b> Welcome to the DIS and a very special welcome to WISH. I'm so glad you decided to join us.

WW is a wonderful plan and there are lots of WISHers who have had great success with it. Several of them do WW online, too. You have a ready made support group. If you have any questions about the program just ask and you will get many answers and some terrific advice.

<b>GrayFal </b> Welcome to WISH, Pat. You are so right, we have to make a permanent lifestyle change to be successful. My husband and I both follow Atkins and plan to follow this way of eating for life.

You're going to do great, I'm sure. We have lots of low carbers (Atkins and other plans) here on WISH. If you have questions about the program, just ask and you will receive some excellent advice. Visit often!

<b>M&C'sMom</b> I'm so glad you decided to join us. Today is day one of your induction. The first few days are the hardest but it gets easier, I promise.

Visit us often and if you need help or support all you have to do is ask. We'll be here for you.

<b>MsPennieLane</b> Welcome to WISH. It was great seeing you in chat yesterday. Transatlantic chat is lots of fun.

WW is an excellent program. We have lots of WISHers who have had great success following that plan and I'm sure you will be successful too.

It's almost time for your trip. Very exciting, huh?

<b>Robinrs</b> Welcome to WISH, my friend. Will Michael be taking the challenge too? I know he posts sometimes, I hope he will stop by and say hello occasionally

You know that I'm an Atkins fan. I'll bet you do great with this way of eating. It's the easiest thing I've ever done. The first few days are a little tough until you get all of those refined carbohydrates out of your system but after that it is sooooo easy.

Good luck with this, and please visit us often. WISH is a supportive and helpful place.

<i>You may add the WISH member clipart to your signature if you haven't done so already. What we do is begin with a <b>zero loss</b> no matter how much weight we may have lost before taking the challenge and then every time we lose 5 pounds we get to "trade up" to a new clipart. It's lots of fun and quite motivating.

There is an excellent post by our own LisaTx telling you how to add the member clipart to your signature right <b>HERE</b>.</i>

It's wonderful to see all of you here with us on WISH. The best part of WISH is the support group which is made up of men and women following just about every eating plan there is. The support group is always here and ready to help you if you need help and to offer support and encouragement. All we ask in return is that you help <i>us</i> if we need help. It's a wonderful deal really, no dues, no meetings just unqualified and never ending support. I love it here and I'm sure that you will too.

So! Is everyone ready to <i>succeed</i>? That's what we do here, you know, we <b>succeed</b>! You're going to be successful too, I'm <i>sure</i> of that. Onward and downward my friends. Welcome to our happy family

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