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Old 09-18-2003, 10:21 AM   #16
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I'm new to WISH and the Dis Boards too. Today is my 2 year anniversary for starting Atkins. The first year I dropped 7 dress sizes, but this past year, I haven't lost anything. I'm refocusing today with the goal of dropping the last 2 dress sizes by spring. The support and encouragement from this board is great and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:21 PM   #17
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I have posted before but didn't actually "join". I do a lot of reading of posts but not much posting of my own! I joined WW with my sister in Feb. She was once a lifetime member and was trying to get back down to goal (about 30-35 pounds). On the other hand, I was a LOOOONG way from goal. In fact, I haven't even set a goal weight yet. So far I have lost 60.1 pounds. This is the third time I have done WW and I really like all the changes they've made in the program since the first time I was a member (way back in the late 70s). I think this is a lifestyle that I can live with! I need to lose somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 more pounds. My short term goal is to have lost 75 pounds by the time we go to WDW in November - which would be 15 pounds.
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:00 PM   #18
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I joined WW a week ago, haven't lost anything yet but I know I have to be patient). My goal is to lose about 16 but immediate goal is 10. Hoping to lose some by our November trip. I'll have to really try to behave then!!!

I exercise almost everyday, WW helps motivate me since you get extra points for that. I used to exercise often but then started slacking off as my dd got older. (she used to love stroller walks in the morning)

Good luck to everyone starting out!! And congrats to those that are on their way!! And double congrats to the achievers!!
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Old 09-18-2003, 07:25 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Joining WISH!

Ladies and Gentleman,

Good to finally pull out of lurk mode and move full steam ahead.

Last night I signed up for eDiets.com's Atkins plan. I'm currently printing out my weekly meal plan, shopping list, etc.


I came across this board by complete accident. I'm a Disney Park fanatic, so I frequent all kinds of Disney fan sites. I've yet to visit WDW and am on a mission to do so.

I'm also on a mission to lose some weight! What a combo this site is!!


Background:
I'm a 24 year old male Californian - born and raised. So my home park, obviously, is the Original .. its what got me so hooked into the Disney Parks.

Right now I'm standing at 6'4 tall (Don't think that'll change!) and a weight of 240lbs. I'd like to lose 40 lbs and see where I'm at then..

I chose Atkins because I've heard good things about it.
I chose eDiets because..well..it seemed like a logical way to go. I'm a very busy (Who isn't busy these days?) professional..and the planned meals, shopping lists, recipes, etc seemed to make sense.


So..it's good to be in this community. Any 'newbie' posts that'd be good for me to read? I'd like to stay as active on the board as I can. You guys seem to have really good tips and ideas - and seem like a great bunch!

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PS: I did start a thread, saying the above - but as I dug further I learned this is the OFFICIAL place to sign up for WISH!
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Old 09-18-2003, 09:27 PM   #20
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Hi all

I am going on my 4th week of weight watchers and so far have lost 4.2 lbs It's a start my ultimate goal is to lose about 150 lbs. to get me around 150. I know it's going to take a long time and it's going to be hard along the way. But I love these boards and think this is a fabulous (sp?) idea. I am doing weight watchers with some friends from work and that helps with the motivation of going to meetings, so for those of us on the boards that don't have meetings to go to, I know that by posting we can all keep the encouragement going strong!!!! My current weight that I started out with was 294.5 and i am 5'5". I am going to WDW in December the 1st thru the 8th for the first time ever and I'm really excited so I would like to have lost even 15 lbs by then will help tremendously

So anyway Thanks for starting this group and best of luck to all of you
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:05 AM   #21
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Hi, Kalicokat!

I have been with WW for 2 years. I lost 100+ pounds in less than a year, and then I've been playing around. I am back to serious. My goal was to lose half of myself also...129 pounds to bring myself to 129.

YOU CAN DO IT!!! WW really works if you stick with what you are supposed to be doing. Truthfully, I feel better when I'm on program, too. It takes some working on the mental aspects to really be successful.

CONGRATS on your first 4.2 lbs!

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Old 09-19-2003, 11:54 AM   #22
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Count me in!

I just started Weight Watchers Online on Monday. I have over 100 pounds to lose and am hoping to drop at least 30 or more before our cruise in December.

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Old 09-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #23
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Me, Me, Me, please!

Please sign me up. After DD1, I lost all of the weight quick as can be - with the Marine Corps breathing down my neck so I wouldn't get an adverse evaluation for being overweight! This time around, I'm a civilian and unfortunately my current employer doesn't care what I weigh! 5 months later I've only dropped 1/2 of what I gained, which was way too much, and I started out far too heavy! I want to lose at least 35 pounds to feel like my normal self and am back to WW on-line to do it.
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Old 09-19-2003, 03:50 PM   #24
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<b>mommyflower</b> Welcome to the DIS and a special welcome to WISH. I'm so glad you decided to join us. I imagine that eating a controlled carbohydrate diet will help you control that hypoglycemia <i>and</i> help you lose weight. My husband and I both follow Atkins and his blood sugar is normal for the first time in 15 years. Eliminating refined carbohydrates from his diet has made him just feel a lot better too.

I'm glad you are going to be part of my support group. Your new WISH friends are going to help you reach goal, just wait and see.

<b>PaintedStuff</b> Thanks for posting here, too. I'm glad you decided to take the challenge. Jiminy102 helps us find our pm buddies, usually, you might want to send her a private message.

Lots of WISHers follow the Atkins plan so if you have any questions about the program or need advice, all you need to do is ask and you will receive speedy replies.

<b>Candlelady</b> I'll list your plan as controlled carbohydrate, if that's alright with you

<b>PixieMagic</b> Welcome to the DIS and a very special welcome to WISH. I'm really glad you found us and I hope you can visit often.

Sounds like you have had wonderful success with Atkins. I have no doubt that you will lose the rest of that weight and get into that size you want. All of your new WISH friends are going to help you do that!

<b>YangYang</b> I'm glad you decided to take the WISH challenge. We have many WW WISHers here and I'll bet you have lots of WW expertise to share with them.

You've had some excellent success so far, following the WW, plan. With the help of our WISH support group, you are going to reach that final goal, too. I hope you can visit often and participate as much as possible. It is helpful to all of us for you to do that.

<b>jwfla422</b> It's great to see you here. I'm so glad you decided to join my support group.

You have a reasonable goal, a wonderful plan and a great attitude. Now that you have the WISH support group behind you, you are going to be so successful. Honest, just wait and see!

<b>dakhronic</b> I'm glad you decided to "delurk". Welcome to the DIS and WISH. You're right, it's wonderful to work our way toward goal along with other Disney fans.

Lots of WISHers follow the Atkins way of eating, including me, and we've had great success with it. I imagine you will be successful, too.

Visit often and no more lurking allowed, okay? It is really helpful to everyone when you participate here. It will especially help <i>you</i>, honest

<b>kalicokat</b> Welcome to WISH. All of us will always be grateful to Kelsie for coming up with the idea of the WISH challenge. She brought all of us together and we have a lot of fun helping each other along the road to goal.

We have many WW WISHers here. If you have any questions about the program, all you have to do is ask and you will receive many speedy replies. Our support group is just waiting to offer help if you need it, too. All we ask is that <i>you</i> help <i>us</i> if we ask. It's a pretty nice deal, actually.

<b>Kajudy</b> Welcome to the DIS! I'm really glad you found WISH and decided to take the challenge. WW is a wonderful program and our WW WISHers have had great success with it, I'll bet you do too.

Visit us often and don't be shy, okay? We're looking forward to getting to know you better.

<b>flexsmom</b> I'm so glad that you decided to take the WISH challenge. We have several WISHers following the WW online plan. If you have any questions about the program don't hesitate to ask.

You have set a reasonable goal and have an excellent plan in place, now that you have the WISH support group, too, I have no doubts that you will reach goal and make new friends along the way.

<i>It's great to see new members taking the WISH challenge. I'm glad all of you could join us.</i>

You may add the WISH member clipart to your signature if you want. 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 Wovenwonder telling you how to add the member clipart to your signature right <b>HERE</b>.

Get ready to succeed, my new friends, because you are all WISHers now and that's what we do here...we <b>succeed</b>!

Onward and downward,

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Old 09-19-2003, 05:06 PM   #25
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nativetxn,
Thanks for the welcome! I have noticed feeling alot better since changing my diet. There so many things that your blood sugar can effect! I am definately less moody and my DH is greatful for that! I look forward to getting and giving help here on the boards.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:32 PM   #26
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Hi wonderful Dis Wishers! I am starting a new plan to become more healthy and to drop the 10 extra lbs that I have been carrying around for the last 2 years. I plan to walk for 1/2 hour each day and to watch what I eat much more carefully. Maybe even find some time to use that Ballys membership that I have. I am hopeful that my new lifestyle will help my family eat better also. Just knowing that I have somewhere to be accountable will help keep me on track. Thank-you!:D
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Old 09-19-2003, 06:26 PM   #27
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<b>mommyflower</b> My husband used to have "sham rages", which is just a fancy way of saying that he lost his temper over absolutely nothing. Now that his blood sugar is normal, that doesn't happen anymore. Our house is a much happier place now <i>and</i> he just feels better

<b>Disneycrazymom</b> Good for you for taking control of your weight while you have 10 pounds to lose. I sure wish <i>I</i> had done that.

I'm going to list your plan as "eating sensibly", will that be alright? I'll bet you do great with this, the WISH support group will always be here if you need help.

You may add the WISH member clipart to your signature if you want. 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 Wovenwonder telling you how to add the member clipart to your signature right <b>HERE</b>.


Visit often and participate as much as you can. It is so motivational to participate on WISH, I speak from experience

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Old 09-19-2003, 10:57 PM   #28
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Thank-you NativeTXN. Listing me as eating sensibily is perfect. I will give the clip art a try but I am NOT good at adding those things. I had to ask for outside help to add my countdown timer!
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Old 09-20-2003, 07:01 PM   #29
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Im new to these boards, but was thrilled to see your WISH program. I would love to join in, if you have room for me. (no pun intended) I actually cried putting on my clothes today and it's time to stop feeling sorry for myself and jump into action. I am starting tomorrow because I already had a pity party that involved food. I don't know where this horrible habbit came from. I was never like this. Here's my goal. I would like to lose 35lbs before my January 30th Disney trip. Any and all support you guys can give will be so appreciated. Thanks so much...this really is great!!
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I'm Baloo's honey. I'm on the Atkins diet about a week and I'm trying! My first post. Is there a low Carb BEER?
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