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Old 02-12-2006, 05:19 PM   #1096
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Ok....there's a reason I'm here. I would like to lose weight the old fashioned way! I've done it the "pill" way, but I gain it back. I started running last year and felt great, but didn't really lose any weight. I stopped running in October (DW vacation!) and have gained 16lbs! I would like to lose about 25-30 lbs. I currently weigh 165 and am 5'5. I don't have the money to do WW, or join a gym, but I do have a treadmill.
I have 2 jobs, 2 kids and a husband...time is not on my side.
I guess my question is...how do I take the time for me (excersize) and not feel guilty?

Ok, before anything else, I LOVE the little saying under your user name, kmp1191!! TOO funny!

Now then, this is my first post to the WISH forums. I'm on the DIS boards all the time, see people's sigs with reference to WISH, and finally followed a link to this thread.

To kmp1191, I am in a similar boat - very little time and certainly no money for a gym membership. I have a treadmill, too, but get bored with it after a while. I much prefer to walk outside but that doesn't happen much during the winter in NH. However, you can't feel guilty for making time for yourself. If you are ONLY giving, giving and giving some more, eventually you won't have anything left, and you'll either burn out or explode! Find the time or make the time, even a couple times per week if you can't do it every day. You will feel better and BE better!

So, on to me! I am trying to lose around 12-15 pounds. I'm only 5'1" so every little bit shows on me. I used to be active with hiking and horseback riding before my kids were born (and the oldest is now 9....) and really need to find an exercise routine I can stick with and DO! I just joined eDiets for no other reason than to have a sensible meal plan printed up for me every week, with foods of my choosing (i.e. that I like and will actually eat!). I didn't choose low-carb or anything specialized, because I have found in the past I can't stick with those in the long haul. I did very well the first two weeks, then have been slipping the last 10 days or so. It won't be long before I can't hide under bulky sweaters and long pants! I'm also getting back into some horse riding this spring and don't want to be out of shape for that. We have a trip to WDW planned for November, and I want to have lost the weight long before that and be settled into a new healthy lifestyle.

My biggest challenges are finding/making the time to exercise, and sticking to my diet meal plan without picking and snacking! I hope to find some comrades here and some inspiration and motiviation. Thanks all for "listening!"
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:41 PM   #1097
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I want to take the DIS WISH challenge! I want to get in overall better shape, loose one pound a week for the next year, then 1/2 pound a week for year after that. I would like to complete either the Disney Full or Half Marathon. Yup those are my goals and I'm sticking to 'em!
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:48 AM   #1098
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OK, I think that I already may have signed up for the WISH challenge before, but have not stayed faithful to it....but today 2/13/06, I am starting the WISH again...this time for real. I want to lose 63 pounds, and have started weight watchers(just weighed in on Saturday with a 5.8 pound loss ) I want to run the Disney marathon. I really want to try for the full marathon, but would be happy with the 1/2.

I have one main goal, and that is to be able to shop in a "normal" store, not a plus-size one or even the plus-size section. I cannot even tell you how long it has been since I have been able to do that. My DD is just starting to fit in clothes at Aeropostale and every time I go in there to buy her clothes I get very depressed because I cannot wear those clothes. So instead of feeling sorry for myself, I am going to do something about it.

WISH me luck!!!
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:05 AM   #1099
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I am waiting to join, but not just for me, but my family. My husband is in the Air Force and is stationed in Korea right now. Sometimes I get so depressed! I want to lose weight, but the big thing is for the kids and myself to do more exercise and eat better. Since he has been gone, I really haven't felt like cooking. Honestly, I really haven't like doing anything. This isn't a pity party, I'm just being honest with you and myself. I'm going to do it. but I may need some help. We are going back to WDW in December, and I want to feel better.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:10 AM   #1100
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I'm joining the challenge!!!

All,

After many false starts and as a present to my DW (who turns 39 for the first time on Monday), I'm going to start Body-For-Life.

I need your support.

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Old 02-17-2006, 09:40 AM   #1101
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YEA!!!!! I get to upgrade my clippie!!! Today is weigh-in and i'm down 10.6 pounds!! The exercise challenges are great motivators!!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:59 PM   #1102
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Count me in!!!!

All right, I lost 25 lbs. on WW 3 years ago and have managed to keep it all off . Now, my challenge is to add some activity to my life. I work full time and have 2 DS's (ages 4 & 6) that keep me very busy, and I don't have much time for exercise. DH and I are planning on doing the 2007 WDW 1/2 marathon.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:20 PM   #1103
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Ok I have been posting on the WW weigh in thread for a couple weeks now. I have been doing WW since 1/12/06. I have lost 12.6 pounds. I am ready to join the DIS W.I.S.H. challenge. I want to be healthier for myself and my family.
We will be going to Disney World on the 18th of June and I want to be able to do the things my kids do. I am about 50 pounds over weight and get tired easily from any activity. I want to be able to keep up with them and know that I look and feel great. I know that I won't lose all of it by then, but I am trying to lose the majority of it. So count me in the challenge!!!
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #1104
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This is my second shot at weight loss in the past year. I am a 6 foot tall 40 year old male and weigh 236 lbs. I have been as heavy as 270 lbs. My goal is to be around 210 lbs by July 4. I began my diet 10 days ago at 239 lbs and am on my way to my goal. Two things I have changed about my eating and diet habits are to only weigh myself once a week on the same date and time. Plus I have stopped my after dinner desert eating. I have always eaten 'well' during the day( moderate calorie intake) but once the sun goes down my intake was as many calories as I have eaten all day !! Bad, bad, bad. Well so far so good 3 lbs lost in the past 10 days. Is 1.5 lbs a week realistic ??
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:31 PM   #1105
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Count me in!

Need a little accountability, so I'm taking the WISH Challenge.

Like many of you, I LOVE FOOD! If my TV is on, and it's not on the Disney Channel, it's on the Food Network. Not to say I'm a good cook , but I do love to eat!

My goal is 16 pounds. Sounds wimpy by comparison to some earlier posts, but it's those last few that stick around! My clothes are too tight and I'm just refusing to buy new, larger ones. If my butt gets any bigger, it's going to need its own zip code!

Steps to achieve that goal:
1. More reasonable portion sizes. I can and will choose to eat less than a dinner plate mounded with food.
2. 4 times a week on the new elliptical sitting in my dining room, beginning at 20 minutes on level 1 and working my way to more minutes and higher resistance. Maybe more often.
3. More healthful choices when eating out. DH and I are beginning to split entrees and order extra salads or veggies.

My incentives:
1. At five pounds down, I'm buying the $69 jeans I want. A trusted girlfriend told me they made my butt look fabulous and I want the esteem boost. Five pounds to go!
2. DS5 needs to see his parents take both food intake and exercise seriously. Not that we won't have fun with it, but he needs to be brought up in an environment where we take care of ourselves and our bodies.
3. Oct 06 trip to WDW. The trip doesn't depend on my health program, but whether or not I can keep up with my by-then-almost-six-year-old does! The kid is a MACHINE!

Here's to my new support network on WISH!

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:01 PM   #1106
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My husband and kids will be cruising in December. We want to lose a combined weight of 100 pounds. My goal is 40 and his is 60. We are following the weight watchers program. I already lost 5 and he lost 10. I will be coming here for support.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:08 AM   #1107
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:28 AM   #1108
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I want to join the WISH challenge as well. I need lots of help being motivated. Yesterday I went to the dr and found out I weighed 232 lbs - more than I weighed when my first child was born!!!!!!!!

My dr. basically told me that while I am healthy now, my immediate family members have all had heart problems and all had weight problems and it is now time for me to get serious. My children are young and I need to be able to keep up with them, and provide them with positive role models for eating. DH is not always supportive but after the talk with the dr -he is now going to try harder.

I love food, and a big part of planning our upcoming Oct. trip included all the places we would eat.
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:27 PM   #1109
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I want to join the WISH challenge, too. I really need the support and accountability. I want to lose about 25 pounds. My husband just started Body for Life so I will join him. Exercising is my biggest challenge. I guess I should start by putting down the computer and exercising now.

I'm glad I found the WISH challenge, I feel very motivated now!
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:11 AM   #1110
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What is the current challange?

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