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Old 05-15-2006, 07:36 AM   #1171
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Hi, i'm new to this thread but really want to join! I'm a bit nervous about all this but seeing as we're all Disney friends i'm sure it will be fine and i'll be at home here

I've struggled with my weight my whole life, up and down like a ride on Rock n Rollercoaster that never stops! I'm 32 years old right now and at my highest I was 352lbs - not a number i'm proud of and its one of those things where I just didn't notice it creep up that much (which sounds crazy but is true!) It's all those darn elasticated waistbands, its hard to tell and i'm not a huge fan of full-length mirrors either!

I tried WW and lost a bit of weight but was a bit undisciplined with it. At the moment i'm low carbing (I combine low carb/low fat shakes with fish/chicken/eggs and vegetables) and have lost 26lbs in the last 8 weeks. I'm down to 326 as of this morning

For me the hardest part has been keeping going because its a long road ahead for me and I tend to lose stamina/willpower after a few weeks. This is the longest i've gone so far and i'm so excited. Am hoping this is thread and making the WISH commitment will help me even further!

I'll start out by saying as well that I am the queen of excuses, especially when it comes to exercise. I haven't been doing anything at the moment but I have dusted off my exercise bike and its in front of the telly now so I have no excuse anymore.

I will start out doing 10 minutes in the morning on the bike and building it up by 1 minute each day until I can do 30 minutes comfortably and doing weight resistance exercise with my DH every other day. I'm also getting off 1 bus stop before my work so I can get a bit more walking into my day.

And my huge, biggest commitment is going to be NO MORE TAXIS! There isn't a black cab in London that doesn't know me (OK i'm exaggerating but you get the idea!) and not only will this encourage me to walk more it will also save more money for Florida

I will add the WISH clip art to my signature as soon as I can figure out how to do it!
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:11 AM   #1172
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Hi, I am excited to find this thread this morning as I am feeling very unfit. I am the mother of 2 special needs kids and work part time as a nurse and have trouble putting myself first. My goal is to lose about 20 pounds and become physically fit. My plan is to modify my diet to "healthy foods" and to begin a walking program(if it stops raining here long enough!). Both of my kids have difficulty gaining and maintaining weight so my house is loaded with high calorie food to help them get enough calories. And the harder it is for them to put on weight the easier it seems I gain weight. I am hoping that having a place like the DIS to come to daily will inspire me on this lifetime journey.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #1173
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I am ready to take the Dis wish challenge. I have been doing ww for a while and have 50-60 pounds to go but it is coming off slow. The wonderful support here will help me to stick with it.
I want to lose 30 pounds before my WDW trip in November. 5 pounds a month should be doable.
I am pledging to walk after work every day the weather permits.
I will keep my ww journal every day, because when I do that, I always eat much healthier.
Lastly, after my son goes to bed I will only have one snack per night, instead of snacking all night long.
Thanks to all for the support.
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:55 AM   #1174
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I'm a returning WISH member - from about 18 months ago. I really hate to say it but I put back on all I lost, plus some extra. Well, I have no one to blame but myself - I wasn't held at gunpoint, being forced to put food in my mouth!! Anyway, I hit the big 40 this week and it was a turning point for me! I aim to lose 80 pounds - our next trip to WDW is August 2007, so I'd like to hit my target by then, but preferably a lot sooner!! I'm on a low carb diet as it worked for me best before.
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:33 AM   #1175
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Hi,
I am on WW and have been for almost 5 weeks now (lost 12 pounds so far). My main reason for weight loss is my wedding in 6 months but I really just need to lose some weight. I weigh more now than I ever have and I know it is from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. So I am taking a stand and vowing to lose as much weight as possible before my dress fitting and then keep it off. I hope to get down to what I feel is a good weight for me (145-150) and I started off at 210. So far so good but I am missing some of my favorite junk food but I just look at my dress and it boosts my resolve, I am doing the online WW instead of the meetings because I know I will not keep up with the meeting each week. Since I spend so much time on the DIS I figure it will be a good place for moral support.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:15 PM   #1176
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I'm ready to get back "on the wagon". So glad to have found this forum of Disney lovers.
My goal is to use this summer to get outside, exercise, and eat right. The weather, as well as the fresh fruits and veggies will make it easier. And, best of all, at the end, I'll reward myself and my family with a trip to Disney. I'll just have to avoid that other food associated with summer, ice cream
Wish me luck
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:25 AM   #1177
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Hi - I subscribed to this list a while back and then kind of disappeared as I got very busy with kids and stuff. Well, I'm back and ready to get serious. I have a total of 90 pounds to lose and it's time to start. I was doing a combination of slim fast and weight watchers points, but was having a hard time getting motivated to MOVE!! So a couple of weeks ago I signed on to do 4 paper routes! Now I HAVE to walk every day, rain or shine!! It's been great so far. There have been a couple of rainy days, but they don't bother me. The real test will be this winter! The problem now is that I find myself running through Mickey D's way too often between routes. Especially if my 3 year old gets hungry before we finish. I just can't seem to get him something and not myself. Anyway, I think that will work itself out over the next couple of weeks as I get into a better routine with it. So, I'm going to start fresh and do my best on the eating for the next couple of weeks until the kids end of school stuff finishes up and we can get on a better eating schedule, then I'll hit it hard and see how much I can weight I can lose over the summer!
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:38 AM   #1178
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Hi! I'm new to WISH. I'm 46 years old and have about 40 pounds to lose. I've never really tried to seriously diet/exercise before. I was very thin for the first 35 years of my life but the weight's been creeping up on me for the last ten. My goal is mostly health related. The last time I was at Disney I noticed all these little aches and pains I don't remember from my younger days! I want to break my major junk food habit and try to get moving. I've been a dedicated couch potato my entire life. This morning I weighed in at 150 (I'm 5'2") in my undies and I'd like to get down to around 110, no time limit.

Since I'm not really a big eater I decided not to do any sort of structured diet, just change the things I eat (fewer Doritos, more carrots), drink more water and watch the night-time TV snacking thing. DH is joining me.

As far as exercise goes all I can say is yuck, yuck, yuck! I know I need to do it but I just hate it. Any sort of outside exercise is not gonna happen. It's too hot down here and I hate being sweaty. DD and I are joining the Y next week and I'm going to give the treadmill a go.

WISH me luck!
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:45 AM   #1179
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I'm taking the plunge!!! My goal is to become healthier by exercising (walking at least 1 mile/4-6x a week), stop drinking so much soda, and eating better(junk food, junk food, go away!). Hopefully this will lead to weight loss. I'm the one who put the weight on, I'm the one who can take it off.
Thanks for having this group. I'll be needing all the support I can get!
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:00 AM   #1180
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Hi everyone,

Well, I started at 175 lbs. and am now at 183 lbs. I have never really been sick a day in my life, other than a cold here and there, but somehow I hurt my back. Sometimes you just bend over and turn a certain way... that's all it takes.

So, needless to say excercise is out of the question! The doctor put me on steroids for a week and I gained about 7 lbs. It wouldn't be so bad if they make my back feel better, but they didn't. So now I'm on antii-inflamatory medication. Yesterday, it did feel a little better but not so much today.

I am in such a funk. I hate being limited in my activities.

I guess I'll just try to eat properly and hold off the excercise for a while.

Good luck to everyone.
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #1181
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Hello everyone. I really need this support group!

I have a lot of weight to lose, but my first goal is 38 lbs. A few years back I lost over 200 lbs. eating right and exercising. Now after two years of fertility meds and then a pregnancy I've gained half of it back. I know I can do it, I just need motivation. I've been on WW ten weeks and lost only 4 lbs. I wish I had my willpower back that I had before. I hope seeing all of your success I can do this!

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Old 05-25-2006, 06:39 PM   #1182
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I'm in! I am determined to lose weight before my WDW Trip in August.

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Old 05-26-2006, 01:34 PM   #1183
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I have been on these boards several years but for the last year haven't been able to post so i rejoined today with a different name and email service.
I am sort of a Disney Addict- been there 4 times in the last 2 years and have decided it is finally time to make some major life changes- weight being one of them. I will be 50 on June 3, 2007 and my son is getting married July 2007 so my goal is to lose 100 pounds in 54 weeks. I have knee issues and blood pressure problems and I swear that is not me in all of those pictures- I really see myself as 30 sommething and about 60 pounds lighter- photos are cruel.
So I am kind of doing a combo of- Michael Thurmond's Six Week Makeover with Jorge Cruise's Three Hour Diet thrown in.
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Old 06-02-2006, 02:39 PM   #1184
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Sign me up for the challenge! I got to my highest weight ever over 2.5 years ago with my third child. I was 183lbs right after I came home with her(I'm about 5'9"). Last summer I got down to 159, but gained it all back over the fall/winter months. My goal right now is 30 lbs, then I'll decide if I want to lose a few more. My metabolism right now seems extremely slow, but DH and I have started back on WW(doing it on our own) and walking 5-6 days a week, at least 3 miles. I'm a horrible water drinker, but have done better about that the last few days. Nothing like a few good summer days and no clothes to wear to get your hiney in gear !
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:57 AM   #1185
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I'm new to the WISH challenge, have been doing WW since August, and have lost 20 lbs. I have just 6 more to go, but I've been making a lot of excuses and bouncing up and down 3-4 lbs never getting to goal this time. I lost 70 lbs. and got to goal with WW 15 years ago, then quit and slowly regained about half the weight back. Now that summer is almost here, I'm going to try to get out and exercise 3-4 times a week.

To my friends here that have a lot to lose, here's some WISH pixie dust! Just take it one day at a time; you can't change yesterday, and tomorrow will take care of itself. Now let's get up and move!
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