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  1. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    Jumping back into WISH as I LOVE it here so much. There is so much positive feedback. Anyone else just getting started? We could help each other along the way.


    I started back up yesterday and feel great. I want to keep going, I need to keep going and would love some buddies along the way!
     
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  3. CruiseBoundnKY

    CruiseBoundnKY DIS Veteran

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    I'm relatively new here as well. Welcome :flower3:

    On the 6th, I will have been at this journey for 2 months! :cheer2:

    I'd love to add to my support system and help someone else as well.

    Congrats on taking a very big step in the right direction :thumbsup2
     
  4. ohiopugmom

    ohiopugmom Earning My Ears

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    Hi! I am new here and I keep saying next month I will get started on being healthy. I need to make this month the month and get going!
     
  5. figment814

    figment814 Mouseketeer

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    I'm new here too! I started down the weight loss journey (again) about a week and a half ago....found this board while searching the internet for tips on being on WW and going to Disney. (I have been reading the disboards for years, but not WISH!)

    Would love to be support for others as well!
     
  6. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    2 months already! wow, that is awesome. What are the things that have kept you on track for 2 months?

    Welcome!!! I've been the same way... saying I'll get started "Monday, tomorrow, next month, etc" It is kind of refreshing to be past that first day. That is usually the hardest for me. So glad you are here on WISH and that this is going to be your month!

    Lots of support coming your way!:grouphug: So is your trip soon? Mine isn't till next summer, so I've got some time to get in shape. So happy about getting going with enough time to get healthy. It is so amazing what is on the DISboards. So many different interests are covered. I just LOVE it here!
     
  7. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    so far so good for me. 3rd day in and keeping strong. I started a journal again on WISH and really like doing it. It is was fun to read back on my previous journal and remember stuff. Also really reinforces how quickly time goes by and how I really need to make each day count.
     
  8. ohiopugmom

    ohiopugmom Earning My Ears

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    what is everyone working on? weight loss? eating better? goals?

    I am trying really hard to stop drinking pop - but it is soooo hard for me. I would also like to lost 15-20 lbs and finish a 5k by spring under 30 minutes (I have never run for more than a mile and a half......)

    I am trying to decide if I want to tackle everything at once, or one at a time.....

    great job on day 3 princess vija!
     
  9. figment814

    figment814 Mouseketeer

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    I think writing things down is important, I'm make sure I check in on your journal!

    Giving up soda, and artificial sweeteners, is a goal of mine too.

    1. Lose 45-50 pound. (I'm on WW and my actual goal is to lose 47.5)
    2. Give up soda and artificial sweeteners. I love the fizz from soda, so sparkling water is what I am drinking more of.
    3. Run a 5k.

    Current focus is on weight loss, though I am cutting back on soda. Will start couch 2 5k when I get back from my Disney trip.
     
  10. figment814

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    I'll be in WDW this time next week for a long weekend.:cool1:..and then again in early November. We own DVC and another timeshare, so we get down a few times a year for shorter trips. I have ALWAYS planned our trips around food, and had aspirations once about eating at every TS on site.

    Here is what I will do:

    1. Alcohol only one night.-DVC members are currently allowed at the Top of the World Lounge, so we are going there to watch fireworks, I'm planning on having a cocktail or two there. Yes I know it's food and wine fest, but I will save that for our November trip.
    2. TRACK, TRACK, TRACK-It is too easy to get out of the habit for me. So even if I have dessert, I will right it down, and estimate points the best I can.
    3. Err on the side of proteins over carbs.
    4. Eat breakfast in our unit.
    5. Check menus and find at least one better counter service option in each park.


    Here is what I won't do:

    1. Say no to something that I really want because it's too many points.
    2. Say yes to something that I don't really want just because it's vacation.
    3. Give up when I get back if I have only maintained or gained. (This one will be tougher, but I am DETERMINED!!!!)


    I also think I'm going to start a wish journal today so I can hold myself a bit more accountable.
     
  11. Frontier Girl

    Frontier Girl Basically Magical

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    This is such a cool board, I'm so happy to have discovered it!

    My overall goal is to get fit and lose what I've acquired around my middle section. Also my chin. What is up with my chin? I hate it. Too much chin.

    The main thing is... I LIKE to EAT, you guys. It's a PROBLEM.

    I have started running a few times a week, guilting myself into doing it by purchasing a very expensive pair of running shoes. Buyer's remorse is an excellent motivator.

    My biggest challenge, though, is food, and the time it takes to prepare. I love cooking delicious healthy organic creative meals, well balanced with fiber and protein, guaranteed to add years to my life or my money back, but I don't have the time. So I make spaghetti, and carb out, and feel guilty about it. More guilt. The wrong kind.

    Maybe I just need to run more.

    figment814, I am VERY impressed that you're taking diet goals with you to Food and Wine. I'm not that strong. I'm also not going to fit into my work uniform when I get back, and that's going to be its own brand of awkward.
     
  12. ohiopugmom

    ohiopugmom Earning My Ears

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    Seems like we have similar goals! I am a fizz junkie as well. I have been drinking a lot of sparkling water, sometimes mixed with juice. Also I like IZZE and the San Peligrino orange drinks, but I don't think I save any calories! lol. Have a great trip!

    I hear ya! I have a kick butt pair of mizunos I bought last winter. They kept me inspired for a little bit, but alas, I still need some accountability - lol.

    I am with you on the food and having time. I battle the time and 2 boys that are picky eaters. I could probably/maybe justify the time if everyone eats it, but when I have to cook 2 meals.....:crazy2:
     
  13. ToTLaugher

    ToTLaugher <font color=teal>Just call me sentimental!<br><fon

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    Hi. I am trying to get back to healthy eating and weight loss. My health is really suffering these days, but it's not to late to turn it around.

    Also, I want to encourage better choices for my kids so they don't end up with the problems I have. But I agree with Frontier Girl that coming up with quick but truly healthy meals is tough!

    I have been successful with the Abs Diet and am going to try to get back to that.

    Mind if I join you all in the journey?
     
  14. Frontier Girl

    Frontier Girl Basically Magical

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    Well when it comes to food guilt, I'm going to try a "moderation in all things" approach. Whole foods -- I don't buy anything with preservatives because I have severe sensitivities -- but no named diets. Just good old protein and veg meals, coupled with exercise. Because stressing over meals is not going to help any of us get healthier!
     
  15. Quicklabs

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    I'm new here today. I've been working at weight loss for about three months now. I am looking at a knee replacement, and I'm trying to lose as much weight as I can to get me knee as healthy as it can be. I can't walk without a cane anymore, and the pain is constant, so I'll be getting a scooter for my next trip to visit Mickey. :moped:

    Since February, I have lost 30 lbs, the last 15 of that since late July. I am working at one pound a week, using the Livestrong.com food tracker, working out everyday on an elliptical, and just using the common sense about food that I should have been using for years. What's different now is that I am motivated to live a new lifestyle, not just "diet." I don't think of myself as being on a "diet."

    I'm using the E-meals Natural and Organic plan for my dinners. That has been my solution to the "what shall we have for dinner?" question. Like you, FrontierGirl, I was a carb-a-holic. The plans offered by Emeals are delicious and I love that the shopping list is right there for me. I love the variety of foods offered. I just count up all the calories and make substitutions where I need to. Yep, the less I have to use my brain, the better I like it! LOL

    My goal is to lose another 50 lbs and to be able to walk and have less pain. I look forward to hanging out here to give and get some support as we all progress together!
     
  16. ToTLaugher

    ToTLaugher <font color=teal>Just call me sentimental!<br><fon

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    Hi Quicklabs. Sounds like you are well on your way to the healthy lifestyle you want. Well done!

    I am just starting out (again) and hope to learn from those like you who are succeeding. Hopefully this will be an active thread to keep us all motivated!
     
  17. Quicklabs

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    To help you track, have you seen MyFitnessPal.com? It's a free app and you wouldn't believe how huge the data base is.
    I didn't know that DVC members can go to the Top of the World. Thanks for the info! I'll definitely check this out in January. We make ALL our meals in our villa, but I do plan to go to Be Our Guest twice in Jan. I hope you have a GREAT time with Mickey.

     
  18. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    Thanks! As far as the pop... (AKA soda;)) that is really a hard thing to stop. I was in a biggest loser competition past spring and one challenge was to only have 2 sodas the entire week. From that challenge I ended up switching up and drinking water at work instead of soda and kept it going. I don't even miss it any more. See if you can switch it out with water or something else for just one time a day and then you can slowly add to it.



    I hope you have fun on your trip! Eventually I would love to do a 5k and my long range goal is a 1/2 marathon. I hope one day I can do it.

    You've got GREAT goals!:thumbsup2


    WOW, you have some great goals! Very detailed and easily visulized. I sure hope you have fun on your getaways. did you start a journal? I'll have to go check it out.


    Ughhh, I know what you mean about wanting to eat. I love to eat. I always thought those talk shows were crazy saying that food is often used as a "friend". I realize that was the case for me. I would come home from work and veg on the couch with chips, dip and the cast of today show. When I was going to the gym last week instead of the couch, I did miss the "comfort" of my friends, but I like the energy I was finding more.

    What kind of work do you do? I wear scrubs and can't wait to buy smaller sizes!!!
    :welcome: More the merrier! What is the Abs diet? I think the hardest part sometimes is finding what really works for us. Glad you found something successful. Hope your health keeps improving as you get healthier.:flower3:

    congrats on 3 months of working toward a healthier, happier you! The weight loss will certainly help with the knee replacement. I am so sorry that you are in constant pain. That is just awful. I love how you are talking about not doing a diet, but a lifestyle change. I never "got it" until just recently. It think from the TV show Extreme makeover weight loss edition. I realize that I truly have over a year of serious effort ahead of me to really loose all the weight I want. probably looking at 2 years. But I have always made things very rigid with alot of denial that left me wanting a lot. (literally... A lot!) But now I am really focusing on just trying to find a balance.

    I remember reading about knees and weight loss. I just looked up the following..

    So just think how much better of your knees are now. and with each week as you loose more, your knees will be thanking you! Great job on 30# loss already!!!! that's already 90# of pressure off of your knees!:cool1:
     
  19. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    For me, I am creating my own lifestyle change path.

    1. I am trying to avoid the scale like crazy because it always trips me up. If I loose, gain, or maintain I play mind games to find ways to eat. so I am trying to take that out of the equation.

    2. Definitely exercising more. Plan on exercising daily. So far I have been going to the gym and doing the elliptical, treadmill, bike and weight machines there. At home I have done my work out tapes, exercised to music on my own, and gone for long walks. Eventually I REALLY want to go back to Tae Kwon Do. There is a black belt with my name on it there and I really want it bad!!!! I was 2 weeks shy of my black belt test before I ended up with emergency surgery and have been struggling ever since to get back. Now I am back to square 1 with my energy level and endurance, but I know I can get back there.

    3. so far daily I am tallying up estimated calorie counts in my head at the end of the day. I am really just trying to focus on slowly getting back into logging calories, but for right now, just focusing on eating less and exercising more.

    4. Consciously thinking about what I am eating, when I am eating and striving for a better balance. No food is off limits, just decreasing the amounts right now.

    I feel so much better and more energized since I restarted Tuesday. So hopefully all is going well!
     
  20. figment814

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    I am going to look into my fitness pal, that sounds great!

    Unfortunately, I think Top of the World is only open to members not staying at BLT through December.:sad1: There is something on the login page that lists the day.


    Thanks so much! I did start a journal, I'm thinking it will help keep me motivated and on track.

    Keep up the great work! I would only suggest write it down AS you eat...it's too easy to forget something or to under/over estimate portion sizes.
     
  21. ToTLaugher

    ToTLaugher <font color=teal>Just call me sentimental!<br><fon

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    Here is something I am trying to keep me motivated with my workouts.

    I printed off monthly calendar pages for each month between now and my WDW trip. I circled the dates

    on the days I plan to exercise and as I do them I cross of the day in red to show me how close I am getting to the trip. (I just started on Saturday so only 2 days are crossed off so far.) This morning I was excited to get on the treadmill so I could cross off another day toward Disney.

    I will let you all know if it keeps me motivated.
     

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