Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to this tantalizing description of a magical journey set to commence relatively soon. (There's currently ice cream in the freezer so I wouldn't place bets on the next few hours.) What is this journey may you ask? Well, to be honest, I'm not quite sure myself. I don't have a plan. I don't have expectations. I just know that I need to do something. Something. Hmm. Too vague? Well, let me go back a ways. January 2009. Freshman in college, 210 lbs. Unhappy. Combine that with a distaste of the cafeteria food and a happening upon a rather nifty C25K program, you have a 65lb weight loss in a year. (Now don't get all worried. I did eat; just not the greasy, slathered, chemically enhanced entrees all dressed up as edible food. Enter deli sandwiches.) I did it healthily, with a great exercise program and adequate diet. The sky was the limit. I was fitting into size 11 jeans. Say WHAT? So you would think that this fairytale ending would leave me with an inspirational story and a wardrobe of fantastic clothes. Well, it did leave me with a half-inspirational story and, unfortunately, a wardrobe of clothes that don't fit. You see, I could spout off a handful of reasons of why I regained the weight. Many of them are valid, and will cause me to rethink my strategies over the next few months, but none of them control me. I control me. Hand to mouth, feet to pavement; all of those choices are mine and aren't dependent on where I am or who I'm with. Fast forward to May 2012. It's over 3 years later. While it did take me awhile to regain the weight (at 200 now), it did return. Now I am a recent college graduate (1 week and 2 days to be exact), unhappy, and about to start my real life teaching elementary school music. This is definitely not the state I would like to be in. And now. Why am I on DISboards spouting off this mantra? Well, I'll admit I've been a stalker the past few weeks. So cool to see pictures and read TRs! You see, we took an amazing trip in January 2012 and if my family thought I was a Disney nut beforehand, it certainly has exploded since I've gotten back. Fast forward again to last night. I had a revelation if you will. Mom and I have been plotting since we've gotten back from the World on how to go again. (Which is totally nuts by the way. Our first trip was in May 2002. Our second was in May 2012. The two of us just don't want to wait another 10 years.....) I found a solution for us! How can we put some distance between our previous trip and our next one while still keeping the Disney magic alive and ensuring a better trip next time? Answer: We can schedule the next trip as soon as we reach our goals! Now I'm not sure if Mama is totally on board yet, but I certainly am! Add that to the fact that I just graduated...and with that comes a few, uh, cash bonuses from family and friends, and I've got enough to start saving for a trip. So here goes. I WILL be going to Disney World when I see 145lbs. The day I see it, I am scheduling a trip!!!! (I may even take Mama with me....lol) I'm going to Disney World in 55 pounds! PS. Please follow, comment, read....just be supportive please!