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Get in Shape & Lose Weight for August 2014 Group

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by digiMom, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. digiMom

    digiMom Mouseketeer

    It may be past August 2014, but we don't want it to end...

    The "Get in Shape & Lose Weight for August 2014" Group continues to work towards our goals and support each other...

    "A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."

    ~Walt Disney

    Are you going to Disney World (or Disneyland) in August 2014? Well guess what? It's going to be hot, you're going to walk at least 5-10 miles a day, and you're going to have to wear shorts (and/or dresses, skirts, etc.), tank tops and swimsuits. And it's less than 6 months away!

    So set your goal to Get in Shape & Lose Weight for August. I see this a place for motivation, inspiration, accountability and support. So let's get started!
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  3. digiMom

    digiMom Mouseketeer

    General Guidelines

    Check in at least once a week on Saturday. (Sunday as an alternate.)

    Stick to the Code... they're more like "guidelines" than actual rules pirate:

    • If I do any type of activity, I will see it as a positive thing.
    • Food is not my enemy. I need to give my body what it needs to be the best it can be.
    • I will try to do more for myself today than I did yesterday.
    • I will give myself permission not to be perfect.
    • I will take a short break if my body and/or mind really needs it. When I'm able, I will start up again without feelings of guilt.
    • I will do something good for myself/have fun/relieve stress.
    • I will try to get enough sleep and rest.
  4. lovin'fl

    lovin'fl Mouseketeer

    I'm in. Need to lose 15 pounds before my August trip. Great thread!!!
  5. disneygrl704

    disneygrl704 Member

    I'm in too I need to lose at least 15 but am shooting for 20!
  6. huggiebear23

    huggiebear23 Can't wait for Disney!!!

    I'm in!! I need to lose 15lbs. My girlfriend lost 25lbs on isagenix. Has anyone heard of this?
  7. I'm in too. I have been walking 10,000 steps a day for 3 weeks in a workplace challenge - so I'm pretty much done with dropping pounds. I need to do calistetics, sit-ups, leg lifts, and exercise stuff that will tighten up any flab. Once the challenge is over in 3 more weeks - I'll need support to stay on top of it and very much appreciate a Disney group to keep me focused.
  8. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Yes! This is me too! I would love to lose 20 pounds, but would be happy losing 15. ::yes::
  9. mblondie0509

    mblondie0509 Member

    I'm in! I hate having my picture taken so adding in the heat, humidity, AND shorts with a photograph that will stand the test of time.....

    Ugh. :sick:
  10. sktjcox

    sktjcox Member

    I'm another, "would love to loose 20 but will settle for 15!"
  11. Mrs. M. Mouse

    Mrs. M. Mouse Dreaming of Disney

    I'm in, ideally I'd love to loose 30-50 but realistically I am shooting for 15-20 and will be happy with that. I've been increasing water intake and reducing portion sizes. It's very easy to take an extra portion sometimes but I have to remember it's not needed nutrition wise :-)

    I have a treadmill here at home and keep saying yeah I'll do that but then when we finish our activities for the day after work there's very little motivation left! Can anyone else relate???

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  12. seenellie81

    seenellie81 Member

    I am in! My mom and i just started weight watchers last week, I stepped on the scale today for my first time since starting last Thursday! To my surprise i lost 3.6lbs. Excited to hear what others are doing to help them lose weight. Cant wait for our August Vacation!!
  13. bobbie68

    bobbie68 Mouseketeer

    Hi I am in. I look at photos of me now and :scared1:.

    I am in for 15lbs. but I will settle for 10.

    I have been trying to do wii fit and just dance and watch my sugar intake.

    Good luck everyone and happy weight loss!:goodvibes
  14. Nurse_Mommy4

    Nurse_Mommy4 Mouseketeer

    Count me in! I need to lose a lot more than 25 but that is my goal for August.
    I am joining back up with my weight watchers at work group. I am too busy usually for the meetings at work but at least I can weigh in and have a little more accountability.:blush:

    ETA: Maybe we should pick a check in day. You know where we share progress (and non progress) and encourage and celebrate with one another!
  15. disneygrl704

    disneygrl704 Member

    I like the check in day idea. It makes it more real to me like I have something to answer to so I need to be motivated! I have been drinking water and watching carbs and sugar. It's hard because I only want to eat bread and pasta! I have dropped about 8 lbs in the past 3 weeks by doing this but I need to start an exercise routine to keep it off. I hate to exercise and I am seriously unmotivated to do so!
  16. 2jboysmom

    2jboysmom Earning My Ears

    I am in! I have started going to Zumba! I am doing weight watchers. I need to walk way more than I do right now. I would love to lose 20-25 pounds, but will take any! 1 pound at a time 1 step at a time! My main goal is to keep up with my kids at Disney.
  17. Christinaxo

    Christinaxo Member


    Im in! I would absolutely LOVE to lose 20lbs for our August trip! Looking at pictures from last years August trip and I cringe! I always need that extra motivation so hopefully this thread does the trick! :) Good luck to us all!
  18. DisMom1981

    DisMom1981 Mouseketeer

    I love this thread! Thank you for starting it! I am a classic lose weight fast but then put it all back on fast kind of girl. I also love eating and moderation does not work with my brain.

    I do have a friend who lost over 100 lbs over the last 6 years and while I dont have that much to lose (more like 50 if want to be extreme healthy bmi person but would be satisfied with thirty overall) I find her so inspiring! No program, pills, surger- just dedication and hard work! If she can do this- what is my excuse (of course I have many anyway lol). She used Dance dance revolution a lot in the beginning by the way!

    I've started couch to 5k (again- never completed last time) and I'm averaging 3 gym runs a week (this is w 2 day 1). My eating.....one day is great and the next I'm binging on sweets that I don't buy but somehow come across.

    Let's support and motivate each other!!!

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  19. rebeccam31

    rebeccam31 Mouseketeer

    I'll join you. I'm already on a Facebook page, and I find it is helping me with accountability. This can only help more, right?!

    I only want to lose about 4 more pounds. I've been working out a bit since Christmas, and have already lost 9, so I just want to keep up the momentum and maintain after that. My main goal is improved health and fitness, but I admit the thought of being in a bathing suit at Stormalong Bay in August does play in. ;) We are also going to Scotland in August, and I want to be able to hike those moors without being out of breath.

    I also just signed up to run the Jingle Jungle 5K in Disney during the Wine and Dine half marathon weekend. And I'm toying with running the Princess half in 2015. Is this something a person just *starts* to do at 45?! But here I am trying it. I must be crazy. ;)

    Right now I'm on myfitnesspal for food tracking and I have a fitbit. They are good tools for me. I also am doing the Couch to 5K program. I am in week 8 (there are 9), so it's going well. This is a big turnaround for me since I've always hated exercise, and I've taken my health choices rather for granted. I'm feeling good and strong, though. Help me keep it up!
  20. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    I am here! And I'd love to join in on the fun!

    I am already well on my way, as I have been on this journey for almost a year, but I have so much I'd like to accomplish yet.

    I do not have any weight goals, but I do have size goals I'd like to reach...

    Here's my story - if anyone is interested in reading it so far, I also have progress pictures posted. :)


    Have a great healthy day everyone! :)

  21. rebeccam31

    rebeccam31 Mouseketeer

    Completely! If I don't do it in the morning, it just won't get done. I am fully unmotivated at the end of a work day. I have to get up early (which? Yuck!) to get it done at all. If I wait, it won't happen. I'd like to change that about myself, but so far it is what it is. So, getting up early.

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