Losing weight for Mickey

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by SharpMomOfTwo, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. SharpMomOfTwo

    SharpMomOfTwo DIS Veteran

    Dec 19, 2007
    Hello all -

    My family and I are going to Disney 12/9-12/16 this year (2008), and I have decided that I do not want to be wider than Mickey Mouse on our trip! I was thinking that we could have a support group for thoes of us that are on diets. We can tell eachother what kind of diet we are on, excercise that were doing, and how its working for us. Let us know of great recepies from the diet your on! We can keep eachother going when we come face to face with a piece of chocolate cake that just seems to be screaming our name!

    I'll start:

    Name: Sarah
    Age: 27
    Location: Jersey Shore
    Type of diet: Low-Carb
    Excercise: Walking treadmill and outside, situps.
    Start date of diet: 1/1/08
    Goal: 135
    Weight at start of diet: 225.5
    Weight loss to date: 2 lbs (223.5)

    We can post our achievments weekley from the day that you started your diet - i.e. I started on Tuesday for the new year, so I'll post again every Tuesday.

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  3. brymolmom

    brymolmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 8, 2005
    I have been trying (although I hate when people say that and aren't really trying anything - I've been TALKING about trying but not really doing it) to lose 30 or so pounds for a year. I even paid $175 for a Weight Watchers group at work that I did NOT stick to - so money down the drain that COULD have been used for WDW. My trip is scheduled for 3/4 and I'm hoping I'm down at least half of my goal by then.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 35
    Location: Rochester, NY
    Diet: WW and exercise (I WANT to get in the exercise habit)
    hurdles to overcome: Bad at temptation when it is in front of me - and a 4 and 5 year old that take a lot of time.
    Exercise: Stationary bike at home plus crunches - at the YMCA - treadmill, aerobics classes, swimming
    Start date: 1/2/2008
    Goal: 145
    Weight at start: 175
    Weight loss to date: 0

    This time I WILL do it.......
  4. ChiTownZee

    ChiTownZee <font color=green>From now on~I'm going to see the

    Jul 31, 2000
    Check out the W.I.S.H board down in the Just For Fun boards.
  5. disneyjeremymom

    disneyjeremymom Earning My Ears

    Jan 2, 2008
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. This sounds wonderful!!! I too am starting my diet so I will not be big for our disney vacation in November 2008. I am starting weight watchers officially Monday.

    Name: Erika
    Age: 31
    Weight: 255
    Goal: 190 by November
  6. ChiTownZee

    ChiTownZee <font color=green>From now on~I'm going to see the

    Jul 31, 2000
    :welcome: Welcome to the DIS Erika! :earsboy:
  7. tina_la

    tina_la Ready to go back to the World

    Aug 10, 2007
    Want to lose weight before our Sept 2008 trip. Still trying to lose baby weight from #3 and he'll be 2 this month (moan). Not sure what type of diet or exercise routine to try. I'm only 4'11 so a little weight looks like a lot on me.

    weight: don't know/ haven't looked in 2 years
    diet plan: walking/ maybe low carb? not sure best route
    downfall: sugar
    goal: total of prob 50 lbs or so
  8. fortheluvofpooh

    fortheluvofpooh I believe in fairies, I do, I do!!!!!

    Jul 7, 2007
    hi my name is Lori and I am an overacheiver... At eating that is :rotfl:
    we are heading back to the world in November (hopefully) and I too intend to be skinnier than Mickey, not as skinny as Cinderella, somewhere in the middle.

    so here I am
    age 39 (until September) looks like I am the oldest one so faru. ugh
    start weight, don't know but had to put on size 16 jeans for the first time in my life!
    goal weight, don't know want to be in a size 12 comfortable. I am a tall girl 5'9" so I carry my weight well, you would never guess I am in a 16, but I know it and that is what counts.
    I actually officially started dieting today, knew the holidays would never allow me to start sooner.
    My diet consist of no more tastycakes, no more soda, no more junk. and I am trying to treadmill but usually don't have the time, so diet for me is hopefully the key
    oh I do bowl and play tennis on Wii that Santa brought the kids.

    wow that was long
  9. SharpMomOfTwo

    SharpMomOfTwo DIS Veteran

    Dec 19, 2007
    Hello all, this is great - I don't have to diet alone! For those who are thinking of doing a low carb as am I, there are things to keep in mind. First, the reason I'm doing it is because I know it works for me... they say my blood type (O Neg) is the best for a low carb life style, but it is a diet that is very very hard to keep up for a long period of time. The longest I've done with it is about 4-5 months, and I lost a good amount of weight, like 45 pounds. But I really really, very very much like my sweets... don't know how I'm going to combat that one for the length that I'm on the diet, but I (and everyone else) have to keep a positive outlook on this! I want to be thin again like when I first met DH!

    So to everyone who has joined me

    Just remember everyone - We Can Do This!
  10. AMaloy314

    AMaloy314 <font color=blue>Married to Prince Charming<br><fo

    Feb 11, 2004
    I'd love to join you all!! I would love to get off 15-20 lbs that just keeps hanging around after baby #3. I can't call it baby weight anymore since he is now 2&1/2. I've never been excessively active, (I hate to sweat!!) so I've been patting myself on the back for playing wii bowling and tennis with kids. I've even graduated to wii boxing in the last week. How pathetic is it that I count that as exercise?!? Realistically, I know that I am not going to be able to get out to do walking until spring, so I guess Wii is better than nothing.

    Name: Anna
    Age: 41
    Location: OH
    Diet: Cut out junk food and stop eating late.
    hurdles to overcome: Lack of exercise. Family of picky eaters.
    Exercise: Wii. Trying to learn yoga
    Start date: 1/2/2008
    Goal: 130
    Weight at start: 150 ?
    Weight loss to date: 0
  11. tchrrx

    tchrrx <font color=red>Blame it on the plastic cow I ment

    Dec 6, 2005
    Count me in! I did WW a couple of years ago, met goal and maintained for a year. Then, I fell back into my old habits. So...here we go again!

    Name: Holly
    Age: 30
    Location: OK
    Diet: WW- count points. Quit eating stuff just b/c it's there.
    hurdles to overcome: Lack of exercise. Trying to find healthy meals to fix.
    Exercise: Wii. Hopefully I'll start hitting the treadmill too.
    Start date: 12/31/2008
    Goal: 130 (at least by WDW in June. Would really like to see 125!)
    Weight at start: 143
    Weight loss to date: 0
  12. Suzanna1973

    Suzanna1973 I want to live at Disney World

    Feb 21, 2006
    I love this....a support group online...you guys rock!!!:thumbsup2

    Name: Suzanna
    Age: 35
    Location: Missouri
    Diet: Jenny Craig (can't trust myself...need help!)
    Exercise: Ablounger and Treadmill
    Goal weight: 142 lbs
    Starting Weight: 237 lbs
    Current Weight: 217 lbs
    Total Weight Loss: 20 lbs
    Have been on WW since May of 2007. Lost 30lbs but gave up WW for holidays.....grrrr 10 lbs back!!!!
    obstacles: chocolate and bread!!!:confused3
    We leave for WDW in May and I want to be thin!!!!!

    Ladies....I love ya!! God Bless and God Speed on healthy weight loss...
    2008 is lookin great....for the DISERS!!!
  13. princesskimberella

    princesskimberella Mouseketeer

    Oct 7, 2006
    Hi everyone I am Kimmie and I really need to do this... I can tell my wieght is really making feel crappy physically and emotionally. Plus DH told me if I can back into my wedding dress by our 10 year Anniversary we can renew our vows at Disney !! So I am gonna make him eat his words LOL !!!

    Name: KImmie
    Age: 32
    Location: Mi
    Diet: WW- count points.
    hurdles to overcome: Telling my friends that NO I do not want to go out to breakfast or lunch while the kids are in school ( seriosly this happens at least 4 times a week)
    Exercise: Walking outside / at the mall till the weather breaks. Yoga twice a week
    Start date: 1/2/08
    Goal: 160 by summer time !!
    Weight at start: 240
    Weight loss to date: 0
  14. TinaLala

    TinaLala Hold My Table at Ohana's I'm on My Way!

    Jun 3, 2006
    Okay you got me!! Only because the people who seem to be logging in are REAL women! I know I'll get flammed for this, but it's true. The average woman is overweight - above 170lbs and usually in the 200s. I say together we can do it!

    I'm going to Disney in April 2008 and hope to be alittle bit smaller in order to drive the 24 hours down from MA. Right now I'm about 230lbs and need to kick those 30lbs to get at the 200 mark.

    Treadmill, aerobics and yoga bands.
    Just finished a 35min workout and boy am I tired. I'm also doing the Special K diet (K for breakfast and lunch and then a normal dinner with little snacks in between.

    WE CAN DO IT!!!
  15. chiefdragon

    chiefdragon DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2007
    Name: Angie
    Age: 32
    Location: DE
    Diet: WW- count points.
    hurdles to overcome: Staying out of the kitchen. Stress eater
    Exercise: Treadmill, bike, and Deep Water Running (Which I am teaching)
    Start date: 12/1/07
    Goal: 150 by June
    Weight at start: 207
    Weight loss to date: 7

    I made a promise to my DD (who is 2) that I would be skinner for her birthday party in June (the 21st to be exact)
  16. momof3girls6712

    momof3girls6712 DIS Veteran

    Dec 12, 2007
    Age: 28
    Location: FL
    Diet: Atkins
    Excerise: walking, aerobatics, etc
    start date 07/07
    start weight 189
    current weight 147.6

    I am only 17.6 pounds away from the goal I set in June. I love Atkins and feel it has really made a difference in my life. I am hoping I will be about 140 for our trip Jan 27 - Jan 31. I currently lose 1-2 pounds a week so mostly like I will be close but not there yet. I plan to stay on plan in Disney. We went in August 07 and it was sooo easy to eat and enjoy, but not cheat.
  17. tttessa

    tttessa DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2007
    Hiya - count me in too please- have done many diets in the past - but gone back up weight wise again and again, and sooooo need to lose quite a few pounds before our trip in April - I know WHAT to do, just need some motivation... those airline seats are not very wide !!

    Age: 43
    Location: England
    Diet: ELEM - Eat Less, Exercise More
    Exercise: mmmmm, not yet......
    Hurdles : I hate exercise and love food...
    start date 03/01/08
    start weight 209 aaaarrrggghhhhh - more than I thought
    current weight 209
    goal by April08 180
    WEEK 1
    LOSS THIS WEEK: 1 pound
    LOSS SO FAR: 1 pound
    My weight loss lags behind by a week - so roll on next week!!
    mantra - every day in every way I will feel fitter and healthier (and thinner!)

  18. emma'smom

    emma'smom <font color=magenta>P.S. Who would serve turnips a

    Jan 16, 2006
    We leave March 7th...I think I can do anything for two months (which is my new approach. If I start to think to long-term then I get frustrated, so my plan it to keep my focus on the two months till we leave!)

    Diet- WW points
    Excercise Goal- walking for 45 minutes w/ friend (3x week)
    Curves- 30 minutes- 2x-3x per week
    Start Date- Today!
    Goal- 20lbs by March 7th
    Hurdles- Finding time for exercise and cooking dinner(not relying on prepared food and/or last minute carry-out). Usually breakfast and lunch are fine....it's dinner that trips us up!
  19. bebelle

    bebelle DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2007
    Name: Susie
    Age: 46 (I win the prize)
    Hurdles: SAHM--with access to the fridge all day! I love anything sweet.
    Exercise: hate it--starting to use pilates machine, Wii and walking tapes.
    Starting: 1/3/08
    Current weight:170 (that hurt to type)
    Goal: 135

    Since I gave up my career to be SAHM I have gained 20 pounds (in 14 months!) I am going to start writing down everythig I eat. I hope this will be enlightening. I know I need to eat less and move more. But I need to also make healthier eating choices.

    Let's go girls! Group hug!:grouphug:
  20. momof3girls6712

    momof3girls6712 DIS Veteran

    Dec 12, 2007
    I use fitday.com to track my daily food intake. I saw a few of you mentioning writing down your food. I would suggest fitday as it is free and easy.
  21. SharpMomOfTwo

    SharpMomOfTwo DIS Veteran

    Dec 19, 2007
    I went there - seemed pretty good, but they didn't have some of the food that I eat, like edamame (soy beans). :confused3
    I'm on day 3 now, and still doing pretty good. Haven't even tried to cheat! The only thing is, I'm on atkins, and already, if I see another piece of red meat I think I may be sick, literally. Every time I eat it, I get the icky feeling like I'm really going to be sick. I think the problam is that I need to have a good amount of greens in my diet at all times, like the edamame and such or else this diet just wont work for me. Any suggestions?

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