Take the DIS WISH challenge here

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  1. oubliette77

    oubliette77 Earning My Ears

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    I am a 35 year old female. One daughter. :hippie:

    So here is my progress so far. One month of no soda and low carb eating. 19 lbs down. Joined the gym a week ago. Working on my running. Already lowered my time down from a +32 minute two mile down to a 28 minute two mile. Walk/run. :cheer2: Hoping to do a 5K and work my way up to a 1/2 marathon.

    Already got my first injury :headache: when I took my daughter on a run and let her ride her bike. She took a wrong turn downhill and panicked. This Momma :flower3: saved her princess: from harm but wiped out in the process. :worship: Lots of ice, bandages and blood later I am still going. :banana:

    Is anyone else doing galloway's C25k? :happytv: I am using the free mapmyrun app, but would love to find one that will beep when I need to switch between walk run for endurance building. Good luck to everyone!!
     
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  3. Leleluvsdis

    Leleluvsdis DIS Veteran

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    I use couch25k. It is great!! Just start your music and then the app and it will tell you each time you switch and when you are halfway.
     
  4. kolohe_lady

    kolohe_lady Princess, nuthin'! I wanna be Queen!

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    I haven't been on this site for over a year! But now that I have regular access to the internet and some goals in mind, here I am again :goodvibes

    My goals:
    -Improve my eating by learning to prepare good-for-me food. Less sugar, more veggies.
    -Get consistant with strength training. I have a gym membership but have thus far been too intimidated to use the weight room. Not sure how to use the equipment and afraid of just being in the way of those who obviously do.
    -Improve my running. I'd like to be able to do the 2013 Disneyland half marathon at or around the 2 hour mark. My best time for a half thus far has been around 2:20.
    -I don't have a specific size or weight goal in mind right now. I think as long as I focus on eating better and getting stronger, that part will take care of itself, and I can rock my dress when I get married next year. :love:
     
  5. ronalee

    ronalee Earning My Ears

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    I have been doing WW for the last 18 months and have lost 41 pounds... I have 9 pounds to go but I have been gaining and losing the same 2 pounds for the last three months... Hoping that this board (and a few others) will give me the motivation I need to lose those last pounds for good... My plan is track what I eat and keep exercising (I love running and am training for the Tartan Twosome - Nova Scotia's version of the goofy... 5K on Friday and Half Marathon on Saturday, which is next week).
     
  6. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    Well it seems that your goals are right and you are off to a great start on getting in that wedding dress. Congratulations on the wedding!

    AS far as the weight room, I would ask for help, book a session or three with the trainer there at the gym and specifically for the weight room. They will teach you technique, proper form and help to establish a healthy amount of weight to lift.
     
  7. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    Keep exercising and do track your food, but also make sure you are eating enough, I fall into that sometimes, I am so worried that I am eating too much and I eat less, but what I really need to do is eat more, to help fuel my body!


    Good luck on the race, make sure you come back and tell us how you did..
     
  8. Nixie

    Nixie DIS Veteran

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    I am joining in! (Didn't even know this board exisited!) Hi, my name is Christy :) Last year I weighed in at my highest nonpregnant weight ever. I was very unhappy. My wedding rings didn't fit. I did not even want to leave the house. I started WW and lost -42 pounds. I hit a plateau. I got really bummed out and quit WW. I have now gained back 8lbs. I really need to get back on track. I am currently trying MyFitnessPal.
     
  9. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    Hi Christy....


    Welcome and please share and encourage as you wish...

    I leave for travel today for work, but am bringing my Insanity videos with me... :cool1:
     
  10. zanzibar138

    zanzibar138 DIS Veteran

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    I cannot believe I have just found this part of the boards! I was even looking for it when I started my endeavour, but I was looking for 'Disney Running' or something and didn't even think to look at WISH :lmao:

    Anyway, my name is Lana :wave2: and I'm aiming for the TOT 10 miler in 2014 (assuming they have one!). I'm aware that I won't *need* two years to train, but my budget is the most prohibiting factor here. In the meantime I have signed up for a 5k in 2 weeks (am aiming to run 3.6k of it as per my program). I am aiming for a 12k run next year which I'll tie in with a trip to visit my family (Mum and I will run it together).

    I actually have had ambitions to do a Disney run before, and started on the Galloway program for the half. That program unfortunately didn't really work for me as I didn't feel like I was achieving much and I couldn't handle being out for 3 hours at a time when I started getting to the longer workouts, but hadn't really improved my speed yet. So this time I decided to start with the C25K, which I'm actually enjoying! I just did my second workout for week 4 this morning and am still surviving! It's the longest I've stuck with any running program (except for the Galloway one, but for me that was more walking) and I've still got motivation in bucket loads :cheer2:

    Anyway, I did start a thread about my adventures in the general trip planning part before I stumbled across this. It's in my sig as a 'PPTR'. Mods, please feel free to move it.
     
  11. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    Hi Lana, :wave:

    Glad you dropped by....

    Congrats so far on finding something that works for you. That is the most important, and you have goals set.

    Stick around and look forward to you motivating me to run more!
     
  12. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    I just realized this part of the boards was here too! I am a 30-year-old mom of 3, and want to get to a much healthier place (hopefully) before we go for number 4. I have lost 15 lbs so far this year (good, but not NEARLY as good as it should have been, even with moving across the country in the middle!) and am at 171 right now. (I'm 5'4) I have been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs for the last 4 months and would really like to lose 20 lbs. At that point I'll be at my wedding weight and looking and feeling pretty good, I think! A better "goal" would be losing 30-35, but we want to get pregnant in the next 5-6 months, so... I would really like to get down to 150. I use SparkPeople to keep track of my calories and I go to a women's gym 3 times a week and do a 1.5 hours workout with lots of cardio and some weight training. I hope I can get involved here and give and get some support and motivation!
    :cheer2:
     
  13. fanofWD

    fanofWD Earning My Ears

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    I'm pretty new to DIS boards (and am already completely addicted! :surfweb::lmao:) but have been wondering what the WISH icons were for...I'm so glad I found it! We actually decided (my DH and I) to surprise my DD with a trip to WDW for her 6th birthday, and it's our motivation to lose some weight and get healthy (for all that walking :faint: ) We started a month and a half ago with my eventual goal of being to lose 125lbs!! I figure we have a year and 3 months or so to do it, and in the last month I've lost 23 lbs...I also use sparkpeople (like jaina) and run on my treadmill three- four times a week. I'm also really looking forward to the support aspect of it from this board :lovestruc
     
  14. SoScary'09

    SoScary'09 Has Friends on the Other Side

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    Bumping because I think I need to join this thread again. The WISH challenge was extremely successful for me last year when I was getting ready for my Halloween trip (lost 18lbs!). This year I've had no Disney trip to prep for and well...let's just say I've sort of fallen off the wagon.

    I start college in January. Going back to school is a big deal for me so I've decided I want to be in decent shape by the time it rolls around. I weigh 3 more lbs than I did this time last year. Therefore, I'd like to lose seven lbs total by January. And this will be tough because of the holiday season. But I'm gonna do it!

    Will be updating periodically. Anyone else joining on for the fall?
     
  15. dgbg100106

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    I am here and ready to lose...

    I am down 10 pounds and just came back from a two week vacation, where I put on more than I wanted, but it is coming off quickly.

    I am using loseit, and it really helps with the calorie intake and tracking all the food, if anyone wants to join and link as friends that would be great... Just let me know.
     
  16. Weluvdisny

    Weluvdisny <font color=red>I'm alot calmer than I thought I w

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    Hey everyone! I just signed up for my first WDW half marathon in January and can't wait! But with the holidays coming up I'm so worried that it will be too easy to fall off my training schedule and just sit around with friends and family eating way too much.

    I would like to lose about 10 lbs. before the race. So that's 1 lb. a week. Easy right? Putting it out there in writing makes me feel like I have all of you watching and supporting me to meet my goals.:banana:

    Looking forward to the challenge!::yes::
     
  17. dgbg100106

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    That is awesome... I am not up to running yet.. but I just lost my first 10 and meet a minor goal of mine...

    So you can do it...
     
  18. jiminy.cricket

    jiminy.cricket Disneyphile Extraordinare

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    I can barely believe it, but  CK is complete! Woot! Today begins the 10K program.
     
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    Awesome here comes the 10K
     
  20. SoScary'09

    SoScary'09 Has Friends on the Other Side

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    My weekly weigh in was this morning. Had my doubts but the results were positive! :cool1:

    It's been two weeks so far and I'm already down about three lbs. Four more and I'll be at my first goal. Let's just hope Thanksgiving doesn't set me back. No way I'll be able to stay away from the macaroni and cherry pie....

    I guess the key will have to be moderation? Sure I say that now :rotfl2:
     
  21. Beastlover

    Beastlover When leaving a room, make it dramatic...use Jazz h

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    I'm back and committing here! :cool1:

    I was very successful with Atkins and WISH a few years back! Right now, I'm not sure how much I should be losing? I've been teaching Jazzercise for 6 1/2 years and I am so much stronger, more lean muscle. Its the layer of puff over the top! :rotfl:

    I'm down 13 pounds, and am going to start with a goal of 25. See how I feel then?? :confused3
     

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