Welcome, Foolish Mortals...to an October 2011 PTR! *Trip Report link is up, pg 71!!*

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Nermel9, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. jenneth79

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    Cheering you on w/ your weight loss goals! I've been struggling a bit myself with my goal (25 pounds / 25 weeks) so perhaps you can motivate me a little bit more!!!:banana:
     
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  3. KatMark

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    Okay...I'm here. Now I have to come back and read tonight and comment. :goodvibes
     
  4. Nermel9

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    Thanks! Giving up real soda is going to be hard for me, it's just empty calories, so I don't want to drink it anymore, but it's just SO good! I'm staying away from diet sodas, the only one I really like is Diet Dr. Pepper and it's not the same, so I'm not even going to bother. I'm just going to drink diet iced tea, maybe the low cal gatorade/powerade, and water. I have to eat more vegetables too! Another thing I don't like! :rotfl:

    I'm definitely going to use a reward system for myself for each amount of weight I lose, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna go with 5 pounds or 10 pounds...maybe every 5 I lose I'll buy myself something little, and every 10 I lose, I'll get a Disney shirt! :woohoo:

    :welcome:! You're not late, don't worry, I haven't gotten to any of the planning really, other than the dates and where we are staying! I'm trying to space everything out so there is some stuff to talk about over the next few months! When are you going in October? I keep hearing that it is a great time to go! :thumbsup2

    Woo hoo :welcome:! Oh, that's too bad that we'll just miss each other! You should do a PTR, they're a fun way to pass the time before each trip!

    I can't wait for MNSSHP! I will definitely take lots of pictures!

    Thanks, I'll let you know if I need some recipe ideas! I usually eat the same 5 things, but that might get boring after a while! :laughing:

    Thanks! I was thinking of using one of those trackers! But then I got nervous, what if I don't lose anything? And the tracker just stays in the same place? Embarassing! :eek: :rotfl:

    Thanks! Ugh, I'm having a hard enough time motivating myself! :rotfl: I'm trying to do so good, but it's hard! I wanted to go for a walk on my break at work, but of course, it had to rain all day, so now I have to figure out something to do tonight! And I'm SO tired, all I want to do is sleep! I think I might try strength training tonight, I just don't think I can do cardio being this tired! Good luck with your goal also!! :cheer2: :dance3:

    Yay, :welcome:! So happy you're here! :banana:
     
  5. 02AggieGirl

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    Sorry DP!
     
  6. 02AggieGirl

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    We are going the last week of October. I get to make my ADRs next week!! So excited....I think we've finally decided where we want to eat! The final list doesn't have very many off our original list:laughing:but that's part of the planning fun!!

    I have friends that have been to DW at a lot of different times of the year and they still say Oct is their favorite time to go :yay:
     
  7. Dugette

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    Joining in! So cool that you're going to be there for WDW's 40th anniversary! (Our wedding anniversary is 10/1, so we coincidentally share the date with WDW and would love to be there). Also jealous of AKL! We loved it there and it's very high on our list of places we'd go back to! The rooms are great and hopefully you'll have a great view! Best of luck with the weight loss! Looking forward to following along!
     
  8. Nermel9

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    Yay, I love ADR time, it makes the trip a little more real! :cool1: I made mine a couple of weeks ago, but I'm waiting to post them here, I probably will at the end of the month or beginning of May! I'm not sure about a few of them, I'm trying to rearrange some...what else is new? :laughing:

    I can't wait to finally go in October! I LOVE Halloween, almost as much as Christmas, so I can't wait to finally be there that month, and go to MNSSHP! :)

    Yay, you're here! :goodvibes OMG, I can't believe you and MK have the same anniversary! :thumbsup2 I'm so excited about AKL, I'm glad you liked it! Sometimes I get nervous about it...I feel like I want to love it so much that I'm going to be disappointed if I don't totally fall in love with it like I did walking into the Wilderness Lodge. :confused3 I'm sure I will...but that distance freaks me out! I hope I still feel like I'm in Disney World! :laughing:
     
  9. Nermel9

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    Disney Shopping!

    Hi guys! I was going to wait til the weekend to do this update, but I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty busy this weekend, so I wanted to do it now...I want to update this thing at least once a week, and even though I just did last weekend, I feel like I've been neglecting this PTR! Either that, or it's just been a really long week!

    I know the title of this chapter is Disney shopping...but before I talk about that, I thought I'd mention...I'm having those thoughts again. You know what I mean.

    I kind of want to change resorts. :eek:

    Nothing definite. I haven't even mentioned this to Brandon yet. But I was thinking today, while I was walking on my break at work, how much time we are going to be spending at MK on this trip. And even more, Epcot. And how FAR AKL is. And how much we LOVED the Wilderness Lodge. How at home we felt there. And how lovely it was to take a boat ride to the MK instead of worrying about that horrible parking lot (I HATE the parking process at MK!! Ughhh!!!)!

    Then I started thinking about my beloved Beach Club. And why did I ever agree to change back to AKL after I booked the Beach Club a few months ago? It's a 5 minute walk to our favorite place in the World...why are we NOT staying there? Or even the Yacht Club?

    Just thinking, of course. Doesn't mean I'm going to change anything. If it were up to me, I would have been on the phone on my break, asking to switch to one of those 3 resorts. But it is my DH's vacation too, and he is so excited about AKL. And he's never picked the resort before, so I know by asking him AGAIN if we could switch, I'd just be being a brat. :cutie:

    And I do want to stay at AKL. I really, really do. I just wish it was near the MK. And had a boat that could take us there. Or within walking distance to Epcot. That's all! :rotfl:

    Anyway, Disney shopping! Have you guys been to Disneystore.com lately? They have some really adorable shirts right now! And a sale on graphic tee's, 2 for $24! I saw about 8 shirts I want for my trip, but I settled on 2 so far!

    First:

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    Had to get the White Rabbit. I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. :love:

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    What can I say. I love Cinderella's glass slipper!

    I was also checking out some of the shirts at Wal Mart recently, and they have a lot of cute Disney tee's there! I had to get this one:

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    I never see shirts with Lady and the Tramp, so I couldn't pass it up!

    I probably won't buy myself another Disney shirt until I lose a certain amount of weight. 5 or 10 pounds, not sure yet. But I need some kind of reward, and Disney shirts are great motivation! :woohoo:

    Up next...I'll tell you guys all about the process of buying the flights for this trip. :sad2:


     
  10. DisneyFirefly

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    Awww, those shirts are cute! :lovestruc

    I particularly love the glass slipper one!
     
  11. Dugette

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    Nice shirts! I love Lady & the Tramp! :thumbsup2
     
  12. PixieMama

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    I was just at my local Wal-Mart the other day and saw that Lady & Tramp shirt! Alas, the largest size they had would still be too small for me so I didn't get one.

    There are a few tees on DisneyStore.com I have my eye on... can't decide if I should wait and see if they go on sale, or go ahead and buy them!
     
  13. wdwgirl03

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    Aww, the Lady and the Tramp one is so cute!
     
  14. 02AggieGirl

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    I love the Cindy's glass slipper tee. I might have to check out disneyshopping myself!! ;)

    And I realized yesterday that my day for making ADRs is NOT this Tuesday, it's the next which kinda depressed me...but oh well, now I have more time to obsess over them :laughing:
     
  15. Shannon84

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    I always have the internal "what if" struggle myself, with Disney and other things in life of course, but Disney being a major one :rotfl: I am sure you will be happy with whatever you go with :goodvibes but trust me I know that feeling and I hate trying to make decisions!!

    I LOVE the shirts you got!!! I think I may check the Walmart near me to see if they have any disney shirts, good idea!
     
  16. TanzUnited99

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    Good luck with the resort situation.

    Am loving all the tees! :thumbsup2 Have not seen any with a Cinderella slipper before :)
     
  17. Stefy

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    I know what you mean about the practicality of the resorts, that was one of the cons for us for AKL was the transportation. But it is a beautiful resort with a lot to offer and I know you guys will have a blast staying there :)

    Cute tees, I was looking at the Slipper one myself the other its so cute :)
     
  18. klacey1

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    LOVE the happily ever after tee!! So cute!
    I understand the resort-switching dilemma-- DBF refuses to stay anywhere but the Contemporary or POR, and since I make all the other vacation decisions, I have to give him that, right? :rotfl: I think you'll love AKL, though! It's really beautiful!
     
  19. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Cute shirts! I really love the Cinderella one! I might look into getting one of those for the Disneymoon - I think it would be perfect! :thumbsup2
     
  20. Nermel9

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    Thanks! I love the glass slipper one the most! :lovestruc

    Thanks, isn't it adorable? :)

    LOL...I actually got a size smaller than what I would need now, figuring it would motivate my weight loss attempt! I think those shirts at Wal Mart run small!

    The one thing about DisneyStore.com is it seems like something will be there one day, and the next, it's gone. I don't know if things sell out really quickly or what, but I know there have been shirts I've wanted and waited to buy, and then all the sudden they were gone! They have a pretty decent sale on the graphic tees right now, 2/$24! :banana:

    Thanks! The only thing I don't like about it is it's not a v-neck, but I guess I'll live! :laughing:

    Definitely go check it out, they have such cute shirts! There is a Bambi one I really want, and pirate shirt that I love too! :lovestruc

    Oh, you have to wait another week for ADR's? That's disappointing, but like you said, more time to obsess and change things around! :woohoo:
     
  21. Nermel9

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    LOL...I always have that struggle with Disney! :laughing: I'm not even sure I could change resorts this late, with the pin I used, but if room discounts come out for that time later in the year, I'm going to be really tempted...:rolleyes1

    They have a lot of Disney shirts at Walmart right now! They have a really cute Flounder one that I almost bought, but I went with Lady instead!

    Thanks! I haven't seen any with the glass slipper either, which is why I HAD to have it! I just kind of wish it wasn't gray! It seems like every Disney shirt I have is gray! :laughing:

    I know I will be happy at AKL, I mean, I really did fall in love with it when we visited! It just doesn't seem to make sense to stay there during Food and Wine and when we will most likely be going to 2 MNSSHP's! But I mentioned staying somewhere else to my DH this morning, and he got kind of upset, he REALLY wants to stay there! So I guess that's where we will be staying! It's fine, I do want to stay there, I just wish it was closer to everything! :rotfl2:

    I love the glass slipper tee! :lovestruc

    Thanks! LOL, that's kind of how I feel with letting my DH pick AKL, he goes along with pretty much everything I plan in the vacation with no complaining, so I figure he can pick the resort this one time! Although, he loved WL and BC so I think if I really pushed, he would say yes to changing, but I don't want to be a selfish brat! :laughing: And AKL is SO beautiful, I know I will love it! Have you stayed there before?

    OMG yes, you should definitely get the glass slipper shirt for your Disneymoon, it would be perfect! :thumbsup2
     

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