~WISH Away The Pounds~ AMAZING APRIL 2014 Challenge! *All Welcome!*

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by pjlla, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

    Sep 9, 2005
    Isn't that the truth? :thumbsup2

    There is a feature where you can save your recipes on WW so you don't have to input them every time. It's takes awhile to build up but is easier the longer you use the etools. You can also do meals for easier input -- I rotate through a couple of breakfasts so it is easy to track. :goodvibes

    This is absolutely true! :thumbsup2

    Sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you, Pamela! :flower3:

    Having a diet plan is a good way to not have to track -- someone else did all the calculating for you. :cool2:

    Tracking helps you have a realistic idea of what your intake is on any day -- study after study shows that it is incredibly easy to underestimate the number of calories you consume.

    I think when you have a larger amount of weight to lose it is better to break things down so it doesn't get overwhelming. Let us know how your plan is working for you! :thumbsup2

    Hmm, can you manually input your BodyFit data on MFP? Just so you have the whole picture in one place? :goodvibes

    Kudos to you on your tracking streak! :yay:

    Do you ever use any of the progress reports available on WW? That might help with learning from the data. I think your point that your body is constantly adapting and what works this week may not work the next is a great one! We are always a work in progress! :thumbsup2

    Whatever works for you! :thumbsup2

    One of my WATP friends who paper tracks folds an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper into 1/8th and uses one square for each day and notes in the last box -- fits in a pocket quite nicely.

    Disneyland/California Adventure:
    Radiator Springs Racers
    Haunted Mansion
    Buzz Lightyear
    Toy Story Mania

    Mine Train (when it opens! :yay:)
    Spaceship Earth
    Test Track
    Kilimanjaro Safaris

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  3. TheRose227

    TheRose227 Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2013
    I'm the worst and don't write it down. But I have my eating times and everything is already portioned out. So I know what I'm eating.

    oh man! This is making me think! Just over a month and a half till I'm back in the World! (DBF keeps telling me the wedding is more important...he just doesn't get it. :rotfl:)

    10. Pineapple Dole Whip Float for Jungle Cruise
    9. Wishes Fireworks and the new thing they project on the castle
    8. Safari at AK
    7. Haunted Mansion
    6. MK's new night parade
    5. Going around the world showcase
    4. Illumination
    3. Expedition Everest
    2. Picture in front of the castle
    1. Getting my ears (trying to convince DBF he needs some)

    :welcome: and good luck!!


    Overall good week! DBF is away at his brother's bachelor party and when I'm alone I tend to be a little bad with my eating. But I had portioned everything out and it's the only things around so I didn't over indulge in treats.

    I'm loving my nutribullet, but I feel like I get hungry really soon after eating so if any one has a good protein powder or something to help make that more filling I'm listening! I've tried greek yogurt and I'm a little meh on it.

    Good luck with everyone's weigh ins!
  4. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

    Sep 8, 2006
    Wow that's a difficult one!! I guess I can't chose DCL as my number 1 Disney experience? ;)

    1) Original Space Mountain DLP (not the Mission II they have now)
    2) big Thunder Mountain DLP
    3) Indiana Jones DL
    4) Splash Mountain WDW
    5) Tower of Terror WDW
    6) Kilimanjaro Safari WDW
    7) Soarin WDW/DL
    8) Haunted Mansion WDW
    9) Hallowishes WDW (during Halloween party at MK)
    10) Peter Pan DLP

    I have not experienced World of Colorado and Radiator Springs Racers at DCA yet and do expect them to make the top 10 once I have seen them.

    Thanks to those who commented on my morning exercise problem. Today I did it again, but I got up earlier and had about 30 minutes before I started. It was easier today, but that might have been that it was cardio, not strength training and therefore easier in a way.
  5. Raenstoirm

    Raenstoirm DIS Veteran

    Sep 20, 2007
    Welcome! :dance3:

    I haven't Pm'd you at all. I guess I should get on that, huh?


    Hmm, I refuse to answer the QOTD today. We are taking a Royal Caribbean cruise in May out of Port Canaveral. We were planning on a night or two at WDW since we will be so close, but $500 for 2 days is just too expensive! So we are now going to spend the night before in a cheapish place in Cocoa Beach. I am sooo excited about our cruise, but disappointed about flying into MCO and yet not getting on the magical express.:sad2:
  6. pjlla

    pjlla DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2003
    Welcome! Check out page one for our "how to's" etc! Glad to have you with us! Tell us a bit about yourself! .........P
  7. happysummer

    happysummer Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2011
    Hi everyone
    I just joined the challenge. I did horrible the last few months.
    I hope everyone is having a great day.
  8. DisFam95

    DisFam95 DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2003
    Well the scale was kind today. I think my big silly poster I made helped! The kids liked pointing out the slots that did not have a smiley face where I did not eat OP :goodvibes and my oldest liked being the one to draw the smiley so I let him.

    Had so much fun the Queen sing-a-long but I think the dude next to me was dragged by his girlfriend! Well that didn't stop me and my GF's from belting out Queen Classics! Not the best choices on the menu but I chose a baked soft pretzel. Everything also was big or cheesy!

    I'm so unmotivated today! I got my workout in so that's good. Actually increased my time to 41min on the bike but since then I'm just being lazy! Think I'm already starting the weekend - which actually stresses me. After my weigh-in I have a bad tendency to splurge and I ate some Easter candy I had stashed :( So 260 calories down the drain. I keep telling myself be strong for now to lose the weight and THEN I can snack and exercise and maintain but I just don't seem to listen :confused3

    OK this splitting headache and pms is also not helping the lazy factor!

    Have great weekend!!!
  9. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

    Oct 21, 2011
    :sad2:Dona-SO sorry to hear about your dad and friend. :hug: to you!

    Rose-not giving up on you joining us Floridians just yet! :thumbsup2

    To all the CT peeps - :wave2: I lived there for 30 years before getting so sick of the winters that I got the heck out of Dodge and moved to the land of the Mouse. Well, almost...:goodvibes

    1. Country Bear Jamboree - the only thing the DH has ever actually WANTED to go see (alas, he is a non Disney Dork :sad2:)

    2. Afternoon margaritas at La Cava del Tequila:tongue:

    3. Seeing how many times we can watch British Revolution during any given 8 hour time period :lmao:

    4. Illuminations :banana:

    5. Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade :woohoo:

    6. Festival of the Lion King :simba:

    7. Great Movie Ride (can't get enough of Casablanca) :hyper:

    8. Snarfing down a cream cheese pretzel in America while watching the Spirit of America Guys :love:

    9. Screaming my head off on the Rockin' Roller Coaster :scared1:

    10. Seeing the fireworks from our hotel balcony :love:
  10. 50sjayne

    50sjayne DIS Veteran

    Oct 16, 2007
    Welcome back--sorry for your loss.

    1. Fantasmic at Disneyland with the new dragon.
    2. "rescuing" a kitten just outside of the gates at Disneyland and getting an honorary citizen button.
    3. Space mountain
    4. Feeding the kitties jerky at Hungry Bear.
    5. Riding in the Lily Bell with my daughter
    6. Seeing Crush and when crush asked what a boy's favorite color was--he said fish lol. You should have seen Crush's exression...
    7. The lobster nachos at the cove bar
    8. Pommes frites at Cafe Orleans
    9. Riding with the Captain on Mark Twain
    10. Dreams come true fireworks


    Missed some days here-- caught up now. I'm officially in for April.

    Been fighting a cold my husband and son have had it finally caught up with me last night. :headache: Think I'll go and just use the jacuzzi and sauna today and I can do a full workout tomorrow.
    Decided to be a booger on April fools and did 3 pranks. First I told my boss I'd have to go to Disneyland with my co-worker since he obviously doesn't know what he's doing and hasn't been doing my homework for him...she about passed out--having the both of us gone the same time would be catastrophic lol. Then I emailed my co worker who's going and told him I would be going the same time, making sure they are up at dawn and there for opening every day and stick to my well regulated schedule lol. Then I caught my Mom on facebook and told her I'd just received a bunch of orphan kittens we we're bottlefeeding lol. (I have close to 30 cats at this time)
    Ha-- got them all, Jason even went to work asking if I'd asked for time off lol.
    Well I better go be off to the pool, ttfn Susan
  11. mainemooncat

    mainemooncat Mouseketeer

    Jul 13, 2013
    If you press the button on the BodyFit device, it simultaneously updates the BodyFit phone app and MFP. MFP shows the calories burned to me, it just does not put them in my feed. Therefore, all my friends think I just sit around all day!

    As for the QOTD, I cannot answer this! Our upcoming trip in Oct is our first trip! I love reading about everyone else's top things to do, though, as I am currently in crazy planning mode. ADR reservations come up on Monday morning!

    Welcome to our new members! You will enjoy your time here.
  12. jenne

    jenne Undercover Pirate

    Jun 5, 2007
    This week has not gone well. Why did I have to eat all of the cupcake batter? :confused3 Let's get back on track!

    Favourite Disney Moments...

    10. The first shower after we arrive - with the horrible Florida water - reminds me that I have arrived at Disney!
    9. Beating my husband at Buzz Lightyear - we are both more then a little competitive
    8. Beating my husband at TSM - it has only happened once -I always mess up on the little green men screen
    7. The boat ride in The Land - I really miss the song, though :sad:
    6. Hearing ...Por Favor... on the monorail loop
    5. Hearing ...dead men tell no tales.... on Pirates
    4. The new ending at the Haunted Mansion - and how much DS4 LOVES it
    3. Lazy afternoons spent poolside at the Fort - with an ice cream sandwich, of course!
    2. The new script for Spaceship Earth - it was written by James Burke, and I use his Connections series all the time in my classroom. He has such a distinct speech pattern that I only hear his voice as I ride - no offence to Judy Dench

    And finally....

    1. Watching DS7 dance with Belle - truly heartwarming -until we started to leave and he leans in and says "Is that it? I thought I got to marry her." I snorted, I was laughing so hard!

    Have a fantastic weekend! :goodvibes
  13. pjlla

    pjlla DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2003
    You shouldn't base your daily calories on how much you have to LOSE, but rather what your weight is right now. I couldn't give you a formula, but I'm sure that you could find one on the web.

    Love to hear more about your food delivery!

    Those fresh healthy meals sound delicious!

    Ooohh...hope you got lots of goodies at the show!!

    So LOTS of tracking methods!!

    1. Soarin'
    2. Wishes
    3. MK evening parade (preferably SpectroMagic, but Electrical parade is okay too).
    4. Rockin' Rollercoaster!!
    5. Meeting characters! Love to have my picture taken with anyone!
    6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    7. Tower of Terror
    8. Soaking in the sights and sounds of Main Street USA
    9. Snacking around the World Showcase and checking out the countries!
    10. Strolling along the "secret" pathway between the Fantasyland RR station and Space Mountain and feeling like I know a secret!

    DD and I love People Mover too! Great spot to rest and relax!

    So glad to get an INTERNATIONAL list!! I"m guessing your device auto-corrected "World of Color" to "World of Colorado"! :rotfl:

    DS and I were in Orlando last November for MineCon and actually parked at the Contemporary and took the monorail to the MK just to stand outside the gates for a few minutes... how pathetic is THAT???!! We really didn't have a day to visit the park and it made NO sense to buy tix for just a short evening visit. :sad: That being said, I've never been there during Halloween time so at least I could see some of the decorations!:thumbsup2

    SO glad to have you aboard with us!! Go ahead and send me a PM with your starting weight and goal for the month and you'll be good to go!!

    Maybe you could start planning a splurge meal or day? That way, if the candy or whatever is calling to you on Tuesday, you could just remind yourself that your splurge evening will be on XXX night and you can have the ___________ then (if you even still want it). I find it easier to say "not right now" rather than "NO!" or "NEVER AGAIN!" . And often, by splurge time, I don't really even want the junk that was originally tempting me. I've really learned over the years what a GOOD splurge really is and is not.... take-out pizza and fast food burgers and fries RARELY make the cut (although occasionally a handful of 5 Guys fries to sneak in!! ;) ).

    I love that your list is SO different from mine! I haven't been on Great Movie Ride since 2002! And I haven't watched Country Bear Jamboree since..... (wait for it......) 1974!!!!!!!!!!! Jeez, I'm OLD!!

    I hope they will!


    Evening all! You are going to HATE ME, but I'm putting off updating the first page until the morning. For those of you who know me, I am NOT an evening person.... plus I had a nightmare last night that woke me up and kept me awake for an hour +, so I'm ready to crash already! I started cutting and pasting participant names into a Word document and got myself all confused and rather than start again, I'm giving up for tonight! It sucks to get old!!

    Today was okay. Weigh-in was NOT what I was hoping for, but again, I think my scale is acting weird because it showed me UP 2.5 pounds yesterday after 3 days of juicing. Going to give it 24 hours and have a "do-over" weigh-in tomorrow and will take the better of the two numbers as my official weigh-in for this week.

    Fridge is BARE since DH never made it to the market for me yesterday, so after tomorrow morning's workout (assuming it will be decent enough outside for a morning walk/run) I will be heading to the market with next week's meal plan in hand! My folks return from a winter in Florida on Wednesday and I may try to make a few meals to stash in their fridge for when they return.... but they live 2 hours away, so that will depend on whether I have Wednesday off next week.

    I PROMISE, cross my heart, that page one WILL be updated tomorrow! G'night all!....................P
  14. pjlla

    pjlla DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2003
    Not sure how I missed this my first time through! Sorry!

    Sounds like you were quite the prankster! None in this house this year!

    So many of my absolute FAVORITE Disney memories are with my kiddos as well. Especially memories from our special Mother/Child only trips!

    Okay.... NOW, I"m officially caught up! Good night!................P
  15. glss1/2fll

    glss1/2fll DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2011
    QOTD: oh my gosh! 10 things? in order?! ummm
    Expedition Everest
    Tower of Terror
    Test Track
    Space Mtn.
    World of Color-DL
    Aladdin-DL (can't remember the name of this live show, but I loved it!)
    That's not in any order.

    DH was asking me how much our anniversary trip to DLR cost! Think that means he needs a Disney fix! I said we'd go back when DS2 goes to college. Gotta be able to wear a celebratory button with "empty nest!" on it. Better start saving now!

    Welcome to the newbies! :wave2:
  16. lloydy

    lloydy Mouseketeer

    Aug 22, 2013
    QOTD: What are YOU doing for exercise today??

    I have been putting off going on the wii for step class. So I am going to do that today. I have also been seeking out a local class as I am on holiday from work and want to try and get to a class. I think it mat have been 15 to 20 years since I did a class and I am a little nervous about that...
    What about you?
  17. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

    Sep 9, 2005


    That will be tough but being on a cruise will be a blast! :cool2: Who will take care of all of your critters? :love:

    :welcome: No worries -- it was a long winter for many of us but it's onward and downward now. ::yes::

    From comments made at my WW meeting I think it is very common for people to splurge after a weigh in and it's totally okay as long as you get right back OP -- which you have. A 260 calorie splurge doesn't sound too bad actually! :flower3:

    Great list, Kimberly! :thumbsup2 Especially the margaritas! ::yes::

    BRB in trouble with the smilie police. ;)
  18. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

    Sep 9, 2005
    Hope that you are feeling better today, Susan! :flower3: Sounds like you had some excellent April Fool's Day pranks! :thumbsup2

    Oh well, you know you are being active. ::yes::

    What ADRs are you hoping to get?

    Sorry for the tough week! :flower3: You can do this! :thumbsup2

    It is a great place to hang out for sure! ::yes::

    That trip will be here sooner than you think, Linda! :goodvibes

    Ooo, I love a coaching debut! :cool2: Thanks for coaching this week! :flower3:

    Today I am running with my running group for my activity. This is totally outside my comfort zone but I am really enjoying it -- even though I am the slowest runner. Everyone is really nice and supportive and it's a lot of fun to run outside instead of circling the indoor track. I've shared this before but it doesn't hurt to remind ourselves.


    Once you get started everyone is concentrating on working out and not paying any attention to anyone else -- what kind of class are you thinking about trying?

    Have a great week-end all! :goodvibes
  19. jenne

    jenne Undercover Pirate

    Jun 5, 2007
    Just got back from my meeting - down 0.4 lbs. Not great, but I am still down, which is suprising considering that I threw 2 birthday parties that both involved cake products.

    My activity for the day - my plan had been to take the kids for a walk to the park and play for a while but it is -5 (-12 with the windchill) so I might be switching to a new indoor walking tape I picked up from the library. :)
  20. lloydy

    lloydy Mouseketeer

    Aug 22, 2013
    WOW! That is cold. When my children were younger we used to make up dance moves to records on the jukebox. (I still do this if I am home alone :hyper:)
    I admire your planning with the tape. I must admit that I have been to a few local clubs and it doesn't look like they do aerobics or step, it is all Zumba and I can't get on with that. So, I have done 20 mins on the wii step instead, motivated by everyone on here telling me what they have done. :worship:
    Isn't it great that you are down? Going completely in the right direction ::yes::
  21. Raenstoirm

    Raenstoirm DIS Veteran

    Sep 20, 2007
    Yay! :cool1: That is sooo exciting.

    Nothing and it sucks! I am still on medical. I did take the dog for a mile walk today and my foot was ok with that. Not thrilled but not yelling at me either. I am scheduled for an OTF class at 8am monday, but I really think I am going to have two cancel it. :(

    My mother in law gets that honor. The dog lives with her while we are gone and she comes in once a day to feed and play with the others. She just loves it when we go away. :laughing:


    So far so good today. I am not very hungry, so I didn't have lunch till after 2 when I made myself eat. That happens to me though. Right before feminine issues, I am starving and then once they happen, I could care less about food for a few days. Damn hormones!

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