WISH Away The Pounds ~ Marvelous May ~ All are WELCOME!

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  1. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

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    :wave2::wave2: hello fellow WISHEers!!!

    can i play?

    Hi, I'm Molli :flower3:

    i actually just popped on the DIS to go to the scrapbooking forum and report that i met my Apr goal ...and :idea: i should be making WISH goals too!!! what's a matter with me!!

    and i see some faces here that i recognize and miss you all! and i'm looking forward to meeting up with the new-to-me faces too!

    We are cruising on the Fantasy in July, actually 3 days at the parks prior too..and i really really really want to be 15 lbs thinner. well i REALLY want to be 45 lb thinner..but that's not realistic! I have been struggling with health problems since July 2010 and (forgive the repeat if you've heard this) and after 4 major surgeries in 16 months, leaving me permanently steroid dependent and replacing other hormones I didn't even know i had....i truly do beileve i've turned the corner and can begin LIVING LIFE again!! sadly, the disease I had (Cushing's) added 50 lbs to my body as i overproduced the bodies natural steroid, cortisol. Now I control my levels with meds, and i'm still in the balancing phase. so the weight is not falling off...but i need accountability to keep exercising and journaling!

    I also have two DDs...one in college and one that's a sophmore! i sense a theme....

    :thanks: to all those who stepped up to coach!! it's a big deal and these gals are giving alot of their time to do so!! you ROCK!! :rockband:

    what's a moving buddy? do i need one of these? :teeth:

    i already forgot the joining directions, so i'm back to the start and will PM my goal, or whatever the official joining action is :goodvibes
     
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  3. 50sjayne

    50sjayne DIS Veteran

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    Hi. My name is Susan and I'm 45. Still haven't found the magical potion to help me lose any weight but as long as I'm watching Dr. Oz I am sure I'll keep trying...

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    Meanwhile I'm trying to build some decent muscle at my gym, riding my bike a lot and trying not to eat to compensate for all that. I've decided my goal will be 2 pounds this month. Pathetic I know but it seems that's the pace I'm at. I am really glad since I started in January I'm able to fit much more comfortably in my pants and able to wear some that I haven't been. I've got 2 grown kids and am now enjoying the less daily responsibility of that but now they have grown up issues that are even harder to deal with almost. Realized today that my 24 year old daughter is a compulsive liar and I really don't know what to do about it. Most advice is to walk away from those relationships but she's-- my kid. I don't know. I'm going to do more reading and see if there's any local help. It's kind of difficult to help someone when they won't communicate with you regularly.

    To sum me up-- crazy cat lady, married 20 some odd years, worked for Albertsons for also 20 some years. Always boy crazy and a fiend for a bargain. I'm always a friend to animals and very interested in health issues. Disney fanatic and lifelong Bowie fan. Just trying to make it through every day, and if I occasionally come out ahead I count myself fortunate.

    Well-- I better go work out if I'm going to do it at all...TTFN
     
  4. lisah0711

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

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    :welcome: Michelle! And thank you so much for sharing coaching with me this week. :flower3:

    :welcome: Jeannine! Hope the PT gets that toe and PF with the exercise program soon. :flower3: And a very good reminder that what works for one person may or not equal success for another but the important thing is to keep trying until you find out what works for you. :goodvibes

    :welcome: Jessica! Looking forward to hearing more from you, too! :flower3:

    :welcome: Helen! Congratulation on all your great success so far! :yay: And thank you so much for taking a coaching week -- there is one more week open -- please PM our lovely hostess, donac, if you are interested!

    :welcome: Molli! So, so nice to see you here! :flower3: We all need moving buddies sometimes but you are good since you are already here. :yay: We try to make sure people aren't left behind on our old threads as we switch. :teeth:

    Looks like we are off to a great start! :cool2:
     
  5. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Molli, I'll be your moving buddy!!!
     
  6. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    WOOHOO!!!!!
    DS16 ran a mile in 5:05!!! New personal record!
     
  7. lisah0711

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

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    :welcome: Susan! I don't think your goal is pathetic at all -- I would say it is very realistic and practical. :hippie: Big hugs on the DD issue. :hug:
     
  8. lisah0711

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

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    Wowza that guy is speedy! :yay: I'm sure he takes after his momma. ;)
     
  9. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

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    BMB -- i thought a moving buddy was someone to keep me moving! are you ready to take on that task!!??
     
  10. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    yeah, right! LOL

    I'm here to help you move in any way I can.
    A moving buddy is actually here to help you move and not get lost from one thread to the next but if you need a get up and get moving buddy, I'm your gal!! But I need to be prodded too. I've blown off my fitness for April and I'm paying the price now.
     
  11. camnhan

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    Her guys... I'm Jen and I am actually going to the happiest place on earth in 10 hours!!!
    Im married with 3 kids...
    My fitness goals were sidetracked in Dec when I fell and shattered my wrist. Still in therapy and have only regained about 20% functioning my wrist and hand :(
    Am meeting with a training once we get back from vacation to see what exercises we can modify to get me back on track!
    My goal at this point is to not put on any weight while on vacation
     
  12. Sunnyday3

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    I'd love to join, but I'm not really sure who to PM. Sorry - I'm new to this :(
     
  13. donac

    donac <font color=black>BL6 Black Team Captain<br><font

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    Just send your starting weight and your goal for the month to me.

    Welcome to the thread.
     
  14. donac

    donac <font color=black>BL6 Black Team Captain<br><font

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    Good Wed morning everyone. It is nice to see all the old people and some new people joining us for May.

    I just over slept so I won't get any yoga in this morning but I will be walking this afternoon since it is the first lawn mow of the year at my sil's. I don't know when we will get to fil's since ds1 is moving this weekend.

    That is the biggest new around here. DS1 is moving into his first apartment this weekend (Ds2 moved into his first last year). DS1 is moving in with his gf of 8 years (yes I do like her. She has been to DW with us twice). My family room is covered with his clothes. He has more clothes than anyone I know. He has been working at JCp for 9 years and loves to shop the discount spot.

    I have one week until my students take their big AP exam so it is very nerve racking at school. Yesterday the special ed kids put together the goodie bags that I give out. They are in the test for almost 4 hours so they need the sugar to keep them up. I start giving them out tomorrow

    Off to get breakfast.

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     
  15. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    OMG Wow that is AWESOME!

    Have a great trip JEn and see you when you get back!!
     
  16. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

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    I realized I did not add a goal for this month so 3.5 lost and NOT found for the month of May!
     
  17. The Mystery Machine

    The Mystery Machine Sunrise at my house. :+)

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    Good morning to all WISHERS here!:goodvibes

    Well I am going to be ambitious and go for a 5lb loss this month. I made it official and sent it to our lovely host for the month, donac! :yay:
     
  18. lisah0711

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    I'm walking right down the middle of Main Street USA-a-a . . . it's the heart of America, the heartbeat of a holiday-ay-ay-ay! The place was made with a magical plan . . .

    We all know a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth starts with a little trip right down Main Street USA. ::MickeyMo

    How many times have you been on Main Street and seen some poor group of people standing right in the middle of the street staring at a map and trying to figure out where they are going to go. We Disboards big time planner types know that you can't get where you want to go without a great PLAN.

    And those of you who have done the challenges before know that I can't coach without help from one of my favorite sites sparkpeople.com And this week is no exception. :goodvibes

    Which brings me to the topic of goal setting. It's not enough to have a goal but you need a plan for how you are going to get there. Here is an excerpt from a sparkpeople article called Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting:

    Goal achievement, especially when it comes to health and fitness, can be a mystery. Most of us have no trouble with setting the goal. Setting a goal is the easy part, it's those other steps that can be a puzzle. But you CAN turn achieving your goals into a science with the right strategies. Here are a few of our favorites:

    DO create a plan. DON&#8217;T wait for "someday" to roll around.

    DO start small. DON&#8217;T focus on too many things at once.

    DO write it down. DON&#8217;T forget to give yourself a deadline.

    DO be specific. DON&#8217;T deal in absolutes.

    DO leave room for failure. DON&#8217;T expect perfection.

    DO track your progress. DON&#8217;T fool yourself into failure.

    DO reward your success. DON&#8217;T beat yourself up over failure.

    DO find a support system. DON&#8217;T try to do it alone.

    DO make a commitment. DON&#8217;T ever forget that you can do it.

    Here is a link to the whole article if you are interested. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=124

    QOTD May 1, 2013: So do you have a plan for how you are going to make your goals for the challenge? Share your plan and your goals big and small for this challenge.

    Let's get this party started! party:party:party:
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  19. PlutoBaby

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

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    GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!!:wave2::flower3::dance3: Great to see all of you again this month and a big :welcome: to all of our newbies! I'm Kimberley and like everybody else seem to have been battling with my weight for quite some time now. I'm married to the best man on the planet :love: and we have a rambunctious, almost 3 year-old black Lab whom I often refer to as the Wonder Mutt (aka Calypso). The DH knows I love her as much, if not more :lmao:, than him!

    I'm obsessed with running and have run 3 half marathons with the second one being the 2012 Wine and Dine. I'm already registered for my second W&D this year, but have had to take a hiatus from running to let my IT bands heal. They are a TOTAL mess!:scared1: So for now, I'm trying CrossFit and go to yoga 1-2 times a week. ;)

    My big trip to Italy is in less than three weeks :banana: so who knows what's going to happen with the weight loss this month. I'm going to try like heck to lose as much as I can before I go. Thank you Dona for hosting and Lisa for coaching this week!:dance3:

    Dona - I'm going to shoot for a 2 pound loss before flying the friendly skies and I know we will all have a better month this time around! :thumbsup2:cool1::yay:
     
  20. lisah0711

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

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    Jen, safe travels and have a wonderful time! :smickey:

    I see Dona answered your question but I wanted to add :welcome:

    Thanks so much for hostessing, Dona! :flower3: Sounds like very busy times at your house.

    Sounds like a great plan and nice job answering the QOTD before it was even posted. ;)

    :yay: pixiedust: that you will make your goal!

    I set myself a really ambitious goal for May -- 10 pounds. I have a half marathon at the end of the month and a cruise in 7 weeks which is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow and really, really focused. I will keep on track with WW and my training. I have all the tools I need, now it is up to me. I'm ready to make my dreams come true this month! :tink:
     
  21. lisah0711

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

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    Hello Kimberley! :wave2: Nice to see you! Nothing like an upcoming trip to help give you that little extra oomph to reach your goals. :cool2:
     

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