Everybody Wants to be a WISH Cat (or dog, or goose, etc...) - October 2016 WISH Challenge

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  1. courtneybeth

    courtneybeth Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme...

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    Are you me? Because this is my exact situation LOL.

    Looks like we get a ticket voucher 4 hours after paying, then Parksavers will send us a FP+ code (which I'm assuming is the MDE ticket code for magic band and FP+) 3 days from now. We obviously need to buy B's ticket tomorrow or Sunday to make sure we get everything figured out before 11/9 when FP+ opens for us.
     
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  2. MommaoffherRocker

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    I'm behind due to this cold! It is draining all my energy.

    I don't do cheat days unless I feel like I need one. I once heard Jillian Michaels say in an interview that your calories for the day should be 80% healthy and 20% whatever you want. That way you don't deny yourself and then go overboard. I feel like that fits my lifestyle better and I try to stick to that. My favorite cheat is peanut butter cups.

    I don't usually dress up for Halloween, it hard enough to get the kids out the door :) but I love seeing everyone else's!
     
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  4. Lady Marie

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    That's a good way of thinking about it. That's probably more sustainable for me as well!


    I'm so behind this morning. I reluctantly went to a coworker's Halloween party last night, thinking that I wasn't going to have much fun and only stay an hour, and ended up staying and shutting them down at 2am :rotfl2: soooooo I'm just starting my day. Oops!
     
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  5. Lady Marie

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    Question of the Weekend - October 29-30

    The parks in the US
    don't really have any seasonal costume changes for our friend Marie.

    But overseas is a different story entirely!

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    Costumes mean Halloween. And Halloween means treats abounding!

    How are you handling the abundance of treats this time of year?
     
  6. 4Mickeys

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    I know exactly how you feel :worried:

    I like this as really I don't think there is anyway at the moment I could make it through a week without some treat.

    Hi all,

    I am catching up - DS15 has been sick and he passed it on to me and I have been feeling just awful - yesterday I couldn't even stand to watch tv - I just laid in bed sleeping or reading a book - it is so not like me to not have some tv time in my day. I did drag myself out for a few hours to see a friend who was over from New Zealand though. The twins went to a Halloween Ice-Skating Party Friday night - this was the day I started feeling unwell and I think the almost 3 hours in the cool ice-skating ring helped me along - by the time I got home and crawled into bed I felt horrible. Feeling a little better today - but still headachy.

    Treats: I eat way too many way too often - whilst I know I couldn't do without something each day I really do need to reign it in.
    Disney Halloween: I was Snow White last year. DD was Minnie Mouse this year - I told my kids this year I was not spending $$ on costumes so they had to find something we had - DD had a red tulle skirt so we found our mouse ears from DL and she chose my black and red sequinned ear headband - so with the skirt, black leggings, a cute long sleeve lace shirt and some cute make-up she was a very gorgeous Minnie Mouse (If I do say so myself lol) - Oh and she wore her MM shoe slippers in/out - last year she was Rapunzel.
    Halloween Treats: As it isn't all that big over here it isn't really an issue - but I am just having the usual treats I always do.
     
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  7. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I am sorry that I have been so absent. Lots of stuff going on. One of it me being very active with my exercise program. The good news is that the scale has finally decided to move a little. I still hate the number, I was hoping to get to a nice low weight before vacation. But in some ways this will hopefully help me with more discipline while on vacation!

    I have actually decided that I will draw up a meal plan for when I come back from vacation as well as a shopping list for that first day. So, when I feel besides myself from jet lag, I can go out to the grocery store and don't have to think, just pick up what is on the list. Also planning on putting something healthy but delicious into the freezer for that first day. I feel if I manage to get back on track immediately after vacation, this will help a lot with the vacation weight gain. I think a lot of that is actually the after vacation weight gain when I am back home and fall back into old unhealthy patterns!
     
  8. JacknSally

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    Treats: as of right now, we aren't giving out candy, so no treats coming in the house! We managed to miss most of the yummy Halloween treats by accident while we were in Disney, haha, and we've already gone through the MNSSHP that we got and liked, so there's not much in the house right now. I'm on a chocolate kick (still!) so there are some mini Hershey bats here that I really have to watch myself on.

    I'm on a big "back on track" kick right now - lots of protein and very few carbs on hand currently, so YAY for that!! We are headed back down to Disney at the end of November for a crazy impulsive short visit to see the Christmas lights. We booked the Hollywood Studios dessert party for their new fireworks show, and there are unlimited cupcakes and drinks there... I will allow myself to indulge that night, but for the most part it shouldn't be hard for me to stay on track through the holidays. Plenty of turkey abounds at Thanksgiving, so protein will be plentiful, plus veggies. I'll just have to watch the yams! LOL

    My goal is to be down 40lbs by Dapper Day at the end of April. I'm dying to attend (already have an outfit planned for both myself AND DH and they're WONDERFUL) and I want to not be self conscious about myself the whole time. So, I'm back! And with the weather STILL in the 90s here (UGH), I'm not letting myself get caught up in winter hibernating prep. Gotta get out and enjoy the sunshine while I can!
     
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    I am not handling it well! I need to be stronger. Especially today after racing 10 miles I feel like I am allowed to eat whatever I want.

    I raced a 10 miler this morning through a historic cemetery in downtown Jacksonville. It was so awesome to run past graves from the 1800s in the fog as the sun came up. The best part was the mausoleums. I had no clue we had cemeteries like that around here. I came in at 2:14:59 just 30 seconds short of a PR!
     
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  11. 4Mickeys

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    It is the evening of the 31st here so pretty much my October is over - I cannot believe it - it really whizzed by :worried:.

    Final Report: 88.7% - I estimated it may actually be a little better - as I did really well until last week when I got distracted with health issues and getting sick - so I know I had more takeaway last week but can't remember exactly what :confused3 So I ate more takeout in the last week than the previous 3 weeks of the month! I will say that I didn't have as much enjoyment from the takeout as usual - it was mostly the convenience of it. Overall I am ok with the outcome and I aim to continue to cut back going forward. I got some bloodwork back this morning that showed my Cholesterol is actually up a bit from last time - but this wasn't a fasting blood test so I'm not sure if that makes a difference - but just more of a reminder I really have to make a better effort.

    A great big :thanks: to @Lady Marie for hosting this month sometimes at very challenging times with the weather - your support was truly appreciated :D and of course I enjoyed the kitty cats and other animal friends who helped us as well.
     
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  12. Lady Marie

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    Question of the Day - October 31

    Happy Halloween!

    "Wait a minute! I'm the leader! I'm the one who says when it's the end..."

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    "It's the end!"

    Happy End of the Month, everyone!

    We've learned painting, piano, and practiced our scales and arpeggios this month.


    Did you learn anything else about yourself or your journey this month?

    What were your final results?

    What are some things you want to focus on for the future?
     
  13. dsnyfn1022

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    No treats for me! I don't trust myself to have them in the house so kids don't get anything from me. I know, it's lame. But the only way I'd be able to get through AND have candy would be to have candy that I don't like and if there's leftover I don't want to be stuck with a bunch of gross candy!

    I am really getting back into the focus. I think for me, the key to self-control and making better choices is to work out. Not to "fuel" my body per se, but mostly because I don't like the thought of busting my butt at the gym for an hour and then coming home and undoing all that hard work and then some with bad choices. So my focus until probably the end of the year is going to be working out. Obviously, I hope that weight loss or inch loss follows that but that's not going to be my primary focus.

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    I had a great weekend actually! I did indulge but all-in-all I don't feel like I overdid it or ruined any progress that I did over the week. I even hit the gym on Saturday which was very much needed because I was having an anxiety/depression filled day and it helped a little to get some endorphins.

    Thank you @Lady Marie for the wonderful thread this month!!!
     
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  14. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I was going to post nearly the same!! I was so unhappy with the lack of weight loss that I decided to focus on something else this month. And at first I was just not seeing any results. And now, the last week of the month the movement suddenly started! As of today I am back in the "normal" weight range. No longer overweight! And I do feel strong and happy!

    I will post my final results later tonight as I still need to get one workout in to make the month count as much as possible.

    @Lady Marie I absolutely loved the theme this month and am sorry that I did not participate more. Somehow I was not doing that well for long stretches this month and just did not feel chatty. And I was really sad about it because your thread was so much fun! It still was a great inspiration every day!
     
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  15. piglet1979

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    I have learned that I do stress eat more then I wish I did. I am also starting to realize I need to stop letting life get in the way of me time. I have not really worked out in awhile. In the future I need to work more on me.

    I forgot to weigh myself this morning but I am pretty sure I am the same weight. So I am about 30% of my goal.

    I saw a friend this weekend that I haven't seen in awhile. She was really surprised at how good I look. She said it looks like I lost a lot of weight. I have lost 10 pounds but I just don't feel like I lost a lot. Maybe because I have only maintained for about 2 months now.
     
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    @Lady Marie Thank you hosting this month. I have never seen Aristocats. I think I will need to watch it sometime soon.
     
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  17. Dr Gunnie

    Dr Gunnie Still a kid

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    I sucked this month. My weight has been good, but I haven't ran in over two weeks and haven't been posting.

    We ended up making the playoffs the last week of the season, but lost in the first round on Saturday. Football is over. The good news is I'll have a lot more time now to work on some personal goals - first one being to get back out running. I'm also ready to spend more time with my kids!

    Thanks to @Lady Marie for hosting - hope to see everyone in the November thread.
     
  18. Oneanne

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    Sorry, having some technical difficulties this morning :).

    I'm back! I had two lovely vacations and despite a lot of eating (on the Texas tour we were eating three full meals a day, something I never do) I didn't put on any more weight... didn't lose any, but heck at least the tide has been stalled. I'm refreshed and ready to jump in to November and get 100% back on track.

    Goals results for October:

    No fast food... I did hit Taco Time for a quick lunch the Monday I was flying out to WDW, so that's 97%. I did do Pilates at home when I was at home, so I'm going to give myself 100%. Maintaining 10,000 steps per day, not even close, so 0%.

    Average of all three: 66%

    And THANKS @ladymarie for hosting!
     
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  19. courtneybeth

    courtneybeth Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme...

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    Thank you for hosting such a great, fun month! :)

    My final results: 100% of goal.

    Focus on: cross-training, learning how to run hills. Continuing to eat better around my races because it's sooo easy to be like "eat all the things" afterward.
     
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  20. MommaoffherRocker

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    I learned that the more I track my food the better I eat. Not really surprising but I need to get better at sticking to it.

    My final result was 81% not too bad but I definitely have room for improvement

    Thanks @Lady Marie for an awesome month!
     
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    Congrats on the new baby "niece"!! So sweet.... and big!

    Have you tried Halo Top ice cream??



    I enjoyed all of your photos and such from your trip! And wowza on the AP's!!

    Have YOU tried the Halo Top ice cream? If you get a chance, try the birthday cake flavor.... super sweet, like cake and frosting.

    Another one for the cookie dough..... what is it about the dough that is SO stinkin' appealing??!!

    Last year I Disney-bounded as Rapunzel for Halloween. Other than that I cannot remember dressing up recently. I only dress up in a costume if I am working at the elementary school. This year I wore a poodle skirt that I made myself in 9th grade..... yup it fit AND I could find it AND the moths hadn't eaten up yet (although I smelled like mothballs all day!). I always want to Disney-bound, but I wasn't sure I was working until the weekend, so I didn't really have time to create anything. And this is the FIRST YEAR in FOREVER that I wasn't sewing/crafting etc a costume for one or both of my kiddos!

    If someone offered to buy me one of those GORGEOUS handmade CosPlay costumes off Esty, I would probably go for Mother Gothel or Rapunzel or maybe Cinderella!

    Great progress!!!

    Love those!!! The Kevin and Russell ones are adorable!

    So jealous of the deals and the possibility that you are buying EAST COAST annual passes!!

    FUN!!

    I just say NO.... to all of it and everything! If I don't start, I don't get into trouble and head down a slippery slope. I bought little packets of shortbread cookies instead of candy..... much less tempting to eat the leftovers. Plus even if I do, they are only 2 SmartPoints per packet (versus 3-5 SmartPoints for the majority of Fun Size candy bars).

    How great that your kiddo was able to costume herself for free! Hope you feel 100% better soon!

    Such a great plan!!

    Sounds like you are in a good frame of mind and ready for success!! I am BEYOND jealous of the AP's and all of the fun plans!!

    WOOOHOOO~! I hope and pray to have my laptop back soon so that I can be more actively involved in November!!

    BBL to finish my replies!...........P
     
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