Hi! I can always use motivation to get healthier, and why not by a bunch of Disney enthusiasts like myself? I am 23, 5'2" and weight approx. 125 lbs. (haven't weighed myself for a few weeks, but I stay REALLY constant). I used to be too skinny. I weighed 95-105 lbs. until I was 19, and never felt very healthy. I used to be able to eat whatever I want, and I never put on weight or felt heavy. I had the metabolism of a goddess. Then I went on Prozac and birth control, and changed my major (it had been music - was a flute player). The combinations of these things, in conjunction with changing meds partway through, contributed greatly to me gaining 25-30 lbs. in about a year and a half. In the past few years, I think I rebeled against the weight gain. 2 summers ago, I tried the South Beach Diet, and it worked pretty well, but I became an AmeriCorps*VISTA and couldn't afford to eat that healthily anymore, so I gave up. I've never really been to upset about what my weight may be, or my size (when you're stuck btw. womens and juniors styles, size fluctuates so much). I really just want to look and feel healthy. My trouble spot is my abdominal region. Fairly typical I suppose. I am moderately lactose intolerant, too, which makes selecting foods to eat tricky. Well, I went from being in AmeriCorps to being a graduate student... actually worsened my financial situation. BUT, in the past month I have made what I think are two big diet changes, and an attitude adjustment. 1) I am avoiding any carbonated beverage at all costs. Sure, I've become newly addicted to sweet tea, but just skipping all carbonation has helped IMMENSELY!!!!! I am much less gassy and bloated, I feel better overall, and my abdom. region actually looks noticeably different. 2) I am avoiding anything fried. No french fries, no fried chicken, etc. Again, I just feel healthier. And my attitude? I am excited to be feeling healthier! I think that everyone has all these exterior pressures to be thinner, be healthier, but for me I'm stubborn as ever and it has to be for me. Well, It's finally for me! So, I guess I am looking for other people who have suggestions on other little changes that have made a HUGE difference for them. Exercising and drinking more water are big goals for me too, I should mention, but I'm not trying to be too life-changing until after finals & my Disney trip.