Team Donald – Biggest Loser “No Excuses” 2012 Challenge

dvccruiser76

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 31, 2009
Here we celebrate our progress and recognize our superstars.

Reminders:
-after 3 weeks of no reporting, you are dropped from the challenge – can re-start at any time, though
-if anybody knows they will miss weighing in, just PM and let me know and you’ll be marked excused



First some stats

MAINTAINERS:
(staying within 2 lbs of their maintain weight is successfully maintaining!)
# of Maintainers Reporting In & Successfully Maintaining: 0


LOSERS:
Current Participants-------------40!
not reporting in for 1 week-----3
not reporting in for 2 weeks----4
not reporting in for 3 weeks----4
Excused--------------------------3
weigh ins-------------------------26
gains-----------------------------2
maintains------------------------5
losses----------------------------18
new or returning members ----1



Biggest Loser Fall Challenge Week 11!
This week’s group loss = 20.0 pounds!
Average percentage of weight lost 0.39 %
Total group weight loss so far 486.5 pounds!


AWESOME!

Retention Rate (compared to the 72 participants we had sign up for our start week on January 1st)
40% (this includes the Losers, Maintainers and Excused people!). Let's keep sending those weights people!


Before the weekly superstar list comes the disclaimer. I am human and I make mistakes. If you have any questions please contact me. For your reference this is the magic percentage of weight lost formula - weight loss for the week divided by weight for last week times 100, that gives us the percentage. Now let me test that with my numbers for week 1, click, click, click goes the calculator. Yes, that agrees with the percentage on the magic spreadsheet. (btw if its been more than 1 week between weigh-ins, then the % loss is divided by the number of weeks, to keep everybody on the same basis)

Now let's get to the good stuff. Who were our superstars of week 11?

The WISH Biggest Loser Spring Challenge Team Donald Week 11 Superstars!!
#10 - 0.44% - buzz5985
#9 - 0.54% - Disneyluvr
#8 - TIE - 0.63% - akhaloha & luvpoohandcompany
#7 - 0.65% - #1hoosierfan
#6 - 0.73% - liesel
#5 - 0.74% - ougrad86
#4 - 0.80% - dvccruiser76
#3 - 1.17% - D73
#2 - 1.19% - jillbur

and now
The WISH Biggest Loser Team Donald Spring Challenge Week 11 Biggest Loser is:
#1 - 1.48% - belledreamer

Quote from Dare2Dream: How is your week going? Are you OP (on program)? Are you exercising? Drinking that water? You know what to do to make the magic happen. Get on the wagon. We are all here to help you on the journey. We can do this one day at a time. One bite at a time.

Have a healthy day!
Congratulations belledreamer!!!


What a great week you had. Keep up the good work. We have a very special clippie reserved for our weekly Biggest Loser. Wear it with pride this week! :

This is our weekly reigning Biggest Loser clippie. We have the large version




or use this
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsmall1.jpg
followed by

or we have a medium version



or use this
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLmed.jpg
followed by

and we have a small version



or use
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsm.jpg
followed by


Thanks to ohMom-Molli for these clippies. They were used for a previous BL but we can recycle. Don't they look great!
 

dvccruiser76

DIS Veteran
Joined
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NOW FOR THOSE OF US WHO SET A GOAL FOR THE CHALLENGE!!!

NOTE: This list includes participants who have reported in within the last 3 weeks, once someone misses 3 weigh-ins they are dropped from this report.

How this works: You set your goal for what you want to lose in the challenge. Then I calculate your weight loss in the challenge divided by your goal to get a % to goal.

Anybody can change their goal at anytime (or add a goal) – all you have to do is send me a PM.

Since the goals are an individual thing, the list is just in alphabetical order to make it easier for everybody to find their own name. If there are any questions or suggestions please let me know.

We have done 11 out of 21 weeks, so the challenge is 52% complete.



#1hoosierfan - 44.67
4Holidays - 32.00
amykathleen2005 - 74.36
araes2120 - 22.50
buzz5985 - 0.00
CaliforniaDreaming - 50.67
ChelleyB - 23.57
D73 - 71.18
Disneyluvr - 16.67
dvccruiser76 - 48.89
EDuke98080 - 0.00
happysummer - 37.14
Heidi Lou - 0.00
jillbur - 80.00
Jujubee727 - 41.33
liesel - 52.44
luvpoohandcompany - 50.00
mackeysmom - 37.50
Mary.Poppins - 42.50
mommyof2Pirates - 50.67
ougrad86 - 48.33
quasar4legs - 41.45
Scraggy - 21.20
shellebelle76 - 38.40
::Snow White:: - 47.19
trinaweena - 27.32
VirataMama4 - 35.47
vitfamily - 50.00
wickey’s friend - 0.00



I find everybody on the list an inspiration and everybody who participates in this challenge is an inspiration in and of themselves. Whether you post, lurk or just pm your weight and check results on Tuesdays, you have made a commitment to yourself. And that is the biggest inspiration of all!BY Octoberbride03
 

dvccruiser76

DIS Veteran
Joined
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This week's winning team with 33.47% is Team Mickey!!

Team Donald weighed-in losing 15.84% for the week!

Additional stats for the week!!!!

BernardandMissBianca won for Team Mickey with 2.54% this week and was the overall Biggest Loser!!

Congrats to belledreamer who was Doanld's Team winner with 1.48%!

Team Donald lost 20.0 pounds this week
Team Mickey lost 17.7 pounds this week

Team Donald leads the Total Weight Loss with 486.5 pounds and Team Mickey's total weight loss to date is 406.3!!!
Both teams together have lost 892.8 pounds!!!! Amazing!

Keep reading, keep posting and most of all keep losing and continue learning!!!!

Have an OP week :goodvibes
 
  • belledreamer

    Writer, dreamer, and Honorary Lost Girl
    Joined
    Sep 14, 2008
    Don't worry Chris; you didn't kill the thread. I just haven't had much to say lately. ;)

    Needing to go clothes shopping soon. My jeans are getting so loose that I can almost take them off without unbuttoning them! YAY! Got a really cute top the other day; it's white, blue, and purple with butterflies all over and it hugs my curves in all the right places. :goodvibes I'll have to take some updated pics soon!

    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!

    In the meantime, I've found another show to obsess over... ;)

    First, it was Doctor Who. Then it was Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now, it's...



    SHERLOCK! :lovestruc

    I don't know how many of you watch the BBC (Probably my fellow Doctor Who fans on here will have heard of this show) but this show is awesome! I was actually watching one of the episodes while I was on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes without hardly realizing it! I may have to try this more often. I have to say, it would be a hoot if my weight loss was in part to a detective show. :rolleyes:

    Heading to do some reading and writing before going to to bed. Good night!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
     

    DisNorth

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 25, 2012
    Now let's get to the good stuff. Who were our superstars of week 11?

    The WISH Biggest Loser Spring Challenge Team Donald Week 11 Superstars!!
    #10 - 0.44% - buzz5985
    #9 - 0.54% - Disneyluvr
    #8 - TIE - 0.63% - akhaloha & luvpoohandcompany
    #7 - 0.65% - #1hoosierfan
    #6 - 0.73% - liesel
    #5 - 0.74% - ougrad86
    #4 - 0.80% - dvccruiser76
    #3 - 1.17% - D73
    #2 - 1.19% - jillbur

    and now
    The WISH Biggest Loser Team Donald Spring Challenge Week 11 Biggest Loser is:
    #1 - 1.48% - belledreamer
    Way to go Donalds!!! and huge congrats to belledreamer!!

    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Monday March 19 Gurgi from The Black Cauldron

    Gurgi was always on the search for Munchies and Crunchies. When you get those urges to eat something right away, what have you got on hand that fits into your plan that you can grab? Do you plan for these sudden urges? Do you spread your meals out in small increments throughout the day to avoid these situations?
    I love munchies and crunhies! I'm a huge grazer, this is my downfall. I need to plan my meals and include snacks. I'm easly tempted by food laying around (at work, at home etc.)
    I've been trying to catch myself when ever I'm browsing in the kitchen for food and make a cut of tea instead. No calories and keeps me occupied to distract me from food!
     

    D73

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2012
    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?
     

    D73

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2012
    Well, okay, I said today would be my off day. :rolleyes1

    It poured rain here today and I didn't feel like I did anything so I HAD to get on the TM. I was all antsy and needed to get moving. Did 2 miles, feel great.

    Tomorrow will be my rest day, promise. :angel:

    I have been watching Star Wars, we'll be at DHS one day for star wars weekend and I'd never seen the movies. They are good, I'm a little lost on the storyline still after the first three episodes, but I totally want to be a Jedi. :darth:
    Make sure that is a promise you keep ;) . But isn't it interesting how your body which probablyused to fight having to do exercise has now adjusted to complaining when you haven't.

    The WISH Biggest Loser Spring Challenge Team Donald Week 11 Superstars!!
    #10 - 0.44% - buzz5985
    #9 - 0.54% - Disneyluvr
    #8 - TIE - 0.63% - akhaloha & luvpoohandcompany
    #7 - 0.65% - #1hoosierfan
    #6 - 0.73% - liesel
    #5 - 0.74% - ougrad86
    #4 - 0.80% - dvccruiser76
    #3 - 1.17% - D73
    #2 - 1.19% - jillbur

    and now
    The WISH Biggest Loser Team Donald Spring Challenge Week 11 Biggest Loser is:
    #1 - 1.48% - belledreamer
    Congratulations to all of our top 11 this week. We have been keeping on when others have given up and disappeared. Well done to all of TEAM DONALD!!

    Don't worry Chris; you didn't kill the thread. I just haven't had much to say lately. ;)

    Needing to go clothes shopping soon. My jeans are getting so loose that I can almost take them off without unbuttoning them! YAY! Got a really cute top the other day; it's white, blue, and purple with butterflies all over and it hugs my curves in all the right places. :goodvibes I'll have to take some updated pics soon!

    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!

    that is one of the biggest stumbling block of losing weight, getting into a mentallity of less is better. I am glad that you found this adjustment and it sounds like you body is thankying you for finding it too!

    In the meantime, I've found another show to obsess over... ;)

    First, it was Doctor Who. Then it was Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now, it's...


    SHERLOCK! :lovestruc

    I don't know how many of you watch the BBC (Probably my fellow Doctor Who fans on here will have heard of this show) but this show is awesome! I was actually watching one of the episodes while I was on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes without hardly realizing it! I may have to try this more often. I have to say, it would be a hoot if my weight loss was in part to a detective show. :rolleyes:

    Heading to do some reading and writing before going to to bed. Good night!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    YAY! :cheer2: CONGRATUALTIONS. You were so patient with yourself for those many weeks of no budge on the scale! Patience and perseverance have paid off. Well done!

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
    Let us know what you choose to do to reward yourself? Another season on Louis and Clark???

    I love munchies and crunhies! I'm a huge grazer, this is my downfall. I need to plan my meals and include snacks. I'm easly tempted by food laying around (at work, at home etc.)
    I've been trying to catch myself when ever I'm browsing in the kitchen for food and make a cut of tea instead. No calories and keeps me occupied to distract me from food!
    I understand the grazing mentality. I have had to fight that one off as well. I have stopped going to the staff room as often as I used to because there always seems to be food of some kind there.

    Tea is a great distraction. I also use water for a distraction. Fill my gut with water and it doesn't want anything else. I also have sugarless gum around in case I need an oral fixation of chewing. Not for everyone, but helps me.


    °°°°°°°°°°°°

    Good morning Team Donald.

    HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    Quiet morning ahead of me as my first class is ona field rip ad then I have planning on a Tuesday until lunch. Afternoon I normally have 4 lessons but will only have 3 as I am excused to go and attend a funeral service for the father of 2 students. So could be an emotional afternoon.

    Congratulations again to all of our losers and maintainers. But way to go that saw a gain on the scale this past week and have not given up but are keeping on with us through Week 12.

    I wish you all a great day Donalds. Will be back a little later to see if our bonnie Irish lass has joined the conversation.

    Christopher
     
  • luvpoohandcompany

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 30, 2009
    Don't worry Chris; you didn't kill the thread. I just haven't had much to say lately. ;)
    :rotfl:
    Needing to go clothes shopping soon. My jeans are getting so loose that I can almost take them off without unbuttoning them! YAY! Got a really cute top the other day; it's white, blue, and purple with butterflies all over and it hugs my curves in all the right places. :goodvibes I'll have to take some updated pics soon!
    Sounds great:cool1:
    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!
    Glad things have started moving in the right direction again:thumbsup2
    In the meantime, I've found another show to obsess over... ;)

    First, it was Doctor Who. Then it was Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now, it's...



    SHERLOCK! :lovestruc

    I don't know how many of you watch the BBC (Probably my fellow Doctor Who fans on here will have heard of this show) but this show is awesome! I was actually watching one of the episodes while I was on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes without hardly realizing it! I may have to try this more often. I have to say, it would be a hoot if my weight loss was in part to a detective show. :rolleyes:

    Heading to do some reading and writing before going to to bed. Good night!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
    CONGRATULATIONS
    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?

    I've had a bit of a rollcoaster year and right now I'm just trying to take each day as it comes and reminding myself that if today is a good day emotionally or diet wise then thats great and if its not- well tomorrow is a new day and it doesnt make me a bad person if I get it wrong sometimes! I keep reminding myself that I'm on the journey at least even if I havent quite reached my destination:)Good morning Team Donald.

    HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    Quiet morning ahead of me as my first class is ona field rip ad then I have planning on a Tuesday until lunch. Afternoon I normally have 4 lessons but will only have 3 as I am excused to go and attend a funeral service for the father of 2 students. So could be an emotional afternoon.
    :hug:
    Congratulations again to all of our losers and maintainers. But way to go that saw a gain on the scale this past week and have not given up but are keeping on with us through Week 12.

    I wish you all a great day Donalds. Will be back a little later to see if our bonnie Irish lass has joined the conversation.

    Christopher[/QUOTE]

    Hiya I'm here:rotfl: Well done to you for not only making the top 10/11 this week but you're also waaaaaay ahead on your goal-72% there-you'll be fitting those theme park rides no bother:thumbsup2
     

    donac

    Wife, mother, math teacher, quilter
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2002
    Good Tuesday morning everyone.

    I am sorry I didn't get on yesterday. I woke up a little later than normal so I didn't have time to post.

    The show went well on Sunday. we spent an hour after cleaning up and deciding what we have to do on for the 50th this weekend.

    My son loved Newsies. It was announced yesterday that the run is extended until AUg 19th so if you want to see it the tickets for the summer goes on sale. He also got to see the runners for the NYC Half marathon. They make a loop around central park and then down through times square and then make their way down to the bottom of Manhattan.

    Congrats to all the biggest losers this week especially Belledreamer.

    Congrats to our coach this week for making the top 10.



    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?
    First I have to say I love Edna. She is a great example of a cool secondary character.

    This month is hard for me. I do spend a lot of time looking back. I miss my friend who I used to work on the shows with. I also think of a event that happened at my school several years ago that I just can't let go. This has gotten me a down quite a bit in the last few weeks. It does not help since I don't feel like working out. I wish I could move on. I hope I can learn how to.

    Off to get ready for school. I am not in classes today. I am helping to write a report that is due on Friday

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     

    RemembertheMagic98

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 18, 2009
    Don't worry Chris; you didn't kill the thread. I just haven't had much to say lately. ;)

    Needing to go clothes shopping soon. My jeans are getting so loose that I can almost take them off without unbuttoning them! YAY! Got a really cute top the other day; it's white, blue, and purple with butterflies all over and it hugs my curves in all the right places. :goodvibes I'll have to take some updated pics soon!

    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!

    In the meantime, I've found another show to obsess over... ;)


    I don't know how many of you watch the BBC (Probably my fellow Doctor Who fans on here will have heard of this show) but this show is awesome! I was actually watching one of the episodes while I was on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes without hardly realizing it! I may have to try this more often. I have to say, it would be a hoot if my weight loss was in part to a detective show. :rolleyes:

    Heading to do some reading and writing before going to to bed. Good night!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YOu deserve it after the long plateau! I'm not into the BBC shows but Sherlock looks like a cutie!!

    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?
    I'm distracted by the cupcakes that are still residing in my refridge!! ;) But seriously, I still have my "big pants" and put them on to remind myself where I was. Then I look at my inspiration skirt in the kitchen....the future :lovestruc

    Good morning Team Donald.

    HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    Quiet morning ahead of me as my first class is ona field rip ad then I have planning on a Tuesday until lunch. Afternoon I normally have 4 lessons but will only have 3 as I am excused to go and attend a funeral service for the father of 2 students. So could be an emotional afternoon.

    Congratulations again to all of our losers and maintainers. But way to go that saw a gain on the scale this past week and have not given up but are keeping on with us through Week 12.

    I wish you all a great day Donalds. Will be back a little later to see if our bonnie Irish lass has joined the conversation.

    Christopher
    I'm so sorry about the funeral....this week just seems to be emotional for you :grouphug:

    Great job on the scale this week!!

    Good Tuesday morning everyone.

    I am sorry I didn't get on yesterday. I woke up a little later than normal so I didn't have time to post.

    The show went well on Sunday. we spent an hour after cleaning up and deciding what we have to do on for the 50th this weekend.

    My son loved Newsies. It was announced yesterday that the run is extended until AUg 19th so if you want to see it the tickets for the summer goes on sale. He also got to see the runners for the NYC Half marathon. They make a loop around central park and then down through times square and then make their way down to the bottom of Manhattan.

    Congrats to all the biggest losers this week especially Belledreamer.

    Congrats to our coach this week for making the top 10.





    First I have to say I love Edna. She is a great example of a cool secondary character.

    This month is hard for me. I do spend a lot of time looking back. I miss my friend who I used to work on the shows with. I also think of a event that happened at my school several years ago that I just can't let go. This has gotten me a down quite a bit in the last few weeks. It does not help since I don't feel like working out. I wish I could move on. I hope I can learn how to.

    Off to get ready for school. I am not in classes today. I am helping to write a report that is due on Friday

    Have a happy and healthy day.
    Hang in there Dona...sometimes it just takes time to move on from events...I know the feeling. Sending you :hug:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Good morning DOnalds!!
    Congratulations to all the losers this week!! As a maintainer I am just blessed that I didn't gain. Made it to spin last night and burned around 520 calories...a little low for me. My energy just seemed zapped lately :confused3

    I have a full day today at my new school and then spin tonight...hopefully my energy will return. I'm upping my water intake to flush out the yuckies!!

    Have a great day Donalds!!
     

    ::Snow_White::

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 3, 2007
    Here we celebrate our progress and recognize our superstars.

    The WISH Biggest Loser Spring Challenge Team Donald Week 11 Superstars!!
    #10 - 0.44% - buzz5985
    #9 - 0.54% - Disneyluvr
    #8 - TIE - 0.63% - akhaloha & luvpoohandcompany
    #7 - 0.65% - #1hoosierfan
    #6 - 0.73% - liesel
    #5 - 0.74% - ougrad86
    #4 - 0.80% - dvccruiser76
    #3 - 1.17% - D73
    #2 - 1.19% - jillbur

    and now
    The WISH Biggest Loser Team Donald Spring Challenge Week 11 Biggest Loser is:
    #1 - 1.48% - belledreamer

    Thanks to ohMom-Molli for these clippies. They were used for a previous BL but we can recycle. Don't they look great!
    :cool1: Congrats to all our losers! Especially belledreamer!

    Don't worry Chris; you didn't kill the thread. I just haven't had much to say lately. ;)

    Needing to go clothes shopping soon. My jeans are getting so loose that I can almost take them off without unbuttoning them! YAY! Got a really cute top the other day; it's white, blue, and purple with butterflies all over and it hugs my curves in all the right places. :goodvibes I'll have to take some updated pics soon!

    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!

    In the meantime, I've found another show to obsess over... ;)

    First, it was Doctor Who. Then it was Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now, it's...

    SHERLOCK! :lovestruc

    I don't know how many of you watch the BBC (Probably my fellow Doctor Who fans on here will have heard of this show) but this show is awesome! I was actually watching one of the episodes while I was on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes without hardly realizing it! I may have to try this more often. I have to say, it would be a hoot if my weight loss was in part to a detective show. :rolleyes:

    Heading to do some reading and writing before going to to bed. Good night!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
    I do actually believe I read that once you hit a plateau and you're working out a lot you should increase your calories because it'll boost your metabolism up and you need more fuel. One week I was perfect, stayed under my calories after exercise, didn't cheat and lost about 1 lb or less. The next week I was sick, was over everyday and only worked out 3 days out of 7 and I lost 2.6 lbs!? I figure once I start just maintaining I'll up my calories and see how that works for me.

    Anyway, congrats!

    As for Sherlock, it'll probably make you happy to know that I put that on my netflix when you first mentioned it a couple weeks ago. Haven't started watching yet...I blame it on netflix, they finally put the new season of Doctor Who up that I haven't gotten to watch yet, so that's what I'm filling my time with. I don't remember if I asked you, if you have watched Merlin? It's on BBC, and I'm addicted to it. They have all the seasons on netflix too.

    Not BBC but on USA they have a show called Psych and it's 2 best friends who pretend one is psychic but he just has the ability to see and remember things. It is absolutely hilarious. You might like it.

    Woohoo, you deserve the reward!!

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?


    ;)
    I tend to live in the now, if I make mistakes I learn from them now, and then forget about them. I might look back to see how far I've come from then to now, or to see how I dealt with a certain situation. But in terms of regrets, I don't. I'm a big planner and when I have my focus set on a goal it distracts me from a lot of things. Food doesn't really distract me, I guess that's lucky. If I want to be distracted and kind of go into my happy place where I don't care about anything I plan disney trips of course!! Other things that distract me are photo editing (I believe one day I was editing for hours and forgot to eat. How does that happen? :rotfl2:), watching travel channel, reading.

    Make sure that is a promise you keep ;) . But isn't it interesting how your body which probablyused to fight having to do exercise has now adjusted to complaining when you haven't.

    HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    Quiet morning ahead of me as my first class is ona field rip ad then I have planning on a Tuesday until lunch. Afternoon I normally have 4 lessons but will only have 3 as I am excused to go and attend a funeral service for the father of 2 students. So could be an emotional afternoon.

    Congratulations again to all of our losers and maintainers. But way to go that saw a gain on the scale this past week and have not given up but are keeping on with us through Week 12.

    I wish you all a great day Donalds. Will be back a little later to see if our bonnie Irish lass has joined the conversation.

    Christopher
    It is indeed! Before this challenge I'd love to exercise but then I'd miss 3 days because I was busy and fall off again. It's much harder to start over even when you only take a few days off. Maybe I am afraid of that happening so I want to exercise everyday!

    :hug: Hope the funeral goes well.

    Good Tuesday morning everyone.

    I am sorry I didn't get on yesterday. I woke up a little later than normal so I didn't have time to post.

    The show went well on Sunday. we spent an hour after cleaning up and deciding what we have to do on for the 50th this weekend.

    My son loved Newsies. It was announced yesterday that the run is extended until AUg 19th so if you want to see it the tickets for the summer goes on sale. He also got to see the runners for the NYC Half marathon. They make a loop around central park and then down through times square and then make their way down to the bottom of Manhattan.

    First I have to say I love Edna. She is a great example of a cool secondary character.

    This month is hard for me. I do spend a lot of time looking back. I miss my friend who I used to work on the shows with. I also think of a event that happened at my school several years ago that I just can't let go. This has gotten me a down quite a bit in the last few weeks. It does not help since I don't feel like working out. I wish I could move on. I hope I can learn how to.

    Off to get ready for school. I am not in classes today. I am helping to write a report that is due on Friday

    Have a happy and healthy day.
    Glad the show went well and that Newsies was good! Totally wish I could go, but all our money is going to WDW this year. I dream of fially getting to see a show on Broadway. I am addicted to the music from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Wish I could've seen it when Daniel Radcliffe was there.

    :hug::hug:

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    It's Tuesday! 10:30 in the morning and I'm still in bed in my pajamas! :scared1:

    Oh well, it's spring break. Played some guitar hero, mario, and life with my brother and his friend yesterday. What can I say, we're children. :banana: And I have an addiction to anything Mario & Luigi. :goodvibes

    I'm sure today will be consisting of more video games, Star Wars, Disney planning, and calorie counting. Ahhhh, that's the life. :rotfl:

    Hope you all have a wonderful day! :goodvibes
     
  • JacksLilWench

    Bloody Pirates...
    Joined
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    *Logs onto the boards with head hung low in shame* I'm a terrible team member. I've been gone far too long to explain away, and really have no explanation for my crazy absence. I'm sorry. BUT. I am back now and the good news is, I only fell off the wagon this past weekend (it was my birthday and I went to the beach and ATE. A lot.) I promise to be a good little Donald from now on!! Starting right now!

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?
    I live in the now because I have no time to live in the past! I must say I look back though, for inspiration to do better in the future. The challenges that distract me from the now are my short-sightedness. I worry about what will happen when it's time to go to lunch- will the cafeteria have something healthy to serve and a good sized salad bar? Or will it be burgers and fries (which got me into this mess!) It has definitely improved though (my thinking, not the cafeteria food!) being on this thread and having a support team like you guys :flower3:

    I promise to log in tomorrow and be more diligent from now on, Scout's Honor!!
     

    belledreamer

    Writer, dreamer, and Honorary Lost Girl
    Joined
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    Let us know what you choose to do to reward yourself? Another season on Louis and Clark???
    Not yet. I'm still watching Season 3. But I'll definitely be getting the last season soon. :thumbsup2

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YOu deserve it after the long plateau! I'm not into the BBC shows but Sherlock looks like a cutie!!
    He totally is! :lovestruc I honestly think that's one of the main reasons I watch. I mean, he's a fantastic actor, but he's got these gorgeous blue-green eyes and a deep British voice that I just love. He could read the phone book and I'd find it fascinating. :cloud9:

    :cool1: Congrats to all our losers! Especially belledreamer!

    Thank you!!

    As for Sherlock, it'll probably make you happy to know that I put that on my netflix when you first mentioned it a couple weeks ago. Haven't started watching yet...I blame it on netflix, they finally put the new season of Doctor Who up that I haven't gotten to watch yet, so that's what I'm filling my time with. I don't remember if I asked you, if you have watched Merlin? It's on BBC, and I'm addicted to it. They have all the seasons on netflix too.

    Not BBC but on USA they have a show called Psych and it's 2 best friends who pretend one is psychic but he just has the ability to see and remember things. It is absolutely hilarious. You might like it.
    I've never seen Merlin or Psych, but I've heard they're both really good.

    Ah, the new season of Doctor Who... :cloud9: Which episode are you on? The season finale was really good. Saw it coming; but still really good. ;) I think they only have the first season of Sherlock on Netflix, but you'll really enjoy it once you get a chance to watch it. And the guy who plays Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch...OMG! It's worth watching just for him! :cloud9:

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    Good day so far today. Really slow day at work so I got to go home early! :woohoo:

    I did promise myself I would treat reward myself today for reaching one of my weight loss goals and since my latest favorite thing is Sherlock, I got this picture:

    put on a dog tag for me which I totally love and am wearing right now. :cloud9:

    Would have taken a pic of me wearing it, but my hair is quite literally a rat's nest right now due to all this windy weather. Looking forward to chilling out and relaxing for the rest of the day.

    Have a good day fellow Donalds!
     

    buzz5985

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    Seems like I'm finally over my weight loss plateau. Including weights in my workout routine has really seemed to make a difference. Plus, I've increased my calorie intake from 1,200 to around 1,600. I had a couple of 1,600 calorie day last week and was worried I was going to gain. Instead, I lost 3 lbs! :woohoo: Who would have guessed that eating more calories can actually help you LOSE weight?!

    And YAY! I'm this week's Biggest Loser!! :woohoo:

    I'm been meaning to start rewarding myself for reaching my weight loss goals and have never really done it yet. Totally doing it tomorrow!! :)
    Congrats on your breakthrough. That is a hard lesson for most woman to learn - you need to eat more to lose.

    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    QOTD Tuesday March 20 Edna "E" Mode from the Incredibles

    Edna: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!
    Bob: Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it.
    Edna: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.


    How are you living in the now? Do you look back at all? for inspiration? determination?
    What challenges in your life distract you from the now?
    I always try to live in the now - unless I am mad at DH and bring something up from 20 years ago. :rotfl: One thing that I find is distracting me lately is worrying about my Father. I am lucky that he has the money to be able to afford a great Assisted Living facility - but his dementia has worsened over the past 3 months - it's just really hard to watch. I felt really lucky when my phone rang last night at 1:15 AM with a reverse 911 call from our local police department that a 67 yo man with moderate dementia got away from the Care facility he was staying at. It's about a 5 minute walk from my house. The next thing I see is flashlights in my backyard, about a dozen police combing the neighborhood. Helicopters searching. As of now - they still haven't found the poor guy. My heart goes out to his poor family.

    Janis
     

    D73

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    Mary and John from WALL-E

    Mary: [Mary is looking at the stars outside the Axiom while other passengers pass idly by] Oh! So many stars! Ah.
    [she sees WALL-E and EVE flying around outside]
    Mary: Oh! Hey! That's what's-his-name!
    [backs up, bumps into John]
    John: Hey! What the-?
    Mary: Look! Look, look, look!
    [she shuts off his chair and screen, making him aware of his surroundings]
    John: Huh? What?
    [sees WALL-E and EVE]
    John: Hey... I know that guy! It's uh, uh... WALL-E! That's it! Hey - WALL-E! It's your buddy John!
    Mary: [simultaneously] Hey! Hi, WALL-E!
    [John casually puts his right hand upon Mary's]
    John: [looks down, somewhat surprised; looks up at Mary, smiles] Hi.
    Mary: [smiles] Hi.


    Mary and John were going along in their "normal" sedentary lives until WALL-E literally bumped them "off track". This bump opened their eyes to the truth around them. What was your bump? your wake up call? your WALL-E? Has that bump been strong enough to keep you on track or would it e helpful to have that bump revisit you now and again?
     

    D73

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    I've had a bit of a rollcoaster year and right now I'm just trying to take each day as it comes and reminding myself that if today is a good day emotionally or diet wise then thats great and if its not- well tomorrow is a new day and it doesnt make me a bad person if I get it wrong sometimes! I keep reminding myself that I'm on the journey at least even if I havent quite reached my destination:)

    I like the one day at a time mentality sometimes too. I like to have a goal in mind but realize that each day is a small step to get to that goal but each day is full of many steps that must happen before the next day can be successful too.


    Hiya I'm here:rotfl: Well done to you for not only making the top 10/11 this week but you're also waaaaaay ahead on your goal-72% there-you'll be fitting those theme park rides no bother:thumbsup2
    I have set a mini goal of 275 pounds which I am 72% to reaching. Once there I reset the goal marker and go again. The smaller goals help keep me motivated for sure.

    Congrats to our coach this week for making the top 10.
    Thank you!!


    First I have to say I love Edna. She is a great example of a cool secondary character.

    This month is hard for me. I do spend a lot of time looking back. I miss my friend who I used to work on the shows with. I also think of a event that happened at my school several years ago that I just can't let go. This has gotten me a down quite a bit in the last few weeks. It does not help since I don't feel like working out. I wish I could move on. I hope I can learn how to.

    It is a tough task sometimes to move on from things that are so precious and important. I just do my best to learn from those times keep them as my fond memories and keep moving forward to the best of my abilities.

    Off to get ready for school. I am not in classes today. I am helping to write a report that is due on Friday

    Have a happy and healthy day.
    Good luck on completeing you report!

    I'm distracted by the cupcakes that are still residing in my refridge!! ;) But seriously, I still have my "big pants" and put them on to remind myself where I was. Then I look at my inspiration skirt in the kitchen....the future

    I am still wearing my big pants.....though they are very loose now. I too have my inspiration wall. I have a series of pairs of shorts in decreasing sizes hanging on the hallway wall......no I do not have many visitors..... I was pleased to be able to take down the first pair in the series and fit into them this week. The constant visual reminder of the goal is very helpful.

    I'm so sorry about the funeral....this week just seems to be emotional for you
    It has been, but I am well rested after yesterday and ready to plow through to vacation.

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    Good morning DOnalds!!
    Congratulations to all the losers this week!! As a maintainer I am just blessed that I didn't gain. Made it to spin last night and burned around 520 calories...a little low for me. My energy just seemed zapped lately

    I have a full day today at my new school and then spin tonight...hopefully my energy will return. I'm upping my water intake to flush out the yuckies!!

    Have a great day Donalds!!
    I hope your new school is going well. Water seems to be the first thing to slip for me when I get busy......and my energy starts to lag then too. Gotta get a bottle!!!!

    :cool1: Congrats to all our losers! Especially belledreamer!



    I do actually believe I read that once you hit a plateau and you're working out a lot you should increase your calories because it'll boost your metabolism up and you need more fuel. One week I was perfect, stayed under my calories after exercise, didn't cheat and lost about 1 lb or less. The next week I was sick, was over everyday and only worked out 3 days out of 7 and I lost 2.6 lbs!? I figure once I start just maintaining I'll up my calories and see how that works for me.

    Anyway, congrats!

    As for Sherlock, it'll probably make you happy to know that I put that on my netflix when you first mentioned it a couple weeks ago. Haven't started watching yet...I blame it on netflix, they finally put the new season of Doctor Who up that I haven't gotten to watch yet, so that's what I'm filling my time with. I don't remember if I asked you, if you have watched Merlin? It's on BBC, and I'm addicted to it. They have all the seasons on netflix too.

    Not BBC but on USA they have a show called Psych and it's 2 best friends who pretend one is psychic but he just has the ability to see and remember things. It is absolutely hilarious. You might like it.

    Woohoo, you deserve the reward!!




    This was one of my considerations for this week as well. Great quote and something to keep in mind also.

    ;)
    I tend to live in the now, if I make mistakes I learn from them now, and then forget about them. I might look back to see how far I've come from then to now, or to see how I dealt with a certain situation. But in terms of regrets, I don't. I'm a big planner and when I have my focus set on a goal it distracts me from a lot of things. Food doesn't really distract me, I guess that's lucky. If I want to be distracted and kind of go into my happy place where I don't care about anything I plan disney trips of course!! Other things that distract me are photo editing (I believe one day I was editing for hours and forgot to eat. How does that happen? ), watching travel channel, reading.

    I hear you on the Disney trip planning as the escape. I seem to be doing that constantly (according to friends and family) though I consider it quite normal. :rotfl2:

    It is indeed! Before this challenge I'd love to exercise but then I'd miss 3 days because I was busy and fall off again. It's much harder to start over even when you only take a few days off. Maybe I am afraid of that happening so I want to exercise everyday!

    :hug: Hope the funeral goes well.



    Glad the show went well and that Newsies was good! Totally wish I could go, but all our money is going to WDW this year. I dream of fially getting to see a show on Broadway. I am addicted to the music from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Wish I could've seen it when Daniel Radcliffe was there.

    :hug::hug:

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    It's Tuesday! 10:30 in the morning and I'm still in bed in my pajamas! :scared1:

    Oh well, it's spring break. Played some guitar hero, mario, and life with my brother and his friend yesterday. What can I say, we're children. :banana: And I have an addiction to anything Mario & Luigi.

    I'm sure today will be consisting of more video games, Star Wars, Disney planning, and calorie counting. Ahhhh, that's the life.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day!
    I hope you are enjoying your days off. I love Mario and Luigi too. Still my favorite would have to be Luigi's Mansion for GameCube. Just love vacuuming up the ghosts. Have you played that one?

    *Logs onto the boards with head hung low in shame* I'm a terrible team member. I've been gone far too long to explain away, and really have no explanation for my crazy absence. I'm sorry. BUT. I am back now and the good news is, I only fell off the wagon this past weekend (it was my birthday and I went to the beach and ATE. A lot.) I promise to be a good little Donald from now on!! Starting right now!



    I live in the now because I have no time to live in the past! I must say I look back though, for inspiration to do better in the future. The challenges that distract me from the now are my short-sightedness. I worry about what will happen when it's time to go to lunch- will the cafeteria have something healthy to serve and a good sized salad bar? Or will it be burgers and fries (which got me into this mess!) It has definitely improved though (my thinking, not the cafeteria food!) being on this thread and having a support team like you guys
    I promise to log in tomorrow and be more diligent from now on, Scout's Honor!!
    SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!!! As you can see things have really slowed down here and we will be merging with the Mickey's in just 2 days time. Well done on staying OP for the time away. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY:woohoo:

    Not yet. I'm still watching Season 3. But I'll definitely be getting the last season soon. :thumbsup2



    He totally is! :lovestruc I honestly think that's one of the main reasons I watch. I mean, he's a fantastic actor, but he's got these gorgeous blue-green eyes and a deep British voice that I just love. He could read the phone book and I'd find it fascinating. :cloud9:



    I've never seen Merlin or Psych, but I've heard they're both really good.

    Ah, the new season of Doctor Who... :cloud9: Which episode are you on? The season finale was really good. Saw it coming; but still really good. ;) I think they only have the first season of Sherlock on Netflix, but you'll really enjoy it once you get a chance to watch it. And the guy who plays Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch...OMG! It's worth watching just for him! :cloud9:

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    Good day so far today. Really slow day at work so I got to go home early! :woohoo:

    I did promise myself I would treat reward myself today for reaching one of my weight loss goals and since my latest favorite thing is Sherlock, I got this picture:
    put on a dog tag for me which I totally love and am wearing right now. :cloud9:

    Would have taken a pic of me wearing it, but my hair is quite literally a rat's nest right now due to all this windy weather. Looking forward to chilling out and relaxing for the rest of the day.

    Have a good day fellow Donalds!
    I like the reward you got for yourself. Great choice. Meets the challenge of rewarding oneself without food just perfectly!!

    Congrats on your breakthrough. That is a hard lesson for most woman to learn - you need to eat more to lose.



    I always try to live in the now - unless I am mad at DH and bring something up from 20 years ago. :rotfl: One thing that I find is distracting me lately is worrying about my Father. I am lucky that he has the money to be able to afford a great Assisted Living facility - but his dementia has worsened over the past 3 months - it's just really hard to watch. I felt really lucky when my phone rang last night at 1:15 AM with a reverse 911 call from our local police department that a 67 yo man with moderate dementia got away from the Care facility he was staying at. It's about a 5 minute walk from my house. The next thing I see is flashlights in my backyard, about a dozen police combing the neighborhood. Helicopters searching. As of now - they still haven't found the poor guy. My heart goes out to his poor family.

    Janis
    Oh what a shock to receive a call like that in the middle of the night. Hopefully he has been found and all is well.

    My grandmother was just placed in assisted living with beginnings of mild dementia. I see how it is really tearing my father apart. Big hugs to you and way to go for keeping on your journey.:hug:

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    Wednesday is here!!! Let's get over the hump!!

    Be back later to seehow things are going.

    Christopher
     

    donac

    Wife, mother, math teacher, quilter
    Joined
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    Good Wednesday morning everyone.

    Report got written yesterday. We were so happy to finish it. Now to proof read it.

    I have a little problem at school. I have several students who parents will email guidance or me about a minor problem their child is having. I feel that these are juniors and seniors in high school who are taking a college level course and they should be able to email or talk to me. What do you guys feel about this?

    I have to think about the qotd. I can't think of one thing that made me decide I wanted to lose weight except for getting on a scale one morning and not liking the number on it.

    We have a delayed opening for the students so we can do some professional development. It will not be a fun day. We want to set up websites for each department but the person who runs the school website is in the math department and he feels that we are taking his job away from him. It should be fun.

    Hope everyone is doing well. We will be joining threads with Team Mickey in a couple of days.

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     

    luvpoohandcompany

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    Congrats on your breakthrough. That is a hard lesson for most woman to learn - you need to eat more to lose.



    I always try to live in the now - unless I am mad at DH and bring something up from 20 years ago. :rotfl: One thing that I find is distracting me lately is worrying about my Father. I am lucky that he has the money to be able to afford a great Assisted Living facility - but his dementia has worsened over the past 3 months - it's just really hard to watch. I felt really lucky when my phone rang last night at 1:15 AM with a reverse 911 call from our local police department that a 67 yo man with moderate dementia got away from the Care facility he was staying at. It's about a 5 minute walk from my house. The next thing I see is flashlights in my backyard, about a dozen police combing the neighborhood. Helicopters searching. As of now - they still haven't found the poor guy. My heart goes out to his poor family.

    Janis
    Sorry to hear your troubles:hug: I wish I could take your burden for a day to give you some relief:) Please remember to take care of yourself and that the most important thing is you love your dad (even if he's no longer able to communicate as he once did I think on a deeper level people with dementia still sense when someone "belongs" to them). My heart goes out to you:hug:

    For the QOTDs this week, I thought it would be interested to take a look at some of the characters that play a supporting role, a minor role or even a bit role in a Disney animated feature. Sometimes we can gleam quite a bit of wisdom from one of these characters if we take a moment to think about it.

    Mary and John from WALL-E

    Mary: [Mary is looking at the stars outside the Axiom while other passengers pass idly by] Oh! So many stars! Ah.
    [she sees WALL-E and EVE flying around outside]
    Mary: Oh! Hey! That's what's-his-name!
    [backs up, bumps into John]
    John: Hey! What the-?
    Mary: Look! Look, look, look!
    [she shuts off his chair and screen, making him aware of his surroundings]
    John: Huh? What?
    [sees WALL-E and EVE]
    John: Hey... I know that guy! It's uh, uh... WALL-E! That's it! Hey - WALL-E! It's your buddy John!
    Mary: [simultaneously] Hey! Hi, WALL-E!
    [John casually puts his right hand upon Mary's]
    John: [looks down, somewhat surprised; looks up at Mary, smiles] Hi.
    Mary: [smiles] Hi.


    Mary and John were going along in their "normal" sedentary lives until WALL-E literally bumped them "off track". This bump opened their eyes to the truth around them. What was your bump? your wake up call? your WALL-E? Has that bump been strong enough to keep you on track or would it e helpful to have that bump revisit you now and again?
    My bump was when my dad became ill and I realised that this man who I loved more than anything wasnt always going to be here and there was nothing I could do to change that but what I could do was make every moment count and to give him what he always gave me- my love and my time! I have a very spread out family and I want to be around as much as possible for as long as possible so I think I owe it to them to take care of myself. My dad took great care of himself everyday by just being moderate. He didnt know the meaning of the word diet:rotfl: but he didnt eat junk either:thumbsup2 Fresh food, home-cooked, moderate exercise, loved to laugh, married his best friend (they celebrated 55yr s 2wks befored he died and he sent me to get flowers:love:) and always did a good turn when he could! Can you tell he was/is my hero:worship: He was a true gentleman and I miss him but I will go crunch a carrot now whle I dry my tears and make a renewed effort to be healthy so that I can see my kids grow and have families of their own:)
    Sometimes I need to be reminded why I started taking steps to be healthy and why its so important to me so thanks for todays question (even though you made me cry I wont hold it against you:rotfl:

    Good Wednesday morning everyone.

    Report got written yesterday. We were so happy to finish it. Now to proof read it.
    Glad you got it finished.
    I have a little problem at school. I have several students who parents will email guidance or me about a minor problem their child is having. I feel that these are juniors and seniors in high school who are taking a college level course and they should be able to email or talk to me. What do you guys feel about this?
    I'm not sure of the kids ages but if its only minor problems and they're 11 or older I think they should be able to talk to you one-on-one (or e-mail). Maybe advise their parents by letter that you're trying to encourage independance in this group of students so that they learn how to handle bigger concerns later in life;)
    I have to think about the qotd. I can't think of one thing that made me decide I wanted to lose weight except for getting on a scale one morning and not liking the number on it.

    We have a delayed opening for the students so we can do some professional development. It will not be a fun day. We want to set up websites for each department but the person who runs the school website is in the math department and he feels that we are taking his job away from him. It should be fun.
    Oh Dear-good luck:thumbsup2
    Hope everyone is doing well. We will be joining threads with Team Mickey in a couple of days.

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    Sep 30, 2009
    ok I think I've killed the thread:scared1:
    You will be glad to know I'm no longer sobbing and am instead eating my healthy lunch so that I can live life to the full:cool1:
    Hope my last post didnt annoy anyone- I am just having one of those days-forgive me!
    Hope you all having a good day:)
     

    lisah0711

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    Sep 9, 2005
    Looks like several folks on TEAM DONALD could use some extra pixiedust: Great job on hanging tough and sticking with us even when times are tough! :thumbsup2

    Christopher, great job coaching this week! :goodvibes You've come up with a great and unique twist on the QOTD and that is not always easy to do. I commend you! :cool2:

    I'm looking forward to the merge on Friday! See you all soon! :yay:
     

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