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    Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    OK! Not THE Shamu, but this over-weight father of two is desperate to lose those 20 pounds Iíve been trying to lose for years so that I donít scare away small children from the Polyís Pool.
    I recognize that this Forum may not be the most appropriate forum for this Ė but Iíve tried going it alone and it isnít working! I leave for WDW in 12 weeks. I am planning on weighing myself each Tuesday and posting my progress to this thread.

    I am hoping that the nice citizens of WDWRadio-land will check in to keep me honest and motivated. It being a Tuesday, I weighed myself this morning. Without giving away too much information, I hope to lose 17.6 pounds (getting me to a nice round number).

    Please check back each Tuesday to see how it goes. Do it for all the children staying at the Polynesian this September!

    And, yes, I fully expect to put some (most? all?) of it back on during our stay. Kitchen Sink Ė here I come!

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Good for you!
    I hope all goes well.
    Our family went to the Poly last September.
    We had a blast!
    Are you on free dining?
    Better lose those pounds!

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    I'm rooting for you! I've never had a serious weight problem but as I got into my late 30s I started to get heavier. After trying lots of different exercises (I hate running, gyms, treadmills, etc.) I found cycling is my thing and I lost the extra weight that I gained. The best part is I really enjoy exercising now so it's not a struggle to do it. I even go on bike rides with my kids. I actually look forward to riding my bike. Maybe if you found your "thing" you'd have a similar result. Good luck.

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    I am right there with you, Shamu. If you think you will frighten the children, wait til they get ahold of Ursula, the sea witch, aka, me in my swimsuit. Actually, I am still just carrying around about 30 lbs of baby weight from having my daughter last year. I have been very uninspired and unmotivated to lose it because I had just lost about that much prior to having her through weight watchers. And it was hard. Real hard. I don't relish going through all that again, but I don't want to be this big or bigger, so I started exercising and eating better yesterday. I would love my pictures in Sept to be ones that I don't mind looking at. It is the first time we are taking our daughter and I am thinking about prepaying the Photopass cd so we'll have lots of family pics. We, too are staying at the Poly, then splitting it with the Beach Club.
    So, long story short, you have someone else rooting for you.

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    The real trick is to find something that you really like (besides food) that doesn't become a punishment. When we moved to FL, we built a pool in our backyard. I love my daily swim. Now I just need to get back into a better eating pattern. Good luck to you!
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    I lost 20 pounds before my last trip (this past March). That Christmas season just put me over the top! I found that my main problem was portion control. I eat pretty healthy, but I was eating way too MUCH of everything, so when I would make dinner I would be careful with the amount I ate, and make extras which I would portion out into little tupperware containers and freeze. They would make quick lunches and since I was heating up that bit at a time I couldn't overeat.

    Anyways good luck! You can do it! There's nothing like looking great before a vacation, and then gaining it back with kitchen sinks! mmmmm mmm

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Awesome motivation! Good luck!
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    good luck and i'll join in with you.. im going in october.. the sad thing is.. i won a membership to the way like 3 weeks ago while i was on medical leave.. im off medical leave and our new 2nd salon opened in a gym and they gave us a membership..lol but a week ago i twisted my ankle steping off the porch and its still swollen and sore.. but i so wanna try losing some weight before i head of to the world in my big fancy dress for MNSSHP.. after all when we have dinner at the royal table i will be having my picture taken witn cindy.. and i cant have her up staging me...lol
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Okay - One week down, 11 to go!

    Thanks for all the well wishes and suggestions. I have been biking and running and this week, I really tried to watch what I ate (which was not easy given the holiday weekend! )

    I biked a total of 55.5 miles and ran about 6 (I need to strike a better balance with more running).

    And the result of my efforts? A 2.4 pound loss!!! Feeling really good about this right now and trying to stay positive and moving in the right direction!

    Now, off to tackle Week 2!

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Down to nearly 190. It's awesome, but disheartening because my current pants are a bit too big but the next size down is still a bit too small. Still, progress IS progress.
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    well i went to the doc on the 28th and i was 205 and i havent weighted that since i had my daughther and she will be 5 in a month.. im still healing a sprang ankle, and my mother just left yesterday so im back to my reg day to day life so i can do something now..

    first and foremost i need to back my calorie intake down.. and since my ankle is still a lil weak im going to talk to the trainers at the gym about if i should start walking on a treadmill or something.. i sprang my ankle on fathers day..
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Way to go!!! That's so great that you managed to lose weight this week even with all the holiday stuff going on.

    I'm rootin' for you! I know what it feels like to be carrying around extra weight. I have so much extra on me that there's 2 of me in here. I'm thinking I need to start really paying attention to it as well (duh! should have started ages ago).

    This forum has everything else -- anyone know if it has weight loss threads? I don't want to usurp SoPoSox's thread but maybe some accountability would do me some good.
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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by SoPoSox View Post
    Okay - One week down, 11 to go!

    Thanks for all the well wishes and suggestions. I have been biking and running and this week, I really tried to watch what I ate (which was not easy given the holiday weekend! )

    I biked a total of 55.5 miles and ran about 6 (I need to strike a better balance with more running).

    And the result of my efforts? A 2.4 pound loss!!! Feeling really good about this right now and trying to stay positive and moving in the right direction!

    Now, off to tackle Week 2!

    Wow! You are doing fabulous!!!
    I do not think I could run 6 miles right now!
    Way to go!

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    I couldn't find any other weight loss threads so I just stuck it here in "General Discussions."

    Please usurp away! I have found in my one short week that the WDW Radio community is a great motivator. When offered desert over the 4th of July, I thought "How is it going to feel if I have to post that I lost no weight or even gained a pound or two" before passing on desert all together. I had the same thought when I rolled over in bed and almost skipped a planned bike ride.

    Everyone should feel free to use the thread, tell us about your journey and use it as motivation - the more the merrier!

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    Re: Shamu Coming to WDW - September 2010

    I'll go ahead and throw my 2 cents in then...with more "cents" to come later, maybe...!
    I've known people who were thin and in shape that ran and they were ALWAYS havin' problems with injuries. Then came arthritis and all kinds of joint problems down the pike. I can't even imagine runnin' when you're overweight. Most runnin' actually amounts to ploddingly pounding your joints to heck in a slow jog anyway. Stick with the biking and other low impact (unless, of course, you wipeout...! ) exercise. An injury will DEFINITELY put your whole rigimen out of whack, and your joints will thank you with many years of non-scooter Park fun for years to come...!!!
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