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Old 11-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #751
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I dont have a filter so what you see/ hear on dis and fb is unfortuantly exactly what I am...lol......but i do agree that sometimes its easier to chat to people of like mind than deal with the difficult people we sometimes encounter in real life.....

Hang in there mate, we are all behind you..well some of us slightly behind and to the left, and a few still on the couch, and maybe one is in the loo...but apart from them, the rest of us are standing behind you...in a non stalker avo kinda way....
Oh. Love everything about this post. i full on fell out of bed laughing when i read this. If you are like this in reality then those in your life are lucky to have you :yes::yes:

Carlo keeps telling me to 'just keep swimming' in a dory tone of voice .. His version of disney support.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #752
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Oh. Love everything about this post. i full on fell out of bed laughing when i read this. If you are like this in reality then those in your life are lucky to have you :yes::yes:

Carlo keeps telling me to 'just keep swimming' in a dory tone of voice .. His version of disney support.
I like the way he thinks that man of your's.....and maybe we should have warnings on our posts that any injury caused during the reading of the post is at the readee's risk....

hope we all have a great weekend ............if only this rain would just move inland where they might appreciate it a bit more...my minnie moo is not happy re wet feet when she has to "go" outside.....
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #753
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Lol. Yes he is pretty awesome.

Here it has been bitterly hot and humid throughout the week. Now i have thunderbolts and lightening, very very frightening.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:48 PM   #754
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Alicia, good on you for taking that first step and asking for help.

I've avoided commenting on this thread until now, as I feel like a bit of a fraud, and weight loss is a touchy topic for me. At the heaviest I've ever been, I really need to loose weight for my health, but I just can't seem to get motivated. I could list all the excuses, but I know that's just what they are... excuses.

It always inspires me when I hear about people like you who step up to the plate and admit they need to make a change to their lifestyle.

10 months till we're on our Disney Fantasy cruise. Me thinks it's time I got off the couch and started moving.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #755
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Alicia, good on you for taking that first step and asking for help.

I've avoided commenting on this thread until now, as I feel like a bit of a fraud, and weight loss is a touchy topic for me. At the heaviest I've ever been, I really need to loose weight for my health, but I just can't seem to get motivated. I could list all the excuses, but I know that's just what they are... excuses.

It always inspires me when I hear about people like you who step up to the plate and admit they need to make a change to their lifestyle.

10 months till we're on our Disney Fantasy cruise. Me thinks it's time I got off the couch and started moving.
Lol. Yes. I need to get fit and healthy not only for my own health but for our trip too i have a bathing suit but i certainly dont feel comfortable in front of others in it gotta fit on those rides and slides and be comfortable on those 14+ hour flights!!

I am not doing anything special right now, my busted knee and back make walking difficult but i am trying to be really good at watching my calories which www.myfitnesspal.com is really helpful with
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #756
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Ahhhhh the joys of weight gain loss gain.....i am so sick of my scales i now just look at them collecting dust and move on......and all the clothes i bought in the usa last month now are a bit snug so not too impressed with that.......

But i am 45 next month, so sue me for not looking like a 16 yr old model....geeesh....ok now off to crack open the wine, bickies and some dip and watch extreme couponing....my idea of party time
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:11 AM   #757
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My saturday afternoon fun is iced tea, a protein bar and watching youtube vids of people's disney holiday videos

Oh and the last time i looked like a 16 yr old is when i was 16
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:01 AM   #758
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Oh and the last time i looked like a 16 yr old is when i was 16
I do enjoy a good iced tea,...have a great night guys....
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:22 AM   #759
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so today is day 2 after my diagnosis, and i'm really noticing some bad behaviours/habits i had gotten into. i have corrected and noted them down for next time, and put some work-arounds into place, but man. it is so hard.

i don't want to use the phrase 'the voices in my head' cause that makes me seem crazy, but there is a little devil that kind of urges me to make bad decisions. i have these full blown decision making conferences in my head where the bad angel says things like 'you know you want it, everyone else is having it, you shouldn't have to miss out' and the good angel says things like 'you don't need it, you don't want this, you know what the right choice is' .. it's like those old school donald duck cartoons with the good angel and the naughty devil sitting on his shoulder. in my case, every meal, every time i walk past food, every time i see food porn in a TR, these are all triggers for this internal debate... so frustrating that i can't just make a good decision, that in my head there is this constant war going on.

carlo and his mates are all sitting in my lounge room eating pizza and lasagne and tacos and whatnot. i hate them all right now. carlo came up to me and said i can see you are unhappy, if you like i will go out and get food for you. right then and there, i learnt my most powerful lesson out of the last 2 days... food is not something that can fix anything.

so. i'm tallying up 2 wins so far. 2 days 'in control'. baby steps.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:36 AM   #760
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Good for you Alicia! That's right - baby steps. It will take time, but remember to celebrate each little victory! I'm sure these things will get easier with time.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:46 AM   #761
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Lol. Yes. I need to get fit and healthy not only for my own health but for our trip too i have a bathing suit but i certainly dont feel comfortable in front of others in it gotta fit on those rides and slides and be comfortable on those 14+ hour flights!!

I am not doing anything special right now, my busted knee and back make walking difficult but i am trying to be really good at watching my calories which www.myfitnesspal.com is really helpful with
Oh my, you sound like me. I also worry about how I will look in my togs and also how snug I will be on rides and airline seats. I also know how restricting a bad back can be. I'm in and out of physio quite a bit with mine. I know my back would be better if I lost some of the weight. But my weight-loosing exercise options are severely limited because of my back. It's like a vicious cycle.
Still, once again I'm making excuses. My back is fully capable of doing long walks and I'm going to need to build up my endurance if I'm to spend lots of days walking around WDW.

Your posts are inspiring me and I've decided it's time I put an end to the excuses. :-)
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:01 AM   #762
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Oh my, you sound like me. I also worry about how I will look in my togs and also how snug I will be on rides and airline seats. I also know how restricting a bad back can be. I'm in and out of physio quite a bit with mine. I know my back would be better if I lost some of the weight. But my weight-loosing exercise options are severely limited because of my back. It's like a vicious cycle.
Still, once again I'm making excuses. My back is fully capable of doing long walks and I'm going to need to build up my endurance if I'm to spend lots of days walking around WDW.

Your posts are inspiring me and I've decided it's time I put an end to the excuses. :-)
my back does get really terribly painful (herniated disc presses on the sciatic nerve, making it physically painful to walk) but i have been building up my tolerance. to walk to my bus stop is approx 1km. i do it in stretches. i reach a certain point and then stop. stretch my back out, massage the muscles and go on. stop. stretch my back out. go on etc. to be honest, part of it is financial. catching a cab to/from work each day is financially ruinous ($35-40) each way, and i need the exercise. so again. baby steps. i also have a cardio twister (that i should sell, i never use it and feel like an idiot when i do) and a recumbent bike (waiting for my knee to heal then hitting it hard).

i read an article about a woman who used to weigh over 1000 pounds, and who is now down to like 400 pounds, so 600 pounds lost.. that's equivalent to weighing approx 450 kilos to start with, and ending up around 195. clearly she has some extra issues to deal with, but if someone like that can do it, i can lose the weight i need to.

i will be your aussie weight loss buddy if you like we will be healthy and fabulous for our cruises
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #763
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my back does get really terribly painful (herniated disc presses on the sciatic nerve, making it physically painful to walk) but i have been building up my tolerance. to walk to my bus stop is approx 1km. i do it in stretches. i reach a certain point and then stop. stretch my back out, massage the muscles and go on. stop. stretch my back out. go on etc. to be honest, part of it is financial. catching a cab to/from work each day is financially ruinous ($35-40) each way, and i need the exercise. so again. baby steps. i also have a cardio twister (that i should sell, i never use it and feel like an idiot when i do) and a recumbent bike (waiting for my knee to heal then hitting it hard).

i read an article about a woman who used to weigh over 1000 pounds, and who is now down to like 400 pounds, so 600 pounds lost.. that's equivalent to weighing approx 450 kilos to start with, and ending up around 195. clearly she has some extra issues to deal with, but if someone like that can do it, i can lose the weight i need to.

i will be your aussie weight loss buddy if you like we will be healthy and fabulous for our cruises
That sounds great! 10 months until the Sep 21st Fantasy and I'm aiming for a minimum of 15kgs (even though I need to loose closer to 30).
I've lost a lot of weight quite quickly in the past but have put it all back on and then some. I want to try and do this more sensibly through exercise as opposed to a crash dieting. That way, when I'm on the Fantasy, I can enjoy all the delicious food, but then have the motivation to hit the decks afterwards and walk it off.

Your back certainly sounds worse that mine. My back aches during a walk also, but not to the extent that I need to to stop and take breaks. Apparently I ruined all my core muscles when I had my son and unless I work on my abs and gluts I'm always going to always have back issues. The exercises I have to do are SO boring that I often skip them out. But the new, no more excuses, me is going to get back into doing them.

Those cab fees sound horrendous. You should keep a tally of every $35 you are saving each time you walk. Then whatever you save can be treat money for your Disney trip. I want to set a reward incentive for myself also. I like the look of those Disney Dooney bags, particularly the cruise ones. Maybe I should make it that I'm only allowed to buy one if I loose at least 15 kg.

Now if only it would stop raining so I could go for a walk now. I'm feeling all motivated for a change.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #764
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Ooh i was planning on buying a dooney bag. I could totally give up the cab in favour of a dooney bag

I plan on creating a kind of countdown calendar for the trip and include in it my exercise and diet each day. Trying to keep myself accountable

Also i think rewards are good.. Like everytime we exercise, $1 goes in the disney savings jar.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:47 PM   #765
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Ooh i was planning on buying a dooney bag. I could totally give up the cab in favour of a dooney bag

I plan on creating a kind of countdown calendar for the trip and include in it my exercise and diet each day. Trying to keep myself accountable

Also i think rewards are good.. Like everytime we exercise, $1 goes in the disney savings jar.
Sounds good! We'll aim for a Dooney bag together.
I've been for my walk and are feeling all the more better for it.
I now have about 5 hours of weekend work to get through and the goal is to avoid the frequent walks to the pantry for snacks.
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