265.0 #1210 (DL Qual #2634

Aug 11, 2011 8:09 AM  CHUB33 Land
I figured that I should post in here, since Disneyland is responsible for me wanting to get in shape... When I first became a MW'er (late last year) I was weighing in at 295 - 297. My first 3 day trip to the park left me exhausted and in so much pain from my ankles and feet that even though I was enjoying myself, I was popping ibuprofen like they were candy! To top it off all the cool Disney shirts if you are lucky go up to 2XL, and just a few are 3XL! I realized that I needed to get in better shape, so I started walking more, and had ankle braces for my next trip out there. My legs were still beat up, but not as bad as the first trip. When I got my AP earlier this year, I made it a goal not to be so out of shape so I could walk the park and have a good time. I had still not lost any weight, but I was getting more in shape. Fast forward to a couple of months ago; it finally got in my head that I needed to change the way I was eating! So I started a high protein diet and drinking a lot of water with increased walking, including when I was at the DLR. I felt better, and just in the infant stages of my weight loss, (280 lbs) I was able to walk the parks without any ankle braces. Today I'm at 245 lbs and started a gym membership this week. The hardest thing I've experienced so far is how only to choose two "cheat" foods when I go to the DLR! I just wanted to share my story, and wish everyone on here good luck with their goals.

Wow! Way to go! I know how hard it is to lose weight. Keep up the good work! - sewgirl  342.6 #697 9:33AM
Wow! Are are on your way! The first half of your story sounds like my husband. He wants to lose weight, but doesn't have any will power. Congrats to you! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 10:08AM
That's great!!! Congrats on the weightloss and keep strong!!  - mozbaby  132.2 #3011 2:28PM
Yay! Good for you! I know that we all want to be thin to look or feel better about the way we look - but the best benefit is better health! I just lost 32 pounds and I'm totally off my blood pressure meds! And I do feel better too (no huffing and puffing when I walk my dog uphill)! Keep up the good work and keep posting here... it really helps! - msdizmaui  716.8 #270 2:29PM
Congrats and thanx for sharing your story!..Knock em out at the gym! - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2772 7:29AM
I just reread your post and wanted to comment on your statement about the 2 cheat foods. I'm leaving tomorrow for a week at DL and have been going nuts thinking about food - what I can eat, what I want to eat, what I shouldn't eat, etc. etc. I decided today that if I'm ever going to suceed long term and really think of this as my new way of eating (instead of a temporary "diet") than DL shouldn't be an exception (and it shouldn't just be about the food!). I'm going to stay on track, maybe have a bite of something but absolutely NO churros, ice cream, etc. I know I'll have a great time and will feel so much better after I get back home! - msdizmaui  716.8 #270 1:07AM

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