DisneyLand 2011

Monday, August 16, 2010

My main goal this week is to clear my house of crap and starting learning to eat clean.

I have some motivation I have not had in a long time. My mom is taking me and my daughter to DisneyLand next August. Now normally I would go DisneyLand cool but never think about losing weight to go. However going to DL in August is going to be nightmare-ish if I am the same weight I am now. It is going to be HOT and if I lose weight I will be able to deal with the heat better and there is going to be a TON of WALKING! I love to walk but at my weight now my back has not been happy walking around. So for those reasons I am going to work hard on my goals.

I have some tricky parts though. My family...I LOVE them but they make it hard on me to eat healthy so I just have to not care what they think and know that if I am eating healthy then they should be too and if they really don't like it they can fend for themselves.

Reaching goal is my other tricky part. Number one I have never reached goal...always given up way before getting there but just because I am losing this weight to feel better when I go to DisneyLand does not mean I want to gain it back after I really have to have some plans in place to maintain my loss and continue on my healthy plan after the trip.

I think that is why I am so excited about eating clean! I got a magazine from Costco last Thursday night and I am loving it. It is called "Clean Eating" and it seems like a simple concept. Eat foods in its most natural state or as close to it as possible. The magazine provides a lot of information and recipes. And it all sounds easy and delicious.

I am looking forward to this phase of my journey!
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    Well, here's some motivation - LET'S GET TOGETHER WHEN YOU GO TO DISNEYLAND!!! No matter what happens, even if we're the same weight, let's get together! :-D
    3898 days ago
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    I seemed to have found some of your motivation as well. This is going to be a bit of a book- I apologize- but I'm excited to share! My pup, Riley, tore his ACL in June. He had surgery about 6 weeks ago. As part of his rehab, he has to go on short walks 2-3 times a day. Since we both work, it's only 2x a day. It's important to me to make sure he regains full function of his leg and that he's rehabbed correctly. The "side-effect" of this, is that I'm walking 20-40 minutes a day (however slowly...) Then I started reading "The Spark". I found a spark some where in me, and now have been doing the stairs from the 12th floor (down) 1x day and walking for at least 10 minutes at lunch. Between walking Riley and lunch, I did a total of 33 mins yesterday (according to my pedometer). Chris Downie talks about how a spiral upward can be just as powerful as a spiral downward. I'm so far finding that to be true. He makes a lot of common sense in his book, darn him! I'm glad you're back to your motivated self!! Welcome back! Glad I'm here with you again, too!
    3995 days ago
    Can I come too?! Although it will be HOT it's Disney! Let me know how you like the magazine, I have heard/read several sparks talking about it.
    3997 days ago
    KC - You can do it. How's the magazine? I like having something to work towards. A set time to give us a realistic goal. Having enough time to change. I'll be here losing with you. Aug. 2011 here we come! Last time I rode the Materhorn with HB the belt was so tight I've never tried to go on that ride since. I felt like I couldn't breath. By 2011 I plan on being able to ride the Materhorn and never worry about squashing my gut. From gut to flat. Lets do this and never think we can't. BLC 14 will count. emoticon
    3997 days ago
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    Alright Casey!!
    that sounds like a fun trip! you need to tell me more about that clean eating, it sounds interesting.

    I am here for you if you ever need anything, so lets do it!! =)

    good luck on the "clean" journey ..... and remember one step at a time!

    Love ya!

    3998 days ago
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