30 things about WDW Vacation - November wish lifestyle/weight loss challenge

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    Whoo hoo its 16 15 and i am done with work for today
     
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  4. Oneanne

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    Woohoo its Wednesday... let's see... I've finished my Christmas shopping for the one person I need to buy for, my Nephew who is the only "kid" in the family. Everyone else is "adult" so we just exchange little things. I am trying to make as much as possible, but so far I only have on hat knit, for my Nephew-in-law. I'm working on finger-less mitts for my Niece, but I just don't think the yarn is looking gifty enough... I guess it's a good thing I'm going to a yarn store this weekend.

    I found a little Christmas tree over the weekend, it's set up but not decorated. It needs a bit more branches clipped off, then tonight I'll at least put the lights on it.

    I tried plugging in the outdoor lights last night, and as expected they don't work... not really a woohoo. Now I need to decide what I want to do about the outdoor decorations. Putting up outdoor lights is one of my least favorite things to do but having them up is one of my favorites, so something will happen, just need to plan it out. We're not having rain for the next few days, so there's a woohoo to be able to be outdoors and not getting soaked!
     
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    Woohoo-- I'm leaving for Orlando tomorrow night after work, I've got a decent head start on my Christmas shopping, and my Christmas cards came in today. Time to start addressing envelopes!
     
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    Hope you have a wonderfully magically sparkly time!
     
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    I don't really plan exact meals when we're at WDW. Just try to eat moderately.

    I don't get too stressed about the holidays. There is no family anywhere near us so we're not going any place. I order treats for them from Harry and David to be delivered and so shopping is done!

    One thing I do for me is each day during Advent I write a quote on our giant whiteboard. Yearrrrrrssss ago when the kids were little I found a couple different daily Advent readings. I select a phrase or sentence and write it out. I was sad this year because the kids are gone and I figured I wouldn't do it. Then I realized I really did it for me, not them. So this weekend I'm trudging up to the attic to get the box that has our Christmas tree and Advent stuff. The tree won't go up for a couple more weeks. DS has a birthday mid-December so we never put the tree up before then. It brings me a lot of joy and peace to do the readings, and then figure out what is meaningful for me that moment and write it.

    My wahoo is that I made DH go see zoolights with me Monday evening. It was so much fun to walk through the zoo and see the gazillion lights they had everywhere! I really enjoyed it. He liked it, too.

    Goalwise, I've logged everything this month, but have missed my step count a few times. Some days are like that.
     
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    Last day of the Month! Sorry for not being able to dedicate much time to hosting to forum, I was not expecting my month to go as busy as it was.

    Last question of the month - What worked great on your last WDW vaction? What will you do different next trip?
    What worked great for your healthy lifestyle this month? What will you do different next month?

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    Dreaming is great - dream on! I wish you all the courage to dream and to peruse your dreams


     
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    I went over my calories 4 days this month, but honestly one day was truly over. I weight same as I did at the begging of the month, so in maintenance there is some room for days like this. I love bread and cheese/salami, nuts, and other salty treats and I did over do it one night after glass of vino.

    It was good month, very stressful. I have no lessons learned, I feel I did my best and in line with my goals
     
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    What I have learned on our last trip to WDW -- I learned to slow down. I am very must RD to Close and ever stopping all day and so is my son. My husband and daughter are not. I learned after our first two trips that we had to take a break in the day. I was not happy and i was not going to give the break much time. So the third trip we had a short 2 hour break in the middle of the day. DH was still not happy with that. So I made the breaks longer on the last trip. I was really not happy with this. I just wanted to be in the parks. So this last trip we stayed in the parks from RD to about 12 and then either eat lunch at the park then head to the resort or head to the resort and eat lunch. We hung out at the pool Until we need to get ready for dinner. Dinner was always around 5 or 6. Then we would stay in the park until after the night time show. After doing this i really liked it. Having that down time made the days much more bearable (not so tired, feet not hurting as bad and a husband and daughter not on the verge of a melt down).

    For the month I am not sure what I have learned. I know I have to work out or I won't lose weight and will gain. I just didn't do it this month. I am ending the month higher then I started. However I lost another .6 pounds this week so I am at 1.2 pounds down. I am on the right track. the momentum is there now. I am hoping by January 1 to be down to 140. I am at 144.4 right now. If I keep up what I am doing (no pop, more water, working out 5 days a week and tracking food) I should have no problem with this.

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    My son's surgery is schedule for December 20th. He told me last night that he is nervous. I told him that it was normal to nervous and that he will be able to take his bear and blanket with him. He has been attached to both of these since he was a very little baby, like only a few moths old. We lost his bear for about 6 months this year. I thought I accidentally sent it to Good Will with all of the clothes that the kids have out grown. I was so upset. I think this had to do with I still have my bear and baby blanket and I was sad that he would be able to keep his. However this past week he found his bear in the bag of all of our swim stuff. So this should help to comfort him some. To be honest i am a little nervous too. Everything will be fine but that fear is always there.

    I have it planned for my daughter to go to my mom's that day. She has a horse back riding class that day so my mom will take her to that. This is a good thing because she is a worrier like me. I know she will worry all day until she hears from us after everything is done. This should help to take her mind off of it for a little bit.

    Ok enough of my rambling. Have a great day everyone! Thank you @HappyGrape and @Oneanne for hosting. It was a great month.
     
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    Love the advent quotes... might have to try this myself.
     
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    What went well on my last trip? I'd have to say the thing I was most concerned about, spending time with the others in the group, turned out to be the most enjoyable. There is a core group that I've gotten to know well and then the greater group, so at any time we were between four and twenty people. Even within the core group there's a lot of "diversity", but everyone was (mostly) cheerful and just happy to be there. One of my favorite gatherings was when five of us got together for lunch in France and talked about cheese... it was just a delightful experience that will stick with me for quite a while. What didn't work well? I felt like I was dragging the entire time, due mostly to my weight being so heavy. I didn't follow my normal practice of taking a good long mid-day break, mostly because of the way things were scheduled/planned out, so I'd end up back at the resort around 6/7ish and wouldn't be able to get myself back together to spend the rest of the evening in a park... and I really enjoy the after dark times.

    There hasn't been a lot of learning for me this month as overall I've felt kind of distracted, but I did have a couple ah-ha's just yesterday. I've really been struggling with my Sister lately, and feeling badly for it. I mentioned this to my Niece (her daughter) who affirmed that she's in the same place... this helped me to regain balance and perspective. Also yesterday I came across a new lifestyle blog of someone who is a knitter and natural dyer. When I was reading thru her past posts I came to know she has Hashimoto's and has been addressing it thru diet changes and thyroid support. The foods she has taken out of her diet align directly with some of the foods I'm struggling with: eggs, gluten and caffeine. The way she talked about it was so peaceful and simple and made me realize it can be the same way for me... I can chose to not make it in to struggle and just make my peace with it all.
     
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    Our trips are never consistent as far as routine since we go to see what we want for the particular season, and I am usually not a strict planner with our trips to WDW. This coming one, however, I have a spreadsheet for each day... I feel a little nutty about it LOL But we only have 3 days to see ALL the holiday stuff we're interested in at both Universal & Disney. So I have to prepare for this one. We will see how it goes. Usually, I like to be free and just go where the magic takes me, but if I'm going to get it all in, this time has to be structured. But I did still manage to schedule an afternoon break-- that's always a must!

    I started this month out strong on the lifestyle front, but things fell apart towards the end of the month. Happy to report that I'm only at a 0.2 lb gain overall for the month, so I'll take that. My tracking goal was a struggle though... I only tracked 68% of what I set out to do. Oh well, I learned I need to be a little more realistic with myself for next month especially! I am going to re-evaluate what is actually obtainable for me while still enjoying the holidays :)

    Thank you @HappyGrape & @Oneanne for a great month!
     
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    Thanks so much HappyGrape for hosting!!! You did a great job. Thanks, too, to Oneanne for pitching in!

    Our last trip was two years ago and it was different because the kids were adults and we let them pretty much do/go wherever they wanted. Very strange. Dh and I did all the things we wanted (RD every day!) and had lots of fun. Next year will probably be just the two of us again, so more of the same!

    I don't know that anything worked "great" this month. I was consistent with my food logging. This month wasn't pretty, and the last couple days I had an in for a penny in for a pound attitude. Not good. Instead of just being 40 or so calories over I'd decide to munch anyway. Then I'd be 200-400, calories over. I'd even tell myself to knock it off and then do it anyway. Next month I'll work a bit harder on that!!! I am down weight-wise this month which is quite nice!
     
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    I am thinking that this schedule may work for us next trip, but one day I will leave my family at the pool and hit MK on my own. They don't like the parks as much as I do!

    Of course you are nervous. Everything will be ok, but it's natural you both feel like this.
     
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    Thank you.
     

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