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Just off Allure last week; it did not make a difference how many stairs I traipsed, lengthy walks on the jogging track, rock climbing, wave ridering, or asking my wife overnight how exponentially high her Fitbit recorded steps compared to her normal day.....our cruise was a glutenous indulgence of food and drink. We both still ended out a pound of weight gain per day.

 

Bring sweatpants for the trip home.

 

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My plan is always to limit the damage. I exercise every day so I can enjoy my food. I have struggled with my weight every day of my life and nothing would ruin a vacation than arriving home with a 10 lbs gain. So with the exercise we do, I normally come back 2-4lbs worse off.

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45 minutes ago, bobroo said:

Just off Allure last week; it did not make a difference how many stairs I traipsed, lengthy walks on the jogging track, rock climbing, wave ridering, or asking my wife overnight how exponentially high her Fitbit recorded steps compared to her normal day.....our cruise was a glutenous indulgence of food and drink. We both still ended out a pound of weight gain per day.

 

Bring sweatpants for the trip home.

 

Yep, I've learned the hard way that exercise alone (unless you're a professional athlete in-training) does not equal weight loss.  Calories, calories, calories....   

 

39 minutes ago, toodle68 said:

My plan is always to limit the damage. I exercise every day so I can enjoy my food. I have struggled with my weight every day of my life and nothing would ruin a vacation than arriving home with a 10 lbs gain. So with the exercise we do, I normally come back 2-4lbs worse off.

Same here.  I hit the gym every sea day at a minimum (goal is 5x during the week).    Losing 3-4 lbs is a lot less daunting and depressing than 10 lb

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I'm down 10 lbs with three more to go. I am going to be a glutinous PIG! I sail on the 24th.

No alcohol for 4 weeks, no candy and smaller portions of food.  Funny thing is, when I cut the sugars out of my diet and reduced my carb intake, I no longer get those overwhelming hunger pains when I am hungry.  The first week was miserable.

I should cruise more often:4_joy:!

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In 2015 we went to Labadee, I had reserved the Zip line knowing the weight limit of 250#, I dieted my A** going into this cruise, I dropped 20# going in to the cruise and knew it was going to be a close call, when we got to Labadee they weighed me pre-Zip line and said I was 255# and wouldn't let me go, so since that point I haven't worried about it, I weigh what I weigh and so I eat what I want...

For the younger crowd, it S**** getting old.

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Yes. I do a low carb/no extra sugar thing to get down a few. My first cruise was in 2007 and I had a VERY fitted and expensive dress to fit in 2 weeks after the cruise- it was the only way I could enjoy myself without worrying about looking like a stuffed sausage walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid. I also work out most days of cruise. I like to eat what I want when I'm on vacation and not worry too much.

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Absolutely I diet prior to. The Adventure of the Seas yellow slide has a 220lb weight limit. I have dropped 22 lbs so far with 1 more to go before May! I gained 8 lbs in a week on a cruise last year so I am planning on hitting the waterslides early on :)

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On 3/14/2018 at 11:01 AM, HeWhoWaits said:

On the contrary - I prepare for the increased opportunities to eat by upping my caloric intake leading up to the trip. Stretch the stomach a little ahead of time so that it doesn't rebel at the sudden significant increase in volume.

You are a genius. I have been dieting to be at the proper size when I go and buy a whole new wardrobe exactly 8 days before my cruise. I have a plan.

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On 3/14/2018 at 10:01 AM, HeWhoWaits said:

On the contrary - I prepare for the increased opportunities to eat by upping my caloric intake leading up to the trip. Stretch the stomach a little ahead of time so that it doesn't rebel at the sudden significant increase in volume.

me too!  no diet here.  i'm 3 days out from my cruise on the vision, and i already am planning my menu for chops grill night :)

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