8-10-17 Thursday Weigh-In.... Losing And Cruising In Our Minds

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A place for cruisers to share their stories of how to lose weight before a cruise. Virtual snacks allowed, but only in small quantities.
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#1
4,261 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Take me away Take me away
Want to cruise today

Can't darn it have to weigh
Forgot it was Thursday

Plus want to lose before I sail
Need to find a cruise on sale

Have to look for bargains in the mail
Then I'll be standing by the rail

So a loss I want to say
On this weigh-in Thursday
#2
Roseville, CA USA
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Joined Sep 2002
Hello,

Belle, great poem.

I did better this week, lost 1 lb. I would be very happy to go down another couple of pounds before cruise time in 3 weeks. We'll see.

Hope everyone else did well.

Diana
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#3
Vancouver, BC
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Joined Jul 2017
I've gained 1 lb since Monday. Left a little of my self-respect in the McDonald's drive thru yesterday But it was GOOD! Back at it now


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#4
3 hours east of Toronto
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Joined Aug 2006
Hi all!

Belle ~ cute poem! Hope you find a cruise soon. Always nice to have something to look forward to!

Well, my experiment worked! I haven't had anything to eat, & only a diet cola to drink, after 7 each night & have lost 1.8 lbs.
I don't go to bed until 12:30 so that's a long stretch for me without food & I'm starving. Here's the kicker now I think wow I could have some chips or something! I'm going to try to be good as I really would like to get back down from 161.2 to the 147 lbs. I was 10 years ago.

Good luck to the rest of you & have a nice weekend.

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#5
Bridgeport, WV
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Joined Oct 2002
Good afternoon. Down 1 here. Congrats everyone for doing well.
I agree the long stretches without eating tend to work well for the most part. I'm usually done eating by 4:30 and have a smoothie for breakfast at 7.
Have a great Friday and an even better weekend guys!


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#6
Vancouver, BC
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Joined Jul 2017
Originally posted by mdaviswv
Good afternoon. Down 1 here. Congrats everyone for doing well.
I agree the long stretches without eating tend to work well for the most part. I'm usually done eating by 4:30 and have a smoothie for breakfast at 7.
Have a great Friday and an even better weekend guys!


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Way to go!


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10/23/17 ~ Vision of the Seas ~ Repositioning ~ Our first 14-nighter!
10/14/18 ~ NCL Getaway
Past
10/16 ~ Liberty of the Seas
10/14 ~ Navigator of the Seas
2/12 ~ Carnival Ecstasy
5/09 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/08 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/07 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
7/05 ~ Majesty of the Seas
5/04 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
2/04 ~ Carnival Fantasy
4/03 ~ Majesty of the Seas
11/02 ~ Majesty of the Seas
4/01 ~ Sovereign of the Seas
11/99 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
And a couple other Carnival's mixed in there I don't remember the dates of.
#7
Vancouver, BC
92 Posts
Joined Jul 2017
I just had a turkey wrap. I'm in food jail!


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10/23/17 ~ Vision of the Seas ~ Repositioning ~ Our first 14-nighter!
10/14/18 ~ NCL Getaway
Past
10/16 ~ Liberty of the Seas
10/14 ~ Navigator of the Seas
2/12 ~ Carnival Ecstasy
5/09 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/08 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/07 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
7/05 ~ Majesty of the Seas
5/04 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
2/04 ~ Carnival Fantasy
4/03 ~ Majesty of the Seas
11/02 ~ Majesty of the Seas
4/01 ~ Sovereign of the Seas
11/99 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
And a couple other Carnival's mixed in there I don't remember the dates of.
#8
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by Croozengal
I just had a turkey wrap. I'm in food jail!
I'm all over that, looks great! I know what lunches the next few days will look like now
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#9
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009
Whew, made it thru the weekend, and this week with nary a slip up, short of not exercising enough a couple days. Down 2 to 197, and feeling good - I know I can get to the end of the month on track and enjoy Hawaii when I get there.

I finally hit that point where this isn't as challenging to stick to. The cravings are down, thanks to mixing up what I'm eating (lot's of chicken, pork loin, shrimp, big salads, etc.) I'm splurging on things like craisins and sliced walnuts in the salads, along with crispy fried onions (like grandma put on the green bean casserole, lol) for a different texture. And one slice of an organic, sprouted grain bread as my evening snack - plenty to kill the inevitable carb craving.

Going to make a big bowl of mexican-style shrimp cocktail to get me thru this weekend - that always helps me stick to plan. Good thread this week - lots of talking, sharing, trying. Thanks everyone for contributing, I know for me at least it's very helpful. Have a good weekend!
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#10
Texas
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Joined Oct 2016
Back from our cruise last Saturday. Was mortified when I weighed myself on Sunday as the scale said I gained 17lbs... Weighed myself again on Monday and it said I was down 9lbs so at least I know it is mostly water weight. Weighed in again this morning and down another 3lbs so all in all I only really gained 5lbs on our cruise but even with that I am still under the weight I originally set as my cruise goal so I will take it. Back on my routine now to lose the remaining weight I want gone. Should be booking our next cruise in the next few weeks.
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#11
Mesa, AZ
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Shootr's tips for surviving a weekend...

Giant bowl of spicy shrimp cocktail:

(There's only 1200 calories in that whole bowl: 2lbs shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, lots of hot sauces) Take 2-3 days to eat it, just a little bowl every time I get hungry.

And other diversions to stay out of the kitchen...


Man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...
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#12
Vancouver, BC
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Joined Jul 2017
Originally posted by shootr
Shootr's tips for surviving a weekend...

Giant bowl of spicy shrimp cocktail:

(There's only 1200 calories in that whole bowl: 2lbs shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, lots of hot sauces) Take 2-3 days to eat it, just a little bowl every time I get hungry.

And other diversions to stay out of the kitchen...


Man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...


Wow!!! I'm going to have to make that shrimp bowl!! And get a pool...one of those may be easier than the other. Thanks for the tips!


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10/23/17 ~ Vision of the Seas ~ Repositioning ~ Our first 14-nighter!
10/14/18 ~ NCL Getaway
Past
10/16 ~ Liberty of the Seas
10/14 ~ Navigator of the Seas
2/12 ~ Carnival Ecstasy
5/09 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/08 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
5/07 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
7/05 ~ Majesty of the Seas
5/04 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
2/04 ~ Carnival Fantasy
4/03 ~ Majesty of the Seas
11/02 ~ Majesty of the Seas
4/01 ~ Sovereign of the Seas
11/99 ~ Enchantment of the Seas
And a couple other Carnival's mixed in there I don't remember the dates of.
#13
CT
688 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Happy weekend everyone. I am down a lowly 1lb but after such a busy week It is a positive move .. Getting back to the gym and still trying to eat healthy.. Shootr anything with hot sauce has to be good...
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#14
4,261 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Everyone having a good weekend? Hope so.
I think I joined most of you, I lost a lb too.

Proud of all of you. Your all trying so hard to lose.
Plus when you "go off track or cruise" you get right
back on track. Congrats to you all!
#15
Bridgeport, WV
722 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Hi guys. Weekend is going well here. Walked a five mile loop this evening. Felt pretty good. Have been walking outside a few times a week to mix things up a bit.


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#16
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009
Great morning, in the 70's from early am rain so got out for a hike!


Bighorn's were out


Then hit the store and mutant chicken breasts were on sale-these suckers are 1lb each. Shawarma time!
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#17
Roseville, CA USA
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Joined Sep 2002
Just wanted to say I'm enjoying the food porn!

Diana
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9/3/2017 NCL 7 day Alaska
9/10/2016 Carnival Miracle 7 day Mexico
4/16/2016 & 4/23/2016 NCL Spirit Western Caribbean and Transatlantic to Barcelona
1/16/2016 Carnival Miracle 16 day Hawaii
5/15/2015 Celebrity Infinity 11 day Alaska
10/11/2014 Carnival Miracle Mexican Riviera
4/27/2014 NCL Dawn 12 day Carribean Repositioning
9/29/2013 Carnival Sunshine 12 day Western Mediterranean
9/2/2012 Carnival Legend/Exotic Western Carribean
3/16/2012 Carnival Spirit 9 Day Mexico
10/26/2011 NCL Jade to Greece, Turkey, Egypt
4/17/2011 NCL Pearl Panama Canal
9/4/2010 RCCL Vision of the Seas Baltic
4/18/2010 Carnival Victory Southern Caribbean
4/26/2009 Carnival Splendor Swine Flu/Not So Mexican Riviera
4/26/2008 Carnival Freedom Transatlantic
10/2007 Carnival Freedom Transatlantic
5/2006 Carnival Liberty 12 day Mediterranean
4/2005 Carnival Spirit12 day Hawaii
2/2004 Carnival Legend/Exotic Western Carib.
4/2003 HAL Statendam/Sea of Cortez
9/2002 Carnival Holiday/Western Caribbean
4/2001 Carnival Paradise/Western Caribbean
4/2000 Carnival Inspiration/Southern Caribbean
5/1999 RCCL/Alaska
4/1998 NCL/Pacific Coastal
5/1997 Carnival Jubilee/Mexican Riviera
2/1996 Carnival Holiday/ 4 day Baja
11/1995 Carnival Tropicale
6/1992 RCCL Viking Serenade/4 day Baja
11/1991 Carnival Jubilee
6/1981 Pacific Princess/Pacific Coastal