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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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#21
940 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Did 4 miles on the treadmill - mostly all walking at 3.5 mph but 4 brief bouts of jogging at 5 mph along the way.

Total Run: 4 miles
Remaining: 1,392 miles
Days Remaining: 380

A satisfying beginning.
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#22
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
19,796 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Good Job Bonzo!!!!! I am still resting my upper hamstring today. Made the mistake the other day of popping the treadmill up to a gallop after I had been running for a half hour. Keep it up!
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#23
940 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Just 1.5 miles today on treadmill before weight lifting. Will try to get back to do 2 miles more tonight.

Start date: 3/5/06
Miles to date: 5.5
Miles to port: 1390.5
Days left: 379
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#24
62 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
HI,
I was able to do two miles today, an increase of .5 miles from yesterday!

Stacy

Start date: 3/5/06
Cruise: 3/4/07
Miles walked: 3.5
Miles to go: 1516.5
#25
Peterborough, Ontario
275 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
hi all,

i'm happy to report that i have finally started my journey (finally over a lingering cold) - but i forgot my log book in my gym bag, so i'll have to post my results thus far later on tonight!

good to see we have more people joining - cruise cat, thanks for starting this thread!

keep up the good work, everyone!

jocey
#26
Duluth, GA
484 Posts
Joined May 2003
Congrats gang. I was finally able to get back into running over the weekend. Started back slow since I haven't run in about 3 weeks. Got in a 5 miler on Saturday and a 7 on Sunday. Today is gym day, abs and chest.
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#27
940 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
For those of us who think it may be a bit of a stretch to run to the ship on time, try

http://www.geobytes.com/CityDistanceTool.htm

This measures distance as the crow flies and knocked over 200 miles off my trip compared to Mapquest.

Revised progress:

Start Date: 3/5/06
Miles Traveled: 5.5
Miles Remaining: 1156.5
Days Remaining: 379

So, I've got to do just over 3 miles a day on avg, which will be much more attainable than the 3.75 miles I was looking at.
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#28
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
19,796 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Day 7 was another uplanned rest day based on that pain in my buttock I mentioned from overdoing things too quickly. From the internet, it is best described as High Hamstring Tendinopathy (click on phrase to read article). I have slowed my pace down a bit to shorten my stride as well as shortened my runs and do a lot more pre and post stretching. As long as it is only a dull ache, I can still run, but I am being very careful.

With that said, Day 8 was a run day today. 4.0 miles, 1.0 incline , 52 minutes and 00 seconds*, ???* calories burned. Plan to keep the run at 4 miles tomorrow. (*times approximate because I was on the psycho treadmil to start and had to change when the display freaked out)

OVERALL TOTALS

Cruise Booked: 2/26/2006
Cruise Date: 8/27/2006

Miles Logged: 20.25
Miles to Go: 979.75
Calories Burned: 2164
Days Left: 172
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Co-Founder of the Proud Indulgent Rum And Tequilla Enjoyment Society

Carnival Breeze 10/30/2016 (Back and Better Than Ever!!!!)

REBOOT 2015-2016
Magic 2015, Magic-2014, Breeze-2013, Magic-2012,
Conquest-2011, Oasis B2B 2011, Conquest-2010, Ecstasy-2010,
Conquest-2009, Ecstasy-2009, Brilliance-2008, Miracle-2007, Conquest-2006,
Rhapsody-2005, Vision-2003, Rhapsody-2002, Inspiration-2001, Jubilee-1999
#29
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
19,796 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
When you don't feel like running, can't get to the Gym, or the Weather is nasty, try Jumping Rope! I read an article on this today and how it can be a great workout for runners. I'm sure it is good for the walkers, bikers, swimmers, and everyone who has joined this thread. Make sure you know how to do it peoperly and don't injure yourself
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Co-Founder of the Proud Indulgent Rum And Tequilla Enjoyment Society

Carnival Breeze 10/30/2016 (Back and Better Than Ever!!!!)

REBOOT 2015-2016
Magic 2015, Magic-2014, Breeze-2013, Magic-2012,
Conquest-2011, Oasis B2B 2011, Conquest-2010, Ecstasy-2010,
Conquest-2009, Ecstasy-2009, Brilliance-2008, Miracle-2007, Conquest-2006,
Rhapsody-2005, Vision-2003, Rhapsody-2002, Inspiration-2001, Jubilee-1999
#30
940 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Just 1.75 mi this morning; felt some pain in left knee and did not want to overdo it.

Start date: 3/5/06
Miles to date: 7.25
Miles to port: 1388.75
Days left: 378
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#31
Peterborough, Ontario
275 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
finally got started on sunday - and went farther than i was planning because all of the treadmills were being used, so i jumped on the bike instead...my miles logged so far are on the cross-trainer, stairclimber, bike and treadmill.

March 5 - 10.93 miles, 648 cal burned
March 6 - 4.64 miles, 599 cal burned

188.43 miles to go until i break for my cruise on may 26!
4373.43 miles to my final goal!

jocey
#32
2,521 Posts
Joined Dec 2000
Hey, Chuck! Welcome to our board and what a great idea!! I can't run -- doctor's orders, but as soon as my knee heals, I'll start walking on the treadmill. I have EXACTLY one month to be able to do the ramps at Wrigley on Opening Day. From there, I'll keep walking the ramps and doing the treadmill (or swimming) up until my Oct. cruise. For now, I'll just sit back and watch everyone's progress if that's okay.
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#33
Ontario, Canada
5,588 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Hey can I join in. I did something similar to this last year. I walked to Disney, I didn't quite make it but it helped count down the days and lose a few pds before we left. I have been considering trying again and this has given me the motivation to try again....THANK YOU.......

I will figure out the kilometers from my home to the port of Tampa and start tonight. I am in the process of changing my lifestyle and losing weight so I bike for a bit before work everyday, walk at lunch and either walk or bike after dinner so I will be adding my milage in many ways.

Good luck everyone.
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#34
Duluth, GA
484 Posts
Joined May 2003
Keep it up crew. I ran just a short 3 miler yesterday, with a 6 mile tempo run planned for this evening. I don't know about everyone else, but I find that I sleep better on days I workout/run and thus wake up feeling more refreshed.

On a side note, I had planned on running the Cellcom Green Bay marathon in May (about 3 weeks before the cruise), but have decided against it in favor of local short races.
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#35
Ontario, Canada
5,588 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Hey Adam way to go on your 3 miles. I would love to run a marathon....along way from that goal but I was thinking the Disney one in January 2007 or 2008 depending on how I do.

Well, it is 2220.6 KMS to Tampa....so that would be just shy of 10 kms per day.....this will be tough....I might do it by the way the Crows fly...that will be less.... only 1831 KMS. I will start working on my goal today.

Thank you for starting this thread.

Kim
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#36
Duluth, GA
484 Posts
Joined May 2003
Mike, let me know if you decide to run Disney. I run it every year (for the past 8 yrs or so). This year I ran the Disney Double. It was a half marathon on Saturday (13.1 miles), followed by a full marathon on Sunday (26.2 miles). Between the two, I also ran a 5K (3.1 miles). Yes, I know, pretty insane.
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11/16 Enchantment of the Seas
6/14 Norwegian Getaway
11/13 Norwegian Sky
6/13 Allure of the Seas
4/13 Disney Dream
6/12 Carnival Freedom
6/10 Celebrity Solstice
11/09 Carnival Imagination
6/08 Adventure of Seas
6/06 Carnival Valor
6/03 Grand Princess
6/98 Majesty of the Seas
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#37
940 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
I keep messing up both my miles to go and the remaining days. here's the real skinny (which I'll be when I make this goal!):

Start date: 3/5/06
Miles Behind Me: 7.5
Miles to Go: 1156.25
Days Remaining: 369

Calories Burned: 1300
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#38
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
19,796 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
I am on a self-imposed rest period. Yesterday morning after I got out of the Car at work again, my high hamstring was bugging me again. Today, I thought I was going to outsmart things and sat on a pillow the whole way to work. My high hamstring didn't bother me, but my lower hamstring on the same leg just above the knee (where the edge of the pillow was) is still tight and sore! UrrrGhhhh!. I am going to give it a full two weeks rest before I do any running. I am going to stretch here at home in the evening and take walks around the neighborhood. In the moring I will plan on stopping and stretching multiple times. I will also be cheering everyone on.
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Co-Founder of the Proud Indulgent Rum And Tequilla Enjoyment Society

Carnival Breeze 10/30/2016 (Back and Better Than Ever!!!!)

REBOOT 2015-2016
Magic 2015, Magic-2014, Breeze-2013, Magic-2012,
Conquest-2011, Oasis B2B 2011, Conquest-2010, Ecstasy-2010,
Conquest-2009, Ecstasy-2009, Brilliance-2008, Miracle-2007, Conquest-2006,
Rhapsody-2005, Vision-2003, Rhapsody-2002, Inspiration-2001, Jubilee-1999
#39
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
19,796 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Adam, last week when I started running again, I felt so great the next day at work. I was relaxed both physically and mentally and had a ton of energy, This next two weeks of no running is going to kill me. I have never been a good healer and I am much older than I used to be. I just can't wait to run again!
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Cruise Cat - Chuck

Co-Founder of the Proud Indulgent Rum And Tequilla Enjoyment Society

Carnival Breeze 10/30/2016 (Back and Better Than Ever!!!!)

REBOOT 2015-2016
Magic 2015, Magic-2014, Breeze-2013, Magic-2012,
Conquest-2011, Oasis B2B 2011, Conquest-2010, Ecstasy-2010,
Conquest-2009, Ecstasy-2009, Brilliance-2008, Miracle-2007, Conquest-2006,
Rhapsody-2005, Vision-2003, Rhapsody-2002, Inspiration-2001, Jubilee-1999
#40
STAMFORD CT.
243 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
7 miles yesterday in 1 hour 3 minutes, Tuff run, last 2 miles felt like 5, Swore I would take today off but now think I will try for three.
The feeling you get when your finished is GREAT!
Keep it up all............Something is better than nothing!