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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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This is an older post but wanted to reply with my experience. I have been many years off (mostly) and on Low carb/paleo. Most important when dealing with "challenges" i.e. The vacation, the Christmas visit to the relatives etc. is to have a plan to immediately get back on track afterwards For me, I always start a vacation well with my jerky snacks and determination but it only lasts a couple of day then wahoo! That's ok, we are human. For the last year or two I cook and freeze a couple of days worth of favorite very low carb food for when I return. Yes, I usually gain 5or 6 pounds on vacation but, actually, some of that is fluid. A week of pretty strict Keto and salt reduction will eliminate the gain. Refuse to Regain!
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I just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. This Tuesday marked one month for me. Still holding steady at 20 pounds. The last two weeks the scare keeps going up a few pounds, and then down a few, but keeps right at 20. Looking forward for it to start moving again. I've always been impatient.

Things are going well. Having occasion bouts of hunger, but for the most part not hungry. I found a great recipe for keto bagels, which makes great sandwich bread. Sandwiches were the thing I missed most!

Still haven't incorporated exercise, other than a few dance classes. But I want to start strength training at home.

Hope everyone else is doing well! Look forward to your updates!
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Clovis, CA
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Originally posted by Spiralingshape
I just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. This Tuesday marked one month for me. Still holding steady at 20 pounds. The last two weeks the scare keeps going up a few pounds, and then down a few, but keeps right at 20. Looking forward for it to start moving again. I've always been impatient.

Things are going well. Having occasion bouts of hunger, but for the most part not hungry. I found a great recipe for keto bagels, which makes great sandwich bread. Sandwiches were the thing I missed most!

Still haven't incorporated exercise, other than a few dance classes. But I want to start strength training at home.

Hope everyone else is doing well! Look forward to your updates!
Hang in there - I am stabilizing since our last cruise - I have been busy preparing for cruising friends to come and stay with us 10 days - we have so much planned - wine tasting - 17 mile drive in Monterey - Carmel by the Sea - Yosemite - Sequoias - family BBQ - my saving grace is that she also eats low carb!

Hang in there - the weight will drop - BTW _ I DROPPED 80 POF WITHOUT ANY EXERCISE - I couldn't even walk because I had to have my hip replace - but I am walking now!
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Australia
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Joined Apr 2012
Still going good - don't weigh myself but my cloths aren't as tight as they use to be. It's only been 3 weeks with my new WOE.
Plan to keep this going till my cruise in 6 months time. I loose slowly, but might try an egg fast in a couple of weeks while my husband is away for work.


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Joined Apr 2012
I have tried heaps of different 'diets' LCHF is the only one that has worked and that I can keep doing for a long time- woe as a life style. I never feel hungry. It does take a bit of planning. But the food is delicious.
I just made fathead pizza for dinner. Fantastic- ate 1/2, got the other 1/2 for dinner tomorrow. Also crust less quiche for lunch tomorrow.


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Originally posted by BrisQld
Jimjim111 - you could try egg fast. It is quick weight loss. But do your research on it in conjunction with LCHF.


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Los Angeles, CA
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Joined Jan 2002
Originally posted by Esahuma
Hang in there - I am stabilizing since our last cruise - I have been busy preparing for cruising friends to come and stay with us 10 days - we have so much planned - wine tasting - 17 mile drive in Monterey - Carmel by the Sea - Yosemite - Sequoias - family BBQ - my saving grace is that she also eats low carb!

Hang in there - the weight will drop - BTW _ I DROPPED 80 POF WITHOUT ANY EXERCISE - I couldn't even walk because I had to have my hip replace - but I am walking now!
Thank you! I stuck through it the last week as you said, and I just dropped another 24.5 pounds! So up to 25.5 pounds now! 80 pounds for you? That is amazing! I was starting to experience hip pain before I started this. I could walk okay, but I was so stiff and it hurt to get up in the morning. Now only the occasional hip pain. And hopefully that will continue to get better.

I'm so glad how easy this is to fit into social gatherings. In the past I always avoided going out when dieting, and now I love it!!!
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Originally posted by cruises42
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Egg fast is basically eating eggs - around 10 to 12 a day. You need to have 1 tablespoons fat for each egg and up to 100g - 4 oz of cheese. There is heaps of ideas on the internet. You do it for 3 - 5 days. Plus you need to drink heaps of water.


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Originally posted by BrisQld
Egg fast is basically eating eggs - around 10 to 12 a day. You need to have 1 tablespoons fat for each egg and up to 100g - 4 oz of cheese. There is heaps of ideas on the internet. You do it for 3 - 5 days. Plus you need to drink heaps of water.


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Thanks for the information. It doesn't really sound appealing to me. Is there usually a big weight loss?
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Originally posted by cruises42
Thanks for the information. It doesn't really sound appealing to me. Is there usually a big weight loss?
It's not really appealing... yes it can get you results quickly. It can break a stall or someone's you level back out after. Not something to try if you haven't berm low carb for a couple months solid. There are other things you can tweak first. This is kind of a last resort usually if you're doing everything perfectly and stuck for weeks

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Originally posted by bmetz34
It's not really appealing... yes it can get you results quickly. It can break a stall or someone's you level back out after. Not something to try if you haven't berm low carb for a couple months solid. There are other things you can tweak first. This is kind of a last resort usually if you're doing everything perfectly and stuck for weeks

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Originally posted by Cruise a holic
I find a cmbo of Atkins and South Beach work best. You don't have to purchase any special foods and eating out a breeze. Others who I know who have been successful swear by weight watchers
I 'm new to this. what is your combination of atkins and south beach?
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Best that has worked for me is diet doctor dot com - LOVE IT - very educational
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Los Angeles, CA
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Just checking in to see how everyone is doing! Today marks my 7th week at this, and I am down 29 pounds. Had a two week stall, and now the scale is moving again.

Hope everyone is doing well! Looking forward to hearing about your successes!!!
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Great job~! Just stay with your WOE (way of eating) and even when you plateau - eventually the "Whoosh Fairy" will visit and a few more POF (pounds of fat) will just vanish!
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Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

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Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
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Joined Jan 2002
Thanks! I'm so impatient, and I want 100 pounds gone NOW!

So, I have to keep reminding myself it is a journey.

And I had never heard of Whooshes before this, but I just love that word! And I love when it happens!

How much exercise do you guys/gals do? I think I want to start adding some strength training in at home. I just don't want it to make me hungry.
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Originally posted by Spiralingshape
Thanks! I'm so impatient, and I want 100 pounds gone NOW!

So, I have to keep reminding myself it is a journey.

And I had never heard of Whooshes before this, but I just love that word! And I love when it happens!

How much exercise do you guys/gals do? I think I want to start adding some strength training in at home. I just don't want it to make me hungry.
I'm activity restriction right now. Only supposed to 've walking and stretching. I do some light weights for my arms and occasionally Zumba. Lifting is a great complement to keto. Once I'm cleared I plan to go back to weight training 3x a week

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