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Singinalot’s 2nd time on Allure - my picture review and blog 1/5-12,2020

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Hi Crystal,

                    following another one of your great reviews. Love the detail you put into it and the great photos. Will be on the Allure for the first time in October from Barcelona also in an OV Balcony. Our first time on a ship this large!

Thanks. 

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13 hours ago, singinalot said:

We headed to the gym after that and Brett & Jenn met us there. As a side story...I can’t remember if I’ve told this story in any of my previous reviews, but I lost 120lbs in 2011 and that is why it’s very important to me to keep myself active. I gain weight very easily. The pic below is not me at my heaviest, but you get the point.

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Wow!!  I did not know that.  Great job on making the change.  I'm working on getting back in control again.  I agree - it's a struggle, but it's my struggle.  You look amazing!!

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Hi, Crystal! Glad I found your review! Looking forward to following along.


thank you! glad you found it too!
 
Oh, how I miss those.... I'm always asking for double meat....


so so good!

Good for you. I believe in disciplining yourself  in what you want to eat (portion control) but not depriving yourself of what you want to eat. Same with drinking.  Mix in some exercise, walking including using the stairs instead of excavators can help with cruise weight gains. Now back to your cruise...


ha same! it’s about balance for me now

Hi Crystal,
                    following another one of your great reviews. Love the detail you put into it and the great photos. Will be on the Allure for the first time in October from Barcelona also in an OV Balcony. Our first time on a ship this large!
Thanks. 


you will love it! we do the Transatlantic out of Barcelona in November on Allure and are very excited
Wow!!  I did not know that.  Great job on making the change.  I'm working on getting back in control again.  I agree - it's a struggle, but it's my struggle.  You look amazing!!


thank you so much!!!



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Great job on the weight loss, that's amazing! I'm enjoying the review and pictures so far. 😀

Heather

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After the gym and the walk on the fitness track we went up to Windjammer of course.
No food for me, but this is Nates plate:
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Now time for something we don’t do very often but that was much needed...hot tub!
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when you think he’s going in for a kiss but it’s a bud light instead
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We loved this hot-tub overlooking the water. It wAs full, but we didn’t care. It is located just outside the Solarium on deck 15 and is adults only


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Great job on the weight loss, that's amazing! I'm enjoying the review and pictures so far. 
Heather


Thanks Heather!


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time for one of these
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and maybe some of this
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From Sorrentos we went to look at our photos and then back to the room to get ready for formal night (note it was still called formal night and not wear your best)

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I learned of your health journey from youtube. You were very honest in your vlogs and your inner strength always showed. Now back to the cruise 🙂

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Yes.  Congratulations on your health journey.  That is fabulous and you looked great in both photos but excess weight does contribute to so many health issues.  I lost 50 pounds and have kept it off for several years now.  But your journey is exceptional and inspiring.

 

I love those BEEF sandwiches and maybe will have one with you on Allure in November.  Can't wait, my mouth is watering.

 

Kathy

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Hello my instagram (@janaparry)/cruising/health fit friend! Howwww am I just now coming across your review is beyond me but super excited to see your posts!!

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As we were getting ready for formal night the captain announced we would not be porting at CocoCay (on Nate’s birthday) due to storms and that day would become a sea day with an added stop at Labadee the day before. I was excited because I’d heard great things about Labadee but bummed about Nate’s birthday.

That afternoon I had tried to make reservations for us at 7 for dinner with Sunny, was told 8:45 was the only available option, but if we showed up at 7 they’d “make a note” to make it work. So we showed up at 7 and they had no idea what I was talking about. Go figure. We chose not to wait until 8:45 and go ahead and be seated in another section.

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Thanks for a great review of your Allure cruise. We're boarding 2/23. Do you have a copy of the week's entertainment? If so, would love to see it. 

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Thanks for a great review of your Allure cruise. We're boarding 2/23. Do you have a copy of the week's entertainment? If so, would love to see it. 


hi! i did keep the dailies and can upload them :-)


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I learned of your health journey from youtube. You were very honest in your vlogs and your inner strength always showed. Now back to the cruise


thank you
Yes.  Congratulations on your health journey.  That is fabulous and you looked great in both photos but excess weight does contribute to so many health issues.  I lost 50 pounds and have kept it off for several years now.  But your journey is exceptional and inspiring.
 
I love those BEEF sandwiches and maybe will have one with you on Allure in November.  Can't wait, my mouth is watering.
 
Kathy


yes let’s do that!!!!
Hello my instagram (@janaparry)/cruising/health fit friend! Howwww am I just now coming across your review is beyond me but super excited to see your posts!!



yay glad you found me, girl!


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9 minutes ago, singinalot said:

 


hi! i did keep the dailies and can upload them 🙂


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Thanks...look forward to seeing them. 

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My notes from dinner say service was ok...nothing really to complain about. it just didn’t stand out.
soufflé was too sweet for me, carrot cake delish, beef tenderloin was so good I got 2. The beef carpaccio was also not memorable.
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After dinner we stood in line for photos. I didn’t get all dressed up for nothin!

While in line we met Rocket3D. Thanks for saying hi!!

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is he yelling at young kids to get off his lawn?
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nope that’s the I’m done taking pictures and want my t shirt back on look.
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The guys changed and we headed to the casino and finally back to the room around 10:30.
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 You look terrific!  I always struggled with weight issues when I was young,  I was the only “ chubby” one in my family,  I lost most of it after I got married and even after four kids it has stayed off.  You are doing Great!!

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The following day was another sea day.

We didn’t wake up until 9:30 so we rushed to dress and ran down to MDR for breakfast. I will still full from dinner so no food for me.

Bet you can’t guess where we headed after?! did you guess the gym?

scenes from deck 5 walking track:
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time to change into swimsuits and head up to 16! The chair hogs were in full effect.


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Dang girl you got guns. No messing with you. Do you lift weights?? I did in my younger years. 


made me smile. Thanks! I lift every day.


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We love the strawberry froyo!

Bahama Mama #1
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Bahama Mama #2
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around 3 we went to WJ for a break
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Bahama Mama #3 n Nates strawberry daiquiri
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oops #4
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