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  1. It's so peaceful on the ocean, plus my husband doesn't fly well so if I want to go anywhere besides the US, we have to cruise.
  2. I absolutely loved Oasis of the Seas and didn't find it overly crowded. I love the Central Park area, it's so peaceful.
  3. Everyone is doing great this week! Congratulations! As for me, I at least didn't budge from the weight I was when I gained back the 1.5 lbs. Since I can't walk as much right now due to my foot arch tendinitis I'm going to at least try not to gain. I'm going to do another round of the 21 day fix, and keep going to the gym to do the weight machines, elliptical, and bike. If I don't go at all I'll get out of the habit and not get back into it. Since it's a three day weekend, I'm going to try and get some better shoes with more support, and rest my foot. At least I'm eating healthier, and the weight machines have to be helping my muscles get stronger, which will hopefully help with my metabolism.
  4. Thanks. I'm used to walking so much and I found the elliptical so hard. Guess I may try doing that for a few minutes each day till I get more used to it. And the rest of the time can be the bike. I have been walking outside once a day for a few minutes. The doctor thinks it's tendonitis due to overpronation, so I have an orthotic with a higher arch in my shoe to see if it helps.
  5. Thanks Robin, that sounds like fun but I have no access to a pool right now. Planet Fitness doesn't have one. Hope your foot is doing well. I broke my toes once and that really hurts.
  6. I'm kind of discouraged today. I've had foot pain for a week. I don't think it's plantar fasciitis, I think it may be Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. I'd noticed when walking lately that my ankle was turning in with my walking shoes so that may be the cause. But I rested all weekend, and even though I stayed pretty close to my 21 day fix diet, gained 1.5 lbs back, and my foot still hurts. I changed shoes to some Naturalizers that I had. I'm going to make a podiatrist appointment tomorrow if it isn't a lot better. My biggest exercise is walking, outside and on the treadmill, and I walk a lot, so what's the best substitution? I do weight machines at the gym a couple of times a week and the treadmill the other days. Do you think that the eliptical or the bike would be best? I need to get my foot better before our cruise in November. But I still need to lose some weight.
  7. Thanks @JennyB1977 I'll try that. I'm thinking it may be my shoes, I've noticed my foot lately rolling in, so I may look into new ones this weekend.
  8. I lost 1.5 lbs this week. 4 lbs altogether in the last two weeks so not too bad. I'm on the 21 day fix and normally lose the most in the early part of the program. I have one more week, then I'll take a few days off and start again. I have 80 days till my cruise so I still have time. My problem is that suddenly I have arch pain in my foot, and I have to walk. Trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'll do the weight machines at the gym today instead of the treadmill and hope I feel better tomorrow. Sounds like everyone did well this week!
  9. It's our first cruise on MSC. I'm seeing that water is not included on the Meraviglia Bella Experience. Does that mean bottled water? Can we get tap water and iced tea included with our meals like on other cruise lines?
  10. @AndyB Yes, the 21 Day fix is the Beachbody program. I never paid for the program, just figured out how to do it on my own. The Shakes are so expensive so I don't use them. I bought the food containers at Walmart.com. The colors are different but that didn't matter. I've attached a chart I made to keep track of the food containers, and a chart with the kind of foods you can eat if you want. I do whatever exercises I want to. 21 Day fix.xlsx 21-Day-Fix-Food-List-Reference-Guide.pdf
  11. Thanks. I do the 21 day fix, but I kind of cheated. I bought the containers at Walmart on the As Seen on TV section. They are different colors than the Fix, but still work. And then I went around the internet and found all the charts and info I needed for it. No way I'm going to put out the kind of money that they want. And then I do my own exercises. I love Jillian Michaels! (Sorry about those extra quotes, not sure where they came from and I can't get rid of them.)
  12. I don't think it's about being smart. It's more like that darn flab just won't let go no matter how hard we work. Guess it's gotten attached to us. 😄
  13. I'm new here. I figured out some of the things I was doing wrong on my 21 day fix diet and fixed them, so I've been on it seriously for a week. I've done it before a few years ago and it worked well then. I lost 2 lbs this week, but normally I lose the most the first week of the 21 day fix, then less after that. I'll take it. I have almost three months till my cruise in November, and I want to lose at least 7 more lbs by then. I've been trying to walk at least 9,000 steps a day, and preferably over 10,000. I've started walking the 8 flights up to my office once a day. I'm going to the gym at least 4 times a week, but I only stay for 30-40 minutes and either use the treadmill or the weight machines on alternating days. I'm 62 and want to keep my muscles in shape. But I tell you, the older you get, the harder it is. If I'd worked this hard when I was younger, I'd have been too thin. And now I'm struggling to lose the flab and it's going way too slowly.
  14. I managed not to gain weight last cruise somehow. I ate no bread at all. I figured it was just wasted calories and I didn't really need it. I was as careful as I could be on my meals but I did eat some desserts. I only had one pina colada the whole cruise and I had water or sugar free drinks the rest of the time. I went to the gym, and we also walked and walked and walked. I love when the ship has a wrap around deck to walk on.
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