10-12-17 Thursday Weigh in

Lose Before You Cruise
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
Bridgeport, WV
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Good morning. Its a big day here for me. I'm down another 2 and FINALLY weighed in at less than 200lbs! Its easily been 20+ yrs since I was there last. So I'm down 30lbs since April and probably 40 something over the last couple of years. Its about 5wks from next cruise at this point. So no time to celebrate yet.

I hope you guys are doing well and enjoying your week. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

Mike
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#2
Roseville, CA USA
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Good Morning,

Mike, thanks for the thread and congrats on your weight loss journey, that is so great.

I think Jo is leaving for her cruise or already did. Have a great vacation Jo. Hope Belle is well and having fun on hers.

Me, I stayed the same. Not sure I will lose anymore before I cruise in 2 weeks. Scary as we have a drink package this time. Eek. Also, I have family coming this weekend so dieting? Not so much.

My total loss the past couple of years is around 15 lbs., at one point it was 20 but we know how that goes right?

I try for lower but, as we get older, it seems to get more difficult. At this point in life I just try not to gain on vacation.

Side note: sad time for hubby and me. I'm sure everyone has read about the Sonoma County fires? We lived right there before we moved near Sacramento this past May.

We have several friends who lost their homes....everything. It is so sad. All the time we drove by the landmarks that burned: The Fountain Grove Inn, Willi's Wine Bar (when I left my job that is where my boss and co-worker took me for lunch). Etc. The whole thing is sickening.

Hope others did well.

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

Mike ~ great news, WTG!
I'm down a pound but who knows how much I'll be up next time I check in!

Diana ~ I'm packed & heading to the airport hotel after lunch. You have a great cruise too! OMG so sorry to hear of the devastation in your former location. I can't even imagine losing one's home & all their precious memories.

Take care & see you in November!

~ Jo ~
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#4
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Congrats on your weight loss Mike!

Diana, I hope your friends are somewhere safe. It’s so sad to see a beautiful area destroyed in a matter of hours. My thoughts are with them and the firefighters battling the fires.

Jo, have a great cruise!

I’m down 2lbs in 2 weeks. It’s definitely Friday the 13th today. I got up early to workout before work easily.

We have 3 weeks before our cruise so I’m really be strict with my eating and workouts. Hopefully I can drop a few more pounds so I can feel a little better in my clothes.


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#5
Bridgeport, WV
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Sorry about your friends Diana. I have been reading some about the fires. I’m sure that’s extra tough when you have personal ties to the area.

I hadn’t thought about the Friday the 13th connection. Hoping that doesn’t indicate a negative outcome to my big meeting today at work.

Have a good weekend everyone. Well, I know Jo will, but the rest of us should try to as well.




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#6
Mesa, AZ
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Congratulations Mike! That had to be a heck of a feeling to see that number, very happy your hard work has paid off so well.

Those fires - at first I wasn't paying much attention - we have plenty here, but the devastation and death count - I mean this is absolutely horrible.

Friday the 13th is what we make of it, yeah? All good here - down 2lbs to 196, got a couple big orders just today and signed a long term contract on another, and heading out right now to go see my son at UofA for parents weekend. He want's BBQ - this could be bad...

Have a good weekend all!
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#7
Roseville, CA USA
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Missy and Shootr, you guys did great.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Our friends have family in other areas so they have somewhere to go. But sad for so, so, many others who lost everything and have nowhere to go but a shelter.

So sad.

Diana
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#8
Mesa, AZ
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Good old social media...a picture just popped up - 2 yrs ago today I was at "super goal" weight of 180lbs. Friday was 196...

So the good is: it's motivating to me - Sunday morning and ignoring food, drinking my coffee and water with fiber mixed in. Walked the dog, did some early grocery shopping (all good stuff), and feeling strong and focused.

Bad news is: WHY DID YOU SLIDE BACK YA' DUMMY?!?

Went to Tucson this weekend to see my son - freshman in the medical program - and he's doing spectacularly. Loves being on his own, is acing his classes, has all kinds of feelers out for various intern programs so he can be do something in the field when he's not studying. Took him and his roommate out to a BBQ pit for dinner - couple Guinness' probably wasn't smart but it was only 1 night of kind of being bad. During the day Friday and all day Saturday I did way better so I might peek at the scale Monday to see how things are going.

Tonight is a somber one - my wife's hospital participates in national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Oct 15th, so we volunteer to help set up and take down for the event. She's an L&D nurse, and had her own loss way back when in her first marriage - so I think she still get's something out of it herself too. So thankful I've never had to deal with anything like that.

Hope all of you are doing well and having a good weekend with loved ones. See you Thursday.
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#9
Roseville, CA USA
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Shootr, you are so good at getting back on track.

Had the family over on Saturday. Tried not to eat everything in sight. Afraid to get on the scale Thursday.........

Started today with fruit and cereal. Tonight dinner is salad. Hoping to offset the weekend eating.

Have a good Monday.

Diana
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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
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#11
Bridgeport, WV
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Joined Oct 2002
I thought for sure she was out of there! What is that wall, like 7 or 8ft high? You definitely have your hands full!


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#12
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009
The bright side, I got a bunch of cardio in tonight turning the yard into a penitentiary

We'll see how long it takes her to figure this out...

Put her on her leash, she's perfect - but her morning energy is off the charts...
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#13
Roseville, CA USA
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Shootr, wow, amazing video. She is persistent.
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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
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3/16/2012 Carnival Spirit 9 Day Mexico
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4/18/2010 Carnival Victory Southern Caribbean
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4/2005 Carnival Spirit12 day Hawaii
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4/2003 HAL Statendam/Sea of Cortez
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4/2001 Carnival Paradise/Western Caribbean
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#14
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009


Hahahahaha - humans 1, dog 0 (at least for today).

Still eating good and plenty of exercise thanks to the mutt. The missus is doing well to - very serious about things this time so neither enables the other to be bad. Back to those Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dogs - only 45 calories each so 3-4 is quite a meal, with a salad on the side.
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#15
Roseville, CA USA
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Shootr, hopefully your puppy stays inside your fortress.We shall see.

I'm looking forward to cruising next week.

Diana
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10/26/2017 Celebrity 10 Day Southern Caribbean
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
#16
Huddersfield
789 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Message for retiring soon
Could you please answer post on Marella Cruises (ex Thomson) board for a Canadian poster who is desperate for info/advice
Sorry to intrude on your forum but it was the only way I could contact you (I have posted on NCL too)
Thanks very much
#17
3 hours east of Toronto
8,021 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Originally posted by Vitalsign
Message for retiring soon
Could you please answer post on Marella Cruises (ex Thomson) board for a Canadian poster who is desperate for info/advice
Sorry to intrude on your forum but it was the only way I could contact you (I have posted on NCL too)
Thanks very much
Vitalsign- I did reply on Marella.
I sure won't be looking forward to checking in here Thursday!! Both cruises were great & I ate. :-(
Joi

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