View Full Version : Got to get in shape for that 8/20 DCL repositioning cruise

11-02-2004, 02:11 PM
Anyone else? Do we have any WISHers who will be on that cruise next August?

I hope I can be at goal by then. I just started induction again yesterday to jump start my weight loss.

Need to increase my exercise, too. That is my weakest point.


Denise W
11-02-2004, 02:21 PM
Yes, I'll be on that cruise, and yes, I need to get in shape!! I have a lot of weight to get off. I already exercise, but I think I need to change it around. I think my body may be used to it. I walk and go to Curves.


11-02-2004, 02:44 PM
I'm glad you decided to join us, Denise. We'll help each other stay motivated, okay? I know I can use all the help I can get.

Good for you for going to Curves. Do you follow the Curves eating plan?

We have lots of WISHers who follow that plan.


11-02-2004, 03:14 PM
I will be on that cruise as well with 2 of my friends....I just joined WW on the 7th of October and lost 8 lbs. so far but need to say more motivated...thanks for starting this.


11-02-2004, 03:24 PM
Welcome to WISH mmouse. You've already lost 8 pounds? That's a great start. Visit WISH often and we'll help motivate each other.

We have lots of WISHers who follow the WW plan, so if you have any questions about the program, all you have to do is ask and you will receive helpful replies.


11-02-2004, 05:13 PM
I'm Kath's cabinmate on the cruise. I better get back on plan so we both look stunning on formal night

11-02-2004, 05:46 PM
http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/1034522348.gif Oh, how I WISH I were booked for that cruise. It sounds like a once in a lifetime experience! I know you ladies will have blast. Give ::MickeyMo a big hug from me!

11-02-2004, 06:15 PM
Add me to the list of 08/20/2005 repo cruisers that need to drop weight and get in shape ... I plan on starting after I return from our 4 nights on the Wonder 11/14-18/2004. :teeth:

11-02-2004, 08:19 PM
Count me in! Just started this week, low carb and circuit training classes. My hurdle for the week is Disneyland on Thursday and we will be there 4 days. Hopefully all the walking will keep me on an even keel. I want to get right back on track as soon as I get back too! We are taking the West Coast cruise in June!princess:

11-02-2004, 08:41 PM
:confused: Is this "only" for the 8/20 repositioning cruise? I'm on the "other" one:rolleyes: but really need to work on my pooh shape;)


11-02-2004, 08:56 PM
Nope. Anyone can join this thread. Glad you dropped by WISH, sweetie. I hope you visit often. WISH can be very motivating. We'll help you along the road to goal. All we ask in return is that <i>you</i> help <i>us</i>.


11-02-2004, 11:00 PM
I'll be on this cruise too. I've been on Atkins for just over a year now and lost 29 lbs before my first Magic-al cruise last April. Desserts were really my downfall on that trip, with our server bringing one or two extras every night -- "just in case of emergency" he said....I gained 6 pounds which took a month to lose. Since then 4 of those have sneaked back on, and refuse to "get lost". I've been really stuck for five months now. Mid-October I joined a walking team at work, and we are virtually walking to all the western national parks. This seems to be helping, but it's too early to tell. I saw a gorgeous formal outfit in a store a few days ago...but with 40 pounds to go, I guess I'll wait a bit.

11-03-2004, 05:23 AM
not on the cruise but DS & I are taking our first mother/son WDW vaca Aug 18-27
:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

11-03-2004, 05:30 AM
Count me in. I had started low carbing again last monday 10/25 and was doing well until last weekend when my dog died... Ive been bumming since then and have totally gone off plan. Im hoping my mood improves in the next few days so that I can concentrate on dieting again.


Denise W
11-03-2004, 08:03 AM

I tried the Curves diet on a 6 week program, and did lose some weight, but didn't really like the diet. I was recenlty on LA Weight Loss, and lost 30 pounds, but can't justify the expense to stay with them, so have been trying on my own. I have gained back some of that weight.

The only consistent thing I have going for me is that I exercise 1 hour a day, either 1/2 walk on the treadmill and 1/2 hour at Curves, or else 1 hour on the treadmill. I go to Curves 3-4 days a week.

I am a very picky eater, so a lot of diet plans don't work for me. I am trying to come up with a low calorie/low fat plan that I don't mind eating, and will stick with. So far I haven't figured it out and am getting quite depressed about it.


11-03-2004, 09:59 AM

What a great thread!! Thanks for starting it. I was thinking of posting also but was feeling a bit shy about it.

I have alot of weight to lose. I started weight watchers and am working with a personal trainer. I am serious about doing this. My goal is to look and feel great on our repo cruise.

We can do this!!


11-03-2004, 10:15 AM
I am planning on going on a cruise in November 2006. I started losing weight for my first cruise in November 2003. I am down 30 pounds since 2003. I use the LA weight loss system. I know it is a bit pricey but I really like the one on one attention they give me. My big problem now is that my excercise options are limited. During summer & fall, my kids in baseball, softball, and soccer give me plenty of time to excercise. Now I have to fit in a trip to the gym. I really do enjoy being outside for excercise. Good luck all. I need to lose another 50 pounds before November 2006. I know I can do. The cruise makes it all more magical.::MinnieMo

DisneyWorld Delight
11-03-2004, 12:54 PM
My DH and I are cruising in January. I lost 70lbs in 2002 counting calories and exercising. I would like to get toned in "ONLY 2 Months!!! Crazy I know. Espically with the holidays. I am doing good with the exercising and weight training. I just cannot stop eating!!! My body thinks it is famished. I am having a hard time getting the mindset. Hopefully this thread will make me more accountable.

11-03-2004, 09:34 PM
Another 8/20 cruiser here who needs to lose weight! I struggle with a thyroid problem which was a factor in my original weight gain. However, I want to look terrific for this cruise!

I'm thinking of following a combination of South Beach and Weight Watchers; low-carb eating (which seemed to work for me for a little while) and the accountability of weekly weigh-ins.

I'll be happy to cheer on others' efforts in return for some encouragement on my own journey.

Katholyn and Karen - glad you'll be aboard the "ship of fools"! (Not exactly sure how we got that name - but it stuck!)


11-05-2004, 11:03 AM
Hi all :wave2:,

Just checking in this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a good day. Remember, one day at a time. I have a huge amount of weight to lose so I am saying that for myself also!! If i look at the "big" picture it would be sooooo overwhelming.

I'm off to the gym (lunch break). Have a great day!!


11-05-2004, 11:23 AM
Have a great work out, Mary. One day at a time is the only way to go. Together, we can do this.


11-06-2004, 10:28 AM
Just did my WATP. Trying to make myself exercise more regularly. I don't know why I hate it so much. I'm such a <i>slug</i> when it comes to exercise.


11-06-2004, 12:01 PM
Hi Katholyn,

Okay I am not going on this cruise but I just wanted to say that from those pictures of you at your sons wedding if you stayed exactly as is you are stunning!


11-06-2004, 02:24 PM
Thank you, Sue. That was one of the happiest days of my life.

pooh luver
11-06-2004, 08:31 PM
I am cruising in March and am trying to get the motivation to lose something. I have made every excuse I can think of and need to start. My dogs need exercise as well so I think I am going to start by walking the dogs daily. My HUGE problem is that I drive around for work and the fast food is so tempting. I started taking sack lunches to eat as I drive this week so that will help.

11-06-2004, 10:25 PM
Count me in....I have lost over 50lbs on the chemo diet, but have another 50 to go. I joined Curves and loved it, but haven't been back in a while because I feel so nasty. However, I am almost done with chemo and want to keep off the weight I have lost and lose some more before the cruise, not to mention get in shape for all the wandering around the bars in Cabo and Acapulco!!pirate:

We can do it!!!!


11-07-2004, 09:50 AM
Hi <b>pooh luver</b>. Great idea making your lunch. Walking the dogs should be great exercise, too.

Welcome, <b>AuntyBrat</b>. I hope you are feeling 100% better very soon. I know how rough chemo can make you feel.

Your right, AuntyBrat, we <i>can</i> do it. We'll all do it together!


11-08-2004, 08:51 AM
Good morning everyone!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I was hoping to post something really motivational this morning but I am at a loss..lol

I had a good food weekend. Stayed in control and counted my points. Weekends are always tougher for me. I will work out during my lunch hour with my personal trainer. I really splurged on myself and booked 10 sessions. I had better see some results or my hubby will kill me. I do feel better though.

Enough babbling.

Have a good day.!



I did have a good workout..thank you. I am a slug and need to move this big booty so this working out is truly a miracle for me.

Take care.


11-08-2004, 05:34 PM
Walked so much at Disneyland that I don't think I gained anything. Just started back on the low carb diet last week, so actually haven't made any progress yet with the vacation the last few days. I am hoping to get to circuit training class tonight. If I do it will be something because I am so tired today. I hope this week makes me a "loser"!:teeth:

11-08-2004, 06:56 PM
Good to see you Hollyster!

Mary, the fact that you posted here is motivating in itself.

We're going to do this together!

11-09-2004, 01:02 PM
Hi everyone,

Just checking in here. Glad to see some new posts. Just back from the gym again. Seems like I keep posting the same thing..lol

Tomorrow is my weigh in at Weight Watchers. I will be unable to post until Friday when we get our machine back at home.

At the risk of repeating myself (yet again), we can do this ladies!!! We've got a little over 9 months to make a difference. Starting now will enable us to do this at a healthy pace. Just think of ourselves up on deck all celebrating our weight losses wearing an incredibly sexy outfit :p. Ok, this is disney so an incredibly great looking outfit will suffice.lol.


Take care.


11-09-2004, 03:28 PM
Okay, I'm back from the Halloween cruise and I'm in for this thread. I haven't been on the scales yet but I can feel from my clothes that the 7 days on the Magic has had an effect. Thank God I did a lot of walking at WDW before and after we cruised and that we always took the stairs instead of the lifts. Otherwise I could be enormous right now. The food on the ship is just too tempting - at least for someone like me who can resist anything except temptation!


11-09-2004, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by maryisme
Just think of ourselves up on deck all celebrating our weight losses wearing an incredibly sexy outfit :p. I have my eye on an especially pretty white beaded evening outfit! I assume we will have at least one formal night!

I have been on Atkins for a year now, and though my weight loss stalled out about 5 months ago, I have lost 28 pounds and kept them off. I still have a ways to go, but now that cool weather has returned, I find I have nothing to wear that doesn't involve safety pins and belts! :eek: Even my shirts are too big. So I went shopping this weekend. I found that that I no longer need to shop in the women's dept--have slimmed down enough to shop in the misses dept! :Pinkbounc

I joined a walking group with four other women at work, got a pedometer and started keeping track of my daily activity. We all update the same spreadsheet with our daily step total, and it's very motivating to have that accountability. No one wants to be the one to drop the ball! It also is beginning to have a positive effect on my sluggish weight loss :)

OK, off the couch!

11-10-2004, 07:37 AM
So far, so good. I have been to the gym this morning and am managing to eat quite healthily so far. I do miss all the goodies on the cruise though. Still only 283 days to go.

11-11-2004, 04:23 PM
...hope it's OK to jump in. Just wanted to say that I am also on the 8/20/05 repositioning cruise, and you all are inspiring me! I would like to lose a few pounds, and just as importantly, improve my fitness level, so I can enjoy all the great things in store for us on this cruise! After reading your posts, I brought in workout clothes and went down to my company's gym for the first time today, over my lunch hour. I always have "gym fear," afraid I'll look like a dork on the equipment, but today, no one was there, so I could get the hang of the elliptical machine, something I'd never tried before (very cool). It felt really great to work out. I've been somewhat of a slug for the past six weeks or so, and your posts were the extra push I needed to get going--especially at this time of year, when all I want to do is be best friends with the couch. Now, if I can just keep it up...

Anyway, much thanks!:D

11-11-2004, 05:03 PM
We can do it, y'all. I just need to exercise more. I don't know <i>why</i> that is my weak point.


11-11-2004, 06:01 PM
Ok everyone...I'm on the June 11th cruise and need to shape up!
My DH and DS are on Atkins and have lost 75lbs since Jan. I eat mostly what they eat, but I tend to cheat alot because I am smaller than them. They have will power I don't have, but I have energy to exercise that they don't have. I need motivation not to cheat. It doesn't help that I went to Disneyland last weekend and went into the candy store and bought caramels for myself and my exercise teacher was sick so I missed 2 classes this week. (and I am going back to DL on Saturday with my sister...must stay out of the candy store!) I wanted to let you know that you can check for a Jazzercise class in your area if you go to their website and put in your zip. These classes are so fun. Kind of a dance aerobics. (a little funk, a little county, a little of everything) I love my teacher and my class. Here's the link....

Jazzercise (http://www.jazzercise.com)


11-15-2004, 03:31 PM
WOW! You've done great with Atkins!

I'll share my willpower with you if you can find a way to make me get away from this computer and work out more.

Okay, I'll share my willpower anyway. I'm glad you decided to join us. WISH is a very motivating place.