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Old 11-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #16
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Hmmm... I lost about 5 on our 7-day by being an insomniac. Since everyone else was asleep, I would wander the ship until around 3 in the morning or so. I would wander aimlessly some, but do at least 12 laps a night around deck 4. I was the fat guy in the corner eating desserts and getting bits of other entrees with mine just because I could.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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I was looking through my DCL Passporter book last night and came across some info about a class the Vista Spa offers on losing weight while cruising... seriously? People lose weight on a cruise? I'm a Weight Watcher person, and I'm pretty sure it won't happen here!
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #18
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we lost weight on both of the RCCL cruises that we did because the food was soooo bad

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Same goes for DCL food, it was hit and miss.
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:19 PM   #19
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DH and I cruised last May, and while we didn't lose, we were able to indulge all we wanted and didn't gain. Read how...

http://www.bnqt.com/OpenAir/magReader.php

Click on page index and choose 26 - 27...
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #20
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I've lost weight on a couple of my cruises. I attribute it to:

More movement:I have a very sedentary lifestile (desk job, long hours) so just walking the ship and doing some excursions really helped. I didn't do any regimented kind of exercising, but swam a few laps every day in the adult pool and strolled deck 4 after a few dinners.

Food quality: yes, there is the opportunity to live on chicken strips and french fries, but all that fresh fruit was calling my name! Portion sizes were also more modest compared to what you usually get at American restaurants. Granted, you could ask for more, but I was always satisfied at each meal.

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Yup...Jackie and I were on the same 14 nighter in May... I didn't gain anything.... I ate well because there was lots of choice. I didn't eat in between cause I had enough at the meals... I think those who gain alot drink most of theirs... which is ok... just as long as you know that's why and either plan for it or start to watch when you get home.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #21
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I once lost 3 pounds on a 7 day cruise, but was VERY careful about what I ate. I generally consider it a success if I don't gain.

The techniques have been listed--take the stairs, hit the fitness center, etc.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #22
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Yup...Jackie and I were on the same 14 nighter in May... I didn't gain anything.... I ate well because there was lots of choice. I didn't eat in between cause I had enough at the meals... I think those who gain alot drink most of theirs... which is ok... just as long as you know that's why and either plan for it or start to watch when you get home.
Yes, you are probably correct in my case. I dont snack,I have fruit for breakfast. I run,spinning bla bla bla.

Oh yes and I NEVER go to the buffets, i am too greedy for them, I like to sit down and order, the portions really are a nice size on the ships and no going back for more.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:40 PM   #23
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I was looking through my DCL Passporter book last night and came across some info about a class the Vista Spa offers on losing weight while cruising... seriously? People lose weight on a cruise? I'm a Weight Watcher person, and I'm pretty sure it won't happen here!
No doubt......also weight watchers people here. We just got off a cruise and I thought I did well just eating what I wanted, using portion control and hitting the fitness center 4 times during the week. I still gained 4 pounds doing that! Better than the 10-12 I used to gain on a 7 day cruise!
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #24
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That SPA thing is probably one of those detox wraps that makes you lose weight and inches.....but it all comes back when you eat and drink.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:49 PM   #25
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No, I think it is a lecture on eating healthy.Probably have the deotx as well though!
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #26
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IThe trouble was AFTER the cruise when I had gotten out of the habit of counting points and such. The week after was deadly. Took me a few weeks to get back on track!

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That's EXACTLY what happened to me! I'm the original poster of this thread and got back two weeks ago from our 7 day cruise. I put on waaay too much weight, and honestly, I think I only gained 2-3 on the cruise. It was definitely the two weeks following where I couldn't seem to get back on the WW boat!!! Ah well, I have my head wrapped around it now, and I'm back on plan!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:17 PM   #27
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I think you have a higher activity level on the cruise

I find that since I'm not sitting behind a desk 9 hours a day, instead I'm walking (even going from place to place), taking stairs, just generally more active. I'm able to eat what I want (and generally, it's not all that much more than I eat normally) and not gain weight. If I would go to the spa or even walk on deck 4, I'd probably lose weight. It's pretty easy. There's just so much you can eat and most of the times, after have an appetizer, entree and dessert at dinner, you have no room for any of the later buffets.
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