October 5, 2011 Leave a comment
I haven’t officially weighed myself post cruise, but when I have stepped on a scale today and yesterday morning it has been in the 252 range. I was afraid I’d gain a bit on the cruise, but fortunately that did not happen!
I had an AWESOME time, and surprisingly (since I actually lost weight), I did not hold myself back too much eating-wise and certainly not drinking-wise. They had a 24/7 pizza bar which I fully utilized. I think a few things helped me stay good though. First, drinking a lot always screws up my sleep, so I was easily able to get up early and walk the track on the top deck for 40 min to an hour each morning. Second, I did quite a bit of dancing which I believe has some exercise value. I certainly combined a lot of drinking with that second element, so they might have cancelled each other out. Third, I used the stairs, rather than the elevator, A LOT. Plus there’s a lot of walking around the cruise to get from point A to B.
And finally, I spent most of the day Monday in airports and on planes passed out, so I didn’t eat a whole lot, which I’ll admit is not a great way to keep the pounds off.
I’m not sure what it is, but after getting back I feel like a whole new “Dave” has emerged. A Dave who likes the way he looks and isn’t apologetic for his shortcomings. Maybe I’ve found a little confidence. I don’t know. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!