Post-Cruise Analysis

Sunset from the deck before leaving Long Beach

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.

Me and my friend Amul on a boat!

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!

Weekly Weigh-In: Gain of 2.0 lbs.

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 276.8 lbs.
This week:  278.8 lbs.
Change: +2.0 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -48.2 lbs.

Well, bummer. I’m actually not that too bummed out about gaining this week.  I went to Seattle this weekend (which is why I’m late weighing-in) so I wasn’t able to get my regular walks and I probably didn’t eat as well as I would have at home.  It was a nice quick weekend in which I saw some good friends I don’t get to see very much.  So in that regards, it was a success.  I haven’t had a gain in awhile so I think I was due anyways.  If I gain again next week, then I’ll be worried.  Plus, I didn’t get a walk in this morning or this weekend, so that certainly contributed.  I’m still under 280 so that’s all good!