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Desserts – My biggest challenge when cruising

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Although you’re never hungry, river cruising is more about the sights and touring than the 24/7 food of ocean cruises.

Lunch and dinner is ordered from the menu with an occasional lunch buffet exception to accommodate tour schedules. So you actually have to make an effort to overeat. The wait staff will bring you additional servings if you request it.

This is what dessert usually looked like.

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Occasionally I did order two.


They were small, very delicious and usually an example of the culture of the port we were visiting and I really wanted to try them.

Then there was “Afternoon Tea!” Fortunately, the trays of local cookies were heavy on the gingerbread, not a favorite of mine so I was OK trying just a few. Sometimes we were in port and DH and I spent “tea time” there. That was a different challenge since the Christmas Markets include LOTS of food. More on that tomorrow.

But one day we were sailing during the afternoon and I was confronted with this.


OK, I give up. I ate THREE of these.

Still, as I wrote yesterday, I came home only 2 pounds heavier and that is gradually going down. So I’m happy to report that it is very possible to cruise, not feel deprived and maintain.
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COCK-ROBIN 12/22/2012 10:06PM

    Glad to see you back, and you survived all those things., emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/22/2012 10:06PM

    Glad to see you back, and you survived all those things., emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CELIAMINER 12/22/2012 8:10PM

    Brooklyn, so glad you are back! The desserts look heavenly, especially the size! I love just a taste, but if someone puts a big hunk of cake in front of me...I'll eat it, unfortunately. Hope you had a blast on the cruise!

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DEBBY4576 12/22/2012 7:34PM

    There is no one on earth, okay well on Sparks, that would have resisted those yummy things. You did well on your portion control obvioulsy, since you came home with only 2 extra pounds.

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WATERMELLEN 12/22/2012 1:42PM

    I'd call 2 pounds up stupendous success in the face of THOSE temptations!!

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BOILHAM 12/22/2012 11:58AM

    Moderation is one of my favorite words.Deprivation is not such a good word. Good for you.

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KANDOLAKER 12/22/2012 10:19AM

    Welcome home! And, two pounds is not bad for having temptations like that. Way to make it happen.

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SUZYMOBILE 12/22/2012 9:48AM

    Lesson learned! I don't think I had a single dessert on our cruise. Maybe I would have had a lot better time if I had!

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DAWN14163 12/22/2012 9:35AM

    The desserts look lovely and you have to try the local food when travelling....I think you did a great job!

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KANOE10 12/22/2012 9:23AM

    Those deserts look amazing. Two pounds up from a cruise was great. YOu will lose them quickly! I think you did a great job of enjoying yourself and staying healthy.

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ONMYMEDS 12/22/2012 9:19AM

    With all that dessert available, the only thing that would save me is jumping overboard and swimming down the river behind the ship.

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WILSONWR 12/22/2012 8:52AM

    Great job! I'm glad you had an enjoyable cruise without all of excess calories! Two pounds is "nothing."

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FITFOODIE806 12/22/2012 8:32AM

    Sounds like fun! Nice work. Enjoying the local treats without overdoing it!

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