I also agree! It's entirely possible to still enjoy yourself, and maintain control. Even so, if you DO gain on the cruise, a LOT of it seems to be water weight (oy the salt!), and it comes off really fast once you get home and back into your regular routine... on my last cruise, a "gained" 7 lbs, but it was gone within 5 days... so that HAD to be water weight! LOL! I also noticed that a pair of flip flops I got on the cruise (for donating to a greening program) were tight on the ship, but fit fine after I got home... my feet were swollen from all the salt!
Yes, food is abundant. But it's not like they're shoving it in your face 24/7 -- even though that's the perception. If you want portion control, the dining room offers that. The portions are actually normal (in my experience), and not super-huge like you would get in a restaurant. In the buffet area, you just need to have a game plan... mine was that I would NOT eat anything I could get on dry land. No burgers, no pizza... only "exotic" foods. I pretty much ate anything that had tentacles. LOL! I also had a lot of salads and fresh fruit.
Keeping active is also pretty easy... besides the gym, there are stairs. Depending on where your cabin is, you could take the stairs as often as possible, instead of the elevator. In addition to that, the slight sway of the ship pretty much has you stabilizing the whole time, whether you feel it or not. Your calves get a workout! LOL! You can also plan active excursions. We usually go snorkeling. :)
If you've learned good habits while being a member of this site, they're not going to magically disappear... they'll be there, in the back of your mind. Just make the best choices you can, without constantly worrying about it. Enjoy yourself! :D
And, of course, I need to ask... what cruise line, what ship, and where are you going? :D
Edited by: SUEBEE42 at: 2/28/2008 (10:04)
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