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Stairs are the answer to gaining weight on a cruise

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We just returned from a great 10 day cruise on the Star Princess. It was a round trip from San Francisco cruise so we didn't have worry about # of bags, walking in a dirty terminal with no shoes, separating liquids or getting to an airport 2 hours in advance. In other words no flying emoticon but we still got to go to Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, La Paz, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico with their beautiful beaches emoticon , interesting history emoticon and gorgeous weather emoticon . The food was amazing Lobster, prawns the size of a lobster tail, souffle's, baskets of fresh fruit, croissants, fabulous desserts and yummy sauces. We met so many nice people emoticon and plan to keep in touch with quite a few.

Did you know that Loreto Mexico was the first location of the first maintained mission and the first part of the 600 mile El Camino Real. We saw and got to walk on this historic road. emoticon

We had a great time and I didn't deprive myself of anything. We practiced everything in moderation, as always portion size is important. At least 12,500 steps a day and we never took the elevator. Our room was on the 11th deck, our dining room was on the 5th deck, the buffet was was on 14th deck, the theater was on the 7th deck, the fitness center (used liberally) was on the 16th deck, the pools and hot tubs were on the 14th deck, the ramps for getting off and back on the ship in port was on the third deck and yadayadayada. It takes determination but we did it.

We have been on 16 cruises and I love them. They are so well worth the excruciating first weigh in emoticon back on shore and I totally swear by walking everywhere emoticon , never using the elevators, and a half hour up in gym every sea day to maintain my weight. I only gained 3 lbs! I plan to lose them again before I weigh in for the 5% challenge this Saturday. We'll see.
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