Why don't you spend all the money you're saving on a seamstress/tailor to let those precious cruise clothes out one size ???
I also agree with the drinking water thing. You may spend a little more on toilet paper, but it will be worth it. Just drink two glasses every morning when you get up, then drink another every time you go to the bathroom?
And, in the future, NEVER buy any cruise clothe that does not have an elastic waist !!! Or NO waist at all.
(Clothe is the singular of clothes, isn't it?)
If you can quit smoking, you can knock off a size in two months. We believe in you !!!
Thanks for the incouragement. I'm down 6 pounds, with about ten to go. I don't want to get bigger clothes, I'm scared I would get stuck in that size. Its hard tho, I didn't realize food tasted so good. I guess your taste buds really do change when you quit., and I can breath again!!! It's so cool.
I quit smoking because my mother died from lung cancer, I knew I would gain some weight when I quit but I felt I couldn't fight two evils at one time. I guess in your opinion I am huge. I'm 5' 7 and at my biggest I wore a size 12, I am down again now to my size 8's. I could care less about people smoking, my husband smokes and thats his right, I just simply chose to quit. I'm glad I did, I can breath better now, food tastes better and I feel better than I have in years. I still sit in the smoking section in restaurants with my husband and I still don't put people down for smoking. Its everyones right to smoke if they want to. Sorry you seem to have a problem with me asking diet advise on this board.
Linda, Good luck and keep up the good work. Try the Weight Watcher candy bars for when you need something sweet. I love the chocolate and strawberry ones the best. Remember the drink lots of water like others have said.
Linda, good luck if you haven't already left on your cruise. I'm right there with you. I also quit smoking and gained some weight and my cruise clothes don't fit either. I'm a WeightWatcher so I know I can lose again, so it's back to counting the points and drinking the water! 8 weeks until my cruise!
I've been thin my whole life until I hit 40. Almost 4 years ago I went on the Atkins diet. I was up to a size 12 or 14. I wear a 4 now, and have stayed there for three and a half years. The plus is in the fact that you can eat all you want . Heavy whipping creme ( yes it is allowed) with artificial sweetner with diet jello was a life saver for me. All the eggs bacon, chicken, cheese, meat ,fish I wanted was allowed. I started the diet In Feb. and by April I was in a size 9, by June size 8, by Fall I was in my 4/6 clothes. You can lose about 10 pounds on the 2 week starter part of the diet, if you follow it without fail. You do need to follow it as it is explaned and not get more restrictive on the carbs than the diet says. That can be unhealthy. I am convinced that for those who don't think they will die without carbs, this is the most workable diet I have ever seen. I look better, and feel better at an age when I am supposed to be going over the hill than I did in my 30's.