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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Our tour told us if we get snowed in they could fly us to the first port but we would miss the 1st formal night. So, then I would really, really want to wear the formal dress I bought on the last formal night after we've eaten good stuff all week.
Any real tips or funny stories would be appreciated. The thought crossed my mind of making a duct tape corset. I'm already going to wear a shaper.
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Our tour told us if we get snowed in they could fly us to the first port but we would miss the 1st formal night. So, then I would really, really want to wear the formal dress I bought on the last formal night after we've eaten good stuff all week.
Any real tips or funny stories would be appreciated. The thought crossed my mind of making a duct tape corset. I'm already going to wear a shaper.
I'll let you in on a little secret. There are two ways of going between decks on a cruise ship -- ladders (that's the nautical term for anything with a series of steps between two levels, including what landlubbers would call a "stairway") and lifts. Now, the lifts on most cruise ships have microscopic jets that inject atomized fat into the bodies of everybody who rides them. If you want to fit into your form-fitted dress at the end of the cruise, you will need to stay off of those contraptions! Use the ladders to go between decks instead.

BTW, contrary to popular myth, the food on most cruise ships is seldom the cause of gaining weight. Yes, the cruise lines do serve five course dinners, but they serve proper portions of each course rather than the double or triple portions that most restaurants here in North America now serve. If you eat sensibly, which is not particularly difficult, and stay off the lifts, you probably won't have much problem with "sea swell" (weight gained during a cruise and lost fairly quickly upon reversion to one's normal lifestyle). In fact, I often lose a couple pounds during a cruise, in spite of eating five courses for dinner many evenings!

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Love it, Norm. Never knew those elevators were injecting fat. Now I know the real reason I do gain a bit every cruise. Used to be healthy and did stairs mostly because I didn't want to stand around waiting for the lift. Now I can't. But, at least I know the risks!

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There is a funny thread on cruise dress about hockey tape.
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HI MEHAWK,

Thanks for your replies...I noticeded that you have two upcomming cruises booked.....have you ever been on a extended one...say around 64 days???
What I have been trying to find out is anyone that might have cruised the FAR EAST AND DOWNUNDER......RE land tour optionals....so far no success...

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No, I have only done 7 days at the most. I am looking at getting onto the 3C's on the Carnival Freedom which is a 14 day one.
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I've got good news & bad news. The good news is I fit into my dress both formal nights! The bad news is I gained maybe 3 lbs & some inches. Maybe my muscle turned into fat. lol I could tell the pants I wore to the cruise & on the plane home were much tighter. I was surprised that I didn't show more weight gain. I injured a muscle in my thigh somehow & couldn't walk fast or go up & down the stairs as much as I'd intended. But it's hard to believe all the eating I did, didn't create more of a problem. :o I ate as much of everything as I wanted. My husband says with all that free food you just feel like you have to help eat it.
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