Jump to content

My Cruising BFF... Elastic Waistbands!

Sign in to follow this  
CruiseMan3000

2,839 views

When you cruise, do you normally bring your best friend along? Sometimes? If you can tolerate sharing a cabin with them for the whole cruise? Well, I'm not sure what kind of bff's y'all have, but I've got the world's ultimate best friend... a few of them actually. Yeah, we actually met on the high seas some years ago when I sailed Carnival Miracle from Ft. Lauderdale.

So, how'd we meet? I'm glad you asked! I was walking around the buffet getting my grub on for a few days, paying nobody any mind. Then, I walked to my room one day to change my clothes after yet another feasting I had on Lido. I roamed through my suitcase to see what I was "in the mood" to wear and came across the perfect outfit for the evening... or so I thought. I go to put it on and um... yeah, it wasn't working. I looked like Cedric the Entertainer trying to squeeze into a Michael Jackson get-up. Translation: I looked a hot funky mess! So I ruffled some more through my clothes and voila! My new cruising bff and I were officially linked by the hip... literally.

Since my clothing options were getting fewer and fewer, the one sure thing I knew I could put on besides my sun-block was my blue and white pair of swimming trunks! Oh yeah, not only were they my saving grace, but they have these things called elastic waistbands that are perfect for any man having a food bulge in their mid-section. And yes, I spent an entire two days on Carnival Miracle proudly wearing my swimming trunks... my cruising bff!

Since then, I have become more healthy as many of you may know. I've lost 60 pounds, workout daily (even on cruises), but I still have my cruising bff on standby in my suitcase just in case I need a little more grace while on vacation, hehe. Do you purposely pack elastic clothes while on cruise vacations? If you do, are swimming trunks your #1 choice? Feel free to share your thoughts below! Be sure to check back next week as I share another funny story with you from my high seas adventures!

Also, let's not forget to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we nationally observe his birthday today. He is the biggest rock-star in my book and truly one of the greatest American ever produced! He lived a life undaunted and had a dream that I'm proud to be a part of. Check out my personal tribute to him on The Ocean Escape.

Sign in to follow this  


12 Comments


Recommended Comments

Congrats on the 60 pound weight loss.

It's generally not the food that gets me anymore, it's the alcohol. I now walk more and rarely gain weight on a cruise.

Many thanks and I hear you on that. The alcohol has have many more calories than the food itself! But you're doing the right thing: walking, and being more health conscious I'm so glad to hear other cruisers aren't coming off heavier at disembarkation! Keep up the great work! We may just start a revolution! You may also like this video of me chatting about healthy cruising, too. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuw3SxWVjDg

Share this comment


Link to comment
Thanks for a great entry. I think we have all been there, done that. Personally I believe the sea air shrinks the clothes in my closet. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thank YOU for reading! Haha, that's a new one I think I'll have to start using! The sea air did it! LOL

Share this comment


Link to comment

It amazes me that the clothes fit (and with lots of room) when I try them on before I pack them. I agree. It has to be the salt in the ocean!

Staying healthy on vacation is top priority. It means good food choices, but not deprivation; good exercise, but not doing everything that you normally don't do at home. Honestly, you can tell who never stepped foot in a group exercise class on a cruise ship!

Share this comment


Link to comment

After my 3rd cruise, I was SOOOO happy to see that designers were actually installing elastic in their waistbands!! I have 4 suits in my closet just for cruises. ALL 4 have elastic built into the waistband!! No more worries :)

Share this comment


Link to comment
After my 3rd cruise, I was SOOOO happy to see that designers were actually installing elastic in their waistbands!! I have 4 suits in my closet just for cruises. ALL 4 have elastic built into the waistband!! No more worries :)

NO WAY! You're kidding, right? OMGSH! That's way too funny! I haven't gotten that far into it, but I'll make a mental note of it (should I ever feel the urge to buy one of those special suits)! :-)

Share this comment


Link to comment
Always bring something with room in it to wear on the last days...LOL Usually I don't gain weight, though, with all of that walking on the ship and in port.

I agree and all that walking can truly make a difference! I haven't gained weight on a cruise since 2010 and hope to keep Norwegian Epic as the last ship I had a weight gain while on the high seas! Let's try keeping it active and healthy!

Share this comment


Link to comment
It amazes me that the clothes fit (and with lots of room) when I try them on before I pack them. I agree. It has to be the salt in the ocean!

Staying healthy on vacation is top priority. It means good food choices, but not deprivation; good exercise, but not doing everything that you normally don't do at home. Honestly, you can tell who never stepped foot in a group exercise class on a cruise ship!

Haha! Salt in the ocean? Now that's a new one I think I'll have to use (I hope you don't mind), LOL. I couldn't agree more with your comment. I know I joke, but I am all about the healthy cruising! Keep sailing with healthy goals in sight -- it'll make the cruise even that much more enjoyable!

Share this comment


Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...