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3/6/08 Home from my cruise

Friday, March 07, 2008

Hi everyone! I'm back and I brought this picture for you to see. Our room steward made us a different animal every night. A bunny, dog, elephant and a snake. This one is a bunny!

The Carnival Imagination was so much fun and the food was excellent. I really like these old, smaller ships as they are so easy to find your way around. Our table mates were so much fun too, we were like a small family by the end of the trip. Laughed and shared our adventures over dinner and throughout the day when we would meet elsewhere on the ship.

Had a blast in Grand Cayman. Went on the Seaworld Explorer, a semi submersible, and saw the ship wrecks and fish around the waters of the island without getting wet! Of course we went shopping too!

Jamaica brought us to Dunn's River Falls. What a beautiful waterfall and surrounding area. We watched as others climbed the falls and took lots of pictures. We had climbed the last time we went and from the side view we got better pictures. I got corn rows(braids) and two extensions with beads in my hair with Jamaican colors, red, yellow, and green. No, there won't be any pictures on my Sparkpage mon. I can't wait to get them out and scrub my head, it is getting so itchy, even though I have washed them many times!

Went to the spa almost daily for some sort of treatment or massage. This was a girls week at the spa. Had a seaweed wrap and head to toe massage for two hours. Had a massage with a facial, and then had a hot stone massage for 75 mins. Oh man was I spoiled!

Had to get on the scale when we got home and I've gained 15 pounds! All I can hope for is that a lot of it is water weight cause I can't get my rings off and my bracelets are tight! But I can see where I did eat 10,500 calories a day with what we ate! The food was awesome, and I had no willpower to say no! I am glad to be home though as I didn't sleep well at all and went all day from 7AM until 2-3AM in the casino every night.

So, I'm back and ready to get going again on Sunday. I am committing to getting down to goal by the end of next year! This was certainly a great break, one I'm sure I needed badly!

Thanks for another great week! I have missed you all so much!
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  • no profile photo CD1714552
    Lynn what can I say. You look fabulous. I loved reading about your holiday. I need to win Lotto so that I can have one of those massages every day. Actually I suppose I could just move in with Ruth. I might send Rob off to do a massage course.
    And it's not fair. I want to see a photo with the corn rows. In USA people go to Jamaica, here if anyone has corn rows we know that they've been to Bali.
    Thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm happy to be back doing this and we can do it together
    4781 days ago
    there's my Lynn'ers! It's got to be water weight. No one can seriously gain that kind of weight in "fat" in 7 days. It'll be okay. And just look at you and Jenna---you gals look FAB!! How exciting to come back on here and see how my old group (new group again) is doing.
    Florida is lovely. I'm all moved in with just the unpacking to do. Piece of cak...uh...celery, right!
    4782 days ago
    Lynn~ I'm glad you had a fun trip and enjoyed yourself. I love the picture of you. You are looking tan and refreshed. We went on the same cruise as you... W. Carribbean on the Imagination...lol...only it was a few years ago. We loved Grand Caymans and my hubby and daughter climbed the falls while my other DD and I walked the steps taking pictures of them. We also let the girls swim with the dolphins which was fun as well. I can't wait to go back to either island...well maybe Grand Caymans a little more. Some of those Jamaicaians can be a little pushy. Glad you are back and into the swing of things again. Take care! ~Heidi
    4784 days ago
    Lynn, that sounds like so much fun!!!! I'm so glad you got to go. Now, get back on track and make it happen!!!
    I'm dreaming of a Hawaiian cruise---maybe someday!!!!!
    Have a great week.
    4784 days ago
    Welcome back! The trip sounds wonderful. We've been to Grand Cayman 3 times and love it. It is absolutely beautiful. Hopefully we'll make it back again in the next year or two - can't wait! Jean
    4784 days ago
    Welcome back Lynn. As others said you look great (where is the 15 pounds? I am sure it will be temporay, not that you are back and will have a "regular" life). I guess now you will need a holiday from the holiday to get some sleep (not that it is easy for you with your fibromyalgia).

    Take Care,
    Hugs, Sonia
    4786 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1345136
    Welcome back Lynn! I missed ya lots. I love the picture. You look so great... rested, relaxed and happy. I sure would have loved to see you in those corn rows! And don't you worry about vacation weight gain because it's only temporary and the important thing is that you had a great time. You've got the best attitude and I have no doubts that you'll be back on your losing streak again.
    4786 days ago
    Welcome back! And so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! And what a coincidence - my scale says i gained 15 pounds, and I didn't go anywhere!!!! Me thinks our scales are in cahoots, LOL!!

    And I agree - wonderful picture, and you look so happy!
    4786 days ago
    oh and that is a very pretty picture of you
    4787 days ago
    im glad you had fun! sounded really nice. your making me want to go on a crewz now lol anyways its not to have you back and dont worry about that 15 pounds i bet alot of it is water weight :)
    4787 days ago
    Lynn, sounds like you had a blast on the cruise. Like you, I like the smaller ships as well. You'll lose those extra pounds in no time flat! It's fantastic that you were able to let loose and have fun, and not obsess about your weight. Good to see you back!
    4787 days ago
    Lynn, sounds like a wonderful time! Aw c'mon! I want pics of the cornrows! I'm having a hard time picturing that 1. I would be curious to know what it cost for those massages. Too bad I'm married with kids, I hear those LMTs on cruise ships make some UBER money. I've never done a sea weed wrap, tho, I do need to try 1 of those sometime.

    Oh yeah, if U can't get your rings & bracelets off very easily, I bet it is all the Margarita salt! LOL! :0

    Glad to have U home. Hope U sleep well 2nite. Many hugs, Ruth
    4787 days ago
    Is it perhaps Margarita salt keeping you puffy??? Hmmm? Oh you look fantastic and rested and like you had alot of fun! I want to be pampered like you were. For now I am living vicariously through your words. Welcome back and get on the dreadmill right away! So glad you are back... did you see I bought a square bowl? I am sure you feel as if you have some catching up to do! Welcome... Kathy
    4787 days ago
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    Lynn, it sounds like you had a blast!!! Welcome to the REAL world! I'm glad you had a good time. The spa sounds great!

    Hugs! Beverly
    4787 days ago
  • ACHOLT21
    Lynn, I missed you!!! Look at your tan, I'm jealous!!! I bet that food was so yummy, you deserve it because you will work to take it off again!!! Welcome back!!!
    4787 days ago
    Welcome back Lynn! We sure did miss you! The cruise sounds wonderful and you look so happy in the picture! I'm going on vacation next week and I think I'll reserve some time at the spa, that soundswonderful and just like what I need right now.

    What a great attitude you have about the scales, too. It went on fast, and will probably come off again fairly quickly too. Espeically since you have become such a pro at making yuorself healthy!

    Glad to have you back in the fold with us! ~~ Mary Lynne
    4787 days ago
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