Saturday, January 7, 2012

This will be a GOOD Silence

Not my television set
For the next seven quiet days I will be cruising the eastern Caribbean with my husband. I will be spending the next 168 hours (which coincidentally is also my weight), in a floating bastion of addiction, named the Grand Princess. Cruise ships, by their business plan, make their profit in the promotion of overeating, drinking, gambling, smoking and most importantly: sex! "C'mon, (she said with a flirty flip of her hair and a demure batting of eyes) this IS the cruise line that gave us the Love Boat back in the 1970's-80's." If you ever watched The Love Boat you know what even D-list losers who cannot string enough words together to form a complete sentence will find love (and sex) on a cruise ship.

Not my cruise ship
I have been on cruises while overeating and cruises while food sober. I enjoy the food sober cruises more. I have a more time having fun with non-edible activities than I did overeating at cruise buffets and free 24 hour room service. It took me more than a few cruises to admit that no one needs to eat a Mexican fiesta buffet at midnight, ever. 

Currently when I cruise, I bring my water bottle with the built in filter, my own dessert (dates and walnuts) and a hot cocoa mix made at home without milk fat or sugar. When it is time for a cool night outside watching Movies Under the Stars on the deck, I can sip a hot cocoa and ignore the popcorn and Irish coffees. I do not seek to loose weight on a cruise but I know from experience, I do not have to gain. I can expect to wear the same properly fitting clothing off the ship that I wear today embarking on our adventure. 
Not my  . . . what is that???

I look forward to catching up with you all when I get back. The Internet can be expensive on the cruise ships so I will be severely limiting my time on-line to simply stalking what are my daughters up to and news headlines in which politicians who think they can run the country are caught in sordid messes proving they cannot even run their own lives. Any party's candidates will do. When it comes to political implosions, I am bipartisan. 

Good luck keeping the pounds off this week! 



Mom on a mission said...

Have a wonderful time!!

downsizers said...

I know you will be able to enjoy the trip and all the wonderful things that go along with it and not make food one of the attractions.

Caron said...

Bon Voyage! We'll miss you. :)

Fatoutofskinny said...

Have a great time.

Maren said...

Have a fantastic trip!

Unknown said...

Have a good time, Jane! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

:-) Marion