AUGUST, 2013 Cruises can lead to two opportunities for those focused on weight loss:  a  SERIOUS relapse or a SERIOUS opportunity.  I was, thankfully, able to choose the later.   After leaving my wife and kids in California for a few weeks while I went back to New York to work, I reconnected with my family in late August, 2013 in Seattle, where we went on a cruise to Alaska.  Cruises are historically known for a place to binge, but there are a lot of healthy alternatives there as well.

The exercise rooms are pretty good.  They also offer exercise classes; the “promenade” deck on large cruise ships creates a great walking opportunity, and there is often a jogging track on the top of the ship.

I made it a point to walk on the treadmill on the cruiseship about 3 miles a day.  Nice, slow walk on the treadmill.  Lots of fit people running.   Oh well.  Walk slow.  Walk steady.  Yes, you can lose weight on a cruise.  IMG_6671

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Living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, at age 40 (almost 41), I had a health scare and had to make serious changes in my eating and exercise habits. This is the story of how, I went from Morbidly Obese to being a Marathon Runner and ran 12 marathons in 12 months. After I ran several more, I did something I never imagined possible: I am an Ironman.

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