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grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

The snow that got dumped on us yesterday has nearly all melted. Temp up to about 45F today. 

Gym this morning. It will take me a while to feel energetic again. It didn't help that the AC in the gym wasn't working properly. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  10g almonds
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla and hummous, orange
  • D:  tofu/veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • S:  5 ginger thins biscuits
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1424

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/04/2015:
Good for you for getting to the gym. That was just a dusting of snow! Not the several feet of snow sitting in my yard!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Compared to others it would be dusting. It was a lot for here!


Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Haha, I live near thinkpositive and we are running out of places to put all our snow. You are very lucky your snow melts right away! I hope you can get rid of that cough soon, how annoying that must be for you. Take care of yourself!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
I'm happy not to have much snow, but I could also do without the high winds and rain. Cough if finally getting better I think. But I will take an expectorant cough syrup before bed.


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Hope your day was wonderful!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thank you!


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grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Dentist this morning and we were going into Glasgow right after to visit with daughter.  But we got snow dumped on us and we aren't used to it.  Road's a mess, the ferry is cancelled, the trains are not on time.  So we came straight home. 

I'm exhausted as I am still coughing, especially at night.  It's drainage so I'm not worried that it's serious but think I'll make an appointment with the doctor.  Somehow I managed not to have a coughing fit at the dentist's.  Whew. 

Not being very active is making me even more low on energy.  Last gym visit was Wednesday, although we were out of town Thursday and Friday. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla, low fat cheddar, apple, grapes
  • D:  veg and tofu curry & basmati rice, salad w/almond slivers
  • S:  ginger thins - 4
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:   1290

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/03/2015:
I was fighting a cough a few weeks ago especially when my head was tilted back or lying down and same thing happened with me at the dentist. I almost canceled, but my cough mysteriously behaved the whole time--haha!

Hope you get it solved and can get some relief--take care!

Be careful in the weather there!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thanks! Glad I didn't have to rearrange the appt. Our snow has melted and almost totally gone! :)


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Hope you got a good night's rest and wake refreshed Wednesday morning.

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thanks. Only woke once with a cough, but not bad.


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grannyannie - Monday Mar 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Still coughing!!    It's post nasal drip, so isn't necessarily that I still have a cold, could be the allergies.  

No gym today.  We went into the city to get the sink for the bathroom that husband is remodeling.  New toilet, wallpaper, paint (except for the door), floor tiles are done.  So sink, wall cabinet, and backsplash tiles are what is left.  After we were done shopping we went to Costa Coffee for a cappuccino and a teacake.  Got home and looked up the calories.  Yikes! 300+ for the teacake, even before I buttered it!  And it's just something similar to an English muffin with raisins. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  Costa:  cappuccino, teacake w/butter
  • L:  tortilla w/hummous, strawberries
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1591

Tomorrow we go into Glasgow to meet up with daughter, so eating out again.  I will try hard to behave myself!

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 03/02/2015:
Do your best :)

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
I will! :)


Maria7 on 03/02/2015:
The bathroom remodel sounds wonderful. Also the teacake and the coffee. Take good care of yourself and don't over do.

grannyannie on 03/03/2015:
Thanks, Maria!


Umpqua on 03/03/2015:
The bathroom remodel sounds exciting! We were hoping to gut our master bath this year but it's just not in the budget so instead we're doing the kitchen remodel on the cheap. I'm hoping next year for the bathroom - it's the last room with wallpaper left in our house!

grannyannie on 03/03/2015:
This is our last big project. We did the cheaper kitchen remodel but I love it. Lots of minor things need doing, and touch ups. But no wallpaper, at least not for a very long time.


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grannyannie - Saturday Feb 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Was gone for my birthday Thursday and Friday.  Had a good time.  Too many calories, of course.  

Grocery shopping this morning, tidying up and helping hubby who is now tiling the bathroom floor.  Stuff all over the floor of my 'gym' so can't do my muscle work.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 low fat cheddar in a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg/lentil/rice soup, bread, salad
  • S:  Non-alcohol beer, almonds
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1331

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/01/2015:
Happy Belated Birthday!

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
Thank you!


museumgirl on 03/01/2015:
Happy belated birthday from me, too.

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
Thank you!


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grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Busy yesterday painting but went to the gym in the morning first.  Food was okay.  

Working on the bathroom again today - wallpaper, etc.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  salad w/clementines, boiled eggs
  • D:  going to friends' house for dinner for my birthday which is tomorrow. 

Calories unknown

Tomorrow we will go into the city and spend the night.  Going to the cinema, a bit of shopping, maybe a museum.  

 

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/25/2015:
Have a nice trip to the city.

grannyannie on 02/25/2015:
Thanks! No calorie counting tomorrow - my birthday. :)


thinnside40 on 02/25/2015:
Have fun!

grannyannie on 02/25/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 02/25/2015:
I'm sure the bathroom project is exciting, you know I'm all about wallpaper removal, haha. I hope you have a nice dinner and a wonderful birthday celebration tomorrow!

grannyannie on 02/25/2015:
Thanks! I finally talked husband into it! It's the last room in the house to get redecorated. All are done. (the house is 88 years old).


liza36 on 02/26/2015:
Happy birthday!!

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
Thanks!


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grannyannie - Monday Feb 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Started coughing again so didn't sleep well.  Skipped the gym but did my home routine for upper body.

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  Quorn steak w/low fat cheddar, light mayo on a whole wheat tortilla, banana, yogurt, clementine
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1266

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/23/2015:
Sorry to hear you're coughing again, I hope it clears out for good very soon!

grannyannie on 02/23/2015:
Thanks! It's just post nasal drip that makes me cough. Allergies can contribute to it as well. I'm going to have to break down and buy some expectorant cough syrup even though it upsets my stomach.


puddles on 02/23/2015:
Hope you will be over this soon. Take care.

grannyannie on 02/23/2015:
Cheers. :)


thinnside40 on 02/23/2015:
Hope you may get a good nap in to make up for lost sleep...


Maria7 on 02/24/2015:
Get some rest and hoping you feel better.


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grannyannie - Saturday Feb 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Got on the scale to see if I'd done any damage by all the resting and snacking I'd done while sick.  About the same, a wee bit less.  So back on track. I've got until August 24th to get to goal.

Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 1/2 sets of 12 - 11 routines (just could not finish - worn out)
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - full x 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/2 eggs, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg/lentil/brown rice soup, toast, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk, 1 gin and tonic
Cals:  1335

 

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/21/2015:
Glad that you are much better now. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/21/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 02/21/2015:
Good work maintaining things during your illness. I hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

grannyannie on 02/21/2015:
Thanks. Will have to edit my menu as I just got an early birthday gift from my stepdaughter - a big dark chocolate and ginger bar, strange popcorn, and tea. I've eaten a huge chunk of the chocolate already!


Maria7 on 02/22/2015:
Glad you are feeling better.


Maria7 on 02/22/2015:
Also congrats on your lower number.

grannyannie on 02/22/2015:
Thanks, Maria.



grannyannie - Friday Feb 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Good workout at the gym.  Still a bit of a struggle on the spin bike, but then I went for well over two months without doing such an intense workout.  I was using treadmill/elliptical/bike at the gym in Thailand for cardio.  Nothing beats a spin bike for intensity! Hoping I didn't overdo it as I'm still coughing and my throat is sore off and on (hopefully from the coughing, not an infection). 

I've been drinking Schweppes Elderflower tonic water and it has almost no calories.  I recently discovered I like gin and tonic, so bought a small bottle today. The calories for one shot are 61.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, grapes, clementine
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds and walnut pieces
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk, 1 glass gin and tonic
Cals:  1316

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/20/2015:
That tonic water sounds interesting. We drink a ton of zero-calorie vitamin water here. It's sweetened with stevia, comes in a bunch of flavors and is a nice alternate to regular water. It also mixes well with tequila as a replacement for high-cal margaritas, which I love :) Cheers and enjoy your gin and tonic!

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
It's delicious. Unfortunately, it's sweetened with aspartame. :/

Love margaritas. Had quite a few different cocktails in Thailand. Something about sitting outdoors having dinner calls for a fruity cocktail, lots of ice and a cute wee umbrella!

Another good reason to buy a food scale (with grams) is nuts. I measure out walnuts and almond slivers on my scale at 10g total. 63 calories. Hard to be so accurate with a tablespoon or cup.


thinnside40 on 02/20/2015:
Sounds good!

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Cheers!


Maria7 on 02/20/2015:
Thank you. Hope you have a blessed weekend, too and hope your throat feels better. :-D

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Thank you! Many people have said it takes ages to get over this strain of virus.


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Have a fab weekend x

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Ta!


liza36 on 02/20/2015:
Your menu always sound so delicious. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Thanks. Husband does the cooking!



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Busy morning!  Went to the dentist expecting to get a cleaning but I was only booked for a checkup. Got some xrays to check on all the crowns I've got and dentist said I'm taking good care of them, no decay around them.  Need to go back for a good scraping - lots of tea and coffee stains on my bottom teeth.  Also I chipped a lower front tooth last summer and it looks like it a prime site for getting a cavity so that's going to be filled as well. So glad I've got an NHS dentist - very low price.

Then I got my hair cut and am very pleased with it.  Then a big grocery shopping.  All healthy, no tempting snacks. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat cheddar, strawberries & grapes, yogurt
  • D:  leftover chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad w/toasted almond slivers
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk, can of non-alcohol beer

Cals: 1294 

I'm excited as I've got another photo on a journal cover - my third.  No pay.  Just my name as credit and that's fine.  It's from Brugge, Belgium last summer.

 

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/19/2015:
Another gorgeous photo and so cool you're on another journal cover. Is that a canal running right up to the homes? Good news at the dentist is good news all around :)

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
There are canals all around Brugge. You can take boat trips which are lovely. I love Brugge!

I spent a lot of time in dentists chairs years ago, have all my teeth if you count crowns as my own teeth. And I'd like to keep it that way! :)


puddles on 02/19/2015:
Do not like the dentist chair. Belgium is absolutely beautiful enjoyed my trip there also. Congrats on the mention and have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
I'm not fond of the dentist either, but at least it's just cleaning. Although this one is so through with the scraping, etc... ouch.


Maria7 on 02/19/2015:
What a beautiful photo! It makes me feel happy looking at it.


Maria7 on 02/19/2015:
Congrats, too!

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
:)


thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Sounds like a wonderful day. Beautiful photo too.


museumgirl on 02/19/2015:
Gorgeous photo. Congrats!

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Thank you!


nenak on 02/19/2015:
Lovely photo x

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Thanks



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Hope everyone is doing well.  

Not 100% yet, but getting there. Went back to the gym this morning. Hope to get back to my normal intensity next week.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  glass noodle soup, 1/2 cheese sandwich, orange, yogurt
  • D:  chickpea & cauliflower curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1373

Had to buy a new food scale today.  I've worn out the button on the other one as I have to push it 3 or 4 times to zero it out.  Well, it was about 10 years old....

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/18/2015:
Yay for getting back to the gym. I'm thinking of getting a food scale for the bulk items we get through our co-op. I don't usually weigh out foods for myself but it would come in handy for measuring ingredients occasionally. The main thing is we often split 25 or 50 lb bags of rice, flour etc. from the co-op and the scale would be handy for dividing things up. Let me know if you have recommendations :)

grannyannie on 02/18/2015:
Digital is best. These have the option of grams/kg or lbs and goes up to 5kg but there are bigger ones. I never used one before moving here but everything here is calories per 100 grams and recipes are metric as well. So my oats for porridge are weighed in grams, nuts, dried fruit, my flour for baking, fruit, etc. It seems to be much more accurate than measuring things by cup (like grapes), or guessing what 'medium' sized means.


Umpqua on 02/18/2015:
Thanks Annie. I occasionally make recipes that have metric measurements so it would be useful for conversions. I think a regular sized one would work fine, we typically portion out bulk stuff into gallon ziplock bags and measure by 5 or 7 lbs. So something that goes up to 10 lbs would probably work. I'll have to start researching my options!

grannyannie on 02/18/2015:
Mines 5kg so is 12+lbs. But they probably come in 10lb size over there.


puddles on 02/18/2015:
Personally I have never used a scale but I can understand if you get stuff in bulk. The instruction on most of the stuff I use is on the box and usually gives cup size or tablespoon size and I figure if I am off it is not by too much. Wishing you a great day.

grannyannie on 02/18/2015:
In the UK measurements are all metric and calories are given as per 100g. So my porridge instructions say 40g plus 250ml liquid. No other way to measure.


thinnside40 on 02/18/2015:
Glad your feeling better :)


nenak on 02/18/2015:
Glad your on the mend x



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