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grannyannie - Saturday Jul 16, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

The weather looks great next week so we might visit daughter on the island - we'll drive to town and park - then take the bikes on the ferry, then ride the hilly 33 mile trip to the next quick ferry - then the small island. I've been wanting to do this ride - husband has done it a few times.  This would not seem daunting before, would have felt like an easy trip.  But after my weeks of being lazy it seems like it will be hard work.  I'll just have to figure out how to use my new Go Pro video camera that straps to the bike helmet before we go!

Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups -   3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using  s  tep - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x   10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 5 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 4 x 25
  • exercise bike - will do at least 30 mins later this afternoon
  
Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, clementine, strawberries, yogurt 
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1259 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/16/2016:
Wow that will be quite a ride. Good luck. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Thanks, Fran! It's a gorgeous ride.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2016:
that would be cool to watch the video after! what island is she on?

grannyannie on 07/17/2016:
Iona. Off the Isle of Mull.



grannyannie - Friday Jul 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Went into the city yesterday to buy a dress for a wedding in two weeks.  I would have preferred a smaller size and clingy!  My own fault.  Did not behave in town as we had lunch and dinner out - and beers. 

Woke up very tired and with a sinus headache so no gym, no home workout.  

Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/raspberries/strawberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, banana, pear, yogurt 
  • S:  cocoa/dates/cashew bar
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  oatcake
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1428

 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/15/2016:
Back to your routine today. Moving on. Hope you feel better soon. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Thanks Fran.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/15/2016:
well you are just getting into your workout so maybe it's taken a small toll on your body....i KNOW you are going to feel better soon if you rest right.

but you found a dress!? that's good. always good to have the dress.!!

hate shopping.

i actually need a dress myself...but can't find the time to push myself to get one.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Not my first choice for a dress, but it works for my weight. I love to shop when I'm a good weight - like 130ish. Wedding in two weeks so I was stressed about finding one.


thinkpositive on 07/15/2016:
One day at a time- don't be too hard on yourself.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Time to crack down though. Still feel like I'm not back in my own time zone yet.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jul 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Was a struggle after weeks without exercise, but managed a decent workout at the gym. Didn't do my muscle workout at home though.

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 15 mins recumbent bike
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on wrap, pear, nectarine, yogurt 
  • S:  oatcake
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1312
 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2016:
yeah, getting back into it can be a little of a pain, but good for you!!!!

grannyannie on 07/13/2016:
Ta! It's hard work!


puddles on 07/13/2016:
It will get easier. I know how persistent you are when it comes to your exercises. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/13/2016:
Slowly but surely!


thinkpositive on 07/13/2016:
It will come back- good idea to ease into it.

grannyannie on 07/15/2016:
I'll get back to normal in a couple of weeks.


OhioRaven on 07/14/2016:
Get your arse off the couch and back on the Spin Bike.

grannyannie on 07/15/2016:
Yes sir!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jul 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Gone today for the funeral of a neighbour.

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/cashew bar
  • L:  1/2 sandwich, thick empire biscuit, small slice of fruit bread
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1/2 pint beer
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: no idea, but not bad

 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/12/2016:
Sorry to hear about your neighbour. Tomorrow is another day sometimes there is nothing we can do about the situation we are in and have to ride it out for the day.


OhioRaven on 07/13/2016:
Ok. Now I have to look up Empire Biscuit, to see what it is. Speaking of Biscuit...has anyone heard from our long time member, biscotti body ?


OhioRaven on 07/13/2016:
I see it now. With a cherry on top.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/13/2016:
sorry about the passing.



grannyannie - Monday Jul 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Went to the gym this morning.  Nowhere near a full workout but I'm not ready yet, and I have sore muscles from Saturday muscle workout. 

Tried for 1200 calories but I'm just too hungry with calories that low, especially after high calories every day while on my trip. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/raisin bar
  • L:  hummous on wrap, clementine, small bananan, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1350

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
 
 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/11/2016:
You will get back up to speed with your workout Annie... too fast and you could hurt yourself. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran. I'll take my time getting back to normal routines. Slowly but surely.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2016:
Hi Annie <3

Glad to hear you are getting back on track at your own speed. I also sometimes take my time slowly getting back. Like you, i find it difficult to drop calories too far down after several days of indulgence! enjoy your time and your speed getting back to where you were.

<3 it's all about routine. Happy to see you back here with us, as well.



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 153.0

Sunday.  Hope to get back to the gym tomorrow. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous in a wrap, 2 clementines, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  cocoa/date bar
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1307

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/10/2016:
Your doing good Annie... Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran!


Donkey on 07/10/2016:
Your meals sound so yummy -- and healthy!

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Very healthy! Very different from my indulgences in the US for 3 weeks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 153.0

Got on the scale. Not as bad as I feared. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast and lite mayo on wrap, grapes, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1173

Did 2 sets instead of 3 of my muscle work. 

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups -   2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using s  tep - 2 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 2 x   10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 2 x 12 - 5 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10

 

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/09/2016:
Back on the wagon Annie it is very impressive. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/10/2016:
Thanks Fran

grannyannie on 07/10/2016:
Thanks Fran


OhioRaven on 07/10/2016:
Morning, Annie.



grannyannie - Friday Jul 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Finally back!  3 weeks with sister visiting us here in Scotland, then 3 weeks in the US.  Super indulgent but all I can do is get back on track.  Getting on the scale tomorrow morning to find out the damage and judging by my clothes, it'll be BIG.  

I will get back to the gym on Monday and today or tomorrow will get back to my home gym and do my muscle work.  

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast slices on whole wheat wrap w/lite mayo, strawberries & grapes, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1173

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
OMG! welcome back Annie...yes, just get back on track. that's all there is to it :-)

I'm having a mini staycation here with company from Canada so i'll be "back" to post more regularly come Monday / Tuesday. !!!

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks. Enjoy your mini vacation!


OhioRaven on 07/08/2016:
Missed you, Annie !

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks, OR!


puddles on 07/08/2016:
Missed you Annie so glad you are back. I am sure you had a wonderful visit.

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks Fran!



grannyannie - Sunday May 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Somewhat lazy day.  Getting guest room ready for sister.   Going to gym Mon and Tues.  On Weds I'll go shopping, clean house, get haircut.  Haven't had it cut since before Thailand - end of Nov. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj/honey on toast, clementine, yogurt, glass of almond milk
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  half pint home brewed porter
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1360

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/22/2016:
Ok, I'll start Monday.

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Okey dokey!


OhioRaven on 05/22/2016:
I have to research what a lunge is.

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Lunges and squats are good for butt and thighs especially when holding dumbbells.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2016:
You are doing so great with your calories & getting ready for your sister's visit! is she younger or older than you? mine is 3 yrs younger but lately we can relate more & more now that she's 30 and i'm 33...the age difference seems to get less and less as maturity is the same basically... :)

also, perhaps we can see your haircut or before vs. after! i should upload some of my own photos ... which i will today! (before people start wondering why i push it on you guys and don't upload my own! haha)

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Sister is 2 years older than me - 66.

Just getting a trim, nothing drastic.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2016:
also, even if you don't count calories, you can make good food choices, or moderate ones & indulge when you want to....that's what i did last night at dinner. felt good to eat what i wanted & not a salad or lots of veggies. i just didn't have it in me (the desire for veggies wasn't there). :)


puddles on 05/22/2016:
You sound on top of everything Annie.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2016:
when you get to your age (not being mean sorry!), is there any difference at all between your ages or do you even think about it anymore?



grannyannie - Saturday May 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

I'll get on the scale tomorrow or Monday.   

Sister coming Thursday.  Won't be counting calories while she's here or when we go to the US with her.  But I'll try to at least log my food and workouts most days. 

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups -   3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using s  tep - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x   10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 5 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  cheese wrap, banana, yogurt 
  • S:  pb and honey on 1 bread (hungry!)
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1473

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/21/2016:
I might have to try your workout some day, and call it the Annie challenge.

grannyannie on 05/21/2016:
Go for it!



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