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grannyannie - Sunday May 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Barring unexpected drop in guests, should be a low cal day. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 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:  grilled cheese, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg & bean curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1260
 

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/24/2015:
Wishing you a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 05/24/2015:
Thanks, same to you.


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grannyannie - Saturday May 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Had sunshine so we went on a 14 mile bike ride.  Went to our botanic gardens, had a big scone which had a lot of dried fruit, so not low cal.  But I had tea instead of a cappuccino.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  fruit scone w/margarine and jam, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar sandwich, strawberries, grapes and a satsuma
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  Not sure but under 1500

Should have done my muscle workouts today, but will do tomorrow instead.  Monday is a bank holiday so the gym opens later, so I'm going to skip going and do an alternate workout.  

Didn't take my camera with me on the bike ride but did have my phone camera:

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/23/2015:
Nice !

grannyannie on 05/23/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 05/24/2015:
Love your photos.


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grannyannie - Friday May 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Ran into my new American friend at the gym and we started chatting, decided to continue our chat at her house as she lives nearby.  So my lunch wasn't what I had planned - no fruit, no yogurt.  But we had a good chat. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  melba toast, cheese, seed protein bar, oatcakes cheese
  • D:  veg and chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  approx 1402
 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/22/2015:
A chat with a girlfriend is worth a million. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Yes it is! Thanks.


liza36 on 05/22/2015:
How nice - sounds like a good lunch chat. Have a good weekend.

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Very nice. Thanks, same to you. :)


biscottibody59 on 05/22/2015:
Congrats on the 130s!

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Thanks! :)


lolla on 05/22/2015:
So nice to be back here and see your posts again. Congrats on the 130's and hope you have a lot of more chats soon. They are the best!

grannyannie on 05/23/2015:
Thanks! Nice to see you back.


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grannyannie - Thursday May 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Had a very nice day in Glasgow yesterday.   Husband and his brother had to take care of business concerning uncle with dementia, and one of their aunts showed up as well.  I shopped while they took care of business and we met up in a pub for a very long lunch afterwards.  Needless to say, I had too many calories including 2 beers.  But not going to stress over it.  I'll save that for next week when we go to visit stepdaughter's for a few days.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, satsuma, grapes, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1270 (but I'll likely add a snack of about 100 calories later)

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/21/2015:
It sounds like it was a lovely day in the city for you, hope you're having a good one!

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Thanks, it was a lovely day!


puddles on 05/21/2015:
Sound like you had a good trip. Great combination shopping/good food/beer and good company. Yes should always take advantage of those days when they come around. Have a good day Annie

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Thanks :)


OhioRaven on 05/21/2015:
Satsuma. An orange.

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Not an orange. Very small. Seedless. Yummy. Similar to a clementine.


innerpeace on 05/21/2015:
Here's to a beer every now and again! Glad you enjoyed your day!

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Yes! Cheers.


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grannyannie - Tuesday May 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

A wee bit of scale movement in the right direction.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  1 oatcake w/rest of hummous, pbj on toast, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1327

A challenge tomorrow.  Going with husband into Glasgow as I need to buy some nightshirts, etc.  Eating lunch out but at a place that has the calories on the menu.  

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/19/2015:
Congrats on the scale movement. Enjoy your trip to Glasgow.

grannyannie on 05/19/2015:
Thanks! Love shopping trips. :)


OhioRaven on 05/19/2015:
Nice workout Annie.

grannyannie on 05/19/2015:
Thanks. Felt good.


Umpqua on 05/19/2015:
Excellent work, I'm hoping to be back in the 130s again soon too!

grannyannie on 05/19/2015:
Hit 139 a couple of weeks ago but went back up. Now I need to make sure that doesn't happen again.


liza36 on 05/20/2015:
Enjoy your trip. Nice to see the scale moving for you.

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Thanks!


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grannyannie - Monday May 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Stuck to calories yesterday.  Friends couldn't visit so no chocolate biscuits (hubby bought the wrong kind!).  I'll have to pretend I don't know the biscuits are in the house!

Husband coughed all night (not another cold!!) so I didn't get enough sleep.  So I am skipping the gym and doing my muscle work at home.  I'll go to the gym tomorrow and do all cardio.

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 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
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous wrap, yogurt, pineapple, strawberries
  • D:  veg/Quorn/chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad w/almond slivers & walnut pieces
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1318

 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/18/2015:
Carry on...what biscuits ?

grannyannie on 05/18/2015:
Biscuits are what cookies are called in the UK, unless they are very thick...then they are called cookies.


OhioRaven on 05/18/2015:
I know...you're supposed to forget about them.

grannyannie on 05/18/2015:
Och! Now you've reminded about the biscuits and I'm going to think about them all day!!! Nooooo!


Umpqua on 05/18/2015:
I hope you're having a good day and not thinking about Those Things That Shall Not Be Named ;)

grannyannie on 05/18/2015:
Another troublemaker, eh? :D


puddles on 05/18/2015:
Good luck Annie. I shall not talk about the Monster in the cupboard LOL Have a great day.


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grannyannie - Sunday May 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Oops.  Was very good yesterday then friends dropped by in the evening unexpectedly. Wine.  Two glasses.  After they left I had some snacks.   

Going to have to do something.  The temptations are oatcakes with or without a topping like pb, cheese, honey.  And wraps which are another carb hit.  So I'm going to have to replace my after gym snack with almonds instead of pb on oatcakes.  No more buying oatcakes or wraps once they run out.  And no snacking of any kind after dinner!!!!

Some new friends might be coming by this afternoon.  Asked hubby to pick up some plain digestives - biscuits - which aren't too high in calories so I've something to offer them.  Also will offer them grapes and strawberries and of course tea or coffee.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on a wrap, yogurt
  • S:  grapes & strawberries and 2 digestives(?)
  • D:  veg and chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  under 1300

Not a workout day.  Did housework. 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/17/2015:
It is the process of discovering our trigger foods and eliminating them from around us. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 05/17/2015:
I don't allow anything sweet or fatty in the house, so these are my cheats. Oatcakes are very healthy and high fibre, but I can't resist them and they are 36 calories each which can add up quickly! Have a lovely Sunday!


OhioRaven on 05/17/2015:
A bump in the road. No more.

grannyannie on 05/17/2015:
Aye, cheers.


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grannyannie - Saturday May 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Don't know what happened last night but after dinner I became a feeding machine!  No idea how many extra calories.  Why did I do that?!  

Just finished ordering an electric bike like my husband got a couple of months ago.  It's pedal-assisted so you never stop pedaling, so is very helpful with getting you up steep hills, or if you're just getting tired. Means we can take very long bike rides. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  rice/prawn/chickpea soup, oatcakes & hummous
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  Not sure.  About 1500. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/16/2015:
Annie if I knew the answer to that question I would be much thinner then I am now. It was what it was. Today is new day. Wishing you a great weekend.

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Yup, we all would be! Just start again, it's all we can do. :)


Maria7 on 05/16/2015:
Electric bike sounds nice. Bet you will get a lot of use out of it. :-)

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
We will. Planning on an 80 mile roundtrip next month.


OhioRaven on 05/16/2015:
I'm sure those extra calories were the good kind. Jealous over your bike.

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Yes, anxious to use it and be able to get up hills easily. I'll still be burning lots of calories though and looking forward to some really long trips.


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grannyannie - Friday May 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Missed out yesterday somehow!   

Anyway, yesterday I was under 1300 calories, did my upper body muscle work at home and skipped lower body as I figured that was well worked the day before on the long bike ride.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous wrap, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  Quorn steak pie, salad, peas, plain wrap
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1422

Have a lovely and healthy weekend everybody!

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/15/2015:
Sounds like you had a good day. Wishing a good weekend.

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


OhioRaven on 05/15/2015:
Good stuff, Annie.

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Cheers OR


Umpqua on 05/15/2015:
Umm, the Quorn steak pie sounds great, as does your lunch. Enjoy!

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Love them but I could easily eat two.


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grannyannie - Wednesday May 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Had a long lovely bike ride with hubby!  

Workout at gym:

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

After I got home from the gym hubby and I went for a bike ride on rural roads, stopping at a cafe for lunch, and later a pint of beer.  Total 20.5 miles. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  Cafe:  cheese sandwich and lentil soup
  • S:  pint of beer
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice
  • S:  pint of hubby's home brew
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  don't know

 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/13/2015:
Nice !

grannyannie on 05/15/2015:
Proud of myself for peddling up those hills by standing like I do on a spin bike.


Umpqua on 05/14/2015:
That bike ride sounds awesome, I'm sure it was beautiful!

grannyannie on 05/15/2015:
It was gorgeous!



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