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grannyannie - Monday Jul 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Thanks for the nice comments.  

Oops.  Friends stayed too long last evening so I had more wine that I intended.  No excuses today. We'll be going to our friends' house for a BBQ later this week.

Going to ride my bike to the doctor's office to drop off my repeat prescription form for my allergy pills.  It's about 9 miles roundtrip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar
  • L:  hummous on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, strawberries, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1220

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley f or 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: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Have a Good Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you!


Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Welcome back, Annie, and I love your bright and cheerful pictures as always. I hope you have a healthy day!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 07/06/2015:
Have a pleasant day Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks Fran.


hollybelle on 07/06/2015:
That's a great line-up there! Good job! Loved seeing your pictures. I could ride my bike there for sure - if there wasn't an ocean between here and there. Maybe someday. Beautiful place!!


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grannyannie - Sunday Jul 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Argghhh.  Gained 4 pounds.  

Anyway, back on track now, although friends say they are dropping by which could mean some wine, but I'll just use a small glass for myself.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs on a wheat tortilla, grapes, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/almonds and walnuts
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1235 & wine

 

A few pics from our bike rides:

 

 
 

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/05/2015:
OH how absolutely georgeous! So, where was this? 35-40 mi bike rides and such wonderful scenery - I want to go! LOL = maybe when I retire! I am surprised you have an uptick in the scales - it will go away after a few days of your regular routine this week!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
These are all in our county of Argyll in Scotland. Our county also includes many islands. Top photo is the Isle of Seil, bottom is Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Can't remember which route the middle was on. Our record for one day is 52 miles. On this trip the longest was 46. But I really did over-reward myself this time!


ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Awesome !

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Cheers!


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grannyannie - Saturday Jul 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Thanks for the comments!  It was too hard to post here with it being so hard to find wifi where we were.  

We had a beautiful week with very long bike rides.  But after a few days I began to overindulge.  A scone and coffee or tea at a cafe on our midmorning breaks became a tradition.  Also sweets and beer.  I will get on the scale tomorrow to see what damage has been done.  We got tired of eating dinner in and started going out to eat.  

Tomorrow I'll be counting calories again. I will post a few photos after I resize them

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/04/2015:
Glad you had great time. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 07/04/2015:
Thanks! Time to rest!


hollybelle on 07/04/2015:
With all those miles logged you will probably be good to go! Looking forward to seeing pics.


ohioraven on 07/05/2015:
Damage Control.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
It's good to hear that even though you indulged, you were exercising quite a bit and that enjoyed the week. I wouldn't get too down on yourself as it's good to live life a little bit - although, in your place, i'd be a bit upset over the desserts too :)

I can't wait to see your photos! I enjoy living your travels thru your photos. I always say that to my friends :) If i'm not going on vaca, at least I can look at your nice photos ;)

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!


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grannyannie - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

34 mile bike ride today, some very steep.

B: porridge and dried fruit, toast

L: grilled cheese, skinny latte, grapes, strawberries, clementine, Tunnocks wafer

S: 1 beer

D: curry and rice, salad

S: Tunnocks wafer and lite hot chocolate

Might have a beer and lite crisps later

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Sounds like a good bike ride and you seem to be enjoying yourself. Have a great day Annie


OhioRaven on 06/29/2015:
L00ks like you.re eating light. enjoy your bike.


ohioraven on 06/29/2015:
I hate this new keyboard.


Maria7 on 06/29/2015:
34 miles...WOW! :-D


biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Having fun--keep it up!


hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Envious of the bike rides! Bet it's beautiful! Keep up the good work!


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grannyannie - Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Not great wifi here so using phone and hard to make comments.

39 mile VERY hilly bike ride today.

B: porridge and dried fruit L: small scone, Pbj sandwich, grapes, clementine S: end of ride: 2 beers, packet baked crisps D: veg curry and rice, salad S: caramel wafer If I don't fall asleep first I might have another beer and packet of low fat crisps

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/28/2015:
You're killing those bike rides, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/28/2015:
Aye!


hollybelle on 06/28/2015:
Woo-hoo! 39 miles and hilly! Impressive!


GottaDoIt on 06/28/2015:
I'm tired just reading about your ride!


Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
Awesome work with the rides but most importantly, keeping your eating in check on a trip. Woo hoo!

grannyannie on 06/29/2015:
Thanks!


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grannyannie - Saturday Jun 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

On our trip: B: porridge S: wine gums 160 cal sweets L: Ham and cheese panini, salad S: 2 beers D: veg curry and rice S: packet baked crisps, 1 beer

Short bike ride. 7 miles

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/27/2015:
Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/27/2015:
Thanks. Evening now.


puddles on 06/27/2015:
Being out is what is important short trip or long. Have a great day.


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grannyannie - Friday Jun 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Had a pint of hubby's home brewed beer last night so ended the day at about 1425 cals. Still okay.

Going on our trip tomorrow. I will write down all my food and drink but won't be counting calories.  Probably a good idea if I post it here.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar 
  • L:  pbj on toast, 1 slice low fat cheddar, clementine
  • D:  Quorn (veggie) steak pie, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1330

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 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

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/26/2015:
Have a good trip, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks, OR!


puddles on 06/26/2015:
Have a nice time Annie

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks, Fran!


Umpqua on 06/26/2015:
Good plan for your trip, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 06/26/2015:
I like your game plan for your trip! Write it down to stay aware, but don't count! Good deal!



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Went a wee bit over planned calories yesterday but ended at about 1350.  That's okay. 

Getting ready for our trip on Saturday. Going to a town about 2 hours from here and have rented a cottage to use as a base for long bike trips in several directions.  Planning on cooking most dinners so still healthy calories, but will have a treat and a beer or two most days. Might even pack a lunch instead of a cafe lunch on every ride where they usually have homebaked goods to tempt me!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, yogurt, clementine, nectarine 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1245

Workout at home (lower):  might skip the lunges and calf lifts

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells 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

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
Sounds like a vacation where you will get lots of exercise. Plus you are planning your food, you will be prepared for success.

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
We will get loads of exercise but I still need to watch that I don't go overboard. Limit beer, limit sweets.


Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
I just saw the castle pictures beautiful, what a fun day

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
It was a lovely day!


Umpqua on 06/25/2015:
That sounds wonderful, it's so much easy to keep things in check when you can cook most meals yourself. I can't wait to see the pictures!

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
Eating out is such a huge challenge for me, and it will be easy to have dinner at the house. I'll take loads of photos and crossing my fingers it doesn't rain too much.


puddles on 06/25/2015:
Sounds like fun Annie have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
Thanks, Fran!


hollybelle on 06/25/2015:
Nice sounding trip! We need to get away for awhile soon - want to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary - which was June 15th! Your cals and exercise are terrific!

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Belated happy anniversary!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Didn't post yesterday but we went on a lovely 28 mile bike ride to a 13th century castle.  Long day because it involves driving about 25 miles on mostly single track roads, then taking a ferry for half an hour, and then we can ride!  Love this bike!!!  Lunch was cheese on a brown roll and a slice of gorgeous orange cake.  At the end of our ride I had a pint of beer and a packet of crisps.  

I seem to keep ending the day at 1500 calories so maybe that's where I need to be and as long as they are healthy, that's okay. But for today I'm aiming for this:

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, clementine & nectarine
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1256

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 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
 

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/24/2015:
You are SO lucky.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
This is the most beautiful country I've ever seen! :)


puddles on 06/24/2015:
Absolutely wonderful Annie. Love the richness of history in your country. That is definitely lacking in this part of the world. Saw the picture of your bikes you are certainly enjoying them. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Thanks, Fran. It's actually my adopted country as I'm American. :)


Umpqua on 06/24/2015:
Breathtakingly gorgeous, Annie. And well done on the calories, that seems sensible with a long bike ride!

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Thanks! Lots of gorgeous places to cycle here!


Maria7 on 06/24/2015:
Oh, My! What beautiful pictures. Really love the landscape! Your bikes are lovely, too.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Thanks! Yes, love the bike. Notice the big battery?



grannyannie - Monday Jun 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 138.2

Well, buying dark chocolate and rationing it did not work!  Except for today and yesterday I had two portions each day.  

Good weather forecast for tomorrow - mostly sunny so we'll be on our bikes again.  Don't know where yet but it will likely be about a 40 mile ride. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  almonds
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla with melted low fat cheddar, yogurt, grapes, apple, last portion of dark chocolate
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1351

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike - intense!
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins on the treadmill on incline - couldn't do any more as my plantar fasciitis in my left foot is not yet totally gone
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/22/2015:
Some stuff is just impossible to keep in the house sometimes. Realizing what items they are is good. Enjoy your bike ride. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/22/2015:
Thanks! I had to stop keeping oatcakes as well which I hate to do as they are healthy.


GottaDoIt on 06/22/2015:
Maybe buy the small minis and have a friend give you one a day?

grannyannie on 06/22/2015:
I used to give hubby some to hide but he'd forget where he put them!


ohioraven on 06/22/2015:
That would be like me keeping spaghetti in the house. Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/22/2015:
Thanks OR!


ezerover on 06/22/2015:
I miss my bike rides. Try treating yourself to dark chocolate by going to candy store each time you want to have some and savor the moment.

grannyannie on 06/22/2015:
I used to go to a chocolate shop in town where you could buy single bite sized chocolates. But they've stopped doing that. :(


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2015:
sometimes, when I have certain foods long enough in my apartment, it seems I will not have as much as a problem overindulging because I only want a little because I know it's always there...seems I am actually getting a little better with not indulging. Currently, I have peanut butter at my place and also some chips and popcorn (with butter, not the healthiest and packaged, not the kernals). It seems I am doing better despite those snack foods because I also have healthier foods on hand AND I am used to having these less healthy choices around...or higher calorie choices, I should say. either way, good job on the chocolate. sometimes I take double servings of chips.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Doesn't work for me. If it's in the house I'm in trouble. Although I've had a packet of chocolate biscuits for weeks that have remained unopened (just so I'll have some in the house for guests who drop by.) I used to have trouble with pb in the house but I'm okay now. When I have it I weigh it out in 10 or 15 g servings.


Mistyrose on 06/22/2015:
Chocolate would be gone in flash in my house. Have a great bike ride

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 06/22/2015:
I do fairly well with the high-percentage dark choc if it's individually wrapped in smallish portions.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
I probably should have bought the 90% cocoa instead of 70%. I did open the bar and wrap in single portions. Didn't help. :(



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