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grannyannie - Thursday May 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Went a wee bit over calories yesterday but only went to 1400.  Also did 50 minutes on my exercise bike while watching tv to help ease some guilt over Tuesday's binge.

Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  date/raisin/cashew bar
  • L:  cheddar on a wrap, strawberries, clementine, yogurt 
  • D:  chickpea & veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1323

Workout at gym: cardio only today.  60 solid minutes!
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical -  HIIT
  • 5 mins treadmill uphill

 

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/05/2016:
You did well. It is hard to get back on track after a binge and especially the mental part seems to last longer then the food effect. Have a great Day Annie.


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grannyannie - Wednesday May 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

Not even going to admit to how I indulged yesterday, but it was very bad.  Binge watching a series and binge eating along with it.  I WILL be sticking to today's plan. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/strawberries/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast/lite mayo on a wrap, banana, strawberries
  • D:  Quorn pie, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

 

Cals: 1222

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 step - 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 - 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: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/04/2016:
It's ok, let it go even though it's frustrating...and continue on with your goals :)

grannyannie on 05/04/2016:
It's a new day. I've dragged my exercise bike into the living room and am going to find a movie on Netflix to watch while I ride.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/04/2016:
great idea to watch during a movie!!! i would prob do the same. very good idea!


happy-1 on 05/04/2016:
What series?

grannyannie on 05/04/2016:
Outlander Season 2

grannyannie on 05/04/2016:
And then replayed some of my favourite episodes from Season 1.


happy-1 on 05/04/2016:
OMG... I love that show. Worth being a loth for!

grannyannie on 05/05/2016:
Excellent casting! Just love Jamie!


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grannyannie - Tuesday May 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

Did a bit of snacking yesterday - peanuts, etc.  

Today I was binge watching Outlander and I did some snacking. Trying not to do any more tonight. Should not have bought crisps at the supermarket!  Resisted the urge to buy a couple of beers and won't go into the garage to get any of husband's home brew. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast/lite mayo on a wrap, strawberries, packet of crisps 
  • S:  date/cocoa/cashew/raisin bar, packet of crisps
  • D:  Quorn pie, salad
  • S:  peanuts
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1628

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
 

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2016:
For lunch, i actually had a nice serving of mixed, salted nuts with a TON of mostly roasted veggies!


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grannyannie - Monday May 02, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

Had a lovely dinner last night at our friends' house.  The hostess' sister and her husband were there as well, so it was a nice evening.  We didn't get home until nearly 1am.

Dinner:  starter was fresh mussels and fresh baguettes, then roast pork and black pudding, gravy, roasted potatoes, lots of veggies, a fruit cake with custard for dessert.  I resisted the wine and drank flavoured water I'd brought.....up until about 10pm.  Then I had partial glasses of wine which likely totaled 2 full glasses.  Not too bad. Oh, and a couple of sips of drambuie. 

No gym today.  Too tired plus it's a bank holiday so the gym doesn't open until 10.  So I'll do Tues, Weds, Friday.

Menu:  

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

Cals:  1205

Feeling tired but will try to do this workout today.  If not, I'll do it after the gym tomorrow. 

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 step - 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 - 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: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/02/2016:
You held out better than I would have.


puddles on 05/02/2016:
Good job for holding on as long as you did. I think I would have been into the wine much earlier then you Have a great day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2016:
dinner sounds....delightful!


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grannyannie - Sunday May 01, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

Scale down again! 

We're invited to dinner at our friends' house - the ones who keep my wine glass filled. However, I'm bringing a bottle of flavoured water with me tonight as well as two bottles of wine for them.  But I won't be drinking any wine.  Dinner is usually a starter with salad and pate, meat/potato/veggies, sugar free dessert as the husband is diabetic. 

Next time I have wine will be at a retirement party the 19th of this month for the lady.

Stepdaughter's family is coming the week before that and I will also try not to have any beer or wine or any of the cookies I will bake. 

Then my skinny sister is coming the 26th of the month. She doesn't drink alcohol and of course is not a big junk food eater.

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummus/tomato/spinach wrap, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  dinner at friends
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: unknown but I'm sure it won't be too high

 

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/01/2016:
Have a good time at your friends house and have a good evening, Annie.

grannyannie on 05/01/2016:
Thanks, OR! It will be hard to say no thanks to the wine.


OhioRaven on 05/01/2016:
Congratulations on your loss !

grannyannie on 05/01/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/01/2016:
Like OR said above, enjoy your time. And I did the same thing as you yesterday! While out, I bought a huge bottle of seltzer that I drank along with only 1 piece of chocolate as a snack when I was with my friend. I didn't want to eat a lot, but was really hungry. So drinking kept my mouth busy but not busy eating. Perfect!

I still need to buy myself some tonic water!

grannyannie on 05/01/2016:
Yes, try to Elderberry low cal Schweppes. Good stuff.


puddles on 05/01/2016:
Congrats on the scale movement. You sound like you are fully prepared for your dinner at your friends in bringing your own drinks for the evening. Good job in pre planning it is always a great way to keep ourselves on the straight and narrow of our routine. Have a great day Annie.


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grannyannie - Saturday Apr 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Scale movement!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  raisin/date/cocoa/cashew bar
  • L:  hummus/tomato/spinach wrap, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1219

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 step - 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 - 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: 21 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/30/2016:
Congrats Annie. You have been working hard all week and it seems to have paid off in more ways then one. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 04/30/2016:
Thanks, Fran. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/30/2016:
Keep up the great work Annie! Happy also to look at your lovely weights routine. I may start to include some of your routine into mine!

Congrats on the scale movement. Persistence pays off, always. (at least when it comes to persistence at calorie deficits and weightloss. lol, my persistence over my old favorite guy didn't pay off when I realized he didn't share the same feelings!) lol.

grannyannie on 04/30/2016:
I've just read how muscle work is more important than cardio for those like me who are over 60. I love having muscle and toning so I've no plans to quit!


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grannyannie - Friday Apr 29, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Scale staying the same.  Anxious for it to move!  

Went to the gym this morning and picked up some veggies afterward.  I was starving and while in the queue picked up a diet cereal bar.  Didn't read the calories right and discovered later it was 171.  Guess I should have packed one of those date/cashew bars which are 135 and healthier.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  diet cereal bar
  • L:  hummus/tomato/spinach on a wrap, banana, yogurt 
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1318

Workout at gym:

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

I will do my muscle workout tomorrow.  I'm knackered from all the cleaning I've been doing!

 

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/29/2016:
difference of 50 cals is not too bad, don't worry!

....the scale will def move because you have been doing great.

to help you - maybe drink loads more water...and if you do that, you may need to increase your salt a little bit so you don't get crazy washed out.

I know my tip sounds really weird, but, before my sister's wedding, I was downing lots of jerky but also drinking tons of seltzer and I was able to lose a lot of water weight weirdly enough.

best was before the rehearsal dinner, I was at my leanest! but then, at the rehearsal dinner I ate a little too many veggies and loaded them up with too much salt - so - at the wedding, I was a little less lean but still lean. LOL

grannyannie on 04/29/2016:
I drink loads of water and also tonic water. My leanest was at my niece's wedding in 2012. 128 lbs. Tiny waist and nearly flat belly.


OhioRaven on 04/30/2016:
I'm sorry to hear you got Knackered, Annie. Hope you have a good night.

grannyannie on 04/30/2016:
LOL OR. Just means tired. Cheers. :)


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grannyannie - Thursday Apr 28, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Scale is the same.  Still busy doing spring cleaning.  Living/dining, 1 guest room, and the big hallway done including carpets shampooed.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/cashew bar
  • L:  hummus wrap, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  Thai noodle soup with tofu/Quorn/veggies, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1372 but not sure about the calories of the soup as it's hard to calculate

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/28/2016:
I love your determination on getting the big clean up of your place done. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Thanks, Fran. I feel better when I do a serious cleaning and reorganizing. Don't do it often enough.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2016:
proud of you for all that labor you've been doing at home! :)

great cals!

I should learn from you!

see how the pendulum has swung now!? although, i'm getting back on track now!

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Thanks, you always get back on track as well!


happy-1 on 04/28/2016:
Love the productivity and healthy mindset.

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Taking advantage of a burst of ambition!


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grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Went to the gym then grocery shopping, then for a bike ride at our botanic gardens and had lunch there.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  date/cocoa/cashew bar
  • L:  at garden cafe - cheese sandwich and side salad 
  • D:  Thai soup with noodles, salad, about 4 oz of Thai beer. 
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: don't know but probably not bad

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 30 mins chatting with friend.  Oops!
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
 
 

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 04/28/2016:
Love the botanic gardens!!!!!

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Ours is huge and gorgeous!


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grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Scale going in the right direction!  Sticking to 1200 calories for a while. Going to try to avoid alcohol until a friend's retirement party mid May.

Still doing serious deep cleaning housework. So far I've avoided reorganizing a closet/cupboard in the living room. It's a disaster! But I will get to it eventually as I can't find anything in it. So except for that, the living/dining room is spotless top to bottom. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  6 oatcakes and low fat cheddar, 2 clementines, yogurt 
  • D:  Thai veggie soup with Thai noodles, ran out of salad so having the last 2 small tomatoes and some celery
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1199

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 step - 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 - 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: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/26/2016:
I have to give it to you - you've impressed me always and now I'm really inspired by you. You came home, rested up, then set out to reach a goal and you haven't looked back since!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
Thanks! Backslid quite a few times but now I'm focused.


happy-1 on 04/26/2016:
Good on you for the cleanup! Must feel good to be the master of your domain!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
It does. Just wish when I reorganize I could keep it that way.


happy-1 on 04/26/2016:
Good on you for the cleanup! Must feel good to be the master of your domain!

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
It does!


cybermom4 on 04/27/2016:
I'm afraid I have to have my glass of wine each evening. It is kind of symbolic. My grandfather passed this past September at age 96. He always had his red wine at dinner and well - 96 is pretty long life. So I kind of feel a little part of him when I'm sipping on my dinner wine :)

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Hey, red wine is good for you!


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