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grannyannie - Saturday Jan 16, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

We've booked the 5 star for my birthday next month, although it will be the week before as they are fully booked for my birthday.  Staying 3 nights.

Misbehaved yesterday!  We cycled to the restaurant for dinner and I was hot and sweaty when we got there I ordered a cold beer.  Then on the way home we stopped at a small bar we'd been noticing which sits outside a massage shop.  Had another beer and a nice chat with the owner - a guy from England who married a Thai.  The lady gave us a bowl of peanuts.  Big mistake!

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 5 mins bike intense 

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Rode our bikes to lunch.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon, soy milk, yogurt, toast, yogurt, tea
  • L:  chicken/lemongrass/herbs/raw veggie wrap, gin and tonic (they make the best!)
  • S:  stopped at the same bar as yesterday for a beer
  • D:  omelette stuffed with seafood and pork, water
  • S:  apple (might have a light beer as we watch the last episode of Wentworth)

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/16/2016:
Annie I think that Bike = Beer.... lol I am just teasing you. I totally understand Beer is so good when it is real hot... it is the only thing that helps take the thurst away. Have a great day. Glad you were able to took your birthday resort.

grannyannie on 01/16/2016:
LOL. True. I also find the icy gin and tonics with lime very refreshing.


H82BFat on 01/16/2016:
Did you ever notice how, by changing a couple words in a sentence, you can change the entire vibe of a story? Like, change "Misbehaved yesterday" to "Treated myself yesterday" and voila'... negative to positive in an instant! My (new)therapist (my previous therapist left) recently told me to replace: "I can't" with "I don't" ...Talk about a light bulb moment!!

I've never been in a 5 star... I probably wouldn't know how to act!! ;)

grannyannie on 01/16/2016:
True, although treating myself seems to be a habit when I travel. Need to make myself stop.

This 5 star will be casual though, not like those big posh hotels in a city. Everybody will be in shorts, tank tops and bikinis and swimming trunks.


Awesome50 on 01/16/2016:
Sounds like you enjoyed the day! Good fun!

grannyannie on 01/16/2016:
Enjoying every day....except for the ones when I do far too much exercise and sweating!



grannyannie - Friday Jan 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.4

Scale this morning.  Not as heavy as I feared. 

We got up early this morning and went out for a bike ride by 6am.  The air was cool so it was really pleasant and a lot less traffic.  Stopped for sunrise at 6:40 and home by about 7:30.  

We walked to a restaurant for lunch - about 2 miles roundtrip.  Was pouring sweat so jumped in the pool.  And we are going to ride the bikes to dinner.  We are not going to continue renting the car for the month of Feb just to save some money (£400/$600) but I think we are going to miss it.  We will stock up on all the heavy stuff before we go carless - bottled water, etc.  

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we might not go to the 5 star resort for my birthday next month, but we'll take a closer look.  The original plan was to go to a seaside restaurant we love - great food, gorgeous sunsets, tables right on the beach and a package that includes taxi pickup, a snorkel trip, shower at restaurant then dinner and cocktails and a taxi home.  http://www.thevirgincoastsamui.com/longtail-boat-excursion/

Food choices here are endless.  We prefer Thai although I sometimes like non-Thai like I had for lunch.  Choices range from junk like KFC or McD's or pizza, to Australian pubs with burgers, or steaks, Italian, French, Swedish, German, Chinese, Japanese, any kind of fish, lots of French bakeries, etc etc.  And the supermarkets have almost anything you could want.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits
  • S:  sm cappuccino (we went to look for an alternate coffee place when we are carless as our current one is too far)
  • L:  potato/pineapple/shrimp salad, soda water
  • D:  not sure which restaurant we will cycle to but will choose wisely
  • S:  apple

A couple of pics from sunrise this morning.  We never actually saw the sun peek out as it kept hiding behind the clouds.  A group of Buddhist monks had walked down from their temple to watch as well. Don't know if they do it every day. 

 

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2016:
I would guess the Monks watch the sunset everyday if I had to guess. I think this way because it seems everything they do is routine & scheduled? That’s my own take on your comment! Wow no car!? Good job. You guys are living such a healthy lifestyle while away. I can’t even imagine getting around on either weekdays or weekends without a car. Thing is, I could easily get around by bike on weekends – but I am not in shape for it & it’s too cold right now. You motivate me in the spring to get back into bike riding. I have had my bike locked up in my garage for 2 years straight since my injuries. Thanks for the exercise inspiration. 2016 is a year that I’m going to throw away anxiety, excuses, and negative thoughts & I am going to get myself fully back into being active – especially on weekends – walking, etc. At least most weekends my goal is to devote an afternoon to physical activity once the weather warms up again in the spring. OK, I should write this in my own entries lol. Snorkeling is so cool – especially what you get to see underwater, but, I find the masks and fins quite a nuisance. I am sure most everyone does? Those photos once again are amazing – panoramas ? Please continue to update us on your very cool life – activities, comings & goings. You are a lucky lady. I was reading more about pregnancy dreams. It has to do with realizing your potential! Artists sometimes have these dreams before writing or producing new works. Usually the dreams do not mean you are pregnant but that you are really considering some life changes or changes in career, dreams, etc. This makes perfect sense to me in that I am looking overall to change my life and persona. All of me.

grannyannie on 01/15/2016:
Good attitude for 2016! We don't use fins when we snorkel and yes, the mask and mouthpiece isn't the most comfortable thing, but the fish are gorgeous!!! Yes, the bottom photo was a panorama on my phone.


puddles on 01/15/2016:
I take my coffee on the beach in the morning and love to see the sun come up. Perfect start to my day. It still amazes me how all sunrise are different. Thanks for the photos Annie

grannyannie on 01/15/2016:
True that no two sunrises are the same. I would love to rent the house that is right on the beach but it's $3,000+ per month! Yikes!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Two days of decadence.  Time to get back on track.  At least I'm always good about exercise. Back on the scale tomorrow morning and every morning!

If anyone wants to know about the island we are staying on: (we are staying in a quieter part of the island - not the party areas!)

http://www.kohsamui.org/

We may change plans for my birthday on Feb 26th.  We discovered there is a nice resort on the island across from the one we just spent the night on.  We've been to this island as part of our snorkeling trips but thought it was pretty much deserted.  They have a 5 star resort and a 3 night winter package deal.  The restaurants there seem to lean toward Western food and we prefer real Thai food.  But I could suffer for a few days.  LOL. This is it:

http://www.uhotelsresorts.com/ukohmadsumsamui/accommodation-en.html

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins bike intervals 

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Rode our bikes to lunch.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon, soy milk, yogurt, toast, tea
  • S:  need to switch back to Americano and forget about cappuccinos for a while
  • L:  veg/pineapple/cashew stir fry, rice, soda water with lime
  • D:  probably a noodle soup or shrimp salad
  • S:  apple

 HOP, this is the bungalow we rent for the winter and the community's pool:

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/14/2016:
Beautiful - a great image to see when you are in a cold area :)

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Yes, but it's funny to sometimes be grateful for clouds as the sun can get pretty hot in the middle of the day.


OhioRaven on 01/14/2016:
Yep ! I think I could live there. Without the decadence of course.

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Only occasional decadence. LOL.


puddles on 01/14/2016:
I have checked out my VRBO site for Koh Samui rentals and it is divided up my areas according to Beaches. What is your suggestions. They have a few that seem to be a little inland but not by all that much a few miles. Love the weather. Great pics. Interesting destination. Enjoy Annie.

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Some areas are heavily touristy and can get loud, so you don't want Chaweng or Lamai Beach. You might want to look at Fenix Resort. We stayed there after the wedding 2 years ago. That's where I go to the gym. Quieter area. You can rent a car but the amount of motorbikes here can drive you nuts when you drive as they pass on the left, on the right, right in front of you.... There are also tuk tuks or private taxis. There isn't much inland, most are pretty close to the beaches.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/14/2016:
It's around $500 per night?....will comment more later!

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
What is $500/night? Certainly not our bungalow. It converts to about $1,000/month.

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Oh, you must mean the 5 star resort. It's about $80/night.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/14/2016:
You aren’t good – you are GREAT about exercise. Thank you for the island info. I really think it’s awesome although not too much selection on restaurants? Although good food at those restaurants! The pool looks really nice and the shrubbery in the photo is amazing – It’s so “woody” looking with those thick, big branches / limbs. It must be because it requires a LOT of rain / water? Never seen a bush like that before! Oh, I was looking at the wrong link before…I thought you were staying at the 5-star place for this whole time. I’ll have to check on the first link later. But the one for your bday looks really AWESOME. That’s the one I commented about before.

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
There's a huge choice of restaurants. Anything you want. There are rainy seasons and dry seasons and December had quite a lot of rain. The 'community' we stay in has about 25 houses and has lush gardens.

We are rethinking the birthday hotel as it could be really expensive and we don't really like the menu. Seems geared to Western food and expensive. Will probably go with our original plan which I will post about later.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Thanks for the comments!   About to go to bed, but I'll catch up with everyone's diaries tomorrow. 

Back from our stay on another island for one night.  Lovely!  The little beach bungalow was okay - bedroom, bathroom, porch, but the island has no electricity except for solar panels on some homes and a generator for the restaurant and the bungalows.  So we only had power from sunset for about 4 hours.  So the room got too hot once the fans went off.  Otherwise it was good.

The restaurant had a limited menu - basic Thai dishes, breakfast was eggs and toast.  They didn't offer cocktails but they had plenty of beer - of which we had many.  

We went swimming in the sea, went for walks, sat on the beach.  Nice. 

The bungalow we stayed in - faced the beach. 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2016:
Lol….so you had only the basics in your bungalow! Sounds nice, as long as you don’t care about the heat. Hmmm…I think I’d like it as long as it didn’t matter how I looked – like as long as I was comfortable with who I spent my time with there and could walk around in basically very little clothes and my hair up! Haha Glad to hear at least they had beer. I guess they aren’t rich (to put it kindly) over in that neck of the woods. I have to be able to say it better than I just did. You know – we are so lucky to live in such luxury when so many people aren’t the world do not. I am sure it was a nice experience to have either way – at the bungalow. Thank you for the photo – I didn’t expect it to be constructed so well – and I actually expected the color to be brighter – color of the bungalow. I’ve seen them constructed of materials that are cheaper & not as durable as….concrete? is that what yours was made of? I’ve seen them seriously with branches / leaves or whatever it is they use on top… Thanks for posting the photos !

grannyannie on 01/13/2016:
I think the people that own this restaurant and the bungalows are doing very well financially. They also have boats, and own a home on Samui so the kids can go to school. And it is very casual all over the islands. Anyone can wear a bikini, no matter what size belly! LOL. There is some poverty and we have seen shacks but many are making a lot from tourism. Yes, that bungalow is concrete. Don't know why they call it a bungalow - the house we rent is called a bungalow and is bedroom, living room, kitchen, 2 porches.


puddles on 01/13/2016:
Look heavenly Annie was a great escape. Beer the nectar of the gods.... lol Loved the pictures. Sleep tight - talk tomorrow.

grannyannie on 01/13/2016:
Cold beer + beach + sea breeze = paradise


innerpeace on 01/13/2016:
Anywhere near the beach with or without electricity is always a great place to be. Snow here in Ohio today! Enjoy your holiday.

grannyannie on 01/13/2016:
I adore the beach. The house we rent is a 5 minute walk to the beach - just across the road. I was really cruel on Facebook - the heading I put on the photo of the two beers/beach/boat was 'Gosh I wish it would snow. Ahahahaha'.


H82BFat on 01/13/2016:
What an awesome experience you are having!!!! LOVE the pics!!

grannyannie on 01/13/2016:
Thanks. We're coming back next winter again.


Awesome50 on 01/13/2016:
I really enjoyed looking at your pics. I agree with Inner Peace ... Any where near a beach is a great place to be ... Here in western Canada the temperature is expected to be -23 Celsius on Saturday night which is typical for us this time of year. The beach ... any beach sounds wonderful! Continue to enjoy your vacation!

grannyannie on 01/13/2016:
Thanks. Neither of us likes being cold!



grannyannie - Monday Jan 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Haven't been near the scale despite my promise to get on it every morning.  

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals - changed the routine to 60 seconds easy, 30 seconds hard (instead of 90 and 30)
  • 10 mins bike intervals 

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

We are going to cycle to dinner but are going to a place that is at the top of the big hill that we hate to cycle up in the heat.  But it's on our side of the hill, so pretty easy ride.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, yogurt, toast
  • S:  sm cappuccino sm biscuits
  • L:  chicken, veg, cashew stir fry, mango smoothie (no sugar)
  • D:  a stir fry or a curry, maybe a beer
  • S:  canteloupe

Tomorrow morning we are going to a gorgeous little island and spending the night in a small bungalow (just bedroom and bath) which is next to a restaurant - all are on the beach.  We were there last week for a lunch stop on our snorkeling trip.  We noticed these beachside bungalows and asked about staying in one.  I will be fully in holiday decadence mode while there.  And I will not share what I ate or drank while there.  Pleading the 5th amendment on that!

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/11/2016:
That sounds like a wonderful adventure. A holiday within a holiday. I love those. Enjoy your little cottage on the beach Annie.

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
Thanks Fran!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2016:
mmmmm....cashew stir fry has to be really, really good! lol, even though I suggested you focus on adventure, i'm focusing on your food tonight!

wow...that's so cool you are staying in a bungalow right on the beach! very, very exciting! can you show us a photo of the inside / outside!?


Awesome50 on 01/11/2016:
Enjoy that little island. It sounds wonderful!


liza36 on 01/12/2016:
Enjoy your getaway!


biscottibody59 on 01/12/2016:
Hope you're soaking it all in:-)


H82BFat on 01/12/2016:
I never know how often to weigh.... My husband says every day so I can see how my "fluctuations trend", then there's the once a weekers, the once a monthers & the "the scale doesn't matter" ers!! Since I'm REstarting, I'm not sure what method I'm gonna use.

Great workout & menu!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jan 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Oops, beer day. 

Kayaked to a seaside bar and had two beers then kayaked back. Quite a hard paddle as there were big waves.

Walked to the restaurant and back for dinner - nearly 3 miles roundtrip.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, toast
  • S/L:  omelette with a few bits of bacon and cheese, toast
  • S:  dark rye bread with cranberries toasted
  • S:  2 beers
  • D:  green curry with tofu and veggies, 1/2 portion rice, 1 lg beer

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2016:
Maybe instead of the beers and other alcoholic drinks, order seltzer and take a shot of alcohol in it?

gosh...you love your beers :)

I'm really happy to hear you are enjoying yourself. Kayaking sounds wonderful. I cannot imagine paddling after drinking - i'm such a lightweight haha! I cannot manage my alcohol at all since I rarely drink (only socially usually not often) and when I do - it hits me so wonderfully!

When I do drink, which I was doing quite a bit actually this fall thru December on weekends (but before that, I hadn't drank maybe all summer and almost entire spring leading into it!)...ok, back to my main point - when I drink I usually get a diet coke with Malibu rum or vodka or anything else I want. The calories only come from the alcohol and it's a good deal. usually less calories than a beer unless the beer is extremely light

...lately, I got even "healthier" and ordered a tasty pomegranate vodka in seltzer. It was surprisingly enjoyable. and the alcohol hit me fast on an empty stomach :)

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
I like gin and tonic and if you can get diet tonic the calories are not high. But unfortunately you can't get diet tonic here in Thailand.

Hubby loves beer and has been buying light beer in the supermarket, but you can't get it in restaurants. It can be hard to resist having one or two with him. I did well when we were first here. But it tastes so good in a hot climate. It works out better when we take turns having beer with dinner because one can drive, but often we walk or ride bikes.

Problem with alcohol is it lowers your willpower and you can be tempted to snack afterwards!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2016:
maybe see if you can have seltzer instead of beers. or, have one beer and then a seltzer after. Instead of the two beers, you are having one but still enjoying sipping something.

hmmm...


puddles on 01/10/2016:
You must have strong arms to paddle through waves. Sure got a lot of exercise today Annie. Enjoy.

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
If you paddle correctly you aren't using your arms but your body. But hubby has to keep reminding me to stop using my arms!


Awesome50 on 01/10/2016:
That's a lot of exercise in one day. Yay you!

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Saturday Jan 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Tired of stressing about what I put in my mouth, but I'm not going to go all out and be a total pig!  Not happy with tight bikini tops and bras, so am torn.  

Bike ride today and a swim.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt (out of fruit and bread but shopping today)
  • S:  lg cappuccino and small biscuits
  • L:  veggie stir fry with cashews and pineapple, mango juice
  • S:  bought some dark rye with cranberries bread in the market and it was still warm, yummy.  Had 2 small slices
  • D:  pad thai with shrimp, 2 gin and tonics
  • S:  fruit cereal bar 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/09/2016:
You don't want to ruin your holiday with stressing yourself out. You are active Annie and do a lot of things you will find the balance but I am sure that stressing over it just makes it worst. Give yourself a break.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Right, need to find a happy medium. Enjoyment without getting bigger!


OhioRaven on 01/09/2016:
Men like bigger tops and bras.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
LOL. But men don't have to wear bras or bikini tops that are too tight and uncomfortable!


OhioRaven on 01/09/2016:
Ha-ha !


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2016:
How much longer is your vaca?

You are going to be ok....

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
We are here for 3 months. Going home March 1st.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2016:
OR had a funny comment :)

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Aye!


Awesome50 on 01/09/2016:
Don't be too hard on yourself. Do your best and continue to enjoy your vacation.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Thanks.


horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2016:
I have a tip that may help. Take it or leave it :)

If I were in your situation and really was starting to feel uncomfortable in my increasingly tighter clothes, I would give myself this challenge: to use a large portion of the current vacation time left to once again be mindful of my eating and to try to order healthful foods or more veggies or in general be healthful while also trying to take in as many experiences that are new as possible. I am trying to say my goal would shift to wanting to experience as much as I possibly could. And in terms of eating, my interest in indulging in treats would diminish greatly and I would have a renewed desire to order healthful items and indulge in more vegetables and anything to get my weight lowered. But this is just me :) sorry if it was a bit much :/

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Thanks. It's very easy to order healthy foods with tons of veg, and my lunches and dinners are usally those. Most meals are one dish with a side of rice and hubby and I share the serving of rice. It's really the beer, cocktails, cappuccinos, smoothies, or frappes that cause trouble.



grannyannie - Friday Jan 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Trying to behave today.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Went for a bike ride before lunch - guessing only about 5 or 6 miles.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, canteloupe, toast
  • S:  sm cappuccino
  • L:  potato/shrimp/pineapple salad
  • S:  2 fruit and nut bars (120 cals each) - oops, should have only had one
  • D:  glass noodle soup with bits of pork, might have a small glass of beer
  • S:  apple

A page out of a menu of one of the restaurants we frequent: most menus has a zillion choices! This one has the most limited menu.

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/08/2016:
I'll have the Barracuda please.

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
Good choice, OR! :)


puddles on 01/08/2016:
I would be in heaven there I love curry so much and it seems to be the main ingredient in a lot of their dishes. I will have to explore closer that destination for next Winter. Have a great day Annie and behave.... lol

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
There are sooooo many choices here and if you love curry you'll be in heaven! If you consider Koh Samui I'd be happy to give advice.


Awesome50 on 01/08/2016:
Perhaps I need to be there to lose weight .... I can't stand curry lol! One of the few things I won't eat. On another note ... Great work out!

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
There are plenty of other options. And foods are only spicy if you ask for spicy. You can get any American or European food you want as well, so not great for weight loss.


biscottibody59 on 01/08/2016:
I'd probably pick #83 with the poached eggs--sounds intriguing:-)

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
My husband loves it! I tried it on his recommendation and did not. I've loved everything else I had there. We ate at this cafe tonight and there was a new notice up which nicely asked customers not to take photos of the menus. Oops! LOL.


Donkey on 01/10/2016:
I'll have the 88 and the 89 with chicken. (I'll need a box for the leftovers, please.) Thank you for sharing the menu!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

It's Thursday in Thailand, so of course I'm way out of sync with everybody else here.  

Was planning on walking to a market to look for more souvenirs and tank tops this morning, but our house gets cleaned every 4 days and it was today.  So we needed to get out of the house. Hubby and I went to our favourite coffee shop.  Did a small bit of shopping and when we came out our car had a flat.  No jack in the car so he called the manager of the community where we rent the house and car and she sent out a couple of guys to fix it.  While we were waiting we went back into the coffee shop and idiot me had a frozen mocha with whipped cream.  Arghhh.  It didn't even taste that good.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, toast, tea
  • S:  sm cappuccino, small biscuits
  • S:  frozen mocha with whipped cream  and chocolate chips  
  • L:  grilled cheese and grapes
  • D:  uh oh, I think those grapes were rotten as intestines are not happy.  Staying home and having eggs and toast.  Hubby is going to bring me a banana and nutella pancake (like a crepe) when he comes back from dinner  Yea, I need that don't I?!  

Another pic from our snorkeling trip: sky looks threatening but it didn't rain at all.

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/07/2016:
You just made me think of a 'reward' for myself if I reach my goal - a house cleaning service!!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
The house we rent in Thailand includes certain services like cleaners every 4 days including clean towels and changing sheets. We pay for our personal laundry though by the kg. At home I wouldn't want anyone else cleaning my house....although I wouldn't mind a window cleaner! :)


OhioRaven on 01/07/2016:
Man, your trip is Awesome ! I laughed out loud about you mocha.

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
It's beautiful here! LOL I'm a bad, bad girl!


puddles on 01/07/2016:
Love your write-up. So crazy sometimes how we think. Love the picture. Weather has been good here also certainly enjoying it. Have a great day and hope you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Thanks! Felt frustrated that we had a flat tire but it took no time at all to have it fixed. Any excuse for ice cream! Anyway, guts are feeling more normal so should be at the gym in the morning.


H82BFat on 01/07/2016:
When I think of Thailand, I don't even think of coffee shops! Looking at your menu, I'd say your doing quite well whilst traveling - with or without the frozen mocha with whipped cream. You're staying aware of what your eating drinking & that's a good thing!! I know my "taveling" menu would horrific!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Mainland rural Thailand you'd have trouble finding a coffee shop, but not on the touristy islands or in Bangkok. We shop at the big malls here and can get just about anything we need.


Awesome50 on 01/07/2016:
Your menu seems like a great vacation menu. You are doing really well! On vacation I always start off good and then I derail. Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Thanks. Today's was not typical at all. Normally I have Thai food for both lunch and dinner.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 06, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Tues:

We did a 4 hour longboat trip which included a stop for snorkeling, then swimming, then lunch.  I seriously indulged.  A beer on one of the islands, then a beer with lunch, then 2 G & T's with dinner!  Oh well...decided to stop making rules for myself as I'm just stressing myself out.  I don't want this to dominate our holiday.  

Weds:

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins bike

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge, toast, tea
  • S:  sm cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  chicken wrap and G & T
  • S:  after a foot massage I had a mango smoothie
  • D:  fried rice with pineapple and ham, diet coke
  • S:  pack of crunchy seaweed

 

From Tuesday's trip:

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2016:
Good for you on letting loose a bit & not continuing to feel like you have to keep undoing every indulgence.

Those photos are so so so beautiful.

first photo - I love the extra dabs of color on their boats. so cute :)

second photo - you look great Annie! again, all the color and beauty on those boats :)

last photo: the greenery is breathless.. especially in the middle of the photo...the outline of the hills / islands at a distance in blue..that outline is so pretty. this is an amazing photo. I want to use it lol as my facebook cover photo! lol...but I will NOT. it's yours :) thank you for sharing the beauty with me. I love experiencing everyone's travels and experiences - because it opens my mind! :)

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks HOP! It's gorgeous here. You can use my pic but it's a small file so may not be great enlarged.


innerpeace on 01/06/2016:
WOW, incredible pictures! enjoy your holiday.

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks! We are although I sometimes get tired of being hot.


Awesome50 on 01/06/2016:
Beautiful pics! Enjoy your holiday.

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks!

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks!


Donkey on 01/10/2016:
Beautiful!



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