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grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Good morning!  

Still coughing a lot.  Didn't have to blow my nose too often yesterday but woke up with it totally blocked.  Arghhh.  I snacked yesterday so went over calories, but none was junk as there is no junk in the house.  My weakness is oatcakes (Scottish oatcakes - made with oats, oil, salt and 36 calories each). Healthy, but high cal if you eat too many.  

Had to grocery shop today and did not buy any oatcakes.  Got some ice lollies/popsicles as they sound nice for my throat.  Also got some huge oranges as well as all the other fruit and veg. 

Phoned the dentist to cancel my teeth cleaning appt. tomorrow. 

Not making a menu plan today.  I've stuck to calories every other day since being sick.  So I'm just not counting today as it stresses me out to go over.  Not going to be a pig either. 

It's very foggy today although temps are mild so I'll cheer myself up with a Thailand photo. Me in the pool at a mere 7 or 8 pounds overweight before serious indulgences. 

I love how the women wear bikinis no matter what their shape or size.  And it actually is more comfortable not to have the wet material of a one piece around your middle. 

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/11/2015:
Annie, you look fantastic! I love your bikini too, very pretty. It sounds like you are slowly recovering, I hope you continue to feel at least a little better.

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
Thanks! I'll be fine it's just taking too long! I'll be working out hard when I get back to it.


museumgirl on 02/11/2015:
Ahh that looks lovely. Thanks for sharing! Have a good day and hope you feel better. I think a little extra snacking when you are ill may be a good thing...

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
It was lovely and warm. Miss it! Yes, at least I'm not eating rubbish food.


puddles on 02/11/2015:
You do look relaxed in that picture. Great to look back on those days. Keep warm and hope you feel better soon. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
Very relaxed. I just loved floating in the pool or the sea as both were so warm. Had to do it early morning or late afternoon as the sun is too strong.


thinnside40 on 02/11/2015:
Hope your better soon..You and that water both look terrific!


thinkpositive on 02/11/2015:
Hope your illness is coming to an end. Great photo!


liza36 on 02/12/2015:
Hope you feel better soon. What a great picture of you!!



grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Yep, still sick and going stir crazy!  Hubby is worse with his whining about being stuck inside. Don't want to drive into town to shop so husband is getting the leftover chili and curry and I'm having a Quorn pie.  I'll have to go shopping tomorrow though. 

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 wheat wraps w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, clementine
  • D:  Quorn veggie steak pie, salad w/slivered almonds and walnuts
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1291 

I'll see how I feel this afternoon and might do my upper body strength training with dumbbells.  

Another Thailand photo: Buddha statues and images everywhere.

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 02/10/2015:
Aww, love the Buddha with his kitten! Hope both you and the husband feel better soon.

grannyannie on 02/10/2015:
Thanks! Isn't the kitten cute. Protected by the Buddha.


puddles on 02/10/2015:
Hope things are going to start looking up for you and your husband. Wishing you a better day.

grannyannie on 02/10/2015:
Thanks. Really going stir crazy here!


Umpqua on 02/10/2015:
That's an adorable picture. Feel better soon, darn it!

grannyannie on 02/10/2015:
Thanks, I'm really tired of this. And I need some snacking today that I shouldn't have. No junk in the house so that helps some.


innerpeace on 02/10/2015:
HOpe you feel better soon!

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
Thanks. Me too!


thinkpositive on 02/10/2015:
Looks like your coldor flu will have to run its course. Soon it will be over & you can get back to normal. hang in there.

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
Aye, just have to deal with it.


thinnside40 on 02/10/2015:
Letting sickness have it's way with ya is hard. Sorry about it.

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
Looks like everybody has this thing for at least 2 weeks.



grannyannie - Monday Feb 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Uh oh.  Sick, bored and needing comfort I did overeat yesterday.  Since there is no junk food in the house it was mainly oatcakes, low fat cheese, 2 small glasses of my hubby's home brewed beer. 
 
MUST resist today!

Still resting today but strictly sticking to the menu.  Hope to start working out again sometime later this week. 

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  fried egg sandwich on whole grain, yogurt, clementine, apple
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1303

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/09/2015:
Wishing you a good day.

grannyannie on 02/09/2015:
Ta. Same to you.


Umpqua on 02/09/2015:
Sorry to hear you're still ailing. I hope you both feel better very soon!

grannyannie on 02/09/2015:
Thank you.


thinnside40 on 02/09/2015:
Hope you feel better soon!



grannyannie - Sunday Feb 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Ack.  Feel worse again. It's in my lungs and has moved back into my nose.  The sore throat which came back yesterday afternoon is better this morning though. I'm sure we've got more than one strain of a virus (googled and see it's quite common).

Resting.  Reading. Internet, of course. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  whole grain toast w/spread and jam (craved some toast which seems to be comforting when I'm ill).
  • L:  glass noodle soup w/few prawns, 2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • S:  raspberries, clementine
  • D:  veggie chili (hubby makes giant pots of chili or curry which we eat for several days) & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1340

Hope everyone has a good and healthy Sunday! 

The view during dinner one evening from one of our favourite seaside restaurants in Thailand: (one of my favourite shots).

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 02/08/2015:
Ugh, feel better! Your food sounds really good :) That picture is beautiful. Do you take these photographs? They could be in a book...

grannyannie on 02/08/2015:
Thanks! Yes, the photos are mine. I've had a few on the cover of an academic journal - just credit for it, no money, but that's okay. This one was taken the first time we discovered this amazing restaurant - I kept jumping up from dinner to get shots of it.


puddles on 02/08/2015:
Hope you will be feeling better soon. Nice sunset.

grannyannie on 02/08/2015:
Thanks!


nenak on 02/08/2015:
What a beautiful view x

grannyannie on 02/08/2015:
It is!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Resting.  Husband is much worse than me with every symptom. I'm coughing with a slightly runny nose. 

Scale went down nearly 5 pounds so I'm guessing it was fluid retention then loss. Maybe I didn't gain as much as I thought. Will see. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese on whole grain w/low fat cheddar, yogurt
  • S:  cherries, strawberries
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1398 (too high for a non-workout day, but then I didn't eat the cottage cheese last night that I had on my menu yesterday). 
 
One of the many reasons for my weight gain: (I love to do foot photos in different places)
 
 
 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 15.6 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 02/07/2015:
So happy for your loss, hope you feel better. But seriously, that picture is just NOT fair....

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
LOL. I drove my Facebook friends crazy with photos of beaches, swimsuits, etc while they were whining about snow and cold!


thinkpositive on 02/07/2015:
Sorry to hear of returning with a cold. Maybe everyone should wear a mask on the plane. Good news on the scale!

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
Thanks. I've tried a mask before and your hot breath makes your face all sweaty. Not something you'd want to do for hours and hours.


puddles on 02/07/2015:
Love the picture. Get well soon.

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
Thanks!


SkinInTheGame on 02/07/2015:
It's Gilligan's Island! Love that!! Feel better and stay focused to keep those 5 off?

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
Haha! Thanks. I'll keep off the 5 and take off another 15!


SkinInTheGame on 02/07/2015:
It's Gilligan's Island! Love that!! Feel better and stay focused to keep those 5 off?


thinnside40 on 02/07/2015:
WhoopWhoop! 5 down.....

grannyannie on 02/08/2015:
Thanks, although most is fluid. But a good thing is I probably didn't gain as much as I thought.



grannyannie - Friday Feb 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Good morning!

Skipped the gym today as the cold I caught on the plane has settled into my chest, just like the previous one. Not feeling great.

I will do my muscle workouts at home tomorrow and try for the gym on Monday.  Some muscles have that good soreness that means I did good workouts.  Due to luggage weight I didn't bring my ankle weights to Thailand so those seemed extra heavy to use again.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  fried egg sandwich on whole grain, banana, grapes
  • D:  veggie chili & rice, salad
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

 

Cals:  1319

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/06/2015:
Take care of yourself. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


museumgirl on 02/06/2015:
Do feel better soon.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks.


liza36 on 02/06/2015:
Sorry you are not feeling well. Rest and take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks. I hate having to take it easy on the exercise, but know I have to.


Umpqua on 02/06/2015:
Aw, I hope you feel better. Rest up!

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thank you. I will.


biscottibody59 on 02/06/2015:
Hey there world traveler, good to see you posting:-) Hope you get to feeling better and can get back to your routine very soon!

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks! I did go the gym while in Thailand. Just ate/drank like a pig! Should have been back here and posting while we were there to help me keep on track. I will keep posting during our US trip this summer, and Thailand next winter. Having to report and getting support makes a big difference.


thinnside40 on 02/06/2015:
Just got over 3 weeks of the nasty cold thing. Hope you are better soon!!!!

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
Thanks. I had one in Thailand as well! Ack! Hate this.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Good morning!  Husband and I both (re)caught a cold most likely from the couple who sat behind us on one of our flights home and coughed the entire 7 1/2 hours!  Ack!  

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - full x 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  toast w/hummous, 2 clementines
  • S:  yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & rice, salad
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • Tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1328

This morning:

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/05/2015:
Hope you are feeling better. Beautiful picture. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks. So far not as bad as the last cold. Crossing fingers!


Umpqua on 02/05/2015:
They should just pass out face masks on airplanes, they are such a breeding ground for germs :P What a gorgeous picture and great work getting back on track with the eating and exercise!

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
I don't think I could wear one an entire flight, makes my face sweaty. But it's easy to catch things on a plane with everyone's breath being recirculated. Ack.

Thanks. I've got 6 1/2 months to reach my goal so have no excuses!


museumgirl on 02/05/2015:
Gorgeous picture. I just hate flying and the germs are one of the reasons. I always get sick after a flight. Hope you both feel better.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks. Husband has it much worse. I do sometimes catch a cold after a flight. I was shocked at the number of people coughing on both our flights home as everyone was coming from a warm climate.


liza36 on 02/05/2015:
What a gorgeous picture! Feel better soon.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks, Liza.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Hi all!  Well, I am back again because I desperately need some support!  Looking forward to catching up with many of you. 

We've just returned from 9 weeks in Thailand during which I gained 14 pounds.  I was about 6 pounds over my goal weight when we went, so I've got 20 to lose.  I did go the gym while we were there, basically to keep up the muscle work, and went about 20 or 21 times. Caught a cold in January and that cut down on my workouts for a couple of weeks.  

One of the places we went:

 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk, tea
  • L:  toast w/hummous, strawberries, glass noodle soup (a Thai dish), flavoured water
  • S:  clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & rice, salad, flavoured water
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese

Cals:  1439

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home:

  •  4 x 12 on 9 dumbbell routines

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/04/2015:
Simply beautiful, Annie, but then all your photos are! I know you had a wonderful trip and it's great to see you back here :)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks! Wish I hadn't gained and didn't need the support though. Still, nice to catch up with everybody.


mcwoo40 on 02/04/2015:
Welcome back,looks gorgeous.I'm nearly finishing day 3 of the healthy eating plan,so far so good ;-)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks. Well done on healthy eating - keep it up!


museumgirl on 02/04/2015:
welcome back.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 02/04/2015:
Enjoyed seeing your photos! You know how to get it done & you have have a good start.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks! If I'd been on DD while in Thailand I would have behaved better!



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 05, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.6

No workouts. Some housework.

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, banana, carrot soup  
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol strawberry daiquiri mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:  1188 

Progress as of today: 24.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Apr 04, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

No sinus headache today!   Still runny nose and slightly scratchy throat, so I'm on the mend. Not well enough for the gym but did my home workouts but less sets as I felt I was pushing myself too much. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 2 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 2 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • jump rope - 1 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 1 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, grapes
  • S:  clementine
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:   1200 cals exactly

 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!


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