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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!



grannyannie - Monday Jan 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

 

Gym:  

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

Didn't do my home floor exercises as I was Skyping my sister who has a 12 hour time difference. 

13 mile bike ride.

Walked to restaurant for dinner - about 3 miles roundtrip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  omelette and fries (oops!)
  • S:  cereal bar, chunk of cheddar
  • D:  red curry with lots of veggies and tofu, 1/2 portion rice

Tomorrow - boat trip and snorkeling

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2016:
Tomorrow sounds great on a boat! yay. maybe there will be spirits after snorkeling!? haha

The walk to & from the restaurant = awesome! Talk about healthy!

Way to go Granny. You live a healthy lifestyle.

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
I'll probably be really hungry after snorkeling!


puddles on 01/04/2016:
Sounds like an exciting day. Enjoy Annie

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
Thanks!


Donkey on 01/04/2016:
Love the plan - very balanced and sounds like fun :-)

grannyannie on 01/05/2016:
Lots of fun!


biscottibody59 on 01/05/2016:
Bet you're not missing the Scottish weather. Yet:-)

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Nope, although occasionally I'd like to be a bit cooler.



grannyannie - Sunday Jan 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.1

Scale is wacko.  Has me more than 2 lbs less than yesterday morning.  Not complaining though.  I'll be getting on the scale every single day. 

We went on a bike ride to get dinner last night.  Not really far but involved going up 2 hills.

Going out in the kayak shortly when the sun isn't so high.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, small banana
  • L:  potato salad with lettuce, shrimp and pineapple and a bit of mayo
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork
  • S:  watermelon

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/03/2016:
wow you are so close to your goal!! congratulations :)

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jan 02, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.3

Saturday here in Thailand. 

Uh oh.  Got on the scale.  Was ill yesterday and hubby brought me back a treat after he went out for dinner - a pancake filled with banana and nuttella and fried.  High cal and really yummy.  But I need to catch this now.  I was doing really well then got carried away.  

No treats or alcohol for at least 2 weeks. Extra gym workouts as well as bike rides, walks and kayaking.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals
  • 5 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/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, pineapple, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits
  • L:  6 crackers w/cheddar or pbj, apple, mini chocolate soy milk
  • D:  probably a curry, brown rice
  • S:  watermelon

 

Progress as of today: 20.7 lbs lost so far, only 8.3 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Jan 01, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Out of sync here since I'm 12 hours ahead of EST in the US.  

Went to the party last night for our community.  Tons of food, not just snacks but a big buffet.  Also beer, wine and whisky.  Hubby and I didn't know this so had dinner first.  I only remember eating cake, cashews, one spicy sausage, chicken soup.  Hubby also had the same things.  But Im the one who became ill.  2am.  Serious intenstinal distress, to put it nicely.  Up and down until about 4.  Obviously did not go the gym this morning.

Getting better now but still won't go out to dinner.  So hubby went out for lunch alone and will also go to dinner alone.

I've been snacking here, no high fibre.  toast, yogurt, cheddar on crackers, peanut butter on toast.  

Hope to be back to normal so I can go to the gym tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/01/2016:
Happy Hogmanay !

grannyannie on 01/01/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/01/2016:
awww, feel better Annie!

grannyannie on 01/01/2016:
Thanks. Fine now.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

It's Thursday here.

Did an extra gym day.

A couple were hogging 2 of the 3 cardio machines for too long.  So I did 20 mins on the treadmill, then 15 mins intervals on the elliptical.  My intentions were 15 mins on each machine.  Doing my regular workouts MWF and at least two days a week extra for a while for extra cardio.

Long bike ride today.  A few steep hills. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, yogurt, toast, sm banana, tea
  • S:  cappuccino, small very unsweet unfatty chocolate chip cookie
  • L:  chicken, cashew, veggie stir fry, no rice, 2 beers
  • S:  1 beer (hey it's New Year's Eve!)
  • D:  probably a green curry, 1/2 portion rice, something with alcohol
  • S:  Party at our complex starting at 7.  No idea what they will be serving - snacks?  If they don't provide any alcohol, which I doubt, I'll have a beer or my bottle of mai tai.  

Tomorrow:  I will behave until I get below 140 lbs!!

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/31/2015:
Glad you enjoyed NYE! Yes, don't deny yourself a beer!

Nice meals. Love those Stir Frys!

Excellent workouts, too.

Good to be proactive and get in the cardio however you can while at the gym - machine hoggers are the worst!

grannyannie on 12/31/2015:
Enjoyed the party a lot!! Love the Thai people. 2 hours to midnight now but I'll be asleep before then. Too many beers and cake and pork and shrimp, etc etc.


OhioRaven on 12/31/2015:
Cheers

grannyannie on 12/31/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Wasn't good yesterday as I felt I deserved extra beer for all the hot exercise.  Should have skipped beer number 2 and 3!  I can feel where I've gained some back so need to catch it right now!  Going to try hard to resist having any treats or alcohol until I get under 140.  Making an except for New Year's Eve party though.  Going to do extra gym days where I do just cardio and no muscle work.  

Gym:  

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, toast, tea
  • S:  Small cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  pad thai with shrimp, water
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork, a couple of bites of hubby's rice, water
  • S:  canteloupe

Reclining Buddha in front of pagoda

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 12/30/2015:
Thank you for your support. I enjoyed reading your posts. Especially your workout log. Thinking I may follow some of your at home entries. Great work! You have really come a long way.

grannyannie on 12/30/2015:
Thanks. If I could be as good with food as I am with workouts....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2015:
but...muscle work is good.

but...I guess for short-term, cardio burns more calories.

Good idea on stopping most treats until you reach a certain weight. VERY smart.

Your plan is my plan for rewards after weightloss - I am thinking, after my sisters wedding, that i'm having two giant pizza slices for lunch!

grannyannie on 12/30/2015:
I'm not stoppping muscle work - I'd never do that. I'll continue muscle and cardio MWF, and then I'll do a couple of days extra where I just do cardio - like Thursday and Saturday.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/31/2015:
Oh....so you are amping up the cardio! Good deal!!! I support that for the resolve to burn more calories now.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Not going near the scale for a while.  Maybe new year's day.

Long bike ride which included some hills and several hills that were so steep we had to walk our bikes up them.  All this in hot sun and humidity.  Peeled off my clothes when we got home and had to struggle to get my bikini on my sweaty body so I could jump in the pool.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • L:  stiry fry with veggies, tofu, cashews - skipped ordering rice
  • S:  pack of crunchy seaweed, very small carton of chocolate soy milk
  • D:  planning on ordering glass noodle soup with pork
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/29/2015:
Nice bike ride. Struggles and all.

grannyannie on 12/29/2015:
Aye, thanks. Ending up adding in some beers!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/29/2015:
lol...pulling that bikini up over your nice lean legs doesn't sound too much a struggle! haha ;) Bike ride sounds like a major workout and the pool sounds amazing for cooling off! I hope you feel good this morning after that ride.

Glass noodle soup with pork sounds good especially on a day after a ride - replace some of the lost sodium from all the sweating...good stuff. seaweed too - great stuff!

have a wonderful day! healthy eats today.

grannyannie on 12/29/2015:
Wasn't as good as planned. Had some beers after a long walk. We're in completely differnt time zones so it gets confusing! I'm 12 hours ahead of EST in the US.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2015:
lol i have been noticing this! :-D



grannyannie - Monday Dec 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Uh oh, another day of decadence, well...somewhat decadent.  Two gin and tonics with a late lunch.  

I have a list of treats for when I deserve it - like when I get below 140.  Mango and sticky rice, Thai chocolate, deep fried pancake filled with banana and nutella, some kind of ice cream sundae. 

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, banana, toast, tea
  • S:  Small cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  noodles/tofu/cashews/herbs/lemongrass/grated parmesan.  2 gin and tonics.
  • D:  veggie fried rice
  • S:  pack of crunchy seaweed

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!


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