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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!


grannyannie - Sunday Dec 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

14 mile bike ride today including a steep hill.  Also walked up a very steep hill to visit a temple.  All while it was sunny and hot.  So I felt I deserved some rewards, but probably over-rewarded myself. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, canteloupe, yogurt, tea
  • L:  pad thai with shrimp, mango smoothie
  • S:  cold beer after heavy sweaty exercise
  • D:  green curry with tofu, 1 large beer
  • S:  ice cream bar

Today's adventure:

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2015:
Love your tasty in alcohol - I love beer too! Nice and satisfying!

Nice photo! You are in GREAT shape...such lean legs - JEALOUS! just kidding! keep up the great work Annie!

grannyannie on 12/27/2015:
Thanks! I can't believe we've been here nearly 4 weeks and I've only had one mai tai!!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Sat.

Back on track after pigging out on xmas day.

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, pineapple, toast, tea
  • S:  Small cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  potato, pineapple, shrimp salad
  • S:  apple
  • D:  pad thai with shrimp
  • S:  packet of crunchy seaweed snack

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/26/2015:
I was a Little Piggy too. Have a Good Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 12/26/2015:
I think yesterday must have been pig out day for a lot of us..... lol but today is a different story. Have a good one Annie

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Thanks Fran. Same to you.


horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2015:
Shrimp is such a great protein to have when eating out! It's so low calorie and picks up the flavors of the dish very well! I love ordering Shrimp, squid & scallops are my low-cal go-to's!!!

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Fresh shrimp is common here and I have it often. Mmm



grannyannie - Friday Dec 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Should I confess what I ate xmas day?  Naw....

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/25/2015:
I'd love to hear! jajaja...Merry Christmas Granny Annie!

grannyannie on 12/25/2015:
LOL. It was all delicious anyway! Merry Christmas. Getting late and time for bed now. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Mostly sunny today so went on a bike ride - about 8 miles.

Manager of our housing community gave out tins of biscuits (cookies) today, and of course I had some....too many.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  Americano and sm cup of biscuits
  • L:  potato salad with pineapple and shrimp
  • S:  more biscuits/cookies
  • D:  a really yummy pasta/tofu/herbs/lemongrass/cashew dish sprinkled with parmesan.  lime cooler.
  • S:  watermelon

A couple of temple photos:

Gold Pagoda

Wall carvings in a temple

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

puddles on 12/24/2015:
Beautiful pics Annie. Enjoy your day and have a great Xmas.

grannyannie on 12/24/2015:
Thanks. Same to you Fran!


OhioRaven on 12/24/2015:
I would really enjoy the history, temples and museums.

grannyannie on 12/24/2015:
I love them! It's an interesting mix of Buddhism with the addition of reverence for Hindu and Chinese Gods/esses.


biscottibody59 on 12/24/2015:
It's lovely weather for a bike ride together with . . .

Enjoy your days and nights! Cheers!

grannyannie on 12/25/2015:
Thanks! Happy holidays to you.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale back up.  Guess the blip was when it went back down due to fluid loss.

Rainy all day.  

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 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, canteloupe, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • L:  grilled cheese, pbj toast, pack of crunchy seaweed
  • D:  probably duck curry with brown rice, beer
  • S:  maybe one more beer

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/23/2015:
I will have a few blips of my own during my holiday I am sure but will try to remember not to blip every day. lol Have a good day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/23/2015:
Thanks Fran. Same to you.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2015:
So sorry about the scale back up...I agree, that's SO ANNOYING! :)

But, hey, seems you've been able to enjoy a lot of nice food & drink while away. So, i'm sure you'll be ok & get it at least back down & continue to enjoy your time away. Weight gain is hard to accept even while on vacation i'd have a hard time seeing my weight go up & up! lol....but I have confidence in you!

grannyannie on 12/23/2015:
Thanks! I just don't want it to get out of control. It just felt so good to have the scale going down so much when we were first here. Clothes all fit fine but vanity loves a smaller tummy in a bikini.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale went down but I wonder if it's fluid loss.  Better start getting on it every day.

Rain or heavy rain most of the day.  So we visited some Buddhist and other temples during breaks in the rain.  Hope the rain is off when it's time for me to go to the gym in the morning. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  Large cappuccino with small cup of biscuits
  • L:  Fried rice with cashews and pork, peach iced tea (have to stop ordering these as they are high cal)
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork
  • S:  packet of crunchy seaweed, chunk of cheddar

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/22/2015:
I've been to a Buddhist temple - it was when I went to Niagara Falls back in September 2013. It was so different from anything I have ever experienced in religion.

Very rainy here too, my phone app says rain for the next week pretty much! But i'll take it - no snow is a great thing.

Porridge is nice & filling. I tend to add banana to mine because it helps bulk it back together since I eat it at work & prefer it to sit with me.

I used to eat a lot of dried seaweed - i'd buy the sheets and snack on them. I did this years ago - probably around 2006-2008. So long ago!

grannyannie on 12/22/2015:
The temples here have tons of gold and are very ornate. Funny thing when monks are supposed to be poor and beg for food.


OhioRaven on 12/22/2015:
Yes, a Rich Monk seems to be Oxymoronic.

grannyannie on 12/22/2015:
Aye. We see them out early in the morning with their begging bowls. Monks are treated very well and are highly respected. Not sure where all the money comes from to build these gorgeous gold temples with intricate carvings and paintings. I always donate all my coins when we visit one.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Didn't get on scale.  Was going to skip beer tonight even though it's a gym day, but got weak when I sat down to dinner. LOL. 

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/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano & small biscuits
  • L:   plain omelette and fries
  • D:  pork and lots of veggies (very healthy and low cal), 1 large beer
  • S:  crunchy things (I think it's seaweed but it's 120 cals), 1/2 lg lite beer

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/21/2015:
The mind is strong but the body is weak.... lol It is hard to be on holidays and not give in to temptation. The problem is that our holidays are for long durations which makes it even harder to stay on track. Enjoy your pleasures Annie.

grannyannie on 12/21/2015:
Thanks Fran. I've done really well so far. Was a blip on the scale as this morning it was back to where it was.



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