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grannyannie - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Oops.  Forgot to post yesterday.  Did fine though.  Stuck to calories and went to the gym. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat hummous, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1227

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 - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Got the bathroom done.  Hard to get good photos because it's a small bathroom and I can't back up enough to get in a full shot. 

The blue bathroom with carpet is the old one.  The new one is very white. 
 
 
 
 
 
Had a few of my flower photos blown up and frames.  Never put pictures in a bathroom before!
 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/14/2015:
looks real nice - good job - Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


biscottibody59 on 03/14/2015:
Love the new flooring--is it the single-square type with adhesive backing? I have a bathroom with carpeting and while it is perfect for not slipping on a wet floor, etc--it's awful as a concept. Especially when going to sell.

Have a great evening!

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Thanks. Yes adhesive backing and each tile has 4 patterns in it. I've been wanting to get the carpet out of that bathroom for years! It never feels clean. Our main bathroom also had carpet but finally got that tiled as well. We just use the throw rugs and also a bath mat for outside the tub/shower.


Maria7 on 03/14/2015:
Blue one is pretty but I def like the white one better! It looks very nice and much more spacious! :-)

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
I did love that colour blue but can't find anything but white in the shops. That's okay. Looks so clean.


SkinInTheGame on 03/15/2015:
Beautiful! Way to go! (Literally)

grannyannie on 03/16/2015:
Thank you! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Busy finishing the bathroom this morning (unless I run out of gloss paint).  Husband has done all the major stuff.  I just have to sand and paint the door and touch up other spots. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L: whole wheat tortilla w/low fat cheddar, grapes, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S: single shot gin & tonic, oatcakes
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1293

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

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/12/2015:
Congrats. Must really feel good to be on the home stretch. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
Thanks. All done.


Umpqua on 03/12/2015:
I hope all goes smoothly with your plans, sounds like it's a straightforward job. Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 03/12/2015:
You and Umqua doing a project involving sanding.

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
I only had to do a bit of sanding. Umpqua is doing serious sanding! She's a hard worker!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Cold rain today. Yuck!  Home from gym now and not going back out!  Will finish the painting in the new bathroom when the caulking that husband has just done is dry.  Then it will be completely done!  Just waiting for an 8 x 10 photo of a flower that I took to arrive in the post and be hung up on the wall. 
 
Workout at gym: (was shortened due to running into an American friend I hadn't seen for months & chatting instead of finishing workout)
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 scrambled eggs w/smoked salmon, grapes & strawberries
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  gin and tonic
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1501

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/11/2015:
Good job your almost done. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/11/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 03/11/2015:
That's awesome that the bathroom project is almost done, I'm jealous ;)

grannyannie on 03/12/2015:
Thanks! Last major project!


thinnside40 on 03/11/2015:
Glad you were able to catch up with a friend :)

grannyannie on 03/12/2015:
Aye, it was nice!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Didn't do my upper body muscle workout after the gym yesterday, so doing it today as well as lower routines. 

I have nearly 24 weeks to lose 17 - 19 lbs.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

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:  whole wheat tortilla w/hummous, yogurt, grapes, small banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk, single shot gin and tonic

Cals:  1320

 

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/10/2015:
24 weeks is a reasonable amount of time for your goal. Good luck and have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks! It is reasonable and I hope not to be fighting to get rid of the last few pounds toward the end.


Umpqua on 03/10/2015:
Good work on the exercise, Annie. Is your next trip back to the States? You definitely have plenty of time to reach your goal.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks. Yes, next trip is to Michigan in August. We aren't coming back until the 1st of October. That gives us two months until our trip to Thailand in December. I will allow myself a 5 pound gain while in the US so my bikini will be comfy in Thailand! :)


Maria7 on 03/10/2015:
Sounds like a good goal and goal time. :-)

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Yes. Just gotta do it!!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.6

Not been good at all.  Did a Sunday dinner at the local pub with friends.  Roast beef, yorkshire pudding, various potatoes, creme brulee, beer, wine.  However, daughter is on her way back to work, the fairy cakes, crisps are gone.  

Workout at gym:

  • 25 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine

Wanted to get on elliptical but all were taken.  Gym was mobbed!  I can't do the treadmill because my plantar fasciitis has been acting up. 

  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Didn't weigh or measure my lunch, so don't have a calorie count.  But will be good the rest of the day. Tomorrow I will count all calories.

 

Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/09/2015:
It will all fall back into place soon. Just keep doing your best. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
Thanks. Just have to remind myself how I feel when I don't meet my goal and am kicking myself when we leave on a holiday.


Umpqua on 03/09/2015:
That dinner sounds incredible! I know how challenging it is to stay on point with a house guest, especially one who likes sweets. Hopefully you can get back on track this week...I weigh almost every day fwiw. It helps me to stay on track and encourages me - I stay off if I've eaten heavily the day before though since I know it will be bad news :P

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
I do better when I do weigh every day, so will do that. What is maddening is our Ugandan daughter could stand to gain at least 15 pounds.


thinkpositive on 03/09/2015:
So hard when you have guests. Same for me, back in the routine. Let's have a great week.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Travel is the hardest by far!


thinnside40 on 03/09/2015:
Your worth the effort to keep working at it :)

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.6

Have not been good and I'm having trouble staying motivated.  Ugandan daughter is still visiting and I have sweets in the house for her.  I think I need to go back to weighing myself every single day.  Gaining or staying the same will hopefully prompt me to do better, and a loss will encourage me to continue.

Workout at home (upper): did 3 sets each instead of the usual 4

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • 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 - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - full x 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat wrap w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, packet of lite crisps, a small fairy cake 
  • D:  going to local pub to meet up with friends for a traditional Sunday lunch/dinner. 
 

Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/08/2015:
It is hard to have company over to the house and keeping things we usually do not have in our cupboards. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
Very hard! Thanks.



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

The snow that got dumped on us yesterday has nearly all melted. Temp up to about 45F today. 

Gym this morning. It will take me a while to feel energetic again. It didn't help that the AC in the gym wasn't working properly. 

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  10g almonds
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla and hummous, orange
  • D:  tofu/veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • S:  5 ginger thins biscuits
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1424

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/04/2015:
Good for you for getting to the gym. That was just a dusting of snow! Not the several feet of snow sitting in my yard!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Compared to others it would be dusting. It was a lot for here!


Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Haha, I live near thinkpositive and we are running out of places to put all our snow. You are very lucky your snow melts right away! I hope you can get rid of that cough soon, how annoying that must be for you. Take care of yourself!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
I'm happy not to have much snow, but I could also do without the high winds and rain. Cough if finally getting better I think. But I will take an expectorant cough syrup before bed.


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Hope your day was wonderful!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thank you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
Yeah....too much snow and cold this year for sure!!!!!!!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Dentist this morning and we were going into Glasgow right after to visit with daughter.  But we got snow dumped on us and we aren't used to it.  Road's a mess, the ferry is cancelled, the trains are not on time.  So we came straight home. 

I'm exhausted as I am still coughing, especially at night.  It's drainage so I'm not worried that it's serious but think I'll make an appointment with the doctor.  Somehow I managed not to have a coughing fit at the dentist's.  Whew. 

Not being very active is making me even more low on energy.  Last gym visit was Wednesday, although we were out of town Thursday and Friday. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla, low fat cheddar, apple, grapes
  • D:  veg and tofu curry & basmati rice, salad w/almond slivers
  • S:  ginger thins - 4
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:   1290

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/03/2015:
I was fighting a cough a few weeks ago especially when my head was tilted back or lying down and same thing happened with me at the dentist. I almost canceled, but my cough mysteriously behaved the whole time--haha!

Hope you get it solved and can get some relief--take care!

Be careful in the weather there!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thanks! Glad I didn't have to rearrange the appt. Our snow has melted and almost totally gone! :)


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Hope you got a good night's rest and wake refreshed Wednesday morning.

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thanks. Only woke once with a cough, but not bad.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Still coughing!!    It's post nasal drip, so isn't necessarily that I still have a cold, could be the allergies.  

No gym today.  We went into the city to get the sink for the bathroom that husband is remodeling.  New toilet, wallpaper, paint (except for the door), floor tiles are done.  So sink, wall cabinet, and backsplash tiles are what is left.  After we were done shopping we went to Costa Coffee for a cappuccino and a teacake.  Got home and looked up the calories.  Yikes! 300+ for the teacake, even before I buttered it!  And it's just something similar to an English muffin with raisins. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  Costa:  cappuccino, teacake w/butter
  • L:  tortilla w/hummous, strawberries
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1591

Tomorrow we go into Glasgow to meet up with daughter, so eating out again.  I will try hard to behave myself!

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 03/02/2015:
Do your best :)

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
I will! :)


Maria7 on 03/02/2015:
The bathroom remodel sounds wonderful. Also the teacake and the coffee. Take good care of yourself and don't over do.

grannyannie on 03/03/2015:
Thanks, Maria!


Umpqua on 03/03/2015:
The bathroom remodel sounds exciting! We were hoping to gut our master bath this year but it's just not in the budget so instead we're doing the kitchen remodel on the cheap. I'm hoping next year for the bathroom - it's the last room with wallpaper left in our house!

grannyannie on 03/03/2015:
This is our last big project. We did the cheaper kitchen remodel but I love it. Lots of minor things need doing, and touch ups. But no wallpaper, at least not for a very long time.



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

Was gone for my birthday Thursday and Friday.  Had a good time.  Too many calories, of course.  

Grocery shopping this morning, tidying up and helping hubby who is now tiling the bathroom floor.  Stuff all over the floor of my 'gym' so can't do my muscle work.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 low fat cheddar in a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg/lentil/rice soup, bread, salad
  • S:  Non-alcohol beer, almonds
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1331

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/01/2015:
Happy Belated Birthday!

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
Thank you!


museumgirl on 03/01/2015:
Happy belated birthday from me, too.

grannyannie on 03/02/2015:
Thank you!



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