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grannyannie - Sunday Oct 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Had 2 oatcakes watching tv last night (72 cals) so ended the day at 1279.  

Muscles are a wee bit sore from my workouts, but not bad.  Back to normal number of sets now.  Today is just laundry, Skyping granddaughter, husband will be watching rugby world cup all day.  I only pay attention when Scotland plays.

Have started thinking about getting our freezer empty before Thailand the end of November.  Would be wasteful to leave on a fridge and a fridge freezer while we are gone for 3 months.  So we just empty them and turn them off. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1232 

Have a wonderful Sunday.  

hollybelle on 10/11/2015:
Great day, Annie!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Staying away from the scale is a good idea.  I always get so frustrated when I've been very good but the scale doesn't agree, even though I know there are flucutations for lots of reasons.

Guests are gone.  Ugandan daughter will return with another friend in a couple of weeks but they will be here for one night, then catch their train to London, then come back for a couple of days.  Daughter will stay here and we'll take her to the airport to go back home. Hopefully she'll get another visa and return in April as she's been offered the same job she has now.

Workout at home:  Did the full 3 sets each this time. 

  • 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 - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
 
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, canteloupe, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1207

hollybelle on 10/11/2015:
Great menu - great workout! The scale will have to agree soon!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Well, I was weak yesterday and the smell of that lasagna was just too tempting.  So I had lasagna - but only one serving and everyone else had two, lots of salad, but too much garlic bread.  Had 3 or 4 pieces out of the box of chocolates and everyone else helped so there are only a few left.

Tonight's dinner will be leftover lasagna and leftover curry.  I will skip the lasagna.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast slices w/lite mayo in a wrap, cantaloupe, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  G & T, probably one more chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1260 + a chocolate

Workout at gym: 

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins treadmill uphill
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 2 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
I'll get back to home muscle workouts tomorrow when our guests leave and my 'gym' is empty.  Don't want to get too sore either.

ohioraven on 10/09/2015:
Stay strong, Annie.

grannyannie on 10/09/2015:
Will do! Just over 7 weeks to bikini time again!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
You are ok, Granny. We all like a little splurge once in awhile. Your food overall looks great for today. Great calories! Keep up the great work & workouts.

grannyannie on 10/09/2015:
Thanks. A little splurge once in a while is good, but I splurged for 5 weeks. Ack.


thinkpositive on 10/09/2015:
Yes , there are days like that.



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Actually stuck to calories yesterday while watching everyone eating the chicken bacon mashed potoatoes gravy......Daughter's friend thought it a bit weird until I mentioned most of my clothes are now too tight after 5 weeks in the US.  She understood!  The friend brought me a box of chocolates.  Sigh.  She even apoligized when she gave them to me.  Think I'll share them and just have one. 

We are all going on a bike ride today.  Might stop in a cafe for lunch and if so I'll just have soup.  I'll have the same leftover curry for dinner tonight.  Hubby is making them veggie lasagne. 

Umpqua on 10/08/2015:
Excellent job avoiding the high fat/calorie foods. I hope you're enjoying your outing today!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
If you stick to your goals, your clothes will once again be looser, I am just positive of that! Enjoy your bike ride and I hope you find something you enjoy for lunch at the café! Have a wonderful day Annie!



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

I'm surprised at how sore I am today.  My thighs are especially sore as I wasn't doing any spin bike or biking of any kind.  No workouts today, but will do tomorrow. Already been to the dentist for teeth cleaning, grocery shopping and now need to clean house!

Guests today until Saturday. Ugandan daughter and her friend.  I dutifully bought her white chocolate Magnums (ice cream bars) and Nutella.  Dinner tonight for them will be:  chicken with bacon, potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots (her fave), salad.  But I will just eat leftover curry and a salad. Her friend likes G & T's so I will have one will her tonight.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  G & T (1 shot plus low cal elderflower tonic water)
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1262

Umpqua on 10/07/2015:
Ugandan daughters dinner and dessert sounds so good - you have serious willpower to avoid it!


ohioraven on 10/07/2015:
Mornin', Annie.


puddles on 10/07/2015:
Getting back into your routine I can understand that you would be sore. Nice to have your daughter over you seem to be making the right food choices. Enjoy your company Annie.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Not going to get on the scale until at least Nov.  No point.  It won't accurately reflect any gain/loss as I can tell that I've lost some muscle.  But I'll certainly know I'm losing by how my clothes fit.  

Very sore, but still a good sore.  Don't want to overdo or get injured!

Workout at gym:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, grapes, clementine
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1240

 

puddles on 10/06/2015:
Your doing good Annie keep it up.

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Thanks! Hard work ahead!


Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
I wish I had the willpower to avoid the scale like that, I'd save myself a lot of aggravation. Great job on the workouts!

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Thanks! I think the scale would tell me I hadn't gained as much as I thought as I did at my sister's house.


biscottibody59 on 10/06/2015:
Good going on the exercise and congrats on making that transition back to your usual foods--that's a big deal. (You're making it look easy:-)


thinkpositive on 10/06/2015:
You know how to get back on track!!



grannyannie - Monday Oct 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Still jet lagged!  This trip really took it out of me.  I guess it's taking longer this time due to 5 hour difference for 5 weeks.  Wonder how long it will take after we spend 3 months in Thailand??

Didn't make it to the gym this morning.  Stayed late at our friends' house.  

Workout at home:  Finally!

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 23
  • 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 - 2 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1164

ohioraven on 10/05/2015:
Get some rest !

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Trying to! Thanks.


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
Great calories and even better exercise, way to go! Welcome home also. Even thought you may be tired from the trip, sounds like you are motivated and excited to workout. That's so great! Keep up the great work GA!

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Thanks! Back on track is mandatory!


puddles on 10/05/2015:
Interesting Thailand. I was thinking of going there for my Winter in 2017 Southern part. Since I travel alone would I feel safe there Annie? Your in clock will get back to normal soon Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
I don't like Bangkok but feel perfectly safe on the island we stay on - Koh Samui. Other islands are safe as well. Don't know anything about the mainland, but it is a Buddhist country and I find the people very calm and polite and friendly.


thinkpositive on 10/05/2015:
Give yourself a day for each time zone! Good job getting back on track,

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Thanks. I should be used to it by now.


biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Good for you to get right back in the game! Wishing you good rest and recovery!



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Did not do my muscle workout yesterday and doubt I'll do it today.  Still too jetlagged.  We didn't wake up until 9:30 this morning.  And yesterday I think I ODd on fibre so wasn't doing well.  

Invited to friends' house for dinner tonight.  Wine will be kept minimal.  At least that's my plan.  Dinner won't be very high calorie. 

To the gym tomorrow.  Hope I can get into my spandex capris!

puddles on 10/04/2015:
Back to your routine. Good to have you back.


Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
I absolutely understand the eastbound jet lag after my long summer trip to my folks' house. You'll get back on schedule soon!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Just two months to next holiday!  My summer clothes MUST fit!

Going to do 2 sets of everything instead of 3 so I don't get too sore after such a long break.

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • 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/dumb bells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 2 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, grapes, pineapple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1199

hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
Welcome back. Hope you are feeling rested. Great plan - where you going that is warm?

grannyannie on 10/03/2015:
Thanks. Still tired. Need a few more days. We are going to Thailand again. This time for 3 months.


ohioraven on 10/03/2015:
Yes, it's great to have you back, Annie. Try not to over do it .

grannyannie on 10/03/2015:
Thanks. I didn't overdo. I just couldn't workout - too tired and intestinal issues for some reason. Bleh.



grannyannie - Friday Oct 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Will catch up with you all eventually.  Went grocery shopping today - all healthy.  Still very tired and haven't yet unpacked.  

Not going near the scale for a couple of weeks.  I see the change in the shape of my body. Not nearly as toned and firm as it was when I left on trip.    I got on my sister's scale and it didn't increase by much.  Sister suggested I'd lost muscle which was true.  Doesn't take long does it!?  We did a lot of walking but that just isn't enough.  The first week I was there I did a really good workout at my son's gym using weights and then cardio. Once.  Most clothes are now too tight. 

Ugandan daughter has invited herself and her boss to come visit next week for 3 days. Challenge. 

Confessing some of the things I ate/drank:  lobster, Mexican food, lots of Panera bagels, Chinese, steaks, 5 Guys Burgers, pizza 4 or 5 times, LOTS of different kinds of beers. Some wine.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  apple
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1035 

thinkpositive on 10/02/2015:
Welcome back! I'm sure you'll get back into a good eating routine. With all of your walking and sightseeing maybe the number won't be too bad. Good idea to wait to get on the scale!

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Thanks! My clothes tell me exactly what I've done. But I enjoyed myself!



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