home
forums directory search about DD
Sign-in or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
happy-1 2:13P
Horn_Of_Plenty 1:51P
Puddles 12:50P
InnerPeace 8:41A
hollybelle 5:38A
grannyannie 2:40A
OhioRaven 9/26
Donkey 9/24
Duaa123. 9/20
fluffymarmar 9/07
LOLLA 9/07
Diamond50 8/31
thinnside40 8/11
Leighann 8/05
thinkpositive 8/03
spirity 7/27
WickedCurves 7/25
Cybermom4 7/24
AsMuchToLove 7/12
Jennax3 7/04
FearDfear 6/16
SuperCheeseSara 6/16
MyGiftedLife 6/08
livinglight 5/31
legcramps 4/29

Recent Forum Topics
WEBMASTER: Replies to comments on diary - 10:50A 7-Sep

DD Maintenance - 05/14/2015 - 2:52A 25-Jul

My First time! - 2:11A 27-Apr

Shoes - 4:55P 19-Nov

Webmaster - Weight Charts on my Diary - 7:42A 9-Oct

Summary: No-Fat-Added Plant-Based Eating - 1:24P 23-Apr

view grannyannie bio page
grannyannie - Friday Feb 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Got on scale.  I'm positive it's muscle gain....yea, yea that's it...muscle gain.  

After the gym and breakfast, hubby and I went for a massage.  I finally talked him into getting one.  He enjoyed most of it and he's going back with me next Friday. 

The resort we are going to Sunday for 3 nights does not have its gym built yet.  So no gym until next Thursday. 

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  toast, cantelope, tea
  • L:  stir fry with chicken, pineapple, cashews, veg, 1/2 portion rice, 1 beer (11 oz)
  • S:  toast
  • D:  probably red curry with tofu, 1/2 portion rice, 1 beer (either large or small)
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/12/2016:
I had a massage once. Though, I don't think she was Certified.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
You need a certified masseuse! A good massage is bliss!


puddles on 02/12/2016:
I love the muscle gain statement... good spin on the situation.... lol You seem to be enjoy and that is what it is all about. Live, love, laugh.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Yep, enjoying myself! Back to counting calories in about 2 1/2 more weeks.


Maria7 on 02/12/2016:
I hope you have a good day! :-D

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Thanks! Day is over now. About to go to bed.


liza36 on 02/12/2016:
You are right that a good massage is bliss! It reminds me I must schedule one soon.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Booked one for both of us for same time next week.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/12/2016:
good to take a break from the gym, free up your schedule & do something different. it's good for you.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Relax, read, kayak, swim,snorkel, eat,drink. Repeat. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Cycled to lunch, cycled to dinner, swam in the pool.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  pad thai with tofu, iced tea
  • S:  banana muffin (small)
  • D:  chicken sate, glass noodle soup, maybe a beer
  • S:  cantelope I didn't eat for breakfast

Tomorrow:  gym then massage.  Saturday:  checking out a gourmet chocolate cafe.  Sunday:  start of a 3 night luxury island trip!

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/11/2016:
Have a nice trip, A.

grannyannie on 02/11/2016:
Thanks, OR! Should be lovely. And I won't be tracking my food and drink.


Maria7 on 02/11/2016:
I love chocolate... Bet they have some wonderful chocolate items! :-D

grannyannie on 02/11/2016:
Belgian chocolates! Mmm The ownder's name is Hans.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

As usual bicycling everywhere. Probably a good thing we gave the rental car back.  We get even more exercise.  We've had very windy days so haven't been out in the kayak for a while.  Might be able to tomorrow.  Crossing my fingers the weather is good when we go on our mini-holiday next week. Maybe 3 days without cycling will help my ankle.  I suspect that's why it's still sore.

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea, juice
  • S:  Lg cappuccino, small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  potato/pineapple/shrimp salad, mango smoothie
  • D:  Planning on getting another Philly cheesesteak and fries as it was sooooo good.  Probably 2 beers (11 oz bottles)
  • S:  maybe a fruit bar or an apple

Finally looked up this place that we pass all the time.  For some reason I thought it was only a dance studio with an usual name.  Nope.  It has chocolate.  Probably a good thing I didn't know this earlier.  I'll be visiting, probably Saturday. Bad bad girl.  

http://www.samuivillachocolat.com/

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/10/2016:
I think it's Great that you two bicycle everywhere. I would love that place.

grannyannie on 02/10/2016:
You would love it, but it is very hot and humid. So cycling can be really really sweaty midday.



grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Haven't been on the scale lately.  I'm sure I'm about 145.  All belly and boobs.

Rode the bike to lunch and will also ride to dinner.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, juice, tea
  • L:  ham omelette and toast, iced tea
  • S:  fruit bar
  • D:  owner of a cafe we go to frequently asked us to come and she'd fix us a squash/pumpkin curry, so we picked Tues night dinner.  Brown/jasmine rice with it.  Don't know what I'll drink but they make really refreshing G & Ts.  Or I might have tea. 
  • S:  apple 

Took some pics at the gym yesterday and forgot to post them:

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/09/2016:
You look great!! So healthy and strong! Keep up the good work! :-)

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2016:
I went to write a comment and then my screen went blank & it got deleted! ugh!

You look totally different with your hair back! I think it makes you look younger! Also, I think the workout outfit is very youthful and nice on you.

The squash dish sounds so good! Squash is so healthy.

Being so active is so good for you. You are a great inspiration for me.

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks. Very comfy short shorts! The squash dish we were promised was a sweet pumpkin desert - coconut milk and coconut sugar and pumpkin. Yummy!

I would feel awful if I stopped working out.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2016:
You should maybe check your toe / ankle out if they continue to be painful..

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
The toe is only sore if I touch it, and the ankle is sore but not badly. I can still do everything.


Maria7 on 02/09/2016:
You are an inspiration to me, also with your dedication to working out regularly. You look very healthy. I wear my hair up a lot, too.

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks. Glad I can inspire. It's very hot here so my hair is up a lot, especially working out.


OhioRaven on 02/09/2016:
Yes, I can see the belly clearly...

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
LOL. Yea, but you can't see the big boobs which I hate! ;)



grannyannie - Monday Feb 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Lots of walking.  Biked to dinner. Bought more cashmere scarfs.  About $6 each. Not thick but soft and nice. 

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea, juice
  • S:  Lg cappuccino, small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  cheddar cheese baguette, water
  • S:  smoothie, 1 beer (11 oz bottle)
  • D:  Philly cheese steak and fries, 2 beers (11 oz bottles)
  • S:  fruit bar

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/08/2016:
I am glad to hear you are back to being fully active including walking.

The scarves sound nice for all seasons :)

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
My ankle is still a bit sore, probably because I am still cycling a lot. Toe is weird as it hurt like hell the day after I stubbed it. Thought it was broken. But by later in the day it was fine. Hardly hurts now. But it's black and purple.

The scarves are nice, but not very thick. Got granddaughter one, and friend, and one or two for me.


Maria7 on 02/08/2016:
Enjoy your bike rides...I got a new bike for Christmas and am looking forward to warm spring weather coming in, hopefully next month to start riding it. Glad your toe is better.

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
Our bike rides can be quite hot, but I still enjoy them. I do enjoy them more at home though - better bikes, better temps. Love to ride!


puddles on 02/08/2016:
The beer must have had medicinal effects... lol glad to hear nothing was broken. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
LOL. Aye, that's it. The magical healing properties of beer! Thanks. Have a good day.



grannyannie - Sunday Feb 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Well, so much for plans.  Intended to do the gym 4 days this week - Sun Tue Th Sat, but I badly stubbed a toe yesterday and could barely walk this morning.  After being up for a while it felt much better. So I'll go to the gym tomorrow. 

Rode bikes to lunch and will also ride to dinner.  It doesn't involve my toe.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  toast
  • L:  chicken/lemongrass/veggies/herbs wrap, 1 low cal homemade cookie, small mango/passionfruit/yogurt smoothie
  • D:  most likely a veggie fried rice with a fried egg on top
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/07/2016:
awww, I hope your toe feels better soon. nothing like a painful toe! :)

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/07/2016:
Thanks, better now but almost black!

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
Yikes. Can't delete all these.


OhioRaven on 02/07/2016:
Call a toe truck.

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
LOL LOL!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/08/2016:
Granny Annie! How many times do you need to tell me it's almost black!? hehe

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
I can't even delete the extras! How annoying!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 06, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Took a tuk tuk into the Tesco mall and had coffees, then to the beach town to wander about. I miss the car, but not as much as I thought.  

A swim in the pool and a short bike ride to dinner.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, orange, tea
  • S:  Americano sm biscuits/crackers
  • L:  burger and fries and peach iced tea
  • S:  1 pint of beer
  • D:  red curry with tofu and 1/2 portion rice
  • S:  1/2 bottle lite beer

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/06/2016:
Wow!! You are having such fun!!

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
Yep. :)


OhioRaven on 02/06/2016:
Sounds nice !

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
It was!


Maria7 on 02/06/2016:
Sounds like you are going to a lot of different places. The bike ride to dinner sounds especially nice.

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
Very nice and relaxing here.



grannyannie - Friday Feb 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.9

Booked a massage for this morning, so only had toast for breakfast after the gym.  First time I'd been to this place and this lady was excellent!  I asked for back and shoulder and she did those thoroughly and then did my legs and arms for a short time then my scalp and neck.  Pure bliss!  I've booked the same thing for next Friday.  Wish I'd known I could get a regular massage without that torturous Thai massage!  I would have been every week since we've been here.  Ah well....I'll go every Friday or maybe twice a week till we leave and I'll see her again next winter.  

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins bike - high resistance

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  toast and tea
  • S:  toast after the massage
  • L:  cheddar baguette, big cucumber/tomato/lettuce salad, water
  • S:  I went to buy some short shorts and left hubby in the Aussie pub.  I found some shorts right away so joined him for a beer - had a pint of Foster's, then a cappuccino
  • D:  veggie fried rice with 1 fried egg on top, water
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 22.1 lbs lost so far, only 5.9 lbs to go!

Awesome50 on 02/05/2016:
Your massage sounded divine! Great workout and food intake as well. Enjoy your weekend!


puddles on 02/05/2016:
You should be very relaxed by the time you get back home Annie with all those messages. Take advantage of it. Enjoy your evening.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.9

A wee bit too much snacking....ok way too much.

We took a tuk tuk into a town to have a cappuccino, but the power was out in the area so couldn't get any.  Had a juice instead.  Then a long, hot walk back to our lunch restaurant.  I was so hot I got a mango smoothie with lunch.  While waiting for a tuk tuk to go home as it was too hot to walk, I got a small ice cream bar.  This was after I had already bought a mini pack of M & M's.   

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  pineapple juice
  • L:  ham omelette and toast, mango smoothie
  • S:  mini pack M & M's, small ice cream bar (they have been shrunk)
  • D:  chicken/cashews/veggie stir fry and 1/2 portion rice, water
  • S:  stopped by our watering hole and had one beer
  • S:  at home - ate the last small banana muffin

Our watering hole is also a massage shop so I made an appointment for tomorrow morning.  It's a gym day so I'll have to have a light breakfast instead of my usual as a massage on a full belly is bad news!

Progress as of today: 22.1 lbs lost so far, only 5.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/04/2016:
Enjoy your massage. I love them too! Actually, I will be having one not too far from now - on the 15th! and the guy who gives them is SUPERB. and for a pretty low cost! yay! Nice you even get a belly massage, so do I.

tuk tuk is a cute name for a taxi.

grannyannie on 02/04/2016:
Not getting a belly massage, had one before and don't like. Meant I can't eat a big meal before a massage.

This massage will cost 400 baht or about $12. Plus tip.

There are a couple of kinds of tuk tuks. On this island they are pickup trucks with a cover and 2 rows of seats in the back. There are also regular taxis for a much higher rate. In Bangkok the tuk tuks are more like bigger golf carts.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.1

The gym had no power this morning.  So no A/C and I couldn't even use my wee fan that I bring with me.  So I stuck it out and did all my dumbbells, pouring sweat the whole time.  No way was I going to do cardio though.  

Then some little kids decided it would be fun to play in there - youngest was about 5, the other two about 8.  Twice one of them ran past while I was lifting a heavy dumbbell.  The youngest thought bouncing the big medicine ball would be fun.  Quite sure they didn't speak English as none of the Chinese tourists we've heard can.  The youngest did understand though when he ran past me again while I was lifting and I yelled OUT!  If these kids come in on my next gym day which is Friday, I won't allow it.  My tone of voice will let them know even if they can't understand the words.

The menus in most restaurant here will have photos of the food in the back, so if you can't read Thai or English you can just point to a photo.  

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, fresh papaya, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  potato salad with pineapple and shrimp, soda water with lime
  • D:  probably a stir fry with half portion rice
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 5.1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/03/2016:
Sometimes a woman's stern voice is all we need to get us back to where we need to be. Have a great "What's Left of Your Day", Annie.

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
Thanks OR. The dirty look I gave him when we started bouncing the medicine ball worked well - for a few minutes.

Early evening now. Time for telly.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/03/2016:
No A/C has gotta be tough. Uncomfortable temps are always tough lol. I hate it when it’s cold at work. Makes me want to curl up under a down blanket and go back to bed which is what I want to do right now. I am struggling to be happy. I am missing my friends. This winter sucks for me all because I have goals to look good at a wedding. I have no time for anything. Good for you kicking those babies out of your workout area! I would have done something similar if I thought the kids were causing me any problem or safety hazard! They shouldn’t be in there. You know, I think this is common with the photos in foreign restaurant menus. Some of the Indian ones near me in Queens do this too…some of these restaurants actually do not translate the indian words on their menus. It’s in “English Indian” if you get what I mean. It’s indian words but spelled out in English and no translation. I’ve googled everything I need to know actually, so I actually can order from their menus & know what it is I want! Gotta do what we gotta do !!

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
I know what you mean about not being happy because all you can think about is trying to lose for an event or a holiday.

Any restaurant we've been to there is always someone with halfway decent English. And the menus are in both. But those who come here and can't speak English are in trouble! They usually travel with big groups. Tons of Chinese here now for Chinese New Year this weekend. Thai translations are often funny though as there letters are different and some are obviously done with Google Translate! LOL.


puddles on 02/03/2016:
The LOOK always works it is a universal language... lol At least that is what my partner use to tell me rest his soul. It was usually followed by sorry dear.... lol Enjoy your day Annie.

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
My dad had the LOOK. It worked.

Thanks! Enjoy your day.



[ Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 Next Page ]