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grannyannie - Saturday Oct 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Went on a bike ride this morning to the botanic gardens.  Wandered around the gardens. Sunny but cold so I bundled up. Had a bacon roll and tea at their cafe.  Ride was nearly 14 miles roundtrip.

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
  • 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/dumbb ells 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  bacon roll, oatcake, yogurt, pear (estimating bacon roll calories)
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1327

Umpqua on 10/17/2015:
The ride sounds lovely, you're a workout machine!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2015:
That's good exercise! Bike riding, I used to love it and do it frequently several years ago, is an excellent form of cardio. And best of all, you can actually go places!


biscottibody59 on 10/19/2015:
Have a good week!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Nice sunny but cold day today.  Went to the gym again - 4th day this week!  

Workout at gym:

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

I will do my upper and lower body workout tomorrow.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs in a whole wheat tortilla, grapes, apple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  lite hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1292

Umpqua on 10/16/2015:
Go Annie go!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
:)


ohioraven on 10/16/2015:
You're on a streak, Annie.

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Aye!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
Good job on the gym & menu!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Cheers!


biscottibody59 on 10/16/2015:
Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Will try! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Extra gym day.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical 
  • 5 mins treadmill - uphill

Workout at home:

  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • 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/dumbb ells 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs on a tortilla, yogurt, clementine, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes 
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1298

Umpqua on 10/15/2015:
Perfect clean healthy day for you Annie, you go!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
You are serious!



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Good morning/afternoon.  Good workout today.  Happy I can do the treadmill without any heel pain.  My plantar fasciitis rarely acts up now and when it does, it's just a mild ache in one foot.  Doing prevention. 

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • 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 in a tortilla w/lite mayo, yogurt, clementine, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:   1244

puddles on 10/14/2015:
wow great workout. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/14/2015:
Thanks. Feels good.


Umpqua on 10/14/2015:
Excellent food and workout. I feel the same way about exercise, my arthritis acts up much less when I'm exercising regularly - so many benefits!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
Glad to hear your pain is lessening. Is it also due to weightloss that you are having an easier time exercising? And you and Umpqua are right, the more regular you exercise, the easier it gets. I am working on this exact goal too in terms of cardio. I'm making it more and more a regular part of my day, trying for 3-4 days a week now.

I drink a lot of low calorie beverages too. I used to have a lot more, but herbal teas are a favorite. Nice and warm, especially on a cold day, and no caffeine!

grannyannie on 10/14/2015:
Haven't had more than a slight ache in my heel for months, and only for a short time. I'm in prevention mode for spending the winter in Thailand with hard floors everywhere. I haven't been at my heaviest weight for about 4 years, but exercise is easier the less I weigh. I've got my stamina and muscle strength back already, even though I went a month without.


thinkpositive on 10/14/2015:
Looks like you have everything under control!!



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Went into the city today to have an eye exam, so it's a long day trip.   I was very tempted by all the food offerings and could have done worse than I did.  

Didn't intend to grab a brownie at lunch, but I found I couldn't finish it and ate less than half.  Too rich, too sweet.  Very strange for me!  This happened while in the US last month as well - a giant cookie and could only eat half. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, crisps, 1/2 brownie, latte, beer
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1933  

thinkpositive on 10/13/2015:
I know what you mean- i've had the same experience with a cookie that tasted super sweet. ( I did finish it though)


biscottibody59 on 10/13/2015:
Good going on the workout and food still looks good!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
it's great when our bodies actually tell us "Enough!" My body is also doing this, more & more, and it really feels great when I actually get that "full" signal.



grannyannie - Monday Oct 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Feeling lighter.  More challenges coming up though.  Spending 3 nights next week at stepdaughters.  Ugandan daughter comes back at the end of the month.  Leaving for Thailand Nov 30 and I MUST meet my goal. 

Going into Glasgow tomorrow for eye exam and a wee bit of shopping.  Eating lunch out and how disciplined I'll be remains to be seen. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast on a wrap w/lite mayo, yogurt, grapes, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1237

Did the full whack today!

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • 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 - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Umpqua on 10/12/2015:
It sounds like you had a nice weekend and kept things in check. I hope you have a nice time in Glasgow!

grannyannie on 10/12/2015:
Thanks Ump!


puddles on 10/12/2015:
That is very close between now and your next trip. You will make it Annie you are determined and that will carry you through. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/12/2015:
Thanks for your faith!


Maria7 on 10/12/2015:
I KNOW you are very disciplined! :-D


thinkpositive on 10/13/2015:
Tough to watch calories with so many meals eaten out. Hopefully step daughter will keep you in mind when planning meals.


ohioraven on 10/13/2015:
Wow ! A full Whack ! I've said it before, Annie. You are a workout machine. Have a great day.



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!



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