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grannyannie - Thursday Aug 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 138.0

Scale still creeping downward.    If I kept up all this activity and low calories for much longer I'd collapse from exhaustion!   That's 3 bike rides, 4 days at the gym, home muscle workouts, one more day tomorrow and that's it till my trip.  I was really pouring the sweat today with my cardio workout at the gym.  No muscle work today but will do all of it after the gym tomorrow. Need to wash and pack a gym outfit.

I'm trying to figure out how to keep myself motivated while I'm away.  Usually on holidays I'll be good for a short time and then I'll think f*** it, I want to enjoy myself and eat and drink whatever I like.  Result:  big weight gain.  Maybe try to remind myself of how hard I've worked and what happened when I slipped up.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1251

Workout at gym: really intense!

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
 

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/20/2015:
You are working so hard and deserve the continued loss. Keep it up!

grannyannie on 08/20/2015:
Thanks! Now to keep myself indulging!

grannyannie on 08/20/2015:
Meant from indulging!


ohioraven on 08/20/2015:
Yep, I could have had buffets on my trip but then I thought about my health. It wasn't worth it.

grannyannie on 08/20/2015:
Well done! I need your willpower!


thinkpositive on 08/20/2015:
It is challenging to eat healthy when you are away. Just do your best.

grannyannie on 08/20/2015:
I will. I have to remember I've only got two months when I get home to lose whatever I put on. Big trip in Dec.



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 138.6

Lost a wee bit more!    I might just make it to 137 before I go!  That's the weight where I start to feel good - I can feel that my waist is getting small at that weight.  We expect our friends to invite us to dinner before we go but we'll just have to tell them no thanks. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 pbj toast, cherries, peach, yogurt
  • D:  veg and chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1209

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

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):   I didn't do my abs yesterday as I was busy riding again.  Won't bother with legs.  Those are good!

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 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

Progress as of today: 28.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/19/2015:
Wow, you have done a great job getting to your goal!



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Scale down!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 toasts w/pbj, grapes, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1220

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT

About to go on same bike ride as yesterday:  15.5 miles with many 20% gradient hills.

Workout at home (lower):  don't think I need to do the leg and butt workout since I'm getting a great leg workout today!

  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
A couple of pics from yesterday's ride:
 
 

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/18/2015:
Beautiful pictures as always. Congratulations on the scale movement!

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 08/18/2015:
Congrats Annie - Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Thanks Fran!


livinglight on 08/18/2015:
Enjoy the ride, sounds great!

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
It was great!


thinkpositive on 08/18/2015:
Great pictures. Congratualtions on the loss.

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Monday Aug 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Scale is the same.  Lovely day here.  Sunshine again! Might have to get out on my bike.

Menu:

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

Cals:  1189

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home (upper):

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

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/17/2015:
Ride on !

grannyannie on 08/17/2015:
I did. 15 miles after lunch!


thinkpositive on 08/17/2015:
Great exercise!

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Doing it again today!



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Hi all!  I guess it was fluid that caused the blip on the scale.  If I could just get to 137 by next Sunday I'd be happy, but normally during a good week I lose 2 lbs.  

Today I rode my bike to the supermarket in town to pick up a few items (out of fruit).  Nice ride even though I'm on a few busy roads.  And the sun is shining!  It's nearly 20 miles roundtrip.

Stuck to calories yesterday and even did extra sets with my muscle workouts.  No alcohol, no sugar until I leave on my trip. 

Menu:

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

Cals:  1189

 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/16/2015:
Nice Ride !

grannyannie on 08/16/2015:
It was nice. A short one compared to our usual.


livinglight on 08/16/2015:
Awesome! Just got a bike today and super excited to start cycling around :)

grannyannie on 08/17/2015:
It's a really pleasant way to get exercise.


thinkpositive on 08/16/2015:
Yeah for loss of water weight.


puddles on 08/17/2015:
You might just get there Annie. You are certainly doing a lot of bike rides. Have a great day Annie



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.6

Sigh.  Scale keeps going in the wrong direction.  A week from tomorrow we go into the city and stay at a hotel for my early flight on Monday morning to the US.  Hubby will follow a week later. 

If we get invited to our friends' house for dinner again, which I expect, we will have to come up with an excuse.  We are also skipping the trip to the island to visit daughter. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1102 (might have to add something if I get too hungry but will keep it to 1200 total)

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/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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

Progress as of today: 24.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Take Care, Annie. You're still doing good.

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
I'm determined now!


thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
Gosh, hard to believe that the scale went up after all of your exercise!! You know how to et back on track,

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
Some could be fluid. I can definitely tell I'm not 137 any more as I was weeks ago.


Maria7 on 08/15/2015:
My new scale is weighing me heavier. :-(

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
I won't have access to the same scale while I'm traveling in the US. So I'll be judging by trousers.


biscottibody59 on 08/15/2015:
Have a good week!



grannyannie - Friday Aug 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.6

We went on our longest bike ride ever yesterday - 66 miles - pedal assisted electric bikes. Plans were to ride into Glasgow and take the train back but we decided to ride back as well. It was mostly bike trail rather than roads. Food and drink wasn't too bad but I could have been better.  It was a long overdue sunny and warm day.  We decided our limit should be about 50 miles, especially since all our rides are hilly. 

No workout today as I'm just plain tired.  I'll do all my muscle workouts tomorrow. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  packet of breakfast bars (171 cals) - should have skipped these
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, strawberries, peach
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1424

 

Progress as of today: 26.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/14/2015:
Wow!! Quite a workout. Sounds like a fun day.

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
It was great! Perfect weather, finally.


Umpqua on 08/14/2015:
What an awesome workout, glad you enjoyed it!

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
Lovely :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.6

Scale down a wee bit more, so I guess it wasn't fluid loss yesterday.

We've been invited again to our friends' house as they have a different set of relatives staying with them.  We're told it will be some type of casserole.  I will totally avoid the wine as willpower disappears.  I'll try to leave the bread alone as well.  Calories today:  no idea!

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 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
 

Progress as of today: 26.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/12/2015:
No Bread For You !

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Okay. Or dessert. Or wine.


puddles on 08/12/2015:
Do the best you can Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks, Fran. Will do!


Umpqua on 08/12/2015:
Good plan for the evening and congrats on your continued loss!

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2015:
congrats on the real weightloss...always better than just water weight! although, water weight loss feels good at the moment you've got it going on when it happens!


hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
I have been trying to be realistic an have either bread or a small dessert with special meals, but not both and it has helped. No depravation feeling and keeping it reasonable. It's especially easy when dessert is something that doesn't tempt me, but almost everything tempts me! LOL! Good job Annie!



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Scale down 2 lbs from yesterday.  Could mean it was fluid gain before or fluid loss yesterday.  I ate 4 servinigs of fruit yesterday instead of two and paid for it with 'intestinal problems'.     

Was planning to go to the gym but woke up feeling that staying close to home would be a wise move.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1174

Workout at home (lower):  
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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
 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
Mornin', Annie. Slow and steady.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Doing fine, now OR. :)


Umpqua on 08/11/2015:
You are bouncing right back between your trips with good habits. I'm not recording my weight for a few days after this vacation - I "lost" 3 lbs last night, haha, and I expect I will lose more over the next few days with fluid and getting back to normal eating. At least the scale moves down for me sometimes ;)

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
I always wait to weigh myself as well. :)


thinkpositive on 08/11/2015:
Nice work, closer to your goal.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Thanks.


puddles on 08/11/2015:
Congrats Annie - Must feel good. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Thanks. But I'll see what the scale says tomorrow when fluid should be back to normal.


biscottibody59 on 08/11/2015:
Looks like you're on track to start your trip below 140--very nice!

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks. I'd be much happier at 135, but oh well. My own fault.



grannyannie - Monday Aug 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Scale is still high.    I leave for the US 2 weeks from today. Obviously won't lose 10 lbs between now and then.  I have to at the very least be less than 140.  

I'd better post all my foods on DD while I'm in the US.  Embarrassment at eating/drinking too much should help keep me straight. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  3 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, peach, clementine, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1186

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 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

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 10.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/10/2015:
That might be a sound plan to post your food. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
Thanks Fran


mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Keeping track is a good idea



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