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grannyannie - Saturday Mar 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Been awol again.  

Been good off and on, more on than off.  Tonight is a birthday party.  Eating dinner out, then booze and nibbles tonight.  

Been good about working out though.  Gym yesterday and home muscle routines today.  

Hope everyone is getting healthy and fit.

Happy Easter!  

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/26/2016:
Getting back into good habits is usually gradual. So more on than off is good. I worked my way back these past 3-4 weeks and I feel pretty strong now. Have a long way to go, though. But so much better than the mode I was in all winter!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/26/2016:
I agree with Holly. don't force it all on yourself at once. Let your body ease into it. Lol, if it makes you feel better, I'll be easing OUT of workout mode in April to relax.


cybermom4 on 03/28/2016:
Grannyannie, you are so amazing - you live and enjoy life - you make the gym and your home workout sound like a party!! You are doing great!

grannyannie on 03/29/2016:
Haha! Yea, I'm laughing as I sweat and spin and lift weights! Might as well. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 23, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Not 100% yet but getting there.  

Going to a 60th birthday party Saturday.  Should be fine by then.  

Workout at gym:

  • 10 mins recumbent bike (spin bike is broken)
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  light cheddar cheese in a wrap, cottage cheese, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1347

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/23/2016:
Just read your posts. Sorry you were sick . I understand the transition from holiday mode to back to reality. I'm still struggling to get back to reality.

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Was hoping to escape catching anything on the way home. Sigh.


hollybelle on 03/23/2016:
Another good workout. Good food, too!

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Cheers!


OhioRaven on 03/24/2016:
You're a lean, Mean, Fighting Machine.

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Yea, baby!

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Yea, baby!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/25/2016:
Oh, a party sounds fun! Glad you will feel better by then! First time in my life, I was better in well under 2 weeks by taking medicine right from the very start!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

I'll get on the scale Saturday.   

Workout at home: Did the full routine

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • 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 - 4 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/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on wrap, yogurt, cottage cheese, banana
  • S:  whole food bar - dates/raisins/cashews/cocoa
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1411
 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/22/2016:
Evenin' Annie.

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Evening, OR! :)


hollybelle on 03/23/2016:
Good for you. Hope your recovery continues! It's a long journey back from some of the bugs going 'round.

grannyannie on 03/23/2016:
Thanks. Better every day. Finally!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Made it to the gym.  Not feeling energetic but managed a partial workout.

Workout at gym:

  • 10 mins spin bike (pedal was breaking off so couldn't finish)
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cashew/date bar, dark chili chocolate
  • L:  oatcakes and hummous and lite cheddar, strawberries
  • S:  dark chili chocolate
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/lite cottage cheese
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: didn't weigh everything and didn't count

 
 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/21/2016:
Excellent effort! Hope you continue to feel better.

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2016:
The point is getting back to working out. I like this post because I can DEFINETELY relate, especially now. I am more sore than usual and my body is just not cooperating these last few weeks into the wedding (including last week I mean). But, instead of SKIPPING gym, I do less or I skip certain moves that will just make more pain. I'm listening to my body more....feels great to do that! and not push to extreme. I'm learning !!

dark chili chocolate huh!? :)

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Dark chocolate is good for yo, right? So I'm eating healthy food. :D



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

I've been AWOL because I've still been sick.  Was getting better then caught what my husband had and he's caught what I had. So I was feeling really weak and sitting around doing little didn't help get me get any energy. Have been very indulgent as well - beer, junk food.  Feeling better today but still not 100%. Made myself do a workout today but no cardio.  Did 2 sets instead of 3 of everything. I hope to get to the gym tomorrow.

Last winter when we came home from Thailand both of us caught a nasty cold/flu on the plane and it took 3 solid weeks to recover!  

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12 
  • 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/cinnamon/almond milk, toast
  • L:  4 oatcakes with light hummous, yogurt, strawberries
  • S:  2 chocolate covered wafers, packet of lite crisps
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1587

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/20/2016:
Being sick stinks! Hope you are doing better now. Recovery is slow. I was so ill from Thanksgiving until around Valentine's day. Took two rounds of antiibiotics, one round of steroids, and some cough meds and inhaler and nasal spray - but feeling mostly fit now! Take care.

grannyannie on 03/20/2016:
Sucks, doesn't it? Hope you're feeling good now. I'm getting there.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/21/2016:
awww, I second what Holly said. Best thing for being sick: rest. I am trying to get much more of that in, too. I worked out yesterday, but will NOT be working out again until Wednesday. Trying to give my body extra rest while not losing workout days :)

grannyannie on 03/21/2016:
Taking it slow. I'll be 100% by the end of the week.



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Got on the scale.  Not nearly as bad as I expected. 

Still not 100% - stuffy nose and coughing but definitely better than I was.  I'll decide in the morning if I'm hitting the gym.  I made the mistake last year of going to the gym too soon and working out too hard and I just got sicker. 

Tried to resist but had a snack last night - a snack bar made totally with cashews and dates. So my final calories were 1484. That's okay.  1500 max but I'll try to keep it around 1300.  

My thighs are really sore from my workout yesterday.  It had been about 2 1/2 weeks since I worked out.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich on whole grain/lite mayo, 2 clementines, yogurt, banana 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1327

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/16/2016:
yes...it is so frustrating to not go to the gym...but worse when we go & get sicker! that's why I am not going to the gym this week either. taking the break that I need.


hollybelle on 03/17/2016:
Hope the soreness goes away quickly and you are feeling 100% soon.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

I'm back!  Been very, very indulgent while sick.  Time to stop and get back on track!  I will get on the scale tomorrow morning although I'll be disgusted at what it says.  I didn't cough much last night, still blowing nose a lot, but still feel much better than I have with some energy.

Counting calories today and doing a partial workout at home.  Will try to make it to gym by Wednesday.

I ordered 2 new sets of dumbbells and received them last week.  One pair is 7 kg and the other is a replacement set for my 5 kg as the ones I have are too large and awkward for certain routines so I got normal sized ones.  At the gym in Thailand I was using 8 kg for a couple of routines, so I'll order those next. 

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12 
  • 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/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, 2 clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1272

Edit:  ate the rest of the ginger thins biscuits.  Cals 1372.  Still good.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/14/2016:
I have also been indulgent past week & weekends. I am back on track today though. I feel it all down thru into my bones, heart & mind that I want to reach that 115lb goal weight. It's been an awesome journey this winter leading up to this Spring wedding. I'll never forget how I worked on myself, my health, my well-being - despite the challenges of an approaching wedding to plan for & find outfits for & with fittings & other family plans.

I'll never forget my intensity this winter. My drive. I'd never in my life put forth such an effort. And still indulged here & there to keep myself sane. Honestly, this winter was more than just a small challenge - it was a challenge to continue to work on myself & actually change my lifestyle for the long run!

...ok, this shouldn't be all about me!...

Excellent calories, keep at it & you will soon be on a path back to a more comfortable weight & congrats on moving up in your weights! That's gotta be the best feeling!

grannyannie on 03/14/2016:
Thanks! I've got a wedding to go to in July and I'd love to wear my fave dress.


puddles on 03/14/2016:
Sounds like your back to your old self again. Good to be home. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 03/14/2016:
Thanks. I'll get there!


hollybelle on 03/14/2016:
Welcome back - looks like you are back in full force! Good for you! Glad to see your post.

grannyannie on 03/15/2016:
Thanks. Still dragging but getting there.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/15/2016:
good idea to have the wedding as a goal. ....

so you were sick & now I feel like I am sick. run down. all symptoms are chest an above. skipping gym tonight bc I need rest. hoping to go tomorrow night instead. rest will also give my back & shoulder extra rest. I want to take Wednesday off so badly.

grannyannie on 03/15/2016:
Don't push it when you are sick. It backfires!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Back later........

 

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Aye. Sucks. And hubby has the flu.


OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
Double DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
We can suffer together. LOL. I'm anxious to get to the gym, but not until I'm 90%.


innerpeace on 03/07/2016:
Get well soon! Take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2016:
LOL...so crazy you are sick! :( you needed a long rest anyways...but feel better soon!

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Must have picked something up on the plane. Jetlag might lower immunity.


hollybelle on 03/07/2016:
So sorry. I can't count the number of times I've gotten ill coming back from a trip - go figure! Hope the good health faries come soon!

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks. Airplanes are a hazard to your health!


Awesome50 on 03/07/2016:
Feel better soon'

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 03/12/2016:
You doing OK? Hope you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 03/12/2016:
Slowly getting better. Not counting calories, not exercising. Sigh. I've been drafted to go to a quiz night tonight.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Groan...... I've got a cold.  3 whole months in Thailand and no cold or flu, but 3 days after coming home - horrid sore throat, runny nose, sneezing. Not counting calories today either.  Or exercising. Sigh.  

Anyway, hope everyone is getting fit and healthy.  

I increased dumbbell weight on a few routines while in Thailand.  So I've ordered heavier dumbbells for home.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/06/2016:
Sorry you feel bad. Take care of yourself. This, too, shall pass!

grannyannie on 03/06/2016:
Thanks. Now hubby is sick but different symptoms - he's got the flu!!



grannyannie - Friday Mar 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Still feel a bit like a zombie.  Wake up early, then feel tired in the afternoon.  Jetlag is tough.  Planned to count calories today, but ate breakfast too early which throws me off for the whole day.  No junk food in the house, but I did give in and bought a chocolate bar when I went shopping.  Had some wine last night.  Hope to be on a schedule next week.  

Still not completely unpacked but I've done tons of laundry.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/04/2016:
All will get back to normal after a few days.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Eventually....


Awesome50 on 03/04/2016:
Once you're unpacked and life is organized you'll feel better and be on track. Enjoy the weekend.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Thanks. Unfortunately I've now got a cold! :(



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