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grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Hi all!  Well, I am back again because I desperately need some support!  Looking forward to catching up with many of you. 

We've just returned from 9 weeks in Thailand during which I gained 14 pounds.  I was about 6 pounds over my goal weight when we went, so I've got 20 to lose.  I did go the gym while we were there, basically to keep up the muscle work, and went about 20 or 21 times. Caught a cold in January and that cut down on my workouts for a couple of weeks.  

One of the places we went:

 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk, tea
  • L:  toast w/hummous, strawberries, glass noodle soup (a Thai dish), flavoured water
  • S:  clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & rice, salad, flavoured water
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese

Cals:  1439

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home:

  •  4 x 12 on 9 dumbbell routines

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/04/2015:
Simply beautiful, Annie, but then all your photos are! I know you had a wonderful trip and it's great to see you back here :)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks! Wish I hadn't gained and didn't need the support though. Still, nice to catch up with everybody.


mcwoo40 on 02/04/2015:
Welcome back,looks gorgeous.I'm nearly finishing day 3 of the healthy eating plan,so far so good ;-)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks. Well done on healthy eating - keep it up!


museumgirl on 02/04/2015:
welcome back.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 02/04/2015:
Enjoyed seeing your photos! You know how to get it done & you have have a good start.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks! If I'd been on DD while in Thailand I would have behaved better!



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 05, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.6

No workouts. Some housework.

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, banana, carrot soup  
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol strawberry daiquiri mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:  1188 

Progress as of today: 24.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Apr 04, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

No sinus headache today!   Still runny nose and slightly scratchy throat, so I'm on the mend. Not well enough for the gym but did my home workouts but less sets as I felt I was pushing myself too much. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 2 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • 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/dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 2 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • jump rope - 1 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 1 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, grapes
  • S:  clementine
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:   1200 cals exactly

 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Thursday Apr 03, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Still sick. Another sinus headache, scratchy throat.

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, grapes
  • S:  small banana
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:   1201 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 04/03/2014:
Sorry your still feeling badly. Hope your back to your great workouts soon!

grannyannie on 04/04/2014:
Thanks.



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 02, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Sick!  Woke up with pounding sinus headache and stayed in bed till afternoon.  Now stuffy head and sore throat.   

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wrap
  • S:  fresh pineapple & banana
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1100 cals 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 01, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Hope you all are doing well and getting/staying healthy and fit!  

Have NOT been good. Daughter was here and I helped her eat the goodies I baked, then we've been travelling around Scotland for the past week.  Totally indulgent. The scale reflects this! Anyway, got home yesterday and today starts 1200 calories.

Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  carrot soup, low fat cheddar in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1200 cals
 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/01/2014:
Hello!! It's been so long!

Your travels sound amazing!! And while sometimes during those travels we do a bit of over indulging you definitely seem like you're on the right track! As always you're an inspiration... keep it up!! :)

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Thanks! But we travel so often and for so long that my indulging seriously catches up with me -like now!


liza36 on 04/01/2014:
You always get right back to it. After my travels, I have a really hard time getting back to my plan.

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Got to get serious! We are travelling a total of about 3 or more months a year.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 17, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Happy St. Paddy's Day everybody!  

Our Ugandan daughter is coming tomorrow for a visit.  I'll go grocery shopping while hubby goes to pick her up, and also bake her some chocolate chip cookies.  Hoping I can keep myself from having more than one!!  When those run out I'll make her chocolate chip muffins.  Might make those right before she goes back to work and she can take them with her. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  oatcake, tea w/milk at gym cafe
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich
  • S:  banana
  • D: green lentil curry & rice/broccoli/asparagus, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o rum
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/18/2014:
You continue to kick butt with your workouts, very inspiring. I hope you have a fantastic visit with your daughter and can minimize your goody intake!


Maria7 on 03/20/2014:
Hope you had/are having a wonderful visit with your Daughter.



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 16, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Too much snacking watching tv last night. Think I went just over 1500 calories.

Rest day.  Made a triple batch of carrot and coriander soup and froze some of it. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, cup of homemade carrot and coriander soup
  • S:  banana
  • D: don't know what husband is planning - a curry probably with asparagus & rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  low fat hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
curry is so good...and can be so healthy! i always get curry when going out for thai....with tons of veggies & squid (not fried). LOVE CURRY :-D and almond milk is tasty too...it's the only "milk" i usually buy bc it's so low cal, but satisfying & mixes well with cereal, on it's own, and in shakes.

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
Hubby makes very healthy, low fat curries. Different ingredients each time. I like almond milk and also soy milk - same cals. :)


legcramps on 03/17/2014:
I have that whole snacking while watching t.v. problem - it's tough to stop when you're in the habit of grazing!

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
TV + snacking goes together too well. I was okay before we started binge watching series on netflix. He'd watch a movie and I'd be on the computer or reading and didn't have to snack. But to actually sit and watch... snacks.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 15, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Workout at home (upper): (should have done this part after the gym yesterday - doing both upper and lower at once is a bit much!)

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: cauliflower curry and basmati rice, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o the rum 
  • S:  2 oatcakes, low cal hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Mar 14, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 eggs in wheat wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  post workout: 1 oatcake
  • D: cauliflower curry and kale/rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300
 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!


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