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grannyannie - Friday May 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Started the week out well by getting under 140.  But the last few days have not been great, but I'm not worried.  We stayed up all of last night to watch the UK election returns.  Of course there was snacking - mostly toast, oatcakes, almonds.  And tea, coffee, beer.   

Finally went to sleep for a short nap about 6:30 am.  So I'm tired and do not have the energy to do any workouts.  I didn't intend to stay up all night and thought I'd be at the gym this morning, but couldn't pull myself away from the tv.  

Not counting calories today but I'm keeping things under control.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/08/2015:
Get some rest today Annie.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Still awake and had dinner. So might go to bed around 9.


Umpqua on 05/08/2015:
I'm sure it was a rough and frustrating night. I hope you get some rest today!

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Very rough and unbelievable! Haven't done anything requiring much energy. Load of laundry, heat up the curry and make the rice and salad. Good sleep tonight.


OhioRaven on 05/08/2015:
Coffee,Tea and Beer !?!

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Well, the polls closed at 10pm so I turned on the tv, made a cuppa tea. Later had a non-alcohol beer. Then husband got up from nap around 11 which is when I intended to go to bed, but changed my mind. Heard him go out to the garage where he brews beer, and had him bring me some. Felt tired so had a coffee. Later more beer, more snacks, more tea...... you get the idea.


OhioRaven on 05/08/2015:
YEP !


Maria7 on 05/08/2015:
I read about the UK elections. Looks like the Conservatives won with David Cameron going to stay... I hope that is good for everyone.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
No, it's only good if you are wealthy like Cameron is. It's a disaster


biscottibody59 on 05/08/2015:
I watched a debate a month or so ago and I catch a bit of "question time" on CSPAN here from time to time, and Ed Miliband impresses me, but I guess his politics just aren't what will win an election.

I wish our elections were as economical and short as they are in the UK. Bernie Sanders running will make things interesting if he's allowed to be involved in the high-profile debate process.

Good going on the 130s--you're proof that it works if you "work it."

grannyannie on 05/09/2015:
Thanks. I'll reply to the politics on your own diary.



grannyannie - Thursday May 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Missed posting yesterday but went to the gym.  Felt due for more calories and did some snacking, but not too far overboard.  

Today I have a sinus headache but I'm sitting in my workout gear waiting for it to go away so I can do my muscle work.  

Calories will be under 1500.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/07/2015:
Hope you feel better, Annie. I know you'll get your workout in. Missed hearing from you yesterday. Cheers.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks OR. Didn't manage to work out. I think the sinus pills made me too tired. Tomorrow is another day.


Umpqua on 05/07/2015:
I've been getting the sinus headaches too, they're worst in the morning and clear up after I pop an allergy pill. Feel better xx

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
I popped mine too late so took forever to work. If I take it at first sign of sinus pain, it stops it. I already take a daily antihistamine for allergy.


onceagain on 05/07/2015:
Sick but sitting in workout gear waiting to feel better to do the muscle work?!!! Well you are going to be the poster girl for determination and inspiration. I will be putting that entry up on my inspiration board. Thank you for that and feel better.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks! Yes, I try not to skip workouts. Like muscles and like stamina!


puddles on 05/07/2015:
I can so feel what you are going through. Good luck.

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Thanks Puddles!


biscottibody59 on 05/07/2015:
Have a good workout! Never had allergies myself--hope you have a good day anyway!

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
No idea the cause of this sinus headache. Haven't had one for a while.


Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Congrats on how well you are doing. :-) Hope you feel better.

grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Thanks, Maria.



grannyannie - Tuesday May 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.6

Woohoo!  Under 140 or in the UK 10 stone.  

Schedule is off this week because of bank holiday yesterday and not wanting to go in later than normal to the gym.  So in today instead but cardio only.  Did muscle work yesterday and will do it again tomorrow. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, banana, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds & walnut pieces
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, Schweppes elderflower tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1341

Workout at gym:

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

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/05/2015:
Congrats Annie Have a great week.

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Thanks. You too.


Umpqua on 05/05/2015:
Yay Annie, congratulations!

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Thanks! Seemed to take forever!


OhioRaven on 05/05/2015:
WooHoo !

grannyannie on 05/05/2015:
Cheers! :)



grannyannie - Monday May 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

It's a bank holiday in the UK and my gym isn't opening until 10am so I decided to skip it as I like to get there at 8:45, plus it will be very crowded.  I'll go to the gym tomorrow and just do cardio.  Doing my home worktous today.

Have a healthy week everybody!  

 Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, orange, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot choc & oatcake
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1288

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
 

Progress as of today: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/04/2015:
Wishing you also a great week Annie

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
Thanks


Umpqua on 05/04/2015:
Good plan for the day, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
Will do. Thanks.


OhioRaven on 05/04/2015:
That's a lot of dumb bells.

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
LOL! Aye it is!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/04/2015:
food sounds so healthy & yummy....reading everyones good food choices makes me regret my decision to binge...at least it wasn't over 3000 calories. LOL.



grannyannie - Sunday May 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

Rest day (except for housework).  Scale going down!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries, orange, yogurt
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1301

Progress as of today: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/03/2015:
Congrats enjoy your rest day.

grannyannie on 05/03/2015:
Thanks, same to you.


OhioRaven on 05/03/2015:
Hi, Annie.

grannyannie on 05/03/2015:
Hi OR!



grannyannie - Saturday May 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.4

Hope everyone is doing well and getting healthy!  Didn't do my muscle work after the gym yesterday as I was shampooing carpet, so doing so this morning. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, grapes, raspberries
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad w/almond slivers & walnut pieces
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1324

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
 

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/02/2015:
Sure wish I could do all the exercise you do. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Same to you. :)


thinnside40 on 05/02/2015:
Have fun!

grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 05/02/2015:
Enjoy your weekend!

grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Same to you!



grannyannie - Friday May 01, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.6

Back on track!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous on a wrap, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, hot chocolate
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1426

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
 

 

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/01/2015:
Good for you keep it up. Have a great evening

grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 05/01/2015:
Good workout.

grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Thanks! Can't recall if you prefer to be called Ohio or Raven?



grannyannie - Thursday Apr 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Not a gym or home workout day.  But will be doing some deep cleaning, shampoo carpets, etc. Sunshine came back!

Scale is down again!  Not jumping up and down yet as fluid can cause big changes in the scale. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, strawberries, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1267

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/30/2015:
Congrats on your loss keep up the good work.

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 04/30/2015:
Jumping up and down could be your exercise.

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
Naw, I think I did enough yesterday to just do cleaning today. :)


Umpqua on 04/30/2015:
LOL @ the fluid comment. You're doing great, 3 cheers for Annie!

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
LOL. Thanks.


Umpqua on 04/30/2015:
You know I just realized I had a reading comprehension fail here - I wasn't laughing about fluid retention, I swear, I have my own fluxes based on that :P Anyway, I'm still applauding your loss!

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
LOL. Yea, we all have that sneaky fluid messing up the scale!


liza36 on 04/30/2015:
Deep cleaning is a workout in and of itself. Congrats on the scale movement!



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Scale moving downward again. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  might have a hot chocolate mixed with decaf
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1390-1430

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - really intense!
  • 5 mins rowing machine (too much socialsing!)
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

I try not to do dumbbells two days in a row, but I'm off schedule so doing it anyway.

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

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/29/2015:
Congrats on the scale movement. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 04/29/2015:
You're a workout Machine, Annie !



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.8

Back to normal now.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, apple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  5 almonds
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1297

I've changed my home workouts to 3 sets instead of 4 as I think that's sufficient and I don't want to burn out. I will still do 4 sets on the resistance machines at the gym. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12 (still sore shoulder-deltoid)
  • 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
 

Progress as of today: 23.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/29/2015:
That still looks like a heck of a workout. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
It is! But it's worth it. Have a good one, Ohio!


Umpqua on 04/29/2015:
Great foods and workout, I knew you'd get back on track :)

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
Yep! Never give up. :)



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