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grannyannie - Monday Dec 30, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Very good yesterday - 1200 cals.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - intense
  • 5 mins rowing machine - high speed
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  apple
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1170 cals

 

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/30/2013:
Good going, Annie .

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Ta, Ohio!


biscottibody59 on 12/30/2013:
You're doing well despite the food/drink challenges--keeping up well with the activity--thumb's up GA:-)

grannyannie on 12/31/2013:
Ta! :)


Maria7 on 01/05/2014:
Hope you are doing well.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 29, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Miscalculated yesterday but still ended the day at about 1370 cals. 

Gym is closed New Year's Day and the day after but I'll still work out on New Year's day. New Year's Eve we are going to a party at friends' house. Jan 2nd we are going into Glasgow for a concert and spending the night. Challenges! I'll need to keep reminding myself how some of the clothes I'll be wearing in Thailand in less than 3 weeks are snug! Although New Year's Eve will be very tough as I know that there will be lots of good food, desserts, chocolates, and wine and champagne. 

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 3 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 3 x 20
  • exercise bike - 50 mins while reading my Kindle
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  fresh pineapple, grapes
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1199 cals

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/29/2013:
Good luck with the holiday, Annie. My clothes are starting to feel "snug".

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Yea, hate snug clothes!!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 28, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.0

Oink! Not doing well for more than about 3 days at a time. I should be motivated with this trip coming up in 3 weeks. For now I'm changing goal to a more realistic one - 135. 

Baked banana bread yesterday - first time. Delicious!! Not low cal though with the butter and brown sugar. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - intense
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on a wrap, slice of banana bread
  • S:  satsuma
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 12/28/2013:
Very good keep going:-)

grannyannie on 12/29/2013:
Thanks.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

 

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/24/2013:
Shared your Picture on Facebook. MerryChristmas Annie.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
Merry Christmas, Ohio! xx


horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2013:
I love your peace picture! :-D

grannyannie on 12/28/2013:
It's cool, isn't it?



grannyannie - Monday Dec 23, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Not great yesterday - had husband's chocolate souffle with ice cream and then more ice cream later with Nutella. I plan to be good every day this week except christmas day. 

Housework today and waiting for the postman to sign for package and give him a gift. 

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 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • thigh master - 3 x 10
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • 5 x 25 jump rope
  • 5 x 20 jumping jacks
Might get on exercise bike later and read my book.  Did 20 minutes.

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast and low fat cheddar on wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 satsumas
  • D: chickpea curry and basmati rice, salad
  • S:  small serving chocolate souffle (cals?)
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   about 1300

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/23/2013:
We are both being bad this week, Annie :v)

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
Aye. :)


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
That souffle looked yummy! Bt the way I've been meaning to ask you if your husband has any Irish ancesters? My mother's maiden name was Feely and her mother came from county Sligo in Ireland.Just curious. Hang in there! I'm having an off day with cookies that my husband baked!

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
Hub's grandfather came to Scotland from Sligo. Maybe you're related!

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
His name was Patrick. Don't know the year he left but he married in Glasgow in 1899. His brother emigrated to Boston.

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
His name was Patrick. Don't know the year he left but he married in Glasgow in 1899. His brother emigrated to Boston.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
Very well could be related ! I know the name was sometimes spelled Feeley or Feely. My grandfather's name was Peter and in a prayer book of his he wrote that he was from Drumahair Parish in County Leitim and he emigrated to NY C in 1905.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
Original spelling is Gaelic and some anglicized it to Feely or Feeley. So your Feely's came from Leitrim? I think all are related.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
I think I got the spelling wrong- County Leitrim ? Also saw when I looked it up that it is near Sligo. My grandmother came from Sligo.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
I will PM you on Facebook.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 22, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Going to be a quiet christmas again this year.  No more winter trips to Michigan.  Too cold.  Too much snow.  Too many people passing around illnesses from being indoors all the time.  Just hubby and me.  
Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 9 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  pb on 2 oatcakes
  • L:  chicken breast and low fat cheddar on a wrap, blueberry soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
  • Husband is experimenting and making a chocolate souffle and doesn't measure the ingredients, just uses his judgment. 
TOTAL:  No idea  

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/22/2013:
I'll be with you this Christmas, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/22/2013:
Thanks Ohio! :)



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 21, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Had a nice time last night even though the party on the ferry was cancelled due to high winds. Went out to an Indian restaurant for dinner.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 9 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10 each leg
  • 25 x 5 jump rope
  • 20 x 5 jumping jacks

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, satsuma, soy yogurt, 
  • D:  curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1190 cals

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/21/2013:
You did well even with dinner out.

grannyannie on 12/22/2013:
Had too many beers though. :O



grannyannie - Friday Dec 20, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Was pretty good yesterday. Felt really hungry and had two extra oatcakes, so went to 1400 cals for the day. 

Going to a party on a local ferry tonight - only about one hour and we'll have a drink or two. Then to dinner at a Spanish restaurant with our friends. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12   

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: tea w/low fat milk at the gym cafe
  • L:  low fat hummous on toast, soy yogurt, small banana
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

Dinner out. Calories unknown. 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/20/2013:
Enjoy your dinner with friends. Do Oatcakes fill you up ? Is it that Styrofoam or is it something you make from scratch ?

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Rough oatcakes are filling. I don't make my own, I buy Scottish brand.

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Rough oatcakes are filling. I don't make my own, I buy Scottish brand.


thinkpositive on 12/20/2013:
Sounds like a nice evening. Have fun!

grannyannie on 12/21/2013:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Nice to see a lot of you returning to DD! It was far too quiet here.

Stuck to calories the last two days since returning from our trip. Didn't do the upper body workout yesterday but will do it today.

Huge wind and rain storm last night, am sure it was gusting at least 80mph. Not really wanting to go out in it today even though it's not nearly as windy. Forecast for heavy rain and gales up to 90mph today. 

Workout at home:
  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope/jumping jacks
  • exercise bike - will try for about 30 mins       
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S: post workout: small banana
  • L:  carrot and coriander soup, 2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, soy yogurt, apple
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pinapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1291
 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/19/2013:
Afternoon, Annie !

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
Hiya Ohio!


thinkpositive on 12/19/2013:
Carrot and coriander soup sounds delicious! You are back on track!

grannyannie on 12/20/2013:
It was delicious - made it myself. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

No gym today as I had a phone appointment this morning with the US Social Security Admin office in London. Did my application by phone. I'll be 62 in Feb!  I'm not inclined to want to go outside today as it's very rainy and windy, so I'll do my sweating at home. I'll go to the gym tomorrow and get back into my routines.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Cardio: 
  • 45 mins Tae bo/jump rope
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, soy yogurt, grapes, clementines
  • D:  Scottish Cullen Skink (soup made with smoked fish and potatoes, 3 oatcakes, salad, diluted orange/pineapple 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1210 cals

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/18/2013:
I'm not far behind you in age Annie. I hope we're still friends, and you're still kicking Ass and eating porridge for many years to come. Have a Great Day !

grannyannie on 12/18/2013:
Aye, still pals, Ohio!! And I hope to be kicking ass for many years to come!


thinkpositive on 12/18/2013:
Good that you are getting your SS application going. Good job on the exercise!

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
Thanks! Was surprised to learn that my husband who has never lived or worked in the US is also entitled as a spouse to 50% of the amount I'll get!



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