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grannyannie - Monday Jul 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Went to the gym this morning.  Nowhere near a full workout but I'm not ready yet, and I have sore muscles from Saturday muscle workout. 

Tried for 1200 calories but I'm just too hungry with calories that low, especially after high calories every day while on my trip. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/raisin bar
  • L:  hummous on wrap, clementine, small bananan, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1350

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
 
 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/11/2016:
You will get back up to speed with your workout Annie... too fast and you could hurt yourself. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran. I'll take my time getting back to normal routines. Slowly but surely.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2016:
Hi Annie <3

Glad to hear you are getting back on track at your own speed. I also sometimes take my time slowly getting back. Like you, i find it difficult to drop calories too far down after several days of indulgence! enjoy your time and your speed getting back to where you were.

<3 it's all about routine. Happy to see you back here with us, as well.



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 153.0

Sunday.  Hope to get back to the gym tomorrow. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous in a wrap, 2 clementines, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  cocoa/date bar
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1307

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/10/2016:
Your doing good Annie... Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran!


Donkey on 07/10/2016:
Your meals sound so yummy -- and healthy!

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Very healthy! Very different from my indulgences in the US for 3 weeks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 153.0

Got on the scale. Not as bad as I feared. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast and lite mayo on wrap, grapes, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1173

Did 2 sets instead of 3 of my muscle work. 

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 s  tep - 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 - 5 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10

 

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/09/2016:
Back on the wagon Annie it is very impressive. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/10/2016:
Thanks Fran

grannyannie on 07/10/2016:
Thanks Fran


OhioRaven on 07/10/2016:
Morning, Annie.



grannyannie - Friday Jul 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Finally back!  3 weeks with sister visiting us here in Scotland, then 3 weeks in the US.  Super indulgent but all I can do is get back on track.  Getting on the scale tomorrow morning to find out the damage and judging by my clothes, it'll be BIG.  

I will get back to the gym on Monday and today or tomorrow will get back to my home gym and do my muscle work.  

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast slices on whole wheat wrap w/lite mayo, strawberries & grapes, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1173

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
OMG! welcome back Annie...yes, just get back on track. that's all there is to it :-)

I'm having a mini staycation here with company from Canada so i'll be "back" to post more regularly come Monday / Tuesday. !!!

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks. Enjoy your mini vacation!


OhioRaven on 07/08/2016:
Missed you, Annie !

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks, OR!


puddles on 07/08/2016:
Missed you Annie so glad you are back. I am sure you had a wonderful visit.

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Thanks Fran!



grannyannie - Sunday May 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Somewhat lazy day.  Getting guest room ready for sister.   Going to gym Mon and Tues.  On Weds I'll go shopping, clean house, get haircut.  Haven't had it cut since before Thailand - end of Nov. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj/honey on toast, clementine, yogurt, glass of almond milk
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  half pint home brewed porter
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1360

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/22/2016:
Ok, I'll start Monday.

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Okey dokey!


OhioRaven on 05/22/2016:
I have to research what a lunge is.

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Lunges and squats are good for butt and thighs especially when holding dumbbells.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2016:
You are doing so great with your calories & getting ready for your sister's visit! is she younger or older than you? mine is 3 yrs younger but lately we can relate more & more now that she's 30 and i'm 33...the age difference seems to get less and less as maturity is the same basically... :)

also, perhaps we can see your haircut or before vs. after! i should upload some of my own photos ... which i will today! (before people start wondering why i push it on you guys and don't upload my own! haha)

grannyannie on 05/22/2016:
Sister is 2 years older than me - 66.

Just getting a trim, nothing drastic.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2016:
also, even if you don't count calories, you can make good food choices, or moderate ones & indulge when you want to....that's what i did last night at dinner. felt good to eat what i wanted & not a salad or lots of veggies. i just didn't have it in me (the desire for veggies wasn't there). :)


puddles on 05/22/2016:
You sound on top of everything Annie.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2016:
when you get to your age (not being mean sorry!), is there any difference at all between your ages or do you even think about it anymore?



grannyannie - Saturday May 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

I'll get on the scale tomorrow or Monday.   

Sister coming Thursday.  Won't be counting calories while she's here or when we go to the US with her.  But I'll try to at least log my food and workouts most days. 

Workout at home:

  • 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 s  tep - 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 - 5 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:  cheese wrap, banana, yogurt 
  • S:  pb and honey on 1 bread (hungry!)
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1473

 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/21/2016:
I might have to try your workout some day, and call it the Annie challenge.

grannyannie on 05/21/2016:
Go for it!



grannyannie - Friday May 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Tuesday morning the scale said 144.4.  Not going near the scale right now!

Tues:  friends visit in the afternoon - lots and lots of cookies

Weds:   went to friends' house for dinner - wine

Thurs:  out all day in the city - song club early afternoon and retirement party in the evening for above friend.  Lots of beer.  Not bad with food. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  toast
  • L:  low fat cheddar wrap, strawberries, clementine, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1309

Really tired as it was a long day yesterday.  No gym, no home workout. 

 As requested by HOP, a couple of Thailand photos:
 
 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/20/2016:
loving that you are sharing these photos ... you look GREAT in that photo so happy & healthy...i will write more later when more relaxed & not at work!!!!!

grannyannie on 05/20/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/20/2016:
i know this is too much info....but the feeling of this pressure in my body because of hormones is making me extra sensitive down there....like i am turned on....it's a weird feeling. have you ever experienced what i'm talking about!? I'm 33...and don't love the feeling especially if i'm at work!

grannyannie on 05/20/2016:
Ummm....nope.

grannyannie on 05/21/2016:
Don't really understand the question, HOP.


OhioRaven on 05/20/2016:
Hi, Annie. Let's go Fishin'.

grannyannie on 05/20/2016:
Hey OR! No fishing for me.



grannyannie - Monday May 16, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Sister is coming in 10 days.  I've put off the worse jobs for last - closets and cupboards, but otherwise the house is very, very clean.  Feels good.

Tomorrow our neighbours are coming over to see a slideshow of my Thailand photos. Serving tea, fresh berries, ginger thin biscuits, and I'm making my really good oatmeal raisin cookies. This will be difficult!!

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/raisin/cashew/date bar
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1299 (but will likely have about 100 calories of a snack of 1/2 pint of husband's home brewed porter)

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

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/16/2016:
Evening, Annie. Enjoy your hubby's HomeBrew. Not too many cookies and biscuits though.

grannyannie on 05/16/2016:
Hiya OR. I will enjoy both but not have too much of either. That's my intention anyway.


puddles on 05/16/2016:
I did fall into the drinks on the weekend that is always the thing about being out at the cottage it seems that being on the deck without a drink is like walking around feeling naked.... lol Have fun with your friends Annie

grannyannie on 05/17/2016:
Thanks, Fran. Cold beer in beachside restaurants was my downfall in Thailand!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2016:
...at least you have fresh berries on your menu! haha! Another option is cut up veggies on a veggie tray for a low cal option!

i would love to see some of your photos when you get a chance to add any cool ones here...

great cals. you are doing great. even 1600 for the day is great. for myself, i love a 1200 cal day but even 1500-1700 is enough for weightloss for me.

grannyannie on 05/20/2016:
I'll share some of my Thailand photos. :) I occasionally put some up while we are there.



grannyannie - Saturday May 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.6

Worked hard all day yesterday.  Just kept going and going.  After dinner I did even more jobs and kept telling myself when I was done I'd have a well-deserved beer.  But I kept doing 'just one more'.  Never did have the beer.  Was so tired I was in bed reading by 9:30.  Husband is having a great time with grandson but he kept asking where I was - I was missed.  Awww...  

Didn't do my muscle workout but will do it today.

Workout at home:

  • 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 s  tep - 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 - 5 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 toast, grapes, banana, yogurt 
  • D:  polenta, eggs, toast, salad
  • S:  a well-deserved bottle of Punk IPA (ale)
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1412
 

Progress as of today: 21.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/14/2016:
Well done!

grannyannie on 05/15/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Friday May 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Worked hard yesterday and this morning.  Felt I deserved a beer yesterday so had a pint of home brew.  Finally finished shampooing all the carpeting in the house!  Now on to other jobs. 

Should be a gym day but I'm getting this stuff done!  I will probably do my muscle workout this afternoon since I have my home gym back.  

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  date/raisin/cocoa/cashew bar
  • L:  toast w/hummous, strawberries/banana/grapes, yogurt 
  • D:  polenta, eggs, toast, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1371

Workout at home:

  • 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 s  tep - 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 - 5 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: 22 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/13/2016:
great cals. homemade brew sounds awesome too :)....

had a weak gym workout last night. even though i consumed extra carbs and caffeine...weird.

grannyannie on 05/13/2016:
Sometimes I struggle to get up the stairs to the gym, and other times I bounce up the stairs two at a time.

Didn't do my muscle workout as I just kept going, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! I've been getting a muscle workout scrubbing! Shining the stainless steel cooker/stove is hard work!



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