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grannyannie - Thursday Jun 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Phew!!  I guess some of the gain was fluid.  Scale going down.  Doing another low cal day of just over 1200 calories.  I'll go back up to the usual 1400-1500 on heavy workout days sometime next week. 

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, banana, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1207

 

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

ohioraven on 06/04/2015:
It's good to be back on track, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Yep, it is! :)


liza36 on 06/04/2015:
Glad the scale moved. Your workout routine is stellar as always!

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Thanks! :)


puddles on 06/04/2015:
Good stuff Annie you will be on your way to your new island in no time. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Hope so! Sooner better than later!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Argghhh!!  Got on the scale this morning to see how much damage I did while we were away.  Why did I do all that indulging?!!      

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Workout at home (upper):
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar and coffee at gym cafe
  • L:  hummous wrap, grapes, satsuma, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1232

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/03/2015:
I'm sure some of that's water, Annie. I bet you'll be back down in a few days!

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Could be 2 lbs water max. :( But scale will go down as I'm not keeping up the high calories.


supercheeseme on 06/03/2015:
I think its water too. Itll go away soon enough :)

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Be nice if it was water. :) All I can do now is stay on track.


puddles on 06/03/2015:
Don't be too hard on yourself you have to have a little bit of fun in your routine. I am sure that you will have it all under control within a few days Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Thanks!


ohioraven on 06/03/2015:
I though for sure the Squat Thrust would have taken care of that.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
LOL! It would have worked if I'd done squats instead of eating ice cream with grandson, or drinking beer with granddad!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jun 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Far too indulgent on our trip!!  Low cal for a few days.  Back to gym tomorrow.

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 second

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries & grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1204

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/02/2015:
Glad you enjoyed your trip not it is back to the routine. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 06/02/2015:
It looked like you had a nice trip and visit with the family. Here's to getting back to routine!

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
We did. Now back on track!


ohioraven on 06/02/2015:
OK, a couple extra squat thrusts to pay for that trip.

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
LOL. I wish that was all it took.


biscottibody59 on 06/02/2015:
Glad you enjoyed yourself!



grannyannie - Wednesday May 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Oops, did it again.  My electric bike arrived today and gave it a run to the local pub where I had two pints of beer and a packet of crisps.  So went over calories, again.  


Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  almonds
  • L:  grilled cheese, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1311

Going to Inverness tomorrow for 4 nights  so won't be posting.  I need to remember to tell myself 'don't do it, don't do it'.

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 05/27/2015:
I've seen one of those electric bikes...you may never pedal again.

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
You have to pedal, the battery just makes it a lot easier, especially going up hills. I'll still do the spin bike at the gym though!


Umpqua on 05/27/2015:
That bike sounds awesome for getting around town. Can you haul groceries and stuff with it? I hope you have a nice, healthy trip to Inverness :)

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I could go to town with it like my hubby does, but the main road makes me nervous as the speed limit is 60. We really have them for pleasure rides through countryside and along canals, etc.

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I'm 10 miles from town on the coast.


Supercheeseme on 05/27/2015:
Hey annie! Welcome back too? Seems like youre doing great though!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I rejoined after gaining 14 pounds during 9 weeks in Thailand during the winter. Now I need to get it off for our next trip!


puddles on 05/27/2015:
Sounds like a fun bike. Enjoy your trip to Inverness. Have a nice day Annie

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
Love my bike! Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 05/27/2015:
I love gadgets--though your new bike is a little more than a gadget:-) Sounds like a winner!

Have a nice trip!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
More than a gadget! :) Hubby has had one for months and I had to have one as well so I could keep up. Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
wow an electric bike!?


Maria7 on 06/01/2015:
What kind of electric bike did you get? Sounds real nice. :-D



grannyannie - Tuesday May 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Did well yesterday until a friend phoned and invited us to their house for a BBQ dinner.  So had lots of different meats and lots of wine.  No gym this morning. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1279

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: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/26/2015:
Ouch on your heel but your BBQ sounds lovely. I hope you have a good one and your heel gets to feeling better!

grannyannie on 05/26/2015:
Thanks. We did really enjoy the BBQ. My heel has had problems since about Nov and then I abused it on hard floors in Thailand. All related to arch support or lack of. Much better now, but might go to doctor as there will be tons of walking in the US for 5 weeks beginning the end of August!



grannyannie - Monday May 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Bank holiday in the UK and the gym opens later.  So I skipped it and did my exercise bike for 50 minutes. Can't do any power walking, jump rope, etc as I still have pain in my heel from plantar fasciitis.  

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, banana, satsuma, yogurt 
  • D:  veg & tofu curry & basmati rice, salad w/almond slivers & walnut pieces
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1330

 

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/25/2015:
Take care of your heel Annie have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/25/2015:
Thanks! Still trying to figure out how to heal it. It's the arch but the pain is felt in the heel.


OhioRaven on 05/25/2015:
Too many illness and injuries on here. Everybody take care and let's not over do it. You too, Annie :v)

grannyannie on 05/26/2015:
Thanks! I baby my foot and the pain gets less all the time....until I go for long walks.



grannyannie - Sunday May 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Barring unexpected drop in guests, should be a low cal day. 

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
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg & bean curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1260
 

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/24/2015:
Wishing you a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 05/24/2015:
Thanks, same to you.



grannyannie - Saturday May 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Had sunshine so we went on a 14 mile bike ride.  Went to our botanic gardens, had a big scone which had a lot of dried fruit, so not low cal.  But I had tea instead of a cappuccino.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  fruit scone w/margarine and jam, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar sandwich, strawberries, grapes and a satsuma
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  Not sure but under 1500

Should have done my muscle workouts today, but will do tomorrow instead.  Monday is a bank holiday so the gym opens later, so I'm going to skip going and do an alternate workout.  

Didn't take my camera with me on the bike ride but did have my phone camera:

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/23/2015:
Nice !

grannyannie on 05/23/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 05/24/2015:
Love your photos.



grannyannie - Friday May 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Ran into my new American friend at the gym and we started chatting, decided to continue our chat at her house as she lives nearby.  So my lunch wasn't what I had planned - no fruit, no yogurt.  But we had a good chat. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  melba toast, cheese, seed protein bar, oatcakes cheese
  • D:  veg and chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  approx 1402
 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/22/2015:
A chat with a girlfriend is worth a million. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Yes it is! Thanks.


liza36 on 05/22/2015:
How nice - sounds like a good lunch chat. Have a good weekend.

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Very nice. Thanks, same to you. :)


biscottibody59 on 05/22/2015:
Congrats on the 130s!

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Thanks! :)


lolla on 05/22/2015:
So nice to be back here and see your posts again. Congrats on the 130's and hope you have a lot of more chats soon. They are the best!

grannyannie on 05/23/2015:
Thanks! Nice to see you back.



grannyannie - Thursday May 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Had a very nice day in Glasgow yesterday.   Husband and his brother had to take care of business concerning uncle with dementia, and one of their aunts showed up as well.  I shopped while they took care of business and we met up in a pub for a very long lunch afterwards.  Needless to say, I had too many calories including 2 beers.  But not going to stress over it.  I'll save that for next week when we go to visit stepdaughter's for a few days.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, satsuma, grapes, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1270 (but I'll likely add a snack of about 100 calories later)

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/21/2015:
It sounds like it was a lovely day in the city for you, hope you're having a good one!

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Thanks, it was a lovely day!


puddles on 05/21/2015:
Sound like you had a good trip. Great combination shopping/good food/beer and good company. Yes should always take advantage of those days when they come around. Have a good day Annie

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Thanks :)


OhioRaven on 05/21/2015:
Satsuma. An orange.

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Not an orange. Very small. Seedless. Yummy. Similar to a clementine.


innerpeace on 05/21/2015:
Here's to a beer every now and again! Glad you enjoyed your day!

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Yes! Cheers.



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