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grannyannie - Sunday Feb 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Planned to kayak today but the water is a bit too rough.  Guess we'll just clean it up and dry it and get it ready for storage.  I'm not a last minute person so I like to pack well ahead of time.  

As usual biked to lunch and dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  ham omelette, toast, 1 beer
  • S:  biscuit/crackers I bought from our favourite coffee shop
  • D:  asparagus and shrimp and rice, 1 beer
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 02/21/2016:
Balance meals .. keep going

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Hubby normally does no-beer-days on Mon. and Tues. so I will join him tomorrow.


OhioRaven on 02/21/2016:
Sorry to hear about the kayaks.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
We'll give it one more try tomorrow, otherwise it's getting deflated. We did have a good time on two days in real kayaks on our wee island trip.


puddles on 02/21/2016:
Monday and Tuesday dry days... lol sounds reasonable. Enjoy your day but you are probably late afternoon already.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
That's what hubby does at home.

We are 12 hours ahead of EST.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2016:
yep, smart to have it packed & not rush at the end!

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Too stressful to wait until the end. Not just the suitcase, it's all the other stuff.



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Not surprised at what the scale said this morning.  Not going to stress. Much.    I'm enjoying myself but my belly is growing very quickly.  I can't go too far overboard though as my trousers have to be comfy when we fly home. Tight clothes on long flights is NOT pleasant!!  As soon as we get home I'll be seriously on track.  Sister coming end of May then we are going to the US.  Then a wedding in July and I want the dress to look good.  

Started packing my suitcase today and not surprisingly I've bought too many gifts.  Going to be a tight fit and I hope it's not overweight.  We're allowed 30kg with Emirates.  7kg for the carry on.  

Then I have to pack our crates but that has to be the day before we leave - household items, tools, personal items, some of the clothes we'll only wear here, scale, whatever leftover shampoos, soaps, household stuff is left, etc etc etc.  We'll be storing 2 large crates, 1 large suitcase, 2 bicycles, inflatable kayak in one of the crates, and also the paddles.  Not too expensive to store here and one crate is no charge since we're booked for next winter.  

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 10 mins bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  cappuccino
  • L:  1 egg, 1 tomato, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 2 beers
  • D:  probably a curry and rice, might or might not have a beer

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
Mornin' Annie

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Good evenin' OR.


OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
My belly is growing too.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Mine will shrink when I go home. I'll have less than 3 months to get to goal before next event.


puddles on 02/20/2016:
Such a bummer having to start packing. My belly might have the same problem once the kids leave. Have a great evening - you are probably sleep my now anyway.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
I've bought too much stuff!!



grannyannie - Friday Feb 19, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Still not going near the scale!

Massages this morning.  Glad I got hubby to finally try one.  He'll be going for his third one next Friday with me - our last one before we leave Thailand. 

Not being good today.  Usual bike rides to lunch and dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, banana, tea
  • L:  chicken sate and fries, mango smoothie
  • S:  1 beer
  • D:  Philly cheesesteak and fries, 2 beers
  • S:  homemade low sugar/fat cookie

Birthday in a week.  Can't decide where or what I want to eat but it will involve cocktails and dessert. 

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/19/2016:
Such an exciting end for the culminations of your trip! so nice...

I want to know what hubby thinks of the massage. I am so lucky in life to have experienced GREAT massages (and affordable too!). I've experienced both bad and good so I know the difference!

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Hubby was surprised that he liked massages. He had a different masseuse today and he said she was too strong. She worked on the knots in his shoulders but he says it's sore now. Told him it was normal. I've had many massages and most have been great.


thinkpositive on 02/19/2016:
My husband & I got couples massages frequently in SE Asia. He loved the Thai massage but not me! Give me a nice gentle massage ! Enjoy !

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Thai massage is torture! These were not typical Thai massages - more gentle but not wimpy!


puddles on 02/19/2016:
Don't you just find holidays go by so fast. Massage I like the soft one. I am usually pretty relax so but enjoy a good rub down. I sometimes almost fall asleep. Enjoy your Evening.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
They do go so fast! A week from Monday and we're gone. I don't like a really hard massage, but medium, not too soft. I like all my muscles squeezed. I've nearly fallen asleep.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 18, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Rode bikes to lunch and also dinner.  A few hills, one very steep.  

Massages tomorrow morning for hubby and me. 

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 10 mins bike
  • 10 mins elliptical - intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, banana, tea
  • L:  pad thai with tofu, mango smoothie
  • S:  apple
  • D:  pasta with herbs and tofu, lemongrass tea
  • S:  on the way home from dinner stopped and had 1 1/2 beers
  • S:  2 of the homemade low fat low sugar cookies I bought at the cafe at dinner

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/18/2016:
I am thinking of getting a bike next summer since my friend is on a journey of his own to loose weight and biking has been put on his agenda by the people of his program. He still has two years on this program so biking together at the cottage would be fun and great exercise for both of us. I don't know if I will joint him on his long walks because it sound just a little bit too much for me. He has already built up to a substantial amount of KM which surpasses my limits. You seems to enjoy your bike rides and this is where all this came from. Thanks for the inspiration of probably getting me back on a bike. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
I love riding my bike. I prefer to ride the ones we have in Scotland though. Safer roads, much better bikes. A pleasant way to exercise and the best way to see the scenery, etc.


Duaa123. on 02/18/2016:
Very good excercise ... have a nice day

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Thanks. Same to you.


OhioRaven on 02/18/2016:
Sounds Great.

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
It was. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 17, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Not going anywhere near the scale for a while!

Loved our 3 nights at the resort on the private island!  Decadent!!  

Highlights:

The dinner on Sunday:

 

Several Mai Tais and beers

Cashews and peanuts

Pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant)

French toast

Cappuccinos

Fresh fruits

Club sandwich with fries

Caesar salad with chicken

Amazingly except for the tiramasu with the set meal I never ordered the brownie or the ice cream (but I will have dessert on actual birthday)

Kayaking, beach walking, swimming, snorkeling, reading under an umbrella on the beach and by the pool

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 02/17/2016:
Very nice place .. enjoy ur time...

grannyannie on 02/17/2016:
Thanks. 3 days in a posh resort but now back in our bungalow, which is nice but not posh. 12 days until we go home.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/17/2016:
WOW! love that menu! food sounds decadent as well...and the island sounds really wonderful. It's nice to hear you are enjoying yourself Annie!

grannyannie on 02/17/2016:
Gorgeous island. Baby powder sand, softer than here.


OhioRaven on 02/17/2016:
Very nice, Annie.

grannyannie on 02/17/2016:
Thanks OR!


Awesome50 on 02/17/2016:
It looks beautiful! Enjoy your time!

grannyannie on 02/17/2016:
Thanks. We did! Back on our other island now. Our 3 months is nearly up!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Cycled to a luscious chocolate cafe.  Got there at 11am so had dessert first, sat on the lovely porch and then had lunch there.  Cycled to dinner.  I am not behaving myself, but plan (key word!) to behave after we get back from our 3 day trip.  On my birthday in two weeks I will treat myself and 3 days later we go home where I'll start counting calories again. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, cantelope, tea
  • S:  chocolate dessert (see photo) and a cappuccino
  • L:  salad with ham and cheese, iced tea
  • S:  on the way home we stopped at our watering hole and had 2 beers (11 oz bottles)
  • D:  chicken sate, salad, 1 beer
  • S:  a small packet of Oreos that leapt into my hand in a shop!  



Tomorrow (Sunday) we are going to a small private island for 3 nights which only has one resort (37 villas) and no residents.  I will not bother recording what I eat and drink.  

 

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/13/2016:
Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Otherwise, all we've got is our imaginations of the beautiful places you visit. What LUSCIOUS looking chocolate! YUM! You know, Annie, I usually start out recording what I eat when my Hubby and I go on vacations, too and then end up having a good time and not worrying about anything at all, including tracking what I eat, knowing I'll get back on track back home and I always do! I am so happy you and your Hubby are having a wonderful time. Have a good day. :-D

grannyannie on 02/13/2016:
I've been logging my food/drink since we've been here - arriving Dec 2nd. I behaved myself for the first 3 or 4 weeks, then it was off and on. I'll post photos of this beautiful island we'll be staying on for 3 nights.


Donkey on 02/13/2016:
Oh my, these photos... oh my!

grannyannie on 02/13/2016:
I actually found my dessert too rich, which is very weird for me. We'll be visiting this place again.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/13/2016:
WOW.....those desserts look very tempting. I am so glad I do not look at desserts anymore with any envy. Took a long time to get to my way. I do eat sugars, yes, but for me a granola bar is just as tasty as those desserts! LOL.


cybermom4 on 02/14/2016:
OH MY - those are desserts!! :-)


biscottibody59 on 02/14/2016:
Those pesky jumping oreos:-)



grannyannie - Friday Feb 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Got on scale.  I'm positive it's muscle gain....yea, yea that's it...muscle gain.  

After the gym and breakfast, hubby and I went for a massage.  I finally talked him into getting one.  He enjoyed most of it and he's going back with me next Friday. 

The resort we are going to Sunday for 3 nights does not have its gym built yet.  So no gym until next Thursday. 

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 10 mins bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  toast, cantelope, tea
  • L:  stir fry with chicken, pineapple, cashews, veg, 1/2 portion rice, 1 beer (11 oz)
  • S:  toast
  • D:  probably red curry with tofu, 1/2 portion rice, 1 beer (either large or small)
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/12/2016:
I had a massage once. Though, I don't think she was Certified.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
You need a certified masseuse! A good massage is bliss!


puddles on 02/12/2016:
I love the muscle gain statement... good spin on the situation.... lol You seem to be enjoy and that is what it is all about. Live, love, laugh.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Yep, enjoying myself! Back to counting calories in about 2 1/2 more weeks.


Maria7 on 02/12/2016:
I hope you have a good day! :-D

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Thanks! Day is over now. About to go to bed.


liza36 on 02/12/2016:
You are right that a good massage is bliss! It reminds me I must schedule one soon.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Booked one for both of us for same time next week.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/12/2016:
good to take a break from the gym, free up your schedule & do something different. it's good for you.

grannyannie on 02/12/2016:
Relax, read, kayak, swim,snorkel, eat,drink. Repeat. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Cycled to lunch, cycled to dinner, swam in the pool.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  pad thai with tofu, iced tea
  • S:  banana muffin (small)
  • D:  chicken sate, glass noodle soup, maybe a beer
  • S:  cantelope I didn't eat for breakfast

Tomorrow:  gym then massage.  Saturday:  checking out a gourmet chocolate cafe.  Sunday:  start of a 3 night luxury island trip!

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/11/2016:
Have a nice trip, A.

grannyannie on 02/11/2016:
Thanks, OR! Should be lovely. And I won't be tracking my food and drink.


Maria7 on 02/11/2016:
I love chocolate... Bet they have some wonderful chocolate items! :-D

grannyannie on 02/11/2016:
Belgian chocolates! Mmm The ownder's name is Hans.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

As usual bicycling everywhere. Probably a good thing we gave the rental car back.  We get even more exercise.  We've had very windy days so haven't been out in the kayak for a while.  Might be able to tomorrow.  Crossing my fingers the weather is good when we go on our mini-holiday next week. Maybe 3 days without cycling will help my ankle.  I suspect that's why it's still sore.

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 10 mins bike
  • 15 mins elliptical

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea, juice
  • S:  Lg cappuccino, small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  potato/pineapple/shrimp salad, mango smoothie
  • D:  Planning on getting another Philly cheesesteak and fries as it was sooooo good.  Probably 2 beers (11 oz bottles)
  • S:  maybe a fruit bar or an apple

Finally looked up this place that we pass all the time.  For some reason I thought it was only a dance studio with an usual name.  Nope.  It has chocolate.  Probably a good thing I didn't know this earlier.  I'll be visiting, probably Saturday. Bad bad girl.  

http://www.samuivillachocolat.com/

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/10/2016:
I think it's Great that you two bicycle everywhere. I would love that place.

grannyannie on 02/10/2016:
You would love it, but it is very hot and humid. So cycling can be really really sweaty midday.



grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Haven't been on the scale lately.  I'm sure I'm about 145.  All belly and boobs.

Rode the bike to lunch and will also ride to dinner.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, juice, tea
  • L:  ham omelette and toast, iced tea
  • S:  fruit bar
  • D:  owner of a cafe we go to frequently asked us to come and she'd fix us a squash/pumpkin curry, so we picked Tues night dinner.  Brown/jasmine rice with it.  Don't know what I'll drink but they make really refreshing G & Ts.  Or I might have tea. 
  • S:  apple 

Took some pics at the gym yesterday and forgot to post them:

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/09/2016:
You look great!! So healthy and strong! Keep up the good work! :-)

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2016:
I went to write a comment and then my screen went blank & it got deleted! ugh!

You look totally different with your hair back! I think it makes you look younger! Also, I think the workout outfit is very youthful and nice on you.

The squash dish sounds so good! Squash is so healthy.

Being so active is so good for you. You are a great inspiration for me.

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks. Very comfy short shorts! The squash dish we were promised was a sweet pumpkin desert - coconut milk and coconut sugar and pumpkin. Yummy!

I would feel awful if I stopped working out.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2016:
You should maybe check your toe / ankle out if they continue to be painful..

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
The toe is only sore if I touch it, and the ankle is sore but not badly. I can still do everything.


Maria7 on 02/09/2016:
You are an inspiration to me, also with your dedication to working out regularly. You look very healthy. I wear my hair up a lot, too.

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Thanks. Glad I can inspire. It's very hot here so my hair is up a lot, especially working out.


OhioRaven on 02/09/2016:
Yes, I can see the belly clearly...

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
LOL. Yea, but you can't see the big boobs which I hate! ;)



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