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grannyannie - Sunday Dec 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

14 mile bike ride today including a steep hill.  Also walked up a very steep hill to visit a temple.  All while it was sunny and hot.  So I felt I deserved some rewards, but probably over-rewarded myself. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, canteloupe, yogurt, tea
  • L:  pad thai with shrimp, mango smoothie
  • S:  cold beer after heavy sweaty exercise
  • D:  green curry with tofu, 1 large beer
  • S:  ice cream bar

Today's adventure:

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2015:
Love your tasty in alcohol - I love beer too! Nice and satisfying!

Nice photo! You are in GREAT shape...such lean legs - JEALOUS! just kidding! keep up the great work Annie!

grannyannie on 12/27/2015:
Thanks! I can't believe we've been here nearly 4 weeks and I've only had one mai tai!!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Sat.

Back on track after pigging out on xmas day.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins bike 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/soy milk, soy yogurt, pineapple, toast, tea
  • S:  Small cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  potato, pineapple, shrimp salad
  • S:  apple
  • D:  pad thai with shrimp
  • S:  packet of crunchy seaweed snack

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/26/2015:
I was a Little Piggy too. Have a Good Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 12/26/2015:
I think yesterday must have been pig out day for a lot of us..... lol but today is a different story. Have a good one Annie

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Thanks Fran. Same to you.


horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2015:
Shrimp is such a great protein to have when eating out! It's so low calorie and picks up the flavors of the dish very well! I love ordering Shrimp, squid & scallops are my low-cal go-to's!!!

grannyannie on 12/26/2015:
Fresh shrimp is common here and I have it often. Mmm



grannyannie - Friday Dec 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Should I confess what I ate xmas day?  Naw....

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/25/2015:
I'd love to hear! jajaja...Merry Christmas Granny Annie!

grannyannie on 12/25/2015:
LOL. It was all delicious anyway! Merry Christmas. Getting late and time for bed now. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Mostly sunny today so went on a bike ride - about 8 miles.

Manager of our housing community gave out tins of biscuits (cookies) today, and of course I had some....too many.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  Americano and sm cup of biscuits
  • L:  potato salad with pineapple and shrimp
  • S:  more biscuits/cookies
  • D:  a really yummy pasta/tofu/herbs/lemongrass/cashew dish sprinkled with parmesan.  lime cooler.
  • S:  watermelon

A couple of temple photos:

Gold Pagoda

Wall carvings in a temple

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/24/2015:
Beautiful pics Annie. Enjoy your day and have a great Xmas.

grannyannie on 12/24/2015:
Thanks. Same to you Fran!


OhioRaven on 12/24/2015:
I would really enjoy the history, temples and museums.

grannyannie on 12/24/2015:
I love them! It's an interesting mix of Buddhism with the addition of reverence for Hindu and Chinese Gods/esses.


biscottibody59 on 12/24/2015:
It's lovely weather for a bike ride together with . . .

Enjoy your days and nights! Cheers!

grannyannie on 12/25/2015:
Thanks! Happy holidays to you.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale back up.  Guess the blip was when it went back down due to fluid loss.

Rainy all day.  

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 15 mins bike 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/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • L:  grilled cheese, pbj toast, pack of crunchy seaweed
  • D:  probably duck curry with brown rice, beer
  • S:  maybe one more beer

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

puddles on 12/23/2015:
I will have a few blips of my own during my holiday I am sure but will try to remember not to blip every day. lol Have a good day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/23/2015:
Thanks Fran. Same to you.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2015:
So sorry about the scale back up...I agree, that's SO ANNOYING! :)

But, hey, seems you've been able to enjoy a lot of nice food & drink while away. So, i'm sure you'll be ok & get it at least back down & continue to enjoy your time away. Weight gain is hard to accept even while on vacation i'd have a hard time seeing my weight go up & up! lol....but I have confidence in you!

grannyannie on 12/23/2015:
Thanks! I just don't want it to get out of control. It just felt so good to have the scale going down so much when we were first here. Clothes all fit fine but vanity loves a smaller tummy in a bikini.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale went down but I wonder if it's fluid loss.  Better start getting on it every day.

Rain or heavy rain most of the day.  So we visited some Buddhist and other temples during breaks in the rain.  Hope the rain is off when it's time for me to go to the gym in the morning. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  Large cappuccino with small cup of biscuits
  • L:  Fried rice with cashews and pork, peach iced tea (have to stop ordering these as they are high cal)
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork
  • S:  packet of crunchy seaweed, chunk of cheddar

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/22/2015:
I've been to a Buddhist temple - it was when I went to Niagara Falls back in September 2013. It was so different from anything I have ever experienced in religion.

Very rainy here too, my phone app says rain for the next week pretty much! But i'll take it - no snow is a great thing.

Porridge is nice & filling. I tend to add banana to mine because it helps bulk it back together since I eat it at work & prefer it to sit with me.

I used to eat a lot of dried seaweed - i'd buy the sheets and snack on them. I did this years ago - probably around 2006-2008. So long ago!

grannyannie on 12/22/2015:
The temples here have tons of gold and are very ornate. Funny thing when monks are supposed to be poor and beg for food.


OhioRaven on 12/22/2015:
Yes, a Rich Monk seems to be Oxymoronic.

grannyannie on 12/22/2015:
Aye. We see them out early in the morning with their begging bowls. Monks are treated very well and are highly respected. Not sure where all the money comes from to build these gorgeous gold temples with intricate carvings and paintings. I always donate all my coins when we visit one.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Didn't get on scale.  Was going to skip beer tonight even though it's a gym day, but got weak when I sat down to dinner. LOL. 

Gym:  

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano & small biscuits
  • L:   plain omelette and fries
  • D:  pork and lots of veggies (very healthy and low cal), 1 large beer
  • S:  crunchy things (I think it's seaweed but it's 120 cals), 1/2 lg lite beer

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/21/2015:
The mind is strong but the body is weak.... lol It is hard to be on holidays and not give in to temptation. The problem is that our holidays are for long durations which makes it even harder to stay on track. Enjoy your pleasures Annie.

grannyannie on 12/21/2015:
Thanks Fran. I've done really well so far. Was a blip on the scale as this morning it was back to where it was.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Oops, scale is going in the wrong direction.  Too many calories obviously.  I'll need to have more 'light' days.  I think I'll skip the beer on my M W gym days this week and have my beer and treat on xmas day. 

Today we'll ride 7.5 miles roundtrip to a cafe for dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, 2 sm bananas, tea
  • S:  cappuccino & small biscuits
  • L:  something a bit different - shrimp, pineapple, warm potato salad with mayo
  • D:  duck curry w/carrots, tomatoes, lime leaves, pineapple; apple/lime/cucumber/celery juice not sweet
  • S:  apple

HOP asked about the food here and how much veggies were in them.  So I'm posting some photos.

Curries, lots of veggies and tofu.

Common veggies in curries and other dishes are cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, some Thai veggies, a Thai eggplant, carrots, lots of various leaves, herbs, often pineapple, cucumber on the side.

 


Chicken wrap with chaplu leaves, lemongrass, shredded veggies, coriander

Pork and kale and other greens

 

Pork and veggies

 

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/20/2015:
The food looks wonderful and all things that I really like. I would do real well in that area of the world. I seriously have to take a look at that area for my next Winter. I have thought about it but I should get a little more serious about it. I don't think it is the food that is causing you problem might be the BEER..... lol. I know it would do it to me. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/20/2015:
My rules were 2 beers or other alcohol on my gym days, but sometimes I get the extra large bottle, so I blame mostly the beer.


puddles on 12/20/2015:
I also blame the beer especially once I hit the 19 hole of golf..... lol

grannyannie on 12/20/2015:
LOL



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

7 1/2 mile bike ride.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, small banana, tea
  • L:  chicken/herb/veggie wrap, cookie, lime and soda juice
  • S:  watermelon and canteloupe
  • D:  sweet green curry with prawns
  • S:  small chunk of cheese 

Going to have my next treat on xmas day.  Since it's a Friday it will be a gym day so I'm already allowed beer/other alcohol that day.  So I'll add in a dessert.  No idea where we'll be eating dinner that day, but we're thinking about booking a boat and snorkeling trip that day. It's not a holiday here since it's a Buddhist country, but there are xmas trees and decorations and non-religious xmas music everywhere for all the christian tourists or expats. 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2015:
yeah, in the US, it seems most celebrate Christmas...but seems not to be the case in many parts of the world - particularly Asia...

with the sweet green curry, does it include veggies or only the shrimp?

grannyannie on 12/19/2015:
The curry has tons of different veggies as well. They use a lot of veggies here.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2015:
Yum....yes, the only way i'd want to eat curry is if it had a ton of veggies in it. Once in awhile, I order curry from Thai restaurants. They make it well - with lots of veggies too :)

grannyannie on 12/19/2015:
Very healthy food here. I have to watch though as they use coconut milk/cream or fry rice or noodle, and also I share the rice with hubby instead of having my own. I'll post some pics of the food when I do my post for Sunday.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale is stuck at 64.1kg - 141 lbs.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals - too hot to do more cardio - AC wasn't on very low

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, pineapple, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano & small biscuits
  • L:  chicken wrap and salad, mango smoothie
  • D:  probably fried pork with kale, beer  (the fried pork I get here is in very small amounts in bite sized pieces)
  • S:  12 oz vodka and melon drink

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

OhioRaven on 12/18/2015:
I could use a Vodka right now.

grannyannie on 12/18/2015:
Try a Smirnoff vodka and melon. Sweet and delicious.


puddles on 12/18/2015:
I will joint you guys in the vodka but I enjoy it with Clematoe juice. My favorite. I rather have a scale stuck on a number then going up Annie.

grannyannie on 12/18/2015:
Yea, I'd rather have it stuck than going up as well! :)


OhioRaven on 12/18/2015:
I learn SO much on this website.



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