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grannyannie - Monday Apr 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Back to the gym today.  Been having a serious sweets craving and went into the chocolate shop in town after the gym.  They usually have a display case where you can buy a single piece of chocolate.  But I was told they don't do that any more.  The clerk suggested I get one of the small bags of chocolate and just eat one at a time.  She doesn't know me!  Instead of saying 'no thanks' I bought a small packet of dark chocolate covered caramels.  Doh!!!  That small bag which I ate one after the other was 500 calories!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb, dark chocolate covered caramels
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1748

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/13/2015:
Chocolate is deadly I try not to go 100 miles close to it lol lol. I have such low resistance when it comes to that. Don't worry we all do these things it is just a sign of being normal in our world of eating. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/13/2015:
I won't be going inside that shop again! I never keep any in the house as I have zero resistance.


thinnside40 on 04/13/2015:
I like to think it's o.k. from time to time. There are good health benefits to some chocolates AND many other worst things out there to like :)

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Yes, dark chocolate is good for you. That's why I picked it over milk chocolate. :) And caramel must have some health benefits, right?! :D



grannyannie - Sunday Apr 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

95% over my cold.  To the gym tomorrow.  No weight lost last week, but I'll catch up!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, strawberries yogurt
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot chocolate

Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

 

Cals:  1300

No workout today but did serious housework.  

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/12/2015:
You must be relieved your cold is almost over. Spring colds are the worst. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/13/2015:
Thanks, you too!



grannyannie - Friday Apr 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Skipped the gym again but did some home workouts.  Still either stuffy or runny nose but it's a lot less.  Easily get back to the gym by Monday.  Haven't been very careful on my calories and we went to a BBQ Wed. night which included wine.  

I'll get on the scale tomorrow even though I don't really want to. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg/Quorn/pumpkin/cauliflower curry & basmati rice w/asparagus, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1371

Workout at home (upper): Did 2 sets instead of 4

  • dumbbells - 2 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12

Workout at home (lower): 

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 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 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
Exercise bike - 30 minutes

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/10/2015:
Glad to hear your feeling better. I am so looking forward to BBQ season - it will be soon I hope. Like your motivation to get back to the gym. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/10/2015:
Thanks! I feel like a lazy cow when I don't work out! Need to get recharged.


Maria7 on 04/10/2015:
Glad you are feeling better. Sometimes eating more helps when not feeling one's best.

grannyannie on 04/12/2015:
Thanks, yes it does make me feel better. Toast especially!



grannyannie - Monday Apr 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Got DH's cold so I've got a runny nose and sneezing and a bit low on energy.  

Some comfort eating Saturday but not totally overboard.  Too many calories yesterday as well but also not outrageous.  Back on track today with calories but couldn't go to the gym.  So I did 2 sets of upper body dumbbell routines instead of 4, and also 45 minutes on my exercise bike.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  tortilla w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad, beets
  • S:  4 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1416

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/06/2015:
Hope you get well soon. Wishing you a good day.

grannyannie on 04/07/2015:
Thanks.


Umpqua on 04/06/2015:
My hubby has a cold too. Get well soon!

grannyannie on 04/07/2015:
Thanks. I really was hoping I wouldn't catch it from my hubby.


skinnygrlwithin on 04/06/2015:
Good for you for working out despite not feeling well... that's always a challenge!

grannyannie on 04/07/2015:
It was a struggle doing the dumbbells, so I didn't push it. The bike was pretty easy. I read my kindle while on it!


thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Hope your feeling better soon!

grannyannie on 04/08/2015:
Thanks.


biscottibody59 on 04/07/2015:
Seems like you just got over a cold. I'm probably due for the mother of all colds as I haven't had one for about 4 years. And it goes without saying I'd trade some other ills for a normal number of colds per year:-)

Hang in there and take good care of yourself!

grannyannie on 04/08/2015:
Yes, I caught one mid-January in Thailand and was just getting over it when we left - coughed like I never have before! Then on the plane we sat in front of a couple who coughed the entire flight. A few days after we got home - another cold! Took me ages to stop coughing.


Maria7 on 04/09/2015:
Hope you feel better. :-)



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Argghhh....caught hubby's cold!  And it's a nice day for a bike ride but I need to stay in. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  toast
  • L:  grilled cheese, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg/bean/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad  
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1304

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Apr 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Forgot about it being Good Friday and that my gym wouldn't open until 10.  So I got there at 8:40 on the bus and had to turn around and come home as there was nothing else open yet where I could just sit and have a coffee or something. Did all my home workouts before lunch.  Now about to get on my exercise bike so I'll get some cardio in. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, grapes, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg/bean/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot chocolate, 2 oatcakes w/pb
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1380

Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 04/03/2015:
Great workout, enjoy the cardio!

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Thanks! Did my exercise bike for 45 minutes but it's nothing like the spin bike workouts. Oh well.


puddles on 04/03/2015:
Have a great day Annie you have start your day with some good exercise.

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Thanks. I always like to get the exercise done early, so 3 days a week I'm at the gym early.


Maria7 on 04/03/2015:
Hope you have a good day. You can always come over and have coffee with me. :-D

grannyannie on 04/04/2015:
That would be nice! I'd love to share in your sunshine and warm temps!



grannyannie - Thursday Apr 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

A non-workout day. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  egg sandwich, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1225

 

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/02/2015:
Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/02/2015:
Same to you.


Maria7 on 04/02/2015:
Hope you have a good day. :-)

grannyannie on 04/02/2015:
You too. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Good day, ladies!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  egg sandwich, yogurt, plum, strawberries 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, hot chocolate
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1502

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
 

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/01/2015:
Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 04/01/2015:
Thanks!


Maria7 on 04/01/2015:
Hoping you have a good day. Is your weather better today?

grannyannie on 04/01/2015:
Much better. Only a few showers. No hail, not windy.


Umpqua on 04/01/2015:
Looking good, Annie!

grannyannie on 04/01/2015:
Ta! :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.8

Scale is moving downwards!  A no workout day.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  veggie lasagna, pear, yogurt
  • D:  veg and tofu curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1202

 

Progress as of today: 23.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/31/2015:
Congratulations on your new lower number! Have a nice day. :-)

grannyannie on 03/31/2015:
Thanks, Maria. Same to you.


thinnside40 on 03/31/2015:
WhoopWhoop!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.4

Up early this morning.  Got gym, shopping, and both my muscle workouts done before lunch.  Now a lazy afternoon on the sofa with a book. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  oatcake
  • L:  veggie lasagna, whole grain bread, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/sweet potato/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1468

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/30/2015:
That sounds like a perfect day, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Thanks! Glad I got it all done in the morning.


Maria7 on 03/30/2015:
Sounds like a good day. I love to read, too. :-D

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
:)


puddles on 03/30/2015:
Enjoy your afternoon on the sofa with a book.

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Ta! I am. :)



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