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grannyannie - Saturday Mar 15, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Workout at home (upper): (should have done this part after the gym yesterday - doing both upper and lower at once is a bit much!)

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: cauliflower curry and basmati rice, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o the rum 
  • S:  2 oatcakes, low cal hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Mar 14, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 eggs in wheat wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  post workout: 1 oatcake
  • D: cauliflower curry and kale/rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300
 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Thursday Mar 13, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Not a workout day, but going to do some housework, get daughter's room ready for her visit, make some carrot and coriander soup to freeze, etc. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 fried eggs in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  grapes
  • D: cauliflower curry and kale/rice, salad, mocktailo
  • S:  lowfat cottage cheese
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300 cals

 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/13/2014:
Have a successful day today :)

grannyannie on 03/13/2014:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Did not do well yesterday. After picking up some things from his flat, we transported hub's uncle (dementia) to a nursing home from the elderly ward he's been in for about 4 months. Very impressed with the home and the staff.  They gave us tea and biscuits (cookies).  I was starving by then as we hadn't any lunch so scoffed lots of biscuits. Finally had a meal at about 4.30 and had sirloin and chips and peas, and 3 pints of beer!  Oink. 

Think what I need to do is get on the scale every morning. I find it motivating. Our Ugandan daughter is coming next week for a visit and I'll be baking her chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chips muffins - her faves. Can I resist?!?

Workout at gym: (shorter cardio today as I had shopping to do afterward)

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail (strawberry daiquiri w/o the rum)
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/12/2014:
It's hard when you're starving to resist biscuits.Looks like you had no problem getting back on track.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 10, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous on wheat wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: tofu/veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/10/2014:
Looks good!


Umpqua on 03/10/2014:
You're killing it with the exercise Annie, good going!

grannyannie on 03/10/2014:
Feeling more muscular! :)



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 09, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Busy this morning!  I only did my upper body workout yesterday so did lower today.  With both workouts I increased the number of sets from 3 to 4.  When I was done this morning I cleaned the living/dining room and kitchen and did some laundry, all before lunch!

Stuck to calories yesterday - under 1300.

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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich w/low fat cheddar and whole grain bread, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail (17 cals)
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Had a nice afternoon with friends in Glasgow yesterday. Had a late lunch/early dinner of fish and chips and several pints of beer. They are now on their way to Florida for 3 weeks of sunshine, so it's our turn to be jealous. Far too many calories but it's just a blip. Back on track now. 

About to buy our airline tickets for Thailand for our winter trip!  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • 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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat hummous in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • S:  banana
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/08/2014:
Good morning...I see that you do real well with your workouts at home...do you ever do walking outside for exercise? I know it doesn't matter, just curious. Hope you have a good day. How's your weather over there?

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
I love to power walk/jog when the weather is good, and also bike ride. But it's not often enough being in a rainy climate. Today it is 45F but it's rainy and windy so feels really cold.

I enjoy jogging but I won't do it on the treadmill at the gym - I walk fast, walk at a steep incline, but I just don't feel comfortable running on it. I like to do that outside.



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 06, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Going into Glasgow tomorrow to meet up with friends for lunch. We're not meeting up until 2 or 2:30 so I'll have a snack before we go. Our 3ish lunch will also be dinner, so when we get home I'll try to just have fruit for a snack if I'm hungry. The restaurant/pub chain we go to has 'clubs' several times a week, meaning that's the featured food special at an extra low price. Friday is fish and chip day and it's not low cal!  But it is my favourite so I'm sure that's what I'll be eating. I will log my calories including the beers. Scale is down this morning and I'll keep that in mind tomorrow. 
 
At the gym 4 days in a row this week!
 
Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine  
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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh raspberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes, clementine
  • D: Quorn pie, salad, mocktail
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1330

 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/06/2014:
Your day sounds full - great job getting to the gym!

grannyannie on 03/06/2014:
Thanks! Feeling fitter. Just need to get that belly to shrink. A lot!


Umpqua on 03/07/2014:
Nom nom, fish and chips. Congrats on the loss, you're doing great. I hope you're having fun in Glasgow!

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Had a good time. Our friends are on their to Florida sunshine. Our turn to be jealous!


Maria7 on 03/07/2014:
You're not far from your goal.



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 05, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.0

Some challenges this month.  A small one on Friday when we meet friends for lunch in Glasgow.  Then later this month we are spending 3 nights in Edinburgh.  Otherwise, no excuses not to stay on track. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh raspberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: 2 oatcakes/pb
  • L:  hummous on a wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • D: chickpea curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1326

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/05/2014:
Oh I miss Edinburgh! Hope you're having a great day so far :)

grannyannie on 03/05/2014:
Thanks, hope you are as well.



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 04, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.0

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
Workout at home (lower): intended to do this after lunch but a friend dropped by.  Will make sure I get in 3 of these this week. 
 
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  banana
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/04/2014:
Looks great!


OhioRaven on 03/05/2014:
Mornin' Annie !



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