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grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

Very disappointed in myself. I haven't been able to stick to calories for more than a few days at a time. I kept telling myself I'd be very unhappy if I didn't stop indulging, and I am.  Eating out, eating with friends, hubby's great home brewed beer, binge watching tv series on Netflix (makes me want to snack).  Well...nothing I can do about it now.  We leave on Friday for Glasgow to spend the night and fly out on Saturday. 


I will try not to overindulge while we are in Thailand but I know it will be difficult. The clothes getting tighter in the waist will help me keep it under control. I will get on the scale Friday morning before we leave. I'm bringing a workout outfit because both hotels have a fitness centre.  I'll be most concerned about working on muscles, not cardio as we'll get that anyway.

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 20 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12 
Mostly clean eating today. 
 

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

lolla on 01/14/2014:
Forgive yourself and have fun in Thailand!!! I am the same way, always so disappointed at myself but remember life is so much more than this body of ours. Go and look, feel, taste, smell, enjoy!. I hope you have a great time and share some pictures so I can take a mini mind vacation when you come back. Hugs!

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
I'll post pics. I know how great I feel when I'm a size I'm comfortable with, and 6 months ago I was certain I'd be back down to that size. Oh well...I'll just have a good time.


thinkpositive on 01/14/2014:
You've been successful in the past so if you can maintain & then get back on track when you get back. Look forward to your pictures.

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Yes, I've done it before and I CAN do it again.


Maria7 on 01/14/2014:
I, too, was hoping to be at my goalweight before we left on our trip this past October but I wasn't anywhere near it, so I just took large comfortable clothes and had a wonderful time. I didn't diet on the trip but I didn't greatly overindulge, either and came back weighing almost the exact same as I did before we left. I know how it is to binge eat. Especially while watching tv. So far, I've been doing well concerning that and hoping to get to goal weight by next month. Hope you have a good and safe trip.

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
My large clothes were all given away. We are going to a wedding and I'm wearing a dress that looked really nice and showed off my small waist - in June 2012. Now I'll be wearing a 'body girdle' under it to pack things in! :O

I'm going to have a good time anyway.


dana_johnson426 on 01/14/2014:
Have a good time!

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Thanks!


selina on 01/14/2014:
You are doing great, Annie!

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Thanks. Wish I was!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 09, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

Did a bit of snacking last night but not too bad. I was actually hungry, the calories for the day had been too low. 

Hope all of you in the US are staying warm!!  

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 20 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 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 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar on whole grain bread
  • S:  grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1329

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/13/2014:
Hey there...it has warmed up here in SC some, I think we are in the 60's today.

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
We've been in the mid 40's to 50 but today it's in the upper 30's. It will be in the 80's in Thailand!


thinkpositive on 01/13/2014:
Getting ready for your trip? You must be excited.

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
Yes, very excited. Nearly packed.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 08, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

We went to Glasgow last Thursday for a concert and to spend the night. However, due to high winds we got stuck an extra night as the ferries were cancelled, so we went to see a movie.

Monday we went to Edinburgh overnight so we could get to the US Consulate Tuesday morning to apply for US SS pension. 

I have been a total pig and am regretting it deeply. No excuses. Some of the clothes I wanted to wear in Thailand are too tight.  We leave in 10 days. I will keep calories to 1200 or less until we leave and will work out. Might be able to lose about 3 pounds before we leave. 

Getting our typhoid vaccinations this morning then grocery shopping. Workout will be at home today. 

Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
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/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water 

Total:  1113

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/08/2014:
I think we have all been bad through the holidays

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
Aye, but I've been bad all autumn and winter!


OhioRaven on 01/08/2014:
I don't think your chart looks too bad.

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
Clothes are tight though and they will get tighter while on our holiday. We've just had too many guests, too many holidays, then there was christmas etc etc.


Umpqua on 01/08/2014:
It's good to see an entry from you, you've been busy! I know I would find it hard to stay on track with all the traveling you do. I'm sure you'll be very active in Thailand so maybe that will offset any extra calories you happen to take in.

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
We will be active there so maybe won't do too bad. I'll try to stick to the mai tai type drinks instead of beer, as I can consume a lot of cold beer when it's hot out.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 30, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Very good yesterday - 1200 cals.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - intense
  • 5 mins rowing machine - high speed
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 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 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  apple
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1170 cals

 

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/30/2013:
Good going, Annie .

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Ta, Ohio!


biscottibody59 on 12/30/2013:
You're doing well despite the food/drink challenges--keeping up well with the activity--thumb's up GA:-)

grannyannie on 12/31/2013:
Ta! :)


Maria7 on 01/05/2014:
Hope you are doing well.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 29, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Miscalculated yesterday but still ended the day at about 1370 cals. 

Gym is closed New Year's Day and the day after but I'll still work out on New Year's day. New Year's Eve we are going to a party at friends' house. Jan 2nd we are going into Glasgow for a concert and spending the night. Challenges! I'll need to keep reminding myself how some of the clothes I'll be wearing in Thailand in less than 3 weeks are snug! Although New Year's Eve will be very tough as I know that there will be lots of good food, desserts, chocolates, and wine and champagne. 

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 - 3 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 3 x 20
  • exercise bike - 50 mins while reading my Kindle
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  fresh pineapple, grapes
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1199 cals

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/29/2013:
Good luck with the holiday, Annie. My clothes are starting to feel "snug".

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Yea, hate snug clothes!!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 28, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.0

Oink! Not doing well for more than about 3 days at a time. I should be motivated with this trip coming up in 3 weeks. For now I'm changing goal to a more realistic one - 135. 

Baked banana bread yesterday - first time. Delicious!! Not low cal though with the butter and brown sugar. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - intense
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 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 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on a wrap, slice of banana bread
  • S:  satsuma
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

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

Duaa123. on 12/28/2013:
Very good keep going:-)

grannyannie on 12/29/2013:
Thanks.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

 

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/24/2013:
Shared your Picture on Facebook. MerryChristmas Annie.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
Merry Christmas, Ohio! xx


horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2013:
I love your peace picture! :-D

grannyannie on 12/28/2013:
It's cool, isn't it?



grannyannie - Monday Dec 23, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Not great yesterday - had husband's chocolate souffle with ice cream and then more ice cream later with Nutella. I plan to be good every day this week except christmas day. 

Housework today and waiting for the postman to sign for package and give him a gift. 

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 @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • thigh master - 3 x 10
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • 5 x 25 jump rope
  • 5 x 20 jumping jacks
Might get on exercise bike later and read my book.  Did 20 minutes.

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast and low fat cheddar on wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 satsumas
  • D: chickpea curry and basmati rice, salad
  • S:  small serving chocolate souffle (cals?)
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   about 1300

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/23/2013:
We are both being bad this week, Annie :v)

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
Aye. :)


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
That souffle looked yummy! Bt the way I've been meaning to ask you if your husband has any Irish ancesters? My mother's maiden name was Feely and her mother came from county Sligo in Ireland.Just curious. Hang in there! I'm having an off day with cookies that my husband baked!

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
Hub's grandfather came to Scotland from Sligo. Maybe you're related!

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
His name was Patrick. Don't know the year he left but he married in Glasgow in 1899. His brother emigrated to Boston.

grannyannie on 12/23/2013:
His name was Patrick. Don't know the year he left but he married in Glasgow in 1899. His brother emigrated to Boston.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
Very well could be related ! I know the name was sometimes spelled Feeley or Feely. My grandfather's name was Peter and in a prayer book of his he wrote that he was from Drumahair Parish in County Leitim and he emigrated to NY C in 1905.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
Original spelling is Gaelic and some anglicized it to Feely or Feeley. So your Feely's came from Leitrim? I think all are related.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
I think I got the spelling wrong- County Leitrim ? Also saw when I looked it up that it is near Sligo. My grandmother came from Sligo.

grannyannie on 12/24/2013:
I will PM you on Facebook.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 22, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Going to be a quiet christmas again this year.  No more winter trips to Michigan.  Too cold.  Too much snow.  Too many people passing around illnesses from being indoors all the time.  Just hubby and me.  
Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 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 - 9 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  pb on 2 oatcakes
  • L:  chicken breast and low fat cheddar on a wrap, blueberry soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
  • Husband is experimenting and making a chocolate souffle and doesn't measure the ingredients, just uses his judgment. 
TOTAL:  No idea  

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/22/2013:
I'll be with you this Christmas, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/22/2013:
Thanks Ohio! :)



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 21, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Had a nice time last night even though the party on the ferry was cancelled due to high winds. Went out to an Indian restaurant for dinner.  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 9 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

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-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10 each leg
  • 25 x 5 jump rope
  • 20 x 5 jumping jacks

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, satsuma, soy yogurt, 
  • D:  curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1190 cals

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/21/2013:
You did well even with dinner out.

grannyannie on 12/22/2013:
Had too many beers though. :O



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