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grannyannie - Thursday Jul 25, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.4

Our broadband is down but I will post later if it works. Posting here using phone not easy.

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

Pumpkincake44 on 07/25/2013:
Have a wonderful day!


OhioRaven on 07/25/2013:
Hey, Holly.


Umpqua on 07/25/2013:
I hope you get your Net back soon!


legcramps on 07/25/2013:
Have a good day even without the interwebs!


V on 07/25/2013:
Hope you get your service up and running again!! Have a good evening Annie <3



grannyannie - Monday Jul 22, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.4

On track.  Doing all of my routines today instead of splitting them up as I'll be in Glasgow all day tomorrow--Shopping and eye exam and haircut. 

Workout at gym:
  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill uphill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back) 
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12                                                                               
Workout at home:
  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 
  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk, diluted oj
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L: homemade multigrain seeded bread & hummous, plain yogurt & cherries & raspberries
  • D: 2 Quorn Southern Style burgers, sweet potato, veggie gravey, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1440

 

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/22/2013:
Have a great day, Annie.


legcramps on 07/22/2013:
Have a good one!

grannyannie on 07/22/2013:
Thanks. You too.


V on 07/22/2013:
Hey Annie!! Just catching up on everyone's weekend and it sounds like you had a really good one.Well except for your foot, sorry to hear about that..Your daughter is beautiful BTW!

Have a great evening girl <3


Umpqua on 07/23/2013:
What beautiful pictures and I agree, your daughter is gorgeous. Looks like you're doing really well with the clean veggie eating and exercise. I hope you're enjoying your trip to Glasgow today!



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 21, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.4

No formal exercise today. Doing some housework and cleaning out my closet. Time to be ruthless and get rid of clothes I never wear. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L: 4 oatcakes & low fat hummous, plain yogurt & fresh raspberries, clementine
  • D: veggie and tofu curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  apple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk, diluted oj

TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/21/2013:
Yeah, get rid of those fat clothes.

grannyannie on 07/21/2013:
LOL, Ohio. Already got rid of almost all the fat clothes. These are just shirts and sweaters, etc.



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 20, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.4

Updated weight. No sense in crying about it. Just getting back on track. 

I hurt the arch on one of my feet while hiking on the island - wore light hiking shoes instead of my big, heavy hiking boots.  And I'm sorry I did. I don't want plantar fasciitis again so I'm wearing support sandals around the house and being careful. Won't do the workout I'd planned today but will do my lower body muscle routine.  

A couple of pics on the island: our beautiful Ugandan daughter, and the Abbey

 

Workout at home (lower body):

  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - fu  ll and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L: 3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, plain yogurt & fresh strawberries, grapes
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  apple, clementine
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/20/2013:
Nice pics, Annie. Take care of that foot. Have a great Day !

grannyannie on 07/20/2013:
Thanks, Ohio!


biscottibody59 on 07/20/2013:
I hope the foot/arch injury doesn't keep you from your routine--thanks for sharing the lovely pics!



grannyannie - Friday Jul 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Back from island. It was good to see daughter. She is so happy volunteering there and it's easy to see why. We did a ton of hiking on rough hilly ground, but also a lot of eating and beer drinking. I will update weight tomorrow but what I have listed now is low. I've really done it with the holidays this time!    It's time to be seriously good!!!

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back)                

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, plain yogurt & fresh strawberries, cherries
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/avocado 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/19/2013:
Have a great day. Glad you are back home.

grannyannie on 07/19/2013:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 07/19/2013:
Welcome back, Annie. I'm out of beans and I'm gonna make Courgette stew in your honor tomorrow.

grannyannie on 07/19/2013:
Thanks Ohio. Enjoy your courgettes! :)


biscottibody59 on 07/19/2013:
You're doing great with your fitness/workouts--I'm sure you'll get everything back to your routine soon!

Have a great evening!


hollybelle on 07/19/2013:
You'll be back in tip-top in no time!


V on 07/19/2013:
Welcome back Annie :) I am sure your visit was awesome! I am sure you will bounce right back so no worries my friend <3 Love you girl!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 14, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Happy Sunday fellow health & fitness fanatics!   

Happy 8th birthday to my oldest granddaughter!    About to Skype her.

Heading to Isle of Iona tomorrow and staying until Thursday. Seeing our Ugandan daughter after about 5 weeks!  Baking cookies for her this afternoon.  She is doing a presentation at the community about Uganda so I'm getting some stuff together for her. Probably won't post again until Friday.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back) 
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12   

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 
My thighs are screaming with the last 3 days of workout, so I'll skip doing lower body routine.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

V on 07/15/2013:
Have a wonderful visit Annie <3



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 13, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Warm and breezy and partly cloudy. So power walked/jogged instead of doing tae bo/jump rope inside the house. Supposed to cool off and get showery - just in time for going to the island to visit Ugandan daughter 

Updated weight.  Not as bad as I thought, but not good.

Workout:
  • 5 miles powerwalk with intervals of jogging - about 2 miles  
  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts
  • step routine for 5 minutes
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages, 2 eggs, fat free plain yogurt & fresh strawberries
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  under 1400

 

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/13/2013:
Good job keeping it reasonable and enjoying weather. I DID get good price on the light install - IF he does a good job!!

grannyannie on 07/13/2013:
Hope he does. I'm really very grateful that my hubby can do all that type of stuff - electrical, plumbing, all diy stuff. (and he cooks - think I'll keep him). :)



grannyannie - Friday Jul 12, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

For those with jobs......happy Friday!   

It's gorgeous here - perfect temp and sunshine.   If it would just do this all summer, every summer....

Back to the gym today. I don't feel like I've lost anything - no muscle or stamina loss.  Didn't get to use the spin bike since the spin bike 'hog' beat me to it. Grr...

Updating weight tomorrow.  

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back) 
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12                                                                               

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L: 3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, fat free plain yogurt & fresh raspberries, grapes
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  skinny latte
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/12/2013:
Happy Friday, Annie !

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Same to you, Ohio!


Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Thanks happy friday to you too. Only two hours work for me then I'm splittin'

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Enjoy!


Umpqua on 07/12/2013:
Nice work Annie, and what a clean, beautiful menu for the day!

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Thanks! Time to eat right, at least for a while. :/


hollybelle on 07/12/2013:
Good job jumping right back in the swing of things after your trip.

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Cheers, Holly!


V on 07/12/2013:
Dang it with the spin bike hog getting the bike before you :( As far as keeping up with your stamina while on vacay..The muscles enjoy the break from hardcore workouts too.. YOU ROCK Annie <3


Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Happy Friday!



grannyannie - Thursday Jul 11, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Back home! I love visiting my family but 4 weeks gets to be a very long time! Weather here is perfect. I went to sleep at about 8.30 last night and woke up at 10 this morning!

Stepped on the scale this morning but won't record weight until I weigh myself on Saturday morning.

While we were gone I went to 3 exercise classes with my sister, one spin bike class with SIL, and did about 8 or 9 of my strength routines. And we did a LOT of walking. 

I had booked a spin class for this morning but just couldn't do it. Might do some of my strength routines this afternoon, but I'm busy getting everything unpacked. Did grocery shopping this morning and doing laundry now.

I've decided that when we are not travelling, or have guests, or are guests at our meat-eating friends house, I'm eating vegetarian. Not doing vegan again because it's too difficult - can't get soy yogurt here, and I do like to eat a couple of eggs every week. We have switched to soy and almond milk though.

I'll go to the gym tomorrow and Sunday. On Monday we are visiting our Ugandan daughter on the island she is volunteering on. We've booked a B & B for 3 nights. We'll do a lot of walking and I'll do some muscle work.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/slivered almonds/raisins/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L: 3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, fat free plain yogurt & fresh raspberries
  • S:  apple
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S: skinny latte w/almond milk, 2 clementines
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1309

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/11/2013:
Glad you made it home safely! Sounds like you accomplished quite a bit while you were on holidays. I think your idea to eat vegetarian on days where nothing is happening is a great one!

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 07/11/2013:
Welcome Back, Annie ! I'm glad you had a good trip. It's good to see your porridge again.

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks, Ohio. Nice trip. :)


Umpqua on 07/11/2013:
Welcome back! Great work on the exercise while you were away. I also like the idea of eating vegetarian while you're at home, much easier than vegan.

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks! Wasn't too bad on the exercise but not good at all on food and beer.


hollybelle on 07/11/2013:
Welcome back, looks like you are already back in the swing!

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks, Holly. Will have a detour next week but otherwise no excuses.


V on 07/11/2013:
Yayyyy!! Welcome back!! You have no idea how much I have missed you my friend <3 So happy to hear that you had a fun visit an i am sure your Ugandan daughter will be thrilled to see ya and I bet she misses your homemade "care packages" :)

Hey thanks for the compliment, it takes a machine to know one ;)

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Thanks, V!! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Jul 04, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Happy 4th of July!!

Our visit is going very well and we return home on Tuesday, arriving early Wednesday morning. Got my work cut out for me but I am enjoying myself.  

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

V on 07/04/2013:
Hey Annie!! I miss ya girl. Hope you had a fabulous visit with the fam in the states.. Love ya <3

grannyannie on 07/05/2013:
Thanks, V! :) Home in a few days. <3


liza36 on 07/08/2013:
Hope you are having a wonderful time. Safe travels home.

grannyannie on 07/08/2013:
Thanks, Liza!



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