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grannyannie - Sunday Jan 01, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Went to Mass with hubby this morning.  Very nice people there.  Went to the mall afterward to get our mobile phone packages renewed for another month. Lady at the office said I had very pretty skin.  Sweet!  And this was just a couple of days after the ladies at the massage place tried to get me to buy their wrinkle cream treatments!  I earned my wrinkles.  I'll keep them. 

Back to gym tomorrow and I will get on the scale sometime this week.  

Menu:

B:  porridge w/raisins and soy milk

S:  small packet of cookies at the church, Kit Kat at the mall

L/D:  Midafternoon - Pasta, herbs, cashews, tofu, parmesan topping, small homemade chocolate ice cream

S:  toast, sm light beer

 

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/01/2017:
All the best Annie in the New Year - Good health and happiness.


Maria7 on 01/01/2017:
So cute about the wrinkles! Ha! Happy New Year to you, too!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 31, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Sigh.  Very windy last night and there was so much noise outside it kept waking me up.  Then hubby kept getting up with intestinal issues.  

Then my phone kept beeping telling me I had text messages from the mobile company here where we get our phone/data package saying the 30 day contract is up and how to renew.  (will do tomorrow).  

 

So no workout.  We caught a tuk tuk to the beach/shop area and went to the people watching Aussie pub, then an English pub for real ale. Neither of us wanted to be designated driver. 


Menu:

B:  porridge w/raisins and soy milk, yogurt

L:  chicken satay and 2 beers at Aussie pub, then 1.5 beers at English pub

D:  bacon cheeseburger, fries, salad

S:  2 vodka and melon alcopops (well, it is new year’s eve)


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/31/2016:
Sounds like a good time was had... lol You sure know how to celebrate. Your my kind of gal Annie...lol

grannyannie on 12/31/2016:
LOL Fran, a real party animal!


Donkey on 12/31/2016:
Love the menu!! Happy New Year!!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2016:
Just like Puddy said...wow...you can party lady! you did yourself good GrannyA!

Hoping your hubs is back to normal ASAP! so much partying has you guys all jumbled up i see..in a good way. glad you were safe when it came to driving!!

nice to see you enjoying the New Year.

grannyannie on 01/01/2017:
Yea, I can party and indulge! Time to behave though. Hubby still has a slight problem and didn't eat anything yesterday except a few bites of my chicken satay. Says he'll eat lunch/dinner which is where we are going soon. 2pm here Sunday.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Massage day.  

Too much beer and rum at the party last night and stayed up later than normal, so too tired to get up for the gym. Hubby managed to still get up 6 and ride and his bike.

 

Menu:

B:  passionfruit, banana, apple, pineapple, toast

L:  big veggie salad with various seeds, small banana and passionfruit smoothie

D: pork and kale on rice, iced tea

S:  small glass of light beer


 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2016:
Enjoy GrannyA.....partying is good every once in awhile :)

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Yep, and we'll likely be sound asleep at midnight new year's eve!


puddles on 12/30/2016:
Pre New Years party always good to celebrate the New Year a few time before it gets here... lol Enjoy your massage Annie.

grannyannie on 12/30/2016:
It was nice - chatted with a French couple and a Canadian couple who come every winter. Limited chats with the Thais and Burmese who work here as their English isn't great.

grannyannie on 12/30/2016:
Oh, and loved the massage. We both have the same masseuses as last year and we let them know up front we don't like Thai massages - lots of twisting of limbs and elbows poked here and there. So we both get what we want, although hubby always says he was battered!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 29, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Skipped gym and went on the 6am bike ride with hubby.  Did 7+ miles in 38 minutes.  Legs were tired when we came home - so didn’t do lunges, or ankle weights etc.  I’ll do some of those at the gym tomorrow after upper body work.  


Menu:

B:  fruit salad - passionfruit, banana, apple, yogurt, toast

S:  small cappuccino, crackers/biscuits

L:  fried rice w/bacon, iced tea

D:  found an invitation to a party at our community when we came back from beach. Surprised it's today. Last year they had a new year's eve party.


 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/29/2016:
Wow early ride. I love mornings and love to see my day start on the right foot ... good job on the bike ride. Enjoy your party tonight Annie.

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
It's nice to ride before it's light out and the roads are super quiet. The mosquitoes are out but that can't catch you if you don't stay still.

Thanks. Just got back from party. Some really yummy Thai food, beer, and our Canadian friends brought rum.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/29/2016:
yes if you used your legs and they are tired - rest them!

are you going to the party?

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Legs did get a good workout.

Yes, went to party. The staff here are so hard working and so friendly. We debated for about a minute whether to go out to dinner or to party. Party won.

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
The party is for staff and they all get gifts but long term returning residents always get invitations as well.


Donkey on 12/29/2016:
Have fun at the party!!! I thought about your bike ride this morning when I was riding my stationary bike because it is too darn cold outside!

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Thanks. It was fun. Perfect temp pre dawn for a bike ride, almost chilly at first but I warm up.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 28, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

No Barbie and Ken today or the guy that hates AC, just one guy working out.  Busier on the island during xmas and new year season.

My bikini top was sooooo tight yesterday.  Too many clothes are tight on me.  Wish I could get rid of half my boobs, a bit of belly, and some hip.  Guess I need to behave for this to come true.   

Menu:

B:  toast, fruit salad - pineapple, passionfruit, banana, gooseberries 

S:  small cappuccino, crackers/biscuits 

L:  stir fried veggies and tofu, ½ portion rice, iced tea 

D:  we were planning on taking the kayak out but it's getting windy and showery. Was going to have a beer or two at the beachside bar as my dinner, but I guess I'll be having eggs and yogurt.

Gym workout upper 

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each 

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Cardio: 

exercise bike - 10 mins 

elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Bike rides:  to gym and back 1.5 miles

Yesterday we also rode to dinner - about 5.5 miles and part of it was a long incline.

Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3

 

Anybody else having trouble with formatting on here? I keep getting big gaps that I can't fix and the font size keeps changing, and editing can make it worse.

 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/28/2016:
I have had the same thing happen to me so now I try not to make too many mistakes when I am putting in my post or I have to reset the font all the time. I know what you mean I would love to have smaller breasts would be so nice and would fit into so many more clothes. They are always in the way. Oh well not much we can do about that. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
I type in as normal or copy and paste the workouts and then when I submit, there's tons of space between each row.

My breasts are one of the first areas I lose weight, or gain weight. The tank tops I bought here last year which fit perfectly are now very tight.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
No, no real problems with formatting. Just a problem where I sometimes delete everything I write if I"m on my laptop. Not sure what key I'm pressing, but it sure stinks when that happens!

Sorry the top feels so tight. But you know you have the power to change things. Sometimes it takes longer than we'd like it to take to make weight loss goals. you have to decide if it's worth it to you now?

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
Yea, I was doing pretty good at first, then the rain depressed me and I consoled myself. Hate feeling deprived on a holiday. Sigh. I have 3 pretty bikinis all of which are tight.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
Can you sneak a photo of them next time you see them! you have me sooooo curious!!!!!!!

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
The gym is tiny. There's no way I could sneak a photo!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2016:
okay...i will not ask again ;)

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
LOL! I'm hoping I don't see them again - they hog the small amount of floor space!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

Sunny and hot!  Getting in the pool FINALLY in a few minutes. 

Menu:

B:  toast, banana

L:  asparagus & tofu, ½ portion of rice, iced tea

D: probably a stir fry


Gym workout lower

10 reps x 5 sets each

Lunges - 5 kg weights

Side lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights

calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike -  10 mins

treadmill -  10 mins


Home:  floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

 

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes

 

The guy who hates AC didn't show up.  But Barbie and Ken did.  They took up all the floor space in the very tiny gym.  Fortunately, I was done using dumbbells.  I'll have to take a photo to show you all the what this resort gym has.  


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 12/27/2016:
Very good ..keep going


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2016:
Hello GrannyA! Is this your FIRST pool day! thank gosh! I am sure you need a lil more sun over there!

I think I remember from last year a few of your gym photos with the outdoors view right? of the pool?

Try to get a snap of barbie and ken please!!!! I want to see if they really look that good!

grannyannie on 12/27/2016:
Cant' get in the pool until the sun has been totally shining for two days straight. It hadn't until then. The gym is at a resort down the road and they have a pool, but ours is better. We can see the beach from the gym as well.

I doubt Barbie and Ken want their pic taken! LOL.

grannyannie on 12/27/2016:
and my bikini top is sooooooooooooo tight.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

Nice indulgence yesterday.  Back on track today.  M - F - no beer, no snacking, no junk.  

Menu:

B:  toast, yogurt

L: Pad Thai w/veggies, mango smoothie (well, needed fruit, right?)

D: Stir fried veggies and tofu, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea

Gym workout upper

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Cardio:

treadmill - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3


Looks like I'm going to have trouble with a tourist at the gym.  I almost always have the gym to myself the whole time - I'm there 7 - 8 am.  This morning about 7:45 a man came in and got on the exercise bike.  He left the door open which means hot, humid air comes into the air conditioned gym. I didn't notice it was open while on the treadmill because the AC was cranked up extra today and I also have a personal fan I bring with me and plug in.  When I shut the door he said he can't tolerate AC.  (What is he doing in Thailand then?!)  I told him it gets too hot.  Most tourists stay in a resort for two weeks so I might have to argue with this guy again and again!  

 

 

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/26/2016:
I am sure you can handle him... lol. Yes back on track good for you.

grannyannie on 12/26/2016:
LOL! I do have muscle in my arms and legs....hmm..not violent though. :)



grannyannie - Friday Dec 23, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

No rain today except a wee bit of drizzle for a short time.  So we rode our bikes to a Temple, then to the nearby Villa Chocolat.  I had dessert for lunch.  Pic below. 

Exercise was a bike ride to the temple/cafe and back.  Maybe 7 miles.  If it stays dry we'll cycle to dinner but that's only about 2 miles roundtrip.  Indulging until Monday then getting tough. 

Menu:

B:  toast, banana, yogurt

S:  see below (forgot to take a pic this time because a dog was annoying me trying to get some of my cake so this is last year's pic.  We sat on the porch to eat.)  I actually found the dessert too rich.  

L:  about 2:30 - yellow Indian curry with potatoes and tofu, 1/2 portion rice

D:  plain macaroni with salt and butter

S:  beer, bottle strawberry mai tai

Lunch.  Temple. 

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/24/2016:
I have got to get to that part of the world it is so nice. All the best Annie enjoy your Xmas. You will get there before us because of the time change how neat is that... lol Be good to your Santa.

grannyannie on 12/24/2016:
Thanks, Fran! Yes, we are 12 hours ahead of EST. It will be actually be xmas in about 3 hours (midnight).


Donkey on 12/24/2016:
Merry Christmas! What beautiful pictures - thank you so much!

grannyannie on 12/25/2016:
Thanks. Had a nice xmas!



grannyannie - Friday Dec 23, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

Yesterday - Thursday:

It was dry in the morning, so I went with hubby on his daily bike ride at 6am instead of the gym.  Don’t know the exact distance but probably about 7 or 8 miles.  It takes 45 minutes.  Roads are very quiet then but there were still people setting up the markets along the roads with food and juices, etc.

Did a few squats and lunges at home, without dumbbells and my usual ankle weights.

Blue skies didn’t stay.  Started heavy rain at about 9am.  

Menu:

B:  toast, yogurt, porridge

S:  cappuccino, sm cup crackers (like animal crackers)

L:  chicken/herbs/veggie wrap, mango/yoghurt/passionfruit smoothie (small)

D:  fried rice with bacon, large beer

S:  few pretzels, small glass of light beer


Home:  floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

 

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes


Also rode the bike to lunch - about 8 miles roundtrip including a very steep uphill climb.  

 

 

Friday:


Woke up to heavy rain.  Did not want to drive to the gym and still end up getting wet.  So lazy day.  Massage at noon.  


Menu:  not a healthy day.  No veggies.  I'll make up for it tomorrow. Most days I get tons of veggies and some fruit. 

B:  toast, banana, yogurt

L:  chicken sate, french fries, iced tea (didn't have lunch until 2:30)

D:  eggs and ham, banana (maybe)

S:  light beer, chocolate

 

Not being good.  Gained back what I lost.  Plan is to go ahead and indulge over xmas weekend, the M-F be very, very good.  No beer at all.  No snacking at night.  Then treats on weekend. 

 

Blog of our stay in Thailand.  Added some videos today of kayaking and cycling.  You'll have to copy and paste it as this editor doesn't have links. 

 

http://anniedannysamui.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2016:
I'll watch the video later / on the weekend! Cool stuff...can't wait to see.

Squats are simply the best...i have noticed def changes in my rear after less than a year of squats. It's definitely changed! Lifted up.

grannyannie on 12/23/2016:
Get some ankle weights and do legs lifts on all 4's. That'll do it!


puddles on 12/23/2016:
Your holiday this year certainly has its up and downs but in the end all is good. Sounds like your bike ride was a real pleasant one with the locals around. I can almost picture that. Take care Annie enjoy your xmas indulging and get back at it after.

grannyannie on 12/23/2016:
Yea, December has pretty much sucked! But I'm confident Jan and Feb will be sunny most of the time. I do love to ride the bike, get all sweaty and then jump in the pool. I won't go in the pool though unless it has been sunny for at least 2 days straight, or the water is too cold.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.8

Gym was not opened until about 7:10.  Only did 10 mins cardio. Raining again and I wanted to leave when the rain was less heavy, so shorter workout but did my full weights workout.


RAIN:  no, this is not a normal December on this island.  It is worse than the heavy rains they had 5 years ago which were a record.  We’ve had a few dry days but mostly rainy, with flooding.  Normally we get some rain the first week of December, then scattered throughout the month.  Then Jan and Feb are mostly sunny with occasional showers.  We were told November was sunny almost all month which is unusual.  Normally Nov is rainy season and it tapers off early in Dec.  Anyway, I’m fed up.  21 days and still haven’t been in the pool.  Makes me want to splurge.

 

Menu:

B:  toast, yogurt

L: club sandwich, fries, strawberry smoothie

S:  ½ pint beer

D:  eggs & meaty bacon

S:  1 lg light beer, pretzels

 

Gym workout

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

 11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Cardio:

treadmill - 10 mins

Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3


A photo from a couple of days ago before dinner:
 
 
 
Edit:  the cleaners came late today (they clean the house every 4 days), so we went for a walk on the beach.  We were delighted to see blue sky.  For how long??
 
 

 

Progress as of today: 14.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/21/2016:
Hi Annie,

I am so sorry that the weather is totally off kilter! Omg what a disappointment – but that’s Mother Nature lol, at her pretty much her worst. So sorry! Yeah, being stuck more indoors and dealing with weather like that would be difficult for me also. I’d be tempted to eat more as well.

Meaty Bacon!? LOL. So it wasn’t fatty?

It’s good you can do partial workouts at home bc of this rain and problems with gym. I prefer to exercise at gym because I love to be around others. When I am home, I like to relax there. I am not motivated at home like I am at the gym. But, if I make a lot of money and buying a “home gym” - the sorta equipment where it has all machines in one, I might opt for it and put it in my apt down the road – when I am 40…LOL. but yeah, if being a cop in the NYPD changes things, I may opt to change my lifestyle / routine. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do it earlier than 40 or maybe I’ll stick with my fave – the actual GYM!

Photos are amazing like from a magazine.

grannyannie on 12/21/2016:
I called it British bacon before as it looks like it. British bacon is mostly meat with a bit of fat on the end and maybe a small strip on the side. Those are what we would put in a bacon roll - one of my favourite foods. Anyway, I thought this bacon was British, but it's actually German. Doesn't taste as good as British. I find that American bacon doesn't taste good to me any more - too fatty and salty.

At home I always do my muscle work with dumbbells, ankle weights and all my floor exercises at home. Then cardio and resistance machines at the gym. I like to be around other members as well.

But this is a resort gym, so very small and I have it all to myself 98% of the time. And when someone does come in there is no guarantee they speak English. I bought the yoga mat 2 years ago to use here and we store it with our other stuff. I bought new ankle weights this year because last years fell apart. These are better quality.


puddles on 12/22/2016:
Pretty picture Annie. I have not been on for a few days but busy in these last days before Xmas. Take care.

grannyannie on 12/22/2016:
Thanks. Have a lovely xmas!



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