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grannyannie - Thursday Feb 25, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 156.6

Scale: 156.6. Has been slowly creeping downward. But after my next 2 days of indulgences I’ll stay off the scale for about a week!  

Did shopping pickup at 10am at supermarket. Not happy that they didn’t have my bakery oatmeal raisin cookies as I really wanted one with coffee when I got home.

Planned on cheeseburger and homemade chips (fries) for birthday tomorrow, but since friends invited us over for a birthday BBQ (in their greenhouse with a heater) we’re having this tonight instead. Saturday husband will make a big curry with all the veggies and mushrooms etc I got Thursday and Friday while they are still fresh.

Menu:

B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2

S: coffee with coconut milk

L:  chicken and cheddar on bakery roll, apple

D:  Cheeseburger and homemade chips (fries), veg

Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Bought Pimms to celebrate, normally a summer cocktail that you serve with fresh berries or slices of lemon or oranges. 

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Pimm's is a gin-based spirit made by infusing gin with a secret combination of herbal botanicals, caramelised orange and warm spices. Mr Pimm originally served it at his oyster bar in London, but by the 1850s it had gained popularity and gone into mass production.

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Treats for today and tomorrow:

Magnum almond ice cream bars (husband and I will have 2 each), Pimms cocktail with fresh strawberries and a slice of orange.

30 minutes spin bike? Naw!

 

Progress as of today: 14.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/25/2021:
Well done on your numbers!!!

I don't care for the taste of gin by itself, but that Pimms sounds delightful with all that fruity flavor! Enjoy!

Cheeseburger sounds so yummy! Early happy birthday!

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
There are lots of flavoured gins that are just lovely! Raspberry is my fave.

I've been wanting a cheeseburger for ages!

Thanks.

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
I've never seen anyone drink gin straight, but have seen them drink vodka straight. Yuck!


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
Sounds like someone is going to have a terrific BDay!

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
A 2 day bday! Oink!


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
Awesome! You go, girl!

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
You bet! I needed a couple of days to indulge! And I get to see friends tomorrow! Although it's against the rules right now. Supposed to be one person from one household seeing one other person from another person outdoors.

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
I meant one person from another household outdoors.


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
Terrific! Indulge away!

Reminds me the K95’s are here. Much better fit with the double behind the head bands than the KP95’s with the ear elastic. Will wear them Friday for the vaccine pokes.

~50 yr old friend getting bad arm pain after the second poke. None on the first, he says. Younger wife ok. Seems like lots of exemptions for under 65 going around. Heard the vaccines are a big money maker and they’re expanding the pool of eligible ppl. Probably that PCP of mine is getting a kickback for putting me & Matt on the list. lol

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
I like my FFP2 with the 2 bands much better. More comfy, easier to breathe and I feel safer.

No kickbacks here.

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
I had no reaction. And I know many who had none.


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grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 24, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 157.4

Today is 50-52F, but drizzly and breezy and no sun to be seen. But it's not freezing so that's a good thing.

It looks like it's likely things will start to open up here early April. That means I can get my hair cut finally. So I contacted the salon I go to in Glasgow but my hairdresser is on maternity leave until autumn. So I'll go to a local salon and go back to her next time. 

B: porridge and blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2

S: coffee with coconut milk

L: 6 veg salad with chicken, cheddar, apple

D:  Tom Yum Gai Thai soup

S: chocolate 1 piece

Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1200

Workout: 

Skipping cardio and doing 4 sets instead of 3 of upper and lower body muscle work. I started using 5kg dumbbells instead of 4kg for some routines. Also started doing some pecs using 2kg dumbbells.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

 

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
We are having a tropical heat wave! 56F & all the snow’s melting.

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
A friend in Michigan said her daffodils are poking up already. Ours are getting ready to bloom.


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Oh! I should check ours! The guy who owned this house for 30 years before us was a master gardener and planted many fancy daffodil varieties. Interestingly enough, seeds apparently disperse in the wind and and flowers are scattered throughout the woods. Awfully pretty.

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
We have 7 or 8 varieties of daffodils in our garden. A lot of our flowers weren't planted but arrived with the wind - like all the bluebells.


bearcountrygg on 02/24/2021:
Your porridge and blueberries always sounds so good!

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
I rotate with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Awesome!

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
I'm ready for all the flowers to start blooming! Just have snowdrops and crocuses right now, but daffs soon.


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Me too! All I have now are some beautiful orchids growing inside. 3 by my bike right now. I have many plants, they blossom again & again, but not optimally because I prefer a cool house.

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
I only have a weeping fig inside, all the rest are outdoors.

I love orchids!


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Yep, we have a really big fig in the sunroom & many other plants. Huge philodendrons, vines, & orchids not in bloom. Also a supposedly 100 yr old Christmas cactus. Biggest one I ever saw, from an estate auction


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Posted a pic for you!

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
Lovely!


horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
it's 50F here too...but sunny..little wind...and we had such drizzly and rainy and snowy temps for so long that everyone is out celebrating!

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
Supposed to be sunny tomorrow.


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grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 23, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 157.8

Got online yesterday to order a surprise gift for my granddaughters and their family. Ordered a big gift basket of various chocolates, cookies, nuts, popcorn, etc. Looking at all the photos was driving me crazy and I started drooling! Anyway, I think it will be a nice surprise for them. I think I will order some nice flowers for them for the anniversary of us all losing their dad (my son) on April 5th.

A couple of you say your pooping is not often enough. I highly recommend porridge (oatmeal), a big salad for roughage, lots of veg, and lots of fluids (doesn’t have to be water). I never miss a day and often go 3 times a day.

Did major housework today and didn’t finish until almost 1. I normally have lunch at noon so I didn’t feel like making a salad and had a melted cheddar wrap instead. 

Husband asked if I wanted chocolate for my birthday and I said I better not, but it would be okay if he helped eat it. So it came today. Assorted 2 bite-sized dark chocolate. 85 cals each.

B: porridge and blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2

S: coffee with coconut milk

L:  wrap with melted cheddar and apple, 1 chocolate 

D:  Tom Yum Gai soup

Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1200

Progress as of today: 13.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/23/2021:
Sent my mom in California a huge gift basket for Xmas. Ordered early from Amazon & they delivered it the very next day, on a Sunday. If Amazon offered to include a card, I missed it. She had no idea who sent it for a few days. lol. Amazon sent me a pic of it on her porch. Odd because I have sent gifts before & they never sent pics.

A friend said Amazon has a huge distribution center not far from her house in the SF Bay Area.

That snow blower I ordered from Amazon is due in 1-3 weeks. By then we may have no use for it, but I do recall heavy snow here once at the end of May. Unusual. Oh, well. It was a great price & we will be prepared for next season.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
I didn't use Amazon this time. I used a site called GiftTree.com. They had better looking stuff and more variety (was thinking of the age range in the house and one being a fussy 10 year old). They had a lot of good reviews. I sent a message on the gift card and signed it Nana although I addressed it to the family.


Jacky82020 on 02/23/2021:
I’ll have to check them out. Thanks. Last time Amazon had the best price I saw & I get a 5% kickback on the Chase Amazon CC.

The 5% I get off at Amazon, Walmart & Lowe’s adds up.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
I couldn't find a gift basket on Amazon that had what I wanted.


bearcountrygg on 02/23/2021:
Oh they will enjoy the gift I am sure. I'm with you on the bathroom habits......more fluids, more of the foods that work for you.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
Yep, fluids and fibre.


bearcountrygg on 02/23/2021:
To Jacky...when you are placing the order with amazon there is a spot that asks you if it's a gift.......( it does not require a response so if you miss it then it doesn't matter to the order)..If you say it's a gift they put a piece of paper in the package with some info and your name.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
I do that on Amazon as I use the .com account most of the time to send gifts to granddaughters.


bearcountrygg on 02/23/2021:
We had sent a gift to a great grandson in Wyoming and I forgot to check that box...so had to contact his Mom and let her know a package would be arriving.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
I have had to let people know I was the sender before and they had something coming.


Jacky82020 on 02/23/2021:
Thanks, Bear! Good to know! Will be sending Mom more Amazon baskets for Mother’s Day and Easter. She shares with the grands and greatgrands out in the backyard


bearcountrygg on 02/23/2021:
It's easy to miss. But it's always there.

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
Yep!


horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2021:
my poop problem is due to work environment and if the day is rushed, the pooping doesn't get resolved until the weekend.

i was lucky last night, pooped after work at home :)

your tips do help me stay regular in general, but life/work stress changes my system - it's been this way for me my entire life.

it's ok. i'm used to it.

grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
Retirement makes it easier to be really regular.


Donkey on 02/24/2021:
I love the surprise gift idea!!!!

Your fiber suggestions are very good, but I would still have problems. I take 2 fiber pills a day, to help with the constipation (especially now that I take iron supplements), and eat I high fiber diet, drink nearly a gallon of water a day, but I still need help from time to time. Sometimes it's a stool softener, sometimes it's a "gentle" laxative, to get things going. If I'm lucky and regular, I go 1x a day, but often I get backed up for 2-3 days which is quite uncomfortable and painful.


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grannyannie - Monday Feb 22, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 158.4

Stuck to planned menu yesterday and plan to until Thursday and Friday, then back to being good Saturday.

Scale 158.4

  • B: cereal, porridge with blueberries and raspberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, chicken, cheddar, apple
  • D:  Tom Yum Gai Thai soup
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1200

Workout: 

  • Adding in Single Arm rear deltoid raise (used to do this before I hurt my shoulder a few years ago) - I’ll start with 2kg weights and only 5 rep.
  • Spin bike: 20-30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats using 3kg weights
  • 3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
  • 3 sets x 10 of upper body routines with the 4kg weights (5 routines)
  • 3 sets x 10 of upper body routines with 2kg (5 routines)
  • 3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (5 routines)
  • 5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, abs, push ups
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Progress as of today: 12.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/22/2021:
What's happening on Thursday and Friday, that you anticipate going off plan?

I'm going to try, time permitting, your lower body exercises this week.

grannyannie on 02/22/2021:
Friday is my birthday and friends invited us for BBQ. So going to have the meal I wanted on Thursday instead (cheeseburger and homemade fries). Plus the treats I've ordered.

I think you said you had ankle weights, right? I love mine.


Jacky82020 on 02/22/2021:
Great workout!

Happy early Birthday! Love BBQ.

grannyannie on 02/22/2021:
Thanks!


bearcountrygg on 02/22/2021:
YES...definitely enjoy your birthday......just because we watch our weight doesn't mean we can't enjoy special occasions!!

grannyannie on 02/22/2021:
Thanks! I've been looking forward to this 'legal' cheat day(s) for quite a while!


Donkey on 02/23/2021:
Yes, I have able weights that I don't use nearly enough.


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grannyannie - Sunday Feb 21, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 157.8

Misbehaved yesterday afternoon. We were watching a Netflix series and I gave in and had some beer and snacks. Popcorn is all gone and not going to order any more for quite a while. 

Finished my jigsaw puzzle this morning. Not going to start another for a while. Might start on my French programme, and/or a spooky ghost story I ordered on my kindle.

  • B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with splash of coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, chicken, cheddar, apple
  • D:  Tom Yum Gai Thai soup
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1100

  • Spin bike: 40 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Jump rope 4 x 25  
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Easy to see the position of the sunrise has changed a lot from a few weeks ago. 

Progress as of today: 13.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/21/2021:
Glorious!

grannyannie on 02/21/2021:
And mild temps!


Jacky82020 on 02/21/2021:
Freezing my butt off here!

Ordered a snow blower from Amazon after getting struck in the driveway Friday. Says will arrive in 1-3 weeks. Geez, it will almost be Spring by then, if it takes the 3 weeks.

grannyannie on 02/21/2021:
You might not even need it by then but at least you'll have it for next winter.

I think we are done with freezing weather here.


Donkey on 02/21/2021:
I can understand the strong temptation to have a beer and a snack while watching a movie. That's probably why I don't watch too many movies unless on I'm the bike or the treadmill, lol. Your way is better though. I just find it hard to relax enough to sit still.

I'm the only one working on our latest puzzle, a sailing ship. That's OK. I don't know if I'll start another one after this.

grannyannie on 02/21/2021:
We watch a lot of series on Netflix and sometimes Prime.

Watching 2 now - one is Icelandic murder mystery and the other is Denmark political drama - subtitles.

We finally got some comfy recliners in the autumn and it's hard to get my butt out of it!


Maria7 on 02/21/2021:
Thank you for this beautiful sunrise photo. Really needed this today, Annie.

grannyannie on 02/21/2021:
You're welcome, Maria!


Horn_of_plenty on 02/21/2021:
if you like to read, i really am enjoying Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. it's an account of what it's like be quite poor around 1930's in paris / london.


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grannyannie - Saturday Feb 20, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 157.8

I'm not feeling optimistic about my son coming over this summer. I think too much will still be restricted. Right now anyone coming into Scotland (England as well) has to quarantine for 10 days locked up in a hotel. I’m still hoping for a Michigan visit in August and my son will come up from TN for the memorial. We’ll probably just have to do a really nice 51st birthday trip for him next year.

B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2

S: coffee with coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad, chicken, cheddar, apple

D:  Tom Yum Gai Thai soup

S:  popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total: under 1200

Workout:

30 minutes aerobics (the last 15 mins of the 45 min video are abs that I can't do, and stretching which I can do without a video).

Stretches before and after so I don’t get the outer thigh pain like last Saturday.

Progress as of today: 13.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/20/2021:
Hopefully things lighten up as far as travel l goes by then....and you can still see your son.

grannyannie on 02/20/2021:
I'm sure I'll be able to see him in Michigan, but I was hoping for a big trip for his big 50th birthday. He's never been over here. But we'll be able to do it right in 2022 I guess.

grannyannie on 02/20/2021:
Our First Minister - head of Scotland gov't said don't bother planning any summer holidays - although things are improving here. About 1/4 of the population (except kids) have been vaccinated so far - some with both doses.


Jacky82020 on 02/20/2021:
Well done, on all those stretches!

Much in flux, the travel arrangements may work out well yet.

grannyannie on 02/20/2021:
So far so good. No thigh soreness.

We'll just play it by ear for the summer. I asked son if he could come in Sept but that is not a good month for him to take time off.


Thinkpositive on 02/20/2021:
Sorry the summer visit doesn’t sound possible.

grannyannie on 02/20/2021:
We'll see. Crossing fingers.


Donkey on 02/20/2021:
Interesting that you write this about traveling. I've been trying to push my Boss to revisit his plans to tour southern Italy with his daughter in November.

Once he has his shots (the 2nd one scheduled for March 13th), he will be taking a vacation. Since his wife doesn't travel well and is very difficult, I suggested that perhaps he plan several shorter vacations with others, rather than trying to have one big family get-together trip like he usually does.

Also, Male Co-Worker is planning to visit the Smoky Mountains after their 2nd shot. He'll be out the middle of March.

Your First Minister has it right.

grannyannie on 02/20/2021:
Our First Minister is handling this well.

My nephew was booked for Tuscany in June with his wife but has just cancelled. Sister is still booked for Disneyworld with her kids and families for Oct.

I have to go to Michigan in August though!!


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grannyannie - Friday Feb 19, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 158.2

No reaction to the vaccination yesterday. 

7:30am went shopping for some berries, mushrooms, bananas and a few things I’d rather pick myself. Pouring rain this morning, but at least it's not freezing.

HOP, I bought some wraps that were labeled as a mix of wheat and white. 182 cals each, so almost the same as 2 slices of the bread I always buy. I froze 4 of them separately and left 2 in the fridge. I love a wrap with cheddar melted in the microwave.

  • B: porridge  with raspberries & blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, chicken, cheddar, clementine
  • D: Hubby cooking huge pot of Tom Yum Gai Thai soup
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1100

Workout:  

Had some muscle soreness after Monday’s workout and was also sore during  Weds so I’m skipping muscle work today. It's a good sore, not painful but I'll wait to do muscle work again until Monday.

Spin bike: 30 - 40 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Progress as of today: 12.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
I need to do more STRETCHES! The husband is very good about them, always has been.

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I always noticed when I was at the gym that I was one of the few who stretched after workouts. When I used to go to spin classes the instructor always had us stretch.

I've rarely seen a runner not stretch afterwards though.


bearcountrygg on 02/19/2021:
So happy for you that you didn't have a rough reaction to the shot.....

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
Me too! I've read that you are much more likely to have a reaction to the 2nd one.


Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
Think runners & other athletes do certain stretches to avoid the muscle tear I got.

Matt does them for bodybuilding workouts

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I've always read that stretching after a workout - especially calves - gives you long and lean muscles instead of bulky one. I have a friend who never, ever stretches but she complains that her calves are so wide with muscle that she can't buy knee high boots.

Stretching prevents soreness and tightness and also lessens injuries no matter which muscle it is.

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
My husband has never done any stretches, and he used to play a lot of football (soccer) and rugby when he was young. Now he rides his bike a LOT but does not stretch. I've tried to get him to but he won't.


Donkey on 02/19/2021:
Probably a good idea to skip the weights for a break. I find that when I do that, the next weights workout is great!

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
Yea, I should be just fine by Monday and do the full muscle workout. I did increase the reps on some routines so I wonder if that did it?


Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
That stretching for lean rather than bulky muscles sounds bogus to me. I’ll ask Matt later. He only ever played tennis & racketball & ran & did the muscle man thing.

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I googled it and a lot of sites say it's not true. I wonder about my friend though who never stretched, ever, and her calves are really, really wide.


horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2021:
your wraps sound good! GREAT freezing them! :) i'm really starting to enjoy my freezer more!

my coworker got a shot yesterday, he's young but was able to get it...and he says he feels it in his joints completey! like he has arthritis, he says.!

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I wish we had a bigger freezer! But we don't have room for a separate chest freezer. Just have too much stuff!

Hubby said every one of his muscles was sore after his vaccination.


bearcountrygg on 02/19/2021:
I've heard that about the second shot too.....

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I don't know if that is for every vaccine or just some of them. My cousin and his wife have had both (Pfizer I think) and no reactions to either one.


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grannyannie - Thursday Feb 18, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 158.0

Woohoo! Covid jag/jab/shot (Scotland, England, US) this morning (AstraZeneca) and picked up shopping afterward. Husband drove.  

Rain, wind, upper 40’s.

It’s horrible seeing what is going on in Texas! I have a nephew and his family in Dallas, and a friend’s family in Houston. 

  • B: cereal, porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich
  • D:  Veggie chili, 1 bottle beer (celebrate getting jag)
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  about 1300 calories

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

Donkey on 02/18/2021:
Oh don't even get me started on Texas. Funny how their senator headed to Cancun yesterday.

Congratulations on your vaccine!

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
Their governor is also a nightmare!

Thanks! So happy to get it!


bearcountrygg on 02/18/2021:
How are you feeling after the shot?

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
Fine so far. But I just got it 2 1/2 hours ago. Husband got his late morning 2 weeks ago and he didn't react until around bedtime. Muscle aches, sweating, low grade temp. He was fine by late morning the next day. Anyway, they say if you get a reaction it means your immune system is working well.


horn_of_plenty on 02/18/2021:
yes Texas and all that snow. crazy crazy Wintertime. i hope your family is ok there.

also, congrats on your shot! i think my parents get their second on Friday unless it's rescheduled bc of weather.

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
Got a message from nephew - power out for a few hours and some pipes froze but they got those thawed out. So they are fine.

Also friend's family is fine.

I'm anxious for a short trip after our second has taken effect.


horn_of_plenty on 02/18/2021:
wow, interesting, reading your hubby's reaction. glad he's ok now...let us know how you do!

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
I think about 1 out of 10 get some kind of reaction. Hubby's lasted about 12 hours. I'm okay with a mild or moderate reaction.


Jacky82020 on 02/18/2021:
Glad you got jabbed! Terrible about Texas. Hard times in Oklahoma where I have family. Not bad here in NWPA.

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
I got a 'jag'. LOL.

Hope your family is okay!


Jacky82020 on 02/18/2021:
There’s a difference? They’re ok, could be worse. Those Oakies should have moved to California when the rest did.

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
Just different terms for different countries.


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grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 158.0

Hungry yesterday - had 2 packs of popcorn and hot chocolate which weren’t on the menu. I WILL stick to menu today.

Car wouldn’t start yesterday so had to call breakdown service again. We should have bought a new battery after this happened about a month ago. So husband is taking the car in today and getting a new battery.

  • B: cereal, porridge and blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L: 6 veg salad with chicken, cheddar
  • D: Massaman or Tom Yam or chili
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  just over 1100 

  • Spin bike: 20 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats using 3kg weights
  • 3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
  • 3 sets x 10 of upper body routines with the 4kg weights (5 routines)
  • 3 sets x 10 of upper body routines with 2kg (5 routines)
  • 3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (5 routines)
  • 5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, abs, push ups
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

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

Donkey on 02/17/2021:
When my son bought his (used) car, it came with an older battery of course. Because of the very cold weather where he is, the battery started to fail on him, but I don't think he really realized the extent of that until he bought a new battery. Oh yes, it was not cheap, but he really marveled at what an improvement it was for him - which is good, because, since he's on his own, I really don't want him to have any car problems.

Your snack(s) sound so cozy - popcorn and hot chocolate! Sometimes when I feel hungry, I am quite puzzled if I should eat or not. For example, on those days when I was doing a lot of shoveling. If I'm hungry or hungrier during the day, is it OK to eat a little more?

Then I also try to respect my feeling of hunger. (This is part of the whole "things in moderation, listen to your body" thing.) Am I truly hungry or just feeling snacky?

I personally think you did well with your choices.

grannyannie on 02/17/2021:
This car is nearly 10 years old and we bought it 4 1/2 years ago. It only had 18K miles on it, so it was a good deal. So I'm guessing the battery was the original! Anyway, hubby is back with a new and even better battery. We've only put about 15K miles on it so we'll have it a few more years.

Yea, big difference between just wanted to eat and actually being hungry. I was a bit hungry and a bit snacky.


bearcountrygg on 02/17/2021:
Good idea to start fresh with a new battery.....no one needs a car that won't start!! I saw blueberries the other day at the store ( but they were frozen)...thought of you and picked up a bag....price was shocking ( $8)...but got them anyway...at least they are very healthy.

grannyannie on 02/17/2021:
Yes, happened twice and that was too much. We've never had any trouble with this car at all.

There's always tons of fresh berries in our supermarket all year. Price is higher in winter of course. I put them on my porridge, so has to be fresh. But hubby himself smoothies with berries, bananas, clementines etc.


Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
We just had to have a new water pump put on Hubby's truck. 2 packs of popcorn and a hot chocolate is not much, really. Beats 2 bowls of ice cream and potato chips and candy (1000 calories) that I gave in to yesterday! Smile!

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
Yea, I guess unbuttered popcorn and low cal hot chocolate wasn't too bad!

I love this little car we have (our last one was big and I hate to drive a big car). Toyota Yaris is very reliable. Our mechanic said we made a great choice.


Horn_of_plenty on 02/17/2021:
chili is something different for you!

good on your stretches, when i haven't stretched in awhile, i can feel it, but it feels good to stretch even after skipping it for a few days..for me.

grannyannie on 02/18/2021:
I kept bugging hubby to make some chili as we have a cupboard filled with huge jars of various beans.

I always regret it when I get lazy and don't stretch!


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grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 16, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 158.0

Changed click and collect at our supermarket to Thursday this week. Husband cooked too much stuff last week so the freezer is full of curries, soups, and chili we need to eat.

High of 50F and showers and very windy. Power went out for about an hour this morning. Fortunately we have a gas fireplace (and it wasn’t nearly as cold as it had been), and I lit the gas burner to boil water for tea.  

  • B: cereal, porridge and blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar and 1 egg
  • D:  Massaman curry
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi, diet lemonade

Total:  under 1200

  • 40 minutes spin bike
  • 4 x 25 jump rope
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

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

Donkey on 02/16/2021:
High of 50F -- I'd be dancing in the streets. We had more snow last night. Getting more tomorrow and Thursday.

grannyannie on 02/16/2021:
That's about normal for mid Feb. We normally have snowdrops and crocuses by end of January.


Jacky82020 on 02/16/2021:
40 min on spinner, Wow! Much better than I ever could do when I spun more.

Hate it when power goes out. We have a inverter to keep the bird room warm. Fortunately rarely out here. More so in California.

grannyannie on 02/16/2021:
I'm always pushing it to get past 30 minutes, but forced myself.

We rarely have the power go out. High winds usually do it.


Donkey on 02/16/2021:
Glad your power wasn't off for too long! Do you have well & septic?

grannyannie on 02/16/2021:
Me too. No we don't have a well or septic tank.


horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2021:
I hope your power is back and you can enjoy the rest of your day....stay warm!

grannyannie on 02/16/2021:
It was only out for one hour. So we just turned on the gas fireplace to keep the living room warm.


horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2021:
ty for the advice on the bread...i'm am sooooo up to freezing the darn potato bread already...


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