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grannyannie - Monday Jan 25, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 159.0

Scale: 159.0! First goal reached. Changing to next goal of 149. 

Change sheets and duvet cover and clean bedroom. 

Had some rain last night and it froze. High in the low 40’s later today. Husband went out on his bike at his usual 7:30 and came back in 10 minutes. Too icy. He’s gone back out now - 11 am - as the sun has been shining for a couple of hours and the temp has gone up. 

Menu: 

  • B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, chicken breast, cheddar, 1 bacon, apple
  • D:  Tom Yam Thai soup
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  under 1200

Workout: increasing some weights and reps

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats using 2kg weights
  • 3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg 4 kg weights
  • 3 sets x 5 7 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg  

Floor routines:

  • 3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (5 routines)
  • 5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, push ups (5)
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

 

 

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

Donkey on 01/25/2021:
Woo hoo! You reached your first goal!!!! AND you are working on "the last 10 pounds" - well, at least for now.

I noticed you're increasing a little bit of the weights or reps that you're using, too! Progress!

That's kind of scary about the icy roads. I'm glad your husband turned around and came home. He doesn't need a spill on his bike, either! Wow, that must have been some 10 minutes on the bike - I'm trying to imagine what that feels like, to bike on ice. :-0

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
Thanks! Next goal after this one will be 140 and that will be the final one.

Felt ready to increase except for any that targeted shoulders. Still want to be careful not to reinjure my shoulder.

If hubby hurt himself on the bike I told him I'd have to do the cooking. That makes him extra safe. LOL. It's hilly here so makes it even tougher. Our postman said some of the roads in town were like a skating rink this morning.


Jacky82020 on 01/25/2021:
Great you made that goal, Annie. I was wondering if you’d reset it, as saw how close you’ve been. Major Congrats!

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
Thanks!! Finally!


Jacky82020 on 01/25/2021:
Been meaning to tell you my friend who was born & raised in that Scottish orphanage loves your pics! Posted that last one and a few before, of the ships. She plans to visit when all this covid stuff settles.

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
Does she get to visit often?

Dunoon used to have a US submarine base here for about 30 years and many of them do reunions here. A few of them stayed behind and married Scottish lasses. And everybody has some kind of relative by marriage who is American. Many went back to the US with their Scottish brides.


Jacky82020 on 01/25/2021:
No, she never returned. She was in the Marines, a medic, who saw active duty in Afghanistan etc. But your pics inspire her to want to visit home.

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
She should visit! When it's safe, anyway. Right now borders are shut.


Jacky82020 on 01/25/2021:
Sure she will!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2021:
congrats on reaching your first goal! how nice! 2021 has been good for you!!!!

grannyannie on 01/26/2021:
Thanks! I'm feeling motivated by thinking about how I will maintain once I finally get there and I won't screw it up again.


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grannyannie - Sunday Jan 24, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 159.2

Damage assessment from indulgence day:  159.2! Some may be fluid, but I'll take it. I was 160.0 on Weds morning, then indulged all day in celebration.

My goal is to have no big indulgence days until my birthday in just under 5 weeks. But doing low cal every day until then is a very bad idea so I’ll do one or two days a week of higher calories but mostly adding healthy food and not junk. And one or two beers a week.

Cleaned bathrooms today. Walked down to our friends’ house (2 miles roundtrip) whose birthday it is today. Brought him a bottle of his favourite wine, and a bag of biscuits, sweets, crisps. Got more snow on the ground and it hasn't melted. It's just about 32F now. Very unusual for us.

Our First Minister (leader of Scotland) just said this morning that the 70+ will be getting notified about their vaccine beginning this week. 80+ are nearly done. So that'll be hubby soon. And I'm in the next age group. 

Menu

  • B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
  • S: coffee with splash of coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar and 1 (British) bacon, apple
  • D:  Tom Yam Thai soup
  • S: hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  just over 1200

Workout:

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Jump rope 25 x 3 sets
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Progress as of today: 11.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/24/2021:
Still no precise timeline for vaccines here, other than frontline workers 1st, then over 75/frail, then over 65 & then the rest like me. Some talk of Walmart pitching in along with a few other big chain store pharmacies.

Admirable of you to venture out for a walk in the snow! Must have been lovely.

grannyannie on 01/24/2021:
They had been doing 5 year increments but decided against that. Much easier to do 10. And Scotland sets its own rules when it comes to healthcare and there are less than 5 million who will get the jab. We will get notified by a blue envelope of appt. time.

I dressed really warmly and the sun was shining as we walked so it was nice. Stood out on their deck and chatted for about 10 minutes.


Donkey on 01/24/2021:
Well done on the scale! I agree with adding 2 higher calorie days into a week of lower calorie days. As your scale demonstrated, your body seems to do well to having higher days now and then. Plus, overall, it can keep you from going off the "deep end" at times, perhaps. Those deep-end food-fits are awful. Also, I agree with seeking better nutrition options when indulging, rather than resorting to junk. Still, if you want junk, you know you can have a bit of it.

I like your First Minister. At least she seems to have some sense, but in comparison to others, the bar has been set low. Anyway, I'm so glad to hear that your area is getting the vaccine rolled out. The vaccine is life and hope.

grannyannie on 01/24/2021:
As long as I don't have anything in the house to tempt me to binge, I should do okay. Just have to get tough! If I really, really feel the need for junk/sugar I could always pick up one single candy bar.

I like our First Minister too. She is sensible unlike the idiot prime minister who screwed up how he handled England cases.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2021:
we have the same cold here with breeze so it's been feeling frigid even though it's 32...which should be manageble. my fingers were freezing on the walk every time i took them out of my gloves...but we were mostly standing still which i think is why i felt extra cold!

you are doing great leading up to your bday...work it lady!

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
When I still lived in Michigan 30 years ago and went for xmas every year I would have thought 32 was not that cold. But I'm not used it at all now, plus normally being in mid 80's temp all winter since 2014.

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
Thanks!


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grannyannie - Saturday Jan 23, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.0

Housework today. Done. 

Light dusting of snow today. Parts of east and central and northern Scotland have quite a bit of snow, but we haven’t had any. This will melt today or tomorrow.

On the subject of what the scale says - we all know the right number is for us from experience. And the more muscle you have, the heavier the scale will be. I never do the BMI calculator because it doesn’t take into account how much muscle you have. It can say you’re overweight or even obese when you actually have a lot of muscle. I think right now 145 would be my max that I wouldn’t want to get above when I finally get there. But 140 would be ideal.

Menu plans:

  • B: porridge with strawberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, hummus, cheddar, apple
  • D:  Tom Yam Thai soup
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total: under 1200

First snow this winter in our area. Doesn’t even cover the grass.

 

 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/23/2021:
Very pretty snow! But even prettier is that you don't have to shovel it - LOL.

I agree with you about BMI. I can put on muscle, but I have this layer of body fat - I'm around 30% according to my scale - that interferes with a chiseled appearance. I've never been able to shed that fat.

grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
I'm still working to increase my muscle after sitting for about 2 months with injury.

If we get heavy snow we'll have a problem, aside from not owning a snow shovel. Our driveway is gravel.


Jacky82020 on 01/23/2021:
Stunning photo! Two things going on here: spectacular views and a very talented photographer. Exquisite composition.

grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
Thanks!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2021:
The photo above looks frameable. :) so nice.

Great scale goals. and i just looked at your bar graph - you are moderating your weight will and on the decline now!


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grannyannie - Friday Jan 22, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.0

Working on the jigsaw puzzle from hell. Stopped for a couple of weeks. I refuse to give up and I knew this one would be hard - too many solid patches of colour. I’ve ordered another which is the kind I love - collages. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge  with raspberries & blueberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with hummus and cheddar and apple
  • D: Tom Yam Thai soup
  • S: hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  under 1200

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats using 2kg weights
  • 3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg and 4kg weights 

Floor routines:

  • 3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)
  • 5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, push ups (5)
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Glorious sunrise this morning. Much more intense colours than show online. 

 

 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/22/2021:
Simply spectacular!!! Our acreage is heavily wooded and we don’t get anything close to that.

grannyannie on 01/22/2021:
That one tree always gets in my way for winter sunrises as I take pics from the porch. Spring summer it's directly across from us.

grannyannie on 01/22/2021:
Behind our house is a forest and a mountain behind that. So for sunsets we sometimes get the reflections on the clouds but can't actually see the sunsets.


Jacky82020 on 01/22/2021:
Wow! I want to come live by you!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2021:
ok....great eats, great photos, great exercise, wow, remember when you weren't exercising and still recovering from your crash! you are doing so well!

grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
That was such a long nightmare. Did nothing but sit in nightgown and robe all day in a hard dining room chair with thin cushions. I was helpless. Just ate and drank beer and took meds and watched tv.


Donkey on 01/22/2021:
I plan on working on our killer puzzle this weekend too. Lighthouse on the seashore at sunset. Part of it looks a lot like the photos you shared today!

grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
I knew I would regret ordering this one, and I do. But I looked at the picture and wanted to be there - beach, palm trees, blue sky, deck with 2 adirondack chairs. I'll post a photo of it when I'm done.


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grannyannie - Thursday Jan 21, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.0

Went overboard yesterday, but enjoyed it! Beer, wine, cookies. Even got into the cookies I froze but this morning I threw out the rest of them. 

I won’t get on the scale again until Sunday. 

I’ve never deleted a post on here and don’t intend to, and my posts go back to 2011.

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar and 2 clementines
  • D:  Tom Yam Thai soup
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  under 1200 calories

Workout:

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

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

I was looking through my very early diaries here - 2011.  Came across this photo:  on the left I’m in Pompeii (age 58) and I’m guessing I was 160++ though I wasn’t weighing myself (the vest I was wearing was bulky so I wasn't quite as big as I looked). Then on the right it was 3 months before my 60th birthday. I lost 6 or 7 more lbs after this photo. 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/21/2021:
Pompeii! Wow! You saw the last ruins! I envy all your exciting adventures. Bet you can’t wait until the covid dust settles & you can resume the adventures. How cool is that! Meanwhile you’re in a stunningly beautiful locale.

grannyannie on 01/21/2021:
Loved our trip to Italy back in 2010. Took my sister with us. Best part was the Vatican museums. For my 60th in 2012 we went to Morocco.

We're pretty set in what we do now though - our 3 months in Thailand and a month in the US and sometimes side trips there.


Donkey on 01/21/2021:
My Boss loved the trip he took to Rome and Northern Italy 2 years ago. Had it not been for COVID, I believe he would have gone on a tour of southern Italy last year. I know it's on his list.

It was a wonderful day yesterday, and today was the first morning in 4 years that I didn't wake up in utter fear that something dangerously stupid happened to our nation's security overnight.

I have only deleted a handful of posts in the past, most of which were meant to be temporary anyway.

grannyannie on 01/21/2021:
My sister comes over to visit at least every 2 years and she wanted a trip to the Vatican. I'm the planner of all holidays so it was up to me. I found it very difficult to figure out how to plan Rome, so gave up and booked a coach tour (even though hubby and I swore we would never do one!). 11 days stress free. Coach went through Amsterdam, France, Germany, Switzerland and into Italy.

My brother and his wife often go to Tuscany - it's their favourite.

Yes, it was a great day yesterday and no violence!


legcramps on 01/21/2021:
Glad you enjoyed your day yesterday :)

grannyannie on 01/21/2021:
It was excellent!!


Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Wow what a difference eliminating some weight makes!

grannyannie on 01/22/2021:
I find just 10 pounds is a huge difference.


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grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.0

160.0 this morning! Of course it will go up a bit after my indulgences today, but it will go back down. 

Today is the day! 

As expected, yesterday I had 2 of the cookies I’d bought for today (chocolate chip shortbread and oatmeal raisin). I froze 4 of them and have 3 to eat today. 

I’ve also got rose’ wine and if I can’t resist - a beer. Ceremony takes place at 5pm my time - which is the time we eat dinner. My niece in Australia (Scottish) will be up at 3am to watch.

I will then do low cal for about 2 weeks before having a cheat day.

7:30 am supermarket for berries, tomatoes, bananas, ginger and a couple of other things.

Menu:

B: porridge with strawberries

S: coffee with coconut milk

L:  omelette with cheddar, bacon and onion

D:   Tom Yam Thai soup

Cookies, wine, maybe beer

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

Workout: 

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

3 x 10 lunges, squats using 2kg weights

3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights

3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg dumbbells

3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg and 4kg weights 

Floor routines:

3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)

5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, push ups (5)

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

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/20/2021:
I plan to watch the ceremony at work. Relief. I think that sums up how I am feeling. I think I'd get up at 3am to watch the inauguration too. I got up that early to watch Harry & Megan's wedding, and I was so excited, so it can be done!

I remember when they got married, it was a dark time in US politics, and that wedding brought such joy to watch. It just felt like God affirming that there is still goodness in the world. And it felt like the whole world was celebrating with them. This feels the same way.

Enjoy your celebration!!! OUR celebration, really...

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
Yes, our celebration! A celebration for my granddaughters. I did not watch Harry's wedding but I did watch Diana and Charles and William and Kate.

My husband's brother in Australia will also be watching at 3am.

I am so relieved! It is bittersweet for me though as my son would be celebrating this day as well.


Jacky82020 on 01/20/2021:
Always admire your exercise routine, Annie! I need to print it up and hang it on the wall. Well done!

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
I've spent a lot of time figuring out routines over the years. I am missing the gym equipment though, especially resistance machines.


Jacky82020 on 01/20/2021:
You’re doing great! I am spending too much time on the bike and now walking on the treadmill. No excuse not to do better. We have so many terrific resistance machines, Maybe when I reach my goal weight I will become better disciplined and do as you do,

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
I would love to have room for more machines but one is it. When things are normal again we always have guests who stay.


bearcountrygg on 01/20/2021:
I'm craving eggs again today....but working on carbs...so hopefully tomorrow.

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
I've been craving bacon and eggs so this was good.


Maria7 on 01/20/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
Very much so! Thanks. Hope you are as well.


horn_of_plenty on 01/20/2021:
Today is the day indeed! i hear it coming from a TV downstairs while i do my work here at work!

grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
A great day!


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grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.4

Picking up shopping at 10am. Will I be able to resist the bakery cookies I bought for tomorrow? Will sticking the excess cookies in the freezer help? <cue laughter>

Car started right up but I had forgotten to take it for a drive over the weekend to make sure it didn’t sit too long in the cold. We’ve decided it’s probably time for a new battery since we’ve never replaced it. 

Thinking about goals and why I want to lose weight. I’m almost 69 so looking skinny is not what motivates me. I feel younger when I’m a healthy weight and am physically fit. I feel more comfortable when clothes fit well and that includes having a smaller - but not flat - belly. Also I don’t hate wearing a bra so much when I can wear my smaller ones. In Thailand 99% of women wear bikinis no matter how big they are. They are more comfortable than a one piece. So I can’t say how I look is not a motivation at all, it’s just not number one.  

Menu: 

  • B: porridge and berries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with ham and cheddar
  • D:  Tom Yam Thai soup
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total:  just over 1200 cals

This popped up in my FB memories today. Me taking photos of cape buffaloes in Uganda. 


 

Progress as of today: 10.6 lbs lost so far, only 1.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/19/2021:
Cape buffaloes! Reminds me of the ones that gathered at Pete’s Pond in Botswana. Loved that web cam, but it was stolen and never replaced so far as I know. Got tired of checking after a year or so. For a while, I was so into it that I hooked a laptop up to the TV & could watch on the big screen while I rode the bike and read on the iPad. Knew what animals would appear when.

I want to be thin because of the reduced disease risk: cancer, cardiovascular, even Alzheimer’s & many more. Strong science going back decades to support this. Also obesity is the #1 covid risk factor for under 60, a crying shame.

Fortunately, I don’t look wrinkly. And it’s good to look the way I did most of my life. Was always into exercise. Ran in college & have had treadmills, bikes & free weights at home since then.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
My son was 46 and very obese which I'm sure is why he didn't survive Covid.

Other than small crowsfeet, I didn't have many wrinkles either until I hit my 60's. I don't have a lot now, just around my mouth. But when your neck starts to sag it's a dead giveaway that you aren't a kid any more.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
I've no idea of your age, but when I was in my early to mid 40's I still had perfect skin.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
You need to take a trip to subsaharan Africa and go on safaris!


Donkey on 01/19/2021:
I love the picture!!!

Very interesting question! I think I will write about this in my own diary.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
I added to yours my other motivation - stamina, muscle, bone density.

The photo was on one of the many game walks we did before dawn with an armed park ranger.


bearcountrygg on 01/19/2021:
I wanted to lose weight because it is so much easier to move around.......Moving is so effortless ( almost) now......I find that i cannot lift a 100 pound item now....yet I carried that and more...where ever I went just a short time ago......and it boggles my mind.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
It is much easier to do just about everything. At my highest weight - 171 - it was painful to sit on the bed and bend over to tied my shoes. I had 2 massive rolls on my belly. Now it doesn't hurt - just have 1 1/2 small rolls now.


Jacky82020 on 01/19/2021:
The woman who used to live across the street from me was a 100 pds overweight & her insurance paid for gastric bypass. She said they figure it’s a lot cheaper than joint replacements etc further down the road.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
True. It would be cheaper than all the surgeries and other health issues she'd have.

Morbidly/grossly obese people can get that here.


Jacky82020 on 01/19/2021:
Did you see article in today’s Washington Post or maybe it was the NYT re medical tourism? Focused on drop due to covid. Mentioned uninsured woman in NJ experiencing terrible pain from endrometrious (sp?) that would cost 20K here & 4K in Mexico. Also UK woman who went to France for a joint replacement, 19 month wait where she lived. Said men going to Turkey for beard/hair implants. New one to me! Common one remains dental work in Mexico and complex surgeries in Thailand. Have heard of people going there for sex change operations.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
No, didn't see it. Healthcare in the UK is separate between countries. But I know people in the big cities, especially like London, have to wait for non-life threatening surgeries like joint replacement. They are always working on getting the wait time down. But right now you can forget going into the hospitals for anything like that. Covid comes first. Or life threatening.

Thailand does have excellent healthcare if you know which hospital to go to. If we needed it we'd ask our neighbours who are permanent residents. We have travel insurance, but it's so cheap we could just pay for most things. Unless major surgery.


legcramps on 01/19/2021:
Love this post, and great picture! They look like they are watching you very closely.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
Thanks! The ranger told me not to get any closer. These buffaloes can easily kill you. We had one chase our SUV once when we went off road.


horn_of_plenty on 01/19/2021:
that photo is so amazing, it's so nice you have spent time traveling to see other parts of the world. it's such an eye opener to have people live / other countries / other lifestyles. it has woken me up to see exactly how lucky i am here in USA..compared with other places i've been.

lol i've never liked cookies from the freezer, but then again i haven't tried doing that with them too many times.

your hair looks nice long like that out of your hat, makes you look young.

grannyannie on 01/19/2021:
Thanks! I am lucky to have lived in 3 countries and see so many different cultures.

Thanks - yea, the ponytail through the hat is young looking. When I wear a baseball cap here in Scotland I get funny looks as it's not something 'older' women do. Those caps aren't nearly as popular as in the US.


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grannyannie - Monday Jan 18, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 160.6

Scale down. No reason I shouldn’t reach my first goal of 159 by Feb 1st, even with a pigout on Weds. 154 by March 1st? (That's 11 stone, Jacky - 10 stone would be perfect)

PB is gone. Had the last 3 spoonfuls yesterday. Not buying more. 

Been lazy with housework. I look around and think, naw, looks clean to me. But kitchen is always clean, laundry is always done. And it’s tidy. 

Menu: 

  • B: porridge with blueberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, chicken breast, cheddar, apple
  • D:  Panang curry
  • S: hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  under 1200

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats using 2kg weights
  • 3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg and 4kg weights 

Floor routines:

  • 3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)
  • 5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, push ups (5)
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

I never got back on my bike after my crash. I'm sure I'll be nervous when I get back on. As soon as we get a sunny day in the upper 50's, I'm going for a long ride. This is from one of my favourite bike rides - Isle of Bute 5 1/2 years ago. I'd only had this bike for about a month.

Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 1.6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
Ten stone! Lol. 140? My weight for many years. I’m under 5’2”, so not ideal for me. Beautiful pic.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
140 is perfect for me.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I'm 5'4" and too old to be skinny. I see women my age who are thin and many of them look like hell. The skin on their faces hang and the wrinkles stand out - unless they've had a facelift.


bearcountrygg on 01/18/2021:
What do you think contributed to the fall from the bike....a pot hole in the road? Looks like a nice bike.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
We were riding back from a socially distant garden party from our friends. Had wine. They are less than 1 mile away. Done that ride a million times, even when I've had a lot of wine. Very little traffic but when a car passed me I got too close to the curb and hit it. Handlebar wacked me in the side ribs. The bike is very heavy. And I fell. At least 6 weeks of hell.

It's an electric bike (pedal assisted). German made. £2000 in 2015. Love it.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I've put about 1500 miles on this bike and that's the only time I fell.


Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
You look perfect & pretty in all the pics I’ve seen of you!

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
Thanks. And I'm 140 lbs in those.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
At 60 I got down to 129 - looked thin, but looked good at that time. Now I'm nearly 69 and I wouldn't look good at that weight.


Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
My skin is taut, a combination of good genetics and sun avoidance most likely. Mother and grandmother had skin cancer. Have always protected myself from UV light, big factor in aging and skin cancer.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I've never intentionally gotten tans, especially on my face. I don't have a ton of wrinkles but I was a smoker for 25 years so have the upper lip ones from that. I quit smoking 28 years ago.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I've always worn sun screen especially in Uganda and Thailand.


Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
Yeah, wear sunscreen, including a light one on my face everyday. My mother got skin cancer on her arms from gardening. Didn’t know any better. My grandma got it one her face from fishing in the sun. Ghastly surgeries. Never smoked, the husband sucked a pipe for a while, but gave it up years ago.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
Always in bright sun and also wear a hat with a brim. And waterproof when swimming.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2021:
such a lovely photo. cheering you on to start biking again.

LOL...i just bought peanut butter even though my other one is not finished yet. I'm going to swap my pumpkin pie breakfasts for PB on toast this week for breakfast at work!

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
It's a love island for a day long bike ride - I think we do about 40 miles there.

Love PB toast but both are banned for me right now. Foods that tempt me to cheat are gone - except this Weds.


legcramps on 01/18/2021:
It's tough to get back in that saddle, but you can do it and I bet there's a big part of you that's looking forward to it!

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I wish I had done it after my pain was gone. But yes, I do love riding so looking forward to it. I won't do it after drinking wine again!


Donkey on 01/18/2021:
Well done on your weight loss! Your goals timeline is achievable!

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
Thanks! I'll do a bit of damage Weds, but I'll go back to being strict right after.


Donkey on 01/18/2021:
New set of numbers too!

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
Yep! :) On the scale every morning.


Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
Love hats! Have quite the collection.

grannyannie on 01/18/2021:
I've got tons of baseball hats in all colours.


Jacky82020 on 01/18/2021:
Awesome!


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grannyannie - Sunday Jan 17, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Working on jigszzle. Might work on sorting out stuff in my gym, might not.

Menu

  • B: porridge with blueberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar and clementine
  • D:  Veg stir fry with prawns
  • S: hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total:  under 1200

Workout

  • Spin bike: 40 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Jump rope -  starting back with 1 set of 25 and will work up to more
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

A dish I occasionally have in Thailand

 

Progress as of today: 9.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/17/2021:
Very colorful & nutritious looking dish. They say the more color the better.

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
Yes, this restaurant is very creative and makes every dish looks appetizing.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/17/2021:
okay, just drooling over that thai dish!!!! holy mackerel!

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
Lovely. Miss it! And a lot of the ingredients are grown in their own garden.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/17/2021:
also, keep up the great work stretching, i need this today along with using my home electronic foot massager.

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
I usually regret it if I don't strech so I rarely miss.


bearcountrygg on 01/17/2021:
That looks delish...I've been thinking about buddah bowls lately.....I love the mixtures like that.

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
Yea, there are nice. A little bit of everything. Veggies, rice, seeds, beans.


Donkey on 01/17/2021:
Oh that dish looks delicious! A variety of colors and textures. The tomato & sprouts and the chickpeas caught my eye!

Good for you for jumping rope! The impact is supposed to help maintain bone density. Do you jumprope on carpet or on a solid surface?

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
They always put flowers in their dishes as well, and often use seeds. The rice is a mix of brown, jasmine and one other.

I jump on the carpet. Very good for bone density. I used to do 4 or 5 sets of 25 so will work my way back up to that on the days I don't do muscle work.


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grannyannie - Saturday Jan 16, 2021
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 161.2

No snacks in the house. Not even bread. Not until the 20th. 

Housework. Jigsaw puzzle.

Menu plans:

  • B: porridge with strawberries
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad, liver pate, cheddar, apple
  • D:  Panang curry
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee, diet pepsi

Total: under 1200

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 2.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/16/2021:
Dang! No snacks! Will never happen here, alas, especially now that I bought the freezer. Must be 5 cakes in there now, including a beautiful Boston cream pie and a caramel cheesecake that is to die for.

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
Nope. No snacks. If it's not here I can't eat it. And hubby doesn't snack. Beer is his only vice. He will eat crisps if I buy them. Can't eat gluten and never was a sweets or cakes eater anyway.


bearcountrygg on 01/16/2021:
UGH.....I don't think this house will ever be snack free....I could live on snacks and never eat a meal again...LOL

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
Snacks are my downfall. Can't resist so just had to get tough and keep them out of the house. Did not reorder popcorn on purpose. It's fortunate hubby is not a snacker.


Donkey on 01/16/2021:
BRAVO!!! I give you a lot of credit. That is not easy.

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
I just have to be tough when I order groceries and to not pick anything up when I go in myself.

Of course, next week on Weds I get to enjoy myself!! So that helps motivate me to behave.


bearcountrygg on 01/16/2021:
My hubby is a snacker too....although he controls the sweet things as much as he can....and he likes pickles...UGH!

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
Mine is not a snacker at all. Only if I have something in the house to snack on like something salty. And I think mine was born with NO sweet tooth.

Most of the time he doesn't even want lunch. He's never had more than a small beer belly (except for a while in Uganda when it got pretty big).


Jacky82020 on 01/16/2021:
We just came home from Walmart with a wonderful day old carrot cake. The one I used to bake was better, but I don’t bake anymore.

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
OMG, I'd eat half a carrot cake on one sitting!

I like baking but the problem is I eat it and have to eat it all by myself.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2021:
with your strict no treats, thank gosh for hot chocolate ;)

thank you for the tips on the pants. i'm going to start this weekend washing i pair that i would have brought to the dry cleaners. i'm so glad i will not need to go there all the time...and i can just wash my pants in my apt at my leisure. so much better.

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
I have a low cal hot choc mix and am ignoring the very decadent and high calorie jar of spicy hot chocolate that's in the cupboard!


Jacky82020 on 01/16/2021:
Oh, I want that, Annie!

grannyannie on 01/16/2021:
Hot chocolate?


Jacky82020 on 01/16/2021:
Yep, the spicy one

grannyannie on 01/17/2021:
The spicy one is really high calorie and really good. You'll be able to find one on Amazon.



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