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grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Going with husband to the airport. He’s going to visit his brother in Australia and will arrive back home 3 weeks from today.  It was decided it would be better for him to be with his other brother in Australia than changing complicated plans and staying here for the funeral. I will be going. (The widow agrees). 

Next year the plan is for us to go together to Australia early November then go from there to Thailand. 


My new glasses are finally ready so I’ll pick them up in Glasgow after the airport. 


Menu

B: soy yogurt w/berries, tea w/soy milk

L:  Glasgow

D: leftover veg/chickpeas and Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  ?

 

Donkey on 10/23/2019:
I'm so sorry for your loss! I did not have the opportunity to log in yesterday, but when I read yesterday's news, my heart just went out to you and your husband. I'm so sorry (((hugs))).

Safe travels for your husband and I hope you enjoy your new glasses. I wear contacts and glasses so I know how wonderful that feels.


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grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 22, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

We were headed to bed last night when I got a phone call telling us husband's brother had died. Unexpected but thought it would happen within the next year.  So husband and I couldn't sleep after that so we stayed up and husband had quite a few beers, and I had more than half a bottle of wine. 

Went to visit the widow today and she's holding up. Husband decided not to cancel his trip to Australia which is booked for tomorrow, and the widow agreed that it would be good for the remaining 2 brothers to be together.  So he'll go to Oz and I'll go to the funeral next week.  

On the way home we picked up a couple of big bottles of beer.  But I'll behave when husband is gone. 

 

innerpeace on 10/22/2019:
Sorry for your loss. I'm glad your husband decided to continue on his planned trip. You would be such a good representative at the funeral.

grannyannie on 10/22/2019:
Thanks. We debated late last night about what he should do, and we agree this is best. His brother in Australia is devastated.


BearCountryGG on 10/22/2019:
Sad for your families loss.

grannyannie on 10/22/2019:
Thank you. I will miss him terribly.


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grannyannie - Monday Oct 21, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Can’t go to the gym again this week (at the early morning time I prefer) until Thursday. Tomorrow morning I have an appt at the doctors to get routine blood work. Then Weds I am accompanying husband to the airport then picking up new glasses in the city.  So Thursday is gym and then Friday I’ll start shampooing living room carpets after deep cleaning and moving the furniture around. That will be a workout in itself. 

Menu

B: soy yogurt w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: black coffee and quinoa/cranberry bar at gym

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino

L:  6 veg salad w/turkey & cheddar

D: veg/chickpeas and Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds

Total:  1046


Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (22.5kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Donkey on 10/21/2019:
Sometimes life gets in the way, but I completely agree with carpet cleaning being a workout in itself. You are having active days anyway, even if you're not at the gym, which is good.

grannyannie on 10/21/2019:
Deep cleaning a room and shampooing carpets is very active. And I have to keep emptying and refilling the shampooer.


BearCountryGG on 10/21/2019:
Yes that is a workout!!! Gwetting things done serves 2 purposes.....with a clean home as an extra reward.

grannyannie on 10/21/2019:
Yes, and being so busy I only think about food when my stomach growls!


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grannyannie - Sunday Oct 20, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Already thinking about packing even though it’s 6 weeks before we leave.  We have discovered that our airline - Emirates - no longer offers spirits in economy class, only beer and wine.  And hubby and I really enjoy having gin and tonics on long haul flights - makes it easier to sit still for so long. He also likes a whisky.  So he’s about to fly to Australia on Weds - one of his flights is 14 hours long! We have ordered packs of single serve whisky and gin and we can carry 2 or 3 in our liquids bag. 

Menu

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/peanut bar

L:  6 veg salad w/turkey & cheddar

D: chickpea/veg and Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1051

 

 

Donkey on 10/20/2019:
#priorities

I feel the same way about coffee. Good that you know in advance so that you can plan. Imagine if you DIDN'T know and only found this out when you were already on your way!

grannyannie on 10/20/2019:
I would have been very annoyed to get on the plane and find out no gin! Hubby just happened to learn about it when reading something in the news. Wine in economy class generally tastes like vinegar to me, even on Emirates (excellent wine in Business Class), and their beer is normally Heineken which I hate.

Our flights are 7 hours to Dubai, then stay in hotel overnight, then nearly 7 more hours to Bangkok. I've managed 3 bottles of double shots in my liquids bag (had to sacrifice mouthwash). I drink a LOT on flights - lots of water, coffee, tea, juice and alcohol.

Final flight is just over an hour, so no problem.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2019:
lol, it's good you know about that new alcohol provision!

grannyannie on 10/20/2019:
Yes! Wouldn't like to be surprised!


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grannyannie - Saturday Oct 19, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Finished washing the outside of the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen yesterday. Wondering why we chose off white!  Oh right, because it’s a small kitchen with a north facing window. I’ll start wiping out and reorganising inside them today.

Higher calorie day today.  Going to weight myself the morning husband leaves (Weds) then put the scale away somewhere.  I won't get it until the day he comes home. 

Menu

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cocoa/cashew bar

L:  3 egg omelette and cheddar

S:  salad w/mixed seeds

D: veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds, 1 gin and diet tonic

Total:  1484


Home muscle workout:  3 sets of 5 or 10 (sets of 5 for those that target shoulders)

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
so you took everything out in order to wash right!? do you do one, then put the stuff back....and that's the way, right!? sounds like a lot of good work!

grannyannie on 10/19/2019:
I usually do the inside of the cupboards first - taking everything out, wiping inside down and then rearranging if needed. But this time I washed the outside doors of the cupboards and the glass panels as I wanted to be sure this was done.

I'm sure my glasses and mugs are reproducing in there!!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
but you do one at a time and put those items back before going to the next cupboard right!?


Donkey on 10/20/2019:
My co-worker, Mistakes Girl, just painted her kitchen white - I wonder if she knows what she's in for! It looks lovely, but yeah, need to keep it clean.


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grannyannie - Friday Oct 18, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

6 weeks from tomorrow we begin our journey to Thailand. I have a scale in our house in Thailand, but I might just leave it in the storage crate - although hubby likes to keep an eye on his weight. He is thin with just a small belly from beer, but his belly size can change with beer consumption.

Menu

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S:  black coffee and quinoa/cranberry bar at gym after worktout

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino

L:  salad w/turkey & cheddar

D: cauliflower, veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds

Total:  1091

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
have you ever thought to add a mint leaf to your diet tonic? like a mojito?

grannyannie on 10/19/2019:
That sounds nice. I do fresh lemon and lime and the tonic is lime flavoured anyway. Might try mint just for a change.


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grannyannie - Thursday Oct 17, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Husband leaves for Australia in 6 days to visit his brother and I intend to make a lot of progress while he is gone (3 weeks). Got lots of projects and deep cleaning to keep me busy. Also plan to keep myself from being tempted with snacking in the evening by going to bed early with a book and a cuppa tea. I do have the weekend in the city where I will do some indulging - but no sweets, no snacking. And a LOT of walking.

I’ll also get my suitcase down from the loft when I get the carpet shampooer and start packing for Thailand. I’m not a last minute person!

 

Menu

B: soy yogurt w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cranberry bar

L:  roll w/chicken breast & cheddar, salad

D: cauliflower, veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1084

 

Home muscle workout:  3 sets of 5 or 10 (sets of 5 for those that target shoulders)

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 

legcramps on 10/17/2019:
Have a great day today :)

grannyannie on 10/17/2019:
Thanks! Same to you. :)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2019:
love all the deep cleaning you will be doing :) you are highly motivated :)

Grannyannie on 10/18/2019:
It also keeps me busy and not thinking about food. Also love the feeling of a very clean and organised house.


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grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Teeth cleaning and check up this morning (I love universal health care! Cost is £10.50). Then the gym afterward. 

Don’t know which scale to trust - the doctor’s or mine. Mine said 157 this morning.  I liked 154 with shoes on better! Oh well. I've got 6 1/2 weeks and I've got to be under 150! I intend to behave after we arrive in Thailand. The biggest issue is that I love a cold beer while sitting on a beach, and my weekly Mai Tai. I will have to give myself an allowance of maybe 4 small beers a week, and 1 cocktail? Ice cream once every 2 weeks?


Menu

B: soy yogurt w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cranberry bar

L:  roll w/chicken breast, salad

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: almonds

Total:  1021


Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Maria7 on 10/16/2019:
3 lbs in 12 days is still good! You are doing fantastic on reaching your goal! You are doing better than I...I have been giving in to ice cream lately...over maintain calories...and eating at nite, a no-no for sure for me. Trying to not regain and hold on to what I have achieved. Hoping you are having a good day. Love, Maria

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
Thanks! I am determined this time. I won't hit goal but I intend to while we are there for the winter. I just ordered a new orange bikini online. It is rare to someone wear a one piece in Thailand, so a flat belly is not required! You're doing great on maintenance!


Donkey on 10/16/2019:
I echo what Maria has said. You are doing quite well! You have the advantage of having a definitive time-goal. I have goals but no set time-frame, so... sometimes the motivation isn't always there.

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
Thanks! It is easier to get motivated when it's something specific at a set time.


BearCountryGG on 10/16/2019:
Scales are fickle that way...they really only give a snpshot of a moment in time and they all vary from one another...a good reason to not take tme too seriously. Clothes tell me more.

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
True. Clothes do tell more. I've no doubt I'll fit into my 10's well before Thailand. So I'll have the 3 pairs of 10's and the 1 pair of 12's which all zip off to become shorts.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/16/2019:
allowances are great....no need to deny yourself everything! i support allowances 100%

grannyannie on 10/17/2019:
Yes, we definitely need a bit of cheating or we just totally give up with frustration.


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grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 15, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

This morning I had a doctor appt, then husband and I got our flu jabs, then I got my waxy ear cleaned out. Both ears are now clear but they will be checked again before my hearing test in Nov. Since it’s not too cold and it won’t rain, we rode our bikes there - about 9 miles roundtrip.

The doctor had me get on the scale - with my very heavy athletic shoes on.  It said 11 stone exactly (154 lbs).  Wow!  Now I'm tempted to get on my scale tomorrow morning.  I've been very good at ignoring it. 

Menu

B: soy yogurt w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cranberry bar

L:  roll w/turkey ham, salad w/seeds

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1052

 

Home muscle workout:  3 sets of 5 or 10 (sets of 5 for those that target shoulders)

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 

 

Donkey on 10/15/2019:
I keep forgetting that every time I go to the doctor, even if I don't see the doctor, they will weigh me. This forgetfulness has lead to weigh-ins with keys in my pocket, heavy clothing, weighing in after drinking LOADS of water... DUH.

But well done! This sounds like a wonderful day to me!

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
I just had my clothes and heavy shoes on, no jacket! Oh and phone in my pocket. I've never seen this doctor before and didn't like her too much. As usual I make a joke when getting on a scale and said my shoes weighed 10kg. She didn't get it. Doh!


Maria7 on 10/15/2019:
I signed in just to comment to your entry...AMAZING!!!! I congratulate you on your 154! How did that happen??? It was SO QUICK! Then I looked back over your entries and see that you have been working very, very hard, adhering to a 1000 calories a day diet...so NO WONDER!!! I am VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Was is painful or uncomfortable to get your ear done? Hope you have a wonderful day, Annie. Love, Maria (smile!)

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
Just hope the doctor read the scale correctly! I don't want to be disappointed in the morning. I've been feeling like I'm probably about 154 or 155.

It's not painful to get my ears cleaned (I get impacted wax). She uses a machine that pulses with hot water and I hold a metal cup under my ear. When the tip touches the side of my ear it makes me cough - which is common.

Love ya!


BearCountryGG on 10/15/2019:
Great weigh in...heavy shoes and all!!!

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
I'll confirm by getting on my scale tomorrow morning. I know I am losing by my belly size.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2019:
for some reason, i thought your hubby was away already on a trip! maybe he is back from that short trip, well obviously.

nicely done sticking to your exercise and calorie goals. it's paid off.


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grannyannie - Monday Oct 14, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

I think my size 10 trousers will fit within 2 weeks or less. 

Menu

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cranberry bar

L: salad w/turkey, liver pate, cheddar

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1053

 

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

BearCountryGG on 10/14/2019:
Good Job!!!

grannyannie on 10/14/2019:
Thanks! I won't get to my goal size by the end of Nov, but if my size 10's are comfy I'll be happy.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2019:
so all your exercise and diet watching has paid off!? nice job!

grannyannie on 10/14/2019:
Yes! Thanks! I'm not going near the scale but most mornings I turn sideways in our long mirror to see my belly size. And it is definitely shrinking, as are my boobs. It's a LOT smaller than when I started. I took photos of me in this mirror then wearing the the size 8's which wouldn't even come close to zipping. I intend to do a comparison photo just before we leave Nov 30.


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