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grannyannie - Saturday Nov 28, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Heavy housework. No workouts.

I knew it was a mistake to think I could ration nuts and dark chocolate. When they are gone, that’s it. Only the popcorn for snacks.

On the scale Dec 1st to find out what damage I have done.

Menu:

  • B: porridge with blueberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, banana
  • D:  Panang curry from the freezer
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts and 2 beers
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1459

 

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grannyannie - Friday Nov 27, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Got indulgent yesterday. Too many nuts and dark chocolate and also opened the bottle of raspberry gin liqueur. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, clementine
  • D:  Thai green curry
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1094

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 35 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg/4.4lb weights 

Floor routines:

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

The Aerogarden hubby has restarted. The seeds came today. So in a few days the light will be turned on. North facing window.

 

Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
The raspberry liqueur sounds Devine! Maybe if I’m a good girl Santa will bring me some.

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
I get the Edinburgh raspberry gin liqueur. Quite sweet. I add tonic to it.


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Wonderful! Saw the Scottish Deerhound won best in show at the National Dog show. Never heard of the breed. Found her rather homely, resembled a greyhound. Never liked those dogs with long pointy muzzles, the lean and hungry look. Mine tend to be the short muzzled dogs: boxers, bulldogs, bull mastiffs, & various mutts

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
I prefer Golden Retrievers and Labradors. We can't have dogs because of the amount of time we normally travel.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2020:
Yes those liquors are so sweet...i usually steer away lol..but lately a lot of my drinks that are alcoholic are on the sweet side.

like jacky says above, i love bull mastiffs too! such good dogs.

what is hubby going to grow? edible plants?

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
Some of the gin liqueurs aren't as sweet as the raspberry. Lots of different flavours now and gin has become a huge business in Scotland in the last few years.

Hubby would never grow anything non-edible in the house -only outside. The kit he bought has coriander, basil, Thai basil, Thyme, dill and parsley. He always cooks with fresh herbs and spices.


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Awesome he grows all that stuff!


Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Nice garden. What have you planted in it?

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
coriander, basil, thai basil, thyme, dill and parsley


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grannyannie - Thursday Nov 26, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with 2 cumberland sausages, clementine
  • D:  Thai green curry
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1114 Extra hungry today - about 1400 cals

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 35 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

 

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2020:
same to you, Happy Thanksgiving Annie!!!!!!!!!!!

grannyannie on 11/26/2020:
Same to you! :)


Jacky82020 on 11/26/2020:
Right back at you, kid

grannyannie on 11/26/2020:
:)


Maria7 on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving, Annie! Wishing you and your Family a happy day!

grannyannie on 11/26/2020:
Thanks. Same to you. It's just hubby and me.


Jacky82020 on 11/26/2020:
Same here & 3 dogs & 2 cats & I big cockatoo & 1 small Amazon parrot & 1 mourning dove.

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
Perfect!


Donkey on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving!


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grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

7:30am picked up a few groceries at the supermarket. Yesterday I got a kitchen cupboard cleaned out and reorganized, and cleaned off our very long & wide windowsill in the kitchen. Needed to make room for a herb garden with lights that hubby wants to start again.

Rain earlier this morning but sunny now. About 50 degrees. I really need to get on my bike and go for a least a short ride. I don't want to fear getting back on it in spring. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with raspberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, clementine
  • D:  Thai green curry
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1094

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 35 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg/4.4lb weights 

Floor routines:

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

Jacky82020 on 11/25/2020:
Herbs on the window sill sound wonderful. Interesting article in yesterday’ s paper re micro gardening or whatever they called it, Small edible greens grown indoors. Maybe you saw it? Didn’t you say you get the NYT & WaPo? Can’t recall which paper.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
Yes, I get both papers online. Didn't see the articles though. I'll look for it.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
We traded our pizza maker for stepdaughter's micro herb garden thingy. Tried it once but then went away to Thailand for 3 months and just turned it off. But we've got lots of time for it now. Hubby uses all kinds of herbs and spices in his cooking.


Jacky82020 on 11/25/2020:
Sounds fun! Also article in one of those papers re the more easily transmissible mutation of covid called 614G. Mentions Thailand has done an excellent job controlling the virus, both variants. One way is banning foreigners, they said.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
Hubby watches all these very detailed youtube videos about Covid and how they developed the vaccine etc.

Yes, Thailand locked their borders just like New Zealand. Tourists are only allowed into Thailand now if they are from countries that have low numbers of cases. And when you arrive you have to stay in a government approved hotel and can't leave the room for 2 weeks. You get some kind of wristband that says you are negative before allowed in public. Only for those who will stay at least 90 days.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
I found the article on 614G. NY Times.


Jacky82020 on 11/25/2020:
Thailand was smart along with most nations Thanks to Trump the US wasn’t and people needlessly died. How I hate that unfit narcissist!

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
Trump was the worst. He knew Feb 7th it was deadly yet pretended it was no big deal. He is guilty of killing my son. I never knew I could feel such hate for anyone.

Scotland has a good leader and handled things right (except pubs opening too soon), but England has a total idiot.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
Asian countries understand viruses and willingly put on a mask. I was in Saigon Feb 1st and almost everyone had a mask on.


Donkey on 11/25/2020:
An herb garden sounds like an excellent project to have during the winter. Something very encouraging about green growing things in one's abode. I love visiting my plant room.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
I often buy a basil plant and put it in the window sill and they last forever. Tried coriander which hubby uses a lot but the plants just don't last. Gave up and I buy packets of fresh. Hubby has ordered seeds and will set it back up when they arrive.


legcramps on 11/25/2020:
I would love to have a little herb garden, but I have exactly ONE south-facing window and it's right above my kitchen sink. There's a ledge, but not much of one and also - winter air is bound to affect anything that sits on the windowsill. What kind of lights will you be putting up? Interested!

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
It's an Aerogarden. Basil, thai basil, coriander, and some others. It's all one unit with lights included. Our kitchen window is south facing so not a ton of light. Our sill is very wide and we have no problem with cold air - newish windows and great heating system. I'll take a photo of it when it's set up.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2020:
love how you are concentrating on stretches....it's important to stay flexible...i tend to remember then sometimes...but never too far away from my thoughts...

i have to clean windowsills...the dust has accumulated!

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
I have spells where I get lazy with stretches, but with the injury(s) I've been very good about stretching.

Our windowsills are all washable. The kitchen one is very hard to clean as I have to stretch to reach it. But I finally managed. I keep 2 antique coffee grinders, a lidless sugar bowl that was my mom's, a souvenir from Morocco and also the rice cooker.


Jacky82020 on 11/25/2020:
Same here, my hatred for Trump is beyond any I have even felt in my life. Watch him go on to prosper and make a fortune now. He’s already soliciting donations for lawsuits and a 2024 run. Much of this going into his own pocket. Criminal!

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
I take out all my anger at him and others on Twitter. In fact just got out of Twitter jail, again.


Jacky82020 on 11/25/2020:
Legs, you can get grow lights sent directly from China for much less than purchasing them here and put them in any kind of lamp. Amazon and eBay have them.

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
The Aerogarden was purchased on Amazon.


legcramps on 11/25/2020:
Cool, thanks! I might have to look into that.


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grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Picking up shopping this morning. No workout. Dropping off some of my jigsaw puzzles for a friend and her kids. Then picking up my repeat prescription (antihistamines) from my doctor's office.

Will get on the scale again Dec 1st. I gained during election celebrations, but it will come back off. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with blueberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, apple
  • D:  some kind of curry
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1149

Husband and I should be getting the vaccine here the end of January or February. Planning trips for summer. 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2020:
wait what!? vaccine already! here in US, i haven't heard of anything ready, though still in testing...

keep me updated on that!

also, thanks for tricking us with your weight chart! lol....i'm sure you are on a good roll now, considering your meals! :)

yesterday, i had veggies in curry sauce and added in my own, not fried, tofu. SO GOOD. from an excellent thai restaurant, was red curry.

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
Yes, vaccine in the US. I think within the next couple of months they will start with healthcare workers then the vulnerable, then the elderly, etc.

Yes, weight will be going down now after all that pigging out and beer! My 162 was before the election.

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
Yum, nice curry. Love tofu in curries.


legcramps on 11/24/2020:
jigsaw puzzles are fun; I go through phases with them. Recently, I downloaded an app to my iPad so I can do jigsaw puzzles on my iPad. It's not the same as the real thing, but it's pretty close!

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
I had been doing them on my laptop but not the same at all. I'm on a puzzle break right now after doing 16!


Jacky82020 on 11/24/2020:
Do you know what vaccine you’re getting, Annie? Think the first US ones will be rolled out in a few weeks. I was shocked to see a very high percentage of medical professionals are saying no right now due lack of peer reviewed studies in the medical journals. Hoping the studies are published soon! So far it’s only been company press releases. I am really pissed off at myself for selling my Moderna stock prematurely. Did make a profit, but could have made a lot more.

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
Scottish govt says it could be any of them. 100 million doses - Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine 60 million doses - Novavax vaccine 60 million doses - Valneva vaccine 60 million doses - GSK/Sanofi Pasteur vaccine 40 million doses - BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine 30 million doses - Janssen vaccine 5 million doses - Moderna vaccine

No, you shouldn't have sold Moderna!

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
The population of Scotland is only 5 million, but the entire UK is 60 million.


Jacky82020 on 11/24/2020:
Sounds like all will be available. That’s great!

Yep, should have doubled down on Moderna instead of selling. Heavily invested in Inovia and they are behind, Here’s hoping!


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grannyannie - Monday Nov 23, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 162.0

Changing sheets, cleaning bedroom. Probably clean another kitchen cupbard.  I keep putting off cleaning out the 'cupboard from hell' in the living room.  

Menu:

B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk

S: coffee with coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, clementine

D:  panang curry

S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts

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

Total: 1084

Workout: 

Spin bike: 35 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 

3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells

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

Very bright sunrise this morning:

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/23/2020:
Wow! Look at that sun! Spectacular! It’s snowing here. Quite pretty.

grannyannie on 11/23/2020:
It's about 50 degrees here. We do get some great sunrises.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/23/2020:
cupboard from hell lol!

look at your weight chart....looking great!

grannyannie on 11/23/2020:
I thought of taking a photo of the cupboard - before and after. :)

grannyannie on 11/23/2020:
I haven't updated the weight since before the election.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/23/2020:
i'd love to see a before/after of the hell cabinet

grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
Will do.


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grannyannie - Sunday Nov 22, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 162.0

New week. Counting calories again. Going for 1200 or less every day except Saturday when I can have extra calories and a couple of beers. 

I’m going to try hard to resist popcorn during the day and in the evening I will choose one treat. 1 pack of popcorn is 87 cals, 85% dark chocolate 15g is 90 cals, nuts (cashews/almonds) 15g is 90 cals. So I will choose one and the default in my calorie count will be 90. To make it a new habit I will have this at 7pm. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, 2 clementines
  • D: massaman curry
  • S: popcorn or dark chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Total: 1129

Workout: (increasing spin bike by 5 minutes)

  • Spin bike: 35 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells
  • 3 sets of 10 x 5 upper body routines with 2kg/4.4lb weights 

Floor routines:

  • 3 set x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)
  • 3 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: 9 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/22/2020:
Sounds like a plan. I should get some dark chocolate to shove in the freezer. Love frozen desserts. That kind of chocolate is very healthy they say

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
Yes, they do say it's healthy and the higher the cocoa % the better.


Jacky82020 on 11/22/2020:
Yep, somewhat of a bitter taste as I recall, but that way I’m inclined to eat less. Not like pigging down a sack of Hershey’s Kisses

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
Yea, it doesn't melt all over your mouth like milk chocolate which tends to make you binge. 90% is too bitter, but 85% is ok.


Jacky82020 on 11/22/2020:
Thanks, gonna add some to my Walmart pickup list. Just checked & no openings today. Usually go Fridays at 10, but no slots until later in the day. So reserved Saturday at 10. Noticed they are closed Thursday. Think it’s the only day they shut down all year.

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
I go to the bigger one of our local supermarkets (we only have 2!). I book for 10am as you can't pick up alcohol until 10. And I usually start booking the time and ordering a few days ahead.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2020:
your plan is solid.

i also like, not love, the bitter chocolate. def makes me not want to binge due to the bitterness and i love that too, just like you both mentioned above. my mom has some at her house that i keep grabbing every time i visit, lol.

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
Dark chocolate is satisfying with just a small portion.


Jacky82020 on 11/22/2020:
Pennsylvania has weird alcohol laws. Only State Liquor Stores can sell most alcoholic beverages. Some other stores can sell wine coolers and beer, if they have serve food. The state stores used to close on Sundays & holidays. Not sure about now, no longer get the local newspaper. So no alcoholic beverages in the grocery stores here. In California all the supermarkets and convenience stores sold it.

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
Our supermarkets have every kind of alcohol.

We went on a trip to Gettysburg and spent a night in a hotel. We wanted to pick up a 6 pack for the room but were told we could only buy a case. No problem, we took the rest back to my sisters after the trip.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2020:
IN NYC, you will found liquor sold like...EVERYWHERE. gas stations, supermarkets, delis, anywhere and everywhere!

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
Same here. But not until 10am.


Jacky82020 on 11/22/2020:
Same in California! Used to buy champagne on sale at the big pharmacies.


Donkey on 11/22/2020:
I think I will start incorporating floor work in December.

grannyannie on 11/23/2020:
I can't do crunches but can do everything else. So I found a standing abs exercise so those are neglected. I know there is muscle somewhere under that belly fat!

grannyannie on 11/23/2020:
are not neglected


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grannyannie - Saturday Nov 21, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 162.0

Heavy housework day. That's my workout. Also beer day. Also hubby’s 72nd birthday. I got him a variety of Scotch whiskies. His daughter also sent him Scotch but a large bottle. 

Need to clean off and re-organise my desk where the PC I rarely use sits (except scanning photos or making copies). I am going to restart my Rosetta Stone French programme and I have to do it on my PC with the CDs. I use headphones with microphone on it to do the programme. I always choose the read, write, speak options. 

Menu

B: cereal with strawberries, toast, tea w/soy (last of the cereal and bakery bread - putting toaster in storage afterward)

S: coffee w/coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, apple

D:  fried rice with prawns and veggies and bacon with fried egg on top

S: popcorn or dk chocolate or nuts 

2 beers

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

Finally finished the jigsaw puzzle from hell! Number 16.

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/21/2020:
Cool puzzle! I thought it was your parlor. Lol

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
Not with a city view! I do love the bookcases though.


Jacky82020 on 11/21/2020:
Your view of the water is better! I have similar bookcases Went to many auctions when I had the Victorian

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
Oh yes, much rather have a water view. My brother and his wife have built in bookcases in their 101 year old house.

I'm not a city girl but I do love to spend 3 or 4 days in London once a year. Told hubby if we win the big lottery that I'd want to buy a flat on the Thames River walkway.


Donkey on 11/21/2020:
I would think that the books sections would be the hardest. I love scenes like this.

What a nice gift for your husband! I do not care for whiskey, but my husband likes it. When we visited Scotland, we toured a distillery and had samples. I took a taste, and then let my husband finish the rest.

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
I normally don't like straight whisky with a splash of water which is how you get them on tours. But some 12 year old whisky is easy to drink straight with just a splash. So smooth.

Actually, the solid colours are the hardest. Like the chair.


Jacky82020 on 11/21/2020:
Awesome how you two gallivant about! So cool!

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
We LOVE travel!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/21/2020:
Happy #72 to your hubby! these are all great years in general if you are in decent health, which i know you all are!

i don't think i could EVER push myself to do a jigsaw puzzle like that! omg. that would NOT be fun for me, at all! on first glance, i thought it was a photo too.

your dinner = delish.

nice job sticking with healthy eating, overall, that is so important. xo

i am slightly nervous to going back to working in the fact that i will not be able to sleep for long periods of time like i do now. i will be up many more hours per week...and sugar will not be satisfying for longer days! :) but i know how to get back, i've been on this journey for a LONG time!

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
I always take photos of my puzzles when I finish them.

We are both in good health so travel a lot - when no Covid!

I have not worked for 13 years! It would kill me to have to work now! And I've become a morning person (not by choice). We get up at 6. Hubby goes for bike ride at 7.


Jacky82020 on 11/21/2020:
My husband gets up at 4:30! That’s why I’ve taken to moving to my own bedroom. He’s also early to bed & I just can’t do it. Did when I taught school in California, but no more

grannyannie on 11/21/2020:
We are up at 6 and bed at 9. Used to get up at 7 but in Thailand we always got up before 6 and went on a bike ride in the cool of the morning. This time we just kept to 6am when we got home.


Jacky82020 on 11/21/2020:
Couldn’t do that! I have chronic insomnia and maybe sleep 5-6 hours. I need my TV binges

grannyannie on 11/22/2020:
I couldn't handle 5 or 6 hours sleep for very long.


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grannyannie - Friday Nov 20, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 162.0

Yesterday did some re-organising in my closet and dresser. Found tons of stuff to give away to charity shops but they are all closed now. Guess I’ll have to give away my size 8 black trousers that I bought when I was about 128 lbs. Not intending to ever get back to that weight!

Planning on cleaning another corner cupboard in the kitchen and maybe under our bed. Eventually everything will get done!

Hope to finish this jigsaw puzzle today and will take a long break from doing them. 

Menu

  • B: cereal with raspberries, toast, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, 2 clementines
  • D:  panang curry
  • S: popcorn or dk chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Workout:  

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells
  • 3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells
  • 3 sets of 10 x 5 upper body routines with 2kg/4.4lb weights 

Floor routines:

  • 3 set x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)
  • 3 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: 9 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/20/2020:
I have found it helpful to donate clothes in never going to wear again, either too large or too small. I think having the smaller clothes take up space in the closet or drawer is not conducive to a productive state of being.

Love the idea that you're taking time to stretch today. Since I stopped doing yoga, I don't stretch nearly enough.

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I always stretch after my workouts but thought I'd start adding it to my list. Feels great!

I've got smaller clothes that I will get back into but definitely not these skinny pants!


innerpeace on 11/20/2020:
i love puzzles. Was thinking of starting another this weekend. I have tons of clothes to give away, but just can't make myself get rid of them.

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I've been doing jigsaw puzzles since March and I have bought 17 of them. This one is the 16th and the hardest of any of them. I'm getting burned out on them now so when I'm done, that's it for a while.

I'm always giving clothes to charity shops, but they are all closed, so they have to sit in bags in a spare room.


Jacky82020 on 11/20/2020:
Yep, I too, have things around here I’ll never fit into Some really nice embroidered jeans that were too small years ago. And I kept them! How dumb is that?

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I've got loads of jeans that I'm sure I'll never get back into but I save them anyway.


legcramps on 11/20/2020:
I used to keep all my smaller sized clothes thinking I would fit into them again, but I've since learned that keeping smaller sized clothing - for me - creates dysfunctional thinking and actually sabotages me rather than helping to motivate me. Now, if I haven't worn something in a year, out it goes.

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I keep the trousers I know I will get back into - mostly my REI zip off ones that I wear when traveling and wear all the time in Thailand.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2020:
well, that's wonderful that you will give to those in need.

really, i should go thru my coats, there is one coat a friend, my past good male friend, gave me that i hate. i should get rid of it...give to those in need...i will do that, in fact! when i get the chance.

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I've got coats and jackets I could also give away. The charity shops here are like Cancer Research, British Red Cross, Oxfam etc. So they sell the items for their respective causes.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2020:
that's a bit different than here!

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
It's like Salvation Army or Goodwill. We just call them all charity shops. I love to browse them (in normal life) as you can get some really nice stuff for cheap.


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grannyannie - Thursday Nov 19, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 162.0

Sunshine today - all day according to the forecast. Chilly though. Upper 40's. 

I’m listening to a new audiobook while I workout - nonfiction. And will start reading a mystery on my Kindle this afternoon. 

I ordered a bottle of raspberry gin liqueur and have put it away without opening the packaging. Saving it for later - maybe xmas. Maybe reward for hitting a goal. 

Menu

  • B: cereal with raspberries, toast, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar, banana
  • D:  panang curry
  • S: popcorn or dk chocolate or nuts
  • Drinks: diet tonic, sugar free diluting fruit drink, water, tea & coffee

Workout: 

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • 3 x 10 lunges, squats , side lunges and calf lifts using 2kg/3kg dumbbells

This morning:

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/19/2020:
Beautiful pictures!

I like the idea of having your "reward" waiting for you! Motivation!

grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
Thanks! Nice to see the sky again!

Need some kind of motivation since there are no trips planned at all - maybe summer.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2020:
it's very chilly here too, these couple days with yesterday being low 4o's and at night in the 30's and today in the 40's too. yuck. Winter is coming!

I remember the days of my fiction / reading for fun...haha, that's sooo far from my plan for these few months! i'm glad i fulfilled my love of reading only for amusement previous to this jouney!

also, what's the book? i see its nonfiction.

grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
The book I'm listening to is Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. It's about the origin of racism in the US. Saw her being interviewed on tv a couple of months ago. Excellent book. Really makes you think.

The other book I'm reading is the 13th in a fictional series about a team of cops in Birmingham England. The boss is a woman. Called the Kim Stone series.


legcramps on 11/19/2020:
Well, sunshine is better than noshine!!! LOL

grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
Definitely!


Jacky82020 on 11/19/2020:
Such beautiful pics, as always, I only read nonfiction. Read review on new book called Kindred about Neanderthals. Added to library wait list and was surprised get the ebook so quickly. Man, is the writer ever verbose! It’s killing me. She takes a thousand words to say what a better writer could in a short paragraph. And she doesn’t use dense academic prose, rather wordy BS. But the content is fascinating. I’m skipping lots though. That woman needed a good editor,

grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
I like to get lost in a fictional book. Historical fiction is my fave.


Jacky82020 on 11/19/2020:
Very popular genre

grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
Favourite is Outlander series.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2020:
those books sound AMAZINGLY good!!!!


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