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grannyannie - Thursday Oct 31, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Shampooed hall carpet this morning (did deep cleaning yesterday). I’ll do some other cleaning/organising on my list. I’ll walk down to visit friends if they are home.

Groan….I did some snacking last night. Mostly it was hot chocolate I made with milk from the stuff I use for chocolate sprinkles and on my cappuccinos.  A few almonds. I need to have quite a lot of 1000 cal days by the end of Nov!

 

Menu

B: porridge, tea w/soy milk

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

L:  6 veg salad w/cheddar and turkey

D:  veggie and bacon omelette

Total:  1014

 

legcramps on 10/31/2019:
Have a great day! Hot chocolate sounds really delicious!

grannyannie on 10/31/2019:
It was yummy.


BearCountryGG on 10/31/2019:
Hot chocolate does sound good.

grannyannie on 10/31/2019:
Yea, I got something sweet. Fortunately there is no junk food or sweets in the house.


Donkey on 10/31/2019:
I do that from time to time - go totally overboard on something that would normally be moderately healthy in regular portions. This too shall pass.


happy-1 on 11/03/2019:
You make your hot chocolate from actual chocolate? Martha Stewart has nothing on you!



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 30, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Thanks for the condolences.  

Dragging today but did get some things done this morning. 

Menu

B: porridge, tea w/soy milk (no berries - need to shop!)

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

L:  6 veg salad w/cheddar and bacon

D:  homemade curry out of freezer

Total:  1015

 

 

Maria7 on 10/30/2019:
Hope you have a good day, Annie. That's good that you got some things done this morning. Mornings are usually my best times to get needed things done. I hope you enjoy your visit with your friends.

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
I've got to start things in the morning or they don't get done. Same with workouts and gym visits. Haven't managed to visit friends yet. I'll do it after I get the hallway carpet shampooed tomorrow morning and is drying.


Donkey on 10/30/2019:
You are in my thoughts in this difficult time. It's good that you got to attend the service and pay your respects. I'm so sorry that there has been much sorrow. Highs and lows this year... (((hugs)))

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
Thank you. It's just made me think life is so fragile and changes come whether we like them or not.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 29, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Went into the city yesterday to spend the night in a hotel so I could get to the funeral of my brother in law on time this morning.  Stressful, especially when husband is in Australia with the last remaining brother.  It was my suggestion that the 2 brothers needed to be together and to not change his planned trip.  I really missed him being at the funeral with me though, although I just love all his relatives.   

I did not record what I had but I did have 1 1/2 pints of beer, and with my pizza dinner last night I had a pink gin and tonic. 

Today I had paid for the hotel breakfast buffet (cold) but wasn't very hungry.  So only had muesli and a roll.  After the funeral I had soup and half a sandwich.  Didn't even have a beer. But on the way home tonight I bought 2 packs of crisps, and 2 bottles of beer. Sigh.  

Tomorrow I will behave.  I need to bring back the rest of furniture into the living/dining room.  Should go to the gym but I know I won't. 

This coming weekend is the one I planned in Glasgow - concert, museums, etc. 

Maria7 on 10/29/2019:
I know you are missing your Hubby being with you. You sure have been getting a lot done at your home.

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
Not feeling as ambitious as I was before, but it's best to keep busy instead of moping. I do have a nice weekend to look forward to though. And I might visit friends of our who live down the road.


BearCountryGG on 10/29/2019:
A family members funeral does take some time to deal with....you will get back into your regular habits when you have processed it.

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
It's tough. My 4th funeral since June (all hubby's family exept one).

Will start on my Thailand packing sometime soon and that's always a good distraction.


happy-1 on 10/30/2019:
Hugs. It's a hard day. Be easy on yourself. Go for a walk to feel good and burn off extra calories.

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
I'm going to haul all the furniture back into the living/dining. And it is sunny out so might walk down to friends who are less than a mile away.


Donkey on 10/30/2019:
I'm late in commenting - I'm so sorry for your loss. Losses...

grannyannie on 10/30/2019:
Thanks. I've come to think of many members of my husband's family as my own family.



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 26, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Moved the big furniture to the clean side of the room, then shampooed carpet on the other side. The only things that don’t get moved are my desk and the 2 bookcases which are attached to the wall. 

Menu

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

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

L:  6 veg salad w/turkey

D: cheeseburger on a bun, asparagus & broccoli, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1402

 

Will do as much as I can without the fan.  I’ll open the sliding patio door to help cool it off. 


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 10/26/2019:
Well done on the carpet cleaning!

That's unfortunate about the fan. Believe me, I completely understand the necessity of a fan, as I sleep with a box fan on every night - even in the cold winter (pointing away from me).

I imagine that there is something immensely satisfying about cleaning the carpet, whether it's dumping out the dirty water or just watching the strips of clean carpet appear as you drag the apparatus across, row by row.

grannyannie on 10/26/2019:
It was a floor fan that I use in my gym - a spare room. I think we bought it back in 2001 or 02 as it got into the 80's here - not typical. So I guess it was time for a new one. New one is supposed to arrive on Monday.

It feels good to have a room clean from top to bottom!


happy-1 on 10/26/2019:
I’m cleaning my rugs right now. Not going well. Machine is too heavy

grannyannie on 10/27/2019:
Is it a steam cleaner? Mine is just a regular shampooer - not heavy. Made by Vax. Don't know if they have those there.


Maria7 on 10/27/2019:
You are an inspiration, Annie! Inspires me to do more in my home, also!

grannyannie on 10/29/2019:
It's satisfying!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 25, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Got living/dining room deep cleaned yesterday - top to bottom. Shampooed ½ of carpet after dinner, then moving furniture back and doing other half when it’s dry. All the small furniture have been moved to the guest room.   

Worked hard yesterday so felt I deserved a gin and diet tonic with lime.  Still under 1200 calories.

Menu

B: yogurt w/extra raspberries, tea w/soy milk

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

L:  6 veg salad w/turkey, cheddar, 2 clementines

D: stir fried prawn/veggies, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1006

 

Edit:  my floor fan broke and I can NOT workout in a room that isn't cool or cold.  I'll try to do just do the dumbbells, maybe abs.  I've ordered a fan which will be here the end of next week.  I guess on Mon when I go to the gym I'll use their dumbbells and floor mat.

 

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

 

 

BearCountryGG on 10/25/2019:
You definately got a workout with the housework alone!!!

grannyannie on 10/25/2019:
Yes, getting serious workouts!! And something to show for it!


legcramps on 10/25/2019:
Agreed - the housework probably burned some calories!

grannyannie on 10/25/2019:
It did. This was a muscle building day though, but I can do it at the gym on Monday instead before I go into the city to spend the night.


happy-1 on 10/26/2019:
Your stamina is awesome. I do a chore, fall over. Do another chore, fall over... What’s your secret?



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 24, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

I finished off the bottle of wine last night - less than half a bottle.  It would have gone off if I’d kept it since it was rose’. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.  

Husband had a nice flight to Dubai, then a 5 hour sleep before his second flight. He’s in the middle of his 14 hour flight right now. Oh, and he said they are still serving complimentary spirits!  I’m still bringing my wee bottles though.

Gym then grocery shopping. Then work begins! Deep cleaning the living/dining room, then shampooing carpet ½ the room at a time. 

Oh, I wore a pair of my size 10’s yesterday.  Snug but not painful. Yes!

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: stir fried prawn/veggies, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1058

Gym: drove into town instead of taking the bus so I could shop, so time for longer workout at the gym because I don’t need to think about bus schedule.  So I did 55 mins cardio and 2 sets on the leg press.

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 15 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  20 mins

Leg press (22.5kg) - 6 sets of 10

 

 

BearCountryGG on 10/24/2019:
Good job getting back into those 10's!!!! I'm looking forward to those 10's too....just not there yet for me though!!

grannyannie on 10/24/2019:
Feeling smaller even with - of course - going off the diet due to the stress of our loss.

I'm confident that the 10's will have plenty of room by the time we go abroad.


legcramps on 10/24/2019:
Nice job on your gym workout!

grannyannie on 10/24/2019:
Felt energetic so took advantage of it! I was soaked in sweat when I finished. More than usual.



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.

grannyannie on 10/23/2019:
Thank you. Very sad. I love all of my husband's family which is huge. There are now only 2 brothers left of 5. He is the oldest of 29 cousins! I'm glad he went to Australia to be with his other brother, but I will find it difficult to go to the funeral without him.

Husband flight is now over Poland. And I like my new glasses. The fit is very comfortable. I can't do contacts though because of my dry eyes.


BearCountryGG on 10/23/2019:
I'm glad to see that you guys figured out how to handle the loss of your brother in law. I'm sure his wife will be comforted by having you there with her. As the years go by....we are also losing so many family and friends and it's hard to sometimes know how to handle things.....your plans for next year sound like a new interesting way to make your trip different.....enjoy your next few days off and pamper yourself a bit.

grannyannie on 10/23/2019:
Thanks! Got hard work ahead of me but it will be satisfying and distracting. So many deaths in husband's family lately. It's like every time sometime dies it's like a punch in the gut. I get so emotional at funerals. I've been in Scotland almost 20 years and I really love his family! So it's hard to lose them.

Yes, my sis in law in Oz is thrilled that I'll finally come too! She and I are a very, very bad influence on each other, so I'll need to be skinny when I go!


legcramps on 10/23/2019:
I am so sorry for your loss ((hugs))

grannyannie on 10/23/2019:
Thank you!


happy-1 on 10/23/2019:
Hugs <3... I am so sorry for your loss. The idea that we all meet up again in Valhalla is getting me through. I think I will see everyone, everything and every animal I have ever loved there.

grannyannie on 10/24/2019:
Thank you. Valhalla sounds nice. I have no idea what happens to us after death, but it's nice to think we do see those we've lost again.



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.



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!



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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