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grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 21, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Still drained but at least I'm not getting sick.  I ate fairly well yesterday except the dinner was just too heavy on my stomach and I couldn't finish it.

Supposed to have my 16 month old granddaughter all day tomorrow and my son's family for pizza tomorrow night while my sister is elsewhere.  

I know it's fluid but the scale said 128 the last two mornings and I think it weighs about 2 pounds above mine at home.  

Hope everyone is doing well.  I'm not making a lot of comments.  

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/21/2011:
Hope you have lots of fun with your family and continue feeling better!

supercheese on 12/21/2011:
Feel better!!!

V on 12/21/2011:
Get better soon!!

sweetpea1977 on 12/23/2011:
Get well soon!

grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 20, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Thanks for your well wishes ladies!  Managed breakfast this morning. Still have some 'issues' but much better than yesterday.  

It's a stomach bug as at least two other people who were here Saturday have the same thing.


Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/20/2011:
I'm glad you are on the mend!

sweetpea1977 on 12/21/2011:
Aww, I hope you feel 100% better soon. What a bummer to get sick on vacation!

grannyannie - Monday Dec 19, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Quick note.  Sick today.  Either food poisoning from reheated rice yesterday or stomach bug.  

I ate my usual porridge and it wasn't long after than I got sick.  Had a piece of dry toast later, but both of those are umm.....gone.  

I've managed sweetened tea but need to get something salty down my stomach that will stay as my electrolytes are wacko.  The only bananas we have are green and just can't stomach one of those.  

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 12/19/2011:
Oh no :( Sorry that you are not feeling well. Please take care

Umpqua on 12/19/2011:
Take care and feel better!

thinkpositive on 12/19/2011:
Oh that's too bad. Maybe just a 24 hour bug. Hope you feel better.

liza36 on 12/20/2011:
Hope you get well soon.

grannyannie - Saturday Dec 17, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Greetings ladies!  Big pig-out today!!  

Company at my sister's house today - Mexican themed.  22 people in total.  It's a very bad idea to stand next to the appetizer table (nachos, fritos, crackers, guacomole, cheesy thing, veggie & bean dip) for a long time while chatting with different people.  The hand goes automatically to the table many, many, many times!  And I hadn't had any lunch as the meal was at about 3pm so I was really hungry.  

This was followed by quesidillas, rice, fruit, several Corona Extras, a margarita, and later quite a few homemade cookies.  Oink.  

I did overdo it and didn't need to be a pig as a lot of the eating was because it tasted good, not because I was hungry.  Most of what I ate was foods I very rarely eat.

Other than shopping no exercise yet.  People noticed my weight loss and said I looked really good.  

If it's not snowy or slippery tomorrow I'm doing a power walk.  I feel a strong need to get some exercise.  

Tomorrow I'm being very good!  I've been eating porridge every morning as usual.  

Hope you all are doing well!

Note to self:  remember the joy of trying on and buying those little size 8 trousers and the joy of continuing to wear them!!!! This long-term pleasure is much better than the short-term pleasure of consuming junk food!


Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 12/18/2011:
Stick with your holiday goals and you will be just fine Annie :) have fun!!

hollybelle on 12/18/2011:
Oh size 8's - you better remember them Annie! You EARNED them, dear! Moderation will do it - take it slow! Deep breath!

thinkpositive on 12/18/2011:
Glad to see that you are having a good time. Is is easy to let the rules that worked so well back home go out the window while we're here in holiday mode. Have a nice walk and have fun with your family.

Umpqua on 12/18/2011:
Mexican food is so yummy, it's tough to limit it and I'm never able to. I know you're getting right back on track though!

liza36 on 12/19/2011:
Nice to have people recognize the weight loss. I have a tough time around mexican food, I love it too much. I love your note to yourself. Well said!

grannyannie - Friday Dec 16, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Hi ladies!  Been very busy shopping, seeing family, went to a concert tonight.  Been doing pretty good on the food and since I've discovered Lite beer is only 96 calories I'm allowing 2 a day.  Picked up Chinese for dinner tonight though and I know that was not low cal or low fat! Tomorrow is Mexican food but I'll try to watch it.  Don't want my new trousers to get tight!  

My son and his family came over last night and I was very good for dinner, even skipped the ice cream!  Saw my precious granddaughters!  

Thanks for your comments!  I'll try to catch up when I get a chance. Hope you all have a fantastic holiday.  

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/17/2011:
Sounds like you're doing well and having lots of fun! IMO Sam Adams Light delivers the most flavor of the light beers, although I think it's a little higher in calories than the Bud and Coors, etc. Have a good one!

V on 12/17/2011:
Good to hear that you are spending quality time with the ones you love :)

grannyannie - Thursday Dec 15, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Hiya lovely ladies!

Very mild weather here in Michigan - upper 50's!  Nice to see family! Went shopping with my sister today and got a pair of jeans and black dress trousers.  Size 8!!  My sister also had two pair of corduroys that are too short for her - size 8 - and she gave them to me.  Really motivates me to behave myself!  

Eating quite healthy since we arrived.  Different story on the plane though.  I get so bored!  8 1/2 hour flight.  At dinnertime I kept eating after I was satisfied and end up stuffed and feeling horrible.  

At our hotel in Amsterdam the breakfast bufffet was included.  I passed by something i love - croissants and pain au chocolat.  I had a roll, muesli, a thin slice of ham and yogurt.

Workouts at my sister's won't work as there is nowhere cool to do cardio and I overheat quickly.  We plan to powerwalk though.

Thanks for all your comments!!

Won't get a lot of time to comment on your blogs but will try to catch up later when things slow down a bit.

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

liza36 on 12/15/2011:
I'm glad you are enjoying time with your family. How wonderful to buy smaller clothes. Have a great time.

V on 12/15/2011:
Hey Annie!! Good to hear you made it safe and sound! Enjoy family time ;)

Umpqua on 12/15/2011:
I'm glad you are safe and sound and enjoying nice weather with your family! Well done passing up those breakfast pastries, I remember the offerings when I visited Europe and they are hard to resist!

biscottibody59 on 12/15/2011:
Have a good time:-)

thinkpositive on 12/16/2011:
Glad to see that you arrived safely. I know what you are talking about with eating & travel. Just boredom for me I think.And just sitting around. Hope you have a great visit with your family.

grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 13, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Hiya girls!

Quick check in.  Hanging out in Glasgow till it's time for the airport bus. So far no flight cancellations.  Forecast for the strong winds to hit here are early evening, after our flight has gone.  Crossing fingers.

Only had one pint of beer last night, but did have a veggie burger and chips (fries) instead of the noodles and chicken.  Not too bad.  

Pancakes and meaty bacon for breakfast, having the sweet chili noodles for lunch w/o the chicken.  Got two oat bars, a packet of dried apricots, and a biggish chocolate star for the flights.  

Dinner will probably be a sandwich from the airport in Amsterdam.

Have a good week!

Thanks for your comments, ladies!  Arrived in Amsterdam.  No problems.  In the hotel and our flight to Michigan is tomorrow morning.  Had a ham and cheese roll, and a cheese roll, and a bottle of Amstel light which was only 75 calories!  Of course, it tasted like watery beer!  Oh and a beer at the airport.  


Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/13/2011:
Have a safe flight to the Netherlands, your foods all sound great!

V on 12/13/2011:
Good to hear that there are no delays :) happy travels, talk to you later!

hollybelle on 12/13/2011:
Safe travels - happy trails to you and all that!

liza36 on 12/13/2011:
Hope the weather cooperates with your flight.

V on 12/13/2011:
What is your favorite beer?? I am a fan of the heartier ones, Bass, Guinness..My absolute favorite is Bell's Oberon, it is brewed in Kalamazoo Mi..I am just thankful that it is not available here but i plan to partake in one or two when I get home ;) Glad to hear you arrived safely in Amsterdam!!

sweetpea1977 on 12/13/2011:
good to hear that you're trip is going well thus far!!

supercheese on 12/14/2011:
Hope you had a fun trip!

Maria7 on 12/14/2011:
Hope you have a good flight. :-)

V on 12/14/2011:
I bet it is good to be back home :) I can't wait til next week!!!! have fun ttyl <3

grannyannie - Monday Dec 12, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Greetings lovely ladies!    Hope you all are well and healthy and have a great week!

Leaving this morning for a Glasgow hotel in order to beat the high winds tomorrow which could cancel our ferry. Crossing all my fingers and toes that our flight on Tuesday isn't affected!  Tuesday night in Amsterdam then on to my grandbabies!

This is the last day I'll know my total calorie count and from then on it's up to my judgement.  My goal weight was 135, then I lowered it to 133 so I'd have 2 pounds credit for my trip.  I was 130.8 this morning.  I think I am more comfortable at 133 though and 135 will be my max weight.  

Never without internet for long, so I'll be keeping in touch and hoping there won't be too many confessions!  


B:  porridge & tea

L:  pbj sandwich, yogurt, 2 clementines

D:  restaurant:  sweet chili noodles & chicken breast, 1 pint beer

TOTAL:  1519  (ok, I'll probably have 2 pints - so maybe 1704)

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 12/12/2011:
Hey! I am sure you are beyond excited for the trip! As far as calories, I am sure you will do fine with guesstimations..You will do just fine just have fun okay??

biscottibody59 on 12/12/2011:
Happy and safe travels!

liza36 on 12/12/2011:
Have a wonderful trip! It's nice you have built in that cushion for you, so you'll do well even without calorie counting. Safe travels!

Umpqua on 12/12/2011:
You have a long journey ahead of you, I hope it is safe and wonderful!

grannyannie - Sunday Dec 11, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Good Sunday, girls!  All packed and ready to go, well, 98% anyway.  

High winds possible on Tues, the day of our flight.  Hubby and I are heading over to Glasgow tomorrow and staying the night in a hotel. Ferries get cancelled in high winds and we don't want to be stuck.  Hoping the flight doesn't get cancelled!!!  

I've done my weights, abs, lower body toning, and 10 minutes on the exercise bike.  But I'll try to get back on the bike later.


B:  porridge & tea

L:  veggie chili, yogurt 

S:  3 clementines

D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink

S:  latte (and one bite sized cadbury)  

TOTAL:  1339 1394

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 12/11/2011:
Hello over there in Scotland. :-)

V on 12/11/2011:
I am hoping that the weather will be kind for your journey back home!! I have complete faith that you will do great as planned :) Will we be hearing form you from time to time on your trip?? I hope so :) If not safe travels, happy trails, Merry Christmas!! <3

biscottibody59 on 12/11/2011:
Well prepared there--hope you dodge all the stumbling blocks to your departure!

hollybelle on 12/11/2011:
Bon Voyage! Have fun in Ann Arbor and Livonia! My ex husband was from there and I have spent a lot of time in the Detroit area back in the day! Keep us posted on your success in eating to be satisfied and keep your chin up!

grannyannie - Saturday Dec 10, 2011
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 133.0

Greetings, ladies!  All ready for the holidays?

The snow we got yesterday is now nearly melted.  No winds.  But forecast to get high winds on Tuesday, the day of our flight!!!  Yikes! So I've been busy today getting things ready in case we go over to Glasgow on Monday and stay in a hotel instead of going on Tuesday (in case of cancelled ferries).  

Nearly done packing.  I have an audiobook to download tomorrow.  Fridge/freezer cleaned out and will shut it off. Got my earrings and rings cleaned.  Washed my gym shoes so they don't stink up my suitcase!  LOL.  I like to come home to a clean house so cleaning and tidying as well.  

Will get on my bike later this afternoon.  Wanted to get things ticked off my packing and to do list.  

Thought I'd post a warmer photo today!  June 2007 on a beach about 20 miles from us.  


B:  porridge & tea

L:  2 toast and pbj, yogurt

S:  2 clementines

D:  2 chicken thighs and 1 drumstick, no skin, potatoes, peas, brussel sprouts, salad, drink (rarely have BBQ chicken any more and it was just too good not to eat it all, with the skin!)

Lots of teas and water

TOTAL:  1347 (but might also have a glass of wine - 130 cals)  approx 1650ish

Haven't done my stats on my super-scale for a while because I figured they'd be off with the dehyration/extra fluids with having a cold. So last time before trip:

At 2:00 pm:

  • wt: 132.0  
  • BMR: 1336 (cals to maintain wt w/o any exercise)
  • water: 55.9%
  • Vis fat (intraabdominal fat): 5 (on a healthy scale of 1-12)
  • fat:  23%  
  • muscle mass:  96.4 lbs


Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/10/2011:
Great numbers--reflects you hard work--keep up the great job!

Hope everything goes according to plan for your departure--have a good evening/morning!

I've gone so far afield (with my body fat number) and accepted it up until now to some extent. I'd like to see just below 30 and then go from there.

V on 12/10/2011:
Look at you!! Fit, Fine and ready to go go go!! Love it!! You are a champion!!

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