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grannyannie - Sunday Jun 28, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 166.8

Drank a LOT of beer yesterday, and a couple of packets of crisps.  Wasn't a good day emotionally.  Today I'm very tired. 

Menu:

B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh blueberries, mixed seeds, tea w/soy milk

S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk

L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, 2 clementines

D: Chicken curry, diet tonic

S: packet of popcorn

 

Total:  1257 cals

 

Progress as of today: 2.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.8 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/28/2020:
I feel you. Hugs.


Donkey on 06/28/2020:
(((hugs)))

Put yesterday and its beer behind you. Today is a new day.

grannyannie on 06/28/2020:
Once a week indulgence


Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
Hoping you have a better day today xoxo

It’s ok to have those feelings but it can be so hard to get them to settle without reaching for those habits - I still have times now where I don’t even realize it but I totally reach for food to calm down even emotionally (lately it’s after taking a class I am only taking bc of resume and not at all bc I want to)


Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
I reach an emotionally low when the class is over (except for yesterday when I did much better with the class being online) but I was coming home and having a huge emotional low where I was extremely tempted and sometimes did resort to food after class ...

grannyannie on 06/29/2020:
There's nothing lower emotionally than grief.



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 27, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 166.8

Weigh in today: lost 1 lb since last week.

Treat today - beer and crisps.  I need a treat.  Dreamed about my son last night and it hit me hard. 

Menu:

B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh blueberries, mixed seeds, tea w/soy milk

S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk

L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar

D: Chicken curry, diet tonic

S: packet of popcorn


A large bottle of beer and packet of crisps

Progress as of today: 2.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
(((hugs))) It's OK to do what you need to do to get through the tough days.

Grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Today is definitely comfort drinking and eating. :(


happy-1 on 06/27/2020:
Hugs.

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Thanks. I need all the hugs I can get.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
So sorry about your son - it was because of corona right ?

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Yes, Covid. April 5th. He was 46 with 2 young daughters. :(


bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
Be gentle with yourself. ((HUGS))



grannyannie - Friday Jun 26, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Had a gorgeous day yesterday after many wet or cloudy days. Intended to power walk and/or ride my bike.  But hubby was outside working on his bike so I cleaned the living/dining room, kitchen and laundry room. Then I sat outside on a lounger and read a mystery.

Not going to do any muscle work (except abs) until I’ve had no pain in my shoulder for at least 3 days. Not going to do any upper body with weights at all.

I'll get on my exercise bike today and read my book. Do some abs.

Menu:

  • B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh strawberries, mixed seeds, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar
  • D: Indian chicken curry, diet tonic
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1177

 

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
I love to watch you tube videos on my phone while I ride our exercise bike...it makes the time go so much faster...otherwise...I'm watching the timer...LOL

Grannyannie on 06/26/2020:
I find it a good place to catch up on reading. I use rubber bands to hold the kindle to the display area, after I've set the programme. I use music for other workouts.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Smart to take care of your shoulder ! We are having so many dry days here that the lawns are drying up a bit here !!

grannyannie on 06/26/2020:
I never should have increased the reps so soon. But I'm ultra careful now.


Thinkpositive on 06/26/2020:
Sounds like a good plan!

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Actually went over my time on the bike because I was in the middle of a chapter!


happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
I love your posts. They remind me change my headspace and be happy.

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
It's so hard to be happy in this world now. Good to grab when you can.



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 25, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Feeling deprived.  As usual around day 10.  Tempted by some of hubby's home brewed beer and had about a pint and 1/3, and an extra pack of popcorn.

Doing a power walk today while listening to an audiobook. Or a bike ride.

Saturday if the scale is down by at least 2 lbs then I'll have a reward - a large beer and packet of crisps.

Menu:

  • B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh raspberries & strawberries, mixed seeds, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, apple
  • D: Thai chicken curry, diet tonic
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1257

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 06/25/2020:
oh the reward sounds awesome! I should try that, too! :)

grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
I better behave so I can earn it!


KathyBlue on 06/25/2020:
oh the reward sounds awesome! I should try that, too! :)


Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
When you start to feel deprived, well it’s good to plan to have what you want, indeed!

Bc feeling deprived too long isn’t the way to enjoy life! Lol

grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
Nope. Being deprived is awful! At least non stop deprivation.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
Maybe with upper body instead of weights you can do other exercises that only use your own body ? No extra weights but still do moves for upper body ?

grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
I've only used 3kg dumbbells recently but the mistake was doing 2 sets instead of one, also used 4kg for some leg work. I use the dumbbells for lunges and squats and calf lifts and also for step aerobics, so might slowly do that again. I do planks and pushups so when I have no pain I'll try that again.


legcramps on 06/25/2020:
I'm always tempted by freezies LOL; big packets of flavored ice and sugar is apparently my go-to treat.

I keep them in the garage, which is at the back of my property, not attached to the house. So when I have to walk to get them, you know I really want them :) :)

grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
Our garage is separate, but not far enough. I've had hubby hide sweets for me, but then he claims to forget where he hid them.


Donkey on 06/26/2020:
What you said is exactly why Saturdays tend to be my relaxed day --- except that I often want to reward myself on Friday evenings - BEFORE Saturday weigh-ins.

grannyannie on 06/26/2020:
Yea, I start thinking about my reward ahead of time. We've been doing our garden parties on the weekend depending on which day is best weather wise. So that is treat day. But last weekend and this weekend aren't good. So treats will be at home.


happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
What's a diet tonic?



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 24, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Did exercise bike and abs yesterday.  I'll do exercise bike again today. Shoulder is still sore. I shouldn't have increased number of sets I did with weights.

Our lovely sunny weather has disappeared. Been rainy for a few days and again today. 

Eating the last Ryvita cracker with butter today and won't buy any more. 

I really hate not being able to go anywhere. I want to go to the city for a haircut, shopping and lunch in a pub.  But need to stay safe. Sigh.

Menu:

  • B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh raspberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter, apple
  • D: Thai chicken curry, diet tonic
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1267

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/24/2020:
Last night, at yoga, I thought about you as the teacher had us do the most amazing shoulder stretch. My daughter said it made her arms fall asleep, so it was difficult for her. Do you think light stretching could help yours?

I understand the feeling of wanting to go out but holding back. Especially if your weather is not ideal. My hope for you is that the UK will be able to curb the spread better than here in the states. The defiance of mask wearing is just incredible here.

grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
I do stretches but this isn't muscle pain in my shoulder - it's tendons and other bits - like before. Lots of crunching but not the joint. The UK is second only to the US in doing badly with the virus. Scotland is doing better than England though as we do what our leader says, not the UK PM. He's an idiot. Mask wearing isn't good here either. What's wrong with people?!


bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
I've never heard of ryvita crackers, are they like rye krisps?

Grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
It's a UK brand. Different kinds but I like the multi grain.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
We are having a dry spell with our weather and I’m LOVING IT ! lol I hope the better weather comes back and your shoulder gets better too! Injuries are a struggle as I can relate !

grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
Sunny and mid 70's today! I might just have to give up on using any weights for upper body. Physiotherapist told me my kind of injury reoccurs often.



grannyannie - Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Lazy yesterday. Didn't work out. Will definitely do today! 

Had an extra pack of popcorn last night. So an extra 87 calories. Not a disaster. 

Left house by 7am this morning, filled up car with petrol (I think it's been 2 months or more since I had to), got the groceries for us and for our friends that weren't available on Click and Collect.  Stopped by post office to send in my absentee ballot for the primary in Tennessee (where I have to vote). It's for senate, etc.  

Menu:

B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh raspberries, tea w/soy milk

S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk

L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter, apple

D: chicken curry, diet tonic

S: packet of popcorn

 

Total: 1267

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/23/2020:
You're doing well with your menu!!

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Feels very healthy. Getting my 10 a day for sure!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
That’s great getting out of the house early ! I have a few errands to do tomorrow in the morning which I’m thankful for as well ! To get me out !

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Yea, this is my big day out, LOL. I've been going at that time since lockdown as it was getting too busy later in the day and you have to wait in line. I found that arriving at the store about 7:20-7:30 is a great time - I get through very quickly. I get the majority though from click and collect on Mondays. I love just parking and having it all put in the boot for me.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I don't need to fill my car very often either......and I LIKE IT!!!

grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
I've only been driving to town twice a week - so 40 miles. And we have a small car which is great on mileage.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I don't need to fill my car very often either......and I LIKE IT!!!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 22, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

I've been drinking a LOT of diet pop.  Got really bored with Coke so I'm drinking diet Sprite, Schweppes lemonade, Dr Pepper, orange, raspberry, strawberry etc.  I know this stuff might not be good for you, but it's better than drinking lots of beer and wine and I feel less desprived. Also have diet lime flavoured tonic with pieces of lime with my dinner.

Shoulder still sore!  I guess I got too ambitious with the dumbbells. Avoiding them for a while. Jump rope uses shoulders, step aerobics isn’t much of a workout without dumbbells, so only thing I can do is ankle weights, abs, and exercise bike.

Felt so bad for my granddaughters yesterday.  First Father's Day without their dad.  They are only 9 and 14. 

Click and collect at supermarket today.  Rainy day. Yuck. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh blueberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and cappuccino w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter, apple
  • D: chicken curry, diet tonic
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1297

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2020:
Sending you warm thoughts on healing and also to your granddaughters.

I used to drink lots of diet soda but my skin reacts poorly when I introduce too much into my diet of several types of food / drinks so I try not to overdo on soda. My skin is extremely sensitive!

Good idea with the soda as it has no calories :)

grannyannie on 06/22/2020:
Thanks. I seem to do okay with diet sodas. I've quit them before and didn't notice any difference.


bearcountrygg on 06/22/2020:
That is sad for your granddaughters........kids are really having a tough time through this and your girls are really having it tough........ I love diet pop but it doesn't love me...it actually makes my joints hurt.....and I have never heard of anyone else with that reaction.

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Yea, the 14 year old was just like her dad and they were best pals. Parents were divorced but she saw him often. Never heard of it making joints hurt but I know many people get all kinds of reactions.


Donkey on 06/23/2020:
I just had this conversation with Male Co-Worker about soda pop. He used to love Coke Zero, but since he has diverticulitis, he's sworn off all pop and has no desire for it.

I, on the other hand, no longer drink diet pop, but I miss it very much. I don't care for regular, sugar pop.

When I'm having a very hard day, I will resort to having a diet Coke at work. Otherwise, at home, we have a selection of flavored (non sweetened) carbonated waters. Bubbly and Lacroix.

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
I don't like the taste of regular pop. I do drink diet lime flavoured tonic with pieces of lime in it with my dinner. But I find different flavoured pops make me feel less deprived. At night with tv I have a packet of popcorn with a diet pop. But I'd much prefer to have a couple of beers with a packet or two of crisps!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 21, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Having the last of the yogurt this morning, and adding an extra quinoa bar so I don't get so hungry before lunch. It will be porridge every morning after this. 

Very cautious when right shoulder is sore, so will just do some housework and exercise bike.

Wet weather today so no garden gatherings with friends today. That means no alcohol. 

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh blueberries, quinoa bar, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and cappuccino made w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: chicken curry 
  • S: packet of popcorn

Change of dinner plan so this will be my once a week higher calorie day. Hubby is making fried rice with veggies and prawns and topped with fried eggs. Love it!!!!

Total: 1255 No idea

 

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
I'm not a huge fan of porridge but it has good qualities. With cinnamon it can be quite tasty. :) Have a nice, calm day!

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
I put cinnamon and fresh berries on mine and oat milk. And it's Scottish porridge so very good. Never use instant.

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
And it's more filling than most other things.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
That’s a tasty and healthy last meal of the day ! Enjoy your hubby’s creations ;)

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
Always enjoy his dinners. I avoid rice but this is a treat. I have it once a week in Thailand at our favourite restaurant. He tops the dish with eggs fried in the wok so that the edges are crispy. Mmmm


Donkey on 06/21/2020:
I am the same way with yogurt versus porridge (which means oatmeal to me, and not hominy). I put in a small handful of walnuts. I can avoid 2nd Breakfast if I have this combination in the morning, even though it's carbs.

The yogurt is mostly protein, but it doesn't hold me.

Dinner sounds delicious!

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
Porridge is simply the name of oatmeal (although technically it means any hot cereal). Nobody says oatmeal here so I've pick up different terms for many things. I've sometimes added mixed seeds and nuts but not lately.



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 20, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Weigh in day.  Down 2 lbs!  I'm sure one pound is water, but that's okay. 

Shoulder is sore today even though I tried to be careful yesterday and skip some dumbbell routines.  I hurt it badly before and do not want that to happen again. It was horrible having to avoid using my arm almost totally for months. So no dumbbells at all for a while. I'll just do cardio and lower body/abs routines.

Was going to go for a bike ride with friends today but it's very windy.  Might get on exercise bike instead.

I was asked about my portion sizes.  I weigh everything and since it's metric here calories are per 100g or 100ml.  So it's very easy.  I had to get creative with curries husband makes though.  Almost all of the ingredients he uses are 100 cals/100g or less (most are less).  So I weigh the curry at 350g and count it as 350 calories.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge w/fresh blueberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar, coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast pieces, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter (have one more pack of them and won't buy any more)
  • D: chicken curry, no rice
  • S: pack of popcorn

Total:  1211

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/20/2020:
The stroopwaffel cookies I have are directly from the Netherlands, so you should have seen me trying to figure out the serving size and calories per cookie. From your post, I *see* how the 100g serving size information is quite helpful - if one has a food scale.

This confirms to me that I should really invest in a scale.

I am quite impressed that you have lost 2 pounds. Some (or all) may or may not be water, but that's how weight loss starts, little by little. BRAVO!!

grannyannie on 06/20/2020:
I have a small digital food scale - it has options for oz, lb, kg, grams. It's very easy to calculate going by 100g. The chicken/turkey breast pieces I buy for my salad come in 100 gram packets. So, very easy. Then I weigh my cheddar cheese - 25g is 104 cals. Yea, fluid loss is always first to go when you start to 'behave'.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
Good idea to avoid the shoulder exercises. I too am pretty careful now about overdoing.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
Good idea to avoid the shoulder exercises. I too am pretty careful now about overdoing.


KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
Good idea, I could weigh food too.. But I'm not doing it yet. So for example 100gr of rice is 100gr raw or cooked? I never know this...



grannyannie - Friday Jun 19, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Had an extra cracker and extra packet of popcorn yesterday, but still stayed just under 1300 calories.  The yogurt with fruit I eat for breakfast is not filling, so I’ll cut the yogurt to 1 carton a week (3 servings).  Porridge stays with me much longer. 

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh raspberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: 2 quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: chicken curry 
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1217

Workout:

  • 2 sets x 10 upper body with dumbbells (10 4 routines) skipping those that target shoulders  - my shoulder which I badly injured a few years ago is a bit sore. I do NOT want to reinjure it!
  • 2 sets x 10 lower body with dumbbells (squats, lunges, calf lifts)
  • 2 sets x 10 bum and thighs with ankle weights
  • 2 sets abs, planks, push ups
  • aerobics with dumbbells
  • jump rope 3 x 20
  • 3 sets of a Tae Bo routine

 

 

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/19/2020:
Look at you with your workouts! Good for you!!!!! I'm glad you're back at it.

May I ask: are your portion sizes quite small?

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
I weigh everything and count calories per 100g. Curry portion is small.


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2020:
Anything you eat under 1,300 cals will allow losses......I lost a lot of weight eating junk...not recommending it...but it still allows calorie burn.

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
I just need to remember to juggle calories and have at least one higher calorie day a week. I've learned that from experience.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2020:
yeah, i'm not a fan of liquid / yogurt mornings either i must be able to chew some of my breakfast :)

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
It worked fine when I also had toast, but doesn't work well alone.



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