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grannyannie - Monday Apr 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Nope.  Haven't been good.  Daughter arrived Thursday, we went on an overnight trip Friday which of course involved chips/fries and beer.  Last night we went to friend's house for dinner.  Far too much wine!  

Daughter leaves for her island job tomorrow so I've got no excuses any more.  Not sick, no guests, no travel.  I do plan a shopping trip to the city one day this week and I plan on having a cheeseburger at 5 Guys.  With mayo it will be about 900 calories.  I won't get fries.  

Our gym will be closed for a couple of months in the autumn for refurbishment.  Not sure what I'll do.  Of course, I'll have my dumbbells and ankle weights and floor exercises at home.  There are still classes which have been moved to a different building, so I guess I could go to spin bike class 3 times a week.  I could do Tae Bo at home, or go power walking. 

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/11/2016:
Morning, Annie. Good to see you're still active.

grannyannie on 04/11/2016:
Still here. Didn't get in my 3 times workout last week due to travel, but I will this week.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2016:
maybe there is another gym nearby?

yes, overnighters are hard sometimes when indulging is such a tease / option!

grannyannie on 04/11/2016:
There is only one gym in my area.


thinnside40 on 04/11/2016:
Just keep active.

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Will do. I used to do Tae Bo at home. Good workout.

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Will do. I used to do Tae Bo at home. Good workout.



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Back from our trip to see grandson.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins elliptical 
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:   hummous on a wrap, yogurt, crisps, clementine
  • D:  Thai noodle soup, salad
  • S:  pear cider
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1325
 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/05/2016:
Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
Thanks OR!


puddles on 04/05/2016:
I hope you had a great visit with grandson. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
Great visit! Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/05/2016:
Ummm, GREAT CALS, good eats! never had PEAR cider. :)

nice exercise. I hear tonic water is good for you? I was just talking about Tonic Water with my uncle at the rehearsal dinner!

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
I love Schweppes Elderflower low cal tonic! Pear cider is 4.5% alcohol. Yummy.


horn_of_plenty on 04/05/2016:
I will have to look for that tonic!

grannyannie on 04/06/2016:
Very low cal and different flavours.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/06/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 31, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Sigh.  I seem to be hungry all the time.  Going to stepdaughter's tomorrow morning so I tried on my jeans and another pair of trousers I wanted to take - too tight to even button!  So I've got 2 other pair that still fit.  Now my goal is for my jeans to fit!  

Workout at gym: (the only spin bike in the gym is broken again!)

  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins exercise bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/dates/raisin bar
  • L:   hummous on toast, yogurt, strawberries and grapes
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, wrap, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1481

 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/31/2016:
Good Goal Annie. If you did it before, you can def do it again. The truth is, or at least the truth with me!, is that I learn a little bit more every time I try to change my body for the better. And even when I don't learn more, I re-learn the drastic dedication that is necessary in order to achieve what I want. I do believe that every time we need to lose weight that it gets HARDER and more challenging just because we KNOW what we are up against & we WANT to stay with our usual behaviors, habits & ways of eating when in order to lose weight we have to unfortunately modify things that we have become comfortable with. Sigh.

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
It does actually get harder each time we gain/lose. The fat cells cling harder I think! Ack! I will never buy bigger clothes so I have no choice but to lose. And it's all in my belly.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/31/2016:
also, good for you on the herbal teas and low cal waters, coffee, etc....

lately, I am doing seltzer and I sweeten the flavored seltzer extra with my no cal liquid stevia. it's working for this week.

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
That's good!


thinkpositive on 03/31/2016:
I know you will fit into those jeans. You can do it!

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
Thanks for your faith!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Got on the scale.  At least it didn't say 150+.  Challenges coming up as well. Fri - Sunday at stepdaughter's house.  In a week our Ugandan daughter is coming to stay for a week. Need to behave as sister is coming the end of May then mid June we go to the US.  Got a wedding the end of July and I'd love to wear my favourite skinny dress, but if it doesn't fit I won't totally freak out.  I'll just buy another one.  

Did all my workouts yesterday.  Today is housework.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa, date, raisin bar
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, strawberries
  • S:  cashew and date bar
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1467

 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/30/2016:
You can do it if you really want to ;) maybe all these little events / get togethers will help you be more focused ?


hollybelle on 03/30/2016:
Great day Annie. You can stay on track. Plan for those challenges.



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 29, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Still haven't been near the scale.  Still struggling to get on track with calories.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical 
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dum bbell - 3 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa, cashew, dates, raisin bar
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, strawberries, clementine
  • D:  stir fry on Thai noodles, salad
  • S:   Schnapps peach mixer
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1536

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/29/2016:
Be Good to yourself, Annie.

grannyannie on 03/29/2016:
Thanks, OR. :)


thinkpositive on 03/29/2016:
I know what you mean! It's a struggle to get back to a normal eating routine for me.

grannyannie on 03/29/2016:
Being sick for a few weeks didn't help either. I got into indulgence mode.


innerpeace on 03/29/2016:
Great workout, you always have that!

grannyannie on 03/30/2016:
Yea, at least I do that!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/29/2016:
Annie Annie :) Maybe you are putting too much pressure on yourself....I can see how that would backfire. I agree with OR.

grannyannie on 03/30/2016:
I hate pressure! It makes me want to eat!


hollybelle on 03/30/2016:
Your calories are good! Good workout - hang in there day by day. You got this.

grannyannie on 03/30/2016:
I'll get there. Had a snack last night so went up to about 1700.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Been awol again.  

Been good off and on, more on than off.  Tonight is a birthday party.  Eating dinner out, then booze and nibbles tonight.  

Been good about working out though.  Gym yesterday and home muscle routines today.  

Hope everyone is getting healthy and fit.

Happy Easter!  

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/26/2016:
Getting back into good habits is usually gradual. So more on than off is good. I worked my way back these past 3-4 weeks and I feel pretty strong now. Have a long way to go, though. But so much better than the mode I was in all winter!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/26/2016:
I agree with Holly. don't force it all on yourself at once. Let your body ease into it. Lol, if it makes you feel better, I'll be easing OUT of workout mode in April to relax.


cybermom4 on 03/28/2016:
Grannyannie, you are so amazing - you live and enjoy life - you make the gym and your home workout sound like a party!! You are doing great!

grannyannie on 03/29/2016:
Haha! Yea, I'm laughing as I sweat and spin and lift weights! Might as well. :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 23, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Not 100% yet but getting there.  

Going to a 60th birthday party Saturday.  Should be fine by then.  

Workout at gym:

  • 10 mins recumbent bike (spin bike is broken)
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  light cheddar cheese in a wrap, cottage cheese, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1347

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/23/2016:
Just read your posts. Sorry you were sick . I understand the transition from holiday mode to back to reality. I'm still struggling to get back to reality.

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Was hoping to escape catching anything on the way home. Sigh.


hollybelle on 03/23/2016:
Another good workout. Good food, too!

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Cheers!


OhioRaven on 03/24/2016:
You're a lean, Mean, Fighting Machine.

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Yea, baby!

grannyannie on 03/24/2016:
Yea, baby!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/25/2016:
Oh, a party sounds fun! Glad you will feel better by then! First time in my life, I was better in well under 2 weeks by taking medicine right from the very start!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

I'll get on the scale Saturday.   

Workout at home: Did the full routine

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on wrap, yogurt, cottage cheese, banana
  • S:  whole food bar - dates/raisins/cashews/cocoa
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1411
 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/22/2016:
Evenin' Annie.

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Evening, OR! :)


hollybelle on 03/23/2016:
Good for you. Hope your recovery continues! It's a long journey back from some of the bugs going 'round.

grannyannie on 03/23/2016:
Thanks. Better every day. Finally!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Made it to the gym.  Not feeling energetic but managed a partial workout.

Workout at gym:

  • 10 mins spin bike (pedal was breaking off so couldn't finish)
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cashew/date bar, dark chili chocolate
  • L:  oatcakes and hummous and lite cheddar, strawberries
  • S:  dark chili chocolate
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/lite cottage cheese
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: didn't weigh everything and didn't count

 
 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/21/2016:
Excellent effort! Hope you continue to feel better.

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2016:
The point is getting back to working out. I like this post because I can DEFINETELY relate, especially now. I am more sore than usual and my body is just not cooperating these last few weeks into the wedding (including last week I mean). But, instead of SKIPPING gym, I do less or I skip certain moves that will just make more pain. I'm listening to my body more....feels great to do that! and not push to extreme. I'm learning !!

dark chili chocolate huh!? :)

grannyannie on 03/22/2016:
Dark chocolate is good for yo, right? So I'm eating healthy food. :D



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

I've been AWOL because I've still been sick.  Was getting better then caught what my husband had and he's caught what I had. So I was feeling really weak and sitting around doing little didn't help get me get any energy. Have been very indulgent as well - beer, junk food.  Feeling better today but still not 100%. Made myself do a workout today but no cardio.  Did 2 sets instead of 3 of everything. I hope to get to the gym tomorrow.

Last winter when we came home from Thailand both of us caught a nasty cold/flu on the plane and it took 3 solid weeks to recover!  

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 2 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk, toast
  • L:  4 oatcakes with light hummous, yogurt, strawberries
  • S:  2 chocolate covered wafers, packet of lite crisps
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1587

 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/20/2016:
Being sick stinks! Hope you are doing better now. Recovery is slow. I was so ill from Thanksgiving until around Valentine's day. Took two rounds of antiibiotics, one round of steroids, and some cough meds and inhaler and nasal spray - but feeling mostly fit now! Take care.

grannyannie on 03/20/2016:
Sucks, doesn't it? Hope you're feeling good now. I'm getting there.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/21/2016:
awww, I second what Holly said. Best thing for being sick: rest. I am trying to get much more of that in, too. I worked out yesterday, but will NOT be working out again until Wednesday. Trying to give my body extra rest while not losing workout days :)

grannyannie on 03/21/2016:
Taking it slow. I'll be 100% by the end of the week.



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