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grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.0

Got on the scale.  Not nearly as bad as I expected. 

Still not 100% - stuffy nose and coughing but definitely better than I was.  I'll decide in the morning if I'm hitting the gym.  I made the mistake last year of going to the gym too soon and working out too hard and I just got sicker. 

Tried to resist but had a snack last night - a snack bar made totally with cashews and dates. So my final calories were 1484. That's okay.  1500 max but I'll try to keep it around 1300.  

My thighs are really sore from my workout yesterday.  It had been about 2 1/2 weeks since I worked out.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich on whole grain/lite mayo, 2 clementines, yogurt, banana 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1327

 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/16/2016:
yes...it is so frustrating to not go to the gym...but worse when we go & get sicker! that's why I am not going to the gym this week either. taking the break that I need.


hollybelle on 03/17/2016:
Hope the soreness goes away quickly and you are feeling 100% soon.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

I'm back!  Been very, very indulgent while sick.  Time to stop and get back on track!  I will get on the scale tomorrow morning although I'll be disgusted at what it says.  I didn't cough much last night, still blowing nose a lot, but still feel much better than I have with some energy.

Counting calories today and doing a partial workout at home.  Will try to make it to gym by Wednesday.

I ordered 2 new sets of dumbbells and received them last week.  One pair is 7 kg and the other is a replacement set for my 5 kg as the ones I have are too large and awkward for certain routines so I got normal sized ones.  At the gym in Thailand I was using 8 kg for a couple of routines, so I'll order those next. 

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
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, 2 clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1272

Edit:  ate the rest of the ginger thins biscuits.  Cals 1372.  Still good.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/14/2016:
I have also been indulgent past week & weekends. I am back on track today though. I feel it all down thru into my bones, heart & mind that I want to reach that 115lb goal weight. It's been an awesome journey this winter leading up to this Spring wedding. I'll never forget how I worked on myself, my health, my well-being - despite the challenges of an approaching wedding to plan for & find outfits for & with fittings & other family plans.

I'll never forget my intensity this winter. My drive. I'd never in my life put forth such an effort. And still indulged here & there to keep myself sane. Honestly, this winter was more than just a small challenge - it was a challenge to continue to work on myself & actually change my lifestyle for the long run!

...ok, this shouldn't be all about me!...

Excellent calories, keep at it & you will soon be on a path back to a more comfortable weight & congrats on moving up in your weights! That's gotta be the best feeling!

grannyannie on 03/14/2016:
Thanks! I've got a wedding to go to in July and I'd love to wear my fave dress.


puddles on 03/14/2016:
Sounds like your back to your old self again. Good to be home. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 03/14/2016:
Thanks. I'll get there!


hollybelle on 03/14/2016:
Welcome back - looks like you are back in full force! Good for you! Glad to see your post.

grannyannie on 03/15/2016:
Thanks. Still dragging but getting there.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/15/2016:
good idea to have the wedding as a goal. ....

so you were sick & now I feel like I am sick. run down. all symptoms are chest an above. skipping gym tonight bc I need rest. hoping to go tomorrow night instead. rest will also give my back & shoulder extra rest. I want to take Wednesday off so badly.

grannyannie on 03/15/2016:
Don't push it when you are sick. It backfires!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Back later........

 

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Aye. Sucks. And hubby has the flu.


OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
Double DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
We can suffer together. LOL. I'm anxious to get to the gym, but not until I'm 90%.


innerpeace on 03/07/2016:
Get well soon! Take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2016:
LOL...so crazy you are sick! :( you needed a long rest anyways...but feel better soon!

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Must have picked something up on the plane. Jetlag might lower immunity.


hollybelle on 03/07/2016:
So sorry. I can't count the number of times I've gotten ill coming back from a trip - go figure! Hope the good health faries come soon!

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks. Airplanes are a hazard to your health!


Awesome50 on 03/07/2016:
Feel better soon'

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 03/12/2016:
You doing OK? Hope you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 03/12/2016:
Slowly getting better. Not counting calories, not exercising. Sigh. I've been drafted to go to a quiz night tonight.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Groan...... I've got a cold.  3 whole months in Thailand and no cold or flu, but 3 days after coming home - horrid sore throat, runny nose, sneezing. Not counting calories today either.  Or exercising. Sigh.  

Anyway, hope everyone is getting fit and healthy.  

I increased dumbbell weight on a few routines while in Thailand.  So I've ordered heavier dumbbells for home.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/06/2016:
Sorry you feel bad. Take care of yourself. This, too, shall pass!

grannyannie on 03/06/2016:
Thanks. Now hubby is sick but different symptoms - he's got the flu!!



grannyannie - Friday Mar 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Still feel a bit like a zombie.  Wake up early, then feel tired in the afternoon.  Jetlag is tough.  Planned to count calories today, but ate breakfast too early which throws me off for the whole day.  No junk food in the house, but I did give in and bought a chocolate bar when I went shopping.  Had some wine last night.  Hope to be on a schedule next week.  

Still not completely unpacked but I've done tons of laundry.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/04/2016:
All will get back to normal after a few days.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Eventually....


Awesome50 on 03/04/2016:
Once you're unpacked and life is organized you'll feel better and be on track. Enjoy the weekend.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Thanks. Unfortunately I've now got a cold! :(



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Not getting on scale until I'm sure water loss or gain won't affect it.  Probably Saturday.  Was going to start calories today but jetlag makes me extra hungry at different times.  Woke up very early and had breakfast.  Then was hungry by 10.  7 hour time difference!  

We flew on Monday and spent the night at Dubai airport in the hotel.  So Tuesday we woke up about 4:30 (not on purpose) and had breakfast at 5 - cereal, yogurt, fruit, doughnut, toast, a pastry, then ordered an omelette.  Oink.  Then on the plane we had a light breakfast - croissant, fruit, yogurt. A big lunch later, then after landing we had a second lunch/early dinner about 2pm.  No dinner but did have some snacks and beer.  

Weds:  went home after spending the night in hotel.  We woke up about 5, watched tv.  Were planning on going to restaurant when it opened at 8 for our breakfast, but discovered the hotel served breakfast at 6:30.  We'd never tried the buffet breakfast at this hotel and it was gorgeous!  We got there at opening time so all the cooked food was fresh and hot - they even had warm pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant).  Pigged out and skipped lunch.  Grocery shopping after we go home.  Curry for dinner.

Jetlag is going to take quite a while to recover from.  3 months being 7 hours ahead will take time to recover from. Planning on gym Monday.

A pic taken from the plane when we were over Turkey:

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/03/2016:
Welcome Home, Weary Traveler. Oink !

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
Thanks OR! Yes, oink!


Awesome50 on 03/03/2016:
Welcome home Grannie! Nice pic.

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
Thanks.


puddles on 03/03/2016:
Long plane ride. Take a few days to get back into your home routine. Good to hear from you.

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
3 plane rides actually. Still feeling a bit like a zombie.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2016:
Yes, yes, yes get your rest first. Gym second. Rest is UNDERRATED. Rest is what's keeping me sane this month! I am tryng to make sure that most days i'm sleeping enough. So I can recover from the workouts.

WELCOME HOME :)

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Sorry I've been AWOL.  Was sick, then better, then sick again.  Now I'm fine.  Had my birthday yesterday and had a nice lunch and dinner as well as a massage in the morning after the gym.  Planned to go to this gorgeous Belgian chocolate cafe today for a decadent treat but we had torrential rain so we didn't.  

Busy packing to go home Monday.  Need to get everything packed up to store for our return here next winter.  

So I'll be tracking food again when I get home - probably starting March 3rd.  

Hope everyone is well and getting fit and healthy.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/27/2016:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Annie !

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Thanks, OR!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/27/2016:
Wow...those 3 months went by fast huh!? I hope you enjoyed your time. Does it always rain this time of year or is it out of season?

Enjoy your last couple days!

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Yes it did. Feb should be one of the driest months. This is not normal.


hollybelle on 02/27/2016:
Glad you feel better. I hope your trip home is uneventful. Sorry didn't get your chocolate treat!

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Thanks! I was really looking forward to something decadent. :(


Awesome50 on 03/01/2016:
Happy birthday Annie!



grannyannie - Monday Feb 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Can't figure out what I ate or drank that caused this but I've got 'intestinal distress' aka 'skitters'.  After dinner last night we picked up a 4 pack of beer and some Pringles.  Maybe too much fat in the Pringles?  I was fine at the gym this morning but after breakfast it hit me.  So I'm staying in all day.  Poor hubby has to eat lunch and dinner out by himself.  He brought me some salted almonds when he went to lunch. And I'll have him bring me a pancake/crepe with banana and Nutella.  So my electrolytes should be fine with the salt, potatssium and sugar.   Not much food in the house - just breakfast stuff.

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins bike
  • 10 mins elliptical

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, soy yogurt, tea
  • L:  1 piece of toast, apple
  • S:  packet of salted almonds, green tea, lots of water
  • D:  none.

Started seriously vomiting.  Hubby went out and got me Hydration packets.

Tuesday

A bit better this morning.  I'm definitely empty.  Only got up twice during the night.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/22/2016:
I hope you feel better soon!!

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2016:
yes I think the dehydrating beer mixed with the fat in the pringles could have caused some bouts of unsettling in your gut...

skitters?

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
While hubby had gone out to dinner I started vomiting. Can't figure out why. Skitters is the British word for 'the runs'.


puddles on 02/22/2016:
Hope you are feeling better tomorrow. Have a good sleep.

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
Thanks. Tues. morning now. Good sleep. Only up twice. No more vomiting. Just had toast, hydration solution, and tea.


OhioRaven on 02/23/2016:
Get well soon, Annie. See if there is any Olustra added to your crisps.

grannyannie on 02/23/2016:
No, they weren't the low fat Pringles. I've determined it had to be shrimp. And it wasn't just the 'runs' it was also vomiting. Getting better though.

grannyannie on 02/23/2016:
No, they weren't the low fat Pringles. I've determined it had to be shrimp. And it wasn't just the 'runs' it was also vomiting. Getting better though.


hollybelle on 02/26/2016:
Oh dear sounds like food poisoning. I hope you are better. Not like you to not post. Take care.

grannyannie on 02/26/2016:
Thanks better now.



grannyannie - Sunday Feb 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Planned to kayak today but the water is a bit too rough.  Guess we'll just clean it up and dry it and get it ready for storage.  I'm not a last minute person so I like to pack well ahead of time.  

As usual biked to lunch and dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  ham omelette, toast, 1 beer
  • S:  biscuit/crackers I bought from our favourite coffee shop
  • D:  asparagus and shrimp and rice, 1 beer
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 02/21/2016:
Balance meals .. keep going

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Hubby normally does no-beer-days on Mon. and Tues. so I will join him tomorrow.


OhioRaven on 02/21/2016:
Sorry to hear about the kayaks.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
We'll give it one more try tomorrow, otherwise it's getting deflated. We did have a good time on two days in real kayaks on our wee island trip.


puddles on 02/21/2016:
Monday and Tuesday dry days... lol sounds reasonable. Enjoy your day but you are probably late afternoon already.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
That's what hubby does at home.

We are 12 hours ahead of EST.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2016:
yep, smart to have it packed & not rush at the end!

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Too stressful to wait until the end. Not just the suitcase, it's all the other stuff.



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Not surprised at what the scale said this morning.  Not going to stress. Much.    I'm enjoying myself but my belly is growing very quickly.  I can't go too far overboard though as my trousers have to be comfy when we fly home. Tight clothes on long flights is NOT pleasant!!  As soon as we get home I'll be seriously on track.  Sister coming end of May then we are going to the US.  Then a wedding in July and I want the dress to look good.  

Started packing my suitcase today and not surprisingly I've bought too many gifts.  Going to be a tight fit and I hope it's not overweight.  We're allowed 30kg with Emirates.  7kg for the carry on.  

Then I have to pack our crates but that has to be the day before we leave - household items, tools, personal items, some of the clothes we'll only wear here, scale, whatever leftover shampoos, soaps, household stuff is left, etc etc etc.  We'll be storing 2 large crates, 1 large suitcase, 2 bicycles, inflatable kayak in one of the crates, and also the paddles.  Not too expensive to store here and one crate is no charge since we're booked for next winter.  

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 10 mins bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  cappuccino
  • L:  1 egg, 1 tomato, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 2 beers
  • D:  probably a curry and rice, might or might not have a beer

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
Mornin' Annie

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Good evenin' OR.


OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
My belly is growing too.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Mine will shrink when I go home. I'll have less than 3 months to get to goal before next event.


puddles on 02/20/2016:
Such a bummer having to start packing. My belly might have the same problem once the kids leave. Have a great evening - you are probably sleep my now anyway.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
I've bought too much stuff!!



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