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grannyannie - Saturday Oct 19, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Finished washing the outside of the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen yesterday. Wondering why we chose off white!  Oh right, because it’s a small kitchen with a north facing window. I’ll start wiping out and reorganising inside them today.

Higher calorie day today.  Going to weight myself the morning husband leaves (Weds) then put the scale away somewhere.  I won't get it until the day he comes home. 

Menu

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

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa/cocoa/cashew bar

L:  3 egg omelette and cheddar

S:  salad w/mixed seeds

D: veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds, 1 gin and diet tonic

Total:  1484


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

 

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
so you took everything out in order to wash right!? do you do one, then put the stuff back....and that's the way, right!? sounds like a lot of good work!

grannyannie on 10/19/2019:
I usually do the inside of the cupboards first - taking everything out, wiping inside down and then rearranging if needed. But this time I washed the outside doors of the cupboards and the glass panels as I wanted to be sure this was done.

I'm sure my glasses and mugs are reproducing in there!!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
but you do one at a time and put those items back before going to the next cupboard right!?


Donkey on 10/20/2019:
My co-worker, Mistakes Girl, just painted her kitchen white - I wonder if she knows what she's in for! It looks lovely, but yeah, need to keep it clean.



grannyannie - Friday Oct 18, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

6 weeks from tomorrow we begin our journey to Thailand. I have a scale in our house in Thailand, but I might just leave it in the storage crate - although hubby likes to keep an eye on his weight. He is thin with just a small belly from beer, but his belly size can change with beer consumption.

Menu

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

S:  black coffee and quinoa/cranberry bar at gym after worktout

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino

L:  salad w/turkey & cheddar

D: cauliflower, veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds

Total:  1091

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
have you ever thought to add a mint leaf to your diet tonic? like a mojito?

grannyannie on 10/19/2019:
That sounds nice. I do fresh lemon and lime and the tonic is lime flavoured anyway. Might try mint just for a change.



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 17, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Husband leaves for Australia in 6 days to visit his brother and I intend to make a lot of progress while he is gone (3 weeks). Got lots of projects and deep cleaning to keep me busy. Also plan to keep myself from being tempted with snacking in the evening by going to bed early with a book and a cuppa tea. I do have the weekend in the city where I will do some indulging - but no sweets, no snacking. And a LOT of walking.

I’ll also get my suitcase down from the loft when I get the carpet shampooer and start packing for Thailand. I’m not a last minute person!

 

Menu

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

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

L:  roll w/chicken breast & cheddar, salad

D: cauliflower, veg and chicken curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1084

 

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

 

legcramps on 10/17/2019:
Have a great day today :)

grannyannie on 10/17/2019:
Thanks! Same to you. :)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2019:
love all the deep cleaning you will be doing :) you are highly motivated :)

Grannyannie on 10/18/2019:
It also keeps me busy and not thinking about food. Also love the feeling of a very clean and organised house.



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Teeth cleaning and check up this morning (I love universal health care! Cost is £10.50). Then the gym afterward. 

Don’t know which scale to trust - the doctor’s or mine. Mine said 157 this morning.  I liked 154 with shoes on better! Oh well. I've got 6 1/2 weeks and I've got to be under 150! I intend to behave after we arrive in Thailand. The biggest issue is that I love a cold beer while sitting on a beach, and my weekly Mai Tai. I will have to give myself an allowance of maybe 4 small beers a week, and 1 cocktail? Ice cream once every 2 weeks?


Menu

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

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

L:  roll w/chicken breast, salad

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: almonds

Total:  1021


Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Maria7 on 10/16/2019:
3 lbs in 12 days is still good! You are doing fantastic on reaching your goal! You are doing better than I...I have been giving in to ice cream lately...over maintain calories...and eating at nite, a no-no for sure for me. Trying to not regain and hold on to what I have achieved. Hoping you are having a good day. Love, Maria

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
Thanks! I am determined this time. I won't hit goal but I intend to while we are there for the winter. I just ordered a new orange bikini online. It is rare to someone wear a one piece in Thailand, so a flat belly is not required! You're doing great on maintenance!


Donkey on 10/16/2019:
I echo what Maria has said. You are doing quite well! You have the advantage of having a definitive time-goal. I have goals but no set time-frame, so... sometimes the motivation isn't always there.

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
Thanks! It is easier to get motivated when it's something specific at a set time.


BearCountryGG on 10/16/2019:
Scales are fickle that way...they really only give a snpshot of a moment in time and they all vary from one another...a good reason to not take tme too seriously. Clothes tell me more.

grannyannie on 10/16/2019:
True. Clothes do tell more. I've no doubt I'll fit into my 10's well before Thailand. So I'll have the 3 pairs of 10's and the 1 pair of 12's which all zip off to become shorts.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/16/2019:
allowances are great....no need to deny yourself everything! i support allowances 100%

grannyannie on 10/17/2019:
Yes, we definitely need a bit of cheating or we just totally give up with frustration.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 15, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

This morning I had a doctor appt, then husband and I got our flu jabs, then I got my waxy ear cleaned out. Both ears are now clear but they will be checked again before my hearing test in Nov. Since it’s not too cold and it won’t rain, we rode our bikes there - about 9 miles roundtrip.

The doctor had me get on the scale - with my very heavy athletic shoes on.  It said 11 stone exactly (154 lbs).  Wow!  Now I'm tempted to get on my scale tomorrow morning.  I've been very good at ignoring it. 

Menu

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

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

L:  roll w/turkey ham, salad w/seeds

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1052

 

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 10/15/2019:
I keep forgetting that every time I go to the doctor, even if I don't see the doctor, they will weigh me. This forgetfulness has lead to weigh-ins with keys in my pocket, heavy clothing, weighing in after drinking LOADS of water... DUH.

But well done! This sounds like a wonderful day to me!

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
I just had my clothes and heavy shoes on, no jacket! Oh and phone in my pocket. I've never seen this doctor before and didn't like her too much. As usual I make a joke when getting on a scale and said my shoes weighed 10kg. She didn't get it. Doh!


Maria7 on 10/15/2019:
I signed in just to comment to your entry...AMAZING!!!! I congratulate you on your 154! How did that happen??? It was SO QUICK! Then I looked back over your entries and see that you have been working very, very hard, adhering to a 1000 calories a day diet...so NO WONDER!!! I am VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Was is painful or uncomfortable to get your ear done? Hope you have a wonderful day, Annie. Love, Maria (smile!)

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
Just hope the doctor read the scale correctly! I don't want to be disappointed in the morning. I've been feeling like I'm probably about 154 or 155.

It's not painful to get my ears cleaned (I get impacted wax). She uses a machine that pulses with hot water and I hold a metal cup under my ear. When the tip touches the side of my ear it makes me cough - which is common.

Love ya!


BearCountryGG on 10/15/2019:
Great weigh in...heavy shoes and all!!!

grannyannie on 10/15/2019:
I'll confirm by getting on my scale tomorrow morning. I know I am losing by my belly size.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2019:
for some reason, i thought your hubby was away already on a trip! maybe he is back from that short trip, well obviously.

nicely done sticking to your exercise and calorie goals. it's paid off.



grannyannie - Monday Oct 14, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

I think my size 10 trousers will fit within 2 weeks or less. 

Menu

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

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

L: salad w/turkey, liver pate, cheddar

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1053

 

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

BearCountryGG on 10/14/2019:
Good Job!!!

grannyannie on 10/14/2019:
Thanks! I won't get to my goal size by the end of Nov, but if my size 10's are comfy I'll be happy.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2019:
so all your exercise and diet watching has paid off!? nice job!

grannyannie on 10/14/2019:
Yes! Thanks! I'm not going near the scale but most mornings I turn sideways in our long mirror to see my belly size. And it is definitely shrinking, as are my boobs. It's a LOT smaller than when I started. I took photos of me in this mirror then wearing the the size 8's which wouldn't even come close to zipping. I intend to do a comparison photo just before we leave Nov 30.



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 13, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Grocery shopping this morning. Will continue to deep clean kitchen

Menu

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

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

L: salad w/liver pate, cheddar

D: veg Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1027

 

BearCountryGG on 10/13/2019:
Your menus always sound so delicious!!

grannyannie on 10/13/2019:
Good, but a bit in a rut. :)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2019:
you've got me craving cheese...thinking to make cheese muffins today...i have all the supplies! :)



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 12, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Higher cal day but not as high as I planned because of extra calories on Thursday.

Menu

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

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, the last choc chip granola bar

L: salad w/liver pate, cheddar, banana

D: leftover chicken, prawn, veg curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

S: blanched almonds, 1 glass of red wine (I buy the single serve bottles so I can’t cheat!)

Total:  1316

 

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

 

Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
your city trip to come - thanks for telling me about it. it sounds AMAZING. it sounds booked with cultural, wonderful things. i would enjoy that sort of trip. and even better that you will be seeing some friends/family along the way.

good idea to buy single serve of the wine - i have recently been enjoying a blush mix of white/red wine. believe it or not, since i don't drink it often, i actually watered it down with seltzer and added stevia to sweeten....lol...when i drink it so i can have a "larger" quantity serving just to sip on. worked out for me. i know most people wouldn't enjoy this, but since i don't really drink sweet things, it's still really tasty to me, especially since i add a little stevia in...just nice to relax and sip on it in the evening.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
I enjoy shorter trips all on my own. And museums and shopping are best by myself. I've taken a few trips on my own to places husband didn't want to go. One trip was 4 overnights to a northern island to see ancient archaelogical sites. Had a great time!

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
My favourite wine is a sweet rose'. But sometimes I add some kind of spritzer to it to lessen the calories.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
My very first trip out of the US was all on my own - to Ireland for 2 weeks!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
once i open the wine - it's a red/white mix so i keep in chilled in fridge, will it expire easily after i open it?

the cap is just a regular metal twist on/off one, not a cork. is there expiration date for wine that is opened? or have you noticed anything regarding this? i realize i can google this...but decided to ask you.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
Red wine doesn't need refrigeration and it's okay for maybe a week after opening. Rose' and white are only good a few days after opening - after that they taste funny.


Donkey on 10/12/2019:
The single sized bottles are a good idea! I used to drink wine after dinner, to relax, but my problem was that 1 glass soon turned into 2, and then that wasn't enough.

And I like my wine COLD. So I put ice cubes in it.

Horn - I don't think wine expires easily after it's opened because of the alcohol. I believe that you can leave the wine out, after it's opened.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
That's exactly why I won't open a big bottle - I'd drink 1/2 of it! Single bottles are perfect. I like rose' and white very cold.

I wouldn't leave rose' or white out.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
That's exactly why I won't open a big bottle - I'd drink 1/2 of it! Single bottles are perfect. I like rose' and white very cold.

I wouldn't leave rose' or white out.



grannyannie - Friday Oct 11, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

Note to self:  do NOT buy any more chocolate chip granola bars!  

I found them in the gluten free section (which has the best selection of non junk food type snack bars like my quinoa cranberry bars).  I saw the calories were only 140, not much more than the 129 for the cranberry bars, so bought a box. Fortunately only bought one box. They have sugar in them unlike the other bars, so of course, eating one makes me want more.  Had 3 yesterday! There is one left and that will be the last. The cranberry and other unsweetened bars don’t make me want to binge on them at all. Live and learn.


I did stay under 1300 calories though, but am trying to stay under 1100 during the week. 


Menu

B: porridge/berries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk

S: black coffee & quinoa/cranberry bar at gym after workout

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino

L: 6 veg salad w/turkey ham and cheddar

D: chicken, prawn, veg curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1063

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Maria7 on 10/11/2019:
We learn what is best for us to consume, don't we? I can't keep ice cream in the house without overindulging, so I know what you mean.

grannyannie on 10/12/2019:
I have a big weakness for ice cream as well!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
YOU HAVE BEEN SO PRODUCTIVE IS RIGHT! my whole apt can use both a cleaning, dusting, and most imporantly: PURGING of garbage! this weekend is a 3-day weekend, and on Monday i am pretty sure i'm going to take a lot of clothes to the bin that goes to goodwill - all my drawers and closets are packed with things i do not even wear - not sure how it builds up so fast with clothing since in the spring i think i also cleaned them out! LOL.

i also favor certain bars over others - i know what you are talking about, completely. some things i find easier to eat in portions than others.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
products that i'm used to, i'm better at keeping to a small portion.

new foods, where the taste is more unique and different and i'm not used to - harder for me to eat in moderation.



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 10, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 0.0

I have some deep cleaning and reorganizing I want to get done before Thailand.  Want to at least get the kitchen (off-white cupboards!) and the living room done. As soon as hubby leaves for Australia I’m going to do the living room and get the carpet shampooed which entails moving around furniture.  I’ve got the double bookcases done which takes a lot of time since I pull everything off - knick knacks, Ugandan souvenirs, all the books, etc and dust them all off.  

Menu

B: porridge/berries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk

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

L: 6 veg salad w/turkey and cheddar, apple

D: veg and Quorn curry, diet tonic w/fresh lime and lemon

Total:  1038


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 10/10/2019:
Deep cleaning going on around here too....and I also take advantage of times when hubby isn't in the house......funny how I used to get it all done with as many as 7 other people in the house but thankful I don't have to anymore. Alone time is precious after retirement....I think Both hubby and I crave it..I'm sure he enjoys his time away from me too......makes our together time even better.

grannyannie on 10/10/2019:
Usually he's in the garage working on his bike or brewing beer or working in the garden, but he's been underfoot in the house lately. Can't garden in the rain.


Donkey on 10/10/2019:
Good plan! Do you rent a carpet cleaner or own your own? It's like having new carpet all over again - ahhh!

grannyannie on 10/10/2019:
I own my own. It's cheaper than renting one especially if you are going to do a lot of rooms.


Maria7 on 10/10/2019:
Wow! You are really getting a lot accomplished! FANTASTIC!

grannyannie on 10/10/2019:
I'll get even more done when hubby is out of the way for a few weeks! I'll need to keep busy so I don't indulge like I usually do when he is gone. Then about 2 weeks after he comes home we leave for Thailand!



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