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grannyannie - Friday Oct 09, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

Not sure what was up yesterday - an accumulation of things I guess. I am so stressed about this election plus other things. But I snacked, drank beer and didn’t work out.  Will behave today and tomorrow.  I’m finding caramel rice cakes hard to resist since they are sweet. So when the packages I have bought are gone, I won’t buy any more. I’ll have an occasional quinoa bar instead. 

Exercise bike. And gently doing some muscle work. Then a full set of stretches for every part of my body.

B: porridge with raspberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, rice cake

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Burmese curry

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1106

This is roughly the area of my injury.

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/09/2020:
Wow, that’s a bad area to injure. Must ache. You poor kid.

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Just sore now, but it was pure hell for about 5 or 6 weeks.


Donkey on 10/09/2020:
I had that same problem with the rice cakes, unfortunately. However, if I'm going to have a good fit, that's probably a better choice for high volume eating.

Is that picture you? You have a fabulous booty. Many would envy you for that. Plus you look quite slim.

But I agree, that's an awful place to have a strain.

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Aww...thanks. This is sideways so you can't see how wide my hips are and the belly is under the top.

I can't even do good stretches for area except a sideways stretch. I don't know if I also injured tendons? as well as interstitial muscle. Can't complain. I can deal with this soreness, but not forever!

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Very heavy handlebar on electric bike is what whacked me in this area - hard!


Jacky82020 on 10/09/2020:
Love love love caramel rice cakes.

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Yea, I love them too much. Anything sweet is my downfall. I can handle the salty popcorn and if I eat 2 bags in one day instead of 1, no biggie. 87 calories.


Maria7 on 10/09/2020:
Bless your heart. I am glad that you are finally getting better, altho it has been slow progress. Take good care of yourself, Annie.

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Yes, been very slow. Thanks Maria.


bearcountrygg on 10/09/2020:
That sure looks like ribs to me....I know they said there were no breaks....When D fell and broke his ribs they took a long time to heal.....there isn't a lot they can do for that.....have you tried heating pads or ice packs?

grannyannie on 10/09/2020:
Yep, it's ribs. Can't do anything if I had a fracture. Way too late for ice but I was using a heating pad for a few weeks.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/09/2020:
yes, that must be quite painful area for injury...similar to ribs / including ribs it looks like.

also, i had a poor eating day yesterday due to a moderate slice of pie putting me over the edge....it's worth it so i don't binge after NOT having a piece, but i can't see the pie makes me feel good after eating it either! ha!

grannyannie on 10/10/2020:
Yes, my nurse friend said probably the muscles between the ribs but I still wonder why such a stabbing pain the first 2+ weeks.



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 08, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

Exercise bike 30 mins x 2. I'm wondering why other areas of my chest and back get sore when I work out or overdo when those are not areas I injured?  (injury is the area under my armpit and adjacent upper back.) Maybe they are just really weak from 6 or 7 weeks of just sitting and doing nothing else? So I’ll keep trying lunges and squats. No aerobics yet.

We did not get any coconut milk with our order I picked up Tuesday so would not have enough of any kind of milk for the week. So this morning I went to the supermarket to get some and a few other things.  Went at 7:30 and it was nice and quiet. First time I'd been inside the store for nearly 3 months.  I was tempted to buy a treat, but stayed tough!

B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, rice cake

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Thai curry

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1106

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/08/2020:
Congrats on saying strong! I almost fell prey to a chocolate chip cookie yesterday. Was going to eat half. Package said 120 Cals, but turns out that was for half a cookie! So I bravely took my hand out of the cookie jar.

grannyannie on 10/08/2020:
Good job on avoiding a cookie!

I glanced toward the bakery section when I was shopping but didn't get near it.


Donkey on 10/08/2020:
Perhaps your sore muscles are because they are compensating for the injured area. For example, when I hurt my back, it's the muscle tightness that I have to worry about, because my body seizes up as a reaction to the joint & nerve pain.

I love an empty store. I always ask my daughter how busy her store is. I've canceled shopping sometimes, if she tells me it's really busy... which is quite worrisome.

grannyannie on 10/08/2020:
Yes, it probably is compensation with the muscles.

I noticed when we went into partial lockdown again recently that there was a line to get into the store when I did pickup at 10am. So figured I'd better go at the time I used to - just after 7am.


legcramps on 10/08/2020:
I agree that your healthy muscles are probably compensating for the injured ones and that’s why you are feeling sore in areas that are not injured. Unless you are feeling a lot of pain while working out, try not to let those muscles compensate, and try to use the ones that were injured a little more. You’re doing great!

grannyannie on 10/08/2020:
It's difficult to intentionally use the area I injured. It might be involved when I use dumbbells for upper body.

I'll pay more attention when I workout to what muscles I'm using.


legcramps on 10/09/2020:
I know, believe me. Every time I try to walk without limping, I know exactly how it feels to compensate with other muscles/joints ;) we got this!



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 07, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

Exercise bike 30 mins x 2. I won’t do anything else until I am pain free because it looks like what I was doing aggravated my upper back. My friend who is a nurse says I probably tore the interstitial muscles between my ribs. She thought the agonizing stabbing pain I felt the first 2+ weeks might have been a fractured rib.

It doesn’t look hopeful that we can go to Thailand for the winter. They have a very low number of cases and are allowing a limited number of long stay tourists who are coming from countries with low cases. And you have to quarantine in a government approved facility for 2 weeks on arrival. You also have to charter a flight, no commercial airlines. Well, the UK is having a surge in cases, and a chartered flight would have an outrageous cost. So it looks like we are staying here.

B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, rice cake

L:  egg salad sandwich

D:  Thai curry

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1175

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/07/2020:
Sorry the Thiailand trip didn’t work out. There will be another time. Those rib pains sound awful! Take it easy, my friend.

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
We've been going every winter since 2014. It's our winter home and hate that we can't go!

I can't complain too much about being sore now when compared to the agony of many weeks.


bearcountrygg on 10/07/2020:
Don't want to do anything to set your recovery backwards.....it takes time...did the Dr ever suggest physical Therapy?

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
No, there really isn't anything can be done with the location of the injury. It just has to heal on its own.


Donkey on 10/07/2020:
As long as you are in pain, you need to do or not do whatever it takes to heal. If walking helps, do it. If weights hurt, don't do it.

My Boss and his wife go down to southern Florida every January. They aren't going this year. It will be interesting to see how he and his wife fare, having to deal with the winters that those of us left behind have to endure.

Still, I'm sorry Thailand isn't likely in the cards for you.

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
If I don't overdo it I'm normally just having a wee bit of soreness and notice it most in bed. If I overdo, I pay for it! Walking is no problem. It's anything involving twisting that's the biggest problem.

No place safe to go this winter, so I'll have to find constructive indoor stuff to do.


thinkpositive on 10/07/2020:
Sorry to hear that you won’t be able to winter in Thailand this year. Hope you feel better each day.

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
Thanks! x


Maria7 on 10/07/2020:
Did you get an exray of your rib? Not that it would necessarily have revealed anything... I am having problems with back pain today as I have overdid it over here with a lot of baking (and lifting heavy things) this morning. I hope you feel better, Annie.

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
I did go to A & E the morning after and the doctor listened to my breathing and said it didn't look I broke a rib. And they do nothing for broken ribs anyway. Only if it punctured my lung.

Too much bending can always cause back pain for me. And lifting.


Maria7 on 10/07/2020:
Also...might be best to 'stay put' with so many rules in place because of Covid.

grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
Yes, we don't want to take any chances. I do NOT want Covid. Next trip will be when it is safe and we can go to the US for a memorial for my son.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/07/2020:
Although you cannot get to Thailand this year...at least so far you are healthier, mostly recovered from your injury, and safer here. it's a struggle year for many people and what they wanted to do with themselves in terms of travel...

...i have these two friends (they are married). he is a professor and they travel EVERY year to multiple places / multiple trips. she is able to take off and go with him WHENEVER (except for tax season). well, she is having a hard time not traveling as they are used to traveling for many weeks out of the year.!!!

grannyannie on 10/08/2020:
Yes, we spend 3 months in Thailand and 1 month in the US with family, plus trips around the UK every year.

This year we were booked for London, the US (Michigan including a week at Lake Michigan with my son and his daughters, and Washington DC. Then Australia in Nov and Thailand in Jan. Sigh.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 06, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

Big day out. Picking up groceries in town. How exciting! LOL.

Had my weekly beers yesterday and much more than my quota. And extra popcorn and rice cakes.  It was a very tough day emotionally. 

So my weekly calories are way off and I’ll just stick to 1100-1200 daily for the rest of the week and start over again Sunday with weekly total.

I was very sore last night and this morning. I did a lower body muscle workout yesterday including about 5 mins of step aerobics. So whatever I did was not good. Feels like a really tight corset from under my arms and nearly down to my waist. 

B: porridge, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, quinoa bar

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar, clementine

D:  Indian curry

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1205

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/06/2020:
Good plan to stick to the 1,200 cals for the rest of the week......

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
I'll get back to weekly starting Sunday. The week of the election will be wild I'm sure. But otherwise I'll be able to behave.


Jacky82020 on 10/06/2020:
My.big exciting day, once a week, is picking up groceries at Walmart, Preferred shopping myself, but can’t get the 5% off unless I order online and pickup. Still go inside, but only for a few things.

Had a stepper once, never used it much.

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
I never liked the stepper. I like the elliptical and the spin bike and treadmill and rower.

I used to do pickup but also do inside for certain items they didn't have online. But now I can get it all online. But I'm tempted to go inside once a week so I can bag my own berries and tomatoes properly. I found heavy stuff on top of my tomatoes this week and often have squished raspberries.

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
Oh, I did step aerobics not a step machine. I just have one step.


Donkey on 10/06/2020:
Oh my, your description of your pain does not sound pleasant at all! Light stretching? Heat?

I'm glad to got through yesterday, and your plan for the rest of the week sounds good.

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
I did light stretching then took an ibuprofen with my lunch which helped.

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
Anyway, this pain is nothing compared what I felt the first 5 or 6 weeks.


Jacky82020 on 10/06/2020:
Hated the stepper, but the husband still uses it

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
I used to use it at the gym when I first joined, but really didn't like it. And when I still went to the gym they only had one and hardly anybody every used it.

Bought this step years ago but used it for muscle work. But since I'm stuck here I looked at some step aerobics videos online to get ideas to make it more fun. Was doing that when I crashed bike. So I'll get back it soon I hope.


Maria7 on 10/06/2020:
We all have to take a day off now and again. Hope your day is better today, Annie. Hubby and I were sitting outside on the front porch early this morning and I was telling him about what you went through earlier this year. We just had a neighbor to pass with Covid 19.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/06/2020:
sounds like good eats!!!!

i don't do so well with popcorn ... sometimes it doesn't fill me!


Maria7 on 10/07/2020:
Hope you are having a good morning. I am up 'late', so it is nite-time over here. Just wanted to say hello.



grannyannie - Monday Oct 05, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

I'm going to try to resist the scale and have put it in the guest room. My goal is to wait until Nov 1st.

Exercise bike 30 mins. 3 sets of 10 each lunges, squats, calf lifts. Some aerobics with minimal arm use and no weights. Still sore but I only notice it when there is pressure on that part of my back.   

6 months today since I lost my son. This might be my beer day.

Edit: this is a beer day and also I will not be counting today. Besides grief I am furious at a certain politician as it relates to my son. 

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Leftover Massman curry

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1135 (6388 remaining for the week)

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/05/2020:
Good for you - not getting on the scale. Looks like you have a good plan . Glad you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks! So much better than I was.


bearcountrygg on 10/05/2020:
((HUGS))......

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks. Hard day.


Coffee&Calories on 10/05/2020:
Annie, I am so incredibly sorry to read that you lost your son. My whole heart breaks for you. I hope you're doing okay. XO

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
It's not as raw as it was 6 months ago, but still incredibily difficult. He had Covid.


Donkey on 10/05/2020:
(((hugs))) I applaud you for taking care of yourself emotionally today. (((hugs))) again, and then some more.

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks. Needs hugs.


Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Bless your heart, Annie. Thoughts and prayers with you today.

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks Maria.


legcramps on 10/05/2020:
Sending hugs... I am so sorry for all the emotions you are going through

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thank you, legs.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2020:
good idea with putting the scale aside...it can be frustrating when looking at it too often!

sending you a hug...we will get thru this!

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks. I know I will eventually.


Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Still thinking about you, Annie. Hang in there.

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
Thank you Maria. Better this morning.



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 04, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.4

Weigh in day: 165.4 - 1 lb down from last Sunday, but 0.4 more than Thursday. Sigh.

8600 calories for the week.  1 beer this week.

Yesterday I did exercise bike for 30 mins, 1 set of 10 each of lunges, squats and calf lifts. I’ll do the same again only increase to 2 sets and for calf lifts I’ll do 4 sets.  No weights. 

B: porridge w/blueberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Leftover Massman curry

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1106 (7494 remaining for the week)

Some photos from a previous bike ride in another area of our county:

 

This one is in an area packed with neolithic sites (5000+ years old) - Kilmartin Glen

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/04/2020:
Such a beautiful place. YEAHHHH for starting that new week with new calories and new possibilities!!!

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Wish I could bike ride now! I adore Scotland!


coffee&calories on 10/04/2020:
Those pictures!!! So beautiful

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Thanks! Gorgeous place to bike ride peacefully.


Donkey on 10/04/2020:
Yes, I think I would bike these too. I was going to say "walk" but then I realized that walking doesn't cover the distance too well. If I lived there, I'd be doing some serious biking outdoors. For these roads that are in the photos, are cars and autos courteous of bikers and pedestrians? Or is it more like the German autobahn, "save yourself, I'm in a big hurry".

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Most cars are very considerate of bicycles because there are so many here. The pics I posted were two 40-50 miles per day bike rides (we stayed in a local B & B). But we do have pedal assisted electric bikes which makes it much easier.


Donkey on 10/04/2020:
Also meant to say, I think you're at an ideal point to drop a couple of more pounds. I find that when the body starts wavering a bit on the numbers, it's trying to "decide" if it can let go of the weight. Stay the course, my friend!

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Thanks! I've decided to put the scale away in a guest room and won't get on it until Nov 1. It's too disheartening to work hard and the scale doesn't move enough.


Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
What a beautiful place you live at over there in Scotland! Thanks for the photos! Congrats on being -1 for the week!!! SMILE!

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Yes, it's gorgeous! Thanks!


happy-1 on 10/04/2020:
BEAUTIFUL. Good, strong, positive mindset!

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 03, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.0

Exercise bike today and I’ll try the lunges and squats and calf lifts I had planned to do yesterday. 

Laundry but otherwise lazy day.

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  massaman curry with chicken, veggies, potatoes

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1054 (surplus of about 21 cals this week!)  Ha!

 

 

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/03/2020:
Enough Cals for a few big dill pickles!

grannyannie on 10/03/2020:
LOL. Looking forward to starting over again tomorrow.


KathyBlue on 10/03/2020:
That dinner sounds delicious. I love curry. I have to do it myself!

grannyannie on 10/03/2020:
Husband cooks all different kinds of curries.


bearcountrygg on 10/03/2020:
Salad with chicken sounds extra good to me today!

grannyannie on 10/03/2020:
I've tried different things on my salad but I find some cold chicken breast slices cut into bite sized pieces is best.


innerpeace on 10/03/2020:
Love lazy days! Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/03/2020:
I did work out first and laundry, then lazy!


Donkey on 10/03/2020:
What is your weather today? I loved that picture you shared of the path/road along the lake (loch). I think I'd walk/bike/jog that thing as often as I could.

grannyannie on 10/03/2020:
Gorgeous yesterday but mostly cloudy and drizzly today. I love to bike that road. It's actually a sea loch, not a lake as it's not enclosed and is saltwater and has big tides.


Maria7 on 10/03/2020:
Happy that you are feeling better.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/03/2020:
good plans, good eats. nice job doing some leg exercises. I don't do mine as often as i should, but, i plan to do them Monday or so ;)


happy-1 on 10/04/2020:
Hugs. Love your consistency.



grannyannie - Friday Oct 02, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.0

I had 1 beer yesterday. 

Was busy rearranging furniture and dusting unseen places in the living room yesterday since hubby had ordered a recliner as well since he liked mine, so I didn’t workout. But now we are both happy.

Sunny today so taking a drive to a brewery we love. It’s about 56 miles roundtrip.  We’ll sit outside and I'll have ½ pint and pick up a variety of their awesome beers/ales.  I guess I’ll have one beer a week - that’s the plan anyway.  It’s a lovely drive to the brewery with forests, countryside and 3 lochs that we pass. 

I’ll be almost exactly my weekly calorie allowance at the end of tomorrow. 

B: porridge w/berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  pb and set honey on 1 slice of bread

D:  massaman curry with chicken, veggies, potatoes

S:  packet of popcorn, 1 beer plus the ½ pint at the brewery 

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1379 (1075  remaining for the week)

 

 

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/02/2020:
Dang, your menu sounds terrific!

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Grateful for my husband who likes to cook!


innerpeace on 10/02/2020:
I'm glad I don't like beer! Sounds like a wonderful trip, enjoy your day!

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
I wish I didn't like it! We had a nice day.


bearcountrygg on 10/02/2020:
Enjoy your trip!

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Thanks. We had a very nice day - sunny and mild and a lovely drive.


Donkey on 10/02/2020:
His and hers recliners! Love it!

Your Sunday adventure sounds like fun! And I like your plan to have a beer a week. Everything in moderation.

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Our adventure was today. Very nice. Hope I can stick to one beer a week. If I stick to weekly calories I'll just have to.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/02/2020:
Well, I have to second everything Donkey said!!!

How cute, both of you reading in a recliner ;) haha

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Yes, reading or watching tv. And very comfy.


Jacky82020 on 10/02/2020:
I have a weakness for champagne myself. 600 cal in a 24 oz bottle

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Ouch! I'm not a fan of champagne but I do like a wine that isn't too dry.


happy-1 on 10/04/2020:
I love that you stuck to your guns and your recliner is still yours and not now his!



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 01, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 165.0

Exercise bike and/or go for a walk since it's going to be dry today. Will try to gently do some lunges and squats and calf lifts. No floor exercises of course and no weights.

Was curious so got on the scale this morning as I felt like I'd lost.  Down 1.4 lbs since Sunday. 

My weekly sandwich day!  

Got hungry yesterday afternoon so had a rice cake. So had to recalculate but if I stick to calories until Saturday I’ll have 362 cals surplus which I intend to use. 

B: porridge w/blueberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  egg salad sandwich

D:  massaman curry (chicken, veggies, potatoes)

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total:  1251 (2624 remaining for the week)

Dug out some photos of our area I took a few years ago. 

This is from the hill and forest behind our house: 

 

Just down the road from us:

 

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/01/2020:
Great progress on the woeful loss. Love your photos. Always wanted a house with a water view, but it was not to be. Always crowded in and too expensive.

grannyannie on 10/01/2020:
I had 165 as a goal for Sunday morning, so I'm pleased.

Our peninsula is too inconvenient for people so homes aren't nearly as expensive as those in other areas.


Donkey on 10/01/2020:
Well done on your weight loss! 6 pounds overall - that's great!

I wouldn't mind living on the water. I picture my daughter probably doing that, some day. Around here, though, there's substantial flooding concerns with houses along the lake and river.

grannyannie on 10/01/2020:
Thanks! Happy with my progress.

We could never flood. Aside from our house being a bit uphill, the water is a sea loch and flows into the Atlantic. So the ocean would have to rise substantially!

I could never live inland again after 20 years on the water.


Jacky82020 on 10/01/2020:
Yep!


legcramps on 10/01/2020:
Some beautiful views for sure! I think if I lived where you do, I wouldn't want to go back inland either :)

grannyannie on 10/01/2020:
This is the last house I'll ever live in. Many areas and islands here have gorgeous white sandy beaches. That would be a bonus.


bearcountrygg on 10/01/2020:
Just beautiful...and Congrats on the loss!

grannyannie on 10/01/2020:
Thanks!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/01/2020:
great eats, great photos, great scenery. GREAT LOSS!

nice job, annie, sticking with your goals. excellent exercise too!

grannyannie on 10/02/2020:
Thanks! :)


happy-1 on 10/04/2020:
Beautiful!



grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 30, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 166.4

Exercise bike today and more housework. Rainy all day or I'd go for a walk.

I have the option of 1 slice of bread with pb and set honey when I feel extra hungry on any day this week. Or I might just have one bottle of beer. 

B: porridge w/blueberries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk, caramel rice cake

L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast, cheddar, clementine

D:  veg and chicken curry

S:  packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total:  1141 (3925 remaining for the week)

One of my favourite flowers in our garden - aquilega

 

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 21.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2020:
Such a pretty flower!

grannyannie on 09/30/2020:
Love them. We have them in many colours and they come up in huge numbers.


bearcountrygg on 09/30/2020:
Beautiful pic!

grannyannie on 09/30/2020:
Thanks! I guess it is called columbine in the US.


Donkey on 09/30/2020:
I like how you give yourself a choice of treat. I'd probably put off making a decision lest I change my mind. Whichever you choose, make sure you enjoy every bit of it!

grannyannie on 09/30/2020:
Yes, I will definitely enjoy whichever I decide on! I'm doubting there will be any more outings to outdoor cafes - weather will likely stay cool from now on.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2020:
sounds like a very productive day over there, Annie. you are so much healed compared to a month ago. You should be so overjoyed that your body healed well :)

also, good eats. i've been having a beer / alcoholic beverage a day. satisfies the craving.

grannyannie on 09/30/2020:
It's actually been 8 weeks and no comparison to what it was like the first month. Sore but very manageable except that I still have to be careful.

Checked the calories in the beer I bought for myself and it's only 3.8% so not high cal - only about 150 for the bottle - might have 2!


legcramps on 09/30/2020:
BF bought some alcoholic coolers a few weeks back, they are watermelon flavoured and have Jack Daniels in it. I am astounded at how delicious they taste! It has been difficult not to grab one, especially when I am not going anywhere these days and it would likely put me right to sleep haha! Anyways, we have two left and I'm finding it hard to leave them for when BF can enjoy one with me ;)

grannyannie on 09/30/2020:
There are lots of yummy alcoholic coolers - I'm not a fan of vodka but there is a fruity vodka cooler which is nice.



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