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grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 04, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Heavy downpours all night.  Husband didn’t go on bike ride. I didn’t go to the gym, not even in the car.  I figured roads would be flooded.  

I really need some motivation.  So I’m thinking it could be for my 65th birthday next month.  We leave the island the day after my birthday, so I was thinking the goal should be for when we stay at a 5 star resort for 2 nights a few days before my birthday.  Anything below 150 lbs is a reasonable goal.  

Weather nasty for next few days, but Sun, Mon, Tues have great forecasts - calm waters, sunshine.  Perfect for taking a boat trip and going snorkeling.

Menu:

B:  fruit salad - pineapple, banana, passionfruit

L:  11am - porridge & raisins & soy milk

S:  Finished off the pretzels that I never should have bought

D:  Green curry with tofu, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea

NO BEER 

 

Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 7.7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2017:
GREAT job on NO BEER!

grannyannie on 01/04/2017:
It so easily becomes a habit - beer with dinner, sit down in the evening to binge watch something - beer. Gotta be tough!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 03, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Set out at 6am for a 7 mile bike ride with hubby.  Started to sprinkle, and then became rain.  Turned around and went home. Started to rain hard just as we were putting our bikes on the porch.  So only a 2 mile ride this morning instead of 7.

Rain let up around 9:30am so we took a chance and went for a ride bringing long raincoats with us.  A few sprinkles but not much.

Rode down lots of side roads, stopped at two pagodas, walked up very steep hill to one of the pagodas, stopped for toast and coffee, then for lunch.  13 miles. So 15 miles for the day including two big hills.

Got on the scale.  

Menu:

B:  fruit salad - pineapple, banana, passionfruit,  porridge & raisins & soy milk

S:  homemade toast (the bread we buy a loaf of every week), Americano w/milk and a wee bit of brown sugar

L:  stir fry with chicken, veggies, cashews, 1/2 portion of rice, sm bottle beer

D:  tried a new restaurant walking distance from us - French/Thai. Pretty good. Had a noodle and pork dish, a gin and tonic.

S: Light beer

 

A couple of pics from today:

 

 

 

 


 

Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 11.7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/03/2017:
what is with the bottom photo? does the ocean always hit the fence like that? or it it from too much rain??

nice job on second attempt to bike ride and i'm glad it worked out for you!

I am slowly but surely getting in more activity too. yesterday was basically a rest day.

trying to do more & more but not cause any injuries from doing too much. i think i'm on a roll :-)

grannyannie on 01/03/2017:
The gold pagoda in the second photo sits on the beach - next to this fence. It's too close to the sea so I think it often splashes up like that. But it's also due to all the rain we had. This part of the island gets a lot bigger waves than we do on our part of the island.

Don't get any injuries!


hollybelle on 01/03/2017:
It's official - I now want to go to Thailand! Thanks for your comments. Really did make me feel better!

grannyannie on 01/03/2017:
Come on over! :)



grannyannie - Monday Jan 02, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Rain is back!!  Arghhh.  It’s been very pleasant with cool breezes, then bam!  


Did both my upper and lower body muscle work today.  So I can join hubby for the 6am bike ride in the morning (if it’s dry) and not have missed anything.  


Menu:

B:  2 toast, yogurt

L:  veggies and tofu, rice, mango smoothie

D:  if it doesn’t rain, we’ll walk down to a new restaurant that’s French/Thai.  10 minute walk.  Otherwise, grilled cheese.

S: 1 glass light beer, a few pretzels


Gym workout upper

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

 

Gym workout lower

Lower body 10 reps x 5 sets each:

Lunges - 5 kg weights

Side lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights

 

calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Bike rides:  to gym and back 1.5 miles


Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3


Home:  floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes


Cardio: (took 45 minutes for muscle work, so didn't stick around for more cardio)

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

treadmill -  5 mins



 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2017:
It's a rainy day here too.

I was thinking later to take a walk (chances are that it's not gonna rain all day), but right now i feel sorta sore from an increase in walking overall lately and also a gym session last night. Maybe today is a good day for a break?

Do you ever get too sore or your body gets tired from doing activity like a week straight or increased activity? LOL, now i remember your post "Massage Day..." haha.

grannyannie on 01/02/2017:
Yea, by the end of the week I do get tired, so the massage is perfectly timed!


Maria7 on 01/02/2017:
Rain here too! (Smile!) Nice, relaxing day.

grannyannie on 01/02/2017:
Rain here in not welcome. December on this island in Thailand was flooding and heavy rains, with intermittent sun.



grannyannie - Sunday Jan 01, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Went to Mass with hubby this morning.  Very nice people there.  Went to the mall afterward to get our mobile phone packages renewed for another month. Lady at the office said I had very pretty skin.  Sweet!  And this was just a couple of days after the ladies at the massage place tried to get me to buy their wrinkle cream treatments!  I earned my wrinkles.  I'll keep them. 

Back to gym tomorrow and I will get on the scale sometime this week.  

Menu:

B:  porridge w/raisins and soy milk

S:  small packet of cookies at the church, Kit Kat at the mall

L/D:  Midafternoon - Pasta, herbs, cashews, tofu, parmesan topping, small homemade chocolate ice cream

S:  toast, sm light beer

 

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/01/2017:
All the best Annie in the New Year - Good health and happiness.


Maria7 on 01/01/2017:
So cute about the wrinkles! Ha! Happy New Year to you, too!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 31, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Sigh.  Very windy last night and there was so much noise outside it kept waking me up.  Then hubby kept getting up with intestinal issues.  

Then my phone kept beeping telling me I had text messages from the mobile company here where we get our phone/data package saying the 30 day contract is up and how to renew.  (will do tomorrow).  

 

So no workout.  We caught a tuk tuk to the beach/shop area and went to the people watching Aussie pub, then an English pub for real ale. Neither of us wanted to be designated driver. 


Menu:

B:  porridge w/raisins and soy milk, yogurt

L:  chicken satay and 2 beers at Aussie pub, then 1.5 beers at English pub

D:  bacon cheeseburger, fries, salad

S:  2 vodka and melon alcopops (well, it is new year’s eve)


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/31/2016:
Sounds like a good time was had... lol You sure know how to celebrate. Your my kind of gal Annie...lol

grannyannie on 12/31/2016:
LOL Fran, a real party animal!


Donkey on 12/31/2016:
Love the menu!! Happy New Year!!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2016:
Just like Puddy said...wow...you can party lady! you did yourself good GrannyA!

Hoping your hubs is back to normal ASAP! so much partying has you guys all jumbled up i see..in a good way. glad you were safe when it came to driving!!

nice to see you enjoying the New Year.

grannyannie on 01/01/2017:
Yea, I can party and indulge! Time to behave though. Hubby still has a slight problem and didn't eat anything yesterday except a few bites of my chicken satay. Says he'll eat lunch/dinner which is where we are going soon. 2pm here Sunday.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Massage day.  

Too much beer and rum at the party last night and stayed up later than normal, so too tired to get up for the gym. Hubby managed to still get up 6 and ride and his bike.

 

Menu:

B:  passionfruit, banana, apple, pineapple, toast

L:  big veggie salad with various seeds, small banana and passionfruit smoothie

D: pork and kale on rice, iced tea

S:  small glass of light beer


 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2016:
Enjoy GrannyA.....partying is good every once in awhile :)

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Yep, and we'll likely be sound asleep at midnight new year's eve!


puddles on 12/30/2016:
Pre New Years party always good to celebrate the New Year a few time before it gets here... lol Enjoy your massage Annie.

grannyannie on 12/30/2016:
It was nice - chatted with a French couple and a Canadian couple who come every winter. Limited chats with the Thais and Burmese who work here as their English isn't great.

grannyannie on 12/30/2016:
Oh, and loved the massage. We both have the same masseuses as last year and we let them know up front we don't like Thai massages - lots of twisting of limbs and elbows poked here and there. So we both get what we want, although hubby always says he was battered!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 29, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Skipped gym and went on the 6am bike ride with hubby.  Did 7+ miles in 38 minutes.  Legs were tired when we came home - so didn’t do lunges, or ankle weights etc.  I’ll do some of those at the gym tomorrow after upper body work.  


Menu:

B:  fruit salad - passionfruit, banana, apple, yogurt, toast

S:  small cappuccino, crackers/biscuits

L:  fried rice w/bacon, iced tea

D:  found an invitation to a party at our community when we came back from beach. Surprised it's today. Last year they had a new year's eve party.


 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/29/2016:
Wow early ride. I love mornings and love to see my day start on the right foot ... good job on the bike ride. Enjoy your party tonight Annie.

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
It's nice to ride before it's light out and the roads are super quiet. The mosquitoes are out but that can't catch you if you don't stay still.

Thanks. Just got back from party. Some really yummy Thai food, beer, and our Canadian friends brought rum.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/29/2016:
yes if you used your legs and they are tired - rest them!

are you going to the party?

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Legs did get a good workout.

Yes, went to party. The staff here are so hard working and so friendly. We debated for about a minute whether to go out to dinner or to party. Party won.

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
The party is for staff and they all get gifts but long term returning residents always get invitations as well.


Donkey on 12/29/2016:
Have fun at the party!!! I thought about your bike ride this morning when I was riding my stationary bike because it is too darn cold outside!

grannyannie on 12/29/2016:
Thanks. It was fun. Perfect temp pre dawn for a bike ride, almost chilly at first but I warm up.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 28, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

No Barbie and Ken today or the guy that hates AC, just one guy working out.  Busier on the island during xmas and new year season.

My bikini top was sooooo tight yesterday.  Too many clothes are tight on me.  Wish I could get rid of half my boobs, a bit of belly, and some hip.  Guess I need to behave for this to come true.   

Menu:

B:  toast, fruit salad - pineapple, passionfruit, banana, gooseberries 

S:  small cappuccino, crackers/biscuits 

L:  stir fried veggies and tofu, ½ portion rice, iced tea 

D:  we were planning on taking the kayak out but it's getting windy and showery. Was going to have a beer or two at the beachside bar as my dinner, but I guess I'll be having eggs and yogurt.

Gym workout upper 

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each 

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Cardio: 

exercise bike - 10 mins 

elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Bike rides:  to gym and back 1.5 miles

Yesterday we also rode to dinner - about 5.5 miles and part of it was a long incline.

Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3

 

Anybody else having trouble with formatting on here? I keep getting big gaps that I can't fix and the font size keeps changing, and editing can make it worse.

 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/28/2016:
I have had the same thing happen to me so now I try not to make too many mistakes when I am putting in my post or I have to reset the font all the time. I know what you mean I would love to have smaller breasts would be so nice and would fit into so many more clothes. They are always in the way. Oh well not much we can do about that. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
I type in as normal or copy and paste the workouts and then when I submit, there's tons of space between each row.

My breasts are one of the first areas I lose weight, or gain weight. The tank tops I bought here last year which fit perfectly are now very tight.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
No, no real problems with formatting. Just a problem where I sometimes delete everything I write if I"m on my laptop. Not sure what key I'm pressing, but it sure stinks when that happens!

Sorry the top feels so tight. But you know you have the power to change things. Sometimes it takes longer than we'd like it to take to make weight loss goals. you have to decide if it's worth it to you now?

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
Yea, I was doing pretty good at first, then the rain depressed me and I consoled myself. Hate feeling deprived on a holiday. Sigh. I have 3 pretty bikinis all of which are tight.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
Can you sneak a photo of them next time you see them! you have me sooooo curious!!!!!!!

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
The gym is tiny. There's no way I could sneak a photo!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2016:
okay...i will not ask again ;)

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
LOL! I'm hoping I don't see them again - they hog the small amount of floor space!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

Sunny and hot!  Getting in the pool FINALLY in a few minutes. 

Menu:

B:  toast, banana

L:  asparagus & tofu, ½ portion of rice, iced tea

D: probably a stir fry


Gym workout lower

10 reps x 5 sets each

Lunges - 5 kg weights

Side lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights

calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike -  10 mins

treadmill -  10 mins


Home:  floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

 

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes

 

The guy who hates AC didn't show up.  But Barbie and Ken did.  They took up all the floor space in the very tiny gym.  Fortunately, I was done using dumbbells.  I'll have to take a photo to show you all the what this resort gym has.  


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 12/27/2016:
Very good ..keep going


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2016:
Hello GrannyA! Is this your FIRST pool day! thank gosh! I am sure you need a lil more sun over there!

I think I remember from last year a few of your gym photos with the outdoors view right? of the pool?

Try to get a snap of barbie and ken please!!!! I want to see if they really look that good!

grannyannie on 12/27/2016:
Cant' get in the pool until the sun has been totally shining for two days straight. It hadn't until then. The gym is at a resort down the road and they have a pool, but ours is better. We can see the beach from the gym as well.

I doubt Barbie and Ken want their pic taken! LOL.

grannyannie on 12/27/2016:
and my bikini top is sooooooooooooo tight.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.0

Nice indulgence yesterday.  Back on track today.  M - F - no beer, no snacking, no junk.  

Menu:

B:  toast, yogurt

L: Pad Thai w/veggies, mango smoothie (well, needed fruit, right?)

D: Stir fried veggies and tofu, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea

Gym workout upper

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Cardio:

treadmill - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

Home workout:

abs - 3 routines - 10 reps x 3 sets

bridge - 10 reps x 3 sets

plank - 3 x 20 seconds

triceps dips - 10 reps x 3

push ups - 10 reps x 3


Looks like I'm going to have trouble with a tourist at the gym.  I almost always have the gym to myself the whole time - I'm there 7 - 8 am.  This morning about 7:45 a man came in and got on the exercise bike.  He left the door open which means hot, humid air comes into the air conditioned gym. I didn't notice it was open while on the treadmill because the AC was cranked up extra today and I also have a personal fan I bring with me and plug in.  When I shut the door he said he can't tolerate AC.  (What is he doing in Thailand then?!)  I told him it gets too hot.  Most tourists stay in a resort for two weeks so I might have to argue with this guy again and again!  

 

 

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/26/2016:
I am sure you can handle him... lol. Yes back on track good for you.

grannyannie on 12/26/2016:
LOL! I do have muscle in my arms and legs....hmm..not violent though. :)



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