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grannyannie - Saturday Feb 06, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Took a tuk tuk into the Tesco mall and had coffees, then to the beach town to wander about. I miss the car, but not as much as I thought.  

A swim in the pool and a short bike ride to dinner.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, orange, tea
  • S:  Americano sm biscuits/crackers
  • L:  burger and fries and peach iced tea
  • S:  1 pint of beer
  • D:  red curry with tofu and 1/2 portion rice
  • S:  1/2 bottle lite beer

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/06/2016:
Wow!! You are having such fun!!

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
Yep. :)


OhioRaven on 02/06/2016:
Sounds nice !

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
It was!


Maria7 on 02/06/2016:
Sounds like you are going to a lot of different places. The bike ride to dinner sounds especially nice.

grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
Very nice and relaxing here.



grannyannie - Friday Feb 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.9

Booked a massage for this morning, so only had toast for breakfast after the gym.  First time I'd been to this place and this lady was excellent!  I asked for back and shoulder and she did those thoroughly and then did my legs and arms for a short time then my scalp and neck.  Pure bliss!  I've booked the same thing for next Friday.  Wish I'd known I could get a regular massage without that torturous Thai massage!  I would have been every week since we've been here.  Ah well....I'll go every Friday or maybe twice a week till we leave and I'll see her again next winter.  

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  toast and tea
  • S:  toast after the massage
  • L:  cheddar baguette, big cucumber/tomato/lettuce salad, water
  • S:  I went to buy some short shorts and left hubby in the Aussie pub.  I found some shorts right away so joined him for a beer - had a pint of Foster's, then a cappuccino
  • D:  veggie fried rice with 1 fried egg on top, water
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 22.1 lbs lost so far, only 5.9 lbs to go!

Awesome50 on 02/05/2016:
Your massage sounded divine! Great workout and food intake as well. Enjoy your weekend!


puddles on 02/05/2016:
You should be very relaxed by the time you get back home Annie with all those messages. Take advantage of it. Enjoy your evening.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.9

A wee bit too much snacking....ok way too much.

We took a tuk tuk into a town to have a cappuccino, but the power was out in the area so couldn't get any.  Had a juice instead.  Then a long, hot walk back to our lunch restaurant.  I was so hot I got a mango smoothie with lunch.  While waiting for a tuk tuk to go home as it was too hot to walk, I got a small ice cream bar.  This was after I had already bought a mini pack of M & M's.   

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  pineapple juice
  • L:  ham omelette and toast, mango smoothie
  • S:  mini pack M & M's, small ice cream bar (they have been shrunk)
  • D:  chicken/cashews/veggie stir fry and 1/2 portion rice, water
  • S:  stopped by our watering hole and had one beer
  • S:  at home - ate the last small banana muffin

Our watering hole is also a massage shop so I made an appointment for tomorrow morning.  It's a gym day so I'll have to have a light breakfast instead of my usual as a massage on a full belly is bad news!

Progress as of today: 22.1 lbs lost so far, only 5.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/04/2016:
Enjoy your massage. I love them too! Actually, I will be having one not too far from now - on the 15th! and the guy who gives them is SUPERB. and for a pretty low cost! yay! Nice you even get a belly massage, so do I.

tuk tuk is a cute name for a taxi.

grannyannie on 02/04/2016:
Not getting a belly massage, had one before and don't like. Meant I can't eat a big meal before a massage.

This massage will cost 400 baht or about $12. Plus tip.

There are a couple of kinds of tuk tuks. On this island they are pickup trucks with a cover and 2 rows of seats in the back. There are also regular taxis for a much higher rate. In Bangkok the tuk tuks are more like bigger golf carts.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.1

The gym had no power this morning.  So no A/C and I couldn't even use my wee fan that I bring with me.  So I stuck it out and did all my dumbbells, pouring sweat the whole time.  No way was I going to do cardio though.  

Then some little kids decided it would be fun to play in there - youngest was about 5, the other two about 8.  Twice one of them ran past while I was lifting a heavy dumbbell.  The youngest thought bouncing the big medicine ball would be fun.  Quite sure they didn't speak English as none of the Chinese tourists we've heard can.  The youngest did understand though when he ran past me again while I was lifting and I yelled OUT!  If these kids come in on my next gym day which is Friday, I won't allow it.  My tone of voice will let them know even if they can't understand the words.

The menus in most restaurant here will have photos of the food in the back, so if you can't read Thai or English you can just point to a photo.  

Gym:

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

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, fresh papaya, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  potato salad with pineapple and shrimp, soda water with lime
  • D:  probably a stir fry with half portion rice
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 5.1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/03/2016:
Sometimes a woman's stern voice is all we need to get us back to where we need to be. Have a great "What's Left of Your Day", Annie.

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
Thanks OR. The dirty look I gave him when we started bouncing the medicine ball worked well - for a few minutes.

Early evening now. Time for telly.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/03/2016:
No A/C has gotta be tough. Uncomfortable temps are always tough lol. I hate it when it’s cold at work. Makes me want to curl up under a down blanket and go back to bed which is what I want to do right now. I am struggling to be happy. I am missing my friends. This winter sucks for me all because I have goals to look good at a wedding. I have no time for anything. Good for you kicking those babies out of your workout area! I would have done something similar if I thought the kids were causing me any problem or safety hazard! They shouldn’t be in there. You know, I think this is common with the photos in foreign restaurant menus. Some of the Indian ones near me in Queens do this too…some of these restaurants actually do not translate the indian words on their menus. It’s in “English Indian” if you get what I mean. It’s indian words but spelled out in English and no translation. I’ve googled everything I need to know actually, so I actually can order from their menus & know what it is I want! Gotta do what we gotta do !!

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
I know what you mean about not being happy because all you can think about is trying to lose for an event or a holiday.

Any restaurant we've been to there is always someone with halfway decent English. And the menus are in both. But those who come here and can't speak English are in trouble! They usually travel with big groups. Tons of Chinese here now for Chinese New Year this weekend. Thai translations are often funny though as there letters are different and some are obviously done with Google Translate! LOL.


puddles on 02/03/2016:
The LOOK always works it is a universal language... lol At least that is what my partner use to tell me rest his soul. It was usually followed by sorry dear.... lol Enjoy your day Annie.

grannyannie on 02/03/2016:
My dad had the LOOK. It worked.

Thanks! Enjoy your day.



grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 02, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.1

Tuesday

Scale is okay.  Expected it to be higher.  I'd like to be 140 for our wee trip on the 14th.  Maybe I should have put back that pack of M & M's when they jumped into my hand in the shop?  

Rode our bikes to lunch and will ride to dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, cantelope, tea
  • L:  veggie fried rice with a fried egg on top, soda water with lime
  • S:  opps, packet of M & M's, plain
  • D:  stir fry or curry with 1/2 portion of rice, water or diet coke
  • S:  apple

Someone commented on me logging all my workouts.  My dumbbell workout is set in stone so I could do it in my sleep.  The only thing that changes is the cardio.  The weight of the dumbbells sometimes changes when I find a weight too easy, but going up by a kg means it's a big change.  So instead of 12 reps I start with 8 then work my way up to 12 when it feels right.  

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 5.1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/02/2016:
Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 02/02/2016:
Thanks, OR. Nearly over now.


puddles on 02/02/2016:
Always good when it is not as bad as we thought it would be. Have a great night.

grannyannie on 02/02/2016:
Thanks Fran!



grannyannie - Monday Feb 01, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.3

Been awol!  Tomorrow morning I will get on the scale.

Rode our bikes to dinner.  2 hills. 

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 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, cantelope, tea
  • S:  Americano, small biscuits/crackers
  • L:  Veggie fried rice with one fried egg, soda water w/lime
  • S:  2 small banana muffins
  • D:  3 fish cakes and a really yummy salad!  Lemongrass tea
  • S:  apple

 

Progress as of today: 22.7 lbs lost so far, only 5.3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2016:
As my legs get stronger & I start to increase my cardio, my goal will be to walk to get food at nearby places like you do. Most places I do need to drive to but there are a few exceptions by me. Little by little, I am going to learn to walk more & ride my bike more. Not yet, but I feel this is a good goal for the fall. Excellent exercise. You do a great job sticking with it & documenting it. List of food intake sounds delectable. Especially the veggie fried rice (YUM!!) and fish cakes (DOUBLE YUM!) Good luck with the scale  Remember, everything is reversible!

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
Thanks! True, everything is reversible.

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
The wall of the gym I go to here is completely mirrored, so I can see the muscles flex when I work out. No way am I am going to lose those! I see them in my arms and shoulders and my thighs and all sides of my calves. I can't watch them turn into flab!


Awesome50 on 02/01/2016:
Great exercise and food for the day. Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow morning!

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jan 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.3

Avoiding the scale.  But Feb 1st I'll get strict as it will be 2 weeks before our nice island trip and I'll like to feel 'comfortable'. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, soy yogurt, tea
  • L:  eggs, toast, bacon. baked beans, fresh fruit, pineapple jiuice, coffee
  • S:  2 beers on our stop while paddling the kayak
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork, 1 beer
  • S:  gin and tonic, pretzels 

Progress as of today: 22.7 lbs lost so far, only 5.3 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/30/2016:
Holiday times are hard on scale time.

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
Sure are!


thinkpositive on 01/31/2016:
Right, February is my target month.

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
Go for it!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2016:
You are smart to change up your routine so that it's stricter. Of course that will ensure you do feel more comfortable.

Because that's all weight is - only a variable based on our daily choices! So, change up your choices, and your weight will change to reflect them. Easy-peasy. But daunting all the same! ha.

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
Haha, easy peasy!



grannyannie - Friday Jan 29, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.3

Rain is over I think.  Sunny and hot today.  Rode our bikes to lunch and will walk 2+ miles roundtrip for dinner.  We are giving up the rental car on Sunday, but now hubby is saying he wants to rent a motorbike.  I hate those things!!  There must be tens of thousands of those on this island.  

Gym:  3 German girls were in the gym this morning. There are only 3 cardio machines and they appeared to be unhappy that I was there using one of them.  They were babbling at each other in German and looking at me.  They are guests at the resort so probably will only be here for 2 weeks. I guess I can deal with that. 

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts (skipped the calf lifts as my ankle still hurts)
  • 15 mins bike

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, cantelope, tea
  • S:  lg cappuccino, sm biscuits/crackers
  • L:  pad thai with tofu and veggies, soda water
  • S:  oops stopped at the watering hole and had 2 beers
  • D:  don't know
  • S:  pretzels (I've been craving them)

Snapped a couple of shots of the gym with my phone:  It overlooks the pool and the ocean.

 

Not great shot, but where the sun is reflecting is the Gulf of Thailand

 

Progress as of today: 22.7 lbs lost so far, only 5.3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/29/2016:
lol....gym view is so pretty!!! never thought i'd really ever get to say that!

once, on a cruise, the gym on the boat overlooked the water and whatever views were in site. Very nice too. But besides that, the only other somewhat memorable gym I went to was one that overlooked a busy road in my old town I was living in with my parents. It was nice, you could always see how the weather & traffic was holding up & while doing cardio, it was nice to be able to look outside! And sometimes people on the outside would look in at us!

those weights look so shiny & new in your photo.

I think i'm going to eat something similar to your pad thai tonight...but with my shirataki yam noodles..

sorta a rambling going on here...

glad your weather is good lately. Ours has picked up too. It's warmer than usual & this winter is once again moving along nicely!

Have a wonderful day Annie.

Enjoy your walk to dinner. I am jealous of your cardio (in a good way - i'm happy for you!). One day I hope to be active like you as my own ability is increasing as my legs are getting stronger & stronger!

grannyannie on 01/29/2016:
My gym at home overlooks the loch. The island we are going to in a couple of weeks has a gym which overlooks the water as well, as many resorts and gyms here do.


puddles on 01/29/2016:
Glad you feeling better. Wow the gym is inviting with a view like that.


Awesome50 on 01/29/2016:
Now that makes for a nice looking gym. Enjoy your work out!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 28, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.3

Hurt my ankle yesterday on uneven slabs.  Hobbling a bit and no long walks but I should be fine in a few days. 

Cybermom asked about my dumbbell routines.  Just search for these on youtube and you'll find plenty of videos to demonstrate. 3 sets of 12 reps each.  Dumbbells in kg (multiply by 2.2 to get lbs). These are just the ones for upper body.  Then I use them for lower as well. 

  • Side dips - 8 kg
  • Biceps curls - 6 kg
  • Shoulder press - 5 kg
  • Overhead extension - 6 kg - read to move to 7 kg
  • One arm bent over row - 6 kg
  • Upright row - 5 kg
  • Front raise - 3 kg
  • Side lateral raise - 3 kg
  • Bent over one arm deltoid raise - 5 kg
  • a deltoid exercise I can't find the name of but it mimics a resistance machine I've used - 3 kg
  • Shoulder shrugs - 8 kg

HOP wondered about the souvenirs I'm buying for family.  These are called harem pants.  Very thin cotton and very comfy.  I've also bought tshirts and embroidered handbags. These come in many colours and patterns and the ones with elephant patterns on them are very popular and the most common.  I've asked family for colour preferences.  Two of them like purple and pink, one likes teal, one likes neutral colours, navy, black, orange, one didn't want elephants, one likes bright colours.  I've bought myself about 6 or 7 pair.  These are not really well made as most are not double stitched which is why the most you pay for a pair is £4/$6. 

This is one of the ones for my sister:

 

For niece who likes teal


For one of the ones who likes pink/purple

 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, cantelope, tea
  • L:  2 poached eggs on top of a bed of assorted veggies, some of which I don't even know the name for (Thai), toasted homemade whole grain seeded bread, lemongrass tea.  
  • D:  probably a curry
  • S:  banana or apple and maybe even a gin and tonic

The restaurant where we had lunch:  we go here for lunch or dinner several times a week. I'm going to miss this restaurant when we go home!!!  

No website but the name is Sweet Sisters Cafe, Koh Samui. 

Progress as of today: 22.7 lbs lost so far, only 5.3 lbs to go!

Awesome50 on 01/28/2016:
The pants look very comfortable. Your family members are lucky to receive such comfy gifts. Hope your ankle is doing okay today. Enjoy your day!

grannyannie on 01/28/2016:
Very comfy! Ankle is sore but I was able to ride my bike and do the exercise bike at the gym.


puddles on 01/28/2016:
Cute pants. Yes Annie the Resort you are talking about in on old 17 I think and I am on Ocean blvd. I love it here.

grannyannie on 01/28/2016:
The resort was right on the beach with a campground next door. I think it was on 17. Was there in the early 90's so a bit hazy.


innerpeace on 01/28/2016:
Nice pants!

grannyannie on 01/29/2016:
Aye! :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.3

Rain off and on.  Did some more souvenir shopping for family.  Just about finished.  Just need to get something for the couple who check on our house. 

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 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, cantelope, tea
  • S:  Americano, sm biscuits/crackers
  • L:  potato/pineapple/shrimp salad, soda water
  • D:  hubby wasn't hungry and I didn't feel like going out to eat alone, so I had a pbj sandwich, yogurt and an apple

Progress as of today: 22.7 lbs lost so far, only 5.3 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/27/2016:
wow - you are soo motivated. I just copied your workout plan to see if I can follow some and maybe get a routine started.

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Great!


cybermom4 on 01/27/2016:
What do you mean by 11 routines?

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Biceps curls, side dips, triceps, shoulders, etc etc.

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
I will list them if you like.


puddles on 01/27/2016:
Have a great day Annie but it probably closer to evening for you.

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Thanks. It's after 9pm here. Bed soon. Makes Skyping with family difficult!

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Thanks. It's after 9pm here. Bed soon. Makes Skyping with family difficult!

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Thanks. It's after 9pm here. Bed soon. Makes Skyping with family difficult!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2016:
What type of souvenir gifts are you giving family??? What ideas did you have? Lately I eat a lot of porridge too. But with banana. I add the banana so it’s more settling to my stomach at work since I drink a lot of kombucha at home in mornings & don’t need any more movement digestive-wise. That potato-pineapple-shrimp salad sounds very interesting! And dinner sounds fun!

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
I've bought lots of harem pants and some embrodered handbags. Tshirts for guys. I wear the harem pants all the time - here and at home. Comfy. I'll put up a pic.



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