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grannyannie - Monday Aug 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Finally back at the gym this morning.  Not the full workout yet.

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummus on toast, strawberries, yogurt 
  • S:  cocoa/date/raisin bar
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1255

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/15/2016:
Good for you Annie.

grannyannie on 08/15/2016:
Thanks Fran. Felt good and I've got the good kind of sore muscles from yesterday.


OhioRaven on 08/15/2016:
Finally found the key to your gym locker. Good News. Have a Great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 08/15/2016:
Yep, found the key! I'm at the point where I have to lose or start buying bigger clothes and I will NEVER do that.


Diamond50 on 08/15/2016:
Looks like an awesome day Annie. Keep going!

grannyannie on 08/15/2016:
Thanks. Will do!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/15/2016:
really great to see you getting back onto the positive track for weight loss Annie.

grannyannie on 08/15/2016:
Will have a few off days coming up due to travel and guests, but in between I'm strict!



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.0

Yes, I've been misbehaving....very badly!  Had a houseguest and she and I are a bad influence on each other.  Also, I've just been indulgent and couldn't seem to stop.  My clothes are too tight, but I have no option but to wear them.  

Haven't been to the gym for quite a while, haven't been doing dumbbells. I did have a bad cold for about 2 weeks which made me feel weak - and an excuse for more indulgence.   We also went into the city 3 times to shop for a new car and that also meant eating out. 

Weighed myself this morning, but it looks like I haven't gained - and actually lost, but I'm gaining fat and losing muscle.  So if I hadn't lost muscle I'm sure I'd weight well into the 160's.  Not getting on the scale for a long time as it doesn't accurately reflect gain/loss.  I can judge by my clothese.

Time to stop whining.  Yesterday I had under 1100 calories.  Thurs we are going to visit daughter on the island and we'll be going on a 33 mile bike ride - eating out and beer. Then Saturday we ride back 33 miles while daughter takes the bus.  A friend comes on Sunday and on Monday we're going to an island for two overnights - eating out and cocktails. When all guests are gone I'll be very seriously sticking to calories and workouts! 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, grapes, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1212

Workout at home: (doing 2 sets each instead of 3 or I'll get very sore!)
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups -   3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using  s  tep - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x   10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 5 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 4 x 25

 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/14/2016:
Yep ! You sound Normal, like the rest of us.

grannyannie on 08/14/2016:
Certainly am! But not a quitter!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2016:
truth is what you are doing - facing it...and getting back to doing something about it.

like i commented to donkey, that is life: put in the work, reap the rewards. simple as that. :-D

grannyannie on 08/14/2016:
Yep, simple. :D Just do it!


Diamond50 on 08/14/2016:
You're getting back on track and that counts! Your clothes will loosen in no time with your work out routines.

grannyannie on 08/14/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.4

Got on the scale.  

Housework today.  

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummus on toast, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1284

 

Progress as of today: 10.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2016:
Scale tells the truth huh. :) You shall be ok. First thing is facing the challenge. hehehe...i know you will show us all the way to deal with it and lose weight as you do..

Excellent calories today.


puddles on 08/07/2016:
The good thing about getting on the scale is that you know what you are dealing with now. You have the tool at hand to turn it around and you are usually very consistent at pushing yourself in the right direction. Good luck Annie. I am also starting to think about my December departure.


Duaa123. on 08/07/2016:
Good calories today.. Keep going


Diamond50 on 08/09/2016:
Nice low calories for the day.


thinnside40 on 08/10/2016:
It's less than you thought it would be. You got this!


Donkey on 08/13/2016:
You may find that the little bit you gained will come off quite quickly once you're back on track, which is good for building up momentum as you continue to lose weight! Life is too short - we all need a little "AWOL" once in a while :-)



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 06, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

I've been AWOL again.  Time to behave again.  I've got 3 bikinis I need to be able to wear by Dec 1st.  Haven't been on the scale but I'm guessing I'm close to 160.  I'll get on scale tomorrow morning. Clothes are too tight and it feels awful.  

Had a houseguest for a few days last week (sis in law from Australia).  We went to niece's wedding last Friday, then an all day party Saturday.  I haven't behaved myself since.

Caught a cold sometimes over the weekend so now I've got a sore throat, cough, runny nose and lack of energy.  Gym?  Hope to go Tuesday.  Weds. we go pick up a new car we bought, then sis in law returns for a few days.

Got a trip to an island with a online friend I've never met but have known for about 10 years.  She's coming for a wedding so we arranged a trip to an island we've both wanted to visit.  

Might do a short dumbbells and muscle workout today. 

Threw out the rest of a pack of biscuits.  So no junk in house.  But there will be cocktails when sis in law comes back.  

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummus on 2 toast, strawberries, apple, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1298

 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/06/2016:
Good to hear from you.

grannyannie on 08/06/2016:
Thanks Fran.



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 16, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

The weather looks great next week so we might visit daughter on the island - we'll drive to town and park - then take the bikes on the ferry, then ride the hilly 33 mile trip to the next quick ferry - then the small island. I've been wanting to do this ride - husband has done it a few times.  This would not seem daunting before, would have felt like an easy trip.  But after my weeks of being lazy it seems like it will be hard work.  I'll just have to figure out how to use my new Go Pro video camera that straps to the bike helmet before we go!

Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups -   3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using  s  tep - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x   10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 5 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 4 x 25
  • exercise bike - will do at least 30 mins later this afternoon
  
Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, clementine, strawberries, yogurt 
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1259 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/16/2016:
Wow that will be quite a ride. Good luck. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Thanks, Fran! It's a gorgeous ride.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2016:
that would be cool to watch the video after! what island is she on?

grannyannie on 07/17/2016:
Iona. Off the Isle of Mull.



grannyannie - Friday Jul 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Went into the city yesterday to buy a dress for a wedding in two weeks.  I would have preferred a smaller size and clingy!  My own fault.  Did not behave in town as we had lunch and dinner out - and beers. 

Woke up very tired and with a sinus headache so no gym, no home workout.  

Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/raspberries/strawberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, banana, pear, yogurt 
  • S:  cocoa/dates/cashew bar
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  oatcake
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1428

 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/15/2016:
Back to your routine today. Moving on. Hope you feel better soon. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Thanks Fran.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/15/2016:
well you are just getting into your workout so maybe it's taken a small toll on your body....i KNOW you are going to feel better soon if you rest right.

but you found a dress!? that's good. always good to have the dress.!!

hate shopping.

i actually need a dress myself...but can't find the time to push myself to get one.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Not my first choice for a dress, but it works for my weight. I love to shop when I'm a good weight - like 130ish. Wedding in two weeks so I was stressed about finding one.


thinkpositive on 07/15/2016:
One day at a time- don't be too hard on yourself.

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Time to crack down though. Still feel like I'm not back in my own time zone yet.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jul 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Was a struggle after weeks without exercise, but managed a decent workout at the gym. Didn't do my muscle workout at home though.

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 15 mins recumbent bike
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on wrap, pear, nectarine, yogurt 
  • S:  oatcake
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1312
 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2016:
yeah, getting back into it can be a little of a pain, but good for you!!!!

grannyannie on 07/13/2016:
Ta! It's hard work!


puddles on 07/13/2016:
It will get easier. I know how persistent you are when it comes to your exercises. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/13/2016:
Slowly but surely!


thinkpositive on 07/13/2016:
It will come back- good idea to ease into it.

grannyannie on 07/15/2016:
I'll get back to normal in a couple of weeks.


OhioRaven on 07/14/2016:
Get your arse off the couch and back on the Spin Bike.

grannyannie on 07/15/2016:
Yes sir!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jul 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Gone today for the funeral of a neighbour.

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/cashew bar
  • L:  1/2 sandwich, thick empire biscuit, small slice of fruit bread
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1/2 pint beer
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: no idea, but not bad

 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/12/2016:
Sorry to hear about your neighbour. Tomorrow is another day sometimes there is nothing we can do about the situation we are in and have to ride it out for the day.


OhioRaven on 07/13/2016:
Ok. Now I have to look up Empire Biscuit, to see what it is. Speaking of Biscuit...has anyone heard from our long time member, biscotti body ?


OhioRaven on 07/13/2016:
I see it now. With a cherry on top.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/13/2016:
sorry about the passing.



grannyannie - Monday Jul 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.4

Went to the gym this morning.  Nowhere near a full workout but I'm not ready yet, and I have sore muscles from Saturday muscle workout. 

Tried for 1200 calories but I'm just too hungry with calories that low, especially after high calories every day while on my trip. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  cocoa/date/raisin bar
  • L:  hummous on wrap, clementine, small bananan, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1350

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
 
 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/11/2016:
You will get back up to speed with your workout Annie... too fast and you could hurt yourself. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran. I'll take my time getting back to normal routines. Slowly but surely.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2016:
Hi Annie <3

Glad to hear you are getting back on track at your own speed. I also sometimes take my time slowly getting back. Like you, i find it difficult to drop calories too far down after several days of indulgence! enjoy your time and your speed getting back to where you were.

<3 it's all about routine. Happy to see you back here with us, as well.



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 153.0

Sunday.  Hope to get back to the gym tomorrow. 

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous in a wrap, 2 clementines, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry w/Quorn & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  cocoa/date bar
  • Tea w/soy   milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1307

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/10/2016:
Your doing good Annie... Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran!


Donkey on 07/10/2016:
Your meals sound so yummy -- and healthy!

grannyannie on 07/11/2016:
Very healthy! Very different from my indulgences in the US for 3 weeks!



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