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grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

On the scale this morning to assess the damage. Exactly the same as posted. Oh well….at least it’s not higher! So I start from here. 10 weeks and 2 days until we go to Thailand!  My swimsuits and shorts need to fit!

Shopping today. Bought unsalted blanched almonds. Good for you and filling, but not something I’d ever be tempted to binge on. So there is nothing in the house to binge on (still a partial jar of pb but I've mostly left that alone).

 

I’ve been busy researching and booking accommodation for next summer and it’s all done! Booked the usual week next August with granddaughters and son - near Lake Michigan. Then booked an apartment in Arlington, VA for my sister and hubby and me (and possibly brother) in Sept. 

 

Menu:

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

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, last 2 oatcakes w/pb

L: 1 bread with mayo, 2 Quorn chicken burgers

S: salad

D: sweet and sour veggies/apples from our trees - with tofu and prawns

Total: 1223

 

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/18/2019:
What a happy post! No damage done. Goals for vacation. Plans for the future!

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Just hoping I can get well under 150 before we go! Got a couple of challenges before we go - a wedding, a couple of nights in the city, and of course the travel to get to Thailand where rules go out the window. Guess I'll be behaving myself when we get there.


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
(It must be some relief that the peanuts are gone.)

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Yes! No temptations. (except hubby's beer!)


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
Ok last comment I promise: I would be interested in your practices for preventing plantar fasciitis.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
No problem. I put it in HOPs, but here it is: I tried tennis ball, and exercises etc, but didn't work. So I bought one of those braces you wear to bed (Amazon) - keeps your foot straight instead of bent. At the time only had PF in one foot. Then NO going barefoot EVER. Always have arch support. I have PF sandals, slippers, trainers with arch support and orthotic inserts for shoes without built in arch support. Nearly 4 years since I had it.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
I use Abeo sandals for PF while in Thailand. No problems at all. Velcro straps on heel and across foot.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
And PF arch support slippers in the house - I keep a pair even in Thailand.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
How many years are you retired now?

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
12 years. I retired at 55.



grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

For the past week or 10 nights we’ve been seeing several really bright spotlights on the shore across the loch from our house (about 1 mile away).  Finally found out what they are - a BBC drama series is being filmed. Sounds like a good one as well.

Menu:

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

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

L: 3 scrambled eggs and smoked salmon

D: 6 veg salad with a Quorn chicken burger and cheddar, diet tonic with lime

S: peanuts (nearly gone!) Should not have bought such a huge bag!

Total:  1196

 

Home muscle work:  2 sets of 5 or 10

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 Edit:  Husband finished the rest of the peanuts!!  Yes! 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/17/2019:
Do you know which drama series it is? (Or, will be?)

grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
It will be called The Nest. It's being made by BBC so I don't know if it will only be shown on BBC, but as usual everything always makes its way to Netflix.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/martin-compston-sophie-rundle-the-nest

I've seen the two lead actors in several things before and both are great!


bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
How exciting...a friends daughter once rented out her home for a movie......exciting.

grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
It's a shame our house won't show up in it. But the lights were shining into our bedroom window from a mile away!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2019:
how cool is that that they are filming by you ;)

sometimes at work in nyc, we see a filming crew too ;)

great to see you working out and eating well again and good to know the peanuts are finished ;)

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Wish I had more powerful binoculars like many of our neighbours! They are about a mile across the water and unless we went by boat it would be a very long drive to get over there. Outlander films here and I've seen many of the filming sites. I've been tempted to go see when I know they are filming somewhere I can get to.



grannyannie - Monday Sep 16, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Yesterday I got really, really hungry in the middle of the afternoon, so had 1/2 pbj sandwich. Sigh. I did better when I always had porridge for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch. Sticks with me better. I used to always do a sandwich for lunch and then a salad mid afternoon. No carb counting. I did consistently lose weight doing this so I’m going to do this again. Just finished the last of the big tub of yogurt this morning.

Menu:

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

S: black coffee and pb/2 oatcakes after workout at gym

S: at home coconut/almond milk cappuccino

L: 3 scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (I will finish off the packet of salmon tomorrow)

D: Veggie & Quorn curry, diet tonic with lime

S:  Dry roasted peanuts (they will all be gone soon)

Total:  1183


Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/16/2019:
sandwich for lunch followed by a salad later is a great idea....eating to fuel your body and then followed by volume to fill your mind lol. that's what i'd do if i were home. since i'm not home, i just eat a big volume for lunch, similar to what you do.

if the oats work, i'd go back to that. i love oats on the weekends.

grannyannie on 09/16/2019:
I've always found porridge and berries to be the most satisfying.


Maria7 on 09/16/2019:
Sounds like you've got it figured out what works best for you. You handle your cravings real well.

grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
Just need to always keep snack food out of the house! Glad hubby never wants me to buy snacks. He will eat some if it is here, but he's happy without.


bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
How do you like the quorn products...we have those here too.



grannyannie - Sunday Sep 15, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Didn't manage to keep my greedy paws out of the peanuts.   They will be gone in a few days with hubby's help.

Menu:

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

S: cappuccino and pb and 2 oatcakes

L: 6 veg salad with chicken and cheddar

D: Veggie & Quorn curry, tonic with lime

S:  Dry roasted peanuts

Total:  1102

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2019:
i keep forgetting to ask, is your tonic diet or regular?

have a good night. many of us here eat nuts in our diets :)

grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
Diet lime tonic. Not buying peanuts again unless husband makes a Thai dish that needs peanut sauce. Otherwise, it's going to be some boring unsalted almonds that are non-bingeable.


Donkey on 09/15/2019:
Interesting how it's specifically peanuts! I did not realize that! I have pecans, walnuts, and almonds in my pantry -- I feel that any and all nuts are fair game for going off the deep end -- which I do no recommend unless you LIKE spending time in the bathroom.

"Gee, I don't spend enough time in the bathroom. I guess I'll eat all these nuts..." (Been there, done that.)

grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
Nuts don't affect me. Good digestion.


BearCountryGG on 09/15/2019:
I just realized that maybe you are vegan/vegetarian......or possibly just some days.....maybe the peanuts hit the spot because of the protein....on thing though...they are filling.

grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
I'm no longer vegetarian, but we mainly stick to vegetarian meals at home. I usually have chicken or another meat at lunch. And if we have guests or eat out we eat meat. I was a vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian for about 12 years but went back to meat in 2006.


Maria7 on 09/15/2019:
Smile...I know what you mean...they are 'there'...they need to be 'finished'...I am going through the same with unsalted almonds and they are almost gone...

Grannyannie on 09/16/2019:
It's the salt that makes them so tempting. Unsalted blanched almonds don't tempt me to eat more than a small portion.



grannyannie - Saturday Sep 14, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Watching tv at night without snacking is too challenging. I’m finding I can’t leave the peanuts and oat cakes alone and having ‘just a few more’ of ‘just one’ doesn’t work.  I haven’t been on the scale but I know I’m not losing. Once the peanuts and oat cakes are gone I won’t buy any more. If there’s nothing tempting in the house I can’t eat it.

Menu:

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

S: cappuccino and pb on 2 oatcakes

L: chicken breast sandwich

D: Veggie & Quorn curry, tonic with lime

S:  Dry roasted peanuts

Total:  1152

Haven’t done this for 3 weeks so starting out slowly - 1 set each

Home muscle work:  

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/14/2019:
I agree.....I won't bring certain things into the house anymore either.....

grannyannie on 09/14/2019:
I used to get small bags of almonds because they are good for you and I don't seem to binge on those - and I don't get the salty ones. Maybe I'll do that again.


Donkey on 09/14/2019:
Just make sure you don't end up eating up the oat cakes and peanuts in excess just to be rid of them. I've done that, which is completely counterproductive to the whole idea.

Good to hear you're getting back into exercise!

grannyannie on 09/14/2019:
My husband is helping with the peanuts. Oatcakes are 43 calories each and I've been eating those as my midmorning snack with pb instead of my snack bar.


Maria7 on 09/14/2019:
Yes, if they are not there, they will not be a temptation.

grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
Very true. Never have sweets here unless we have guests.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2019:
i also find there are some things i just don't buy bc i cannot stop at just a few. i usually stick to buying foods where it's ok to eat in excess, like fruit.

i do have certain brands of chips where supposedly they are less calories, but sometimes i wonder if they are lying on the package since they taste the same as other chips but say you can eat so many more in a serving!? hmmm...

i do have some high calorie foods, like peanut butter, that i eat so often now that i have stopped bingeing on them. i'm learning more and more how to be moderate with more and more food. but snacks foods - these are difficult to watch.

i have nuts at work, really tasty ones, but because i eat them all the time, i no longer binge...when i get bored of things or have them often, i binge far less / eat less.

grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
I do have unsweetened pb and I used to dip a spoon in just for a bite. But haven't been doing that lately. If I have it on oatcakes I weigh out 10g of pb.



grannyannie - Friday Sep 13, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Finally made it to the gym. 95% over my cold. 

Menu:

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

S: cappuccino and quinoa/cranberry bar

L: 6 veg salad, cheddar

D: rice noodles with veggies and Quorn, tonic with lime

S: can of premixed diet gin and tonic (83 cals) with lime

Total:  1164


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

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/13/2019:
Enjoy stepping back into the gym! Glad you're feeling better!!

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
Thanks. Felt good. I'll work my way back to where I was.


BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
Your routine reminds me of a place we used to have all around Michigan called CURVES...I think they closed...but you worked yourself around the circle and did all things...I think that makes a lot of sense!!!

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
I haven't done the spin bike for a while, but I do everything else except upper body resistance. Our gym is small but it was totally redone with all new equipment a couple of years ago.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2019:
so glad you are getting back to your routine, loving to read such a big selection of workout equipment - so smart to make use of all the cardio options, huh!?

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
I'm really pleased with the gym we have here. So much better since they redid it. Need to get back to spin bike as well.


BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
I think the thing I like about the bike is that it doess let me sit down to use it...when I'm too tired to do things that make me stand......age...LOL

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
LOL. I do the recumbent bike last so it feels like a rest, even though my legs are working hard.


Maria7 on 09/13/2019:
So happy to read you are almost well again. I bet you are feeling more like yourself, more energized, too. Have a happy day.

grannyannie on 09/14/2019:
Thanks Maria!



grannyannie - Thursday Sep 12, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

I behaved while in the city, but did a bit of snacking when I got home last night.  Not too bad though. 

Not feeling up to going to the gym yet - still low energy and stuffiness. Cough has eased a lot. I plan to go to the gym tomorrow and do a lighter workout.  

 

Menu:

  • B: porridge/raspberries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: cappuccino and quinoa/cranberry bar
  • L: 6 veg salad, cheddar
  • D: sweet and sour curry, tonic with lime
  • S: dry roasted peanuts

Total:  1000

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/12/2019:
Annie, I am happy to read that you are feeling better. Take care and hoping you are having a good day. It is early morning here, 6:36am. Take care.

grannyannie on 09/12/2019:
Thanks, Maria. Hope I feel good enough tomorrow morning to hit the gym!


Donkey on 09/12/2019:
Each day gets a little better. I hope you have fun in town!

grannyannie on 09/12/2019:
Thanks, I went to the city yesterday. It was tiring but still good.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/12/2019:
It's good you are on the mend. Colds do take time to get rid of.

grannyannie on 09/12/2019:
Finally! I think it's been at least 2, maybe 3 years since I've had a cold and when I do get one it hangs around for about 3 weeks.


BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
Let your body heal......better to take it slow...

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
It's been nearly 3 weeks and I did go on that long bike ride into town with hubby earlier this week (e bike) and I was exhausted the rest of the day.



grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 11, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

 On my way into the city. Haircut, then healthy lunch, then eye exam and order new glasses. Shopping.

Menu

B: porridge, blueberries, almond milk, tea with soy milk

S: black coffee and quinoa and cranberry bar

L: hummus veg chipotle wrap 412 cals

D: veggie curry, tonic with lime

S: dry roasted peanuts

Total 1085

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/11/2019:
Have fun!!!

grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
Still low energy as I'm not 100% yet, but not too bad. I do enjoy a day in the city. :)


BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
Looks like a productive day is underway!!

grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
Was glad I could get both appointments same day.


Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
What kind of eye glasses are you planning on getting? Glad you are feeling better and hope you have a good day.

grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
I ordered something a bit different. I got titanium as they are lightweigt, but instead of rimless I got some with a narrow pink/purple rim. As always I get varifocals.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2019:
Haircuts are the BEST! love a fresh 'do! have a great day getting all these errands completed!

grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
Always love gettting a cut, especially when it's overdo. It was getting quick raggedy. I'm very pleased with the cut. A short bob with shape in the back and no layers on top or sides. Choppy bangs.



grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Thanks for all your advice on my cough.  Last night I used 3 pillows and managed to sleep on my side and coughing was minimal. 

Not ready for the gym. Hope I’m good tomorrow. I’m going into the city as I have a haircut appointment in the morning, and an eye exam in the afternoon. Need new glasses. And I’ll do some shopping. Hoping to get a healthy wrap at Pret A Manger for lunch in between hair and eyes. 

Menu:

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

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, pb on 2 oatcakes

L: 6 veg salad w/cheddar

D: sweet and sour curry, tonic water

S: dry roasted peanuts

Total cals: 964

 

Edit:  Needed a few things at the supermarket and was going to drive, but husband talked me into going together by our bikes.  21 miles round trip.   

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/10/2019:
i love a new pair of glasses ;)

i hope it all goes smoothly for you today!

grannyannie on 09/10/2019:
Thanks!

grannyannie on 09/10/2019:
Trip to the city is tomorrow.


legcramps on 09/10/2019:
That's a fantastic bike ride! Well done :) Glad you're feeling a bit better today.

grannyannie on 09/10/2019:
Thanks. I was really worn out when we got back! I'll get back to the gym either Thursday or Friday.


happy-1 on 09/10/2019:
Nothing like a good workout and a haircut to feel brand new!


BearCountryGG on 09/10/2019:
I use 3 pillows too......it does help with post nasal drip.....I'm also a cougher....it is so irritating!!!


Donkey on 09/10/2019:
Commenting to you now - you are probably almost ready to get up and start your day. Have fun in the city - can't wait to hear about it. Hope you slept well again.



grannyannie - Monday Sep 09, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Still a lot of coughing and woke up a lot. 

Just going to count calories and not carbs. I know what’s too high in carbs.

 

Menu:

B: Soy yogurt and strawberries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa cranberry bar

L: 6 veg salad w/cheddar

D: veggie curry, tonic water

S: dry roasted peanuts

Total cals: 924


I'll catch up today with how everyone here is doing. 

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2019:
do you have any nighttime cough medicine? i find it helps me sleep thru the night when i'm sick.

continue to feel better soon!

your menu looks fantastic and healthy. i like reading your veggie dishes/curry as i am sure it is so filling especially because of the flavor. i have an indian dish with me for lunch today, actually. indian prepared spinach, similar to cream of spinach.

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
My cough is caused by post nasal drip and nothing can really stop it draining. My sinuses will have to clear up first.


happy-1 on 09/09/2019:
fresh pineapple is amazing for sore throats and coughing. better than cough syrup

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
Thanks. My throat isn't actually sore any more. But my cough is from the dripping, especially when laying down. On a normal night when I'm well I will cough at least a couple of times within the first 15 minutes of lying down. Allergies and rhinitis. Blech.


legcramps on 09/09/2019:
Hope your cough gets better! I kind of love happy's comment about pineapple - pineapple is the best :)

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
I love fresh pineapple. Just had sweet and sour curry which was made with pineapple.

When I've had the flu (it's been years) my favourite medicine is hot water, whisky, lemon juice, and honey. If you have enough of them you no longer care that you are sick! LOL.


BearCountryGG on 09/09/2019:
WEll...as annoying as drainage is...at least it is moving...much better than beeing all stopped up! Can you add an extra pillow?....

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
I've tried that but find I can't really get good sleep. I always sleep on my side. But I could try.


Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Hoping you are better soon. Do you think you may have bronchitis? Sometimes that can take a while to clear up.

grannyannie on 09/10/2019:
No, not bronchitis. It's definitely sinsus drainage.



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