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grannyannie - Sunday Jan 08, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

One of our neighbours has lived here for 11 years.  He said this is far more rain than he has seen in his entire 11 years.  Parts of Europe are having a record cold winter.   (global warming). 

Nonstop nose blowing, some coughing, but otherwise I think I'll live.  LOL.  Rain early this morning, then sun, but more rain expected tonight.  Tues - Sun forecast is sunny every day.  We'll see.  

No exercise.  Soon I hope!


B:  toast, pineapple, yogurt

L:  veg fried rice w/bacon and a fried egg on top, iced tea

D:  don't want to go back out so just going to have cheese and crackers, apple

S:  beer to console myself  


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
Yeah our weather is very strange too. We change 30 degrees over the course of 24 hours...

this has happened already one time and is going to happen again in a few days...going from 24F to 50F...at least the snow will clear!

I hope your sun sticks, eventually it will!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
Yea, the weather is weird everywhere. I think we're getting mostly sunshine from now till end of Feb when we go home.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
thank gosh your weather is improving!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
Heavy rain early this morning, so we'll see what it's like the rest of the day.

innerpeace on 01/09/2017:
Hope you feel better soon and get the great weather!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:

puddles on 01/09/2017:
I think the weather change is reflected all over the globe when you think places that never get snow got snow. I AM SO OVER WINTER.... just can't wait to get the hell away.... lol Have a great evening Annie.

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
There are places in Europe that never get snow and are now getting it. We are nearly halfway through our 3 month stay. Arrgghhh

grannyannie - Sunday Jan 08, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Feeling a wee bit better than yesterday but horrible when I woke up.  Weather forecast has changed, of course.  Suppsed to be sunny today and all week.  Nope.  Now they say Tuesday the sun will return. Having a very lazy Sunday.  Hubby didn't go to church because it's always flooded in that area.  Watched a nice BBC programme about Thailand.  Made me want to expore areas on the mainland. 


B:  toast, yogurt

S:  crackers and cheddar

L:  around 2 or 2:30 we'll go out - thinking the pasta, herb, veggie, tofu and paremesan dish and we'll pick up our loaf of bread for the week (good stuff - equivalent of $7.80 a loaf!)

D:  just snacking - maybe some pineapple, crackers, cheese, apple, cuppa soup for hubby - beer

Really hope I make it back to the gym soon!!  And bike rides.  And snorkeling.  And swimming. 

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

Donkey on 01/08/2017:
Your adoring audience wants more gym stories ;-) I also enjoy reading about your bike rides too :-)

Hope you feel better soon. Mornings are always rough for me when I'm sick. Gotta clear out all that accumulated congestion that builds up overnight. Bleah :-P

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
LOL. I'll get back to the gym later this week I'm sure. Yea, mornings are the worst.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2017:
Do you think the weather would be better on the mainland? Maybe you both should head off that part of the island for a week or so since all you've been having is rainy weather!?

Is there anywhere else you can visit for a week or so with more predictable sun?

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
No, weather wouldn't be better. Most of Thailand is having the same issues. Clearing up now. We've paid for this house for 3 months, so don't really want to have to travel elsewhere and pay twice for the same week.

puddles on 01/08/2017:
Glad to hear you are feeling wee better and sad to hear the weather is not living up to its regular. Take care of yourself Annie.

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
Thanks, Fran. It's finally clearing up - the weather anyway.

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 07, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Rain off and on.  

Got a cold - sore throat, stuffy nose.  People don't seem to get colds here, so must have got it from a tourist.  We aren't often indoors - all restaurants are open air. So lazy day, stayed home all day.


B:  porridge

L:  cheese & crackers and French bread

S:  ice cream

D:  hubby picked up a takeaway from one of our usual restaurants - fried rice with bacon

S:  beer

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

Donkey on 01/07/2017:
I'm just now getting over my 4th cold/sinus infection for the season. This one was a combination of symptoms from the last 3. Today is the best I've felt in over a week. So I hope you don't take as long to recover. Once you feel better, put your toothbrush in boiling water for a few minutes. I think this time around I reinfected myself with old germs!

grannyannie on 01/07/2017:
I get more colds when at home due to being indoors more. Sinus infections are horrible. I sometimes get sinus headaches due to allergies like perfumes.

grannyannie - Friday Jan 06, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Rain again.  No gym.  Rain was too heavy.  Lighter now, just showers.  Thanks a lot Global Warming!  Not good this week.  Good workout at gym Monday, long bike ride Tuesday, but that's it. Crossing my fingers the forecast for next week is accurate.   

Had an amazing massage!  Could have fallen asleep. 


B:  porridge & raisins

L:  chicken wrap

S:  homemade cookies from healthy restaurants - carob chip, low fat

D:  probably vegggies and tofu and rice

S:  Will try to avoid beer while watching tv - didn't make it

Lunch & dinner



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

OhioRaven on 01/06/2017:
I'll trade you my snow and bitter cold for your tropical rain. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Umm...no thanks! You have a good day as well.

puddles on 01/06/2017:
The good looks great. These meals are right up my alley love the veggie dish. Certainly turning out to be a rainy holiday hope it does clear up for you. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Food is great here. More veggies in the dishes than meat, and a big variety.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
The meal in the bottom pic - two veggie stir fries and 2 servings of rice, a bottled iced tea, and two large beers for hubby (660ml each) cost $10.

The menus at these places is massive. Dozens and dozens of choices.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2017:
ummm...of course of jealous of those veggies...good eating! i would so be ordering that at every opportunity! looks fabulous.

Mother Nature is a BEAST!

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Mother Nature is being a total pain in the a** this winter!

Maria7 on 01/06/2017:
Good advice about eating or drinking something low cal at nite. Good on the bike ride.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
It's tough. Find some motivation. I know it's hard as I'm struggling.

grannyannie - Thursday Jan 05, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Heavy rain last night and most of today.  Lazy day.  No gym.  Roads are flooded again.  Sucks.  Believing in the forecast for a lovely week next week.  


B:  toast w/avocado, yogurt

L:  finally made it out when the rain lightened up for a short time - fried rice w/bacon and 2 fried eggs (yummy), 1.5 large beers

S:  ice cream bar

D:  not going out in the floods again.  crackers and cheese, apple, more beer 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/05/2017:
We will get snow tonight i think !

Lol what kinda vacation are you on! sounds like you are livin' in Seattle but with flooding! oh my!

fried rice with bacon must be To-Die-For-Good!

grannyannie on 01/05/2017:
I know! This really sucks. I thought we were finished with this! This is really abnormal for here. Husband found an explanation - something to do with equatorial convergence moving - global warming. At least it isn't cold!

Fried rice at the right restaurant is great. Some make it too greasy, but not this one. Many options as well, bacon, ham, pineapple, egg, etc. And always has lots of veggies n it. The bacon is meaty, like British, not American style.

Maria7 on 01/05/2017:
Your ice cream, cracker and cheese sounds good.

grannyannie on 01/05/2017:
It was yummy. Not exactly a healthy dinner. At least had my veggies and protein at lunch. There is a 7-11 right by the restaurant so choices were limited as to what to take home.

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.


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



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2017:

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.  


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.  


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.  


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. 


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.

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