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grannyannie - Sunday Apr 17, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

On the way to Glasgow for an overnight stay for our 16th anniversary. Usual breakfast at home. Movie, restaurant/pub.

Breakfast tomorrow at restaurant then back on track.

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

hollybelle on 04/17/2016:
Happy Anniversary - enjoy!

grannyannie on 04/17/2016:
Thanks. Got M and Ms for film. :)


puddles on 04/17/2016:
Enjoy your overnight treat Annie and yes you will get back on track you have a good track record for doing that. Happy anniversary


marshallsaya on 04/17/2016:
Sounds like fun! Hope you enjoy your overnight stay. ~Angie



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 16, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.2

Busy helping hubby assemble some furniture in the guest rooms.  Then realized I needed to get to a shop and take advantage of their 25% off sale as we needed new pillows for both guest rooms.  So I didn't do my muscle routines.

Menu:   

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes w/hummous/low fat cheddar, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veggie and Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1287

 

Progress as of today: 17.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/16/2016:
fun stuff to do decorating

grannyannie on 04/16/2016:
The one guest room needed a new wardrobe and chest of drawers for years. Nightstand and tv stand next.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
LOL...oh yes...the feeling when you MUST use a coupon or get a deal because there'll never be another one! haha - I know the feeling!



grannyannie - Friday Apr 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.8

I'll do my dumbbell workout tomorrow.  We've been juggling furniture and putting in new wardrobes, etc in our two guest rooms (one is aka my gym).

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Menu:  

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  date/raisin/cashew bar
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries, packet of low fat crisps, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1315

 

Progress as of today: 17.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/15/2016:
You're having a busy day. Nice to get stuff done. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Thanks, Fran. Pleased with having extra room for the overflow of clothes from master bedroom and also room for guests to put their clothes.


HOLLYBELLE on 04/15/2016:
Wonderful report!

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Thanks Holly!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
Good working at home then...

GREAT calories.

Keep up the excellent work & workouts Annie.

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Trying to get hubby to finish up the packets of crisps so I'm not tempted. And I won't buy any more. Otherwise I would have had 1215 cals today.



grannyannie - Thursday Apr 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.8

Full day in the city shopping.  Lots and lots and lots of walking.  I kept eyeballing certain treats and then telling myself 'don't do it' 'don't do it'.  I had a cheeseburger with mayo and onions at 5 Guys at 12:30 and a diet drink.  No fries.  It was soooooo yummy!  I broke down later though and bought a couple of Millie's cookies.  I should have stuck to one.  Looked up the calories online later and discovered they were nearly 200 each cookie!!  I didn't time the train and ferry right so had to wait in town for my local bus for 35 minutes.  So I had a pint of beer.  Small serving of leftover curry for dinner. 

Bought a bikini for Thailand in the same size as the other two I have.  Didn't try it on as it wouldn't fit now!  But it will fit by November or before that. 

1200 calories tomorrow. 

Edit:  calculated calories for today.  About 2200.  Could have been worse.

Progress as of today: 17.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/14/2016:
Congrats on the burgers now to the cookies....lol....beer....lol...we leave with great intention so funny how our brain works...lol you still did well. I don't think you should beat yourself up too much... Annie.

grannyannie on 04/14/2016:
Thanks, Fran. Figured calories - about 2200.


HOLLYBELLE on 04/14/2016:
that sounds like some of my faves - burger - cookies! You didn't have the fries and that counts toward the good! I tried on two bathing suits yesterday and got depressed - haven't worn one in YEARS I am going to look for a tankini at a better clothing store - I am so short waisted that the one pieces don't fit me right at all. I am thinking maybe a tankini will be flexible. Well, that and losing 30 lbs! LOL

grannyannie on 04/14/2016:
I rarely eat burgers so it was a treat. I bought a bikini in the same style as one I have, just different colour and pattern. I wore only bikinis in Thailand over the winter. Tried it on at home and it will fit fine when I hit 140.


innerpeace on 04/14/2016:
My post was almost identicle to yours, like looking at calories after the fact. Maybe I will try looking before I give in and eat something. I don't think I've worn a bikini my entire life. Great job.

grannyannie on 04/14/2016:
On a normal day I plan my meals ahead of time, but shopping or travel is trickier.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
Calories are good ;)....especially for someone as active as you annie. food sounds great & i'd prob reach for chips or something later also. it's the bloodstream working everything out, in my opinion.

Keep up the good work. I am eager to watch your progress.

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Thanks! Just bought a bikini and it WILL fit before I need it.


cybermom4 on 04/15/2016:
You always have a good attitude!! :-)

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
It's tough but I try to be positive!



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Just booked a hotel for Sunday night for our anniversary.  Will attempt to restrain myself as far as food and drink. 

Going into Glasgow tomorrow shopping.  Have had a craving for a burger since we never eat them at home.  Just might go to 5 Guys for a cheeseburger - no fries. 

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins regular bike
Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast/lite mayo on a wrap, clementines, packet of low fat crisps, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1287
 

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/13/2016:
I love the burgers at the 5Guys.... now that's a burger. That will be a fun time your celebrations. Enjoy

grannyannie on 04/13/2016:
If I just stick to the cheeseburger, no fries, no treats anywhere else, I'll be okay.


thinnside40 on 04/13/2016:
Bookinf a hotel sounds terrific. Have yet to do that for a "couple". Did it for our daughter's 16th birthday in January. It was a blast!!! 5 girls and me :)

grannyannie on 04/13/2016:
Fun!

We often get good deals on hotels in Glasgow and like to make a night of a trip to the city.



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 151.8

Right!  Back on track!  I feel huge and I hate it. 

My gym is going to be closed for expansion from Sept until sometime in Dec.  We are in Thailand from end of Nov until 1st of March.  So I'll have 3 months with no gym.  Got my muscle work at home so I'll have to find different cardio workouts.  My exercise bike, my 'real' bike, power walking, Tae Bo, jump rope.  

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

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 step - 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 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

 Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, strawberries and grapes, yogurt
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  Quorn pie (veggie), salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1180

 

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2016:
your exercise is always "da bomb" .... just get back on track with your eating & you will be golden!

I know what it's like to feel fat & hate it...that's the turning point when a person becomes successful at weightloss! so....sounds to me like you are getting back on track for real Annie Lady! :)

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Cheers! I have to do this!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2016:
by the way, GREAT calories. have a few days like this here & there, and the weight will drop surely!

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Yes, I tell myself all I have to do is these calories and gym for two weeks and I'll see a big loss. Always do.


puddles on 04/12/2016:
I guess its back to the grind of doing the work... you will I have no doubt.. Annie Enjoy your evening.

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Thanks Fran. :)


hollybelle on 04/12/2016:
Great Job!!

grannyannie on 04/13/2016:
Thanks Holly!


thinnside40 on 04/12/2016:
Back on track... WHOOPWHOOP!

grannyannie on 04/13/2016:
Yes! Cheers!



grannyannie - Monday Apr 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Nope.  Haven't been good.  Daughter arrived Thursday, we went on an overnight trip Friday which of course involved chips/fries and beer.  Last night we went to friend's house for dinner.  Far too much wine!  

Daughter leaves for her island job tomorrow so I've got no excuses any more.  Not sick, no guests, no travel.  I do plan a shopping trip to the city one day this week and I plan on having a cheeseburger at 5 Guys.  With mayo it will be about 900 calories.  I won't get fries.  

Our gym will be closed for a couple of months in the autumn for refurbishment.  Not sure what I'll do.  Of course, I'll have my dumbbells and ankle weights and floor exercises at home.  There are still classes which have been moved to a different building, so I guess I could go to spin bike class 3 times a week.  I could do Tae Bo at home, or go power walking. 

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/11/2016:
Morning, Annie. Good to see you're still active.

grannyannie on 04/11/2016:
Still here. Didn't get in my 3 times workout last week due to travel, but I will this week.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2016:
maybe there is another gym nearby?

yes, overnighters are hard sometimes when indulging is such a tease / option!

grannyannie on 04/11/2016:
There is only one gym in my area.


thinnside40 on 04/11/2016:
Just keep active.

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Will do. I used to do Tae Bo at home. Good workout.

grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Will do. I used to do Tae Bo at home. Good workout.



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Back from our trip to see grandson.  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins elliptical 
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:   hummous on a wrap, yogurt, crisps, clementine
  • D:  Thai noodle soup, salad
  • S:  pear cider
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1325
 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/05/2016:
Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
Thanks OR!


puddles on 04/05/2016:
I hope you had a great visit with grandson. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
Great visit! Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/05/2016:
Ummm, GREAT CALS, good eats! never had PEAR cider. :)

nice exercise. I hear tonic water is good for you? I was just talking about Tonic Water with my uncle at the rehearsal dinner!

grannyannie on 04/05/2016:
I love Schweppes Elderflower low cal tonic! Pear cider is 4.5% alcohol. Yummy.


horn_of_plenty on 04/05/2016:
I will have to look for that tonic!

grannyannie on 04/06/2016:
Very low cal and different flavours.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/06/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 31, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Sigh.  I seem to be hungry all the time.  Going to stepdaughter's tomorrow morning so I tried on my jeans and another pair of trousers I wanted to take - too tight to even button!  So I've got 2 other pair that still fit.  Now my goal is for my jeans to fit!  

Workout at gym: (the only spin bike in the gym is broken again!)

  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins exercise bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

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 step - 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 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Menu:

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

Cals: 1481

 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/31/2016:
Good Goal Annie. If you did it before, you can def do it again. The truth is, or at least the truth with me!, is that I learn a little bit more every time I try to change my body for the better. And even when I don't learn more, I re-learn the drastic dedication that is necessary in order to achieve what I want. I do believe that every time we need to lose weight that it gets HARDER and more challenging just because we KNOW what we are up against & we WANT to stay with our usual behaviors, habits & ways of eating when in order to lose weight we have to unfortunately modify things that we have become comfortable with. Sigh.

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
It does actually get harder each time we gain/lose. The fat cells cling harder I think! Ack! I will never buy bigger clothes so I have no choice but to lose. And it's all in my belly.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/31/2016:
also, good for you on the herbal teas and low cal waters, coffee, etc....

lately, I am doing seltzer and I sweeten the flavored seltzer extra with my no cal liquid stevia. it's working for this week.

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
That's good!


thinkpositive on 03/31/2016:
I know you will fit into those jeans. You can do it!

grannyannie on 04/01/2016:
Thanks for your faith!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 30, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Got on the scale.  At least it didn't say 150+.  Challenges coming up as well. Fri - Sunday at stepdaughter's house.  In a week our Ugandan daughter is coming to stay for a week. Need to behave as sister is coming the end of May then mid June we go to the US.  Got a wedding the end of July and I'd love to wear my favourite skinny dress, but if it doesn't fit I won't totally freak out.  I'll just buy another one.  

Did all my workouts yesterday.  Today is housework.  

Menu:

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

Cals: 1467

 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/30/2016:
You can do it if you really want to ;) maybe all these little events / get togethers will help you be more focused ?


hollybelle on 03/30/2016:
Great day Annie. You can stay on track. Plan for those challenges.



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