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grannyannie - Thursday Dec 15, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.8

Out of sync with everybody!  It's nearly noon here, and nearly midnight EST, and at home it's nearly 5am.  

The rain came back today.    Fortunately it waited until I'd cycled to the gym and back and hubby had gone for his bike ride and swim.  We planned to have breakfast out and then stop by my favourite temple which is near the restaurant.  But while having breakfast it started pouring rain. Sigh. I'm sure it won't last more than today and tomorrow.  Crossing fingers.  

4th day in a row at the gym!!  I think I'll keep doing this unless we have plans.  I like splitting up lower and upper workouts.  

Menu:

  • B:  breakfast out - Thai basil omelette, 1 ½ pieces homemade wholegrain toast w/butter, 2 Americano w/milk & brown sugar
  • L:  banana
  • D:  a bit of digestive upset after breakfast - made a cuppa soup, but it was too spicy, so only ate about half
  • S:  might have 1 small light beer

Bike ride - just the 1.5 miles to the gym and back

Gym workout:  

Lower body: 10 reps x 4 sets each

  • Lunges - 5 kg weights
  • squats - 5 kg weights
  • calf lifts - 8 kg weights

Cardio:

  • Elliptical intervals - 10 mins
  • Exercise bike -  5 mins
  • treadmill -  25 mins

Home:  floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

  • ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes

 

This is at the temple I wanted to visit this morning - last year's photo of the reclining Buddha:

 

 

Progress as of today: 14.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/15/2016:
Is it me or is that a skinny buddha!?

Anyways, sounds like a wonderfully active morning. I'm glad it decided to rain after all the activity :)

grannyannie on 12/15/2016:
The Buddha is skinny. The fat/laughing 'Buddha' is not really the Buddha - he's a Chinese God.

Hope it's dry tomorrow morning!



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 14, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.8

Got on the scale.  My scale here is in kg and I lost more than 1kg!  

I was actually up to 155.2 and now am 152.8.  


Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins, toast
  • S:  watermelon
  • S:  black coffee and biscuits (similar to animal crackers)
  • L:  chicken satay - chicken on skewers coated in a sauce - peanut sauce on the side
  • S:  seaside bar we paddled to - 2 small beers
  • D:  pbj toast, banana
  • S:  1 small light beer

Bike ride - just the 1.5 miles to the gym and back


Kayaking - about 2 miles? Got back too late to go out to dinner so had snacks in the house.  A bit short of nutrition today.


Gym workout

Upper body:  11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

12 reps x 4 sets each


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

treadmill - 15 mins


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

 

On our kayak trip this afternoon:

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 14.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/14/2016:
Hello Annie! I love the look of the new-age canoe or is it a kayak amongst the natural surroundings of this beach! nice shot!

Not many times have a been to a beach that looks like this one that i can even remember if ever! Love it...from the smaller sandy area to the full foresty-tree look to the big rocks all spread out that way. It's a beautiful sight. thank you for sharing. if you hadn't, i wouldn't be able to see something beautiful to start my day like this!

Congrats on your >2.2lb loss! wonderful....

The billionaire owner of my company just walked in....!

grannyannie on 12/14/2016:
It's an inflatable kayak, so a bit high up on water. We brought last year in a suitcase but bought the paddles here.

The beaches are different depending on what part of the island. We are on the east side and the beaches on the west side are fine, white sand and wide beaches.

Thanks!


innerpeace on 12/14/2016:
Very beautiful. Enjoy it!

grannyannie on 12/14/2016:
Thanks, will do!


jayhawkjen on 12/14/2016:
Scotland has changed since I was there last! Global warming? LOL...

grannyannie on 12/14/2016:
LOL! Aye! This is our winter home! It did hit 90F once in some part of Scotland. A record! Where we live I think it hit 82 once year, but mainly upper 60's and low 70's in summer.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 13, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

Hot today.  Sun shining most of the day.

Menu:

B:  porridge/raisins, yogurt, ½ banana

L:  sm toast w/pbj, veg fried rice

D:  pork and veg - no rice (low fat/cal)

S:  1 small light beer
 

Bike ride - just 1.5 miles to gym and back

 

Gym workout:  

Lower body

10 reps x 4 sets each

Lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights

calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike -  10 mins

treadmill -  20 mins


Home:  floor exercises

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes

10 reps x 3 each

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/13/2016:
I remember those days of biking around my own community. Long time ago, but i loved it. Biking outdoors was a great workout! Then, when i was really fit, i was jogging to the gym around 1mi each way! It was great!

Glad to hear the rain has passed!

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
Me too! The cycling gets very hot here especially midday, but at least we get a breeze. Really love cycling at home!

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
My gym at home is 9 miles away so no jogging. Anxious to see the newly refurbished gym when I get home in March.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/13/2016:
Looking forward to photos of the gym that was closed for like half a year...!

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
Doubt they are even opened yet, but they closed mid Sept. It will be two floors instead of one.

The gym I use here (it is just a resort gym) has bike, elliptical, treadmill, sets of dumbbells from 1 - 10kg. That's it. Good enough though.


puddles on 12/13/2016:
Sunshine and heat... we got about a foot of snow yesterday and had to dig my car out. Enjoy Annie.

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
Yikes! Are you heading south soon?



grannyannie - Monday Dec 12, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

Haven't been on the scale but will get on Fri or Sat.  

Changed my workout routine, at least for this week and I'll see how it goes.  Doing upper body/cardio MWF and lower body/cardio Tu/Th.  

Menu:

B:  toast, yogurt, apple

L:  potato/pineapple/shrimp salad with mayo (nice, but they used too much mayo and had to scrape it off - I'll remember to tell them less next time)

D:  chicken/pineapple/cashew/mixed veg stir fry

S:  1 small light beer


Bike ride - about 4 miles (I miss my bike from home which has an odometer - and a battery!)


Gym workout:

Upper body:  11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells - 6.6 lbs - 17.6 lbs)

12 reps x 4 sets each


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike - 5 mins

treadmill - 10 mins


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

 

 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2016:
Thank you for continuing to list your workouts. Sometimes i do not read to look at the details, but in fact it's good to list for you & us. It gives all of us ideas on routines to add at home. I may start doing planks more often, actually - as i look at your routines.

Also i like your breakup of MWF / T&TH. nice. i do agree that not every day should be a gym day. I am sorta wanting today off, but have a meeting i want to go to tomorrow. however, i'm starting to realize more and more frequently the need for extra rest. How many hours do you sleep? I'm reading a TON about athletes and how they need a more typical 10hrs sleep - and some high end athletes even sleep 12 hours a night, most nights!

love stir fries and the potato salad with shrimp would even be good if it were oil/vinegar based! ever have that type of potato salad? no mayo?

grannyannie on 12/12/2016:
Feel good about upping my routines, although I doubt I'll keep up the 5 days in a row. Some days I won't be able to, like if we book a snorkel trip or something.

With the potato salad they gave me bottles of vinegar and olive oil, but putting them together would be yucky. Haven't had a potato salad without mayo. They are Thai so are much better at Thai cooking and not Euro/American.

I get about 7 or 8 hours sleep normally.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

Cloudy today, but it keeps the temp down.  Lazy day.  A bit of shopping. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge w/raisins, banana
  • L:  Starbucks - skinny cappuccino and skinny blueberry muffin
  • D:  noodles/crushed cashews/tofu/green veg/herbs with a sprinkle of parmesan on top, herbal tea made with lemongrass/ginger/basil
  • S:  1 small bottle light Singha beer - 97 calories

A photo from a few days ago:  I have several FB friends who like my foot photos!

 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/11/2016:
Lazy days are good. Great looking foot Annie. Have a great day/evening.... whatever it is where you are... lol

grannyannie on 12/11/2016:
Thanks, Fran! I'm am 12 hours ahead of EST. Now 1:32 pm so it's 1:32 am there, guessing you are sound asleep!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

No weight lost.  Was planning on no beer at all, but we went into town and I had 1 pint with lunch.  Also bought some light Singha beer - small bottles - 97 calories each, so I figure I can have one of those every night with tv.  Hubby has been buying cases of light Singha, but in the large bottles. 

My plans are to go the gym M - F next week.  I'll do dumbbells for upper body but do 4 sets instead of 3 - and cardio - and the home floor exercises - MWF.  T and Th I'll do dumbbells for lower body - 4 sets instead of 3 - and cardio.  Those are my plans anyway.  

Menu:

  • B:   porridge w/raisins and almond milk, banana
  • S:  apple
  • L:  chicken sate (4 skewers of low fat chicken strips and a peanut dipping sauce), 1 pint of Fosters (it was an Aussie bar)
  • S:  1 chocolate wafer (50 cals) - the last one and not buying any more
  • D:  going to have a red curry with tofu and 1/2 portion of rice (or I might skip rice totally)

No rain today.  

View at dinner last night - husband's beer, not mine!

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/10/2016:
Sounds like a good plan 97 calories is very good. We have a beer here that is 64 calories but you really cannot expect to get a buzz from that beer you would have to drink a full case.... lol Enjoy your day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/10/2016:
Thanks. Yea, not much buzz from that bottle, but I like the taste of Singha.


Donkey on 12/10/2016:
Let me mention that we're expecting 10 inches of snow this weekend, so I can't tell you how much I appreciate this photo. I've laid off the alcohol, but the photo makes the beer very tempting! If only I were there...

grannyannie on 12/11/2016:
Cold beer while sitting outside in warm/hot weather just goes down your throat so well! I just associate beer with beach trips, so hard to resist.

I'll upload more beach pics for you to warm you up!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/11/2016:
Under 100 cal for a bottle of beer is good! Lightest i ever saw was Coors Light at 60 cal per bottle. I have a can of beer in my fridge, 12 ounces, of a brand i forget at the moment, but for the 12 ounces it's around 125 calories! I didn't realize it had that info until yesterday when i looked closer! So i'm looking forward also to enjoying that beer soon! Maybe even tonight.

Yes, i usually try to have some rice but at the end of meal just to make it more satisfying. That's what i did last night with the brown rice in some Thai food i ordered in basil sauce!

grannyannie on 12/11/2016:
There is a restaurant here that has the best rice I've ever had - it's a mix of jasmine, brown and something else.

This beer is not bad for a lager. Not a lot of choices here for beer. One brewpub about 20 miles away and haven't seen any IPA's in the supermarket.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

Had an excellent massage this morning. After about a 10 minute hard rain at dawn it has been sunny all day. And hot.


Menu:

B:  toast w/pbj, yogurt

L:  plain omelette, fries

D:  glass noodle soup w/bits of pork

S:  wafer


Bike ride - about 2 miles


Gym workout

Upper body:  11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

12 reps x 3 sets each


Lower body:

12 reps x 3 sets each

Lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights

calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Cardio:

Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike - 5 mins


Home:  floor exercises

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

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes

10 reps x 3 each


 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/09/2016:
Your workout looks like you are getting back to speed. Glad the weather has finally turned for you. Food sounds good. Have a great day Annie enjoy the sun and heat.

grannyannie on 12/09/2016:
Thanks Fran. The massage helped as my muscles got a bit sore.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/09/2016:
Love a nice massage...looks like you are getting back into a nice routine GrannyA.

grannyannie on 12/09/2016:
Just need to keep the beer to a minimum and any treats. But I will keep working out!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

My posts are off from everyone elses since I'm 12 hours ahead of EST in the US.  

I skipped yesterday:  Weds. 

Totally fed up with the flooding and we were stuck without being able to use the car yesterday.  We waded to a restaurant and had a lunch/dinner.  Had a f**k it attitude but this was what I had:

  • B:  toast, yogurt, banana
  • L/D:  noodle soup with veg and tofu - large beer
  • S:  pbj on toast
  • S:  large beer, several chocolate wafers

The gym was on Tuesday, not Monday as posted.  

Thurs:  No storms last night and saw some blue sky for a short time this morning.  Showers on the way to the mall, but lots of the flooding has receded already. 

  • B:  toast, apple
  • S:  Americano and small cup cracker/bisuits on the side
  • L:  3 scrambled eggs, yogurt
  • S:  coffee with vanilla soy milk (we brought our Nespresso machine with us), 1 chocolate wafer (50 cals)
  • D:  stir fry and 1/2 portion rice

NO BEER - edit:  had one small bottle (180 cals)

Bike ride to dinner - about 8 miles

Should have been at the gym today, but muscles are sore and I expected the roads to be flooded.  Will go tomorrow if we don't get any more heavy rain that floods the roads. 

Yesterday's lunch/dinner - noodle soup with tofu, and hubby's fried rice and Tom Yam curry

 

 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 12/07/2016:
Abalance food choices.. keep going

grannyannie on 12/08/2016:
Very healthy food here. Just need to avoid the beer except for when I earn a treat.


OhioRaven on 12/08/2016:
Good Lookin' Stuff !

grannyannie on 12/08/2016:
It's yummy. And not high cal.


puddles on 12/08/2016:
Food looks great Annie. Is this weather normal for this of the year where you are or is this off the norm. Have a great day Annie make the most of it all.

grannyannie on 12/09/2016:
The rainy season usually is ending in early December, so all this rain is unusual. Had really bad flooding! Clearing up now. Sunny today. Temps are the same all year - mid 80's.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

Tuesday here.

I'm getting really fed up with the almost nonstop pouring rain!  Still haven't been swimming - water too cold because of rain, ridden our bikes, or gone for any walks.  Roads are flooding here.  Normally we eat out for lunch and dinner, but now we hate going out in the heavy rain so have been having one meal a day in the house - microwaved stuff or eggs and ham.  Bleh!  Got really fed up with it yesterday and last night had some cookies, and lots of beer.  It won't help if I gain weight, so can't do that!  

Finally made it to the gym this morning.  Had to have husband drive me as I'm afraid to drive through the flooded roads.  

Gym:

11 routines x 3 sets of upper body using dumbells - 12 each

Squats, lunges, calf lifts using dumbbells - 3 x 10

Elliptical - 10 mins.

Exercise bike:  15 mins

At home:

3 x 10 - abs, planks, pushups, triceps dips, ankle weights for thighs, hips and glutes

Menu:

B:  toast w/pbj, banana, yogurt

L:  veg fried rice with ham and pineapple

D:  chicken, noodles, cabbage

S:  2 wafer biscuits (50 cals each)

A photo I took from the car yesterday: and many places the water is so deep it's impassable. 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 12/06/2016:
So sorry you are having all the rain. Hope it drys up soon. I know your bikes, kayaks and other toys are anxious for you to get started. :-)

grannyannie on 12/06/2016:
Itching to get out and DO things.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
yes, sorry about the very "pour" weather...as it is pouring! so sorry. i do hope nobody is injured and that it does clear up soon.

despite the rains and flooded roads, it's wonderful to hear that you made it out, SAFELY, to the gym :-) nice job getting back to routine..

like you, i now do squats. I have gotten MUCH better at them....and already notice a fair change :-D so good for us these squats.

grannyannie on 12/06/2016:
Some people, especially Chinese tourists, ignore the red flags on beaches and swim anyway and quite a few die. We won't swim in the pool or the sea until the sun comes back and warms up the water.

Squats and lunges with dumbbells are great! I use 5kg weights but could go to 6. Also using my new ankle weights and doing floor exercises.


innerpeace on 12/06/2016:
Hopefully the weather will improve soon, is it monsoon season? Don't you stay there for a few months, surely it will be better for you to enjoy. Be careful and avoid high water 'turn around, don't drown'!

grannyannie on 12/06/2016:
It's still rainy season but usually it's the end of it early in December. We aren't getting high winds, just heavy rain. And thunder. We'll be here 3 months so we will get to do all the stuff we want to.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/07/2016:
yes, i am just beginning to use a little bit of extra weight besides my own body weight with the squats. I think it took me since last spring to get good enough with squatting my own weight before adding anything extra (now i add a 20lb bar on top of my shoulders when squatting or sometimes i just squat my weight depending how i feel). my butt is def improving.!!!!

jeans seem to look nicer, butt is lifted a hair more, less flat. good stuff!

grannyannie on 12/07/2016:
I inherited a flat butt but since I started doing things like ankle weights, squats and lunges, etc years ago I have had a rounded butt ever since.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 154.6

The jetlag is kicking my butt!  Husband went to bed at 7pm last night.  I wasn't quite ready so went to bed at 8.  Slept pretty well but we both woke up about midnight and couldn't get back to sleep.  So we got up and watched two episodes of Goliath.  I was hungry so had some toast and some camomile tea.  Then I realized I wasn't going to be able to get back to sleep so had 2 cans (11 oz) of beer and that helped.  Really need to not drink alcohol as it's bad for weight loss.  Anyway, we went back to bed about 3am and slept until 9.  

I joined the gym this morning at the resort down the road and paid for the 3 months.  It would be so nice if they had one in the little housing community where we stay as I'd work out almost every day.  The 'gym' at the resort has dumbbells ranging from 1 - 10 kg.  Good enough for me as I don't go above 8kg.  Has a treadmill, elliptical, and bike. That's it.  Plus I've got the ankle weights and mat at the house which I do right after coming back from the gym.  Doubt I'll make it there tomorrow but am going to try for 7am Tuesday and do every other day.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge and almond milk, yogurt
  • S:  black coffee (instead of cappuccino) and the little cup of cracker/cookies they give with each cup
  • L:  not until 2:30pm.  Went to the best restaurant on the island - Thai fusion.  Had my favourite chicken wrap which has lots of herbs, seeds, crunchy veggies, lemongrass.  So good!  I knew we wouldn't be going out to dinner I had a chocolate chip cookie - actually it's carob chips and very little sugar.  Herbal tea - best ever!  The owner was happy to see us.  She is so sweet and such a creative cook. They were baking a whole grain seeded bread when we arrived.  So we bought a loaf to take home. 
  • D:  late dinner - probably some of the bread we just bought, eggs and a slice of ham

 

 

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/05/2016:
Please feel free to post as many pictures of the delicious meals you will be having on your Thai holiday. These rolls look oh so good!

grannyannie on 12/05/2016:
Will do! Lots of curries and I mainly get them with tofu.



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