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grannyannie - Saturday Dec 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Saturday

Lots of rain, and no real exercise today.

Menu

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, grapes, tea w/skimmed
  • L:  salmon/spinach/cheese quiche, giant salad, green tea
  • D:  yellow curry w/potatoes and chicken, water
  • S:  apple

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/05/2015:
Could be worst you could be getting snow.... lol A day to relax Annie

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Not complaining. Was told it's been an extra rainy Nov & Dec. But today was sunny except for a short shower.


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Rainy season normally ends mid December. Forecast is sunny most of this week.


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Updated weight. :(

Yesterday (Friday) went to the gym.  Far too hot in there so I complained about the AC and also asked if they could put in a fan.  

I don't drive to the gym, I walk the 1.2 miles roundtrip

  • 3 x 10 on 11 routines with dumbbells for upper body
  • 3 x 10 on lunges, squats, calf lifts with dumbbells
  • 15 mins HIIT on elliptical

At the house I have a yoga mat, ankle weights but could only buy some here that were 2 lbs each (at home mine are 4.4 lbs each)

  • 3 x 10 abs 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 bridge and planks
  • 3 x 10 glutes/thighs lifts with ankle weights - 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 pushups and triceps dips

Menu for yesterday was:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, tea w/skimmed milk
  • L:  toast w/pbj, apple (it was pouring rain so didn't eat out)
  • S: black coffee and a few small biscuits that are given with each cup
  • D:  pork with veggies on half portion of rice, 2 beers

I will list today's menu tomorrow as we always eat dinner out and sometimes lunch. 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/04/2015:
The Adventure Begins.

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Yep. :)


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Good plan!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Will catch up with everyone diaries soon.  Getting settled in.  Joined the gym and will start tomorrow.  Bought a digital scale today and will weight myself every morning.  

Breakfast:  2 rye toast w/unsweetened pb that I brought from home.  2 pieces is too much so I'll be eating 1 w/pbj from now on.  Soy yogurt.  Tea w/skimmed milk

Lunch:  plain omelette, diet coke

Dinner:  glass noodle soup w/small bits of pork, iced tea

No alcohol.  Only on gym days.  If I eat/drink right all week and workout, I might have one treat next weekend.  Depends on how the clothes and bikinis fit.  

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/03/2015:
Isn't that just eggs ? Enjoy your new scale, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Thanks OR. Yea, just eggs but not scrambled, just no fillings.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/03/2015:
How long are you there fore again!? Enjoy.

Good job joining the gym. Will you be touring / walking around? Hopefully if the weather is nice, you can get out & enjoy nature instead of being stuck in the gym (except for weights & body work).

Very healthy eating, I would enjoy your menu...especially that darn diet coke....what pleasure caffeine gives :-) especially when you absolutely need it - like I did today lol...2 cups in morning....and def some other caffeine tonight before gym! lol. cheers to the gym!

enjoy your bikinis...so I guess weather is nice...now that I've read your entire entry :-D

enjoy Annie!

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Thanks! We were here for 2 months last winter, but doing 3 months this winter. Going home March 1st. The weather here is mid 80's every day. We are across the road from a beach on the Gulf of Thailand. Have a swimming pool. Rented a car, have a tandem kayak, and are going to buy some bikes.


puddles on 12/04/2015:
Home you are enjoying yourself Annie. Your doing good.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Finally in our house in Koh Samui, Thailand.  3 flights.  Exhausted.  Won't even mention my in-transit food and drinks.  Just got to our island and house at about 8 am today.  But I'll list my foods/drink for today.

Middle of the night at airport:  Thai noodle and prawn dish, beer, coffee.  Airport lounge between 4:30 - 5:30 am:  various snacks, cookies. tuna sandwich, coffee, iced tea.  On plane for final and shortest flight - nothing.  I was full!

Morning:  sleep

Lunch:  Pad Thai with prawns

Beer

Dinner:  sweet green veggie curry, 2 beers

Home:  vodka and melon mixer

Tomorrow:  buy a scale, buy ankle weights, behave!  No beer.  Sign up for the gym at the resort down the road.  Friday:  hit the gym. 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/02/2015:
Good plans, Annie. Remember to behave...but not too much !

grannyannie on 12/02/2015:
I've got a schedule. Beer allowed 3 nights a week. Treats of my choice twice a week. Gym 3 days. Not letting my clothes get too tight to wear!


thinkpositive on 12/02/2015:
I can imagine that it will be hard because you are in vacation mode. Have fun getting settled.

grannyannie on 12/02/2015:
Thanks. I can't be in vacation mode for 3 months though. I'd have to have two seats on the plane home! LOL.



grannyannie - Friday Nov 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Been AWOL.  Busy packing and getting the house ready to lock up.  99% done with the packing now.  Haven't counted calories the last couple of days, but didn't go overboard.  Gym and home workouts Tues, Weds, and today.  

Hope everyone is getting fit and healthy.  

I will be checking in while we are abroad and will try to do it every day.  I've got a log for listing food/drink/workouts/treats.  

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/27/2015:
I am so looking forward to packing Annie. How long til your departure?

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
We leave Monday at 1pm! Very long trip. 3 flights and one overnight in a hotel.


OhioRaven on 11/28/2015:
Sounds like a good plan, Annie. Have a nice trip.

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
Thanks OR!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2015:
today your hope for us is coming true for me...finally back to the gym.

glad to hear you are doing well!

it's def a busy time of year!

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
Thanks! Gotta stick with the gym regardless of how my diet is doing. Worked too hard to let the muscles go!


biscottibody59 on 11/29/2015:
Safe travels!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/02/2015:
Yes...it's hard to justify ever letting the muscles go!



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Thanks for comments!  Hope you all are getting fit and healthy.  

Had a nice time in Glasgow. Sunday we saw a film, had lunch and dinner out.  Two beers and two gin and tonics.  Ooops.  

Monday we got our international driving permits, got my new glasses adjusted, bought some last minute things for the trip, and I got my flu injeciton.  Saw another film.  I had a huge breakfast, but skipped lunch except for having a beer, and we had leftover curry at home.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, 2 clementines, yogurt
  • D:  veggie tofu curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1246

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill
Workout at home:  lower body
  • 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

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/24/2015:
Monday sounds productive! I love days like that. seems everyone is busy here this time of year as there's a decrease in posts....happens every year. missing everyone!


thinkpositive on 11/25/2015:
Getting everything ready for your trip! You must be getting excitied.

grannyannie on 11/25/2015:
Very!

grannyannie on 11/25/2015:
Very!


biscottibody59 on 11/25/2015:
Still working it--good going!



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Housework and more packing today.  Tomorrow will be in Glasgow for hubby's birthday and we'll stay the night.  Going to a movie and dinner, and breakfast and lunch on Monday.  I'll try to resist chips/fries and too much beer. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes and low fat cheddar, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1272

Workout at home:

  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • 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
 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2015:
Have a great time in Glasgow with your hubby.

Also, I realize that you do great workouts - I may look at them closer down the road in the near future when i'm feeling a little more energetic, and attempt the lower body portions. thanks for posting.!


OhioRaven on 11/22/2015:
Enjoy your trip, Annie.



grannyannie - Friday Nov 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale creeping downward, but I don't think I want to get lower than about 137/138.  More wrinkles are showing on my face!   I'm certainly a healthy weight for the amount of muscle I have. Totally vanity that makes me want to lose more - a wee bit smaller belly for bikini and smaller boobs.  

Husband has gone to visit daughter's family for a couple of days before we leave for a 3 month trip.  So on my own until we meet up in Glasgow on Sunday.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  toast w/pbj, 3 small clementines, yogurt
  • D:  grilled cheese, carrot soup, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1266

Workout at gym: 5 days in a row so I'm exhausted!

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
is the almond milk you use the 30 cal no sugar added one? I love it because when I make oatmeal / oatbran it makes the hot cereal so creamy with only 30 calories. amazing.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I like the sweet almond milk - it's 24 calories 100ml. I make the porridge with unsweetened soy milk/water, then add some almond after. Yummy.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
oh...my biggest reason is vanity as well. if not, I doubt i'd push myself to exercise like I do. although...I've been taking off more days than ever recently. probably best for me. since rest for me is just as important.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
My main reason is health, stamina, fitness, bone density, etc. Got all that. Now vanity! I know I'll never have one of those flat bellies again and not even trying for that. But I do love being toned and having muscle! Especially since I'm 63!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
oh, no I don't usually use dried fruit. but I do put a whole banana in. I like the mix of the fiber in the warm cereal with the bulk of the banana. easier for me to digest without getting too bloated at work.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I like fresh berries during berry season. Otherwise I use this mix of dried apricots, dates, raisins but have to weight it carefully as it's not low cal. Also use cinnamon.


puddles on 11/20/2015:
Your doing real good Annie. Oh yes the wrinkles I have given up on those and learn to appreciate having them because it is signs of a life well lived. lol

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I don't mind some of the wrinkles, but don't want them too deep. I look at women who are too skinny with caved in faces and want to tell them to eat!!



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.4

Scale creeping downward.  I'll be happy if I'm under 140 before we leave.

Menu:

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

Cals: 1216

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT

Workout at home:  lower

  • 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
 
 

Progress as of today: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/19/2015:
your doing so well keep up the good work.

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Thanks, Fran.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
nice job lady. i'm finding it hard to eat low calories this week...ugh!

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Thanks. I have a lot of days or weeks like that.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
Yes, usually i'm having a string of good days or a week of higher days...but sometimes I guess it's a good change of pace - the higher cals - so that we don't feel deprived and then we can go back and have lower days...I think I may actually work with this kind of routine!



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

It's getting cold here and I'm more than ready for sunshine on the beach.

Menu:

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

Cals: 1275

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/18/2015:
Go, Annie !

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Cheers, OR!


thinkpositive on 11/18/2015:
It won't be long...

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Nope, but can't come too quicky for me.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
great eating, I've found oatmeal to help a lot at work - been having it often just like you do!

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Sticks with me longer than anything for breakfast. Do you put in dried fruit?



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