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grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Tried on my second but smaller pair of REI nylon trousers with zip off legs last night.  I can zip and button them but they are too snug to be comfortable.  I want these to fit comfortably by the time we leave!!  I have 12 days.  

Menu:

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

Cals: 1296

Workout at gym: really intense!!

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill uphill and speed
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: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/17/2015:
There is always a piece of clothing that we want to get into before we go on holidays. Good luck Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/17/2015:
Thanks! I'll get into them!


Maria7 on 11/17/2015:
A lot can be done in 12 days! :-D

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Thanks Maria!


Maria7 on 11/18/2015:
Hoping you are having a good day today...you are getting closer to your vacation! :-D

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Very close! :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/18/2015:
Great cals & exercise & food in general!

It's great they fit in general & I am sure they'll fit better by the time you leave :)

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Hope they fit better. I like to have a spare pair of trousers and they also zip off into shorts.



grannyannie - Monday Nov 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Cold and rainy day.  I'm really ready for Thailand! Two weeks from today.

Menu:

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

Cals: 1264

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 

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

puddles on 11/16/2015:
I know the feeling of wanting to get away... lol

grannyannie on 11/16/2015:
Skipping the rainy, windy Scottish winter but we'll be back when lots of flowers are blooming. :)


thinkpositive on 11/16/2015:
Something to look forward to for sure!

grannyannie on 11/16/2015:
Yes, sandals, bikini, Thai food, swimming, cold beer on the beach!


OhioRaven on 11/17/2015:
Be sure to send us back a bikini picture.

grannyannie on 11/17/2015:
Haha! Maybe....



grannyannie - Sunday Nov 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Rest day.

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, apple
  • D:  veg & Quorn curry & basmati rice
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1199

 

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

livinglight on 11/15/2015:
Good looking plan!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/16/2015:
Great calories! good for you!



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Don't know what came over me last night but I couldn't stop eating crackers!  Stuck to calories until after dinner, but then couldn't keep out of them.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1228

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • 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: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/14/2015:
It's good today is a new day then! Great menu! Do you eat much protein? Your menu seems slightly vegan?

have a wonderful day...and stay away from the crackers!

grannyannie on 11/14/2015:
I get protein in the curries - might be beans, tofu or Quorn. Yogurt, and sometimes cheese or eggs at lunch.

Crackers are all gone!! LOL.


thinkpositive on 11/14/2015:
Think of the good news- you didn't start eating them until after dinner!

grannyannie on 11/14/2015:
Aye, could have been snacking all day!


biscottibody59 on 11/14/2015:
Yeah, crackers can easily be a weakness for me too!

grannyannie on 11/15/2015:
Carbs!



grannyannie - Friday Nov 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Thanks for comments on my Thailand food and workout plans.  Getting cold here so I'm very ready to go!  2 weeks and 2 days to go. 

Airport yesterday.  Probably hit 2,000 calories. 

Menu:

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

Cals:  1220

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

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


grannyannie - Thursday Nov 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Took daughter to airport.  No calorie counting today.  No workouts. 

Here are my plans for our 3 month stay in Thailand:  Any comments are welcome.

We also do a lot of walking, swimming, kayaking and might get some bicycles. 

Fitness centre (0.6 mile walk from house).  3 times per week

  • Bike, treadmill, elliptical:  30 - 45 mins total
  • Free weights:
  • 3 sets of 12 on 11 routines
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges & side lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

At house after gym:

  • thighs/glutes - 3 routines @ 3 x 10 each w/ankle weight
  • planks – on forearms
  • bridge/abs 3 sets
  • push ups – 3 x 10
  • triceps dips – 3 x 10

FOOD: 

NO muesli – have toast w/15g pb, yogurt, fruit

No latte, cappuccino, mocha.  Have coffee with milk. Or tea.

Minimal fried rice dishes, dishes made with coconut or plain rice

Lunch:  omelette or soup when eating out or make my own

TREATS:

2 treats per week: 

ice cream drink, ice cream, other sweet

cocktail or G & T, chips (fries), cheesy dish, other meal option

Beer:  3 times per week with dinner on workout days


Scale:  every morning

 

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

thinkpositive on 11/12/2015:
Sounds good. Good plan. Since you know what foods are avilable it will be easier for you this year.

grannyannie on 11/12/2015:
Yes, it will. I'm bringing a jar of my favourite unsweetened peanut butter. And I know what I did wrong last winter.


puddles on 11/12/2015:
Really sounds like a solid plan Annie.

grannyannie on 11/12/2015:
Hope it works, Fran! :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Scale is creeping downward but not fast enough for me. 

Menu:

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

Cals:  1295

Workout at gym: (had to shop before catching my bus so cut workout short)

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

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • 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

I will soon share my food and workout plans for our long stay abroad and any feedback would be appreciated. 

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

puddles on 11/11/2015:
Yes the scale is always slow Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Thanks Fran.


thinkpositive on 11/11/2015:
I would love an explanation as why it's so easy to gain & so hard to lose.

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
I wish it was as easy to lose as it is to gain.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/11/2015:
Scale is never fast enough for anyone! However, I will say, the month I was off from work, the scale was pretty good to me! But I also put in hard work to make it good to me...

Keep up the good work and it'll keep going downward. Your calories are excellent and so is your exercise.



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

I'll get on the scale again tomorrow.  Tried on one of my bikinis and I still have more belly fat than I want.  

Husband and daughter are having the leftover veggie lasagna for dinner so I'm having something else.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  crackers/oatcakes w/hummous, yogurt, banana
  • D:  2 eggs, polenta, toast, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1232

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill - uphill & speed
 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/10/2015:
Not too late for a Onesy :v)

grannyannie on 11/10/2015:
Haha! I've got one of those as well. I'll wear the bikinis regardless though as almost every woman in Thailand wears one no matter what their size or state of their abs.


livinglight on 11/10/2015:
I'm sure you look better than you think you do in that bikini!

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 11/10/2015:
Good attitude!

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Monday Nov 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Forgot to get on the scale this morning, but I am defnitely shrinking.   

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  3 eggs, toast, yogurt, pear
  • D:  pasta w/veggie bolognese sauce, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: don't know the pasta sauce calories, but sure I'll be under 1400 for the day

Workout at gym:

  • 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
  • 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: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 11/09/2015:
Just read some of your latest posts. Good going!

grannyannie on 11/09/2015:
Thanks. I've hit the desperation point!



grannyannie - Sunday Nov 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Still being tough and resisting the snacks guests are eating.  Scale is creeping downward and I can feel the loss.  Hubby is making lasagna tonight but I'm not eating any.  I'm going to have a Quorn pie instead with salad.  I'll try to resist the garlic bread as well. 

I know our friends will invite us to dinner some night before we leave and we're not sure what we'll do.  They serve 3 course meals, not usually high fat but the calories still add up quickly.  I can always refuse the wine. 

Menu:

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

Cals: 1215

Rest day. 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/08/2015:
Quorn pie sounds good...is it a microwavable meal? I've heard of the Quorn products...but ate too many of them (years ago) so now I don't really take interest in most things microwavable in general (I used to live off everything microwavable for YEARS and years!)...but once in awhile, I do enjoy a microwavable meal...because they do taste good...once in awhile!

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
No, not microwaveable. It has to go in a hot oven from the freezer. Needs a browned crust you couldn't get in a microwave. We eat lots of Quorn. My hubby does almost all the cooking and he used Quorn pieces for curries and Quorn mince for chili and pasta and lasagna. I don't think any of the Quorn products can be microwaved.

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
Google Quorn recipes for good ideas.



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