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grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 26, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Scale going in the right direction!  Sticking to 1200 calories for a while. Going to try to avoid alcohol until a friend's retirement party mid May.

Still doing serious deep cleaning housework. So far I've avoided reorganizing a closet/cupboard in the living room. It's a disaster! But I will get to it eventually as I can't find anything in it. So except for that, the living/dining room is spotless top to bottom. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  6 oatcakes and low fat cheddar, 2 clementines, yogurt 
  • D:  Thai veggie soup with Thai noodles, ran out of salad so having the last 2 small tomatoes and some celery
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1199

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
 

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/26/2016:
I have to give it to you - you've impressed me always and now I'm really inspired by you. You came home, rested up, then set out to reach a goal and you haven't looked back since!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
Thanks! Backslid quite a few times but now I'm focused.


happy-1 on 04/26/2016:
Good on you for the cleanup! Must feel good to be the master of your domain!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
It does. Just wish when I reorganize I could keep it that way.


happy-1 on 04/26/2016:
Good on you for the cleanup! Must feel good to be the master of your domain!

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
It does!


cybermom4 on 04/27/2016:
I'm afraid I have to have my glass of wine each evening. It is kind of symbolic. My grandfather passed this past September at age 96. He always had his red wine at dinner and well - 96 is pretty long life. So I kind of feel a little part of him when I'm sipping on my dinner wine :)

grannyannie on 04/28/2016:
Hey, red wine is good for you!



grannyannie - Monday Apr 25, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Still busy with shampooing carpets and doing deep cleaning and reorganizing.  Gym today and home muscle workout tomorrow. 

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 15 mins recumbent bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps (only did 1 as I have a cut between two fingers and this made it hurt)
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  fried egg sandwich, strawberries, 1 clementine, yogurt 
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1230
 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/25/2016:
You are a busy bee... Have a great week Annie

grannyannie on 04/25/2016:
Thanks Fran! Feels good to get the house ultra clean!


OhioRaven on 04/25/2016:
Enjoy your porridge.

grannyannie on 04/25/2016:
Always do, thanks. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/25/2016:
shampooing carpets...that's a workout all in itself! nice work Annie.

grannyannie on 04/25/2016:
Yea, I've getting extra exercise!


happy-1 on 04/25/2016:
Healthy and active! Keep it up!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Sunday Apr 24, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Scale is the same as yesterday so I'm happy about that.  Maybe I should drink wine more often!  Or not.  

Busy cleaning and reorganizing bookshelves and shampooing another large section of living room carpet.  

Menu:

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

Cals: 1205

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/25/2016:
Many times after drinking when I was younger in college, I would feel noticeably thinner the next morning. Maybe it dehydrates?

grannyannie on 04/25/2016:
It does dehydrate you which is why I never weigh myself the morning after.



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 23, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.6

Busy, busy.  Shampooing carpets, reorganising closets, drawers, cupboards and deep cleaning.  Hope to have the entire house done within 2 or 3 weeks.  So far one guest room is completely finished.  Working on living room and kitchen.

Did not cheat yesterday!  Scale went down but it could be the wine and peanuts I had on Thursday hasn't caught up with the scale yet.   I'll get on the scale every single day. 

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:  grilled cheese sandwich, grapes, yogurt 
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1205

 

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/23/2016:
Enjoy your busy day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
Thanks. At least when I'm busy I'm don't think about food as much.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/23/2016:
With your excellent calories, the scale will go down. Just keep at it. It's worth realizing your success when it is due!

I'm getting back on track TODAY! I was meaning to indulge in food one last time today at dinner, but I've decided against it!

I want my goals so badly and one of them is to look great in a bathing suit on the beach this summer :)

So, I've let my own scale go up around 5lbs this month - and i'll be getting on track too just like you are.

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
Go for it! I wear bikinis in Thailand but I wouldn't wear one anywhere else. In Thailand nobody cares if you don't have a flat belly in one.


puddles on 04/23/2016:
After you finish your big clean come over and help me with mine.... lol Your doing great Annie enjoy your day. Good job.

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
LOL. By the time I finish my sister will be visiting! Besides if I organize your house you won't be able to find anything!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/23/2016:
I don't think people care ANYWHERE if your stomach is flat in a bikini anymore!

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
Probably not. Most are only worried about their own bellies.



grannyannie - Friday Apr 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

I am totally disgusted with myself for indulging and sabotaging my own progress.  I was good Weds all day until after dinner.  Then I felt I deserved a treat as I'd worked so hard that day - oatcakes and set honey.  Then yesterday I was good until just before dinner - wine and peanuts which continued throughout the evening while watching tv.  

Enough!!!  My clothes don't fit.  I've got a month until my sister comes to visit.  

Workout at gym: (started chatting with a friend so did less cardio than I planned)

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Menu:   
B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
L:  grilled cheese sandwich, canteloupe, yogurt 
D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1206

I will NOT go above calories today!
 

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

puddles on 04/22/2016:
You can do it Annie. Sometimes it is hard to stay on track especially after being on holidays. Don't be too hard on yourself we all have our oooopppps moments.

grannyannie on 04/22/2016:
Thanks, Fran. I tried on a pair of capris and they are far too tight. I refuse to buy bigger clothes. Never!



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Sun is out and it's about 50F.  Just a wee bit warmer and I'll be on my bike!

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike (it was too hot to do longer, not enough AC)
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

I will do my home muscle workout tomorrow.  Going to start on shampooing guest room carpet today.  

Menu:   

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  3 fried egg sandwich, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1284

 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
Annie! You are doing really well. Keep up the good work because each day adds up. Proud of you. Now it's me that has to get back on track :)

So if I thought you weren't serious about getting back on track...lol...now I have to take myself seriously LOL. but, like you did, i'm going to (for one of the first times in my life!) give myself some leeway till the end of this month. Back on track next month :) taking a nice rest feels good.

grannyannie on 04/20/2016:
I won't make my deadline but I can get closer to it!


puddles on 04/20/2016:
You must be looking forward to doing some biking. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 04/20/2016:
I LOVE bicyling in the countryside and on coastal roads here.


OhioRaven on 04/20/2016:
Have a good night, Annie

grannyannie on 04/20/2016:
Thanks OR. Nighty nite!


hollybelle on 04/20/2016:
Yay for bike riding. I took a nice short ride Monday night! First time in a long time! My scenery is not so great- but I'll take it!

grannyannie on 04/21/2016:
Bike riding makes me feel young and carefree!

grannyannie on 04/21/2016:
Bike riding makes me feel young and carefree!



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Had a nice time in the city for anniversary.  Stopped at Ikea and have now replaced all the furniture for the guest room (except the sofa bed) nightstand, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tv stand.  Skipped the gym today as I wanted to get the room done.

Menu:   

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

Cals:  1198

 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
yeah, it's funny how sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of the gym. after taking the break, it's funny how i'm still busy, but within reason, with "life activities" instead of gym sessions. I think I prefer the rigidity / habit of gym than the other activities now. I think. at least for during the week...!

glad you got it all done :) Did you have to put all the furniture together? I hear that IKEA can be difficult when assembling what you buy?

grannyannie on 04/19/2016:
When I feel really ambitious I have to take advantage of that as I get so much done. Furniture is now assembled, but husband has no problem figuring out the instructions. I wouldn't be able on my own. No way! But I helped this time.


puddles on 04/19/2016:
Good job done now you can relax unless you still have some assembly to do... nice to stand back and look at a finished job. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/19/2016:
All are done. The room looks nice now. All I need to do now is shampoo the carpet. Our Ugandan daughter uses this room on visits and my sister will be visiting in May/June. We also now have a lot more places to put the overflow of clothes from our bedroom.



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.



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