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grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

I'm surprised at how sore I am today.  My thighs are especially sore as I wasn't doing any spin bike or biking of any kind.  No workouts today, but will do tomorrow. Already been to the dentist for teeth cleaning, grocery shopping and now need to clean house!

Guests today until Saturday. Ugandan daughter and her friend.  I dutifully bought her white chocolate Magnums (ice cream bars) and Nutella.  Dinner tonight for them will be:  chicken with bacon, potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots (her fave), salad.  But I will just eat leftover curry and a salad. Her friend likes G & T's so I will have one will her tonight.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  G & T (1 shot plus low cal elderflower tonic water)
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1262

Umpqua on 10/07/2015:
Ugandan daughters dinner and dessert sounds so good - you have serious willpower to avoid it!


ohioraven on 10/07/2015:
Mornin', Annie.


puddles on 10/07/2015:
Getting back into your routine I can understand that you would be sore. Nice to have your daughter over you seem to be making the right food choices. Enjoy your company Annie.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Not going to get on the scale until at least Nov.  No point.  It won't accurately reflect any gain/loss as I can tell that I've lost some muscle.  But I'll certainly know I'm losing by how my clothes fit.  

Very sore, but still a good sore.  Don't want to overdo or get injured!

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical 
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 2 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, grapes, clementine
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1240

 

puddles on 10/06/2015:
Your doing good Annie keep it up.

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Thanks! Hard work ahead!


Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
I wish I had the willpower to avoid the scale like that, I'd save myself a lot of aggravation. Great job on the workouts!

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Thanks! I think the scale would tell me I hadn't gained as much as I thought as I did at my sister's house.


biscottibody59 on 10/06/2015:
Good going on the exercise and congrats on making that transition back to your usual foods--that's a big deal. (You're making it look easy:-)


thinkpositive on 10/06/2015:
You know how to get back on track!!



grannyannie - Monday Oct 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Still jet lagged!  This trip really took it out of me.  I guess it's taking longer this time due to 5 hour difference for 5 weeks.  Wonder how long it will take after we spend 3 months in Thailand??

Didn't make it to the gym this morning.  Stayed late at our friends' house.  

Workout at home:  Finally!

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 23
  • squats with dumbbells -  2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 2 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 6 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, yogurt, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1164

ohioraven on 10/05/2015:
Get some rest !

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Trying to! Thanks.


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
Great calories and even better exercise, way to go! Welcome home also. Even thought you may be tired from the trip, sounds like you are motivated and excited to workout. That's so great! Keep up the great work GA!

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Thanks! Back on track is mandatory!


puddles on 10/05/2015:
Interesting Thailand. I was thinking of going there for my Winter in 2017 Southern part. Since I travel alone would I feel safe there Annie? Your in clock will get back to normal soon Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
I don't like Bangkok but feel perfectly safe on the island we stay on - Koh Samui. Other islands are safe as well. Don't know anything about the mainland, but it is a Buddhist country and I find the people very calm and polite and friendly.


thinkpositive on 10/05/2015:
Give yourself a day for each time zone! Good job getting back on track,

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
Thanks. I should be used to it by now.


biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Good for you to get right back in the game! Wishing you good rest and recovery!



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Did not do my muscle workout yesterday and doubt I'll do it today.  Still too jetlagged.  We didn't wake up until 9:30 this morning.  And yesterday I think I ODd on fibre so wasn't doing well.  

Invited to friends' house for dinner tonight.  Wine will be kept minimal.  At least that's my plan.  Dinner won't be very high calorie. 

To the gym tomorrow.  Hope I can get into my spandex capris!

puddles on 10/04/2015:
Back to your routine. Good to have you back.


Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
I absolutely understand the eastbound jet lag after my long summer trip to my folks' house. You'll get back on schedule soon!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Just two months to next holiday!  My summer clothes MUST fit!

Going to do 2 sets of everything instead of 3 so I don't get too sore after such a long break.

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 2 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 2
  • abs-4 routines x 2
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10

Menu:

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

Cals:  1199

hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
Welcome back. Hope you are feeling rested. Great plan - where you going that is warm?

grannyannie on 10/03/2015:
Thanks. Still tired. Need a few more days. We are going to Thailand again. This time for 3 months.


ohioraven on 10/03/2015:
Yes, it's great to have you back, Annie. Try not to over do it .

grannyannie on 10/03/2015:
Thanks. I didn't overdo. I just couldn't workout - too tired and intestinal issues for some reason. Bleh.



grannyannie - Friday Oct 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Will catch up with you all eventually.  Went grocery shopping today - all healthy.  Still very tired and haven't yet unpacked.  

Not going near the scale for a couple of weeks.  I see the change in the shape of my body. Not nearly as toned and firm as it was when I left on trip.    I got on my sister's scale and it didn't increase by much.  Sister suggested I'd lost muscle which was true.  Doesn't take long does it!?  We did a lot of walking but that just isn't enough.  The first week I was there I did a really good workout at my son's gym using weights and then cardio. Once.  Most clothes are now too tight. 

Ugandan daughter has invited herself and her boss to come visit next week for 3 days. Challenge. 

Confessing some of the things I ate/drank:  lobster, Mexican food, lots of Panera bagels, Chinese, steaks, 5 Guys Burgers, pizza 4 or 5 times, LOTS of different kinds of beers. Some wine.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1035 

thinkpositive on 10/02/2015:
Welcome back! I'm sure you'll get back into a good eating routine. With all of your walking and sightseeing maybe the number won't be too bad. Good idea to wait to get on the scale!

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Thanks! My clothes tell me exactly what I've done. But I enjoyed myself!



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 01, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.4

I'm back.  Hope you all are doing well! 

I was away in the US for 5 weeks and my intentions were to post here every day.  Obviously never happened.  Usually I was just too busy, but I should have checked in weekly.  Anyway, I was NOT good.  I enjoyed myself very much but I'll be paying for it now.  I only got in one good gym and serious muscle workout so my muscles feel like they have dissolved.  No point in getting on the scale as I've lost muscle and gained fat, so it won't be an accurate reflection.  

Just arrived today, so tomorrow it's grocery shopping, calories and workouts.  

Umpqua and Thinkpositive, we did make it to Mystic Seaport and loved it!  No chance to meet up with anyone as we didn't realize we actually needed two days to properly see the Seaport and the area.  

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
Good to see you back--here's to getting back in your groove!

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 10/02/2015:
Welcome back and glad you enjoyed Mystic - the seaport and aquarium are great but the town itself is also so charming!

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Thanks! Wish we'd had time for the town as well. Didn't even get to see all of the Seaport. Charmed! Had dinner at the restaurant nearby called Latitude (?). Very good!



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.4

Final weight before trip 137.4.

In hotel tonight. Early flight tomorrow. Lots of walking today around Glasgow as it was a gorgeous day.

B: porridge, yogurt S: bacon roll Late lunch: baked potato and cheese and salad, 1/2 pint beer S: pint beer and 1/2 packet crisps D: steak, chips, peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, pint beer

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/23/2015:
Wishing you a great holiday and a good flight. Enjoy.


thinkpositive on 08/23/2015:
Just a short hop across the pond. Have a good flight.


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2015:
Have a safe trip--I'm sure you'll have a great time!


ohioraven on 08/24/2015:
Have a Good Time, Annie.


Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
I missed your departure but it sounds like you have a great attitude going into this. I hope your travels across the pond went well! Also, I saw thinkpositive's comment below and absolutely let me know as well if you have time for a meet up in CT. I live relatively close to her and we have met in real life and I'd love to meet you too - I feel like I've known you for years :D



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.0

Thanks for all your trip wishes!  

Scale down more! Just need to keep from gaining more than 3 lbs while I'm away!  5 weeks. I'll still be posting. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 toast w/pbj, yogurt, banana
  • D:  Quorn (vegetarian) steak pie & asparagus, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1226

Exercise:  serious housework!

Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2015:
Have fun on your trip! 5 weeks is a long time! Glad you will still be here & posting. Congrats on getting to 137, I was reading below, I also have "weights" that "make me start to feel happy!"...

For me, it used to be right around 125 that made me feel super...but now I weight 126...but I've lost a lot of muscle in my legs over the past 2.5yrs so I look bigger at my bottom half...i realize i'll just have to deal with it :) and work with what I have right now. :)

anyways, take lots of pictures and I can't wait to hear about your time in the...US right?...with your family.

grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
Yes, annual visit to see family and granddaughters, and to take a 10 day holiday as well to New England. My ideal weight has increased a lot with all the muscle I have gained. Xmas 2011 128 was perfect. But have gained more and more muscle and 132 is really good, 130 okay, but no lower.

120 lbs are age 40 was perfect.


puddles on 08/22/2015:
Congrats Annie. You will do OK.

grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
I'm feeling really motivated to not gain, I've even set notifications on my calendar so my phone will ping every few days and tell me 'DON'T'.


thinkpositive on 08/23/2015:
If you come to CT & have time to meet for a cup of coffee let me know. It would be fun to get together. If not, I understand, no problem. Look forward to following your trip!

grannyannie on 08/23/2015:
I would love to meet up. But the other 3 might not be anxious to meet up with someone they know nothing about, and our itinerary is tight. But we'll see. :)

grannyannie on 08/23/2015:
I would love to meet up. But the other 3 might not be anxious to meet up with someone they know nothing about, and our itinerary is tight. But we'll see. :)


livinglight on 08/23/2015:
Enjoy your trip, I'm sure it will be fabulous!

grannyannie on 08/23/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Friday Aug 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.6

Scale still creeping downward.  Running out of time though.  Leaving Sunday so won't be hitting 132.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar at gym cafe & coffee w/milk
  • L:  2 toast w/pbj, yogurt, strawberries, peach
  • D:  veg & chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1291

Full workouts today and I'm finished till my trip.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Workout at home (lower):  figured my calves, thighs and butt got enough of a workout this week that I did 2 sets instead of 3 on those targeting those area.

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 2 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
 

Progress as of today: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/21/2015:
Have a good trip.


puddles on 08/22/2015:
You did good girl - Wishing you a great trip Annie


puddles on 08/22/2015:
To answer your question I have not been to Northern Belgium - the city of canals.

grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
Hope you get there sometime. Brugge is charming!


livinglight on 08/22/2015:
Have a great weekend :)

grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
Thanks!



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