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grannyannie - Sunday Jan 22, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

Got up with hubby for his 6 am bike ride.  So I did 7.5 miles this morning.  

Still consoling myself but that has to stop.  Monday I'll be good again. 


B:  toast, fruit salad

S:  sm cappuccino, and I have been tempted by this chocolate and honey toast they have in the coffee shop we go to.  Didn't look close enough at the photo - it's a huge piece of toast with chocolate, honey, ice cream, toasted almonds and whipped cream   Oink!

L:  a few crackers with cheese

D:  hubby not feeling great and I don't want to go out alone, so I'm having porridge & raisins, toast, some cheese, a banana

S:  light beer


Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 21, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

I know this isn't the place for politics, but I am thoroughly depressed and stressed over what happened at noon on Friday.  I reallly fear for the country even though I don't live there any more.  I fear for my granddaughters, my family, my friends.  

Haven't been on the scale.  Need to do that tomorrow morning.  

Since it's Saturday morning and not raining it means we rode our bikes to Villa Chocolat for a treat that I haven't earned.     Photo below. 

I should have gotten up and gone on bike ride with hubby this morning.  Did do 5+ miles to get chocolate though.  Might ride some more later. 


B:  toast, yogurt

S:  see pic

L:  crackers and cheese

D:  veg fried rice, bacon, 1 fried egg, and 2 big beers - hmm.... upset about new prez

Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/21/2017:
It will certainly be interesting time for the US. I am sure that Canada will be impacted by some of his decisions but one thing is for sure people survive. Your dessert looks real good enjoy. Once a week no guilt. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 01/21/2017:
Canada will be flooded with Americans looking to escape! LOL. Yes, once a week dessert and keep the beer to a minimum.

Donkey on 01/21/2017:
I share your feelings about the US. I'm quite afraid, frankly, and hoping I will be proved wrong.

I think having that cake though would definitely help lift up my spirits, though, even if only temporary - WOW!!!

grannyannie on 01/22/2017:
It was yummy. Unfortunately it is continuing today. Need to stop on Monday!

Maria7 on 01/21/2017:
Your little chocolate cake looks delightful! Hope you enjoyed it. You gets LOTS of exercise so not to worry.

grannyannie on 01/22/2017:
I did! Yum.

grannyannie - Friday Jan 20, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

Rode my bike to the gym but it started raining while I was there.  Had my raincoat, but still got my head and shoes soaked.  Skipped my floor exercises at home as I wanted to go straight into the shower. 

Massage this morning.  Bliss. 

Gym workout:


Upper body  12 reps x 3 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

Lower body 10 reps x 1 sets each

Lunges - 5 kg weights

Side lunges - 5 kg weights

squats - 5 kg weights


calf lifts - 8 kg weights


Elliptical intervals - 10 mins

Exercise bike -  15 mins


treadmill -  10 mins


Bike ride:  to gym and back 1.5 miles


B:  porridge & raisins, toast, juice

L:  fish cakes and a salad

D:  pork and kale and rice, 1 small beer

S:  plain crackers, rum and coke






Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/20/2017:
Look good Annie. Weekend is here beer and run... lol. I am also always on holidays but when I go away I still call it a holiday...retirement is my job....lol Actually I don't even remember what working felt like after being retired for 19 years...

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
19 years? Wow! I'm retired 10 years this coming summer. A 3 month holiday can't really be counted as a holiday. If so, I would go home 400 pounds!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2017:
nah, it's ok to have your lazy days...especially since you just got better after being sick :) you'll be ok and i know you're getting back on track with the fitness...i think the extra rest is gonna make you work extra hard back at the gym!

you remind me to book some massages...will be doing that soon!!!!! i have a few monthly prepaids waiting to be used up...probably at least 3 massages that i already paid for and need to schedule!

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
I wish massages weren't so expensive at home. I used to get one every other week a few years ago. Here they are cheap because of exchange rate - about $11 and about $3 for the tip. (400 baht for massage - 100 baht for tip).

grannyannie - Thursday Jan 19, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

Was hoping to join hubby on his 6 am bike ride but it was raining and there was thunder so we didn't go. Didn't go to the gym either as it's my day for lower body muscle work and my thighs and butt are still sore.  I just didn't want to go just for cardio.

So, lazy day.  Would have gone for a bike ride later but hubby has a sore throat (thanks to me) and I told him he needs to rest and stop going for long bike rides!  


B:  porridge & raisins, yogurt

S:  small cappuccino & small cup of animal crackers

L:  veg fried rice with bacon and 1 egg

Dinner time started walking to a nearby restaurant we haven't been to in weeks but half the road was flooded and it was too dangerous to walk on the road.  So we decided on the spur of the moment to catch a tuk tuk into the busy beach/town area.  

D:  a really yummy steak and ale pie with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas.  And....umm.... 2 1/2 beers

Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/19/2017:
lazy days are OK! i want more of these lol...i could use endless days right now of relaxation and time off from work would be perfect especially in March! hahaha.

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
I just need to have less lazy days! LOL.

jayhawkjen on 01/19/2017:
Oh, the beer! It's so stinking good, dammit! I hate sore muscles, but I should really think about getting me some.

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
Hot weather + cold beer! I'm okay with slightly sore muscles, but when they really hurt it's not fun.

puddles on 01/19/2017:
Lazy days are great a few here and there is good for the mind and body. My holidays starts soon just can't wait to leave Feb 1. 8 weeks away yes that sounds real good to me. Have a great evening Annie.

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
Enjoy your 8 weeks! I'm on permanent holiday so I really have no excuse for lazyiness. Have a great day or whatever it is now!

grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 18, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

Mostly sunny today although it poured during the night.

My thighs and butt are really sore after doing the lunges, squats, ankle weights etc yesterday - since it had been about 2 weeks. 

Bike ride:  12 miles - hot!

Gym workout upper

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

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 shoulder still sore

push ups - 10 reps x 3


B:  porridge & raisins, 1 toast, yogurt
L:  plain omelette & toast, mango smoothie (after hot bike ride!)
D:  leftover veg and tofu soup that hubby made
S:  plain crackers
Oh yea, deserved this with my lunch after cycling in the heat......

Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/18/2017:
sore is good shows you worked some unused muscles...also that's a HUGE smoothie...what's in it? only mango and ice? any dairy or other ingredients?

grannyannie on 01/18/2017:
Soreness was worse as I didn't stretch afterwards.

I think this one had milk in it although it was supposed to be a smoothie not a shake. Mango smoothies at other restaurants are much darker in colour. So this had mango, ice, milk, and probably some sugar.

grannyannie on 01/18/2017:
Oh, and the glass is very skinny, so it just looks huge. :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/18/2017:
oh and did you share it with your hubby!?

grannyannie on 01/18/2017:
Nope. He doesn't like this kind of thing. He likes fresh fruit, but not this. He doesn't have a sweet tooth either.

grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 17, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 155.1

Rain, rain, rain.  Supposed to be 3 more days.  Then it's finished.  Uh huh.  I've heard that 6 or 7 times now.  

It was still raining when my alarm when off at 6:30 so I stayed in bed.  I did do a modified lower body muscle workout but without dumbbells.  

Workout lower

Lower body 10 reps x 4 sets each - used my ankle weights on my wrists


Side lunges


calf lifts

floor exercises 10 reps x 4 each

ankle weights - 3 routines for thighs, hips, glutes


B:  toast, passionfruit, banana, yogurt

S:  small cappuccino, small biscuit/crackers

L:  mixed vegetables and tofu - small spoon of hubby's rice

D:  at home:  hubby is making a curry soup with tofu and veggies

Progress as of today: 11.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2017:
man does it rain a lot by you!

It's raining here too today...but very welcome! it's too warm for snow & that's amazing...all month mostly rain instead of snow = seriously amazing in NYC in January.

grannyannie on 01/17/2017:
I guess I shouldn't complain too much as it's warm rain. It's warmer than normal at our home in Scotland as well - about 50F.

innerpeace on 01/17/2017:
Raining in Ohio too. I think it is too warm for January - mid fifties! I'm like bring on the cold. I would rather it be cold now than in March and April time frame. Have a great day!

grannyannie on 01/17/2017:
Strange how it's record warm, record cold, or record rainfall in so many places this winter.

jayhawkjen on 01/17/2017:
We were supposed to get a big ice storm, but it was mostly rain. At least the plants will be happy!

grannyannie on 01/17/2017:
Hope it's more rain that ice. Ice storms are dangerous.

Donkey on 01/17/2017:
Raining in Illinois --- I can see why, even in the warmer weather, it can be quite depressing. I truly enjoyed the beautiful pictures of the gym. Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing!

grannyannie on 01/17/2017:
You're welcome! I am really not happy this winter. In the pool twice, in the kayak once, and still haven't snorkeled. Quite a few bike rides, but not enough. Hoping they are right about the forecast this time. Anxious to snorkel!

grannyannie - Monday Jan 16, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.4

Got on scale.  .3 lbs less than last time I weighed myself.   Probably muscle loss!


B:  porridge & raisins, banana

S:  Americano, 2 small pieces of whole grain, seeded toast with butter and homemade pineapple jam (had to go pick up our weekly loaf of homemade bread since we were too early yesterday which is baking day)

L:  Asparagus and tofu, one small spoonful of hubby's rice

S:  a few hard candies -sugar free coffee flavour, a few plain crackers

D:  roasted chicken, boiled potatoes, some kind of leafy green veg you cook (hubby knows) - there is a hut down the road where a man roasts whole chickens all day and they always look and smell so good - so convinced hubby we should have that for dinner

Gym workout upper

Upper body  12 reps x 4 sets each

11 routines (3 - 8 kg dumbbells)

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 couldn't do - still some shoulder pain

push ups - 10 reps x 3

Cardio:  not feeling energetic - still blowing nose
Elliptical - 5 mins
Bike - 10 mins

Heavy rain in the middle of the night, so drove to gym.  Didn't rain again though. 
Took some pics of the gym (at a resort down the road).  3 cardio machines, dumbbells, one wall is fully mirrored.  That's it. The ocean can be seen from the gym.  Had the gym to myself until just before I was leaving.  A couple came in. 

Progress as of today: 10.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2017:
I love that view it's amazing. Love that all the walls are glass so pretty outdoors...

I can tell you are eating less calories now...good job. I sometimes go for a few sf candies too...when i'm feeling really snacky at work and i already ate and shouldn't be hungry again.

grannyannie on 01/16/2017:
The view is the nice but when the sun is out it the big windows make it worse. But I always pull the blinds down when the sun comes in. It is a pleasant spot though.

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2017:
Our January and December weather has been out of this world mild !!! You

grannyannie - Sunday Jan 15, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Lovely sunny day.  Went with husband to mass this morning.  I am actually enjoying it although I haven't been catholic for about 45 years.  We always have a chat with a couple of people who have lived here a long time - a lady from South Africa and a man from England.  I enjoy the music they play as well - their choir has beautiful voices.

Some shopping afterwards then to usual Sunday lunch restaurant.  Unfortunately we were too early and the bread hadn't finished baking yet. So we'll go back in the morning to get it.  

A dip in the pool later.  Refreshing.  


B:  porridge & raisins, yogurt

S:  was starving after mass and picked up some peanut M & Ms

L:  pumpkin and tofu curry with jasmine and brown rice, my Sunday gin and tonic

D:  scrambled eggs, toast, cheese and crackers 

S:  rum and pepsi

M - F will be NO beer or alcohol and I WILL behave. 



Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 7.7 lbs to go!

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 14, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Sunny today.  However, it is not expected to last.    Rain forecast again on Monday.  Not feeling full energy or else we would kayak.

Went on 5 1/2 mile bike ride to Villa Chocolat for a treat (yea, like I deserve one!)


B:  porridge, yogurt

S/L:  chocolatey lemon cake with iced cappuccino (photo below) Not as pretty as the last one I had, but the other was just too rich.

L/D:  going into the town for late lunch/early dinner - steak and ale pie with fries and peas, people watching and beer

Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 7.7 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/14/2017:
That looks good Annie. Weather is still not all that great. Make the most of it. I am starting to feel that I might just be getting a bit of a cold but will try to nip that in the butt early. Take care Annie. Enjoy.

grannyannie on 01/14/2017:
Gorgeous today and the last few days. But won't hold. The dessert was yummy - lemon and chocolate, iced cappuccino. Hope you aren't getting a cold.

Donkey on 01/14/2017:

I'd still take your weather over the bleakness of the winter here in Chicago...

grannyannie on 01/15/2017:
Yes, I keep thinking 'at least I'm no cold'. At home there is rain, high winds, cold.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2017:
Looks extremely tempting that dessert up there!

A coworker just got back from Philippines and said that the weather was quite strange over there as well...he had heard about lots of rain and flooding - like where you are.

grannyannie on 01/15/2017:
It's all over SE Asia. Been nice for a few days, lovely sunshine. But forecast for tomorrow and the rest of week is...guess what?!

Scale in the morning, then gym. I feel like a whale.

grannyannie - Friday Jan 13, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7


Woke up feeling a bit better.  No sinus headache and I don't remember waking up coughing during the night.  My nose started to block up while having breakfast so I took a couple of Sudafed, now it keeps running!  Will have to miss my massage this morning but hubby will go for his.  

Tues evening we had a short heavy downpour but since then it's just showers during the night.  Sky is blue today.  The pool will be warmed up now so will go for a swim midafternoon when there is some shade on it.  Might go for a walk on the beach as well.  Don't feel 100% of my energy so nothing strenuous.  

Gym on Monday and I need to get on scale everyday.  Will try for no beer at least on Mon - Fri.  My bikini tops are tight and uncomfortable.  


B:  porridge, yogurt

S:  small cappuccino, small cracker/biscuits

L:  veg fried rice w/bacon and 1 egg, iced tea

D:  walked down the coastline again about 1.5 miles to the resort where my gym is - happy hour.  So Philly cheese steak and fries, 3 beers. 

S:  1 more beer

Progress as of today: 10.3 lbs lost so far, only 7.7 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2017:
Feel better Annie! I know you know what to do :)

Whenever i work out while sick on low energy, i just get sicker. You are smart making these good choices and i hope you get well soon. I know you will.

grannyannie on 01/13/2017:
Thanks. Getting lots better. :)

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