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grannyannie - Monday Jan 11, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Haven't been near the scale despite my promise to get on it every morning.  

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals - changed the routine to 60 seconds easy, 30 seconds hard (instead of 90 and 30)
  • 10 mins bike intervals 

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

We are going to cycle to dinner but are going to a place that is at the top of the big hill that we hate to cycle up in the heat.  But it's on our side of the hill, so pretty easy ride.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, yogurt, toast
  • S:  sm cappuccino sm biscuits
  • L:  chicken, veg, cashew stir fry, mango smoothie (no sugar)
  • D:  a stir fry or a curry, maybe a beer
  • S:  canteloupe

Tomorrow morning we are going to a gorgeous little island and spending the night in a small bungalow (just bedroom and bath) which is next to a restaurant - all are on the beach.  We were there last week for a lunch stop on our snorkeling trip.  We noticed these beachside bungalows and asked about staying in one.  I will be fully in holiday decadence mode while there.  And I will not share what I ate or drank while there.  Pleading the 5th amendment on that!

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/11/2016:
That sounds like a wonderful adventure. A holiday within a holiday. I love those. Enjoy your little cottage on the beach Annie.

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
Thanks Fran!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2016:
mmmmm....cashew stir fry has to be really, really good! lol, even though I suggested you focus on adventure, i'm focusing on your food tonight!

wow...that's so cool you are staying in a bungalow right on the beach! very, very exciting! can you show us a photo of the inside / outside!?


Awesome50 on 01/11/2016:
Enjoy that little island. It sounds wonderful!


liza36 on 01/12/2016:
Enjoy your getaway!


biscottibody59 on 01/12/2016:
Hope you're soaking it all in:-)


H82BFat on 01/12/2016:
I never know how often to weigh.... My husband says every day so I can see how my "fluctuations trend", then there's the once a weekers, the once a monthers & the "the scale doesn't matter" ers!! Since I'm REstarting, I'm not sure what method I'm gonna use.

Great workout & menu!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jan 10, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Oops, beer day. 

Kayaked to a seaside bar and had two beers then kayaked back. Quite a hard paddle as there were big waves.

Walked to the restaurant and back for dinner - nearly 3 miles roundtrip.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, toast
  • S/L:  omelette with a few bits of bacon and cheese, toast
  • S:  dark rye bread with cranberries toasted
  • S:  2 beers
  • D:  green curry with tofu and veggies, 1/2 portion rice, 1 lg beer

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2016:
Maybe instead of the beers and other alcoholic drinks, order seltzer and take a shot of alcohol in it?

gosh...you love your beers :)

I'm really happy to hear you are enjoying yourself. Kayaking sounds wonderful. I cannot imagine paddling after drinking - i'm such a lightweight haha! I cannot manage my alcohol at all since I rarely drink (only socially usually not often) and when I do - it hits me so wonderfully!

When I do drink, which I was doing quite a bit actually this fall thru December on weekends (but before that, I hadn't drank maybe all summer and almost entire spring leading into it!)...ok, back to my main point - when I drink I usually get a diet coke with Malibu rum or vodka or anything else I want. The calories only come from the alcohol and it's a good deal. usually less calories than a beer unless the beer is extremely light

...lately, I got even "healthier" and ordered a tasty pomegranate vodka in seltzer. It was surprisingly enjoyable. and the alcohol hit me fast on an empty stomach :)

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
I like gin and tonic and if you can get diet tonic the calories are not high. But unfortunately you can't get diet tonic here in Thailand.

Hubby loves beer and has been buying light beer in the supermarket, but you can't get it in restaurants. It can be hard to resist having one or two with him. I did well when we were first here. But it tastes so good in a hot climate. It works out better when we take turns having beer with dinner because one can drive, but often we walk or ride bikes.

Problem with alcohol is it lowers your willpower and you can be tempted to snack afterwards!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2016:
maybe see if you can have seltzer instead of beers. or, have one beer and then a seltzer after. Instead of the two beers, you are having one but still enjoying sipping something.

hmmm...


puddles on 01/10/2016:
You must have strong arms to paddle through waves. Sure got a lot of exercise today Annie. Enjoy.

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
If you paddle correctly you aren't using your arms but your body. But hubby has to keep reminding me to stop using my arms!


Awesome50 on 01/10/2016:
That's a lot of exercise in one day. Yay you!

grannyannie on 01/11/2016:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Saturday Jan 09, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Tired of stressing about what I put in my mouth, but I'm not going to go all out and be a total pig!  Not happy with tight bikini tops and bras, so am torn.  

Bike ride today and a swim.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt (out of fruit and bread but shopping today)
  • S:  lg cappuccino and small biscuits
  • L:  veggie stir fry with cashews and pineapple, mango juice
  • S:  bought some dark rye with cranberries bread in the market and it was still warm, yummy.  Had 2 small slices
  • D:  pad thai with shrimp, 2 gin and tonics
  • S:  fruit cereal bar 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/09/2016:
You don't want to ruin your holiday with stressing yourself out. You are active Annie and do a lot of things you will find the balance but I am sure that stressing over it just makes it worst. Give yourself a break.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Right, need to find a happy medium. Enjoyment without getting bigger!


OhioRaven on 01/09/2016:
Men like bigger tops and bras.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
LOL. But men don't have to wear bras or bikini tops that are too tight and uncomfortable!


OhioRaven on 01/09/2016:
Ha-ha !


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2016:
How much longer is your vaca?

You are going to be ok....

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
We are here for 3 months. Going home March 1st.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2016:
OR had a funny comment :)

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Aye!


Awesome50 on 01/09/2016:
Don't be too hard on yourself. Do your best and continue to enjoy your vacation.

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Thanks.


horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2016:
I have a tip that may help. Take it or leave it :)

If I were in your situation and really was starting to feel uncomfortable in my increasingly tighter clothes, I would give myself this challenge: to use a large portion of the current vacation time left to once again be mindful of my eating and to try to order healthful foods or more veggies or in general be healthful while also trying to take in as many experiences that are new as possible. I am trying to say my goal would shift to wanting to experience as much as I possibly could. And in terms of eating, my interest in indulging in treats would diminish greatly and I would have a renewed desire to order healthful items and indulge in more vegetables and anything to get my weight lowered. But this is just me :) sorry if it was a bit much :/

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Thanks. It's very easy to order healthy foods with tons of veg, and my lunches and dinners are usally those. Most meals are one dish with a side of rice and hubby and I share the serving of rice. It's really the beer, cocktails, cappuccinos, smoothies, or frappes that cause trouble.



grannyannie - Friday Jan 08, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Trying to behave today.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Went for a bike ride before lunch - guessing only about 5 or 6 miles.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, canteloupe, toast
  • S:  sm cappuccino
  • L:  potato/shrimp/pineapple salad
  • S:  2 fruit and nut bars (120 cals each) - oops, should have only had one
  • D:  glass noodle soup with bits of pork, might have a small glass of beer
  • S:  apple

A page out of a menu of one of the restaurants we frequent: most menus has a zillion choices! This one has the most limited menu.

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/08/2016:
I'll have the Barracuda please.

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
Good choice, OR! :)


puddles on 01/08/2016:
I would be in heaven there I love curry so much and it seems to be the main ingredient in a lot of their dishes. I will have to explore closer that destination for next Winter. Have a great day Annie and behave.... lol

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
There are sooooo many choices here and if you love curry you'll be in heaven! If you consider Koh Samui I'd be happy to give advice.


Awesome50 on 01/08/2016:
Perhaps I need to be there to lose weight .... I can't stand curry lol! One of the few things I won't eat. On another note ... Great work out!

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
There are plenty of other options. And foods are only spicy if you ask for spicy. You can get any American or European food you want as well, so not great for weight loss.


biscottibody59 on 01/08/2016:
I'd probably pick #83 with the poached eggs--sounds intriguing:-)

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
My husband loves it! I tried it on his recommendation and did not. I've loved everything else I had there. We ate at this cafe tonight and there was a new notice up which nicely asked customers not to take photos of the menus. Oops! LOL.


Donkey on 01/10/2016:
I'll have the 88 and the 89 with chicken. (I'll need a box for the leftovers, please.) Thank you for sharing the menu!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

It's Thursday in Thailand, so of course I'm way out of sync with everybody else here.  

Was planning on walking to a market to look for more souvenirs and tank tops this morning, but our house gets cleaned every 4 days and it was today.  So we needed to get out of the house. Hubby and I went to our favourite coffee shop.  Did a small bit of shopping and when we came out our car had a flat.  No jack in the car so he called the manager of the community where we rent the house and car and she sent out a couple of guys to fix it.  While we were waiting we went back into the coffee shop and idiot me had a frozen mocha with whipped cream.  Arghhh.  It didn't even taste that good.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, toast, tea
  • S:  sm cappuccino, small biscuits
  • S:  frozen mocha with whipped cream  and chocolate chips  
  • L:  grilled cheese and grapes
  • D:  uh oh, I think those grapes were rotten as intestines are not happy.  Staying home and having eggs and toast.  Hubby is going to bring me a banana and nutella pancake (like a crepe) when he comes back from dinner  Yea, I need that don't I?!  

Another pic from our snorkeling trip: sky looks threatening but it didn't rain at all.

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/07/2016:
You just made me think of a 'reward' for myself if I reach my goal - a house cleaning service!!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
The house we rent in Thailand includes certain services like cleaners every 4 days including clean towels and changing sheets. We pay for our personal laundry though by the kg. At home I wouldn't want anyone else cleaning my house....although I wouldn't mind a window cleaner! :)


OhioRaven on 01/07/2016:
Man, your trip is Awesome ! I laughed out loud about you mocha.

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
It's beautiful here! LOL I'm a bad, bad girl!


puddles on 01/07/2016:
Love your write-up. So crazy sometimes how we think. Love the picture. Weather has been good here also certainly enjoying it. Have a great day and hope you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Thanks! Felt frustrated that we had a flat tire but it took no time at all to have it fixed. Any excuse for ice cream! Anyway, guts are feeling more normal so should be at the gym in the morning.


H82BFat on 01/07/2016:
When I think of Thailand, I don't even think of coffee shops! Looking at your menu, I'd say your doing quite well whilst traveling - with or without the frozen mocha with whipped cream. You're staying aware of what your eating drinking & that's a good thing!! I know my "taveling" menu would horrific!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Mainland rural Thailand you'd have trouble finding a coffee shop, but not on the touristy islands or in Bangkok. We shop at the big malls here and can get just about anything we need.


Awesome50 on 01/07/2016:
Your menu seems like a great vacation menu. You are doing really well! On vacation I always start off good and then I derail. Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Thanks. Today's was not typical at all. Normally I have Thai food for both lunch and dinner.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 06, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Tues:

We did a 4 hour longboat trip which included a stop for snorkeling, then swimming, then lunch.  I seriously indulged.  A beer on one of the islands, then a beer with lunch, then 2 G & T's with dinner!  Oh well...decided to stop making rules for myself as I'm just stressing myself out.  I don't want this to dominate our holiday.  

Weds:

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins bike

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge, toast, tea
  • S:  sm cappuccino, small biscuits
  • L:  chicken wrap and G & T
  • S:  after a foot massage I had a mango smoothie
  • D:  fried rice with pineapple and ham, diet coke
  • S:  pack of crunchy seaweed

 

From Tuesday's trip:

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2016:
Good for you on letting loose a bit & not continuing to feel like you have to keep undoing every indulgence.

Those photos are so so so beautiful.

first photo - I love the extra dabs of color on their boats. so cute :)

second photo - you look great Annie! again, all the color and beauty on those boats :)

last photo: the greenery is breathless.. especially in the middle of the photo...the outline of the hills / islands at a distance in blue..that outline is so pretty. this is an amazing photo. I want to use it lol as my facebook cover photo! lol...but I will NOT. it's yours :) thank you for sharing the beauty with me. I love experiencing everyone's travels and experiences - because it opens my mind! :)

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks HOP! It's gorgeous here. You can use my pic but it's a small file so may not be great enlarged.


innerpeace on 01/06/2016:
WOW, incredible pictures! enjoy your holiday.

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks! We are although I sometimes get tired of being hot.


Awesome50 on 01/06/2016:
Beautiful pics! Enjoy your holiday.

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks!

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Thanks!


Donkey on 01/10/2016:
Beautiful!



grannyannie - Monday Jan 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

 

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals

Didn't do my home floor exercises as I was Skyping my sister who has a 12 hour time difference. 

13 mile bike ride.

Walked to restaurant for dinner - about 3 miles roundtrip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  omelette and fries (oops!)
  • S:  cereal bar, chunk of cheddar
  • D:  red curry with lots of veggies and tofu, 1/2 portion rice

Tomorrow - boat trip and snorkeling

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2016:
Tomorrow sounds great on a boat! yay. maybe there will be spirits after snorkeling!? haha

The walk to & from the restaurant = awesome! Talk about healthy!

Way to go Granny. You live a healthy lifestyle.

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
I'll probably be really hungry after snorkeling!


puddles on 01/04/2016:
Sounds like an exciting day. Enjoy Annie

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
Thanks!


Donkey on 01/04/2016:
Love the plan - very balanced and sounds like fun :-)

grannyannie on 01/05/2016:
Lots of fun!


biscottibody59 on 01/05/2016:
Bet you're not missing the Scottish weather. Yet:-)

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Nope, although occasionally I'd like to be a bit cooler.



grannyannie - Sunday Jan 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.1

Scale is wacko.  Has me more than 2 lbs less than yesterday morning.  Not complaining though.  I'll be getting on the scale every single day. 

We went on a bike ride to get dinner last night.  Not really far but involved going up 2 hills.

Going out in the kayak shortly when the sun isn't so high.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, toast, small banana
  • L:  potato salad with lettuce, shrimp and pineapple and a bit of mayo
  • D:  glass noodle soup with pork
  • S:  watermelon

Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 6.1 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/03/2016:
wow you are so close to your goal!! congratulations :)

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jan 02, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.3

Saturday here in Thailand. 

Uh oh.  Got on the scale.  Was ill yesterday and hubby brought me back a treat after he went out for dinner - a pancake filled with banana and nuttella and fried.  High cal and really yummy.  But I need to catch this now.  I was doing really well then got carried away.  

No treats or alcohol for at least 2 weeks. Extra gym workouts as well as bike rides, walks and kayaking.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 20 mins elliptical intervals
  • 5 mins bike

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, pineapple, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits
  • L:  6 crackers w/cheddar or pbj, apple, mini chocolate soy milk
  • D:  probably a curry, brown rice
  • S:  watermelon

 

Progress as of today: 20.7 lbs lost so far, only 8.3 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Jan 01, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Out of sync here since I'm 12 hours ahead of EST in the US.  

Went to the party last night for our community.  Tons of food, not just snacks but a big buffet.  Also beer, wine and whisky.  Hubby and I didn't know this so had dinner first.  I only remember eating cake, cashews, one spicy sausage, chicken soup.  Hubby also had the same things.  But Im the one who became ill.  2am.  Serious intenstinal distress, to put it nicely.  Up and down until about 4.  Obviously did not go the gym this morning.

Getting better now but still won't go out to dinner.  So hubby went out for lunch alone and will also go to dinner alone.

I've been snacking here, no high fibre.  toast, yogurt, cheddar on crackers, peanut butter on toast.  

Hope to be back to normal so I can go to the gym tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/01/2016:
Happy Hogmanay !

grannyannie on 01/01/2016:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/01/2016:
awww, feel better Annie!

grannyannie on 01/01/2016:
Thanks. Fine now.



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