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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. :)

grannyannie - Thursday Jan 12, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Started day with sinus headache!  Argghhh.  Coughing, runny nose.  So having a rest day.  I might have pushed myself too much by going on that bike ride at lunchtime in the heat yesterday and then that long walk along the beach to dinner and back (about 2 miles).  I hate this because after all this horrid rain we are getting mostly sunny days and I can't fully enjoy it. 

Unless I wake up tomorrow a lot better, I'll have to miss my massage.  I'll send hubby on his own.  


B:  porridge, banana

L:  chicken wrap, mango smoothie, 1 carob chip cookie (was planning on a veggie omelette and fries but that restaurant was closed)

D:  stayed home, sent hubby out for dinner - cheddar on crackers, apple, maybe yogurt

S:  rum and coke or beer

I have GOT to be back at the gym on Monday!!!

One of the photos from our walk to the restaurant last night for dinner.  Lots of rocks and coral but we had the right water shoes on.  

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/12/2017:
Yes good going to listen to your body and you’ll feel better in no time! I was reading a post on facebook (are you on there too, would love to friend you! – I am friends with a large handful of DDers on there actually!!)..

Oh, so I was reading this post on fb from an athlete, her name is Camille and she’s a major athlete here some info I just checked out about her – wow she is SO YOUNG! - Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (born October 10, 1988) is a Canadian professional CrossFit Games athlete. She is the female winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games. She is also an accomplished weightlifter, having qualified for the national championship for weightlifting in Canada.

Anyways, she posted something in regards to the fact that if you haven’t failed, you haven’t pushed hard enough – and she has a video with it – showing her attempts at lifting this huge barebell with heavy weights above her head from a squat starting point…and she has to drop it several times and she falls backward but she keeps trying, and she does eventually get it….practice makes improvement…and it makes me feel better.

All because your body isn’t feeling good this morning doesn’t mean that yesterday was too much…and it doesn’t mean not to ever try again…but yeah the combination of weather and everything may have not been right for you….just take your rest and keep on girlfriend!

Get well soon, it’ll pass of course!

Oh, try not to let the weather destroy your happiness….Mother Nature has certainly affected us in NY so differently compared to the past couple years of crazy cold and snow…been so mild and nice this year…better weather does make us feel bad, you will have to work harder now bc of the rain to stay positive lol….sorry!

photo is really beautiful of course!!!!!!

grannyannie on 01/12/2017:
Thanks! It's gorgeous with blue skies today and mostly sunny the two previous days.

I think I didn't feel good as my body needed rest to recuperate and I didn't do it. I know you should do light exercise when you have a cold or flu, but that was not light. And it's in the heat so I sweat then sit in front of fan or AC and get chilled.

grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 11, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Rained last night but today is sunshine and partly cloudy.  Went for a bike ride - 5.5 miles.  Still have cough and runny nose so no gym yet.  Hope I'm better by Friday for my massage!  Can't get massaged if you nose is running!


B:  toast, yogurt

S:  small cappuccino

L:  veg, pineapple, cashew stir fry and rice, mango smoothie

D:  probably pad thai with tofu

S:  might have some rum and soda water since I bought a small bottle today 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2017:
Hi Annie,

I hope you feel better soon. It’s def best to rest when you have a cold, in my opinion, so you can spend your energy getting better faster. I also hope the sun stays out for you! We’ve now got a slight winter “heat wave” going on & most of the snow melted with the heavy rains last night. NICE.

grannyannie on 01/11/2017:
Thanks. Sinus headache now but took some meds I brought with me. Partly sunny today. Hubby wanted to go for a paddle in the kayak but I said no way.

grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 10, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

More rain even though forecast was for sun.   Since it wasn't a nice day we decided to drive to the immigration office to extend our visa so we are covered for Feb.  Crowded but only took about an hour. 


B:  toast, yogurt

L/D:  fried rice, bacon, 2 eggs on top, iced tea (this has become my favourite meal at this restaurant)

S:  beer, M & M's. 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2017:
glad you took care of business...business always requires time and effort huh...

grannyannie on 01/10/2017:
Yea, not our favourite way to spend a few hours. Long drive as well. Nice to get it done though. So we're good until Feb 28th.

puddles on 01/10/2017:
I guess the forecast people are the same all over the world sometimes they are just off the mark. Good job on getting your stuff done. Wow your holidays are going by so fast. Have a great evening Annie.

grannyannie on 01/10/2017:
Our time here is going by too fast and it has not been great. Too many days when we can't do what we want to. Ah well...

grannyannie - Sunday Jan 08, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

One of our neighbours has lived here for 11 years.  He said this is far more rain than he has seen in his entire 11 years.  Parts of Europe are having a record cold winter.   (global warming). 

Nonstop nose blowing, some coughing, but otherwise I think I'll live.  LOL.  Rain early this morning, then sun, but more rain expected tonight.  Tues - Sun forecast is sunny every day.  We'll see.  

No exercise.  Soon I hope!


B:  toast, pineapple, yogurt

L:  veg fried rice w/bacon and a fried egg on top, iced tea

D:  don't want to go back out so just going to have cheese and crackers, apple

S:  beer to console myself  


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
Yeah our weather is very strange too. We change 30 degrees over the course of 24 hours...

this has happened already one time and is going to happen again in a few days...going from 24F to 50F...at least the snow will clear!

I hope your sun sticks, eventually it will!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
Yea, the weather is weird everywhere. I think we're getting mostly sunshine from now till end of Feb when we go home.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
thank gosh your weather is improving!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
Heavy rain early this morning, so we'll see what it's like the rest of the day.

innerpeace on 01/09/2017:
Hope you feel better soon and get the great weather!

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:

puddles on 01/09/2017:
I think the weather change is reflected all over the globe when you think places that never get snow got snow. I AM SO OVER WINTER.... just can't wait to get the hell away.... lol Have a great evening Annie.

grannyannie on 01/09/2017:
There are places in Europe that never get snow and are now getting it. We are nearly halfway through our 3 month stay. Arrgghhh

grannyannie - Sunday Jan 08, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Feeling a wee bit better than yesterday but horrible when I woke up.  Weather forecast has changed, of course.  Suppsed to be sunny today and all week.  Nope.  Now they say Tuesday the sun will return. Having a very lazy Sunday.  Hubby didn't go to church because it's always flooded in that area.  Watched a nice BBC programme about Thailand.  Made me want to expore areas on the mainland. 


B:  toast, yogurt

S:  crackers and cheddar

L:  around 2 or 2:30 we'll go out - thinking the pasta, herb, veggie, tofu and paremesan dish and we'll pick up our loaf of bread for the week (good stuff - equivalent of $7.80 a loaf!)

D:  just snacking - maybe some pineapple, crackers, cheese, apple, cuppa soup for hubby - beer

Really hope I make it back to the gym soon!!  And bike rides.  And snorkeling.  And swimming. 

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

Donkey on 01/08/2017:
Your adoring audience wants more gym stories ;-) I also enjoy reading about your bike rides too :-)

Hope you feel better soon. Mornings are always rough for me when I'm sick. Gotta clear out all that accumulated congestion that builds up overnight. Bleah :-P

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
LOL. I'll get back to the gym later this week I'm sure. Yea, mornings are the worst.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2017:
Do you think the weather would be better on the mainland? Maybe you both should head off that part of the island for a week or so since all you've been having is rainy weather!?

Is there anywhere else you can visit for a week or so with more predictable sun?

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
No, weather wouldn't be better. Most of Thailand is having the same issues. Clearing up now. We've paid for this house for 3 months, so don't really want to have to travel elsewhere and pay twice for the same week.

puddles on 01/08/2017:
Glad to hear you are feeling wee better and sad to hear the weather is not living up to its regular. Take care of yourself Annie.

grannyannie on 01/08/2017:
Thanks, Fran. It's finally clearing up - the weather anyway.

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 07, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Rain off and on.  

Got a cold - sore throat, stuffy nose.  People don't seem to get colds here, so must have got it from a tourist.  We aren't often indoors - all restaurants are open air. So lazy day, stayed home all day.


B:  porridge

L:  cheese & crackers and French bread

S:  ice cream

D:  hubby picked up a takeaway from one of our usual restaurants - fried rice with bacon

S:  beer

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

Donkey on 01/07/2017:
I'm just now getting over my 4th cold/sinus infection for the season. This one was a combination of symptoms from the last 3. Today is the best I've felt in over a week. So I hope you don't take as long to recover. Once you feel better, put your toothbrush in boiling water for a few minutes. I think this time around I reinfected myself with old germs!

grannyannie on 01/07/2017:
I get more colds when at home due to being indoors more. Sinus infections are horrible. I sometimes get sinus headaches due to allergies like perfumes.

grannyannie - Friday Jan 06, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Rain again.  No gym.  Rain was too heavy.  Lighter now, just showers.  Thanks a lot Global Warming!  Not good this week.  Good workout at gym Monday, long bike ride Tuesday, but that's it. Crossing my fingers the forecast for next week is accurate.   

Had an amazing massage!  Could have fallen asleep. 


B:  porridge & raisins

L:  chicken wrap

S:  homemade cookies from healthy restaurants - carob chip, low fat

D:  probably vegggies and tofu and rice

S:  Will try to avoid beer while watching tv - didn't make it

Lunch & dinner



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

OhioRaven on 01/06/2017:
I'll trade you my snow and bitter cold for your tropical rain. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Umm...no thanks! You have a good day as well.

puddles on 01/06/2017:
The good looks great. These meals are right up my alley love the veggie dish. Certainly turning out to be a rainy holiday hope it does clear up for you. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Food is great here. More veggies in the dishes than meat, and a big variety.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
The meal in the bottom pic - two veggie stir fries and 2 servings of rice, a bottled iced tea, and two large beers for hubby (660ml each) cost $10.

The menus at these places is massive. Dozens and dozens of choices.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2017:
ummm...of course of jealous of those veggies...good eating! i would so be ordering that at every opportunity! looks fabulous.

Mother Nature is a BEAST!

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
Mother Nature is being a total pain in the a** this winter!

Maria7 on 01/06/2017:
Good advice about eating or drinking something low cal at nite. Good on the bike ride.

grannyannie on 01/06/2017:
It's tough. Find some motivation. I know it's hard as I'm struggling.

grannyannie - Thursday Jan 05, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Heavy rain last night and most of today.  Lazy day.  No gym.  Roads are flooded again.  Sucks.  Believing in the forecast for a lovely week next week.  


B:  toast w/avocado, yogurt

L:  finally made it out when the rain lightened up for a short time - fried rice w/bacon and 2 fried eggs (yummy), 1.5 large beers

S:  ice cream bar

D:  not going out in the floods again.  crackers and cheese, apple, more beer 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/05/2017:
We will get snow tonight i think !

Lol what kinda vacation are you on! sounds like you are livin' in Seattle but with flooding! oh my!

fried rice with bacon must be To-Die-For-Good!

grannyannie on 01/05/2017:
I know! This really sucks. I thought we were finished with this! This is really abnormal for here. Husband found an explanation - something to do with equatorial convergence moving - global warming. At least it isn't cold!

Fried rice at the right restaurant is great. Some make it too greasy, but not this one. Many options as well, bacon, ham, pineapple, egg, etc. And always has lots of veggies n it. The bacon is meaty, like British, not American style.

Maria7 on 01/05/2017:
Your ice cream, cracker and cheese sounds good.

grannyannie on 01/05/2017:
It was yummy. Not exactly a healthy dinner. At least had my veggies and protein at lunch. There is a 7-11 right by the restaurant so choices were limited as to what to take home.

grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 04, 2017
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 156.7

Heavy downpours all night.  Husband didn’t go on bike ride. I didn’t go to the gym, not even in the car.  I figured roads would be flooded.  

I really need some motivation.  So I’m thinking it could be for my 65th birthday next month.  We leave the island the day after my birthday, so I was thinking the goal should be for when we stay at a 5 star resort for 2 nights a few days before my birthday.  Anything below 150 lbs is a reasonable goal.  

Weather nasty for next few days, but Sun, Mon, Tues have great forecasts - calm waters, sunshine.  Perfect for taking a boat trip and going snorkeling.


B:  fruit salad - pineapple, banana, passionfruit

L:  11am - porridge & raisins & soy milk

S:  Finished off the pretzels that I never should have bought

D:  Green curry with tofu, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2017:

grannyannie on 01/04/2017:
It so easily becomes a habit - beer with dinner, sit down in the evening to binge watch something - beer. Gotta be tough!

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