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grannyannie - Monday Dec 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Didn't get on scale.  Was going to skip beer tonight even though it's a gym day, but got weak when I sat down to dinner. LOL. 

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/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, sm banana, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano & small biscuits
  • L:   plain omelette and fries
  • D:  pork and lots of veggies (very healthy and low cal), 1 large beer
  • S:  crunchy things (I think it's seaweed but it's 120 cals), 1/2 lg lite beer

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/21/2015:
The mind is strong but the body is weak.... lol It is hard to be on holidays and not give in to temptation. The problem is that our holidays are for long durations which makes it even harder to stay on track. Enjoy your pleasures Annie.

grannyannie on 12/21/2015:
Thanks Fran. I've done really well so far. Was a blip on the scale as this morning it was back to where it was.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.5

Oops, scale is going in the wrong direction.  Too many calories obviously.  I'll need to have more 'light' days.  I think I'll skip the beer on my M W gym days this week and have my beer and treat on xmas day. 

Today we'll ride 7.5 miles roundtrip to a cafe for dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, 2 sm bananas, tea
  • S:  cappuccino & small biscuits
  • L:  something a bit different - shrimp, pineapple, warm potato salad with mayo
  • D:  duck curry w/carrots, tomatoes, lime leaves, pineapple; apple/lime/cucumber/celery juice not sweet
  • S:  apple

HOP asked about the food here and how much veggies were in them.  So I'm posting some photos.

Curries, lots of veggies and tofu.

Common veggies in curries and other dishes are cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, some Thai veggies, a Thai eggplant, carrots, lots of various leaves, herbs, often pineapple, cucumber on the side.

 


Chicken wrap with chaplu leaves, lemongrass, shredded veggies, coriander

Pork and kale and other greens

 

Pork and veggies

 

 

Progress as of today: 23.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/20/2015:
The food looks wonderful and all things that I really like. I would do real well in that area of the world. I seriously have to take a look at that area for my next Winter. I have thought about it but I should get a little more serious about it. I don't think it is the food that is causing you problem might be the BEER..... lol. I know it would do it to me. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 12/20/2015:
My rules were 2 beers or other alcohol on my gym days, but sometimes I get the extra large bottle, so I blame mostly the beer.


puddles on 12/20/2015:
I also blame the beer especially once I hit the 19 hole of golf..... lol

grannyannie on 12/20/2015:
LOL



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

7 1/2 mile bike ride.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, small banana, tea
  • L:  chicken/herb/veggie wrap, cookie, lime and soda juice
  • S:  watermelon and canteloupe
  • D:  sweet green curry with prawns
  • S:  small chunk of cheese 

Going to have my next treat on xmas day.  Since it's a Friday it will be a gym day so I'm already allowed beer/other alcohol that day.  So I'll add in a dessert.  No idea where we'll be eating dinner that day, but we're thinking about booking a boat and snorkeling trip that day. It's not a holiday here since it's a Buddhist country, but there are xmas trees and decorations and non-religious xmas music everywhere for all the christian tourists or expats. 

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2015:
yeah, in the US, it seems most celebrate Christmas...but seems not to be the case in many parts of the world - particularly Asia...

with the sweet green curry, does it include veggies or only the shrimp?

grannyannie on 12/19/2015:
The curry has tons of different veggies as well. They use a lot of veggies here.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2015:
Yum....yes, the only way i'd want to eat curry is if it had a ton of veggies in it. Once in awhile, I order curry from Thai restaurants. They make it well - with lots of veggies too :)

grannyannie on 12/19/2015:
Very healthy food here. I have to watch though as they use coconut milk/cream or fry rice or noodle, and also I share the rice with hubby instead of having my own. I'll post some pics of the food when I do my post for Sunday.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale is stuck at 64.1kg - 141 lbs.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals - too hot to do more cardio - AC wasn't on very low

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, pineapple, toast w/flora and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano & small biscuits
  • L:  chicken wrap and salad, mango smoothie
  • D:  probably fried pork with kale, beer  (the fried pork I get here is in very small amounts in bite sized pieces)
  • S:  12 oz vodka and melon drink

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/18/2015:
I could use a Vodka right now.

grannyannie on 12/18/2015:
Try a Smirnoff vodka and melon. Sweet and delicious.


puddles on 12/18/2015:
I will joint you guys in the vodka but I enjoy it with Clematoe juice. My favorite. I rather have a scale stuck on a number then going up Annie.

grannyannie on 12/18/2015:
Yea, I'd rather have it stuck than going up as well! :)


OhioRaven on 12/18/2015:
I learn SO much on this website.



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Thursday

12+ mile bike ride - 1 steep hill, 1 moderately steep.  Short swim.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, soy yogurt, canteloupe, tea
  • S:  cappuccino & crunchy homemade chocolate chip cookie (very little fat if any, very little sugar - healthy cookie)
  • L:  plain omelette, shared a wee bit of hubby's veggie fried rice, 1/2 glass beer
  • S:  watermelon
  • D:  red curry soup with tofu, 1/2 portion rice

Not going to allow myself a treat until I get to 140 lbs.  Then a treat for each pound I lose.

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/17/2015:
It all looks good Annie. The treats are the killers are they not? Holidays always have some treats different from the home base. Enjoy your day.

grannyannie on 12/18/2015:
Since I'm regulating my treats I'm doing well. Scale is solidly stuck at 64.1 kg (141 lb) since Sunday.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Cloudy day so not as hot and sweaty.

Gym:  

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

Home:

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

Kayaking about 2 miles

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, yogurt, toast w/spread and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits
  • L:  pad thai with shrimp, iced tea
  • S:  beer after kayaking to a beachside bar
  • D:  fried pork and veggies, large beer
  • S:  canteloupe

My usual at the coffee shop:  Americano, small biscuits, and a shot of green tea to cleanse the palate

 

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/16/2015:
The fried pork and veggies with a beer sounds like it hits the spot. Sometimes the extra fat is really satisfying. I do that with avocado a lot when I feel like i'm not getting in enough fat i'll have at least 1/2 avocado with my meal...

Also, kayaking sounds wonderful!

Where do you kayak? Love hearing about your travels because maybe one day i'll go there! hahaha :)

grannyannie on 12/16/2015:
This pork wasn't fatty like at the other restaurant so tasted like a very low fat meal.

We are across the road from the beach - Gulf of Thailand - quite calm. So we are keeping our kayak on the beach and just keeping our paddles at the house.


OhioRaven on 12/16/2015:
I saw an interesting fact yesterday. Thailand is one of the hottest places on earth, with the temperature 90 F almost every day of the year. I think it was on The Weather Channel.

grannyannie on 12/16/2015:
It depends on what part of the country - it's quite big. On our island it's normally 29-31 during the day - all year - mid 80's. At night it cools a bit and we do get sea breezes which help a lot.


OhioRaven on 12/17/2015:
Tell the Hubster " Hands off your Biscuits" !

grannyannie on 12/17/2015:
LOL! He doesn't like the biscuits that much so I usually eat mine and half of his!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale is staying the same. 

Exercise today was a short swim, and a 7 1/2 mile bike ride which included a couple of hills. 

  • B:  porridge/raisins/soy milk, yogurt, small banana
  • L:  chicken wrap with ginger/lime leaves/shredded carrot and other veggies, Dragonfruit & two other fruits as a smoothie (no added sugar)
  • D:  probably pad thai with either tofu or shrimp, iced tea
  • S:  canteloupe

My lunch:

 

My smoothie is the one on the left:

 

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/15/2015:
You get ALL that ! Looks good and filling.

grannyannie on 12/15/2015:
Soooo yummy!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/15/2015:
Well, I gotta say, that chicken wrap looks AMAZINGLY good! and the smoothies are so colorful!

Man, are you living it up! Happy for you. I think you're smart to keep going with weighing in while away, especially if you are eating different food than usual and trying to enjoy doing it without gaining weight. It's great you are being so active, that surely helps a GREAT deal.

Keep us updated on your vaca, I love living it a little thru you! enjoy Annie :)

grannyannie on 12/15/2015:
Thanks! It's very healthy food! The plan to include treats and to only have beer or other alcohol 3 times a week is a good one.


biscottibody59 on 12/15/2015:
Curious what the actual wrap is made from.

All looks good--and very satisfying!

grannyannie on 12/15/2015:
Not sure what all the ingredients were, but each bite was a burst of many flavours. I will definitely have this again.


puddles on 12/15/2015:
It all looks real good. The drink are amazing. You seem to be enjoying yourself and keeping healthy Annie.

grannyannie on 12/16/2015:
Yes, I am. I swore the same thing wouldn't happen like last year - gaining a ton and feeling all my clothes get tight. Buying a scale was a good idea as well.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Whew!  It is hot here!  But it makes the pool and the sea feel very comfortable - refreshing but far from cold.

Gym:  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 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/raisins/soy milk, yogurt, toast w/spread and jam, tea
  • S:  Americano and small biscuits (need to remember to take a pic of these)
  • L:  grilled cheese, bag of crunchy somethings that were 120 cal.  
  • D:  probably fried pork and veggies, beer
  • S:  watermelon

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/14/2015:
How hot is it by you?

keep up the great work on exercise & nice indulgences on food & treats lol!

grannyannie on 12/14/2015:
It's about 30C/86F every day. And humid. But sea breezes help a LOT.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/14/2015:
that is pretty hot especially if humid :)

grannyannie on 12/14/2015:
We try to stay indoors in the AC in the middle of the day and do activities early morning or late afternoon. Lots of breezes though help a lot. And a tepid swimming pool and sea. I do have to peel my clothes off a lot!



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Sunday:  I had another treat even though I was going to stick to one this week.  Next weekend I'll either had one treat or none.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge, raisins, soy milk, yogurt, fresh pineapple
  • S:  Americana (black coffee), small biscuits
  • L:  omelette & fries (Treat)
  • D:  glass noodle soup with bits of pork
  • S:  might have an apple

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/13/2015:
You're a tough cookie, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/13/2015:
Cookie, did you say cookie??!! Mmm


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2015:
Don't give yourself too much punishment for an extra treat. Move on from it :)

You are doing great with exercise & I am happy you are enjoying yourself on vacation - with all the exercise and being with your hubby & everything.

It's so nice to live it up and enjoy life. happy for you.

grannyannie on 12/13/2015:
Thank you! It's so great being retired and being able to do this.



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Rode our bikes 12 miles today.  Very hot and sweaty!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge w/raisins & soy milk, canteloupe, soy yogurt
  • S:  small toast w/pbj after bike ride
  • L:  chicken curry on Thai noodles, cucumber, boiled egg
  • S:  caramel frappe - felt I deserved a treat - I'll do one treat a week until I'm at goal
  • D:  still full from frappe so had chicken sate w/peanut sauce 

My treat:

Progress as of today: 25.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/12/2015:
Wow ! It looks huge. Glad to hear about the bike ride. Enjoy your vacation.

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
Thanks! Not as big as it looks, just the angle. Delicious!


puddles on 12/12/2015:
I would love to have one of those looks real good. Enjoy Annie

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
Thanks, I did! Treat next week will probably be mango & sticky rice.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2015:
12mi bike ride sounds wonderful & treat looks extremely tasty :)

how long are you there on vaca for & is that your husband sitting opposite from you?

all the food sounds extremely flavorful - not boring

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
We are here for 3 months - Dec - Feb. Yep, that's hubby. He's having his usual cappuccino but it looks like his hand is on my glass. The food here is healthy, yummy and cheap, so we don't cook.



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