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grannyannie - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.0

Had a bit extra yesterday but still under 1300 calories.  So no problem.  Going to a BBQ tomorrow - a meat and winefest is what it will be.  Need to stay.in.control. 

I went grocery shopping today and I've been seriously missing my oatcakes so I bought a pack.  They are very healthy but so tempting.  So I'll have to be tough! Having those with pb after an intense workout is the very best reviver.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Not doing any muscle work today as I did upper and lower yesterday and my arms are a wee bit sore since I did no upper body work while we were away riding our bikes last week.  

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous/low fat cheddar on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, strawberries, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1217

Progress as of today: 27 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Enjoy the wine and Oatcakes, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks, OR! I will!


museumgirl on 07/08/2015:
I'm impressed with the workouts! Enjoy your oatcakes - I like pb, too!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
I don't skip workouts much, but it's the food and beer that challenge me! I weight my pb carefully and get unsweetened. Yum!


thinkpositive on 07/08/2015:
Loved following your bike trips! Looked like beautiful country. We had wanted to get to Oban on our last trip to Scotland but never made it so happy to see your pictures.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks. It's such a gorgeous country. I love Oban. If we didn't live here I'd live in Oban. So easy to catch ferries to all the islands. I'll upload a couple more pics tomorrow.


Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
The oatcakes sound like a fantastic snack, probably much better than the higher calorie bars I've been grabbing out of convenience!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
They are a great snack but it's very easy for me to eat too many as they are 36 cals each, so I figure no big deal. But I haven't found a better post workout snack.


puddles on 07/08/2015:
Definitely a healthy snack

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Yes, healthy when I don't eat 10 of them! LOL. :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Jul 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.0

Didn't do my upper body workout yesterday, so will do both upper and lower today.  Scale is down from Sunday by 1.8 lbs. so guessing it was fluid.

Menu:

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

Cals:  1136 - will probably add something else as I don't like to go under 1200

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):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 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 - 3 x 10

Progress as of today: 27 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/07/2015:
You have such a good exercise routine I am envious. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks, Fran. I feel lazy if I don't keep it up!


ohioraven on 07/07/2015:
I'll bet ales and crisps will bring that calorie total back up. I'm like Puddy. Envious of your workouts. Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
No ales or chips today! Actually I added a slice of low fat cheddar to my lunch which makes the total just under 1200.


Umpqua on 07/07/2015:
Good going on keeping things clean after your trip and getting your workouts in!

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks. Upcoming BBQ this week, then guests, then trip to see grandson. So many challenges!! I'd really love to be at least 132 by the time I fly on Aug. 24th.


hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
Good exercise! Good eating! Great for Annie!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks Holly!



grannyannie - Monday Jul 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Thanks for the nice comments.  

Oops.  Friends stayed too long last evening so I had more wine that I intended.  No excuses today. We'll be going to our friends' house for a BBQ later this week.

Going to ride my bike to the doctor's office to drop off my repeat prescription form for my allergy pills.  It's about 9 miles roundtrip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar
  • L:  hummous on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, strawberries, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1220

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley f or triceps

Workout at home (upper):

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

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Have a Good Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you!


Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Welcome back, Annie, and I love your bright and cheerful pictures as always. I hope you have a healthy day!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 07/06/2015:
Have a pleasant day Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks Fran.


hollybelle on 07/06/2015:
That's a great line-up there! Good job! Loved seeing your pictures. I could ride my bike there for sure - if there wasn't an ocean between here and there. Maybe someday. Beautiful place!!

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks! There are so many lovely places to ride here with very little traffic.



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Argghhh.  Gained 4 pounds.  

Anyway, back on track now, although friends say they are dropping by which could mean some wine, but I'll just use a small glass for myself.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs on a wheat tortilla, grapes, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/almonds and walnuts
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1235 & wine

 

A few pics from our bike rides:

 

 
 

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/05/2015:
OH how absolutely georgeous! So, where was this? 35-40 mi bike rides and such wonderful scenery - I want to go! LOL = maybe when I retire! I am surprised you have an uptick in the scales - it will go away after a few days of your regular routine this week!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
These are all in our county of Argyll in Scotland. Our county also includes many islands. Top photo is the Isle of Seil, bottom is Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Can't remember which route the middle was on. Our record for one day is 52 miles. On this trip the longest was 46. But I really did over-reward myself this time!


ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Awesome !

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Thanks for the comments!  It was too hard to post here with it being so hard to find wifi where we were.  

We had a beautiful week with very long bike rides.  But after a few days I began to overindulge.  A scone and coffee or tea at a cafe on our midmorning breaks became a tradition.  Also sweets and beer.  I will get on the scale tomorrow to see what damage has been done.  We got tired of eating dinner in and started going out to eat.  

Tomorrow I'll be counting calories again. I will post a few photos after I resize them

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/04/2015:
Glad you had great time. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 07/04/2015:
Thanks! Time to rest!


hollybelle on 07/04/2015:
With all those miles logged you will probably be good to go! Looking forward to seeing pics.


ohioraven on 07/05/2015:
Damage Control.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
It's good to hear that even though you indulged, you were exercising quite a bit and that enjoyed the week. I wouldn't get too down on yourself as it's good to live life a little bit - although, in your place, i'd be a bit upset over the desserts too :)

I can't wait to see your photos! I enjoy living your travels thru your photos. I always say that to my friends :) If i'm not going on vaca, at least I can look at your nice photos ;)

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

34 mile bike ride today, some very steep.

B: porridge and dried fruit, toast

L: grilled cheese, skinny latte, grapes, strawberries, clementine, Tunnocks wafer

S: 1 beer

D: curry and rice, salad

S: Tunnocks wafer and lite hot chocolate

Might have a beer and lite crisps later

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Sounds like a good bike ride and you seem to be enjoying yourself. Have a great day Annie


OhioRaven on 06/29/2015:
L00ks like you.re eating light. enjoy your bike.


ohioraven on 06/29/2015:
I hate this new keyboard.


Maria7 on 06/29/2015:
34 miles...WOW! :-D


biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Having fun--keep it up!


hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Envious of the bike rides! Bet it's beautiful! Keep up the good work!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Not great wifi here so using phone and hard to make comments.

39 mile VERY hilly bike ride today.

B: porridge and dried fruit L: small scone, Pbj sandwich, grapes, clementine S: end of ride: 2 beers, packet baked crisps D: veg curry and rice, salad S: caramel wafer If I don't fall asleep first I might have another beer and packet of low fat crisps

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/28/2015:
You're killing those bike rides, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/28/2015:
Aye!


hollybelle on 06/28/2015:
Woo-hoo! 39 miles and hilly! Impressive!


GottaDoIt on 06/28/2015:
I'm tired just reading about your ride!


Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
Awesome work with the rides but most importantly, keeping your eating in check on a trip. Woo hoo!

grannyannie on 06/29/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

On our trip: B: porridge S: wine gums 160 cal sweets L: Ham and cheese panini, salad S: 2 beers D: veg curry and rice S: packet baked crisps, 1 beer

Short bike ride. 7 miles

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/27/2015:
Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/27/2015:
Thanks. Evening now.


puddles on 06/27/2015:
Being out is what is important short trip or long. Have a great day.



grannyannie - Friday Jun 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Had a pint of hubby's home brewed beer last night so ended the day at about 1425 cals. Still okay.

Going on our trip tomorrow. I will write down all my food and drink but won't be counting calories.  Probably a good idea if I post it here.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar 
  • L:  pbj on toast, 1 slice low fat cheddar, clementine
  • D:  Quorn (veggie) steak pie, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1330

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 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

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/26/2015:
Have a good trip, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks, OR!


puddles on 06/26/2015:
Have a nice time Annie

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks, Fran!


Umpqua on 06/26/2015:
Good plan for your trip, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 06/26/2015:
I like your game plan for your trip! Write it down to stay aware, but don't count! Good deal!



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Went a wee bit over planned calories yesterday but ended at about 1350.  That's okay. 

Getting ready for our trip on Saturday. Going to a town about 2 hours from here and have rented a cottage to use as a base for long bike trips in several directions.  Planning on cooking most dinners so still healthy calories, but will have a treat and a beer or two most days. Might even pack a lunch instead of a cafe lunch on every ride where they usually have homebaked goods to tempt me!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich, yogurt, clementine, nectarine 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1245

Workout at home (lower):  might skip the lunges and calf lifts

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 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 - 3 x 10

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
Sounds like a vacation where you will get lots of exercise. Plus you are planning your food, you will be prepared for success.

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
We will get loads of exercise but I still need to watch that I don't go overboard. Limit beer, limit sweets.


Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
I just saw the castle pictures beautiful, what a fun day

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
It was a lovely day!


Umpqua on 06/25/2015:
That sounds wonderful, it's so much easy to keep things in check when you can cook most meals yourself. I can't wait to see the pictures!

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
Eating out is such a huge challenge for me, and it will be easy to have dinner at the house. I'll take loads of photos and crossing my fingers it doesn't rain too much.


puddles on 06/25/2015:
Sounds like fun Annie have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
Thanks, Fran!


hollybelle on 06/25/2015:
Nice sounding trip! We need to get away for awhile soon - want to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary - which was June 15th! Your cals and exercise are terrific!

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Belated happy anniversary!



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