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grannyannie - Thursday Dec 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2


Not a workout day.  Some walking and swimming.  We bought a couple of cheap bicycles today, so we'll get some extra exercise. 


  • B:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt, soy milk, tea
  • S:  black coffee, small biscuits
  • L  chicken sate w/peanut sauce, iced tea
  • D:  pad thai w/prawns
  • S:  apple

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

grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Scale going down!  

Used the 7 inch fan I bought in the gym this morning, and though not perfect, it was much better and didn't feel impending heat stroke.  Managed a longer cardio.


  • 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


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


  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, canteloupe, black tea
  • L:  glass noodle soup w/pork, 1 beer
  • D:  vegetable fried rice, 1 beer, a few bites of hubbys' pork
  • S:  1 bottle vodka and melon


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

OhioRaven on 12/09/2015:
The Whole Bottle ?

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
Haha! 330ml alcopop! (not quite 12 oz).

puddles on 12/09/2015:
Good job Annie

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/09/2015:
You are smart to be proactive and get that fan so that you can work out more efficiently. Smart thinking....

Anything we can do to make it so we can exercise more efficiently despite the obstacles is smart on our parts. nice.

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
I just happened to notice these small personal fans when we were buying a second fan for the house. Glad I did!

thinkpositive on 12/09/2015:
Smiling at Ohio's comment ! Good job on your exercise!

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
LOL! Thanks.

grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Non-workout day.  


  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, grapes, small banana, tea
  • L:  scrambled eggs, toast
  • S:  Americano - black, with small biscuits
  • D:  Fried pork w/veg, shared veg fried rice with hubby, water 
  • S:  watermelon


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

puddles on 12/08/2015:
You sound like you are enjoying your time away Annie.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
Very much!

OhioRaven on 12/08/2015:
I had to look up the americano on the internet.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
Just a different kind of black coffee. I'm not doing the cappuccino or latte or mocha and Americano is zero calories.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/08/2015:
the snack of coffee and biscuits - was that before a workout!? that would give me a lot of energy for working out!

Lately, I grab some fruit, a granola-type bar, and some caffeine before my workouts. It's amazing how much stronger I am with the carbs & caffeine....not saying it's the best way, but it's in my newfound opinion - a good way.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
I leave for my workout at 6:45 and walk to the gym which is .6 mi away instead of driving, so that's my warm up. I don't have anything before I go. Up at 6:30 and then out the door. At home my workouts start at 8:45 and I have my porridge at 7. The biscuits are served with all coffees in the shop we go to - small cup with small savoury-sweet biscuits. No idea the calories. I'll take a pic next trip.

grannyannie - Monday Dec 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Monday - scale going down!  My plans were to have 2 treats a week but I think I'll delay that until I'm at least under 140.  

Very quiet at DD.  

Gym day: it is still far too hot as the AC is turned up too high. So today I bought a fan small enough to fit in my backpack and I can plug it in right in front of where the dumbbell rack is. At least the air will be moving. Hate cutting workouts short because I'm too hot. 
3 x 12 of 11 routines for upper body using dumbbells
3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts using dumbbells
15 mins intervals on elliptical
Back at the house: (with the AC on and a fan blowing right on me!)
3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, push ups, triceps dips
3 x 10 ankle weights - glutes, thighs

B: toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, tea
S: Americano with the wee biscuits they give you at the coffee shop, finishing with a small glass of hot green tea they give you to 'cleanse the palate'
L: scrambled eggs, toast, grapes, iced green tea
D: green curry w/tofu - I didn't ask for rice and neither did hubby, but the waitress thought I
 forgot to ask, so I took the rice she brought and had about 1/2, with 2 beers since it's a workout day

S:  apple


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

grannyannie - Sunday Dec 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6


Sunshine except for short rain shower.  Some walking and swimming.  Another no beer day.  Back to gym tomorrow which means I can have beer with dinner!  


Brk:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt, banana, tea

Lunch:  bits of fried pork, kale, green onions in spicy sauce, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea

Dinner:  green curry with shrimp, small portion rice, diet coke

S:  apple

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/06/2015:
That's a heck of a reward for being good, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Aye. Love a cold beer with dinner on the beach.

puddles on 12/06/2015:
Enjoy your day Annie. A beer sound nice.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Thanks. Two sounds even better.

grannyannie - Saturday Dec 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0


Lots of rain, and no real exercise today.


  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, grapes, tea w/skimmed
  • L:  salmon/spinach/cheese quiche, giant salad, green tea
  • D:  yellow curry w/potatoes and chicken, water
  • S:  apple


Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/05/2015:
Could be worst you could be getting snow.... lol A day to relax Annie

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Not complaining. Was told it's been an extra rainy Nov & Dec. But today was sunny except for a short shower.

thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Rainy season normally ends mid December. Forecast is sunny most of this week.

thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.

grannyannie - Friday Dec 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Updated weight. :(

Yesterday (Friday) went to the gym.  Far too hot in there so I complained about the AC and also asked if they could put in a fan.  

I don't drive to the gym, I walk the 1.2 miles roundtrip

  • 3 x 10 on 11 routines with dumbbells for upper body
  • 3 x 10 on lunges, squats, calf lifts with dumbbells
  • 15 mins HIIT on elliptical

At the house I have a yoga mat, ankle weights but could only buy some here that were 2 lbs each (at home mine are 4.4 lbs each)

  • 3 x 10 abs 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 bridge and planks
  • 3 x 10 glutes/thighs lifts with ankle weights - 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 pushups and triceps dips

Menu for yesterday was:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, tea w/skimmed milk
  • L:  toast w/pbj, apple (it was pouring rain so didn't eat out)
  • S: black coffee and a few small biscuits that are given with each cup
  • D:  pork with veggies on half portion of rice, 2 beers

I will list today's menu tomorrow as we always eat dinner out and sometimes lunch. 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/04/2015:
The Adventure Begins.

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Yep. :)

thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Good plan!

grannyannie - Thursday Dec 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Will catch up with everyone diaries soon.  Getting settled in.  Joined the gym and will start tomorrow.  Bought a digital scale today and will weight myself every morning.  

Breakfast:  2 rye toast w/unsweetened pb that I brought from home.  2 pieces is too much so I'll be eating 1 w/pbj from now on.  Soy yogurt.  Tea w/skimmed milk

Lunch:  plain omelette, diet coke

Dinner:  glass noodle soup w/small bits of pork, iced tea

No alcohol.  Only on gym days.  If I eat/drink right all week and workout, I might have one treat next weekend.  Depends on how the clothes and bikinis fit.  

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/03/2015:
Isn't that just eggs ? Enjoy your new scale, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Thanks OR. Yea, just eggs but not scrambled, just no fillings.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/03/2015:
How long are you there fore again!? Enjoy.

Good job joining the gym. Will you be touring / walking around? Hopefully if the weather is nice, you can get out & enjoy nature instead of being stuck in the gym (except for weights & body work).

Very healthy eating, I would enjoy your menu...especially that darn diet coke....what pleasure caffeine gives :-) especially when you absolutely need it - like I did today lol...2 cups in morning....and def some other caffeine tonight before gym! lol. cheers to the gym!

enjoy your bikinis...so I guess weather is nice...now that I've read your entire entry :-D

enjoy Annie!

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Thanks! We were here for 2 months last winter, but doing 3 months this winter. Going home March 1st. The weather here is mid 80's every day. We are across the road from a beach on the Gulf of Thailand. Have a swimming pool. Rented a car, have a tandem kayak, and are going to buy some bikes.

puddles on 12/04/2015:
Home you are enjoying yourself Annie. Your doing good.

grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Finally in our house in Koh Samui, Thailand.  3 flights.  Exhausted.  Won't even mention my in-transit food and drinks.  Just got to our island and house at about 8 am today.  But I'll list my foods/drink for today.

Middle of the night at airport:  Thai noodle and prawn dish, beer, coffee.  Airport lounge between 4:30 - 5:30 am:  various snacks, cookies. tuna sandwich, coffee, iced tea.  On plane for final and shortest flight - nothing.  I was full!

Morning:  sleep

Lunch:  Pad Thai with prawns


Dinner:  sweet green veggie curry, 2 beers

Home:  vodka and melon mixer

Tomorrow:  buy a scale, buy ankle weights, behave!  No beer.  Sign up for the gym at the resort down the road.  Friday:  hit the gym. 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/02/2015:
Good plans, Annie. Remember to behave...but not too much !

grannyannie on 12/02/2015:
I've got a schedule. Beer allowed 3 nights a week. Treats of my choice twice a week. Gym 3 days. Not letting my clothes get too tight to wear!

thinkpositive on 12/02/2015:
I can imagine that it will be hard because you are in vacation mode. Have fun getting settled.

grannyannie on 12/02/2015:
Thanks. I can't be in vacation mode for 3 months though. I'd have to have two seats on the plane home! LOL.

grannyannie - Friday Nov 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Been AWOL.  Busy packing and getting the house ready to lock up.  99% done with the packing now.  Haven't counted calories the last couple of days, but didn't go overboard.  Gym and home workouts Tues, Weds, and today.  

Hope everyone is getting fit and healthy.  

I will be checking in while we are abroad and will try to do it every day.  I've got a log for listing food/drink/workouts/treats.  

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/27/2015:
I am so looking forward to packing Annie. How long til your departure?

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
We leave Monday at 1pm! Very long trip. 3 flights and one overnight in a hotel.

OhioRaven on 11/28/2015:
Sounds like a good plan, Annie. Have a nice trip.

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
Thanks OR!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2015:
today your hope for us is coming true for me...finally back to the gym.

glad to hear you are doing well!

it's def a busy time of year!

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
Thanks! Gotta stick with the gym regardless of how my diet is doing. Worked too hard to let the muscles go!

biscottibody59 on 11/29/2015:
Safe travels!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/02/2015:
Yes...it's hard to justify ever letting the muscles go!

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