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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!



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Thanks for comments!  Hope you all are getting fit and healthy.  

Had a nice time in Glasgow. Sunday we saw a film, had lunch and dinner out.  Two beers and two gin and tonics.  Ooops.  

Monday we got our international driving permits, got my new glasses adjusted, bought some last minute things for the trip, and I got my flu injeciton.  Saw another film.  I had a huge breakfast, but skipped lunch except for having a beer, and we had leftover curry at home.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, 2 clementines, yogurt
  • D:  veggie tofu curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1246

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill
Workout at home:  lower body
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells 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 - 4 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/24/2015:
Monday sounds productive! I love days like that. seems everyone is busy here this time of year as there's a decrease in posts....happens every year. missing everyone!


thinkpositive on 11/25/2015:
Getting everything ready for your trip! You must be getting excitied.

grannyannie on 11/25/2015:
Very!

grannyannie on 11/25/2015:
Very!


biscottibody59 on 11/25/2015:
Still working it--good going!



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Housework and more packing today.  Tomorrow will be in Glasgow for hubby's birthday and we'll stay the night.  Going to a movie and dinner, and breakfast and lunch on Monday.  I'll try to resist chips/fries and too much beer. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes and low fat cheddar, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1272

Workout at home:

  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -   3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells 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 - 4 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2015:
Have a great time in Glasgow with your hubby.

Also, I realize that you do great workouts - I may look at them closer down the road in the near future when i'm feeling a little more energetic, and attempt the lower body portions. thanks for posting.!


OhioRaven on 11/22/2015:
Enjoy your trip, Annie.



grannyannie - Friday Nov 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Scale creeping downward, but I don't think I want to get lower than about 137/138.  More wrinkles are showing on my face!   I'm certainly a healthy weight for the amount of muscle I have. Totally vanity that makes me want to lose more - a wee bit smaller belly for bikini and smaller boobs.  

Husband has gone to visit daughter's family for a couple of days before we leave for a 3 month trip.  So on my own until we meet up in Glasgow on Sunday.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  toast w/pbj, 3 small clementines, yogurt
  • D:  grilled cheese, carrot soup, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1266

Workout at gym: 5 days in a row so I'm exhausted!

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
is the almond milk you use the 30 cal no sugar added one? I love it because when I make oatmeal / oatbran it makes the hot cereal so creamy with only 30 calories. amazing.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I like the sweet almond milk - it's 24 calories 100ml. I make the porridge with unsweetened soy milk/water, then add some almond after. Yummy.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
oh...my biggest reason is vanity as well. if not, I doubt i'd push myself to exercise like I do. although...I've been taking off more days than ever recently. probably best for me. since rest for me is just as important.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
My main reason is health, stamina, fitness, bone density, etc. Got all that. Now vanity! I know I'll never have one of those flat bellies again and not even trying for that. But I do love being toned and having muscle! Especially since I'm 63!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/20/2015:
oh, no I don't usually use dried fruit. but I do put a whole banana in. I like the mix of the fiber in the warm cereal with the bulk of the banana. easier for me to digest without getting too bloated at work.

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I like fresh berries during berry season. Otherwise I use this mix of dried apricots, dates, raisins but have to weight it carefully as it's not low cal. Also use cinnamon.


puddles on 11/20/2015:
Your doing real good Annie. Oh yes the wrinkles I have given up on those and learn to appreciate having them because it is signs of a life well lived. lol

grannyannie on 11/20/2015:
I don't mind some of the wrinkles, but don't want them too deep. I look at women who are too skinny with caved in faces and want to tell them to eat!!



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.4

Scale creeping downward.  I'll be happy if I'm under 140 before we leave.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1216

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT

Workout at home:  lower

  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells 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 - 4 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: 25.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/19/2015:
your doing so well keep up the good work.

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Thanks, Fran.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
nice job lady. i'm finding it hard to eat low calories this week...ugh!

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Thanks. I have a lot of days or weeks like that.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
Yes, usually i'm having a string of good days or a week of higher days...but sometimes I guess it's a good change of pace - the higher cals - so that we don't feel deprived and then we can go back and have lower days...I think I may actually work with this kind of routine!



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

It's getting cold here and I'm more than ready for sunshine on the beach.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1275

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/18/2015:
Go, Annie !

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Cheers, OR!


thinkpositive on 11/18/2015:
It won't be long...

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Nope, but can't come too quicky for me.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
great eating, I've found oatmeal to help a lot at work - been having it often just like you do!

grannyannie on 11/19/2015:
Sticks with me longer than anything for breakfast. Do you put in dried fruit?



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Tried on my second but smaller pair of REI nylon trousers with zip off legs last night.  I can zip and button them but they are too snug to be comfortable.  I want these to fit comfortably by the time we leave!!  I have 12 days.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, yogurt, 2 clementines, pear
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1296

Workout at gym: really intense!!

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill uphill and speed
Workout at home:  lower
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells 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 - 4 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: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/17/2015:
There is always a piece of clothing that we want to get into before we go on holidays. Good luck Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/17/2015:
Thanks! I'll get into them!


Maria7 on 11/17/2015:
A lot can be done in 12 days! :-D

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Thanks Maria!


Maria7 on 11/18/2015:
Hoping you are having a good day today...you are getting closer to your vacation! :-D

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Very close! :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/18/2015:
Great cals & exercise & food in general!

It's great they fit in general & I am sure they'll fit better by the time you leave :)

grannyannie on 11/18/2015:
Hope they fit better. I like to have a spare pair of trousers and they also zip off into shorts.



grannyannie - Monday Nov 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Cold and rainy day.  I'm really ready for Thailand! Two weeks from today.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, yogurt, grapes, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1264

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Workout at home:
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/16/2015:
I know the feeling of wanting to get away... lol

grannyannie on 11/16/2015:
Skipping the rainy, windy Scottish winter but we'll be back when lots of flowers are blooming. :)


thinkpositive on 11/16/2015:
Something to look forward to for sure!

grannyannie on 11/16/2015:
Yes, sandals, bikini, Thai food, swimming, cold beer on the beach!


OhioRaven on 11/17/2015:
Be sure to send us back a bikini picture.

grannyannie on 11/17/2015:
Haha! Maybe....



grannyannie - Sunday Nov 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Rest day.

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, apple
  • D:  veg & Quorn curry & basmati rice
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals: 1199

 

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

livinglight on 11/15/2015:
Good looking plan!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/16/2015:
Great calories! good for you!



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Don't know what came over me last night but I couldn't stop eating crackers!  Stuck to calories until after dinner, but then couldn't keep out of them.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  oatcakes w/low fat cheese, yogurt, grapes, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1228

Workout at home:

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12 
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells 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 - 4 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: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/14/2015:
It's good today is a new day then! Great menu! Do you eat much protein? Your menu seems slightly vegan?

have a wonderful day...and stay away from the crackers!

grannyannie on 11/14/2015:
I get protein in the curries - might be beans, tofu or Quorn. Yogurt, and sometimes cheese or eggs at lunch.

Crackers are all gone!! LOL.


thinkpositive on 11/14/2015:
Think of the good news- you didn't start eating them until after dinner!

grannyannie on 11/14/2015:
Aye, could have been snacking all day!


biscottibody59 on 11/14/2015:
Yeah, crackers can easily be a weakness for me too!

grannyannie on 11/15/2015:
Carbs!



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