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grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Hi all!  Haven't posted the last two days as we've been on long bike rides.  45 miles yesterday and 42 miles today.  To be fair though the bikes are pedal-assisted electric so not as much work as a regular bike.  We are going on another long ride tomorrow and are spending the night in a B& B and riding again on Friday.  

So I haven't been counting calories and I've been having a few treats and some beer - guilt free because I'm sure I'm burning it off and then some!  

We've had almost nonstop cold and rainy weather and finally are having a spell of gorgeous weather so we are taking advantage.  

 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/10/2015:
Wow! Sounds like you and your Hubby are doing some traveling on your electric bikes. :-D

grannyannie on 06/10/2015:
Yes! Getting our moneys worth!


liza36 on 06/11/2015:
Sounds picture perfect!

grannyannie on 06/13/2015:
It was! :)



grannyannie - Monday Jun 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Hope everyone is doing well!  

Workout at gym:

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

Should have done my upper body workout at home but since the sun came out went for a 14 mile bike ride on my new bike. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, grapes, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnut pieces & almond slivers
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1262

 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 06/08/2015:
A bike ride in the sun sounds wonderful.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
It was!


Umpqua on 06/08/2015:
That bike ride sounds lovely, glad you're enjoying the new bike!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Loving it! Going out again tomorrow.


puddles on 06/08/2015:
Your doing good Annie.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Thanks!


ohioraven on 06/08/2015:
Doing Good, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Cheers OR :)


Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
Your 14 mile ride on your electric bike sounds like fun! :-D

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
It was great! First time I went up a really steep hill with it.


Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
How fast will it go?



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

More scale movement!  I'm sure some is fluid but that's okay!  I've stuck to my menu and haven't been tempted to cheat.  It was a good move not buying any more oatcakes as I always manage to think - just one, it's only 36 calories.  

Rest day.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, strawberries, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1205

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

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

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Thanks. You too.


puddles on 06/07/2015:
Some times for us one is too many always better to stay away the stuff we say 'This is realllllyyyyyy good'. Have a good day. Congrats on the scale movement.

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Yup! True. I hate to give these up and they are very healthy but they call my name when they are in the cupboard. They are only oats, salt, & oil. However.....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
same, when I buy rice cakes or things that have few calories each, I also end up eating all of them in one sitting!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
I can relate to that!


liza36 on 06/08/2015:
Congrats on the scale movement.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.2

 

Scale has gone down again!  I will stick to the lower calories until I hit 138 then I'll go back to alternating higher calories on heavy workout days with lower cal on less active days. Hope we don't get invited for dinner or drinks in the meantime!

Workout at home (lower):  

  • 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 - 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  pbj toast, strawberries, satsuma, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1217

 

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/06/2015:
congrats. Have a great day.

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


ohioraven on 06/06/2015:
You're being Good to yourself. And a good example for us. Back on track.

grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Yep! :) Thanks OR.


Maria7 on 06/06/2015:
Congratulations on your new lower number...you are flying! :-D

grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Thanks, Maria! Just need to keep the scale going in the right direction. :)



grannyannie - Friday Jun 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Scale the same as yesterday and that's okay.  Hope everyone is getting healthy and fit! :)

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home (upper):

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries, satsumas, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1261

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/05/2015:
I feel healthy and fit. Thanks, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/05/2015:
Great! :)


puddles on 06/05/2015:
Scale the same is good Annie. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 06/05/2015:
Yep. Better than an increase! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Phew!!  I guess some of the gain was fluid.  Scale going down.  Doing another low cal day of just over 1200 calories.  I'll go back up to the usual 1400-1500 on heavy workout days sometime next week. 

Workout at home (lower):  

  • 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 - 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, banana, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1207

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/04/2015:
It's good to be back on track, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Yep, it is! :)


liza36 on 06/04/2015:
Glad the scale moved. Your workout routine is stellar as always!

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Thanks! :)


puddles on 06/04/2015:
Good stuff Annie you will be on your way to your new island in no time. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Hope so! Sooner better than later!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Argghhh!!  Got on the scale this morning to see how much damage I did while we were away.  Why did I do all that indulging?!!      

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Workout at home (upper):
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar and coffee at gym cafe
  • L:  hummous wrap, grapes, satsuma, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1232

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/03/2015:
I'm sure some of that's water, Annie. I bet you'll be back down in a few days!

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Could be 2 lbs water max. :( But scale will go down as I'm not keeping up the high calories.


supercheeseme on 06/03/2015:
I think its water too. Itll go away soon enough :)

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Be nice if it was water. :) All I can do now is stay on track.


puddles on 06/03/2015:
Don't be too hard on yourself you have to have a little bit of fun in your routine. I am sure that you will have it all under control within a few days Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Thanks!


ohioraven on 06/03/2015:
I though for sure the Squat Thrust would have taken care of that.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
LOL! It would have worked if I'd done squats instead of eating ice cream with grandson, or drinking beer with granddad!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jun 02, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Far too indulgent on our trip!!  Low cal for a few days.  Back to gym tomorrow.

Workout at home (lower):  

  • 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 - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 second

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, strawberries & grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1204

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/02/2015:
Glad you enjoyed your trip not it is back to the routine. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 06/02/2015:
It looked like you had a nice trip and visit with the family. Here's to getting back to routine!

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
We did. Now back on track!


ohioraven on 06/02/2015:
OK, a couple extra squat thrusts to pay for that trip.

grannyannie on 06/02/2015:
LOL. I wish that was all it took.


biscottibody59 on 06/02/2015:
Glad you enjoyed yourself!



grannyannie - Wednesday May 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Oops, did it again.  My electric bike arrived today and gave it a run to the local pub where I had two pints of beer and a packet of crisps.  So went over calories, again.  


Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  almonds
  • L:  grilled cheese, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1311

Going to Inverness tomorrow for 4 nights  so won't be posting.  I need to remember to tell myself 'don't do it, don't do it'.

Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 05/27/2015:
I've seen one of those electric bikes...you may never pedal again.

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
You have to pedal, the battery just makes it a lot easier, especially going up hills. I'll still do the spin bike at the gym though!


Umpqua on 05/27/2015:
That bike sounds awesome for getting around town. Can you haul groceries and stuff with it? I hope you have a nice, healthy trip to Inverness :)

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I could go to town with it like my hubby does, but the main road makes me nervous as the speed limit is 60. We really have them for pleasure rides through countryside and along canals, etc.

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I'm 10 miles from town on the coast.


Supercheeseme on 05/27/2015:
Hey annie! Welcome back too? Seems like youre doing great though!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
I rejoined after gaining 14 pounds during 9 weeks in Thailand during the winter. Now I need to get it off for our next trip!


puddles on 05/27/2015:
Sounds like a fun bike. Enjoy your trip to Inverness. Have a nice day Annie

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
Love my bike! Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 05/27/2015:
I love gadgets--though your new bike is a little more than a gadget:-) Sounds like a winner!

Have a nice trip!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
More than a gadget! :) Hubby has had one for months and I had to have one as well so I could keep up. Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
wow an electric bike!?


Maria7 on 06/01/2015:
What kind of electric bike did you get? Sounds real nice. :-D



grannyannie - Tuesday May 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.0

Did well yesterday until a friend phoned and invited us to their house for a BBQ dinner.  So had lots of different meats and lots of wine.  No gym this morning. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  grilled cheese, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, low cal tonic water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1279

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/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 - 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: 28 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/26/2015:
Ouch on your heel but your BBQ sounds lovely. I hope you have a good one and your heel gets to feeling better!

grannyannie on 05/26/2015:
Thanks. We did really enjoy the BBQ. My heel has had problems since about Nov and then I abused it on hard floors in Thailand. All related to arch support or lack of. Much better now, but might go to doctor as there will be tons of walking in the US for 5 weeks beginning the end of August!



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