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grannyannie - Thursday Nov 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Took daughter to airport.  No calorie counting today.  No workouts. 

Here are my plans for our 3 month stay in Thailand:  Any comments are welcome.

We also do a lot of walking, swimming, kayaking and might get some bicycles. 

Fitness centre (0.6 mile walk from house).  3 times per week

  • Bike, treadmill, elliptical:  30 - 45 mins total
  • Free weights:
  • 3 sets of 12 on 11 routines
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges & side lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

At house after gym:

  • thighs/glutes - 3 routines @ 3 x 10 each w/ankle weight
  • planks – on forearms
  • bridge/abs 3 sets
  • push ups – 3 x 10
  • triceps dips – 3 x 10

FOOD: 

NO muesli – have toast w/15g pb, yogurt, fruit

No latte, cappuccino, mocha.  Have coffee with milk. Or tea.

Minimal fried rice dishes, dishes made with coconut or plain rice

Lunch:  omelette or soup when eating out or make my own

TREATS:

2 treats per week: 

ice cream drink, ice cream, other sweet

cocktail or G & T, chips (fries), cheesy dish, other meal option

Beer:  3 times per week with dinner on workout days


Scale:  every morning

 

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

thinkpositive on 11/12/2015:
Sounds good. Good plan. Since you know what foods are avilable it will be easier for you this year.

grannyannie on 11/12/2015:
Yes, it will. I'm bringing a jar of my favourite unsweetened peanut butter. And I know what I did wrong last winter.


puddles on 11/12/2015:
Really sounds like a solid plan Annie.

grannyannie on 11/12/2015:
Hope it works, Fran! :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.2

Scale is creeping downward but not fast enough for me. 

Menu:

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

Cals:  1295

Workout at gym: (had to shop before catching my bus so cut workout short)

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 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 
  • 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

I will soon share my food and workout plans for our long stay abroad and any feedback would be appreciated. 

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

puddles on 11/11/2015:
Yes the scale is always slow Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Thanks Fran.


thinkpositive on 11/11/2015:
I would love an explanation as why it's so easy to gain & so hard to lose.

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
I wish it was as easy to lose as it is to gain.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/11/2015:
Scale is never fast enough for anyone! However, I will say, the month I was off from work, the scale was pretty good to me! But I also put in hard work to make it good to me...

Keep up the good work and it'll keep going downward. Your calories are excellent and so is your exercise.



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

I'll get on the scale again tomorrow.  Tried on one of my bikinis and I still have more belly fat than I want.  

Husband and daughter are having the leftover veggie lasagna for dinner so I'm having something else.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  crackers/oatcakes w/hummous, yogurt, banana
  • D:  2 eggs, polenta, toast, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1232

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 15 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 10 mins treadmill - uphill & speed
 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/10/2015:
Not too late for a Onesy :v)

grannyannie on 11/10/2015:
Haha! I've got one of those as well. I'll wear the bikinis regardless though as almost every woman in Thailand wears one no matter what their size or state of their abs.


livinglight on 11/10/2015:
I'm sure you look better than you think you do in that bikini!

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 11/10/2015:
Good attitude!

grannyannie on 11/11/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Monday Nov 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Forgot to get on the scale this morning, but I am defnitely shrinking.   

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  3 eggs, toast, yogurt, pear
  • D:  pasta w/veggie bolognese sauce, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: don't know the pasta sauce calories, but sure I'll be under 1400 for the day

Workout at gym:

  • 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
  • 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: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 11/09/2015:
Just read some of your latest posts. Good going!

grannyannie on 11/09/2015:
Thanks. I've hit the desperation point!



grannyannie - Sunday Nov 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Still being tough and resisting the snacks guests are eating.  Scale is creeping downward and I can feel the loss.  Hubby is making lasagna tonight but I'm not eating any.  I'm going to have a Quorn pie instead with salad.  I'll try to resist the garlic bread as well. 

I know our friends will invite us to dinner some night before we leave and we're not sure what we'll do.  They serve 3 course meals, not usually high fat but the calories still add up quickly.  I can always refuse the wine. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  low fat hummous on toast, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  Quorn (veggie) pie, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals: 1215

Rest day. 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/08/2015:
Quorn pie sounds good...is it a microwavable meal? I've heard of the Quorn products...but ate too many of them (years ago) so now I don't really take interest in most things microwavable in general (I used to live off everything microwavable for YEARS and years!)...but once in awhile, I do enjoy a microwavable meal...because they do taste good...once in awhile!

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
No, not microwaveable. It has to go in a hot oven from the freezer. Needs a browned crust you couldn't get in a microwave. We eat lots of Quorn. My hubby does almost all the cooking and he used Quorn pieces for curries and Quorn mince for chili and pasta and lasagna. I don't think any of the Quorn products can be microwaved.

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
Google Quorn recipes for good ideas.



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.2

Daughter and friend returned last night.  I ignored them when they were eating ice cream and cashews and drinking beer while we watched tv.  

3 weeks from tomorrow we start our journey.  But we won't arrive at the beach until 3 days later. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, grapes, yogurt, pear
  • D:  veggie pasta bolognese, salad, trying to stick to one small piece of garlic bread
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  probably under 1400

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: 23.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/07/2015:
You're doing good, Annie.

grannyannie on 11/07/2015:
Thanks OR.


puddles on 11/07/2015:
Congrats Annie on ignoring the ice cream girls. Your doing good. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/07/2015:
Thanks. It's getting tough watching them eat/drink. But I can NOT give in.


Maria7 on 11/07/2015:
It isn't easy to 'stick to our guns' sometimes, especially when our family is eating whatever around us that could be a temptation to us to indulge if we let it. But you are doing well, preparing for your upcoming trip and holding out for that, knowing you will surely be appreciating it that you did. :-)

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
Thanks, Maria! I will be glad I did this. Won't meet goal but I'll get close.



grannyannie - Friday Nov 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Daughter and friend coming back this afternoon or early evening after their trip to London.

Menu:

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

Cals: 1191

Workout at gym:

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

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/06/2015:
Enjoy your company. I envy your routine with the exercise. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 11/06/2015:
Thanks Fran! I will ignore them when they are eating ice cream and cashews and drinking beer. Sob....


Umpqua on 11/06/2015:
Nice work keeping it clean and healthy! Stay strong when your company returns, you're on a great streak!

grannyannie on 11/06/2015:
Thanks! I will stay tough! I just keep thinking about how I felt last year as my clothes got too tight and I even stopped wearing my bikini in favour of one piece.



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

A blip on the scale yesterday or today.  Or I haven't done as much damage as I though. Keeping the calories low for now but will need one higher calorie day at least once a week. 

Have a healthy day everybody!  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1183

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT

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: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/05/2015:
Healthy Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 11/05/2015:
Very, OR. :)


livinglight on 11/05/2015:
Looking good! Your workouts look pretty great - I'm so excited for my gym cobtract as I am terrible about using my weights at home. Hopefully gum will be a good motivator! Inspired by your post today to get my healthy on!

grannyannie on 11/06/2015:
I like the gym for cardio and resistance machines, but much prefer to do the rest of it at home.



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.2

Got on the scale!  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1194

Workout at gym:

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

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 11/04/2015:
Don't let the scale dissuade you, I know you mean business and you will be in fighting form for your trip!

grannyannie on 11/04/2015:
Thanks, Ump. I'll at least be able to get to 140 or less before we go. I'm thinking that after we arrive I'll skip the twice weekly treats until I get to the size I'm happy with. To keep me on track I'm buying a scale after we arrive and will get on every day.


puddles on 11/04/2015:
Good idea - I always travel with my scale it keeps me on the straight and narrow. It is a reality check when I start getting off my routine. You will do well and get down to your 140 before you leave just keep at it. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 11/04/2015:
Won't be able to bring my own - luggage weight. So I'll buy one. Thanks, Fran.


OhioRaven on 11/04/2015:
Stay the course, Annie.

grannyannie on 11/04/2015:
Will do, OR!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/05/2015:
If you keep up your great eating & exercise, the scale will shift back down I'm sure :-D



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Been too long since I posted.  I have NOT been good and I'm really disgusted with myself.  We've had guests, or we've been out, or at friends' and this persuasive little voice pops up and says 'the he!! with it, have what you want'.  

We leave for Thailand in 26 days and this has got to stop now!!!  I was doing fairly well and making progress and even my bikinis didn't look too bad, but now I can feel it in my belly and boobs.  Not getting on the scale.  Funny how well my boobs indicate whether I've gained or lost and being bigger makes me feel fat.  

I need to pledge right here that I will be disciplined from now on.  I'm also going to pledge no alcohol (calories and it wipes out any willpower) until we get on the plane, with the possible exception of when we spend the night in the city for hubby's birthday.

I'm good with the workouts but could do better.  Guests are gone to London until late Thursday.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat hummous on toast, grapes, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1191

We had a very long, tiring day yesterday taking care of errands in the city, so I didn't manage to get up to go to the gym, but I will go the next 3 days.

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/dumbb ells 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

edit:  also worked in jump rope with this workout since my foot doesn't cause me pain any more.  

25 x 6

50 x 1

Total 200

OhioRaven on 11/03/2015:
Wow ! Good Post. You sound just like a nice normal DD member who's had one chip too many. You sound very determined and I'm sure you haven't done as much damage as you think. There's still time to right the ship and carry on. It's really glad to see your name again, Annie. Stay with us.

grannyannie on 11/03/2015:
Thanks OR. I will stay! And I'm going to try REALLY hard!


Umpqua on 11/03/2015:
I know you'll get right back on track Annie, as always. So exciting that you're gearing up for Thailand again! We're going to Oregon for the holidays, not exactly the same thing haha. I'm still determined to stay on track so I'm right there with you!

grannyannie on 11/03/2015:
We can do it!!


puddles on 11/03/2015:
Hi Annie good to hear from you. At one point we all get back on track you are really motivated and it will all be good for you. Take care

grannyannie on 11/03/2015:
Thanks, Fran! We all slide sometimes.


thinkpositive on 11/03/2015:
I have an idea for you. Read some of your older posts & maybe that will motivate you. I know how difficult it is when you have guests & are traveling.

grannyannie on 11/03/2015:
Thanks! Will do.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/04/2015:
....promising to come back and reply later today...running out of time this AM!



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