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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!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Been awol for a while.  Have been good on some days, not so good on others.  Went to a funeral Weds and had a few G & T's when we came home.

Ugandan daughter is coming tomorrow with a friend/colleague.  Her contract is ended but she's been offered another beginning in April.  She just has to get another visa to come back.  She and her friend will stay two nights, then go to London for 3 nights, then return here.  We will take her to the airport on the 12th and there will be many tears as usual.  

4 weeks and 2 days until our trip!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar wrap, yogurt, 2 pears
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  almonds, hot choc
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1402

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 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
  • 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 - 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

thinkpositive on 10/31/2015:
I admire your dedication to your home workout! Sorry about your loss- funerals are hard.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/01/2015:
sorry about funeral but sounds nice about your friend / colleague visiting !


Maria7 on 11/02/2015:
Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Daughter. Not much longer til your trip! :-D



grannyannie - Monday Oct 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Had a lovely evening yesterday.  Dinner with friends.  A bit too much wine, but overall not terribly indulgent. 

T minus 5 weeks till Thailand.  

Menu:

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

Cals:   1196

No gym this morning.  Too tired as I had heartburn from red wine!

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 - 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
 

puddles on 10/26/2015:
I also cannot do red wine. Have a great evening.


OhioRaven on 10/27/2015:
I drink just a small amount of Red Wine before bed. Have a good day.


biscottibody59 on 10/27/2015:
Hope tomorrow's a good day for ya'!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/27/2015:
glad you had a nice day with family...great calories also. keep up the great work.



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

I was very good yesterday until we started binge watching The Good Wife.  And then it was snack, snack, snack....

We're going to our friends' house for Sunday roast later today.  Just need to drink the wine slowly so hostess can't keep topping up the glass. 

Happy Sunday folks. 


grannyannie - Saturday Oct 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Tried on my bikinis today.  I think at least 5 more lbs, 7 would be better.  Haven't been on the scale yet but I can tell by looking.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wrap, yogurt, grapes, clementine
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1222 (1272 if I also have a hot chocolate tonight)

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

 

ohioraven on 10/24/2015:
Send Pictures !

grannyannie on 10/24/2015:
LOL! Maybe later when I lose 7 lbs!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Haven't posted for a while! We've been in Inverness visiting with stepdaughter and her family, including a cute 3 year old grandson.  I didn't behave too badly, but not great.  I did have beer and wine.  Son in law made us a full Scottish breakfast one morning:  egg, potato scone, beans, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, fried tomato.  

We came home last night but I was so exhausted this morning I couldn't get to the gym.  I will do my home muscle workout tomorrow.  And try to get in some cardio.  I'm not going to make my goal but I'd be thrilled with 137.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar on a wrap, yogurt, grapes, clementine, V8
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1218

 

thinkpositive on 10/23/2015:
Sounds like a nice visit.

grannyannie on 10/24/2015:
It was!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Went on a bike ride this morning to the botanic gardens.  Wandered around the gardens. Sunny but cold so I bundled up. Had a bacon roll and tea at their cafe.  Ride was nearly 14 miles roundtrip.

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 - 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:  bacon roll, oatcake, yogurt, pear (estimating bacon roll calories)
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1327

Umpqua on 10/17/2015:
The ride sounds lovely, you're a workout machine!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2015:
That's good exercise! Bike riding, I used to love it and do it frequently several years ago, is an excellent form of cardio. And best of all, you can actually go places!


biscottibody59 on 10/19/2015:
Have a good week!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Nice sunny but cold day today.  Went to the gym again - 4th day this week!  

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

I will do my upper and lower body workout tomorrow.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs in a whole wheat tortilla, grapes, apple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  lite hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1292

Umpqua on 10/16/2015:
Go Annie go!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
:)


ohioraven on 10/16/2015:
You're on a streak, Annie.

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Aye!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
Good job on the gym & menu!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Cheers!


biscottibody59 on 10/16/2015:
Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Will try! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Extra gym day.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical 
  • 5 mins treadmill - uphill

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/dumbb ells 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:  2 eggs on a tortilla, yogurt, clementine, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes 
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1298

Umpqua on 10/15/2015:
Perfect clean healthy day for you Annie, you go!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
You are serious!



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 0.0

Good morning/afternoon.  Good workout today.  Happy I can do the treadmill without any heel pain.  My plantar fasciitis rarely acts up now and when it does, it's just a mild ache in one foot.  Doing prevention. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical - HIIT
  • 5 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 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
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast in a tortilla w/lite mayo, yogurt, clementine, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:   1244

puddles on 10/14/2015:
wow great workout. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/14/2015:
Thanks. Feels good.


Umpqua on 10/14/2015:
Excellent food and workout. I feel the same way about exercise, my arthritis acts up much less when I'm exercising regularly - so many benefits!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
Glad to hear your pain is lessening. Is it also due to weightloss that you are having an easier time exercising? And you and Umpqua are right, the more regular you exercise, the easier it gets. I am working on this exact goal too in terms of cardio. I'm making it more and more a regular part of my day, trying for 3-4 days a week now.

I drink a lot of low calorie beverages too. I used to have a lot more, but herbal teas are a favorite. Nice and warm, especially on a cold day, and no caffeine!

grannyannie on 10/14/2015:
Haven't had more than a slight ache in my heel for months, and only for a short time. I'm in prevention mode for spending the winter in Thailand with hard floors everywhere. I haven't been at my heaviest weight for about 4 years, but exercise is easier the less I weigh. I've got my stamina and muscle strength back already, even though I went a month without.


thinkpositive on 10/14/2015:
Looks like you have everything under control!!



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