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grannyannie - Saturday Sep 19, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 168.4

Gorgeous day yesterday (and today). Hubby went out kayaking from in front of our house and got some nice photos that I’m sharing here. I didn’t walk but wandered outdoors for a while to enjoy the sun and did exercise bike for 30 mins. 

Upper 60’s and sunny today. So we are visiting friends outdoors for a 'cocktail party'. I'll bring wine. No snacks.

  • B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, clementine
  • Garden party with friends.  Wine.  Will try to avoid any salty snacks if someone brings some. 
  • D:  veg and chicken curry
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

 

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/19/2020:
Beautiful pics Annie!

grannyannie on 09/19/2020:
Thanks. Hubby gets credit for these. Taken from his kayak.


Donkey on 09/19/2020:
Oh how lovely! If I lived near water, I would get myself a kayak, too! Mistakes Girl lives about a block away from the town lake, and she does that.

(Do you ever have to worry about your house flooding? That's my greatest fear about living near water.)

The cocktail party sounds lovely! Very spirit- lifting! (No pun intended)

grannyannie on 09/19/2020:
No chance of ever flooding here. Our house is slightly uphill plus this a sea loch and flows into the Atlantic about 20 miles away. So the ocean would have to rise first. I love living on the water.

Had a great afternoon. Another couple came that we hadn't seen in a while. She's American and he's English and they live just down the road.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2020:
thank you for sharing your beautiful photos <3

also, 30 minutes on the bike already!? go you!!!!

grannyannie on 09/20/2020:
Exercise bike doesn't involve my bike - so very easy!

grannyannie on 09/20/2020:
Oops, I mean my back.



grannyannie - Friday Sep 18, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 168.4

I was curious so got on the scale this morning. Lost 2.6 lbs since Sunday! Some will be water weight of course, but that's okay. I will weigh myself again on Sunday morning. 

Went for a walk yesterday - 3 miles. It was a gorgeous day and I stopped and took a photo. 

Tomorrow is to be upper 60's and sunny so I hope to get together with friends for a garden gathering. That means wine or beer (only time I make an exception to my no alcohol rule). But I’ll be starting my weekly calorie allowance on Sunday.

B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, apple

S: pack of popcorn

D:  veg and chicken curry

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

30 mins on exercise bike or go for another walk

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/18/2020:
Hey, congrats! Great loss And lovely pic.

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
Thanks!


bearcountrygg on 09/18/2020:
Nice loss!!! What a beautiful place!!

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
Thanks. Love it here. Water and mountains and forest. Only thing missing is one of the white sandy beaches they have further west of us.


innerpeace on 09/18/2020:
So beautiful. I started taking pictures of my walks too. I find peace in my walks. Have a great weekend!

When I was in Saudi Arabia, I remember it getting light very early too, made it hard to sleep late on the days I actually could.

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
Lots of great places to walk were as well - along the shore or in the woods.

We have very dark drapes in our bedroom to clock out the sun. Otherwise it will hit us right in the eyes about 4:30ish.


Donkey on 09/18/2020:
Well done! A 3 mile walk is quite impressive! No soreness?

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
I didn't do it at power walk speed, just faster than a stroll. So it was tiring but didn't get sore. I am sooooooo out of shape from sitting for 6+ weeks.


Maria7 on 09/18/2020:
Congratulations to you! Pretty photo, too! Have a happy day!

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
Thanks Maria!


legcramps on 09/18/2020:
Great job on the walk! So glad you weren't sore and didn't feel any pain! SCORE!

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
I'm slowly getting there!



grannyannie - Thursday Sep 17, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

My new recliner got delivered yesterday instead of today! I can sit in it without pain in my back (as long as I don't turn to left to talk to hubby), so I can give up sitting in the dining room chair!

Got my ballot by email yesterday, so I’m going to mail it this morning. Hope the USPS is working well enough to get it there before Nov 3rd! Used to take a week from UK to US. But not now. 

I found a goal. I always use upcoming trips to motivate me to lose but no idea when our next trip is. So I’m going to use Nov 3rd.  I always stay up all night for big elections - both US and UK.  It’s also a good excuse to have forbidden snacks and beer. So that’s just less than 7 weeks. It’s very reasonable to have under 160 as a goal. 

I’ll do 30 minutes on the exercise bike again. I can attach my kindle to the display with rubber bands so I can read while doing it. I did 35 minutes yesterday because I wanted to get to the end of a chapter.

It is so sunny and mild out I think I'll walk after lunch instead. I've got the book I'm reading on Audible as well, so I'll begin where I left off while I walk!

  • B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, clementine
  • D:  veg and chicken curry
  • S: pack of popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/17/2020:
Great that you can sit in the new recliner...we LOVE ours!!

grannyannie on 09/17/2020:
Yes! And I'm back sitting in the front window with a better view of the water. I love that is has cup holders in it as well and front pockets for phone and kindle.


Donkey on 09/17/2020:
Vote early!

How nice to have the recliner! I'm glad it brings you much relief.

Good goal too!

grannyannie on 09/17/2020:
Thanks! I was surprised to get the ballot already as I thought they'd email it to me on Saturday. Glad I got it mailed!


Maria7 on 09/17/2020:
I hear motivation talking and yes, you can do it, Annie. I am so happy for you that your very much needed recliner arrived and much better for you to sit on than dining room chair. Bless your heart. Take care.

grannyannie on 09/17/2020:
The sofa hurt my back, the other chairs hurt my back, but the recliner is good if I don't recline it back too much. The dining room chair has a straight back which was what I needed with a thin cushion on the back.

Yes, motivation!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2020:
I do think it will arrive in good time by USPS! :) nice to hear you are exercising your right to vote!

also, your breakfast sounds delish with the berries :)

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
I always vote! Even from Uganda I voted!

I miss toast but porridge and berries is yummy and sticks to the ribs!

Something I sent in May too more than a month to arrive and I sent it track and trace. So I sent this regular international mail and I have well over a month, so should be fine.



grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 16, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Getting on exercise bike today - shouldn't cause any pain but if it does I'll stop.  If the sun comes out I might also go for a walk.  I won't try any muscle work until I'm pain free for a few days.

Edit:  Did 35 minutes on the bike - no problem. I don't hold on to the handles anyway.

Recliner is being delivered tomorrow so I’ll put the chair and footstool that it’s replacing in the guest room for now.  Or I’ll get hubby to.

I picked up our groceries yesterday and when I unpacked them found 2 packs of pig kidneys that I definitely had not ordered. We weren’t charged for them either, so got someone else’s.  Wasn’t going to drive all the way back to town, so hubby cooked them to put in a curry today.  He liked it, but when he gave me a taste I spit it out in the trash. Yuck!  I told him I won’t eat any curry he puts it in so he’ll figure out how to have it in just his and not mine.

Edit:  Husband took the kidneys to the beach and fed the seagulls.  I could hear them!  They were very happy!

B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, clementine

D:  veg and chicken curry (without kidneys!)

S: pack of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/16/2020:
Don't blame you...I wouldn't eat kidneys either.......When an animal in the wild kills another animal they do eat the insides first...apparently because that is where the highest nutrition is...but we have vitamins for that....yuck!

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
I was served liver 2 or 3 times when we lived in Uganda, and was very surprised to really like one of the times - not sure how she cooked it. Anyway, hubby is feeding the kidneys to the seagulls on the beach!

Organs are great for iron but I'm just fine!


bearcountrygg on 09/16/2020:
YAYYYY Win for the seagulls!!!!

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Haha! And for me!


bearcountrygg on 09/16/2020:
I liked liver...occasionally...but haven't had it for quite awhile...I ordered it in a restaurant the last time I had it......and at first it looked okay...and when I cut it...it was raw inside and the plate filled up with blood......( I NEVER SEND FOOD BACK IN A RESTAURANT)...too many horror stories about what they do with it out of anger.....so....I had to that time because it wasn't edible and was swimming in blood that threatened to overflow the plate......so when i called the server over...he agreed it was not right...they did cook it more and i had to accept any result....I did eat a small amount...but haven't ordered it since and haven't cooked any myself....i think I'm over it now....I have had liverwurst ( braunswager or how ever you spell it)since and that settles the desire for liver for me.

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
I never tried it as I'd always heard it tasted like baked mud. So first time I ate it was at age 57 in Uganda. When Ugandans ask you to dinner at their home it's very insulting to turn something down. The time I liked it we were given a plate of meat as a starter, and I started eating it and wasn't sure but thought it was liver. It was delicious. So I asked and it was.

Most of the time we'd be given BBQd goat which I loved.


bearcountrygg on 09/16/2020:
Liver has an unusual consistency....and I used to like it with onions...and a little mustard.....the thing that also bothers me about liver is that it filters the bad things from the body...the kidneys are the same thing.....so as time went by..I decided also that maybe I shouldn't be eating some animals filters...LOL I can see why it was easy to eat it for the first time..not knowing....

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Won't be trying any more organs!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2020:
pig kidneys!? how odd!

i'm glad something enjoyed them!

Great job on the bike!

I'm planning to get out soon also...walking to the close-by pharmacy!

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Steak and kidney pie is popular here, but it's not something I'd try. Steak pie, yes.

I'll walk if the sun comes out.



grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 15, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Going to pick up groceries today (park in designated spot in car park and they bring them out and put them in car). Back felt only a wee bit sore when I tried sitting in the car.  I’ve been sitting in a dining room chair with a small cushion for my back and 2 for butt for 6 weeks as sitting in any other chair was painful and is now just sore.

I won’t be going back to the gym for a long time - I don’t feel it’s safe. So I’m thinking about more equipment to have at home in addition to dumbbells, jump rope, step, and a basic exercise bike.  I’d like an elliptical but it looks like I’d have to pay a lot to get a decent one.  At least £500+ and not sure I want to spend that. I just ordered a recliner chair and have been doing a LOT of shopping on Amazon for many months.

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy (last toast and have put away the toaster)
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar
  • D:  veg and chicken curry
  • S: pack of popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/15/2020:
Glad to hear that the car ride worked out for you.......Love our recliners...he reclines...I sit on one leg...bad old habit that I can't seem to break. I also do a lot of Amazon shopping online.....I find the home gym pieces to be so worthwhile...time savers, and amazingly handy for those quick urges to go to and then back to other things.

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
Back was fine driving the 20 miles roundtrip. Just a wee bit sore where the spot hit the seat. But I've decided 5 hours in the car this week to scatter ashes would likely be too much. Hope for next week.

I saw some ellipticals for £300 or less but they don't look that sturdy. I plan to be tough on it so it has to stand up! I'm sure the ones at the gym cost many thousands £££££££.

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
It's going to be tough seeing the recliner and I can't sit it yet! It's being delivered Thursday.


Maria7 on 09/15/2020:
Online shopping is the 'way to go' these days, although I do go in stores a little (w mask and gloves on). I hope you are much better soon, Annie.

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
We don't have a lot of shops around us so even without the virus we do a lot of Amazon. Found that 'click and collect' is working very well now, so no need to go inside the store. Just order online and pick a time and date, then park outside store and they bring it out. But if I need to go in I always wear my mask.

I'm about 95% better now.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2020:
yeah! the prices in exercise equipment have skyrocketed over the course of this pandemic! I'm glad i purchased "everything i need" approx 1.5years before the pandemic and that i didn't have to deal with price gouging!

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
E bikes are also selling fast here, so glad we already had ours.


Maria7 on 09/15/2020:
95% is wonderful. Soon you will be all the way there! Smile.

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Nearly there!


Donkey on 09/15/2020:
One piece of advice about buying exercise equipment, especially if you are thinking about getting an elliptical: try before you buy.

I was seeing commercials for the Bowflex Max Trainer, which is very similar to an elliptical. I was thinking SERIOUSLY about getting one. Went to a sporting goods store - this was before COVID - and they had a floor model set up. Oh my goodness, I almost tore up my back with this. The angle was wrong, the stride was wrong - it just was NOT a good fit for my body. I tried the other floor models and funny enough, the most comfortable one was a very cheap model ($150) - one that I NEVER would have considered.

So just food for thought.

You might want to consider upgrading your bike instead. Less risky perhaps?

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Unfortunately, there is now way to try one out first. By the time I'm safely able to travel into the city to do that, it will be safe to go back to the gym. The bike I have is one we bought about 10 years ago - just a basic one. I never use one at the gym, only the recumbent. I guess I'll stick with this any my other exercises.



grannyannie - Monday Sep 14, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

I was good yesterday. Stuck to plan except I had 2 packs of popcorn (87 cal each).  No beer. 

I had a bit of a rest day yesterday. Good sleep last night. I do wake up several times but go right back to sleep.  I can roll over easily with just a bit of soreness when I do.  I wear my new fitbit to bed and check out my sleep patterns in the morning. My poor husband has been sleeping in a guest room ever since I hurt myself (6 weeks ago today) because it would cause me pain with him rolling over in bed, and because I'd wake up him up too often.  I think it's safe for him to come back.  

It's supposed to be dry this week and mostly sunny.  Going to sit in the car and see how it feels on my back and if it's okay I'll do the grocery pickup tomorrow. Also hope to take my son's ashes to sprinkle this week where I've been planning to.  It's nearly 200 miles roundtrip.  

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/boiled egg, cheddar
  • D: veg and chicken curry
  • S: packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

 

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/14/2020:
I'm sure you are relieved to be feeling better and will be able to sprinkle your your sons ashes.....as you planned. My husband has also had a long recovery from a fall that hurt his shoulder...he is doing stretching exercises ( he hung a bar above the bedroom door and uses that to help him hold that arm up several times a day....( actually both arms)...and it seems to be working....the extent of his injury is unknown...he wouldn't go to the hospital because of the pandemic...but we suspect it was tendon or bursa related)

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I had a shoulder injury for a very long time and still have to be careful even after about 2 years.

I was nervous about going to the hospital for this current injury, but it's a small town, it was about 7am and you go directly into A & E from the car park. Nobody there except masked staff and doctor, and I wore mine.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I had some ashes held back so I could sprinkle some here in a place my son found very pretty last summer when he came with daughters (Glencoe). The rest is in a very nice blue marble box to be buried later on my parents graves.


Donkey on 09/14/2020:
(((hugs))) Take all the time you need to heal.

It's a good idea to test whether or not you are ready for a ride (or drive) in the car. I'd be interested to hear how your trip to the pick-up goes, if you are able to complete this errand at this time.

For some reason, I though the popcorn was microwaved. I recently came into ownership of 2 snack bags of white cheddar pre-popped popcorn. Delicious!

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
When I first ordered the case of 24 popcorn I thought they were microwave too. They also have a sweet and salty one but those I so addictive I can't eat less than 3 bags in a row. So those are OUT. And I love cheesy popcorn so can't have those around. Not many popcorn choices in supermarkets here for some reason.

I sat in the car a while ago and put on the seatbelt. Just a wee bit sore on my back. So I'll drive in tomorrow and see how it goes.


Jacky82020 on 09/14/2020:
Hey, that menu sounds great. I use an air popper and spray with butter flavored Pam and malt vinegar. Problem is I eat the whole big bowl! Real advantages to doing it your way

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I would eat a huge bowl as well. So having a limit is what I need. Not as good as hot popcorn but I'm used to it now.


Jacky82020 on 09/14/2020:
Think I’m gonna try it


Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2020:
many times my father and mother also had to sleep in separate rooms like when one was sick or injured! that's what loved ones do for you! i'm glad he can come back now!



grannyannie - Sunday Sep 13, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Got on scale again this morning and it's the same. Not counting calories this week but behaving and NO alcohol.  Next Sunday I'm going to try the weekly calories like Bear does.

Overdid it cleaning our bedroom yesterday.  Was just going to dust and hoover but got too ambitious since it hadn't really been cleaned since my injury almost 6 weeks ago.  Some extra soreness but not too bad. 

Exercise?  No idea when I can do it without injuring myself more.  I'll play it by ear. The weather won't let me go for walks.  Maybe exercise bike.

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L: 6 veg salad w/boiled egg and cheddar
  • D: veg and chicken curry, iced tea
  • S: packet of popcorn

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/13/2020:
I will welcome the company Annie.....I find it to be the best for me and hope it works as well for you.......the best thing about it is no guilt on a hungry day....an and no forced eating on a NOT hungry day.......Some weeks can be tough for the last couple of days ( If I use up all my cals after 5 days)...but I'm trying to avoid that this time...........Just started this for my 3rd time.and so far so good.....lots of lost pounds over the years this way.......and I actually can see myself doing this on maintenance this time to keep it off......( in the past once....I put the wt back on)...don't want to do that again.

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
Sounds like a good idea to me too. And yes, maintenance, as I well know, is very, very difficult.


Jacky82020 on 09/13/2020:
Annie, I love my recumbent bike! Are you the one who broke her ankle? You can always try some dumbbells. That’s what I need to do! Have some but don’t use enough.

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
No, it wasn't me that broke my ankle. I crashed my bike and injured my back and side. No dumbbells for me for a while yet. I would love a recumbent bike, I only have the other kind.

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
It was legcramps who broke her ankle.


Jacky82020 on 09/13/2020:
Oh, I still get you guys confused. Sorry. Think I got mine at Walmart, it is a Pro-Form. Maybe I ordered it from amazon. I forgot, They wanted a lot to assemble it, but the husband is very handy & he did it with minimum cursing & yelling.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
? Your recumbent bike? I just might check it out - or maybe a rower which you can fold up to make room. No Walmarts here, but I think I keep Amazon in business!


Donkey on 09/13/2020:
If you overdid it yesterday, perhaps today should be a day of rest or just light stretching? Just a gentle reminder to respect your body's healing.

When I reached my highest non-pregnancy weight at 186.5, that was my motivation to turn it around. My highest weight ever was when I was 9+ months along with Daughter, and I was 192.0. That's a lot on my 5'3" frame.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I did have a light day.

With both my sons I weighed 152 just before birth and I was 5'5" then.


Maria7 on 09/13/2020:
I remember a few years ago when I hit 171 after having been at 168...it was like it just jumped up. But now you know and this can be used to launch you into getting to your goal weight because seeing this number is a big motivator. Hang in there, Annie. Love, Maria

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
Thanks! I feel like a cow! I plan on being goal weight for my 70th which is in 18 months. For my 60th (the reason I joined this group) I got to goal weight - 130lbs. Now I'd be thrilled with 140.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2020:
it's nice bear i rubbing off on you..

in my generally earlier years here, i was very much looking at what some people were doing for inspirations.

one woman i miss, WorkingIt, would have competitions that were personal to each person and i'd try to participate :)

then there were people who's diets i imitated a little bit...it's good to get ideas.

your salads always remind me of how simple it is to have a nutritious meal. as are your thai dishes.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
It's good to get ideas from others. I miss V and her cheerleading for us!



grannyannie - Saturday Sep 12, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Yikes! Got on scale and hit that dreaded number. Most I've ever weighed in my life. On Aug 30th I was 168.8.  

I still have bread to finish and I've no idea of the calories as it's an instore bakery bread and I hate to guess. So until this bread is gone I will behave but not count calories yet. I have 2 cans of my beer left so I'll drink those today. But none next week.  

I'm grocery shopping online and I think I'll be able to do the pickup on Tuesday (not sure how the seat will feel on my back). Husband has been doing it. I will not order any junk and will not order any beer for me, just hubby - and he has his home-brewed beer as well. 

I've had a craving for spicy hot chocolate for weeks so I've ordered some online.  I will carefully measure it and include the calories when I have some. 

It's a high of about 59/60 today and occasional rain and windy.  Last nice day was Sunday when we went to friends' house.

Anyway, today I'm having:

  • B: 2 pieces of toast, bowl of fruit (blueberries, banana, clementines, mango), tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with splash of coconut milk
  • L: 6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar
  • D: curry with small portion rice
  • S: packet of popcorn, 2 beers

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/12/2020:
Cravings usually mean something......I would go with the spicy hot chocolate too.

grannyannie on 09/12/2020:
I first discovered it on a trip to Belgium in 2006 when we visited a chocolate museum. Chili hot chocolate mix was for sale in the gift shop and it sounded interesting. Loved it! Hope the one I ordered is as good. And hot chocolate goes so well with chillier weather.


bearcountrygg on 09/12/2020:
There is also a thing called mexican chocolate and I think it is chocolate with cinnamon added.......might be something to try while you wait for the other to be delivered ( cinnamon is actually spicy too)

grannyannie on 09/12/2020:
I always put cinnamon in my porridge. I have seen cinnamon and chili hot chocolate online.


Donkey on 09/12/2020:
Spicy hot chocolate!!! I've never heard of such a thing, but it sounds delicious! I hope you find it delightful!

Interesting - I've never tried chili powder nor cinnamon in my hot chocolate. I feel that I should look into this, this winter. I'm not big on hot chocolate, but this sounds like something I need to try, at least. Like a "food adventure" of sorts....

Just curious - could you not have 1 beer tonight and then the last beer tomorrow night?

grannyannie on 09/12/2020:
Already on my second beer. None tomorrow or all next week +. I tried spicy hot chocolate in Belgium and loved it. I don't think I want to try making it myself.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2020:
hot choc sounds so good...i have never heard of it either!

what i really want is pumpkin everything including a cider (alcoholic!)...

sorry your weight is not behaving...mostly due to the injury and i KNOW you will make it thru and be moving again...in time! :)

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
I love fruity ciders! I'm blaming lockdown, grief and injury.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2020:
i agree with Donkey! i may have to look into spicy hot chocolate for the winter too!

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
Yes, give it a try!



grannyannie - Friday Sep 11, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

I've managed to dust and hoover the living/dining room and the hallway.  Hope my side/back doesn't regret it later!  Also did a load of towels. 

I did not sleep well last night. Woke up in pain several times. I've got a Samsung version of fit bit and I check my sleep out every morning and I still wake up frequently. 

Going to have to seriously limit my beer intake if I want to lose weight. Between lockdown, grief, and serious injury I've had beer (or wine) almost every single day. 

Planning on logging meals and drinks beginning Sunday.  Still have some bread to finish eating and I'll start cutting out rice with dinner. 

Here's photo from earlier this week from my front porch around 6am. 

 

Jacky82020 on 09/11/2020:
Oh, what time a beautiful photo! Gave up champagne, my fave, in 2011 after many years. Miss it sometimes. Need to log and count calories better too. Sorry you slept poorly & were in pain. Sure hope tonight is better

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks. Don't know why it was so bad last night, it wasn't too bad the night before.


Donkey on 09/11/2020:
Sadly (?), I think you're right about the alcohol. I've read that something about the way the body metabolizes alcohol hinders weight loss.

Thank you for sharing that lovely photo. In a difficult world, there are still little blessings.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Alcohol does interere with weight loss and it's not just the calories and carbs (beer). You have to burn off the alcohol first before you can burn off any fat.


innerpeace on 09/11/2020:
What a beautiful picture. I hope you can find relief from your grief and find solitude in your beautiful surroundings.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks.


bearcountrygg on 09/11/2020:
Amazing view you have there.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
I love it.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2020:
maybe keep a little rice just for taste of it?

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Might do a tiny amount of rice as it does go so well with curry.



grannyannie - Thursday Sep 10, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Was so totally upset and livid and in tears last night when I heard the news that a certain president knew how deadly the virus was but played it down.  He is responsible for my son's death.  I drank 5 1/2 beers last night because I was so upset. 

I'm feeling a lot better but if I overdo it with housework I regret it.  I'm sure sometime next week I'll be 100%. 

I'll start with calories again next week and gentle exercise. I'll got a case of 87cal popcorn packets and will keep getting those.  No guilt and satisfying. 

It doesn't help that I have no upcoming trips to motivate me.  As it looks right now we won't be spending the winter in Thailand.  They don't want tourists from anywhere. 

bearcountrygg on 09/10/2020:
Glad to hear that you are healing from the bike crash.

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
Thanks. Took soooooo long.


Donkey on 09/10/2020:
(((hugs))) I could see myself having a similar reaction, except maybe with food. Trying to comfort the grief and stifle the anger.

I can't say much more without violating DD rules and alienating others.

I'm glad you mentioned Thailand because my boss has pretty much decided that he and his wife will not go to Florida for the month of January. An unfortunate decision but his wife is very vulnerable.

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
Yes, didn't want to even say the name.

Definitely wouldn't go to Florida! We have friends who are talking about going to Spain this winter (Spain is doing badly now), and she is in advances stages of Parkinsons.


Donkey on 09/10/2020:
PS glad to read that you're taking steps to getting back on track!!!!

I'm wondering if those popcorn bags would be an effective tool for me as well. I'm going to think about that. Thanks!

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
My store doesn't sell any popcorn except some high fat microwave bags. These single serve packets make me feel like I'm having a treat.


Maria7 on 09/10/2020:
Prayers for you, Annie. Only so much we can say on here but please know we all love you and I am praying for you, too.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks Maria xx


Horn_of_plenty on 09/10/2020:
sending my condolences in regards to what you are mentioning. i did hear it. i don't wanna get political beyond the fact that i send major sympathies to you <3

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks xx


Horn_of_plenty on 09/10/2020:
if i drank that many beers, i'd pass out!

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
I've built up tolerance, unfortunately.


Jacky82020 on 09/11/2020:
Outrageous how he knew and hide the truth, resulting in countless preventable deaths. I hate him passionately. And he did it to protect the stock market.

We’re not supposed to discuss politics here? But it’s ok to post lengthy religious quotations? Many forums forbid posts on both religion and politics.

Where are these rules? Never saw any.



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