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grannyannie - Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Lazy yesterday. Didn't work out. Will definitely do today! 

Had an extra pack of popcorn last night. So an extra 87 calories. Not a disaster. 

Left house by 7am this morning, filled up car with petrol (I think it's been 2 months or more since I had to), got the groceries for us and for our friends that weren't available on Click and Collect.  Stopped by post office to send in my absentee ballot for the primary in Tennessee (where I have to vote). It's for senate, etc.  

Menu:

B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh raspberries, tea w/soy milk

S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk

L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter, apple

D: chicken curry, diet tonic

S: packet of popcorn

 

Total: 1267

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/23/2020:
You're doing well with your menu!!

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Feels very healthy. Getting my 10 a day for sure!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
That’s great getting out of the house early ! I have a few errands to do tomorrow in the morning which I’m thankful for as well ! To get me out !

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Yea, this is my big day out, LOL. I've been going at that time since lockdown as it was getting too busy later in the day and you have to wait in line. I found that arriving at the store about 7:20-7:30 is a great time - I get through very quickly. I get the majority though from click and collect on Mondays. I love just parking and having it all put in the boot for me.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I don't need to fill my car very often either......and I LIKE IT!!!

grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
I've only been driving to town twice a week - so 40 miles. And we have a small car which is great on mileage.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I don't need to fill my car very often either......and I LIKE IT!!!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 22, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

I've been drinking a LOT of diet pop.  Got really bored with Coke so I'm drinking diet Sprite, Schweppes lemonade, Dr Pepper, orange, raspberry, strawberry etc.  I know this stuff might not be good for you, but it's better than drinking lots of beer and wine and I feel less desprived. Also have diet lime flavoured tonic with pieces of lime with my dinner.

Shoulder still sore!  I guess I got too ambitious with the dumbbells. Avoiding them for a while. Jump rope uses shoulders, step aerobics isn’t much of a workout without dumbbells, so only thing I can do is ankle weights, abs, and exercise bike.

Felt so bad for my granddaughters yesterday.  First Father's Day without their dad.  They are only 9 and 14. 

Click and collect at supermarket today.  Rainy day. Yuck. 

Menu:

  • B: porridge w/oat milk and /fresh blueberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and cappuccino w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter, apple
  • D: chicken curry, diet tonic
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1297

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2020:
Sending you warm thoughts on healing and also to your granddaughters.

I used to drink lots of diet soda but my skin reacts poorly when I introduce too much into my diet of several types of food / drinks so I try not to overdo on soda. My skin is extremely sensitive!

Good idea with the soda as it has no calories :)

grannyannie on 06/22/2020:
Thanks. I seem to do okay with diet sodas. I've quit them before and didn't notice any difference.


bearcountrygg on 06/22/2020:
That is sad for your granddaughters........kids are really having a tough time through this and your girls are really having it tough........ I love diet pop but it doesn't love me...it actually makes my joints hurt.....and I have never heard of anyone else with that reaction.

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Yea, the 14 year old was just like her dad and they were best pals. Parents were divorced but she saw him often. Never heard of it making joints hurt but I know many people get all kinds of reactions.


Donkey on 06/23/2020:
I just had this conversation with Male Co-Worker about soda pop. He used to love Coke Zero, but since he has diverticulitis, he's sworn off all pop and has no desire for it.

I, on the other hand, no longer drink diet pop, but I miss it very much. I don't care for regular, sugar pop.

When I'm having a very hard day, I will resort to having a diet Coke at work. Otherwise, at home, we have a selection of flavored (non sweetened) carbonated waters. Bubbly and Lacroix.

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
I don't like the taste of regular pop. I do drink diet lime flavoured tonic with pieces of lime in it with my dinner. But I find different flavoured pops make me feel less deprived. At night with tv I have a packet of popcorn with a diet pop. But I'd much prefer to have a couple of beers with a packet or two of crisps!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 21, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Having the last of the yogurt this morning, and adding an extra quinoa bar so I don't get so hungry before lunch. It will be porridge every morning after this. 

Very cautious when right shoulder is sore, so will just do some housework and exercise bike.

Wet weather today so no garden gatherings with friends today. That means no alcohol. 

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh blueberries, quinoa bar, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and cappuccino made w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: chicken curry 
  • S: packet of popcorn

Change of dinner plan so this will be my once a week higher calorie day. Hubby is making fried rice with veggies and prawns and topped with fried eggs. Love it!!!!

Total: 1255 No idea

 

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
I'm not a huge fan of porridge but it has good qualities. With cinnamon it can be quite tasty. :) Have a nice, calm day!

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
I put cinnamon and fresh berries on mine and oat milk. And it's Scottish porridge so very good. Never use instant.

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
And it's more filling than most other things.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
That’s a tasty and healthy last meal of the day ! Enjoy your hubby’s creations ;)

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
Always enjoy his dinners. I avoid rice but this is a treat. I have it once a week in Thailand at our favourite restaurant. He tops the dish with eggs fried in the wok so that the edges are crispy. Mmmm


Donkey on 06/21/2020:
I am the same way with yogurt versus porridge (which means oatmeal to me, and not hominy). I put in a small handful of walnuts. I can avoid 2nd Breakfast if I have this combination in the morning, even though it's carbs.

The yogurt is mostly protein, but it doesn't hold me.

Dinner sounds delicious!

grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
Porridge is simply the name of oatmeal (although technically it means any hot cereal). Nobody says oatmeal here so I've pick up different terms for many things. I've sometimes added mixed seeds and nuts but not lately.



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 20, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 167.8

Weigh in day.  Down 2 lbs!  I'm sure one pound is water, but that's okay. 

Shoulder is sore today even though I tried to be careful yesterday and skip some dumbbell routines.  I hurt it badly before and do not want that to happen again. It was horrible having to avoid using my arm almost totally for months. So no dumbbells at all for a while. I'll just do cardio and lower body/abs routines.

Was going to go for a bike ride with friends today but it's very windy.  Might get on exercise bike instead.

I was asked about my portion sizes.  I weigh everything and since it's metric here calories are per 100g or 100ml.  So it's very easy.  I had to get creative with curries husband makes though.  Almost all of the ingredients he uses are 100 cals/100g or less (most are less).  So I weigh the curry at 350g and count it as 350 calories.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge w/fresh blueberries and oat milk, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar, coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast pieces, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter (have one more pack of them and won't buy any more)
  • D: chicken curry, no rice
  • S: pack of popcorn

Total:  1211

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/20/2020:
The stroopwaffel cookies I have are directly from the Netherlands, so you should have seen me trying to figure out the serving size and calories per cookie. From your post, I *see* how the 100g serving size information is quite helpful - if one has a food scale.

This confirms to me that I should really invest in a scale.

I am quite impressed that you have lost 2 pounds. Some (or all) may or may not be water, but that's how weight loss starts, little by little. BRAVO!!

grannyannie on 06/20/2020:
I have a small digital food scale - it has options for oz, lb, kg, grams. It's very easy to calculate going by 100g. The chicken/turkey breast pieces I buy for my salad come in 100 gram packets. So, very easy. Then I weigh my cheddar cheese - 25g is 104 cals. Yea, fluid loss is always first to go when you start to 'behave'.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
Good idea to avoid the shoulder exercises. I too am pretty careful now about overdoing.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
Good idea to avoid the shoulder exercises. I too am pretty careful now about overdoing.


KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
Good idea, I could weigh food too.. But I'm not doing it yet. So for example 100gr of rice is 100gr raw or cooked? I never know this...



grannyannie - Friday Jun 19, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Had an extra cracker and extra packet of popcorn yesterday, but still stayed just under 1300 calories.  The yogurt with fruit I eat for breakfast is not filling, so I’ll cut the yogurt to 1 carton a week (3 servings).  Porridge stays with me much longer. 

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh raspberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: 2 quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, Ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: chicken curry 
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1217

Workout:

  • 2 sets x 10 upper body with dumbbells (10 4 routines) skipping those that target shoulders  - my shoulder which I badly injured a few years ago is a bit sore. I do NOT want to reinjure it!
  • 2 sets x 10 lower body with dumbbells (squats, lunges, calf lifts)
  • 2 sets x 10 bum and thighs with ankle weights
  • 2 sets abs, planks, push ups
  • aerobics with dumbbells
  • jump rope 3 x 20
  • 3 sets of a Tae Bo routine

 

 

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/19/2020:
Look at you with your workouts! Good for you!!!!! I'm glad you're back at it.

May I ask: are your portion sizes quite small?

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
I weigh everything and count calories per 100g. Curry portion is small.


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2020:
Anything you eat under 1,300 cals will allow losses......I lost a lot of weight eating junk...not recommending it...but it still allows calorie burn.

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
I just need to remember to juggle calories and have at least one higher calorie day a week. I've learned that from experience.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2020:
yeah, i'm not a fan of liquid / yogurt mornings either i must be able to chew some of my breakfast :)

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
It worked fine when I also had toast, but doesn't work well alone.



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 18, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Had my celebration beer and packet of crisps yesterday while sitting outside. That’s it till a social gathering. 

Housework today.  Bike ride to the doctors office to pick up a repeat prescription.  Just under 10 miles roundtrip.

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh strawberries, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey breast, cheddar, apple, Ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: chicken curry 
  • S: packet of popcorn

Total: 1139

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/18/2020:
I'm a little behind in commenting but I don't blame you for having a celebration beer. So glad your package finally arrived!

Grannyannie on 06/18/2020:
Me too!


bearcountrygg on 06/18/2020:
I haven't been on a bike in so many years ( other than the stationary one)......sounds like fun...good old memories bike riding.

grannyannie on 06/18/2020:
Love riding my bike! Feels a bit like freedom.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2020:
that's great you biked and didn't drive to pick up prescription! i walked to the supermarket today :)

grannyannie on 06/18/2020:
It just seems so lazy to drive to the doctor's on a day that's dry and warm. Our supermarket is 10 miles one way, so won't be doing that. I have ridden my bike there before when I didn't need much. And before Covid.


happy-1 on 06/18/2020:
Good job on the balanced choices, self care, and bike ride!

grannyannie on 06/19/2020:
Gotta keep going!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

My very important envelope finally arrived at the office it was sent to some time yesterday (had an email this morning confirming it).  So May 18th I mailed it from here and it arrived June 16th.  FFS. And it was sent Track and Sign. 

Anyway, I had bought myself a large beer to celebrate with when it arrived and will have it this evening or sitting outside in the sun this afternoon on the patio. Then I'll behave again until we have another garden party with our friends (weather this weekend isn't looking good for one).  I'm determined this time!!!  I hate feeling like a blob.  My belly gets in the way when I'm on the floor doing crunches!

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh raspberries and Stevia, tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with coconut, quinoa bar
  • L: salad w/turkey and cheddar and apple
  • D: Massaman curry with chicken, no rice
  • S:  packet of crisps and beer (264 cals)

Total:   1388

Workout:

  • 2 sets x 10 upper body with dumbbells (10 routines)
  • 2 sets x 10 lower body with dumbbells (squats, lunges, calf lifts)
  • 2 sets x 10 bum and thighs with ankle weights
  • 2 sets abs, planks, push ups
  • aerobics with dumbbells
  • jump rope 3 x 20
  • 3 sets of a Tae Bo routine

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/17/2020:
Happy to hear your mail arrived at it's intended place...I'm sure you can breath better now!

grannyannie on 06/17/2020:
Much easier!



grannyannie - Tuesday Jun 16, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Got up and checked to see if my important envelope was still sitting in Los Angeles like it has since May 30th, but nope it is FINALLY in Orlando where the office is that it is going to.  Yahoo!!!!!   But I hate USPS! But to be fair, Royal Mail had it sitting in London for 10 days first. 

Was very good yesterday. Good food.  Good workout. Today I am doing lots of housework and maybe get on exercise bike. Muscle work and full workout every other day from now on. 

Menu:

  • B: plain soy yogurt w/fresh raspberries and Stevia, tea w/soy milk
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee w/coconut milk
  • L: salad w/turkey, cheddar, apple, 1 ryvita cracker w/butter
  • D: Massaman curry with chicken - no rice, tonic water with lime
  • S:  1 packet lite popcorn

Total: 1138

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/16/2020:
Happy for you that your mail arrived in the right town finally...I'm sure that will lower your stress level a lot!

Grannyannie on 06/16/2020:
It is such a relief! I'll feel even more relieved when it is delivered and signed for.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2020:
that's great there's been progress with your mail...same with one of my friend's packages...taking over 2 months.

grannyannie on 06/17/2020:
I'm in a group on FB called USPS tracking sucks. Lots of stories even worse than mine! All due to Covid and USPS employess.


Donkey on 06/16/2020:
It's not progress on the scale, but in very excited to hear about the progress your package is making in the postal system, lol! It will be a huge relief when its journey ends!

grannyannie on 06/17/2020:
Ended last night!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 15, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Garden party yesterday with 4 friends (socially distanced!). Lots of wine, crisps, some chocolate that one friend brought.  Had the last burger patty that I'd frozen for dinner.  Last burger bun. 

4 of us were definitely bigger than before lockdown - bigger bellies, and for me bigger everywhere.  3 of us confessed to drinking a lot more alcohol than before lockdown. Grief added to my increased consumption. 

I did a partial workout yesterday before the party - everything except floor exercises.  Getting very serious this week. No alcohol in the house except beer for husband (he brews it) and the wine that I stock to bring garden parties.  Alcohol will only be wine at garden parties (once a week if weather is good). 

Doing click and collect groceries this morning.  Will do a workout later.

Menu:

  • B: last piece of store bakery bread toasted (honey and sunflower seed) w/butter and jam (guessing calories), putting away the toaster today
  • S: quinoa bar and coffee with coconut milk
  • L: salad with the last of the bacon, apple
  • D: Massaman curry with chicken, no rice
  • S: one packet of unbuttered popcorn

Total: 1130 cals

Workout:

  • 2 sets x 10 upper body with dumbbells (10 exercises)
  • 2 sets x 10 lower body with dumbbells (squats, lunges, calf lifts)
  • 2 sets x 10 bum and thighs with ankle weights
  • 2 sets abs, planks, push ups
  • aerobics with dumbbells
  • jump rope 3 x 20

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/15/2020:
Good idea using up the things that slow you down!

grannyannie on 06/15/2020:
I was doing a lot of carbs. Not good!


Donkey on 06/15/2020:
^ I agree with Bear!

How nice to visit with friends!

grannyannie on 06/15/2020:
It's always nice to visit friends. We have 2 couples who are friends of ours and we all live less than a mile from each other. 4 of us are retired and the other couple are younger and are still working from home. So only weekends are good for them. Scotland isn't known for great weather so it dictates when we get to sit outdoors.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2020:
great job getting in a workout before the party (because i'm SURE you wouldn't want to do it after the party!!!) lol.

i am also trying to structure my exercise differently, starting today.

i will wake up, walk in morning, before i get distracted with the day this week.

grannyannie on 06/15/2020:
I've always preferred early workouts.



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 13, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 169.8

Scale this morning. Gained 1.2 lbs. I'm 0.2 lbs short of 170.  OMG!!!  Too much snacking.  Still too much alcohol.  Too many carbs. Got to stop.  I feel like a big blob. 

I've got the supermarket bakery bread to finish off as toast, then won't buy any more. No more crisps either, even baked ones.  The popcon isn't bad at all.  87cals per bag. I still have a lot of Ryvita multigrain crackers left as well (37 cals each) and won't buy any more of those. And I'm going to TRY HARD to limit alcohol and crisps to the garden parties. (and to celebrate when my envelope finally arrives in Florida).  Going back to calories after the bread is gone and I can accurately count the calories. 

I've just gone back into my supermarket click and collect for Monday and deleted biscuits (cookies) and crisps and a beer that I like and hubby doesn't. 

Definitely a workout at least every other day. 

Menu:

  • B: toast, porridge with raspberries, tea w/soy
  • S: quinoa bar, coffee with coconut milk
  • L: salad w/(British) bacon and cheddar
  • D: Thai green curry with chicken, no rice
  • S: The last shot of gin in the bottle and not buying more, packet of popcorn


 

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 24.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/13/2020:
Oh do I feel your pain! I can't speak to the alcohol, although on the keto diet, vodka was the recommended drink, because no or low carbs.

Also, the Ryvita crackers aren't all that bad, as long as you can control your portions. I'd do OK with them, and then have a food fit and finish off the whole package. Perhaps you could stay with the Ryvita, so as not to be completely deprived - ?

Likewise, you could probably stick with the popcorn.

Hang in there!

grannyannie on 06/13/2020:
I've only had a small amount of beer this week (hubby brews it), otherwise it's been gin and whisky before then - no carbs. But alcohol still makes it harder to lose weight because you have to burn off the alcohol before you get to your fat. Ryvita is too easy to binge on. Popcorn is good if I can stick to one bag per night. Have to order it on Amazon and comes in a giant box of about 2 dozen packets.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2020:
i also gain really easily when i don't watch.

keep doing your thing, you'll get there like you always do!

i think i haven't gained, but that i have more fat on my legs.

grannyannie on 06/13/2020:
I feel like a cow! Most I've every weighed so need to get serious.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2020:
dang most you ever weighed! GET serious! LOL JK. maybe you are staying inside more than ever and with no gym...

grannyannie on 06/15/2020:
I'm drinking more alcohol and snacking more - grieving for my son and being locked inside and cancelling trips. And no gym.



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