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grannyannie - Sunday Aug 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Hi all!  I guess it was fluid that caused the blip on the scale.  If I could just get to 137 by next Sunday I'd be happy, but normally during a good week I lose 2 lbs.  

Today I rode my bike to the supermarket in town to pick up a few items (out of fruit).  Nice ride even though I'm on a few busy roads.  And the sun is shining!  It's nearly 20 miles roundtrip.

Stuck to calories yesterday and even did extra sets with my muscle workouts.  No alcohol, no sugar until I leave on my trip. 

Menu:

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

Cals:  1189

 

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/16/2015:
Nice Ride !

grannyannie on 08/16/2015:
It was nice. A short one compared to our usual.


livinglight on 08/16/2015:
Awesome! Just got a bike today and super excited to start cycling around :)

grannyannie on 08/17/2015:
It's a really pleasant way to get exercise.


thinkpositive on 08/16/2015:
Yeah for loss of water weight.


puddles on 08/17/2015:
You might just get there Annie. You are certainly doing a lot of bike rides. Have a great day Annie



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.6

Sigh.  Scale keeps going in the wrong direction.  A week from tomorrow we go into the city and stay at a hotel for my early flight on Monday morning to the US.  Hubby will follow a week later. 

If we get invited to our friends' house for dinner again, which I expect, we will have to come up with an excuse.  We are also skipping the trip to the island to visit daughter. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1102 (might have to add something if I get too hungry but will keep it to 1200 total)

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/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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: 24.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Take Care, Annie. You're still doing good.

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
I'm determined now!


thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
Gosh, hard to believe that the scale went up after all of your exercise!! You know how to et back on track,

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
Some could be fluid. I can definitely tell I'm not 137 any more as I was weeks ago.


Maria7 on 08/15/2015:
My new scale is weighing me heavier. :-(

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
I won't have access to the same scale while I'm traveling in the US. So I'll be judging by trousers.


biscottibody59 on 08/15/2015:
Have a good week!



grannyannie - Friday Aug 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.6

We went on our longest bike ride ever yesterday - 66 miles - pedal assisted electric bikes. Plans were to ride into Glasgow and take the train back but we decided to ride back as well. It was mostly bike trail rather than roads. Food and drink wasn't too bad but I could have been better.  It was a long overdue sunny and warm day.  We decided our limit should be about 50 miles, especially since all our rides are hilly. 

No workout today as I'm just plain tired.  I'll do all my muscle workouts tomorrow. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  packet of breakfast bars (171 cals) - should have skipped these
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, strawberries, peach
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1424

 

Progress as of today: 26.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/14/2015:
Wow!! Quite a workout. Sounds like a fun day.

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
It was great! Perfect weather, finally.


Umpqua on 08/14/2015:
What an awesome workout, glad you enjoyed it!

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
Lovely :)



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.6

Scale down a wee bit more, so I guess it wasn't fluid loss yesterday.

We've been invited again to our friends' house as they have a different set of relatives staying with them.  We're told it will be some type of casserole.  I will totally avoid the wine as willpower disappears.  I'll try to leave the bread alone as well.  Calories today:  no idea!

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 26.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/12/2015:
No Bread For You !

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Okay. Or dessert. Or wine.


puddles on 08/12/2015:
Do the best you can Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks, Fran. Will do!


Umpqua on 08/12/2015:
Good plan for the evening and congrats on your continued loss!

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2015:
congrats on the real weightloss...always better than just water weight! although, water weight loss feels good at the moment you've got it going on when it happens!


hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
I have been trying to be realistic an have either bread or a small dessert with special meals, but not both and it has helped. No depravation feeling and keeping it reasonable. It's especially easy when dessert is something that doesn't tempt me, but almost everything tempts me! LOL! Good job Annie!



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Scale down 2 lbs from yesterday.  Could mean it was fluid gain before or fluid loss yesterday.  I ate 4 servinigs of fruit yesterday instead of two and paid for it with 'intestinal problems'.     

Was planning to go to the gym but woke up feeling that staying close to home would be a wise move.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1174

Workout at home (lower):  
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
Mornin', Annie. Slow and steady.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Doing fine, now OR. :)


Umpqua on 08/11/2015:
You are bouncing right back between your trips with good habits. I'm not recording my weight for a few days after this vacation - I "lost" 3 lbs last night, haha, and I expect I will lose more over the next few days with fluid and getting back to normal eating. At least the scale moves down for me sometimes ;)

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
I always wait to weigh myself as well. :)


thinkpositive on 08/11/2015:
Nice work, closer to your goal.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Thanks.


puddles on 08/11/2015:
Congrats Annie - Must feel good. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Thanks. But I'll see what the scale says tomorrow when fluid should be back to normal.


biscottibody59 on 08/11/2015:
Looks like you're on track to start your trip below 140--very nice!

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Thanks. I'd be much happier at 135, but oh well. My own fault.



grannyannie - Monday Aug 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Scale is still high.    I leave for the US 2 weeks from today. Obviously won't lose 10 lbs between now and then.  I have to at the very least be less than 140.  

I'd better post all my foods on DD while I'm in the US.  Embarrassment at eating/drinking too much should help keep me straight. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  3 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, peach, clementine, yogurt, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1186

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 10.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/10/2015:
That might be a sound plan to post your food. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
Thanks Fran


mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Keeping track is a good idea



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Went to a funeral Friday - did not think about what I ate or drank.  Stepdaughter and her son were here yesterday as well. Husband is gone today as he's helping entertain 3 year old/or drive and will come home tomorrow via train.   

Two weeks today until I begin my journey to the US.  Goal won't be met but I'll do the best I can in the next two weeks. And I'll have to really watch myself while I'm there for 5 weeks. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  strawberries, banana, yogurt, 1/2 chicken sandwich, cereal bar
  • S:  leftover unfrosted cake that stepdaughter wouldn't take with her
  • D:  2 egg and asparagus omelette, toast, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  estimate about 1400

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/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/09/2015:
Just a number on a scale. I think your goal is Well Met by your health and attitude. Have a great weekend, Annie.

grannyannie on 08/09/2015:
Thanks O.R.! :)


thinkpositive on 08/09/2015:
1400 calories is great- even with the cake. Sorry about your loss.

grannyannie on 08/09/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 08/09/2015:
Your still doing good. Yes some trying times for sure are ahead but just do the best you can Annie

grannyannie on 08/09/2015:
thank you Fran.


biscottibody59 on 08/09/2015:
Enjoy your week!

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
Thanks!


Mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Funerals are stressful and you did fairly well. Unfortunately with company there is left over food and it can be tempting. I still think you did good, I probably would have to throw it out or I would eat the rest. Have a good week

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
I've thrown out food before to keep myself from eating it. Should have done it this time. I threw out the rest of a jar of Nutella when daughter visited and left. I can't be trusted with Nutella!



grannyannie - Thursday Aug 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Hope everyone is doing well and getting fit!  

Enjoyed dinner last night at our friends'.  Wasn't too bad although I had two small glasses or red wine after dinner.  

Was going to hit the gym again today but too much to do.  So housework is cardio.  We have a funeral tomorrow and stepdaughter and grandson will be here tonight until Sunday. I'm guessing there will be a buffet tomorrow after the service.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on a wrap, yogurt, nectarine, grapes
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1252

Workout at home (lower):  
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/06/2015:
Morning, Annie. Have a Good Day.

grannyannie on 08/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you!


puddles on 08/06/2015:
Your doing ok Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/06/2015:
Thank you. :)


thinkpositive on 08/06/2015:
Housework is definelty a workout!



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Good morning, everybody!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, yogurt, banana
  • D:  Friends' house for dinner
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  not too high I hope!

Workout at gym:

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

Progress as of today: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/05/2015:
Your doing good Annie. Quite a exercise routine.

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
Thanks. :) Feeling fit.


ohioraven on 08/05/2015:
Your exercises are always tough. You're as fit as an Irish fiddle.

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
:)


biscottibody59 on 08/05/2015:
Looks good--hope dinner's good!


hollybelle on 08/05/2015:
Great food an exercise - good for you!



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.8

Got on the scale.  Down a pound from the day before we went to grandson's house.  But I can't meet goal of 132 by the time of trip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on 2 seeded toast, yogurt, grapes, peach 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1262

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells -  3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumb   bells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumb bells - 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: 26.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/04/2015:
Yep, you're back on track.

grannyannie on 08/04/2015:
Yes, I'll get close to goal anyway.


puddles on 08/04/2015:
Congrats on being down again. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 08/04/2015:
Thanks! I was surprised.


biscottibody59 on 08/04/2015:
Being back on the losing side has to be a boost with all the fun and challenges you've had.

Keep up the good work and just do what you can pre-trip! Hang in there!

grannyannie on 08/04/2015:
Losing is good! Thanks!


thinkpositive on 08/04/2015:
Good job!

grannyannie on 08/04/2015:
Thanks!


Maria7 on 08/04/2015:
Congrats to you! :-)

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
Thanks Maria! :)



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