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grannyannie - Sunday Dec 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.0

Sunday:  I had another treat even though I was going to stick to one this week.  Next weekend I'll either had one treat or none.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge, raisins, soy milk, yogurt, fresh pineapple
  • S:  Americana (black coffee), small biscuits
  • L:  omelette & fries (Treat)
  • D:  glass noodle soup with bits of pork
  • S:  might have an apple

Progress as of today: 26 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/13/2015:
You're a tough cookie, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/13/2015:
Cookie, did you say cookie??!! Mmm


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2015:
Don't give yourself too much punishment for an extra treat. Move on from it :)

You are doing great with exercise & I am happy you are enjoying yourself on vacation - with all the exercise and being with your hubby & everything.

It's so nice to live it up and enjoy life. happy for you.

grannyannie on 12/13/2015:
Thank you! It's so great being retired and being able to do this.



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Rode our bikes 12 miles today.  Very hot and sweaty!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge w/raisins & soy milk, canteloupe, soy yogurt
  • S:  small toast w/pbj after bike ride
  • L:  chicken curry on Thai noodles, cucumber, boiled egg
  • S:  caramel frappe - felt I deserved a treat - I'll do one treat a week until I'm at goal
  • D:  still full from frappe so had chicken sate w/peanut sauce 

My treat:

Progress as of today: 25.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/12/2015:
Wow ! It looks huge. Glad to hear about the bike ride. Enjoy your vacation.

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
Thanks! Not as big as it looks, just the angle. Delicious!


puddles on 12/12/2015:
I would love to have one of those looks real good. Enjoy Annie

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
Thanks, I did! Treat next week will probably be mango & sticky rice.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2015:
12mi bike ride sounds wonderful & treat looks extremely tasty :)

how long are you there on vaca for & is that your husband sitting opposite from you?

all the food sounds extremely flavorful - not boring

grannyannie on 12/12/2015:
We are here for 3 months - Dec - Feb. Yep, that's hubby. He's having his usual cappuccino but it looks like his hand is on my glass. The food here is healthy, yummy and cheap, so we don't cook.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Our bikes arrived today just after noon, so we haven't ridden them yet.  Needed to go grocery shopping and also stopped for lunch.  We'll try them out tomorrow.  So far no rain today and hoping the same tomorrow.  

Gym:  Much cooler now although never cool enough for me.  I think the AC is being set lower.  

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins bike

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, black tea
  • L:  6 prawns in a tamarind sauce, lemon iced tea
  • D:  haven't had it yet but think I'll get a sweet green curry with veggies, no meat, 1 beer
  • S:  1 (12 oz) bottle vodka and melon

Progress as of today: 25.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Thursday Dec 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Thursday

Not a workout day.  Some walking and swimming.  We bought a couple of cheap bicycles today, so we'll get some extra exercise. 

Menu:

  • B:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt, soy milk, tea
  • S:  black coffee, small biscuits
  • L  chicken sate w/peanut sauce, iced tea
  • D:  pad thai w/prawns
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 25.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.2

Scale going down!  

Used the 7 inch fan I bought in the gym this morning, and though not perfect, it was much better and didn't feel impending heat stroke.  Managed a longer cardio.

Gym:

  • 3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
  • 3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts
  • 15 mins elliptical intervals
  • 10 mins treadmill

Home:

  • 3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, pushups, triceps dips
  • 3 x 10 w/ankle weights for glutes and thighs

Menu:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, canteloupe, black tea
  • L:  glass noodle soup w/pork, 1 beer
  • D:  vegetable fried rice, 1 beer, a few bites of hubbys' pork
  • S:  1 bottle vodka and melon

 

Progress as of today: 25.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/09/2015:
The Whole Bottle ?

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
Haha! 330ml alcopop! (not quite 12 oz).


puddles on 12/09/2015:
Good job Annie

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/09/2015:
You are smart to be proactive and get that fan so that you can work out more efficiently. Smart thinking....

Anything we can do to make it so we can exercise more efficiently despite the obstacles is smart on our parts. nice.

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
I just happened to notice these small personal fans when we were buying a second fan for the house. Glad I did!


thinkpositive on 12/09/2015:
Smiling at Ohio's comment ! Good job on your exercise!

grannyannie on 12/09/2015:
LOL! Thanks.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Non-workout day.  

Menu:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, grapes, small banana, tea
  • L:  scrambled eggs, toast
  • S:  Americano - black, with small biscuits
  • D:  Fried pork w/veg, shared veg fried rice with hubby, water 
  • S:  watermelon

 

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/08/2015:
You sound like you are enjoying your time away Annie.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
Very much!


OhioRaven on 12/08/2015:
I had to look up the americano on the internet.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
Just a different kind of black coffee. I'm not doing the cappuccino or latte or mocha and Americano is zero calories.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/08/2015:
the snack of coffee and biscuits - was that before a workout!? that would give me a lot of energy for working out!

Lately, I grab some fruit, a granola-type bar, and some caffeine before my workouts. It's amazing how much stronger I am with the carbs & caffeine....not saying it's the best way, but it's in my newfound opinion - a good way.

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
I leave for my workout at 6:45 and walk to the gym which is .6 mi away instead of driving, so that's my warm up. I don't have anything before I go. Up at 6:30 and then out the door. At home my workouts start at 8:45 and I have my porridge at 7. The biscuits are served with all coffees in the shop we go to - small cup with small savoury-sweet biscuits. No idea the calories. I'll take a pic next trip.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Monday - scale going down!  My plans were to have 2 treats a week but I think I'll delay that until I'm at least under 140.  

Very quiet at DD.  

Gym day: it is still far too hot as the AC is turned up too high. So today I bought a fan small enough to fit in my backpack and I can plug it in right in front of where the dumbbell rack is. At least the air will be moving. Hate cutting workouts short because I'm too hot. 
3 x 12 of 11 routines for upper body using dumbbells
3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts using dumbbells
15 mins intervals on elliptical
Back at the house: (with the AC on and a fan blowing right on me!)
3 x 10 abs, bridge, planks, push ups, triceps dips
3 x 10 ankle weights - glutes, thighs

Menu:
B: toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, tea
S: Americano with the wee biscuits they give you at the coffee shop, finishing with a small glass of hot green tea they give you to 'cleanse the palate'
L: scrambled eggs, toast, grapes, iced green tea
D: green curry w/tofu - I didn't ask for rice and neither did hubby, but the waitress thought I
 forgot to ask, so I took the rice she brought and had about 1/2, with 2 beers since it's a workout day

S:  apple

 

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Sunday Dec 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.6

Sunday:

Sunshine except for short rain shower.  Some walking and swimming.  Another no beer day.  Back to gym tomorrow which means I can have beer with dinner!  

Menu:

Brk:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt, banana, tea

Lunch:  bits of fried pork, kale, green onions in spicy sauce, 1/2 portion rice, iced tea

Dinner:  green curry with shrimp, small portion rice, diet coke

S:  apple

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/06/2015:
That's a heck of a reward for being good, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Aye. Love a cold beer with dinner on the beach.


puddles on 12/06/2015:
Enjoy your day Annie. A beer sound nice.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Thanks. Two sounds even better.



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Saturday

Lots of rain, and no real exercise today.

Menu

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, grapes, tea w/skimmed
  • L:  salmon/spinach/cheese quiche, giant salad, green tea
  • D:  yellow curry w/potatoes and chicken, water
  • S:  apple

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/05/2015:
Could be worst you could be getting snow.... lol A day to relax Annie

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Not complaining. Was told it's been an extra rainy Nov & Dec. But today was sunny except for a short shower.


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.

grannyannie on 12/06/2015:
Rainy season normally ends mid December. Forecast is sunny most of this week.


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Hey, I saw the picture of the pool so things must have cleared up. Yes, I know the torrential rain that you mentioned. Comes with living in the tropics.



grannyannie - Friday Dec 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Updated weight. :(

Yesterday (Friday) went to the gym.  Far too hot in there so I complained about the AC and also asked if they could put in a fan.  

I don't drive to the gym, I walk the 1.2 miles roundtrip

  • 3 x 10 on 11 routines with dumbbells for upper body
  • 3 x 10 on lunges, squats, calf lifts with dumbbells
  • 15 mins HIIT on elliptical

At the house I have a yoga mat, ankle weights but could only buy some here that were 2 lbs each (at home mine are 4.4 lbs each)

  • 3 x 10 abs 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 bridge and planks
  • 3 x 10 glutes/thighs lifts with ankle weights - 3 routines
  • 3 x 10 pushups and triceps dips

Menu for yesterday was:

  • B:  toast w/pbj, soy yogurt, tea w/skimmed milk
  • L:  toast w/pbj, apple (it was pouring rain so didn't eat out)
  • S: black coffee and a few small biscuits that are given with each cup
  • D:  pork with veggies on half portion of rice, 2 beers

I will list today's menu tomorrow as we always eat dinner out and sometimes lunch. 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/04/2015:
The Adventure Begins.

grannyannie on 12/04/2015:
Yep. :)


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
Good plan!



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