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grannyannie - Friday Feb 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Good morning!

Skipped the gym today as the cold I caught on the plane has settled into my chest, just like the previous one. Not feeling great.

I will do my muscle workouts at home tomorrow and try for the gym on Monday.  Some muscles have that good soreness that means I did good workouts.  Due to luggage weight I didn't bring my ankle weights to Thailand so those seemed extra heavy to use again.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  fried egg sandwich on whole grain, banana, grapes
  • D:  veggie chili & rice, salad
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

 

Cals:  1319

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/06/2015:
Take care of yourself. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


museumgirl on 02/06/2015:
Do feel better soon.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks.


liza36 on 02/06/2015:
Sorry you are not feeling well. Rest and take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks. I hate having to take it easy on the exercise, but know I have to.


Umpqua on 02/06/2015:
Aw, I hope you feel better. Rest up!

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thank you. I will.


biscottibody59 on 02/06/2015:
Hey there world traveler, good to see you posting:-) Hope you get to feeling better and can get back to your routine very soon!

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks! I did go the gym while in Thailand. Just ate/drank like a pig! Should have been back here and posting while we were there to help me keep on track. I will keep posting during our US trip this summer, and Thailand next winter. Having to report and getting support makes a big difference.


thinnside40 on 02/06/2015:
Just got over 3 weeks of the nasty cold thing. Hope you are better soon!!!!

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
Thanks. I had one in Thailand as well! Ack! Hate this.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Good morning!  Husband and I both (re)caught a cold most likely from the couple who sat behind us on one of our flights home and coughed the entire 7 1/2 hours!  Ack!  

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - full x 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  toast w/hummous, 2 clementines
  • S:  yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & rice, salad
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • Tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1328

This morning:

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/05/2015:
Hope you are feeling better. Beautiful picture. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks. So far not as bad as the last cold. Crossing fingers!


Umpqua on 02/05/2015:
They should just pass out face masks on airplanes, they are such a breeding ground for germs :P What a gorgeous picture and great work getting back on track with the eating and exercise!

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
I don't think I could wear one an entire flight, makes my face sweaty. But it's easy to catch things on a plane with everyone's breath being recirculated. Ack.

Thanks. I've got 6 1/2 months to reach my goal so have no excuses!


museumgirl on 02/05/2015:
Gorgeous picture. I just hate flying and the germs are one of the reasons. I always get sick after a flight. Hope you both feel better.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks. Husband has it much worse. I do sometimes catch a cold after a flight. I was shocked at the number of people coughing on both our flights home as everyone was coming from a warm climate.


liza36 on 02/05/2015:
What a gorgeous picture! Feel better soon.

grannyannie on 02/06/2015:
Thanks, Liza.



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 152.2

Hi all!  Well, I am back again because I desperately need some support!  Looking forward to catching up with many of you. 

We've just returned from 9 weeks in Thailand during which I gained 14 pounds.  I was about 6 pounds over my goal weight when we went, so I've got 20 to lose.  I did go the gym while we were there, basically to keep up the muscle work, and went about 20 or 21 times. Caught a cold in January and that cut down on my workouts for a couple of weeks.  

One of the places we went:

 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk, tea
  • L:  toast w/hummous, strawberries, glass noodle soup (a Thai dish), flavoured water
  • S:  clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & rice, salad, flavoured water
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese

Cals:  1439

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home:

  •  4 x 12 on 9 dumbbell routines

Progress as of today: 14.8 lbs lost so far, only 20.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/04/2015:
Simply beautiful, Annie, but then all your photos are! I know you had a wonderful trip and it's great to see you back here :)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks! Wish I hadn't gained and didn't need the support though. Still, nice to catch up with everybody.


mcwoo40 on 02/04/2015:
Welcome back,looks gorgeous.I'm nearly finishing day 3 of the healthy eating plan,so far so good ;-)

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Thanks. Well done on healthy eating - keep it up!


museumgirl on 02/04/2015:
welcome back.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 02/04/2015:
Enjoyed seeing your photos! You know how to get it done & you have have a good start.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
Thanks! If I'd been on DD while in Thailand I would have behaved better!



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 05, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.6

No workouts. Some housework.

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, banana, carrot soup  
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol strawberry daiquiri mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:  1188 

Progress as of today: 24.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Apr 04, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

No sinus headache today!   Still runny nose and slightly scratchy throat, so I'm on the mend. Not well enough for the gym but did my home workouts but less sets as I felt I was pushing myself too much. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 2 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 2 x 12
  • triceps dips - 2 x 12

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 2 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 2 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 2 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 2 x 10
  • jump rope - 1 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 1 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, grapes
  • S:  clementine
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:   1200 cals exactly

 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Thursday Apr 03, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Still sick. Another sinus headache, scratchy throat.

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, grapes
  • S:  small banana
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & black coffee

TOTAL:   1201 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 04/03/2014:
Sorry your still feeling badly. Hope your back to your great workouts soon!

grannyannie on 04/04/2014:
Thanks.



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 02, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Sick!  Woke up with pounding sinus headache and stayed in bed till afternoon.  Now stuffy head and sore throat.   

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wrap
  • S:  fresh pineapple & banana
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, non-alcohol pina colada mocktail w/sparkling water
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1100 cals 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 01, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Hope you all are doing well and getting/staying healthy and fit!  

Have NOT been good. Daughter was here and I helped her eat the goodies I baked, then we've been travelling around Scotland for the past week.  Totally indulgent. The scale reflects this! Anyway, got home yesterday and today starts 1200 calories.

Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 4 x 10
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 4 x 10
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  carrot soup, low fat cheddar in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1200 cals
 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/01/2014:
Hello!! It's been so long!

Your travels sound amazing!! And while sometimes during those travels we do a bit of over indulging you definitely seem like you're on the right track! As always you're an inspiration... keep it up!! :)

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Thanks! But we travel so often and for so long that my indulging seriously catches up with me -like now!


liza36 on 04/01/2014:
You always get right back to it. After my travels, I have a really hard time getting back to my plan.

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Got to get serious! We are travelling a total of about 3 or more months a year.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 17, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Happy St. Paddy's Day everybody!  

Our Ugandan daughter is coming tomorrow for a visit.  I'll go grocery shopping while hubby goes to pick her up, and also bake her some chocolate chip cookies.  Hoping I can keep myself from having more than one!!  When those run out I'll make her chocolate chip muffins.  Might make those right before she goes back to work and she can take them with her. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  oatcake, tea w/milk at gym cafe
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich
  • S:  banana
  • D: green lentil curry & rice/broccoli/asparagus, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o rum
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/18/2014:
You continue to kick butt with your workouts, very inspiring. I hope you have a fantastic visit with your daughter and can minimize your goody intake!


Maria7 on 03/20/2014:
Hope you had/are having a wonderful visit with your Daughter.



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 16, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Too much snacking watching tv last night. Think I went just over 1500 calories.

Rest day.  Made a triple batch of carrot and coriander soup and froze some of it. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, cup of homemade carrot and coriander soup
  • S:  banana
  • D: don't know what husband is planning - a curry probably with asparagus & rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  low fat hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
curry is so good...and can be so healthy! i always get curry when going out for thai....with tons of veggies & squid (not fried). LOVE CURRY :-D and almond milk is tasty too...it's the only "milk" i usually buy bc it's so low cal, but satisfying & mixes well with cereal, on it's own, and in shakes.

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
Hubby makes very healthy, low fat curries. Different ingredients each time. I like almond milk and also soy milk - same cals. :)


legcramps on 03/17/2014:
I have that whole snacking while watching t.v. problem - it's tough to stop when you're in the habit of grazing!

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
TV + snacking goes together too well. I was okay before we started binge watching series on netflix. He'd watch a movie and I'd be on the computer or reading and didn't have to snack. But to actually sit and watch... snacks.



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