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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! :)



grannyannie - Monday Aug 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.6

Finally back!  Hope everyone is doing great and getting healthy and fit.  

Had a nice few days with grandson and his family.  Haven't gotten on the scale yet.  But will be brave and do so tomorrow.  

3 weeks from today I leave for my US trip.  Goal will not be met but I'll try to get as close as I can.

Dinner at friends' house Weds.  A challenge.  

Workout at gym:  (had tons of errands to run so didn't do my usual cardio)

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, strawberries, yogurt
  • 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: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/03/2015:
Nice to have you back. Glad you had a nice visit. Enjoy your day Annie

grannyannie on 08/03/2015:
Thanks, Fran!


ohioraven on 08/03/2015:
Yaaa, Annie's back.

grannyannie on 08/03/2015:
LOL. Hiya OR! :)


thinkpositive on 08/04/2015:
Sounds like a nice visit. You are so good about your exercise. Good to have a routine.



grannyannie - Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.6

Not ready for the scale.  Spent the day in Glasgow with husband's uncle who lives in a care home for those with dementia, and brother in law and niece.  Went out to lunch.  I was good and had a 423 calorie chicken breast burger with salad instead of chips. No beer. We got home late and hubby had the leftover curry and I had carrot soup, pbj toast, tomatoes, cucumber, and pears.  Calories were about 1450.  

Tomorrow we are going back into Glasgow to a hotel.  Catching a very early bus Thursday morning for a 3 hour ride to grandson's house.  Dinner will be at brother in laws.  

Progress as of today: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/28/2015:
You are on the go lately. You did well today with your lunch congrats. Enjoy your trip tomorrow.


hollybelle on 07/29/2015:
Good job on the lunch.


hollybelle on 07/29/2015:
Good job on the lunch.


Maria7 on 07/30/2015:
Good on choosing salad over the chips. :-D



grannyannie - Monday Jul 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.6

Not going near the scale yet!!   I was very bad for a week.    4 weeks today until my trip to the US.  I have to keep in mind that whatever I weigh when I come back from the US, I'll have only two months to get to goal before Thailand and bikini!

Hope you all are getting healthy and fit!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on 1 toast, carrot soup, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, small salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1192

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley f or triceps

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: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/27/2015:
Confession is good for the Soul. I'm sure you're going to be okay.

grannyannie on 07/27/2015:
Thanks! I'll get there eventually.


Umpqua on 07/27/2015:
I'm sure all the bike riding you're doing has offset some of the damage. It looks like you had a lot of fun with your guests!

grannyannie on 07/27/2015:
Unfortunately very little riding last week. I'm missing it!! Did enjoy them when they finally got up! :)


puddles on 07/27/2015:
It is nice to have company but it is nice to get back to our routine. It will all fall into place you will see Annie.

grannyannie on 07/28/2015:
Thanks Fran!



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