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grannyannie - Monday Mar 07, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Back later........

 

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Aye. Sucks. And hubby has the flu.


OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
Double DANG !

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
We can suffer together. LOL. I'm anxious to get to the gym, but not until I'm 90%.


innerpeace on 03/07/2016:
Get well soon! Take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2016:
LOL...so crazy you are sick! :( you needed a long rest anyways...but feel better soon!

grannyannie on 03/07/2016:
Must have picked something up on the plane. Jetlag might lower immunity.


hollybelle on 03/07/2016:
So sorry. I can't count the number of times I've gotten ill coming back from a trip - go figure! Hope the good health faries come soon!

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks. Airplanes are a hazard to your health!


Awesome50 on 03/07/2016:
Feel better soon'

grannyannie on 03/08/2016:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 03/12/2016:
You doing OK? Hope you are feeling better.

grannyannie on 03/12/2016:
Slowly getting better. Not counting calories, not exercising. Sigh. I've been drafted to go to a quiz night tonight.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 05, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Groan...... I've got a cold.  3 whole months in Thailand and no cold or flu, but 3 days after coming home - horrid sore throat, runny nose, sneezing. Not counting calories today either.  Or exercising. Sigh.  

Anyway, hope everyone is getting fit and healthy.  

I increased dumbbell weight on a few routines while in Thailand.  So I've ordered heavier dumbbells for home.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/06/2016:
Sorry you feel bad. Take care of yourself. This, too, shall pass!

grannyannie on 03/06/2016:
Thanks. Now hubby is sick but different symptoms - he's got the flu!!



grannyannie - Friday Mar 04, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Still feel a bit like a zombie.  Wake up early, then feel tired in the afternoon.  Jetlag is tough.  Planned to count calories today, but ate breakfast too early which throws me off for the whole day.  No junk food in the house, but I did give in and bought a chocolate bar when I went shopping.  Had some wine last night.  Hope to be on a schedule next week.  

Still not completely unpacked but I've done tons of laundry.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/04/2016:
All will get back to normal after a few days.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Eventually....


Awesome50 on 03/04/2016:
Once you're unpacked and life is organized you'll feel better and be on track. Enjoy the weekend.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Thanks. Unfortunately I've now got a cold! :(



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 03, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Not getting on scale until I'm sure water loss or gain won't affect it.  Probably Saturday.  Was going to start calories today but jetlag makes me extra hungry at different times.  Woke up very early and had breakfast.  Then was hungry by 10.  7 hour time difference!  

We flew on Monday and spent the night at Dubai airport in the hotel.  So Tuesday we woke up about 4:30 (not on purpose) and had breakfast at 5 - cereal, yogurt, fruit, doughnut, toast, a pastry, then ordered an omelette.  Oink.  Then on the plane we had a light breakfast - croissant, fruit, yogurt. A big lunch later, then after landing we had a second lunch/early dinner about 2pm.  No dinner but did have some snacks and beer.  

Weds:  went home after spending the night in hotel.  We woke up about 5, watched tv.  Were planning on going to restaurant when it opened at 8 for our breakfast, but discovered the hotel served breakfast at 6:30.  We'd never tried the buffet breakfast at this hotel and it was gorgeous!  We got there at opening time so all the cooked food was fresh and hot - they even had warm pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant).  Pigged out and skipped lunch.  Grocery shopping after we go home.  Curry for dinner.

Jetlag is going to take quite a while to recover from.  3 months being 7 hours ahead will take time to recover from. Planning on gym Monday.

A pic taken from the plane when we were over Turkey:

 

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/03/2016:
Welcome Home, Weary Traveler. Oink !

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
Thanks OR! Yes, oink!


Awesome50 on 03/03/2016:
Welcome home Grannie! Nice pic.

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
Thanks.


puddles on 03/03/2016:
Long plane ride. Take a few days to get back into your home routine. Good to hear from you.

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
3 plane rides actually. Still feeling a bit like a zombie.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2016:
Yes, yes, yes get your rest first. Gym second. Rest is UNDERRATED. Rest is what's keeping me sane this month! I am tryng to make sure that most days i'm sleeping enough. So I can recover from the workouts.

WELCOME HOME :)

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 27, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Sorry I've been AWOL.  Was sick, then better, then sick again.  Now I'm fine.  Had my birthday yesterday and had a nice lunch and dinner as well as a massage in the morning after the gym.  Planned to go to this gorgeous Belgian chocolate cafe today for a decadent treat but we had torrential rain so we didn't.  

Busy packing to go home Monday.  Need to get everything packed up to store for our return here next winter.  

So I'll be tracking food again when I get home - probably starting March 3rd.  

Hope everyone is well and getting fit and healthy.

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/27/2016:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Annie !

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Thanks, OR!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/27/2016:
Wow...those 3 months went by fast huh!? I hope you enjoyed your time. Does it always rain this time of year or is it out of season?

Enjoy your last couple days!

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Yes it did. Feb should be one of the driest months. This is not normal.


hollybelle on 02/27/2016:
Glad you feel better. I hope your trip home is uneventful. Sorry didn't get your chocolate treat!

grannyannie on 02/27/2016:
Thanks! I was really looking forward to something decadent. :(


Awesome50 on 03/01/2016:
Happy birthday Annie!



grannyannie - Monday Feb 22, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Can't figure out what I ate or drank that caused this but I've got 'intestinal distress' aka 'skitters'.  After dinner last night we picked up a 4 pack of beer and some Pringles.  Maybe too much fat in the Pringles?  I was fine at the gym this morning but after breakfast it hit me.  So I'm staying in all day.  Poor hubby has to eat lunch and dinner out by himself.  He brought me some salted almonds when he went to lunch. And I'll have him bring me a pancake/crepe with banana and Nutella.  So my electrolytes should be fine with the salt, potatssium and sugar.   Not much food in the house - just breakfast stuff.

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, soy yogurt, tea
  • L:  1 piece of toast, apple
  • S:  packet of salted almonds, green tea, lots of water
  • D:  none.

Started seriously vomiting.  Hubby went out and got me Hydration packets.

Tuesday

A bit better this morning.  I'm definitely empty.  Only got up twice during the night.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 02/22/2016:
I hope you feel better soon!!

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
Thanks.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2016:
yes I think the dehydrating beer mixed with the fat in the pringles could have caused some bouts of unsettling in your gut...

skitters?

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
While hubby had gone out to dinner I started vomiting. Can't figure out why. Skitters is the British word for 'the runs'.


puddles on 02/22/2016:
Hope you are feeling better tomorrow. Have a good sleep.

grannyannie on 02/22/2016:
Thanks. Tues. morning now. Good sleep. Only up twice. No more vomiting. Just had toast, hydration solution, and tea.


OhioRaven on 02/23/2016:
Get well soon, Annie. See if there is any Olustra added to your crisps.

grannyannie on 02/23/2016:
No, they weren't the low fat Pringles. I've determined it had to be shrimp. And it wasn't just the 'runs' it was also vomiting. Getting better though.

grannyannie on 02/23/2016:
No, they weren't the low fat Pringles. I've determined it had to be shrimp. And it wasn't just the 'runs' it was also vomiting. Getting better though.


hollybelle on 02/26/2016:
Oh dear sounds like food poisoning. I hope you are better. Not like you to not post. Take care.

grannyannie on 02/26/2016:
Thanks better now.



grannyannie - Sunday Feb 21, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Planned to kayak today but the water is a bit too rough.  Guess we'll just clean it up and dry it and get it ready for storage.  I'm not a last minute person so I like to pack well ahead of time.  

As usual biked to lunch and dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • L:  ham omelette, toast, 1 beer
  • S:  biscuit/crackers I bought from our favourite coffee shop
  • D:  asparagus and shrimp and rice, 1 beer
  • S:  apple

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 02/21/2016:
Balance meals .. keep going

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Hubby normally does no-beer-days on Mon. and Tues. so I will join him tomorrow.


OhioRaven on 02/21/2016:
Sorry to hear about the kayaks.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
We'll give it one more try tomorrow, otherwise it's getting deflated. We did have a good time on two days in real kayaks on our wee island trip.


puddles on 02/21/2016:
Monday and Tuesday dry days... lol sounds reasonable. Enjoy your day but you are probably late afternoon already.

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
That's what hubby does at home.

We are 12 hours ahead of EST.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2016:
yep, smart to have it packed & not rush at the end!

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Too stressful to wait until the end. Not just the suitcase, it's all the other stuff.



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 20, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 150.0

Not surprised at what the scale said this morning.  Not going to stress. Much.    I'm enjoying myself but my belly is growing very quickly.  I can't go too far overboard though as my trousers have to be comfy when we fly home. Tight clothes on long flights is NOT pleasant!!  As soon as we get home I'll be seriously on track.  Sister coming end of May then we are going to the US.  Then a wedding in July and I want the dress to look good.  

Started packing my suitcase today and not surprisingly I've bought too many gifts.  Going to be a tight fit and I hope it's not overweight.  We're allowed 30kg with Emirates.  7kg for the carry on.  

Then I have to pack our crates but that has to be the day before we leave - household items, tools, personal items, some of the clothes we'll only wear here, scale, whatever leftover shampoos, soaps, household stuff is left, etc etc etc.  We'll be storing 2 large crates, 1 large suitcase, 2 bicycles, inflatable kayak in one of the crates, and also the paddles.  Not too expensive to store here and one crate is no charge since we're booked for next winter.  

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, tea
  • S:  cappuccino
  • L:  1 egg, 1 tomato, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 2 beers
  • D:  probably a curry and rice, might or might not have a beer

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
Mornin' Annie

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Good evenin' OR.


OhioRaven on 02/20/2016:
My belly is growing too.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Mine will shrink when I go home. I'll have less than 3 months to get to goal before next event.


puddles on 02/20/2016:
Such a bummer having to start packing. My belly might have the same problem once the kids leave. Have a great evening - you are probably sleep my now anyway.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
I've bought too much stuff!!



grannyannie - Friday Feb 19, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Still not going near the scale!

Massages this morning.  Glad I got hubby to finally try one.  He'll be going for his third one next Friday with me - our last one before we leave Thailand. 

Not being good today.  Usual bike rides to lunch and dinner. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, banana, tea
  • L:  chicken sate and fries, mango smoothie
  • S:  1 beer
  • D:  Philly cheesesteak and fries, 2 beers
  • S:  homemade low sugar/fat cookie

Birthday in a week.  Can't decide where or what I want to eat but it will involve cocktails and dessert. 

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/19/2016:
Such an exciting end for the culminations of your trip! so nice...

I want to know what hubby thinks of the massage. I am so lucky in life to have experienced GREAT massages (and affordable too!). I've experienced both bad and good so I know the difference!

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Hubby was surprised that he liked massages. He had a different masseuse today and he said she was too strong. She worked on the knots in his shoulders but he says it's sore now. Told him it was normal. I've had many massages and most have been great.


thinkpositive on 02/19/2016:
My husband & I got couples massages frequently in SE Asia. He loved the Thai massage but not me! Give me a nice gentle massage ! Enjoy !

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Thai massage is torture! These were not typical Thai massages - more gentle but not wimpy!


puddles on 02/19/2016:
Don't you just find holidays go by so fast. Massage I like the soft one. I am usually pretty relax so but enjoy a good rub down. I sometimes almost fall asleep. Enjoy your Evening.

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
They do go so fast! A week from Monday and we're gone. I don't like a really hard massage, but medium, not too soft. I like all my muscles squeezed. I've nearly fallen asleep.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 18, 2016
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.0

Rode bikes to lunch and also dinner.  A few hills, one very steep.  

Massages tomorrow morning for hubby and me. 

Gym:

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

Home:

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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/cinnamon/soy milk, toast, banana, tea
  • L:  pad thai with tofu, mango smoothie
  • S:  apple
  • D:  pasta with herbs and tofu, lemongrass tea
  • S:  on the way home from dinner stopped and had 1 1/2 beers
  • S:  2 of the homemade low fat low sugar cookies I bought at the cafe at dinner

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/18/2016:
I am thinking of getting a bike next summer since my friend is on a journey of his own to loose weight and biking has been put on his agenda by the people of his program. He still has two years on this program so biking together at the cottage would be fun and great exercise for both of us. I don't know if I will joint him on his long walks because it sound just a little bit too much for me. He has already built up to a substantial amount of KM which surpasses my limits. You seems to enjoy your bike rides and this is where all this came from. Thanks for the inspiration of probably getting me back on a bike. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
I love riding my bike. I prefer to ride the ones we have in Scotland though. Safer roads, much better bikes. A pleasant way to exercise and the best way to see the scenery, etc.


Duaa123. on 02/18/2016:
Very good excercise ... have a nice day

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
Thanks. Same to you.


OhioRaven on 02/18/2016:
Sounds Great.

grannyannie on 02/19/2016:
It was. :)



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