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grannyannie - Saturday Jul 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.8

Lazy day yesterday.  Guess I needed it.  Scale back up a pound but still down from last Sunday. Will I meet my goal by August 24th??!!  Yes, I have to!!  And then I have to be in control while in the US for 5 weeks.  

Would love a bike ride but showers are forecast this afternoon.

Have a healthy day everyone!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/blueberries/coconut & almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  Quorn filet & basmati rice & veggie gravy, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1284

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

Another bike ride photo.  Isle of Tiree where we walked due to flat tire on husband's bike. Heading to a lovely and very long beach up ahead.

 

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/11/2015:
Your pictures are so nice. Always nice to get out in the country side. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 07/11/2015:
Thanks. Love the countryside and coastal rides, and especially the islands.


ohioraven on 07/11/2015:
Wow ! Oh, welcome back to the US...in August ?

grannyannie on 07/11/2015:
We go every year so I can visit my family. Granddaughters especially! This year will be 5 weeks instead of a month. Family is in Michigan but we'll also be go to New England - RI, MA, CT, and also Gettysburg PA. Eating out = massive challenge.


ohioraven on 07/11/2015:
Sorry, but I'll miss you. Me and Puddy are going to Paris.

grannyannie on 07/11/2015:
Ah, ya two timer!


hollybelle on 07/12/2015:
Love your pictures!

grannyannie on 07/12/2015:
Thanks! The great thing about going out on a bike or walking is you see more and can easily stop and snap a photo.



grannyannie - Friday Jul 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 138.6

Site must have been down?

BBQ last night.  Friends didn't serve until nearly 7:30 and I was STARVING.  Had two small glasses of wine while waiting. Dinner was sausage, venison burger, chicken drumstick, sweet potato, bread, cole slaw, salad, wine.  I chose the smallest wine glass for myself.  No dessert and was offered 1/2 a Twix which I took.  A few sips of a liqueur later. 

I think I got dehydrated as very early this morning I had a horrible leg cramp.  Too sore for the gym.  Lazy day.  

Menu:

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

Cals:  1335

More pics from our bike ride last week:

Oban Harbour where we were based.

A lighthouse we pass on the ferry

200+ year old 'Bridge over the Atlantic'

Progress as of today: 28.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
Thank you, Annie for sharing these pictures with us. They are VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! :-D Have a good day. :-)

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
Thanks! Same to you.


puddles on 07/10/2015:
The BBQ sounded good and you did well. Your picture are making me look forward to my August trip. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
A bit too much wine, but not as bad as usual when I go to their house. Are you just going to be in Paris, or traveling to the countryside/villages?


puddles on 07/10/2015:
In 2004 I was in Europe for 8 week and had a car rental so traveled a lot in Europe and Scandanavian countries so this time I just want to get out of here and take a break and thought Paris would be a nice place to just go and relax for two weeks.

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
Have a lovely time! I've only been to Paris once.


ohioraven on 07/10/2015:
Nice pics and twix, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
Haha, very cute OR. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Jul 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 138.6

Scale moving.  Tonight we are going to a BBQ so there will be extra calories with meat and wine.  M.o.d.e.r.a.t.i.o.n.

Doing a serious housecleaning today and might do upper body workout later. 

Have a healthy day everybody! 

Progress as of today: 28.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/09/2015:
Have a Great Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/09/2015:
Thanks! :)


museumgirl on 07/09/2015:
Have a good day, and a glass of wine for me!

grannyannie on 07/09/2015:
Thanks! Will do. A glass for you and a glass for me.


thinkpositive on 07/09/2015:
You sound prepared for the BBQ.


hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Enjoy the BBQ - moderation is a great plan! You got this!


hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Enjoy the BBQ - moderation is a great plan! You got this!


Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
You said it...MODERATION! I agree! Congrats on your progress, too. :-)



grannyannie - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.0

Had a bit extra yesterday but still under 1300 calories.  So no problem.  Going to a BBQ tomorrow - a meat and winefest is what it will be.  Need to stay.in.control. 

I went grocery shopping today and I've been seriously missing my oatcakes so I bought a pack.  They are very healthy but so tempting.  So I'll have to be tough! Having those with pb after an intense workout is the very best reviver.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Not doing any muscle work today as I did upper and lower yesterday and my arms are a wee bit sore since I did no upper body work while we were away riding our bikes last week.  

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous/low fat cheddar on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, strawberries, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1217

Progress as of today: 27 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Enjoy the wine and Oatcakes, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks, OR! I will!


museumgirl on 07/08/2015:
I'm impressed with the workouts! Enjoy your oatcakes - I like pb, too!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
I don't skip workouts much, but it's the food and beer that challenge me! I weight my pb carefully and get unsweetened. Yum!


thinkpositive on 07/08/2015:
Loved following your bike trips! Looked like beautiful country. We had wanted to get to Oban on our last trip to Scotland but never made it so happy to see your pictures.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks. It's such a gorgeous country. I love Oban. If we didn't live here I'd live in Oban. So easy to catch ferries to all the islands. I'll upload a couple more pics tomorrow.


Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
The oatcakes sound like a fantastic snack, probably much better than the higher calorie bars I've been grabbing out of convenience!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
They are a great snack but it's very easy for me to eat too many as they are 36 cals each, so I figure no big deal. But I haven't found a better post workout snack.


puddles on 07/08/2015:
Definitely a healthy snack

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Yes, healthy when I don't eat 10 of them! LOL. :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Jul 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.0

Didn't do my upper body workout yesterday, so will do both upper and lower today.  Scale is down from Sunday by 1.8 lbs. so guessing it was fluid.

Menu:

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

Cals:  1136 - will probably add something else as I don't like to go under 1200

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: 27 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/07/2015:
You have such a good exercise routine I am envious. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks, Fran. I feel lazy if I don't keep it up!


ohioraven on 07/07/2015:
I'll bet ales and crisps will bring that calorie total back up. I'm like Puddy. Envious of your workouts. Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
No ales or chips today! Actually I added a slice of low fat cheddar to my lunch which makes the total just under 1200.


Umpqua on 07/07/2015:
Good going on keeping things clean after your trip and getting your workouts in!

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks. Upcoming BBQ this week, then guests, then trip to see grandson. So many challenges!! I'd really love to be at least 132 by the time I fly on Aug. 24th.


hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
Good exercise! Good eating! Great for Annie!

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Thanks Holly!



grannyannie - Monday Jul 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Thanks for the nice comments.  

Oops.  Friends stayed too long last evening so I had more wine that I intended.  No excuses today. We'll be going to our friends' house for a BBQ later this week.

Going to ride my bike to the doctor's office to drop off my repeat prescription form for my allergy pills.  It's about 9 miles roundtrip. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • S:  cereal bar
  • L:  hummous on a whole wheat tortilla, yogurt, strawberries, banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1220

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 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

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Have a Good Day, Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks. Same to you!


Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Welcome back, Annie, and I love your bright and cheerful pictures as always. I hope you have a healthy day!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 07/06/2015:
Have a pleasant day Annie.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks Fran.


hollybelle on 07/06/2015:
That's a great line-up there! Good job! Loved seeing your pictures. I could ride my bike there for sure - if there wasn't an ocean between here and there. Maybe someday. Beautiful place!!

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Thanks! There are so many lovely places to ride here with very little traffic.



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 141.8

Argghhh.  Gained 4 pounds.  

Anyway, back on track now, although friends say they are dropping by which could mean some wine, but I'll just use a small glass for myself.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 eggs on a wheat tortilla, grapes, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/almonds and walnuts
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1235 & wine

 

A few pics from our bike rides:

 

 
 

Progress as of today: 25.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/05/2015:
OH how absolutely georgeous! So, where was this? 35-40 mi bike rides and such wonderful scenery - I want to go! LOL = maybe when I retire! I am surprised you have an uptick in the scales - it will go away after a few days of your regular routine this week!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
These are all in our county of Argyll in Scotland. Our county also includes many islands. Top photo is the Isle of Seil, bottom is Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Can't remember which route the middle was on. Our record for one day is 52 miles. On this trip the longest was 46. But I really did over-reward myself this time!


ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Awesome !

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Thanks for the comments!  It was too hard to post here with it being so hard to find wifi where we were.  

We had a beautiful week with very long bike rides.  But after a few days I began to overindulge.  A scone and coffee or tea at a cafe on our midmorning breaks became a tradition.  Also sweets and beer.  I will get on the scale tomorrow to see what damage has been done.  We got tired of eating dinner in and started going out to eat.  

Tomorrow I'll be counting calories again. I will post a few photos after I resize them

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/04/2015:
Glad you had great time. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 07/04/2015:
Thanks! Time to rest!


hollybelle on 07/04/2015:
With all those miles logged you will probably be good to go! Looking forward to seeing pics.


ohioraven on 07/05/2015:
Damage Control.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
It's good to hear that even though you indulged, you were exercising quite a bit and that enjoyed the week. I wouldn't get too down on yourself as it's good to live life a little bit - although, in your place, i'd be a bit upset over the desserts too :)

I can't wait to see your photos! I enjoy living your travels thru your photos. I always say that to my friends :) If i'm not going on vaca, at least I can look at your nice photos ;)

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

34 mile bike ride today, some very steep.

B: porridge and dried fruit, toast

L: grilled cheese, skinny latte, grapes, strawberries, clementine, Tunnocks wafer

S: 1 beer

D: curry and rice, salad

S: Tunnocks wafer and lite hot chocolate

Might have a beer and lite crisps later

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Sounds like a good bike ride and you seem to be enjoying yourself. Have a great day Annie


OhioRaven on 06/29/2015:
L00ks like you.re eating light. enjoy your bike.


ohioraven on 06/29/2015:
I hate this new keyboard.


Maria7 on 06/29/2015:
34 miles...WOW! :-D


biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Having fun--keep it up!


hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Envious of the bike rides! Bet it's beautiful! Keep up the good work!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 137.8

Not great wifi here so using phone and hard to make comments.

39 mile VERY hilly bike ride today.

B: porridge and dried fruit L: small scone, Pbj sandwich, grapes, clementine S: end of ride: 2 beers, packet baked crisps D: veg curry and rice, salad S: caramel wafer If I don't fall asleep first I might have another beer and packet of low fat crisps

Progress as of today: 29.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/28/2015:
You're killing those bike rides, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/28/2015:
Aye!


hollybelle on 06/28/2015:
Woo-hoo! 39 miles and hilly! Impressive!


GottaDoIt on 06/28/2015:
I'm tired just reading about your ride!


Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
Awesome work with the rides but most importantly, keeping your eating in check on a trip. Woo hoo!

grannyannie on 06/29/2015:
Thanks!



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