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grannyannie - Monday Jun 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

Started snacking last night and couldn't seem to stop. Probably hit about 1700 calories.  No junk though.  I tried on a pair of trousers that were too tight when I tried them on a week ago and now they fit!  So I can't believe what the scale says.  Fluid, muscle weight?

Menu:

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

Cals:  1231

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps
Workout at home (upper):  (I was lazy and didn't do this yesterday)
  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12

Progress as of today: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/15/2015:
It's hard for me to stop snacking on popcorn. Usually not til I hit the bottom of the bag anyway. You're doing good.

grannyannie on 06/15/2015:
Mmmm popcorn! Thanks, OR.


puddles on 06/15/2015:
I know that feeling. Today is a new day.

grannyannie on 06/15/2015:
Yep, it is! :)


Umpqua on 06/15/2015:
Well if your trousers fit well then that means you're doing great! The scale appears to be stuck for me yet my clothes all fit well and I'm pleased with how I look so I'm trying not to get too hung up on the numbers.

grannyannie on 06/15/2015:
I find it hard not to be a slave to the scale! Sigh. I tried on the trousers last Monday or on Tuesday morning before our bike rides, and I could button them but they were tight. Yesterday they fit perfectly. :) I'll be getting out that small pair of jeans soon to see how they fit.


liza36 on 06/15/2015:
I am a slave to the scale, even if my clothes are fitting better. But it is a good reminder that good things are happening and inches are melting if your clothes are fitting. Good job!

grannyannie on 06/16/2015:
Yea, some kind of number to put in my weight tracking excel spreadsheet!


horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2015:
Oh man! I love that feeling of tryng on pants that used to be too small and seeing them fit once again too :) congrats on your hard work!

grannyannie on 06/16/2015:
Thank you!


hollybelle on 06/16/2015:
Hi Annie. Good to see you still here. I love the feeling of putting on pants that were tight and they fit. It is such a relief! Right now I am eperiencing loose pant to the point I may need new ones, or at leat to go exploring in my closet to see if I have some older smaller ones. My summer shorts/capris however, should be just fine, as they were sostly smaller. I bought a couple of larger ones LAST summer, though!

grannyannie on 06/16/2015:
I was off DD from April 2014 until Feb this year when I came back from 9 weeks in Thailand 14 pounds heavier! You've been doing very well!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.4

Got on the scale and I'm up nearly 2 pounds from last Monday. Looks like I never changed it here but I did on my log.  Had too many treats on our bike trips.  Really went overboard one of the days, so I need to watch it and keep the treats down on the next trip.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1234

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: 26.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/14/2015:
You're getting spoiled on your new bike.

grannyannie on 06/14/2015:
Very! I just love it!


puddles on 06/14/2015:
Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 06/14/2015:
Thanks! Same to you.



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Back home!  We had a brilliant 4 days of riding our bikes in stunning scenery and lovely weather.  Had quite a few well-deserved treats but I did go overboard on Thursday with cookies, beer, chips/fries. Came home at dinner time last night.  Will get on the scale tomorrow as fluid fluctuations won't give an accurate reading. 

In total we rode our bikes 175 miles over 4 days.  So I think I can skip the lower body muscle work and I'll just do upper body weights. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, satsumas
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1276

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/13/2015:
It sounds like a wonderful trip, I've been loving your photos. Do you guys pack food also or just eat along the way? I imagine there are lots of great picnic opportunities!

grannyannie on 06/13/2015:
We brought some fruit but otherwise stopped at cafes or restaurants along the way. The first two days were long day trips, so we booked a B & B for Thursday night which made it really nice. Often the ride was too easy (electric bike) so I'd change it so I'd have to work for a while. :D I could never have done all these miles on a regular bike!


ohioraven on 06/13/2015:
Dang ! I am SO envious.

grannyannie on 06/13/2015:
It was stunning! Can't wait to go for another trip.


puddles on 06/13/2015:
Wow sounds like you had a wonderful and yes I think you can skip that exercise. lol Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/13/2015:
It was fantastic! Too tired today actually so no exercise other than doing laundry.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Hi all!  Haven't posted the last two days as we've been on long bike rides.  45 miles yesterday and 42 miles today.  To be fair though the bikes are pedal-assisted electric so not as much work as a regular bike.  We are going on another long ride tomorrow and are spending the night in a B& B and riding again on Friday.  

So I haven't been counting calories and I've been having a few treats and some beer - guilt free because I'm sure I'm burning it off and then some!  

We've had almost nonstop cold and rainy weather and finally are having a spell of gorgeous weather so we are taking advantage.  

 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/10/2015:
Wow! Sounds like you and your Hubby are doing some traveling on your electric bikes. :-D

grannyannie on 06/10/2015:
Yes! Getting our moneys worth!


liza36 on 06/11/2015:
Sounds picture perfect!

grannyannie on 06/13/2015:
It was! :)



grannyannie - Monday Jun 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

Hope everyone is doing well!  

Workout at gym:

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

Should have done my upper body workout at home but since the sun came out went for a 14 mile bike ride on my new bike. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, grapes, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnut pieces & almond slivers
  • S:  hot chocolate
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1262

 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 06/08/2015:
A bike ride in the sun sounds wonderful.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
It was!


Umpqua on 06/08/2015:
That bike ride sounds lovely, glad you're enjoying the new bike!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Loving it! Going out again tomorrow.


puddles on 06/08/2015:
Your doing good Annie.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Thanks!


ohioraven on 06/08/2015:
Doing Good, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Cheers OR :)


Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
Your 14 mile ride on your electric bike sounds like fun! :-D

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
It was great! First time I went up a really steep hill with it.


Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
How fast will it go?



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 07, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 139.4

More scale movement!  I'm sure some is fluid but that's okay!  I've stuck to my menu and haven't been tempted to cheat.  It was a good move not buying any more oatcakes as I always manage to think - just one, it's only 36 calories.  

Rest day.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, strawberries, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1205

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

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

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Thanks. You too.


puddles on 06/07/2015:
Some times for us one is too many always better to stay away the stuff we say 'This is realllllyyyyyy good'. Have a good day. Congrats on the scale movement.

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Yup! True. I hate to give these up and they are very healthy but they call my name when they are in the cupboard. They are only oats, salt, & oil. However.....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
same, when I buy rice cakes or things that have few calories each, I also end up eating all of them in one sitting!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
I can relate to that!


liza36 on 06/08/2015:
Congrats on the scale movement.

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Jun 06, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 140.2

 

Scale has gone down again!  I will stick to the lower calories until I hit 138 then I'll go back to alternating higher calories on heavy workout days with lower cal on less active days. Hope we don't get invited for dinner or drinks in the meantime!

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 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

Menu:

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

Cals:  1217

 

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/06/2015:
congrats. Have a great day.

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


ohioraven on 06/06/2015:
You're being Good to yourself. And a good example for us. Back on track.

grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Yep! :) Thanks OR.


Maria7 on 06/06/2015:
Congratulations on your new lower number...you are flying! :-D

grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Thanks, Maria! Just need to keep the scale going in the right direction. :)



grannyannie - Friday Jun 05, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Scale the same as yesterday and that's okay.  Hope everyone is getting healthy and fit! :)

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 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:  hummous wrap, strawberries, satsumas, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1261

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/05/2015:
I feel healthy and fit. Thanks, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/05/2015:
Great! :)


puddles on 06/05/2015:
Scale the same is good Annie. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 06/05/2015:
Yep. Better than an increase! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Jun 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Phew!!  I guess some of the gain was fluid.  Scale going down.  Doing another low cal day of just over 1200 calories.  I'll go back up to the usual 1400-1500 on heavy workout days sometime next week. 

Workout at home (lower):  

  • side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x  10
  • lunges w/dumbbells - 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/almond milk
  • L:  hummous wrap, banana, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas

Cals:  1207

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/04/2015:
It's good to be back on track, Annie.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Yep, it is! :)


liza36 on 06/04/2015:
Glad the scale moved. Your workout routine is stellar as always!

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Thanks! :)


puddles on 06/04/2015:
Good stuff Annie you will be on your way to your new island in no time. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Hope so! Sooner better than later!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.0

Argghhh!!  Got on the scale this morning to see how much damage I did while we were away.  Why did I do all that indulging?!!      

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 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
  • S:  cereal bar and coffee at gym cafe
  • L:  hummous wrap, grapes, satsuma, yogurt
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Tea w/soy milk, coffee w/almond milk, low cal tonic water, herbal teas
Cals:  1232

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/03/2015:
I'm sure some of that's water, Annie. I bet you'll be back down in a few days!

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Could be 2 lbs water max. :( But scale will go down as I'm not keeping up the high calories.


supercheeseme on 06/03/2015:
I think its water too. Itll go away soon enough :)

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Be nice if it was water. :) All I can do now is stay on track.


puddles on 06/03/2015:
Don't be too hard on yourself you have to have a little bit of fun in your routine. I am sure that you will have it all under control within a few days Annie. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 06/03/2015:
Thanks!


ohioraven on 06/03/2015:
I though for sure the Squat Thrust would have taken care of that.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
LOL! It would have worked if I'd done squats instead of eating ice cream with grandson, or drinking beer with granddad!



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