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grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Good morning!  

I'm weighing every day and there's more scale movement!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich/lite mayo, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/cauliflower/mangetout/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Calories:  1199

Did all my workouts yesterday, so none today. Going to start on my 'super-cleaning' today. Starting with my laundry & storage room.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/24/2015:
Wow, you're kicking butt! Spring cleaning will be happening after our vacation here (maybe we'll have actual springlike weather by then haha). Half my basement has turned into a construction zone so I need to deal with that once the kitchen project is done. Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Yes! And I finished the laundry room. Took hours!


thinnside40 on 03/24/2015:
Perfect!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Ta! :)


Maria7 on 03/24/2015:
Yes! You're getting closer to goal! :-)

grannyannie on 03/25/2015:
Yes! Thanks.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.8

Trying to shake things up a bit.  Doing all my workouts in one day and eating 1500 calories. Tomorrow no workouts and 1200 calories as I did yesterday.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  grilled cheese, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  light hot chocolate, banana, oatcake
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1503

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
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 - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10
 

Progress as of today: 21.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/23/2015:
You are certainly doing everything you can and have the determination. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
I'll get there! Thanks.


Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
Your clean eating paid off :) Congrats on the loss!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks! Challenges of eating out coming up. I can do it!


liza36 on 03/23/2015:
That's a nice shake up! Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks. It works well. When I first joined here about 3 1/2 years ago I was getting frustrated with a plateau and someone here suggested I juggle the calories to higher days/lower days. And it worked!


biscottibody59 on 03/23/2015:
Congrats on the loss--nice workout(s) as well!


thinnside40 on 03/23/2015:
Great to get the body moving both by changing foods/exercise routine. Great job!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks, Biscotti. :)



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 22, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.2

No workouts

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  1 whole grain toast w/unsweetened pb and jam, pear, cottage cheese
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad w/walnut pieces, slivered almonds
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1212

 

Progress as of today: 20.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2015:
nice, whole foods. so healthy! I have become a big fan of rice, too. I used to avoid it like the plague but after YEARS, started to include it in my lunches relatively regularly at work & the result is that i feel much more energized after lunch!

i also like cottage cheese on toast, very satisfying. lately, most of the dairy i choose is not fat free though, because it doesn't satisfy me. I choose either full fat or 2% dairy products :) they satisfy me!

grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
I've never tried cottage cheese on toast. I buy the low fat cottage cheese. I do like it with fresh pineapple on it, but didn't buy any.


Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
Super clean eating, Annie!


museumgirl on 03/23/2015:
I've been cooking the brown basmati rice, and even mr husband likes that. I know I also avoided for years, but now it is a staple of our diet!



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 21, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.2

As happened last time I was trying to lose what I'd regained, it is coming off very, very slowly.  My workouts are very good, but then exercise is only about 5-10% of weight loss.  Think I'd better have some 1200 calorie days, then 1500 on workout days.  That should shake up my metabolism. 

I've only lost 0.8 lbs since last weekend.  :(

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, yogurt, grapes & strawberries
  • D:  veg chili & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  light hot chocolate
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1305

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 - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

Progress as of today: 20.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/21/2015:
Good luck with your new plan. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/21/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/21/2015:
Why do you think .8lbs is not good!? That's awesome - almost a full pound!!!!!!!!!!!!!

grannyannie on 03/21/2015:
I was hoping for more. Usually when I've been trying to lose it's at least 1.5 lb a week. I think I've reached the point where I've gained/lost too many times and it's getting harder. Especially as we 'age'.


SkinInTheGame on 03/22/2015:
Keep up the good work! There is progress!

grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
Thanks. :)


thinkpositive on 03/22/2015:
A loss of any type is good. I'll bet you'll get a 1.5 lb weight loss per week very soon!

grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
Hope so. Ta! :)



grannyannie - Friday Mar 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.2

Too cloudy for the eclipse this morning, although while hubby was at home and I was at the gym he saw a break in the clouds and shot this pic.

 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb, coffee w/milk in gym cafe
  • L:  chicken sandwich, yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  light hot chocolate, 1 oatcake
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1473

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 20.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/20/2015:
beautiful picture - wishing you a great day Annie

grannyannie on 03/20/2015:
Thanks!


Maria7 on 03/20/2015:
Thanks for sharing...I read that a lot of Europe was in darkness during the eclipse...

grannyannie on 03/21/2015:
It wasn't pitch black here but very dark. Wished I'd seen it!



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 19, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.6

Scale went back up to 147.0.  Must be fluid as I'm being good!

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast on whole grain seeded bread w/lite mayo, strawberries, cottage cheese, yogurt
  • D:  veggie chili w/kidney beans and Quorn mince & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  apple
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1342

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 - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

 Nice sunrise this morning so went on the porch with my camera. 

Progress as of today: 20.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/19/2015:
Nice sunrise here also but cloudy and rainy now. Your doing good Annie. I tend to retain liquid also.

grannyannie on 03/19/2015:
Drizzly here this evening.


thinnside40 on 03/19/2015:
Have a nice day!

grannyannie on 03/19/2015:
Thanks, you too.


Umpqua on 03/19/2015:
Absolutely gorgeous sunrise! You're doing great so don't pay attention to the scale flux :)

grannyannie on 03/19/2015:
It was lovely. Yes, not a big deal but I do prefer it go downward. :)


Maria7 on 03/19/2015:
Sure sounds like that 'sneaky sodium'...pretty photo...thanks for sharing! :-)

grannyannie on 03/19/2015:
Aye, could be. Thanks. :)


museumgirl on 03/19/2015:
great workout!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.6

Sunny day today and about 50F/10C!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat hummous, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad w /almond slivers
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1482

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 3 resistance machines (my favourite machine was broken!)
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
 

Progress as of today: 20.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/18/2015:
It all looks good Annie have a great day - yes it is way cooler today.

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
The 50 is much warmer than it's been here. Normal temp for this time of year.


Umpqua on 03/18/2015:
Good work, Annie, and it looks like a gorgeous, sunny day!

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
Thanks! It's lovely today.


thinnside40 on 03/18/2015:
Beautiful!

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
:)


thinkpositive on 03/18/2015:
Lovely & also loved your fb pictures!


SkinInTheGame on 03/18/2015:
Nice day plan! The picture is beautiful!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 17, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.6

Did all of my workouts yesterday so none today.  Housework, reorganising dressers, etc. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat hummous, grapes, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg & Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  almonds - 10g
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1220

Progress as of today: 20.4 lbs lost so far, only 14.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/17/2015:
You are keeping yourself busy. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Yes, although I spend far too much time online! Thanks.


SkinInTheGame on 03/17/2015:
Sounds like a nice productive schedule today! Enjoy!

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Just need to stick to those calories! Thanks.


Maria7 on 03/17/2015:
Hope you have a good day today. You are getting close to your goal. :-)

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Seems like a long way to go! Have a good day.


Umpqua on 03/17/2015:
Yay for your continued loss, woot!

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Slowly, slowly, but I'll get there.


museumgirl on 03/17/2015:
Great progress!

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
Thanks!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2015:
Quorn curry sounds good.... I used to eat those products, they do need some kinda sauce or flavoring...

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
Quorn must be in a sauce or it's tasteless, like tofu. My husband uses either the mince or pieces in curries and chilis. Yum.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 146.8

Watching the scale creep downward is motivating!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/fresh blueberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  grilled cheese - whole grain bread w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  cauliflower/veg/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar

Cals:  1499

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike - intense!
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Might also do this workout later this afternoon so I won't have any workout tomorrow and can start on deep cleaning the house. 

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 - 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

 

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

puddles on 03/16/2015:
Yes it is motivating to watch it go down. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/16/2015:
Thanks! Have a good day.


Maria7 on 03/16/2015:
You go, Girl! Happy for ya! :-)

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Thanks Maria!


thinnside40 on 03/16/2015:
WhoopWhoop! :)

grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Cheers! :)



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 15, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.0

Woohoo.  Scale movement!

No workout day.  Housework. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/fresh raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla/low fat hummous, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1286

Progress as of today: 20 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/15/2015:
Congrats your doing good. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/16/2015:
Thanks! Same to you.


SkinInTheGame on 03/15/2015:
Congrats!

grannyannie on 03/16/2015:
Thank you. :)


Umpqua on 03/16/2015:
First off, I absolutely love the bathroom transformation. You guys really opened up a small space by going with lighter and brighter colors. I love your framed photos too, we have artwork in the powder room and I think it's so cheerful. And secondly, congratulations on your loss, woo hoo!!

grannyannie on 03/16/2015:
Thanks! Glad the last room is finished. All projects now will be small.



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