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grannyannie - Thursday Feb 27, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.8

Will get back to the gym tomorrow. Today I'll start on deep cleaning the house.  Doing the master bedroom today. I would be back to behaving myself after my indulgent birthday yesterday, but our friends have invited us to dinner. So tomorrow I'll be back on track.   

Hope everyone is doing well! 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 02/27/2014:
Happy belated birthday! Enjoy your friends and dinner out.

grannyannie on 02/27/2014:
Thanks, Liza!


Umpqua on 02/27/2014:
The deep cleaning burns some serious calories, so that's a plus. I hope you have fun tonight!

grannyannie on 02/28/2014:
I burned lots of calories and did a very thorough job!



grannyannie - Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.8

Well, weather was really bad this morning - rainy and windy - and the forecast was also bad.  We feared the ferries could be cancelled so didn't go to Glasgow. Now it's turned sunny but it's too late.  Oh well.  I went with my original plan and went into town to do a little shopping and have a bacon roll and donut at the bakery.  Going to have a couple of strawberry daiquiris tonight and tomorrow night we go to friends' house for curry, wine, dessert.  

No workout today. 

It's good being 62 - more pensions to spend on world travel!!  

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/26/2014:
Happy Birthday, Annie! Your plan for the day sounds fantastic, enjoy!!

grannyannie on 02/26/2014:
Thanks! A nice, indulgent, lazy day. :)


graindart on 02/26/2014:
What is a bacon roll?

grannyannie on 02/26/2014:
British bacon is very meaty and 2 or 3 pieces are put on a fresh bakery roll (like a hamburger bun only fresh and soft) with butter. Some add a brown sauce but I don't like it. Delicious!


legcramps on 02/26/2014:
Shopping and the bakery sounds good too!

grannyannie on 02/27/2014:
Was delicious!



grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.8

Scale is down.   Went to the gym again today as I'll be skipping it tomorrow. Hubby is taking me into Glasgow for lunch and a movie for my birthday.  

Just wanted to see if the photo uploader was working.  This is one of the beaches in Thailand earlier this month. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins elliptical
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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  4 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, soy yogurt, grapes
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Monday Feb 24, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 144.8

Husband has gone into Glasgow to visit uncle in the hospital. They haven't found a nursing home for him yet. Things were delayed while some of us were away in Thailand and another in Spain. 

Hubby usually comes back about 8.30pm so he's going to have leftover curry that I'd frozen and I'll make some rice. I'm having a Quorn pie (love them but I could easily eat 2!) 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, soy yogurt, packet of baked crisps, 2 clementines
  • D: Quorn pie, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 22.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/24/2014:
So what's in the Quorn pie? I bought 2 cases of Quorn from my co-op and am looking for new recipes to try. I have the grounds (probably the same as your "mince" over there and chick'n tenders, which are little squares). I hope they're able to find a good nursing home for your husband's uncle.

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
It's a frozen pie either made with the 'chicken' pieces or with 'steak'. Very nice pastry. Quorn's website has lots of recipes online (both US and UK measurements) but so far I've only made the pasta bolognese. The steak pie is 432 calories and the chicken one is less, but my store doesn't carry it any more. :(

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
http://www.quorn.us/


Umpqua on 02/24/2014:
Sounds yummy. I haven't seen those here but I do have some puff pastry so maybe I could try making something. I will check out their recipes, thanks!

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
Good luck. Share any good ones!


legcramps on 02/24/2014:
Nice job with exercise and eating :)

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
thanks!



grannyannie - Sunday Feb 23, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 144.8

I got a bit lazy after housework yesterday and didn't do the posted lower body routine.  So I did it today in addition to jump rope (5 x 25) and jumping jacks (5 x 20).  Ended the day above my planned menu but at about 1350 calories.

Will turn 62 this week (2 more pensions!) but no special plans except that I intend to eat a few things I shouldn't - stopping in at the bakery after the gym and having a bacon roll and a donut.  Then I'll have a Strawberry Daiquiri in the evening maybe with a packet of crisps (chips).  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  pbj sandwich, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1300

Progress as of today: 22.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/23/2014:
Happy Birthday, Annie !

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
Thanks, Ohio!


Umpqua on 02/24/2014:
Your birthday plans sound yummy, I hope you have a very happy birthday!

grannyannie on 02/24/2014:
Thanks! It's on Weds.



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 22, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 144.8

Quiet day today.  Cleaning bathrooms, some laundry, a muscle workout, and reading a book. 

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 whole grain toast w/unsweetened pbj, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 22.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/22/2014:
Good work Annie! And I remember those pastries from when we went to Italy. Tiny cups of very strong espresso and giant pastries seemed to be the breakfast of choice everywhere :P

grannyannie on 02/22/2014:
My favourite is definitely pain au chocolat! Fresh ones. We're going to stay at the same B & B as we did in 2006. Breakfast was pastries, fresh bread, cold meats and cheeses, granola, fruit. Yum.



grannyannie - Friday Feb 21, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.4

Thanks for comments! Enjoyed meeting up with daughter and some of the people she works with. Didn't overdo eating and drinking too badly, but yesterday I was really tired and went a bit overboard.

Setting a goal to reach my desired weight by early July when we meet up with some family who will be in Belgium. We'll be there 3 nights, and seriously delicious breakfast pastries (chocolate croissants) will be eaten as well as other 'treats'. Hope I can eat them without guilt due to being at my goal weight!

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 12
  • triceps dips - 3 x 12
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  fried egg on wrap, soy yogurt. banana, clementine
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  Mocktail w/tiny amount of rum
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1314

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.4

Hope everyone is doing well. 

I will get on the scale again on Saturday.  Added a few calories last night so ended at about 1350.  Not bad.  I have discovered something called Mocktails in my supermarket. The Strawberry Daiquiri one is strawberry/lime/pineapple juice and was yummy. Not high in calories either - a large wine glass full is 17 calories. Going to buy a bottle of rum and add some to it on my birthday next week. I really enjoyed all the fruity cocktails in Thailand but I know they had a ton of calories. Plan to make my own low cal ones when we go in the winter. 

Going into Glasgow tomorrow to meet up with daughter and will have lunch there, possibly dinner. I will TRY to behave.  

Weds is a gym day but since we won't be here I went today.  Might go Thurs. and Fri. as well. Good idea to increase my gym days for a while.  It helps to keep me on track. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, grapes, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: tofu/veg curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  Mocktail, 2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/18/2014:
Mornin' Annie !


Umpqua on 02/18/2014:
You're doing great with the workouts. I hope you have a nice visit with your daughter in Glasgow!

grannyannie on 02/18/2014:
Thanks :)


liza36 on 02/19/2014:
Enjoy your outing in Glasgow.


biscottibody59 on 02/20/2014:
I hope you had a good trip!



grannyannie - Monday Feb 17, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.4

Too much snacking.   We were supposed to spend the weekend on the island with our Ugandan daughter but the ferries did not cooperate, so we had to turn around and come home. She's going to be doing some training in Glasgow this Weds so we're meeting up with her so we can give her some of the winter clothes she left here and her new Tablet we bought her for xmas. Also need to give her the chocolate chip muffins I made her that kept calling my name.  I've got them in the freezer now. 

We had booked a small house in Thailand for the month of January next year but have decided to extend that to December as well.  So we'll be there for 2 months.    I've checked into gyms and will get a 2 month membership. Pretty cheap and looks like it has a lot of equipment.  I hope the wifi is fast enough to Skype my granddaughters and sister. 

Yesterday was housework and I stayed below 1300 calories (finally!).  Finally feeling ready to get and stay on track!  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12        

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese w/low fat cheddar, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D: veg and tofu curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/18/2014:
Good Morn'in, Annie.



grannyannie - Thursday Feb 13, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.4

Did some snacking the last couple of nights.   Mostly oatcakes though at 36 calories each.  Gotta get tough! 

Going to visit daughter on the island this weekend and staying at the hostel. Her new job gives her weekends off unlike when she was a volunteer. No restaurants are open this time of year so we're bringing our own food - microwaveable packets of rice and veg and some smoked sausages, also porridge/dried fruit, a carton of UHT almond milk, pb, bread, oatcakes and can buy fruit and veg at the small market there. 

Workout at home (upper): (didn't do after the gym yesterday)

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  whole grain toast w/hummous, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, dilute orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes and low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1291

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/13/2014:
Great food plan for your travel, I'm sure you're very excited to see your Ugandan daughter!

grannyannie on 02/13/2014:
Very anxious to see her!


OhioRaven on 02/13/2014:
You have a Healthy Day, too.



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