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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.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Oops.  Forgot to post yesterday.  Did fine though.  Stuck to calories and went to the gym. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/low fat hummous, grapes, strawberries
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/Quorn 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:  1227

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

Workout at home (upper):

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

Got the bathroom done.  Hard to get good photos because it's a small bathroom and I can't back up enough to get in a full shot. 

The blue bathroom with carpet is the old one.  The new one is very white. 
 
 
 
 
 
Had a few of my flower photos blown up and frames.  Never put pictures in a bathroom before!
 

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/14/2015:
looks real nice - good job - Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


biscottibody59 on 03/14/2015:
Love the new flooring--is it the single-square type with adhesive backing? I have a bathroom with carpeting and while it is perfect for not slipping on a wet floor, etc--it's awful as a concept. Especially when going to sell.

Have a great evening!

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Thanks. Yes adhesive backing and each tile has 4 patterns in it. I've been wanting to get the carpet out of that bathroom for years! It never feels clean. Our main bathroom also had carpet but finally got that tiled as well. We just use the throw rugs and also a bath mat for outside the tub/shower.


Maria7 on 03/14/2015:
Blue one is pretty but I def like the white one better! It looks very nice and much more spacious! :-)

grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
I did love that colour blue but can't find anything but white in the shops. That's okay. Looks so clean.


SkinInTheGame on 03/15/2015:
Beautiful! Way to go! (Literally)

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



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.8

Busy finishing the bathroom this morning (unless I run out of gloss paint).  Husband has done all the major stuff.  I just have to sand and paint the door and touch up other spots. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L: whole wheat tortilla w/low fat cheddar, grapes, strawberries, yogurt 
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S: single shot gin & tonic, oatcakes
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1293

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 - full x 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: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/12/2015:
Congrats. Must really feel good to be on the home stretch. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
Thanks. All done.


Umpqua on 03/12/2015:
I hope all goes smoothly with your plans, sounds like it's a straightforward job. Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
Thanks!


thinkpositive on 03/12/2015:
You and Umqua doing a project involving sanding.

grannyannie on 03/14/2015:
I only had to do a bit of sanding. Umpqua is doing serious sanding! She's a hard worker!



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