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grannyannie - Thursday Apr 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Not a gym or home workout day.  But will be doing some deep cleaning, shampoo carpets, etc. Sunshine came back!

Scale is down again!  Not jumping up and down yet as fluid can cause big changes in the scale. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  wrap w/low fat cheddar, strawberries, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1267

 

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

puddles on 04/30/2015:
Congrats on your loss keep up the good work.

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 04/30/2015:
Jumping up and down could be your exercise.

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
Naw, I think I did enough yesterday to just do cleaning today. :)


Umpqua on 04/30/2015:
LOL @ the fluid comment. You're doing great, 3 cheers for Annie!

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
LOL. Thanks.


Umpqua on 04/30/2015:
You know I just realized I had a reading comprehension fail here - I wasn't laughing about fluid retention, I swear, I have my own fluxes based on that :P Anyway, I'm still applauding your loss!

grannyannie on 04/30/2015:
LOL. Yea, we all have that sneaky fluid messing up the scale!


liza36 on 04/30/2015:
Deep cleaning is a workout in and of itself. Congrats on the scale movement!



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Scale moving downward again. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  might have a hot chocolate mixed with decaf
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1390-1430

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - really intense!
  • 5 mins rowing machine (too much socialsing!)
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 3 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

I try not to do dumbbells two days in a row, but I'm off schedule so doing it anyway.

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/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

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/29/2015:
Congrats on the scale movement. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 04/29/2015:
You're a workout Machine, Annie !



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.8

Back to normal now.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 egg sandwich, apple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  5 almonds
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1297

I've changed my home workouts to 3 sets instead of 4 as I think that's sufficient and I don't want to burn out. I will still do 4 sets on the resistance machines at the gym. 

Workout at home (upper):

  • 11 routines with dumbbells - 2 x 12 (still sore shoulder-deltoid)
  • 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/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
 

Progress as of today: 23.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/29/2015:
That still looks like a heck of a workout. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
It is! But it's worth it. Have a good one, Ohio!


Umpqua on 04/29/2015:
Great foods and workout, I knew you'd get back on track :)

grannyannie on 04/29/2015:
Yep! Never give up. :)



grannyannie - Sunday Apr 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

Haven't been posting as we've had lots of houseguests.  No, I haven't behaved as planned. But last guest leaves tomorrow morning so it's back on track for me!  I will weigh myself in the morning to assess the damage. 

Hope everybody is doing well and having a healthy Sunday.  

Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/26/2015:
Morning, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/26/2015:
Good afternoon, Ohio!


puddles on 04/26/2015:
It is hard when we have guest and especially if they are staying with you. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/26/2015:
Yes, and they want meat so of course we do BBQ's and desserts and beer and wine.


Umpqua on 04/27/2015:
Entertaining is always a challenge but I know you'll get right back on track!

grannyannie on 04/28/2015:
Very challenging!



grannyannie - Monday Apr 20, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.0

No idea how many calories today but will behave.  Daughter coming soon for the week. 

I've done something to my shoulder - think it's just the deltoid muscle.  So I skipped resistance machines and am skipping dumbbells at home. 

 Workout at gym:

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

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: 24 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/20/2015:
Go Annie !

grannyannie on 04/20/2015:
Thanks, Ohio! Hit the key too quick before I was done!


puddles on 04/20/2015:
Take care of that shoulder Annie and have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/20/2015:
Thanks, will do.


Umpqua on 04/20/2015:
That venison burger you had for your anniversary sounds awesome. I hope you have a good one and take it easy on your shoulder!

grannyannie on 04/20/2015:
It was delicious and so were the chips. I'll be careful as I don't want to hurt my shoulder more.


biscottibody59 on 04/20/2015:
Take good care of your shoulder. Sounds like the best thing (really the only thing) to shut down any activity with it. That strategy usually works for me. (Haven't done enough in a month of Sundays to test many body parts however:-)

Enjoy your week!



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 18, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Missed out posting yesterday!  Went to the gym.  It was our 15th wedding anniversary so we went out to dinner.  Had a venison burger with cheese, chips/fries, and 2 pints of beer. Later had a gin and tonic at home. Got lazy after the gym and didn't do my upper body workout, so I'll do both upper and lower today.

Husband away for weekend so having something different for dinner.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, yogurt, strawberries and raspberries
  • D:  asparagus omelette, toast, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1243

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: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/18/2015:
Looking Good, Annie !

grannyannie on 04/18/2015:
Thanks!


puddles on 04/18/2015:
Glad you had an enjoyable day. Good job. Have a great a day.

grannyannie on 04/18/2015:
Thanks, have a good day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
ahh, you've got me craving beef!!! haven't had in in awhile, feeling like I almost want a....mcdonalds burger tonight. LOL. maybe just an egg fried with avocado on a wrap will satisfy me!

grannyannie on 04/18/2015:
Didn't have any beef though - it was venison. But I do get occasional cravings for a steak. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
....and Happy Anniversary! I have been craving steak....I am gonna google why...see what i'm missing in my diet :)

grannyannie on 04/19/2015:
Maybe just because it tastes so good?! :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2015:
Yes, I think you are right :) Sometimes beef hits the spot :)



grannyannie - Thursday Apr 16, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.8

Scale is going down. Going out to dinner tomorrow night for our anniversary but I'll try not to overdo.  I'll try to resist the temptation of ordered the yummy creme caramel.  

Sunshine.  Just need higher temps like England is getting!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, banana, yogurt
  • D:  veg and chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:   1359

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: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 10.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/16/2015:
Congrats on the scale move and early Happy Anniversary. Have a great day today and wishing you also more sunshine coming your way.

grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Thanks! :)


OhioRaven on 04/16/2015:
Porridge !

grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Best way to start the day! :)


Maria7 on 04/16/2015:
Happy Anniversary! :-)

grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Thanks Maria! Hard to believe I've been here 15 years!



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 14, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Behaving today.  Upcoming challenges like anniversary dinner Friday, then company all of next week.  I will get on the scale every morning when we have guests to help keep me on track.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, apple, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad  
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1355

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: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/14/2015:
Good plan for when you are having guests during the week. :-)

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Ugandan daughter coming Monday for a week. Stepdaughter, her husband and 3 year old are coming Friday till Sunday. So they will overlap which is nice as they've never met.


puddles on 04/14/2015:
I agree with your plan about the scale nothing like the numbers staring you in the face to knock some sense back into us. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Yea, the scale can keep me motivated! Have a good day.


Maria7 on 04/15/2015:
That's nice that they will get to meet each other. :-)

grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
It will be very nice for them to finally meet!



grannyannie - Monday Apr 13, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

Back to the gym today.  Been having a serious sweets craving and went into the chocolate shop in town after the gym.  They usually have a display case where you can buy a single piece of chocolate.  But I was told they don't do that any more.  The clerk suggested I get one of the small bags of chocolate and just eat one at a time.  She doesn't know me!  Instead of saying 'no thanks' I bought a small packet of dark chocolate covered caramels.  Doh!!!  That small bag which I ate one after the other was 500 calories!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb, dark chocolate covered caramels
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, apple
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1748

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):

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

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/13/2015:
Chocolate is deadly I try not to go 100 miles close to it lol lol. I have such low resistance when it comes to that. Don't worry we all do these things it is just a sign of being normal in our world of eating. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/13/2015:
I won't be going inside that shop again! I never keep any in the house as I have zero resistance.


thinnside40 on 04/13/2015:
I like to think it's o.k. from time to time. There are good health benefits to some chocolates AND many other worst things out there to like :)

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Yes, dark chocolate is good for you. That's why I picked it over milk chocolate. :) And caramel must have some health benefits, right?! :D



grannyannie - Sunday Apr 12, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 143.4

95% over my cold.  To the gym tomorrow.  No weight lost last week, but I'll catch up!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  2 toast w/hummous, strawberries yogurt
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  hot chocolate

Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

 

Cals:  1300

No workout today but did serious housework.  

Progress as of today: 23.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/12/2015:
You must be relieved your cold is almost over. Spring colds are the worst. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/13/2015:
Thanks, you too!



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