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grannyannie - Monday Dec 16, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Back home from visiting grandson. Will get on the scale in the morning to check the damage and will be seriously back on track.  

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

V on 12/16/2013:
Hello Annie!!! I missed you so much <3 I hope you had an awesome visit with your grandson :)

grannyannie on 12/16/2013:
V!! Missed you! Enjoyed visit with grandson. What a doll!


OhioRaven on 12/17/2013:
Stay tough, Annie.



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 12, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Last 3 days doing intense workouts at the gym, so working out at home today. Travelling tomorrow.

Workout at home:
  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope/jumping jacks
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  2 oranges
  • L:  chicken breast/lite mayo on wheat wrap, banana, soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange pineapple 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1296

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 12/14/2013:
Looks like you are doing real well with your workouts. Hope you are having a good day.



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Very quiet here. Missing many of you. 
 
Determined not to indulge when we go to Glasgow and Inverness for 4 days to see hubby's grandson. No chips (fries) and one pint of beer each night. I will do a brief update each day here using my phone. 

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12     started chatting to someone so couldn't do this as I'd miss the bus!
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-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: almonds
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar/lite mayo on wheat wrap, 2 clementines, soy yogurt
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/mango
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1323 

 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/11/2013:
Yes, It's quiet here now but wait till the 1st of the year when the resolutions start. We will probably see both new and old friends.

grannyannie on 12/11/2013:
Probably true, Ohio!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.4

Juggled my calories a bit yesterday. Had some good news about pensions I'm about to get and wanted a wee celebration.  Had 1/2 pint of hubby's home brew so didn't add the seeds/nuts to my salad (fair exchange, right?)    Calories were still about 1300. 

Workout at gym: (not a gym day but we'll be away on Friday and Monday)
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins elliptical
Workout at home (lower):
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, 3 small clementines, soy yogurt
  • D: carrot and corinader soup, salad w/pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, almond slivers, toast w/pb
  • S:  packet of baked crisps, 1/2 pint hub's home brew
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1319 

Progress as of today: 29.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/10/2013:
Mornin' Annie ! Enjoy the Brew.

grannyannie on 12/10/2013:
Thanks Ohio!



grannyannie - Monday Dec 09, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Warmed up here today - in the 50's and the sun came out. 

Stuck to menu plan yesterday. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 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 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  almonds
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wrap, clementine, soy yogurt
  • S:  orange
  • D: leek and beet soup, toast, salad w/pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, almond slivers
  • S:  packet of baked crisps
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1248 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/09/2013:
Mornin' Annie.

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Good afternoon, Ohio! :)


skinnygrlwithin on 12/09/2013:
Looks like you're right on track!! It's good to come back after my two week vaca and see you continue to push toward your goals!

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Thanks, Skinny. I have not been good but now I feel pressured so I'm seriously back on track.


biscottibody59 on 12/09/2013:
I hope you have a good week there--nice to have a warm-up!

RYC: I saw some news footage of your bad weather--not sure which coastline it was, but WOW!

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
The bad weather was just about everywhere in Britain. It hit Scotland hard - my area had gusts of up to 80mph but some areas had over 100mph. Part of our big wooden 87 year old gate broke, but might be fixable.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 08, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Our Ugandan daughter has been approved for a work visa!  She's going back to the island where she volunteered this year. This time she'll be staff and get a salary!  We're so excited!!  She'll arrive while we are gone to Thailand but our friends will meet her and give her the suitcase full of winter clothes that she left behind.

Added a lite hot choc last night bringing total to 1272 cals for the day.

Heavy housework today!

Friday we are going to visit grandson for a few days - a challenge food/drink-wise.  I'll try. 
 
Hubby has been trying to make a proper souffle for months. He finally bought a proper souffle dish and it came out perfectly tonight.  Yummy.  Not high in calories either. 

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried sultana-apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 melted low fat cheddar wraps, clementine, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D: small bowl leek and beet soup, smoked haddock souffle, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1261
 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/08/2013:
Haddock souffle, eh !

grannyannie on 12/09/2013:
Was good and low cal!



grannyannie - Saturday Dec 07, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Haven't been on much, but appreciate the comments. Hope all of you are doing well.

Last chance to do this right!!  I've been having a horrible time trying to stay on track for more than a few days and having a cold didn't help at all. It is 6 weeks today until we leave for Thailand. I'm going to be very unhappy with myself if I don't get to my goal - or at least down to 132. There is a roll around my middle that has got to go!  I don't want to cringe when I look at photos of myself at niece's wedding and see a roll under my very clingy dress.  

Workout at home:

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar/lite mayo/wheat wrap, soy yogurt, fresh pineapple
  • S:  orange
  • D: leek and potato soup, toast w/lite spread, salad, diluted orange/mango
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1222 (which I will stick to!)

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/07/2013:
I have the same roll, Annie.

grannyannie on 12/07/2013:
Do you wear many clingy dresses, Ohio! ;)


OhioRaven on 12/07/2013:
Oh, Crap.

grannyannie on 12/07/2013:
Your secret is out!! HAHA.


OhioRaven on 12/07/2013:
It's called a Kilt !

grannyannie on 12/07/2013:
Gotcha. A kilt isn't a dress though. Hubby has one and wore it for our wedding. It's not clingy though and small rolls can be hidden under the jacket. :)


horn_of_plenty on 12/07/2013:
I thought Ohio was a cowboy not an Irish bagpipe player!?!? hehe

grannyannie on 12/07/2013:
Aye, he's a midwest cowboy. Kilts are Scottish as well. :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 03, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Planned to hit the gym today but woke up weak. Felt better later in the morning and have done a muscle workout. Stuck to calories Sunday but didn't count yesterday. Had a craving for bread with stuff on it.    I did manage to get on my exercise bike for 40 minutes while reading a book though. 

Will stick to calories today.

Workout at home (lower):

  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, soy yogurt, grapes
  • S:  banana
  • D: veggie and tofu curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1278

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/03/2013:
Good job of toughing it out and getting that workout in. Put some Dandelion in that tea.

grannyannie on 12/03/2013:
Cheers! When my throat was sore I did the traditional cure - whisky, lemon, honey and hot water. Mmm... Dandelions, eh?


biscottibody59 on 12/05/2013:
Hope you're doing well after your cold!

grannyannie on 12/06/2013:
Doing much better.


Umpqua on 12/06/2013:
I hope you are feeling better by now Annie!

grannyannie on 12/06/2013:
Much better but recovering my energy is proving difficult.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 01, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Still runny nose and tired but making myself do muscle work today. Can't go to the gym with runny nose and don't want to spread around my virus, so unless I feel healthy tomorrow I'll do a cardio at home. 

We'll arrive in Thailand 7 weeks from today. 

Workout at home:

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
  • side dips w/dumbbell
  • squats with dumbbells
  • lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • side lunges w/dumbbells using step
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full
  • abs-3 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried sultana-apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  carrot and coriander soup, low fat cheddar in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  orange
  • D:  veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple juice
  • S:  up to 50 cals, maybe hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   about 1300

 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

liza36 on 12/02/2013:
Thailand - how lovely! Have you been there before? I lived there for a year and absolutely loved it! Hope you feel better soon.

grannyannie on 12/02/2013:
Feeling much better. No haven't been before. Hub's niece getting married there so we are staying nearly 3 weeks. Where did you live? We'll be going to Koh Samui.



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 30, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Non-stop runny nose and tired, so could be worse. Bad enough that we had to turn down a dinner invitation at our friends' house tonight. They have two Australian guests and are doing a traditional Scottish meal in honor of St Andrew's Day today (national day in Scotland). :(

Haven't been counting calories but haven't pigged out and haven't worked out either. But strangely my belly is getting smaller. Not dehydation either as I've been drinking tons of fluids. 

Sad news last night in Glasgow, the city nearest to us:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25165894

 

Progress as of today: 28.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/30/2013:
I saw this on the news and prayed you were safe. Hope you start feeling better. Take Care.

grannyannie on 11/30/2013:
Thanks, Ohio. I would imagine most of the people in this club were 18-30ish. Had a live band playing.

grannyannie on 11/30/2013:
Oops, change that. Just saw a couple of ladies 60+ on the news who said they were on their way to the club and were delayed (fortunately for them!)



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