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grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 01, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.2

Hope you all are doing well and getting/staying healthy and fit!  

Have NOT been good. Daughter was here and I helped her eat the goodies I baked, then we've been travelling around Scotland for the past week.  Totally indulgent. The scale reflects this! Anyway, got home yesterday and today starts 1200 calories.

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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  carrot soup, low fat cheddar in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1200 cals
 

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/01/2014:
Hello!! It's been so long!

Your travels sound amazing!! And while sometimes during those travels we do a bit of over indulging you definitely seem like you're on the right track! As always you're an inspiration... keep it up!! :)

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Thanks! But we travel so often and for so long that my indulging seriously catches up with me -like now!


liza36 on 04/01/2014:
You always get right back to it. After my travels, I have a really hard time getting back to my plan.

grannyannie on 04/01/2014:
Got to get serious! We are travelling a total of about 3 or more months a year.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 17, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Happy St. Paddy's Day everybody!  

Our Ugandan daughter is coming tomorrow for a visit.  I'll go grocery shopping while hubby goes to pick her up, and also bake her some chocolate chip cookies.  Hoping I can keep myself from having more than one!!  When those run out I'll make her chocolate chip muffins.  Might make those right before she goes back to work and she can take them with her. 

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  oatcake, tea w/milk at gym cafe
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich
  • S:  banana
  • D: green lentil curry & rice/broccoli/asparagus, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o rum
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/18/2014:
You continue to kick butt with your workouts, very inspiring. I hope you have a fantastic visit with your daughter and can minimize your goody intake!


Maria7 on 03/20/2014:
Hope you had/are having a wonderful visit with your Daughter.



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 16, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Too much snacking watching tv last night. Think I went just over 1500 calories.

Rest day.  Made a triple batch of carrot and coriander soup and froze some of it. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, cup of homemade carrot and coriander soup
  • S:  banana
  • D: don't know what husband is planning - a curry probably with asparagus & rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  low fat hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2014:
curry is so good...and can be so healthy! i always get curry when going out for thai....with tons of veggies & squid (not fried). LOVE CURRY :-D and almond milk is tasty too...it's the only "milk" i usually buy bc it's so low cal, but satisfying & mixes well with cereal, on it's own, and in shakes.

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
Hubby makes very healthy, low fat curries. Different ingredients each time. I like almond milk and also soy milk - same cals. :)


legcramps on 03/17/2014:
I have that whole snacking while watching t.v. problem - it's tough to stop when you're in the habit of grazing!

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
TV + snacking goes together too well. I was okay before we started binge watching series on netflix. He'd watch a movie and I'd be on the computer or reading and didn't have to snack. But to actually sit and watch... snacks.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 15, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.0

Workout at home (upper): (should have done this part after the gym yesterday - doing both upper and lower at once is a bit much!)

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted on a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: cauliflower curry and basmati rice, salad, strawberry daiquiri w/o the rum 
  • S:  2 oatcakes, low cal hot chocolate
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Mar 14, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

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        
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 eggs in wheat wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  post workout: 1 oatcake
  • D: cauliflower curry and kale/rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300
 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Thursday Mar 13, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Not a workout day, but going to do some housework, get daughter's room ready for her visit, make some carrot and coriander soup to freeze, etc. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 fried eggs in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, clementine
  • S:  grapes
  • D: cauliflower curry and kale/rice, salad, mocktailo
  • S:  lowfat cottage cheese
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300 cals

 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/13/2014:
Have a successful day today :)

grannyannie on 03/13/2014:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 142.4

Did not do well yesterday. After picking up some things from his flat, we transported hub's uncle (dementia) to a nursing home from the elderly ward he's been in for about 4 months. Very impressed with the home and the staff.  They gave us tea and biscuits (cookies).  I was starving by then as we hadn't any lunch so scoffed lots of biscuits. Finally had a meal at about 4.30 and had sirloin and chips and peas, and 3 pints of beer!  Oink. 

Think what I need to do is get on the scale every morning. I find it motivating. Our Ugandan daughter is coming next week for a visit and I'll be baking her chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chips muffins - her faves. Can I resist?!?

Workout at gym: (shorter cardio today as I had shopping to do afterward)

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 5 x 10

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail (strawberry daiquiri w/o the rum)
  • S:  low fat cottage cheese
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/12/2014:
It's hard when you're starving to resist biscuits.Looks like you had no problem getting back on track.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 10, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 4 x 12
  • triceps dips - 4 x 12
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apricot-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous on wheat wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: tofu/veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/10/2014:
Looks good!


Umpqua on 03/10/2014:
You're killing it with the exercise Annie, good going!

grannyannie on 03/10/2014:
Feeling more muscular! :)



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 09, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Busy this morning!  I only did my upper body workout yesterday so did lower today.  With both workouts I increased the number of sets from 3 to 4.  When I was done this morning I cleaned the living/dining room and kitchen and did some laundry, all before lunch!

Stuck to calories yesterday - under 1300.

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 - 3 routines @ 4 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 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:  grilled cheese sandwich w/low fat cheddar and whole grain bread, soy yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad, mocktail (17 cals)
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 142.4

Had a nice afternoon with friends in Glasgow yesterday. Had a late lunch/early dinner of fish and chips and several pints of beer. They are now on their way to Florida for 3 weeks of sunshine, so it's our turn to be jealous. Far too many calories but it's just a blip. Back on track now. 

About to buy our airline tickets for Thailand for our winter trip!  

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • 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 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:  low fat hummous in a wheat wrap, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • S:  banana
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad, diluted orange/pineapple
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   under 1300

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/08/2014:
Good morning...I see that you do real well with your workouts at home...do you ever do walking outside for exercise? I know it doesn't matter, just curious. Hope you have a good day. How's your weather over there?

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
I love to power walk/jog when the weather is good, and also bike ride. But it's not often enough being in a rainy climate. Today it is 45F but it's rainy and windy so feels really cold.

I enjoy jogging but I won't do it on the treadmill at the gym - I walk fast, walk at a steep incline, but I just don't feel comfortable running on it. I like to do that outside.



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