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grannyannie - Monday Mar 30, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.4

Up early this morning.  Got gym, shopping, and both my muscle workouts done before lunch.  Now a lazy afternoon on the sofa with a book. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  oatcake
  • L:  veggie lasagna, whole grain bread, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/sweet potato/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1468

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 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
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: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/30/2015:
That sounds like a perfect day, Annie, enjoy!

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Thanks! Glad I got it all done in the morning.


Maria7 on 03/30/2015:
Sounds like a good day. I love to read, too. :-D

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
:)


puddles on 03/30/2015:
Enjoy your afternoon on the sofa with a book.

grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Ta! I am. :)



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 29, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.4

Rest day. We put our clocks forward last night.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  pbj on whole grain toast, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg/pumpkin/sweet potato 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:  1239

 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Saturday Mar 28, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.4

Have a good weekend, ladies!  

Down 1.8 lbs in the last week.  

Non-workout day.  Skyping my granddaughters across the pond later today. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on 2 toasts, plum, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1 oatcake
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1214

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Mar 27, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.6

Full workout day.  It's hard work to do everything in one day!  But then I get 4 days a week where I don't have to work out. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/fresh strawberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  hummous on toast, carrot/coriander soup, pear, 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:  1482

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

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

 

Progress as of today: 22.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 03/27/2015:
Have a wonderful Friday!

grannyannie on 03/27/2015:
Thanks. Same to you. :)



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 26, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.6

Non-workout day.  Did it all yesterday.  Been very good about sticking to calories.  A few challenges coming up - visitors, dinner out - and I'm trying to get my head set to be good and not blow what I've lost so far.  I always beat myself up afterwards for being weak.  

Making some of my yummy homemade carrot and coriander soup this morning.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/fresh strawberries/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, homemade carrot soup, grapes, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1211

 

Progress as of today: 22.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/26/2015:
Have a nice non-working day.

grannyannie on 03/26/2015:
Thanks. Not a non-working day, but a non workout day. Just housework though as I'm retired. :)


Umpqua on 03/26/2015:
Good luck with your upcoming challenges, you've been doing so great this week! That soup sounds delicious btw, may I ask what you put in it?

grannyannie on 03/26/2015:
Thanks! A Jamie Oliver recipe: onions, carrots, garlic, veggie broth, (my addition: chili powder), salt, pepper, ground coriander. Then before blending - nutmeg, lemon juice and fresh coriander. Delish! And low cal.


Umpqua on 03/26/2015:
Nom nom, he's great. I will look into it!

grannyannie on 03/26/2015:
Should be easy to find online.


biscottibody59 on 03/26/2015:
Enjoy your celebrations and such--be as good as you can!

grannyannie on 03/27/2015:
Ta, Biscotti. :)


thinkpositive on 03/27/2015:
I agree about some of these social occasions being challenges. Be strong!

grannyannie on 03/27/2015:
I will try hard! Ta.



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 25, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 144.8

Scale is going down steadily.     

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, cottage cheese, yogurt, strawberries
  • D:  veg/cauliflower/mangetout/mushroom/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  grapes
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk
Cals:  1490

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 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
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: 22.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/25/2015:
Congrats on the scale moving. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/25/2015:
Thanks. Same to you.


Umpqua on 03/25/2015:
Woo hoo, keep up the great work!

grannyannie on 03/25/2015:
Cheers!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.0

Good morning!  

I'm weighing every day and there's more scale movement!  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich/lite mayo, strawberries, yogurt
  • D:  veg/cauliflower/mangetout/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Calories:  1199

Did all my workouts yesterday, so none today. Going to start on my 'super-cleaning' today. Starting with my laundry & storage room.  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/24/2015:
Wow, you're kicking butt! Spring cleaning will be happening after our vacation here (maybe we'll have actual springlike weather by then haha). Half my basement has turned into a construction zone so I need to deal with that once the kitchen project is done. Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Yes! And I finished the laundry room. Took hours!


thinnside40 on 03/24/2015:
Perfect!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Ta! :)


Maria7 on 03/24/2015:
Yes! You're getting closer to goal! :-)

grannyannie on 03/25/2015:
Yes! Thanks.



grannyannie - Monday Mar 23, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 145.8

Trying to shake things up a bit.  Doing all my workouts in one day and eating 1500 calories. Tomorrow no workouts and 1200 calories as I did yesterday.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  grilled cheese, clementine, yogurt
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  light hot chocolate, banana, oatcake
  • Drinks: tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1503

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 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
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: 21.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/23/2015:
You are certainly doing everything you can and have the determination. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
I'll get there! Thanks.


Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
Your clean eating paid off :) Congrats on the loss!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks! Challenges of eating out coming up. I can do it!


liza36 on 03/23/2015:
That's a nice shake up! Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks. It works well. When I first joined here about 3 1/2 years ago I was getting frustrated with a plateau and someone here suggested I juggle the calories to higher days/lower days. And it worked!


biscottibody59 on 03/23/2015:
Congrats on the loss--nice workout(s) as well!


thinnside40 on 03/23/2015:
Great to get the body moving both by changing foods/exercise routine. Great job!

grannyannie on 03/24/2015:
Thanks, Biscotti. :)



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! :)



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