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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!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 11, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Cold rain today. Yuck!  Home from gym now and not going back out!  Will finish the painting in the new bathroom when the caulking that husband has just done is dry.  Then it will be completely done!  Just waiting for an 8 x 10 photo of a flower that I took to arrive in the post and be hung up on the wall. 
 
Workout at gym: (was shortened due to running into an American friend I hadn't seen for months & chatting instead of finishing workout)
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 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

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 scrambled eggs w/smoked salmon, grapes & strawberries
  • D:  veg/chickpea/Quorn curry & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  gin and tonic
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1501

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/11/2015:
Good job your almost done. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/11/2015:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 03/11/2015:
That's awesome that the bathroom project is almost done, I'm jealous ;)

grannyannie on 03/12/2015:
Thanks! Last major project!


thinnside40 on 03/11/2015:
Glad you were able to catch up with a friend :)

grannyannie on 03/12/2015:
Aye, it was nice!



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 10, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 149.0

Didn't do my upper body muscle workout after the gym yesterday, so doing it today as well as lower routines. 

I have nearly 24 weeks to lose 17 - 19 lbs.  

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 - full x 4
  • abs-4 routines x 4
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 12 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 4 x 10

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla w/hummous, yogurt, grapes, small banana
  • D:  veg curry & basmati rice, salad
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk, single shot gin and tonic

Cals:  1320

 

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/10/2015:
24 weeks is a reasonable amount of time for your goal. Good luck and have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks! It is reasonable and I hope not to be fighting to get rid of the last few pounds toward the end.


Umpqua on 03/10/2015:
Good work on the exercise, Annie. Is your next trip back to the States? You definitely have plenty of time to reach your goal.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks. Yes, next trip is to Michigan in August. We aren't coming back until the 1st of October. That gives us two months until our trip to Thailand in December. I will allow myself a 5 pound gain while in the US so my bikini will be comfy in Thailand! :)


Maria7 on 03/10/2015:
Sounds like a good goal and goal time. :-)

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Yes. Just gotta do it!!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 09, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.6

Not been good at all.  Did a Sunday dinner at the local pub with friends.  Roast beef, yorkshire pudding, various potatoes, creme brulee, beer, wine.  However, daughter is on her way back to work, the fairy cakes, crisps are gone.  

Workout at gym:

  • 25 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine

Wanted to get on elliptical but all were taken.  Gym was mobbed!  I can't do the treadmill because my plantar fasciitis has been acting up. 

  • 4 x 12 on 4 resistance machines
  • 4 x 12 rope/pulley for triceps

Didn't weigh or measure my lunch, so don't have a calorie count.  But will be good the rest of the day. Tomorrow I will count all calories.

 

Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/09/2015:
It will all fall back into place soon. Just keep doing your best. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
Thanks. Just have to remind myself how I feel when I don't meet my goal and am kicking myself when we leave on a holiday.


Umpqua on 03/09/2015:
That dinner sounds incredible! I know how challenging it is to stay on point with a house guest, especially one who likes sweets. Hopefully you can get back on track this week...I weigh almost every day fwiw. It helps me to stay on track and encourages me - I stay off if I've eaten heavily the day before though since I know it will be bad news :P

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
I do better when I do weigh every day, so will do that. What is maddening is our Ugandan daughter could stand to gain at least 15 pounds.


thinkpositive on 03/09/2015:
So hard when you have guests. Same for me, back in the routine. Let's have a great week.

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Travel is the hardest by far!


thinnside40 on 03/09/2015:
Your worth the effort to keep working at it :)

grannyannie on 03/10/2015:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 08, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 148.6

Have not been good and I'm having trouble staying motivated.  Ugandan daughter is still visiting and I have sweets in the house for her.  I think I need to go back to weighing myself every single day.  Gaining or staying the same will hopefully prompt me to do better, and a loss will encourage me to continue.

Workout at home (upper): did 3 sets each instead of the usual 4

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 11 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 x 12 - 3 routines
  • planks - full x 3
  • abs-4 routines x 3
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • L:  whole wheat wrap w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, packet of lite crisps, a small fairy cake 
  • D:  going to local pub to meet up with friends for a traditional Sunday lunch/dinner. 
 

Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/08/2015:
It is hard to have company over to the house and keeping things we usually do not have in our cupboards. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/09/2015:
Very hard! Thanks.



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(Clean eating - serious workouts)
Weight: 147.2

The snow that got dumped on us yesterday has nearly all melted. Temp up to about 45F today. 

Gym this morning. It will take me a while to feel energetic again. It didn't help that the AC in the gym wasn't working properly. 

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 12 - 11 routines
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
  • S:  10g almonds
  • L:  whole wheat tortilla and hummous, orange
  • D:  tofu/veg curry & basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • S:  5 ginger thins biscuits
  • tea w/soy milk, herbal teas, flavoured water, water, coffee w/almond milk

Cals:  1424

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/04/2015:
Good for you for getting to the gym. That was just a dusting of snow! Not the several feet of snow sitting in my yard!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Compared to others it would be dusting. It was a lot for here!


Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Haha, I live near thinkpositive and we are running out of places to put all our snow. You are very lucky your snow melts right away! I hope you can get rid of that cough soon, how annoying that must be for you. Take care of yourself!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
I'm happy not to have much snow, but I could also do without the high winds and rain. Cough if finally getting better I think. But I will take an expectorant cough syrup before bed.


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Hope your day was wonderful!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Thank you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
Yeah....too much snow and cold this year for sure!!!!!!!



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