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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!)



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 28, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!!  

Still have a slight cold, more tired than anything. Just ate today and yesterday, no counting, no binging.   

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

OhioRaven on 11/28/2013:
Sounds great. Happy Thanksgiving, Annie.

grannyannie on 11/30/2013:
Thanks.


HealthyHannah on 11/29/2013:
Hope you feel completely better soon!

grannyannie on 11/30/2013:
Thanks. Nose is sore from wiping it, but I'll live. :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.2

Hungry last night but only had a rye cracker.  Ended the day at 1334 calories.

Had a teeth cleaning appt this morning and had to drive into town, so stopped into the gym for some cardio.

While I was doing an intense workout on the spin bike I was thinking how fantastic it is that I am easily physically able do this when I'm 'techinically' an OAP (old age pensioner).   

I've got a photo on my wall of my grandmother holding me as a newborn and she looks elderly, but I recently did the math and found she was only 57 years old!!  

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals

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/almond slivers/raisins/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese, apple
  • D: veggie chili and basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1 sm glass wine with club soda, lite hot choc w/almond milk
  • Teas & water & coffee

TOTAL:   1296 maybe 1500

Edit:  felt like I was catching a cold this morning and then exhaustion hit me like a ton of bricks when I got home from the gym. Got that feeling in my throat and nose and have had a bit of a cough.  Added some fruit and yogurt for extra vitamin C and after dinner had a whisky with lemon and honey.  Mmm.  Lying on the sofa most of the day. Might just stay home from gym tomorrow since I did do cardio today and will do muscle work if I feel okay. Maybe some easy exercise bike as well. 

 

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

OhioRaven on 11/26/2013:
Not bad for a little old age Lady ! We could use you on our security team.

grannyannie on 11/26/2013:
Haha! Thanks but I'm very very happily retired!


liza36 on 11/26/2013:
It is a wonderful thing to be physically able to do what we want and to exercise as we do.

grannyannie on 11/26/2013:
And it makes doing things easier, like climbing up a hill to a castle or museum and not getting breathless.


liza36 on 11/26/2013:
Feel better! Best to take care of yourself and not overdo it.

grannyannie on 11/26/2013:
Ta. :)


biscottibody59 on 11/27/2013:
Nice loss there! I hope you're not too sick with the cold--do take care at any rate!



grannyannie - Monday Nov 25, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.4

Added a snack of rye crackers last night while watching a movie but still ended the day at 1254 calories. 

Down a pound!

Workout at gym: (no spin bike as a the spin bike hog was on it for an hour!)
  • 15 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 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 sultana-apple-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: almonds
  • L:  hummous on soya linseed toast, soy yogurt, 2 clementines
  • D: Quorn pie, salad
  • S: lite rose' wine
  • Teas & water & coffee
TOTAL:   1299

 

Progress as of today: 27.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/25/2013:
Dang, Annie. You are so consistent with your workouts. You make me want to get up and lift something heavy or jog somewhere. Congratulations on shedding the pound.

grannyannie on 11/25/2013:
Thanks, Ohio. Working out isn't my issue, it's food and beer! Less than 8 weeks to clingy dress and swimsuit.


liza36 on 11/25/2013:
Congrats on the pound!

grannyannie on 11/25/2013:
Thanks. 9 more and I'll be happy.


biscottibody59 on 11/25/2013:
Great progress--have a good evening!

grannyannie on 11/25/2013:
Ta. Same to you.



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