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grannyannie - Saturday Aug 24, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.6

Goal for today was 134, not great but I guess I'm okay. I find that the holidays/vacations I'm less likely to overindulge on are the ones where I start at my ideal weight. Makes no sense, but that's me. 

Didn't do my lower body routine yesterday afternoon, so doing upper and lower today. 

Poor hubby is still fighting with that wallpaper. I guess there is a reason some wallpaper is cheaper than others. He had no trouble at all when he wallpapered our bedroom. I got most of that room's carpet shampooed last night, so all that's left is a small section of the room and the shampooer can go back in the loft for another year or so.

I'll be 'super-cleaning' the full bathroom today...tidying cupboards, washing all the tiles, etc. Biggest job left is washing all the windows and they are overdue!

Plans for today:

Workout at home (upper):

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15

Workout at home (lower body):

  • 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/fresh raspberries & strawberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:   tuna, onion and extra light mayo on a whole wheat wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  strawberries
  • D:  chickpea & veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  cottage cheese, 1 oatcake
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1346

Progress as of today: 32.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/24/2013:
Mornin'/Afternoon, Annie. Just doing the Windows sounds like a pretty good workout to me. Sorry Hubs drew the short straw on this project.

grannyannie on 08/24/2013:
Hubs is the one that knows how to wallpaper. I can paint. And clean. Our outside windows are very high so I have to use an extension rod. I'll do those maybe next week.


Umpqua on 08/24/2013:
I've never hung wallpaper, my main goal in this house has been to get rid of it! Sounds like your house will be sparkling for all your guests, good going.

grannyannie on 08/25/2013:
I prefer paint but in an old house the walls are not all perfect. Fireplaces were removed, etc. Wallpaper covers flaws.



grannyannie - Friday Aug 23, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.8

I decided to do my upper body workout yesterday that I had skipped on Wednesday due to my back. So today I'll do the lower body routine, and switch the upper to tomorrow this time. 

I'm ready for a higher calorie day but we have a christening coming up Sunday which will have snacks and then on Tuesday we go to the island.

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 (lower body):
  • 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/fresh raspberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym workout: 1 oatcake
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich w/low fat cheddar on whole grain bread, soy yogurt
  • S:  orange
  • D: tofu/veggie curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • S:  Alpro dark chocolate soy pudding
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1407
 
Edit:  forgot to mention....some of you remember my distress over the possibility of giant wind turbines across the loch from our house which would totally spoil the view. Well, they were turned down for planning permission and could have gone to public inquiry but have withdrawn their application!!  Yahooooo!  

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/23/2013:
I'm so glad to hear that you will be able to continue to enjoy your view! Have a good weekend.

grannyannie on 08/23/2013:
Thanks! This has been going on a very long time.


OhioRaven on 08/23/2013:
Happy to hear you kicked the giants out of your backyard. Have a great day, Annie.

grannyannie on 08/23/2013:
Thanks, Ohio! BTW, cottage cheese is a great evening snack. Keeps any post dinner hunger at bay. However, I'm due for some chocolate tonight. :D


Umpqua on 08/23/2013:
That's fantastic news on the turbines Annie! Excellent work on your food and exercise!

grannyannie on 08/24/2013:
Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2013:
Good going on the workout--as usual:-) Nice that your view will be preserved there!

grannyannie on 08/24/2013:
Thanks!


V on 08/23/2013:
YES!! Thank goodness you won't have an obstructed view of the loch :) Have a great evening Annie :)

grannyannie on 08/24/2013:
Thanks V. So relieved. They would have been sitting on top of the hills on the other side of the loch, all 5 as tall as Big Ben!



grannyannie - Thursday Aug 22, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.8

Husband is back and working away on the wallpapering. We are going to the island Tuesday as daughter leaves on Wednesday to come back with us. Hope her visa comes through by then as they want to know if she'll be returning two weeks later.

Workout:

  • 30 min spin bike class

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh strawberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:   pbj on whole grain bread after spin and before grocery shopping
  • S:  soy yogurt
  • D: tofu & veggie curry & brown basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  cottage cheese, clementine
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  about 1300

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/22/2013:
Mornin' Annie. Your chart always seems to be in a very good range. I would like to see mine be that stable this time next year. Have a good day.

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
Still fighting to get off that holiday weight from our 3 trips this year. But I'm getting there. Keeping it there is the hard part!


hollybelle on 08/22/2013:
Wonderful! Still praying for daughter's visa. Do they usually wait for last minute, or is this first time renewed? I have absolutely no experience with anything like that.

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
They told her 20 days max and that will be on Monday. As with all visas she had to send in her passport with it. First time we've ever dealt with charity volunteer's visa either. I see no reason she'd be denied.

When she arrived here immigration thought it was pretty funny for a Ugandan to be volunteering in the UK. It's always the other way around.


skinnygrlwithin on 08/22/2013:
I'm crossing my fingers for your daughter's visa... hopefully she has your luck and gets her visa quickly.

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
Thanks! She is so very happy there, so I hope she gets to do another 6 weeks.


liza36 on 08/22/2013:
Hope the visa situation works out! Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
Thanks!


V on 08/22/2013:
Wow time sure flew by with your daughter's visit! Hoping she gets approved soon.. Have a wonderful evening friend <3



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.8

Have had a backache off and on since last week from lots of bending over painting, bending over using vacuum attachments, shampooing carpet with attachment, probably moved furniture the wrong way as well. Had twinges working out Mon and Tues so not going to the gym today. Just a twinge today but figure it's best I just do some laundry and vacuum the carpets I shampooed yesterday. This is an upper body workout day but would be a good idea to do those tomorrow instead. Will do lots of gentle stretching today.

Daughter has had no reply from immigration yet regarding her application for a visa to extend her volunteering here. She is panicking. Yesterday husband and her worked on her job applications for next year at the same community. So she's feeling good about that, especially since some of the bosses there feel she'd be great in a couple of those jobs. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh strawberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:   2 veggie sausages on whole wheat wrap w/mustard, soy yogurt
  • S:  strawberries
  • D: veggie curry & brown basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  cottage cheese, 1 oatcake (traded in last night's snack calories for a glass of wine instead, but will do the cottage cheese tonight)
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1303

Have a pleasant and healthy day! 

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 08/21/2013:
Hope your back feels better. It took mine about a week. Prayer for the visa for daughter! Keep up the good work, Annie.

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Thanks, Holly!


OhioRaven on 08/21/2013:
Tough choice, wine or CottageCheese. Praying with Holly.

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Yea! LOL. Thanks for prayers!


Umpqua on 08/21/2013:
I hope daughter gets her work visa! Good idea to stretch out your back and not overdo it today. And I can tell you I would choose the wine over the cottage cheese LOL!

P.S. what kind of veggie sausages do you have? I made some that I have frozen but they're aren't the greatest tasting to be honest. I think they are homemade seitan?

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
I think mine is a UK brand - Cauldron. Not bad as far as veggie sausages. I never liked Quorn sausages but I think they've improved them - haven't tried yet.

My brother is a big fan of Seitan and I like everything he cooks.


skinnygrlwithin on 08/21/2013:
I'm really glad to hear that your daughter's job is turning out so successful! I am sorry to hear though about the visa situation.. I worked in an immigration law office for awhile so I know how frustrating it can be to do anything involving immigration paperwork.

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Thanks, she has been very happy with her volunteering and the community.

I know about visas as well as I needed 3 in a row to move here. It went well for me but I've heard it's a headache for new expats.


IndependentEm93 on 08/21/2013:
When I feel and hurt my back it took about 2 weeks for it to feel better. Hope your daughter gets some good news soon!

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Thanks! Hope my back is better before 2 weeks!!


biscottibody59 on 08/21/2013:
I'm sure you'll be doing your usual workouts soon! It's just tougher when the break is forced by our bodies--darnit!

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Trying spin bike tomorrow.


V on 08/21/2013:
Re wine is the perfect snack IMO ;) Hey I hope your back feels better my friend <3

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
And wine is good for ya, right? ;)


selina on 08/21/2013:
Take care of your back, Annie! You can go back to the exercising when you get well! It's great to hear your Daughter is doing so well!

grannyannie on 08/22/2013:
Just a slight twinge now but will be careful.



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.8

This is not a gym day but I needed to go into town after I dropped hubby at the bus and needed some shopping. So I thought I might as well go to the gym and do some cardio.

Husband gone till tomorrow night (if I went I'd miss a gym day AND eat bad food and drink beer!). Shampooing hallway carpet and the other half of my 'gym' today. He's going to be pushing it to get the wallpapering done by the time daughter comes back next week. And I need to get the carpet shampooed. And we are going to a christening on Sunday so that day is gone!
 
Trying out the cottage cheese at night that a couple of you were talking about.

Workout at gym: (after the bike my body said 'hey, this is not a cardio day, take it easy!' So I did less time on the other two machines.)
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine - intervals
Workout at home (lower body):
  • 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
  • flexing to strengthen shin muscles
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk 
  • S:  1 oatcake
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on a whole wheat wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  cauliflower/aubergine/Quorn curry & brown rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  low cat cottage cheese, strawberries
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1397
 

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/20/2013:
Listen To Your Body ! And try not to stress too much on the wallpaper. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Yes, the body knows. I wouldn't have done it if I had done the job/walk Sunday.

If the wallpaper/shampooing isn't done we'll just put her on a mattress on the floor somewhere until it is.


Umpqua on 08/20/2013:
Good going Annie. I have a guest coming next week and need to clean out my guest room too. It's always a chore since that's where we seem to store all our miscellaneous "stuff!"

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Our guest room has been sorely in need of redecorating for years, so finally! My brother is coming for two of those weeks, so I'll have to give up the other bedroom which serves as my gym!


michgal on 08/20/2013:
what weight dumbbells are you using?

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
For my lunges and squats I use 4 kg (8.8 lb). For arms I use 3, 4, 5 and 6 kg depending on the muscle.

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Oh and for side dips I use 6 kg.


biscottibody59 on 08/20/2013:
Have a great evening!

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
:)


V on 08/20/2013:
RYC, THANKS!! I think you are a macine as well my friend..Hope you have a wonderful evening <3

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
:)


OhioRaven on 08/20/2013:
Enjoy your cottage cheese, Annie. I'm hooked !



grannyannie - Monday Aug 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 134.8

Snuck a peek at the scale this morning and lost another pound! Belly/boobs are shrinking but need to lose more. About 130 should be just right. 
 
Hubby is working on the wallpaper but won't finish today. He's going to the island tomorrow and staying in the hostel one night to see our daughter as she needs help with completing applications for a couple of staff jobs in the community beginning next year. Crossing our fingers! It would be fantastic for her to have a UK job on her CV when applying for jobs in Uganda instead of just the volunteering. 

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 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/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym workout: almonds 10g - about 10, stopped in the cafe at the gym and had some tea with low fat milk
  • L:  hummous on toast, soy yogurt, clementine
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/avocado
  • S:  1 oatcake w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1403

Hope you all have a good and healthy week!  

Progress as of today: 32.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/19/2013:
Great news about your belly, Annie !

grannyannie on 08/19/2013:
Thanks :)


getmebackto150 on 08/19/2013:
Good news on the loss!!! Woo Hoo for belly shrinking!! Have a great day:)

grannyannie on 08/19/2013:
Thanks, same to you.


Umpqua on 08/19/2013:
Congrats on your continued loss, you're doing great! And good news about your daughter's job opportunities in the UK :)

grannyannie on 08/19/2013:
Thanks. Hope she gets the job and more importantly, the work visa. Hard to get for anyone from Africa.


legcramps on 08/19/2013:
I hope she's able to get that work visa :)

grannyannie on 08/19/2013:
Me too! :)


biscottibody59 on 08/19/2013:
Good job on the loss--have a good week yourself!


V on 08/19/2013:
Congrats on your loss Annie!! Fingers crossed that your daughter can work in the UK, how exciting for all of you! Have a great evening friend <3

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Thanks!!


hollybelle on 08/19/2013:
Best wishes on the job for daughter! Fingers crossed. Hope you keep shrinking. Last week I "felt" so thin, but this week I don't - I think it's an up and down thing......Depends on so many things.

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Thanks! Seems like ages since I weighed my low of 127 and I felt so skinny! I've put on more muscle since then so I think 130 will do it.



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 18, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 136.0

Happy Sunday! Looks like the sun is coming out after days of rain. I might go for a 4 mile power walk/jog later while hubby is doing the wallpapering. I've downloaded MapMyRun to my phone and might try that out.

Have normal housework to do as that's been neglected with the other projects. 

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh raspberries/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  hummous on a whole wheat wrap, soy yogurt, grapes
  • D: veggie chili & basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1 oatcake & low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/18/2013:
Sounds like a good adventure, Annie. Go for it !

grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Thanks, Ohio.


biscottibody59 on 08/18/2013:
Hope the weather cooperated with your walk/jog plan!

grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Nope, intermittent showers. I'm doing an extra gym day Tuesday though.


Maria7 on 08/18/2013:
Hello...sounds like you are going to get some good, fresh air! :-)

grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Afraid not, too wet.



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 17, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 136.0

Woohoo, down a pound, actually 2 pounds as I'd gone back up to 138 last weekend but hadn't updated. Hoping our friends don't invite us over tonight. Involves too many wine calories. I've got 3 1/2 weeks to lose 6 pounds and if I do I can enjoy a bit of indulgence when my family comes without worrying about having even more to lose after they go home. 

No painting today! Porch looks great! Hope hubby gets the wallpapering done this weekend. I want to start shampooing carpets and can't do it until the guest room is done. Most of the stuff from that room is in my gym or in the hallway, so I can't do those yet. 

Workout at home (lower body):

  • 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
  • flexing to strengthen shin muscles
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/fresh strawberries/soy milk, tea w/milk 
  • L:   hummous on 3 oatcakes, soy yogurt
  • D:  veggie chili & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  snack up to 100 calories
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  just under 1300

 

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/17/2013:
Woo-Hoo ! Proud of you Annie. And Wow ! Your porch has never looked better :v) Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Wow, Ohio, you can see my porch all the way from there?! :D

Thanks!


hollybelle on 08/17/2013:
Good deal on the loss. Great work around the house. What kind of shampooer you use on the carpets? I've been thinking about getting one. It must be easy to use, though. I have never used one, but hiring it out is expensive!

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Thanks! :)

Don't know if this is a UK brand or not, but I bought a Vax Rapide Deluxe a few years ago because I didn't like renting one and having to rush. Works pretty well I think and it's not too bulky or heavy.


Maria7 on 08/17/2013:
Congrats! Happy for ya! :-D All that work you are doing is paying off in more ways than one! :-D

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Thanks!


biscottibody59 on 08/17/2013:
Good job on the loss--have a great evening there!

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Thanks, you too!



grannyannie - Friday Aug 16, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.2

Watched a programme on tv last night called 'Scotland the Fat'. Apparently Scotland (not the entire UK) has the second highest rate of obesity in the world after the US. The NHS complains about how much money they have to spend on people due to obesity but then when they are patients in the hospitals they serve them meals like macaroni & cheese and chips (fries)!!  

Finished painting guest room yesterday. Next is hubby's turn - wallpaper. 

No rain today so I can finally put the last coat of paint on the porch floor.

Since we ate dinner later last night - just before 7 - I wasn't hungry for my evening snack. So I ended at less than 1300 calories yesterday. 

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 20 mins treadmill - hill intervals
  • 10 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 4 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines - I've added back the leg extensions for quads.
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12                                                                               
Workout at home (upper):
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  Finished up the polenta, 1 egg, 1 veg sausage, soy yogurt (sweetened but not with artificial sugar)
  • D:  veggie chili & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  strawberries, clementine
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  1341 

Progress as of today: 29.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/16/2013:
Mornin' Annie. It makes sense that our governments do this sort of thing. After all, people smarter than us are making these decisions. Have a good day !

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Hiya Ohio! I have absolutely nothing good to say about our current UK government or the Scottish one!


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Great work getting your painting done. Kind of sad how our governments complain about the strain on tax dollars and yet give the food manufacturers free rein to use GMOs, fillers and all kinds of questionable chemicals in their products. It makes me feel like humans are treated as livestock and as long as food corps are turning a profit and shareholders are happy, everything is great. And don't get me started on how livestock are fed haha. (Sorry, you know that pushes my buttons).

I hope the wallpaper goes up easily - I'm sure your guest room looks stunning!

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Agree that what the government allows manufacturers to do is a crime. At least over here they aren't allow to use bovine growth hormones. They are trying to do a fat tax here and apply it to certain junk foods but I don't see how that will help. They've done the same with booze.


Maria7 on 08/16/2013:
Wow...who knew? Your guest room must be going to be very beautiful. :-)

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Wasn't really surprised, I'm seeing more and more grossly obese people here.

Anxious to see the wallpaper when it's up. The room won't be completely done though. Need new drapes, carpet and built in wardrobe. No closets in these old houses.


legcramps on 08/16/2013:
Glad you'll get your painting done today! I think it's pathetic that patients are being fed foods like that! I mean, when I think of hospital food, I think of lean meats, potatoes, veggies. It's not often that dessert for a patient in our hospital is something other than jello or pudding. Of course, there are less healthy options if you can make your own way to the cafeteria, but the majority of the food here is pretty healthy. Certainly nothing that might contribute to a heart attack! Ridiculous!

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Last time I was in a hospital was in the US - two surgeries and then giving birth twice. I remember mostly meat, veg, potatoes, and jello. In this programme they said it was very difficult to find healthy food in the hospital cafeteria as well. Some didn't even have any fruits or salads!


biscottibody59 on 08/16/2013:
Like Umpqua, don't get me started on anything pertaining to healthcare in the US--and hospitals are the last place to expect ANYTHING. They're a totally necessary evil, though in many cases they're NOT necessary--they're just overused by the wrong groups of people for unnecessary procedures. Oops--I already "said" too much:-)

Anyway, good going on all your chores accomplished and your continuing pursuit of fitness!

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Health service is not perfect here, but unlike the US it is not profit-driven, so not a lot of unneccessary procedures. And every single person is entitled to health care, something the US needs, desperately!


V on 08/16/2013:
I have to find the article for you but a hospital in New York started prescribing " fruits and veggies" as opposed to writing scripts for overweight middle to lower class..I love that they give monthly vouchers for people who can't afford to buy healthier alternatives.. I guess when you are on a fixed income and have more than a few mouths to feed, buying in bulk in the cheapest manner isn't always the healthiest..

Anyhoo I hope the rest of your day went well my friend <3

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
That's a great idea! Watched a programme on why people in the US say it's cheaper to buy junk food than healthy food. Tragic! A lot of things are cheaper in the US but I always notice that fruit and veg are much more expensive there than here.


V on 08/16/2013:
I have to find the article for you but a hospital in New York started prescribing " fruits and veggies" as opposed to writing scripts for overweight middle to lower class..I love that they give monthly vouchers for people who can't afford to buy healthier alternatives.. I guess when you are on a fixed income and have more than a few mouths to feed, buying in bulk in the cheapest manner isn't always the healthiest..

Anyhoo I hope the rest of your day went well my friend <3



grannyannie - Thursday Aug 15, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.2

Skipping spin class today. Did grocery shopping then the hardware store for more painting-related stuff. I didn't get the final coat done on the porch yesterday as it started to rain, so doing that today IF it stops raining. Doing second coat on the guest room so it can dry and hubby can get started on putting up the wallpaper. 


Then I'll try to get in my strength workouts, although I feel like I'm using them already!

Gym tomorrow then more projects! Having guests coming is very motivating for getting stuff done, especially when one has never been here before (brother).

Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  polenta, veggie sausage, 1 egg, yogurt
  • S:  apple
  • D: chickpea curry & basmati rice, salad 
  • S:  Special K  & soy milk (been craving cereal lately so bought lots of single serve boxes)
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  1337
 

Progress as of today: 29.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/15/2013:
Mornin' Annie. Hope you have a great day !

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Good morning, Ohio, although it's nearly noon where you are. :)


skinnygrlwithin on 08/15/2013:
Great idea on the single serving boxes for the cereal... I personally think it's a good snack, especially when you have lots of work ahead of you, but portion control is always the hardest part.

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Yep, portion control is not my strong suit. I buy crisps (potato chips) that way as well or I'd eat a whole big bag.


Umpqua on 08/15/2013:
You are definitely getting your strength training in with all those projects. Good work and great menu!

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Thanks!


legcramps on 08/15/2013:
I agree - when Dad is planning a visit, I am usually running around fixing and/or cleaning for a week beforehand!

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
We don't get guests that often, either. So I do tend to look around with a critical eye.


Maria7 on 08/15/2013:
Thanks for your comment...you are close to goal! :-D

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
:)



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