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grannyannie - Friday Jul 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Back from island. It was good to see daughter. She is so happy volunteering there and it's easy to see why. We did a ton of hiking on rough hilly ground, but also a lot of eating and beer drinking. I will update weight tomorrow but what I have listed now is low. I've really done it with the holidays this time!    It's time to be seriously good!!!

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back)                

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, plain yogurt & fresh strawberries, cherries
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/avocado 
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/19/2013:
Have a great day. Glad you are back home.

grannyannie on 07/19/2013:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 07/19/2013:
Welcome back, Annie. I'm out of beans and I'm gonna make Courgette stew in your honor tomorrow.

grannyannie on 07/19/2013:
Thanks Ohio. Enjoy your courgettes! :)


biscottibody59 on 07/19/2013:
You're doing great with your fitness/workouts--I'm sure you'll get everything back to your routine soon!

Have a great evening!


hollybelle on 07/19/2013:
You'll be back in tip-top in no time!


V on 07/19/2013:
Welcome back Annie :) I am sure your visit was awesome! I am sure you will bounce right back so no worries my friend <3 Love you girl!!



grannyannie - Sunday Jul 14, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Happy Sunday fellow health & fitness fanatics!   

Happy 8th birthday to my oldest granddaughter!    About to Skype her.

Heading to Isle of Iona tomorrow and staying until Thursday. Seeing our Ugandan daughter after about 5 weeks!  Baking cookies for her this afternoon.  She is doing a presentation at the community about Uganda so I'm getting some stuff together for her. Probably won't post again until Friday.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back) 
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12   

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 
My thighs are screaming with the last 3 days of workout, so I'll skip doing lower body routine.  

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

V on 07/15/2013:
Have a wonderful visit Annie <3



grannyannie - Saturday Jul 13, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.6

Warm and breezy and partly cloudy. So power walked/jogged instead of doing tae bo/jump rope inside the house. Supposed to cool off and get showery - just in time for going to the island to visit Ugandan daughter 

Updated weight.  Not as bad as I thought, but not good.

Workout:
  • 5 miles powerwalk with intervals of jogging - about 2 miles  
  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts
  • step routine for 5 minutes
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages, 2 eggs, fat free plain yogurt & fresh strawberries
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:  under 1400

 

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/13/2013:
Good job keeping it reasonable and enjoying weather. I DID get good price on the light install - IF he does a good job!!

grannyannie on 07/13/2013:
Hope he does. I'm really very grateful that my hubby can do all that type of stuff - electrical, plumbing, all diy stuff. (and he cooks - think I'll keep him). :)



grannyannie - Friday Jul 12, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

For those with jobs......happy Friday!   

It's gorgeous here - perfect temp and sunshine.   If it would just do this all summer, every summer....

Back to the gym today. I don't feel like I've lost anything - no muscle or stamina loss.  Didn't get to use the spin bike since the spin bike 'hog' beat me to it. Grr...

Updating weight tomorrow.  

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (upper body and back) 
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12                                                                               

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L: 3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, fat free plain yogurt & fresh raspberries, grapes
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  skinny latte
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:  under 1400

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/12/2013:
Happy Friday, Annie !

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Same to you, Ohio!


Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Thanks happy friday to you too. Only two hours work for me then I'm splittin'

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Enjoy!


Umpqua on 07/12/2013:
Nice work Annie, and what a clean, beautiful menu for the day!

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Thanks! Time to eat right, at least for a while. :/


hollybelle on 07/12/2013:
Good job jumping right back in the swing of things after your trip.

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Cheers, Holly!


V on 07/12/2013:
Dang it with the spin bike hog getting the bike before you :( As far as keeping up with your stamina while on vacay..The muscles enjoy the break from hardcore workouts too.. YOU ROCK Annie <3


Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Happy Friday!



grannyannie - Thursday Jul 11, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Back home! I love visiting my family but 4 weeks gets to be a very long time! Weather here is perfect. I went to sleep at about 8.30 last night and woke up at 10 this morning!

Stepped on the scale this morning but won't record weight until I weigh myself on Saturday morning.

While we were gone I went to 3 exercise classes with my sister, one spin bike class with SIL, and did about 8 or 9 of my strength routines. And we did a LOT of walking. 

I had booked a spin class for this morning but just couldn't do it. Might do some of my strength routines this afternoon, but I'm busy getting everything unpacked. Did grocery shopping this morning and doing laundry now.

I've decided that when we are not travelling, or have guests, or are guests at our meat-eating friends house, I'm eating vegetarian. Not doing vegan again because it's too difficult - can't get soy yogurt here, and I do like to eat a couple of eggs every week. We have switched to soy and almond milk though.

I'll go to the gym tomorrow and Sunday. On Monday we are visiting our Ugandan daughter on the island she is volunteering on. We've booked a B & B for 3 nights. We'll do a lot of walking and I'll do some muscle work.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/slivered almonds/raisins/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L: 3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, fat free plain yogurt & fresh raspberries
  • S:  apple
  • D: veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S: skinny latte w/almond milk, 2 clementines
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1309

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/11/2013:
Glad you made it home safely! Sounds like you accomplished quite a bit while you were on holidays. I think your idea to eat vegetarian on days where nothing is happening is a great one!

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 07/11/2013:
Welcome Back, Annie ! I'm glad you had a good trip. It's good to see your porridge again.

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks, Ohio. Nice trip. :)


Umpqua on 07/11/2013:
Welcome back! Great work on the exercise while you were away. I also like the idea of eating vegetarian while you're at home, much easier than vegan.

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks! Wasn't too bad on the exercise but not good at all on food and beer.


hollybelle on 07/11/2013:
Welcome back, looks like you are already back in the swing!

grannyannie on 07/11/2013:
Thanks, Holly. Will have a detour next week but otherwise no excuses.


V on 07/11/2013:
Yayyyy!! Welcome back!! You have no idea how much I have missed you my friend <3 So happy to hear that you had a fun visit an i am sure your Ugandan daughter will be thrilled to see ya and I bet she misses your homemade "care packages" :)

Hey thanks for the compliment, it takes a machine to know one ;)

grannyannie on 07/12/2013:
Thanks, V!! :)



grannyannie - Thursday Jul 04, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Happy 4th of July!!

Our visit is going very well and we return home on Tuesday, arriving early Wednesday morning. Got my work cut out for me but I am enjoying myself.  

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

V on 07/04/2013:
Hey Annie!! I miss ya girl. Hope you had a fabulous visit with the fam in the states.. Love ya <3

grannyannie on 07/05/2013:
Thanks, V! :) Home in a few days. <3


liza36 on 07/08/2013:
Hope you are having a wonderful time. Safe travels home.

grannyannie on 07/08/2013:
Thanks, Liza!



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 23, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Quick check-in  as the granddaughters are due to visit shortly.  Been good with workouts - doing muscle workout 3 times a week and added in some cardio.  Been to two fitness classes with sister.

Having a great time seeing relatives, friends, being a tourist.

Food and drink.  Pleading the 5th amendment on that one.  

A pic of youngest granddaughter I took earlier:

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

V on 06/24/2013:
Hiya Annie!! Your granddaughter is such a cutie :) Sounds like you are having a blast with your family and good going with the workouts!


Umpqua on 06/24/2013:
What a beautiful picture. Yay for keeping up with your workouts and I'm glad you're having such a fun trip!


hollybelle on 06/24/2013:
What a cutie! Live it up, my dear! Good job keeping active.


legcramps on 06/27/2013:
Awe, sweet picture! She's adorable :)



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 16, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Happy Father's Day!  

Been in Michigan since Tuesday  night. Having a great time seeing everybody, doing touristy things and shopping.  Won't mention food or the amount of beer consumed thus far!  

Been doing my muscle workouts at my sister's house.  Also went to her over 50's fitness class on Friday and will go again tomorrow.  Not nearly as intense as my usual workouts but still pretty good. Part of the class entails walking or running around the indoor track.  I ran more than walked.

Just finished a workout while my sister and hubby were at church.  Did my full upper and lower body routines that I do at home with the weights, mat, dumbbells, etc.  Also added in jump rope, jogging in place and jumping jacks.  

No beer today! 

Shopping for clothes later today. 

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

supercheese on 06/16/2013:
hahah enjoy the holiday and the family!!

grannyannie on 06/16/2013:
Thanks. I am. :)


Umpqua on 06/17/2013:
I'm glad you're having a good time. Excellent work on the exercise!


V on 06/17/2013:
Hey there Annie! Glad to hear that you are having such a good time :) Hope your shopping trip was a big success!

grannyannie on 06/17/2013:
Some success but lots more shops to visit. :)


hollybelle on 06/21/2013:
Sounds like you are having fun. I am in the in-between crowd on exercise classes, too. I can hardly keep up with the 20-somethings, but I'm not ready for the over 50 classes, either - even tho (as you know) I am pushing my 60th birthday!



grannyannie - Monday Jun 10, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.8

Updated weight. 

On our way into Glasgow to spend the night at a hotel, then flight to US tomorrow. I'll check in occasionally.

Have a spectacular and healthy week everybody! 

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/10/2013:
What part of the U.S. ? Keep in touch.

grannyannie on 06/10/2013:
SE Michigan. I will be in touch.


hollybelle on 06/10/2013:
Happy Trails!


Umpqua on 06/10/2013:
Sounds like you had a nice weekend and that's not a bad weight flux considering you ate meat on Saturday. Happy and safe travels to you!!


puddles on 06/10/2013:
Wishing you a lot of fun and great weather Annie. Keep safe


V on 06/10/2013:
Happy travels Annie <3


supercheese on 06/10/2013:
aww itll come down! no frownies!


legcramps on 06/10/2013:
You too! Safe travels :)



grannyannie - Sunday Jun 09, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 133.0

Had a really nice dinner at our friends' house last night. They invited an Aussie couple who were guests at their B & B to join us and we had a big BBQ. We got home about 1:30am!  Several glasses of wine but didn't overdo. Definitely not vegan or vegetarian any more! 

Nearly packed for our trip. Getting the house very clean so it will be nice to come back to. Just taking my lunch break right now then back at it. Then my muscle routines. 

We are spending tomorrow night in the hotel at the airport so it will be more convenient for Tuesday's flight. I'll do a final 'weight check' tomorrow morning.

Workout at home (upper):

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms using .5kg wrist weights
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups, triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell 

Workout at home (lower body):

  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • calf lifts

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/date-raisin-apricot mix/soy milk, tea w/soy milk
  • L:  toast & hummous, plain yogurt & fresh strawberries, banana
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnut pieces/almond slivers
  • S:  apple, satsuma
  • Teas & water & coffee w/soy milk

TOTAL:  about 1500

Progress as of today: 34 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/09/2013:
I hope you have a wonderful trip to see your family. Have a great day Annie

grannyannie on 06/09/2013:
Thanks, Fran! Can't wait to see those granddaughters! <3


hollybelle on 06/09/2013:
Have a wonderful trip! I hate coming back to a messy house too! Good work on all.

grannyannie on 06/09/2013:
It's very clean now! Washed floors, etc etc.... Thanks! I'll check in occasionally.


OhioRaven on 06/09/2013:
Hi, Annie. Have fun !

grannyannie on 06/10/2013:
Thanks, Ohio! On my way to Michigan.



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