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grannyannie - Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 145.4

Don't know how the scale went down. I guess because I'm not keeping up the massive amount of calories I was consuming. I really should stick to weekly weigh ins.

Really, really missing Thailand weather. 

Going to visit Ugandan daughter on the island this weekend and bring her the rest of her winter clothes. She's been here since the end of January while we were in Thailand so we haven't seen her yet.  Her new job began the 1st of Feb. Better bake some chocolate chip muffins for her and try hard not to eat any. We'll stay in the twin room at the hostel and will have to do our own meals as none of the restaurants are open at this time of year. 

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 5 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 5 x 20

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:   2 veggie sausages w/mustard on wrap, soy yogurt, clementine, grapes
  • D:  veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • S:  1 oatcake w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1251

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 13.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/11/2014:
Nice loss, I'm sure you're still dropping water weight after travel too. I would be missing the Thailand weather too - last year we came back from Florida to the aftermath of a blizzard. It's not an easy transition. Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 02/11/2014:
Thanks! Yes missing the warmth!


supercheese on 02/11/2014:
annie! Well both lose it together!

grannyannie on 02/11/2014:
Yes!


biscottibody59 on 02/11/2014:
Not skipping a beat there I see:-)



grannyannie - Monday Feb 10, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 148.0

The site is dead slow, but I'll post anyway. Had dinner with friends last night who wanted to hear all about our trip, so wine, cookies, etc.  On track today.  Back to the gym this morning and a partial workout.  Counting calories again.

If anyone is interested, I've done a blog and photo albums of our trip:

http://kohsamui2014.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniedanny/collections/72157640643684734/

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 2 sets of 12 on 5 resistance machines

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-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: pb on 2 oatcakes
  • L:  hummous on whole grain toast, soy yogurt, grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1288

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/10/2014:
I've had trouble with the site this morning too. Welcome back and I can't wait to take a look at your photos!

grannyannie on 02/10/2014:
Thanks! I'd say good to be back but it's drizzly and chilly here and was soooooo enjoying the heat and sun and cooling off with mango smoothies and Singapore Slings!


liza36 on 02/10/2014:
The site is definitely slow today. I can't wait to tune in to your blog and read about your trip.

grannyannie on 02/10/2014:
Have a great day, Liza.


Umpqua on 02/10/2014:
OK your shots are just breathtakingly gorgeous! The wedding is absolutely beautiful and everyone looks so relaxed and happy. And you look fantastic!

grannyannie on 02/10/2014:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Feb 08, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 148.0

Back home! Missing the lovely warm sunshine, floating in a warm sea, and bare feet. I will post a link to my travelogue when I finish it.  Tried to post photos here but it's not working. 

Plans today are to finish unpacking, doing laundry, working on photos and blog.  Already went grocery shopping. 

Gained 8 pounds but could be a lot worse as I was seriously indulging!

Menu:  (these are my plans but since I woke up at 6 this morning and had breakfast and hour and a half earlier than normal, I may not be able to stick with this today)   

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/draisins/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  3 oatcakes w/low fat hummous, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad w/slivered almonds
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1229

Edit: I'm off by 7 hours and so is my sleep and my appetite.  I was soooo hungry this afternoon I ate more.  Didn't count the calories but didn't pig out. Trying again tomorrow for under 1300 calories. 

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Saturday Feb 01, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Hi everybody! Having an amazing time in warm and sunny Thailand! Been extremely indulgent with food and cocktails and will get serious when we arrive home on Friday.

Hope everyone is happy and healthy.

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/04/2014:
It's good to hear from you and I've loved your gorgeous pictures on FB :) I'm glad your having a fantastic trip and safe travels back home to you!

grannyannie on 02/05/2014:
Thanks. Very early flight tomorrow.


liza36 on 02/04/2014:
I lived in Thailand for a year - loved it! It's one of my favorite places. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

grannyannie on 02/05/2014:
Where did you live? We love it so much we have booked a house for all of next Jan.

I will do a travel blog and sort all the photos when we get home.


thinkpositive on 02/05/2014:
I've enjoyed your FB pictures. Sounds like a wonderful trip. You'll get right back on track, I'm sure.

grannyannie on 02/08/2014:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Thanks for all your comments and encouragement. Sorry I haven't be very good at commenting on your posts. Been a wee bit busy with short trips and other things. 

Last gym session today (although I'll hit the gym at the hotels at least twice a week while away). Almost packed. Getting the house clean today and tomorrow as I like to come home to a clean house. Friday we'll spend the night in Glasgow. Difficult to dress for this as we are going to a country with temps in the 80's and leaving from where it's cold (about 40). Won't wear my winter coat, but will wear a couple of fleeces and a light raincoat and walk fast!

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 3 or 4 mins treadmill while waiting for someone to finish on spinbike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical

Workout at home:

  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 8 routines
  • push ups - 3 x 15
  • triceps dips - 3 x 15
  • 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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  toast
  • L:  low fat cheddar melted in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
   TOTAL:  ??

 

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/15/2014:
Good to hear from you Annie.

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Hiya Ohio!!


Umpqua on 01/15/2014:
I can't believe you're getting ready to leave for your trip! I know you will be very active and you're also planning to workout there so that will help offset extra calories. I also know you will lose when you return because you always do. Enjoy your time in Thailand!

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Thanks! Want to keep the muscle work up as I've worked to hard to let them go. I know I'll get harassed about going to the gym there as people always say 'oh you're on holiday, have fun, forget workouts and calories!'.


thinkpositive on 01/18/2014:
Have a wonderful trip!


Maria7 on 01/18/2014:
Hope you're having a good trip.



grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

Very disappointed in myself. I haven't been able to stick to calories for more than a few days at a time. I kept telling myself I'd be very unhappy if I didn't stop indulging, and I am.  Eating out, eating with friends, hubby's great home brewed beer, binge watching tv series on Netflix (makes me want to snack).  Well...nothing I can do about it now.  We leave on Friday for Glasgow to spend the night and fly out on Saturday. 


I will try not to overindulge while we are in Thailand but I know it will be difficult. The clothes getting tighter in the waist will help me keep it under control. I will get on the scale Friday morning before we leave. I'm bringing a workout outfit because both hotels have a fitness centre.  I'll be most concerned about working on muscles, not cardio as we'll get that anyway.

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 20 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 
Mostly clean eating today. 
 

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

lolla on 01/14/2014:
Forgive yourself and have fun in Thailand!!! I am the same way, always so disappointed at myself but remember life is so much more than this body of ours. Go and look, feel, taste, smell, enjoy!. I hope you have a great time and share some pictures so I can take a mini mind vacation when you come back. Hugs!

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
I'll post pics. I know how great I feel when I'm a size I'm comfortable with, and 6 months ago I was certain I'd be back down to that size. Oh well...I'll just have a good time.


thinkpositive on 01/14/2014:
You've been successful in the past so if you can maintain & then get back on track when you get back. Look forward to your pictures.

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Yes, I've done it before and I CAN do it again.


Maria7 on 01/14/2014:
I, too, was hoping to be at my goalweight before we left on our trip this past October but I wasn't anywhere near it, so I just took large comfortable clothes and had a wonderful time. I didn't diet on the trip but I didn't greatly overindulge, either and came back weighing almost the exact same as I did before we left. I know how it is to binge eat. Especially while watching tv. So far, I've been doing well concerning that and hoping to get to goal weight by next month. Hope you have a good and safe trip.

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
My large clothes were all given away. We are going to a wedding and I'm wearing a dress that looked really nice and showed off my small waist - in June 2012. Now I'll be wearing a 'body girdle' under it to pack things in! :O

I'm going to have a good time anyway.


dana_johnson426 on 01/14/2014:
Have a good time!

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Thanks!


selina on 01/14/2014:
You are doing great, Annie!

grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Thanks. Wish I was!



grannyannie - Thursday Jan 09, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

Did a bit of snacking last night but not too bad. I was actually hungry, the calories for the day had been too low. 

Hope all of you in the US are staying warm!!  

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 20 mins treadmill - hill and speed intervals
  • 5 mins rowing machine - intervals
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 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-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar on whole grain bread
  • S:  grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1329

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/13/2014:
Hey there...it has warmed up here in SC some, I think we are in the 60's today.

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
We've been in the mid 40's to 50 but today it's in the upper 30's. It will be in the 80's in Thailand!


thinkpositive on 01/13/2014:
Getting ready for your trip? You must be excited.

grannyannie on 01/14/2014:
Yes, very excited. Nearly packed.



grannyannie - Wednesday Jan 08, 2014
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

We went to Glasgow last Thursday for a concert and to spend the night. However, due to high winds we got stuck an extra night as the ferries were cancelled, so we went to see a movie.

Monday we went to Edinburgh overnight so we could get to the US Consulate Tuesday morning to apply for US SS pension. 

I have been a total pig and am regretting it deeply. No excuses. Some of the clothes I wanted to wear in Thailand are too tight.  We leave in 10 days. I will keep calories to 1200 or less until we leave and will work out. Might be able to lose about 3 pounds before we leave. 

Getting our typhoid vaccinations this morning then grocery shopping. Workout will be at home 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):
  • 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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10

Menu:      

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  pbj on toast, soy yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D: curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water 

Total:  1113

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/08/2014:
I think we have all been bad through the holidays

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
Aye, but I've been bad all autumn and winter!


OhioRaven on 01/08/2014:
I don't think your chart looks too bad.

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
Clothes are tight though and they will get tighter while on our holiday. We've just had too many guests, too many holidays, then there was christmas etc etc.


Umpqua on 01/08/2014:
It's good to see an entry from you, you've been busy! I know I would find it hard to stay on track with all the traveling you do. I'm sure you'll be very active in Thailand so maybe that will offset any extra calories you happen to take in.

grannyannie on 01/08/2014:
We will be active there so maybe won't do too bad. I'll try to stick to the mai tai type drinks instead of beer, as I can consume a lot of cold beer when it's hot out.



grannyannie - Monday Dec 30, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Very good yesterday - 1200 cals.

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike - intense
  • 5 mins rowing machine - high speed
  • 4 sets of 12 on 4 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-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  apple
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk

TOTAL:   1170 cals

 

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/30/2013:
Good going, Annie .

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Ta, Ohio!


biscottibody59 on 12/30/2013:
You're doing well despite the food/drink challenges--keeping up well with the activity--thumb's up GA:-)

grannyannie on 12/31/2013:
Ta! :)


Maria7 on 01/05/2014:
Hope you are doing well.



grannyannie - Sunday Dec 29, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 139.8

Miscalculated yesterday but still ended the day at about 1370 cals. 

Gym is closed New Year's Day and the day after but I'll still work out on New Year's day. New Year's Eve we are going to a party at friends' house. Jan 2nd we are going into Glasgow for a concert and spending the night. Challenges! I'll need to keep reminding myself how some of the clothes I'll be wearing in Thailand in less than 3 weeks are snug! Although New Year's Eve will be very tough as I know that there will be lots of good food, desserts, chocolates, and wine and champagne. 

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 routines @ 3 x 12 each
  • planks - full
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
  • calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
  • jump rope - 3 x 25
  • jumping jacks - 3 x 20
  • exercise bike - 50 mins while reading my Kindle
Menu:      
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/dried apple-date-raisin mix/soy milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wrap, soy yogurt
  • S:  fresh pineapple, grapes
  • D: veggie curry and basmati rice, salad
  • Teas & water & coffee w/almond milk
TOTAL:   1199 cals

Progress as of today: 27.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/29/2013:
Good luck with the holiday, Annie. My clothes are starting to feel "snug".

grannyannie on 12/30/2013:
Yea, hate snug clothes!!



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