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grannyannie - Thursday Mar 28, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful that we don't have the snow everybody else has, although it's too cold!

Trying out some new bread in my bread machine. Never had spelt so I'm making a lemon poppyseed spelt which will be ready soon after I get back from spin class and shopping. 

Gym is still closed. All blocked off with scaffolding all around it. Roof needs serious repair.  Miss the machines at the gym, but I can still workout at home.  

Workout:

  • 30 mins spin class

Workout at home:

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  tuna sandwich in the car after spin class and before grocery shopping
  • S:  lemon & poppyseed spelt bread
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds
  • S:  fat-free yogurt w/fresh blueberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  under 1500

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/28/2013:
Mornin' Annie. Did you get anything good at the health food store yesterday ? Warm wishes coming your way, Annie.

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Mornin'. Just got some spelt flour. Eating the lemon poppyseed spelt bread I made right this minute. :)


hollybelle on 03/28/2013:
I'll tell you, I cannot make bread to save my life! It almost always fails! Many told me that if I used a Bread Machine it HAD to turn out, but nooooooo. So I envy those who can actually make bread! Then again, if I could I would be tempted to eat the WHOLE loaf! Have a great day, Annie!

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
I always use the machine, but when I do the French I only do dough cycle and do the rest myself. I make hubby's bread that he has for toast and it used to rise nicely, but now it's flat. Still tastes great though. This spelt bread came out very nicely.


Puddles on 03/28/2013:
I do make bread from scratch but the reason I don't anymore is because I love it way toooooooo much. There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread cooking in the house. My Grandson loves his bread and even at 7 has a joy of cooking. I will be teaching him how to do this once I move closer to them. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Yea, the smell can drive me nuts when I'm hungry. I rarely eat the normal bread I make for hubby's toast as it's just too heavy to use for sandwiches. But I'll sometimes have one thick slice for pbj toast. Mmmm...


getmebackto150 on 03/28/2013:
Oh my that bread sounds amazing! Your menu looks great. Hope you have a good day:)

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Thanks. Bread is yummy.


supercheese on 03/28/2013:
bread sounds awesome!!! Homemade bread is always 10x better and yummier! Im a big fan of spelt bread too

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
First time I've tried spelt bread. Bought some white and wholegrain flour. Yum!


liza36 on 03/28/2013:
The poppyseed bread sounds delicious. Way to go with your home workouts. You always impress me with what you do.

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Thanks Liza. I have big motivation - I don't want to be a frail, weakling of an old woman! I'd love to keep feeling 20 years younger than I am.


thenewMLE on 03/28/2013:
Your bread sounds great. I have never tried spelt, but I have been soaking the whole wheat flour and pastry flour overnight in buttermilk to break down the husk and make it easier on the digestion to make the muffins. My last bread was a multi grain raisin bread that I did with whole wheat flour, rye flour and little bread flour. The dough went through the dough cycle on the machine and then rolled it out and brushed it with cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins - rolled it up like a jelly roll and put it in a loaf pan and baked it. Yum... Can you post your poppyseed bread recipe?

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
I tried spelt because I've heard it's good for you and is easier to digest, not that I have trouble digesting bread. So you may want to try that. Your bread sounds yummy, but I'm afraid I'd eat the whole thing. I would post the recipe but it's in metric. Should be easy to find one online.


biscottibody59 on 03/28/2013:
Sounds like a good day!


Umpqua on 03/28/2013:
Nom nom on the bread. I've seen a lot of recipes with spelt and have never tried. it. I usually use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour in my recipes - need to check out the spelt.

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
The bread I make for hubby's toast is called Country Grain and has wheat flour, wheat flakes, rye flour, malted barley flour. I add sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and linseeds. A heavy bread good for toast and too heavy for sandwiches.


V on 03/28/2013:
Your bread sounds extra nummy :P Hope that it warms up nicely for you guys..Have a great evening my friend <3



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

Today I am grateful for the internet, Skype, my family, and the mostly blue sky!

Gym is closed for repairs until at least Friday, but since all the classes are held in a different building they have offered extra classes. So I've signed up for a spin class today, as well as my usual Thursday class. If the gym is still closed on Friday I'll go to a spin class then as well.  

The class time clashes with the bus times, so I'll have time to do some shopping before class (health food shop). Class ends at 1pm and it'll be 50 minutes before the next bus, so I'm going to have lunch at a cafe. I'll try to stick to a non-cream soup and a roll (resist the butter) and a cuppa tea. If the weather was nice I'd just bring a lunch and eat outside in the town square or on a bench along the waterfront.

Workout:

  • 30 mins spin bike class

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  soup & roll??, tea w/milk
  • S:  plain, fat-free yogurt w/fresh strawberries
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, V8
  • Teas, water, soda

TOTAL:  under 1500

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/27/2013:
Good morning Annie - shopping sounds good. Enjoy your day out and great exercise routine. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 03/27/2013:
Good plan for the extra spin classes. I hope your weather (and my weather) warms enough for outside activities soon!

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
I won't hold my breath for warm weather here! Although it does happen occasionally. :D


OhioRaven on 03/27/2013:
Your day sounds pretty good to me, Annie. Have fun with your healthy shopping and lunch.

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
Cheers!


getmebackto150 on 03/27/2013:
I guess classes are definitely better than nothing, but I'll bet you cannot wait for it to be fully operational! have a good day!!

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
Spin classes are a serious workout, and I also work out at home, so I'm good.


V on 03/27/2013:
Hope your bus schedule worked well for you today..i am sure you miss your normal routine but thank goodness the repairs will be done in a few days..Thanks for the nice comment :)

grannyannie on 03/28/2013:
Worked out fine but I had to rush through lunch so I didn't miss the bus and have to wait an hour.



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 141.6

The gym/pool is closed due to storm damage and might open tomorrow. I will do another taebo/jump rope routine even though this is not a workout day. If the gym is closed tomorrow I'll do the same in addition to my strength training. Thursday's spin bike class is not affected as it is held in another building. 

Updated weight. I did so well the first 9 days after our travels, then backslid badly. I have 11 weeks to get back to goal. The only big challenge I will have before then is the first two weeks of May when our Ugandan daughter stays with us. I'll have some treats in the house for her like chocolate chip muffins, ice cream and chocolates. And she really loves chicken so she and hubby can have BBQ'd thigh and drumstick and I'll just get myself some slices of chicken breast.

I'm looking forward to some clothes shopping while we are in the US in June - especially since I will be a my ideal weight by then.  I want to get some clothes for our trip to Thailand next January. Already have a dress for the wedding (hubby's niece) but also want to find a tankini, some capris with deep pockets, some sundresses for walking along the beach. 

Workout at home:

  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope

Have a long list of household projects to get done like painting jobs, spring cleaning, etc. So I'll choose one and do it today. Since the new furnace/hot water tank is in our utility room now, it had to be rearranged. Lost some storage space but hubby put up 3 shelves for me on the walls yesterday and everything is all organized. Just need to paint the walls as it's been years since I've done it. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raspberries/cinnamon/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  leftover pasta and sauce - overestimating the calories to be on the safe side
  • S:  plain, fat-free yogurt w/fresh blueberries and cinnamon
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds
  • S:  banana
  • Teas & water and some evil diet soda 

TOTAL:  1375

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2013:
yummy good eating over here!!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Aye! :)


OhioRaven on 03/26/2013:
Mornin' Annie.

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Mornin' Ohio!


Puddles on 03/26/2013:
You are certainly a globe traveler. Everything will work out. You are doing good. Have a great day. We both have house stuff to do today.

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Thanks! Gotta be positive.


getmebackto150 on 03/26/2013:
You travel so much!!! That is amazingly wonderful! I hope to travel half as much as you some day (hopefully) soonish:) LOL... Good job getting some workouts in at HOME... I love your attitude.. yes you WILL be at goal in June and you will enjoy the clothes shopping in the states to the max!!!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
If we won the lottery we'd be travelling 6 months out of every year!


Umpqua on 03/26/2013:
Great attitude, Annie. I know you will meet your goal, you've proven that you know how to get the job done!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Thanks, Ump!


legcramps on 03/26/2013:
Atta girl! You can do this; have a great day with whatever you choose to do!


V on 03/26/2013:
I LOVE that you say that you WILL be at goal by June and i know you can do it Annie!! You are a champ! Hope ya had a stellar day <3


biscottibody59 on 03/27/2013:
Keep on moving forward--you'll make it easily! Stay vigilant:-)



grannyannie - Monday Mar 25, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Dinner Saturday night was very enjoyable.  Didn't count my calories yesterday.  Our guests brought us homemade soda bread and scones, so I ate some of each yesterday.  No idea the calorie content and I don't like guessing. Cookies are gone, ice cream is gone, no more bottles of opened wine.  

No gym today.  Storm damage from high winds so it's closed until??  

Workout at home:

Cardio:

  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope 
  • 30 mins exercise bike

Strength/toning:

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on 1 slice whole grain w/mustard
  • S:  plain, fat-free yogurt w/fresh blueberries
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  apple, clementine
  • Teas & water & diet soda (bad, I know but it helps me feel I've had a treat)

TOTAL:  1442

If anyone is interested, I've created a Facebook book to feature some my photographs.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Through-Annies-Eyes/557609017612440

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/25/2013:
Nice pics, nice porridge, nice exercise program. You are a Stud :v)

grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
Thanks, Ohio!


Umpqua on 03/25/2013:
It sounds like you had a wonderful dinner party - the foods and beverages sound amazing! I hope you have an excellent day.


V on 03/25/2013:
I am subscribed to your page :) Happy to hear that your dinner party was a hit! That stinks about your gym, hope it isn't closed a long time, that must have been some really gusty winds.. Hope you have a wonderful day Annie <3


supercheese on 03/25/2013:
hahaha sounds like a great weekend!! Have a good one annie!

grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
Thanks! LOL


Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Glad to hear party was good. Your picture are always so nice. Have a great week Annie.


legcramps on 03/25/2013:
Glad your dinner party went well! I know you'll get your workouts in whether that gym is closed or not ;)


getmebackto150 on 03/25/2013:
glad to hear all the unhealthy food is gone... Oh No about the gym!!! I hope the damage is minimal and they are back open soon!! I hear you on the diet soda, it also makes me feel like I've had a treat... I personally think its ok in moderation from time to time as just that, a treat, not a daily drink:) Have a good one!!

grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
I think it was roof damage at the gym from high winds. Possibly open on Weds, if not I can still workout at home like today. Thursday spin bike class is in a different bldg so can still do that.



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Busy today. Guests coming this evening (a couple). Just having my lunch break now.I will get in my home workout routine this afternoon. No excuse not to do it as it takes one hour. Already made the pasta sauce, baked the French bread, grated the parmesan, made the garlic butter. Just need to do a bit of a cleaning around the house. 

Workout at home:

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)

Menu this evening:

Starter:

  • To put on cracked pepper crackers, rough oatcakes, homemade bread: smoked salmon, smoked salmon terrine.  Salad with mixed dark lettuce/spinach, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, celery, radishes

Mains:

  • penne pasta with homemade veggie pasta sauce (Quorn mince), garlic bread

Dessert:

  • vanilla ice cream w/fresh raspberries, homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, tea/coffee

After that:

  • Bleu cheese served on rough oatcakes, cracked pepper crackers, any bread that's left, mixed nuts

Rose', red wine, hubby's home brewed beer

NOT counting calories today but will get very strict and seriously back on track tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/23/2013:
Have a great dinner party.

grannyannie on 03/23/2013:
Thanks!


OhioRaven on 03/23/2013:
Have it good, Annie.

grannyannie on 03/23/2013:
Thanks!


hollybelle on 03/23/2013:
Have a good day off counting, A!

grannyannie on 03/23/2013:
Thanks Holly!


Tangalyn~ on 03/23/2013:
hope u have a nice time with ur guests :)

grannyannie on 03/23/2013:
Thank you! I'll enjoy every bite and sip as it'll be a while before I can splurge again.


biscottibody59 on 03/23/2013:
Enjoy your party and good company!



grannyannie - Friday Mar 22, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful for good food and wine!

We are thrilled that our Ugandan 'daughter' has been granted a visa to come to the UK (second time) so she can volunteer for 14 weeks at a religious community. The visa also gives her 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after for visiting us. Just bought her airline ticket as the religious community doesn't pay for that. She arrives on May 2nd.  

This is our daughter, Doreen, and her 'other' mum at her graduation party in January.

Busy today. Gym this morning, then picked up the car from the garage, then grocery shopping (which I usually do on Thursday as Friday is too crowded!). Guests coming tomorrow for dinner and this time I am doing the cooking. I have baked oatmeal raisin cookies which aren't very sweet (our guests don't like too sweet anyway and neither does hubby). After dinner I will put the French bread in the machine and set to the 3 1/2 hour dough cycle and let them rise overnight. Will make the pasta sauce in the morning and then reheat it when I make the pasta in the evening. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12

I will do my home strength workout either this evening or tomorrow.

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich
  • S:  I had to taste test the cookies....right?
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, wine
  • S:  clementine, grapes
  • Teas & water and I've broken down and bought diet soda which I've been off for weeks. It makes me feel like I'm getting a treat in the evening instead of looking for something to snack on.

TOTAL:  under 1800 (too high)

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

MzLovely on 03/22/2013:
Hope you have a great day :):)


legcramps on 03/22/2013:
good food and wine... yep, definitely grateful for that as well ;)


hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
Wonderful news about your "daughter" coming to UK to visit for so long. 1800 isn't so bad.....hang in there. You are the queen of your workouts! Go, Annie!

grannyannie on 03/22/2013:
Thanks Holly. The wine made the difference in the calories. After guests tomorrow I'm getting strict again!


Puddles on 03/22/2013:
Wonderful news. Have a great weekend.


biscottibody59 on 03/22/2013:
Something so cool to look forward to--great picture BTW! Great work as usual with the workouts, etc:-)

Good to see you got your house back to yourselves!

grannyannie on 03/22/2013:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful for a very warm house!


Really enjoyed my power shower! For those who live in the UK or have visited you might be familiar with what are commonly 'wimpy' showers. If you have a lot of hair like me it takes ages to rinse.  No more.  

Too tired for spin class today. Worked hard yesterday in the house, plus we've been getting up earlier than normal.  So I've been a bit short of sleep. 

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  toast
  • L:  low fat cheddar sandwich, oatcakes and pbj
  • D:  homemade veg & lentil soup, bread, salad
  • S:  dried apricots
  • Teas and water
TOTAL:  about 1700

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/21/2013:
Did you get a new shower too??? I must have missed that... How exciting! Definitely catch up on your sleep! Your menu looks great today though, yummy and healthy!!

grannyannie on 03/21/2013:
Not new shower but the pressure was changed with the new system.


OhioRaven on 03/21/2013:
I always like to see your porridge for for breakfast everyday.


hollybelle on 03/21/2013:
Yay for good power on the shower! Wonderful calories.


Umpqua on 03/21/2013:
Woo hoo for the power shower! Fantastic foods, I need to try to do something with lentils, I have no experience with them and I'm reading that they're so healthy and will be easier on my tummy....maybe lentil burgers?

grannyannie on 03/21/2013:
I used to make lentil burgers years ago. In soups I just dump in some red or yellow lentils along with brown rice and all the veggies. Nice because you can a huge pot of it and eat for several days.


MzLovely on 03/21/2013:
Have a good day :):)


V on 03/21/2013:
Yayyy for shower power!!! YIPPEE :) Hope that your day was fantastic Annie <3



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful for our new heating system and a bonus of a power shower! 
 
Workmen finished up yesterday. It was a huge job - 5 days. 

My menu plan for yesterday got messed up.  Workmen didn't finish till nearly 6. We already used up the curries that I had frozen and it would take too long to cook something fresh. So hubby made an omelette with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, and sausage. 

Haven't been able to do laundry for a week and all my gym clothes are badly in need of washing. So, since I did a cardio at the gym yesterday when Tuesday is not a normal gym day, I'm okay to skip the gym today and do my usual home workout.  

Workout: (aside from getting the house back together and doing all the laundry) 
  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  reduced fat smoked sausage on 1 slice wholegrain w/mustard, clementine
  • S:  plain, fat-free yogurt w/fresh blueberries
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds, diluted oj
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas and water

TOTAL:  1446 

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/20/2013:
I'm glad they are finally done with the job, I expect you'll be busy doing laundry today! Last night's omelette sounds wonderful, hope you have a good one.


V on 03/20/2013:
Yayyy they are finally finished!! And double yayy for clean clothes :) Sorry I didn't see you post from yesterday..How rude of me not to say hello to you <3 Hope you have a good day, don't work too hard!

grannyannie on 03/20/2013:
No problem. You get very busy!


Puddles on 03/20/2013:
Glad your job is all done. Looking forward to mine being done. Getting back to normal - how wonderful. Have a great day.


Supercheese on 03/20/2013:
yay for heat!! and clean clothing lol. omelette sounded reallly good!!


getmebackto150 on 03/20/2013:
Yay for the heat being back! I think skipping the gym since you got an extra workout in yesterday to catch up on housework/laundry is a great idea! have a good one:)

grannyannie on 03/20/2013:
Didn't even plan it that way. Just thought I'd get in an extra workout since I had to be in town. Worked out well.


hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
Glad our heating job is done and I like the sound of a power shower! I can almost see one of those old Irish spring commercials, now (if you don't know what those were - this will make no sense). Good luck with all the catch-up landry.

grannyannie on 03/20/2013:
Love that shower! Can rinse all this hair in about 10 seconds! Yep, I know the Irish Spring ads. One more load of laundry and I'm done.


legcramps on 03/20/2013:
Great that they are finally finished and you have your house back!!! Have a great day today :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful for feeling fit, young(ish) and healthy.  
 
Hoping the new heating is finished today! I can't use the washer till they are done. I have no clean gym clothes! And we're using electric space heaters and the gas fireplace for warmth. No hot water either. Fortunately the dishwasher heats the water itself but I have to wash some things by hand and our water comes out freezing!

I had to take the car into the garage today for its annual MOT and servicing. Because both hubby and I have our 60+ free bus pass we only put 2,000 miles on the car during the past year.  Since hubby needed to be at the house with the heating guys, I took the car in and while in town went to the gym for just cardio. 

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins rowing machine
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: 2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on 1 slice bread w/mustard, 2 more oatcakes w/pb
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds, diluted oj
  • S:  plain, fat-free yogurt w/fresh blueberries, dried apricots
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1590  (oops.  Think I'm addicted to oatcakes!)
 

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/19/2013:
I cannot imagine going without heat or hot water in the Winter! I'll bet you will be glad when its back!!!!! Have a great day!!!

grannyannie on 03/19/2013:
They are about to switch it on!


OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
I am always impressed with your exercise.

grannyannie on 03/19/2013:
Thanks!


Umpqua on 03/19/2013:
Wow, that's awesome that you use your car so little. In my peak commuting days I put 25,000 a year on my car! My current car only gets used for local trips and longer road trips/vacations thankfully. I hope they get the job done today!

grannyannie on 03/19/2013:
Since we are both retired we aren't using it for work. But now when we visit grandson across the country, we take the free bus. So we rarely do long drives any more. Bus, train, plane.


legcramps on 03/19/2013:
Oh my, I think i'd be huddled in the corner, bundled up with every imaginable blanket in the house. Just let me out when the heat's back on!

Have a great day today :)

grannyannie on 03/19/2013:
LOL. We had the gas fireplace on and electric heaters, so I was toasty. All done now!


legcramps on 03/19/2013:
Darnit, did I do it again? I meant "Have a great night" :)

grannyannie on 03/19/2013:
LOL! Thanks!


lolla on 03/19/2013:
I am happy you are feeling good, hope you feel warmer soon!



grannyannie - Monday Mar 18, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 140.2

Today I am grateful for healthy food and a comfy home.
 
Workmen are back to finish installing heat.  House is a huge mess.  They should be finished tomorrow.

Workout at gym:
  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines (on each machine I added and extra 2.5 kg to the third set)
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12

Workout at home:
  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  cheese sandwich, plain, non-fat yogurt w/fresh blueberries, 1 oatcake
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad w/chopped walnuts, diluted oj
  • S:  apple
  • Teas and lots of water
TOTAL:  1598

Progress as of today: 26.8 lbs lost so far, only 12.2 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 03/18/2013:
hope today is a great one for ya


legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Have a great day today!

grannyannie on 03/18/2013:
Thanks! Night time here though. :)


Umpqua on 03/18/2013:
Excellent workouts today. And glad the installers will finally be finishing up!


legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Ack!

Have a great night tonight ;)

grannyannie on 03/18/2013:
:)


hollybelle on 03/18/2013:
Oh, thought you were finished with the work altogether. Apparently it was just for the weekend. Great workouts and menus!!

grannyannie on 03/18/2013:
Should be finished tomorrow! Yeah.


V on 03/18/2013:
Thank goodness for heat and hopefully your cleanup job isn't too bad.. Have a wonderful evening Annie :)



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