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grannyannie - Sunday Apr 14, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.6

Today I am grateful for a good, relaxing cuppa tea...considered the cure for everything in Britain!
 
The B & B guests did not eat any of the cupcakes or iced biscuits I'd brought from the bakery. But this morning I offered them to the wife to take with her and she did. Neither her or her husband ate the two doughnuts at breakfast I'd brought, and through sheer strength I managed not to eat them and left them for our friends/the owners. I only gave in to eating a few bites of scrambled eggs and baked beans. Patting myself on the back for resisting the bacon and sausage, and it was really difficult as I adore British bacon!

Husband offered to pick up our friends (owners of B & B) at the airport this evening so I'll go along as well. We can stop at one of the superstores on the way and pick up some things we can't get here in the back of beyond!
 
I've been having a great time researching and booking trips for this year and in January! This is one of our big years for travel, and my sister and brother are visiting in September and I've started booking B & B's, hotels, and a boat trip to an ancient island. Excited to be showing my brother Scotland as he's the only sibling who has never been. 

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S: a few bites of scrambled egg and baked beans
  • L:  spicy smoked sausage in a wheat wrap w/mustard, yogurt
  • S:  fresh pineapple
  • D:  lentil & veg soup, toast w/lite spread, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  planning on under 1500 - hoping if our friends invite us in for wine after we take them home from the airport that I have the willpower to just have a cuppa tea. This is a challenge and the wife and I are very bad influences on each other when there are bottles of chilled rose' in the vicinity!   But , I will be motivated by the fact that we'll be out of town for 3 days this week and there will be some beer, wine and less than healthy food involved.

Progress as of today: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/14/2013:
You did real good Annie. I am very proud of you. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/14/2013:
Thanks, Fran!


OhioRaven on 04/14/2013:
Mornin, Annie. I feel the same as yesterday. Scratchy throat, weak ! I'll just take my time...


biscottibody59 on 04/14/2013:
Sounds like a full and fun day:-)

RYC: Gotta enjoy this weather while it's here--upper 90s and triple digits (F) are right around the corner.


hollybelle on 04/15/2013:
What's wrong with those guests not eating that good stuff. Good job getting rid of it, though. I have been fighting the notion to make choc chip cookies all day. I have been using the chips as my sweet treat all week. If I have a few I don't feel as deprived of sweets and can do OK


legcramps on 04/15/2013:
So awesome that your brother will be visiting! Seeing a country for the first time with a GREAT hostess will be awesome for him :)


V on 04/15/2013:
Hahaha I am sure you will be fine even if you indulged in some vino! Hope you had a wonderful weekend Annie <3



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 13, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 137.6

Today I am grateful for healthy food.
 
Doing extra cardio today as we'll be out of town Wed-Fri next week.

Workout at home (lower body & cardio):
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats, lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks - full and alternating
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines
  • bridge (for glutes, core, thighs)
  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  spicy smoked sausage in a wheat wrap w/mustard, yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D:  homemade lentil/veg soup, whole grain seeded toast w/pb, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, fresh pineapple
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1497

Progress as of today: 29.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/13/2013:
Hope you are having a great weekend Annie - I know you have company - enjoy them.

grannyannie on 04/13/2013:
Thanks, Fran. We don't actually have company. The couple are guests at our friends B & B down the road, so we had to greet them and make them breakfast tomorrow morning. We usually just stay the night at the B & B when we do this, but not this time.


biscottibody59 on 04/13/2013:
Hope you enjoy your weekend!

grannyannie on 04/13/2013:
Same to you!



grannyannie - Friday Apr 12, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful that I take the bus at no charge and get to listen to all the blethering (chattering) of the friendly Scots on it! (or I can tune them out and read my book!)

Our friends who own the B & B messed up the dates they'd be gone  to NYC so have guests tomorrow night. This means hubby and I are taking care of them. I had to go to the bakery on my way home from the gym and pick up treats for when they arrive, and treats to go with their hot breakfast. So I now have in my house 2 gorgeous cupcakes, 2 Empire biscuits (2 layer vanilla cookies with white icing), and 2 donuts. I'm hoping the guests eat all of them because they will be a serious temptation if they are leftover after they leave!  

Juggling my workouts a bit as often it's a struggle to do my 1.5 hour workout at the gym and then another hour at home for strength training. So starting today I'm going to start dividing up lower and upper body routines into different days, but keeping upper body all on the same day.

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 3 upper body resistance machines, 3 sets of 12 on back machine
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12
  • 3 sets of 10 lower back lifts
Workout at home:
  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms (my wrist weights still have not arrived in the post!)
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
Menu:   
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk, boiled egg
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  chicken breast & low fat cheddar on wheat wrap w/extra light mayo, yogurt
  • D:  1 egg, polenta, toast, salad w/avocado & grilled tofu (husband is eating the last serving of leftover curry, so I'm having something a bit different than usual)
  • S:  grapes, clementine
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1592

Have a delightful weekend everybody!

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

MzLovely on 04/12/2013:
:) your dinner sounds yummy :) have a wonderful day, and I know you can resist

grannyannie on 04/12/2013:
Thanks!


Mskitty on 04/12/2013:
great workout!


OhioRaven on 04/12/2013:
I love the Scottish accent, Lassy !

grannyannie on 04/12/2013:
I don't even notice my hubby's any more, but I do on people who have thicker accents. :)


Puddles on 04/12/2013:
It all sounds good. Busy Lady. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 04/12/2013:
Cheers!


legcramps on 04/12/2013:
Have yourself a delightful weekend as well :)


lolla on 04/12/2013:
Today I am grateful that you are here and I get to share this journey with you! Stay strong around the goodies, it will be challenging! Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 04/12/2013:
Thank you, Lolla!


IndependentEm93 on 04/12/2013:
Have a great weekend!! =)!


V on 04/12/2013:
Good luck with the unexpected hostibng at the B n B..Have a great weekend Annie <3

grannyannie on 04/13/2013:
Thanks, V!



grannyannie - Thursday Apr 11, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful for being able to travel!

I eat quite a bit of protein but think I may add more as I can feel that my muscles are increasing. I've increased the weights on some of my upper body routines. It's hard to calculate how many grams of protein I get per day as we eat one pot dishes for dinner that don't follow a recipe - various curries & chili & soup which may have beans, lentils, Quorn, tofu, etc. I don't want to overdo on protein as too much protein may be damaging (still debates on this).

Workout:

  • 30 mins intense spin bike class

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich on whole grain seeded bread w/extra light mayo
  • S:  grapes, yogurt
  • D:  sweet potato curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  2 oatcakes and low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1492

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/11/2013:
Obviously you know what you are doing. Your doing real good. Keep it up and have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/11/2013:
Cheers!


hollybelle on 04/11/2013:
I don't think I eat ENOUGH protein. I am still hitting the carbs pretty hard, but at least they are healthier carbs! Not so much bread or bready products - usually.....Good work - hang in.


OhioRaven on 04/11/2013:
Hi, Annie !

grannyannie on 04/11/2013:
Hiya Ohio!


V on 04/11/2013:
Everyone is different and i am sure you will find the perfect balance..I NEED lean protein in every meal. I am a growing girl in a muscular sense, gotta support muscle growth ;) Have a great evening Annie :)

grannyannie on 04/12/2013:
Thanks V!


IndependentEm93 on 04/11/2013:
I don't eat enough protein and I need too!



grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful for all the nice people in my gym!
 
Feeling like I'm in a rut. Seems like I've been stuck at 138.* for weeks but when I looked at my spreadsheet, it's only been since last Friday. Adjusting my daily calories again as next week we'll be gone for 3 days and eating out--no gym, no spin class.

Workout at gym:
  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 3 upper body resistance machines, 3 sets of 12 on back machine
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 sets of 12
  • 3 sets of 10 lower back lifts on the half ball                         

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, push ups, triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines, bridge (for glutes)
Menu:   
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk, boiled egg
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on a wheat wrap w/mustard, yogurt
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  veggie and sweet potato curry & basmati rice, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1585

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/10/2013:
Your menu looks super yummy today!!

grannyannie on 04/10/2013:
:)


Umpqua on 04/10/2013:
You must be really excited for your Ugandan daughter's visit. I'm sure the scale will move for you soon, you've been so diligent with your exercise and calories!

grannyannie on 04/10/2013:
Very excited, even though we last saw her the beginning of Feb. Nice to spoil her here!


Tangalyn~ on 04/10/2013:
hope the scale shows u what ud like to see soon :) have a great day!


IndependentEm93 on 04/10/2013:
Have a great day!


Puddles on 04/10/2013:
Keep doing what you are doing and all will be good. Have a great day Annie


V on 04/10/2013:
Your menu always looks perfect to me Annie, with that being said sometimes mixing up the order you eat your meals can rev up the metabolism mat give you the boost that ya need..Anyhoo I am sure whatever you come up with it will be a successful plan..Have a great evening



grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 09, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful for my husband's delicious and healthy cooking!

Not a formal workout day but I am tackling another room for thorough spring cleaning - the living/dining room. Doubt I will finish it today because I am also tidying the bookcase and cupboards, the closet and my desk, as well as the cleaning in nooks and crannies. 

Just over 3 weeks till our Ugandan daughter comes! She'll spend two weeks with us then go to this island to volunteer at their community for about 14 weeks. It's a stunningly beautiful but very tiny island with a long history.

http://iona.org.uk/

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 veggie sausages in a wheat wrap w/mustard, clementine
  • S:  yogurt
  • D:  veggie curry and basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds/walnuts
  • S:  banana, 2 oatcakes & cheese
  • Teas and water
TOTAL:  1460

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/09/2013:
Getting the spring cleaning done is just as good as - maybe better than - exercise!

grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Well, I've started with the bookcases which is not cardio! Enjoying it actually.


OhioRaven on 04/09/2013:
You are a Blessing to your daughter and husband. Have a good day, Annie.

grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Thanks, Ohio. She's a girl we met in Uganda and that we sponsored for a university degress, but we've come to think of her as our daughter.


Puddles on 04/09/2013:
You are definitely a special person Annie. You know that the more you give - much much more returns in a lot of pleasant ways. I was just looking at your menu and have just decided to have my curry Shrimp and onions dish on rice tonight. This is what I enjoy seeing other peoples food and then deciding what I feel like eating. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Thank you, Fran! :) My hubby cooks the dinners and loves different types of curry, always on rice. But my helping of rice is always very small due to calories.


IndependentEm93 on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day! =)

grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Same to you!


getmebackto150 on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day and here is hoping you get lots of spring cleaning accomplished!!!

grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Thanks!


supercheese on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day annie and spring cleaning!!!


legcramps on 04/09/2013:
Your menu looks delicious!!!


V on 04/09/2013:
Is this her first visit there? I am sure all of you are excited to see each other so soon,and what a great opportunity for her to load more books on her Kindle :) Hope you had a good day Annie <3

grannyannie on 04/10/2013:
She visited for 3 months in 2010. Went on a week retreat on that island so wanted to volunteer there.



grannyannie - Monday Apr 08, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful for tea. 

Husband got up very early to go into the city to see his uncle, so I caught an earlier bus and got to the gym an hour earlier than normal. Did my home workout as soon as I got home instead of waiting until after lunch. Was hoping my wrist weights would come in the post today so I could try them out with my arms routine. 

Workout at gym:

  • 35 mins spin bike - intense!
  • 10 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 5 mins elliptical
  • 5 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 3 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 4 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, push ups, triceps dips
  • thigh master  
  • abs-4 routines, bridge (for glutes)
Menu: 
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/slivered almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk, boiled egg
  • S:  post-workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 veggie sausages on a wheat wrap w/mustard, grapes and strawberries
  • S:  yogurt
  • D:  veggie chili & polenta, salad w/walnuts
  • S:  spelt bread w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas and water
TOTAL:  1661
 
Have a healthy and happy week, everybody!

 

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/08/2013:
Just responded to your oatcake comment!!! I'll bet it feels great to have all your exercise done early for the day!! What brand of veggie sausages do you eat??? Are they patties or links? I used to eat them but didn't love the ones I had, would like to start again!!

How many calories are each of your oatcakes?

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
I like Cauldron veggie sausages the best. They are links.

The rough oatcakes are 48 cals and the thin ones are 36.


OhioRaven on 04/08/2013:
Good Day, Annie !

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
:)


Puddles on 04/08/2013:
You guys have such good suggestions but everytime I try to find these things I guess we do not have the same supplier in Canada. So I am writing them all down and next Winter in the USA I will have a grocery list to try all these new things. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
Thanks, Fran. I'm in the UK so have some of the same brands as US, but mostly not.


Umpqua on 04/08/2013:
Yay for an early start today, that's always a nice way to kick off the week! I have wrist weights that I used to wear for power walking. I never tried doing arm exercises with them but I know the ankle weights are brutal. Good luck!

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
Yea, my ankle weights are brutal! They do the job.


V on 04/08/2013:
I hope your weights arrive soon, new workout toys are awesome!! Killer workout as always Annie! You are a rock star :)

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
Thanks, V!


legcramps on 04/08/2013:
Awesome workout!

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
:)


lolla on 04/08/2013:
have a wonderful week and thanks for the inspiring "I am thankful fors..."

grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
Thanks!



grannyannie - Sunday Apr 07, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.0

Today I am grateful for good books.

Rest day. Made some whole grain lemon poppyseed bread in the machine and it's not nearly as good as the one I made with white spelt. Guess I won't make this one again.

Updated status - 10 more lbs to go. Will be eating out a few times and also having a guest for two weeks, so still some challenges before the US trip in June.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/strawberries/cinnamon/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  spicy smoked sausage on a wheat wrap w/mustard (no not a healthy food)
  • S:  spelt bread w/light spread, tea w/milk
  • D:  veggie chili & basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds
  • S:  clementine, yogurt
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1432

Progress as of today: 29 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/07/2013:
I love to hear about all your recipes. Sure sounds good. More company you sure do keep yourself busy. Have a great Sunday Annie.

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Yea, we don't have a retirement where we sit around in rocking chairs. LOL.


Puddles on 04/07/2013:
I think that was more our parent's retirement dreams then ours. People now really enjoy being busy and doing stuff in their retirements.

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Most do, yes. Quite a few complain that they are bored. No excuse for boredom!


biscottibody59 on 04/07/2013:
Have a good week!



grannyannie - Saturday Apr 06, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.4

Today I am grateful that both my husband and I are fit and healthy and retired!  

Not a formal workout day but definitely a housework workout day.

As V commented yesterday, it's harder and takes longer to tighten up excess skin as we age (although she said it nicely)   And, after all, I am 61. If my only goal was health and fitness I'd be perfectly fine at the weight I am now. So my goal weight, the batwing issue, etc are purely vanity. At age 40 I got down to 120 and it looked great on me, then. I'd look like a skeleton if I weighed that now!   But I figure it's okay to keep building muscle with vanity as motivation since the result of more muscle are all good in other ways as well - more efficient calorie-burning, strength, less prone to injury, building bone density, etc.  

Felt like I had the right amount of calories yesterday for my intense workouts. And I think the extra protein helped - thanks Umpqua. 

I want to reach my goal by the time we leave for Michigan on June 11th. Clothes are cheaper there so I'll be shopping for a tankini, sundresses, and capris for our trip to Thailand in January for a wedding.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/fresh raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast/low fat cheddar/extra light mayo on a wheat wrap, yogurt
  • S:  grapes
  • D:  veggie chili & basmati rice, salad w/walnuts and grilled tofu
  • S:  2 oatcakes & low fat cheddar, clementine
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1472

Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/06/2013:
Good morning Annie. You are an inspiration. So dedicated to your exercises and building muscles. I always enjoy your comments. I live just above Michigan across the border into Canada. Sure hope we have nice weather by June 11. Snowing right now again. Have a great day Annie.

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
Thanks! Are you across from the U.P. or the lower peninsula? All my family lives in Michigan. I'm sure the weather will be hot by June! :)


Tangalyn~ on 04/06/2013:
wonderful things to be thankful for today :) hope the day treats u well.

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
Thanks! Same to you.


hollybelle on 04/06/2013:
You and husband, fit, healthy and retired - girl, you are living my dream! Housework definitely is a workout. That is what I did all last weekend. I haven't lived up to my commitment to go thru the closet a little bit at a time each day - but I did do it two days. have a lovely weekend!

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
Yea, I'm ready to choose something else from my to-do list. Should do the ones I hate the most....


Puddles on 04/06/2013:
U P as far north as you can get Sault Ste Marie Michigan.

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
I used to live in St. Ignace so I know the Soo!


V on 04/06/2013:
Be patient girl, Awesome things to come for your body! 61 looks stellar from my view of YOU <3

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Thanks, V!


getmebackto150 on 04/06/2013:
I went to a new fancy grocery store today and they had scottish oatcakes, is this what you eat?? I bought some as I remembered how much you love your oatcakes!!

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Yes I eat the rough or thin. What brand did you buy?


horn_of_plenty on 04/07/2013:
housework must be the hardest most hated form of exercise around! :)

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Yep!



grannyannie - Friday Apr 05, 2013
(Healthy food-fitness-getting back to ideal weight)
Weight: 138.8

Today I am grateful that I live where I get the bus for free (old age! Ha!) and can enjoy reading or looking at gorgeous scenery on the way to the gym.  

Rethinking some of my muscle work. Decided to stop doing the quads/hamstrings resistance machines as I really don't need them. I get plenty of exercise on those already! I'm doing more reps on the resistance machines for arms.

My problems spots are 'batwings', saddlebags (but they are shrinking), and belly fat (lots of ab muscle but an unwanted layer of fat over them!). The belly fat will be gone or nearly gone when I'm back at goal weight again.

Workout at gym:

  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 4 sets of 12 on 3 resistance machines (1. deltoids/triceps, 2. lats & biceps, 3. pecs & triceps)
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12

Workout at home: (usually push Friday's home workout over to Saturday but wanted to get it done today).  This routine takes me about an hour.

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms (when my 1.1 lb wrist weights arrive in the post I'll see if I'm able to use them with this routine)
  • 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/fresh raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk, boiled egg for extra protein
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb, succumbed to temptation and bought a single hazelnut nougat chocolate in the chocolate shop at my bus stop - calories unknown, but it was small and I'd had a seriously intense workout
  • L:  chicken breast/lettuce/extra light mayo on a wheat wrap, grapes
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  veggie chili made with kidney beans and Quorn mince and veggies, basmati rice, salad w/pumpkin seeds
  • S:  banana, yogurt
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  under 1700

Have a spectacular and healthy weekend!  

Progress as of today: 28.2 lbs lost so far, only 10.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/05/2013:
Love your expressions - batwings - lol Your doing good girl. Yes there are advantages to being 65. We don't have to pay our prescriptions only packaging fee about 2 bucks. Good luck on your workout and have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
LOL. They do look like batwings! I'm 61 but over here no one pays for prescriptions and we don't pay for health care (except out of payroll taxes of course).


getmebackto150 on 04/05/2013:
Hope you have a great day!!! If you keep doing things like planks and tricep dips and pushups your batwings will disappear!! Great workout as always and good job getting your home workout in today so you are "free" tomorrow:)

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
Thanks! These batwings are stubborn! I do a LOT of things that focus on triceps to fill out that excess skin. :/ I'll just keep trying.


legcramps on 04/05/2013:
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
Thanks! Same to you.


OhioRaven on 04/05/2013:
BatWings ! :v)>

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
:)


lolla on 04/05/2013:
Love your grateful quotes!Have a great weekend!!!


Puddles on 04/05/2013:
It is the same here in Canada. Free health care.

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
In Scotland there are free prescriptions for everyone, but in England they still have to pay. Otherwise, it's the same. Happy I'm retired here and not in the US!


biscottibody59 on 04/05/2013:
Inching down on the scale I see--woo-hoo!

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
:)


V on 04/05/2013:
Congrats on downward movement on the scale :) Okay so as far as the excess skin(bat wings/saddle bags well the skin may not be as pliable as it used to be so keep that in mind..As you know already that getting super defined abs is my mission in life however I keep in mind that just like weight loss, definition does NOT happen overnight so just strive to be the BEST Annie you can be <3

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
V, thanks. And I know it's harder to get rid of excess skin as we get older - my skin is much less elastic. I was pretty happy with the size of my belly when I was down at 128-130 but did need more muscle. Now I've got the muscle, but just need to shrink the belly. :) Aye, I can be impatient!



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