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grannyannie - Saturday Dec 29, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful that I met an online friend Thursday!  We met up in Edinburgh as she spent xmas there with her husband. She's English and he's American and they live in NY.

Managed a workout today even with this nasty cold:

  • 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)
  • 3 x 10 calf lifts

Did the cardio version of my travel workout:

  • 3 mins running in place
  • 3 x 25 jumping jacks
  • 3 x 25 jump rope

Menu:

No comment but could be worse. 

 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 12/31/2012:
thank you for posting to my post - thank you for the food tips. You have really made great progress, I can't even imagine being at 131 from where I am - but I am going to try little by little.

Have a great day and a Happy New Year!


biscottibody59 on 12/31/2012:
I hope by "cold" you mean it's cold--not that you caught a cold! At any rate--Happy New Year's Eve!


Umpqua on 12/31/2012:
Glad you got to meet up with your friend. I'm sure you'll be leaving for your big trip soon - happy and safe travels if I don't catch you!


V on 12/31/2012:
Aww that was nice that you finally met your friend in person :) I'm with Biscotti, i sure hope that you haven't caught cold 8 days before your trip..I betcha you are excited!! I've missed you! Happy New Year :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 25, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

Very weird to be in Scotland for christmas.  First time so I miss my family, especially my granddaughters. Oh well, better to see them in summer.  Will Skype them later.  

Did my travel workout this morning. We're having roast beef, roast potatoes and lots of other veg. I've started on a bottle of red wine. Having our meal about 2.30 as husband has to go pick his brother up at the airport later. I'm staying home so I can Skype with my wee girls.  

Haven't been very good so the scale is creeping up. Gotta watch that!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


grannyannie - Friday Dec 21, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for my new, long raincoat.  

Ready to start packing for Uganda although we don't leave until the 7th. Got the packing list finished and a list of items to pick up before we go - rehydration packets just in case, more toiletries, snacks to carry with me (protein bars, trail mix, dried fruit).

Brother-in-law arriving from Australia xmas night. And I'd already booked a room in Edinburgh for the 27th so we could meet my online friend and her hubby for dinner. So I'm going alone and leaving the guys here. That's okay. While I'm gone I can look for a sunhat and also get a haircut. I enjoy museums more on my own anyway. Also some kind of entertainment going on regarding Mary Queen of Scots at the castle the day I arrive.  

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins spin bike
  • 20 mins treadmill
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12
Feeling a bit stressed about having a guest when I'm trying to get ready for a trip, so I've done some snacking this afternoon - 2 oatbars, skinny mocha, oatcakes.  Sigh.....  I'll be good the rest of the day. 
 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/21/2012:
Sounds like a fun little trip--good going on the continuing workouts--keep up the good work!


biscottibody59 on 12/21/2012:
RYC: I use an Omron handheld. I think it tracks well--I've really got no muscle tone whatsoever compared to even a year ago--a BIG wakeup call. I know that it's not as accurate as the caliper method. But it's a better "go by" than using just measurements like I used to. (Even that was good for tracking--there are a couple of good online places for it.) I had a scale that had a monitor, but it was completely different every time I stepped on it.


thinkpositive on 12/21/2012:
Exciting for you to be thinking about your trip! I look forward to reading about it.



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 20, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful that I don't have to go outside into the cold rain and wind!

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)
  • calf lifts - 2 sets of 10 each leg
Cardio portion of my travel routine:
  • 3 sets of 25 jumping jacks
  • 3 sets of 25 rope jumping
  • 3 mins of running in place
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich w/extra light mayo, multigrain bread, yogurt
  • S:  apple
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  2 clementines, 2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1484
 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/20/2012:
We've got the cold and wind today--windchill is close to freezing! It is sunny though. I had to catch up with you--cute grandson there! And that view is quite something--thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your day!


Umpqua on 12/20/2012:
You are doing great despite your busy schedule Annie, keep up the good work!



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful that I never have to worry about having enough to eat or a roof over my head. 

No spin classes till January. The gym will be closed xmas day, of course, and boxing day (26th).  The 27th and 28th I'll be in Edinburgh meeting a long-time online friend and her husband. Gym also closed Jan 1st and 2nd. I can still work out at home though on those days - except xmas day of course. 

Got a surprise today. Husband's brother who lives in Australia is coming to visit as he has lots of time off from work. So he'll arrive either xmas day or the day after. We leave for Uganda before he goes home though, so we'll send him to his other brother's house when we leave. 

Workout at gym:

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

Didn't get in my strength training this afternoon as we were Skyping in-laws in Australia for a very long time!

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  oatcakes w/pb
  • L:   chicken breast sandwich w/extra light mayo on multigrain bread, yogurt
  • S:  pineapple
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  2 clementines, 2 oatcakes
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1484

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

supercheese on 12/19/2012:
aww family visiting is so nice! I agree with what your grateful for. We take advantage of so much and never realize how many people have to struggle with eating and finding a place to sleep everynight.



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for family!

We were able to find some joy this weekend despite the horrific tragedies in CT. Really enjoyed visiting with hubby's grandson and his parents. Enjoyed Inverness as well. Stepdaughter's house is just too small for guests so we stayed in a hotel overlooking the river in the centre of town.

I really did NOT do well with the cupcakes or the excess frosting! Stepdaughter kept offering me more of them as well.  Indulgent weekend. Lots of beer.

Got home last night and had planned to go the gym this morning before grocery shopping. Changed that to home workout after shopping, but didn't do that either. Got busy doing laundry, unpacking, sorting through all the photos I took which some of you have seen. 

Grandson who will be 8 months on Friday.  River Ness - our hotel room was facing this. 

 

At least I'm being good with food today.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese sandwich w/low fat cheddar and multigrain bread, yogurt, grapes
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  3 clementines
  • Teas and water

TOTAL: 1365

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/18/2012:
Oh my goodness Annie, your grandson is adorable and my boys had the same jumperoo :) Beautiful view from your hotel, I'm glad you had a nice trip!


supercheese on 12/18/2012:
omgoodnesss. hes adorable!! i could eat those cheeks up!!! :)


thinkpositive on 12/18/2012:
Such a cute little guy! Looks like you are back on track.


legcramps on 12/19/2012:
what a cute boy!



grannyannie - Friday Dec 14, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for sugar!  Umm.... 

Made the cupcakes and, yes, I taste tested them. Twice. Some spoonfuls of frosting as well.  

Heading to Inverness in morning and back home on Monday night. 

Workout at gym:

  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 20 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12
  • back lifts on half

Was busy making cupcakes, doing some laundry and packing so didn't do my strength routines at home. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  1 multigrain toast w/pbj
  • S:  2 small cupcakes and some frosting
  • D:  tofu curry & rice, salad
  • S:  2 clementines and will pretend I forgot where the cupcakes and the extra frosting is
  • Tea & water

TOTAL:  Hmm.....

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 12/14/2012:
We had mini cupcakes at work yesterday afternoon for our Christmas get-together. I tried two different flavours, both were awesome. Would you believe people tried to pressure me to have more? But I told them my limit was two, and stuck to it.

Cupcakes are awesome.


IndependentEm93 on 12/14/2012:
Have a great weekend!


V on 12/14/2012:
Have a wonderful trip Annie!! Safe travels to you my friend <3


biscottibody59 on 12/15/2012:
I hope you're enjoying your excursion!


thenewMLE on 12/17/2012:
Enjoy your trip! Can't wait to see more pictures! cupcakes yum....


thinkpositive on 12/17/2012:
From facebook it looks like you are having a good time. Nice picture from your hotel.You are more disciplined than I with resisting the cupcakes!



grannyannie - Thursday Dec 13, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for all the good teas!

Did great yesterday. Good workouts and calories ended at under 1600.  Tomorrow and the weekend will be a challenge. I'll be baking cupcakes to take to my stepdaughter's family. The big question:  How does one put frosting on cupcakes without eating some of it?!    Also will be eating out during our stay and drinking beer.  

No more spin classes being held until January. So I'll get in one more class just before we leave on our trip. 

While grocery shopping I noticed that my very favourite ice cream was on sale. It kept calling my name inviting me to partake of ecstasy for the tastebuds. But I told it to naff off!!

Workout:

  • 30 mins intense spin bike class - you could hear everybody huffing and puffing!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post spin class - oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  1/2 turkey bacon sandwich, yogurt
  • D:  tofu curry & rice, salad
  • S:  2 clementines, 1 oatcake w/low fat cheddar
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1491

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 12/13/2012:
I like the way you talk to that ice cream! Do the same to the frosting!!


Duaa123. on 12/13/2012:
veeeeeeeeeeeery good keep going :)


V on 12/13/2012:
LOL naff off indeed, no sense in doubling the temptation of icing and ice cream. Seriously hope you have a wonderful visit with your step daughter and fam :) RYC yes I am so ready for Chicago and I love the cooler weather so no long undies for me..Hahahaha Love ya Annie <3


supercheese on 12/14/2012:
Oh man I love a good tea :) ooo i always eat the frosting. talk about a challenge....



grannyannie - Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for good books!

I found out about a heroic woman via a post on Facebook yesterday. I read her story and downloaded a book about her yesterday and have been glued to it. It's this one:

http://tinyurl.com/d5tddos

It's only about -2C/28F.  Brrr....  No snow but frosty. Except for a 99 calorie chocolate wafer my hubby brought me yesterday I stuck to my calories. 

Workout at gym: brutal!!

  • 35 mins spin bike - lots of jumps and sprints
  • 10 mins treadmill - uphill
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12
  • back lifts on half ball - 3 sets of 10

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-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 sliced turkey bacon, 2 eggs, 1 multigrain toast w/Benecol, V8
  • S:  post strength training - 1 oatcake w/pb
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  banana, clementine
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1603

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/12/2012:
Have a good one despite the cold temps:-)


supercheese on 12/12/2012:
Good job on food and great workout!!!


V on 12/12/2012:
That seems like an interesting read. I am sure you will zoom through, I love when I find a book that i can't put down :) Glad you had a brutal workout! Stay warm girl <3


V on 12/12/2012:
P.S. Happy 12 12 12!!


legcramps on 12/12/2012:
Awesome workout!

Oh, how I wish it were -2C here!!!


IndependentEm93 on 12/12/2012:
Have a great day!


liza36 on 12/12/2012:
I looked up the book - it does sound facinating. Have a great day and a stellar workout.


Umpqua on 12/12/2012:
I'm sure that will be a fascinating read. Good work sticking to your food plan yesterday!



grannyannie - Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

Today I am grateful for a peaceful house while my husband is off to the city to visit his uncle for the day!  

Rest day but will do some housework. I'd actually rather just lie on the sofa and read all day. 

Did well with food yesterday except that I also had a bowl of unbuttered, air-popped popcorn while watching tv last night. 

It's 0C/32F at nearly 10am here. But it's sunny and I'm not going outside today.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  grilled cheese w/low fat cheddar on multigrain bread, yogurt, V8
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  banana and NOTHING ELSE!
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1365

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

V on 12/11/2012:
I so hear you about couching it all day, LOL Maybe you can after the chores? Sorry that it is so cold there :( Have a good one Annie!


thenewMLE on 12/11/2012:
Is unbuttered air popped popcorn a problem? I would think that would be a low cal no fat great choice for a movie snack!! But hey, I'm still learning! Maybe you need a good reading day and you can exercise later or even tomorrow. Stay warm Annie!


Umpqua on 12/11/2012:
The popcorn is a great snack IMO. I hope you have a relaxing day!


IndependentEm93 on 12/11/2012:
Have a great rest day!


nunnermack on 12/11/2012:
What are you reading now, Annie? Hope your day was as peaceful as could be!!!



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