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grannyannie - Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

Hi ladies. Thanks for comments. Difficult to post on DD wih phone.

Did my travel workout today. So happy our room has a fan!

Really need to cut back on beer but hubby orders more and it is too easy to say me too. Hard to find healthy items on menus. Local food is high cal very high carb.

Missing my computer for posting although FB is easy and blogger not bad.

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/15/2013:
I love reading about your trip and the local cuisine (high carb and all). I'm glad you're having a good trip and great job with the travel workouts!

supercheese on 01/15/2013:
Catching up with you annie! Hope uganda is treating you well!!!

V on 01/15/2013:
Hi Annie!! <3

IndependentEm93 on 01/15/2013:
Have a great day!

grannyannie - Monday Jan 14, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

I am loving Uganda and visiting our friends. Posting to my blog phone is a huge pain

Eating lots of traditional food and loving it but not low cal. Lots of cold beer but I did manage to limit to one beer on one day.

Weather here in the west is very pleasant...low to high 70sF.

Today had eggs, french toast w/o syrup, watermelon, pineapple, half a sausage, fried potatoes.

Dinner (no lunch) matooke, rice, chicken, slaw, cooked cabbage, 3 half litre bottles of beer.

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/14/2013:
Glad you are loving your trip!

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 12, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

Hi ladies! We are enjoying Uganda. Except for chips (fries) my eating hasn't been too bad. Lots of high carb traditional food. Cold beer has been my big downfall.

Did a full travel workout today.

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

V on 01/12/2013:
Hey there!! I have been following your blogs :) Looks like it's pretty hot there and I am sure the cold beer is a must! I bet your Ugandan daughter can't put her kindle down :) Great job on getting your full workout in..Happy travels to you!

IndependentEm93 on 01/12/2013:
Have a great day today!

thenewmle on 01/13/2013:
Glad you are having such a nice time and managing a full workout! I'll have to check out your blog because I always love your photos! Thanks for stopping by!

yzquie on 01/14/2013:
Enjoy uganda!

grannyannie - Sunday Jan 06, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

Not happy with myself for not reaching my goal before our trip. I'd like to be 5 pounds less than I am. Sigh. My own fault.  

All packed and ready to go. Spending Monday night in Glasgow and our flight is early afternoon Tuesday. I am fanatical about having my stuff organized on a trip. I use lots of Hefty/Ziploc bags to keep things sorted. One for liquids to get through security. One large one for things I will need at my seat on the plane so I'm not jumping up and down getting into the backpack in the overhead - after security I add eye drops, lip moisturizer, and hand gel from the liquids bag - and buy one or two huge bottles of water.  

I'm going to miss eating salad while we are gone. Unless you're at a really posh hotel/restaurant it's possible the salad was washed in dirty water. When we lived there almost all of my food poisoning/diarrhea/vomiting was after eating salad in a restaurant. 

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)
Also did the cardio I'll be doing on our trip:
  • 3 mins running in place with high knees
  • 3 x 25 jumping jacks
  • 3 x 25 jump rope
B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
L:  2 bread with 2 sausages and mustard, 99 cal chocolate covered wafer
S:  clementines
D:  veggie & tofu curry and rice, salad
S:  glass of wine
Teas and water
This is the travel workout that I've devised keeping in mind that the floors will be concrete, no carpet or rugs and won't have a exercise mat:  I plan to do these 3 times a week and to keep me on track I will post via my smartphone to DD when I have done a workout.  

3 mins running in place
3 x 25 jumping jacks
3 x 25 jump rope (which I've packed)

wall pushups - 3 x 15
calf lift - 3 x 10
triceps dip - 3 x 10
full planks - 3 x 20 seconds
side dips with 1.5 litre water bottle as weight - 3 x 20 each side
hula hoops - 4 x 10 (invisible hoop!)
squats - 3 x 20
lunges - 3 x 20
standing abs - 3 x 12
side/backward leg lifts, fire hydrant lift, inner thigh lift - 3 x 10
Tao bo side kick - 2 sets of 16
arms routine - 7 mins - all the moves I can remember from the arms video
Stretching afterward
We'll be busy locking up the house tomorrow morning, so I probably won't post again until we get to Uganda and I've got the sim card with data for using the internet.  

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/06/2013:
Hope you're having a good day. Will be looking forward to your pictures. :-)

IndependentEm93 on 01/06/2013:
Have a great day!! Routine looks good!

V on 01/06/2013:
I figured today would be the last post for a while so i wanted to say have a wonderful vacation, safe travels to you..Looking forward to reading your blog and the pics will be breathtaking for sure..Love ya Annie <3

Umpqua on 01/07/2013:
Your travel workout looks awesome. You probably won't see this until you arrive, but I hope you have an excellent and very safe trip! I'll check your blog for updates, looking forward to it :)

thenewMLE on 01/07/2013:
Have a great time on your trip!! Sorry I didn't post before you left but the weekend was wild with the engagement party. I can't wait to see your pictures. I so impressed with your think ahead routine based on what is available to you. You're going to do fine!

liza36 on 01/07/2013:
Good luck with your travel. I can't wait to hear about the trip, and see pictures. I'm so impressed you are keeping up a workout schedule while away.

sailingeagle on 01/07/2013:
Have fun on your trip! You're an inspiration to me, and I hope that I can develop a systematic workout routine like yours this year! :)

sweetpea1977 on 01/08/2013:
great exercise plan!

Hope you're having a great time! :)

nunnermack on 01/08/2013:
Hope you have a great trip and I am SO looking forward to your pictures!!! I always enjoy them!!

Maria7 on 01/11/2013:
Hope you're doing well. :-)

grannyannie - Saturday Jan 05, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

All packed - had to switch to large suitcase instead of medium. House is super-clean, laundry all done. 

Workout today was housework! 

Mostly clean eating all day although I shared wine with our friends and also opened the last pack of Australian biscuits/cookies. I've eaten 4 and packed 4 for the plane, with 4 sitting in the kitchen trying to tempt me.  

My goal for our 4 weeks in Uganda is not to gain any more weight and to do my 3 workouts a week, also not to get food poisoning.  I'm sure I'll be decadent and have a beer or two at lunch occasionally, but will try not to start until dinner. High alcohol beer there so that helps keep the amount down as I can't handle too much alcohol.  

If anyone wants to keep up on our trip I'll be doing my blog from my android phone but only with pics taken from the phone, not the camera. Higher quality pics will be uploaded after we come home. 

This is my blog:  


Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 01/05/2013:
Have a great day!

V on 01/05/2013:
I am so excited to hear all about your journey so YES I am subscribed to your blog <3 Save the cookies (unless that is what you truly crave) for your trip and use those cals for something you REALLY want(beer, wine, special dinner) Have a great evening :)

grannyannie - Friday Jan 04, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 134.4

It's been very mild here the last few days - low 50s F.    I hope it stays this way Mon and Tuesday as we'll only be wearing fleece jackets so that we don't have to lug winter coats, etc around Uganda! Staying at a hotel in Glasgow Monday night and catching our first flight Tuesday. Husband splashed out and booked the hotel which is inside the terminal at Dubai. We'll get a few hours sleep and a shower before the next flight which goes directly to Entebbe.  

My cold is getting better, still blowing my nose but getting there.  Should be fine or only have the remnants of it when we fly.  

Workout at gym: lots of new faces at the gym today. New year's resolutions I'm guessing.

  • 30 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 3 sets of 12 on 4 resistance machines (ran out of time for the other 2)


  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  scone with jam, 2 thin slices ham and 1 egg on top of 1 piece multigrain, yogurt
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad
  • S:  clementine, banana
  • Teas & water

Progress as of today: 32.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 01/04/2013:
glad ur feeling a bit better :) have a great day!

V on 01/04/2013:
Happy to hear you are feeling better :) That is awesome that you guys are going to get a room in Dubai between flights, I am sure you will be refreshed before Uganda!! Hope you have a great weekend Annie <3

biscottibody59 on 01/05/2013:
I hope the cold is still getting better--enjoy your trip! Safe travels to you!

grannyannie - Thursday Jan 03, 2013
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.0

I've not been good.    I do have another cold that I caught from hubby. I expect it to be gone by the time we fly next Tuesday. Anyway, too much ingulgence over the holidays. Oink. Afraid to get on the scale this morning but I'm sure I'm 134 or 135.  Hope it's not worse than that.  I can feel that I've gained. 

Finally made if back to the gym today. They were closed of course on xmas day and the day after and new years and the day after. Christmas eve and new year's eve I didn't go due to a nonstop runnynose. I did do a couple of good home workouts though.  I'll go to the gym again tomorrow and that'll be it till we leave.  

Workout at gym:

  • 20 mins treadmill
  • 20 mins spin bike
  • 10 mins rowing machine
  • 10 mins elliptical

Plan to workout at home this afternoon:

  • 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)
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  ham & low fat cheddar on multigrain, packet of baked crisps, a Blue Riband I found in my pocket (99 cal choc wafer), grapes
  • S:  clementine, banana
  • D:  rice, smoked sausage, veg, salad
  • S:  glass of wine, probably another packet of baked crisps
  • Lots of teas & water

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

legcramps on 01/03/2013:
Sounds like it's going to be a good day, regardless of your cold. And I hope that gets better soon, colds are no fun :)

getmebackto150 on 01/03/2013:
today's plan looks wonderful! I hope you feel better in time for your trip!

Umpqua on 01/03/2013:
Sorry to hear you're sick again, I hope you kick it quickly!

V on 01/03/2013:
I am sorry that you are not feeling well <3

thenewMLE on 01/04/2013:
Hope you feel better!! Happy new year and I'm sure you will feel better before your trip!!

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


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.

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