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grannyannie - Sunday Oct 25, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Next sunny day when it's not windy I’m going to get up the nerve to get on my bike again. Last time I was on it was Aug 3rd when I crashed. As I said in a reply earlier I’m about 96% healed. 

Husband delayed his bike ride yesterday until after 8 am when the wind calmed down. So I started cleaning as soon as he left and was finished with the living/dining/kitchen floor/laundry room floor by the time he came home more about 1 1/2 hours later.  Did the bathrooms and hoovered the hallway afterward. 

I will dust and hoover our bedroom this morning and wash the sheets. Easy.

Workout:

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). 
  • 4 upper body routines with the 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells

Menu:

  • B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast, 1 multigrain cracker with cheddar
  • D:  Massaman curry and a small portion of leftover fried rice
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, diet pop, tea & coffee

Total:  1093

 

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2020:
Sounds like the spinner is working well for you, YAY!

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
It is! So much more intense workout that just the regular exercise bike!

I'm faithfully stretching after workouts as well.


Jacky82020 on 10/25/2020:
I know! You are inspiring me to give mine another whirl after my knee heals more.

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
Yes, wait until the knee is better. Bikes are not friendly for sore knees.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2020:
nice job on your cleaning...ugh...i need to delve into my shower and just clean it! ...most probably later tonight it WILL get done...thanks for pushing it and motivating me!

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
I always do the shower/tub first and then the rest of the bathrooms seems easy.

Proud of myself for getting so much done so fast! Done before hubby came back and got underfoot.


Donkey on 10/25/2020:
You can do the outdoor bike - go for it! Of course, if the wind doesn't calm down, then don't take the risk. I would say that's probably the Universe telling you today is not the day (lol).

I've recently upped the resistance levels in my recumbent bike routine in the morning. I don't go as far/fast, but it's definitely more effort.

Do you do your own routine on the spinning bike or do you follow cues from a coach (from online or something)? How do you work that?

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
This bike doesn't have any programmes, so I do basically what I did before at the gym. 1 minute seated and low/moderate resistance, then 1 minute stand/running, 1 min seated, 1 min standing/hill climbing, 1 min seated, 1 min jumps.

I listen to an audiobook while I workout.

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
Today is very high winds and rain, so definitely not a bike today.


thinkpositive on 10/25/2020:
Good idea to chose a nice day to get back on the bike.

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
I'm nervous enough as it is! Needs to be nice.



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 24, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Cheat day today. I've been good all week. Saturday is now my official cheat day, however since I will be doing heavy duty cheating on Nov 3rd and 4th I won't cheat next Saturday.

In the UK we set our clocks back tonight. The government keeps talking about leaving them on GMT but it’s all talk. I wish they would!  Oh, and the clock in the car will be on the right time again. Never changed it in the spring!

Housework all morning - dusting, hoovering, bathrooms, wash kitchen and laundry room floors etc. 

Gusty winds and rain today - low 50’s.  

Menu:

  • B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk, quinoa bar
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast, 1 multigrain cracker with cheddar, clementine
  • D:  veggie fried rice with bok choy, spring onions, asparagus, sauce, etc and shrimp, topped with a fried egg with crispy edges
  • S: popcorn, 2 beers
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, diet pop, tea & coffee

Total:  unknown

 

Jacky82020 on 10/24/2020:
Wish they’d leave the clocks alone here too! Never liked it. And yes, always talks of getting rid of it, but not happening.

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
Everybody seems to be opposed but nothing happens.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2020:
ikr?

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
Aye!


Donkey on 10/24/2020:
"The clock in the car will be on the right time again" - ha ha ha ha!!! Oh, I so relate to this. We don't turn the clocks until next weekend. "Fall back" means we get an extra hour of sleep - AMEN. And it will be lighter in the morning, for a while, which is nice, because it's awfully hard to get up in the darkness.

However, I do not look forward to driving home at night after work. I guess this is one time that I'm OK with not having a window in my work area, because it would be depressing to look out the window and see darkness at 4:30p.

Enjoy today's cheat day - you earned it!

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
I can never get that stupid clock in the car to change. Hubby can but he hasn't been driving much. Haha!

In Scotland during summer it is light out from before 4 am until after 11pm. And never gives pitch black. Totally opposite in winter. Light about 8:45 and pitch black before 4.

I think the dark winters is a bigger reason to escape to Thailand than the rain, cold and wind. 99% sure we won't be going this winter.

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
I can never get that stupid clock in the car to change. Hubby can but he hasn't been driving much. Haha!

In Scotland during summer it is light out from before 4 am until after 11pm. And never gives pitch black. Totally opposite in winter. Light about 8:45 and pitch black before 4.

I think the dark winters is a bigger reason to escape to Thailand than the rain, cold and wind. 99% sure we won't be going this winter.

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
Oh dear the site has the hiccups again.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2020:
Husband are good for a thing or two. lol

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
Mine is awesome! Of course I had to have 2 bad husbands before I found a good one! Hard worker and a great cook! And he's cute!


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2020:
The third time is a charm!

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
That's what people said to me! And they were right.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2020:
Yay!



grannyannie - Friday Oct 23, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

I've seen a few 'noteworthy' clips of the debate this morning. I don't want to watch the entire replay. 

Need to make a schedule for workouts and housework. I’m a morning person when it comes to both. If I’m feeling ambitious I can get some things done in the afternoon. 

So, Tues morning is out for both as I do grocery pickup at 10. Saturday mornings my favourite evening US news replays aren’t shown, so that will be my big housework morning. Workouts the other 5 days. 

Workout:

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). 
  • I can do 4 upper body routines with the 3 kg dumbbells. I will add 6 more routines when my 2 kg dumbbells arrive. Maybe I’ll eventually get back up to my 4, 5, 6 and 7kg (15.4 lbs)?

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast, 1 multigrain cracker with cheddar
  • D:  Massaman curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, low cal fruit drink, lots of water, diet pop, tea & coffee

Total:  1093

Donkey on 10/23/2020:
It was a better debate in that you could actually hear what the candidates were saying because someone wasn't interrupting and talking over. Time limits were pretty much respected too. However, a certain candidates comments about those 500+ kids who have lost their parents... just heartbreaking. Is that what we've become?

Anyway, I like your 5-day exercise plan, very realistic. I'm very impressed by your calories too!

grannyannie on 10/23/2020:
Yes, I saw 45 wasn't on uppers this time. Looked like a much more watchable debate. And the moderator was much better!

Many commentators on the news are wondering what the country has become when yanking kids from parents and putting them in cages is okay. Oh, but they are 'clean' so that's okay? I'm sure the kids were rather be in dirty surroundings if they had their parents!

Yes, I like this plan! I'll have to do more than I normally do all at once with housework, but it will be good to get so much done at once. It will feel like a workout!


bearcountrygg on 10/23/2020:
If I'm getting anything done..it needs to be in the morning too...then I eventually get my second wind about 5:00....but too often I talk myself out of starting something new...LOL

grannyannie on 10/23/2020:
If I wait until afternoon to workout or do housework, it likely won't get done.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2020:
yes, it's good they had the ability to clip the mics of the candidates and it went pretty smoothly. i thought that the moderator was quite excellent.

grannyannie on 10/23/2020:
Yes, looked like a lot less interupting. The moderator is getting tons of praise!


Maria7 on 10/23/2020:
I fell asleep watching the debate last nite, Annie. Hubby said after I went to sleep, he turned the channel and watched something else, ha. YAWN.......



grannyannie - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Looking forward to my treat on Saturday!  Fried rice and beer!

Workout:

Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 

Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). 

Menu:

  • B: porridge with raspberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast, 1 multigrain cracker with cheddar
  • D:  Massaman curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, diet pop, tea & coffee

Total:  1093

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
When I read the first sentence, I thought that today was Friday. Imagine my disappointment.

You're doing quite well! Are you 100% healed from your bike accident now?

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Ohh sorry! I remember the feeling!

I only notice my injury at certain times like if I lean on it in bed and just a bit when I workout. I'd say I'm about 97% healed.

I was just saying to hubby how I remember the torture of getting out of bed, getting out of my chair, getting up off the toilet! And he had to help me in the shower.


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Lots of chicken around here too.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
I've tried different things on my salad - turkey, pate, hummus, ham but I find I just love the slices of chicken breast cut up on it.

Husband has been using boneless, skinless chicken thighs in our curries since we came back home from Thailand in March. My store stopped carrying the Quorn pieces he used to always use. But I found them in the store this week, so will start using that again.


legcramps on 10/22/2020:
Yum, fried rice! Are you making it? How do you make yours?

Lots of questions for a Thursday, isn't it?! ;)

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
My husband is the cook in this house. I cook the rice, that's it. Don't know his procedure but he makes it with spring onions, bok choy, asparagus, maybe other veg, sauces, prawns, and then fries eggs so they are crispy around the edges and puts it on top.


Maria7 on 10/22/2020:
Never tried fried rice but it sounds very delicious, Annie! Hope you are having a good day. Maria

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Love it! Made with veggies and a protein and sauce.

Have a great day Maria.



grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Supermarket at 7ish am to get berries and tomatoes (I hate how badly they pack them with my groceries when I do click and collect), chilis, and vanilla ice cream for hubby. I had ordered Ryvita multigrain yesterday as I thought I’d like crackers and cheddar during my all night election. Could be a mistake as I can binge on them. But I will TRY HARD not to. They are 37 cals each. 

Getting our flu jab this morning at the village hall. It’s for all the 65+ who normally get it at the doctor’s office but they are trying to keep people out of there that don’t need to be. So the nurse is doing it at the 4 village halls on my road. 

Workout:

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). I’ll start using my ankle weight routines for thighs and butt in a week or so.
  • Waiting for my 2 kg (4.4 lb) dumbbells from Amazon, but will do 3kg for biceps and a couple of other routines that aren’t difficult

Menu:

  • B: porridge with raspberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar, 2 clementines
  • D:  chicken, Quorn, veg curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total:  1126

Donkey on 10/21/2020:
This is just me but for ejection night, I'd say all bets are off. I'm planning to go to bed before 10p. I'm not sure I will even watch any election coverage... although it will be hard to avoid it on my phone. Well, we'll see.

Good job on the exercise! I recently read a post by a PT buddy builder who said that it's important to focus on legs and back muscles, for training, as we get older.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I won't be able to sleep if I go to bed so I'll be up. Lots of people to chat to and a good excuse to indulge! I know we won't know the winner that night, but it's a tradition for me. Used to do it via chat and video with my son.

Muscle work is important for everybody but especially when we age. It builds bone density and also makes us burn calories more efficiently, or so they say.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Loving the spin bike. An issue with the handlebars being a bit wobbly when I stand and hubby tried to fix. But it's just a bad design.


Donkey on 10/21/2020:
"Ejection night" - ha ha ha! I swear that was my phone. My typo wasn't intentional!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
LOL. Good one!


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
It will be ejection night for someone! Can’t wait!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Me either. Holding my breath!


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
I did not get a flu shot. Only had 2 in the last 20 years. Only had the flu once on my life, 25 years ago. Makes my arm extremely sore for weeks. Figure my risk is low. Stay home. Wear a mask outside and keep my distance. The husband got one.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I started getting them after I had a 3 week bout of flu about 7 years ago. Had to pay for them until I hit 65. Then they are free. Got a pneumonia vaccine last year. I guess we didn't really need one since we don't expose ourselves and always wear a mask and keep our distance when we do go out. But neither of us ever reacted to one so....

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
When I hit 70 I get a shingles vaccine. They won't give me one until then even though I had a case 15 years ago. I can't even buy one here. I could in the US but they are something like $250.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
yeah, you never know how "forceful" or rough the fruit/veggies are being handled when someone packs them for you...so, you might as well go in to do those, yes!

People complain a lot with certain veggie delivery services of the same issues. for instance, when i used to order from Misfits, there were several issues and i did fair well, but other people were complaining about damaged veggies.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Most of the staff who do the shopping for delivery or pickup are young. So when they pack them they sometimes put heavy things on top of berries or tomatoes. They did it one too many times. Fine with veggies, even mushrooms.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
And I'm surprised they do so well choosing bananas.


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
I bought some crackers on Sunday when I wasn't feeling great, and i'm scared i'm going to binge on them too. Trying to keep them in the cupboard so that I don't think about them too much!

I wish I had your determination to get in more than just a spin bike workout! Look at you, working on those muscles! Love it!

Because I work in healthcare, I get my flu shot every year. For me, it's more about protecting those around me than myself.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I haven't opened the box yet, but I'll really have to limit them when I do. I could easily have one a day - they are big - only 37 cals. I could put the cheddar on the cracker that I always have in my salad at lunch.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
We avoid vaccines now...my Mom died 19 hours after getting a flu shot 6 years ago....and went to bed feeling normal that evening.....I hear shingles shots can cause shingles....we have both had shingles....but are not getting that vaccine either....2 many questionable ingredients in them.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Sorry to hear that. Was it her first one?

It's very rare for a shingles vaccine to cause shingles. I had a very mild case on my thighs when I was 53. I know too many people who get it near their eyes and I don't want that.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
I won’t be getting a shingles shot. I had shingles many years ago, mostly under my arm. Very strange. I am not the type to see doctors, even though I had great insurance through my public school teaching job. But it got so painful! They quickly dx’d it and gave me Vicodin. I am reading it’s rare to get it twice.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I had a mild case on my thighs. Knew right away what it was, went to the hospital since it was a Saturday. Gave me that antiviral and it was gone within a week. You can get it twice but it's very rare to get it more than twice. My husband's uncle got it near his eye and they were worried he could lose his sight in it. So, I'll get the vaccine.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Yes, I’ve seen those horrible photos of ppl getting it on their faces.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I did have it in my eye...and have lost my cornea because of it.....My husband had a small patch on his leg and they had to cancel his knee replacement because of it....My Mom had 2 bad cases of shingles around her waist...but never had the vaccine.....about my Moms flu vaccine....she had been getting them yearly......the day she had hers...i also got mine ( I took her there)....they gave me the one for people 65 and under...she got the one for over 65....she had been getting that one for years......we went shopping...she raked some leaves, chatted with a neighbor...i called her a couple of times.......she was reading a magazine in the evening and watching TV.....she went to bed as usual....and got up during the night to use the bathroom as usual......they tell me she died in her sleep at about 5:30 in the morning....19 hours after the vaccine....I will never ever get another vaccine.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
How tragic! They are sure the vaccine caused it?


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
So sorry to read that, BC....Bless your heart! I do not plan on getting another vaccine, either... Had annual flu shot like I had been doing for preceding about 20 years...and when I stood up, I almost passed out...barely could drive home...Daughter was with me, thankfully but I was driving...I was EXTREMELY DIZZY for 2 or 3 days and I WONDERED if I would ever get to being back NOT DIZZY again...called the pharmacy that I got it at and was simply told that if I had any problems, to go to the ER (which I didn't). I finally did get over it but I have now have read (don't know if true or not) that they use aborted baby tissue in making the vaccines...so...NO THANK YOU!!! And don't let me get started on the pneumonia vaccine that I had years ago...NEVER NEVER NEVER again!!! NEVER!!! Excruciating pain suddenly began that nite (after I had been fine and even went shopping at the grocery store the afternoon after the injection and no pain) and it was so severe in that shoulder and arm (arm got the injection in) that I was up during the nite and unable to even raise my arm up...the ability was not there to do that, the pain was so severe...Called the health department where I got that injection and they acted like I was the only one with a complaint and just said go to ER, if needed (which I didn't)...So, NO...don't care for anymore risking of those traumatic experiences!

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Sorry for your experiences Maria!

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Vaccines have not been grown in fetal tissue since the 1960's.


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Glad you have been okay with yours, Annie and wishing you a happy day.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
No problem with mine.

When we went to live in Uganda in 2007 we were required to have about a dozen different vaccines. I was fine with that. I had no problems at all except my arm always gets really sore with a tetanus.



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Picking up shopping today at 10am.  No workout day.

This is going to be a tough winter. Cold, rain, wind and dark makes me want to curl up with some fattening snacks! Be strong!!

My chili hot chocolate mixes that I ordered a couple of months ago are just sitting in the cupboard. 145 cals for one of them so will have it rarely. The other one is so spicy it will blow your head off!

Menu:

  • B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  chicken breast sandwich, apple
  • D:  some kind of curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1151

Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
Chili hot chocolate? I’ve seen chili and chocolate used in Mexican dishes. Never tried it, but ppl say it’s fantastic.

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I tried chili hot chocolate on a trip to Brugge, Belgium years ago and loved it. Had a craving for it so bought some on Amazon a couple of months ago. Hot chocolate with a zing.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
I think I might try it. But I am frugal and will check out recipes and see how they make it. Also, maybe I can get the calorie count down.

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I'm sure you can make your own. Cinnamon is one of the ingredients and some type of chili. The one that is too hot for me is called Fiery and has Jamaican Red Chili. OMG!

The one I like is made by Whittard - don't know if you can get it over there.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
Maybe you can dilute it?

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I did that but it also dilutes the chocolate and other flavours. My hubby says try adding a regular hot chocolate mix to the one that is too hot.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
That sounds like a great idea!

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
Now I want hot chocolate but I'll go over my calories for today!


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
You made me crave it too. Bad Girl!



grannyannie - Monday Oct 19, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Workout:

I found the 3kg (6.6lb) dumbbells too heavy for me for some of my upper body routines after not being able to do them since the end of July. So I've ordered a set of 2kg.  3kg is the lightest I have except for those wimpy 0.5 kg wrist weights.

Spin bike: 25 mins - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 

Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). 

Menu:

B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy

S: skinny banana shake (coconut milk, cocoa, stevia, vanilla, crushed ice)

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Thai green curry

Drinks: diet tonic, low cal fruit drink, water, diet pop, tea

Total: 1114

 

 

Donkey on 10/19/2020:
Good for you to get a lighter set of weights. No sense in injuring yourself trying to get back to where you were.

You may find the lighter weights to be helpful on those days where you want to weight gain but don't want the (whatever) of lifting heavier. That is to say, some days, it feels good to use lighter weights with lots of reps.

I just noticed: you don't snack much.

grannyannie on 10/19/2020:
Just the popcorn and then the coffee in the morning with an occasional quinoa bar.

I've got weights at home up to 7kgs (15.4lb) but after I hurt my shoulder a few years ago (by lifting dumbbells that were too heavy - 10kg), I was using the 3kg ones ever since. I hope to eventually move back up to where I was.


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
Good idea trying lighter ones. Maybe you can use the heavy ones for something in the future. What is Porridge.? Same as oatmeal?

grannyannie on 10/19/2020:
I can use the 3kg for biceps and a few others but some like overhead etc just felt too heavy. I think my muscle dissolved!!

Yes, porridge is oatmeal.


bearcountrygg on 10/19/2020:
I'm using 1.5 and 2 pound weights......and quite happy with them.....( they are what we have so we are just using them for that reason).....and I'm finding them comfortable...my actual arms are looking firmer...but...unfortunately my bat wings are looking worse......BUT....I can wear sleeves that mostly cover that up...I'm liking the extra strength which is what I wanted...I'm just looking for toning up and more strength.

grannyannie on 10/19/2020:
Can't get rid of bat wings after you are about age 50. I tried. Lots of triceps muscles but the bat wings still stayed!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2020:
awww, so sorry that you had to order lighter weights....hopefully you'll be back up to the heavier ones next year :)

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
Hoping to eventually get back to my heaviest ones.



grannyannie - Sunday Oct 18, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Well, I tried. Weekly calories aren't going to work for me. I need one a week where I don't count at all - like when we unexpectedly get together with friends, or when hubby wants to make veg and shrimp fried rice (impossible to calculate calories). 

So I’m doing 1,000 to a max of 1,200 per day 6 days a week. And on one day a week I won’t count, but doesn’t mean I can pig out or drink lots of alcohol (except during election stuff!).

Goals:

Tasks on my list:  Clean out the bottom of my closet. Reorganise my dresser drawers and put stuff in bags to give to charity shops.

Spin bike: 25 mins - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing (plan to evetually work my way up to 60 min) Done

Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). Done

Upper body 1 set of 5 reps using 3kg/6.6lb dumbbells (these are my lightest - wish I had some 2 kg). Still have some soreness from my injury so I'll be slow & gentle. Had to only do 2 or 3 for some of them - too heavy. Done

Read/audiobook Done

Go outside

Menu:

B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy

S: cappucino w/coconut milk, quinoa bar

L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar

D:  Thai green curry

S: popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1118

 

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
I couldn’t do the weekly calories myself. It does work for some. Even the CR people do it, not all, but some. I am trying to eat basically the same foods everyday. Trying being the operative word.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
I eat basically the same every day as well. But weekly means no way I can be flexible when something unexpected happens.


Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Awesome! That’s the way to go, girl!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2020:
YOU do YOU...and if that means not counting weekly calories, don't do it!

you have been successful always in your goals, so def do what works for you!

boy does the shrimp and veg fried rice sound GOOD.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
I gave it a try - 3 weeks. Sounded like a good idea that bear liked it. But just not for me.

One of my favourite indulgence meals in Thailand was veggie fried rice mixed with bits of bacon or ham and topped with a fried egg that is crispy around the edges.

The other was deep fried shrimp.


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Aren't you glad you tried the weekly calories approach, though? At least you know now what works better for you and your lifestyle. As you mentioned, you'll just have to take care that you don't go overboard on your "free day". One your "free day", perhaps try to do "one less" of anything than you want - one less slice, one less scoop (or pour), one less drink, etc.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
Yes, glad I tried so I know what works best for me. And having a day when I can have a bit of a cheat will keep me from giving up. I still can't keep binge worthy foods, or at least not much of it.

I admit I'm really looking forward to election night for more than one reason - I get serious treats - ice cream, Doritos and beer.


Maria7 on 10/18/2020:
I need to clean out the bottom of my closet, too. I got the rack organized a little while back and now it is time to put warmer clothing on the racks, too. Hope you have a good day and glad you healing well. Take care.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
Feels good to get everything organised. Nearly healed, thanks!



grannyannie - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Made a list of all the chores I need to do. Usually when I do a deep clean I do one room top to bottom. Now I’ve divided my list into what I need to do in each room and am just choosing a task one at a time no matter what room. 

Did a videochat with my sis in law in Australia this morning. We were supposed to vist them in Nov but of course had to cancel. 

Goals:

  • Housework:  Clean and organize the bathroom cupboards like I’d planned to do yesterday but ended up on the phone with my sister for 2 hours. Done
  • Spin bike: 20 mins - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing Done 
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts, 2 x 10 upper body using 0.5 kg wrist weights (1.1 lb) - going to carefully try a couple of routines with 3kg dumbbells Done
  • Read/audiobook Done
  • Go outside Done

Menu:

  • B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk, quinoa bar
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar
  • D:  Thai green curry
  • S: popcorn, 2 beers
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1377 (about 55 cal surplus)

 

bearcountrygg on 10/17/2020:
Have you ever checked out the flylady site? She moves around the house like that...having dailies that always happen...but her theory seems to be that if you do your dailies, and work on areas in different parts of the house you will eventually have it all done.......Her website is quite interesting.....

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
I'll check it out. Normally I've done one room at a time top to bottom and will also shampoo carpet in each room when I'm done with the rest of the room. When I do the living room I start with the ceiling light fixtures and any cobwebs in corners then I take everything off the bookshelves (lots of souvenirs from Uganda on top).


bearcountrygg on 10/17/2020:
I've done it that way too....and it is nice to have 1 spot that you know is totally done...The flylady way works too....but over time. The thing I didn't care about with her way was that she told us what to do each day and sometimes I really really wanted to work on a different area...LOL

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
I just finished cleaning out and re-organizing the 4 cupboards in our bathroom. Nice!

Oh no, can't be told what to do each day.


bearcountrygg on 10/17/2020:
Yup...that was the thing that finally made me stop getting her emails......I like to pick what i work on too. I see what she is teaching I think....that you can pick a small area daily and accomplish something...but like you...I like to see the total room put together.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
Yea, what I do will work for me.


Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
Great plan, Annie. You are quite the busy beaver. I love beavers!

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
Got a long winter ahead and looks like we are stuck here and probably not getting together with friends (2nd wave) so I need to be productive.

I've got a really good interactive French programme so I plan to work on that. And I have tons of books to read.


Donkey on 10/17/2020:
Well done on your daily goals! I found that your change in cleaning approach was very interesting. I think that meshes more with what I do. I do a task around the house, rather than tackle one room specifically. However, I *do* tackle one area, from time to time, e.g. pantry, container cupboard, etc. <<<Closet should be added to this list but I just can't do it.

I'm having serious second doubts about visiting my family in Nevada for American Thanksgiving. IDK...

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
Yes, I have one closet/cupboard I'm putting off doing. Others aren't too bad.

We won't go anywhere and a lot of families are going to have very quiet holidays this year. I heard on the news that family gatherings are responsible for many cases.


Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
Flylady! Lol. Will have to check that out. I have heard of ppl dancing and exercising while doing housework.

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
When I do a job that keeps me in one place (and no vacuum or carpet shampooer noise) I put on a playlist and sing while I clean. This works best in the kitchen where I clean out and wash all the cupboards inside and out (cupboards are white and some have glass doors).



grannyannie - Friday Oct 16, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Our friends came by yesterday and we sat out on the patio all bundled up drinking beer and wine. The wife’s birthday is Nov 4th and they want to have a birthday gathering out on their patio with a patio heater during the afternoon. I am staying up all night Nov 3rd for the election so should be interesting with no sleep. The husband (he’s English) says he is staying up all night election night as well. He’s very interested in all politics.  

Put my regular exercise bike on a local FB site of items for sale. I said Free for pickup and got 3 replies within minutes. Was picked up this morning. I even found the user manual.  I think I bought it in early 2010 but rarely used it while I was still going to the gym. 

Goals:

  • Housework:  Clean out and reorganize (4) cupboards in main bathroom - ‘deep cleaning’ a room doesn’t seem so daunting if I do one area at a time. 
  • Spin bike: 20 mins (did my first workout on my new bike yesterday - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing, etc.  Good workout. Bike doesn’t have any programmes other than counting time, km, calories, etc. So I just did what I always did when I used to spin. Done
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts, 2 x 10 upper body using 0.5 kg wrist weights (1.1 lb). Done
  • Read (used to do this on exercise bike but can't on spin bike - so listening to audiobook while I work out) Done
  • Go outside if it isn’t raining. Done

Menu:

  • B: porridge with raspberries & strawberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk, quinoa bar
  • L:  3 egg omelette with asparagus and cheddar and onion
  • D:  Thai green curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total: 1246 (1431 cals remaining for the week)

 This morning from the front porch:

innerpeace on 10/16/2020:
So early and so much accomplished all ready. I like that you started making lists like BBG. Your front porch view is spectacular. I would never leave. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 10/16/2020:
We get up at 6am (married to a morning person).

I've taken about a zillion photos from our front porch - we get lots of boats and ships going past.

I do best when I make lists and get to scratch off what is done.

Thanks! Have a great weekend.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2020:
Such a gorgeous view! Sounds like the spinner will work out well for your. Congrats!

grannyannie on 10/16/2020:
I like the spinner - hope it holds out with my workouts! You can do such an intense workout that you can't get on a regular exercise bike.


bearcountrygg on 10/16/2020:
Love your list.....( I forgot to put mine up today)

grannyannie on 10/16/2020:
I've got a very extensive list of chores and reorganizing to do in the house. Scary!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2020:
Nice of you to give your bike away. Someone must have been very happy. Good job on your list! And, of course nice photo.

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
Yes, she was happy. Said she gained on lockdown - didn't we all!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2020:
how i despise all nighters! LOL...good luck....i forgot to watch the latest town halls that were on tv...oops. at least i watched the VP debate. that was decent..

that's great you were able to get replies quickly in selling your old bike on fb marketplace! i find that platform to be the BEST! i have both bought and sold, and been happy with everything.

I am going to work on making a curry...before the year is done...haha! once i go back to work, time will be more limited!

grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
Since I'm 5 hours of EST I can't watch any evening programmes live. So I can either watch replays or just clips on the news.

Make a Thai Green Curry!


Donkey on 10/17/2020:
If gyms shut down again, I might sell our treadmill on Facebook this time around.



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