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grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 13, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 130.8

Today I am grateful for all the friends I've met online!!  

This will be my first christmas in Scotland. We've switched our Michigan trips to summer. I know my 7 year old granddaughter will be unhappy (and me) but will Skype her. We all enjoy ourselves much more during nice weather instead of being stuck inside.  

Rest day. Making some French bread today to go with pasta and the homemade sauce I'd frozen weeks ago. 

Will start shopping for xmas gifts for family today. So easy. I just shop at Amazon.com and have them shipped to my sister who will kindly wrap them for me. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  salad w/2 Quorn ginger/lime fillets
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  pasta w/homemade sauce, french bread, drink
  • S: yogurt
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  should be under 1500

Progress as of today: 36.2 lbs lost so far, only 2.8 lbs to go!

V on 11/13/2012:
That is so nice of your sister..I am the family's official gift wrapper..Not a fan of shopping during the holiday season so I give my sister money to shop for me and in exchange for my wrapping services.. The brothers just assume that a bottle of wine or two(for me) suffices, man are they smart ;) LOL

How are you two spending Xmas since you won't be in Michigan? Anyhoo enjoy your rest day :)


thinkpositive on 11/14/2012:
It was probably hard to make that decision but sounds like a good one- you seemed to enjoy the summer visit. Nice that you can send gifts to your sister to wrap. That is one positive to being back- not such a push to shop.


liza36 on 11/14/2012:
The smell of fresh bread is wonderful. Hope you enjoy it.


thenewMLE on 11/15/2012:
Does the climate improve the texture of the bread? I know in New Orleans we have traditional French Bread with the lightly crisped crust and the soft open texture inside. When I was in Chicago I failed at making good French Bread and I was told that they did not have enough humidity! Have fun Christmas shopping! That stresses me out now that I work out of the house so I have started shopping all year long. If I see something someone would like, I buy it and scratch them off my list. It also takes the pressure off the finances!! PRoblem is, the kids are now old (mine are 21 & 22, nephews are 18 and nieces are both 21) I have 2 little nieces 11 and 13 so they are the ones I still enjoy shopping for. I think I smell your bread from here....Have a great day!



grannyannie - Monday Nov 12, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 131.4

Today I am grateful that my husband is such a good cook!

Good workout today - nearly at 100%.  

Workout at gym:

Workout at gym:

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

Workout at home:

  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms
  • dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 7 routines
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • thigh master
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 eggs, reduced fat smoked sausage, toast w/benecol & jam
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  chickpea curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  yogurt, 2 oatcakes w/pb
  • Lots of teas & water

TOTAL:  1596

Progress as of today: 35.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 11/12/2012:
Man, I wish my husband was a good cook! :)

Im so behind on posts. Did you go on any trips while I was away? :)


V on 11/12/2012:
Must be nice to have a live in chef you lucky girl :) RYC have you read the entire series? I too sometimes revisit my favorite books from time to time. Hope you had a wonderful day Annie <3



grannyannie - Sunday Nov 11, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 131.4

Today I am grateful for good books.

Rest day. Housework done yesterday. No workouts today. Internet & reading my book.

The scale is going down but counting calories until I'm back where I'm most comfortable. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  3 eggs, reduced fat smoked sausage, toast w/benecol & jam
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  chickpea curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  yogurt, apple
  • Lots of teas & water

TOTAL:  1477

Progress as of today: 35.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

V on 11/12/2012:
What book are you reading?



grannyannie - Saturday Nov 10, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 132.2

Today I am grateful for my health!

Changed my weight to this morning's. I was at 130 before our trip to Birmingham and 135 on the Tuesday morning after we came back. And after the massive election night pig-out I'm surprised to see I'm 132.2 this morning. 

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
  • L:  5 oatcakes w/liver pate, low fat cheddar, banana
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  veggie curry, salad, drink
  • S:  yogurt, apple
  • Lots of teas & water

TOTAL:  1421

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 34.8 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/10/2012:
Great job Annie! I so miss doing the 7 minute arm routine :( Since this program has weight training pretty much every class, my arms are toast..Hahaha I am sure you are a master at it by now and your arms have to be super toned! Have a great weekend <3


biscottibody59 on 11/10/2012:
You'll get back to where it should be with your regular routines--probably won't be too long! Have a good evening!



grannyannie - Friday Nov 09, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Today I am grateful for grandkids!   

Hope you all have a healthy and pleasant weekend. 

Workout at gym:

  • About 13 mins on treadmill while waiting for someone to finish with the one and only spin bike in the gym
  • 15 mins treadmill later
  • 30 mins spin bike (felt like 90% of my usual strength and stamina - still a bit of cough!)
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12
  • back lifts on half ball - 2 sets of 10

Will do my strength routines at home tomorrow since I just did them yesterday - very sore thighs today 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb, small carton pineapple juice
  • L:  2 multigrain toast w/liver pate, banana
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  veggie/tofu curry & rice, drink
  • S:  yogurt, 1 oatcake w/slice of low fat cheddar
  • Lots of teas & water

TOTAL:  1598

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/09/2012:
So do you they use a sign up sheet for the spin bike since there is only one? Anyhoo you got right back in the swing of things with your workouts! Great job Annie :) Have a great weekend!


V on 11/09/2012:
RYC no easy is never fun, LOL



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 08, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Today (and every day) I am grateful that I'm retired! 

 
Back on track now. I gained a few pounds. Goal is to be back down to my comfortable weight/size and to feel very fit by the time we go to Uganda in January. 

Workout:
  • 30 mins spin bike class (intense) - missed 4 weeks of it due to 1: a tour of a local historic church, 2: no classes held due to Gaelic festival, 3: sick with bad cold, 4: out of town for birthday party.  
Workout at home: (didn't have the energy yesterday!)
  • 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/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  2 oatcakes w/pb (before doing some grocery shopping), small carton oj
  • L:  grilled cheese - low fat cheddar on multigrain bread, clementine
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  yogurt, V8
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1482

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 11/08/2012:
I hope you don't hurt too bad from the spin class! At least your muscles will get a wake up call! That intense spin class I tried with my SIL almost killed me - not while I was doing it, but for the next 5 days!! Have a great day!


Umpqua on 11/08/2012:
I hope you had a good spin class today!


V on 11/08/2012:
Go Annie! Your workout today looks awesome, don't worry about the slight gain, I am sure you will knock off the lbs in no time <3



grannyannie - Wednesday Nov 07, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Stayed up ALL night last night to watch election returns - until nearly 7am. my time.  Went to sleep until about 10am and got up so I wouldn't totally screw up my sleep. I'll go to bed early. Feel tired but happy and relieved.

Tomorrow I start counting calories to get off this extra weight due to indulgences and lack of exercise due to illness. Today I'll finish up the rest of my election night treats and there will be no temptations in the house.  

Plan to do my strength training today and hope I have the energy.   

Back to spin bike class tomorrow. Will be challenging after so many weeks!

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/07/2012:
Wow, up til 7am? You are a party animal Annie, LOL. I am sure you can't wait to resume your Spin class :) have a good day..


Umpqua on 11/07/2012:
I don't know if I could stay up all night! Hubby waited up for Ohio's results last night but I didn't even make it that far haha. I hope you get a good nap in today!


getmebackto150 on 11/07/2012:
That is dedication to the election results:) Did you end up having your election night treats? Have a great day!!


nunnermack on 11/07/2012:
I had the TV, internet and radio off all day long. I even unplugged my phone!!! I woke up this morning wondering who won. I get very nervous around this type of stuff!!!!



grannyannie - Tuesday Nov 06, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Uh oh. With being sick for so long and then 4 days out of town partying, I do NOT want to get on the scale. I can feel I've gained something but I'll wait until next week to weigh myself.  

Had a really nice 4 days with friends and their families and friends. Nice birthday party and other socializing. Definitely indulged! Enjoyed it though!

Planning on staying up all night tonight for election results and have the goodies and beer to celebrate or console myself. Then tomorrow I'm seriously back on track. 

Workout at gym:

30 mins spin bike (not 100% intense but very good)

3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines

I'll do my at-home strength training routine tomorrow. 

Menu:

No comment!

Hope all of you have voted!!

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 11/06/2012:
I'm glad you are not sick anymore!! You are the master party girl and you know how to rehab after a fun time, so you shouldn't worry about it! I wonder how long before the election results are finalized. I have a feeling that this is going to be too close to call. I haven't voted yet because I need to read all of the amendments and understand them to make an intelligent decision. Glad you are back and have a great week!


IndependentEm93 on 11/06/2012:
Yay for not being sick! Now I am sick! Haha


Umpqua on 11/06/2012:
I'm glad you had a nice visit with family and friends. Enjoy your election night festivities!


V on 11/06/2012:
Welcome Back Party Girl!! :) RYC yes it is a good sore :) and ITA, about people not exercising their right to vote..You know the biggest critics(on either side of the coin) that I have had the misfortune of listening to rants and tirades do NOT VOTE?? I mean really..Normally i don't go around talking politics but it happens alot at work unfortunately..Not my fellow coworkers, customers mind you, that I don't even know.. LOL sorry I went off there for a minute, my bad..I am def interested in seeing how goes it locally with St. Pete Beach Police, they are trying to get rid of them and replace them with the Sheriff's Department, all of us workers and business owners alike are in support of the Beach Police, they have served and protected the beach for 35 years well, it would be ashamed for those guys to lose their jobs :(

Anyhoo I hope you have a wonderful day!!


hollybelle on 11/06/2012:
Sorry you've been ill - I have been absent quite awhile myself. Give yourself a week and weigh then!



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 01, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Off to Birmingham today for 4 days. Big birthday party Saturday night for my friend who will turn 60. There will be wine, beer and goodies, and I'll have fun but not be a total piggy!   

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/01/2012:
Have a fun trip!


getmebackto150 on 11/01/2012:
Have fun:)


biscottibody59 on 11/04/2012:
Hope you've had (and are having) a great time on your trip! Have a good week coming up!


thenewMLE on 11/06/2012:
Hope you had a great trip! Look forward to your return - I miss you!



grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 128.2

Today I am grateful for my NHS (national health service) dentist!  £10 ($16) for a checkup and very thorough (ouch) teeth cleaning!   

Hope all of you affected by Sandy are okay!!

After the dentist (only had to stop her once so I could cough) I went to the gym. Managed a partial workout.  

Not 100% yet but definitely improving.  Hubby's maybe 75%.  Thursday morning we leave for Birmingham (England) for a long weekend. Will miss spin bike class again as we won't be here Thursday.  

Workout:

  • 25 mins spin bike
  • 15 mins treadmill

Intended clean eating today but after my teeth were abused and I struggled at the gym I felt the need for a treat - packet of Maltesers (malted milk balls).  Otherwise, will be fairly clean eating today.  

Have decided on treats for election night (I'll be staying up all night):  either hubby's home brewed beer or some rose wine, picked up a small carton of my fave ice cream (Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra), probably get some Doritos or other salty, crunchy snack.  

Wednesday of next week I will seriously get back on track foodwise and workouts!  I want to be in peak shape when we go to Uganda Jan 8th. I have instructed my husband to be a dictator while we are there and make sure I do my 'travel workout' at least 3 times a week.  

Progress as of today: 38.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.2 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 10/30/2012:
Glad you are feeling better... Mmmm... your election night treats sound devine:) Yay for affordable dental care! Have a good day:)


V on 10/30/2012:
That is super cheap for teeth cleaning :) Hope the rest of your day went well!


legcramps on 10/31/2012:
Awesome price for getting your teeth cleaned! Have a great day today :)



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