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grannyannie - Monday Sep 03, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for living in such a friendly country--where you can chat to strangers on the street or at the bus stop, where almost everybody thanks the bus driver when they get off the bus, where the driver will drop you off right in front of your house, and where it's free for people like me who are 60 and older!!  

Good news! The Scottish government wants to help everybody make their homes more fuel efficient. So they will give you a grant and an interest free loan to have the new system installed. We have decided on an air heat pump. The house will be warmer AND we'll cut our fuel bills by about 2/3!

Got off track yesterday and started eating the leftovers from Saturday night - chicken, potatoes, a devilled egg, a roll, ice cream. I'm on track now though!

Workout at gym:

  • 35 mins spin bike (I can't believe they got it fixed already! They are usually VERY slow about getting equipment fixed.)
  • 25 mins treadmill at an incline of 7-10%
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps
  • back lifts on half ball

Workout at home: 

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 10 - 7 routines
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thigh master
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 toasted multigrain bread w/liver pate, plain greek yogurt w/raspberries
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  the rest of the tofu/chickpea/veg curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  V8, clementine
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1487

 

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

V on 09/03/2012:
That is awesome they fixed the spin bike already..I bet you are one happy camper now :) Have a wonderful day Annie!


thinkpositive on 09/04/2012:
Good idea for the govern. to help with energy issues. That's quite a savings. I like your quote!


inmorning on 09/04/2012:
I always thought Scotland would be a lovely place to visit. I am glad you guys are getting some energy efficiency taken care of. Good for you.



grannyannie - Sunday Sep 02, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for DD as I joined 1 year ago today and found friends, inspiration, and support!  

Rest day. Had a good time with friends last night and, of course, lots of eating, lots of wine. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  4 oatcakes with liver pate, plain greek yogurt w/raspberries
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  tofu/chickpea/veg curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  skinny mocha
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1310

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

V on 09/02/2012:
Happy Anniversary Annie <3 You truly are an inspiration to all of us :)


inmorning on 09/02/2012:
Happy anniversary. I love the little meters on the side of our journals. You have done great.


biscottibody59 on 09/02/2012:
Good going--happy anniversary! Glad you've stuck around:-)


TheMother on 09/02/2012:
It's been one year already. Time flies, doesn't it!!!! Glad you had a nice evening with friends. Rest up!!!!!


Maria7 on 09/02/2012:
We're glad you are here, too! :-)


Bikiniwax85 on 09/03/2012:
Great work out!



grannyannie - Saturday Sep 01, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for good friends, good food and good wine!

 
Friends coming for dinner tonight (the couple who feed us SOOO well when we go to their house). Yesterday I baked oatmeal raisin cookies and made devilled eggs. Today is housework and baking rolls and making a big salad. Hubby is doing the BBQing in the garage (gas grill), but we're eating indoors.  

Dinner menu:
  • salad & homemade rolls (half wholemeal half white flour with sesame/poppy seeds on top)
  • BBQ'd chicken, parboiled potatoes finished on the grill, gravy, grilled corn on the cob, devilled eggs
  • oatmeal raisin cookies (low sugar, low fat), diabetic or light vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries (one guest is diabetic)
  • trail mix, wine, home brewed beer
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  oatcakes and pate, plain greek yogurt w/strawberries
  • S:  clementine
TOTAL:  LOL!

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

V on 09/01/2012:
Have fun with your dinner guests :)



grannyannie - Friday Aug 31, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for my two sons, the youngest of whom will turn 39 tomorrow.  

The ONE spin bike at the gym has broken down. It's been rattling for a month and we knew this would happen.    The ones for spin class are in another building and can't be used unless in a class. 

Workout at gym:

  • 30 mins treadmill - 5.5 - 5.8 kph at an incline of 7-10%
  • 20 mins elliptical
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps
  • back lifts on half ball

Workout at home (after lunch has digested):

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 10 - 7 routines
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thigh master
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: 2 oatcakes w/pb (my stomach knows it's getting this after workout and it starts to rumble around the time I do my stretching)
  • L:  grilled cheese on multigrain
  • S:  clementine and taste test of one of the oatmeal raisin cookies I'm baking for guests tomorrow
  • D:  tofu/chickpea/veg curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt & strawberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1499

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/31/2012:
How long does your workout at home take? I'm sure I've asked you before, but just can't remember. It looks good. I was actually thinking about doing a similar thing and trying to get some sort of workout done at home. I'm still a member of the gym near my house, but I've lacked the motivation to get there recently. I can easily do some strength moves at home. Something to consider.

Have a great weekend.


Maria7 on 08/31/2012:
And you look so young (to have a son that age) ! :-)


V on 08/31/2012:
Oh NO! I hope they replace the bike soon Annie :( and happy birthday to your son! RYC nope never bored from my classes since I keep it moving forward and challenge myself while getting stronger :) What a rush! have a great weekend <3



grannyannie - Thursday Aug 30, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Stay safe those in the path of Isaac!
 
Today I am grateful that I've been able to see so much of the world and that it opened my eyes. 

Sunny today!  Not anything like yesterday.  Pouring rain, thunder, lightning, hail.
 
Ok, I'm obviously not getting enough fuel with the intense workouts as shown by my 'binge' yesterday. I was HUNGRY. Today I'm keeping it around 1300 because I had a lot of cals yesterday and will have a lot on Saturday with company coming. 

Otherwise the plan I'll try is 1500 on my  heavy workout days, 1400 on spin bike day, 1300 on rest days, and one day a week of about 1700.

Workout:
  • 30 mins spin bike class
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  pbj sandwich on multigrain (after spin class and before grocery shopping - I never shop when hungry!)
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt w/strawberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1315 

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/30/2012:
I would just listen to your body on any given day. If it's telling you it's hungry, feed it. You may not have to worry about unsuspected binges if your body isn't sending out hunger signs!


Tangalyn~ on 08/30/2012:
Yay for a sunny day..ur plans sound good :) hope u have a great day!


liza36 on 08/30/2012:
I think it's good you are experimenting with the calories on specific exercise days. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 08/30/2012:
Lovely that you all had a sunny day--hope it was a good one!


selina on 08/30/2012:
Fuel that calorie burning machine, Annie!



grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Stay safe those in the path of Isaac!!

Today I am grateful for sunshine and stunning scenery!

Husband got up an hour early to go to Glasgow to check on his uncle. So I figured since he's getting up at 6.30 and waking me up anyway, I might as well just get up and get to the gym an hour early. So I got back home just after 11.30 and did my hour of at-home strength training before lunch.  

The scale is NOT budging. Maybe I need more high cal days?  I certainly don't need less calories or more workouts. I only want to lose a couple more pounds.  Ack!  I've been 131.* for the last 7 days. 

Workout at gym:

  • 40 mins spin bike (level 10 - nearly 500 calories!)
  • 25 mins treadmill
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps
  • back lifts on half ball

Workout at home:

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 10 - 7 routines
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thigh master
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins & almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  tuna/lite mayo/onion/celery on 2 slices multigrain bread w/dab of Benecol
  • D:  tofu & veg curry & rice, drink (all out of salad!!)
  • S:  plain greek yogurt & raspberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1398
 
EDIT:  I definitely am not getting enough calories. I felt really hungry after lunch (not bored or stressed eating). So I ate about 400 calories worth of oatcakes, pbj, and toast and a slice of cheese!  

 

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

supercheese on 08/29/2012:
OH! i know how you feel....im gonna try to add some calories too...


legcramps on 08/29/2012:
Yep, i'd add more calories as well. And... patience. If you continue to persevere the way you are, it will come off eventually! Have a great day today!


V on 08/29/2012:
Takes fuel to burn it! As hard as you go with the workouts you need a little extra Annie..Keep up the great job :)



grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for good friends!

My workout today will be housework. I'm cleaning the inside of the oven   and cleaning the outside which is stainless steel. Looks so nice when it's all shiny but doesn't last for long! Then I'm going to do a top to bottom in one of the bathrooms...wall tiles, etc. Then I'll start to tidy up the guest room (aka junk room) as we may have overnight guests next month. 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  5 oatcakes w/low fat cheddar, plain greek yogurt & raspberries
  • D:  lentil/veg/Quorn curry & rice, salad w/walnuts, drink
  • S:  apple
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1295

Stay safe friends in the path of Isaac!!  

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

V on 08/28/2012:
Good morning :) Hope that you have a good day Annie!


supercheese on 08/28/2012:
oh geeez oven cleaning stinks, Youre gonna have a great workout! HA


Maria7 on 08/28/2012:
Sounds like a VERY BUSY day! :-D


legcramps on 08/28/2012:
Day of cleaning! I hate those days LOL. I try to avoid them as much as possible; hope you are able to accomplish your tasks for the day :)


selina on 08/28/2012:
Happy cleaning day to you! It's good exercise! I know someone on this site who really loves it!


biscottibody59 on 08/29/2012:
I bet it feels good to get the major cleaning(s) out of the way--excellent!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2012:
nice, healthy and clean meals! great job!



grannyannie - Monday Aug 27, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for my warm, cozy home on a chilly day! 

Hope everybody in the path of Isaac stays safe!!

Really dreich (dreary) day here today. 

Friends dropped by yesterday so I had a half pint of my hubby's home-brewed beer (mmm). We invited them for dinner this coming Saturday, so it's a good thing that's now my higher calorie day.  It'll just be much higher than usual! 

I'm increasing my heavy workout day calories to 1400.

Workout at gym:

  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 25 mins treadmill
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps
  • back lifts on half ball
Workout at home:  
  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 10 - 7 routines
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thigh master
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 slices turkey bacon, 2 eggs on 1 slice multigrain
  • S:  cantaloupe
  • D:  lentil & veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt & fresh raspberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1401

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 08/27/2012:
Hey Annie! Just wanted to let you know in the midst of my hurricane prep I found my liver cheese! I peeled the fat off and put 2 slices on 1 piece of WW bread and I will have it for lunch. I am staying put and taking care of my parents. The stress of evacuation is sometimes worse than the actual event itself. So when I leave work after all is secure, I will try and not eat my way through this event. Hope you have a good day even though it is dreary.


legcramps on 08/27/2012:
mmmm, home brewed beer. Sounds good LOL.


V on 08/27/2012:
Homemade beer?? Yummo! I could use a cold one right now ;) Naww saving it for later.Hahaha..The conditions are still good here :) Thank YOU <3


V on 08/27/2012:
P.S. all that talk of pate and liver cheese, i finally got some liver cheese yesterday :) Tasty


biscottibody59 on 08/27/2012:
Very cool castle pic! Hope you have a good week:-)


nunnermack on 08/27/2012:
Sure, sure, sure...rub it in that you had a dreary day!! If you tell me you had a fire going on in the fireplace, I will be even more jealous...and don't tell me you were next to it with a good book either. LOL. I sure do miss them.

The home brewed beer sounds awesome!!!



grannyannie - Sunday Aug 26, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for beautiful music!

It's no workout day! However, I will do housework.  

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 slices turkey bacon, 1 egg on 1 slice multigrain bread, V8
  • S:  apple
  • D:  lentil curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt & fresh raspberries
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1293

Have a lovely weekend, ladies!  

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 08/26/2012:
What a beautiful pic below! The light looks perfect!


V on 08/26/2012:
Hope you had a good rest day Annie!


Maria7 on 08/26/2012:
Happy Sunday to you. Your menu looks well-balanced. :-D



grannyannie - Saturday Aug 25, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for Scotland! 

Hubby and I did not intend to go into town today for the Highland Games, but his Aunt and Uncle who live across the water near Glasgow wanted to meet up. We did not go the games at all, nor stay for the March Past with all the pipers. The day started out lovely but then we had showers. So the 4 of us sat in a hotel restaurant overlooking the town square and loch and had beers.  

Didn't take my camera into town but noticed the dark clouds around the castle so snapped this with my camera phone: (this is where my wedding was and also my UK citizenship ceremony)

So unexpectedly today became my high calorie day--should have been Tuesday. So I guess I'm changing it to Saturdays now. 

Workout at home: 

  • dumbbells - 4 sets of 10 - 7 routines
  • planks (full and alternating)
  • push ups
  • triceps dips
  • side dips with dumbbell
  • abs-5 routines
  • bridge (for glutes)
  • thighs/glutes with ankle weights
  • squats
  • lunges w/dumbbells
  • thigh master
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  1 egg & 2 slices turkey bacon on 2 slices of multigrain bread
  • S:  2 pints beer in town
  • D:  2 lime & chili Quorn filets, baked sweet potato w/Benecol spread, salad, drink
  • S:  dark chocolate
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  probably under 1800

Progress as of today: 35.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.6 lbs to go!

TheMother on 08/25/2012:
Beautiful pic. Everything looks so lush and green. We've been having afternoon t-storms just about every day. Right now we're bracing for the remnants of Isaac. Should just get winds and heavy rain (at least that's what's projected right now). Have a nice day.


V on 08/25/2012:
OMG what a beautiful Castle :) Girl i so wouldn't worry about 1800 or less calories today.. have a great weekend Annie <3


Maria7 on 08/25/2012:
I think it is more difficult to hold steady at goalweight than to lose to goalweight...what do you think? You sure have done REAL WELL. :-)


Maria7 on 08/25/2012:
PS...thanks for sharing the castle photo with us at DD...it is GORGEOUS! :-)


nunnermack on 08/25/2012:
Love seeing your photos and I keep saying...SOMEDAY I will get to Scotland!!!


sailingeagle on 08/25/2012:
Hi grannyannie! Your photo of the castle is sooo cool!!! Hope you're having a great weekend. I had rain over at my place today, too. We need it so badly because of the drought that's been going on here. Our burn ban for the county has finally been lifted thank goodness!



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