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grannyannie - Tuesday Apr 03, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Hiya ladies! Back home from London. We had an amazing time! My good intentions quickly went down the tube though and I indulged more every day. In a word O.I.N.K.!!!

Walking along the Thames Path to the concert on Sunday:


 
Back on track today though. Didn't get on the scale this morning but I know I gained, I can feel it. Will get on the scale tomorrow morning.

Woke up yesterday morning feeling stuffy and this morning a sore throat, cough, stuffy head. So no workout today.    I'm just glad I didn't feel sick while we were wandering all over London, or even worse - trying not to cough in the concert!

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea with milk
  • L:  salad w/2 Quorn southern style burgers
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  veggie chili & rice, drink
  • S:  packet of dried apricots, grapes
  • Teas and lots of water
TOTAL:  1257

Travelogue & pics of London trip:
http://solasachanalba.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/london.html
 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/03/2012:
Nice picture!


Umpqua on 04/03/2012:
Beautiful pictures Annie, you look fantastic! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip :)


V on 04/03/2012:
Welcome back!! What a beautiful picture of you, looking awesome Annie.I have to check out the rest of the pics later <3


selina on 04/03/2012:
Gorgeous lady!


thenewMLE on 04/03/2012:
Beautiful picture!! Sorry you don't feel well. A lot of that happens just from traveling and recirculating other people's germs. Get on some vitamins and rest!!! I look forward to your photographic journey.


sweetpea1977 on 04/03/2012:
you look gorgeous!! Beautiful photos of the city as well. Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

I hope you feel better soon!


V on 04/03/2012:
I love pushups I did ALOT of them yesterday


V on 04/03/2012:
Great pics!!!<3



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 29, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Greetings lovely ladies of DD!    Thanks for your comments yesterday!

On the train to London now - First Class  - which means free food & snacks.  Yesterday we arrived in Glasgow after 2pm so by the time I got my lunch at 2.30 I was starving!  Not a good thing.  I ordered a club sandwich and chips (fries).  Was really good!  

Dinner I had ham, eggs and chips (fries) which is under 700 cals.  Good. Not high in nutrition but good calorie-wise. However, I also had in total 2 pints of beer and 1 pint of pear cider (hard). 

This morning I started out well - fried egg sandwich and low fat yogurt - less than 500 cals.  However, on the train they came around and gave us tea, oj, and a bacon panini.  Should have skipped the panini as they'll be offering us a sandwich soon.    

Planning to be good for dinner and will only have one pint of beer because at 7pm we go to hear the buddhist monk speak.  Sometime while we are here I'm going to treat myself to a new dessert at our favourite restaurant/pub - ice cream sundae which chunks of brownie and chocolate sauce.  

I tried on a bikini yesterday and it was not good.  Not good at all.   This belly fat has got to go so I'm going to be very very good when we get home from London.  I'll have two months before our trip to the US.  

Changing goal weight to 130.  I haven't gained enough muscle yet for it to affect the scale and I was happier with my belly size when I dipped down to 128 to 130.  So am changing goal for now.  

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 03/29/2012:
I am sure you will have a blast in London <3


sweetpea1977 on 03/29/2012:
lol, I love the thumbs up to First Class. Thats awesome! I havent had much experience with real train travel, with the exception of the Napa Wine Train that does a big long loop through California's wine country. We made the mistake of riding at night so we didnt see a darn thing on our ride. At least the food was superb (a multi course dinner with wine perfectly paired with each entree).

a bacon panini, oh my! I am a bacon nut so I wouldnt have been able to refuse that, lol!

Hey, do you know if Victoria's Secret ships to Scotland? If so, you should look at their online swimsuit catalog. They have all sorts of suits (including tankinis) that you may like. You can even search by bust size. As far as I know, they have a good return policy, so if you dont like what you chose you can exchange it for something else (they have a complete clothing line as well).


Umpqua on 03/29/2012:
Sounds wonderful. I hope you have an excellent evening and enjoy the speaker!!


sweetpea1977 on 03/29/2012:
I did some searches on tightening up loose skin from weightloss and all I found was to change your body composition with HIIT cardio (decrease fat) and resistance training + core and ab work (gain muscle), massaging your belly with all sorts of oils/creams/exfoliates to make skin more taut, and of course surgery.

I saw a suggestion on a weightloss forum. They said "duct tape works wonders" haha. They also suggested retailers like Lands End, Women Within, Newport News. I know that in the past I've relied on some sort of one piece that had special tummy control. I hope you find something that works for you!


biscottibody59 on 03/29/2012:
Keep enjoying--sounds like a great trip so far!

Just wanted to say what a cool pic that was of the moon. It makes me want to do some homework with my camera--it has lots of features for a fixed lens and sadly after a year I haven't done much experimentation. Time to get on the ball I guess:-)


thinkpositive on 03/30/2012:
Your trip sounds great. And first class service- the way to go when you can. I must be hungry because all of the food that you mentioned sound yymmy.


thenewmle on 03/30/2012:
Enjoy yourself and eat the brownie sundae for me!!!! Sorry the bikini didn't work out. The extra skin can be so frustrating but I think sweetpea has some excellent ideas for tightening. Where is your US destination? If you are coming south, I'd love to meet you!!


thenewmle on 03/30/2012:
Enjoy yourself and eat the brownie sundae for me!!!! Sorry the bikini didn't work out. The extra skin can be so frustrating but I think sweetpea has some excellent ideas for tightening. Where is your US destination? If you are coming south, I'd love to meet you!!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 28, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Good day, girls!  About to head into Glasgow where we'll stay the night. I'm excited about the trip to London, even the train! Unfortunately we're booked on the west trainline instead of the east coast which gives some stunning views of beaches and the North Sea. But it'll be good anyway.  

Going to try hard to not overindulge!  

Have an amazing day everybody!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Kati on 03/28/2012:
Wow, have a nice trip Annie :)


selina on 03/28/2012:
Wow, I just saw your photo of the moon and venus, AMAZING! How in the world you can do that - it looks almost unreal! I LOVE it!

Have a great day in Glasgow!


sweetpea1977 on 03/28/2012:
Enjoy your trip!!


V on 03/28/2012:
Sure a cyber post card will be wonderful :) I am sure whatever you chose i will love it! Have fun Annie <3


Umpqua on 03/28/2012:
Safe travels to you Annie and have a wonderful trip!


WII on 03/28/2012:
Hello! Just checking in! WII was here! :)


legcramps on 03/28/2012:
Have an exciting trip!!!


thenewMLE on 03/28/2012:
Have fun and be careful! And you know if you over-indulge it will just be temporary!!! Look at your recovery from last month so HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!


moogy on 03/28/2012:
Maybe you get to go through Birmingham, what a treat for you!! (sarcasm there) I hope you enjoy the train ride. I remember fondly when I was a little girl travelling on the train from Brum to Essex to visit cousins lying on the seat and listening to the constant bump of the train over the tracks. Nice memories:) I trust that you will not overinduldge, you have already been tested on visit away from home and come out smiling the other side:)


biscottibody59 on 03/28/2012:
Hope it's a good trip--enjoy!


thinkpositive on 03/29/2012:
Sounds like a nice trip and that everything is going well for you.



grannyannie - Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Hi ladies! We've got sunshine again.  Woohoo!  I'm all packed for our trip and ready to go!

Workout:  

  • 40 mins of level 6 on the spin bike - LOTS of standing so very intense
  • 10 mins on the elliptical 
  • Raking up moss

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: almonds
  • L:  2 multigrain toast with pbj, packet of baked crisps, milk
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  hot chocolate, yogurt
  • Teas and water

TOTAL:  1631

Got a photo last night of the moon and venus but couldn't get one that included jupiter as it was too far away:

 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 03/27/2012:
Beautiful pic!! We saw the moon and Venus also, but it was directly overhead! Did you do a timelapse on a tripod? My favorite used to be photographing lightening. I call it heat lightening but my hubby says there is no such thing. It's that lighting that happens when it's seriously hot and there is no rain and no thunder. Sometimes you can get bolts that travel sideways and shatter into many more. I hope you have another successful trip because I really like looking at your photos - I feel like I got to take a vacation!!


Umpqua on 03/27/2012:
That is just stunning! We've had some amazing skies here recently but I have no idea how to photograph them. I know you will enjoy your trip to Glasgow - I can't wait to get there some day. I've heard so many great things about that city so I love hearing about your travels :)


legcramps on 03/27/2012:
Gorgeous!


sweetpea1977 on 03/27/2012:
I saw your beautiful pic on facebook and smiled when I saw the same view from my deck hours later. :)

Enjoy your trip!!!


moogy on 03/27/2012:
So beautiful annie! I am willing the sun to shine for you:)


V on 03/27/2012:
What an awesome picture!!! have fun on your trip to London :) I wanna postcard PLEEEEEEESE???


Maria7 on 03/27/2012:
Nice photo! Yes...how was London??? What did you do? Did you shop anywhere? :-)



grannyannie - Monday Mar 26, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Hi ladies! Thanks for yesterday's comments.  We had a very nice time at our friends' house last night. Dinner was homemade tomato and onion bread, homemade tomato soup, a really tender roast beef, roast potatoes, salad, homemade apple pie topped in hot custard, and lots and lots of wine. Too much wine.  

Didn't sleep well last night as I kept waking up with a mouth dry as the Sahara Desert. Went to the gym an hour later than intended.  

Workout:

  • 35 mins on the spin bike - intense
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 nautilus machines
  • cable/pulleys for biceps, triceps, obliques
  • lots of abs and back exercises (including plank)
  • did 10 squats during the rest time after each set of triceps on the pulley 

Home:

  • 4 sets of 10 dumbbells - 5 routines
  • leg lifts with ankle weights
  • glute lifts with ankle weights

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/blueberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout:  2 fruit/nut bars
  • L:  2 eggs, 2 veggie sausages, yogurt
  • S:  apple, clementine
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  oatcakes & pb, hot chocolate
  • Teas and water

TOTAL:  1672

GOALS:  waistline 30" or less, smaller bra cup size, a firm, toned and strong body!!

 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 03/26/2012:
I like your goals Annie!! I've been using the ankle weights just for my leg lift exercises and now I am ordering a 2,3,5 lb pair hand set so I can add a little variety to my still short work out. Last Friday when we walked, I put the ankle weights on my wrist and raised my arms over my head and slowly lowered while I walked. After a mile, I had to give up the weights but I think I am seeing some toning in my arms. I was afraid of "cotton mouth" last night because of all the sodium, so all day long I drank water with lemon and mint and I must have done pretty good, because I only woke up twice for water last night and my rings aren't stuck! That's one of the side effects of too much crawfish! Have a great week!


Umpqua on 03/26/2012:
Great goals! That sounds like an incredible meal last night, I'm glad you enjoyed it, wine and all!


selina on 03/26/2012:
What a wonderfully delicious dinner at your friend's! Have a great day! 30" waistline sounds so amazing! I have to go and measure mine, haha. I have no idea what it is!


supercheese on 03/26/2012:
whooo food sounds good!!! like the goals too!!!


V on 03/26/2012:
Make sure to hydrate :) I am sure most of the toxins have been sweated out at the gym <3 I love your goals!!


sweetpea1977 on 03/27/2012:
your goals are similar to mine! :)

Man that dinner sounds amazing!



grannyannie - Sunday Mar 25, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Good morning, ladies!  It's a rest day for me and my thighs need it! The sun is breaking through the fog so will go for a wee stroll with my camera.

Will be talking to my oldest granddaughter on Skype later.  The wee one doesn't say a lot yet.  

Menu:

B:  porridge/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk (292 cals)
L:  liver pate on oatcakes, yogurt (334 cals)
S:  clementine, apple (115 cals)
D:  we are invited to friends' house for dinner.  (many cals)

TOTAL:  your guess is as good as mine!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 03/25/2012:
I hope you get some great shots on your stroll..You always capture the moment perfectly :) Have fun at your dinner party!


selina on 03/25/2012:
Sounds like you are having a great day! Enjoy dinner with your friends!

Your 1st class train trip reminds me of ours, from Paris to London through the channel underground, two years ago. The whole train was first class: foods and wine were included in the ticket price! Unforgettable trip!


moogy on 03/25/2012:
I don't see my son's two boys much even though they are only two hours away, they are too busy, I cant drive that far etc. However I managed to get son to send me photo's and a video over the weekend. The baby is now 16 months old, so cute! Enjoy your skype session, and I am sure you will love just seeing the little one:)



grannyannie - Saturday Mar 24, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Good morning, ladies!  After yesterday's candy bar and massive bread consumption, I'm much lower cals today.  


We're spending the night in Glasgow Weds. and Thursday morning we're catching the train to London and staying there till Monday. This means eating out and drinking beer - in moderation!. Will be sure I do a strength training workout at least twice while we are there and I've instructed hubby to nag me which I should have done for the Morocco trip. We'll do a LOT of walking in London. 

We're going first class on the train (not as posh as it sounds) which means complimentary tea/coffee, sandwiches, snacks.  I will want crisps (potato chips) but they'll be the high fat ones so I'm packing some of my baked crisps. Also packing some fruit/nut bars.  

We'll have wifi on the train, in the hotel, and via mobile so I won't be out of touch. 

Workout:

Plan to power walk 5 miles if the weather cooperates.  If not, tae bo/rope, bike. Perfect day for a walk!  Did 5 miles. My thighs are yelling at me though as I did serious thigh work yesterday.  Guess I'll have a rest day tomorrow.  

Menu:  
  • B:  porridge/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  liver pate on oatcakes, yogurt, Alpen fruit bar
  • S:  fresh pineapple, clementine
  • D:  veggie & chickpea curry, salad, drink
  • S:  glass of red wine, packet of baked crisps
  • Teas and water
TOTAL:  1360 (that's the plan anyway!)

Enjoy your weekend, ladies!

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 03/24/2012:
Good Morning Annie :) Have a great day!


Maria7 on 03/24/2012:
London sounds like a beautiful place to visit! I always wondered what it is like over there... :-D


Maria7 on 03/24/2012:
It sounds very beautiful. :-D



grannyannie - Friday Mar 23, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Greetings, ladies!  Did a solid 2 hour workout at the gym this morning!  As I left the gym I realized I hadn't packed my post-workout snack (almonds or fruit/nut bar) and I was needing to be revived.  I went to the grocery store for a few things and for some reason decided that what I needed was sugar/chocolate/nuts and I stupidly bought a Snickers bar.    I should have just bought some more almonds.  I hadn't had a Snickers in years and it really didn't taste great, but I was hungry.  Guess I'm used to having quality chocolate.  So I've had to juggle my calories to make up for nearly 300 calories of rubbish.   

I LOVE spicy hot chocolate and bought a mix in Brugge a few years ago.  Been craving some lately so bought a plain hot chocolate mix and some chili powder, so I'll try making some tonight.  

Workout:

  • 35 mins spin bike - intense
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • Cable/pulleys for obliques, biceps, triceps
  • squats
  • lots of ab and back work
  • 4 sets of 10 on each of the 6 nautilus
  • good stretching
  • Will do my dumbells and a set of leg lifts with ankle weights after my lunch is digested

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/blueberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  Snickers Bar (blech!)
  • L:  liver pate, 1 slice low fat cheddar, 5 oatcakes, yogurt
  • S:  clementine, pineapple
  • D:  veggie chili & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  spicy hot chocolate, packet of baked crisps
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1750  ???

Have a great weekend, ladies!

Edit:  OMG!  My hub has been baking bread again. He does the mixing in the bread machine, lets it rise, then bakes it in the oven. Comes out better than using the machine to do it all. BUT, it's so hard to resist. Just had a couple of pieces warm from the oven. He used multigrain, white, and rye and added sunflower seeds and sesame. STOP EATING THE BREAD!!!  

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 03/23/2012:
OH, Snickers used to be one of my favorites. But since I am only eating good quality dark chocolate I'm sure snickers would be disappointing now! Your spiced hot chocolate sounds yummy! It wasn't cold enough, long enough this year. I had only a couple hot chocolates. I like Almond Joy hot chocolate - mix 1 ounce coconut rum and 1 ounce Amaretto into packaged hot chocolate mix and add 4 ounces boiling milk. It smells wonderful and tastes fantastic. I make a Mexican chocolate cake that has cayenne pepper in the chocolate. I really like pepper and sweet together too. Have a great weekend!


supercheese on 03/23/2012:
snickers :D haven't had one in YEARS!!! YUM :D


sweetpea1977 on 03/23/2012:
The only time Snickers come into our house anymore is on Halloween. Thankfully, Ethan is old enough to eat them now. We ate most of his candy on his first two Halloweens! Anyway, it looks like you'll still get plenty of good foods in though, so just brush it off as a learning experience!

Great exercise plan!!


selina on 03/23/2012:
I love the taste of payday (peanut butter brittle, i think), but I'm also spoiled with high quality chocolate after having lived in Switzerland for so many years. Have a great day!


sweetpea1977 on 03/23/2012:
your husband is evil!!! :-)


Kati on 03/23/2012:
bread machine is evil!!! :)


thenewMLE on 03/23/2012:
I LOVE THE SMELL OF FRESH BAKING BREAD!!! I have a bread machine that I used once a week for 2 years straight without ever missing a week to make homemade yeast rolls. I would use the machine for the kneading and rising and then I would shape my rolls and let them rise again. I would use them for sandwiches all week. I miss that smell... I think I will look into some artisan breads using whole grains and get it going again! I could live on warm bread and butter with a glass of wine...


V on 03/23/2012:
Great workout today Annie <3



grannyannie - Thursday Mar 22, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Sunshine today!  

Trying to shove hubby out the door so I can do housework. He just gets underfoot especially in the living room and kitchen.  He's agreed to go for a bike ride.  

There's a bike ride we haven't been on in years and it's 'around the block'. Actually we don't have a 'block' as we are coastal with forest and mountains behind us. But if we do a circle it's about 20 miles. There are two incredibly steep hills we have to go up and I've always walked the bike up it before. Hub would always ride it, say 'nyah, nyah, nyah and call me a wimp  and then whine about knee pain later. With my spin bike workouts I wonder if I can ride up it w/o causing any knee damage?  

I ate far too much french bread yesterday and also had a couple of cereal bars last night that were not on the menu!  So lower cals today.  Might go for a walk with my camera after I get the housework done.

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/big fat juicy sweet raspberries/skimmed milk, tea with milk
  • L:  French toast with maple syrup (I've been craving it for weeks!)
  • S:  banana, clementine
  • D:  veggie chili, salad, drink
  • S:  3 oatcakes, hot chocolate
  • Teas and water

TOTAL:  1357

 

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/22/2012:
The bike actually helps my knees - so far. I'll bet you can do it without suffering damage. But, Annie - 20 miles is a bit more than "round the block"! Go for it.


Umpqua on 03/22/2012:
LOL at hubby getting underfoot. I actually get underfoot with mine sometimes, I can't seem to help myself ;) I'm sure that bike ride is breathtakingly gorgeous and I bet it will be much easier for you with the shape you're in now!


supercheese on 03/22/2012:
But french bread sounds so good.....bad calories though. Have a good one annie!!


liza36 on 03/22/2012:
Love your description of the raspberries. It makes me want to go to the store now.

It might be nice to tackle that bike ride, only if you think your knee could handle it.

Thanks for your kind words yesterday. It was what I needed to hear. Thanks!!


sweetpea1977 on 03/22/2012:
lol, my children and hubby always get in my way of my housework. It would be so nice to send them all off for a weekend so I can get the house the way I want it to be! :)

Man, that 20 mile bike ride sounds beautiful. Can I go??? Are you able to ride with your camera? If I were invited, I'd find a way to take mine (backpack perhaps?). Ooh, and I'd make my hubby backpack a simple picnic for us to enjoy!

As for preventing knee pain/damage, I'd do some research on proper seat height on the bike. Hollybelle may have some advice on that.

French toast sounds good, especially overnight soaked oven baked french toast. Mmmm! Sorry, should have kept that to myself! :)


biscottibody59 on 03/22/2012:
Thanks for the BD greetings--I agree age is really just a number. I can't fall into the trap of typical "aging." I think about women in my family (especially my late mother) who are perfect examples that it isn't anything to get all that hung up about. There's much more to focus on:-)

Hope you have a good ride!


thenewMLE on 03/22/2012:
Your bike ride sounds so inviting! I am a frustrated retired photographer and would love nothing more than a coastal ride and photographic journey!! Hopefully your knees will have strengthened and you can nanabooboo him this time! Bike rides = allowable fresh French Bread!! Have a great day!


V on 03/22/2012:
LOL!! Your hubby is such a tease!! You will show him!! Na Na Na ;) Have a good evening Annie <3


thinkpositive on 03/22/2012:
And I say, hand him the broom. :) Yes I'll bet you will be able to handle the hills after your spinning class.


Selina on 03/23/2012:
Your bike circuit sounds fantastic! I wish I had that! Well, we actually have a great bike trail that goes on for miles and miles along an old railroad, but the view is not that great.... have a great day!



grannyannie - Wednesday Mar 21, 2012
(Maintenance - healthy eating - toning/strength)
Weight: 132.0

Greetings, lovely ladies!  

Had a great workout at the gym this morning!  I love the spin bike, but I wonder why others choose it over the other bikes when nobody stands up on it except me as far as I've seen?  Standing up makes it an intense workout.   Love using the nautilus, etc equpment again! I'm focusing a lot more on my abs and back now as well.  

Had a wee chat with a lady there who was my boss about 10 years ago and told her about the difficulty finding a bathing suit to fit with my excess skin.  She said get a bikini!!  And I'd been thinking the same thing, especially after Morocco.  I've always thought of bikinis as being for young, flat bellied lasses.  But why shouldn't I wear one?!! Maybe I'll take a look for one while in London, and if not, I'll get one in Glasgow.  I'll get a pretty matching wrap or dress to go with it.

Workout:

  • 35 mins spin bike - nearly half of it was standing
  • 4 sets of 10 on 6 nautilus machines
  • worked obliques, biceps and triceps using the pulleys/weights
  • lots of abs and back routines on the floor
  • good stretching
  • At home later:  4 sets of dumbbells, leg lifts with ankle weights, squats

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/strawberries/skimmed milk, tea and milk
  • S:  post workout - 25g of almonds (153 cals)
  • L:  tuna/mayo/onion on 2 slices wholegrain seeded bread, yogurt
  • S:  strawberries, grapes, and some of the yummy French bread that hub is baking
  • D:  veggie curry & basmati rice, salad, drink
  • S:  3 oatcakes, hot chocolate
  • Teas and water

TOTAL:  1733

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

lolla on 03/21/2012:
I am from Brazil and I always wore a bikini and it feels so good to feel the sun on my tummy, go ahead, get a bikini! Why not!


sweetpea1977 on 03/21/2012:
They dont stand up on it because they ain't cool like you! :)

Yay for a bikini. I was just thinking to myself that I actually feel confident enough to try on some bikinis this year. I wonder if I'll find one that will work with my giant chest? My biggest fear is that it will slip off in the middle of a very busy beach! lol

Great job on the exercise and foods!


thenewMLE on 03/21/2012:
I've been wearing a tankini with more of a modest skirted style bottom. I did buy some separates pieces and picked up a more traditional bikini bottom with higher legs to wear with the tankini top. I tried it on last weekend and I actually like the bikini bottom better. I will continue to cover my tummy with the tankini top until I lose about another 20 pounds. But Annie, you look great and you should be comfortable sporting a bikini!! Go for it!! I did notice my arm flab almost gone and not sagging between arm and shoulders! That made me feel a little better...


selina on 03/21/2012:
Bikinis sound great! Woohoo!


legcramps on 03/21/2012:
Do it! I think as long as you feel comfortable in a bikini, you should wear one. Great job with the spin bike; maybe those other people you noticed on it don't know how to use it???


moogy on 03/21/2012:
I think that nowadays no body cares what anyone wears and if you want to go for it:) Excellent work on the bike I bet your legs are looking good:)


V on 03/21/2012:
You are hardcore so that is why you stand!! I think you should show off all the hard work you put in with a nice flattering bikini<3 Oh RYC.."Project Ab Mayhem: is all about getting at LEAST a 6pack ;)


Umpqua on 03/21/2012:
Absolutely go for a bikini - whatever fits best and makes you comfortable! I got a bikini last year, my first in many years. I only wore it out in public once but I figure I can work up to wearing it more often this summer :)


thinkpositive on 03/21/2012:
Sounds like you are enjoying the gym & spinning. I could not be around freshly baked bread- dangerous. I can barely walk by a bakery!



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