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grannyannie - Friday Nov 16, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 130.8

Today I am grateful for my good health!

We like to travel as much as we can while both of us are fit and healthy. Never know what the future holds!

Haven't seen the sun for days and days!    

Workout at gym:  (I think 3 times a week on the spin bike is enough and need more variety in my cardio. I really should add the stepper and rowing machine but I don't like either one. But I'll give the stepper a try again.)

  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 30 mins treadmill
  • 15 more mins elliptical
  • 3 sets of 12 on 6 resistance machines
  • cables/pulley for triceps - 3 sets of 12
  • back lifts on half ball - 3 sets of 10

Wanted to do my home strength routines today but just felt too tired after lunch. Best to do it when I've got plenty of energy so I'll do it tomorrow - with lots of extra reps. Then I'll clean house. 

Menu:
  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/chopped almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post gym snack:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  Have had a craving for a cheeseburger so gave in. Bought the lean ground steak so it wasn't as juicy as I wanted. Used low fat cheddar and extra light mayo on a homemade bakery roll.  Packet of baked crisps. 
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  clementine, grapes
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  under 1800

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

liza36 on 11/16/2012:
I think variety is a good thing in your workouts. I'm not a big fan of the rower either, but it might help from being bored. Have a great weekend.


V on 11/16/2012:
I love that you guys get to travel to so many interesting places.I aspire to do the same :) Great workout today, I hope you find a machine that you like, I am not a fan of most of the machines at the gym either but I don't mind the rower.. Have a wonderful weekend Annie!


V on 11/16/2012:
RYC, hurts so good right? LOL I have a stationary recumbent bike that I spent a fortune on and I NEVER use it :( I should try to sell it, it would free up alot of space in my gym..If you lived closer, i would GIVE it to you, I bet you would put it to good use!


nunnermack on 11/16/2012:
Hey Annie!! I noticed that you broke up your eliptical with the treadmill. Do your feet fall asleep on the eliptical too? I've always had that problem and that's the only reason why I can't stay on it for more than a half an hour.



grannyannie - Thursday Nov 15, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit-maintenance)
Weight: 130.8

Today I am grateful that our main grocery store is now done refurbishing and expanding and except for having trouble finding some items I really enjoyed my shopping today.  (If you shopped in my town you'd understand. We only have this grocery store and a small/moderate sized store that I won't shop in - too expensive, little variety.)

Didn't post yesterday, but I did my full gym workout. Did some extra snacking and drank a couple of glasses of hubby's home brewed beer. 

Today:

Workout:  30 mins spin class

Should have done my home strength routines yesterday or today but didn't.   I'll do extra reps when I do the next one either tomorrow afternoon or Saturday morning. 

Mostly clean eating today but could have done better. Need to get back on track again. Still feel I need to lose a bit more in a couple of areas.  

Next week my hubby turns 64 so to celebrate we're spending a night in Glasgow and going to a concert - Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto.  

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

liza36 on 11/15/2012:
I love guitar music, so your concert sounds wonderful. Hope you enjoyed your spin class. I tried my first one while I was out of town. I may try one again at my gym. Not sure if I really like it or not, so I have to give it another try.


V on 11/15/2012:
You guys are always on the go, I love it! RYC yes the abs are defined but I still have a bit of excess skin that lingers. I'm okay with that but I will always train hard..LOL Have a great evening!


biscottibody59 on 11/15/2012:
Good going on the workouts--excellent as usual:-)



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!



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