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grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 130.4

Today I am thrilled that Andy Murray (a Scot from Dunblane, a wee village near Stirling) won the US Open Tennis last night!  However, this is tinged with sadness in memory of what happened on this date 11 years ago.

Woke up to sun but now it's sun, clouds, showers, sun, clouds, rain.... Was hoping I could go for a hike today but really don't enjoy it in the rain. I should learn to enjoy it due to what country I live in!!

Workout:

  • 45 mins tae bo

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  toast/oatcake w/liver pate, banana
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  lentil/brown rice/veggie soup, homemade seeded multigrain toast w/Benecol spread, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt w/strawberries, V8
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1400

Progress as of today: 36.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

inmorning on 09/11/2012:
RYC- Amazing how that day 11 years ago still has effects on our lives today with how much has changed. I know someone with a birthday today and she refuses to acknowledge the whole 9-11 issue regarding it falling on her birthday. She says, she had the day first and refuses to let idiots take it from her. I like her thinking. Still, we see the damage around us from it's wake. Nonetheless, I hope your day is great. Thanks for the lentil soup idea. I am trying to go as raw food as possible but the soup is great for those times I just need to eat something cooked!


V on 09/11/2012:
Go Andy! Sorry that the rain has foiled your plans for a hike. I'm with you, I don't think I would enjoy it either especially getting all muddy :( LOL Hope you have a good day :)


selina on 09/11/2012:
Yay for Andy! I love the rain....


selina on 09/11/2012:
For rainy days all you need is a good pair of rain boots.


legcramps on 09/11/2012:
Some days all you can do is just be frustrated with the weather LOL. Hope it turns out better and you can get that hike in.


Maria7 on 09/12/2012:
Hope you are having a good Wednesday. :-)



grannyannie - Monday Sep 10, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 130.4

Today I am grateful for the good health & fitness of my husband and I.  

Hubby's such a good nephew! He went over to Glasgow again today to check on his 85 year old uncle. So I'm cooking dinner as we don't have any leftovers! 

Workout:

  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 20 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)
  • 7 min video routine for triceps/arms (Tracy Anderson video)
  • 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/unsweetened pb, small carton oj
  • L:  4 slices turkey bacon on 2 slices whole wheat
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  lentil/brown rice/veg soup, homemade multigrain bread w/Benecol spread, 1 oatcake, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt w/raspberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1480
 

Progress as of today: 36.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/10/2012:
Your spaghetti sounded good sometimes you just need some comfort food and something different. I saw your comment about having itchy feet to travel. I don't know what I'll do when I get home- maybe see the rest of my own country! Travels in your own area my do the trick.


sweetpea1977 on 09/10/2012:
great exercise and food plan!


Umpqua on 09/10/2012:
Congrats on your loss while I've been away, great work! I saw your link for the Quorn recipe below. I've just started getting the plain (unbreaded) Quorn patties and they are awesome. I've seen the minced too so I'll have to try that next!


V on 09/10/2012:
I can't wait to do Tracy's workout this evening! I just love that routine :) have a wonderful day Annie <3


thenewMLE on 09/10/2012:
Well it looks like you had a successful weekend and dropped more weight!! That's nice of your hubby to take care of his uncle. And then to come home to a home cooked supper! Have a great week!


Maria7 on 09/10/2012:
That is sweet that he keeps a check on his Uncle. :-)


biscottibody59 on 09/10/2012:
RYC: Yep, that's how it starts--here today, gone tomorrow.

All the ones I'm thinking of just stopped posting with no explanation. One man who posted for a couple of years was in increasingly poor health and he kept letting us know things weren't going so well. He wasn't dying or anything, but you have to think he didn't just quit posting--I couldn't think his health hasn't had something to do with it. When you don't hear one way or the other, that person (even though most of us will probably never meet) is preserved as his diary was. He was a gem and one of the few men who posted regularly for awhile here--there have been a handful.



grannyannie - Sunday Sep 09, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 130.4

Today I am grateful for A Quiet Mind podcasts!  

No workouts today but not totally restful as I've cleaned the bathrooms and am doing laundry. When I done I'm reading a book.

Yesterday's spaghetti was a LOT of work! I will make it again but will make the sauce ahead of time and not try to do the sauce and bake the bread at the same time! 

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  salad w/Quorn Southern Style patty, plain greek yogurt & raspberries
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  leftover spaghetti & homemade French bread
  • S:  1 glass of red wine
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1397

Hope you lovely ladies have a pleasant Sunday.  

Progress as of today: 36.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 09/09/2012:
im gonna be doin laundry today too... hope u enjoy ur book n have a great day :)


inmorning on 09/09/2012:
We put off laundry until today too. I don't mind though. It is a nice quiet time to think while I am folding clothes.


sailingeagle on 09/09/2012:
Thank you for sharing about Quorn! Happy reading! :)


Maria7 on 09/09/2012:
Hope you have a pleasant Sunday, also. The speghetti sounds like it was real good. :-)


biscottibody59 on 09/09/2012:
Excellent work on your loss there!

On one of your entries from a few days ago: I know how you feel with people just disappearing--sometimes they come back:-) I've been here for such a ridiculously long time, and I still think of so many diarists who haven't posted in many years.


V on 09/09/2012:
I am happy that you enjoyed your dinner! Hope you enjoyed your rest day and book :)


selina on 09/09/2012:
I love spaghetti with meat sauce, yum! Enjoy the book!



grannyannie - Saturday Sep 08, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 130.4

Today I am grateful for sunshine and my lovely loch!

Happy Saturday, ladies!  

My husband makes 99% of our dinners so tonight I'm making something as I have been craving spaghetti recently. It's a recipe I've never tried. I'm also making French bread but have already calculated the calories/gram (once it's been baked anyway). I rarely eat anything made with white flour but I'll make an exception this time.    The spaghetti sauce calls for red wine so I guess I'll need to have a glass as well!

Vegetarian spaghetti bolognese made with Quorn (you can buy it in the US as well):

http://www.quorn.co.uk/recipes/61/

The scale has finally budged! It's been stuck on 131.* for ages and went up to 132 after the indulgences of last weekend (ice cream, cookies, wine, rolls). But today went down to 130.4 so I'm changing it on my stats. 

Workout:

  • 45 mins tae bo/jump rope

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/strawberries/raspberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 1 multigrain toast
  • S:  fresh pineapple
  • D:  vegetarian spaghetti bolognese, French bread w/garlic & marg, salad, glass of red wine
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  about 1700

Progress as of today: 36.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

V on 09/08/2012:
Good Morning! Your meal sounds deelish :P hey big congrats on your loss.Have a wonderful weekend :)


Maria7 on 09/08/2012:
YAyyyyy! Congrats to you on the 130! :-D


sailingeagle on 09/08/2012:
Way to go on your loss! I hope you have a great weekend yourself! :o)


sailingeagle on 09/08/2012:
Annie, I went to the Quorn link that you have posted, and it sounds delicious! What is Quorn exactly? Is it a type of meat? I wonder if I can find it at Walmart? Thank you for sharing!


IndependentEm93 on 09/08/2012:
Congrats on the loss!!



grannyannie - Friday Sep 07, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for my family!

Seems like my life revolves around my workouts and meal planning and counting!  

Although the curries my husband makes aren't all the same and the ingredients vary, I need a change sometimes. The BBQ last Saturday was a nice change, but I guess to have something different I need to do some of the cooking occasionally. So tomorrow I'm going to make whole wheat spaghetti with homemade sauce and Quorn mince instead of hamburger. I haven't made French bread before but I'll be making it tomorrow. Husband is at a political meeting all day tomorrow and he's the one who has made the French bread before. I'll make a garlic spread for it as well.  Salad as well. The one drawback about this meal is the French bread is so good it's hard to stop eating it!!

Workout at gym:

  • 35 mins spin bike
  • 15 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)
  • 7 min killer video routine for triceps/arms
  • 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:  grilled cheese w/low fat cheddar on whole grain, plain greek yogurt w/strawberries
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  tofu curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  2 oatcakes, 1 slice low fat cheddar, skinny mocha
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1502

 

 

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

Tangalyn~ on 09/07/2012:
some good workouts :) enjoy ur day!


biscottibody59 on 09/07/2012:
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend there:-)


V on 09/07/2012:
Awesome job with the workout Annie, you are a rockstar! I did the killer arm workout this evening <3


sailingeagle on 09/07/2012:
Hi Annie! I'm back after some computer problems...yeah!!! Happy eating with your spaghetti. Have a nice weekend. ;)


IndependentEm93 on 09/07/2012:
Food sounds amazing!<3



grannyannie - Thursday Sep 06, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful that I live in a country with an abundance of clean water, clean air, and open spaces!   

Hope you lovely ladies have a healthy & pleasant day!

We don't have any trips planned in the near future, not until January. And I've got itchy feet! Guess I'll have to settle for a day trip on the free bus to a nice village and lunch out when I hit my goal.  

Workout:

  • 30 mins spin bike class (I think it's our monthly strength-building class today - ouch!)

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  pbj on whole wheat sandwich (after spin and before grocery shopping)
  • S:  V8, clementines
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt & strawberries, skinny mocha
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1408

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

Maria7 on 09/06/2012:
Sounds like you are having a good day...also sounds like a real nice plan for your reward for getting to goalweight, too. :-)


legcramps on 09/06/2012:
I like your plan for when you hit your goal! I would have itchy feet myself if I had to wait that long for another trip; i'm already looking forward to trips into the city at the end of this month and in November :)


liza36 on 09/06/2012:
I'd sure settle for a little trip like that. Enjoy your spin class.


V on 09/06/2012:
Got a case of wanderlust huh? Make sure you take pics on your day trip.i love all of your scenic shots :) have a great evening my friend <3


Tangalyn~ on 09/07/2012:
hope u have a great day :)


Maria7 on 09/07/2012:
Hope you are having a good day today. :-)


inmorning on 09/07/2012:
Thanks for the encouragement and I am sure you are right about my clothes getting looser and getting more motivation. The idea you gave about something light in the eve was a good one. Someone else said it too. I am surprised I didn't think of it sooner, but then, that is what makes this site so good.



grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 05, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for technology!

Hope everybody is doing well!
 
I've been feeling and seeing changes in my body recently.  The loose skin is tightening up, especially around my middle, my bum is still saggy but less so, more muscular legs.  

My goal now is to get smaller boobs (goal weight should do it), get rid of those bat wings, smaller saddlebags, tighten up skin under arms, a 29-30" waist, bum of steel!  

Workout at gym:
I've been doing the spin bike 4 times a week (3 in gym, 1 in class) and think a change is needed.  So I'm skipping the Weds spin bike at the gym and doing treadmill/elliptical instead.
  • 30 mins treadmill (5.5-6kph, 7-12% incline)  
  • 25 mins elliptical
  • 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    
  • doing this instead (thanks Sweetpea1977!):  
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dQOBbLnk7o&feature=player_embedded
  • 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:  2 oatcakes w/pb
  • L:  2 slice whole grain toast w/pbj
  • S:  apple V8
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  skinny cappuccino & 1 oatcake w/pb
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1521

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

Maria7 on 09/05/2012:
You are close to your goal, too. :-) Hope you are having a good day over there in Scotland. :-)


liza36 on 09/05/2012:
Wonderful goals, and great you are seeing results you want. At the speed on your treadmill, are you running or walking? That's a steep incline too. Good for you! For smaller boob, I may have to resort to surgery. That is my goal someday!


inmorning on 09/05/2012:
Good for you on the elliptical. That thing kicks my behind!


V on 09/05/2012:
That is awesome that you are seeing some changes :) I LOVE that arm workout BTW, i added it this evening as well..Yes Thanks Sweetpea ;)


hollybelle on 09/05/2012:
Yay for a tightening bum! lol! But seriously! I'd take it!


selina on 09/06/2012:
Sounds great Annie! Those bums of steel!



grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 04, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Where has everybody disappeared to???

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question. ~Harun Yahya  

I stuck to plan yesterday, then after dinner realized we had to go to friends' house to help with a mock interview as our friend has a big job interview tomorrow. Being wine lovers they kept refilling my glass and I didn't object.    We stayed quite late and plates of shortbread and biscuits (cookies) were put right in front of me. Argghh.....   Feeling a bit tired today and I had intended to do a tae bo/jump rope workout.  Or go for a walk.  Maybe later.....

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/cinnamon/raisins/almonds/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • L:  2 toast w/pate, banana
  • S:  clementine
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  apple, 1 oatcake
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1288

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

V on 09/04/2012:
Good Morning Annie :) It does appear that we are missing a few of the usual suspects but it is the start of school for some of the girls with children here and I am sure after summer break their schedules are a little hectic..

Sound like you all had a really good evening! Hope you get your energy levels up today, a cat nap might do the trick. Have a good day :)


Maria7 on 09/04/2012:
A walk sounds good. :-)


Maria7 on 09/04/2012:
Thank you. :-D


thenewmle on 09/04/2012:
I'm back!! Unintentional time away for me! I missed all of y'all and realize I really enjoy reading everyone's post and I get a lot of inspiration from everyone. I took some pics this evening and added them to this morning's post. You have inspired me to take the time to take my photos. As much as I used to enjoy scenic photography, work has interfered with my leisure time. But a girl's gotta eat, right? So I am putting some more time into my food photography. Have a great evening and i hope you perked up a little!



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!



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