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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!



grannyannie - Friday Aug 24, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for my good health!

The annual Highland Games began here yesterday and finish Saturday night. Lots of competitors from around the world, especially Canada and the US--traditional Scottish games, highland dancing, bagpipes, etc. We don't go to the games any more but do try to get to the March Past at the very end when all the pipers march down the town's main street. 

http://www.cowalgathering.com/spectators.php

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
Menu:
  • B:  porridge/strawberries/cinnamon/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: trail mix w/raisins/dried apricots/almonds/walnuts 125 cals
  • L:  4 oatcakes w/liver pate, low fat cheddar; galia melon
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  plain greek yogurt w/fresh strawberries
  • Teas & water
TOTAL:  1294
 
Have a fantastic weekend, ladies!

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

thenewMLE on 08/24/2012:
The Highland Games sound spectacular! I'm sure you will have more bagpiper photos that look like something from a travel magazine! I'm going to get my livercheese this weekend. I wonder how much healthier it is without the porkfat wrap? I have always pulled that off, the that's before I really looked at nutritional info. I hope all the bad stuff is just in that porkfat. I guess I could look up liver pate for a reference because I only looked up livercheese. Oh, well, I'm craving it anyway!! Enjoy the games and have a lovely weekend!


liza36 on 08/24/2012:
How fun to see the Highland Games, or the bagpipes at least. Have a great weekend.


thenewMLE on 08/24/2012:
Thanks for the info on the pate. That is at least a better estimate than I had from the package including the pork fat! My brain must have been tired yesterday because I kept trying to search for the nutritional info without the fat and of course I came up with nothing! So your pretty weather is over for now?


biscottibody59 on 08/24/2012:
I want to say I had a HS classmate who took part in an event at a "Highland Games"--I cannot remember what it was--throwing something I think? Like a hammer throw perhaps?

Oh well, I hope you have an enjoyable weekend with good weather too:-)


Maria7 on 08/24/2012:
I LOVE to hear the bagpipes played, too. (Also, I play the accordian.) :-D


V on 08/24/2012:
You always go to the neatest events! Love the bagpipes! I know i told ya before ;) hahaha,,Man Em keeps talking about liver cheese and now I want some :P Must put this on my grocery list..I actually found canned Pate at my store too so I guess I will go with the cheaper option(not sure how much either is? hummm) Have a great weekend Annie <3


sailingeagle on 08/24/2012:
Hi grannyannie! Thank you so much for your encouragement. Are you from Scotland? That is so cool! I admire your weight loss setup. I feel that I can learn alot from you. Have a wonderful time this weekend, and God bless. :)


selina on 08/25/2012:
Sounds like a fun festival! Enjoy!

I have an art blog which has been neglected for a while... I can't keep up with another blog, I'm afraid ;)



grannyannie - Thursday Aug 23, 2012
(Healthy food-getting super-fit)
Weight: 131.6

Today I am grateful for my wonderful, loving, patient husband!

Scale is down again (a little too fast but I'm not worried as I'm sure some is fluid loss). I might increase my calories on my heavy workout days to 1400. Felt a bit low on energy yesterday. Being the indulgent girl that I am  I've made a wee list of treats for when I hit goal weight..... that chocolate ice cream cone I posted a photo of a couple of weeks ago; or a bacon roll; or just a nice lunch out somewhere. Maybe I'll take advantage of the free bus and take a trip to a nice village I've been to many times and have lunch in one of the cafes. 

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/inveraray/inveraray/index.html

Workout:

  • 30 min spin bike torture....emmm...I mean class!

Menu:

  • B:  porridge/blueberries/skimmed milk, tea w/milk
  • S:  post workout: 2 oatcakes w/pb 
  • L:  2 Quorn (veggie) sausages on 1 slice multigrain w/mustard
  • S:  2 clementines
  • D:  veggie curry & rice, salad, drink
  • S:  apple
  • Teas & water

TOTAL:  1289

Hope you all have a lovely & healthy day!  

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

V on 08/23/2012:
Congrats on your loss Annie!


thenewMLE on 08/23/2012:
Congrats on your loss! Shoot for the treat - I would get the ice cream...) have a great day!


supercheese on 08/23/2012:
Have a great day and congrats on the loss!!


liza36 on 08/23/2012:
The village from the link looks lovely. I'd vote for that, and actually the chocolate ice cream too. It would be just like me to treat myself twice!


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2012:
Way to go on your progress--keep it going!


selina on 08/23/2012:
Congrats Annie, way to go on the loss!

I shall post photos when I get my proper computer in the sea shipment. I'm using the laptop and this thing is not equipped with downloading photos app. :) Have a great day!


sailingeagle on 08/23/2012:
Hi grannyannie! Thanks for my warm welcome! Have a great weekend. :)


nunnermack on 08/23/2012:
Oh sure, torture us with all those cute little towns in Scotland!!LOL. Take photos!! I love to see them.

And wow!! The scale is down again? You go girl!!!



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