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Fit at Fifty Week Five

Fit at Fifty Week Five

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I am totally bummed out this go-around with my Fit at Fifty Week Five.  I thought for sure I had dropped at least two pounds as my jeans are feeling baggy;  maybe from wearing them too much!  I think my scale may be broken or needs an update as it said 93 pounds, then 123 pounds and then the 3rd time (not a charm) said 153.  WHOMP!  WHOMP!  WHOMP!  I gained a pound, and feel kind of shitty for it happening.

I was home part of the week, which I was really good at with eating as well as working out.  Then we were at a conference rest of the week.  Which meant no working out (we stayed at an apartment), I did okay with the eating but not a lot of veggie action and I overindulged in socializing and cocktailing.  I knew when I ate a couple slices of greasy pizza at the airport that I was doomed.

I feel like I am back at the beginning of the drawing board.  This is what being accountable is all about, right?

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Beginning Weight:  152

End of week: 153


  • Working out at home has become easier and enjoyable.


  • Did not work out while traveling.
  • Overindulged during social events at a conference.
  • Gained a pound back after all my hard work the week before.

What I ate and how I moved:


Moving:  1 hour hike

Breakfast:  2 cups black coffee, leftovers with an egg on it

Lunch:  1 apple and 1 banana

Dinner:  2 glasses rose and 2 slices squash pizza with mozzarella (homemade)

Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: evening yoga

Breakfast: 2 cups of black coffee, 1 scrambled egg with tomatoes and 1 slice Dave’s Killer Bread (toasted)

Lunch:  (client meeting) 3 falafel’s, with tomato, cucumber salad, hummus and 2 pitas

Dinner:  1 serving Mexican Meatball Soup

Water:  10 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: 30 minutes on bike

Breakfast:  2 black coffee, 1/3 cup oatmeal with 1 plum

Lunch:  1 serving Mexican Meatball Soup

Dinner:  Curry lentils with roasted cauliflower

Water: 10 glasses (16 oz each)

Wednesday  – flying Kansas City

Moving: morning yoga

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 2 scrambled eggs with tomatoes, cilantro and shallots

Lunch:  flying

Dinner:  2 glasses red wine, shared a rib plate with Lenny – included cheesy corn

Water:  5 glasses (16 oz each)

Thursday  – Kansas City

Moving: walked a lot this day (9ooo steps)

Breakfast:  1 cup black coffee and egg, cheese, ham breakfast sandwich on a croissant


Dinner: nibbles at a cocktail party and 3 glasses rose

Water:  4 glasses (16 oz each)

Friday – Kansas City (conference)


Breakfast:  1 small vanilla yogurt and 2 cups black coffee

Lunch: rice, bean and chicken bowl with salsa and guacamole (was starving from not having dinner the night before)

Dinner: 3 glasses of rose, mussels and fries and 2 whisky cocktails

Water:  5 glasses (16oz each)



Breakfast:  1 cup black coffee

Lunch: Chicken Pho, 2 slices of pepperoni pizza and a coke

Dinner: home cooked pasta with parmesan cheese.

Water:  10 glasses water (16 oz each)

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Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Hang in there Denise!!! You are absolutely AMAZING for staying accountable and trying to stay healthy, despite all of your travel. It feels nearly impossible to stay on track with so many meals out and without gyms or exercise equipment, and I'm SO proud of you for sticking with your goals! And do NOT feel badly about that 1 pound for one second. With how much you've been eating out, it could very well be water weight that you've retained from those foods. The scale can't tell the difference between fat and water (or muscle, for that matter!). :) You can totally reach your goal by February -- you are so strong and determined, so I know you'll be successful!! ❤️

Denise Woodward

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Thanks Amy! You are so sweet - greatly appreciated you very nice comments!! :)