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Fit at Fifty Week Ten

Fit at Fifty Week Ten

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I am not going to lie last week was tough!  We were at a week long project and I did not get anything done that I had intentions of doing.  An employee was sick, so I had to take over their load of work which meant I spent more time on my butt than I had planned.  By the time the end of the day rolled around, the last thing I wanted to do was put on the workout clothes I brought along and workout.  Instead I wanted dinner, so I could go back to the hotel and …… work some more.  I gained a pound, and I know exactly why.  Here it is my Fit at Fifty Week Ten round-up!

Fit at Fifty Week Ten

I have to say, I am LOVING having a spin bike at home, and it may be one of the best purchases I have ever made.  I call it the no excuse workout, and have been pretty good about doing it at least thirty minutes everyday.  I did get up to 90 minutes yesterday and it felt GREAT!  The biking sessions I have found online are a blast.

I am traveling again this week with includes a long overseas flight.  My goals are to walk as much as I can on the plane as well I am not bringing my workout clothes to London, instead, I plan on getting up early, grabbing my camera and walking before work.  Lots of walking, plus I am sure lots of eating as we are already talking about hitting some of our favorite places to nosh.  Wish me luck.  I am hoping I am not back at where I started ten weeks ago.

This is HARD!

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Beginning Weight:  148

End of week: 149


  • Worked out everyday I was at home


  • Did not workout while at a work project
  • Did not eat mindfully while at work project
  • Gained a pound

What I ate and how I moved:


  • Moving: 45 minute spin
  • Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, eggs cooked with chick peas and tomatoes
  • Lunch: ate late breakfast
  • Dinner: one slow cooked chicken thigh, with 1/3 cup of rice and 1 glass of white wine
  • Snack: 1 pink lady apple
  • Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each) and 3 glasses of black ice tea (with no ice)


  • Moving: walked 4.6 miles
  • Breakfast: 2 cups of black coffee, 2 over easy eggs, hash browns, 1 slice ham and toasted english muffin with no butter
  • Lunch:
  • Dinner:  Thai food out and 1 1/2 beers
  • Water: 7 glasses (16 oz each)


  • Moving: walked 3.19 miles
  • Breakfast:  1 small scrambled egg croissant with cheese and 1 black coffee
  • Lunch: caesar salad with grilled chicken and no croutons – dipped fork in dressing and ate salad
  • Dinner:  pork and duck ramen and 1 beer
  • Snack:  1 cappuccino
  • Water: 4 glasses (16 oz each) and 3 cups of black tea


  • Moving: walked 3.15
  • Breakfast:  1 scrambled egg with english muffin and spinach and 1 black coffee
  • Lunch:  1 veggie cobb salad with blue cheese and hard boiled egg – dipped fork in dressing to eat
  • Dinner:  sushi and sake – a lot, not going to lie
  • Snack:
  • Water:  5 glasses (16 oz each) water and 2 cups black tea


  • Moving: walked 2.5 miles and 45 minute spin
  • Breakfast:  1 low fat cherry yogurt
  • Lunch:  lamb and fries swarma
  • Dinner: chicken noodle soup and 1 glass of rose
  • Water: 6 glasses (16 oz each) and 3 glasses of black tea
  • Snack:  pink lady apple
  • Water: 4 glasses (16 oz each)


  • Moving:  walked 2.0 miles and 60 minute spin
  • Breakfast:  2 cup black coffee and 1/3 cup yogurt with apple and dates
  • Lunch: 2 slice of Dave’s Killer Bread, 1/3 cup tuna with red onion, parsley, celery and 1 tablespoon mayo
  • Dinner:  4 sautéed shrimp with garlic, harissa and butter and potatoes cooked with chorizo, garlic and chickpeas and 3 glasses of red wine.
  • Snack:   1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Water: 3 glasses (16 oz each)


  • Moving:
  • Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1 scrambled eggs with bacon and 1 slice of Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Lunch: apple and 1/3 cup yogurt
  • Dinner: Slice of roasted chicken, about 3/4 cup of sautéed kabocha squash with mushrooms, garlic and onions, 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream with 1/2 roasted pear (no sugar added to roasting) and 1 teaspoon caramel sauce and 3 glasses of red wine
  • Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)
  • Snack:
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Monday 15th of May 2017

Interesting Motivation .... how many calories did you burn at that time? I prefer cycling outdoors, seeing beautiful scenery and not feeling the calories are reduced (although a little) .. Hope your day is always fun :)

Denise Woodward

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

Hi! While I prefer to be outdoors too, this is a nice alternative for the cold wintery months! Then there is no excuse for not moving ... :)

Taste of France

Monday 31st of October 2016

I did a stationary bike religiously for years. I actually wore out four of them, including the one now in the basement. Waiting for the budget to buy a new one. Meanwhile, I try to run intervals, which I find more productive and less boring than jogging (and free). And I do Pilates. The FitBit is a real eye-opener as far as activity, sleep, calories burned.