It was a good week because I lost 2 pounds, which completely surprised me!  A bad week because I felt I was falling off the wagon.   I keep saying that the struggle is real.  Lose a pound, gain two, lose two, and gain one.  I definitely feel like the pounds or I should say inches are coming off.  My clothes feel loser and my knees do not look at thick!  I am going to update my measurements from three months ago!  Can you believe, because I cannot, that it has been three months and I have only lost 7 pounds!  Let’s look at how Fit at Fifty Week Thirteen worked out!

Fit at Fifty Week Thirteen

Had a little more wine than I had wanted to during the week, not to mention some delicious ice cream.  I did good about making sure my portions were small and did not go overboard.  I am finding that I am less hungry than in the past, so it is easy to fill up and not want seconds.  It has to be pretty special for me to take another helping.

Okay, spin has become my jam!  OMG, I am loving it so much that I find myself going kind of overboard.  Quitting the gym and buying a bike for the house, may have been one of the best things ever.  Not to mention, I am totally digging the videos I found on YouTube.  The CTX boys keep me wanting to  get more and more miles in.  I find once I hit the 45 – 60 minute mark, I am ready and willing to push it to 90 minutes and even 100 minutes!  As well, I have been trying to get up early to get it done, which I think really helps my day be more proactive and focused!

I have not done yoga in a couple weeks as I was getting kind of bored;  but, I am feeling an itch to start again.  This week!  As well, I have added some weights, which I would like to start more of.  Another goal for this week!

If you are following along and doing your own fitness/weight loss challenge at home, how is it going for you?  I would love to hear your successes and failures too!

This week is going to be tough with Thanksgiving but I am doing to try my hardest to keep the pace going and to not over indulge!


Beginning Weight:  150

End of week: 148


  • Worked out 5 day this week and loved it.
  • Portion control is under control, and I do not feel hungry or crave sugar
  • Losing belly fat;  I feel it melting off


  • Over indulged on a few sweets and wine
  • Did not do yoga at all;  working on starting that up again

What I ate and how I moved:


Moving: 110 minutes spin

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1/3 cup mashed potato mixed with 1 strip of bacon and parsley with a poached egg


Dinner: leftover turkey from Saturday with fist sized serving of stuffing and 2 cups of green salad (lettuce, radishes and red vinegar/olive oil)

Snack:  1 pink lady apple

Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: 83 minutes spin

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1/3 cup steel oats with 4 dates, 1/2 banana and 1 tablespoon half and half

Lunch: 2 slice of Dave’s Killer Bread with roasted turkey and 1 tablespoon dijon and a butter lettuce leave

Dinner:  (forgot to note down dinner)


Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: 70 minutes spin

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1 egg fried in olive oil, 1/2 avocado and 1 slice of Daves’ Killer Bread

Lunch:  1 serving spicy cauliflower chicken chowder

Dinner: (forgot to note down dinner)

Snack: 1 slice pumpkin pie

Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: 100 minutes spin

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1/3 cup whole milk greek yogurt with 4 dates, 2 figs, 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds and 1 tablespoon palm sugar syrup

Lunch:  1/3 cup hummus and 3 mini whole wheat pitas

Dinner: 2 meatballs with tomato sauce and 1/2 cup spaghetti and 2 cups of green salad with radishes, red vinegar vinegar and olive oil and 2 glasses red wine


Water: 7 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: walked 2.8 miles

Breakfast:  2 cups black coffee, 1 egg omelette with cheddar cheese

Lunch: 1 meatball with tomato sauce and sautéed kale

Dinner: went out for dinner had spicy chicken ramen and 1 light beer


Water: 5glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: walked 3.00 miles and spin 85 minutes

Breakfast:  1/3 cup whole milk greek yogurt with 1/2 pink lady apple, 4 dates, 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds and 1 tablespoon coconut palm syrup

Lunch: pasta with chickpeas, olive oil and parmesan cheese

Dinner: 1/2 pound roasted garlic crab and 2 cups of green salad with radishes and red vinegar/olive oil and 2 glasses red wine

Snack: 1 scoop pumpkin ice cream

Water: 5 glasses (16 oz each)


Moving: rest day and walked .95 miles

Breakfast:  3 cups black coffee, 1 pumpkin waffle with 2 breakfast pork sausages

Lunch: had late breakfast

Dinner:  pumpkin gnocchi with sage butter sauce and 2 cups of sautéed kale and 3 glasses red wine

Snack: 1 scoop peppermint ice cream

Water: 6 glasses (16 oz each)

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