Weekly Recap: Pageants, Falling off the Wagon, and Weekly Challenge

Busy, busy weekend...

I'm sure I have a chocolate hangover.

Because I fell off the wagon this weekend...



Saturday, I volunteered at my very first beauty pageant. I have absolutely no experience with beauty pageants  I was never a pageant kind of girl and I have a boy, so this was definitely a new experience. I'm still on the fence concerning how I feel about pageants, especially for little girls. But, that's a post for another day.

Sunday night was the Fall Festival at my church. THIS is where I really fell off the wagon. I was surrounded with so much chocolate goodness. I pretty much made myself sick. It sure wasn't pretty. I also did not exercise at all this weekend. Not good AT ALL.

However, today is a new day and once again I will climb back up on that wagon and keep moseying along. First step is to get rid of this bag of candy in my living room....

I did manage to try a new chicken recipe Saturday night. I made this and will certainly make it again:
 


So, my challenge last week was to plan out my daily menu. I did a good job planning my meals this week, well obviously up until this weekend. I had a hard time planning on Saturday because I volunteered at the pageant all day. On Sunday, I just made very bad choices. I've learned that I eat much better when I make a plan and stick to it. 

This week in addition to planning out my daily menu, my challenge is to drink 8 oz. of water every hour. I am not a fan of water. The only time I crave it is when I exercise hard. Water is water...I don't care what you add to it. This challenge will be more difficult for me, but I've got to get in the habit of drinking more water. I've set a timer that will go off every hour to remind me to drink 8 oz. of water. You are more than welcome to join me in this challenge. I need all the fellow water drinkers I can get!

I lost 0.8 lbs last week. Not great, but at least the scale is moving again. 

I'll leave you with a video of my niece singing her ABC's. I love the ending when she says, "Thank you." Hope ya'll have a great Monday!