Weekly Recap: My Renewed Love for Irish Men and Drinking Water

I really enjoy the weekends where I don't have many places to be. This weekend was exactly like that. Brenn is in Fiddler on the Roof at our local art center, so he had a pretty busy weekend. 

 (Brenn dressed as the Rabbi's son in Fiddler. Love the beard!)

Other than getting him to his performances, my weekend was pretty calm. I caught up on some chores that have been on my to-do list, did some cleaning, and even watched some girly movies. I have been reminded after this weekend how much I really need to move to Ireland...

 (Love this movie!)

Alright, let's talk weight loss. This past week was a pretty good one. I joined a group challenge on Facebook and have continued to work on my weekly challenges. My focus this week was on drinking more water. I'm pretty sure this is the longest amount of time I've actually stuck with drinking water all day, everyday. I even noticed today that I'm not craving Mountain Dew, which is usually my drug drink of choice. I didn't even buy a 2-liter tonight while grocery shopping. That is a huge non scale victory! This week, I'm working on adding real fruits and vegetables to every meal. I kind of already failed at this one today. I didn't have a fruit or vegetable for breakfast, but I did with every other meal. I never realized the bad food habits I had until I started paying more attention. 

I'm really excited about the group challenge on Facebook. These are the goals I made for November as part of the challenge:

1) Continue tracking my food on My Fitness Pal
2) Lose 3 lbs.
3) Continue my exercise routine (Spin, Bootcamp, Running)
4) Up my strength/toning training (Right now I just do one hour a week)

5) Continue drinking my water 
 6) Start taking a multivitamin
7) Sign up for a 5k (my goal is to do my first 5k by the end of the year)
8) Buy myself a new outfit at the end of November if I stick to my goals!
9) Post weekly about my progress
10) Motivate others on My Fitness Pal
11) Start doing a plank a day
12) Begin the 100 pushups challenge
I lost 0.4 lbs last week. It's not much, but I'm expecting more this week since I recalculated the number of calories I should be eating. I wasn't eating enough!  

Note: Many times if you're not losing weight it's because you're not eating enough calories. Sounds crazy, but it's true.

Hope everyone has a great week! Don't forget to exercise your right as a United States citizen and go vote tomorrow (or today depending on on when you're reading this post).