Sunday, June 22, 2014

Days Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten...

The past few days I have been busy...
both preparing for girls camp and drinking lots of water.
of the last five days...four of them I have had at least 68 fluid ounces
One day I only got in 48 ounces

But in the last 10 days this is what has happened
I am not as tired in the day
I have had more energy to clean my house
YES....I still need to make more bathroom trips
My skin on my face feels softer (in defense I am using my moisturizer more...but I was using it regularly without the water...they seem to be working together, better than it did just on its own)
I am not as hungry
My natural thirst for water has returned

My goal in challenging myself to water was to drink 101 ounces a day (per article I read) and see the results after 28 days.  I am not up to that 101 ounces yet...
However I was only consuming 20-40 ounces a day
And in 10 days I have significantly increased it
So I still have the same goal
It just might take me a month to get to that day ONE of the Challenge
But I am going to keep recording my progress with water...

This is my 10 days on Water pic:
The picture can't really translate the feel of my skin on my face.  But I have noticed the deep lines on my forehead that have been there since my mid 20's are a little less defined.  I can't stand if that is the only improvement with is worth it to me!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Day Five

Today I helped plan our girls camp.  I was in a meeting for 6 hours.  I helped our sister missionaries move...and Yet...  I still got down 88 fluid ounces.  Pretty happy about that.  I am a work in progress, but it is definitely getting easier!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day Four

Not sure how long it will take to consistently get me to 101 ounces.  But what I can say this week is that I have consistently been drinking at least 64 fluid ounces.  Before I was drinking maybe 20-40 ounces.  So I am pleased with this progress.  And again even though it will take me more than 28 days to do the "28 day" water challenge...  I am ok with that because I am making great progress.

So things I have noticed:

I am definitely sleeping better
I have my natural thirst back
I am less hungry throughout the day
It is less difficult to get the water down, my body wants water
I am more regular and imagine that will just keep getting better (I usually am not)

Obviously I have to use the restroom more, and that is slightly inconvenient but with all the upsides of what I am doing, I can live with that.

Now if I could abandon my sweet tooth too...Imagine the progress I could make!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day Three

Today was more difficult than yesterday because 3 hours of my mid day when I would drink water were spent at church.  But I did get 65 ounces in today.  I am calling that a victory because I was only drinking 20-30 just a week ago.
We will see about tomorrow.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Day Two

I didn't realize this would be so difficult.
It will take me more than 28 days evidently to drink 101 ounces of water for 28 days straight.  But yesterday was a good start to getting my mind set on the idea of more water and going in the right direction.

I drank about 40 ounces (maybe 50...there was a glass I think I missed counting)
What I noticed:
Obviously...a lot more trips to the little girl's room.
And...I slept better last night.
Although I did have crazy dreams...but we are not going to correlate water with them.

So here goes day two...I will report back...

Did great today!
I did it and a little more.
120 ounces of water today.
Lots of potty breaks.
But I think I over did it....
Horrible burping and stomach pain when I ate dinner out.
Thinking I better stick to 101 and spread them out better through the day.
I have 22 ounce cup and that really helps...since I only have to drink 5 of those.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Day One

Here it is... Day ONE photo.

This morning I can across a post from a woman in England.  One year older than I am, she was having some health problems and head aches and decided to follow her neurologist's advice and increase her water to 3 liters or 101 ounces.  The change in 28 days was incredible.

So I am taking the water challenge!

Check in weight...181.4
We shall see...