For as long as I can remember, every night after dinner I must have something sweet before bed. Three days on water and this thought no longer entered my mind. In fact, often when sweets are now offered to me I actually pass them up. This is not a matter of will power. I simply do not want them. This is not to say that I no longer eat sweets at all. I just do not have that overwhelming desire that once drove my every thought.
The improvement in my skin is unbelievable. The cosmetic industry is solely driven on this idea of maintaining youthfulness throughout life. I have used none of my usual facial products this week. Yet, the silkiness of my skin is incredible. The dry patch that has resided between my eyebrows for years and persists no matter what product I use is almost completely gone. There is a minuscule spot on the tip of my right eyebrow. All my life I thought that my granny’s perfect skin was due to her commitment to Oil of Olay. I now know that it is really due to her commitment to drinking only water.
When I began the 30 Day Water Challenge, I promised to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing, but the truth. This means that we are going to wade into waters that are not typically discussed in public…the murky workings of the digestive system. Prior to beginning the challenge, my days were filled with gassiness. My stomach ached daily with the pressure that built up. From the first day of drinking only water, this completely cleared up with the exception of when I ate pizza. I now imagine myself a millionaire had I only drank water, rather than popping antacids.
Perhaps the most important improvement has been mentality. There was once a hazy fog that hung over me. I knew that this fog permeated the morning hours. It was not until the haze began to clear that I realized this fog actually hung over the entire day. There is a sensation of lightness that I have not experienced since my early twenties. Thoughts come so much more clearly. Many of us talk about the loss of brain power as we age. I accepted that as an inevitable part of life. I am extraordinarily thrilled to discover that this does not have to be true.
The only small disappointment was my expectation to be overjoyed with weight loss at this point. We hear all the time that just cutting out the empty calories of sugary drinks will help us lose weight. Until this morning, my weight has remained consistent throughout this challenge. According to the scales today I have lost 0.8 pounds. This is no real achievement. Every woman knows that small reduction could vanish by tomorrow. Having only completed 25% of this challenge, perhaps weight loss is yet to come.
I will continue to give updates with frank and honest results as my 30 Day Water Challenge progresses. At this point, I would encourage anyone to take the challenge for themselves. Your results may be different from what I have experienced. Based upon the exceptionally positive results I have seen, who knows what joy your results could bring to your world.