Saturday, February 5, 2011

Water Challenge Victory!

I did it! I went 7 days drinking plain old H20! I started off doing well, midway through I wanted to throw in the towel (but I didn't), and now on the 7th day, I feel victorious! And guess what?? I lost 2 lbs and I wasn't even dieting or exercising! Yes, I know I should have been, but I just wanted to see what changing one bad habit would do to my body. And now, I actually crave water when I'm thirsty. I also lost those initial srong cravings for juice, soda, and sugar in general. Will I do this forever? Well no. Ha! But I am thinking of making the water challenge a weekly event, where I drink solely water Monday thru Friday, then drink juice on the weekend. All in all, it was a great experience. I proved to myself that I am NOT a slave to my cravings! WOOP WOOP! WOOP! *Arsenio Hall fist pump*

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 3 of Water Challenge - withdrawal symptoms begin...

So it's Day 3. I NEED JUICE. PLEASE! ORANGE JUICE. APPLE JUICE. ANYTHING! The first two days weren't so bad. But today, everything I ate seemed to beg for an accompaniment of sugar. Eggs in the morning? How bout some OJ. Hot dog for lunch? What about some diet coke? Lowfat spinach dip for a snack... hmm... my mind was going crazy for a sweet treat! ::sigh:: I knew it couldnt be as easy as I was hoping but still. Right now, all I want is a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, but I know that it would go against the challenge so I must abstain. I know it's for good reason. I heard that it takes 21 days for a habit to form, so maybe after the 7 day challenge I can move up to 21 days?? Uhh... can't think that far ahead.

Some of you may be asking, why can't u have diet coke or flavored water? Well for one thing, pure water is the best for cleansing purposes. And besides that, for me sugar is a trigger. Even FAKE sugar is a trigger. So I know myself enough to know that having a diet coke really is only a gateway drug into wanting more sugary things. So pure water it is! How are my fellow water challengers doing? Any withdrawal yet???