The week one (1) challenge was to drink at least 60 oz. of water daily. Overall this went well, there was one day that I struggled but still met the challenge and a couple of days I actually drank 80 oz. of water.
It is amazing how such a small step in the right direction has brought with it a lot of positive side-effects.
They are as follows:
- Taking control back – I may not be able to control everything but this small step reminds me that I do not have to give up total control either.
- Focusing on something positive instead of all negative – helps to keep me out of the dark places in my mind.
- Getting some “want to” back – Even though I sew and crochet products for my Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/people/rockenco), for the past several months there has been no joy just work. However, this past week not only did I want to try my hand at a new project, I also took a great deal of joy in doing so, words cannot describe how wonderful this felt. See apron project picture above.
- Swapping a bad habit for a good one – Being mindful about drinking enough water to meet my daily goal has certainly decreased the mindless eating (trying to stuff the negative emotions down) I have been doing.
I am curious as to if I have lost any weight this week just by incorporating this small change. I am 40 pounds overweight and would love to lose the additional weight. Monday’s are my weight days so I will keep you informed.
If you joined me in this challenge this past week I would love to hear from you.
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P.S. Tomorrow is the start of the week 2 challenge I hope you will consider joining me in these challenges.