28 Day Water Challenge

Hello boys and girls!  So, let me just start off by telling you this post is a little awkward for me.  Why you ask?  Well I am the self proclaimed “Least Photogenic Girl in the World”.  Most of the time I look like a normal human being but for some reason whenever a camera comes out I turn into a complete weirdo.  It’s like how Ricky Bobby doesn’t know what to do with his hands.  Except for it’s my hands, body, face…the list goes on haha.  So please just excuse me if over the course of the next four weeks I’m a little on the weird side.  Now that I’ve made it even more awkward let’s move on.
So what is the 28 Day Water Challenge?  While I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning I saw a post about a woman who challenged herself to drink 3 liters of water a day.  It caught my eye because her before and after photo’s were amazing!  If you are interested in checking it out, which I definitely recommend, you can go here.  Her before and after photo’s were almost enough to make me want to challenge myself but reading the article really sealed the deal for me.  Mainly the headaches part.  I have headaches almost daily.  It blows.  And I know that water helps because when I make myself drink a lot of water I do feel better.  I wanted to try her amounts and time though and see how I feel.  Let me share an embarrassing photo with you guys.

Do you see that sexy puffy eye?  It is affectionately known as my wonk eye.  As unattractive as it is, it is actually caused by a kind of serious problem.  I know everybody has probably heard of thyroid disease.  I’m one of the lucky people affecting by this fun problem.  In 2007 I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, which is to blame for that pretty eye of mine.  Besides the eye though, it causes tons of problems.  I usually get lucky and get most of the symptoms when my levels are off.  Yay me.  Right now, my levels are definitely off.  I know this because I am exhausted most of the time.  Like have to force myself to get up and do stuff exhausted.  I’m always short of breathe even if I’m just sitting down watching tv.  I have a hard time sleeping even though I’m so tired.  And I get a headache almost daily.  I am going to try and see if this challenge helps any of those problems.  If nothing else, I really hope it helps with the energy.  I’m a stay at home mom with 3 kids.  During summer break.  I need energy!!  So this is how this is all going to go down.

1.  I will drink 14 cups of water a day.  That’s a little over the other lady’s 3 liters.  I have some plastic cups with ridges and I measured how much water they hold.  I can fit 2 cups of water in them so I will be drinking 7 cups a day.

2.  I won’t be changing anything else.  Diet will remain the same and I won’t be going on any meds.

3.  I will be taking a picture every Monday and updating everyone here.

4.  I will fill you guys in on my weight each week.  I’m not sure if I will lose anyway weight but I am going to track it.  Today’s weight is 154lb.

Here is my day 1 picture.

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I feel a little like a fraud because my picture looks like it did when I uploaded it (I did edit the photo with words and a border, nothing else) on my computer, but when I put it on the blog it all of a sudden looks edited.  Trust me, my skin does not look all glow-y haha.  I will upload the picture on my Facebook page and hopefully it will look like the original.

Before I go I just want to say that I will be seeing a doctor for my thyroid.  Since it’s a specialist it always takes a while.  I am in no way saying you should try this to try and cure any medical problems you may have.  If you think there is anything wrong with you go see a doctor!  I’m going to.  I’m just doing this to see how I feel in the mean time.

And one more thing.  My pictures will be taken every Monday, in the same spot, and I will look the same.  I hate before and after pictures when the before is hair up, no make up on, and looking angry at the world and then the after is full hair and makeup with a huge smile.  No no guys!  I keep it real.  My hair is in a bun about 95% of my life and I usually have on a little bit of eye makeup.  This will stay the same for all 4 pictures.  I would love for you guys to join in!  If you are interested please share your pictures on my Facebook page.  And feel free to “like” it while you’re there!  Have a great day!

~Steph

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