30 Day Water Challenge – Week 2
I wrapped up week 2 of the 30 day water challenge. There are two changes that I continue to notice by increasing my water intake to 1 gallon a day. My energy levels continue to stay steady, and the aches and pains in my bones and muscles have all but disappeared. Week 1 is where I noticed the most change. If you haven’t read it yet you can read it here.
Anyone else usually have a midafternoon crash? I usually crash so hard that I have a hard time staying awake. In week two the yearning need to take a nap while my Chloe-oe-oxen-free napped was not all consuming. Instead, I did things like laundry, and separated old crappy toys from good toys… and start a toy rotation. Toy rotations are amazing. Even when the play room is a mess, it isn’t really a mess and so easy to clean… more about toy rotations in another post.
The other major difference is the aches and pains associated with thyroid disease are being less and less. Before the 30 day water challenge I had the pain pretty well managed with the help of magnesium. However, I would still get sharp pain that would shoot through my limbs for several minutes. Several minutes at a time a few times a day is a vast improvement from the constant pain I was experiencing before the magnesium. The water is definitely lubricating my joints. I haven’t noticed much pain unless I am standing for an extended period of time, or doing a whole lot of typing. Considering I am a full time student and mom of 4 that happens quite a bit. Even still, the pain is less intense and I don’t feel like crying. Oh, the powers of hydration!
Digestion, skin changes, and headaches
The headaches have been staying away for the most part. The ones I get are most definitely not caused by my thyroid; they are caused by disgruntled children that won’t stop picking on each other. My digestion hasn’t changed from week one. My skin hasn’t broken out, but it hasn’t really cleared anymore. And I’m starting to think those dark circles around my eyes are there to stay. The only difference is that they look like circles caused by exhaustion, not illness. I can live with that. Although, when I look at the side by side picture they do seem lighter.
There you have it week 2 update. If you’ve been doing the challenge I’d love to hear the differences you’ve noticed. If you want to learn more about the 30 Day Water Challenge just click here.