Week three… what can I say about week three? I think I would sum up week three as being a detox week. I’ve had that yucky detox taste in my mouth, coated tongue, fatigue, aches, soreness and digestion issues. These things progressively got worse as the week went on. Hopefully I’ll move past this soon.
On the flip-side, my skin is staying quite clear (for me anyway), I have brand new hairs growing in on my head (the newest ones are maybe a quarter of an inch long), my teeth are “healing”, my fingernails seem stronger and I’m still sleeping quite well. I don’t want cooked food anymore, cravings are gone and I’m not feeling mood swings.
I did discover a down-side to workouts where my muscles don’t burn like they used to. I really have to pay attention to how my muscles are holding up because several times this week I didn’t realize they had reached fatigue until I felt like throwing up. It would come on so suddenly. The plus side is that I am pushing myself farther but I really don’t want to puke during a workout.
Now for the numbers. This week wasn’t that impressive but things still moved in a positive direction. I lost 0.6 pounds and 0.89 inches (would be more if I was measuring both arms and both legs lol). The waist measurement didn’t move as well as the first two weeks but as I mentioned above, digestion has been off a bit so this isn’t much of a surprise. So, for the first three weeks of this challenge I’ve lost 8 pounds and 7.5 inches. Again, my nutritional averages were very close to the last two weeks, but I definitely burned more calories than the previous two weeks combined. Of course, I may not be eating enough to support that much activity.
Fiber: 53.3 g
Well, I’m moving down the home stretch of this challenge. My next summary post will be the one for the end of the challenge. With only nine days remaining, it makes more sense to do it then. I’m praying that if you’ve embarked on your own challenge, whatever that may be, that you are reaping wonderful benefits and fully relying on the Lord in the process.