Help(whimper , whimper)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Today started out pretty good, but as the day is progressing I am slogging into familiar territory. DOWN! So, then I decide to write about it, but I don't have a clue as to where to put it. Part of me thought, start a post, then blog, but I'm not sure I'll get help this way...maybe cut and paste to both.
I am facing this bottle of water. I have had 3 cups today, ordinarily I can get my water in before noon (If not I'm up half the night), but today I just can't get it in...
I read the motivational article this morning--it was wonderful, but here I am doing exactly what I don't want to do---beat my self up because I'm not drinking this stupid water. On top of that I'm feeling whiney and I'm hurting, and WAHHHHHHH emoticon!
I looked at my motivational images, that helped for a little while.
I hate feeling like this.

Post Script...About an hourand a half later...!
I was wondering if I was hungry...I frequently think I'm hungry when I'm blue, so I thought about how long it had been since I had been a while, so I waited a little longer('bout half an hour) and got some lunch. I feel a bit better. Not quite so whiny. I still hurt, but now I can take some more meds too. The water...ugh, but I see some really supportive comments about this blog and they're very helpful. I'll try some of them. Some of them I knew but could not seem to pull out of my brain. Thank you.
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    I will subscribe to your blog after I press Post Comment. It may take me a couple of days to catch it.. But I will watch your blog. I agree with .dusty. that the message boards are for quicker advice! But don't worry about not having readers because I will be subscribed in a hot minute.

    I'm sorry you were hurting that stinks. I hope it's much better by now.

    3450 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    Hi Ann! Personally I think water is over rated. Drink what you can and then fuhgedaboutit! Some days you'll drink more than others. Why add the extra stress?

    (From Ask The Experts / SparkPeople)
    "The latest recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Dietary Reference Intake for Electrolytes and Water say:

    "The fluids consumed do not have to be only water. Individuals can obtain their fluids from a variety of beverages and foods. Contrary to popular opinion, consumers do not need to consume 'eight glasses of water a day' to meet their fluid needs."

    Unsweetened Coffee and Unsweetened Teas, Low-Fat (1%) or Skim Milk, Non-Caloric, Artificially-Sweetened Beverages, Fruit Juice (1 serv.), Veg. Juice (1 serv.)

    How about watermelon once in awhile? When you start feeling down can you go out for a little walk (I know you get knee and back pain) or sit on the porch?

    Not everyone reads blogs and I hope the next time (or anytime) you're feeling sad post on the team! Cut and Paste is just fine!

    Take care and BIG emoticon

    3459 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2008 11:49:29 PM
    Wow! You have two really smart women that responded to you already. I can only add for the third time..don't beat yourself up. Give yourself permission to have that off day. You just might be better for it. Ask that sparktean what she thinks.
    3460 days ago
    I agree! Try not to be too hard on yourself, ok? What would you tell someone you care about who was upset about this? Be that kind to yourself - you deserve kindness! Guilt doesn't motivate - but kindness and understanding does!

    Be your own best-friend!!

    3460 days ago
  • FPH2013
    Try switching things up. Sometimes, I make this water by putting in whatever I have around..cucumbers (sounds weird but refreshing), lemons, oranges slices or apples whatever, add on or two a dash of cranberry juice, some ice and water and VIOLA..its refreshing and I can drink it by the ton. It's just a nice switch when water it too hard to get down. But there are plenty of other alternatives out there..maybe one or two glasses of those a day can help.
    You can do it. Don't beat yourself up over water....silly....tell yourself how wonderful you are for always drinking your water and give yourself permission to have an "off" day. This is a lifestyle change, not a be perfect every single day til the day you die change! Good luck
    3460 days ago
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