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Saturday, September 19, 2009

I think I did the math right. Today marks my official one year anniversary for drinking 64 ounces of water a day. I have not missed a single day since I told myself I WAS going to do it! This has probably been one of the hardest things for me to accomplish, because I am not by nature someone who likes drinking water. Sure, I've always liked my coffee and sodas-but not plain old water. I remember a year ago writing to people on the spark boards asking how DID they manage to do that?! I got lots of advice, from adding Crystal Light to lemons. I asked if people were water 'purists' or if they counted all liquids as part of the total. Again, a few different opinions on that one. In the end, I decided that I would try to add 64 ounces of pure water, in addition to anything else I drank, into my day. I also cut out all caffeine (good for a pounding 2 week headache...). I do every now and then have a regular cup of coffee, but they are few and far between. It also meant giving up my 2 a day cans of Diet Pepsi. I think I've had maybe 3 sodas in the past year. Honestly-I haven't missed it. The water drinking is now a part of my routine. I may not always eat right, but at least I've got this thing nailed!
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    Great job! I never add anything to my water. I'm not as consistent as you've been - very impressed with that commitment - but when I am paying attention, I just drink 2 8-oz glasses of water at breakfast, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner, and 2 before I go to bed. That makes it easy to keep track of how much water I've had during the day. I think for the rest of this year I'm going to try to emulate you and drink all my water every day. Thanks for the extra inspiration!
    2455 days ago
  • v KRISSYN63
    WOW, that's great. I would have a terrible time drinking that much water everyday. I'm lucky to get a couple of glasses in. Your an inspiration!
    2503 days ago
    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!! emoticon

    2504 days ago
  • v STEPHANIE0904
    emoticon Way to go. I've always been a water drinker but now I drink even more since the meds I started taking for my migraines make my Diet Coke taste metallic. Water, water, least it's healthy - way to go - great job!!!!
    2504 days ago
  • v CSIENK
    emoticon Good for you. That's awesome - and healthy!
    2504 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2009 7:35:39 PM
    2504 days ago
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