Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I know this can't be happening but this is two days in a row where I am posting. Hmmm. Strange.
You know when you are trying to make changes in your lifestyle and there are things you need to do differently but it just doesn't come so easily? So you focus on doing just that over and over until it becomes naturally for you to be doing it right? Well that's been going on with me the past several months or so. I have really been focusing on my fruits and veggies because I never get them in. I have also been focusing alot of my attention on getting more exercise minutes in, more steps, etc....
Well the funny thing is that during all of this I began slacking on reducing my sodium. At the same time I haven't been too concerned with my water as long as I was getting in my normal 8-9 cups.
Looking back my sodium has been awful. As a matter of fact the other night I was on my way home after a very long day and I was so tired I didn't trust myself unless I stopped for a snack or something to keep me awake. I then remembered that I had a package of sunflower seeds in the car and snacked on them. It did the trick but the extra salt caused some swelling in my calves.
Back last year I was following the trick to drink 1/2 oz of water per pound of body weight. I haven't been doing that! Yesterday I pushed 14 cups of water (112 oz). Yesterday I was complaining about not being able to lose any weight and this morning I was down 1.8 pounds.
I can't stay out of the restroom today but that's all good. I know it's for a good cause. So if you actually stayed long enough to read this post - be sure to drink your water today.