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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I live in rural Illinois, and the water is terrible, and at work it's even worse! It's an old building with old pipes. The water had a color. On Mondays, when the water's been sitting in the pipes all weekend, the color is especially noticeable; a yellow or even orange tinge. I've been buying bottled water for home and work. It's a hassle to remember to buy it, to bring it, to store it in the work fridge. To my delight, just this past week, a water filling station has been installed in our building. It's a water fountain, with a filtered water dispenser made just for bottles. My coworkers and I bring in our reusable water bottles and fill 'em up. I like the kind that are BPA free. I tried metal bottles, but didn't like the taste.

Why is water important for weight loss? Water makes up 70% of your body. It helps regulate digestion, and body temp, and breathing. You lose water when you sweat, which you should be doing a lot of (I know I am) when you're getting your 3 cardio workouts each week. Substituting juice and soda with water saves calories. Water moisturizes the skin from the inside.

Minutes this week, running total:
Cardio: 110
Strength: 20
In calorie range: 3

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Ewwwwww!! How gross!! I'm so glad they corrected this problem!

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LE7_1234 2/6/2013 11:44PM


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PHEBESS 2/6/2013 4:33PM

    That's wonderful!!!!!! (Our water at school would often have color, especially after a holiday. Didn't even want to wash my hands in it!)

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    Glad they have done something to benefit the employees!

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LASARRE 2/6/2013 11:50AM


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NATPLUMMER 2/6/2013 11:43AM

    Yay for a water filling station!!! I wish they'd put them in here.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/6/2013 11:28AM

    Carrie, the cost of filters comes to about the same as bottles of water.

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LIS193 2/6/2013 11:10AM

So glad you can now have good water at work!

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KLMEIRING 2/6/2013 11:00AM

    Hooray for Water! emoticon

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JANET552 2/6/2013 10:53AM

    Hooray for work to install the filtering station! I love my water too and make sure to get at least 8 cups a day.

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CARRIE1948 2/6/2013 10:45AM

    Wouldn't water filters at home have done the same thing as far as purifying the water. And, a lot more cheaply than buying bottled water.

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