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Carry my Water Bottle Around All Day?! Everywhere?!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

I've written about water twice before and I'm going to make an idle promise that this will be the last time. Oh, I can hear you telling DH or your Smartphone that I'm all wet. But SparkCoach made me do it.

I'm supposed to carry a filled water bottle around with me everywhere I go today. They don't say I have to use it, just carry it around. Then come here to report. So I'm here to report that just carrying it around makes me tired. That only motivated a nap.

I already have a wonderful motivator in place, besides my change in views about water. I was sparked to make a pitcher of water with citrus slices floating in it every morning. My chiropractor's office has a dispenser of water with floating citrus slices. That dispenser calls to me, to "Come to the Water." I even started humming that tune when I saw it. So now my refrigerator calls to me. Instead of getting up to find a little something to snack on in the kitchen, I get up, jump on the trampoline a little, and refuel my tanks. Just the sight of that bright pitcher makes me smile. Replenishes my water, my happiness, and my fortitude to stay the course, to skip that snack. I think I'm gradually replacing the constant snacking habit with the drinking water habit.

Good trade off, don't you think? And here in Florida, oranges and limes are a dime a dozen. No, that was a different decade. Let's not go there!!

And if you want to leave a pitcher of water with citrus slices out during a gathering, freeze the slices in some water in those cupcake pans you don't need anymore. Add the frozen hockey pucks to the pitcher as the party starts. Very pretty!!


If you are interested in finding out just how "all wet" I am, here's a link to my updated Feb. 2013 blog about water. I promise you won't drown.
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PATRICIAAK 6/17/2013 12:05AM

    IMHO, DRINKING water from the frig makes more sense than just carrying a filled water bottle and keeping it full (due to lack of drinikng).
Getting rid of the 'chlorine taste' with the citrus or cucumber slices increases the likelihood of the water being consumed.

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L*I*T*A* 6/16/2013 9:18PM

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BRAVELUTE 6/16/2013 9:12PM

    And to stick up for the SP folks, they didn't say it had to be a plastic water bottle, though mine is a re-usable plastic bottle with a Brita filter in the top. They were available in a brushed steel bottle, kind of like a thermos, but it had no insulation.

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BRAVELUTE 6/16/2013 9:10PM

    Note to Christina: I don't squeeze the citrus, I just slice and float the slices in the pitcher. A very small taste Does flavor the water slightly. Cucumbers would be a refreshing alternative, but I notice cucumber slices do impart quite a lot of flavor.

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MARILYNROBERT 6/16/2013 9:04PM

    I carry water with me everywhere. I drink it too! emoticon

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PAHOOT 6/16/2013 7:46PM

    Great idea on the citrus. I often just throw one or two lemon slices in water and it just changes it so much and, yes, makes it more appealing.

As for the water bottle - yeah, I have this lovely one that weights a ton before water! I like it because I can open it easily one handed, but I sure wouldn't want to lug it around all day.


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LESLIELENORE 6/16/2013 7:40PM

    I don't carry a water bottle everywhere, but I do drink a lot of it. It seems like everry time I go in the kitchen I drink 3 or 4 glasses.

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BLUEROSE73 6/16/2013 3:53PM

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing

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CHRISTASP 6/16/2013 3:51PM

    I am thinking about some things that Jan Chozen Bays wrote in her book 'Mindful Eating' about the habit of carrying water bottles. She wondered how people got by in the times before the plastic water bottles, and commented how people these days are (way too) terrified of dehydration, and how meditators in her classes jump up like grasshoppers all the time to go to the bathroom...
I hear that drinking water from a plastic bottle is not the best thing to do as the plastic leaches chemicals into the water. If that's true, no idea. I also hear that in the middle of the big blue ocean there is a huge, huge spot filled with plastic debris, water bottles, floating around being a big threat to nature.
Hmmm....

I am a bit concerned about drinking a lot of water with lime / orange juice etc. in it. I wonder what that does to your teeth.

(... Most days I'm quite a cheerful person, really! lol).

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5BADDOGS 6/16/2013 1:25PM

    I love this idea! I am going to dig out my favorite pitcher and set myself up a little "spa refresher" tray in my kitchen.

I can see it now... Drinking water goes from "chore" to "treat"!!

Thanks for the brilliant inspiration!
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UMBILICAL 6/16/2013 1:19PM

  Cool - er

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