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Friday, September 06, 2013

You would think it'd be the easiest change to make, drinking 8 cups (really? Cups, not glasses?) of water a day. This, to me, is not as easy as it looks. I might swap soda in favor of water, from time to time, but I can't say it's my favorite thing in the world. It's pretty difficult to get 8 cups in, believe it or not. I mean, working 7 hours, I might manage 4 cups in that span, generally. yesterday, I did that much and had to do 2 glasses at home to make sure I got it in.

Here's the thing, I used to bring a 20 oz. bottle of water to work- and I'd rarely EVER finish it! Almost never. When I'm home or at a restaurant, I'll have water, to start, but that would only go so far. Once I started eating, I would want a soda (Usually Coke.) I guess I have this notion that that particular item would help me digest better, somehow. But I don't think, on average, I'd ever get more than 5-6 cups of water a day.

That's probably where I will start. It looks like I have to get friendly, somehow, with Water if I'm going to make such changes in my life. I know there are books like "Your Body's Many... Cries (I think) for Water" That will tell me how I've been depriving myself for so long. I am pretty well aware of the influence of and need for water, it's just making that the go-to...

Might be difficult, Is NOT impossible. It will start here. I might not eat great, yet, but I'll focus on the water for a week or so and work on nutrition after that. It's a process. It's just good that I'm starting, now. The important thing is to take steps as I can and keep going. Water is a good start.

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    I like to squeeze lemon juice in a glass of water for a change. It was hard at first to switch to drinking water, but once I did, it was easy. Just takes time!!

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SWIMMING_GLEE 9/6/2013 7:34PM

    @PRINCESSDEW I used to do Crystal Light and such, but I can't have ANY Splenda, Aspartame or severely morphed sweeteners- I can just about handle STEVIA!

I think, however, you are on the right track! Lemons, berries, stuff like that could work. Maybe a packet of Sugar in the Raw (Just ONE, I know!) Along those lines. Thanks!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 9/6/2013 2:14PM

    Try putting flavor into the water like Crystal Light.

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KNYAGENYA 9/6/2013 11:26AM

    I need to improve my water intake. I have cut out soda in my life and I am happy about that. emoticon

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