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Hydration and cutting back on coffee


Saturday, November 16, 2013

I must say I love the NEW start page here at spark. It is so customizable to just zero in on what you want to zero in on… our focus for the day/week/ year. Its truly a perfect spot to sum up how well we are doing or not doing.

So what am I focusing on? Hydration. My short goal is to drink my water, religiously. I found a water bottle that holds 3 cups of water. All I need to do is to drink 2 to 2 1/2 of these and I have downed 6-8 cups of water.

Also I will be only having 1 cup of coffee a day. It seems to me I have been drinking more at home and at work. Which is dehydrating and add into the fact I hardly drink any water is a disaster. In terms of losing weight. I don't feel well, I get fuzzy by the end of the day when working.. I'm tired at night a total lump, sitting and watching tv. Well that needs to change!

So that water bottle will come with me everywhere. I will take little water breaks through out the day, and of course piddle breaks.. I will make this my major focus, until it becomes just part of my life. No other major changes..

Along with this hyper focus of water, I will continue to exercise and post my food when I can. Being aware of my urges and what my thoughts turn too when I get resistant to doing what is good for me. I see many "focus points " for me in the future.. but baby steps will get me there.
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SQUIRREL_NUTKIN 12/2/2013 8:24PM

    I'll have to check out your blog more often! I'm trying to cut down on coffee (or hopefully cut it out completely) at the moment too, as it seems to have a pretty strong effect on me and I've had some bad experiences with it in the past (e.g. contributing toward an anxiety attack when I was on new meds, horrible withdrawal effects when missed a cup even though I was only having one per day...)

And also to greatly increase the water, I think I'm a bit dehydrated at the moment :-/

Baby steps are the way, like you said!

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JUDYAMK 11/22/2013 9:58PM

    I to drink more water also I have a knew water bottle it is a Contigo has the markings on up to 24 ounces where I can clearly see how much I drink. the hard time is at work I get so busy filling scripts I forget about the water. so when I go back to work from leave I am going to place it right in front of me. Plus the bottle is purple a color I would never had bought before. Take care

Judy

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LJCANNON 11/17/2013 10:13AM

    emoticon I LOVE My Coffee, but I did cut down to 2 Cups in the Morning and 1 Cup at Night instead of all day long. Luckily, I also LOVE Water and my Water Glass/Bottle does get a LOT of Miles, LOL!!

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KOFFEENUT 11/16/2013 4:55PM

    I've heard of people doing this (cutting back on coffee) but I'm afraid I wouldn't survive the attempt! I do wish YOU luck!
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SHAKENMA 11/16/2013 12:11PM

    I like your blog....I am in the same place with hydration. I had to work on putting that coffee cup down this morning! Especially on cold days.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 11/16/2013 11:29AM

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