My knees are still hurting but not nearly as badly. We'll see what I can do today.
I thought I'd write about water. I used to HATE water. Honestly, it was like torture trying to drink it. DH would remind me to drink more I even admit to "accidentally" spilling some water so it looked like I had had some ... but only once in awhile!
When I decided to get healthy this time around I knew I'd have to tackle this water issue. I would drink a glass or two a day and it was awful! lol But when I joined spark people and those 5 points were so easy to get I knew I had to drink my water!
Something funny happened. I started reaching for water before I reached for a diet soda. I started to crave a big glass of cold water. It was so weird, an admitted water hater becoming a water lover. It really took about a week to kick in, so once again that old saying that it takes a week to form a habit seems to be true for me.
So here's a few of the tricks I used to get myself to drink more water. I'm not saying any one else should follow them, just this is what works for me.
- Have a glass of water on hand at all times. If it's right there, you're going to drink more.
- Drink a glass of water before you drink any thing else in the morning.
- Drink a glass of water between other drinks, bites at meals, etc
- Take medications with water. I have to take a few a day so there's at least a glass.
-Have a glass of water on the bedside table.
-I know a lot of people add things to their water like fruit juices or vitamins or whatever but I just like plain cold water.
Basically what that all boiled down to was replacing diet soda with water. It was a bit of a challenge at first, but I'm really happy that I can drink my water!
(The only drawback is DH figured out I wasn't drinking nearly as much water as I had previously led him to believe because he has to replace the water jug more than once a week now! lol)