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Saturday, September 19, 2009

I think I did the math right. Today marks my official one year anniversary for drinking 64 ounces of water a day. I have not missed a single day since I told myself I WAS going to do it! This has probably been one of the hardest things for me to accomplish, because I am not by nature someone who likes drinking water. Sure, I've always liked my coffee and sodas-but not plain old water. I remember a year ago writing to people on the spark boards asking how DID they manage to do that?! I got lots of advice, from adding Crystal Light to lemons. I asked if people were water 'purists' or if they counted all liquids as part of the total. Again, a few different opinions on that one. In the end, I decided that I would try to add 64 ounces of pure water, in addition to anything else I drank, into my day. I also cut out all caffeine (good for a pounding 2 week headache...). I do every now and then have a regular cup of coffee, but they are few and far between. It also meant giving up my 2 a day cans of Diet Pepsi. I think I've had maybe 3 sodas in the past year. Honestly-I haven't missed it. The water drinking is now a part of my routine. I may not always eat right, but at least I've got this thing nailed!
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    Great job! I never add anything to my water. I'm not as consistent as you've been - very impressed with that commitment - but when I am paying attention, I just drink 2 8-oz glasses of water at breakfast, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner, and 2 before I go to bed. That makes it easy to keep track of how much water I've had during the day. I think for the rest of this year I'm going to try to emulate you and drink all my water every day. Thanks for the extra inspiration!
    3090 days ago
    WOW, that's great. I would have a terrible time drinking that much water everyday. I'm lucky to get a couple of glasses in. Your an inspiration!
    3138 days ago
    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!! emoticon

    3138 days ago
    emoticon Way to go. I've always been a water drinker but now I drink even more since the meds I started taking for my migraines make my Diet Coke taste metallic. Water, water, least it's healthy - way to go - great job!!!!
    3138 days ago
    emoticon Good for you. That's awesome - and healthy!
    3138 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2009 7:35:39 PM
    3138 days ago
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