Water Makes SUCH a Difference!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I've always known it. I've always believed it actually, but in the winter times, I've always had a hard time living it. When I'm cold, I have to drink warm stuff (and I hate tea). I don't particularly like warm 'water' either. When I drink my water it's always with a large handful of ice in it. I just can't do that in the winter. Okay, back up... when I restarted here, I changed my eating habits and drank lots of water every day, at least 8 cups. Lost 25 pounds that month. Then real heavy duty winter cold set in, and bur, I stopped drinking water and went back to my coffee all day routine. I still stuck with the eating habit changes, and that saved me from gaining weight. I actually still lost weight, just really, really slowly--about 3 to 5 pounds a month. Now I know, I know, a pound a week is a good slow weight loss, but when you're really fat, over 300 pounds, that's ridiculous. I kept at it, plugging away, and over a 3 month period lost 20 more pounds. Good right? Not horrible--no, but still it was that 1 to 1.5 pounds a week. Just the other day the weather bounced into really high warm weather and I was able to drink all of my water again, and like it.... and the pounds are melting off. I've lost 3 pounds in 3 days. Water WORKS! I know a lot of people who say they just don't like water. Learn to love it. Sometimes it is an acquired taste. If you don't' like your tap water, try different brands of commercial bottled water (and they are all different so don't just try one. I really do love water, but I have to make myself drink it even in the cold weather. Now I just have to remind myself of this winter and I hope that will work. I still drink my morning coffee. I always have, but yay I'm back to water the rest of the day.