A little bit goes a long way
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I've had a terrible time consistently drinking enough water. I've tried flavored water, adding flavor to my tap water, insulated drink cups, bottled water, ice water...
I'm busy at work and let it get warm or I drink part of it and can't make myself finish it. Then I get to the end of the day and realize I have had very little water. I've made deals with myself - no Coke Zero until I drink a certain amount of water, etc.
My latest trick just might do it. I need a sense of accomplishment and ticking things off my list, so I bought some flats of 8 oz. bottled water. I put the whole thing in the fridge and get it good and cold and then grab the first one. Glug, glug, glug and gone. So refreshing, quick and easy. Check. One down, seven to go. When I empty one I refill with tap water and stick it back in the fridge. I'll do that a couple of times and then recycle the bottle.
My kick-off day was the first I can remember in a very long time where I managed eight 8-oz glasses of water. I was so excited and it was easy! I have diabetes, hypertension, one kidney (cancer) and recurring urinary tract infections. I NEED plenty of water, plus I know it will help with my weight loss.
Been out fishing all day. It's a small boat and a public lake so not too many opportunities to find a restroom and I don't tank the water when I'm out there. I'm home now and need to get busy, however, I may have to get up a couple of times tonight. lol