Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We Pause Our Regularly Scheduled Blog For A Water Break...

I have a teeny tiny little confession to make y'all.  I have NOT been drinking enough water lately.  Not. Even. Close.

That has got to change.  I know from experience that when I am drinking plenty of water I am less tempted to snack. I retain less fluids and am less bloated.  And I see other benefits with my skin.  So, why am I not making myself drink more?



Bring on the 30 Day Water Challenge!

Although the idea is simple enough: Drink 1 gallon of water per day for 30 days, I did think it wise to do a little homework first.  And sure enough - there are a few warnings one should be aware of before beginning a 30 Day Water Challenge.

*  Do not participate in the challenge if you do not have healthy kidneys
*  You SHOULD consult your Dr before beginning the challenge
*  Do NOT try to drink the whole gallon all at once.  In fact, don't drink more than 1 liter per hour

And there are a few basic "rules" to the challenge:

*  NO sodas during the challenge
*  NO sweetened coffee or sweetened tea during the challenge
*  NO juice
*  NO energy drinks
* If you miss the goal one day - DO NOT beat yourself up.  Just start fresh the next day

I'll be posting at least once a week to share my progress.  The highs and the lows.  I can only imagine there will be plenty of references to peeing.  You have been warned.

Wish me luck



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4 comments:

  1. I carry a water bottle around when I am on campus...however, since being home, I have not drank as much water as I should. I like those flavor packets---I can't digest just plain water, it doesn't agree with my stomach, smiles. (I know, tmi)

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  2. I'm a heavy drinker....of WATER!!! LOL I've drank a lot for several years, but when I got serious about getting my weight off a couple of years ago, I really stepped it up. I try to drink about 12 cups a day. The easiest way for me is to fill up my huge jug every night/morning and I have it marked off in increments of 2 cups all the way up the side with a sharpie....it makes me feel good to see it go down with each 2 cups I drink. Also, the kids got me an awesome stainless insulated cup from Wally World (a Bubba) for Mother's Day. That thing is awesome and is worth you investing in. It keeps your water REALLY cold, which is the only way I can drink it. Plus, it's bright purple with a lime green lid. ;-) HOPE these tips help.

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  3. Awesome challenge. I am definitely going to up my water as I'm doing walking challenge. 100 Miles before Summer!
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  4. I definitely need more water, but a gallon seems a bit daunting for me.

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