Monday, August 20, 2007

Hydration

Hi everyone,

My new focus right now is on trying to drink water constantly. I really haven't been much of a drinker lately - well - for the last several years. I am the person that rarely finishes a drink before the ice melts... and as I sit here at my desk - I notice that this is happening to the water I got on my way to my desk this morning.

I don't know what the answer will be for me to solve this. In some ways - I think that things will drastically change when I have my surgery because I'm going to be MUCH more aware of everything going on in my body. The professionals at the hospital though say that I need to work on these things now, and they are right. So this weekend - I tried to do as much hydrating as I could. I think I did pretty well yesterday - although it wasn't water - it was decaf iced tea. I thought it was a mini-step in the right direction though - because I gave up regular tea. Normally (the weekends are the worst) I will nurse two drinks all day - one in the morning that lasts until 5ish... and then one with dinner that normally takes me to bedtime.

I've got to come up with a system to keep drinking fresh in my mind all the time... I'm open to suggestions. It's not really an issue of what the drink is... nothing really helps there, and I don't like those little mixes that you can throw in your water bottle...

I'd hate to have to put reminders on my calendar at work, but I will if I have to... the only thing there is that it won't help me on the weekends.
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