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.
One of my favorite things to do is to fill my 44 oz. big mug with ice water, and then when I finish it, I can have my morning diet coke. I must have that caffeine, so it's a big incentive to finish the water. Then, I fix another big jug of water at lunch time and can only get about half of it down by bed time. I also try to chug a 12 oz. glass of water before every meal. It doesn't sound like much, but I've lost 17 pounds in two years without doing much else.ReplyDelete