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Drinking water is just ducky. Bottoms Up!
I retain water. Too much information? Sorry. But, unfortunately for me it's true. My ankles can swell up to the size of my thighs. (I'm laughing as I type - that's quite the visual). I don't consume a lot of salt.  I read the labels remember? And if you've been following my posts I've gotten off the 'can' so to speak. Again too much information? I meant I don't use canned goods as much. And even if I did I almost always purchase salt free. The ingredients being main ingredient and water. Suffice to say I don't think sodium intake is the culprit.

I know that I don't drink enough water. Not consistently anyways. I am famous for being consistently inconsistent. Actually, I'm not famous for anything, but I am, or I should say was consistently inconsistent. I am changing that. So this week's challenge is to :

Week 2 - Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.

  1. Drink one glass of water when I get up.
  2. Drink my water bottle (4 glasses) by the time I get home from work. (preferably a little bit at a time throughout the day and not all at once in the car port)
  3. Drink at least one glass of water at dinner. This is actually good for your teeth. Did you know that? One of the worst things for your teeth is the acid in the food we eat. Think vinegars. citrus fruits. etc. It can wreak havoc with the enamel on your teeth. Simply drinking water with your meals dilutes or washes away the acidity and therefore protects your teeth. Huh. Learn something new every day.
  4. Drink a cup of camomile or other herbal tea in the evening. (I know purists don't consider it 'water', but lord it is pretty darn close isn't it? No caffeine. Little or no taste.)

So, if I do the above I will easily drink enough to reach my goal, without that much hassle. Just think if I serve spicy food for dinner I'll drink even more! Exciting.

What's even better is this works great with my goal from week one "Walk with purpose". I will certainly be adding more movement to my day just by the additional bathroom breaks. And I will for sure be walking with purpose to said bathroom. It's all good.

I will of course let you know what happens as far as my thighs to ankle ratio is concerned. And how easy or difficult it is to keep it up for the week, never mind the long term. And any other changes I may notice along the way.

Bottoms up!


 





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