Tuesday, January 24, 2012

64 Ounces of Water

It's no secret that I've not been in a healthy frame of mind for quite some time.  I've been thinking about that.  As I was crocheting and having coffee with one of my dearest friends today, she told me, "You were Super Woman there for a while."  That struck a chord in me.

For a while, I *WAS* Super Woman at weight loss.  I was rockin' the crap out of this thing.  But many other areas of my life went neglected.  I was working out like crazy, but my home suffered.  I ended up being slapped in the face with a bout of depression I didn't know how to deal with and had to be treated for.  I was Super Woman at one thing, but at the expense of other things. 

And then finally, I started falling apart.

I don't need to be Super Woman at anything.  I need to be "Pretty Damn Good Woman" at many things, and I feel I'm capable of doing that. 

I'm getting back in a healthy frame of mind.  I'm trying to at least.  For the rest of this week and beyond my focus is one small thing.  64 ounces of water each day, that's all.

That's my focus.  If I drink more, that's fabulous.  If I get my 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, fantastic!  But the water is my focus.  Once I get that down, I'll move on to my next baby step.  Anyone have any suggestions?

As always, I'm so thankful for the support you guys give me.  Let's drink some damn water!!


  1. OMG - I could have totally written that blog post for myself. I kept telling myself that I was a warrior back when I was losing weight - but then life caught up with me and well...I gained 30lbs.

    I don't want to be in that frame of mind anymore - I just want to have a healthy balance between trying to get healthy and living my life. It's gonna be tough to find the balance, I'm sure. But it's a challenge I'm willing to make with myself.

    As far as the water goes - I've been drinking nothing but water while I'm at work. I carry a 32oz cup around with me at all times and I try to drink at least 3 of them throughout the day. It's working really well.

  2. Good luck, darling! Just got to take it one day at a time. Its very easy to sit on the outside and say, "You should do this, or that, or do it my way" but the fact is, you just have got to do what works for you. Again, good luck!

  3. Fantastic idea. My friend also lost weight by adding more water to her diet. I'm going to do the same thing.

  4. I have made a deal with myself, drink 3 cups of water and then I can have my coffee :) Definitely helps me get the water in!

  5. Good job on breaking it up in to small goals. Ive been trying to get in 100 ozs a day for just ONE week i would never claim to be able to keep it up for longer than that so i'm going to see how it goes. My trick: I have a HUGE plastic cup (32 ounces) and when I wake up I fill it up & just carry it all around the house with me. I refill it 4 times for the day and i've reached my goal! you CAN do this!


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