Friday, January 18, 2013

Let's Talk Water

I hate drinking plain water. I'm probably not supposed to tell the world that when I'm trying to document my weight loss. Most of my water intake is the apple-cinnamon water and it's the only way I can get in enough water throughout the day. 

When I was pregnant with Caleb I had a difficult time with dehydration. There was nothing appealing about drinking tons of water. During my third trimester, I was admitted to the hospital because Caleb had grown so quickly and was wreaking havoc on my body. I was given the standard water cup and lectured about drinking water. The nurse actually recommended drinking three of those sized jugs of water a day. I did it for Caleb.

After my pregnancy, I went back to drinking as little water possible for me to survive. I drank plenty of soft drinks and coffee. That combination certainly wasn't doing my weight issue any good. 

Now that I'm leading a healthier lifestyle, I drink two full containers of water while I'm at work. That's exactly 64 ounces of water during my work day. It's a small goal that I can keep every single day to keep losing the weight. 

If you'd like to get a big water jug, but want to skip the hospital trip you can find one on Amazon:

I try to drink half my body weight in ounce of water per day. Unless you weigh 128 or below, the standard recommendation of 64 ounces of water probably isn't enough for you. If you weigh 150 pounds, you should aim for 75 ounces of water per day. I probably wouldn't go far over that amount per day. It is possible to drink too much water and deplete your electrolyte levels. 

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