Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Upping My Water Intake

As part of my goal to keep getting healthier, I decided to make it a point to drink more water.  Being dehydrated can cause a lot of physical problems, like headaches.  I know this, but it's not always top of my mind.  I had looked at Fly Lady's water bottle which looked really good because it had a straw.  It's supposed to be something you're more likely to use.  I would have bought Fly Lady's but not having a credit card on hand made it impossible to order.  So, when I found this cup on Amazon, on sale, even, I jumped at the chance to buy it.  I've been saving up my gift cards until I had enough to redeem, so I ordered my water bottle and a couple of other things.

My kids have already tried to use my bottle, but I've nipped that in the bud the first day when I found food particles in the straw (ew!).  I'll have to keep an eye for other colours to go on sale so that I can buy the kids their own bottles in their own colours so we can keep them straight.

It's a great bottle.  The straw pops up and folds down easily.  It's got a double bottle design, so it keeps the water cold and it doesn't get condensation on the bottle.  That's a nice thing because I get sick of having water rings on my desk.  I keep it filled up on my desk while I'm working.  It also travels well because it doesn't leak. I just toss it in my bag and away I go.

Only a couple of downsides to this one: the straw whistles when you drink sometimes, usually when you're drinking less water and it's not dishwasher safe.  Neither are big problems, but just little annoyances. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase.

Anyway, here is the bottle I bought:

I also like the purple and red bottles, but this one had the best price, so it's the one I bought. So the pluses of drinking more water? I'm feel like I'm sloshing around a bit. I am definitely running to the facilities more often. I figure it means my system is being flushed for sure. I'm not as hungry either. Sometimes I think that I mix up my body's signals and eat when I really need to drink some water. My jeans are fitting now too. Not sure if the water has something to do with it, but it's the only thing I've been doing consistently that is different.

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