Wednesday, February 28, 2007


So I have decided to drink more water. I know, huge step, huh? I have been trying to lose some weight now for a while and nothing seems to be working (okay, I am not trying that hard, but I thought that maybe just the thought in my mind would make some weight melt off, hehe). I came across an article this afternoon that says drinking extra water may help with weight lose.
I am not sure if it is true or not, but I figured why not try. It all started this weekend when I got on the scale and thought I could lose a little weight (don't we all think that). I started drinking the recommended 64 ounces of water starting on Sunday. I am running into a wall seeing that I have to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes when I have anything in my system, but it says in the article that the urination station phase will pass (hopefully soon). I haven't noticed any results (and I guess I'm not really expecting any), but know that even if it doesn't help me lose any weight it will at least help me to be a healthier me. Don't worry, I am still drinking my Diet Mountain Dew (I'm down to about 2 cans a day), but am just adding extra h2o on top of that. Wish me luck on the water quest.

A small amount from the article:
The problem is that, though many decide to increase their water intake, very few stick with it. It's understandable. During the first few days of drinking more water than your body is accustomed to, you're running to the bathroom constantly. This can be very discouraging, and it can certainly interfere with an otherwise normal day at work. It seems that the water is coming out just as fast as it's going in, and many people decide that their new hydration habit is fruitless.

Do take heed , though. What is really happening is that your body is flushing itself of the water it has been storing throughout all those years of "survival mode". It takes a while, but this is a beautiful thing happening to you. As you continue to give your body all the water it could ask for, it gets rid of what it doesn't need. It gets rid of the water it was holding onto in your ankles and your hips and thighs, maybe even around your belly. You are excreting much more than you realize. Your body figures it doesn't need to save these stores anymore; it's trusting that the water will keep coming, and if it does, eventually, the flushing (of both the body and the potty) will cease, allowing the human to return to a normal life. It's true. This is called the "breakthrough point."

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