I've pretty much avoided it for along time. Yeah, I've gone through very short spurts where I drank some water but always had a soda or two throughout the day. It really isn't that I dislike water. I actually like it. But, I liked soda more. And, ok, I'll be honest here I still drink coffee in the morning - now.
A couple weeks ago - yep! - weeks - I started feeling dehydrated when the temperature soared into the lower 80's and it was super muggy and sticky. I know I am getting dehydrated because the female side of things begin to burn. So, I immediately began drinking water. I prefer water over the burning, not necessarily dehydration. But, then, something happened.
I drank water that whole day in order to combat the dehydration. And then, I drank water the next day so I wouldn't get dehydrated. I've been guzzling water every since. We have gone out to dinner a couple times and I haven't even ordered a soda. The other night Jeff and I had to drop the van off at our car care place in the evening, for them to begin work the next morning and we stopped at Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone and we got a soda to share.
One sip is all I took - Yuk!
Now, I am not to sure what is going on this whole water drinking. Some of the 'negative' side effects of lots of water drinking is the amount of visits to the bathroom. For someone who already was visiting the bathroom an exhorbant amount of times (those old age, after twins, and other issues), now having to almost double the amount of time is somewhat disconcerting.
But, I'm dealin' with it. I'd rather drink the water.
I'm combating dehydration. It's better for me. Maybe, I'll jumpstart some weight loss. This weekend a couple ladies and I are going to be starting the Made to Crave bible study. While it isn't a true weight loss study there are aspects of it built in - so I'm to understand.
Kinda' excited to see where this drinking water will take me.