Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let's Talk Water

I don't know about you, but I don't always like to drink my water.  Especially when I am feeling bloated (yes, it just got real)...more on that part in a minute.  What are your tricks for staying hydrated?  One of my tricks is to incorporate La Croix.


This is not a sponsored post, no one gave me any money to say that I like it; this is honest love.  This sparkling water has no sodium and has all natural flavors.  And, well, I like the bubbles.  The berry and lime are my favorite flavors.  Sometimes I will pour them into my water bottle and top it off with plain water.  It mixes well and keeps me drinking.  If you haven't tried it, give it a go.  I always have it in my fridge at home and at the office.  If you have an HEB near you, they make a good store brand version, but don't have as many flavors.

Now, water retention...the bloat.  Ugh.  Sorry for the TMI, but I must know that I am not alone.  At least I hope I'm not.  How do you ladies feel about that time of the month bloating?  Stupid question, I know.  I don't expect anyone to say you love it.  I hate it and I hate how it wreaks havoc on my scale.

I cheated and got on the scale this morning.  I am not supposed to step on until tomorrow morning.  I saw .6 lbs in the wrong direction.  Sigh.  Do you ladies experience this too?  Do you avoid the scale during this time?

I know I should celebrate non-scale victories.  Woohoo!  I rode 4.5 miles on my bike yesterday!  Woohoo!  My food choices are healthier!  Woohoo!  I am watching my portion sizes!  But seriously, it is a real downer to feel the bloat and see it on my scale.  How do you deal with it?

Right this second I am telling myself to stop being such a baby and get over it.  Keep on keeping on.  Other tips are welcome and appreciated.  :)



I know my changes and hard work are worth it.  Even right now with the bloat I feel much better than I felt with bad eating habits.  I know it is all good, but geez and I annoyed with the bloat.  Hmmm...I wonder if this could be PMS.  lol.  That one's a thinker.

Have a lovely well hydrated Tuesday!

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  1. My brother drinks those drinks as well. I've tasted them before. But I've always been a straight up water gal. When I was little I didn't care if it was warm or cold.haha Now, of course, I have to have it ice cold. I have a big 32oz cup at work and I try to drink two of those through out my work day then one more at home.
    The bloat, oh that nasty bloat.I turn into a blowfish around TOM. I can gain upto 4lbs. What I like to keep in mind during that time(if I get on the scale) is that if I have a bigger number I get excited at the thought of how much a decrease I will have once my bloat goes away. It doesn't matter if it decreases only to my normal everyday weight I just like seeing the scale go down. That's how I deal with the bloat. ;)

    1. I like your plan for dealing with the bloat. VERY smart.