I'm not referring to expecting a baby since I'm not. But drinking our daily needed amount of water (64-68 oz.) really does make the difference. We must do this every day...not just one or two days.
The weeks that I've not drank my water like I should each day I've either gained or I've not lost as much as I could have. This past week I drank my full amount of water each day and when I weighed in yesterday (even though I ate more than I should have) I had lost 1.5 lbs. I was rather shocked that I lost at all. I really didn't do as well with my eating as I would have liked to have. But I'm telling you ladies...drinking that water is what has worked. Plus it makes you feel so much better. I love my diet sodas. And I will allow myself to have one once a week or so...but sodas make me feel so bloated afterwards. Water doesn't do that. Water is a good and natural cleanser for our bodies.
Sis. Marsheila goes to my church and we were talking yesterday about drinking water. She just does not like water. I have to say that I used to didn't either. I was always drinking unsweet tea (I know....that sounds gross to most of you but that is what I was raised on in the northern US) and sodas. But once I went on a weight-loss for the first time I made myself drink water. It was not easy to get used to but I prayed and asked the Lord to help me like it and now I LOVE to drink water. If I don't drink it like I should my body craves it. I told Sis. Marsheila to pray and ask the Lord to help her like it and she asked me if adding those packets of things like Crystal Lite and Propel packets would hurt anything. They will not hurt anything. Just make sure they are sugar free. Sugar is our enemy ladies!! So if you need to add something to your water to help you like it....go ahead. I have several bottles that have been emptied from my kids drinking gatorade and other such drinks that I washed and saved. They are good for filling with water and placing in the refrigerator for future use to add those packets in. Each packet gets added to 20 oz. of water. Or you can make 1/2 gallon pitchers of Crystal Lite in different flavors. Those are really good too for a change.
I pray you all did well this week. If you didn't then don't be too hard on yourself...just strive to do better (with the Lord's help of course) this week. We can do this ladies...if we set our hearts and minds to it!!
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."