i am on a mission lol trying to drink more water and less pop..

natural water - waterfalls are so pretty
@laken02 (3067)
United States
April 3, 2012 3:15pm CST
i started today on this mission i call it to try and drink more water, and less pop i am also drinking lemonade which is only 5 cal per glass.. so if i can do this all week and slowly ween of the pop i know i will feel better and lose some weight and i want to lose alot.. so you have to start somewhere.. im starting with water as i know it is good for me and i dont get enought.. so wish me luck..
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
awwww good luck. i myself haven't been drinking soda lately. i am just not fond of it hehehe i always just carry with me water and even when i eat outside, i still order bottled water rather than soda.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
oh at reasturants i always get water and hardly ever buy soda not just for the saving s which is great , but the water comes out of a fountain and does not taste like tap water which i hate and it is always very good and cold as well and i sneak a little sweet in low in it as well can drink many glasses ...that way
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
22 Apr 12
i would usually buy bottle water because don't know where they get their service water. i also tell them every time i order a drink that they don't put ice...
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I wish you a lot of luck. I started drinking water with some flavoring in it, I like Crystal Light's "Focus" because it has some caffeine in it, but I also drink the orange flavored ones from Walmart because they don't. There is also a Hawaiian Punch flavor "LemonLime Splash" that is a really bright green, but very nice. They all have 5 calories per 8 oz glass, but 10 for the whole tube, but that's fine
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
thanks i may try some of those , i do like crystal light lemonade i try and drink it more often, but i got burned out , i dont much like fruit punch but have not tyred the others .. i guess even reg kool aud would be better then drinkig so much pop .. thanks again take care
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
oh man, we got the mojito mix from crystal light and it is SO GOOD!
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
3 Apr 12
You are right, water is realy good for the health. This is the only fluid/liquid that can really cleanse our body. Keeping your self hydrated is really good for the health. Additional tip, according to some natural doctors, you need to shake water at least 40 tmes before drinking it. It wil help retain water inside your system for longer time making your pee intervals longer. This will also help you hydrated longer. Also, shaking water makes it easier to take and absorbed by the body because the molecules were already disturbed. They also suggest that you must drink water 1-2 glasses every hour.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
4 Apr 12
wow i never heard that before to shake it i will do that.. never thought of it before but that could be right.. i have been know in the past to drink pop for water and not get any water for long periods of time and no wonder i feel bad and have no energy right .. so soon i will have more water in me and i shall see if i feel better and go from there.. thanks for the great post..
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Yes shaking water can be easily swallowed too. I tried it. Also, they are suggesting or recommending to shake warm or room temperature water first before drinking especially after work outs or any physical activity. This will help our veins dilated.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
4 Apr 12
water is so much better for you, even if you are drinking diet soda. my suggestion is to by crystal light if you need a flavour to your water. as for me, i drink about 3-4 bottles a day and have fruit juice in the morning (generally cranberry or orange) and drink nothing but water for the rest of the day. since last summer, i have lost 10 lbs.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
wow congrats on the weight loss, i know i could lose around 10 pounds as well if i can get serious about it, were going to the groc store today and i may loook at the crystal,lights and see waht differetn flaovrs they have i have in the past got the pink and rge lemonade and i just burned out on it.. i have a bunch of it left so something new may help thanks..
@GemmaR (8526)
4 Apr 12
I started to lose weight at the beginning of 2011, and one of the things that I decided to do was to stop drinking fizzy drinks and start drinking more water or calorie free juice. Once I had done this, I found that I was able to lose weight a lot faster and more regularly, so I would certainly recommend that you should do this if you have the chance to be able to do so. If you can, water is the best thing to drink because it is the only thing that is truly good for you as it doesn't have any calories or additives in it.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
you are so rigth about water being good for you, if it is fountain water or bottled water and is cold i can drink it but not the nasty tap water i hate it yuck i always order wster whrn we go out to eat and i can drink alot that way and at home im still trying to get use to drinking it .. i know if i stop the pop i cpould lose about 10 pounds :) that would be great..
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
I just do not know if drinking more water is enough for one to achieve that desired weight loss. I think it is a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise and a happy disposition in life. So many factors affect one's desire to stay fit and healthy. I also have a problem with drinking too much soda. I think that after this discussion, I will likewise be more conscious about the things I put into my system, soda, junk food and otherwise. It's about time that I do something about my weight as I am not getting any younger. Best wishes to your endeavor. May you reach your goal this year.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
thanks for your comment and good wishes for my success, im still not reached the point where im ready to just give up my pop but i can try more to cut back and i think i am going to switch from the coored soft drimks to the clear one as i herd they were better for you as well . i just dont do diet drinks never did like them and on eday i will make the change to pure water.. until then i need to get a set amount in mind and keep that goal .. thanks
@nicegilr (214)
4 Apr 12
yes it's great if you realy want to loose your weight.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
yeah, if i stop drinking my pop and drink more water i knowi coud probably lose about 10 pounds ..but right now im adjusting to a new job, new schedule, and new sleep pattern so i think its best to take it slow and get things in mylife straighteed out first. then later i can work on my diet.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Apr 12
Good luck to you! I have started drinking nothing but water and Crystal Light. I need to work up to drinking about 100 ounces a day at least. I get around 60 in most days although I did get up to about 90 a few days ago.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
i am very lucky to get in one bottle of water a day.. i know its bad and i need to do better but i just hate the taste of plain water and got burned out on all the lemonades like crystsl light .. so i crave pop on a daily basis and often and its easier to just give in and where i just started a new job that makes it harder to try and adjust to everything and all the changes ahead..
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I have tried this and I don't remember the last time I have had a soda. I am actually proud of myself that I haven't popped open a soda and downed a few glasses of those. I am also surprised that I am even drinking more water then I used to. I just don't like the taste of water. After some advice from a co-worker I squeeze a little lemon juice in my water and it works. Now I don't even add lemon juice I drink the water straight. I also drink tea. So good luck to you and keep at it and you will feel more healthier and you'll get the results you want. With me doing what I do now, I have maintained the weight that I want I haven't gained any weight something I don't want to happen and I don't want to lose any weight because if I lost any more I think I'd disappear . So, just stay at it and if you have a slip up don't worry about it you can always start over.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
thanks for the great advice , its great that your doing well too. i hope one day to be able to drink more water i can drink it if i have ice and it is really cold or put the bottle in the freezer and let it get good and almost frozen its good that way, i use to put sweet low in my water and i loved it and drank a ton but then i found out it was why my stomach was hurting so bad so i had to stop. and went back to the pop becasue i was so about the loss of the sweet low as it tasted so good..take care
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Me too. I'm starting to drink more water now. It's much healthier than with any drinks that contains a lot of sugar.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
great that your drinking more water, i wish you much luck, i am still struggling with getting the water i need i only get about one bottle a day if that, and i still drink about 4 pops a day yikes i know thaat bad.. i could cut back to 1 pop and probably lose weight but i know water is heathy for me as well and want to drink more..
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
I'm not a pop drinker, I much preferred water. It's a good therapy I still remember my father when I'm still young he used to drink water for therapy and never eat food. He called it cleansing diet or fasting. Only water and no food intake, sometimes he can last for a week only just water he told me that water is the best medicine than artificial medicine he took. I can drink water 8 glassed or more excluding coffee or juice. Specially now that is very hot here in my country.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
wow that is great that you can do that, i hardly get i bottle a day , i know i need to do better.. but i still struggle, when i went to work this morning my co worker had 3 or 4 cans of dr pepper sitting on the desk and i said i take it ypu like dr pepper and she lol an d said she drinks about 7 a day i was like omg i dont even drink that much pepsi and the thig is she is not fat at all she is kinda skinny she said she use to weigh over 200 pounds at one time earlier .. i cant imagine.. and notsre how she lost it but she is only 19...so i know i need more water and one day will get it right..
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
3 Apr 12
That is such a great move laken02! I weaned from pop a few years ago. It was hard but eventually, I didn't even notice that I'm hardly drinking pop at all. The sugar in pop is just over the roof. Some people don't like water because it doesn't taste good. So they drink fruit juice instead. That's what you're doing as well. Which is a good thing. You can put honey in fresh lemonade instead of white sugar. Then try to drink a glass of water after you drink something sweet to flush it from your throat and mouth. Hang in there! Slowly but surely is the way to go. You can do it!
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
22 Apr 12
thanks, but i still strugggle with this daily,i do drink orange juice while at work becasue i put it out with the bar.. but whn i get home i crave the pop i like coke best but will drink pepsi as well.. i just saw something new on tv commerical it was crystal light and it was a energy drink in citrius so i may try that when we go to grocery tomorrow.. 5 cal a glass.. im ok as long as it dont taste like tea i hate the taste of tea..
• Canada
3 Apr 12
I don't drink a lot of water either but I should really try and get more as it is good for you. Continue with your efforts and you'll see the positive results of it very soon. Good luck and let us know how it goes after a few days
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
4 Apr 12
thanks i will do that. but i know it is goning to be harder then i think as i have been addicted for so long.. but it is dooable .. so i will give it my best shot'i did ok today but ended up drink only 2 pops which i use to drink around 5 so that is imporvement there.. i found i like water better when it is ice cold or almost frozen i will put in in the freezer and let it get really cold taste great like that.. but keep me in mind if you ever pray as i always will take prayers ..take care
@maezee (32269)
• United States
3 Apr 12
That's a good mission to have! Once you get a taste for water, it's kind of like soda... (Or 'pop' as us midwesterners call it ). I cannot go a day without at least 2 liters of water. Which is awesome. But it turns into kind of an addiction. At least it's a zero calorie (and free) addiction. . I quit drinking soda & energy drinks in mid-November - and I was HARDCORE addicted to them - I'd have a couple of Rock Star energy drinks (or sometimes Red Bull) a day including a few sodas as well. It's a harder adjustment than most think, but once you get used to it, you stop craving soda! Although I crave a Diet Mountain Dew every now and again...And I still drink coffee... I feel better and more clean. Not sure if I have lost anything as a result of it. But if you're looking to lose weight..Water boosts your metabolism, is good for you, and makes you feel more full. Plus if you replace soda with it, you're cutting back on a bunch of empty calories. best of luck to you!
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
4 Apr 12
i could switch to diet mt dew too but i really think my body needs more water and i do not drink it very often at all.. so i could be needing it more then i think i will see if it makes me feel better in a few days i will know.. and make the adjustments.. for now im just cutting back as i did today and i did ok so im happy..plus i got lots of exercise. as well... so the weight loss will be a bounus thanks for posting