Weight Loss Support - Park a nice Pretty Glass Of Water in Every Room .




Hermit Girl
06-30-2011, 02:04 PM
Yes, that is my new habit I'm starting. I recently spent a few weeks with guests staying in my house. I might add they were very fit , diet and excercize obsessed young adults, and they drank water or juice or tea... all ... day... long. Okay, okay... so they did all kinds of really good things to stay fit and slim, but this one thing... 'this one wierd trick' , it's like 'duh !" I always forget about it ! I know that in drinking water is suppose to be a part of healthy living, but making an attempt to park a pretty glass of water in every room I inhabit, well... just makes sense.

Have you tried this yet?


Angelique
06-30-2011, 02:12 PM
I keep a bottle of water on my nightstand and usually one on the kitchen counter. I really do believe that water is a key component in my weight loss since it's replaced the can of Mountain Dew I used to drink daily plus other sugary drinks.

Hermit Girl
06-30-2011, 02:19 PM
I guess a 'bottle of water' must be too complicated for me ... lol... maybe havign something to do with the lid on it.... never worked for me. The pint glass though, just looks so apealing. I would love to say I lost 20 pounds as you did. Maybe I will !


OhThePlaces
06-30-2011, 02:41 PM
I'm paranoid about having a glass of water sitting out (afraid dust will fall into it? I honestly don't know) so I have a large bottle of water that I drink, refill, drink and refill again. I definitely think it helps. :)

Riestrella
06-30-2011, 02:42 PM
I'm a bit freaky actually, I really enjoy drinking water from a bottle but if I drink it from a glass I feel like I want to drink something tastier! Darn my weird subconscious. It sounds like a good idea if you're living alone, I think my parents would get annoyed!

IsabellaOlivia
06-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Much easier to just carry my Camelback waterbottle with me. Seems a lot of work to keep a glass of water in every room- you do have to change the water frequently or it starts to get warm from the sun and bugs and stuff might fall into the glass.

Lori Bell
06-30-2011, 02:51 PM
Hi Hermit girl...I've wondered where you've been.
I rarely drink water...unless I'm actually thirsty...which is usually never. It just makes me go to the bathroom CONSTANTLY. I just drink my morning coffee, & occasional ice tea. I eat a ton of vegetables and fruit though, so I do get in a lot of "water" from that. :)

shishkeberry
06-30-2011, 03:13 PM
Riestrella, I'm the same way. I can guzzle water if it's in a bottle or a cup with a straw, but water in a glass is unsatisfying. My DF bought me a plastic cup with a straw that looks like a starbucks cup and you can freeze it. It helps me drink more.

LandonsBaby
06-30-2011, 03:38 PM
It just makes me go to the bathroom CONSTANTLY.

Me too. I probably should drink more. I keep water in the bedroom and drink through the night because for some reason that is when I am thirsty. If I kept water out all over it would get warm (in the summer) since we don't use air conditioning. But if it works for you, why not try it.

AshleighAO
06-30-2011, 03:41 PM
Riestrella, I'm the same way. I can guzzle water if it's in a bottle or a cup with a straw, but water in a glass is unsatisfying. My DF bought me a plastic cup with a straw that looks like a starbucks cup and you can freeze it. It helps me drink more.

I have 2 of those cups, one completely dedicated to water. I am weird in that if it has a straw I can drink like there's no tomorrow. You put a can of soda in a cup with a straw and in a few minutes it's gone where if I drink out of the can itself, I can spread it out to a few hours. So I started using my straw cup with water and find I drink a ton of it especially since I can freeze the cup and for me to drink water, it has to be cooooollllllddddd.

berryblondeboys
06-30-2011, 03:48 PM
I have a 32 ounces Sigg Container that I keep in a net bottle carrier. I carry it with me everywhere I go - the family room, kitchen, car, into stores, the pool, gym - everywhere. I don't like plain water, but I love iced tea. I make a fairly weak decaf iced tea and drink that all day long - about 120 ounces a day. I also a lot of veggies, but I am thirsty a lot. (And yes, I do drink water too).

Angelique
06-30-2011, 04:16 PM
I'm a bit freaky actually, I really enjoy drinking water from a bottle but if I drink it from a glass I feel like I want to drink something tastier! Darn my weird subconscious. It sounds like a good idea if you're living alone, I think my parents would get annoyed!

Me too!! I can't really drink water from a cup/glass....but I drink 6 bottles of water a day. I wonder why that is....

Hermit Girl
06-30-2011, 04:29 PM
WEll, I have personally only been drinking coffee and tea, and then more coffee. Water is going to really help me stay focused, no matter what the container, it's about having it in reach wherever I go ; next to the computer, next to my knitting, on the dining room table, maybe I'll even park a 'bottle' next to the toilet, so when I go pee, I'll drink more !!! lol.

AshleighAO
06-30-2011, 04:39 PM
WEll, I have personally only been drinking coffee and tea, and then more coffee. Water is going to really help me stay focused, no matter what the container, it's about having it in reach wherever I go ; next to the computer, next to my knitting, on the dining room table, maybe I'll even park a 'bottle' next to the toilet, so when I go pee, I'll drink more !!! lol.

I agree... I only ever drank coffee and pop. A lot of it. When I started to cut my intake of those things and replace it with water, it helped me lose some (probably a lot of sodium water weight from the pop!) AND I actually felt more energized even though I thought caffeine was helping, I feel better and less bloated and I think it's even helping my skin!

tuende
06-30-2011, 04:47 PM
I have the plastic cup with the straw too (BPA free) and I drink so much more water when I keep it around! I think it's something to do with the straw. My roommate calls it my 'sippy cup'. I drink about 80 oz a day, but I sweat a TON when I workout. I'm talking puddles on the floor after spin class! I do have to watch my caffeine though- it'll really dehydrate you- and I can tell because it makes me pee like crazy when I've been drinking so much water! I'd rather skip the caffeine than deal with that nonsense.

juliana77
07-03-2011, 10:34 PM
I was in the restroom constantly when I first upped my water, but you adjust. I average 100 oz these days and mabe have 5 visits a day (tmi?? Lol) I like my water room temp.

April Snow
07-04-2011, 12:34 AM
I drink a ton of water. I work in an office and have a 32 oz glass on my desk all day long and at home, I keep another big glass on my desk. My house isn't that big so I'm never too far away from my desk, and I go through about 120 oz a day.

Yes, lots of bathroom trips, but I tell myself that it's to "pee away the pounds." :-)

darius
07-04-2011, 03:56 AM
I'm paranoid about having a glass of water sitting out (afraid dust will fall into it?

Yes dust, and also, the cat will drink out of it.

fatgyrl
07-04-2011, 08:24 AM
Ah.... cats and cups... Now I stick to Dogs and water bottles, LOL!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/rocketgyrl/th_morningcoffee.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/rocketgyrl/critters/th_dishwasher1.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/rocketgyrl/critters/th_DRINK.jpg
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The truth is I do miss the cats but I breathe a lot better without them. In the first pic I used to fill that cup on my desk for that cat she to keep her from knocking over my coffee. None of the other pics were staged in any way. in the last set Nitro was teaching her son Taz how it really IS good to the last drop.... that was a milk glass hubby left out.

I like the empty G2 Bottles with the twist spouts so I can keep them open when they are just sitting and close for travel.

I like my water with LIME, I dare to be different.

I keep several half full bottles in the freezer so i can fill and go and they stay cold longer. I remove some of the labels so when on the go I know which have lime and which don't. Hubby and the dogs appreciate this.... lol.

I also have an insulated bag from the dollar store that carries and keeps 2 bottles cold. I think it was designed for wine but it works for me and the dogs (and hubby too).