Monday, February 21, 2011

My Quest for Skinny Jeans- I am a Camel

I am a camel.

I need very little to drink on a daily basis. I have to remind myself to drink frequently throughout the day.

And what I drink needs to be somewhat fun and definitely refreshing.

Water?  Please, no, no, no!

Water with lemon or even better water with lime?

Why yes, I do believe I will have a glass.  And can you put one of those little umbrella thingys in it for me please?  Thank you!

Oh and fan me and feed me grapes...What?  Wait!  I digress.

Yes, staying hydrated is not an easy task for me. Since I have started this quest, I have been much more diligent about taking in enough fluid.  After all, proper hydration helps the body to process nutrients.  When the body is properly hydrated it can effectively get rid of waste, and fat, and other undesirable junk (like the hot dogs, soft pretzels with cheese, and Snickers bar that I had in New York last week).  

I want to share with you some of the beverages that have wet my whistle this past month:

Kombucha- oh yes!  This stuff is the pro-biotic bomb!  If you are not familiar with the goodness that is kombucha, you can find out more about it here.  I happen to love the GT's lavender and elderberry infused kombucha.  So relaxing and mellow.

Or, when I want to kick it up a notch Bradford Tonic B-Ginger does me right!  This sassy little beverage is amazing served over ice and sipped pool side with Music Man fanning me and feeding me grapes.  Or it would also go great with tortilla chips and homemade salsa.

I also enjoy Prince of Peace Organic Jasmine Tea and their ginger drink crystals (this has honey in it so there is a higher sugar content).

And, one other drink that has peaked my interest lately has been coconut water.  It is light and refreshing.  I have only tried one brand but I can not remember the name.  I will be exploring this drink more this month. 

To be honest, I do not drink the suggested 64 ounces of fluid per day, but I do try to drink a beverage with each meal and most every morning I start the day off with a smoothie which counts toward my fluid intake.

So although I am a camel by nature when it comes to hydrating, I am changing my camel ways these days and going for the oasis.

How about you?  How do you hydrate?  Are you a camel?  Or a fish? Is your momma a llama? (Never mind, I have been reading too many children's books to monkeys today.)

And now the moment we have all been waiting weight's bad.  I have gained some weight since my last weigh in.  Right now the scale is showing 163!  Yikes!  But, I am not going to get too discouraged.  Weight can fluctuate up and down a bit.  Especially after an epic trip to New York that included copious amounts of fantastic food.  And am I not sorry for it.  Nope, not one bit!

How about you all out there?  How's everyone doing on their quest?  Inquiring camels want to know...



1 comment:

  1. Oh my, Melissa--
    I never drink. I am the ultimate camel. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and do not drink again until dinner time which consists of ONE small glass of water. Around 10:30 or so in the evening, I will have a large cup of chai tea. Yes, I am an oddity in nature. We have recently given up ALL artificial sugar. I haven't had a diet soda in over a month. I was quite certain THAT would end me. We don't do regular sugar either-- so, it's been slim pickin's around here. Unsweet tea and water-- that's it. I have
    not a clue why I don't drink more than I do.
    and oh yeah. I quite easily fluctuate 10 pounds in water weight every month :)