Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Doing this naturally

I overheard a conversation at work this morning...one co-worker was congratulating another on his weight loss. They went on to discuss the specifics of the "diet" he is on. He explained that when he went to the doctor to get his latest shot, the doctor explained that his blurry vision, pains in his sides, etc. were all caused by his body "detoxing" and that it was nothing to worry about.

I'm going to have to tell you right now, I'm struggling to make this happen, to lose 100+ pounds, but I'm going to do it naturally. I'm going to eat healthily, exercise, do the right thing. Anything with that many scary sounding side effects is just not worth it to me, especially when a natural alternative is readily available.

I realize the natural course takes a lot of willpower, and that's a major problem for many of us. But, blurry vision???? No thanks! I'll stick to my big salads, lots of veggies, whole grains, low-fat, and less sugar plan.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Drinking water

Drinking water has been a topic of interest around our house for quite some time. Mainly because our daughter hates to drink water, almost refuses to drink water. In fact, just about the only thing she will drink is probably one of the worst things possible...red "punch." She won't drink ice tea, she won't drink regular fruit juice, and she definitely won't drink water.

Thank goodness she likes to read. Somewhere recently, she read about putting lemon or lime juice in water to make it easier to drink. So, yesterday, she drank a large glass of water, after squeezing a few lime wedges into it. I was very happy!

I'm sure I've suggested such a thing before, but as Mom, my ideas are rarely considered!

Maybe this will be the start of a new trend!