Tuesday, November 3, 2009

water is magic

Remember when you were little and you got those little capsule shaped things that you put in water and the next day, like magic, they had turned into big dinosaurs or mermaids or planes? Remember thinking that water must be magic?

Well, the past few days have me back in that frame of mind. I'm absolutely sure that water is magic.

All the things I have been trying to overcome -- the fatigue, the headaches, the sinus-y feelings, the muscle cramping in the middle of the night, the inability to lose weight -- they all have been magically cured since I came up with a viable and easy way of drinking more water. (that last sentence makes me sound like I was on the verge of death. I wasn't. I just like to bitch and moan sometimes)

Anyway, I figured that I drink one cup of water between each patient that I see during the day. It makes for a good way to keep track of the amount I have consumed as well as a system to keep drinking. It seems to be working pretty well.

I've also learned that in the afternoon when I was near crazy, needing a snack to get me through the rest of the day, I was actually NOT hungry, I was thirsty. So I've been a lot less hungry and a lot more clear headed at work.

No doubt about it. Water is MAGIC!


Carolina John said...

awesome! I'm doing the same thing right now. mid-afternoon, staring down another snack, and getting water instead.

Diane said...

I have really GOT to do something like this! I just read an article about how drinking as few as 2 diet sodas a day impairs kidney function significantly in women over 40. Lovely. But it's so hard for me. I don't like water much. Well, to drink... I love it to swim in, sit by, watch, etc. Anyway, I should make drinnking more water my 'resolution' for November. I can do it. I can. I know I can. I really can. I can. Right?

Jim Purdy said...

I hate plain water!

I refuse to drink plain water, even though I have several cases of 8-ounce bottles of water.

Well, okay, I just opened one of the bottles, but I ain't gonna drink it.

Well. maybe just a sip ...

Whoa, that wasn't so bad.

But I ain't gonna quit polluting the landfills with these plastic bottles.

Even though a lady friend of mine has some kind of filtered pitcher that makes her water taste pretty good.

Well, I ain't gonna buy a water-filter pitcher.

But maybe I'll ask her where she got that pitcher.

But I ain't gonna ... no, I ain't ...

Anonymous said...

Just don't OD. You remember what happened in that radio contest in Sacramento, right???