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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

169 and feelin' fine!

Weighed in this morning and I stayed the same - 169 lbs. (76.7 kg.).  I might have lost a few ounces if I hadn't had popcorn last night after dinner.  Those 100 calorie snack bags of popcorn are my go-to food when I want something to much on.  I made it before I remembered I was supposed to weigh in this morning.  I don't usually eat popcorn the night before a weigh in.  Anyways...maybe I'll get on the scale tomorrow morning just for fun and see if I get a different reading.  I'm actually okay with the scale reading.  It has been bouncing around so much in the last couple of months (down a bit, up a bit, up a bit more, down a bit = no net change), it is kind of nice to see the SAME number week after week. 

I've been drinking water like a mad woman.  I drink cold tap water from my super-cool metal water bottle.  Here's a picture:

Now here's a picture of all the stairs I have to climb to go pee 50 times a day at work:

Here's some reasons I copied from some random website why drinking water is so important:

Top 11 Health Benefits of Drinking Water

You will be amazed of the benefits of drinking water as follow:

1.Lose weight: Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories. Here are the further details on how to achieve fat loss by drinking water.

2.Natural Remedy for Headache: Helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration. Although there are many other reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one.

3.Look Younger with Healthier Skin: You’ll look younger when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increase skin elasticity.

4.Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrate.

5.Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. You’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises and water helps to fuel your muscle.

6.Helps in Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.

7.Less Cramps and Sprains: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.

8.Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water adds with lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. Another words one of the benefits of drinking water can improve our immune system. Follow this link for further information on how lemon water can improve your health.

9.Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If your body lacks of water, your heart, for instance, need to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, so are the rest of the vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so are you.

10.Good Mood: Your body feels very good and that’s why you feel happy.

11.Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Related to the digestive system, some studies show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.


Cat's Chic Chat said...

Yay for weigh in day - I can definately understand being glad you stayed the same when the scale has been bouncing for you so much. It's got to be comforting though that you know whatever you are doing now is just continuation from here until forever huh? No stopping a "diet" you were never on. No adjusting to adding "forbidden" foods back in etc (yeah, quote happy today for some reason). Hope you're having a lovely day. Love the picture with the bottle. Very pretty!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good for you! Love the pic!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Awww cute pic!! I'm loving the smile. Ok I would pee myself if I had to walk all those stairs to go. I have a bad problem with waiting to the last minute to go use the loo.

Thanks for posting the benefits of water. Some of them I didn't know.

Kiwigirl said...

You look so happy! I know the feeling with the dreaded scales - they give a bit, then take some back, then give a bit more.... it's tiring!

Tina said...

:) Oh the water thing!! :) I am not very good with the water but keep trying to trick myself into drinking more. You are going to have some wicked strong thighs after all of that stair climbing :)

Thanks for the good thoughts about the move. I think we have a few good ones we found today..fingers crossed they pan out.

Did you get your roof sorted?


Amy said...

You do look so happy! 169 lbs is fabulous!

I'm a total water drinker - at least 100 oz per day. I can't even have anything else in the am before my water, I am so thirsty. LOL

FreeJulie said...

Oh, hello! I am so glad to have found your blog, you have tons of reading for me to catch up on! That is always so exciting to get to look back on the early days, but know there's a happy ending. :) I can't wait to read through your journey. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Lyla said...

Look at you, cutie!

I am horrible about water. HORRIBLE. I need to work on it.

Lonicera said...

As a diabetic I often drink a lot of water, and keep lots of little bottles (of tap water) in the fridge, cos I'm a gourmet water drinker, it's got to be ice cold.

Anonymous said...

great post! I honestly have a hard time relating to people who don't drink a lot of water -- I feel like crap if I don't drink *at least* 64+ ounces per day....and I won't tell you what I think about people who think water "tastes bad".

Kenda said...

WOOHOO YIPPEE!!!! I'm so very proud of you Amanda. I can vouch for the horridness of those stairs! lol. LOVE the super cool water bottle!

Something About Kellie said...

I have just printed out these reasons and put them up on my wall at work - nothing beats a good ol' reminder to drink water!! Thanks :)

Amanda said...

My BFF has the same water bottle!! :)

I am trying my hardest to be better with water. I have been carrying my Klean Kanteen around with me AKA metal water bottle. Some days are better then others!

Mmm. I love pop corn!

susieq4givn said...

Great job on the weight...I would be happy also staying the same..I have been between 170 to 175 for last few months and its soooo frustrating! I also love water! I think it makes a huge difference in losing weight. Great post!

Gen said...

You look adorable. Thanks for the water reminders!

MandaPanda said...

Great water facts! I'm pretty good at getting my 64 oz's a day but I know some sources say we need even more than that. I can't imagine. BTW, Eugene looks gorgeous (last post)!

Debi said...

Hi Amanda!! At least you are firmly under the 170's!! I am sooo close I can taste it! I am now at 170.4. I have seen 168 and 169 briefly, but I knew it wouldn't stay, so I was happy that I was at least close!

As for the 100 cal bags of popcorn, I never thought about it, but since my biggest problem is wanting to snack at night, I think a bag of popcorn would be perfect for me! At least it would satisfy my wanting to chew! I will have to give it a try.

I'm Listening! said...

Congrats on 169....watergirl.