My goal this week is to increase my water intake. I use to be very very good with this but have got off track. I've heard some goals from people on giving up soda/diet soda. I'll admit that I can download A LOT of diet soda in a day and it would be unrealistic of me to give it up entirely; so I can't make that particular goal. However, what I will do is get the required six 8 oz. servings of water that Weight Watchers requires. Actually, they say six 8 oz. servings of liquid and ANY liquid counts (including that soda) but.... I make it six servings of water. To me that's the healthy option and WW needs to change that.
Anyway, I drink the required six servings of water BEFORE I allow myself any soda. AND for every cup of coffee or soda I have, I down another serving of water. AND when I drink water, it is plain water nothing flavored, but that's just a preference of mine.
Another trick I do with water that is a little different than others is that I don't fill a big jug of water and have it sitting in front of me all day. I've tried that - I didn't drink it; seeing all that water was too overwhelming. What I do is mark a cup with an 8 oz. line (with a permanent marker) and drink 8 oz. at a time. It doesn't overwhelm me; and since I have to walk the cup to the cooler each time I get some extra steps in. It's a win win for me!
But everyone is different and you need to find the little things that will work for you.
Another thing I did this week? Some of my favorite websites have released cookbooks this past year...so I went ahead and ordered them from Amazon:
Oh and Weight Watchers has a new kit out! I didn't really look at it but the leader said it has 2 dinner plates (made like corel dishes, not cheap plastic) that have portion areas; a cookbook; a bento lunchbox with portion containers that fit in it and $50 worth of coupons. There may be more but I don't really remember, but it is only $24.95! It's cheaper than any of the past ones! I saw someone selling them on eBay for $50-$60!! I noticed that a point calculator is included in them there (but I don't remember my leader mentioning that). Anyway, they could be a little different according to area but it does seem like a good deal and I'm buying mine at the next meeting!