Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A View from the Refrigerator

On Monday I went to the supermarket. However, bottled water is one thing I did not buy. Why? Because I live in New York City, where the tap water tastes just great. It is so good, that when a local tv station did a feature  on our water a while ago, a taste test was included. Tasters not only could not tell the difference between NYC water and bottled water, some of them even ranked it above Perrier and other alleged "premium" waters.  How lucky can a water drinker get?

 I have a Brita Water Filter, which I forget to fill half the time. I think the reason it seems to taste just a little better is because it's colder. And my mind tells me the Brita is taking care of the few things that the water plant may have missed.

So far I have increased my intake of water almost effortlessly. I am not counting how many glasses I drink each day. That would, in my opinion, make it another dreadful chore, like counting calories or carbs, or points or...well, I'm sure you get the idea. I must walk through my kitchen to get to the computer. I now stop for a drink along the way. Not every time, but a lot. And it is effortless. I also use an 8 ounce glass. That helps me. When I tried using a 16 ounce glass, it sometimes became difficult to get it all down.

Now about those calories, carbs, and points. I have tried them all. They did not work for me, not because they were not sound programs. I think it is because I was focused on how many pounds I could lose in a day, week, or month. The counting and recording became too much of chore and also a reminder of one of my shortcomings. My goal here is to make it effortles or at least to trick myself into thinking it is effortless. So far it has worked for the water.

One small step at a time means I will wait to share what I am doing or planning to do regarding exercise and an eating plan. In the meantime, you might want to take a look at Hungry Girl. No matter what plan you follow or don't follow, Hungry Girl has something for you. In my next post (which will be shorter, I promise), I will share with you two of Hungry Girl's recipes that I love.

Drink up and thanks for posting everyone. I won't be commenting on each post, but from time to time, I will acknowledge your wonderful responses. Thanks for visiting.


Patricia said...

I will go and check out those sites. You really hit the nail right on the head. I could be saying what you are saying. Even to the emotions of needing to lose the weight and feeling it is a shortcoming when I lose, revert and reagain. Strength in numbers, I hope we can look at this in a year and figure how many cupcakes we have dumped!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Susan said...

NYC brewed coffee is outstanding...and it is the water, I do believe!

I gave up soda over 9 years ago, so water is my only drink other than my morning coffee and occasional Bud Lite with Lime ;-)


gail said...

Hi Marie,, its great that the water is effortless!! Yay! I wish we could drink our tap water. Its horrible here. I love my britta filter on my sink. For financial reasons of late, but also to be more green. I was going through alot of plastic bottles. Not good for the environment.
Keep on drinking.... (()) gail