Getting enough fluids in each day is the bane of my existence right now. I seem to be able to drink about 8 ounces in a sitting if I focus on it, but I sure do get tired of water. I have even been adding some flavored additives to make it interesting, but I am so tired of sweet things. I don't intend to sound like I am complaining...but drinking enough in a day is concerning.
I am only talking about 64 ounces here. You would think I could manage this, but I barely make it by bedtime, and sometimes I don't. I have to set a goal now that I WILL drink enough and get up and move more, because I am really starting to see the problems with my BM's and the way I feel in general. I also need more exercise. I am sure that would make a big difference in the way I feel and my body chooses to respond.
In the evenings I have been craving a dill pickle. I haven't broken down and actually eaten one as of yet, but I have taken some sips of pickle juice. I think that's pretty strange. I think I am craving the salt, to be honest. I do get in my cup of chicken broth every day. It's really been the highlight of my day so far. Once again, salt....
Today, I am trying to drink a full premier protein shake in one sitting. They are 11 ounces. I am tired of remembering to drink 1/2 four times a day. Evening creeps up and I don't get that last ounces in. Not good. My son and I have a lot going on today though, and I don't want the worry of whether I got enough protein or drank enough water while I am busy. He leaves for his mission next week, and we still need to pick up a few items to pack. Plus, we have been wanting to see a movie together today sometime. Snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, and I'd really like to stay home where it's warm and dry tomorrow.