It’s Summer, Stay Hydrated!

by | Jun 19, 2020 | Weight Loss | 0 comments

“Once during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
– C. Fields

Water is the spice of life. No? I know, variety is the spice of life and water is boring – but hydration is essential. I’m not going to bore you with a long-winded lecture on how water aids in digestion or how it regulates your body temperature and boosts skin health and beauty, I mean really, who wants to look all shriveled and dry? I’m not even going to ramble on about how it can help boost your performance during exercise, or how it delivers oxygen throughout your body and helps maintain your blood pressure. And I’m definitely not going to mention that the more water you drink, the less you retain. What I am going to do is give you some ideas to make getting hydrated a little less boring, especially for those of you who are not fans of drinking more water.

I like water, yep, I’m one of those weird people who actually prefer water to any other beverage. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get boring. I’m not a fan of sweetened flavored water, but I love water that is infused with different flavors. I started buying Hint Water, there are other brands, but Hint is my favorite – I’m not an affiliate or a sponsor, just a fan of their product. That said, it is pricey, especially when you drink water like it’s your job. So I started looking for new ways to “spice” up my water and stay hydrated that doesn’t break the bank.

There’s no shortage of information out there on how to stay hydrated; all the same, I’m going to share a few of the not so novel, but tasty ways I stay hydrated:

  • Infuse your water with fresh fruit. If you have ever been to a spa – or the lobby of a Marriot, you know what I’m talking about. Give yourself the VIP treatment by slicing up your favorite fruits and adding them to a pitcher of ice water. Refill it throughout the day. Headed to work? No problem put the fruit in your water bottle and take it with you. At the end of the day, I dump any leftover water and save the fruit for a morning smoothie.
  • Try sparkling water. There is a plethora of brands and flavors to choose from. My favorite brands include Bubly, Hint, and La Croix. If you add a splash of Skinny Syrup, it’s just like drinking soda. Ok it’s not, but it will definitely spice up your otherwise boring can of hydration.
  • Freeze your fruit. Frozen grapes, berries, mangos, watermelon, and pineapple make great snacks, like popsicles when we were kids – and they are hydrating! Frozen fruit also makes great smoothies of course. Try some frozen pineapple, a splash of almond milk or lite coconut milk – Dole Whip anyone?
  • Got lemons (or limes)? Make lemonade, you don’t need tons of sugar, just a little bit of your favorite sugar substitute, water, lemon (or lime) juice and your favorite fresh fruit blended together, and you have a delicious, hydrating treat. Recently, my daughter got me hooked on Strawberry Limeade; the possibilities are endless!

  I hope these ideas inspire you to level-up your hydration efforts and help you become a lean, mean, hydrated machine. Happy hydrating.

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It's FriYAY-Weigh!

I'm down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month. 

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I'm not in a race, and there's no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I've come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you! 

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude

It's FriYAY-Weigh!

I'm down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month.

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I'm not in a race, and there's no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I've come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you!

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude
...

Happy FriYAY-WEIGH! 

The last two weeks have definitely challenged my resolve. But I refused to allow my emotions and/or circumstances control my choices. 

AND accountability has been key in helping me in that area. I know that for some of you tracking is a dirty word, but it's been my secret to success all along.

Since I started holding myself accountable again (ie. tracking) I've lost 5.8 lbs.

I make better choices when I'm accountable.
I'm more consistent when I'm accountable.
I'm more disciplined when I'm accountable.
I'm more mindful when I'm accountable.
I'm more focused when I'm accountable.
I'm more empowered when I'm accountable.

Accountability is POWER!

How do you hold yourself accountable?
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #accountability

Happy FriYAY-WEIGH!

The last two weeks have definitely challenged my resolve. But I refused to allow my emotions and/or circumstances control my choices.

AND accountability has been key in helping me in that area. I know that for some of you tracking is a dirty word, but it's been my secret to success all along.

Since I started holding myself accountable again (ie. tracking) I've lost 5.8 lbs.

I make better choices when I'm accountable.
I'm more consistent when I'm accountable.
I'm more disciplined when I'm accountable.
I'm more mindful when I'm accountable.
I'm more focused when I'm accountable.
I'm more empowered when I'm accountable.

Accountability is POWER!

How do you hold yourself accountable?
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #accountability
...

Happy Fri-Weigh!!! 

It feels good to be consistent again. I have a clear understanding of what works for me--and what doesn't. But as I always say, knowing isn't doing. 

The lesson I learned in 2022 was to stay in my own lane.

So here's to more of the doing!

Have a great day!

xo Lisa ❤️

#weightlosswisdom #weightlossjourney #mywwjourney #happynewyear2023

Happy Fri-Weigh!!!

It feels good to be consistent again. I have a clear understanding of what works for me--and what doesn't. But as I always say, knowing isn't doing.

The lesson I learned in 2022 was to stay in my own lane.

So here's to more of the doing!

Have a great day!

xo Lisa ❤️

#weightlosswisdom #weightlossjourney #mywwjourney #happynewyear2023
...

It's fair to say that I spent a good part of 2022 in a funk that spiraled into a complete state of stuck-ness. I felt completely out of alignment.

Stuck-ness was my norm for roughly 30 years, so I know the state all too well--consistently allowing my life circumstances to control my emotions and daily choices tends to put me in a perpetual state of doubt, that leads to paralysis. It's a real growth stunter!!!!

In 2020 I made the decision not to live like that anymore, and I stand by it. I may have lost a little ground last year, but I'm done beating myself up and hiding. 

My plan is simple. You might even call it basic...😆

I'm going back to the basics.

Because they work.

💥Consistency
💥Discipline
💥Self Love
💥Accountability 
💥Patience

It's a new year, and yep, still the same me. But I'm showing up with a renewed commitment in all the areas I got stuck last year (which was kind of all of them) and this time I'm coming armed with enough love and grace to push me through to the finish line.
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #mywwjourney

It's fair to say that I spent a good part of 2022 in a funk that spiraled into a complete state of stuck-ness. I felt completely out of alignment.

Stuck-ness was my norm for roughly 30 years, so I know the state all too well--consistently allowing my life circumstances to control my emotions and daily choices tends to put me in a perpetual state of doubt, that leads to paralysis. It's a real growth stunter!!!!

In 2020 I made the decision not to live like that anymore, and I stand by it. I may have lost a little ground last year, but I'm done beating myself up and hiding.

My plan is simple. You might even call it basic...😆

I'm going back to the basics.

Because they work.

💥Consistency
💥Discipline
💥Self Love
💥Accountability
💥Patience

It's a new year, and yep, still the same me. But I'm showing up with a renewed commitment in all the areas I got stuck last year (which was kind of all of them) and this time I'm coming armed with enough love and grace to push me through to the finish line.
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #mywwjourney
...

I'm officially obsessed with my protein hot chocolate creations. They are super satisfying for that evening sweet tooth. AND a total calorie and point bargain!

Fairlife Nutrition Plan protein shakes are my personal favorite, so that's what I use for them but you can use your favorite protein shake. And you can make it any flavor you'd like.

3 WW Points
Approx 100 calories
9g Protein 

3.5 ounces (about 1/3 of a bottle) Salted Caramel Fairlife Protein Shake, heated
1 Packet Nestlé Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix
1/2-3/4 C hot water (enough to fill your mug)
3 tbsp whipped topping
Drizzle of sugar free caramel

Warm protein shake in mug, stir or use frother to stir in cocoa mix, fill mug with hot water stir (or froth) well. Top with whipped topping and caramel.. Enjoy!

#bigfatskinnyrecipes #weightlossjourney #sweettoothfix

I'm officially obsessed with my protein hot chocolate creations. They are super satisfying for that evening sweet tooth. AND a total calorie and point bargain!

Fairlife Nutrition Plan protein shakes are my personal favorite, so that's what I use for them but you can use your favorite protein shake. And you can make it any flavor you'd like.

3 WW Points
Approx 100 calories
9g Protein

3.5 ounces (about 1/3 of a bottle) Salted Caramel Fairlife Protein Shake, heated
1 Packet Nestlé Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix
1/2-3/4 C hot water (enough to fill your mug)
3 tbsp whipped topping
Drizzle of sugar free caramel

Warm protein shake in mug, stir or use frother to stir in cocoa mix, fill mug with hot water stir (or froth) well. Top with whipped topping and caramel.. Enjoy!

#bigfatskinnyrecipes #weightlossjourney #sweettoothfix
...

New year. New you. Yep, diet season has arrived...

Can we PLEASE not fall for that this year? Because the truth is, if you're not loving the old you, you're definitely not ready to love the new you either.

How about we normalize loving ourselves better instead of trying to change all that we think is wrong with us.

It is a new day--and a new year. And I'm living proof that change is possible. But it does not start with a diet. It starts with loving yourself where you are right now.

So instead of vowing to change all that is wrong, commit to loving yourself through every season of the transformation you're seeking--including where you are today.

Happy New Year! 

xo Lisa 💜
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #happynewyear2023 #selflove

New year. New you. Yep, diet season has arrived...

Can we PLEASE not fall for that this year? Because the truth is, if you're not loving the old you, you're definitely not ready to love the new you either.

How about we normalize loving ourselves better instead of trying to change all that we think is wrong with us.

It is a new day--and a new year. And I'm living proof that change is possible. But it does not start with a diet. It starts with loving yourself where you are right now.

So instead of vowing to change all that is wrong, commit to loving yourself through every season of the transformation you're seeking--including where you are today.

Happy New Year!

xo Lisa 💜
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #happynewyear2023 #selflove
...

My weight struggles have spanned the past three decades of my life. 

I often find myself wondering what I could have accomplished if I hadn't waited so long. It's a painful thought, and left unchecked, it can turn into a death spiral of negative self-talk.

Instead, in those moments, what if we choose gratitude? If you opened your eyes this morning, you have another shot at it! Every choice you make is a chance to change your trajectory. Now if that's not something to be grateful for every day...I don't know what is!

I think CS Lewis said it best, "you can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

So get out there today, and start rewriting your ending! 

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #weightwatchers #ww #transformationtuesday #bigfatskinnywisdom #100lbslost #agingbackwards

My weight struggles have spanned the past three decades of my life.

I often find myself wondering what I could have accomplished if I hadn't waited so long. It's a painful thought, and left unchecked, it can turn into a death spiral of negative self-talk.

Instead, in those moments, what if we choose gratitude? If you opened your eyes this morning, you have another shot at it! Every choice you make is a chance to change your trajectory. Now if that's not something to be grateful for every day...I don't know what is!

I think CS Lewis said it best, "you can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

So get out there today, and start rewriting your ending!

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #weightwatchers #ww #transformationtuesday #bigfatskinnywisdom #100lbslost #agingbackwards
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