Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simple Pleasures ~ Drinking H2O

Welcome to my place! It's time for sharing Simple Pleasures once again, and that always makes me smile. You guys knock my socks off each week and I know today will be no exception. If you're new, I hope you will join us. You can link up until 9 PM on Friday. Please visit the Simple Pleasures page for complete guidelines. The main thing is to stay on topic, enter your permalink (email me if unsure what that means), don't link up until your post is active, and include a link back to the party (or include a Simple Pleasures button in your post, if that's easier). That's pretty much it. If you discover that your link has been deleted, please read over the guidelines again, and contact me with any questions. (My email address is on my Profile page.) Oh! And don't forget to mingle as much as you like, or have the time for. That's what makes a party a party, and I look forward to visiting with you, as always.





Since April, I've been drinking 80 ounces of water most days (that's five 16-oz bottles), and never less than 64-ounces on any given day. It all started as part of my diet plan, and it has quickly become a simple pleasure. I generally prefer my water at room temperature, straight out of the plastic bottle, but, as you can see, there are days when I kick it up a notch.

Drinking H2O. I guess you could label that a pure simple pleasure. I know I sure do.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Dayle,
    Wow! That is impressive! 80 oz. of water a day is a lot. I try to drink 4 16 oz. bottles of water in a 24 hour period. Don't always do it though.
    Thank you Dayle for hosting Simple Pleasures every week. It is a fun party!

    ~Jean

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  2. I was going to say cheesecake was a simple pleasure of mine, but now I feel guilty seeing your healthy alternative. :) I drink lots of water too... does that make my cheesecake any healthier?

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  3. I'm impressed, and inspired! I really need to be better about drinking more water...maybe a fancy glass is just what I need to make it a bit more "fun."

    I love adding lime wedges or cucumber spears to my water, just to make it a bit more flavorful. Hmmmm...that right there is a wonderful simple pleasure!

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  4. Wow. that's a lot of water and a reminder to me to drink more. Way to go!

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  5. Hi Dayle - 80 ounces, wow! I need to drink more water and this is a great reminder.

    I missed linking last week - life is very busy right now and I need to slow down for a few simple pleasures. I always enjoy reading other posts (even though it's taking me a while to get around to it these days).

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  6. Impressive.....80 ounces. I had been drinking at least 60 ounces for years then I had my son and I have struggled to be consistent. How much better do you think you feel drinking that much? It may encourage me to get going again.

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  7. Dayle,
    Yes, that is a simple and healthy pleasure. I drink (gulp quickly to save time) lots of water. I suppose slowing it down a bit, and savoring it would be healthier yet!

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  8. I'm right there with ya, sister!

    Only I think you drink more than I do. It's too early to do the math. Grin.

    And I like mine not-so-cold too.

    Looking forward to being able to join the party this week!

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  9. Yes, drinking water is a pleasure and here in our country it is a simple pleasure. Other countries, not so simple.

    You have inspired a lot of us to down more H2O. And maybe kicking it up a notch is the way to do it.

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  10. Hello Dayle, my goodness that is so impressive and inspirational. You do a great job drinking so much water! I know I need much more than I remember to drink so perhaps your post will spur me on :-) I enjoy it..just forget to do it! And I agree, it is a pure simple pleasure and one I should be more grateful for! blessings..Trish

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  11. Thanks Dayle for your inspirational get-together. I will try to drink more water today! You gave me an inspiration for next week, thank you.

    Oh! I'm so excited about your quilt party. I will be here with one I want to show-off....

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  12. I love this! I need to get a big jug and challenge myself to empty it each day. More often than not, I just forget to also. Thanks for the inspiration!

    (I like mine icy-cold though!)

    I'm skipping out this week on my own post, but I hope to enjoy everyone else's when I can grab a few moments later in the day...or tomorrow. Thanks, as always, for hosting!

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  13. Oh how I love these parties. I've been busy, but I will be back next week I am hoping....WOW 80 ounces is a lot. I drink tons and tons of water. I actually have never measured it. But it is pretty much all I ever drink. No coffee, tea, soda, and very little milk. Just nothing better in my book. I think I might try measuring it...my curiosity is up now, haha. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful party. HUGS, Debbie

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  14. God Morning Dayle, Thanks for reminding me of a good habit that I have thrown aside for a while.
    Today is my first Simple Pleasure, and I am so happy to be able to share.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  15. Interesting. I am curious if it helped with the diet plan. I vote for room temperature as well ~ although, poured from my Brita filter.

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  16. For those who've inquired, drinking this much water was "mandatory" on my diet plan, which I'm still on. I reached my weight goal in 9 weeks (lost a total of 18 pounds), and am now in the "maintenance phase," which still calls for 80-ounces of water daily. I'm certain it helps me maintain my weight. I plan to cut it to 64-ounces after the first of the year, and see what happens. I do tend to spend an awful lot of time in the bathroom (tinkle, tinkle) these days. LOL!

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  17. Hi Dayle, I was drinking this much water for a while and it was great but I've slipped. So I felt a nudge as I read this and I am encouraged to go back to drinking more H2O. Thank you and God bless!

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  18. what an inspiration...
    great motivation for me to begin my water again...i've become a slacker.
    great participants today!

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  19. Hi Dayle, I really like this simple pleasure, a while back water was my drink of choice and it was for a LONG time, kinda got away from that for some odd reason. Anyhow, this was just the boost I needed to get me back on the water wagon again. :) And drinking it out of a pretty glass every once in a while would be nice too. (Lightbulb moment)

    Hugs!

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  20. Love the awesome picture of you water!

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  21. when I was teaching, our wellness goal was to drink 64 oz each day. My problem was that the faculty restroom was way down the hall! ;-) Drinking water is so important, and I drink so very little. This image is so appealing, and I like the angle!

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  22. Too funny, Dayle! My boss switched to water this week and he's been wearing out the carpet between his office and the restroom. :)

    I lied. I cranked out a quick one just now. I'll visit around later tonight or tomorrow!

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  23. Dayle

    You made me thirsty! Haha! I was enjoying my hot cocoa and just had to grab water as well!

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  24. Oh, water is such a simple pleasure - I agree, Dayle. Although, I prefer mine with ice and your photo REALLY, REALLY creates a deep thirst in my mouth. Mmmmmmmm...I think I'll go grab me a glass :)

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  25. Dayle...I love your simple pleasure! Sometimes there isn't anything better than a cool glass of water.

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  26. At first glance, 80 ounces seems like the proverbial mountain ... have-ta remember, one ounce at a time. Particularly here in the desert Southwest, it's critical to stay hydrated.
    PS - I'm right there with ya, re. room temp, straight up! Sooooo refreshing!

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  27. I'm doing about four. Leaves me little time to drink anything else.

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  28. This is definitely one of ours, especially living in Florida. I had not seen your meme and came over from Ginger's Enchanting Cottage. What a great idea. Hope to join in.

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