15 years ago, I learned that a dear older friend of my drinks luke-warm water in the summer, flavored with fresh lemon, and warm water with lemon in the winter. Her only vice: an occasional cup of real hot chocolate made with milk.
Her Mother lived to be over a hundred years old, and never took Rx in her life, not even a vitamin.
Over the last few years, I’ve given up drinking coffee/caffeine… I loved it, the smell, the taste, the warmth…
In the last year, I’ve given up decaf too… still too much caffeine… I can tell it’s in my system… it affects me.
When I was 13 I could drink coffee and go to bed. No problem. Not anymore. It’s still in my body after 24 hours = not cool. I need my kidneys to function for a L-O-N-G time.
Yet every now and then, I still have a coffee or a decaf… I hate being ‘religious’ about anything… rules.
But then I experience, again, all the things that made me quit drinking them… bloating is never cool.
I even tried some soda… then caffeine-free soda, the sugar made me feel yucky. Same experience with hot chocolate…
so warm water it is.
Never thought I’d say that … never thought I’d try it.
I’m glad I’m in Atlanta… wearing flip flops, enjoying the warmth outside, and the warmth inside. I don’t need lemon in mine. Just plain ol’water. Who knew. Lesson learned. Thank You God for giving me yet another free gift… I’m going to save so much money! And so much time. Thank You!
1-24-12 – I’m still drinking water! Warm water, every morning and evening, just like how I use to like my coffee, in my favorite mugs even!!!
Winter will be over soon, I figure about 2 more months! Grateful I missed at least one winter storm while I was in the south. Looking forward to spring and all the flowers blooming!
3-9-12 – yep, still drinking water! Lovin’ it!!! Enjoying the early spring and all the flowers too! God is soooo AWESOME!