Last night, I wrote about how coffee was a huge help to allow me to function as a mother. After the Army moved us to the South this past summer, I began consuming copious quantities of Coca-Cola (Coke) – specifically the name brand. When we moved a second time, I realized I needed to perhaps forgo Coke and coffee, and keep better tabs on what I’m going to write about today.
The word for today:
I don’t know if I am just a weirdo, but I can assure you – I can taste water. Different water, through different filtering processes, renders me highly sensitive to water tastes. My husband insists, “water is water is water.”
But, I can taste the difference.
Part of the reason I became a Coke fiend (again, Coca-Cola) this summer is because our home on the military installation had gross-tasting water. Even my husband acknowledged there was, “a slight taste.” No matter how I tried to disguise it, the taste to me was powerful! So, I turned to another source to provide my cool, crisp, pick-me-up.
Fast forward to moving into this house. The water here tastes wonderful! I’m not going to say I’ve completely ceased drinking Coke, but I will say I find myself reaching for my water bottles (the ones I can find) before Coke. Again.
Nutrition gurus and healthy lifestyle coaches tout the importance of drinking half your body weight in water a day. I simply drink until I’ve had my fill. Much like tasting water, I also can physically feel when I’ve had enough water. As much as I know we get water naturally from certain foods, I also prefer to primarily get it from its liquid state (meaning, I prefer to drink my water, instead of relying on food to get it into my system).
I have found I usually don’t even get a full cup of coffee down my gullet before I have started on my first 20 ounces of water. In fact, some mornings will see me drinking water hours before I grab my first cup of coffee!
Water has so many various uses – from hydrating to cleansing. Each use for water is important, and I acknowledge I am abundantly blessed to live in a country where drinking water is a safe and viable option.
As much as coffee makes my world go ’round, I simply cannot live without water … literally and figuratively. (You see the joke I made there?)
So, now that I am sluggishly awake from insomnia after my daughter’s most recent nursing session, I think I will walk away from my computer, and rid myself of my dry cotton mouth by indulging in some crisp, cold, yummy-tasting water…
In a water bottle…
Because all around, it’s healthy for the environment, and healthy for me…
Can anyone else taste water differences?