How I Lost 25 Pounds without Having to Run

1. Water, Water Everywhere!

Bottled Water

I've never been a water drinker, despite hearing over and over how good it is for me and knowing the benefits of increased water intake. When I made the commitment to lose weight, I knew that water had to play a part in my efforts.

I started out following the formula of twice your weight in ounces of water per day, which meant I had to drink a gallon a day! After a couple of days, I realized that pouring from a gallon jug into cups was impractical, so I switched to eight bottles a day. Walmart and Aldi brand water taste fine and are cheap enough to be worthwhile. Later, a friend shared a chart with me showing that I needed to drink ten bottles a day! Adding the two extra bottles became a chore, so I went back to eight a day.

I've now lost enough weight to drop down to seven bottles. I credit the water with helping me feel healthier, and, though I've sworn off my dalliances with diet drinks, I still enjoy sweet tea and soft drinks. I've even learned to enjoy water!