Weight loss is all about water
Along with oxygen, water is vital for life; the human body will not survive without it. After the July 16 meeting, Wa-Rite members were challenged to drink more water, and Joyce Brannon accepted that challenge. She found that it kept her from eating as much. Brannon also shared that not buying what she shouldn’t eat also helped; if it’s not in the house, she can’t eat it. By drinking more water, staying away from sweets and cutting down her portions, Brannon lost 3 pounds and gained the title of Top Loser at the July 23 meeting.
Shirley LaBrecque spoke at that meeting on the importance of water, as it keeps everything in a person’s system moving. For those who have a hard time drinking plain water, she suggested flavoring it with slices of lemon, orange or cucumber. Members were encouraged to do whatever they thought would help them remember to drink more water, including filling a glass and keeping it someplace visible. People should be drinking at least six to eight cups per day.
Some other health tips that were shared include:
• Don’t skip breakfast.
• Eat more fiber.
• Get plenty of sleep.
• Keep moving.
• Everyone should give themselves a break and not be so hard on themselves, but rather love themselves as is.
This week’s food for thought: “change = challenge and challenge = change.” Members were asked to consider the questions “What’s your challenge?” and “What do you need to change?”
Wa-Rite is a support group for women wanting to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins start at 7:45 a.m. and end promptly at 8:45; the meeting runs from 9-10 a.m. Dues are $5. All LW residents are welcome to join, but must present their GRF ID.
Anyone with questions should contact Margaret Humes at (562) 296-5835.