About this blog
The original intention of this blog was to help promote my handcrafted jewelry and beading supplies. However, I believe I lead an interesting life (which Dave gets a lot of credit for), so you will often find ramblings about things other than beads and jewelry! Hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy living it!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Over the last few months I've been attempting to make a conscious effort to do things that should/will have some benefit to my overall health. For instance, I keep a toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash in my desk drawer at my regular job. I've actually kept them in there for years...now I'm actually using them daily after I finish my lunch! Not only will I have better breath, but they say having a clean, minty taste in your mouth will deter you from snacking (something about stuff not tasting good if you just brushed your teeth and not wanting to "ruin" the minty fresh breath). One of the other things I am making more of an effort to do, and this is where "Favorite Things Friday" comes in, is drink more water. Problem is, I find water very boring and really don't care for it unless its very cold. I've tried Crystal Light, but for some reason I seem to get very hungry after drinking it! I've tried a few other flavored waters, but it seems I never drink them fast enough and then they get warm and don't taste very good. Then my sister-in-law Janis brought me a bottle of Sam's Choice Mandarin Orange Water. I love this stuff! It tastes a lot like Sunkist Orange Soda. Its carbonated and definitely doesn't make me hungry. It even tastes good when its warm. Its available at Sam's Club and Walmart and retails for $.68 per bottle (at least in my area). We drink bottled water anyway since we are on well water. Even though we have a filtration system, the water doesn't taste very good (and now there's some question as to whether or not the water is safe to drink...have you heard about Erin Brokovich and her latest case...investigating the possible cancer cluster....yeah...that's my neighborhood...but that's another post!). So, now that I've found the Sam's water, I am drinking more water and actually a little bit less Diet Coke and energy drinks! They have lots of other flavors, but Mandarin Orange is my favorite by far!