But I have stuck to my goals. And happily, I can say, life without caffeine is good. Even great. I have eliminated the drive-thru stops for soda. I don't have to stock Crystal Light packets like they were an essential lifeline for survival. And those afternoon slumps where I used to ache for a little buzz of caffeine are gone.
Let's face it. As good as it is to be off caffeine, water is boring. I've upped my intake of fresh lemonades when I stumble upon them in a restaurant. I consider that a treat to myself. However, the best thing I've done is buy one of these babies:
I tried to find out what was behind this nifty bottle. Here a graphic that helps explain it's ingenuity:
You can get Hydroflasks at Amazon. I got the 32 ounce with the Hydroflip lid. But my friend Jacque has the wide mouth straw lid and really enjoys that. (** Full disclosure: Jacque introduced me to Hydroflask. And while I'd love to be the official spokeswoman for this product, sadly, I am just a fan.)
Don't buy anything smaller than a 32 ounce flask. You'll just be bummed that you didn't go bigger. Then watch how fast you down the H2O once you get one.