Review Wednesday: SodaStream

For the past eight or nine years I have made sure to get in a regular and healthy amount of water in daily.

Last year after returning from my birthday trip to Bora Bora I decided reducing my alcohol intake might be a good idea.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t eliminate wine and beer and the occasional cocktail. I just reduced how much I was imbibing.

I started buying sparkling water to sip in the evenings with a slice of lemon. It was a nice alternative to booze (all those calories) and I was drinking even more water.

A friend told me she got a SodaStream to make sparkling water.

Recently I bought my own SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit from Amazon. (SodaStream offers eight different sparkling water makers.)

I’ve been adding bubbles to my water quite regularly. I no longer have to stock up on bottled sparkling water, which is better for the environment.

I shopped on Amazon and found the SodaStream Jet on sale for about 60 bucks.

When I received the SodaStream I unpacked everything and started looking through my starter kit. It came with drink samples, which can be added to the water after … Continue reading

Adding a little flavor to that drinking water

OK, so it is looking like this week might be a water theme. Maybe.

I forgot to mention in my post last night that when I exercise I drink about 16 oz. of water. That is in addition to the roughly 80 oz. I get in on an average day.

When I was doing Weight Watchers a lot of women found that drinking water with a straw seemed to help them drink more water. I used to use a Weight Watchers 32 oz. mug with a straw. That worked for me for a while and then it didn’t.

I am finding my sippy cup Camelbak water bottle is working pretty well for me lately. As is my acrylic cup with a straw at work. Room temperature water is best for me when I am just sipping water. If I am having a meal or working out I tend to like my water colder.

Sometimes water can get boring. So far I am not bored … yet. But when I was at the grocery the other day I sampled water flavored with MiO Liquid. And it was pretty good. So I got the Strawberry Watermelon water enhancer. I tried it … Continue reading