Small Changes Make Big Differences


Changing what I put into my mouth in order to lose weight has been a constant struggle for me.  Going from drinking soda 24/7 to stopping cold turkey was a challenge to say the least.  Once you make the commitment though, it’s worth everything.  I’m helping my body, my skin and even my teeth.  Teeth??  Yes, the soda has done nothing but rot my teeth so drinking water was absolutely necessary for me!

So that’s weight, skin, and teeth so far and I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of how beneficial water is. Water means I’ll live longer because my body will be more healthy.

Drinking Water

No biggie right?  You turn the faucet on and bam, you have water.  Sadly though, there are many people without clean drinking water.  Can you imagine??  In fact, over 900 million around the world don’t have clean drinking water. THAT is sad. YOU can help though. You can help Crystal Light bring clean, safe drinking water to those people in need. Just take the Water Way Challenge! All it costs is your time and you’ll be helping someone somewhere get that clean water! And if you need a bit more of an incentive, how about a chance to win a spa trip for two to Jackson Hole, Wyo. And if you want a chance to win $250 bucks, head on over to Divine Caroline and tell your story.

I encourage you read my other posts about water and Crystal Light, learn the benefits, take the challenge and even make the recipe using Crystal Light!  I would love to hear you thoughts and stories about drinking water, playing in water, not having water, etc.  Share it with me won’t ya!


Like the previous water posts, I have $50 bucks up for grabs.  Two ways to enter.  Leave each one in a separate comment.

1)  Take the Water Way Challenge , quiz, or tell me something you learned from the site. Come back here and tell me.

2) Tweet this giveaway and include @AcowboysWife & the link to this giveaway.

That’s it!  Ends on June 4th.

This is 4 of 4 sponsored posts by Crystal Light, however, I wholeheartedly believe in drinking more water throughout the day and during workouts. All my regular readers already know that I flavor my water as well.

I’ve was very happy to participate in this campaign and hope that you truly learned something and it encouraged you to drink more water and help those without clean drinking water. It really is important!

Join The Discussion




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    estella miller says

    Nothing more important than clean water.

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    Debra F says

    I learned that you lose 10 cups of water each day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Laura P. says

    I learned that adults can lose 10 cups of water a day. I never knew it was that much.

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    900 million people don’t have access to clean water – sad! I can’t imagine not having clean water to give my children.

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    Jeanette H. says

    I learned that you lose up to 10 cups of water a day. Other then that, I knew all the rest. I gave up caffinated drinks when I was pregnant with my daughter (who is now 11 1/2) and have never looked back. It’s the best thing I could have done and i’d do it again, even going through the pepsi withdrawals…LOL.
    Congratulations on giving up pop/soda, it’s a great move for you and your body.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!


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    Gianna says

    900 million people do not have access to clean water..

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    Betty C says

    I took the quiz. I was surprised by how many answers I got wrong. I thought I was better informed.

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    Terri L says

    Took the quiz and didn’t do so hot. Didn’t realize we lose so much water each day just through sweating, breathing, etc.

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    Chan says

    I took the quiz. Looks like I need to start drinking more water. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Heather says

    I signed up for the challenge and took the quiz. I can’t believe adults lose ten cups of water a day in sweat! Yuck!

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    Molly Capel says

    I like the tips of taking a water bottle with you everywhere you go & drinking water with every meal.

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    I need to drink more water. I learned 900 million people don’t have access to clean water

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    Dan says

    I took the quiz and signed up

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    regina says

    I would love a wonderful water purifier for my kitchen!

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    georgie says

    Adults can lose 10 cups of water a day!

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    Thanks for offering this contest. Hope we win.

    I learned that I need to drink more water

    Rachel Belkins last blog post..Coupon Bank

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    Kathy says

    I took the quiz and learned that my water wisdom was on the “Dry Side.” So, hopefully my wisdom improved.

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    georgie says



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    Tim says

    10 cups of water can be lost throughout the day

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    Lori Walker says

    I took the quiz… I guess I’ll have to study up!

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    carol ~ says

    I learned 900 million people do not have access to clean water. That’s sad.
    I also gave up soda, but diet soda. It was so full of chemicals and was just so acidic it made my joints hurt. On top of that I was just so addicted to it and it costs quite a lot so I am glad I am done with it. I banned soda from my house, too. It took awhile to get my son and husband off of it but I finally did it!

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    carol ~ says

    I signed up to follow on Twitter and tweet! acowboyswife


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    amy delong says

    that adults lose 10 cups of water a day,I never realized it was that much,well I have to go drink my water now!


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    kathy pease says

    Sometimes you may feel as though your body is craving food when it’s in fact craving water.

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    Erin Walsh says

    Took the Water Way Challenge.

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    Erin Walsh says

    Tweeted under ewalsh1

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    JudyZ says

    I took the Water Way Challenge.

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    Jay F says

    I like that Global Water Challenge will broker investments in projects that can scale to larger sizes, projects that provide for cleaner water. They give examples in South Africa.

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    Marcy Strahan says

    I took the quiz/challenge!

    I learn we loose lose 10 cups of water a day!

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    Helen says

    I found out that adults can lose 10 cups of water a day.

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    Tammy Greer says

    I learned that 900 million people do not have the means to get clean water. That breaks my heart knowing that all these people are subjected to disease and illness because they have to drink water that’s unsanitary.

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    Gail Crawford says

    people needs 8 glasses of water a day

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    Teri P says

    An adult can lose an average of 10 cups of water each day by sweating, breathing, and eliminating waste.

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    Veronica Garrett says

    I learned that you lose up to 10 cups of water a day.

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    Cassandra says

    Research suggests that people who drink an average of six and a half cups of water during the day consume close to 200 fewer calories per day.

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    Chrysa says

    I’m on the Dry Side according to the quiz.

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    Donna K says

    I joined the Water Way Challenge.

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    Lily Kwan says

    I learned that 900 million people do not have access to clean water.

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    Alan D says

    I learned that without basic hygiene and water, communities cannot address other areas like healthcare, schooling, environmental issues.


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    Toni Coultas says

    It’s hard to immagine not having acess to clean clear water and yet it’s the reality for 900 million. That seems even more unbelievable given how water is waisted!

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    Dana says

    I learned that people who drink more water tend to consume fewer calories.

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    renee says

    I learned that the average adult loses 10 cups of water a day sweating, breathing, etc.