Basically, in the warm summer months, algae grows in the local water sources. By the time it reaches our homes, all of the growth and nastiness has been cleaned out - but NOT the taste. So its safe to drink, just really gross tasting. I guess some people are more sensitive to the taste than others.
But I still had a problem, even though I know its safe for me to drink, I really would rather not drink water that tastes like licking a shower tile that hasn't been scrubbed in a few. And I didn't want to add additive after additive to make it palatable. So we got a water cooler!
So fancy right? ;) Anyway, I owe all of my success to this last challenge of water/milk only to the water cooler. I have to say, not having a daily coke zero with my lunches this week was actually nice. When I decided to treat myself after my success on it's completion, my vanilla coke zero didn't taste very nice at all. I don't see myself going back to a daily coke habit. Which is funny, because I used to go for YEARS without a soda. I don't know what happened!
Also, for my personal challenge, I decided to adopt the following cleaning schedule to see how it went -
I am a task oriented person who functions very well with lists. But if I don't have a physical to do list and some sort of structure, I flounder and end up running around very busy but not really accomplishing anything.
I found this particular schedule something that fit very well into our daily routine. I feel much more accomplished at the end of the day.
Hope everyone found their groove this week and is kicking butt!