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MINDYS79 Posts: 30
5/18/13 12:20 P

I understand there are other importan factors and I'm changing what I eat and exercising too. I was easily drinking 5 20oz sodas a day so to me water is really important. I don't think I'm drinking too much. I could drink a few sips and within 20 minutes have to pee. IDK if my body's just confused as to waht to do with it. I'm also aware the 64 comes from both fluids and foods but still I per a lot more. No my work isn't effected. I'm a transcriptionist and right now am at 115% when only 98% efficiency is required. I don't want to be a problem caused because they have no problem firing you if you aren't friends with the right people. Maybe I'll hold of changing this until I find other employment. I might see if I can get a doctor's note.

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5/18/13 11:44 A

In employment situations (I am an employer) often times the issue is focus on work, not breaks per se.

Lots of distractions (like breaking off from work frequently) cause lots of mistakes in addition to work slowing down significantly. Usually the concern is mistakes and slowed work, and things like frequent bathroom breaks get scapegoated.

Water drinking should not be the main effort in weight loss. Calories in versus calories out should be first. After that it should be the kinds of calories, i.e., healthy food. Then very general fitness considerations.

Hitting a high water intake target is (arguably) important, but it is a little ways down the list.

In the mean time it sounds like there could be a perception issue at work. Do the breaks really pull down performance, or is that just someone's bad perception? I would say that is an important thing to address for work, but it also would have a secondary benefit to health of stress reduction. Lots of stress hormones floating around make it just about impossible to lose weight (exhaustion tends to come first).

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5/18/13 11:33 A

I agree with DRAGONCHILDE, o see your doctor.

My son has always went to the bathroom a lot. The doctors/specialists could find no reason why. I would always warn the teachers of this at the beginning of the year. I also got a note from his doctor stating that he urinated frequently and please allow him to use the restroom whenever necessary.

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5/18/13 11:22 A

Agreed. Good for you for making the switch!

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5/18/13 10:21 A

Go talk to your doctor, and explain what's going on; your work can't penalize you for basic body functions. You need to march your behind into HR with facts; "holding it" has been linked to increased absences from work from UTIs and other infections. If you have documentation from your doctor that you need these breaks, they'll have to accommodate you.

With that said, there's nothing specifically that states that you MUST drink 64 ounces of water a day. Drinking to thirst and monitoring urine color (it should be pale straw yellow, not clear) are the best determinants of hydration. IF you're urinating too much, that's probably because you're drinking too much and your body's eliminating what it can't use. :)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/18/2013 (10:23)
MINDYS79 Posts: 30
5/18/13 9:28 A

So my fluid intake for years as been soda with occasional koolaid or sweet tea mixed in for variety. Well I'm 65 pounds overweight and have ADD so I know the best thing to do isbdrink water. I've been drinking 64 ounces of water for the last few days. The problem is I pee a lot and got written up at work for taking too many pee breaks. Now I tried reducing my water intake while at work but that didn't help. I dont want have to choose between being healthy and having a job. What do I do?!?!

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