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SERAPHGYRL SparkPoints: (4)
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1/27/12 12:49 P

My pedometer is a cheap one too and not accurate. I don't use mine anymore. I only chart the steps I take for the measured walks I take (using my car milage). 4 miles is the recommended 10,000 steps. I averaged out what the pedometer said the rest of my walking was a day and add about a mile to my total

I had a really hard time getting my 8 glasses of water in at first. I fill a 24oz bottle with Brita water at least 3 times a day and have noticed that I easily average 12 glasses a day these days. I don't go to the bathroom any more than I did when I was drinking 8 glasses. It's still a lot more than when I wasn't drinking much water though.

KZIEGNER SparkPoints: (11,699)
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1/27/12 10:21 A

That amount of water can adversly affect kidney function.

A tip a PT told me.. take your body weight and divide in half. That # is the # of ounces you should consume daily for normal function. Then, take off 10% as you get that in fruits and veggies.

So if you weigh 150 lbs, you should consume 65-70 ounces of water daily which is about 8-9 servings.

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1/27/12 10:14 A

I'm not sure there is such a thing as "too much water", as long as your doctor has checked that you are healthy. I can't imagine drinking that much; I struggle to get in my 8 x 8oz every day.

CBEMILLER SparkPoints: (43)
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1/27/12 10:00 A

Thank you everyone. I do not have any health problems, none known. Have my regular yearly check ups. I do use the little girls room alot, doc said normal. I did get a smaller glass for my desk!! I love cold water Appreciate your thoughts.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/19/12 10:37 P

Also remember if you eat enough vegetables half the daily requirement is met through fluids in our food.. Don't have to drink 8 glasses from day one- that's over kill and can do negative things to our bladder function like screw up hormones that turn down urine production at night that help us sleep through the night..

Ease into drinking water if it is not a huge natural.. The above is a telling off from head gyno doctor I got- being flow tested for a TVT band operation..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 1/19/2012 (22:39)
ANARIE Posts: 13,179
1/19/12 9:01 P

If you refill your 32 oz glass 7 times, that's 28 servings. That's much more than you need, but if you're healthy, it's not going to hurt you. If there's any history of kidney disease in your family, ask your doctor if it's all right.

If you don't have any health problems, your body can handle the water as long as you don't drink it all at once. It's true that people have gotten sick and even died from too much water, but that has only happened if...Warning: TMI ahead...

It only happens if you drink a huge amount all at once and you don't go wee-wee. The deaths have been fraternity pledges in hazing rituals where they're forced to chug gallons and then humiliated if they wet themselves, or little children being abused by a sick-o who's trying to force potty-train them, or, in one famously stupid case, a woman in a contest called "Hold your wee for a Wii." If you did get into this situation, you would have warning. You get a horrendous headache and start acting drunk, and if the people around you aren't idiots, they'll realize something is very wrong and rush you to a hospital.

As for tracking your walks, try this website:

It uses Google maps to let you draw your route and measure it. Then use your timer to figure out the speed. Google maps are about as accurate as you can get, and if you live in a city, the map is detailed enough to find your own driveway.

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1/19/12 3:27 P

I can help with the first question. Two 32 ounce glasses of water will get you your eight cups a day. It is possible to drink too much water and flush electrolytes out of your system. If you are feeling abnormal thirst, so much that you need to drink that much water you need to see your doctor.

CBEMILLER SparkPoints: (43)
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1/19/12 3:23 P

Does anyone have information or know where I can read up on how much is too much water. I have a 32 oz glass at my desk & I drink 5 to 7 of them a day at work. I also drink water in evenings at home? Can you drink TOO much?
Also how can you accurately is the distance you are power walking? I have a cheaper pedometer, doest seem to be real accurate. I also just received a new Ipod for Christmas with a pedometer on it, but it tells you time , calories & steps. HELP Please send advise!!!

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