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BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,390
2/1/14 1:12 P

We have pretty tasty well water at our house. I usually drink out of a 16oz glass if I'm at the table, or a 32oz water bottle when I'm working out, in the car, or near the computer (ie anywhere a lid is desired). It's pretty rare that I get less than 10 cups over the course of the day, and if I hit the treadmill it's rarely less than 12. I basically just sip away all day.

IXCACAO SparkPoints: (10,026)
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2/1/14 1:08 P

I buy bottled water. My tap water tastes awful. I put 4 bottles on my kitchen table next to my computer and where I eat. I prefer it room temperature. I make sure I drink that plus I have 3 cups of coffee in the morning and will often have herbal tea mixed in during the day as well.

EABHA70 SparkPoints: (57,472)
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2/1/14 1:02 P

On work days, it is easy. I have always used the excuse of getting a cup of water in the kitchen to walk away from the desk and whatever I'm supposed to be doing there. I do this several times throughout the day. It also means I have to pee several times a day, and that means taking the stairs to and from the bathroom, and that's good too!

On the weekend, I have to be more deliberate about it. I keep my 12 ounce water mug very visible to remind me.

APPRIL Posts: 2,238
2/1/14 12:41 P

I bring 2 refilled 16 oz bottles of water at work.
I keep refilled water bottles in various rooms of the house.
If water is readily available, it is easy to drink enough daily.


RUNUXTOO Posts: 136
2/1/14 12:33 P

just about any liquid should count, except the heavy stuff like milk. Coffee, Tea, sodas could as water.

JOYLNZ SparkPoints: (5,081)
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2/1/14 11:59 A

I keep a 24 oz.water bottle with me at all times. I drink 4 to 5 of them a day. It's nice because you finish one and you've already drank three 8 oz glasses.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (222,767)
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2/1/14 10:42 A

no I usually only drink one gallon, I have the second gallon in case I go slightly over the one jug. I guess I didn't state it clearly.

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2/1/14 10:27 A

Wow Karen so you get in at least 16 cups of water a day.

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2/1/14 10:25 A

I do buy bottled water. It is SO much cheaper than all the soda I was buying. I make sure I drink at least 4 of them a day, that's how I get my water in.

LAMBEAULINK Posts: 15
2/1/14 9:52 A

I have a 32 ounce water bottle that I take to work which I re-fill at least once (usually twice) during the day. The water filter system is quite a way from my classroom so as an added bonus i get some steps in!

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (222,767)
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2/1/14 9:07 A

I fill 2 gallon jugs of water and keep them in the frig. Everytime I'm thirsty or go into the kitchen I drink a glass down. I make sure by the end of the day at least one of those jugs is empty, sometime I go into the second jug. I refill them every night before I go to bed so I have a full jug to start the morning off.

PFERG66 Posts: 2,047
2/1/14 8:54 A

I work from home so I have glasses everywhere! As soon as one is empty I fill it up and when I see my glass by the computer I automatically reach for it. By the TV or bedside, I reach for it.
I now miss it if it isn't there!
I still have problems carrying water away from home--buying bottled water is something I don't want to do, if possible.
How do you get your 8 in?

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