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Water on the weekends


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Of all silly seeming things, I have a more difficult time getting in my 8+ glasses of water on the weekend.

At work, I'm at my desk 8 to 8.5 hours. On my desk is a mug that holds about 12 ounces and a Brita water filter I refill regularly. I start off my morning with orange pineapple juice, but once I finish that, it's water all day long. I sip whenever I think about it.

By the time I'm heading home, I've usually had 5-7 glasses of water and another 1-3 is fairly easy.

On the weekend, I tend to go to bed later the night before, and sleep late. Getting up at 10 am or later means I don't start drinking water as early. Then I head out to do my walking and errands and other things.

Walking I have learned not to bother taking a water bottle right now. It's awkward to carry (eventually I may buy a pack of some sort), for one thing. For another, while I'm walking I am unlikely to do more than have a rare sip - which I can do at the water fountain. BUT, that means I don't have the water with me riding to and from the place I walk either. Which is about a 2-3 hour total time with very little water consumption.

Laundry I do take the water with me. That's the easy errand - though it burns 2-3 more hours of my day. Shopping I don't. I'm going to be carrying lots of bags and the last thing I want to deal with is proving I'm not stealing a water bottle or carrying it all over a store and not forgetting it on a shelf.

Saturday night I really showed the effects of that. I was literally pushing myself to drink my last glass and a half of water to hit 8 glasses at 11:30 pm. ^_^;; And was up at 3:30 am as a result of that. Not great for sleep.

Tonight I did better, having realized some of why I had trouble - but also because I only did a mile and a half walk (not my 5k) and had no other chores I could do besides cleaning at home.

Ultimately, I need to improve my water intake on the weekends so it is more spread out.
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_JODI404 11/7/2011 9:00PM

    "BUT, that means I don't have the water with me riding to and from the place I walk either. Which is about a 2-3 hour total time with very little water consumption".

I think you've identified a big opportunity right there! I have a water bottle that has a nice carrier it slips into with a handle that is snug in your hand, so it's not really inconvenient for walking. I always have to keep water in the car. A few changes and I think you'll have the weekends worked out just like you do your weekdays.

Hope you have an awesome week!
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GETTING2GOOD 11/7/2011 6:31PM

    I pour water I need to drink for the day from my Brita into a pitcher I keep in the fridge. This way I can see how much water I need to keep drinking no matter the different glasses or water bottles I use for the day. Seeing the amount of water helps me get it down.

~ Mona

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TABBYJO88 11/7/2011 3:48PM

    I have the same problem on the weekend.

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KAYE454 11/7/2011 12:19AM

  I take my water bottle everywhere I go on the weekends

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