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How $1.98 Helped Me Win the Water Prize

Friday, November 02, 2012

I was amazed when one of my teams sent me a prize at the end of October for drinking the most water. Who knew you could get a prize for that? But I've been pretty good at drinking water ever since joining SP last June.

I'm basically lazy, so I turned this to my advantage. When I was at my local dollar store I found a plastic pitcher that holds 8 cups. I measured it when I got home to be sure. It's about the size restaurants serve beer in. It cost me 99 cents.

While I was at the store I also bought a package of 100 drinking straws: 99 cents more. Restaurants know that the bigger the straw, the more beverage you suck down, so I got the thickest straws they had. Total cost for pitcher and straws: $1.98 plus tax [$2.15 here in CA].

I keep the pitcher at my desk and fill it with water whenever it is empty. I have to go to the bathroom frequently, so I just fill it when I go. I keep a large plastic glass next to my work station with a straw in it. It has become a habit. I don't even have to think about getting in my water for the day. Each pitcher holds 8 cups, so I just add 8 cups to SP whenever I finish the pitcher. The straw makes it easy [and fast].

The other thing I do is to drink one pitcher of water [8 cups] before I eat breakfast. Since I'm retired I can indulge in this luxury and eat breakfast an hour after I get up. I haven't had anything to drink in about 8 hours [I was asleep], and it is easy to drink that much before I eat anything.

So now you know my water secrets. Here's lookin' at you!
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OTEN36 11/3/2012 4:12AM

    emoticon You Rock Beth!!!!
I have also fallen off the water wagon a tad.
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Let's just say there is room for improvement and I'm going to refill my glass RIGHT now. Thanks for sharing GF!
My trip went well to Alexandria. Thanks for caring!
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A-NEW-TARA 11/2/2012 11:35PM

    Very similar to how I get my water in every day. Great job! Gotta love dollar store.
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NASFKAB 11/2/2012 10:14PM

  awesome idea thanks

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MAYBER 11/2/2012 9:23PM

    thank you for sharing your tricks for drinking water
water is my choice of beverage too
one day at a time
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CRAFTINWIFE 11/2/2012 3:53PM

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LOOKINGUP2012 11/2/2012 3:45PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this!

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DESERTJULZ 11/2/2012 2:31PM

    You've nailed an important habit! I read "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" years ago and have also made a gallon a day my habit.

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HELLENACKERMAN 11/2/2012 1:05PM

    Awesome job!!! I have fallen off the water wagon a little bit. But when I put my mind to it I can easily have half if not all of my water done first thing in the morning! It's amazing how much a glass actually holds when you measure it out!

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/2/2012 12:15PM

    Bottom's up!!! Great work - awesome.

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JACKIE542 11/2/2012 11:40AM

    Good job, great ideas. emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 11/2/2012 11:36AM

    You've nailed an important habit! I read "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" years ago and have also made a gallon a day my habit.

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YOBOELI 11/2/2012 11:31AM

    That is such a great idea, good for you for getting your water in.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/2/2012 11:29AM

    That's an excellent idea! I have 2 32oz water bottles. I HAVE to drink both of them and if I drink a little more, BONUS! Well done!

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