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Friday, February 08, 2013

And if what you're drinking and drinking and drinking is alcoholic, the two events may just be related. But I'm talking about water, a substance that I'd had, until recently, real issues with in terms of drinking 8 cups per day. Lately, I've managed to do so, even if a couple of days required a late night glass (or two!) that may or may not have led to my waking up in the middle of the night and having to take a leak. The title of this blog comes from my realization, just now, that I've only managed to put away two glasses of water by 6:30 PM.

Frankly, it's due to just not noticing. I don't actively feel thirsty, I don't drink. And maybe I'm just a naturally well hydrated person, just like Sally Brown had her naturally curly hair. Whatever the reason, the lack of active thirst is largely responsible for my failure to drink 8 cups of water for more of the time I've been on the site. Over the past two weeks, I've made it a point to drink that water regardless. Haven't really seen any difference, really, my skin hasn't miraculously blossomed, my hair hasn't turned lustrous, and I certainly haven't suddenly smashed through the weight plateau. But I've done it anyway, and plan to do so, more or less, going forward. Today's just going to have to be one of those "less" days, cuz I don't feel like facing the H2O bloat of cramming down 50 aqua oz in the next few short hours.

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  • KMM1123
    Your additional water intake is probably still doing battle with your salt baby from the other day. Try and give it a little more time to focus on your lustrous locks. I bet pretty soon you'll be struttin' through town with your hair blowing in the wind and feeling like a super model.
    1839 days ago
    I drink out of a liter bottle which helps because all I have to drink is two of them and I have my 8 cups.
    1839 days ago
    I try and get my 8 glasses in before I leave work for the day, that way I don't have to worry about drinking too late. But then again yesterday I had 15 cups of water... so I don't really have that problem, lol.
    1839 days ago
  • RUSSELL1960
    Been there with the late night realization that my little Spark People Tracker cup isn't full. I've become a drinker too and strangely after having done it now for several months, I do get thirsty now if I don't drink enough. It seems my body likes the water after all.
    1839 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Oof and cramming down all that water only means you'll pee all night, or want to anyway. One of the many take home lessons from SP--don't drink too late in the evening! Good luck tomorrow!
    1839 days ago
    Your blogs always put the funniest images in my head.
    1839 days ago
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