Finishing up Day 5 with some news about the purported "Dehydration Myths"
Friday, June 28, 2013
Now that Day 5 of the Summer Challenge for the Spark Solution is nearing an end, I'll do a little evening update. First, I did what I said I was not going to do, and I did exercise that stressed my ankle. But, to be fair, I thought it might not hurt me. I thought wrong. Again. Although I am fairly sure I didn't do any additional damage, I maybe should have stuck with my original resolve to go easy on the ankle and stick with chair workouts until it had healed. BUT, if you had seen this video you would have felt the urge to tackle it as well! OK, maybe not, but who can resist someone with high hair wearing leg warmers (or bobby socks, I'm not sure) AND pantyhose for her workout? You think I'm kidding?
Now for the myth debunkery commensation (spell checker, don't even try). Although I have heard (or seen) one or two of the Spark Coaches speak of this wondrous item of remarkability, my nutrition tracker still insists on 8 glasses of water each day. Seriously, I don't even need to set a desktop alarm or appointment to remember to get up and move every hour, I have to get up to pee anyway! Sadly, that's day and night, which might have more than a little to do with my lack of sleep. OK, maybe not every hour, but I am generally up 2 or 3 times during the night to use the bathroom, and it seems that the water I drink doesn't even have a chance to be absorbed before I have to let it back out again. And my urine is not pale yellow, it's invisible it's so clear. That's either too much water or too little absorption, I think. I know that many would suggest that it will get better with time, once my body adjusts to being flooded with so much water, in addition to all the juicy fruits and vegetables, but I've been at this for a long time, and it has never gotten much better. So I brought along an article to back up my opinion that it might be a little silly to engrave the 8 glasses policy on a tablet of stone. Maybe some people don't need as much water as others. Maybe some get more water in their food than others. Or maybe some people are just sick of walking upstairs every hour (or more) to use the restroom. In any case, here's my back-up. www.huffingtonpost.com/2