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Finally - A Water Headache! (2014 - Blog #56)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I know.. this might sound a bit odd.. I am totally excited that today for the first time ever, I got a water headache! Really!!

Here's the what happened and the why this is a big deal

emoticon What Happened:
Today was a crazy day. I drank my first 22 ounces of water with breakfast. Good start! And then I was in meetings that really did not give me a chance to go to the restroom so I put off the water until about noon. I was planning on more water, but I was running late and rushed to the car. Then I got to my next school and I knew that their restroom was not easy to get to so I put off water again. I could feel a headache coming on but I did not heed the warning signs. I then rushed to another school and I knew I did not know where the restroom was so I continued to put off water and ignore the signs. ARGH. By the time I got a break near 6pm .. my first break since about 7 am in the morning, my headache was in full blown ACHE and I knew that the only help would be BUNCH of water. I got home about 7:30 and have been drinking water every since. My headache is beginning to subside and I am smiling.

emoticon Why this is a big deal:
I have been doing AWESOME with water lately. For me, that is a huge accomplishment. It is hard to down 24 ounces, 32 ounces, 64 ounces... HUGE for me. I do not drink quickly, so it takes forever. I do not get thirsty easily at all, so remembering is a very big deal. Today was a milestone. My body has appreciated my paying attention to water intake and today she COMPLAINED loudly about my lack of attention. WOOHOO!

Reflective note: I am sure that in the past all of my headaches were very often related to not drinking water but I never made the connection between dehydration and a headache. I remedied with tylenol or the like, never with water. NOW things are different. My first reaction today was WATER PLEASE. Progress.. major progress!

May you have a fully aware day!

"Choose positivity today."
Author Unknown

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDOORN 2/27/2014 9:19AM

    It's always such a joy when the pieces of our health puzzle come together...!

Way to SPARK! :-)


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ROOT4HOME 2/26/2014 12:24PM

    emoticon Yay!! I never thought about dehydration coming on as a headache...interesting! I drink so much of it at work but am more neglectful at home, believe it or not!

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MBTEPP 2/26/2014 10:59AM

    Water staves off my migraines too! I never put off water for exactly this reason. To me, it dilutes all the nagging impurities that trigger my deadaches.

Besides that, water is so good for all the functions of the body.

Cheers! emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 2/26/2014 10:42AM

  A GREAT reminder to all about why we need our water. Thanks so much for sharing and I to will remember my water today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMSMILEY88 2/26/2014 9:41AM

    Wow! I've never thought about the fact that my headaches could be from lack of water. I'll have to drink some next time.

Congrats! You are doing terrific!

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NANCY- 2/26/2014 9:27AM

    Being aware can help us make the right choices.
WTG on paying attention and not creating a puddle on the floor. :) You must have a very strong bladder.

Comment edited on: 2/26/2014 9:27:55 AM

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KALIGIRL 2/26/2014 8:16AM

    emoticon Don't ya just love it when the dots connect?
Here's to drinking our emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/26/2014 7:12AM

    Once again you lead the way in awareness! I never thought about water... but thinking back, I used to have more headaches than I do now... wonder if that's an element? Could be! emoticon emoticon And thanks for the reminder of what a big deal water truly is!

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DEBRITA01 2/26/2014 6:39AM

    Our body gives us signals...all we have to do, is listen. Good for you emoticon

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    Good recognition, too!
I have similar issues and at my "delicate "age, my hands immediately show me warnings. My fingertips will wrinkle and the backs of my hands look parched.
I've got the quickest kidneys in town so always have to keep hydrated.

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    I'd say AMAZING progress! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/26/2014 2:44AM

    I've experienced that too Diane, amazing how our bodies try to tell us what's needed huh? emoticon

Love the mountain today emoticon

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NEWROSE27 2/26/2014 2:28AM

    It took me a while to realize that some of my headaches where due dehydration. Now I always up my water intake before resorting to pain killers.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/26/2014 12:48AM

    I've had water headaches myself. Good for you for increasing your water intake AND for listening to your body. You knew what caused the pain & how to fix it. Way better than pumping yourself full of pain meds!

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REJ7777 2/26/2014 12:42AM

    Busy day!!!
Smart body! emoticon

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TIMOTHY53 2/26/2014 12:35AM

    Never had a water headache, but if that's a measure of how much water you are drinking, congrats/

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LJCANNON 2/26/2014 12:21AM

    emoticon I have to admit, the Title of your Blog confused me when I saw it, LOL!! Now that I read it, I am doing a small happy dance for you.
emoticon I agree, in the past I think at least part of my headaches were caused by dehydration. This Lifestyle Change is really Eye Opening at times!!

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