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7-Day Water Challenge

Sunday, March 02, 2014

A few days ago, a friend posted a link to a Hydration Calculator from About.com Health/Nutrition that informs you how much water you might need a day. [ nutrition.about.com/libr
ary/blwatercalculator.htm
] After answering a few questions, the calculator informed me that I needed approximately 132 ounces of water a day.

Typically, I drink about 8 to 12 cups of water (64 to 96 ounces) a day with 10 cups being my average.

Could I hit 132 ounces in a day?

I wasn't sure.

So, Friday (2/28), I decided to embark on a 7-Day Water Challenge with the goal being to get in the "recommended" daily water intake.

Friday, I got in 150 ounces.

Saturday, I got in 154 ounces.

The key to getting in so much was actually having water near me. I carried my water bottle with me everywhere I went.



So far, the only thing I've noticed is my need to tinkle like every thirty minutes. LOL

Saturday, my mom and I were at a store, and because the store did not have a restroom, I had to jump in the car and race home to tinkle. It was THAT serious. What will I do when at work? Leave the classroom every five minutes because the water is running through me? That could become a definite inconvenience.

I'm hoping I see some other effects, positive ones, to taking in all this water. Will report back at the end of the seven days.
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SDBACON 3/2/2014 11:59AM

    LOL... No, the bladder definitely does not want to do that. LOL

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SUZIPAM1 3/2/2014 3:00AM

    Drinking water is great - too much is not - but if that is enough for you via the calculator carry on as the bladder eventually does not want to go every 30 minutes lol

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