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8/8/11 1:43 A

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emoticon Yes, at least that. I am on medication and it blocks me up so I have to drink a lot of water.

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yes

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8/6/11 8:33 A

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yes at least.

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8/5/11 3:08 P

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At least 64 or more. I'm waiting on the UPS guy today to deliver my Filtrete water pitcher and some Brita filtered water bottles so I can stop buying the 16.9oz bottles of water.



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8/5/11 8:46 A

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Only drank 32 ounces yesterday. Will try to do better today.



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8/5/11 7:31 A

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8/2/11 2:16 A

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Oh yes. At least 70oz daily emoticon

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8/1/11 5:18 P

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I drink close to 100oz of water per day...my skin thanks me as well as my body! :)



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8/1/11 12:52 P

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I am fortunate that I drink more than that on an average. No problems. Maybe the diabetes (well under control) has something to do with it.

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8/1/11 1:39 A

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I have always hated water. I can drink coffee, propel, coke, pepsi, unsweetened tea, you name it. But drinking water is very hard to do. Which is weird because water is the only think my mother has ever drank my whole life lol. I am getting better at drinking water. But some days I still struggle at it. Lemon does help a lot!!!!

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8/1/11 1:33 A

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This is the hardest goal for me. I drink lots of liquid, but just not enough water. This is going to sound odd, but cold water is not easy to get at my place of work, although having a hot cup of tea is easy enough to do. I can go through 50+ oz of brewed tea in a day, the water is my nemesis. Right now I am averaging 6 glasses.
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7/31/11 9:32 P

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I have a real hard time drinking anything much. I am not thirsty! That makes drinking something,even water, a chore. I've gone all day today without anything to drink other than the cup of coffee I had for breakfast. Yes, I've eaten a good lunch with plenty of vegetables, but I forgot the water. Is it an old person thing? I know I had a hard time getting my father to drink.

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7/24/11 10:25 A

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I drink at least 64 oz., more if it is warmer out. I keep track with my water bottle.



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7/23/11 9:42 P

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I bought a pretty 32oz sport jug at the dollar store and always fill it twice or more per day.
Adding lemon makes it more tasty and is also good for the throat. (had 2 voice box surgeries)

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7/23/11 10:28 A

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At least that...usually quite a bit more--usually with fresh lemon juice. The biggest differences for me were increased energy, better mood, less bloating, and dewy skin, in that order.



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7/22/11 6:50 P

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i go through a couple gallons or moreemoticonRoseemoticon

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7/22/11 11:11 A

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Me, too, Willowtreegirl. I leave a water bottle on the counter and easily get 64 oz in that way. It's gratifying to see exactly how much I've drank and an easy way to keep track.

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7/22/11 6:33 A

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I do not drink plain water at all as I don't like it. I let my body dictate how much fluid I consume, however if I am outside in hot weather or am doing strenuous exercise I will consume more liquid. Remember that the foods we consume often contain a lot of water. My only rule is to avoid any beverage containing calories. I will bend occasionally for a Mike's Hard Lime or a skim mocha!

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7/21/11 11:06 P

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I usually drink way more!! Like today...I drank 22 - 8 oz glasses... Can that be bad for you?

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7/21/11 8:11 P

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I do, probably as a minimum...I drink all day (ok, early in the day or I spend more time in the bathroom than I do the bed at night! HaHa!)

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7/21/11 5:54 P

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Re-learning to drink water has been the best thing for me. I fill fuller after every meal. My weight has dropped from 245 to 208.

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7/21/11 3:40 P

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I add some lemon as else plain water tastes strange and I cant drink my daily 8 glasses. With some drops lemon juice inside, I often drink 9-10 glasses

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7/20/11 12:42 P

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i drink lot more than that and sometimes wonder if it is to much?



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I am still trying for the 64 number. I drink green tea and get about 4 glasses of water in a day.

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Yes & I have clearer skin and it keeps me "flushed out", less bloating.

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7/19/11 10:22 P

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I started drinking a lot of water when I was doing chemo 17 yrs. ago. Now I have a condition (Sjogren's Syndrome) that causes a dry mouth. I sip water throughout the night.



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7/17/11 11:08 P

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Usually I drink much more than that. Usually around 80ozs. On the days that I don't, I really can feel it in my lips and face..it's crazy because I used to drink almost no water in a day..or liquid for that matter!

Is it possible to be addicted to water? Lol

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7/16/11 4:11 P

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Yes it is important to drink 64 oz. at least of water. Other fluids are helpful, but not as beneficial for your body, such as skin, energy, and just simply flushing your system out. Also, other beverages such as juice, or even a diet pop can make you crave more sugar.

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7/16/11 9:58 A

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I had to give up soda years ago but didn't drink much of it then and water was a natural replacement. Though it isn't environmentally friendly, I use the 16.9 water bottles and that helps me reach 64 oz pretty easy if I keep count and refill or use more bottles. Yesterday I was at an all day training where I sat most of the day, so I drank over 80 oz. I feel really good when I get at least 64 oz of water but I have really dry skin and so my body probably needs it.

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6/24/11 11:08 A

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I almost always hit 64 oz, and I feel it when I don't! When I don't drink enough water, my entire body feels dried out (like a minor hangover). I also notice that when I drink enough water, my skin is better and I feel more energized. As a not-so-fun reminder to drink more, I get sharp, intense headaches whenever my body isn't sufficiently hydrated.



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6/20/11 5:41 P

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Rarely. I'd be in the bathroom all the time if I drank that much water (and I don't drink any other beverages either). I do try to reach 6, though.



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6/20/11 4:13 P

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I manage to drink more than 64 oz during the week when I'm stuck at work and use my 24 oz. palstic to go cup. The straw just seems to make it easier to suck teh water down.
But on the weekends when I'm up and moving around, it's more difficult. In fact, I have difficulty even remembering to eat anything until well after noon on the weekends, much less drink some water.



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6/19/11 12:59 A

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The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that people X oz of water each day, where X is half their body weight in lbs. (So a 200 lb person should drink 100 oz of water each day). I struggle to drink enough water.



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6/18/11 11:48 A

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I love water. Sometimes I do get burnt out on it and have to add something to it. I would like to add more water to my diet.



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Its hard but I really do. I start right after my morning coffee. One or two glasses until lunch time, another before lunch, another after lunch, one or two more before the end of the day, one before dinner, one after dinner and one before bed time. Boom 8!



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6/17/11 6:54 P

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It is a struggle for me to drink 64 oz a day. I'm just not that thirsty. I have tried to use the Crystal Light single packs to flavor my water, but it still does not speak to the fact that I don't feel the need for so much water. I also don't like how fast it goes through me and running to the restroom all day. I can comfortably drink 4-5 a day. I know drinking water is a good thing, but does anyone really know why 8 glasses a day is so magical?

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Usually I do, I really do prefer water over soda so that;s not difficult - its giving up the coffee in the afternoon that I struggled with, but most days I do get my water quota in



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I actually like the taste(?) of water, but if I get busy, I'll forget to drink. For me, I've discovered that the water container that I use makes all the difference. I like drinking from bottles at least 32 oz, and that are see through. It motivates me to see how little is in the bottle. I don't like drinking from metal water bottles--something about the taste is different, and I can't see how full it is.

Anyone else have similar thoughts?

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I surely try my darnest but here lately, the late evening rolls around and I'm just getting to 6 or 7 glasses of water. I'm trying to get back to minimum of 8.

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I am building up to it. I'm at about 4-5 glasses per day. It hasn't been easy, but I am definitely noticing that I feel less tired and my eczema (dry skin) hasn't been as bad as it normally is.

For the longest time I was drinking a lot of soda and it really weighed me down. I have cut that out almost completely, except for maybe one glass on weekends, and its amazing what a difference it makes.



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5/4/11 1:22 P

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No, it's too hard for me with my gastroparesis. But if I can get get 6 cups in that is a good day for me.


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TRVLTA00, I second that. By the end of the first month, there was a big difference in my skin, and I looked "glowier." When I don't drink enough water, the glow isn't there, even though my diet doesn't change. I also haven't had a migraine in quite a while, whereas before they had been much more frequent.

Edited to add: I also go through less lip balm!


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I have been trying to make sure I get at least 64 fl oz of liquids a day - mostly water- for the last month or so.

I have noticed my hands don't dry out as badly. I have always had problem with cracking skin in the spring - largely because I work out in the garden without gloves- there has been a definite improvement this spring.

I also find myself snacking less. I always used to grab a snack the moment I got home from work. Now I make sure to drink a cup of water first. It slows down my impulsive snacking and I tend to make a more healthy snack.

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I try to get in that much every day.



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No, I don't, but I do get some fluids in.

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fluids yes. water...i try

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Yes!! I do 8-12 cups a day (depending on what else I'm doing.) At first it took me a while to build up to that... but now I don't know how I went without it!!

My personal benefits:

Sometimes a bottle of water will replace a needless snack - I'm not actually hungry I just want to put something in my mouth!

It fills me up so I eat less - I try to have water around meal times.

I have less migraines!! This is a biggy - I've noticed a huge improvement in my chronic migraines when I'm properly hydrated!

I can sneak other benefits into my diet such as protein and fiber through some of those water mix-ins - my fav is Special K Protein Water (5g of fiber!)

My skin has improved - I know this one sounds weird but I used to get breakouts constantly and also varied between greasy and dry skin on my face... yuck!! I tried all kinds of products and nothing helped.... NOW I have a much more even skin tone in general and hardly any breakouts at all!!

I'm sure personal experiences vary, but I've been amazed at what this simple change has done for me!! Hope this helps!!



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I drink at least 64 oz of FLUIDS daily, that includes tea, coffee, milk, and water, and would include juice if I drank it...

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I'm just curious. If so, what benefits have you reaped from drinking the recommended amount of water daily?



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