Really it is just a habit. I keep a 20oz glass by me at work with a straw and find myself absently drinking while I am reading/typing on the computer or what not. I am not usually thirsty, but I also find that it keeps me from snacking too. If I think I want to snack I make myself drink a 20oz glass of water first, wait 5 minutes, then decide if I still want it. I aim for a gallon because I read somewhere (couldn't even tell you where) a long time ago that that is a good amount to aim for while trying to loose weight and if you exercise frequently. My job is fairly active - I walk a lot - but thats it, not really alot of manual labor or anything, and its inside.
It really is only that much while I am at work. When im not at work I usually only drink around 100-130oz of water , because I am usually busy doing other things.
I don't feel bad at all, I recently when to the Doctor for a yearly check up and had blood work done - everything was in the healthy range. I think its just habit. I just don't want to be doing more harm than good in the long run.
| current weight: 156.0