8 glasses a day is just an arbitrary minimum, that really doesn't have any solid science to back it up. For most of us who tend to stay chronically dehydrated or overdoes it on calorie-laden sodas and juices, it's a good target, but it's not a limit nor a really great goal. Especially if it's not all you're drinking, you're probably getting more than you think!
I prefer to drink to thirst, and to pee. ;) I know, sounds gross, but the color of your urine is the best indicator of how much you're drinking and if it's enough for you. If your urine is dark, then you're not getting enough. If it's clear, you're getting too much. If it's pale, straw yellow? You're getting enough without going overboard.
Don't worry about the numbers (I just track to pee, then hit 8 glasses to get my sparkpoints, regardless of how many glasses of water I drink.)
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