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Since we filled the tub...YEAH!

I am going to start a new thread so not to confuse anyone or make this one tooo long.

LOOK FOR How many gallons to process....

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11/27/2007

4.5 cups of coffee
4 cups of water

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just about done my 8th glass of water..
16 oz of coffee = 8 oz
8 oz diet pepsi = 4 oz
total of 9.5 glasses.
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Not too much today
10 cups water
2 diet drink
too much coffee (but it was decaf)

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11/27/07 11:24 P

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Water..10 glasses
Tea..2 cups
Coffee,,3 cups
juice 2 glasses
Total 17 dlasses
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8 water
1 coffee

9 total cups

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11/26------12 cups of water
3 diet carbonated-
2 bottled flavored waters
a lot of coffee (lost count)

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FOR 11/26/2007

2.5 cups of coffee
5.5 cups of water

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for 11/26
8C water
2C cranberry juice (lite)
2C coffee
4C fruit 2o
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16C


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This was my first week in many that I have had the minimum of 8 in every day. Even did 10 on one of them.

Starting TUESDAY we will try to fill (blank). still thinking and finding the amounts.

Keep drinking your water, juice, non-caffienated teas & coffees, sugarfree drinks.

Drink and post!
if you would, please post the date your reporting for..



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I got 8 in today.

NOW .......With the totals including todays...

emoticon emoticon We Filled the Bathtub!

OVER FLOWED with 7.5 cups extra.

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11/26/07 10:10 P

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sunday:
5 glasses of diet coke (3 of those with rye... LOL)

Today:
6 glasses of water..
1 16 oz of coffee
1 8 oz pop
so far 7.5 glasses
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11/26/07 9:49 P

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9 cups of water
1 cup black earl grey vanilla tea mmmm


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11/26/07 9:45 P

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Nov. 25th
3 coffee
2 tea
1 glass juice
11 water

Nov 26th
10 water
3 coffee
2 juice

TOTAL..32 glasses
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Ok, long 4 day weekend (no computer at home), put me down for 6 C cranberry juice, 19 C fruit 2o, (a couple mixed drinks, too), 13 C coffee, 1 C cappacino (I can't spell it, but I love it).

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11/26/07 12:46 P

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9 yesterday

yea

and when we are done we can work on a pool! emoticon


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11/26/07 1:26 A

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yea

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

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11/26/07 12:00 A

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10 cups today.

We still need 108 cups to fill this bath.

How about we keep going for alittle longer?

YEA - NAY

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11/25/07 11:34 P

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I only did 8 cups of water
2 c regular coffee
1 20 oz bottle water
3 diet decaf carbonated beverages
1-12 oz cup sugar free lemonade
2 c decaf
I have a headache--I think my body is accustomed to more fluids. Today was a very busy day. emoticon

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11/25/07 3:13 P

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I'm going to try to do better today. I'll update my amounts along throughout the day. Wish you'd keep this challenge as it's the only way I've been able to get in even what I have.

So far:

5 cups of coffee
4 cups of water

For a total of 9 today

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Okay, I did just as bad Saturday.

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you must float instead of walk. thats almost 1/4th of your body weight.

You are truely AMAZING!

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yes? emoticon I never really bothered to add it up. I only knew that I drank a lot and if 8 oz=1 cup (and that is how I figured it), I'm afraid I did drink all that. I don't have any 8oz. cups--they are all 16 oz. cups and my sports bottle is 20oz.--I guess it adds up. As I said, I start out with 2 of those 16 oz. cups even before I eat breakfast and then drink another with breakfast plus 8 oz. of my orange drink. emoticon I think that may be why I look a bit bloated by the end of the day?

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11/25/07 1:37 A

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Patty ????????????

Did you have 17 cups in all?
Or is it:

17 cup water
AND
1 20 ounce dansai (19.5)
2 diet soda (23.5)
4 decaf ( 27.5)
1 broth (28.5)
plus the caffienated

Total of 28.5 cups for ONE DAY ?

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11/25/07 1:32 A

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9 for me

DRINK UP!
Sunday is the last day for this challenge.

I'm going to try for 10!



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11/24/07 11:37 P

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today has been a bad day drinking wise, coffee and a diet pepsi... now it's to late in the day to make up for it...
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Sorry I forgot to log Friday. I'm ashamed to put into writing that I only had 5 glasses. emoticon

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I'm not done drinking today, but so far:
17 c water
1 20z bottled dansai water
2 diet soda (not w/ caffiene)
4 cups decaf coffee (starbucks with gingerbread syrup--yum)
1 c turkey broth (part of my turkey soup)
I also had some caffienated coffee at breakfast and a diet cherry pepsi.


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Nov 21st..13 glasses
Nov 22nd 10 glassees
Nov 23rd 11 glasses
Nov 24th 11 glasses
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9 cups of water yesterday

11 cups of water today and a cup of black tea


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I drink a lot of water because I "glisten" a lot when I exercise and I need to drink water to replensih the fluids from all that "glistening". I will down 2 20z. water bottle during an hour to 1 1/2 hours while exercising and then another one within half an hour of finishing. I drink 2 16 oz. cups of cold water before breakfast--one is to just wet my mouth--I tend to be parched when I wake up. The second is to take with my meds. I also drink another 16 oz. with breakfast--I put hot sauce on my omelette so I appreciate the water. I also drink water with my meals. I have several cups of decaf coffee throughout the day (I love the starbucks flavoring). I also drink selzer water and other diet drinks as well as fruit O2. I suspect I underestimate the fluids but I lose track.

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11/24/07 12:54 P

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yesterday I had 4 glasses water
2 glasses of sprite (16oz= 8 oz
2 cups of plain coffee (16 oz = 8 oz)
1 grande coffee mocha (16 oz = 8 oz)
1 can pop (8 0z = 4 0z)
so 7.5 glasses
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Got it Patty & Christina.


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How about all of you that drink 10 + cups, give us some tips on how to get more water through the day.

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Sorry I forgot to log my liquids again yesterday. I had:

2 cups water
2 1/2 cups Hot Tea
4 cups cranberry juice

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14 cups

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emoticon I got 8 cups in today.


I know we can fill ONE little ole Bathtub...


Reported cups so far 277
Average bathtub is 560
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Cups still needed to fill 283


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Thursday 11/22/2007

Sorry about forgetting to log yesterday.

5 cups of coffee
3 cups of water emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOL Patty
but but friends share everything!! muwahahahaha

9 cups water
1 black herbal tea


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Had 4 water and 4 cranberry juice again yesterday

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I just finished my 8 glass.

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mmmm-maybe a bit more than I needed to know. emoticon

Today, I drank 16 cups of fluids that counted and a couple of caffinated drinks too.

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LOL i spend a lot of time on the potty heheheehe - and when i gotta go i gotta go NOW with all this liquid!

too much info???




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Geez how do you girls stay out of the bathroom? lol

I didn't log yesterday sorry. I had 4c water and 4 cranberry juice.

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11 c water
2 c herbal tea
a coffee or three


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I didn't record yesterday--I had at least 16 cups of water. I also drink a lot of diet drinks and decaf during the day as well. A bit less today since I was out of the house most of the day and I did a lot of water bubbler (fountain) drinking--I had at least 8 cups of water in any event and a couple of diet drinks and some decaf coffee. Both days, I also had my usual mug of regular coffee (A really big mug) but caffinated drinks don't count. I do float away by the end of the day.

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just to let everyone know how far the tub is filled so far.....

It's slightly over 1/4th, so DRINK UP!

This will also help with Thanksgiving overeating, hard to eat with drinking and running to the restroom.


HAVE A WONDERFUL THURSDAY!

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You all really do drink alot! I am doing better getting my daily goal in with this challenge.





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Oh man Hoji lets not go there lol.

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Wednesday 11/21/2007

I've managed to get in 8-8 ounce servings of liquid so far. I've decided that I have to at least match my water intake with whatever other liquids that I drink. So I will update this by the end of the day if I can squeak in anymore.

UPDATE: 10-8 ounce servings by 9:04pm

Coffee: 5 cups
Water : 4 cups
Skim Milk: 1 cup

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I think we should count the extra fluid retention water too. If matters how much comes out, then it should count. I am .99% serious.

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well I didn't get it all in..
8 oz coffee (had 16 oz truthfully, but only count half)
28 oz flavoured water
12 oz diet coke (8 oz can, 16 oz with supper)
but it was also last day of my period all the water I have retained was coming off, and I spent to much time peeing to bother getting it all in.
short 16 oz...
today will be better.
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I'm hoping we can count light cranberry juice. I'm swiching to that today instead of tea because I think I've got myself a UTI. emoticon I'm hoping a couple days of cranberry juice will do some good. I'm going to see if the Dr is in today and can call me in some antibiodics.

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Let's see
2 cups water
2 cups (no sugar) cranberry juice (only 40 cals per cup girls)
3 cups coffee
1 cup tea
4 cups Fruit 2o (no sugar, flavoured water)
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12? Maybe I don't need the soup to count, after all!

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I did .... 9 yea!

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Ugh...didn't make it today...only managed to down 7-8 ounce glasses. emoticon

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2 Skim Milk
3 Water
4 Iced Tea

9 Total Today

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11 water
2 black coffee
2 black tea
total for today..15

LOCATION,, QUEBEC, CANADA

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Still working on mine, but hoping for more than 8...

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11 cups of water
1 cup of black tea




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I did I did plug the tub
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Hoji
no soup dont want the noodles floating about. the rest liquids yes...

Nancy, now how could you let all that go down the drain... plug the tub. lol


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emoticon That was cute....and hey he is one smart little piggy. When it comes butchering time who wants a skinny pig.

Water....lots and lots of water! emoticon x8

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Monday
Water.. 10 glasses
Coffee..3 cups
Tea.. 2 cups
Total for monday ..15 cups

This is Tuesday and I forgot to plug the tub
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Too cute!

How do we feel about the broth in my daily bowl of soup? It was listed a few posts back.

Monday -
really bad, 1 bowl of soup, 2 glasses (no sugar added) cranberry juice, 3 cups coffee, 1 cup tea, and 2 16 oz. fruit 2o (also no sugar).

Yikes!

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Three little pigs go out to dinner one night.
The waiter comes and takes their drink order.
"I would like a sprite" says the first litle piggy.
"I would like a coke," says the second little piggy.
"I want water, lots and lots of water," says the third little piggy.

The drinks are brought out and the waiter takes their orders for dinner.
"I want a nice big steak," says the first little piggy.
"I would like the salad plate," says the second little piggy.
"I want water, lots and lots, of water," says the third little piggy.

The meals are brought out and a while later the waiter approaches the table and asks if the piggies would like any dessert.
"I want a banana split," says the first little piggy.
"I want a root beer float," says the second little piggy.
"I want water, lots and lots of water," exclaims the third little piggy.

"Parden me for asking," says the waiter, to the third little piggy, "but why have you only ordered water all evening?"

The third little piggy says, "Well, somebody has to go 'wee, wee, wee, all the way home!'


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sounds fair to me emoticon

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Monday total

emoticon 60

ONLY 500 to go! YES we can.


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works for me..
8 glasses water
2 glasses 1% milk
16 oz of coffee
11 glasses
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sure--works for me


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I think for the this challenge
These will all count.

- Water
- Water w/added unsweetened flavors
ex.crystal light, tea on the go, other packs
- Tea & coffee /decaf /unsweetened hot/cold
- skim milk or 1% milk (limit 2)

Caffeinated drinks will count until you reach 400 mg of caffeine.
(you can find this on nutritional info)
We should watch the amount of caffiene we drink.
OR if you don't want to figure out the caffeine, just count as half.

SOund ok ?

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I found this information on the SparkPeople Questions and answers about fluids.

"The latest recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Dietary Reference Intake for Electrolytes and Water say:

"The fluids consumed do not have to be only water. Individuals can obtain their fluids from a variety of beverages and foods. Contrary to popular opinion, consumers do not need to consume 'eight glasses of water a day' to meet their fluid needs."

However my own personal opinion, particularly for people trying to lose weight, is to encourage additional water intake whenever possible. I feel it helps to cleanse the body when weight loss and fat breakdown is occurring. I also know that it helps to keep the hands and mouth busy, so snacking is less. This is a form of behavior modification. I personally know that many people feel better when at least 4-6 glasses of plain old H2O is consumed to help meet total fluid needs.

Written by Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian"



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Geez......Ummm I'm ok with brown water emoticon Yuck. But I read somewhere on spark that tea was ok to count toward your water total. If not I'm going ot have to give them back my 5 points a day for well ummmmm forever. I have a system....a bottle of water in the morning, a 32 oz tea and a bottle of water in the evening.

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Spark has a couple articles about water. I found this one to be helpful. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/Nutriti
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Here is the gest of the article.

Of the recommended 8-12 glasses
- Water for all is the best but others can be used also to meet the requirements.

at least 2-6 servings should be water
then others would inclued

Unsweetened Coffee/ teas 0-4 serving
(watch the caffeine limit to 400 mg day)

1% or skim milk - 0-2 serving
(calories add)

Non-caloirc, artificial sweet beverages- 0-2 serving

Sports drinks - very sparingly.
If your are working out intensly over 90 mins. 0-2




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Put down 10-8 ounce glasses for me. emoticon

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I was told on other boards, water is water, tea/coffee/milk/pop is not...
I do put crystal light in my water, I cannot drink it any other way. If we go with the half theory I am good with that...
so then I did have 12 glasses of liquid then, and 8 of those were crystal light flavoured water.
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Put me down for 3 quarts today (12 cups)--I think it was more--I use very large cups and I know each is more than 8oz--I'll try to be more accurate tomorrow.

I vaguely recall that when I did weight watchers they had a discussion about what counted as fluids. I think that caffinated counted, but only if you counted it as 1/2 the total in the drink. For example, 8 oz of coffee (or coke, whatever) would only count towards 4 oz of fluids tracked. Non-caffinated fluids were fine, as were soups, broths, etc. Does this help?

Oh, and as for the "brownish water" in the tub--depends upon what turned it brown (I have a 2 yo I care for--so some things that can turn water brown--ya don't wanna know about emoticon )

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Christina, I will give it some serious thought, and let the others help with the final decision. Is it caffeinated?
AND do we want brownish water in the tub? lol

SO I ask... DO we allow tea be counted as water?


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Ohh well you mean the other liquids don't count? Can I argue this point? I always count my iced tea. What is tea really than colored flavored water? If we are only counting water water geez...I had 4 glasses but I plead my case. I drank a 32 oz Iced Tea like I do every day and that equals my other 4! emoticon

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crossing my legs as i sit here

11 8oz cups of water so far - emoticon


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I'm in, I hardly get my full 8 glasses and cheat with other liquids.. bad habit.
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I was trying to fill it in 1 week ! ambitious!

I really thought that I was the only one that still had a hard time with getting 8 glasses in each day.

We better get others to participate if we want that bathtub filled...lol

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emoticon Not sure where I got that either lol. Maybe my eyes aren't quite back to where they should be....sorry.

Yeah I will do what I can. I usually get 8 a day too but here goes nothing......ummmm how quickly did you say you wanted to fill that tub? lol

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I usually get close to 8, often do get 8.

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Christine,

Its 35 gallons or 560 (8oz glasses) to fill the tub.

I'm not sure where you got the 56 gallons, but your right, 56 gallons is 7168 ounces.

SO glad your going to help, otherwise I will be spending more time in the bathroom than I have in a day.

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Not that I'm a math wiz or anything but you are slightly off.

According to the sparkpeople converter 56 gallons = 7,168.0000 fluidounces and divide that by 8oz per glass and you get 896 glasses of water.


emoticon I'll slosh as much as I can to help you fill the tub though.

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emoticon We should all strive to drink 8 glasses of water each day. FOr me this is still a challenge each day to get in.

Now for the challenge:

It takes 35 gallons of water for and average bathtub.
Now if I have done the math correctly,

It would be 560 glasses of water to fill 1 bathtub.

Lets see if we can fill 1 or more for this weeks challenge.

Monday, post the number of glasses you drank.
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