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Most days I get at least my 8 glasses in, sometimes there's a day or two I fall short, I drink a 16 oz. glass at lunch and supper and sometimes breakfast, since it's been so cold though have been drinking a couple cups of coffee in the morning, so those days I have to be more diligent about getting in those 8 glasses.

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1/23/14 9:00 A

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People have noted that it is harder for them to get their 8 glasses of water drunk during winter. Is that true for you? How do you get your 8 glasses drunk in a day?
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As a rule, I'm a heavy water drinker also. For some reason though I've really slacked off this past year. I'm working at getting my intake back up there again though.
Winter for me is harder as I tend to feel less of a need to drink anything. I'm not a coffee drinker other than the occasional French Vanilla from Tim Horton's, tea is not something that I drink a lot of either. I don't drink juice, milk and seldom pop.
I'm trying the visual approach right now. I fill my container with my daily water allotment and keep it on the counter where I can see it. That is really helping me.

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On my 5% Challenge team, people have noted that it is harder for them to get their 8 glasses of water drunk during winter. Is that true for you? How do you get your 8 glasses drunk in a day?
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Water is my beverage of choice, coffee is second, and occasionally I will have a glass of wine or a cup of tea. It is never an issue for me. Our family jokes that we have a water gene since most of us are heavy water drinkers.

I usually drink a full glass when taking my BP meds since one is a diuretic and requires it. Then I drink another glass while I'm preparing for work. I usually drink a half glass in my car on my way to wherever I'm going and another on the way home. At work, I consume 2 more glasses in the course of an 8 hour day. The other 3 or more get spread throughout the day and at night.


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7/11/13 8:05 A

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Thanks Mauri...I need this challenge today...I do so well some days and then I slip back into not drinking enough water. Not so bad, except I don't drink anything else either!

My goal for today is to get all my water in.

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Drink! Drink! Drink!

Do you have a hard time reaching your 8 glasses of water? What do you do to drink them?
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Most of the time for me it is not an issue. Water is my beverage of choice. (Thanks to my mom & dad for not having soda in the house when I was a child.) I do love coffee, but I love water. Occasionally, because I become so engrossed in what I'm doing, I forget to drink during work hours. Now I keep water on my desk and I set the stop watch on my cell phone to beep every hour as a reminder.

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What a clever idea - I'll try that today and let you know how it goes

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Hahaha, Wanda. I wonder if we were posting Thursday challenges at the same minute...which is funny once you see the new Thursday challenge I posted.

I have been drinking my water...but will really concentrate on it today since I'm out at two events, which makes it harder for me to get all my water in during the day.

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4/11/13 7:18 A

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April 11 Thirsty Thursday

Are you getting enough water? If drinking enough water is a challenge for you, then for today, place 8 glasses/bottles of water out for yourself as a visual reminder to quench that thirst today.

Have fun.
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I've switched things up a bit for a variety and have found that as a result my water intake has increased again. I've added some lemon juice to the first glass of water in the day and then to a couple of glasses during the day.



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I was blown away a few weeks ago when I went in for a normal blood draw. It was extremely difficult for the tech to get the blood into the vials and she told me that I was severely dehydrated. Surprise to me but now I keep at least 3 32 oz bottles of water in the fridge and make sure that drink two a day plus I never pass up a water fountain without taking in 6 or 7 big swallows.

Seems to work. Last time they took blood, it almost shot across the room. Well, maybe not, but you get the idea.

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It took awhile but now I drink my 8 cups a day and then some. First thing in the morning I take my vitamins with a cup of ice cold water. They say ice cold water burns calories because your body has to heat the water to body temperature! I also have a water bottle I take with me everywhere. 2 cups down already this Thirsty Thursday Morning!

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It's been a struggle for me lately to get all my water in too. Not something I ever thought I would struggle with!

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I always thought I was getting enough water until about a month ago when I went for a routine blood draw and the tech found it almost impossible to get the blood into the tubes. Her comment to me was "You are really dehydrated."

I now keep two or three 32 oz. bottles in the fridge and make sure that I drink those every day plus I never pass a water fountain without taking in at least 6 or 7 mouthfuls of water. I now can honestly drink at least 9 cups a day.

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3/14/13 7:17 A

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Noticed we hadn't done this challenge since June 2012. To my dismay, just about a year ago I was drinking 10+ glasses of water each day. Now I'm struggling to do that...not because I'm not thirsty but because I don't stop in my workday long enough to drink...or breath somedays.

Are you getting all of your water requirements?

Today let's see if we can get to 8 glasses of water. I'm at one so far. Going to be sure to bring 32 oz. in the car with me to drink half on my way to work and the other half on the way home. That will be 5...so I'll aim for 24 at work and/or when I get home.

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Thank you again, Shirl

I manage to actually do this...and on those long workdays, I'm even better at it! I averaged about 10 glasses/day. Yea!

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I did it! I got in 9 glasses of water today! Woo Hoo.

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6/7/12 1:31 P

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Seeing we are fast approaching summer let's see if we can keep our water intake up during these warmer days.

So far today I've got in 5, how about you?

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Sadly I didn't make it.....sigggghhh! But I did get in lots of walking!

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Will see if I can make it one more!

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Woo hoo, I got in two more for a total of 10 glasses!

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Good morning! Your challenge today is to drink one more glass of water than you usually do. Can you do it?

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3/15/12 9:58 A

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I know Margaret and I will be downing a 16 oz. glass of water when we get back from our walk, I've been doing pretty good with my 8 a day, will try and squeeze in two more today.

Hooray, I got in eleven glasses of water in today.

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I'll take the challenge today....this is something I really need to do. I've discovered that as the weather is warming up, so is my desire to drink more water!

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Are you drinking your water? Do you have a hard time getting 8 glasses of water down? How do you get your water?

Today the challenge is to add 2 glasses of water to your day.

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Thanks for the water reminder Mauri, I've been doing pretty good lately with my water intake, but will try and get in at least one extra today.

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It's easy to forget during the cooler months. I have a home cooler. Every time I pass it on the way to and from the kitchen I grab 1/2 glass. Those few but frequent swallows sure add up!

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Feb 2 and what a great challenge.

Thanks Mauri...I WILL drink my water today.

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Remember to drink that water today. Aim for eight 8 oz. glasses each day...at least add one extra glass of water today than you usually drink.
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Thanks for the great reminder Shirl...I have not been as diligent in my drinking of water as I should be. I will make this my goal for today.

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Now that summer is in full swing thought this would be a good one to bring up again to remind us how important drinking that water is, so let's all try and get those 8 glasses in today, gurgle, gurgle, slush, slush, lol. Have a great thirsty Thursday!

I have two in so far and just getting started.

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made my 8 today, yipee!

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I got my 8 glasses in today! YAY me.

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Shirl, I usually don't have a problem...but out on the RV today...and only have had 2 glasses...thanks for the reminder! Going to grab a 16.5 Oz bottle right now...

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I don't know about the rest of you but I've been having trouble getting at least 8 glasses of water in a day, so thought why not make this a thirsty Thursday to help us remember how important that water is to our bodies. I'll report back later with how many I was able to get in today.

Yay, I got in my 8 glasses, slosh, slosh, lol.

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