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Water On The Brain




When I first started using Spark, I had a difficult time remembering exactly how much water I had consumed. To help me with this, I started leaving empty water bottles by the sink so I could count them.
BUT, my DW thought they made her kitchen look messy (when Mama's angry, someone ain't getting treated as lovingly as they would like).

To keep peace in the kitchen, I added water to my favorites (in two cup increments as I usually finish a two cup water bottle). Now, with my meals I have

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recorded exactly how much water I've had for the day.
What is interesting is that either I'm drinking more water or I was forgetting a bottle here and there. Now, I usually have between 9 and 11 cups of water to list each day when I used to struggle to get 8.

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  • I use the one liter bottles. I find it easy as each is just around 4 cups. I refill it and i know I have all 8 for the day. Sometimes I do a little more. I refill it and then set it in the freezer overnight to get cold for the morning. - by MRSAKINS2005
  • Getting in 8 glasses of water was a hard one for me. To help I re-used an orange juice bottle (its see-through) and marked it at the 64 oz mark (8x8oz). I fill it at night and pour myself the first glass before going up to bed ( I've always liked to have a drink available bed-side). As soon as I get out of bed, I drink that glass and head downstairs to start my day. I try to leave the empty glass on the kitchen counter to remind me to take another drink. Usually by dinner time I only have a glass or two to go. If I have a hard time getting in the last one, I make myself a cup of tea with it, to help meet the quota. I work from home most days but on days that I have to be out, I fill my 20oz to -go bottle to make sure there isnt to much "catch up" to finish the bottle when I get home. It's become a bit of a mind game to empty the bottle everyday. Yesterday, I was happy that I finished it and got in two extra glasses, because I really wanted them! Hope this helps...Good luck - by ALLTHINGSOCEAN
  • I have used specific bottles...preferably 20 0z bottles so I can easily track my water. I fill them the night b/4 put them in fridge. Start the day with one, take 3 with me to work and have 1 left at home for when I get home, if I want more that's okay but when I have drank my 5 I know I have gotten my water in for the day :) - by WINTRLWOLF
  • i like this idea!
    i have a bigger jug thing that is my water measurer. The water here is good so I just have to refil it at night and KNOW i've had enough water through the day. Also I'm drinking water at restaurants-- love having them put lemon in it, and lime at home (limes are cheaper).

    Good secret!

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