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CUPS of water vs. cups of water...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OK, so...trying to increase my water has been a challenge. I drink NO soda anymore. I actually don't even like it now. I do drink iced tea once in awhile...or light lemonade.

But daily, I actually do "flavored" water, because I can drink more that way. I try to make those "flavors" as healthy as I can. I have joint aches, so two bottles get Elations packets, with glucosamine and chondroitin...also some calcium, which I always seem to be short of anyhow. And since they are 50 ounce bottles, I also add a tube of ZipFizz to them, which has 2500mcg of Vitamin B12 and a teeny bit of caffeine, but not much. The third bottle has a dose of Pure Essence Labs Ionic-Fizz™ Magnesium Plus™ Raspberry Lemonade...because at 49, I have developed freaking restless leg syndrome and it seems to help. So, I mix half from the mag bottle and half from the Elations bottle over ice in both my cups...lather, rinse, repeat.

I have two plastic cups I got a Bed, Bath & Beyond that have decent sealing lids, hard plastic straws and they are mostly spill proof. I keep two of them full next to me all day. I drink as close to all 3 bottles as possible in a day. Which is almost 19 eight ounce "cups". I rarely make it to the entire 3 bottles...but! There's melted ice, or iced tea and usually a bottle of actual water in there somewhere in a day.

So, all this time, I thought they were 16 ounce cups and have tracked them that way. Yesterday I found those cups cheaper at Joanne's [yeah, the fabric store...go figure] for $2 less, so I got one. I looked at the tag and's 24 OUNCES! I compared it to my others...same size. All this time, when I thought I was drinking 8 cups? It was really 12. And when I thought I was drinking 12? EIGHTEEN! Sometimes I drink what I thought was 15 cups...which was actually 22.5 cups.

Well. I am stunned...and? Not sure what to do. It's obviously not hurting me...and I am sorta used to it now. I don't want to "cut back" on water...but...holy cow. So, for the moment, I guess I will just track it for what it is...and see if knowing it's actually more, rights itself, or if I really just drink that much normally...huh.
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    If you continue drinking from the larger sized bottles you will always be ahead in your water drinking. Drink on!! emoticon emoticon
    3563 days ago
    Man alive!!! That is WILD! At least the increase was on a water bottle info rather than a food package info! emoticon emoticon
    3586 days ago
    There could definitely be worse things to discover. LOL I have a water bottle with a spout top that I use throughout the day. I learned real quick to measure out the water so I'd know how much I was drinking. I have always had issues getting in enough water if I'm doing it from a glass/cup. When I'm doing it from a bottle it seems easier. For one thing, it seems like I'm drinking less since I just count by the bottle then multiply when I'm adding it into my tracker. Plus the bottle is more convenient for keeping with me. Keep up the great work!
    3586 days ago
    Do you just spend all your time in the bathroom? LOL
    3587 days ago
    You are drinking the good stuff.
    3587 days ago
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