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Totally weird!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I have a strange observation about something that’s probably not so strange in and of itself.

I noticed that it’s so much easier and quicker to drink my eight glasses of water each day if I drink out of a cup or glass rather than a water bottle. Also, it gets even easier and quicker yet if I add a straw.

So why the consumption amount would go up so drastically, I’m not sure. It has to be all in the mind because I am less likely to pick up a water bottle as often as I am a cup. I’m not sure why that is, but it happens.

From here on out, I’m not going to rely entirely on drinking my water from a bottle. First I will pour it in my cold cup, with it’s handy-dandy red and white striped straw, before I drink it.

I won the hot/cold cup set in a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting and I’ve put it to use.

For the first time ever I’m getting my 8 cups of water without a problem. However, it also has me running for the bathroom so frequently, I’m starting to wonder if I shouldn’t just set up camp in there and make that my main base of operation.


So I don’t know what it is about this straw phenomenon that makes it work, but if you have trouble getting your 8 glasses of water in each day, then you might want to try it. Just stay near a potty if you can help it!
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    Totally agree! That is always my first tip to anyone :)

    I can sip in front of the computer, walking from room to room, in the car and never take my eyes off the road :) I just drink so much more if I use a straw.

    Thanks for sharing!


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    2025 days ago
    I think the container might make it more like a treat than a chore. Like drinking water with ice and lemon in a cocktail glass while other people are drinking makes it a lot easier for me!
    2026 days ago
    Great to discover little tricks & tips that help us to move forward. I usually begin every day with HUGE guzzle of water with my morning meds & vitamins.

    2026 days ago
    Whatever works, right?
    2027 days ago
  • NCSUE0514
    I'm the opposite - the water bottle seems quicker to me. But I'm trying to convert!
    2027 days ago
    I love my thermo cups! Mine is 20 oz. so each glass full is 2 1/2 cups and I fill it up at least 3 times a day! emoticon
    2027 days ago
    I think when you put water in smaller vessel, it will be less intimidating :D And that's not a weird observation :D
    2027 days ago
    2027 days ago
    i drink more water from a water bottle than a cup, * i drink more if it is room temperature!!!
    2027 days ago
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