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the problem with water

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Okay, it's not a topic you read about often, and may be TMI for some, but how the heck are perimenopausal women who have birthed 3 babies supposed to drink 8-8oz. glasses of water everyday and not pee themselves when they exercise?? Seriously! I'm all for hydration, and when I was actively losing I relied on water a lot to keep me feeling full. But, for crying out loud, how many times in a Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred segment can you hit pause and run off to the potty?? Four, evidently emoticon

While my morning run is usually not a factor, I have to monitor my daily water intake on days I know I'm going to be doing any kind of up-and-down movement in my afternoon workout. Yesterday, I guess I didn't monitor closely enough. And it's not that my bladder gets full and is about to burst, it only takes an imminent dribble to send me off to the powder room.

So it's all well and good for perky, childless 20-year-olds with bladders of steel to get their 64oz in. For me, I need to scale it back if I don't want to be doing extra laundry!

Anybody else have this problem?
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    It's not quite that bad for me, but I am 100% convinced that the only reason people think water helps them lose weight is because you get exercise running to the bathroom!

    That said, I do try to drink it most days.

    Hope you're having a great week!

    1954 days ago
    I agree it *is* heck getting old, Rose-Lite, but when I consider the alternative? I guess we can take a little discomfort, right? emoticon
    1954 days ago
    emoticon ya make me grin! only cuz yeah I can relate to a degree...it isn't quite as bad as for you...but then I only birthed 2 kids instead of 3. but it is something though isn't it? I've been caught by surprise a few times - right when you least expect it. one time I had been running and had "moved" down to a quick walk and boom! I had to stop the treadmill and cross my legs...am sure people wondered...but was just for a bit..then I could walk normal to the bathroom... it is heck getting old....
    1954 days ago
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