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Water, the enemy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I like water. I like water a lot. What is the problem drinking it? I have water right now. I won't drink it. If I have nothing else in front of me to drink today, I still will not drink it. I know I have a hydration issue. I'm a sipper. I take little drinks all day that amount to almost nothing. Really, it is not just water, I am that way with anything that isn't margarita flavored. However since some people with an M.D. after there name says no more margarita, I have had a total of 1 this year, so none for me.
I want to drink the water. I really do. I know it will flush the badness out. I know it will help my medicines work and keep them from harming my organs. I know it will aid in digestion. I also know it will make me pee. All. Day. Long. Dealing with overactive bladder makes you subconsciously not drink. I really really want to drink the water. I have not hit my water goal yet in the last 2 weeks. What can I do to make myself thirsty. Exercise? Nope. Yard work? Nope. Dry food? Nope. I must overcome my fear of drinking fluids. I must meet this goal. It is a very important goal. Water is life. Without water we die. I must find the way in my head to make myself drink. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Recently I've started forcing myself to drink a half glass of water right when I wake up before my coffee. I don't have a hydration issue but I've read that everyone is dehydrated in the morning and it can be a good idea to have more water at this point in the day.

    1839 days ago
    I am going to try everything suggested. See what I can do with it. Today so far, I kid you not, been up since 430 and besides my small cup of coffee, I have drank maybe 2oz of water. I am working on trying to force it. I know I can. At least I kicked the Dr. Pepper habit 2 weeks ago. How I can drink a 44oz DP but not half that in water is beyond me. I don't even hate the taste of water. I will try it all. Thank you for the motivation and I will keep at it.
    1843 days ago
    I wear a sports watch with an alarm and set it to go off every 30 min. When it beeps, I drink whether I want to or not. I also like it better flavored.
    1845 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Knowing something is good for you and doing it are two different things aren't they? All the suggestions above are good ones! You might also just try drinking a tiny bit more than you did the day before. Do that every day and soon you will be drinking more than you thought you could! Put it in a fancy glass and pretend its something you like! You can do it!! emoticon
    1845 days ago
    Well, I for one know that if I wait until I'm "thirsty" I too will never drink the dreaded water. I found what works for me is to just keep a large water bottle in front of me, but with a straw in in and every time I walk by it just start drinking. I don't know why but with the straw it goes down a lot easier and a lot quicker. Just constantly remind yourself of all the benefits that you listed above. Oh, and by the way, the peeing thing doesn't last forever!! After awhile your body will acclimate and you won't have to go as often.... still a lot... but not constantly! emoticon emoticon
    1845 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    Maybe try flavoring the water - I found that the lack of flavor stopped me from wanting to drink it - once I added lemon/lime slices or a squirt of Mio I started drinking it more - then I got used to drinking it plain.
    1845 days ago
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