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A TMI and frank discussion about H2O

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First, I want to thank everyone who read and commented on my last blog. Thank you SO much for the kind and supportive comments. I want to say too that no matter what your "poison" if you do it with a purpose in mind it becomes magic. Walk, run, swim, crawl, whatever you do, do it with passion and make it magic. Now, on with the discussion. Warning you now...I'm gonna be blunt.

Okay, show of hands, who here is REALLY good about drinking their water? You are AWESOME. Remember that, whatever your day holds, you are awesome. emoticon

Now, who, like me, is NOT really good about drinking your water? Yeah, thought so. Glad I'm not alone.

Here comes the TMI and frank part. Have you ever noticed that when you are being good about your water you have more energy? Have you noticed how the pipes work? Both sets? Yeah, have you noticed that even though you are drinking incredible amounts of fluids you aren't really running for the bathroom all that frequently. That's because your body knows what it is doing and will utilize what it is given to the maximum efficiency IF you are doing it on a regular basis. And if you want to be regular drinking enough water goes A LONG ways.

Now, have you ever noticed how being dehydrated makes you sleepy? Have you noticed how your skin gets dry? Have you noticed how when you suddenly start drinking enough water ALL you have to do is pee? Like, ALL DAY LONG, all you are doing is running for the bathroom?

Can you guess why all of this is at the top of my thoughts today. LOL. I've been TERRIBLE at drinking enough water. Literally, TERRIBLE. On Saturday I started a water focus. For three days I've been drinking like a fish and peeing like....well, truthfully, I have no idea where to go with that. What pees a lot? It's been horrible. Up at all hours. When I got home from picking the kids up from school today I cut daughter off mid-sentence and told her "finish that when I'm done, I've GOTTA PEE" and ran in the house leaving the kids to follow on their own. Luckily, they are all old enough to handle that task on their own.

So, why do we do this to ourselves? Why do I do this to myself? Why do I forget how good it feels to be properly hydrated and why do I forget how uncomfortable the adjustment period can be? Memory issues? Possibly. But, that could be attributed to the dehydration issue.

I hereby pledge to drink all my fluids from this point out so I NEVER have to go through the adjustment again. I also hereby pledge to drink extra when I have a strenuous workout or when the weather gets hot. Who's with me?

Who's ready to spend their days hydrated and glowing instead of dry and shriveled? emoticon

Get through those first few days and it'll all be good once more. Go....Drink....Hydrate....and try not to think about rivers, waterfalls, dripping faucets....hmm...'scuse me...see ya later...gotta go. emoticon emoticon lol
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    that adjustment is a difficult one.
    But when you're hydrated you're not as hungry, your skin is more softer and well, you keep those pipes cleared and there is not so much swelling from your body trying to hold onto the fluids just in case you forget to drink sufficiently tomorrow.
    You're bodies' smart, it's a very smart part of you.
    I join you in the pledge.
    1884 days ago
    you made me laugh
    I've been good about my water and it hasn't changed the fact I have to pee a lot water in=water out in my case including the middle of the night, if I get up from a chair it's instant potty dance til I get to the toilet
    1885 days ago
    You know, I used to be the BEST about drinking water. When I worked as a river guide, I drank about a gallon a day sometimes. No joke.
    Now, I'm lucky if I get in 7 glasses.
    I am with you though.
    I'm ready to spend my days hydrated and glowing instead of dry and shriveled!
    1885 days ago

    I "try" to stay hydrated. I get all "wilty" if I don't.

    Your blog made me think of good friend and her experience though...
    Short version: She had a headache for DAYS. Low energy for DAYS. Felt like she was coming down with something for DAYS. Couldn't poop for DAYS and her pee was discolored and smelled. Her mood was rather snarky as well. Then it occurred to her that FOR DAYS she had only drank diet Coke. Within minutes of consuming multiple glasses of water she felt amazingly better. During her re-hydration process she spent A LOT of time with the nearest to toilet. *TRUE STORY* O_O
    1885 days ago
    Thanks for the giggle this morning. :) I have been pretty good about my water, but wow, when I let it slip and start I so understand this....
    1885 days ago
  • GABY1948
    emoticon and entertaining blog! AND true! I do drink my water but totally relate to all you said! Keep up the good work!
    1885 days ago
    Peeing like a race horse emoticon
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    1885 days ago
    I'm so with you...every time I let my water habits slide and then recommit to it I tell myself - DO NOT let this happen again because going to the bathroom constantly just isn't fun!!! But then I forget...and have to remind myself again. *sigh*

    I drank over 120 ounces of water yesterday!!!! I just couldn't seem to get enough. LOL
    1885 days ago
    I'm putting my hand up (no, not because I have to pee, unfortunately) but because I'm pledging with you to drink enough water! I'm ready to spend my days hydrated and happy.

    Here's some more motivation for us!

    1885 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/23/2013 10:08:25 AM
    Haha, laughed so much I had to pee!

    You're right, though, it's too easy to forget to drink the water.

    I was so cross on Saturday morning because the bottle of water I had stashed at the 5k finish line was gone! Yep, my little water bottle with a cute ribbon on the top to identify it as mine - gone! I had to try not to be cross, and think a) someone really needed that or b) they were being civic minded and thought it was rubbish. But it did mean I couldn't have my water on the walk home, so darn I was thirsty when I got home.
    1886 days ago
    emoticon Loved your honesty Heather.
    But you're right! Water is essential to good health, just a shame that it means extra trips to the loo..........guess it could be counted as more steps towards your goal for the day emoticon

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    1886 days ago
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