A few days ago, a friend posted a link to a Hydration Calculator from About.com Health/Nutrition that informs you how much water you might need a day. [ nutrition.about.com/libr
] After answering a few questions, the calculator informed me that I needed approximately 132 ounces of water a day.
Typically, I drink about 8 to 12 cups of water (64 to 96 ounces) a day with 10 cups being my average.
Could I hit 132 ounces in a day?
I wasn't sure.
So, Friday (2/28), I decided to embark on a 7-Day Water Challenge with the goal being to get in the "recommended" daily water intake.
Friday, I got in 150 ounces.
Saturday, I got in 154 ounces.
The key to getting in so much was actually having water near me. I carried my water bottle with me everywhere I went.
So far, the only thing I've noticed is my need to tinkle like every thirty minutes. LOL
Saturday, my mom and I were at a store, and because the store did not have a restroom, I had to jump in the car and race home to tinkle. It was THAT serious. What will I do when at work? Leave the classroom every five minutes because the water is running through me? That could become a definite inconvenience.
I'm hoping I see some other effects, positive ones, to taking in all this water. Will report back at the end of the seven days.