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7/12/16 7:00 A

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I guess drinking so much water does have its disadvantages


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,613
7/10/16 11:29 P

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didn't count, but kept on drinking. gotta plan around outings cuz not enough bathrooms around.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/10/16 4:13 A

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envy you all. well done!

at least I drank my cranberry juice every day.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,613
7/10/16 1:29 A

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good for you, L.
trying to drink more. made it today

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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7/8/16 2:16 P

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over 64 oz. each day this week. :D

LB

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


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DAWNSKI2 Posts: 340
7/8/16 2:08 P

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Up to 24 oz the past two days - which is about 8 oz more than usual. Still a long way to go to hit 64 oz. Trying to swap out that one water for one of two diet sodas I usually have daily. I know that's a habit I'm finding hard to break.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/8/16 7:29 A

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still drinking cranberry juice. getting more used to the taste.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,613
7/7/16 7:14 P

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:( paolina.

great weight lynn!!!!

drank everywhere i went today. i'm on track to make it.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 7/7/2016 (19:15)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/6/16 11:36 P

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Unfortunately, that means once again I won't be able to take part.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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7/6/16 9:33 A

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I'm baaaaaaaaack! :D LOL

So I've signed up for 1/2, which would be 137/2 or 68.5 oz per day. Yesterday, I did that and more. It's easier on days I work out.

In the news: for next week, keep you water bottles at the ready because we are going to do this again! :D

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/6/16 4:56 A

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drank my juice


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,613
7/6/16 12:23 A

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i'm trying to drink. not used to counting yet. i think i made it today. harder with many hours on the road and no bathroom.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/5/16 8:07 A

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I'm finding it hard to drink my cranberry juice so, as it's an intake week, I'll challenge myself to do it every day. It won't count as part of the main challenge but posting here will give me more incentive..
did it Monday.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,485
7/4/16 9:24 P

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Minnie, my cardiologist says it is "doubtful'. pity ice cream has so many calories as that would be OK.

yes, \thanks, lynn. as i'm restricted to the equivalent of 6 glasses of fluid a day, and soup and ice cream count, I can't do this one.

. will try to think of something else to do instead


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,613
7/4/16 12:43 P

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i'll be glad to get the 64. i've given up milk, but not replaced it with water. does yogurt count?
thanks lynn, for posting early. do you want to send an email telling the folks you're back.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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DAWNSKI2 Posts: 340
7/4/16 8:01 A

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Count me in for the 64. Just got back from a short trip and need to get back on track!

So far not so good! Drank 8 oz Monday and a 16.9 oz bottle of sparkling water yesterday. Hopefully it's an upward trend and I'll do better today. I guess I'll consider this training for next week!




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7/4/16 7:09 A

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64 or 1/2 in 24!!

This is our proven 1st Intake Mini-Challenge (MC) of the 6 months series (and of the new year) in the rotation. Next week we'll repeat this as an Intake MC, then the following week we'll have an Exercise MC, and then a Self-Esteem MC the following week. ;) This is one of my all time favorites! Let's drink up!

I have been taxed by my family (who is worried about my gaining weight again) with a challenge. They know how competitive I am! My sister & I are to compete with each other, the first to lose 12 pounds and then the first to lose 25 pounds wins a monetary payment. If we keep it off for a year, another payment. It's not a huge payment but it's enough to inspire a healthy competition between us. The first step in that is to increase my water and fortunately that is the first MC of the year!

Option A is for you to drink 64 ozs. of liquid, preferably water, in 24 hours for 4 out of the 7 days the MC is in effect. The MC will include the usually Monday Start Weight Weigh-In & it will also include logging in daily to post your water intake, just like we’ve been doing with the fiber Up Challenge this week.

Where does the ½ come in, you ask? Well, I’ve read up a lot on liquid intake in preparation for this challenge and it seems that we (humans) should actually be drinking ½ our body weight in ounces on a daily basis for it to do the most good (and for us to drop weight like rocks (yeah!)). That means a 180 pound women should drink 90 ounces of water daily, *ideally*.

So with that in mind, here is “Option B” of the MC, should you choose to accept it:

You may “up the challenge” for yourself and win a Gold Crown Award by declaring that you will intake ½ your body weight in ounces at least 4 days out of the 7 days this MC is in effect.

Declarations must be made by the end of the day Wed, but may be made as early as the day this is posted; simply post that you will do either the 64 or ½ in 24 hours as your personal MC and we will be off and rolling!

I hope that each of you will share your tips & tricks for getting the water ‘in’ this week with your teammates. Mine is to add a Lipton Green Tea To Go to each bottle of 24 oz water that I drink…and to keep it on me at all times. Here are more tips:

• Drink 1 to 2 glasses of water as soon as you get up in the morning. You have been asleep for 6 to 10 hours, and that's a long time to go without any liquids. (This often helps people overcome their addictions to caffeine, as re-hydrating the body and brain lead to clearer thinking and better energy.)

• Keep a beautiful pitcher of filtered water near your work space so that you are constantly reminded to drink during the day. Fill up the pitcher with the amount of water you want to consume in the day.

• Drink a glass of water before exercise.

• During exercise, drink about 8 ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes.

• Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol, which have a dehydrating effect.

• Never restrict the amount of water you crave during regular exercise.

• Always make fluids a part of your exercise routine.

• Bottles, bottles everywhere! Keep bottles of water in your car, at the office, or around your work areas.

• To reduce the amount of chlorine in your drinking water if you aren't using a filter, try this simple tip: Allow drinking water to stand at room temperature for an hour or more, which will allow most of the chlorine to evaporate out of the water.

• Drink at least one glass of room-temperature water with every meal.

Also, here is a excellent article I hope you’ll read: www.inch-aweigh.com/water.html

Here's a SP article for you: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
nutrition
_articles.asp?id=1014


So, think about it and then post your choice (64 or ½ in 24) for this weeks’ MC and to all of you to participate, good luck and drink up!!

Hugs ya'll,

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


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