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If you judge by urine mine is clear all the time. I drink from 10 to 14 glass of water a day plus 4 4oz glass of different juices. I also do 4 to 8 cups of tea a day. I drink and should never be dehydrated. Love Spark people and learn.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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Personally I count 2 cups of tea as a cup of water. I do not think there is any right answer to this as different people have different views of the best way to do this. What matters most in my opinion is if you get enough fluids for your body's needs for which the color of your urine is a good measure that you are not if it is too dark.

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I have a question: Does a cup of tea count as drinking water? I'm wondering this as regards to the nutrition tracker because I've heard mixed answers to this one. Does anyone count drinking tea and part of their 8 daily glasses?

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I drink 12 to 14 of water a day and I am just going to make it 14 everyday. Watching when I drink tea since it can deplete the vitamins I eat in meals.I have to change when I drink it. Love Spark people.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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Water 10/15 12 glasses
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10/22 09 Love the Spark site and Spark friends.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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Do you know that you can count one half of tea as water? I drink about a gallon of water a day. I love my water.

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Wed 12, Thurs,9, Fri 12, Sat 12. Love the Spark People Site.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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10 Monday and at least 14 today. Show how you love the Spark people site.

Edited by: CHATTIEGIRL at: 10/12/2010 (23:07)
I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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10 glasses today and everyday 10 to 15 glasses on my other goals. Smile and be happy.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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12 glasses today

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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Sorry about that!

"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind... don't matter."

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."



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ARIAL61's Photo ARIAL61 Posts: 12,477
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PLEASE!!! DO NOT track your water here. Go to the Water Tracking thread to track your water. I cannot keep up with gathering stats from both threads.

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LUANGEL225's Photo LUANGEL225 Posts: 46
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I lost track of what I've posted again so I'm just gonna post for February what is in my nutrition tracker
2/1 8
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2-3-08 = 8 cups

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Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.


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HOCKIMAMA's Photo HOCKIMAMA Posts: 17,190
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Week 2 59 cups

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SBINCALI's Photo SBINCALI Posts: 281
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1/29 - 9
1/30 - 9
1/31 - 9
2/1 - 8
2/2 - 9
2/3 - 13 I felt like I was floating away. The first 8 were during my 60 min cardio I pushed it on and the rest were an effort to eat less at the super bowl party (it worked ok)!
2/4 - 9


:) it would be more but I can't give up my tea.

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"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind... don't matter."

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."



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LUANGEL225's Photo LUANGEL225 Posts: 46
1/30/08 6:50 P

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1/31 10 cups

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Frolic, yes I'm going to send an update today of how we're doing and will try to send one out once a week.

Ladies, please remember to track your water on the tracking thread - not here. I'm trying to grab your numbers from here, but I may miss them.

I've been really thirsty this week for some odd reason. Helps with the challenge though.

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HOCKIMAMA's Photo HOCKIMAMA Posts: 17,190
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Sunny, please do join in! You will find the tracking thread on the team page, where you can post your daily or weekly consumption! Glad you're here :)
Terry

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I would love to join the water challenge. It is just what I need.

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LUANGEL225's Photo LUANGEL225 Posts: 46
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1/25 10 cups
1/26 14 cups
1/27 8 cups
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last week 32 oz.

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LIBR@RYL@DY's Photo LIBR@RYL@DY Posts: 13,792
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Count me IN- I have to MAKE myself drinnk 8 a day, so a challenge will be good!
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Linda - are we going to get status updates on how we're doing filling this thing? If so when / how often? Just trying to keep an eye on just how long it's going to take to soothe some sore muscles (yeah strength training) with my friends. :)

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Holy Moly Crystal! You must have been floating LOL. I see you're a Turbo Jammer like your mama, very cool!

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1/24 i got 14 cups today!!! an hour of turbo jam makes you pretty thirsty!

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I'm in. Lynette

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MAMMABRICK's Photo MAMMABRICK Posts: 19
1/23/08 8:30 P

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I got in 10 8oz. cups! Yea! I can feel the steam start!!!

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Glad you've joined us Frolic! Good to see you :)

~Terry
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Yeah! I don't have too much trouble getting my water either, but I'll certainly add my glasses to filling that tub. I love hottubs, especially when it's cold outside. :)

Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda


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HOCKIMAMA's Photo HOCKIMAMA Posts: 17,190
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SARAH!! It's good to see you, been awhile since I've seen that smiling face on the boards :)
Glad you're doing the challenge with us!
Terry

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I did 10 8oz cups yesterday. Fill her up!

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I found this on my Wisconsinites Team who are also focusing on getting enough water. Thought I'd share...

The Wonders of Water ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Date updated: June 16, 2006
Content provided by Staywell Custom Communications
Revolution Health

We all know that April showers bring May flowers because flowers need water to thrive. But did you know that you need water just as much as those flowers do? Water is essential for good health. It's as important as any vitamin or mineral. Drinking enough water every day is necessary to help keep your body working at its best. The benefits of drinking plenty of water are seemingly endless.

Water can protect you from heat exhaustion. Drinking water helps keep your skin, eyes, mouth and nose moist. It also removes waste and transports nutrients.

Your body is made up of approximately 60 percent water; it accounts for about 60 percent of body weight in the average adult man and 50 percent of body weight in average adult woman. You lose nearly 10 cups of water (about 83 ounces, or almost seven soda cans filled with water) every day through breathing, sweating, urine and stool.

To replace the water you lose, you may need to drink up to eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The exact amount depends on how much water is in the food you eat. Physically active people should add one to three cups (roughly 8 to 24 ounces) of water for each hour of activity.

If water you lose isn't replaced, you can become dehydrated. Thirst, headache, fatigue and weakness are all signs that your body may be running short of available water. Extreme dehydration can cause muscle spasms and kidney failure and death.

Not just water
Although water is a necessary part of any diet, it doesn't have to be boring. You can get the amount of water you need from a variety of beverages and foods. Skim milk, fruit juice and other water-based drinks can help keep your fluid level high. It's best to limit beverages with caffeine, such as certain soft drinks, tea and coffee, because large amounts of caffeine act as a mild diuretic and can cause increased water loss through urine.

Solid foods can also help supplement your body's water supply. Fruits such as watermelon, grapefruit and apples are all good sources of water. Lettuce, broccoli and carrots also contain a lot of water.

~Terry
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Count me in! I love water. I too only do tea or water. I love hot and cold tea, but I'm not against plain water, either! When do we start counting?

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Welcome aboard!! :)

~Terry
Don't let weeds grow around your dreams :)
Don't be afraid that your life will end,
be afraid that it will never begin.


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This is just what I need! I hatehatehate drinking water, and often just count all the tea I drink. This will be a good challenge to get me to drink the plain stuff. BTW, I already started and reached 4 glasses today.

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Good challenge! I actually like water-it's either water
or tea for me-but I haven't been drinking near enough-hopefully the "hot tub" will inspire me to drink
more!

"It's not the mountains ahead that wear you out-it's the grain
of sand in your shoe"-unknown


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By the way, are we posting right here or will there be another thread for that, leaving this one for discussion? Up to you Ms. Linda...

~Terry
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~Terry
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Count me in Linda and Terry! Great idea! I think we'll fill that hot tub in no time! emoticon

Leave behind the disappointments of the year past and begin anew.......Dear God, in the days ahead, help me to begin properly; putting first things first. Amen


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Looks like we've got quite a group already, YAY!! :) Yes, I've heard too that lemon juice is a natural detoxifying method, so from time to time I add it too. I found even cheaper water Audra LOL (I am the bargain queen here , hehe) Walmart has Sam's Choice, 20 oz bottles only $3.98 for a case of 24 bottles! That's a deal! :)

~Terry
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Yay!! LUANGEL225 has joined us!!! Ladies, that's my baby!!

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ty sassi I needed that. I want to help out just liek all of u have helped me ty and have a great day!

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The contest just sounded plain horrible and it is good they were fired especially when making fun of warnings from a nurse! It's so sad when people participate in such extreme contests, then to lose on top of that.

Feeling20, no worries. It was very good that you brought this up as it is a legitimate concern and your intentions were wonderful. It also brought up discussion on this which is a good thing and even articles on what exactly is "too much water."

That's why SP is so good because we all have different experiences and as such, we are all experts, able to share our knowledge with others - just like you did with the concerns on drinking too much water. That was very good info you shared. :)

Thanks on the clarification with tea and water. I was just wondering that. I drink lots of herbal tea as its not caffienated and much is actually healthy. So I know now what to and what not to count. :)

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sounds like fun!!! i'm not good about drinking water but I'll drink it if I can get in the hot tub first!! yay!!

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ok for some reason I am left feeling uneasy my mentioning of that was because I care about people not to scare them...only good intent was in my heart

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Celtic, for this challenge .. it is just plain, pure water.

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Sassi ty for your reply. I just wanted to let that be known because she was proof on how far someone will go to be a winner and or to get a prize...the lady was guzzling at the radio station I believe and wasnt able to urinate. From what i understand the contest was "Hold your pee for a wii" ty for your input we all want to be safe..Have a great day!


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I think the issue came up before in a few other threads but for the purpose of this challenge it might be needed to clarify a universal definition of how to count tea when it comes to fluids. After all some of us consider tea as water and others do not.

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The 3 DJs and 7 radio station staff were fired as a result. During the contest, a nurse called in with warnings and was ridiculed and dismissed by the DJs. Also, the poor woman didn't win, she came in 2nd. I remember hearing about it when it happened. Quite a sad story.

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Audra, good suggestion. I always put Real Lemon in my water to add flavour. Then I discovered last year that lemon (especially when the water is heated) helps detoxify the body (in a healthy manner). I've also used Real Lime but prefer the lemon. My friend always added Stevea to her lemon water but I liked mine plain.



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Tks for the clarification on the woman with the radio contest. You never know about these things as there are so many urban legends around. Sounds like a bad plan all round between the water, holding water in the kidneys and guzzling. Hopefully that sad story taught everyone that water is no more innocent than alcohol when doing stunts like that. Makes one wonder how a radio station could come up with such a crazy idea for a contest.



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audra thanks for the dollar tree tip!!!!

If it is to be, it is up to me.

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HAY LINDA-THERE ARE 2 FROM HERE TO BACK HOME! I KNOW THEM WELL!!!
JUST FOR SOME OF YOU THAT DON'T LIKE WATER-TRY PUTTING SOME LEMON OR LIME JUICE IN. MAKES IT MORE TASTY!

I TAKE TURNS WITH THE 2 FLAVORS. I BUY BTL. WATER FROM THE DOLLAR STORE-THEY ARE 20QZ. BTLS., YOU GET 12 FOR $3 DOLLARS.
JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU ALL KNOW!
STAY SAFE,AUDRA

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I'm in :) I'm horrible at drinking water! Actually I'm horrible with drinking anything really not just water.

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This is a great challange, I can't wait to relax in the hot tub!! emoticon at a time!!


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Oh! I see someone posted a link to that story. Thanks Erthmom!!

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Sassi, that lady that died from drinking too much water wasn't an urban legend. It was all over the news here. A radio station held a contest ... those that won a chance to participate had a chance to win a WII. They were given a bottle of water every so often ... I don't remember the exact amount of time between waters... but the object was to see who could hold their 'wee' long enough to win the WII. So they were pretty much guzzling the water. She went home from the station with a severe headache - a sign of water intoxication and later died.

I don't think anyone here is going to guzzle bottles of water like that though.

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thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/01/15
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oo-high-a-price-for-a-wii/


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The story of the woman is true.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/01
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Thanks!



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Excellent article! I encourage all to read that article Arial posted. It's well written and easy to understand. Tks for posting.


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Feeling20, just to let you and others know about the "too much water" fear. I'm a nurse (originally) and we dealt with this issue in ER - with a man who had a very specific psychosis which made him drink everything (toliet water, tap water, water from people's glasses, water from puddles etc). He would arrive in ER bloated in a way that one cannot imagine unless one sees this happen. We'd do our treatments, he would be hospitalized and eventually released, then return to do it all over again.

The thing is, drinking too much water, one has to drink more than an average person can imagine. Talking gallons and gallons and gallons of water, literally. It changes the balance in the body, removes specific electroyltes and causes sodium imbalance (along with other chemical imbalances).

The lady who died after drinking too much water, I'm not saying it didn't happen but I'm suggesting that there was probably another issues in her body, to cause her death that night. The average person without the psychosis would struggle to drink enough water to die. It also depends on how she did this, did she binge and drink gallons of water at the last hour, thus creating an imbalance in her system similar to binge drinking (alcohol). There are many factors that could be playing into here. It also may be an urban legend.

As for the little boy, there is probably more to the story than having seizures and dying from drinking only water and not having enough food. My suspicion based on the little bit that was shared, it probably was a combination of starvation and only having water, which will definitely throw your body into a tailspin. That can definitely cause seizures. It's similar for those who struggle with anorexia and bulemia. Or he may have been an infant on the bottle, as their little bodies cannot deal with excessive water and little nutritional food.

I just want to bring down the fear factor on drinking water. It's rare to see someone drink tons of water and die. I agree with you though, it's not healthy to drink tons of water because it does change the chemical balance, electroylte balance and creates stress on the kidneys. You are right that its not safe to overdue the water.

The secret (like everything) is balance. Some people need more than others, while others need less. It's a matter of knowing how much water you need and drinking when you feel thirsty. Or working out.

Hope you all don't mind that I popped in here with this. Enjoy your challenge.

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Okay guys, here's a link to an article about drinking too much water. Please everyone go and read it before starting.

chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterin
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Sassi, you can join us! I also have been drinking 10 or more glasses per day lately and I'm still participating. Come on!!

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Very creative challenge.

I never had a problem with drinking water, in fact, I've been investigated for diabetes since I was a kid because of my high thirst level and need to drink water. I average 10 glasses per day and often more, so I will bow out of the challenge.

Have fun all!



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Audra, perhaps you need to map out where the rest areas are along the way ... you're going to need them! He, he, he!!

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Yes, drinking too much water is a bad thing. I'll try to find an article on how much is too much, but for now I think it's safe to say that 8 to 12 cups of water is enough for anyone.

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THANK YOU GUYS FOR LETTING ME POST AT A LATER TIME. I WILL POST THIS SATURDAY OR SUNDAY FOR EACH DAY.
(I DO ENJOY MY WATER-HEHE)LOL.
STAY SAFE,AUDRA

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Thanks for the info! I will check later to see if I can find an article on Spark about how much is too much water! I remember someone telling us awhile back (maybe Linda?)..how much water one is to drink per body weight. Worth researching.....

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im in ty....just remember everyone too much water isnt good either... but im talking going way overboard but there has been deaths..U can die from too much water, how much I do not know. If u drink it excessively u may want to check out what is too much...Reason why I am mentioning this is that I knew a little boy who was rushed to the hospital due to having seizures from too much water and not enough food. Then there was this radio station that held a contest drink for a wii and the lady who won died that night,u can over do it so be reasonable and safe. Good luck didnt want to scare u i just care alot about my new spark people.

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I am thinking you are right, we'll get passed up by her. All the more reason for us to try to win!! :) I've already chugged 5 and I've only been up 3 hrs!
Aud..I don't think it really matters if any of us post every day, so of course it's ok. Long as you keep track and let us know! Hope all is going to be well for Louren hon. :)


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Count me in! I'm pretty good at drinking the water I need.

~Elaine~


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Audra, that will be fine. I think it will take a while for us to fill this hot tub so post your water intake on Saturday or Sunday sometime. Have a safe trip, hon!

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HELLO EVERYONE. LINDA & TERRY, I HAVE TO LEAVE HERE TOMORROW MORNING TO GO BACK SOUTH-TAKE LOUREN TO THE GYN AGAIN AND TELL THEM WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO. HERE IS THE PROBLEM- I WANT TO DO THIS BUT I WILL BE AWAY FROM THE PC TILL SATURDAY SOMETIME. CAN I LET YOU GUYS KNOW ON SATURDAY JUST HOW MUCH WATER I DRANK EACH DAY THEN? IF NOT,I WILL UNDERSTAND. JUST LET ME KNOW.
STAY SAFE,AUDRA

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Awww Shucks Terry! You are so sweet! I think Biknndivn is gonna give us a run for it though! We'd better get another glass of water! emoticon

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Linda is the creative half of our leadership LOL. I love her idea and it will help me to do better. :) Let's get boogying on this, team!! :) Thanks Linda!
Terry

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I;ve always been a big water drinker, and now that I record it on here, it's usually 10 cups a day!

You only live once, be healthy enough to enjoy it!


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excellent idea linda & terry!!!! how creative & fun!!! i have been terrible with drinking water! hopefully this will get me going with all of you!!!!
thanks!!!

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Welcome to our Water Challenge!

We all know how important it is to drink our 8 glasses of water every day. If you're like me though, you don't really like drinking water when it's cold outside. So to get everyone inspired to DRINK THAT WATER, Terry and I have come up with a little Challenge.

In our teams' virtual backyard there is a brand new, 6-seater HOT TUB!! Who wants to be the first to climb in? First, we have to fill it ... NO, NO, put the garden hose down!

For every glass of water you drink, a glass of water is put into our hot tub. Our hot tub holds 400 gallons of water ... that's 6,400 cups of water! Let's see how quickly we can get this baby filled!!

Every day, come to this thread and post how many glasses of water you drank for the previous day. I'll be keeping track of two things ... #1 - the amount of water in our tub and #2 - who drinks the most water.

The person who drinks the most water between now and the day our hot tub is filled is the winner and will receive a small prize. Sorry - can't tell you what the prize is. It's a secret.

I'll look for everyone to be posting tomorrow the number of glasses of water they drank today and then every day until our hot tub is full!

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