Secrets of Success

Getting Water In While You Are At Your Desk



So, I just started here at SP. One of the things that my Wife has encouraged me to do is to get a good water bottle and fill it before I go to work and drink from that. A HUGE secret that I've found about myself is that if I have the bottle of water at my desk but off to the side, I will drink very little - like not even touch it. The trick is to keep it in front of me, near my monitor so it's always within view. Instinctivly, I reach for it, take a few sips, put it back.

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Within the 20 minutes I've been at work, I've already drank 8 oz of water and haven't even noticed it...

My water bottle is a Camelbak Bite-n-sip

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  • Having a water bottle with the straw style has me drinking more water than ever at work. I find I casually sip water without thinking since I don't have to tip my head up to swallow and thus don't miss a thing while working on the computer. - by CANMTCA
  • I've found that big glasses or bottles intimidate me so I opt to have a small cup around and I make sure I fill it up as many times as possible during the day. - by JTMATT
  • I agree! I have only been on Spark for two weeks and I can't believe how I have taken to it. I have always been big on sodas but have been trying to wean off them for the last few months. I now am able to drink my 8 cups of water and plus! I am getting where I am craving it! I was drinking alot of Crystal light, but I don't really miss it either! I bring two large bottles(each holds 4 cups) of water to the office. I start out with one in the morning and put the other in the office frig(I dont like to drink water that isn't cold!) By lunch I find I am about finished with the first one. On days that it isn't gone I do my best to finish it before lunch! - by THINDARCY
  • I keep a liter bottle on my desk. I've noticed that by lunch it's empty, and again by the time the work day is over. I've been drinking water consistently for a couple of years now, and it's hard to remember what I did before. I never was a big soda drinker, so I guess I just didn't drink much of anything. - by MEL635

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