I've been bad at it and I think it partly why my weight is going in the wrong direction. I'm going to try and ensure that every time I feel hungry that I drink one or two glasses. I'm trying to cut back on my coffee drinking too and drinking more green tea which I count as water portion.
I have to fill a jug in the morning well I fill two - one with water and one with orange squash (cordial) and I make sure I drink both jugs before I go to bed - been doing that for a whole 3 days now lol.
Well, I have been obsessing over water too. Usually when I think, Im hungry!...which really mean Im bored!...I go get a bottle of water out of the fridge. I still dont really know how much is enough, bc I have read different things apply to overweight people, but I am drinking probably 6- 16.9 oz bottles a day on a good day. I wonder how much is too much, and how much is enough. I have always heard its 8-8 oz cups but I have read so many different things lately...I dont know which is right.
Whatawoman- I cant believe he would drink that much water, and especially just to make him feel drunk...that goes to show the crazy things addiction will do. Did he ever get completely sober and not need the "drunk" feeling anymore?
He never got sober- for 18 months of our marriage I thought he was sober - he was at AA every day, but he wast actually downing a fifth of vodka a day - ebcause he was a habbitual driinker and not a binge drinker his behaviour didnt change, and he functioned on this amount of vodka the way a normal person functions with no alcohol in their system....
We are divorced I am in the UK and he is in NY - thank goodness.
I just bought a water bottle to take with me to work. I fill it up once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I am fortunate that a number of co-workers are also on a "lifestyle change" and we remind each other to drink our water. I also have one coffee in the morning and then switch to herbal tea for the rest of the day. Then in the evening when I do my workout I drink another glass or two of water.
kittengamer, I remember that incident being on the news! That was one crazy contest for sure.
Whatawoman, hard to imagine anyone feeling "drunk" on water! Sounds like a good thing that there is an ocean of water between you two now!
In the last 24 hours I drank 15 glasses but I was awake for 22 of those 24 hours- watching the coverage of our General Election..... I also ate too much crappy snacky food and put on 1lb... but I expect that to be back off tomorrow.
Whatawoman72 I know a guy like that he lost a job because he went to work drunk but I won't go on about that cause he's a jerk . Any way I been trying hard to drink water and cut out soda because I know they are not good for me I have been drinking tea and coffee kittengamer I heard about that happening with the woman dieing I thought that was crazy I forgot how much she drank but I remember it was a lot to think something that is suppose to be good for you if you abuse it can actually kill you scarey thought
I am finally drinking enough water now. ^_^ I'm so proud of myself! Drinking before every meal only sort of worked for me. For some reason I drink more water if it is in a clear glass & I am more likely to drink it if I ony fill it halfway. It sounds so silly! The only complaint I have is that I seem to be a lot thirstier now that I am drinking water than I was before. My husband is complaining about the same thing.
i have a thermos that holds 24 oz that i fill up in the morning, and i constantly sip all day. i have a desk job and find that i do have to get up more often to use the bathroom but it gets me moving. plus when i need to refill i have to walk to the other side of our huge building to the break room where the ice/water machine is. and when i feel hungry i drink my water, sometimes it helps, and i eat less if i drink before i eat my lunch. i actually love drinking water, i'm not sure how i gave up my soda which i drank everyday, but once i gave up the soda i lost 8.5 pounds that week, that was my only change.
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