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1285110 tn?1420150978
How do you make sure you drink enough water?
I know this is the key to losing weight and feeling full and flushing out my system but it seems unless I am obsessing over remembering to drink I jsut forget.

Plus I am weeing like crazy, my body must think I am trying to drown it.....lol
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483733 tn?1326802046
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.
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I drink 16 oz with my three meals. That's how I remember. Then I get the rest in by drinking a few cups of  1/2 decaff coffee in between.
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1285110 tn?1420150978
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.
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1279364 tn?1280686188
I am trying to drink 8oz before I eat anything. Of course I have only done this for a day, so we will see if I can keep it up. I drank 6 glasses yesterday & that's a huge improvement for me!

Oh & I read that for every 25lbs overweight a person is they should be drinking an extra 8oz. a day. That means I should be having like 11 glasses a day. *sigh*
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1285110 tn?1420150978
Just beaware of water intoxicaion -  too much and you throw your electrolights out and can be quite poorly.

MASSIVE amounts of water can actually kill you.

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

Thats a pretty good article about it.
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1279364 tn?1280686188
We actually had that happen here in California on a radio show. It was a contest about drinking water & one person died.
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1285110 tn?1420150978
Oh wow -  and what a crazy irresponsible competition.
My ex husband was an alcoholic and when he was 'dry' he found he could feel drunk by drinking 8 litres of water in 3 hours.
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686794 tn?1273191420
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?
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1285110 tn?1420150978
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.
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1282925 tn?1286415639
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!
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1279364 tn?1280686188
I drank 6 glasses today. I managed to do that 3 times this week. It's still not 8, but it's better than the none I was drinking before. I'm getting used to the idea.
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1285110 tn?1420150978
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.
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1276426 tn?1271021338
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
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1285110 tn?1420150978
Moderation is the key in things that are good for you, rarely for things that are bad for you, and never for things that are leathal lol
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1279364 tn?1280686188
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.
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1285110 tn?1420150978
Yeah I found the same thing -  as I increased my water to 'recommended' amounts I felt thirstier... weird.
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1487356 tn?1329258277
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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1544943 tn?1293786495
i was told you should drink half of ur body weight so if you way 160 80oz u would have to take in.
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1285110 tn?1420150978
Not heard it put that way but an interestingthought -  will research that a bit :)
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