Tuesday, May 13, 2008

They're not kidding about the water thing

Medical experts, weight loss experts, all the experts suggest that people drink somewhere between 6 and 58 glasses of water per day. To varying degrees that has never been a problem for me. I've typically worked desk jobs and I keep a glass/cup/bottle/Brita pitcher there and drink all day long.

The two and a half weeks I've just been so crazy that I've let my water drinking go. (New boss is a long-meetings guy and I don't want to be getting up to refill/visit the lav). Plus that bout of IBS put me behind the water 8-ball.

The weird thing is I can tell - my skin is really dry and almost a little wrinkly. Blech.

So today I've dreamed up some ways to work water drinking back into my day-to-day.
  1. Drink a glass every time you fill a sippy cup/bottle
  2. Keep one of these fancy new aluminum bottles on the desk at work (BPA free!)
  3. Drink a full glass while taking pills/vitamin in the morning
  4. Get up from desk once an hour to stretch legs and refill/freshen water supply
  5. Refill every time I head for the bathroom
  6. Switch to decaf coffee (maybe someone else would consider this a real option...)
  7. Set Outlook reminder
  8. Get some Crystal Light flavor packets
  9. Keep lemon wedges in fridge
  10. Drink one glass of water for each caffeinated beverage
  11. Put water pitcher on the table at dinner to encourage chugging
  12. Have a contest with DeuceDad (I will most likely choke to death)
  13. Increase by one glass per day
  14. Keep a chart
  15. Try new juices
  16. Chat at the water cooler. Refill before returning to desk
  17. Try to teach Deuce to drink through a straw
Drink up!

1 comment:

kasiaiscarly said...

who the heck is drinking 58 glasses a day?!?!?