Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog-a-Prompt Day 2 - Thirst

I am a very literal person I am afraid, and once I saw the topic I have the issue of drinking water set in my head, and nothing else comes to mind so I'm going to lead with that :).

I wish it was enough to just drink as much water as how thirsty you feel. But Alas! That doesn't seem to be the case, as the recommendation for skin and health and digestion alike seems to be 2 litres or so. And I have this "sparrow" thirst that can be quenched with just a mouthful of water, which takes my total water intake for the day to about half a glass :P. I have tried various strategies, recommended by someone (mostly online of course :)) or the other. Here are some of them:

  • Heard a lot of stuff about drinking water first thing in the morning helping out the "system" a lot, and I thought it would be a good start to my water intake. Tried jeera water, warm water with honey and lime, just warm water or erm.. even just water but no habit sticks for a long enough time!!!
  • Put a series of rubberbands on a bottle of drinking water, and move them down every time you finish it. This way you'll know exactly how much you've been drinking. Worked for a few days, and then rubberbands went missing, schedule went haywire etc etc.
  • Use a "special" water bottle that you like and will remember to drink from - Yeah right, worked for about a day.
  • Keep a filled bottle of water next to where you are working (or on FB ;)) so that you can reach out and drink every 5-10 minutes and finish the bottle gradually. This has been the best strategy for me, now someone remind me to keep that bottle nearby!
All you wonderful water drinkers out there, how do you do it?! I know people who can glug down an entire bottle at one go (you know who you are!), but even trying to drink 2 glasses or half a bottle at one go makes me feel like I'm about to explode! Wish me luck for my next strategy ;)!

16 comments:

  1. Haha. Found that funny. Esp since I am one of those glug a bottle types you mentioned. Have no idea why. I've been doing it long before it became fashionable to.... Outcome, I've got to take a lot more leaks than other people. :)

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    1. Oh Janedy believe me.. even on days when I manage to drink just the mandatory 2 litres I feel like I'm spending half the day in the loo ;).

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  2. Hmmm.. I used to be you Aparna till very recently. Now I manage 4ltrs on good days. Isn't that great? The last one worked best for me too so just keep that bottle handy.

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    1. 4 litres.. Wow Tulika.. you give me hope.. I'm keeping on with that strategy!!

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  3. I am telling you...Water Coach App is the way to do it...Such an irritating reminder tone that you want to gulp that 16oz and turn off that alarm...Well...I did turn off that "dontaskmeagaintoday" icon a couple of days :P But it gets you in the mode :)

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    1. Is this just an iPhone app? Or is it just me - I seem to be unable to find it on android :(.

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  4. I am bad at it too, but perhaps not this much Aparna ;) I have tried a couple of things too. The water in the morning works for me coz i have atleast half a bottle or 2 8 oz glasses before i head for my walk/run and then another half after it, so that makes it a 32 oz already out of the 64 for a day. Then throughout the day it is random, but like Jane said i need to use the loo pretty often too!
    I am going to try at least one app like Swathika mentioned and see if that helps :)

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    1. Wow Simz.. if you have a regular walk/run schedule then that takes care of the feeling thirsty, so I'm sure you're tons better than I am! Baby steps for me.. let me start with the water first, hopefully I'll get to that exercise too soon!

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  5. Now that I think about it.... I do not know how much water I drink...

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    1. Apparently it's very important Aathira.. so start using the same bottle(s) during the day so you can get an idea.

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  6. apster this is hieghts...i have made many of my colleagues become better water drinkers... but we have to work together for that... i can ping u often to change u if that helps...

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    1. Swati you're such a sweetheart to offer that !! I am definitely going to ping you for help when I need it.. 1 bottle down as of now for today :)

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  7. If you read my post , you will know that I am so thankful to my team mates to remind me I have a bottle and I need to drink too. I now have finally one habit of drinking water every morning and for that i keep a tumbler next to bed in the night itself.

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  8. I think there is an application in the android phone that reminds u to drink water at regular interval :)))

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  9. I am like that too.. but I now drink each time my daughter drinks water and she thinks water is the answer to every question in the world. So the water problem is sorted out for me.. atleast for the time being

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  10. I chug water like nobody's business. I am so proud of it I tell you. :)

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