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8/11/19 11:45 P

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Refillable bottles. Or very tall glasses (I have a stainless steel cup that is 24 oz - made to use in milkshake blenders but makes an awesome water glass...

I'd been addicted to DrPepper for years so that's pretty much been a non-habit for the last 20 years. It tastes too sweet these days...

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8/10/19 11:35 P

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Many years ago, I made a point of drinking more water. I am pretty good at it. Yay, me, I have one good habit. LOL

About 11 years ago, I gave up drinking Coke. I was a water drinker, but a big coke drinker as well. I am grateful that I was already in the water habit, because that made it easier to give up the Coke.

I want water first thing when I get up in the morning. I generally drink about 16 ozs right away. Nothing else really quenches my thirst.

I like it cold, so I have a 32 oz insulated container that I fill with ice, and then water.

I drink at least 10, eight oz glasses a day. Most days I drink more.

It was a challenge, but I worked at it and I am glad. I think I am much healthier than I would have been without it.

You got this. It just takes time. Good luck

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5/19/19 11:57 A

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Using a refillable water bottle helps me tremendously.

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4/21/19 7:08 P

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I find that by using a refillable water bottle, I am able to drink 8 cups of water throughout the day.

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3/26/19 5:38 P

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I really have trouble getting enough water. I do really good drinking 6 cups of water but for some reason those last 2 are not easy. I began to start my day with a pint of water while my coffee is brewing. emoticon

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3/13/19 11:11 P

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I love water. When I first came to Sparks.. I really did not like it..I have given up drinking pop and just drink Iced tea..and cold water

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I usually have a small spoon 1/4 tsp or less of Celtic Sea Salt mixed into my 24 ounce stainless steel cup and stir it together well. The salts are balanced in the proper ratios over some 70-80 different mineral salts (it isn’t sodium chloride - like table salt). It gives a little taste and keeps electrolytes balance (and several of my doctors have commented about my blood work, kidney and liver etc are all in normal ranges.). Other times I may just stir in some natural apple cider vines (NACV) and that also adds electrolytes and a bit of flavor. Our tap water is very hard so everything gets filtered before I drink it and I do occasionally drink distilled water.

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9/16/18 3:41 P

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I find that by squeezing some fresh lime juice in my cup of water gives it a bit of flavour.

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6/9/18 7:37 P

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I like to drink club soda, sparkling seltzer water and sparkling water in place of regular water alot.

Also, I like to drink iced tea, lemonade and fruit infused water.

There are times when I make lemon water.

There are times when I use water enhancer packets or Mio squeeze bottles.

I mix it up a bit so as not to get bored.

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11/29/14 5:45 P

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I begin my day with a 16oz glass of water with lemon added, then have another after my walk. Getting 4 cups out of the way early makes it easy.

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I drink two big cups of green tea each day and since i have a desk job at a hospital, i drink two of the inpatient water jugs each day. I also keep a Brita water filter pitcher on my desk which also helps.

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10/31/14 12:50 P

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I drink 10 a day! After I brush my teeth in the morning, I have 16oz, right away.... Works for me! I also keep a bottle with me at all times!
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7/30/14 11:26 P

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I always have a glass of water beside me. When I go out I make sure I take a bottle of water with me. Sometimes I add lemon slices to add a little flavor.

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7/28/14 9:00 P

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I put slices of cucumber in my water, or a few berries and lemons or limes in my water ... that helps quite a bit to change it up and keep the water tasting fresh and interesting. i also drink tons of seltzer water and i put lemons or limes in that ... I have a big cup that holds 4 cups of water so I know I have to drink at least 2 or those daily (I tend to drink about 12 - 14 cups a day) ...

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7/28/14 8:38 P

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I probably drink 10 - 12 8 oz glasses a day without trying


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7/28/14 8:37 P

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I have both a set of glasses and three metal bottles that hold three.cups....which makes it very easy. I've never been much of a pop person and if I have coffee or black tea past noon I can't sleep so water is a no brainer.


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I gave up sodas / tea / coffee 91 days ago. emoticon Each night, I put 6 16.5 oz bottles of water in my fridge and drink them throughout the day. emoticon I also keep a bottle by my bedside! emoticon

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I can only drink plain water when working out. I have a 24 oz bottle that I carry with me for water during exercise the mornings I drink coffee with just powder cream and in the afternoon I switch over to hot tea with just cream. So I'm getting plenty of water during my days.
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It's a rare day when I drink fewer than 12 glasses of water per day. I am currently attempting to lessen my coffee intake. I have a 16 oz mug that I fill with half coffee and half hot water three times in the morning. So by 9:00 am, I usually have at least four glasses of water in (or through) me.

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7/27/14 5:14 P

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I dropped the amount of coffee that i drink to two a day and keep filtered water in the fridge


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I always liked plain water since I was a little girl so no problem.

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I had trouble at first, and some days i still do just because before I started considering my health, I would drink 4 energy drinks and 4 cans of soda. I cut them out of my diet and wasn't replacing them with water until very recently. I got a water container (its 52 ounces) and I don't allow myself to drink anything (except my breakfast shake) until I drink 2 of those containers. The nice thing is that most of the time it takes me most of the day and then I dont drink soda with my dinner or when i'm watching TV

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I use a water bottle to make sure I drink eight glasses a day, but I don't find it difficult most days.

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I have no trouble drinking all my water. I always have a cup near me when I'm home, and I always fill a bottle to take with me when I go out. Sometimes I add lemon juice, but most times I just drink it plain. If I go out to a restaurant, I always make sure I have water with my meal.

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I always liked plain water

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I do not find it difficult at all. In fact, I usually drink way more than that in a day. i just always have a bottle of water around and drink it threw the day...

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I usually add a flavor packet. Either an Ice tea flavor, or slice of orange or lemon.

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Is there a way to make drinking 8 cups of water more doable!? What has worked for you?


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