it's been over three years since I started Spark. Drinking water is now a habit so I don't even think about it, just do it.
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57 5/6/12 12:57 P
I have an 18 oz water bottle. Every day, I put a sticky dot on it and then when I drink it, I put a slash mark on it. Then I fill it up again. My goal is to get 5 slash marks on the bottle. I normally try to have at least 2 by lunch time and 4 by dinner time. It's just a visual reminder.
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45,549 5/6/12 12:41 P
i just keep drinking
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2,272 4/27/12 10:43 A
I bought 24oz insulated glasses that I keep filled in the freig.
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4,055 4/27/12 5:56 A
I have a large pitcher in my fridge just for water.
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4/22/12 11:59 A
I have a large water bottle that I got from Whole Foods that is about 6 glasses of water. I make it a race with myself to drink the entire bottle, which I can do within 4-5 hours. It's a great motivator!
3/19/12 9:48 A
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4,055 3/17/12 9:53 A
I have 3 bottles of water in the fridge all of the time. When I open the fridge looking for something/anything. I usually take a bottle of water and that keeps me from eating uncontrollably
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2/7/12 2:13 P
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DRINK AFTER COFFEE IN THE MORNING??? OOppppps Caps were on.
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2/7/12 1:34 P
Have two 28 oz bottles that I fill for each day. Plus one regular water bottle for evening.
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2/7/12 1:21 P
Ha ha, I'm with WHYNOTMONGEESE: I'm just a compulsive tracker at heart, and LOVE those SparkPoints. They're beginning to be a new craving with me, supplanting the old ones of overeating and not exerting myself! Yeah, SparkPoints.
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Since I started drinking water I have actually become thirsty. Also, to stop a craving or delay a meal I will turn to drinking water. Really helps,
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I drink a Poland Spring bottle when I get up to take my medications and before I eat breakfast so I won't eat so much. Before i eat lunch I drink water so I won't eat so much at lunch. Depending on what is for lunch I may drink milk or water with my meal. After lunch I keep a water bottle with me either at my desk or with me in the car. I again drink water before dinner and either milk or water with my meal. I continue to drink water until about 9. I don't like to drink after nine or I am running to the bathroom all night.
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49 1/17/12 8:10 A
Never been a big water fan...not even a big drink fan. I could literally go all day and drink like 16oz. of something. So this is a big switch for me! LOL. But it is true, it is all in the bottle. I especially like to drink right before my meal.
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1/16/12 7:14 P
The ever present cup.
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30 1/16/12 6:43 P
They key is all in the bottle/cup you drink from! I used to have a bottle that I would keep on my desk at work but I found I wasn't drinking a lot from it. I have since purcahsed a new drink bottle which is easy to use and an attractive colour. Sounds werid, but I actually enjoy drinking from this bottle! Since then I drink 4 or 5 600ml bottles a day. And that is just at work!
it's just a habit; whether it's plain, with a tea bag, or added flavors
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1/16/12 10:49 A
I bought myself a new water bottle It chills and filters I bought two - one in pink and one in blue - so that I could alternate them And the two different colors helps keep track of which freeze stick I just used, and make sure one filter doesn't get used too much more than the other To drink from it I just have to flip up the straw part - it makes it easier to drink from while browsing the internet or driving or talking with friends on skype And it has a handle feature on the lid, so it's easier to take with me everywhere I go^^
1/10/12 11:03 A
i like my water at room temperature so i just leave them around everywhere. There's always 4 or 5 bottles on my desk at work. Then on the night stand, on top of the microwave, next to the tv remote. In the winter I keep a case in my car so it's always there.
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3,195 1/10/12 10:43 A
I don't have to remember. I love water and drag it around with me all day.
I drink 1-2 glasses of water first thing in the morning before breakfast and keep two 16 oz water bottles filled and with me (especially in the car) throughout the day. I drink at least 1 of the bottles on the drive to work and one on the way home. If I have water with lunch, water during or after exercise, and water with dinner, that easily makes 8 or more glasses a day.
Edited by: YOGAGIRL289 at: 1/10/2012 (08:59)
1/10/12 8:53 A
I use a two cup glass, and just make sure that I drink this when I first get up, I fill it first thing at my desk in the morning and make sure it's gone by lunch, do the same for my afternoon, and then fill it up when I get home again and make sure it's gone before bed. I don't usually have any problem getting enough, and most days actually get ten-twelve cups in.
I read that one member keeps a couple of small containers on her window sill. She has eight pennies in one container, and as the day goes on, she moves a penny over to the other container as she finishes a cup.
I have a water bottle that I try to have gone by lunch. Then I refill for the afternoon and try to do the same thing before I go home. I found that if I have almonds or crackers for a snack I drink more water.
I am still struggling with this too. I found at first buying bottled water and just grabbing one every meal helped. Now that I am trying to be environmentally concerned however, I have bought a brita water filter and fill a VERY LARGE soda cup, the kind I got at fast food joints I saved...the large ones...with water every meal.
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