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5/14/12 1:54 A

I always have it with me!

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5/14/12 12:48 A


HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (106,018)
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5/13/12 10:24 P

i keep a water bottle on me at all times

RYANB1982 SparkPoints: (4,558)
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5/9/12 8:26 A

I'm not a huge water fan... so after my first morning tea, I tell myself nothing else until I meet the daily water quota emoticon

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BETHARDS SparkPoints: (5,611)
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5/7/12 12:56 A

I just DO remember. I know it's a huge part of the process so I know I CAN"T forget. This works for me. I rarely miss my water mark. :)

5/7/12 12:43 A

I have it with my at home or outside! emoticon

WIDARLING SparkPoints: (85,686)
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5/6/12 6:41 P

I keep track of every cup I drink.

CJSARGENT1 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/6/12 6:31 P

I carry a bottle with me

Change is good so get over it and move on
KENIKE08 Posts: 1,055
5/6/12 6:21 P

I put the water I am supposed to drink every day into a gallon jug (empty distilled water jug does well for me) and keep it in a highly visible place to remind me.

IZZYJEAN Posts: 5,027
5/6/12 5:56 P

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.

ALPO_SKINNY SparkPoints: (12,817)
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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.

HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (106,018)
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5/6/12 12:41 P

i just keep drinking

LUCINDARW SparkPoints: (29,265)
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4/27/12 10:43 A

I bought 24oz insulated glasses that I keep filled in the freig.

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JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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4/27/12 5:56 A

I have a large pitcher in my fridge just for water.

AMANDACARLESKI SparkPoints: (6,779)
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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!

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3/19/12 9:48 A


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3/18/12 3:46 P


JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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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


You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind!

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DEBBY4576 Posts: 5,955
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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LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
2/7/12 12:50 P

I keep it with me as much as possible.

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ELLSKI85 Posts: 4,095
2/7/12 11:29 A

I have a pint with my breakfast, then I take a 2 pint water bottle with me to work which I drink throughout the day, then I go home and have another pint with dinner = 8 glasses.

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WHYNOTMONGEESE SparkPoints: (1,985)
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1/29/12 7:15 P

The thought of getting five sparkpoints is always on the back of my mind

LIBRATAH Posts: 13,220
1/29/12 3:35 P

I have a 32 oz water bottle I take everywhere and make sure i fill it at least two times and drink it all.

IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 26,746
1/27/12 3:26 P

I have a water bottle with me 95% of the time

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1/27/12 9:59 A

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,

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a secondís encounter with God and with eternity"
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LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
1/27/12 9:02 A

I keep water with me all the time. I start the day off drinking water.

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1/26/12 9:02 P

I carry the ever-present water bottle but I love my morning hot water with lemon. I have it while making my breakfast, in a large mug (almost 500mL). It just seems to start my day off right.

JAZZ20 Posts: 1,035
1/26/12 8:00 P

Water is about the only thing I drink. I have a filtered bottle and keep track how many times I fill the bottle.

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1/26/12 7:39 P

I make it the first drink of the day and have a bottle at work, in the car and when I travel. emoticon

IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 26,746
1/20/12 6:31 P

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.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie

I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.

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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.

ASHIE27 SparkPoints: (0)
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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!

SYBILBAKER Posts: 1,749
1/16/12 6:33 P

it's just a habit; whether it's plain, with a tea bag, or added flavors

HATTORIKID SparkPoints: (2,930)
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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^^

SUNGIRL822 Posts: 755
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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1/10/12 10:43 A

I don't have to remember. I love water and drag it around with me all day.

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JK0102 Posts: 439
1/10/12 10:38 A

its a daily habit now...

SUPERFIT81 Posts: 22
1/10/12 10:26 A

I have a pint glass in the kitchen on the window sill that holds two cups and I fill it up and drink it four times each day - when I get up, breakfast, dinner, before bed.

PCOH051610 Posts: 3,725
1/10/12 9:09 A

It has become a habit!

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YOGAGIRL289 Posts: 456
1/10/12 8:58 A

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)

CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,103
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.

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ILMEL1957 Posts: 2,490
1/10/12 5:08 A

I love water and don't have a problem getting enough. It seems that bottled water is the key. I carry one with me everywhere I go and refill it from my water dispenser at home all day long.


ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
1/10/12 3:30 A

I have a water bottle I keep with me all day at work on my desk, filled

LOSINIT36 Posts: 234
1/10/12 12:25 A

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.

1/7/12 5:47 A

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.

THOMS1 Posts: 11,178
1/6/12 9:35 P

I carry a camelbak water container and make sure I refill it 4 times a day. You really just have to keep it in your mind, do it and pretty soon it becomes a habit.


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1/6/12 9:24 P

Looking for tips on how to do this

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