Count Your Cups!

Welcome to our Hydration Challenge

Today's tip is to Count your cups. Do you know how much water you drink in a typical day? When you examine how much you sip, you might be surprised. 

Figure out how much you already drink and then over the course of the challenge strive to down a particular number of ounces each day to gradually increase it. You may need to use the restroom more frequently at first or feel fuller during the day, but making changes gradually will help your body adjust.
Consider downloading free apps like Daily Water Free or Carbodroid to track your intake. You can also use a water bottle with ounce markings to keep tabs on how much you drink.

Let us know how you are doing in the challenge. Post your number in ounces with us in our challenge updates section here or in our private Facebook group

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jul 9, 2018 8:50 AM America/Chicago

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Friday 8/23/19 105 oz, Saturday 8/24/19 104 oz, and Sunday 8/25/19 117 oz.  Yesterday we were at D23 and it was so hot, so drank a lot of water.  No alcohol, but did have a diet pepsi.  I dislike soda, but needed to stay up for the expo
  • Posted Mon 26 Aug 2019 03:12 PM CDT
Monday 8/19 105 fl oz of water.  Tuesday 8/20 110 fluid oz, plus water melon, honey dew, and cantaloupe, Weds 8/21 101 fluid oz and two beers.  Thursday 8/22 100 fluid oz and one hard seltzer-  hard day today at work.  
  • Posted Fri 23 Aug 2019 11:46 PM CDT
Thursday was 1300ml 44oz - I think I posted that. Friday I tried to set & reset a timer - it didn’t help as much as I thought - considering I kept forgetting to restart the timer. But I did notice a few times during the countdown- it started to feel like I was trying to make myself wait, and drank more then. So Friday was about 56oz, and Saturday was 72 oz. None of this is counting my usual 10-12oz morning tea/coffee, but I also did my best to avoid other drinks besides water. 
  • Posted Sun 18 Aug 2019 05:38 AM CDT
Drinking 3 liter a day just water plus my tea 
  • Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 11:01 PM CDT
Baseline for me on 8/13 was 80oz of water...
  • Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 02:40 PM CDT
I drank 103 oz of water yesterday 8/14/19
  • Posted Thu 15 Aug 2019 02:29 PM CDT
I drank 90 oz of water as my baseline on 8/13/19
  • Posted Wed 14 Aug 2019 02:58 PM CDT
I drank 124 oz of water on 8/13/19 as my baseline. Easy for me because I drink water a lot. It was a habit I trained myself on 3 years ago, so I drink both when I am and when I am not thirsty. Also, I also carry a water bottle with me always which I refill from water faucets or fountains anywhere.
  • Posted Wed 14 Aug 2019 01:57 PM CDT
A challenge is just what we need to encourage us.  I had been drinking 2-3 diet sodas a day and I drank 5 - 8oz glasses of water in addition to iced tea and a part of a soda.  I decreased drinking the soda and am working on just drinking water.  Thanks, for the challenge!
  • Posted Wed 14 Aug 2019 01:51 PM CDT
I drank 64 oz on 8/13/19 as baseline. Pretty good considering how busy it was at work
  • Posted Wed 14 Aug 2019 01:26 PM CDT

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