1. pkcable's Avatar

    So lately I have been reading about the benefits of drinking more water. Also my city, has recently instituted a "sugar" tax on beverages with any kind of sugar. In my case that is only the artificial kind, BUT still it costs me extra! So to save money AND for health reason, I have decided to start drinking mostly water. Well I read about this one gallon a day water challenge. Now it's hard, BUT I think I can do it! It's 8, 16 bottles a day. Right now I'm half way through bottle 4.

    So who is with me? Lets do this together. Lets drink more water and get healthy!

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    01-12-2017 02:27 PM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    I can only drink that much water when it's made into coffee!
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    01-12-2017 03:22 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    The gallon a day seems a bit much... But, since I went to mostly water, and the occasional juice, and rare carbonated beverage...that and walking motivated by my Watch helped me drop weight where I'm a shadow of my former self...
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    01-12-2017 03:33 PM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    I'm going to try!
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    01-12-2017 04:03 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I was residing in Orlando full time, I could easily drink a gallon of water a day and did it for years. I still drink a good amount of water, but not a gallon a day anymore. I'm so busy at work to where 4 to 5 hours will have passed before I realize that I haven't drank any water or anything else. Anyway, good luck with the challenge. It's easier to do in certain climates...
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 01-13-2017 at 06:44 AM.
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    01-12-2017 07:21 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I'm getting to the water, I promise. I've cut my soda intake to lunch only and I drink G2 Gatorade then water. Soon it will be water only. My other endeavor is the "crazy" one.
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    01-12-2017 07:38 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    I did it! 8 bottles of 16.9 ounces today!

    Now we'll try again tomorrow.
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    01-12-2017 11:02 PM
  8. Wotchered's Avatar
    That is a US gallon (and a bit) try 20 fluid ounce gallons (Imperial) then convert it to beer !
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    01-13-2017 12:28 AM
  9. yuvakrishna.g's Avatar
    I'm going try 😀
    01-13-2017 05:55 AM
  10. wilber1's Avatar
    I cannot drink That much in one day however I drink about 2 regular bottles and No soda or juice anymore thou a few beers (not every day)
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    01-13-2017 07:02 AM
  11. mikepolinske's Avatar
    I usually drink between 64 and 80 ounces of water a day, but a gallon is to much.
    01-14-2017 03:04 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    I misspoke, in my earlier post I said 20 ounce gallons, I meant 20 ounce pints !
    01-14-2017 11:35 AM
  13. Annie_M's Avatar
    Didn't the rule of thumb used to be 8 8oz glasses of water a day? That would add up to a 1/2 gallon. I can drink more than that but I'm not sure that I could drink a whole gallon. I do recognize that I need to lay off the pop and drink more water; and as I posted earlier I am going to try!
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    01-15-2017 01:42 PM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    Didn't the rule of thumb used to be 8 8oz glasses of water a day? That would add up to a 1/2 gallon. I can drink more than that but I'm not sure that I could drink a whole gallon. I do recognize that I need to lay off the pop and drink more water; and as I posted earlier I am going to try!
    Yes 1/2 gallon is GREAT! but I'm shooting for a gallon a day! Its tough, I have not made it every day to be honest, but I'm coming close. Yesterday I had 3 liters, which is a bit over 3/4 a gallon.
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    01-17-2017 11:22 AM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I've been drinking 120-150 oz of water a day for probably a year or more now. I rarely ever get sick and I don't crave sugary drinks anymore. I do, however, use the restroom a lot.
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    01-17-2017 12:23 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I drink ½ gallon of water but couldn't drink 1 gallon other than in really hot weather. I don't drink any soda, regular or diet. I do drink coffee and milk.
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    01-17-2017 01:55 PM
  17. LoisJoh's Avatar
    OMG!! 1 gallon, seems to be bit difficult.
    03-21-2017 12:28 AM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It's amazing what you find in drinks when you start reading labels. As a type 2 diabetic, I have to watch everything I eat and drink. While I can drink that much water in a day, I can't drink plain water. It must have some, even the smallest touch, of flavor. For example, I can take a bottle of flavored water, for example, and pour just a bit in a cup and then fill the rest of the cup with water and I'll drink that all day long. It also helps that I get in my 10k steps every day, even if I have to use the treadmill.
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    03-21-2017 08:25 AM
  19. teleri69's Avatar
    I started drinking a lot of water as well in August I passed out do to dehydration,electrolyte imbalance, kidney issues caused my other medications and meds to treat those conditions

    I was using a water tracker from the AppStore to track it but I think it was inaccurate. I believe the correct water intake is an oz for every half a pound you weigh.

    I got a Hidrate spark smart water bottle on Black Friday where it calculates a daily goal based on your weight and activity tracked through Apple health. The bottle has a meter that tracks when you drink water and the bottle will glow when your behind and you can have your watch and phone notify you.

    Yesterday was the first day I reached its daily goal for me of 117 oz and all throughout the day I felt like I was in a commercial for enlarged prostate meds ;(

    You might want to check with your doctor to see what the proper amount of water for you should be I know to much water can be a bad thing as well
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    12-23-2017 09:30 AM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Now that I’m back in Orlando, my water consumption has increased again, but not to the gallon a day amount like I used to when I was an exercise freak. Starting next month, it is my plan to get back to my old dedication to fitness self so I’m sure I’ll get back to the gallon a day amount shortly thereafter. We’ll see.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-11-2018 at 07:31 AM.
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    12-23-2017 05:53 PM
  21. Wotchered's Avatar
    Teleri69, I think your ounce of water to half pound of bodyweight might cause a problem- It's called drowning !!
    12-26-2017 10:54 AM
  22. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I usually drink a gallon of water before noon each day 😃 I am in the gym at 4am so by noon I am most of the way through my day.
    12-26-2017 11:04 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Too much water can harm you. Be sure you're doing what's right for you.
    12-26-2017 11:48 AM
  24. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Yep, too much water is bad for you. But you should use the clear pee rule. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day or more if your urine is not clear. Athletes or people working out in warm climates need more water than the average office chair jockey
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    12-26-2017 02:37 PM
  25. comiken205's Avatar
    The general rule I thought was 1/2 your body weight in OZ. So if you weigh 200lbs then you would need 100oz of water. That’s for a regular day. Obviously you’ll need more if you exercise or are in a hot environment. I’m lucky if I can drink 64 oz of water.

    Sorry for the American old school non relative to the rest of the world measurements.
    12-26-2017 04:28 PM
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