Day 6: Drink Water, Lose Weight | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

Day-6

Time for Day 6 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon.

Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete them.

Move fast, act quickly and stop over-thinking. Ready?

What You Need:

  • Glass
  • Bottle
  • Water.

Step 1

First, let’s get the facts. We’ve all heard that drinking water helps weight loss, but is it really true?

The answer, according to scientific research, is yep!

It seems that good old H2O can help with weight loss by:

  • Helping you to eat less and/or
  • Affecting your metabolism.

And you don’t have to go crazy: a couple of glasses before meals is a good start.

But remember, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do. Just deciding to drink more water is easy – turning it into a habit is the tricky part.

Step 2

So let’s look for ways to make water drinking easy and habitual.

For instance, you could adopt any or several of these habits:

  • Drink 2 glasses of water on waking – keep a glass and bottle by your bed as a reminder
  • Fill a 2-litre bottle of water at the start of the day and aim to empty it by the end
  • When offered a drink, ask for water
  • Keep a bottle and glass of water on your desk as you work, so it’s easy to sip any time
  • Keep a bottle and glass of water on the coffee table when you’re reading or watching TV, so it’s easy to sip any time
  • Buy yourself an attractive water bottle or glass so you enjoy drinking more
  • Associate meals with water – have a drink before you sit down to eat.

Step 3

Of course, in this program we never make a decision without taking some sort of action to help change the behavior.

So choose something you can do now to help set your new water-drinking behavior.

For example:

  • Put a glass and bottle of water by your bed, desk or coffee table
  • Fill a 2-litre bottle of water for today’s drinking
  • Go buy yourself an cute water bottle and/or glass
  • Put a glass on top of your plates as a reminder to drink before or with meals.

Check in!

And you’re done!

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See you tomorrow!

Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly helps people move from procrastination to action. She believes that taking action on your priorities makes you a happier person. Michele is the founder of Get Organized Wizard and creator of tools for business, home, and personal organization. Her programs are used by tens of thousands of people worldwide.

  • I am so ready for this, brought a large cup with top and straw to keep at work, fill it up as soon as I get there and refill at lunch. Have been getting in the habit of having water with lemon at meals rather than soda.

  • I love water… cutting out soda and drinking all water!

  • This is going to be my biggest challenge thus far! I am not a water drinker – no flavor, but a taste. So, I guess I will be buying stock in lemons! I’ll have to pretend I’m at a four-star hotel and put lemon water pitchers around the house.

  • If you know me, you know I love my sweet tea and I gladly gave it up in hopes that it will help me on my weight loss adventure and make my brain and body work better. I don’t really know how much I drink in a day because I have a 2.5 gallon jug in the fridge and I constantly refill my water bottle and with my husband and kids joining me in the water consumption I just have to guess some days I am better than others on it but at least I cut out 90% of the sweet tea, honestly I cant remember the last time I made a gallon at home 🙂

  • This should be an easy/(ier) challenge for me. I gave up the bulk of my sodas a few years ago. However, I have become lazy about drinking water throughout the day. SO, Today, I am going to renew my efforts by drinking two glasses of water when I get up and keeping water with my at all times. I have a Tyvek cup. that I keep with me. I love it because it keeps my water cold when I leave it in my car for short periods of time (No small feat for El Paso, Texas).

  • I work in water and drink it constantly so this is an easy task for me yay! 😀 FYI to others, a few retailers like target and albertson’s grocery sell a water bottle with a counting ring that you twist to track your consumption. Confession I have three of them. lol

  • I bring 100 ounces of ice water with me to work everyday. Most days I finish that before I leave work. Then I try to drink more at home at night. Do you think I can count all those minutes I spend walking to the bathroom towards my exercise minutes?

  • I will make a habit of putting a glass of water on top of my dinner plate to take up room and make me drink water.

  • Playing catch up here. This one will be easy. I really like water, I just have to try and tweak some habits. 5 years ago I was drinking 6-8 liters of cola a day, now I might have one soda a day, which I will dilute with mineral water. I probably drink way too much coffee (even if it is black and sugar free) I have stuck a post it note on my coffee machine to remind me to have a glass of water first. This will be especially helpful in the mornings as the first thing I do when I get up is go the coffee machine. I’m also going to ditch my 1/2 sodas and stick with fresh lime and water.

  • When I started my journey over 2 years ago, I hated water and was perpetually dehydrated. Now this is a breeze. I fill up my Brita pitcher the night before and almost always empty the large container in a day!

  • Today I will cut out soda and drink water. When going out to eat I will get water with lemon for extra flavor.

  • Finally an easy one for me! I am a huge water drinker. It is the only thing I drink most days.

  • This one is super easy for me. Water is all I ever drink. Feeling much better today so I will be taking that brisk walk.

  • Drinking mine!

  • I have a handy 24oz water bottle. I drink 2-3 bottles full of water a day.

  • I’m normally a person who only drinks water if she is thirsty so this one is going to be difficult for me. In the past I’ve tried to drink 8 glasses or water and always give up by the second day bcos it gives me a headache. I think the headache comes bcos I’m drink a lot more water to what my body is used to so I’ve decided I’m going to start with one glass today, then two tomorrow, then three the following day and build it up to 8 glasses. I like the idea to drink a glass of water before each meal so I might use that to help me with the increased water intake.

  • I keep a bottle of water by my bed to drink in morning at night. And lately at work I keep a bottle or glass of water on my desk to drink throughout the day. Definitely drinking more water than I was a month ago but room to improve even more!

  • I keep a glass at my desk and refill it often. Since I gave up pop there isn’t much else calling to me in terms of drinks. Except Starbucks but I have been staying away. Just water! I haven’t tracked how much I actually drink. I’ll try to keep track this coming week to see if I am reaching the 8 glasses per day.

  • Drinking water as we speak. I always drink my water in the mornings, it’s remembering for the rest of the day. As I have tons of water bottles that don’t seem to inspire me. I will focus on 2 glasses before each meal and before bed. That makes 8 cups for the day. A squeeze of lemon is always a good way to add some flavor minus the calories.

  • I try to have two bottles of water before lunch which is 6 cups, so I am going to commit to having 1 glass of water before each meal.

  • This is another challenge I have in the bag! I have a 24 oz insulated cup that I fill up 3 times a day with water or a sugar-free propel drink. Really helps me to keep me in check!

  • I drink lots of water at home but at work, there are some days I don’t drink anything at all! My action for this task to fill a 2L bottle each morning and to drink it all every day. I’m also going to get a nice cup to drink it from.

  • Yay for water with a slice of lemon or Japanese barley tea…no caffeine and no sugar, but great chicory taste! Drinking lots 😉

  • I’ve been working on the water thing for a while and have been a little lax on this vacation, but sometime this weekend I’ll edge back toward normal healthy drinking.

  • I am really trying to get my water in, but the idea of drinking a glass of water before meals is great! I also like the idea of having a 2 litre bottle filled with water for the day!

  • Yea! Something I’m already doing. I drink at least seven glasses a day if not more.

  • I like the idea of getting a cute water bottle. Heading out shopping, I will be on the lookout for one!!

  • Got 2 glasses in this am. My goal is to keep it full in the fridge because I only like water if it is really cold!

  • Got 2 glasses in this am. My goal is to keep it full in the fridge because I only like water if it is really cold!

  • Tons and tons of water. Haven’t felt this good is so long and it’s only been days.

  • Also soda water with a squeeze of lemon juice is a nice pick me up if feeling like things are a little bland.

  • Will do! More plain water (or with lemon) than my usual drink of choice – coffee.

  • Will do! More plain water (or with lemon) than my usual drink of choice – coffee.

  • fillinq a 2 liter bottle.

  • fillinq a 2 liter bottle.

  • I have a large cup, I am just so bad about drinking water. I know that I need to drink more, I just don’t. I like drinks with more flavor. But I don’t like all the sugar and calories.

  • I’ve been drinking 100+ oz of water a day for years. Definitely not an issue for me….nor has it been that helpful it curbing my appetite or helping me eat less. I just like water. lol

  • I drink a LOT of water every day.This part is easy!

  • I drink a LOT of water every day.This part is easy!

  • I’m a few days late on this mission. I was away from home for the Easter Holiday… but drinking water is something I’ve been doing pretty well for the last several years. Especially since I bought myself a stainless stee, l double-walled water bottle fom flylady.com. It keeps my water cold ALL the time, doesn’t sweat, and my hands don’t get cold from the ice water in it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I could try to get water in first thing in the morning though, I tend to not get started till noonish, or when I exercise and sometimes I play ” catch up” at night.

  • I’m a few days late on this mission. I was away from home for the Easter Holiday… but drinking water is something I’ve been doing pretty well for the last several years. Especially since I bought myself a stainless stee, l double-walled water bottle fom flylady.com. It keeps my water cold ALL the time, doesn’t sweat, and my hands don’t get cold from the ice water in it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I could try to get water in first thing in the morning though, I tend to not get started till noonish, or when I exercise and sometimes I play ” catch up” at night.

  • A little behind from a busy week end but don’t feel too bad. Again this is a habit I already have. I drink 10 or more ounces of water before allow myself my cup of coffee in the morning, fill a 20 ounce bottle of water to have on my desk at work and take frequent sips usually finishing by the end of the day sometimes have to refill. Not quite as good about it at night, this is an area I will work on this week.

  • I got my water bottle beside my bed first thing in the morning would probably be the easiest time for me if I make it a habit as I do not drink much water.

  • I got my water bottle beside my bed first thing in the morning would probably be the easiest time for me if I make it a habit as I do not drink much water.

  • I have now got myself a purple plastic beaker (it’s quite a big one) to keep on my desk at work. I’ve even painted my name on it so it doesn’t get lost amongst all the rubbish & filth that’s in the kitchen at work. So every day, when I get into the office & I’m waiting for my computer to start up, I will fill that purple cup & pop it on my desk for me to sip throughout the day.

    At weekends / days I’m not at work, then I have made a pact with myself to drink 5 glasses of water a day (I have smaller glasses at home!). So this should be a good start to the ‘drinking more water’ challenge!

  • I gotta say that I do not like plain water. It does nothing for me. To help with drinking it I make a pitcher of Crystal Light Ice Tea instead. I am remaking this about every day 1/2.

  • I have now got myself a purple plastic beaker (it’s quite a big one) to keep on my desk at work. I’ve even painted my name on it so it doesn’t get lost amongst all the rubbish & filth that’s in the kitchen at work. So every day, when I get into the office & I’m waiting for my computer to start up, I will fill that purple cup & pop it on my desk for me to sip throughout the day.

    At weekends / days I’m not at work, then I have made a pact with myself to drink 5 glasses of water a day (I have smaller glasses at home!). So this should be a good start to the ‘drinking more water’ challenge!

  • I have an app for my Droid called “Drink Water Beta” (free) that you can use to track how many glasses you drink each day. Most days I drink at least 8 glasses but there are days when I only drink 5 or 6. It still helps to have the “proof” on my home screen for those days when I need to drink more.

  • I have an app for my Droid called “Drink Water Beta” (free) that you can use to track how many glasses you drink each day. Most days I drink at least 8 glasses but there are days when I only drink 5 or 6. It still helps to have the “proof” on my home screen for those days when I need to drink more.

  • I have checked in the past that the fact of having with me one small (handy) bottle of water 500ml and sipping on it through out the day made me snack less. (you just need to refill it 4 times and you know you have drank 2 litres).

  • My job keeps me on the road most of the day. So, I bought a gallon jug of water and saved the jug. I fill it every morning and take it with me. I refill my sipper bottle throughout the day. Started this a few months ago and love it. I feel so much less drawn out at the end of the day when I stay hydrated. My hard part is getting in enough water when I am off. So using your tips to start with 2 glasses when I awake, before meals and I put my just filled on the kitchen counter so every time I go into the kitchen it reminds me to have a glass of water.

  • My job keeps me on the road most of the day. So, I bought a gallon jug of water and saved the jug. I fill it every morning and take it with me. I refill my sipper bottle throughout the day. Started this a few months ago and love it. I feel so much less drawn out at the end of the day when I stay hydrated. My hard part is getting in enough water when I am off. So using your tips to start with 2 glasses when I awake, before meals and I put my just filled on the kitchen counter so every time I go into the kitchen it reminds me to have a glass of water.

  • Drinkning water has been so challenging for me. I have no idea why. But I have been drinking between 2-3 L per day for about 5 months now. I’ve had a quite a few days where I haven’t met my goal, but I think I’m doing great! 🙂

  • Drinkning water has been so challenging for me. I have no idea why. But I have been drinking between 2-3 L per day for about 5 months now. I’ve had a quite a few days where I haven’t met my goal, but I think I’m doing great! 🙂

  • WHEW…all caught up! I started my water drinking yesterday morning and I am not quite up to 64 oz yet, but I am working on it. I have already noticed the drastic cut into my appetite it has made. I used to be a huge water drinker, but getting remarried – I had forgotten how easy it is to take on your mates bad habits. He’s a diet soda drinker and it became a staple in my house. I started by substituting a sugar free, sodium free seltzer and adding a lemon. It’s working like a charm. I hope by week’s end I am back on regular water and up to the eight glasses a day…so excited I think these are slow but lasting changes.

  • I am getting my nice 1 litre bottle of water filled up as we speak. Thanks for the reminder to keep hydrated!

  • I am getting my nice 1 litre bottle of water filled up as we speak. Thanks for the reminder to keep hydrated!

  • I find this a challenge, especially when the weather is cooler!

  • I find this a challenge, especially when the weather is cooler!

  • Haha! I realized the other day I had started drinking soda again with out thought (hubby asked if I wanted a drink while he was in the kitchen and brought me a glass of soda instead of a water bottle that was in the fridge) So I started yesterday morning with a water bottle while I am waiting for my coffee (20 ounce) and challenging myself w/my going out bottle. Its a 32 ounce Naglene water bottle and I challenge myself to finish it by the end of the work day. yesterday I didn’t succeed and today I start a vacation so it will be a bit of challenge but I can do this.

  • I’ve been doing this for some time now. I make sure to drink at least a gallon a day, and on days with harder, longer workouts I usually drink more like 2 gallons. I do splurge on soda once in a while (diet Coke) and I love my unsweetened ice tea. I can’t wait for summer to get here so I can have my sun tea again!

  • I’ve been doing this for some time now. I make sure to drink at least a gallon a day, and on days with harder, longer workouts I usually drink more like 2 gallons. I do splurge on soda once in a while (diet Coke) and I love my unsweetened ice tea. I can’t wait for summer to get here so I can have my sun tea again!

  • I have bought a 750 ml decorative bottle and have been using it for a month now. I drink about a liter during my workout and drink about 2 more cups during the day at work. I do a lot of commuting from work, gym, church and home so I drink a lot also while I am driving. As I have said in another post, I don’t drink pop, wine, tea or coffee so my only choices are juice, V8, water and milk.

  • I fill my water bottle every morning before work and then again when I get home- I try not to drink soda at home- I have given up soda before but I don’t drink coffee and I like it in the morning 🙂 I have gotten in the habit of having water when I go out to eat, but no lemon 🙂

  • I have bought a 750 ml decorative bottle and have been using it for a month now. I drink about a liter during my workout and drink about 2 more cups during the day at work. I do a lot of commuting from work, gym, church and home so I drink a lot also while I am driving. As I have said in another post, I don’t drink pop, wine, tea or coffee so my only choices are juice, V8, water and milk.

  • Loooove warm water with a squeeze or 2 of lemon juice first thing in the morning. It’s also great at rehydrating in summer when drinking plain water just doesn’t seem to quench my thirst. I’ve read somewhere that the acidity in the lemon juice does something to the water molecules making them easier for the body to absorb. Doesn’t really matter what the mechanicsm is, I just know it works! Thanksfully I’ve always liked my water so this one isn’t difficult for me to do at all.

  • Loooove warm water with a squeeze or 2 of lemon juice first thing in the morning. It’s also great at rehydrating in summer when drinking plain water just doesn’t seem to quench my thirst. I’ve read somewhere that the acidity in the lemon juice does something to the water molecules making them easier for the body to absorb. Doesn’t really matter what the mechanicsm is, I just know it works! Thanksfully I’ve always liked my water so this one isn’t difficult for me to do at all.

  • I hate water haha! Pretty much always have. I would rather drink anything else than water. I don’t regularly drink soda or juice or anything sugary, mostly just tea but trying to get in the habit of drinking water is going to probably be one of the hardest tasks of the whole 30 days.

  • Hello to everyone:
    Terry Tip: If your body retains water [mine does] be responsible and check with your doctor to see what he wants you to drink. Usually people with heart conditions and high blood pressure can cause water retention.
    Congratulations to you all and I’m very proud of you. Keep up the good work and continue to post to be accountable. Good Luck to everyone.

  • Hello to everyone:
    Terry Tip: If your body retains water [mine does] be responsible and check with your doctor to see what he wants you to drink. Usually people with heart conditions and high blood pressure can cause water retention.
    Congratulations to you all and I’m very proud of you. Keep up the good work and continue to post to be accountable. Good Luck to everyone.

  • I cannot say that I love water but I now that I feel better after drinking the water as opposed to the sticky soda. I do however love the benefits that water gives. Since I began this challenge, I have drank more water than I have in a long time. Nestle has flavored water that has ZERO calories and the flavors are not too bad.

  • Funny, I just did this yesterday. I found that with all of the back and forth from the hospital to the hotel, I wasn’t drinking nearly enough water. I bought a liter bottle of water to keep with me where ever I go. Until I can get home and implement some of these other tricks, I’ll just make sure I’m drinking two of those bottles a day.

  • Thanks for the reminder.

  • Thanks for the reminder.

  • I keep a 32 oz plastic cup on my desk at work and fill it up at least three times during the day (usually more). At home I have an acryllic cup with built in lid and straw. I found that if you are not used to drinking water, you may have to experiment with it a little. I prefer mine with a straw and with ice so it’s really cold but I know others who drink it room temperature or with lemon or lime added.

  • I keep a 32 oz plastic cup on my desk at work and fill it up at least three times during the day (usually more). At home I have an acryllic cup with built in lid and straw. I found that if you are not used to drinking water, you may have to experiment with it a little. I prefer mine with a straw and with ice so it’s really cold but I know others who drink it room temperature or with lemon or lime added.

  • This is my CHALLENGE. I don’t like water. However I have a decorative water container with spiket and I filled it this morning with ice, water and 3 orange slices. It tastes pretty good. In the evenings I like to drink the Special K protein powder and sometimes the Crystal light pure. So now I will add only half a pouch. 🙂

  • I had been drinking 2 litres of water a day but got out of the habit as the cooler days appeared. I bought myself a 2 litre filtering jug and used to fill it up and had it on my desk at work. I started holidays yesterday so I have bought the jug home and had it in my mind to start the 2 litres a day again while I am at home. I can’t believe that this has now appeared as my day 6 challenge. It must have been an omen. So I am filling my jug now and will challenge myself to start drinking the 2 litres every day.

  • I had been drinking 2 litres of water a day but got out of the habit as the cooler days appeared. I bought myself a 2 litre filtering jug and used to fill it up and had it on my desk at work. I started holidays yesterday so I have bought the jug home and had it in my mind to start the 2 litres a day again while I am at home. I can’t believe that this has now appeared as my day 6 challenge. It must have been an omen. So I am filling my jug now and will challenge myself to start drinking the 2 litres every day.

  • I have a favorite cup I use for water. One thing I am doing to drink water is to make sure I drink water before I drink a non-water drink. So, when I am thirsty and want something (like a second cup of water), I know I have to drink a cup of water first.
    I do like water, so that helps.

  • I have a favorite cup I use for water. One thing I am doing to drink water is to make sure I drink water before I drink a non-water drink. So, when I am thirsty and want something (like a second cup of water), I know I have to drink a cup of water first.
    I do like water, so that helps.

  • I have a 3 cup water bottle that I try to carry with me all day. I aim to fill it twice a day (however I don’t live in a perfect world). I have noticed though that I lose a little extra weight on a weekly basis when I stick to 6-8 glasses of water per day. So this really does work.

  • This one is hard. I don’t drink soda or juices, but I don’t like water. I drink coffee and various teas. I’ll work at getting in at least 3-4 glasses.

  • This one is hard. I don’t drink soda or juices, but I don’t like water. I drink coffee and various teas. I’ll work at getting in at least 3-4 glasses.

  • I have practiced this technique for about 8 yrs now.. pretty much cut my daily 64 oz diet soda and replaced with water. Another thing I was told to take your current weight and divide in half and that is the # of “true” ounces you are to drink.. which can seem like A LOT OF WATER.. and a lot of bathroom trips..lol!

  • I chuckled at the “what you need” 😀 Pretty basic! I developed the water habit a number of years ago; I’m pretty consistent at it. I don’t drink anything else, really. So I guess I should be thankful I have some of the disciplines down…that means I should be able to concentrate more on the ones I DON’T have, yet.

  • I chuckled at the “what you need” 😀 Pretty basic! I developed the water habit a number of years ago; I’m pretty consistent at it. I don’t drink anything else, really. So I guess I should be thankful I have some of the disciplines down…that means I should be able to concentrate more on the ones I DON’T have, yet.

  • Water. Water, Water….I got a insulated PINK cup that I take everywhere with me! I also filled a pitcher of water with orange and lemon slices that I’m goin to fill at night before going to bed to make sure I’m getting the full 2 liters drank!

  • Water. Water, Water….I got a insulated PINK cup that I take everywhere with me! I also filled a pitcher of water with orange and lemon slices that I’m goin to fill at night before going to bed to make sure I’m getting the full 2 liters drank!

  • I actually stopped buying all soft drinks at home. It was just too much temptation. Now to practice these words, “Thank you, I’ll just have water.” I know I can, I know I can. Thanks for such empowering things to try on this challenge!

  • I’m doing a lot better at this lately and it shows. I have to put MIO in my bottles b/c I don’t like plain water. That will get better with warmer weather. I’m getting at least 4 bottles down a day. One of the Mio’s has caffeine in it so that helps fight away some of the soda and tea cravings as well.

  • I drink a lot of water through the day (and green tea as well.) One of my daily rules for myself is not to drink calories….. unless I’m treating myself to a glass of wine! 🙂

  • I drink a lot of water through the day (and green tea as well.) One of my daily rules for myself is not to drink calories….. unless I’m treating myself to a glass of wine! 🙂

  • This is a work in progress for me. I know I need to drink water but it is not something I readily reach for unless I am working out, then I fill a 32 oz water bottle and consume it, but to drink water thru out the day not so much. I will definitely work on it if it means I will lose weight! 🙂

  • When you get tired of plain water, there are a number of 0 calorie, sparkling waters that seem like a treat, no artificial flavors or sweetener. I add my own lemon/lime and drink a 1/2 hour before dinner which helps to sate your appetite.

  • When you get tired of plain water, there are a number of 0 calorie, sparkling waters that seem like a treat, no artificial flavors or sweetener. I add my own lemon/lime and drink a 1/2 hour before dinner which helps to sate your appetite.

  • I have a large water bottle that I fill with ice and drink throughout the day. I have an easier time drinking water when it’s hot outside. I drink wayyy too much soda and know that part of it is the sugar and lots of it is the caffeine kick to deal with the sleep deprivation.

  • Yay I love the missions so simple and easy to implement and make a part of my life thank you for this program. My biggest obstacle is overthinking.

  • Yay I love the missions so simple and easy to implement and make a part of my life thank you for this program. My biggest obstacle is overthinking.

  • Water has always been my drink of choice. I may not always get 8 glasses in but I average 6 glasses per day. Herbal and green teas are my morning wake up and then it’s all water throughout the day.

  • Water has always been my drink of choice. I may not always get 8 glasses in but I average 6 glasses per day. Herbal and green teas are my morning wake up and then it’s all water throughout the day.

  • Water has always been my drink of choice. I may not always get 8 glasses in but I average 6 glasses per day. Herbal and green teas are my morning wake up and then it’s all water throughout the day.

  • I have a really pretty pink travel cup that I got just before Christmas… if I fill it up twice it’s my daily water allowance. I need to start filling it up in the morning so I remember to drink it… I’m usually dehydrated because I forget to drink anything other than soda so this will be a big help!

  • I have a really pretty pink travel cup that I got just before Christmas… if I fill it up twice it’s my daily water allowance. I need to start filling it up in the morning so I remember to drink it… I’m usually dehydrated because I forget to drink anything other than soda so this will be a big help!

  • I have a really pretty pink travel cup that I got just before Christmas… if I fill it up twice it’s my daily water allowance. I need to start filling it up in the morning so I remember to drink it… I’m usually dehydrated because I forget to drink anything other than soda so this will be a big help!

  • I like that tip of drinking water before a meal. I have already practiced having a bottle of water that I can drink out of in the fridge when I am at home but I don’t drink enough liquid throughout the day while I am at work. I’ll work on that starting today!

  • I like that tip of drinking water before a meal. I have already practiced having a bottle of water that I can drink out of in the fridge when I am at home but I don’t drink enough liquid throughout the day while I am at work. I’ll work on that starting today!

  • I am going to do my best, to go heavy on the water…I have been addicted to DP for a few years now, but Lord willing, I am fixin to kick it, once and for all! I have already cut way down! <3 : ).

  • Easily done, but only because I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now:-) I keep my water bottle with me and take it everywhere. And having a water filter on the tap keeps me from buying bottled.

  • Easily done, but only because I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now:-) I keep my water bottle with me and take it everywhere. And having a water filter on the tap keeps me from buying bottled.

  • Easily done, but only because I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now:-) I keep my water bottle with me and take it everywhere. And having a water filter on the tap keeps me from buying bottled.

  • I dug out the cup that I was given while in the hospital having my daughter. It is a 32oz mug. The best part it has the ounces measured on the cup. There is no guessing how much I am drinking.

  • I dug out the cup that I was given while in the hospital having my daughter. It is a 32oz mug. The best part it has the ounces measured on the cup. There is no guessing how much I am drinking.

  • I don’t have a problem drinking water at work, however, I’m working on that at home. I have a few fun Disney mugs that I already use as my everyday water/drinking glasses. I will fill a glass carafe with water and keep it in the frig. It will need to be filled twice in order to meet my quota for the day.

  • I don’t have a problem drinking water at work, however, I’m working on that at home. I have a few fun Disney mugs that I already use as my everyday water/drinking glasses. I will fill a glass carafe with water and keep it in the frig. It will need to be filled twice in order to meet my quota for the day.

  • I do drink water alot. I take 2 or 3 bottles with me to work daily. I normally will drink one before work and the others during my shift. Then I will drink 1 or 2 in the afternoon/evening.

  • I am a soda girl, but have cut down considerably–I start and end every day with water, and keep a glass on the kitchen counter, so when I wander in looking for a snack, I have a reminder to just get a drink instead!

  • I am a soda girl, but have cut down considerably–I start and end every day with water, and keep a glass on the kitchen counter, so when I wander in looking for a snack, I have a reminder to just get a drink instead!

  • I have a pretty cup with a straw I will use. I drank so much water today. I’ll do my best to keep it going. I have to drink something since I gave up my “extra” coffee, water it is!

  • I have a pretty cup with a straw I will use. I drank so much water today. I’ll do my best to keep it going. I have to drink something since I gave up my “extra” coffee, water it is!

  • I have a pretty cup with a straw I will use. I drank so much water today. I’ll do my best to keep it going. I have to drink something since I gave up my “extra” coffee, water it is!

  • I have a 32 oz container that I fill with water for my desk at work and then I get a cup of ice and keep filling from there. I just need to work on drinking more when I get home, that’s the tricky part.

  • I designated my favorite large Tervis cup for water. The cute flower on the cup just makes me want to drink whatever is in it.

  • I designated my favorite large Tervis cup for water. The cute flower on the cup just makes me want to drink whatever is in it.

  • I designated my favorite large Tervis cup for water. The cute flower on the cup just makes me want to drink whatever is in it.

  • Thanks. This is really simple and helpful. I’ve really struggled with drinking water, so last year, I made every Wednesday..”Water Wednesday”. We only drink water all day. That has helped all of us.

  • Thanks. This is really simple and helpful. I’ve really struggled with drinking water, so last year, I made every Wednesday..”Water Wednesday”. We only drink water all day. That has helped all of us.

  • I’ll add drinking a glass before every meal. I have a desk job so I created a reminder on my computer to pop up that says “water” to remind me to drink, then I “snooze” it for an hr. & just keep doing the same all day. I need to carry it more with me when I’m not at work.

  • I’ll add drinking a glass before every meal. I have a desk job so I created a reminder on my computer to pop up that says “water” to remind me to drink, then I “snooze” it for an hr. & just keep doing the same all day. I need to carry it more with me when I’m not at work.

  • Okay, this is one I can do! (A little more easily, at least) I’m excited, and I even have a cute water bottle. It’s amazing how much more desirable water is when you have a cute cup or bottle!

  • Okay, this is one I can do! (A little more easily, at least) I’m excited, and I even have a cute water bottle. It’s amazing how much more desirable water is when you have a cute cup or bottle!

  • Finally, something that comes easy to me! I was a diet coke drinker for about 25 years. I quit when I was diagnosed. I carry a water bottle around with me everywhere; it is a great reminder!

  • Each morning, I fill one of those giant translucent plastic mugs from an amusement park – the kind that holds 64 oz – and drink the whole thing over the course of the day, plus I drink a full glass of water with my morning meds.

  • Each morning, I fill one of those giant translucent plastic mugs from an amusement park – the kind that holds 64 oz – and drink the whole thing over the course of the day, plus I drink a full glass of water with my morning meds.

  • Each morning, I fill one of those giant translucent plastic mugs from an amusement park – the kind that holds 64 oz – and drink the whole thing over the course of the day, plus I drink a full glass of water with my morning meds.

  • Loved the idea to ask for water whenever offered something to drink. Buying some lemons to make drinking the clear stuff more appetizing 🙂

  • Loved the idea to ask for water whenever offered something to drink. Buying some lemons to make drinking the clear stuff more appetizing 🙂

  • I do so well at this at work because we have an ice maker and really good water, but at home I fail miserably, but I am putting up post-it notes to remind me and buying a water filter!

  • I do so well at this at work because we have an ice maker and really good water, but at home I fail miserably, but I am putting up post-it notes to remind me and buying a water filter!

  • I drink water when I exercise, before bedtime (don’t ask my why – I’m thirsty then) and that’s pretty much it. I have to work at drinking more. I like the idea of a 2l bottle that needs emptying each day, so I’ll work on that.

  • I bought a Britta bottle with filter so I won’t be wasting plastic. I drink before meals and it is easy to take along on my walks. I will be increasing my intake daily. I also like to order water with lemon when I eat out.

  • I bought a Britta bottle with filter so I won’t be wasting plastic. I drink before meals and it is easy to take along on my walks. I will be increasing my intake daily. I also like to order water with lemon when I eat out.

  • I like water as a really good thirst quencher 🙂 When we go out for a drink, I will have at least one water with ice and lemon. Need to put water on my desk and by my bed….I’ll do that now! x

  • I like water as a really good thirst quencher 🙂 When we go out for a drink, I will have at least one water with ice and lemon. Need to put water on my desk and by my bed….I’ll do that now! x

  • I like water as a really good thirst quencher 🙂 When we go out for a drink, I will have at least one water with ice and lemon. Need to put water on my desk and by my bed….I’ll do that now! x

  • filled 2 * 750 ml bottles with water and a sliced lemon, filled a 1.5 litre jug with water and a sliced egg plant… plain water is hard to swallow but the above is great and gets me drinking.

  • I’ve started to keep jugs of water around the house and one at work.
    they are good reminders to keep drinking water.

  • I’ve started to keep jugs of water around the house and one at work.
    they are good reminders to keep drinking water.

  • I’ve started to keep jugs of water around the house and one at work.
    they are good reminders to keep drinking water.

  • I always feel better when I get enough water to drink. I’ll be keeping a 2-quart container full and ready to go in the fridge.

  • I always feel better when I get enough water to drink. I’ll be keeping a 2-quart container full and ready to go in the fridge.

  • I am working on this! I think this is one of the reasons I am so tired all the time because I forget to drink. I have been trying to fill up my favorite cup and remember to leave it out where I see it throughout the day!

  • I am working on this! I think this is one of the reasons I am so tired all the time because I forget to drink. I have been trying to fill up my favorite cup and remember to leave it out where I see it throughout the day!

  • I have a great Nalgene hot pink 1L water bottle – very cheerful. Goal is 3L per day: 1 by 10a, 1 by 3p, 1 by bedtime. Limiting diet soda to 1 glass/8-10oz per day.

  • I have a great Nalgene hot pink 1L water bottle – very cheerful. Goal is 3L per day: 1 by 10a, 1 by 3p, 1 by bedtime. Limiting diet soda to 1 glass/8-10oz per day.

  • Done, I have water bottles all over. Going to get ne a fun girly cup tomorrow to be my waterglass/bottlea

  • didn’t do it for yesterday but I made up for it today. pulled weeds all morning, then got on the bike while watching the biggest loser. 50 minutes. as for water I drink at least 6 cups a day.

  • didn’t do it for yesterday but I made up for it today. pulled weeds all morning, then got on the bike while watching the biggest loser. 50 minutes. as for water I drink at least 6 cups a day.

  • didn’t do it for yesterday but I made up for it today. pulled weeds all morning, then got on the bike while watching the biggest loser. 50 minutes. as for water I drink at least 6 cups a day.

  • I just bought a brita water bottle so I can keep drinking my water even if tap water is the only thing available! cheaper too!

  • I drink two 2-litres of water a day bare minimum! And so far, I’ve managed to keep to my promise of no sodas! yay! o/

  • I drink two 2-litres of water a day bare minimum! And so far, I’ve managed to keep to my promise of no sodas! yay! o/

  • I drink two 2-litres of water a day bare minimum! And so far, I’ve managed to keep to my promise of no sodas! yay! o/

  • At work I have an insulated 32 oz cup of ice water that I sip on – and usually empty except for a little ice. Then I go home. I need to get a cutesy water bottle for home and increase my water intake there.

  • At work I have an insulated 32 oz cup of ice water that I sip on – and usually empty except for a little ice. Then I go home. I need to get a cutesy water bottle for home and increase my water intake there.

  • This one is easy for me. Yeah! 🙂

  • Keeping the water close by at work so can drink more. Trying to drink less tea, substituting water for one glass per day.

  • Keeping the water close by at work so can drink more. Trying to drink less tea, substituting water for one glass per day.

  • Keeping the water close by at work so can drink more. Trying to drink less tea, substituting water for one glass per day.

  • Drinking water is so easy in summer it’s coming winter here & that’s when I struggle. Got 1ltr bottle filling up twice a day.

  • This one is easy since it’s already a part of my routine. I totally enjoyed my glass of water after my 30 minutes of bike riding!

  • This one is easy since it’s already a part of my routine. I totally enjoyed my glass of water after my 30 minutes of bike riding!

  • This one is easy since it’s already a part of my routine. I totally enjoyed my glass of water after my 30 minutes of bike riding!

  • I will leave a glass right at our water cooler, making it easier to grab instead of something from the fridge.

  • I will leave a glass right at our water cooler, making it easier to grab instead of something from the fridge.

  • Keeping water glasses handy at bedside and attractive containers you will enjoy keeping with you – great tips!

  • Keeping water glasses handy at bedside and attractive containers you will enjoy keeping with you – great tips!

  • This is a hard one for me, but I’m up for the challenge. I will have a bottle with me all day. One bottle down, now on to the next one.

  • I already keep a glass of water on my desk but maybe I will buy myself a fancy bottle to help me drink more at home.

  • I already keep a glass of water on my desk but maybe I will buy myself a fancy bottle to help me drink more at home.

  • I don’t drink a lot of water because were on a well and the water isn’t great but I can buy bottled or larger jugged water.

  • I don’t drink a lot of water because were on a well and the water isn’t great but I can buy bottled or larger jugged water.

  • always drink heaps of water………and also crunch ice most nights, feel like I am eating something plus add more water to my diet.

  • always drink heaps of water………and also crunch ice most nights, feel like I am eating something plus add more water to my diet.

  • I drink waater at restaurants. It’s cheap and keeps me hydrated. It will also keep you from feeling tired. I am so for it.

  • I drink waater at restaurants. It’s cheap and keeps me hydrated. It will also keep you from feeling tired. I am so for it.

  • It’s not what you know, it’s what you do. Great reminder! A water bottle on my desk at work is definitely doable.

  • It’s not what you know, it’s what you do. Great reminder! A water bottle on my desk at work is definitely doable.

  • It’s not what you know, it’s what you do. Great reminder! A water bottle on my desk at work is definitely doable.

  • I got this one. I have cut our all drinks but green tea, coffee and water. I carry my water with me everwhere I go.

  • Water is something that I have been trying to drink more of. I like the idea of a cute water bottle or glass, or a sticker on a glass.

  • Water is something that I have been trying to drink more of. I like the idea of a cute water bottle or glass, or a sticker on a glass.

  • Water is something that I have been trying to drink more of. I like the idea of a cute water bottle or glass, or a sticker on a glass.

  • I actually started craving water. Ice cold…nothing better!

  • I actually started craving water. Ice cold…nothing better!

  • Pretty bottle out of cupboard and on counter top. Trying to drink 2 per day.

  • Pretty bottle out of cupboard and on counter top. Trying to drink 2 per day.

  • I keep a water bottle with in reach all the time…… I agree why be boring and get a fancy water glass!

  • I keep a water bottle with in reach all the time…… I agree why be boring and get a fancy water glass!

  • Do this regularly – days that I forget are the days I am usually busy and forget to fill the bottle for myself after I do the childrens.

  • Do this regularly – days that I forget are the days I am usually busy and forget to fill the bottle for myself after I do the childrens.

  • Do this regularly – days that I forget are the days I am usually busy and forget to fill the bottle for myself after I do the childrens.

  • I’ve switched to water at work and aim to refill my water bottle at least twice. It’s working

  • I’m so bad at this. My drink preference is coffee.

  • I’m so bad at this. My drink preference is coffee.

  • I chose a floral pot with a cup shaped as a flower to give me a kick and more joy drinking water 🙂 I wish I can post the photo here!

  • I chose a floral pot with a cup shaped as a flower to give me a kick and more joy drinking water 🙂 I wish I can post the photo here!

  • Woke up and drank two glasses of water! Let the ‘aquaficatication’ begin 🙂

  • Woke up and drank two glasses of water! Let the ‘aquaficatication’ begin 🙂

  • Woke up and drank two glasses of water! Let the ‘aquaficatication’ begin 🙂

  • I am putting a water bottle by my bed… plus it will be pretty so that I will notice it. 🙂

  • I am putting a water bottle by my bed… plus it will be pretty so that I will notice it. 🙂

  • I have been using a water bottle and refill with filtered water!

  • I have been using a water bottle and refill with filtered water!

  • I commit to drinking a glass or two of water every time I prepare a bottle for the baby.

  • I commit to drinking a glass or two of water every time I prepare a bottle for the baby.

  • April 25th will be 2 years since I have had any pop/soda. I will increase my water before meals.

  • April 25th will be 2 years since I have had any pop/soda. I will increase my water before meals.

  • Don’t have to worry about cute, so I bought a gallon of drinking water.

  • Don’t have to worry about cute, so I bought a gallon of drinking water.

  • Don’t have to worry about cute, so I bought a gallon of drinking water.

  • This one is easy! I always have water nearby and drink tons of it.

  • This is an easy assignment— NOW to put it into practice!

  • This is an easy assignment— NOW to put it into practice!

  • This is an easy assignment— NOW to put it into practice!

  • Checking in! I have started drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day this past month!

  • Checking in! I have started drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day this past month!

  • I have a favorite water glass and commit to drinking water before meals!

  • Been managing to drink a lot of water at work and at meal time. It is a good way to curb the appetite.

  • Been managing to drink a lot of water at work and at meal time. It is a good way to curb the appetite.

  • A habit I’ve had going for awhile is the main source of drink to be in our kitchen is water.

  • A habit I’ve had going for awhile is the main source of drink to be in our kitchen is water.

  • we have a water cooler in the kitchen, next to the w/d, so this should be easy.

  • we have a water cooler in the kitchen, next to the w/d, so this should be easy.

  • I have a jug that I am filling with water and keep it by me constantly.

  • I have a jug that I am filling with water and keep it by me constantly.

  • My action from this task will be to drink 2 glasses of water with each meal.

  • My action from this task will be to drink 2 glasses of water with each meal.

  • I’ve been doing this already does this mean I am a head of the game for once lol

  • I’ve been doing this already does this mean I am a head of the game for once lol

  • Water has always been my favourite drink, and I still love it!

  • Water has always been my favourite drink, and I still love it!

  • already drink a lot of water, but will aim to drink more before each meal.

  • already drink a lot of water, but will aim to drink more before each meal.

  • Trying to at least drink 32 ounces a day then gradually increase.

  • Trying to at least drink 32 ounces a day then gradually increase.

  • This one is a challenge for me!

  • This one is a challenge for me!

  • This one is a challenge for me!

  • already done – all I drink is water – all day, every day!

  • already done – all I drink is water – all day, every day!

  • already done – all I drink is water – all day, every day!

  • Got a water bottle and it is beside me. Thanks!

  • Drinking 10 glasses of water a day.

  • Drinking 10 glasses of water a day.

  • We are accountable. We have our classes today.

  • We are accountable. We have our classes today.

  • Easy, just need to increase my daily intake!

  • Easy, just need to increase my daily intake!

  • I’ve got my water bottle by my side now 🙂

  • I’ve got my water bottle by my side now 🙂

  • Water water here I come. 🙂

  • Water water here I come. 🙂

  • Water water here I come. 🙂

  • Must. drink. more. water.

  • Must. drink. more. water.

  • Must. drink. more. water.

  • love this one! Water is easy.

  • love this one! Water is easy.

  • love this one! Water is easy.

  • will dring more h2o.

  • will dring more h2o.

  • I love water!

  • I love water!

  • Keeping a cup at my desk.

  • Keeping a cup at my desk.

  • Keeping a cup at my desk.

  • I can do this!

  • I can do this!

  • I can do this!

  • Will do!

  • done

  • done

  • done

  • read it

  • read it

  • 🙂

  • 🙂

  • 🙂

  • Is there a.pdf format of each of the ‘tips’ we receive. While I love reading them online and in FB, I am not always at my computer and would like a hard copy to create a notebook to write notes/ideas, successes without having to cut/paste the info.

  • Is there a.pdf format of each of the ‘tips’ we receive. While I love reading them online and in FB, I am not always at my computer and would like a hard copy to create a notebook to write notes/ideas, successes without having to cut/paste the info.

  • I do okay when I get up in the AM and after dinner (an English friend taught me to drink hot water years ago, which helps me drink water during the winter), not so good during the day. Does it matter when we drink the water?

  • I do okay when I get up in the AM and after dinner (an English friend taught me to drink hot water years ago, which helps me drink water during the winter), not so good during the day. Does it matter when we drink the water?

  • I do okay when I get up in the AM and after dinner (an English friend taught me to drink hot water years ago, which helps me drink water during the winter), not so good during the day. Does it matter when we drink the water?

  • I think my problem is I get busy on a project and suddenly hours have one past without drinking anything. I drink alot in the evening when I am relaxing. I think I really just need to make a conscious effort.

  • I’ll take out from the cupboard that fancy bottle I have and start
    using it!

  • I’ll take out from the cupboard that fancy bottle I have and start
    using it!

  • I’ll take out from the cupboard that fancy bottle I have and start
    using it!

  • At work it is easy we are a small water-drunken-company (and coffee). At home I drink more tea – without sugar. I can drink more water before the meals – starting now!

  • Done. I have no problems to drink a lot of water, coffee and Rooibush tea.

  • Done. I have no problems to drink a lot of water, coffee and Rooibush tea.

  • Done. I have no problems to drink a lot of water, coffee and Rooibush tea.

  • This is the HARDEST thing to do, my major challenge! But I’m on it. OK, 2 litros daily… starting… right now!

  • This is the HARDEST thing to do, my major challenge! But I’m on it. OK, 2 litros daily… starting… right now!

  • This is the HARDEST thing to do, my major challenge! But I’m on it. OK, 2 litros daily… starting… right now!

  • Done, I´ve put a big glass of water on my desk…well, it´s so cold here that I´d prefer a cup of hot tea!

  • Will do!

  • Will do!

  • Will do!

  • Water is not a problem – I like it and I drink plenty of it – usually…

  • 2 glasses upon waking. check.

  • I always forget to do this!