Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Water Dilemma Part 2

Well, it has been a week since I wrote the first part of this series Here. I decided to experiment and challenge myself for the following to weeks to drink half my  weight in ounces of water a day. When I wrote that I was at 279 pounds so I decided to round it up to 280 and shoot foot 140 ounces of water a day. When first doing the math, I was reminded of one of my favorite someecards:


Back to the subject at hand.  That number, 140, seemed so high! It amounts to 17.5 cups, 4.14 liters or 1.09 gallons. I was determined and excited. I used my handy note app to start a water log for documentation purposes. This is what I have so far.

Water log.  Goal 140 ounces or 17.5 cups
Day 1- 14 cups . Notes: For sure thought I could finish but I fell short. Maybe I just started too late in the day?
Day2- Only 8 cups.Feeling like crap.Queasy all day. struggled to eat and get 8 cups in. Had 4 cups of hot tea. Does that count?
Day 3- Throat hurts like heck.12 cups ...barely. This ain't going so well.
Day 4- 32 oz water bottle x3. Bad bad me had too much coke zero .
Day 5- Feeling better.18 cups finally!!
Day 6- bought a 50 oz water bottle to visualize better. 100 ounce in. 
Day 7- 100 ounces again. Seems to be where my tummy starts saying no more. 

So as you can see, I didn't do so good. I was only able to reach my goal once. I must say that aside from water, I do drink some coffee, tea and coke zero ( I know, I know but I've cut it about 80% I'm working on it!).
I feel like my brain and my tummy decide to act up once I get to 100 ounces. I feel like I will be sick if I drink anymore. Will be working on this from now on. I am not weighing in until the end of two weeks. I do not know if anything grand will be reflected on the scale but my jeans are getting baggy! Noticed by other baggy so I'm hopeful. 
I think that the increased water intake makes me feel "lighter" or maybe it's all those trips to the restroom ha! I have noticed my perpetual chin breakout has been so so much better and I haven't changed anything in my skin routine. So I toast you with some water in celebration of the first week and on to the second week.  Drink up, until next time!


  1. That seems like a ridiculous amount of water to me (plus other fluids as well, like tea and coke zero, which have plenty of water in them)! Why so much? Where did you come up with that number and why do you think you need it?

    My husband's mother made herself very very ill once drinking too much water. It diluted all the necessary stuff in her blood too much. I think she was hospitalised, can't remember (was before I met him). I think if it is making you feel sick, STOP!

    Water is great for you, and necessary. But vast quantities are not better than normal quantities.

  2. Natalie, thanks for reading! I appreciate you sharing your experience. I decided to try my water experiment after reading a few articles about increased water intake and its relation to increasing your metabolism. After a week and a half, I've found that that number is not working for me because like you pointed out with all the extra fluids it's just too much for me. I will be updating soon about this with my experience and observations. Come back again! :)

  3. Thanks Alati. I was worried that my comment sounded judgemental and came back to change it. I'll leave it there now, but I should never use words like "ridiculous" about someone else's choices and I am really sorry about that! I just got very upset with someone else for doing the same to me. We all mean well, but we don't always word things in the most tactful way.

  4. No worries! I didn't take it that way at all!


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