Thursday, April 21, 2005

H2o Challenge

I’ll be the first person to admit I never drink enough water. Or fluids in general. I am living proof a human can go longer than 7 days without water. I’ve always been that way, and I was never thirsty, it wasn’t like I was punishing myself. I just never needed a drink. But I knew the importance of it when I became pregnant so I did increase my water intake. Obviously it wasn’t enough. But to a person who can survive days in a desert, drinking a few small cups of water seemed like A LOT! I was drinking Orange Juice and getting a lot of fluid from fruits and salads I eat. But I knew I wasn’t meeting the daily minimum requirements for water. I realized that I could end up giving birth to a sun-dried baby so I better step it up. So I have a little challenge set up for myself. I bought a big ass 50 oz bottle to keep at work. I must drink the first half by noon and the second half before I leave. And I’ve actually been drinking more than that at work. Plus I have water with dinner and the rest of the evening and some other fluids with breakfast. I cut back on my OJ and really just trying to drink good old fashioned water (and I realized water is pretty boring). But Bryan has been really cute with it. If I ask for something like “Bryan can I see the remote” He responds with “First drink some water.” I KNOW I’m not getting at least the minimum! And if I meet my daily requirements I’m “rewarded” with a little something for dinner like Sprite or Ginger Ale. It really makes you appreciate the finer beverages in life.

Now that I think about it…wouldn’t it be great if we could give birth to a shriveled up baby so it’s much smaller and then we just add a drop of water and it plumps up to normal size AFTER it comes out?


Blogger Anne said...

bahahaha! If only that were the case. Imagine how many more children women might be inclined to have!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I am the same way. I am just not big into fluids that don't contain caffiene.
My husband has a problem where his body metabolises (sp?) sodium really quickly and it causes him to dehyderate. So I am always pushing water on him. He is sick of it. But I he is so whiney when he gets sick.

1:41 AM  
Blogger RysMomma said...

I hate water - I am much more of a pop drinker (or soda ya know what I mean). But I do *try* and drink at least 2 32 oz bottles a day. Of course lately I haven't managed 1 but hey I get water from coffee right? Oh and Happy Belated Birthday! And I have diaper bag envy now, I LOVE the one that you picked!

7:56 AM  

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