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   Posted 5/22/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to share something with you all that I noticed over the past couple weeks. When it starts getting warm out I carry a big old 34 oz mug (my bubba keg) to work with me everyday. I usually drink atleast one, if not 2 full of water. I just started doing this again the past couple weeks since in has been warmer. I noticed that I feel alot better on days that I work, even though I had to work. I realized that it has been the past couple weeks, since I started drink all the water. I sleep/fall asleep better,(even though I have to get up to pee atleast twice!) and have more energy to do laundry or vaccuum or dishes when I get home that night or the next day. I started drinking alot more water on my days off and I realize it helps alot. We went downtown Chicago and did quite a bit of walking, and I was not drinking my excessive amounts of water and I am paying for it. Between not hardly drinking and all the walking we did....
So anyhow thats my theory. I know we have read a thousand times how good water is for you, but I think I am a believer. I am not saying that it is a cure all by any means, but I have definately noticed a difference. So drink your H2O everyone! Let me know if anyone notices a difference..... or if its just a crazy theory.....
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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Melissa,
Oh yeah!!!  I drink about 10 big glasses of water every day. It's pretty much all I drink.  I feel way better when I'm hydrated properly.  I have more energy, my mind is clearer, I feel much stronger.  Water is wonderful!!!
Your urine should have little to no color to it if you're properly hydrated. it's a simple way to know if you're not getting enough of water.  Yellow and dark yellow pee is not good!  Drink more water!  You'll benefit from it in so many ways.  Your kidneys will thank you for it!
Good topic to bring up Melissa, especially with the heat of summer upon us!
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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
The extra benefit of drinking a lot of water is the exercise you get going to the bathroom!
However, keep in mind that if you drink too much you can cause problems with electrolytes and others necessary nutrients.  Most people do not drink enough but don't drink to excess either.
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   Posted 5/24/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I am really bad about not drinking water...
I will make a real effort to drink more water and see if I feel better...thanks for the info...

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   Posted 5/27/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill brought up what happened to me. My doc told me I drank too much water, needed to cut back. I actually ended up in the er getting electrolytes. I was drinking about a gallon a day. I have excessive thirst all the time, so I really like water. My endo told me to switch between water and gatorade to make sure I got the electrolytes I need. Now they make all those little electrolyte pouches for water, it is really easy to do.
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   Posted 6/5/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean. I always feel so much better when I drink tons of water. I have been SO tired lately, and I think part of it is that I've started drinking more pop and less water. (I also need to get some exercise, but so hard to exercise when you don't have any energy!) Tomorrow - no pop, all water! That's my goal. Thanks for reminding me that a little more water is prolly all I need!
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/16/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Got me a Bubba keg and I am going to start drinking more water, thanks for the advice. I will let you know how it works out for me.
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