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Old 07-31-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default how do you keep track of your water intake?

i know most of you must have super creative ways of keeping track of water intake!

i drink 5 camelbaks a day before i leave work. each camelbak is 750ml (25.36 oz). five of those is 126.8 oz of water a day (this is in addition to my two daily teas and any water in ip shakes, etc). 125 oz of water to a gallon... so i'm easily drinking a gallon of straight water before leaving work everyday. i keep tally on a post-it note on my computer monitor. i've noticed that the more water i drink, the better my losses. maybe some new ideas will help keep this interesting.

how do you guys keep track of water intake?
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I have a Hydroflask (which keeps cold ALL DAY!) that is 18 oz. I put a piece of tape on it and mark each time I refill.

I have also reused Dasani bottles when on trips, I freeze 8 of them and use them to keep my veggies/RTDs cold. By the end of the day, everything in the cooler must be consumed!
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I have contigo water bottles from costco and I have 3 of them filled everyday. They are different colors so I know I must drink all three of them.
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I don't keep track...I'm always thirsty and drinking it... I was a huge water drinker before IP too... <3 it!
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I have contigo water bottles from costco and I have 3 of them filled everyday. They are different colors so I know I must drink all three of them.
My husband got me one as well, then after I saw the three pack at Costco for a small amount more than he paid for just the one. Argh. But I LOVE it! Spill and leak-proof is awesome! I am trying to drink 4 a day.
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I have a 20oz water bottle that I make sure I refill through the day. I make sure I refill & drink 2x before lunch, and another 2x between lunch and bedtime. That's 80oz. And when I need to drink water with my supplements, etc., I make sure I drink from this water bottle too.
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"reused Dasani" eep i wouldn't recommend this..these plastic bottles are the greatest for reusing esp b/c they aren't bpa free....rubbermaid makes a smaller water bottle that would be the size of a dasani bottle would be perfect for reusing...or even the small britta bottles that have filters right in them D:

I dont really track too much tbh...i've always been a big water drinker...i have a rubbermaid bottle thats 2X8 oz in size drinking 5-6 of those a day gets my water in no problem..that's not counting the tea/coffee i have OR the 1L i tend to drink with my flavour of the day packet drink.
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"reused Dasani" eep i wouldn't recommend this..these plastic bottles are the greatest for reusing esp b/c they aren't bpa free
I appreciate your concern. FWIW, Dasani and Aquafina are BPA-free now, and I only use them on trips so I can just recycle when done, instead of using freezer paks or buying ice. Almost all of the BPA-free poly or plastic bottles have some kind other kind of chemicals that may leach....so I've switched to stainless steel if I'm not traveling.
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I appreciate your concern. FWIW, Dasani and Aquafina are BPA-free now, and I only use them on trips so I can just recycle when done, instead of using freezer paks or buying ice. Almost all of the BPA-free poly or plastic bottles have some kind other kind of chemicals that may leach....so I've switched to stainless steel if I'm not traveling.
LOL no worries, this is one thing i yell at everyone about ...i haven't bought water in a long time so i didn't know they had changed to be bpa free
im looking at the hydro flasks right now actually too so thanks for mentioning those
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Bimnd that is a great tip to freeze bottled drinking water to use as "ice/freezer blocks", then have a cold drink. I will use that idea.
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I have a water bottle that holds 24 oz. Each time I finish it off I get 3 check marks on my IP daily journal. Works great!
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ohhhhh.... hydraflask! never even heard of these. they look awesome!
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I have a 32 oz. insulated tumbler. I usually fill it 3 times with plain water then splurge with Mio drops for the last refill.
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I have 12 small bead bracelets that I wear on my right arm . As I drink i switch them to my left arm. If i go over the twelve I start to switch them back . Works for me. Got the bracelets at the dollar store
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I have 12 small bead bracelets that I wear on my right arm . As I drink i switch them to my left arm. If i go over the twelve I start to switch them back . Works for me. Got the bracelets at the dollar store
What a cute idea! Love it!
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