Water, Water, and More Water

Try-It With-Me Tuesday, an interactive weekly time and place to foster connections that challenge and encourage the process to become a well-rounded person.

My Water BottleMy bottle of choice for the challenge to drink more water is a Peach Propel bottle. We buy and drink Propel regularly, but I refill with my real daily drink—filtered WATER from the fridge. My goal was to drink at least three bottles per day. At 23.7 oz each that is just over 70 oz (excluding additional water for exercise). I met that goal every day except one. The supportive connections from readers, friends and family helped me to succeed. Thank you.

The day that I did not reach my goal provided some insight about lifestyle changes for health. That day was during spring break from school. Although my children took a “break” from their normal routines, I had tried to keep mine, especially my morning routine, close to the same. But on Friday I took a “break.” I slept late and did not exercise. And it wasn’t until 11:15 in the morning that I filled up my bottle.

This makes me think there is a correlation that when I participate in good health habits I am more likely to participate in others. In other words, either I am doing them or I am taking a “break”. Have you found this?

Despite this lapse, I saw health improvements (like clearer sinuses) that cause me to believe that simple changes like an increase of water and other daily lifestyle choices are an important contributor to good health.

What experiences have you had with drinking more water? I would love your feedback. Leave a comment below.

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One more week for the March Reading Challenge. My self-imposed challenge to read a biography by Tuesday, April 1, is pressing upon me and maybe on those of you who are trying it with me.

If you are participating, whether you are finished or not, plan to connect with me here next Tuesday and share what you gleaned from this experience. Leave me a comment on Tuesday, April 1, telling me what biography you read, a few facts about the person in the biography, and something that person did or said that inspires you.

→ If you would rather publish your thoughts on your own website, I will publish your link on April 1. Here’s what to do:

  1. Write a post on your website.
  2. Include a link to my website or the March Reading Challenge in the body of that post.
  3. Send me your link by Monday, March 31, 6 p.m. (CDT)



  1. Carrie Jensen
    Mar 25, 2008

    Well I participated and had a very similar experience. I use a normal 12 oz drinking glass. I put ruberbands around it and pull one off each time I finnish a glass. I also have a problem with atypical days. For instance, Sunday is always the worst. I leave for church meetings at 8am and don’t usual return until 2pm. I drink little if any water during that time and that just throws my whole day off. So what is the answer? How do you remind yourself to stick to your habits on atypical days (weekends, traveling, etc.)?

  2. Michelle at Scribbit
    Mar 26, 2008

    I’ll have to talk with my husband, he’s the biography buff in the family and always reading about someone. I think he just finished Lincoln and is onto some Paul Johnson book about various heroes in history.

  3. kh
    Mar 26, 2008

    Drinking more Water has helped me feel less hungry.

  4. Julie
    Mar 28, 2008

    Hi there! I just happened to find your blog and found this post about water. It’s funny because I just posted about the importance of water on my blog today! I drink around 90 ounces of water a day as a part of my daily routine. The benefits are numerous, as you know. I’ve enjoyed clearer skin, less headaches, and just a general feeling of better health. I get my 90 ounces by drinking from a 32 ounce water bottle and filling it up 3 times a day. I pretty much take it with me everywhere. Thanks for the water post and I’ve enjoyed browsing through your blog!


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