Splash Waterfalls

Since the end of August, I’ve been using a water tracker to track my behavior and see what I could to to reach my daily water goals.  I aim to drink half of my body weight which is about 65 oz a day and I have a 24 oz Contigo water bottle.

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Daily water balance tracker from Grassapper LLC

Pros

  • It makes me feel so much more refreshed and energized when I drink water first thing in the morning.  Mix in a little apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice (yassssssssssss), and I feel ready to take on the day.  I’ve also played with filling up my water bottle before bed so that I’ll have it waiting for me in the morning.
  • Of course, clear skin and all that great stuff. Adult acne is still not my friend tho.
  • You get to see how major stresses in your life impact your eating and drinking habits.  On days where I don’t track anything (assuming I just didn’t forget), I wonder what I drank instead and if I drank anything at all.
  • I feel accomplished when I reach my goal–it’s the little things.

Cons

  • The fact that drinking so much water forces me to use the bathroom A LOT, I am often tempted to just “study at home.”  I’d rather not be at the library and worry about watching my stuff and disturbing my library mates every 30 minutes.
  • I forget to clean my water bottle–not cute.
  • It’s a lot to carry around.

Undoubtedly, the pros outweigh the cons.  I don’t know for how much longer I will use the app, but I do find that it is extremely helpful given my current goals of monitoring my water intake.  What do you all do to ensure you drink enough water?

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