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Monday, 16 April 2012

Printable Daily Water Consumption Record

As my regular readers will know, I am trying to keep myself healthy.  I'm doing OK but one of the things I have found difficulty with is drinking as much water as all the books, websites and healthy leaflets tell us we are meant to have -  8 to 10 glasses a day!  If I remember, I have one or two glasses of water and then that's it (apart from the squillions of cups of PG Tips Tea that I somehow have absolutely no difficulty with!)

So today I made myself a laminated, reusable record sheet that I can use to mark off each of the hours I have a glass of water.  I used it today and managed to pace my water consumption to one glass every two hours, so, starting at 8am, I had one at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and so on. To mark it off I put a ring in red pen around the time - or an alternative option would be to cross it off.  At the end of the day I can see how many glasses I have had, aiming in my case for a target of 8.  I have made it so I can start and finish earlier, say start at 7am and finish at 9pm.  As it is laminated, I can wipe it clean and start again tomorrow. 

I have been on Pinterest and found out how to share files so if you would like your own (Free!) high quality B&W A4 downloadable copy click here

This is how mine looked today.  I have it clipped to a clipboard for portability:

..and that on the right is the 'funky' portable drinking cup that I have my water from.  It's one that I got from ebay that I can change the picture inside.  

(This water consumption page was created using Picnik, maybe for my last time! Sob!)

Thanks for stopping by today,

PS - Please take note of Happy Daze's comment (below) about the danger of drinking too much water.


Carmen said...

Oh yes - how will you get by without your Piknik? I've noticed they've integrated some of their features into picasa whcih I'm liking. Will that stay I wonder.

Love this water chart idea - I'm one of those annoying people that has no problem drinking water - in fact I usually pick a bottle of water over a can of coke when I'm out :P

Happy Days said...

Be careful - although the books say 8 - 10 glasses of water a day, that is not necessarily correct nor healthy. The average healthy female with a good balanced diet needs approx 2 litres of fluids a day. The fluids can come from water, tea coffee, fruit juice etc... If you drink too much water it can be really harmful. The best way too judge if you are consuming enough liquid is by the colour of your urine ;D

qwiksave said...

OOh, thanks Happy Days for that information, I didn't realise that you could have too much water! I'm going to research it on t'internet and make sure that I don't overdo my quantity. I might need to reduce the amount I have in my cup to allow for my cups of tea, etc.

Carmen, Coke? Never doth that pass my lips! (Really!)

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