I know during the winter that I do not drink as much water as I should. When it’s cold, I don’t want to drink anything. So, I usually don’t. Maybe some hot tea occasionally, but I know I don’t drink nearly the quantity of liquids that I should.
All you have to do is google something like “how much water should I drink” and you’ll get all sorts of websites with all sorts of answers. Some give a number of ounces for all men and women, while others offer formulas calculated on your age and weight. If you decide to set a goal on how much water to drink daily, how much is going to be up to you.
What I needed was some prodding throughout the day to remind me to drink water. I was sure that was the only way I was going to meet any goal. I found an app for my phone called Water Drink Reminder that shows your progress and reminds you to drink water throughout the day. I picked this app because:
- it’s free
- it had a high rating
- it would remind me throughout the day to drink water
- the reminders would also show up on my Garmin
The app also has all kinds of settings that you can choose such as between what hours you want it to remind you to drink water, how often, and if there are times of the day that you don’t want reminders.
The first couple of days were tough, and I came very close, but did not reach my goal. After that, I knew the only way to be on top of it was going to be to get up and start drinking lots of water right away. The app has an arrow that slides along a bar to show you where you should be during the day. I like this feature, and I try to stay a little ahead as much as possible.
I think I’m seeing all of the expected results, including a more dramatic weight loss. One of the unexpected results I’m seeing is dry hands. I think washing my hands more frequently has led to dry skin on my hands. I am in turn using more hand lotion!
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? “You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:10-14