Saturday, June 30, 2012

Week Two Mini Challenge

WEEK TWO CHALLENGE: Are you drinking enough water?? The process of burning calories requires an adequate supply of water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the fat-burning process. Calculate how much water you need daily here based on your body weight, activity level and environment temperature. Remember, the more you sweat in exercise, the more water you will need to drink. Print out my chart to keep track of your water ounces throughout the week. Can you hit your water intake goal all 7 days in week two? At the end of the week, post a picture of your water chart in the FB Group Discussion. Source

This is one of the biggest challenges for me. As I have said before I drank at the most only a couple of cups a day, although I drink diet soda, and tea. When I went to use the calculations it wouldn't do someone who weighed as much as I did so I had to find another site which you can find here, that will do us heavier people.

I was shocked to see I needed 191oz of water or roughly 24 cups of water a day. My 1-2 cups a day was no where near what I needed. I even kept track of everything I drank for the day and it didn't come to more then 8-9 cups, so this is something I will have to work really hard at.

I bought a water bottle that is just for me which has helped out a bunch. I just bought it last night hope the effects last a bit longer. I have been hanging at around 6-8 cups a day of water and today I am already at 8 cups which is really good for me.

If I meet the intake of 24 cups a day I will be very surprised but then again I have 13 weeks to get there and every time I lose weight I will have to drink less water so maybe we can meet somewhere in the middle along the way, and call it even.

1 comment:

  1. Great job with making water improvements. I know that water is key for my weight loss. I am such a soda junkie! Love your new blog. Can't wait to see where your journey takes you! Congrats!