Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thing #25: Drink Two Litres of Water Every Day for a Month

bottled-water

This is one of those things that I’m not really sure why I put on the list.

Maybe I was tired of listening to celebrities attribute all their shiny hair and perfect skin to the miraculous benefits of drinking more water (not plastic surgery).  Maybe I wanted to reap the rewards of this untapped* natural resource myself.

Maybe it was just a filler.  It can be difficult to think of 101 things you want to (and will actually) do.

Anyway, following three separate attempts (spanning several months) and approximately 1,714** bottles of water later, I did it. And the results are in.  If you drink two litres of water every day for a month:

  • You will not feel thirsty.
  • You will pee like Seabiscuit.
  • You will not enjoy this thing.  You will wish you hadn’t put it on the list.
  • You may or may not see an improvement in the condition of your hair and skin (results were inconclusive).
  • You will continue to drink more water after you finish the thing.  You will have to remind yourself to stop counting the bottles you consume.
  • You will donate €5 to The Water Project, a charity who provide water to people who will never complain about too much water.

*excuse the (intentional) pun

** guesstimation

28 comments:

Elodie said...

THANKS !! :D

thomessa said...

It's good to hear you completed the challenge. Water can be a bit boring at times so I'd fail at this challenge so bad!

this free bird said...

I'm impressed. Drinking this much water and sticking to it is quite a feat!

xo,
C

Mighty Burns said...

mmm. yeah . I am too lazy to have to pee that much. :/

Temporary:Secretary said...

I need to do this, it was meant to be my news years resolution - i'm usually good at keeping at them! But i'm failing miserably this year! x

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I've always had this list but really slack in the water department but 2 litres a day?!? I appreciate your first hand account, perhaps its ok when I forget.

xx

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is A LOT of water! I'd be going to pee every half hour at least.

jozen said...

that's one thing i need to do too! drink more water... i always add a lemon and lots and lots of ice...

ChiccaStyle said...

Thanks honey!I need to do it!
http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

WillJogForFood said...

I definitely have my high and low water days, need to be more consistent!

Elena Leder said...

interesting post!

Elle
http://redischic.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Definitely a good addition to the list. I drink only water and coffee, and always feel amazing. :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

wow! I might have to try this.


xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

This is a great thing to do. For the last month I've been trying to drink a lot more water and I have noticed a lot more improvement in my skin and in my digestion. Also, less headaches and backaches!

J+S said...

I do keep hearing about the miraculous benefits of drinking lots of water. Several times in my life I have upped my intake and my #1 take aways is the large number of times it means I need to use the bathroom. I've also heard it will make you lose weight. That's what I'm banking on right now!

~Jenifer
Gordon Gossip

Ellie said...

I am so lame when it comes to drinking tons of water. I tend to forget about the task I've taken on and instead substitute water for ample amounts of coffee.

-Ellie

Elle Sees said...

I've heard the water for skin thing is a myth, but I know if I drink nothing but sodas or caffeine my skim looks icky, so maybe there's something to it?

Nikki said...

OH my gosh I laughed so hard at the Seabiscuit line. Hilarious!

I am the worst at drinking water. And I get headaches if I don't.

♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

I do drink lots of water but in end I am always running to washroom.

the nyanzi report said...

that is such a great feat to accomplish! congrats.

Cherisse said...

I've been doing this for a couple of months. I love it because I don't get tired easily, I feel fresh, I notice my face and my hair are healthier BUT, going pee every hour or 2 hours is crazy! You'll get use to it. You just have to know when not to drink that much water like if you have to drive an hour or if you're going to be in the meeting. I love this post!

styleforlife said...

Fantastic. xxxxx to you honey. :-) Emily

Punctuation Mark said...

great post... definitely the donation is something that everyone should do!

Gracie said...

That's a fantastic challenge! I think I need to drink a lot more water.

Arrow said...

This is a great thing to do but I really hate drinking water so this would be almost impossible for me. I just try to drink more tea or juice.

little t said...

Thanks for all the encouragement- slowly but surely making my way through that list.

Jozen, the lemon and ice definitely helps... and Hannah, yes definitely less headaches, so that was a benefit I left out!

Anna said...

don't I KNOW that you pee like a seabiscuit. I have been successfully drinking my 2 litres of water a day for awhile now and the running joke at work if I stand up to anything is 'shes off to the toilet again' haha. I THINK maybe my skin is better, but I suppose it's doing some good even if I can't see the results. I could so relate to this post though :)

Anna xo

http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

little t said...

Ha ha, Anna, nobody in work said anything to me but I know they thought I had a kidney infection or something.