It has been over a month and I am still on tap for continuing my efforts to keep my water intake up.
I was concerned about my water intake and concerned that overall, I was just not hydrating well. I am finding that the older I get, the more likely that I am not craving water like I used to. I looked into it and decided, that despite the fact that I will have to spend more time in the bathroom, that it is, in fact, a powerfully great idea.
I wrote a post about it and I got responses that counseled me to get an app.
I did. WaterMinder, which works powerfully well with my Apple products and even with my Apple Watch.
They came up with the idea that I need about 3 liters or 100 ounces of water per day. Needless to say, a lot of water. I have checked other sites that say, maybe between 70 and 80 ounces are good for my size and weight.
Here is my take after a month. My dry skin on my shins is gone. My thumbs, often a problem for cracking on either side of the nails is gone. My need for cream is little. It all makes me seriously wonder, how many people are walking around in a constant state of dehydration and how many of them are risking all sorts of health scenarios by not hydrating. Think of the cream they are wasting their money on!
It is a huge question.
Meanwhile, I will continue to try and do my three liters. I will say that the constant urge I have experienced to spend time releasing extra water from my system has improved greatly. It appears that with time, my body is adjusting for the larger intake of water and what was, at the beginning, a major amount of time running to the bathroom has seriously settled down. I hope I can settle in to this better habit.