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Week 1 of the 52 small changes challenge - all welcome

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OddSocksHighHeels Sun 27-Dec-15 01:42:55

So the aim is to make one small change a week over a year to keep it manageable based on a book called 52 Small Changes. I'll post each week with the new challenge and people can adapt to however it suits them.

Week 1 starting tomorrow (or today I guess as it's now after midnight) is to drink more water.

The book advises this method for working out how much you should drink: take your body weight in pounds and divide by two, that number is the amount of water you should drink in ounces eg you weigh 150lb so you should drink 75oz water per day. I can't quite follow this so I'm sticking with 1.5 litres a day as an aim.

Feel free to add fruit or veg or whatever if you don't like the taste of water by itself. I currently have a jug that I've added some raspberries and mint to waiting for me to drink tomorrow.

I will check in at the end of each day to update on my progress and keep myself accountable. I hope you all find it helpful too!

Here's to a healthier year wine <--- it's water with raspberries, honest.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 27-Dec-15 01:56:22

Thanks Oddsocks Count me in smile

twirlypoo Sun 27-Dec-15 02:07:14

Thank you Oddsocks! I'm in too. Will wait till morning though or I will be peeing myself all bloody night. I must goto sleep!

Shirkingfromhome Sun 27-Dec-15 03:30:39

Thanks oddsocks

EasterRobin Sun 27-Dec-15 03:49:49

<sips water like a good girl>

I like week one. This seems easy enough so far. smile

Allgunsblazing Sun 27-Dec-15 03:53:51

Ok. More water. I'm in.

Sansoora Sun 27-Dec-15 04:01:49

Im in!

Thank you smile

vvviola Sun 27-Dec-15 04:13:29

I'm in! grin

I even got a head start - DD woke up looking for milk/hot water bottle/anything to keep me for an extra five minutes, so I had a big glass of water before getting back into bed grin

Gohackyourself Sun 27-Dec-15 06:54:03

I'm in grin

duzzlightyearsmum Sun 27-Dec-15 06:59:39

Sounds good to me I'm in

slowdownyourneighbours Sun 27-Dec-15 07:07:06

Yes! I'm in . More water - I love an achievable goal smile

Wobblystraddle Sun 27-Dec-15 07:09:59

I'm in too smile

PipersOrange Sun 27-Dec-15 07:13:54

I'm in smile I'm so bad with water I can go several days without drinking any shock

OctopusArmEnvy Sun 27-Dec-15 07:15:40

I'm in :-) away at relatives so not able to calculate my actual intake but I will aim at 8 glasses till I get home in a few days xx

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 27-Dec-15 07:15:47

I'm in!

pcbmc00 Sun 27-Dec-15 07:15:58

Sounds good I'm in too...

glentherednosedbattleostrich Sun 27-Dec-15 07:17:37

Just found your other thread. Can I join in too?

BondJayneBond Sun 27-Dec-15 07:18:52

Sounds like a plan. I tend to drink fizzy pop instead of water. Water would be better for both my health and my wallet.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sun 27-Dec-15 07:20:07

I'm in!

Ninkynonkrinkydonk Sun 27-Dec-15 07:20:56

Thank you, I think I'll join you all. I don't drink enough water and drink way too much cherry Pepsi max.

CallMeMeMe Sun 27-Dec-15 07:23:17

Hurrah this is exactly what I need! I'm in too smile

Tagetes Sun 27-Dec-15 07:24:33

Me too

CoperCabana Sun 27-Dec-15 07:27:13

I am in too.

confusedandemployed Sun 27-Dec-15 07:32:40

I will try. I very much need to drink more water and less coffee and pop. <gulps second coffee of the morning> blush

mnistooaddictive Sun 27-Dec-15 07:33:51

This looks good. I'm in too.

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