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So my doc says I should be drinking 4 bottles of Water a day, at least. I am almost three weeks post op. Despite trying like mad to drink water all day, I am still coming up short. I am thinking I am just taking too long to drink... perhaps just being extra cautious. Any feedback on how long it takes you to drink a 16 oz bottle of water?? I've been sipping on the same bottle since about 9am and it's nearly noon.

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It seems as though it takes me forever to drink Water but I just keep on sipping. I end up drinking more and more every day.

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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I can drink liquids easily. I can drink 16 ounces in 30 minutes. It does make me wonder if my food restriction will be enough. (Sleeved on Monday)

Keep sipping. It should improve over time.

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Buy a 34 or 32 oz water bottle & don't use a straw to sip. It makes it crazy hard to achieve your goal for some reason. It worked for me & I was sleeved 4/01/15 & I can clear 64oz of Water now :) good luck!!

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doc says I should be drinking 4 bottles of Water a day

@@BizzyB

pre-op i found my "savior" at Walmarts :huh:

very attractive 64 oz plastic Water bottle

i easily keep tract of my drinking

after the bottle is empty, i will fill fill it up again

don't usually get that whole thing in

but its a start

chug away at the water

one of the many rules for life, that we must follow for the rest of our lives

good luck

kathy

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@@BizzyB

I'm having better luck w/ Water intake if I use a bottle that has an opening about the size of an aquafina Water bottle. I had been using my nice contigo bottle, but something about the wide mouth and how much I'm drinking doesn't work well. The smaller mouth on the aquafina bottle helps enforce smaller sips for me. I know this sounds kind-of dumb, but maybe it will help you too.

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Bizzy, I completely understand what you are going through. I was just sleeved on Wedensday and haven't beenable to drink 64oz in a day. I can say each day I am, getting better but it's still a challenge. Today I have had 37oz and it's 5pm so I will get more in but definitely not 64oz!

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I started adding the Dasani or Kool Aid flavor drops. Aspartame gives me wicked headaches and these don't seem to bother me. They for sure help make my Water goals!!

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I loved plain Water prior to surgery but now (3 1/2 weeks post) i can hardly stand it. I find i can get more in if i drink crystal light or herbal tea.

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I absolutely love Water... I've had a lot of bad eating habits but Water is my one healthy habit lol I just want to chug, chug, chug but can't lol Thank you for all of the tips! I am a bit fearful of drinking more but I think I am under estimating what I can get in there! Hoping to start reaching 64 oz very soon!

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So my doc says I should be drinking 4 bottles of Water a day, at least. I am almost three weeks post op. Despite trying like mad to drink water all day, I am still coming up short. I am thinking I am just taking too long to drink... perhaps just being extra cautious. Any feedback on how long it takes you to drink a 16 oz bottle of water?? I've been sipping on the same bottle since about 9am and it's nearly noon.

I can only take about three sips at a time without pain...I just keep the H2O nearby all the time...at least for now!

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