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Old 12-23-2016, 03:39 PM
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I thought about my 28th Transformation Entry. Here are a couple of things I'm going to do...
  • Drink 4 liters of water / tea each day
  • Hardcore NO swearing of any kind ... Now I just need a PUNISHMENT for every curse word... $100 to one of the "homeless" pothead panhandlers in downtown Denver for each swear? That would bother me enough...
  • No plastic water bottles as long as I'm in North America (I have 14 days in Central/South America that I won't worry about)
Not sure what else I'll do... but that's a start for now... And YOU?
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:58 AM
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I'm starting today.

1.4 Liters of water in so far... going for 4 liters per day.

I might also add in a 1X per week fast... even though I do not enjoy it.

We'll see.

Today is the perfect day to start again. I give you permission to forget the past, to ignore the peer pressure that wants you to continue down the slippery slope, and to overcome the self-doubt that leaves you wondering, “Can I really do this?” You can. Trust me. I believe in you. Join me, and believe in you too.

Let's go!
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Old 12-27-2016, 12:31 PM
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Blah. This was not nearly as fun as I thought it might be.

Ok, I never thought it would be fun.

But it is a challenge.

Yesterday, as part of my 12-Week Transformation, I started a Challenge to drink 4 Liters of water / tea / fluids each day.

Yesterday I managed to drink 3.75 liters. It was tough and I still didn't reach my goal!

Why am I doing this? It's part Challenge, and part Experiment.

I realized I normally drink about 2.5 liters per day. How would my body and digestion respond if I upped it to 4 liters per day.

One thing I've discovered is that if I drink too much in the afternoon I end up getting up twice at night. Not good for rest and recovery. So today I front-loaded my fluids and I'm almost at my goal.

It's an interesting experiment... seemed to help with avoiding afternoon hunger, and I've been quite full today.

Otherwise, nothing is different.

If you want to change something, you should join our Habit Change Club on Facebook in addition to doing your Transformation journal here.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/PerfectDayChallenge/



There are "no rules", but the idea is simple. Pick a habit you want to change over the next 21-days. Tell us about it. Post a daily update. Get our encouragement and support. Change that habit! And inspire others!!!


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• On the fast track to getting wealthier every day
• Highly effective at work and highly engaged at home
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:19 PM
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Day 1 - 3.75 liters, 3 pees at night!
Day 2 - 3.75 liters, front loaded more, only 2 pees at night.
Day 3 - 4 liters in first 10 hours.

I think I'll dial this back to 3.5 liters per day.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:54 PM
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I'm also going to attack my cursing habit. It's my dirty little "not so secret". I know it's an immature method of communication. My resolve will be sorely tested here in MA where little old ladies curse like sailors.
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:09 PM
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I'm also going to attack my cursing habit. It's my dirty little "not so secret". I know it's an immature method of communication. My resolve will be sorely tested here in MA where little old ladies curse like sailors.
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:11 PM
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Day 1 - 3.75 liters, 3 pees at night!
Day 2 - 3.75 liters, front loaded more, only 2 pees at night.
Day 3 - 4.2 liters
Day 4 - 3.6 liters by lunch ... now just a little over the rest of the day so I don't pee 3 times at night.

Also, no cursing (even though I wiped out on ice in the driveway and almost broke my wrist this morning!) and no drinking out of plastic water bottles.
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:37 PM
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  • Drink 4 liters of water / tea each day
  • Hardcore NO swearing of any kind ... Now I just need a PUNISHMENT for every curse word... $100 to one of the "homeless" pothead panhandlers in downtown Denver for each swear? That would bother me enough...
  • No plastic water bottles as long as I'm in North America (I have 14 days in Central/South America that I won't worry about)
Alright, so after a tough first day, everything is on track.


Day 1 - 3.75 liters, 3 pees at night!
Day 2 - 3.75 liters, front loaded more, only 2 pees at night.
Day 3 - 4 liters every day since



I just have to hit these benchmarks along the way:


1) Two liters within first three hours (before dog walk)
2) Three liters within first 8 hours (before workout)
3) Four liters within first 10 hours of being awake (that way I can avoid getting up multiple times during the night... but there doesn't seem to be any way for me to drink 4 liters of fluids and not get up at least once)


Also, no swearing or plastic bottles.


Good times,

Craig
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First day in Denver on a different workout schedule and time zone might have slipped me down to 3.8 liters yesterday, but today I'm back on track.
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Well, I officially screwed up... twice. Use the "A" word twice, and now I have to pay out $200 in fines... I'll do that when I'm back in Denver on the weekend. I was describing someone as a Hard-A**. What other word could I have used? I was stuck. Oh well.

The liquids have been great though, and I'm now easily getting 4 liters. I just have to get the first two liters down fast.

I'm not sure if this is doing me any good, but I'll finish through the contest.

Also, no plastic bottles so far.

Tomorrow I go to New Orleans for 3 days, and that will make for a good test.

Will I be able to find time to get to a store with boxed water?

Duh, duh, duh duh....... (Suspense music)
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