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Congratulations to Renee Ridley (Commenter #156) on winning this $50 giveaway.

I am almost ashamed to admit this, but I am horrible about drinking water. I always have the best intentions, but rarely do I pull off more than a glass of water a day. My hydration comes from coffee in the morning, a glass of milk in the afternoon, and a soda later in the day. I know that I am probably dehydrated and I also know that I am not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of Americans are suffering from dehydration.

Crystal Light wants to encourage people to begin drinking water again and they have put together a Water Way Challenge that will not only benefit you, but also benefit others.  By participating in the challenge, you can help others who do not have access to clean drinking water. The sad fact is, over 900 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. By participating in this challenge, Crystal Light will be able to assist these parts of the world and also encourage you to begin making hydration a priority.

Signing up for the Water Way Challenge is easy and will only take a few seconds. You can then use the site as a tool to track your hydration throughout the day. The bonus of signing up for this is that you will also be entered to win a vacation to Jackson Hole! I will be signing up and I encourage you to do the same.

To help encourage discussion about hydration, I will be offering a fun giveaway of $50 to one lucky reader each day that I post about this challenge (four opportunities in all). To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by 06/23 (Tuesday) at 8PM EST and tell me how many glasses of water you are drinking a day?

Would you like additional entries? For each item completed, you can post one additional entry below:

1.       Enter the $250 Divine Caroline Giveaway and come back here to let me know you have entered.

2.      Subscribe to my blogs, (pick one or subscribe to all three) then leave a comment letting me know you have. If you are already subscribed, just let me know with your additional entry.

3.      Follow me on Twitter (@momadvice)  and let me know you are my latest and greatest friend!

Good luck to each of you and let’s get hydrated!

(Please note that this post has been sponsored by Crystal Light. We are happy to be working with the company and sharing the message about hydration and giving others access to clean water through this sponsorship)

Photo Credit: Greg Riegler



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    I’ve been really pushing myself to drink more, so I think I probably drink like 5 glasses a day right now? I’m not sure though.

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    I drink 6 glasses with alot of effort and if I don’t get that in I will wake up in the night very thirsty. By the end of the day I really need flavor vs. plain water.

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    I drink a 40 oz glass when exercising each day and then 2 – 20 oz glasses throughout the day.

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    I gave up pop January 2008. In my effort to lose weight. I was amazed in the beginning to not change any eating habits just to give up pop I lost 5lbs that first month. I now only drink water and usually it’s with Crystal Light. They have such a variety of flavors it keeps it from getting boring. However I still don’t get all my water in a day, but it’s a work in process.

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    Hi I usually drink 6 glasses of water a day. 1 milk and three coffee, at least, as well.
    It really doesn’t sound like much. I know I drink more in the summer. Cheers

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    Right now, Im only getting in about 3-4 glasses a day, its HARD!! When its hot, its easier, but Im more likely to grab some lemonade or a pop!

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    I try to drink about 6-8 glasses of water a day. Sometimes that takes the form of lemonade or koolaid. Sometimes I fall off the wagon and drink sodas, but then I have to have 2 glasses of water to make up for the soda.

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    I love water more than any other drink in the world. Both me and my son needs to have water after almost every 2o min. We both drink much more than 8 glasses a day.

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    I really try to stick to the 6-8 glasses of water a day. I usually do this by carrying a water bottle around with me which works well.

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    I travel a lot and it is easy to get dehydrating while flying everywhere. I hate to pay the high price of water at the airport, so I carry an empty water bottle, which can be taken through security. Once on the otherside, I fill it with water and my favorite Crystal Light flavor and onto the plane we go!

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