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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 am always drinking water, and still I feel that I don’t drink enough. I carry a re-usable water bottle with me everywhere and re-fill it when it gets low. I also entered the divine caroline giveaway.

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    Probably only getting a couple glasses of water only, can sweet tea count:) SB

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    I drink about 8 glasses per day, only because my 22 yr old son has nagged me about doing it.

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    Since becoming pregnant, it ranges. At least 4, but usually 12. I urinate a lot! But I don’t have urinary tract infections anymore. I got one at the beginning of my pregnancy, and never want to have to go through that again. So, water, water everywhere! :)

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    I drink about 6 to 8 a day, but the glasses are larger than 8oz, so I think I’m getting enough!

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    Probably 6-8 glasses per day depending on how hot it is or how busy I am.

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    I used to be really good at getting at least 4 bottles of water a day when I was working. Since I lost my job I am down to 2:(

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    I am doing Weight Watchers at home and lost 50 pounds so far. Got 60 left to go. I drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. It really helps with weight loss. I do not like the taste of water from the faucet. So this product could make drinking water better tasting and easier for me.

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    I love water only because I replaced milk with water years ago- long before lactose intolerant was known to me! I always drink 3 and as many as 8 full glasses (12oz) of water everyday. Usually tap water. In the summer, I have a refillable container that starts with ice or ice cubes and sip all day; adding when necessary.

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    I’m pregnant, so I NEED to be drinking lots of water!! I would say that I drink around 80 ounces of water a day, so about 10 glasses!

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    I have a 1.5 liter container from wal-mart and I fill it at least 3 times a day

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    I drink water when i think about it. If I were more active, I’d be more thirsty and, after working out, more likely to drink water and get my ounces in. The biggest problem, the frequent late night trips to the loo! But, I am recommiting right now!

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    I hate to say I only drink about 1-2 glasses of water a day. I drink alot of soda, which I know isn’t good, but i prefer the taste. I’m trying to drink more water though, hopefully I do:)

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    I used to be so bad about not drinking enough. I wouldn’t even get two cups of liquid a day. I finally weened myself off of soda and started exercising more so that led to a greater need for hydration. Now I aspire to at least 8 cups a day and usually wind up somewhere between 6 and 10 if it’s hot and I’ve done a lot. I’m mostly a water and unsweetened tea drinker now. I never saw that coming. :)

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    I try to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I’ve always heard that 8 is the magic number.

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    I drink a full 6 glasses of water a day starting with 1 full glass as soon as I wake up in the morning

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    I have a hard time getting my water in, but since I have been using Crystal Light, it makes it a lot easier. I find that even if I am out and my water lost the chill, it still taste great with Crystal Light. I used to get my full 8 in when I lost 34 pounds, but I admit now that I get about 4-6 glasses in a day. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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    I drink around 70-80 ounces of water a day–not sure how many glasses that translates to. I always have a glass of water or juice within arm’s reach, and I’ve been this way my whole life. It’s probably because my mother is a nurse and does the same thing so I learned to do it growing up.

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    Hi, I get about 3 or 4 eight oz glasses of water a day. I take an insulated bottle in the car when I am gadding about.

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    I drink about 5 or 6 glasses of water a day, plus a glass of milk or lemonade or juice or some other non-plain-water drink. However, I am pregnant AND breastfeeding so I know I need to be drinking a lot more than that!! I only remember to drink when I’m thirsty.

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    I should drink more, but I get around 3 cups a day…at least 2 of those are with a flavor!

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    I drink 2-3 glasses a day, everyday I tell myself I will drink more the next day but it never seems to happen. Perhaps this challenge will help.

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    I was drinking about 8 glasses a day when i started a good diet at the first of the year. But that was the first thing to go when i got off the diet. I felt real good to i am going to start drinking water again it takes a while to build up to that amount too. Thanks for the reminder!!!

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    I have water with me at all times, it is a good habit that I trained myself to do, now if I leave to go somewhere if I don’t have my water it’s like, I know I’m forgetting something.

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    I actually always hated water. I never liked the taste of it. I would only take it with medicine, and even that was a challenge. But now since I started using the Crystal Light Flavor packets, I’ve been drinking about 4 glasses of water a day!

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