Some days I plow through without the first drop of water until evening. Unless, of course, you count coffee as water – which you shouldn’t. Today was very nearly going to be one of those days. I can make it through a meal without drinking, but I think days like today are more closely associated with my need for cafeine out-weighing my need for hydration. On a related note, I have been known to have great pride for my lack of urination. I’ve been told that I’m destroying my bladder (not by doctors) and that I’ll regret my pee-pee inattention some day. I propose that maybe my system is just more efficient than others. Instead of wasting precious water by pissing it away, I reserve it. When I do eventually pee, it’s some uric acid conentrate solution of legends. So anyway, today was *nearly* that kind of day. But instead I’ve forced myself to get a glass of water at lunch to ensure that I’m getting my proper liquids. There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was drinking a gallon of water a day; but the extra trips to the bathroom were very annoying!
When you feel thirsty, you may already be 1% dehydrated.