“I worry about her hydration”
“I worry about her hydration.”
Last year, my supervisor came to one my staff meetings to seek performance feedback about me for my annual evaluation. When pressed for constructive feedback or criticism, one of my staff members said, “I worry about her hydration levels. She’s training for the marathon, does all that running, and only drinks Diet Dr. Pepper.” This is when you know you’ve got a problem.
Also a sign of a problem? On my honeymoon, I got a massage at the hotel’s spa. My masseuse was working on my feet and doing some reflexology stuff or something and abruptly asked, “how much water do you drink each day?” And I was like, “How could he know I never drink water?! I was drinking cucumber water in the spa lounge when he came to get me for my appointment! I totally looked like a water-drinking-normally-hydrated-person!” Well, apparently, the reflex point on my foot that is connected to the kidneys was tense or something, indicating that I am a horribly dehydrated person.
So, there you have it folks. I am apparently comprised of about 85% Diet Dr. Pepper and no water. And it is hurting my kidneys and causing my staff members fear for my hydration levels. Something’s got to give. I need to get over my water issues. I only like water when it is very cold. I hate water when it tastes metallic or plastic-y. I refuse to pay for bottled water (but am more than willing to pay for bottled soda).
Well, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and drink some water like a normal person. And what has helped so far? I did a presentation at Georgetown University the other week (one of my old staff members works there now and asked me to come in) and my gift for coming in and presenting was this:
I really like it. It keeps water cold and doesn’t make it taste plastic-y. Maybe this is the key to me not turning into a shriveled raisin? Any other hydration suggestions?