Staying Hydrated


In my pursuit of being a human, I’ve started drinking the daily water requirement.

Normally I don’t drink anything. Anything. (I don’t know how I managed to stay alive this long.) But that changed after months of chronic exhaustion and a Google search that found dehydration to be a cause of fatigue, moodiness, headaches, and confusion.

So I downloaded an app called Plant Nanny (yes, I regulate my life through apps), which tracks your water intake through the growth and wilting of an adorable plant.

Meet Wibble Wobble, a dandelion (?). I planted him a few days ago. The app sends me reminders every few hours or so to give me and my plant a drink. The depressing sad face of a wilted Wibble Wobble has guilted me into drinking 62 ounces of water per day.

That’s ten times more bathroom trips than I’m used to taking, but I think this hydration thing works. I feel more energetic and focused in these past couple days than I have in the past few months.

Do you drink the proper amount of water? Does it boost your energy levels and mood? And if you’re nannying a plant too, give me a ring. Wibble Wobble needs a playmate.

6 thoughts on “Staying Hydrated

  1. korie

    How are you alive?! Wow. I love drinking water. I actually went through a period that I was drinking too much water, and it was making me sick. I usually drink about 200 ounces per day. Also, I know that the typical recommendation is 6-8 glasses per day, but a more accurate number is 1/2 an ounce for every pound you weigh.


    • Bailey Steger

      Whaaaat. That’s crazy to me! How are *you* alive?!/How do you manage all those bathroom trips?! :D I think I drink a little more than my body weight per day. The app calculates the allegedly correct intake based on my weight and my activity status, so 62 oz. is my magic number. But 200 oz.? You are my water drinking hero!


  2. Bethany

    This is so adorable. Unfortunately, I do t drink as much when I work…because finding a bathroom break when you’re the only employee kinds stinks. Howevers, being pregnant already has me making hourly trips, so I can now stay hydrated without any regrets. ;)


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