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Interesting facts about water: Maybe it will help

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Hope this info helps someone. Mike.







    I didn't know this about water!!



    THIS IS INTERESTING!!!




    I am advised that about 90% of heart attacks occur early in the morning and it can be minimized if one takes a glass or two of water [ yes WATER and NOT grog or beer or other beverage] before retiring in the evening.



    I knew water is important but I never knew about the special times to drink it. Did you??



    Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the Human body :



    2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs



    1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion



    1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure



    1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack



    Please pass this to the people you care about.......
     
  2. Chichay

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    Mind sharing where you got this information from? Chichay
     
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    Do you mind sharing where you got this information from? Chichay
     
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    http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/water.asp
     
  5. GW22

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    This reminds me of a story. You don't really appreciate water unti you've been without it for a spell...

    A couple years ago I bought my wife a nice quality elliptical exercise machine for Christmas. The store had a deal where if you lose 10% of your bodyweight in 4 or 5 months, you'd get a couple hundred dollars back. It was a surprise gift, so I just put my own name down and weighed-in. Well, when my wife saw her present she said, "Hey -- I saw they were advertising a $200 weight loss rebate -- I hope you signed me up for that!" As I was standing there I heard words coming out of my mouth saying, "Yes, Honey -- I DID." She asked, "where do I weigh in?" Then I heard my mouth say, "It's the honor system -- just tell me your weight and I will phone it in." She does so.

    Months pass and I forget all about it. Then, two weeks before the final weigh-in, she announces, "Well, I'm sorry but I'm not going to make weight in time to get the $200. I say, "Oh well, that's OK Honey you lost some weight and you look good." Then I sneak off and weigh myself and discover that I'm only 13 pounds shy of being down the required 10%. I WANT that free $200 so I diet my ass off for 11 days and drop 8 pounds. Three days to go and I need to lose 5 more pounds. No problem -- I had fasted a few times in my younger days so I decide to simply eat zero calories for a couple days. Water only. 48 hours later I weigh-in and I'm still 2 pounds heavy, and the official weigh-in is the next morning. I can't give up now, so I decide to not drink any water for 12 hours. I wake up the next morning and my mouth feels like the Sahara desert, but my scale says I made it! So I show up at the store, get on the official scale, and the muscle-headed flunky clerk says "Oh Dude, what a bummer -- you missed the goal by just 3/4 of a pound!" I say, "Really -- you're going to hose me over 12 ounces?" He replies, "Those are the boss's strict rules, but I'll tell you what -- we're open until 6pm (8 more hours), and if a person doesn't eat or drink ANYTHING for 8 hours they'll lose 12 ounces for sure! Do you think you can go 8 hours without eating or drinking?" Now mind you, this bastard has no idea that I've eaten absolutely NOTHING for the past 72 hours and haven't had a single drop to drink since the night before. But I'm pissed, so I tell him, "Oh yeah -- I'll be back by 6pm!"

    Now I'm starving to death at this point, and literally DYING of thirst, but I'm angry and determined to not get cheated out of my $200 so I do what any logical person would do -- I go home and get my shotgun and try to distract myself with a few enjoyable rounds of trapshooting. But my brain is actually beginning to die at this point so, of course, I shoot literally the worst 4 rounds of trap I've shot in my entire life. I think I went 0-for-5 on at least two posts in each round and never broke more than three on any post. My shooting buddies, who I'm too embarrassed to tell I'm starving myself like a chick before a hot date, are looking at me like I'm a complete moron (which obviously I am).

    I drive home pissed, jump on the scale, and it hasn't moved AT ALL. I haven't peed in 14-16 hours, and my genitals seem to be retracting into my abdomen with no sign of upcoming urination, so I don't know how in the world I'm going to lose any more weight in the next couple hours. But I come from a long line of thick skulls, so I just HAVE to find a way! It occurs to me that people "sweat off" weight in a sauna. I don't have access to a sauna, so I decide that a hot bath is the next best thing. I laid in that steaming hot water up to my chin for 45 minutes and then did the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life -- I stood up suddenly. Do you know what a bullet feels like going through your brain? I do. My field of vision narrows as the dizziness overwhelms me. I stagger down the hallway leaning on the wall, while dry-heaving at the same time, into my bedroom and plop face down on the bed while listening to the increasingly loud sound of my heart pumping sludge. I pass out. Minutes later I'm startled awake by my wife screaming. "HEY!!! - Why the hell are you lying in our bed stark naked and soaking wet?!!!"

    I gather myself, look at the clock, it's 5pm. I throw on my clothes and tell my wife -- who knows absolutely nothing of what's going on -- that I don't feel well but she needs to drive me to the exercise equipment store (there's no way I can possibly drive in this depleted state). My puzzled wife stays in the car while I enter the store at 5:55. Now the owner is there. He approaches me shaking his head and asks, "You're not the guy who weighed-in 3/4 of a pound heavy this morning, are you?" I'm worried about why he's shaking his head so I take a breath, brace myself, and reply, "Yes Sir, I certainly am -- and you have no idea what I've gone through today so if you tell me I don't get my second chance to make weight like your clerk promised I might actually have to murder you right where you stand."

    He replies, "No, no, no -- I just felt bad that the kid forgot to tell you that you could have weighed-in with your shoes off."

    AAAAaaarGH!!!

    -Gary
     
  6. larrystrollo

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    So what did you do with the $200? :)


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  7. GW22

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    I pissed it away on trapshooting, what else would I do with it?

    -Gary :)
     
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    Gary- Great story, thanks for the share. Got a good laugh from me right before bed...
     
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    Gary, that was a great story almost pizzed my pants laughing. Mike.


    Cichay, my wife sent it to me in an Email.
     
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    How could you make up a story like that? Great story Gary. I needed a good laugh.
     
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    A nurse told me once, that drinking a glass or two of water before you give blood in the morning before a blood test puffs up the blood vessels and makes it easer to find the blood vessel. The blood also flows better.
     
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    shot410ga,

    Make sure your blood work doesn't require you to fast before drinking that water the morning of your tests. It can screw up the blood test results. I found this out the hard way and had to have them re-done.
     
  13. Ahab

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    Oh yeah! Drink extra water just before bed ... that way you get to wake up and pee twice during the night!
     
  14. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Ahab, do you think if you drink water before you'll have to pee so bad you'll have a hard attack? Mike.
     
  15. GW22

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    One detail I forgot to mention... on the final afternoon of my moronic crash diet I also had to attend the birthday party of my niece's little girl at CHUCK-E-CHEESE -- 90 torturous minutes of watching others eat cake and ice cream with my tongue feeling like a dried-out sponge. Never in a million years did I think I'd ever say this, but I was DYING to sink my teeth into that horrific sheet-garbage they call pizza.

    -Gary
     
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    GW22 -- you deserve a medal!! Besides spending your new riches on trapshooting is not pissing it away, it is more like an educational fund for seeing and eye coordination. I think after your ordeal you should have told the wife that you were going to spend an extra 50 bucks, just because you could. LOL Thanks for the laughs1

    Chuck
     
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