Thanks to What’s Cooking at DD reader 2BeTamed, the hunt for a water bottle has ended! She pointed me in the direction of Contigo water bottles. They have a 32 ounce bottle that is self-sealing, plastic, and top shelf dishwasher safe. I really liked that there wasn’t a straw you needed to bite on and that you could drink from it with just one hand. I also liked that the mouth of the bottle is wide so I can easily add ice cubes. I prefer to drink my water cold.
When I checked out the reviews, I was impressed that virtually everyone commented on how it was spill and leak-proof. My current water bottle starts to leak from the screw top if it gets knocked over. Since I tend to knock things over (I also randomly bump into walls when walking…don’t ask me why), it’s important that I have something that won’t spill if I have a clumsy moment.
Of course, I couldn’t go on this water-filled journey by myself, so I recruited my friends to join me in my effort to enjoy eight cups of water a day. It’s like we have a water-drinking support group. I can picture it now….as the end of the work day approaches, I’m going to have to start CHUGGING any remain water in my bottle to make sure I can say, “Yes” in case they ask me if I finished my water. They will be my water drinking accountability and I will do the same for them!
So last night, after having three other people co-sign the water-drinking agreement, we purchased eight Contigo water bottles from Amazon. (Eight because we’ll each have one at work and one at home.) The girls got pink, the guys got the charcoal color. When purchasing the water bottle, one of the things we had to consider was whether or not it was too “girly” for the guys to drink out of (sucking on a straw to drink water is a no-no.) Fortunately, this doesn’t appear to have one. It was really perfect timing to purchase because Amazon is currently offering a 4-for-3 deal on the 32 ounce Contigo bottle, so we essentially bought 6 and got 2 free! w00t! The final price per bottle (after including the free bottles) worked out to about $11.24 each, which makes them the 2nd cheapest bottle of the ones I looked at. I think the extra $0.46 price difference from the Nalgene bottle is so worth it because this bottle looks way more attractive.
The water bottles are expected to arrive tomorrow so my water drinking adventure should start on Friday. I give each and every one of you the permission to pester me to make sure that I’m drinking my water. If any of you have decided to take the water drinking challenge with me, then let me know! I can create a little button and we can start our own online water drinking support group. Haha!