Ranger Beads as a Water-Drinking Reminder

IMAG4198To help me keep track of how many bottles of water I’ve had so far that day, a friend of mine (a t-girl who used to be in the Army) made me some ranger beads. They’re basically a miniature mobile abacus.

They’re made from parachute cord with beads on them, with the cord being thick enough and with enough friction that a bead is unlikely to move unless I choose to move it from one side of the cord to the other side, which is what I’d do whenever I drink one more bottle of water.

Now that I’m on a fairly hefty prescription for Spironolactone, drinking water is more essential than ever to my health. Spiro is a strong diuretic so I can get dehydrated very, very quickly if I don’t pay attention … and when I’m running errands, I often fail to pay attention.

So, I can end up looking like a lizard and having kidney failure, if I’m not careful.

Because it’s on my key-chain, my new ranger beads will be a nice water-drinking reminder.

This will also helps me keep track of how many bottles of water I’ve had so far, that day, to prevent me from drinking too few because I’ve lost track.

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