Thursday, June 18, 2009


Remember when I did lovely, hour long, four mile treadmill workouts? do I. Those were the days. :)

For whatever reason, I can't quite DO it anymore! I'm struggling by 20 minutes in, and I don't know why. Today, I totally pushed myself, yet it was all I could do to walk 45 minutes. I thought this was supposed to be getting easier the lighter I got?

Anyway, onto the topic at hand. Sigh. Lately I've been experiencing some, shall we say...digestive issues. I've never been one to be very regular (I can't believe I'm publicly talking about this, what is wrong with me?!?) but since I've added so much fiber to my diet I seem to have slowed things even farther. And the have no idea how bloated I constantly feel! Oh, and every once in awhile, for no reason whatsoever, the opposite thing happens and ewwww.

(Do I need to say it? Please tell me you know what I'm implying there!)

So....I saw this commercial for a product called 'Align' and I'm thinking of giving it a whirl. Anyone tried this...or have an alternative product to suggest? Apparently it's pretty expensive (something like forty bucks a month) and it's in capsule form...which I do NOT do AT ALL, so there are two negatives already. (Although, I'm assuming I can open it and dissolve the inside contents into water, so there's that...)

I'm just rambling now. It's totally embarrassment over discussing my digestive woes with you all! Please forgive my disgusting details and share any advice you have for me!

Thank you SO much,


  1. You are so funny! :) I can't help you though. I'm just a regular girl. hehehe

  2. Um, there's also that yogurt that's supposed to do the same thing. I'm not sure if you even like yogurt, or now much it would cost to buy enough to eat it every day... Just a suggestion.

  3. You know what, Shauna? I thought of the same thing last night after I posted this! After a bit of Googling, I think I've decided to suffer in silence. The side effects I read about the yogurt are disturbing, and the pills are a bit scary to me. I'm going to eat REGULAR yogurt everyday and see if it's live/active culture thingies help at all.

    I'm chicken. What can I say?

  4. You are my kinda girl, Missy!

    I went through some major bloating about a year ago with the same kinds of problems. Have you been eating anything lately that you hadn't been eating much of before?

    I found out that I am allergic to pecans! I had been eating trail mix as a snack nearly every day, and then I'd be hit with bloating and pain so severe that it would take my breath away sometimes. I found out about the pecans and cut them out of my diet (sad, b/c I love them!), and the bloating stopped. So it could be a food allergy or sensitivity. If you can't get a blood test, you could keep a food diary and see if there is a connection between the bloating and the foods you eat.

  5. Christie~

    The only change I can think of is that I'm getting MORE fiber than ever, and I added almonds to my snacks. Maybe the almonds??

    Today I am almost ready to try meds. It takes a LOT for me to do that! First, I'm drinking a TON of water, eating yogurt and raisin bran, and some apples/whole wheat english muffins.

    Hopefully, those things get me moving again! :)