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Oh me, oh my, O you, What ever can I do?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

So it is like this I found a site where you put in your height and weight and it tells you how many calories to maintain. So hubby has a base line but he still has to watch it because he really wants to loose more and be in 32 inch pants.

I am having a terrible time with the stupid calcium pills my doctor wants me to take, making it too hard to defecate. Don't be shocked, we all do it every day and I have to take a fiber supplement and a probiotic blend and prunes to keep me free flowing. This can be an agony and I spent most of last Saturday in bed or visiting the small room.
I have increased the vegetables cooked and raw. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Doctor wants me to up the amount of calcium I take. I am choosing to do it with leafy green vegetables and milk products. No more pills than I am already taking..
Shoot I get PTSD just thinking about taking the stupid Calcium pills!.....
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  • JENNY888
    I read research lately that the calcium pills are not good for you. I blogged on it at the time I think. You might Google calcium pills effects so you can update your doctor. It is very new research but rather alarming.

    When I read it I have almost stopped taking calcium pills completely. I have a few more in the bottle that I will finish. I take them once or twice a week. When they are gone I don't plan to buy more.

    Instead I am having low fat cottage cheese with fruit on top and yogurt along with fruit smoothies in the morning. This tastes much better than the calcium pills. I also have some cheese. I especially enjoy the cottage cheese with pineapple.
    2780 days ago
    I don't like taking all the pills either.
    I prefer real veggies. emoticon emoticon
    2780 days ago
    Have you tried Benefiber? Worked wonders for mother.
    2781 days ago
  • MAGPIE74
    A harsh reality of life is that we all have to go! And it feels really, really, awful when we can't. I hope this gets resolved for you. Have you talked to your Dr about the effects of the Calcium? Maybe there is an alternative.
    2781 days ago
  • AMAS92568
    I agree with you...I hate supplements.
    2781 days ago
    oH MY you are so right. How many pills do we have to take to reach our goals.....(you might try a stool softener even if it is ANOTHER pill).

    Hope you are still able to make your walk this morning. Good thoughts your way.

    2781 days ago
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