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  1. AnnieG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    I eat tons of veggies. I just don't eat much fruit right now. By the time I get in my meat and veggies I am usually full. I do have some fruits. Probably need to try to up that.

    Since I had a colectomy about 10 years ago, and have only about 5" of large intestine, I have never been faced with this situation since -- however, its crazy when you have to "go" and GO FAST or be embarassed.

    Glad to see there was lots of good advice!
  2. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by yolymarie
    I feel so bad for you. I had a similar thing happen. I was literally crying in the bathroom. I had no idea what I was going to do. I had to use a suppository. I actually thought I was having some sort of heart attack the pain was so bad. I have started taking a stool softener everyday to help that along.
    Thanks. It was absolutely terrible. It was so freaking painful. Stool softeners really haven't worked for me. Luckily that was a rare occurrence.
  3. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DHB
    I got one too! Still in the box (we sent on vacation for the holidays) so this is the week I'm taking it out & giving it a spin. Now you have me really excited. I'm good at freezing but not so good at thawing in time so that sounds like a huge help.
    Tonight I made soup because my allergies have me feeling blah but tomorrow I am taking the plunge with some frozen chicken. I will let you know how it turns out. I used You Tube videos to do the "water test" and I joined 2 FB pages for recipes and to seek advice. I have found them to be very helpful. I think you will love it Dale!
  4. DHB's Avatar
    I got one too! Still in the box (we sent on vacation for the holidays) so this is the week I'm taking it out & giving it a spin. Now you have me really excited. I'm good at freezing but not so good at thawing in time so that sounds like a huge help.
  5. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    OMG you did buy it! I must admit I did have a sneaky look and thought it might be quite good. Then I did complain about cupboard space and immediatly bought a vitamix because it was on sale LOL!! sounds good, I'm keen to know what else you make in it :-)
    It is totally worth it. I am wondering why I waited so long to get one. I just LOVE it!!
  6. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tracey111
    I got one for Christmas too and I absolutely love it. I have made shredded chicken in it a couple of times and chili. I have also pinned a lot of recipes on Pinterest. You are right, the possibilities are endless. My next recipe I am trying is mashed potatoes and meatloaf (made with ground turkey).
    I joined a FB group so I am scouting recipes. I am so excited. The first thing I tried I was nervous but it really is totally easy. I know this is going to be my new favorite dinner helper.
  7. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer
    So how is it different than a crock pot? Faster cooking?
    Way faster cooking. I did a pot roast in 2 hours. It was way more tasty than when I do it in the crockpot. Also, it allowed me to brown the meat first in the instant pot on the sauté setting then switch it over to pressure cooker. It was freaking amazing. If you wanted to ditch your crockpot and rice cooker you could since it does both. You can also cook a cake in it in a reduced amount of time. I did ribs tonight. They were spot on. Much tastier than in a crockpot. I will let you know more benefits as I use it. One thing for me is that I can take frozen chicken out and throw it in and have dinner in less than an hour. Can't do that with a crockpot. If you forget to start a crockpot before you leave then you are just out of luck.
  8. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanious
    Wow! Well done. You've been really good this year, lol.
    Cooking with the instant pot will make life easier for you. My daughter in law
    has one and absolutely loves it.
    Cowboy boots too! Yeehaa!
    So far I have done two things and both were fantastic. Super easy so far. I cannot wait to try more things. Like dinner is done but I just want to cook something else to see how it comes out. LOL.
  9. Stacey03's Avatar
    OMG you did buy it! I must admit I did have a sneaky look and thought it might be quite good. Then I did complain about cupboard space and immediatly bought a vitamix because it was on sale LOL!! sounds good, I'm keen to know what else you make in it :-)
  10. tracey111's Avatar
    I got one for Christmas too and I absolutely love it. I have made shredded chicken in it a couple of times and chili. I have also pinned a lot of recipes on Pinterest. You are right, the possibilities are endless. My next recipe I am trying is mashed potatoes and meatloaf (made with ground turkey).
  11. sraebaer's Avatar
    So how is it different than a crock pot? Faster cooking?
  12. Jeanious's Avatar
    Wow! Well done. You've been really good this year, lol.
    Cooking with the instant pot will make life easier for you. My daughter in law
    has one and absolutely loves it.
    Cowboy boots too! Yeehaa!
  13. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by astallons
    Congratulations!!! What a way to start out the new year!!
    Thank you so much. I worked hard for this promotion. I have been promoted quickly so I cannot complain but I am not always the most patient person. LOL. So this was a wonderful surprise to not have to go through the interview process and wait to find out!
  14. astallons's Avatar
    Congratulations!!! What a way to start out the new year!!
  15. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2
    That's a great way to start the year, Christie. Congratulations.
    Thank you Ann!! It was like a late Christmas present.
  16. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JLPSch
    Congratulations!! What a way to start of the new year!
    Thanks Jen!! I am feeling like Wonder Woman!!
  17. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DHB
    Congratulations! You're definitely on a roll. Thanks for being such an encouragement to us newbies.
    Awww thanks. I am so excited about all my fitness goals for this year and about the opportunity to start this new position. I am very lucky to have been promoted 2x in just 2 1/2 years with my company as it is a very competitive company.
  18. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    Congrats to you!
    I'm so happy for you that you were selected for this new position.
    I love your attitude and your tenacity, persuing your personal goals.
    You're doing great!
    Btw, how old is your son?
    Thank you! I am on a mission to be super fit and toned. And I am loving the changes in my body. My son is going to be 20 at the end of the month. He is my oldest. When he is done with college he has promised he will move back here to get a job. He is a mama's boy. My other kids are 16, 14, and the youngest will be 12 in Feb. (The 2 middle ones both have December birthdays.)
  19. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Whooooppppppp I knew your time would come :-) xxx
    After the feedback from the last interview I knew I would get it but had no idea that they would forego the actual interview. I was pretty dang happy when they told me!
  20. Ann2's Avatar
    That's a great way to start the year, Christie. Congratulations.
  21. JLPSch's Avatar
    Congratulations!! What a way to start of the new year!
  22. DHB's Avatar
    Congratulations! You're definitely on a roll. Thanks for being such an encouragement to us newbies.
  23. DutchSleeve's Avatar
    Congrats to you!
    I'm so happy for you that you were selected for this new position.
    I love your attitude and your tenacity, persuing your personal goals.
    You're doing great!
    Btw, how old is your son?
  24. Stacey03's Avatar
    Whooooppppppp I knew your time would come :-) xxx
  25. yolymarie's Avatar
    I feel so bad for you. I had a similar thing happen. I was literally crying in the bathroom. I had no idea what I was going to do. I had to use a suppository. I actually thought I was having some sort of heart attack the pain was so bad. I have started taking a stool softener everyday to help that along.
  26. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03
    Magnesium is great! Nobody has enough magnesium :-) yes what dosage are you taking Dutch sleeve???
    Hahaha Edie!! I found this freaking HYSTERICAL book called "Everyone Poops 410 Pounds a Year" and just HAD to get it for my husband. I have flipped through the pages and have laughed my ass off. I am going to give it to him for Christmas. Obviously not his main gift but as a gag. I put it in the same wrapping with this really awesome 2018 Running Planner I found. It is to track your running workouts but has all sorts of great information in it as well for runners since he is going to do the full marathon next December.
  27. Stacey03's Avatar
    Magnesium is great! Nobody has enough magnesium :-) yes what dosage are you taking Dutch sleeve???
  28. Christie13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    Emmm, why go back to something that doesn't work?
    If this becomes a regular problem, try to find something else.
    Like I said, for me that is the magnesium supplements.
    They also help relieve the muscle cramps in my legs and feet.
    I am definitely going to try to add something back to help with my issues. I will give the magnesium a try. I know that I am drinking plenty of water so that is definitely not the issue. Is there a dosage that you are using?
  29. Pam G's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DutchSleeve
    I am taking magnesium powder to regulate my BM, that seems to help.

    "Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves. Magnesium hydroxide also reduces stomach acid, and increases water in the intestines which may induce defecation.Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn."
  30. DutchSleeve's Avatar
    Emmm, why go back to something that doesn't work?
    If this becomes a regular problem, try to find something else.
    Like I said, for me that is the magnesium supplements.
    They also help relieve the muscle cramps in my legs and feet.
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