Eating healthy has never been my forte even though I have always wanted to be a healthy eater. I am by no means fat but I wouldn’t say I am the healthiest person in what I eat. I can tell when I don’t eat healthy because it affects a lot of things including the frequency of messy diapers (increased frequency is a good thing because you want to be regular) as well as my energy level for exercise. So, I have taken on the challenge to try and eat healthier and cut back on a lot of the things that I tend to indulge in such as Butterfingers (yum!). I am also trying to drink more water and up my protein intake because consuming more protein will help me feel fuller longer instead of engulfing loads of carbohydrates and fats.
Incontinence works the same way as people without incontinence in the sense that more fiber and what not makes you poop more often – we just don’t have control. So, I am trying to become more regular in that sense because it is healthier. Peter will end up changing more messy diapers but I don’t think he minds especially if it is for a good reason. Regularity is defined by the individual and is not a “set in stone” type of thing. Some people poop 3-4 times a day and some may only go once. As long as you are “regularly” going then you are OK but if you find yourself not pooping whether it is in a diaper or not for a couple days or more than you may want to reconsider your diet and exercise habits. Exercising in fact does help regularity.
I know many of you probably think I am skinny and in shape looking but I will disagree a little bit. I am skinny but I am not tone which is what I am trying to do. I need to cut back on the fat, exercise more, and increase my protein so that I can put on more muscle and get rid of the excess flab I do have on my body. I don’t necessarily want to lose a lot of weight – I just want to tone my body. Gotta get my diaper butt in shape! My butt especially needs toning because I don’t have a huge butt but I wish it was a bit bigger. So, if I tone it up a little bit then it will look a little bigger…at least that is my plan. I will keep you all up to date with my status of my exercising and dieting..