Okay, I admit, I have been a bad girl this week not getting all my fiber and testing out naughty foods (like Taco Bell) to see how far I've come along. Today, after about 10 days of eating poorly, I am finally quite icky feeling and sipping my ginger tea to quell the nausea. My fault, I know!My question, though, is this: has anyone had a BM where you are straining as in C but when the stool finally comes out it is soft, not hard? That happened to me yesterday. It was like, dang! come out already! and then it did, a few times. I had to struggle for the whole time and yet they were soft, like they should have just scooted on out easily. Normally when I am C they are hard (either small hard bunnies or one big fat hard monster). I have not really had squishy stools while constipated. Anyone else? I will definately take some more fiber now to get some bulk. It was the strangest BM day I've had in a long time! It was as if my higher pooper muscles were working, but the last muscle that lets it all out was just stalled somehow. It was a little painful and more than frustrating. I was thinking, "ok good I have to go, it feels urgent". Then I sat down and it would NOT come out. GRRRRRRRRR! **sigh** I guess it's back to oat groats and carrots for me.