In my quest to get my rocking hot body back, I have been eating healthier and exercising more. So far I have lost 12 pounds. I am not saying this to brag about how much I have accomplished so far so don't think that. Wait. Please think that. I am bragging. Beep beep bitches, I have lost 12 pounds. Only ** more to go. So in my quest, I have hit a speed bump. In the morning I like to have some OJ before leaving the house, then a protein bar once I get to work. I have eaten protein bars for at least 10 years and I love them, though the flavors are way better now than in 1998. So I have my bar this morning around 9ish. The day moves along normally, I run an errand at lunch, eat, get back to work and resume the day.
Flash forward to 2:00.
My stomach is making so much noise my coworker can hear it in her cube. She thinks I am hungry. I am not. I have cramps so bad that it feels like my stomach is going to burst. I sit at my desk clueless as to why I am feeling like this. I didn't have anything out of the ordinary to eat today. I am getting over a wicked head cold, but that's not it, I have had that for a week and if anything were to happen it would have happened days ago.
Suddenly I remember: I tried a new protein bar. New brand, new flavor, new everything. So I pick up the wrapper to see if there is anymore vitamins or anything different from the other kinds I eat. Nothing. Then I notice some fine print. Very fine print. I read it. It startles me yet I am enlightened as to why I am having digestive issues.
"WARNING: This product contains sugar alcohols, which may cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect."
Really? Okay, the print should be way bigger than fine for this little nugget of information. If I had known this, I would not have even thought about trying this at home, much less at work.
Today's lesson: Always have Tums in your desk.