Friday, April 27, 2007

Weight loss the wrong way!


Everyone knows I am a work out junkie. I love to hit the gym and sweat. Well today at 3 in the afternoon, I went to the convenience store at work to get a diet coke. While I was checking out the beverages, I happened to glance at the candy section. That was my first mistake. Then I saw a little package of jelly beans which had a big label screaming at me "SUGAR FREE". I then, like any good "Fat is Wack"er, checked the nutritional label. I was overcome with joy when I saw that the entire package was only 160 calories. Now I was feeling even better. 160 calories is a decent snack and it would definitely feed a craving for sugar that I was having. I then thought, "let's reward yourself for working so hard this week."

So I went back to my desk and enjoyed that package of jelly beans. They were delicious and I didn't look back. As I was throwing away the package I read a disclaimer that I happened to miss on the front of the package which read:

"WARNING: Consumption may cause stomach discomfort and/or a laxative effect. Individual tolerance will vary; we suggest starting with 8 beans or less."

I read it and didn't even care, in my mind those labels are for people who are much older and really have to watch what they eat. That was another mistake. 2 hours later, in the comfort of my own home, I ran to the bathroom and had some of the worst diarrhea. Not once but twice. So my fellow "Fat is Wack" competitors please read the labels and don't lose weight the wrong way!!

1 comment:

Annie said...

Steve!! NO fake sugar! So bad for you, and what the heck is in there? I think you'd be better off having half a Snickers bar. Real sugar, satisfies your sweet craving, and at least you know (for the most part) what's in there...Funny post though...