On Thursday morning, I started eating some Pringles. I started getting a funky oily taste in my mouth and looked at the container. I had purchased the “Fat-Free” Pringles that contained Olestra, instead of the reduced fat kind. I’d remembered the accounts from the late 90’s and hoped that I wouldn’t be plagued by the stories of yuckiness. Unfortunately, I have been slammed.

For those that are TMI-freaks, you can read this account of the reality of the after-effects of Olestra. Or here. And this is how I felt just from a handful of chips.

It’s also possible that I picked up the stomach bug my little cousin has had all week, but regardless – I stepped on the two scales in the house I’m staying at, and I’m down anywhere from 5-12 pounds from last week in Michigan.