Cherry Flavoured Antacids

Ughhhhh. For the past three days or so, I have felt extremely bloated. It’s not cool. And now I think I need antacids because it’s just getting hard to pass anything (as gross as that sounds, sorry) because I feel epically bloated. My stomach is huge. It looks like I’m pregnant – that’s how huge it is. ๐Ÿ˜ž

I don’t really care how my stomach looks. I’ve been doing 100 sit-ups every day for the past week, and recently upping that to 150. I could do more, but I do the sit-ups in the morning before I’ve eaten anything so I don’t throw up. I’m not worried about how my stomach looks; it’s just obvious with this bloat. Urgh. ๐Ÿ™„

I’ve actually tried a lot of things to get rid of the bloat. I ate an entire bag of prunes. I drank lots of water of course, sometimes with lemon juice and even vinegar. I even ate nearly a whole tub of salad, as well as apples. It really didn’t help.

I suddenly remembered something my biology teacher said nearly three years ago in high school: corn passes right through you. I love corn! Corn apparently passes right through you starting with the fact that the kernels are so small so when you chew them, some parts remain only partially chewed. The outer ‘skin’ of corn, if you will, contains cellulose which we cannot digest. Because of this, it passes right through our system. The body essentially lacks the enzymes to break down cellulose fully.

I could go more into depth, but my biology brain has sort of died. I studied four sciences in high school (though I dropped chemistry because it was hell as soon as the balanced equations came in), but I don’t recall much of what I’ve learned. It’s funny to think that I was actually very interested in science back then, and now things have changed.

It’s also a bit sad. I remember that when I was ten years old, I showed a very, very unique interest in rocks and gemstones. From that moment, I wanted to be a geologist. I wanted to look at rocks. It isn’t until now that I realise how much I loved science as a kid.

I was always watching those science shows. Later on I was still interested in gemstones and rocks, thoroughly enjoying a day at the museum and spending most of my time on the gemstones level, but I had shown a new interest in chemistry… LOL.

I loved mixing things and I attended a fun course when I was ten years old to learn more about chemicals.

I remember still considering geology when I was in high school, and still wanting to be that girl who looked at rocks. Part of me also loved the terms and names for all the rocks. And when I thought about chemistry, you have no idea how much the names of chemicals amused me. I promise you, I was reading ingredients on body lotion bottles out loud: sodium hyaluronate, bran glycoside, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin…

Sadly, there is more to it than meets the eye. In life we are forever learning and I suppose that is why our childhood dreams always change. I know we all probably had some weird childhood dreams… but looking more into what such dreams would bring probably scared us. Reality hit us, we learned more, and perhaps there was something better.

Or perhaps, deep down, we knew that in the great scope of life, our interests would get us nowhere. Perhaps we were secretly hurt that our parents told us that being a ballerina or a soccer player or a jewellery maker or artist weren’t going to get us enough money to live. Perhaps we just took the safe road. ๐Ÿ˜š

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