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Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit Brought Record Temps

Finally, it felt like summer in Michigan. The recordbreaking heat, although long awaited, was a total shock to many of us Michiganians. We went from weeks of being in the 40 -50ish degree mark to 90 plus degrees. Wow! It was HOT, HOT, HOT!!

I for one LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to try out my new lactose tolerant existance at....yes, you guess it....Cold Stone Creamery. I, along with my family and children's godfather, Alex, enjoyed our own ice cream creations in fresh baked waffle cups! My waffle cup was dipped in chocolate in nuts...yum!! And I ate it all right there at the store.

How'd did I feel? Well, I was pleased that my stomach was NOT erupting like Mount St. Helens...but, I did has a bit of gas and by the time I got home I did have to poop. All in all...I'm STILL very pleased with having completed the Lactagen 38-day regieme because I was NOT in any pain and my gas was NOT foul. Furthermore, I went on to eat some of my children's ice cream that was left over a day later and I had NO violent gas or urges to "sit on the throne." I just ate the ice cream and went about my day. TOTALLY UNLIKE my experiences BEFORE Lactagen! I trust that first response was about as surprising to my system as the 90+ degree temperatures we experienced this past Memorial Day holiday. Most everyone had a sunburn story from Memorial Day weekend. Florida had nothing on Michigan by way of heat index THIS Memorial Day 2006!!!

Go Lactagen!! This product rocks!


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