Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer
It has been said, 'Success is not a race, be patient', and I have learned on my weight-loss journey, thus far, that this is no stroll in the park and is most certainly not for the weak-hearted.
For those who read my previous story, you will recall that I decided to take a life-changing step towards improving my health by using the new dietary supplement that has been trending in Jamaica in recent times, Bios Life Slim G.
Of course, before embarking on this journey, I had to face this harsh reality - My name is Krysta Anderson and I am uncomfortable with my current weight. I had always been overweight, but I was heading down the rocky road of diabetes et al if I did not change my eating habits and incorporate an exercise regime into my life.
Well, I must confess, the first week produced an unexpected turn of events. After receiving my special delivery from the good doctor, I began consuming my shake that very night. Like a child who feels better as soon as they take their medicine, I immediately felt healthier.
However, by the fourth day, I had to call in sick to work. The previous night had taken an unforeseen twist when a scintillating conversation had to be put on hold for the tumultuous eruption ensuing from my core. The day went on in the same manner, so too did the night. I spent all day backtracking my meals, trying to figure out just what I had eaten to trigger this foreign movement. I just could not even fathom what caused all this.
Pulling a blank, I called Dr Thomas who informed me that it was normal as the shake was actually cleaning my colon. So, I became a queen for a day, queen of the lavatory throne.
I had to stay put for four days - disrupting my regular schedule and providing a great deal of discomfort. With a food event to cover for work, I made the decision to stop taking the shake, just for that day. That did the trick. The cleansing came to a startling halt and discontinued in its quest to rid my body of toxins.
Week two went relatively smoothly. I eventually adjusted and became accustomed to taking the shake and waiting 10-20 minutes before having my meals.
I have eliminated rice and sweets from my diet, which was very difficult. I incorporated more fruits and vegetables and have also regulated the times I would eat, to develop a routine of sorts.
I now feel healthier. What was missing from the picture was exercise - a key component for weight loss. I have started that too, so join me next week when I attempt to push the limits in the department of fitness.