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Friday, June 24, 2011

New Plan..Same Goal

Today was my first day back on solid food, and I have to say that in just one day I feel so much stronger and after one last bout of diarrhea this morning, my body seems to be adjusting well.  I kept my diet simple today, mainly fresh fruit, a small salad for lunch and a  2egg/1egg white and green pepper omelet for dinner.  I had a little bit of a stomach ache this morning after eating a very little bit of fruit, so I actually had to eat it in 2 separate sittings.  The same thing happened with my small salad for lunch.  I did much better with dinner.

I am feeling extremely well right now.  I have been drinking water all day long as well.  I'm pretty sure I was losing nutrients rather quickly, and this week it just hit me pretty hard. 

So, here's the new plan..I will be eating very clean..fresh fruits/veggies/chicken/fish/brown rice/lots and lots of water!  I will be avoiding sugar and white flour as much as possible.  I will continue to log what I eat each day as well as continue to update this blog and do weekly weigh ins. 

I also feel like my strength is coming back quickly enough to begin a more consistent exercise regimen in the next week.  I have not felt strong enough since the beginning of the liquid diet to do any real exercise.  I kept waiting for my body to adjust so I could start to work out at the gym.  Now I know that this was not a normal reaction to the shakes, and I was not going to "adjust"..

I am not at all discouraged, I am just changing gears a little bit but still striving for the same goals..
I am once again over-whelmed by the love of my friends and family who have sent messages of love to me!  Thank you for praying and for loving me...


Victoria said...

You are such an inspiration, Kristina - truly! This morning, I was making pancakes for my children - slathered in butter & maple syrup. They looked SO good. As I was flipping them, I figured that it would be ok if I detoured from my diet this morning - I'd make it up later. I wanted to ENJOY these pancakes. However, the more I made, the less I wanted them. A lot of that was because I kept thinking about your journey and the strength God has given you. "If Kristina can do it, so can I!" I was able to resist temptation and stick with my diet. Though I only have a few pounds to lose, it still takes similar diligence, strength, and determination. Thank you for your example. You are inspiring & encouraging people in ways you may never know. Keep up the good work!

Kristina Smith said...

Thank You SO much Vicki! Your comment made me laugh, but at the same time I am so thankful that we are able to encourage each other!
I know that I have only been able to stick with this for this long because of God's amazing grace, love and power! Thank you for praying for me!! :)