December 14, 2007

Day 21 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 21 Consumption

36 ounces - spinach/apple/pear/pinaeapple (this has become my ABSOLUTE favorite juice!)

December 13, 2007

Day 20 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 20 Consumption

32 ounces - brussel sprouts/spinach/carrot/apple/lemon
32 ounces - cucumber/apple/pear/lemon

Day 19 Juice Fast/Feast

I had a REALLY bad day, yesterday! I have been trying to stay so positive for the last 2 weeks. Often telling myself that I was happy, even though I wasn't. Telling myself that I was enoying this juice feast, when I really wasn't (the first week was GREAT, but the last 2 have NOT been AT ALL). I SO wanted to just feel all postive, and happy, and centered. I hated that I wasn't feeling that way, so I tried to convince myself that I WAS, and I hoped it would rub off. Well, it didn't, and it all came to a boil yesterday.

I came to the conclusion that perhaps my body was telling me it was time to stop the feast. I was so stressed, and on edge, and just frazzled ... and that really negated the purpose of juice feasting. So, after many days of turning those thoughts over and over in my head, I decided it was time to break the fast. I started eating some foods yesterday evening.

It all went downhill (well, further down hill) from there. I was a crying, sobbing, heaving, throwing things, kicking the walls, MESS!!! Serioulsy, I was hysterical! I told my husband I didn't care about him, and I wanted a divorce. All the while I was telling myself to stop saying such hurtful things, because I didn't mean them, but the words just kept coming out of my mouth!

After about an hour of trying to convince him to leave, I finally broke down into tears again, and tried hard to explan everything to him. Explain everything I have been feeling for the past 2 weeks, and explain the reasons why I *think* I was acting the way I was acting.

I think I'm still emotionally detoxing. I didn't have a great childhood, my marriage has had more then it's share of struggles, I've personally struggled with both depression and anxiety, yada, yada, yada. There are A LOT of emotions there that need to be purged, so why is it SO hard to just surrender to that, and accept/ackowledge that that is what is going on?


My husband made me a huge juice last night after we talked, and I felt so much better after that!!

Day 19 *juice* Consumption
12 ounces - spinach/apple
34 ounces - spinach/apple/pear/pineapple

December 11, 2007

Day 18 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 18 Consumption

12 ounces - apple/lemon
30 ounces - spinach/carrot/apple
20 ounces - tomato/parsley/dill/cucumber w/ 1/2 TBS msm
34 ounces - apple/pear/pineapple

December 10, 2007

Day 17 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 17 Consumption
30 ounces - spinach/apple/lemon w/ 1/2 TBS msm
24 ounces - coconut water/milk
18 ounces - cabbage/apple/lime

December 9, 2007

Day 16 Juice Fast/Feast

I went to the Obama/Oprah rally today armed with my juices. What an awesome day! Truly inspirational. And I felt so much more connected, spiritually, because of this juice feast. It was absolutely amazing!!!

Day 16 Consumption
12 punces - apple/lemon
34 ounces - cucumber/apple/spinach
34 ounces - pineapple/pear/apple
16 ounces - dandelion/carrot/ginger
1 TBS coconut oil

December 8, 2007

Day 15 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 15 Consumption
20 ounces - cucumber/parsley/apple
12 ounces - carrot juice
12 ounces - apple juice
30 ounces - spinach/apple/lemon w/ 1/2 TBS msm

December 7, 2007

Day 14 Juice Fast/Feast

Wooo, 2 weeks!! I'm feeling really good today. I'd been out of spirits, again, for the past couple of days. Things at home were a bit tense there for a while, and that left me stressed out. It made the temptation of foods that much more difficult. I had food on the brain, and that's hard to shake. I stayed strong by reminding myself of my reasons for doing this, and now today I'm feeling a renewed sense of excitement again!

week TWO progress report

-weight - 119.0 (down 5.4 lbs)
-skin - not much improvement this week
-energy - I physically had a TON of energy this week, but mentally, I just wasn't "here". Outside forces were getting to me.
-I'm having a tough time getting in enough juice during the day. I have to work on that. And I REALLY have to work on getting enough water. There are days that I don't drink ANY water at all. I just can't find the time (or belly space, lol) to squeeze it all in.
-I think I'm going to start oil pulling again.

Day 14 Consumption

32 ounces - baby spring mix/carrot/apple
11 ounces - celery/tomato/lemon w 1/4 tsp spirulina & 1/4 tsp cayenne
36 ounces - spinach/carrot/apple/lemon w/ginger

December 6, 2007

Day 13 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 13 Consumption

36 ounces - spinach/carrot/apple w 1/2 TBS msm
32 ounces - cucumber/grape/pear
28 ounces - kale/dandelion/pear/lemon

December 5, 2007

Day 12 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 12 Consumption

16 ounces - carrot juice w/ 1/2 TBS msm
32 ounces - carrot/apple
9 ounces - dandelion greens/pineapple/orange
34 ounces - carrot/apple/beetroot&top

December 4, 2007

Day 11 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 11 Consumption

28 ounces - apple/cucumber/lemon
16 ounces - spinach/apple/lemon/lime
26 ounces - spinach/cucumber/grape
28 ounces - tomato/parsley/celery/radishroot&top

December 3, 2007

Day 10 Juice Fast/Feast

Today was a much better day, spirit wise. I was once again happy to be feasting, instead of frustrated because of everything else.

That being said, I woke up today wanting NOTHING but coconut water/milk. I, unwisely, ignored my body, and made myself a juice. I made 36 ounces, but only drank 12 of them, and felt sick for many hours after that!

Lesson learned!! nothing but coconut milk after that, haaa!

Day 10 Consumption
12 ounces - cucumber/apple/pear/beetroot&tops w 1/2 TBS msm
36 ounces coconut water/milk

December 2, 2007

Day 9 Juice Fast/Feast

I'm starting to feel slightly - I don't know, bugged. I'm not thinking about breaking my fast/feast, not by any means, but I have been feel more "cravey" lately. I see my kids eating guacamole with cauliflower, and I WANT SOME! lol. Smells of salads and things, too, get to me. I think I'm just getting a bit frustrated. I'm cold. I'm growing increasingly impatient with having to take apart and clean the juicer several times a day. I'm becoming frustrated with the cost of juicing (with a family of 5, it's hard to have a "different" diet plan, and have that NOT affect the check book). I don't know. I'm just bugged.

I'm trying hard to shift my focus ...

I'm going to try and enjoy the sights and smells of some great healthy food as just that - sights and smells. I'm not going to get hung up on what I "can" and "cannot" have. Truth is, I CAN have whatever it is I want to have. I have to remember I am CHOOSING not to feed my body certain things during this time, and there is a reason for that! It's not about deprivation, it's about choices!!!

Sure, it may be a pain in the butt having to clean the juicer a thousand times a day, but I'm SO lucky to have the luxury of not only having the information of a healthful lifestyle, but also the ability to walk the path. I'm going to try and remember to smile each and everytime I am cleaning that juicer, knowing how good I am being to my mind, to my body, to my spirit, to my family, to this entire universe by using such a simple piece of equipment!

As far as the money thing. That one will be a bit more tricky. It's hard for me, as a mother, to know that my personal diet is eating up more of our finances then we have prepared for. I know my health is worth it, and as long as it doesn't interfer with the health of my children, I will find a way to make it work ... it's just a bit hard to swallow the guilt. I'm don't feel OVERLY guilty, in the sense that I'm worried and stressing about it, but I can see how my feelings could possibly escalate to that. I'm going to keep a close watch on my feelings, and hopefully will be able to nip it in the bud before I DO start to worry/stress over it - as that would pretty much null and void any benefits I will gain from this fast/feast.

Day 9 Consumption

28 ounces - chard/carrot/pear w/ 1/2 TBS msm
28 ounces - cucumber/spinach/apple w 1/2 TBS msm
8 ounces - carrot juice
24 ounces - red cabbage/tomato/celery/beet root
1 TBS coconut oil
16 ounces - coconut water/milk

December 1, 2007

Day 8 Juice Fast/Feast

Day 8 Consumption
32 ounces - spinach/apple/cucumber/lime&lemon w 1/4 TBS msm
16 ounces - kale/chard/tomato w tsp 1/4 spirulina
16 ounces - grape/cucumber
28 ounces - cucumber/apple/lime