December 2, 2007

Day 9 Juice Fast/Feast

Posted by meli on Sunday, December 02, 2007 in , | No comments
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


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