Thursday, January 31, 2008

Day 4

Picture by Aleksandra Radonic on Flickr
Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption

1. 1 quart of water with lemon 1 MSM cap

I really think the MSM is contributing to my heartburn. I posted on the Juice Feasting website to ask about my heartburn issue and am waiting to hear if there is any info for me. Until then I will NOT be taking any more MSM.

2. Kale, cilantro, cucumber, lime, apple, celery, hemp oil, 1 cap Casara Sagrada
2 leaves kale, ½ bunch cilantro, 2 limes, 1 apple, 4 stalks celery

This was pretty good. I would have liked it to have a bit more zip to it. Probably more lime. The limes were tiny. It is definitely the hemp oil that is ruining the taste of my juice for me. I put it in a small juice cup with a little of my juice and choked it down. That left me with quite a lot of juice that tasted good.

2. 1 quart water

3. 1 quart kale, celery, bok choy, alfalfa sprouts, lemon, apple, mint, pear with kelp
2 leaves kale, 6 stalks celery, 2 big leaves bok choy, 2 oz. alfalfa sprouts, 1/2 lemon, 1 apple, 1 pear, few springs mint

The first sip I took was yuck but then it tasted good. The taste of the sprouts was so strong but then it was fine and actually tasted really good.

4. 1 quart water

5. 1 quart Spinach, pear, celery, lemon, cucumber
½ lb. spinach, 1 pear, rest of bunch celery, ½ lemon, 1 cucumber

Good. Seems like I keep making the same old juice. I like it though

6. 1 pint water

7. 1 quart Spinach, orange
1/2 lb spinach, 4 oranges

Very tasty. Almost too sweet though. I first made it with 3 oranges and I didn’t like it so I added another one and then about halfway through I thought it was too sweet.

Starting 173.5
Today 168

You knew it was going to have to slow down at some point right?

8 hours. I went right to sleep at 10:00 last night. I could barely keep my eyes open. So tired.


I walked outside today while it was snowing with my dogs!!!! I know you don’t understand why there are all of those exclamation points so let me tell you that I do not like the cold at all and would never in a million years choose to go on a walk in the winter. I have lived in the cold my whole life and never did it before. But I did it today! Yay for me!

I woke up feeling awful today. I think I had too much sugar yesterday and it really affected me. I had that foggy feeling where I can’t barely open my eyes. I couldn’t do my Five Tibetans and I really had to force myself up and out of bed to get into my morning routine but once I did I was OK.

Coated tongue
Slight headache
Heavy chest and coughing up phlem
Underlying heartburn that is bugging me
Heavy Limbs
Tummy Rumblings

Positive changes
Smooth skin

Bring on the emotions! Today while reading Day 4’s information on the Juice Feasting site I became a bit overwhelmed. I was learning about the digestive process of the body and this is a big problem area for me. I realized how out of balance I am in this area and how much work needs to be done to get back to health. My husband called in the middle of this and I broke down crying when I started telling him about it.

Like a good proactive man he told me to call a chiropractor right away and set up and appointment and get whatever I need to so I can get going with it. I am very fortunate to have him.

The emotions that came up were a mixture of feeling sorry for myself, fear at how sick I really am, feeling like I don’t have the money to spend to do what I need to do and feeling overwhelmed – like what do I do next. One thing that came up for me that I don’t quite understand is this reluctance to go to someone else for help. When my husband said I should make an appointment right away to see the chiropractor I felt this immediate resistance. Where is that coming from and why is it there? I will explore this further.

I feel like I am inside of a great mystery novel and I am uncovering clues around each corner that will ultimately allow me to solve the crime, that being the crime of physical abuse to my own body. (I forgive myself :o) I am going to watch my movie.

So I went with my dad and family to Chipolte tonight for dinner. I would have picked anywhere but there because I LOVE it there. Before the juice feast I was only eating 2 raw meals a day so I could still partake in Chipooooolteeeeee. But now I had to go in there and smell the smells and see the food and not eat it.

I brought 2 quarts of juice with me and I drank one on the way. I ordered a glass of water with no ice and that’s it. The smells were a bit hard to deal with when I first got there but it wasn’t that bad. Once I started talking then I barely thought about it.

It’s funny though because on the way home I was starving Marvin! I haven’t been hungry since I started this and I guess the smell of a piping hot burrito turned on my hunger. I drank my second quart of juice on the way home (I was driving in a blizzard so it took a long time).

I went to the store today so I thought I would add what I got and how much it costs in case anyone is interested. I went to Caputo’s which is a produce market. Most of what I get is not organic because they simply don’t carry it. I do the best that I can.

For Three Days (although I bought extra apples and pears for my kids)
10 Michigan apples
6 lemons
6 pears
1 pineapple
2 pomegranates
3 heads celery
1 pint blueberries
1 lg. head bok choy
1 lg. head romaine
1 lg. head Swiss chard
1 sm. bunch mint
6 inches ginger

I will add 3 lbs. of spinach that I get from Costco that will cost about $10.

Total $36.80


I am still not have any success in the bathroom area on my own (part of the reason for the emotional dump today). I am hoping that cascara Sagrada starts working. I am also going to look into getting a colonic. I may need some extra help in this area.

It has become apparent to me that my colon is not where it is supposed to be. When I fill up with water every morning I can feel my colon so low in my abdomen that it freaks me out. I am not sure if it is a prolapsed colon or what but it certainly would explain a lot of things that are going on with me. Notice the fish hook stomach in the picture with the acid pool. Hmmm maybe that would explain the constant heartburn I have had since beginning this feast.

I purchased the psyllium husks and the betonite clay so I can begin that to help aid in repairing it and I need to find out where to get a slant board. I never dreamed I would be spending so much time focusing on my colon. You gotta do what you gotta do right? And I am going to whatever it takes to get healthy!

That’s all for tonight. I am going to dream time.

1 comment:

Hanlie said...

You're doing great! Fortunately you knew that you were going to get emotional on this feast, so it doesn't totally blindside you.

Well done on the walk! Keep it up!

I've started!