Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day 16

Photo by Leah Makin Photography on Flickr

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
1 quart spinach and orange
1/2 lb spinach and 4 oranges

1 quart spinach, beet, blackberries, blueberries, pear
1/2 lb spinach, 1 small beet with leaves, 6 oz blackberries, 4 oz blueberries, 1 pear
I loved the color of this juice and that is about it. It actually made me a bit sick to my stomach and I had to drink it in two separate sittings.

Romaine, cucumber, tomato, celery, onion, garlic, cilantro, hemp oil, kelp
1 head romaine, 1 cucumber, 2 handfuls grape tomatoes, 7 stalks celery, 1 green onion, 2 garlic cloves, 2 handfuls cilantro
Oooh was this good. I call it my salsa juice. Yum

As you can see I only got 3 quarts of juice in again. I was on schedule until the beet juice episode. Gives me shivers. I also didn't have the bentonite today. I just got busy and ran out of time.


Starting 173.5
Today 163.5

6.5 hours

Five Tibetans
I have been physically very weak and even doing these exercises has been tough.


I felt good today. As I mentioned above I have been physically weak. My legs especially get all rubbery when I do much of anything. I have a good amount of energy so I think it may just be some repairing going on. As I write this I wonder if it is because I am not getting in 4 quarts of juice. Hmmmm, could very well be. I will be more diligent about it and see if it makes a difference.

Positive changes
Skin is soft and smooth
Energy is good
Tummy is flatter
I am beginning to get the glow
Sparkly eyes

Coated tongue
Sore in my mouth is a canker sore
Fluid filled bubble on lower lip still coming and going
Skin on palms and fingers extraordinarily dry and feel like there is crazy glue on them

I felt really good for most of the day. Around dinner time I waited too long to get my juice and I got crabby! I mean crabby. The kids all wanted help with their homework and the hubby was wanting to get in the kitchen and I just wanted to make my juice. It took me a bit of time to come down from my heightened state but I did and it was all good.

I have been really good about keeping my adrenaline levels low. I realized a while back that I was addicted to that rush I get from having an adrenaline surge. It goes way back to my childhood when we ran a restaurant and we would get busy. I loved that. I loved when it was busy and I was running around in a flurry. I remember it feeling so good.

I think when I left the restaurant business I looked for ways at home to recreate that feeling. Unfortunately those ways were pretty negative like procrastinating and running late. I have a thing about being late so this is one area that I am consciously working on right now. When I catch myself feeling rushed I take a deep breath and say, "I release the need for drama." Works so good. I can feel myself unwind. It is so cool.

I haven't had that flustered state I talked about above in a while so it was good to notice and I will make more of an effort to alleviate that problem in the future. I may want to make 2 juices at lunch time so in case I get busy or have to run out I have one made and ready to go. See, problem solved. :o)

Hmmm, I had a craving but I can't remember what it was. I guess it wasn't that important.

Trash Bag Tango
None today.

None today.

I got a haircut and color today and I really like it. I went to a new woman. She works out of her home so it costs a great deal less money. I used to spend $130 plus tip. I paid...get ready for this...$40 plus tip. Can you believe it? And she did a good job. I like her just as much.

It is interesting that the changes in me have even found their way into my hair. Since I was a very little girl, probably 3, I have had bangs. Every hairstyle I have ever had has had bangs. Recently I started feeling like I was hiding behind my hair a bit and have wanted to grow them out. Every time I would go to the salon I would tell her that I thought I wanted to let them grow and by the end of the appointment I would have her cut them. I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Finally a few months ago I bit the bullet and let them grow. Now they are pretty much officially off my face and I have gotten used to looking at myself this way. I just find it so interesting the ways we use to hide from the world, from ourselves for that matter. I know not everyone who has bangs is hiding; it's just that for me, this was one of the ways I did it. I also did it by looking in the mirror as little as possible and not taking pictures of myself.

Now I want to look at myself in the mirror all the time and I start talking to the person I see just about every time. Hee hee. Posting the pictures of myself on this blog is a big deal too. I would have NEVER done that before and still I struggle with it but I do it anyway! I do it to free myself of this self imposed box I have been in for too long. Who knew that hair could lead to such a realization?

I started a network for my family today too. I have family in Indiana, Southern Illinios, Florida, California and Australia. I thought it would be a fun way to post pictures and talk to each other. I had my oldest boys sign up right away and my mom did too. Hopefully everyone else will be as excited about it as I am. We'll see. If you want to start your own forum it is free and easy. Just go to to get started.

One last thing. I am going to go back into my old posts and label them so I can organize them and make them easier to locate on the blog. This isn't really a big deal unless you are one of the people who have subscribed to my blog because you will be getting all of the posts sent to you. Please know that I will try to get it all done quickly so it isn't too much of an inconvience and I will now be much better about this in the future so I won't have to do this again. Thanks!

1 comment:

Hanlie said...

I must try that orange and spinach!