Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 18

Photo by @rild (away for a while) on Flickr

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
1 quart spinach, celery, orange
Same as always

1 quart romaine, red pepper, celery, onion, garlic, cucumber, hemp oil, kelp
2 heads romaine, 1/2 red pepper, 7 stalks of celery, 1 green onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 cucumber
Good

1 quart spinach, celery, pineapple, mint
1/2 lb spinach, 3 stalks celery, 1/2 pineapple, handful of mint
This juice was the best because my hubby made it for me for Valentine's Day! He said since he couldn't take me out to eat or buy me chocolates he would be my juice boy for the day. He's so sweet. He also got me some flowers.

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today 162

Sleep
9.5 hours

Exercise
Yoga stretches

Physically

I was pretty drained for most of the day. I just felt so tired and I didn't want to push it. I did a lot of crying the night before so I just took it easy.
I spent about an hour in bed with a castor oil pack on my stomach hoping to help my colon. What a great excuse to lie in bed and relax.

Positive changes
Skin is soft and smooth
Tummy is flatter

Detox
Coated tongue
Canker sore
Fluid filled bubble on lower lip still coming and going
Skin on palms and fingers dry

Emotionally
I had a good day emotionally. Nothing big happened; I just took it easy all day.

Cravings
None

Trash Bag Tango
None

Meditation
None

Ramblings
Valentines day was pretty uneventful for me. Being so tired, having 5 kids and a basketball practice doesn't leave too much fun for V-day. It isn't a big deal. We love each other everyday so we don't really need a day to express it. We did sit together and watch Survivor. It is the only show my husband likes to watch on TV. He wishes he could go on the show.

I watched Phillip's video that he posted on We Like it Raw. He had some great things to say about emotions and the winter season. Living in Chicago I tend to have a hard time with the winter months (which seem to go on forever). It's funny, besides being really cold, I haven't had the normal restlessness and unhappiness that I normally get this time of year. My dad called from Florida to tell me that he saw somewhere that my area had only 11 minutes of sunshine in a month. Can you imagine? It's not really bothering me. Maybe it's all the liquid sunshine I am drinking.

Since I did a castor oil pack today I thought I would share a bit of information about it. I did it because the hydrotherapist said that along with the B5, the castor oil pack would stimulate the peristalsis of my colon. When I had a chance and did a little research I found that castor oil packs have some other uses too.

Apparently castor oil has been used for a long time. There is evidence that it was used as far back as ancient Egypt. Edgar Cayce was the first to popularize the use of castor oil in the modern world. He used it for many different things.

According to EarthClinic.com castor oil packs are used for: cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), poor eliminations, epilepsy, various liver conditions such as cirrhosis and torpid liver, scleroderma, headaches, appendicitis, arthritis, incoordination between assminilations and eliminations, colitis, intestinal disorders such as stricture and colon impaction, incoordination between nervous systems, neuritis, and toxemia.

It is really easy to do. I went to a local health food store and purchased a bottle of castor oil for 2.99 and the flannel cloth for 3.99. I went home and saturated the cloth with the oil. The cloth should be folded so there are at least 2 layers and 3-4 is even better. I placed it on my stomach and covered it with a sheet of plastic wrap. Then I crawled into bed with my lava buns that had been heated in the microwave. That's it. I just rested there for about an hour.

When I was finished I took 2 teaspoons of baking soda and mixed it with some warm water and washed my abdomen to get the oil off. I folded up the flannel cloth and placed it into the zip top bag that it came in so it is ready for next time. Pretty simple.

2 comments:

fatma said...

Thank you for having me on your blogroll. I love your blog and the picture of you on day 7 is awesome. I am a Leo too :)

Fatma

Hanlie said...

You sound much better! The castor oil pack sounds interesting...