Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 24

Photo by Sage on Flickr

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

1 quart romaine, tomato, celery, cilantro, onion, cucumber, garlic, hemp oil, kelp

1 quart Romaine, cucumber, pear, ginger

Only got 3 quarts in me today. My stomach was upset AGAIN after the second juice. It wasn't bad but once I had the third quart I was done. I could barely finish it. Then I had an upset stomach the rest of the night.

Starting 173.5
Today 158.5

It was a nice surprise to see the scale after a few days. Woo hoo, that is now a total of 15 lbs. I love how it is so frequently .5. It is funny.

6.5 hours

5 min. on rebounder

I planned on going to a yoga class at 7:00 but with my stomach feeling as sick as it did I couldn't imagine bending and twisting. Eeew.

I woke up feeling pretty tired. As usual I wake up like a zombie and as the day goes on I feel better. I am beginning to think I have an adrenal problem. Here is a quote from Gary Null talking about the thyroid:

However, when low energy is most severe upon awakening, even after restful sleep, and in the early morning, it usually implies a low adrenal state.

Hmmm, I wake up tired everyday. I can barely open my eyes some days. They just don't want to function...I don't want to function. I found some good information about adrenal fatigue here.
I should call my doctor and see if I can get any of the tests that they recommend. Probably not. Going to a regular MD has always been such a waste of time for me.

There are some natural things to take for it. I am not sure I want to go that route. I am trying to steer clear from supplements and the like. I want to give my body a chance to heal itself. I decided to go ahead and take the B5 simply because it was quite apparent that I had no peristalsis and I need to get that going. I also had many of the other things B5 is supposed to help so I took it.

I am thinking I will wait and see if detoxing and cleaning myself out will help my body. I will focus my energy on getting my digestive system up and running and see where that leads. I can always re-visit the adrenal issue in 30-60 days.

Positive changes
Skin on body is nice
Pants getting loose
Face is beginning to look better. I have more of a glow again.

Tongue is coated
Geographic tongue
Still have some pimples and a bit of a rash on forehead along hairline
Dry hands

Not much going on in the emotional department today.

I craved stir fry with white rice today.

Trash Bag Tango
Helped my teenagers clean out their backpacks and organize their school work

None - I was not home in the morning and my 5 year old was home with me the rest of the day.

I had my second colonic appointment today and I have to tell you I was a bit worried about it. I was going at 9:30am and I was thinking that if I had another session like the first I would not be able to function the rest of the day. Thank goodness it seems like I managed to fully release any and all emotion that was stored down there the first time because nothing came up today.

The hydrotherapist said that this was a much more productive session when it comes to removing actual physical waste. I guess I needed to remove all that emotional waste before the physical waste could come out. Whatever. Bring it on.

There was some really large, clay like bits. I was really shocked at what I saw. I won't go into details (thank goodness right?) but I am guessing it was in there a long time. She was telling me that there have been cases of people having their colon explode from not moving waste out. I had no idea.

The hydrotherapist suggested I do a Liver/Gallbladder cleanse. I have an uncle who lives in Australia and he is a natural health expert. He has helped many people heal themselves of disease including himself. He has been telling me for years I need to do this. I am afraid of it. I know I have gallstones. I had an ultrasound and it is loaded with stones. When I asked about the size of them they wouldn't tell me. I am so worried that something will get stuck. Gallbladder attacks are so painful and I have already suffered so many of them, it is scary.

I am supposed to begin takingChanca Piedra (Stone Breaker) . It is to be taken on days 30-60 of the juice feast and is supposed to breakup kidney, liver and gallbladder stones. I am going to do that and see how it goes. Hopefully I won't need to do the other cleanse after taking this product but if I do I am sure I will muster up the courage.

Hanlie left me a comment the other day:

I was telling my colonic therapist about your colonic and she say that it does sometimes happen, and after a big emotional release with lots of crying, one could normally expect a chunk of weight to fly off.

Thank you so much for that comment. I am not a freak! Yipee! Really, it did make me feel good. It is nice to know that I am not the only one which I guess I know that at some level but it never hurts to hear it. And, thanks for thinking about me when you are getting a colonic. You're so sweet.

Today when my teenagers came home from school I sat with each of them independently and helped them organize their books, folders etc. Their stuff was such a mess. I told them that I wanted to do this with them at the beginning of each quarter and after a bit they would be able to do it on their own.

I didn't lecture them. I asked what kind of homework they had to do and I left them to do it. I continued their grounding from their electronics for 2 reasons. One, I felt I needed to stick with what I had said and two, I think they could use a break from it. I will most likely give them back their privileges next week but limit the use. These phones, computers, and video games can be quite addictive and before you know it, time has passed without getting anything done. I think they may need help with this.

So, we will see. Thank you for the kind comments about this. I will be vigilant to stay centered and remember this is their journey. I will help them but I will not do for them. I am working on it ;o)


Hanlie said...

Love the picture! And I think you're doing great with your kids.

I was just thinking about the endocrine system today and I think you'd be wise to let your body heal. This juice feast will go a long way to balancing the endocrine system and your way of eating afterwards will continue that healing. You are doing all the right things.

Way to go on the colonic! I am so pleased! However, be careful of liver/gallbladder cleanses. Here's a little something I wrote last year:

If you ever come across a recipe on the internet for a liver cleanse involving Epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil, do not, I repeat, DO NOT be tempted to try it. I did and would have welcomed death! I had non-stop diarrhea and even some vomiting for days! But I didn’t pass a single stone…

I have since found a gentler recipe, and will give it a try shortly. If it works without actually expelling my liver too, I’ll be glad to share it with you.

I haven't tried the new method yet, but there is no way I'm ever doing this with Epsom salts! I thought I was going to die!

I think the Breakstone should probably take care of it. I wonder if I'll be able to get it locally.

Keep it up, my friend, you inspire me daily!

Hanlie said...

I'm awarding you a juice feaster award for your courage. Congrats!! You really deserve it! :)

(go here for instructions on how to post your juice feaster award: )