Thursday, February 21, 2008

Day 25

Photo by Weeping-Willow on Flickr

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
1 quart orange and romaine
I was out of everything else so this is what was left. It was surprisingly good, a bit sweet but good.
1 quart romaine, celery, cabbage, carrot, cilantro, cucumber
1 head romaine, 5 stalks celery, a couple of shredded cabbage, a couple handfuls baby carrots, 1 big handful cilantro, 1/2 large cucumber
The cabbage gave it a bit of a different taste but I liked it.
That is all the juice I had. My stomach was upset and I just couldn't stand the thought of choking down more juice only to be bloated, gassy and sick.
Weight
Starting 173.5
Today Forgot to weigh myself :o(

Sleep
8 hours

Exercise
5 minutes on rebounder

Physically
I am sure you already know. I had stomach issues again. Enough said. I don't want to dwell on it. It will get better.

Positive changes
Skin on body is nice
Pants getting loose
Face is looking different. I went in the bathroom today and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I was stopped dead in my tracks. I didn't even look like myself. My face looks so different. Not just thinner, but I didn't recognize myself.
I went out and said to my husband, "Does my face look different to you?" Before he even looked at me he said a resounding yes. He said he noticed it to and he liked it ;o)

Detox
Tongue is coated
Geographic tongue
Dry hands
Stomach - don't know if it's detox though

Emotionally
I felt very productive today. I felt like I got so much done. It was mostly reading, researching, listening, learning etc. but it was great. I have this inner energy today. I can't really explain it. It is like I am raring to go and it is 9:30pm and I don't see it slowing down any time soon. It's not a physical energy though.

Cravings
Homemade chicken noodle soup. It's what my family had for dinner and the smell was brutal. Looking at it was tough.

Trash Bag Tango
None

Meditation
15 minutes

Ramblings

My good friend Hanlie, who I seem to be mentioning in every post these days, has awarded me with the Juice Feasting Award. You can read more about it here. I am so grateful for the award and the funny thing was that when Hanlie got hers I was thinking, "Aw, I was going to give her an award and Ben beat me to it." Thanks again!
For every day that you partake in the juice feast it is like going back 120 days. I think this is the coolest thing. I love to figure out where I am in relation to this concept. Today I am about 8 years back. I was 30 years old and I had 3 kids. We were living in our old house in our home town. It was a decent sized house for 5 people. We loved the location.
I think this is right around the time that I was finally free from my long standing postpartum depression that I had with my third son. I had been to a therapist and it was a joke. I spent so much time there and $. She wanted me to go on medication but I didn't want to take the drugs. After months and months with no improvement I finally caved and succumbed to the drugs. They worked like a charm.
Of course I was eating horribly, unconsciously. I feel like so much of my life was in a fog. I think back and I can hardly remember. If only I would have known what I know now... If only I would have known what I know now, I wouldn't be the person that I am today so it's all perfect.
I have so much left to detox. When I complete the full 92 days I will have gone back to 8 years old. The funny thing is that I really think I need to go back farther. I would have to Juice Feast for about 116 days to make it back to my birth and an extra 3 days to clear out my time in the womb. That takes me to 119 days.
Can I do that? Or do I wait and do another feast at a later time to get all the way back. The thing is that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the saddest, scariest and most emotional times for me were before the age of 8 and I know I need to deal with that. Katrina, if your reading this, could you let me know if it is possible to do the feast for that long? Thanks so much.
Since beginning to write this post and reflecting on all of this I have begun to wind down. I will say goodnight and sweet dreams to all of you!

6 comments:

Hanlie said...

I have the same thing going on with my face! I look like I did when I was much younger and more hopeful. It's as if my cares and heartbreaks have just fallen off me. And they have! I'll write you an e-mail about that later!

I'd also be interested in going back to birth. So many of the things that became my truth occurred at a very young age. And of course I was formula-fed. I'd love to detox from that! So that would take me to Day 119 too! How cool is it that we're so close in age. I was born Sept 5, 1969. And you?

Penni in Tulsa said...

Hello Michelle!
Stopping by to give you a big cyber hug! I am sorry your tum has been upset....hoping it settles soon. I am so inspired by your journey, your weight loss and overall transformation thus far. You are doing great. Are you planning to try for the entirety of the 92 days? I am starting next Saturday with the rest of the GJFer's. Can't wait to join the adventure!
xoxo....Penni

Michelle said...

Hanlie,
I was born Aug 16, 1969. Only 20 days apart! How funny.

I can't wait to see a picture of you. When are you planning on sharing with all of us? You sound like you are doing great and you are such an inspiration to me with the exercise. I still haven't quite gotten into the swing of it yet.

Penni,
Thanks so much for your kind words. You are a sweetie. I never commited to any specific time but since starting the feast I am pretty sure that I want to do the whole 92 days.

I can't wait to see how it goes for you. I love your insights. In fact I am going to your blog right now. I just saw on twitter that you have a new post.

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Ben Kaelan said...

Hey :)

I just thought I'd mention; cabbage is so good for you and so alkalizing but it's really bad for inducing bloating. I have up on it a few weeks ago... Just something to think about if you start to notice the same pattern I did. Plus it has that really spicy aftertaste eh? :S

Juicy hugs! :)

Ben Kaelan said...

by "have up on it" I of course meant "gave up on it". LOL