Thursday, February 28, 2008

Day 32

Photo by Lizsmith on Flickr


Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.-- B.C. Forbes

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
1/2 quart celery, pear, spinach, sprouts

1 cup licorice tea

1/2 quart watermelon juice
This is divine!!!!!

1/2 quart watermelon juice

1 quart spinach pear, kiwi, celery

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today ???

I am so tired of weighing myself. I just don't seem to care what I weigh anymore and I keep forgetting. I will try to do it every few days.

Sleep
7.5 hours

Supplements
Probiotic
Chanca Piedra
B12
B5 morning and evening
Enzymes with each juice
Colon Cleanse - It wasn't working so I increased my dose. IT'S WORKING NOW!!!!

Exercise
None - I just couldn't do it. The energy I had in the morning was spent packing and shopping to get ready for my departure tomorrow and then later on I wasn't feeling good (I just typed food there instead of good. Hmmmm, interesting typo :o)

Physically
I am tired. I am tired. I have a headache, I am crabby and I just want to sleep for 100 years. I woke up feeling very strange indeed. I had a headache, sore throat and sore eyes. After hydrating myself I felt better and it all went away. I seemed to do OK until around 4 or 5 and then I just felt like a big pile of yuck. It should be interesting to see how I fare when I am working from 7am to 10pm for the weekend.

Positive changes
losing weight (I fit into a smaller size pants today!)
skin smooth

Detox
Coated tongue
Geographic tongue
Face looks old and tired today
Headache
Tired
Dry hands
Dizzy when standing up too quickly

Emotionally
I am crabby today. I keep trying to be in the moment and look for joy and it is a lot harder when I don't feel good. I tell myself, if this is the only moment I have for the rest of my life... and I think, oh no! There was one point that I was cuddled up in my bed and I decided to give it a shot. I was so warm and toasty and cuddly. I could hear all the kids running around downstairs and I got that moment of peace. It was nice.

I imagine that the more I do this the easier it will become. This is a challenging time so it is more difficult. I am not beating myself up for it. There is a learning curve and I am being gentle with myself.

Cravings
Meat- I have a question about this and I am wondering if anyone has any insights. I have always eaten meat. When I was a child I didn't really like meat that much. I was always eating fruit and pasta. Those were my favorite things. As I got older I started eating meat more. I preferred chicken and fish over beef. Now that I am detoxing and clearing out I obviously won't be eating meat and I assume that the cravings are the same as if I were craving chocolate (which strangely enough I haven't craved and it was one of my favorites) or pasta.

The question I am asking is if any of you think there is any validity to the Blood Type Diet. I am O and they are supposed to be the meat eaters. I haven't read the book but I looked through the list of food for my blood type. I have heard mixed things about it and I was just wanting to get a little feedback.

Trash Bag Tango
Cleaned out my wallet

Meditation
None

Ramblings
Dan left me a comment about detox footpads. He told me I should use a certain brand. I don't know anything about them because I have never used them but I looked around the site he suggested and I found this fantastic reflexology chart. So I am going to show it to my hubby and have him rub my feet all around my digestion points. I wonder if he will do it?

I went shopping to pick up some things for this weekend today. I haven't gone shopping for anything besides food in a long time. Because I am going to be a trainer, I want to look good. If I were just taking the workshop I would wear a sweatshirt and jeans so I would be comfy. I started trying on clothes this morning to see what I had. This is when I realized that I could squeeze into a brown pair of pants I haven't worn in ages because they were too small. As I said they are a bit tight but not too bad.

The two outfits I picked out were both heavily brown so I had to go out and get some brown shoes. I like both of the outfits and I think I will feel good in them. I picked up a few other things and I am all ready to go.

I called a health food store that is near the hotel that I will be staying at to ask about juices. She directed me to a Mediterranean restaurant that they order from all the time. It is called Malek Al Kabob. I called over there and the man said he could accommodate me with my juicing needs while I am there. He charges $7.50 for a quart of juice. He can't put a lot of greens in there but he has celery, parsley, carrot and beet. I will just ask him to go heavy on the celery and parsley and throw a little carrot in to zip it up. I will add my green powder into it and viola!, I will be all set.

I would have never found this place without the help of the kind woman at the health food store. Just goes to show you that you never know what is going to happen.

So the plan is that I will bring lemons, honey, and cayenne to make the master cleanse if needed. I will probably use very little, if any honey. I will bring all my supplements and herbal teas. I also bought 2 large bottles of this organic vegetable juice. It isn't the best but I figured it would be OK in case of emergency. I combine that with the juice from my Mediterranean friend and I am good to go.

Saturday is the start of the Global Juice Feast and I am so excited about it. I will be thinking about all of you wonderful souls on Saturday beginning this life changing event together. Have a wonderful beginning. If things get a little tough just remember why you are doing this. Why you have decided to embark on this journey. Keep the goal in front of you at all times. Spend time imagining in detail what your life will be like when you complete this feast. What will you look like? What will you feel like? What will you be doing? How will your life change for the better? See it all and keep it close to you. This will keep you strong and focused.

In case you haven't seen them I have a couple of movie that I made for myself to inspire me during my feast. I have posted them here. Just scroll down and check them out. I hope they will be an inspiration to you.

You've heard the old saying, one day at a time. I have found that this works so well for me. I have been having a lot of physical issues on this juice feast, a lot more than most people. Sometimes I just feel like giving up. I think, "There is no way I can make it to 92 days!" and then I think, "Can I make it through today?" The answer is always yes and then I start over fresh the next day. The days have just flown by for me. Even with all the struggles it seems to have sped by. Don't worry about tomorrow or about day 30, day 60 or especially not day 92. Just enjoy your juice today. Enjoy the sun today. Enjoy your life today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Much love to all of you!

The hotel I am staying at has a computer for public use so I will probably be able to check my emails but I am not sure I will have time to update my blog. We will see how it goes. I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

PS I RAN to the bathroom 3 times while writing this. I told you the colon cleanse was working. Now how I am going to make it in a car for 4 1/2 hours?!

6 comments:

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Have a great trip!
Pixy

Hanlie said...

I'm so glad that you found a juice supply! It's great that the Universe is meeting your needs.

Have a great and blessed weekend, and a safe drive!

Pippa said...

Michelle, how glad I am you stopped by my porch ... because now I found you. I am deeply in awe of your thorough and enthusiastic journey into Juice Feasting. Right now I am reading your blog to shreds as I prepare for the GJF start.

Thank you so much for your honest sharing and the absolutely grand way in which you inspire me.

I've subscribed to your posts with a smile.

Love & light to you!
Pippa

Ben Kaelan said...

Hey Michelle :)

Did Dan recommend Acupeds? I'm just curious.. I couldn't find this comment you referred to.

That's so cool that you found someone to make juice for you! :) Yay! :)

Wow! I used David's formula and I'm really below my 'ideal weight'... but according to the BMI I'm fine right now... at least for another 5-10lbs of weight loss! :)

Thanks for making all this information available for the rest of us! :)

Stay juicy!

- Ben

Ben Kaelan said...

About the blood type diet; I suggest you look it up on wikipedia and just read up stuff that comes up on google. That diet offers little proof to back up its claims and some of the diets (like for Type A for example) can be downright dangerous because they lack vital nutrients.

I'm O+ and I'm supposed to do very badly on a vegetarian diet; I should be eating massive amounts of meat..... darn! I guess I've proved that theory wrong! :)

Penni in Tulsa said...

I'm wondering how you are. I hope your uckiness has gone by now. I am starting my 3rd day and doing just fine. Enjoying getting in touch with what's going on inside and out. I just wanted to stop by and send you some love and positive energy.
Lots of Love...
Penni