Monday, February 4, 2008

Day 7

Beginning picture vs. end of week 1 picture

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption

1. 1 quart water with lemon

2. Orange, Spinach, Romaine

4 oranges, 1/2 lb spinach, 1/2 head romaine

Very nice. It was great to have this in the morning. It was more like breakfast.

3. 1 quart water

4. Romaine, carrots, tomato, celery, garlic, green onion, basil, kelp, hemp oil, cayenne, spirulina, chlorella

1 head romaine, 4 oz. carrots, 4 oz. tomatoes, 5 stalks celery, 1 1/2 cloves garlic, 1 green onion, handful basil, sprinkle cayenne

The taste of this was really delightful. I enjoyed it when I tasted it so much. I ended up waiting to drink it for a while and the weirdest things happened to it. It separated. It was like these clumps of food were separating and floating around in the juice. If I shook it up it looked normal again and then would start to separate again. I even strained it again and took more solids out of it and then it separated more. I had to drink it quick to get it down.

5. 1 quart water

6. Red Swiss chard, blackberries, lemon, cucumber

1/2 bunch red Swiss chard, 6 oz blackberries, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cucumber

This was a wonderful deep purple color and was so nice to have something that wasn't green. I could have done without the lemon.

7. 1 quart water

8. Spinach, lemon, apple, celery, ginger

1/2 lb. spinach, 1 lemon, 2 inches ginger, 1/2 apple, 5-6 stalks celery

Too much lemon this time. The lemons I got this time are huge and this had a ton of lemon in it. I had an upset stomach and couldn't finish this. I only drank half of it.

Starting 173.5
Today 166

See, I told you it was coming.

8 1/2 hours

Five Tibetans
5 minutes on my new rebounder! Yipee. It is fun. I would have liked to do more but I just didn't have the time. Tomorrow I will though.

I had a lot of energy today. Felt good and ready to go. I am not sure if it was the separating drink I had or what but my stomach got upset around 6:00-7:00 in the evening. It felt like my stomach just wasn't digesting and the juice was sitting in there. Such loud rumblings my husband could hear them across the room. I am glad it started after I left the superbowl party.

Coated tongue
Underlying heartburn (it's getting better)

Positive changes
My skin is luscious. I mean it. I want to rub it all day long. Between the skin brushing, the coconut oil and the juicing, I am one smooth mother (literally).

When I look at myself in the mirror I think I look so much prettier. I guess this could go under the emotional category just as easily.

Wow, I woke up feeling on top of the world today! So much gratitude and joy and love. I felt so fantastic.

When I would come back home after my Journey events I would feel this aliveness that I never felt before. I was so calm with my children, in love with them and patient. The same for my husband. My love was so strong I could hardly contain it.

It always seemed that over time that good feeling would leave me slowly but surely. I could never quite attain that elated feeling I had. Well, that fabulous feeling I remember is back! It is exactly how I felt this morning. I was bouncy and smiling and joyous. Wow, the power of juice!

It was a little harder to stay away from food today simply because I attended a superbowl party that had a ton of good food spread out and people were eating non-stop and raving about how good everything was. I sipped away at my juice and eventually went in the other room.

What I am doing is so much more important to me than eating at a superbowl party!

Week Overview

So one week has passed since I began my juice feasting journey. It has been quite a week.

I have released 7 pounds this week. And while I know this isn't about the weight loss for me, it does feel good to know that I am ready to release the weight that has so lovingly kept me protected for all these years.

Thank you, I no longer need you to protect me. I am safe!

I have had some physical ups and downs and I am so grateful that the ups are here AND I am ready for anything that comes. Physically I feel so much more alive. I have more energy and did I tell you how much I love my skin? Oh yeah, I did. Well let me tell you again. I LOVE MY SKIN!

The biggest changes for me have been emotional. I feel like I am back in touch with my feelings like I was when I was in the depths of my Journey work. It feels so good to acknowledge how I feel without judgment. It is so freeing to know that this elation that I felt when doing The Journey can actually be mine any time.

The biggest of the emotional changes has been in the way I feel about myself. I have been on this path of learning to love myself for some time. It has been a slow journey but still a journey. Well this past week feels like I was teleported forward to a place where I do love and appreciate my body.

When I first started this work I tried to do one of the exercises in Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life . It was the one where you are supposed to go to the mirror, look into your eyes and say, "I love and accept you exactly as you are." I couldn't do it. I couldn't even say the words. After doing a very powerful Journey process I was able to say the words to myself and now I find I am giving myself loving pep talks in the mirror everyday. What a change.

So that is it. I finish up week 1 feeling extremely grateful for the opportunity to make these changes and looking forward to another week filled with whatever may come.


Hanlie said...

Wow, you are radiant! You look fantastic. I've got some pimples right now (TOM approaching and detoxing), but I also look prettier!

I have done the mirror work as well and must actually get back into it. In the beginning I was constantly looking for flaws: the eyebrows needed attention, bags under my eyes, lines around my mouth from years of smoking, roots showing, etc. Then I started getting into it and the experience took me to a very special place. It's sad that we let go of these good things... It really is a question of doing it daily, or losing it.

Keep it up!

Michelle said...

Here is me practicing how to accept a compliment... Thank you very much.

You are sounding much better today. I am glad for that. I am going to go check out your website right now and see what is going on with you.