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.
See, I told you it was coming.
8 1/2 hours
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.
Underlying heartburn (it's getting better)
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!
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.