Friday, February 1, 2008

Day 5

Photo by Pureen on Flickr

Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption

1. 1 quart Water with lemon

2. Bok Choy, Swiss chard, celery, lemon, mint, apple, spirulina, chlorella

2 large bok choy stalks, 2 large swiss chard stalks, 4 stalks celery, 1/2 lemon, 4-5 sprigs mint, 1 apple, 2 spirulina and 1 chlorella capsules.

This was very tasty. It was really nice and light. I love mint so much. It is so refreshing.

3. 1 quart of water

4. Swiss chard, spinach, celery, lemon, ginger, pear, spirulina, chlorella, kelp

2 large bok choy stalks, 2 handfuls spinach, 4 stalks celery, 1 lemon, 1 1/2- 2 inch piece ginger, 1 pear, 2 spirulina and 1 chlorella capsules.

Oooh, zippy and zingy. The additional lemon and ginger that I put in made this so fun. It was like a party in my mouth. I was thinking I could have used only 1/2 the pear next time.

5. 1 quart water

6. Spinach, carrot, cucumber, tomato, garlic, alfalfa sprouts, cayenne, turmeric, spirulina, chlorella

1/2 lb spinach, 4 oz. carrots, 1 cucumber, handful grape tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, 2 oz. alfalfa sprouts, sprinkle of spices, 2 spirulina and 1 chlorella capsules.

It was nice to drink something that actually tasted like food...and kind of weird at the same time. As usual my first sip was less than enjoyable but I quickly got used to it and for the most part enjoyed it.

I normally just take the spirulina and chlorella pills but this time I mixed it in with the juice. I don't know if I did something wrong but it all globbed up and didn't mix well with the liquid so I had these small globs of green slime that I got in my mouth every once in a while. I can't imagine what I could have done wrong but this can't be right.

7. Swiss chard, spinach, pear, blueberry, mint

3 large stalks Swiss chard, rest of spinach (?) 1 pear, 1 pint blueberries, few sprigs mint.

I added the mint at the last minute because I knew it was going to be bad tomorrow and I ended up wishing I hadn't. It tasted better without it. It was still good, just not as good.

I ended up taking 2 cascara Sagrada tablets today. I also forgot to take the hemp oil. I don't know how.

Starting 173.5
Today 168

My body is too busy rebuilding to worry about weight loss. :o)

7 hours

None, I don't have any good reason. I just forgot. I guess the kids being home for a snow day threw me off a bit.


My headache is gone. I still have many of the same symptoms, they are just getting less extreme.

  • Detox
    My skin seems really dry, my lips are chapping and I am always thirsty.
    Coated tongue
    Heavy chest and coughing up phlegm
    Underlying heartburn that is bugging me
    Heavy Limbs
    Tummy Rumblings

  • Positive changes
    My eyes seem to be brighter (no one has noticed so it may just be me but that's OK, cuz I am all that really matters.)
    Smooth skin

Emotional Symptoms

I was a bit more angry today than normal and I think it may be because the kids were home for school and it threw off my rhythm a bit. I was planning on doing a Journey process on myself today. I really need to be alone and uninterrupted for it so that ended up being impossible. I will have to wait til next week. Other than that I was fine.


My kids were eating honey mustard pretzels and I got this quick craving for them. It went away FAST because I don't even like those. Weird.

I listened to The Healthiest Year of Your Life podcast with Byron Katie tonight. It was really interesting to see her take on things. I have heard of The Work and I have never really explored it. I went to her website and downloaded the worksheets and completed The One Belief at a Time Worksheet. I put "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" in there and it is pretty amazing what came up for me.

I have had an inkling that I have some secondary gains revolving around this issue. I already knew that I used food as a comfort and a substitute for love; loving myself. Now I can see that I am getting more out of it than just that. I am getting attention and having the opportunity to be unusual. It is definitely time to do a Journey process around this. I have been wanting to do it for a very long time and I just haven't been able to do it. There can be no more delay. I will do it next week.

The other thing I got was how "my thinking" has hurt me. My thinking tends to dwell on the negative instead of the positive. When my husband calls and asks me how I am feeling I usually will give him the standard "fine" and then I launch into everything that is wrong with me even if it isn't that big of a deal. Why do I always look for the bad? If I truly wanted to be healthy I would look for the good.

What a great step in the right direction for me. I will continue to contemplate these things and meditate on them so that I may bring them to light and get them out.

I will put a clip of Byron Katie doing The Work on a woman in regards to her body at the bottom of this post. There are several things here that stuck a cord for me.

Just to let you know, I am notoriously bad about being on the computer over the weekend. I usually like to spend the time with my husband so if I do post it will be brief.

Have a great weekend!


David and Katrina Rainoshek said...

Hello Michelle!

Thank you so much for the link to your wonderful video and congratulations to you on starting out on your journey to health!

I read your blog yesterday, and was thinking about it all afternoon...mostly about what you said re: feeling fear at how sick you may be. Right after I read your blog, I read an article by Brian Clement, who runs the Hippocrates Institute in Florida, about overcoming cancer. His top tip for living cancer free is : "Do not strengthen cancer by considering it powerful. Consider it temporary" Of course, the same goes for any health challenge we may be facing. SO I was SO happy to see your blog of today, all about positive thinking! What you are transforming in your life right now need not be scary, you can have great faith in your body's ability to heal, it was designed to do so and what you are doing right now, through Juice Feasting and through learning about nutrition, will support your body to heal in the most amazing way possible.

Keep up the excellent work!

With many blessings,

Katrina Rain

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for you beautiful words. I was brought to tears while reading it. I sooooooo appreciate your support and encouragement and I KNOW you are absolutely right about all of it.

This journey for me is more than just about what I eat or don't eat. It is a powerful and complete life change for me and I know it will take time. I am being honest with myself for the first time and am reaping the rewards already.

I am feeling stronger today both physically and emotionally. I know my body is busy doing all the things it needs to do and I am so much more grateful for it than I have ever been in my life.

I feel blessed that you have kept me in your thoughts and also very grateful. Thank you sooo much!