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Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
Quart of Water with lemon
Bentonite and psyllium
Quart Swiss chard, bok choy, pear, lemon, cucumber, celery
1/2 bunch swiss chard, 2 stalks bok choy, 1 pear, 1/2 lemon, 1 cucumber, 4 stalks celery
Quart of water
Quart celery, orange, spinach
3 stalks celery, 4 oranges, 1/2 lb spinach
Quart of water
Quart celery, spinach, apple, lemon, cucumber
5 stalks celery, 1/2 lb spinach, 1 apple, 1/2 lemon, 1 cucumber
Quart of water
Quart of celery, lemon, romaine, cucumber
7 stalks celery, 1/2 lemon, 1 1/2 bunches romaine, 1 cucumber
This was not my favorite. It was a little too bitter. I could have gone with 1 bunch of romaine and it probably would have been better.
I have decided that I am going to have 1 juice a day that doesn't have any fruit in it. Then after a bit I will make it 2 and so on. I have to cut down on my sugar content and I think this will be a good way to make the necessary changes. I will get used to it.
1 hour of house cleaning, complete with window washing!
As you can see, I managed to consume all 4 quarts of juice again today. I was a little bloated throughout the day but not really that bad. I had the same underlying heartburn that is pretty slight. I am seriously wondering if it is the spirulina and/or chlorella that is upsetting my stomach. I was going to take it and then realized that I was feeling good and didn't want to jinx it so I skipped it and made it through the day great.
I had a lot more energy today and I used it to clean up the house. It felt good to get my body moving and to have a nice, clean area in my house.
Clear fluid filled bump on the bottom of my lip on the inside. It popped by the end of the day but I could still feel a small area that was raised.
Hands are dry
I stopped using deodorant
My ears are a lot cleaner
I felt a lot more upbeat today. It is amazing how much the digestive system is linked to not only our physical well being but also our emotional. It is hard to feel upbeat when you aren't digesting food properly. When I think back over my life and how I felt I know a lot of it was tied to my digestion. It is amazing to me.
None again. So weird.
So I feel like I am back in action. I am so glad about that.
We had a big snowstorm today and the kids were actually taken out of school half way through the day so they would be home before it hit. My 14 year old went out to snow board with his friends on the hill behind our house and he came back with a nice cut on his head. I took him to the emergency room where he got some staples to close it up.
He is such a cool kid. He came in like it was no big deal. He says, "mom, come here, I'm bleeding and it's a lot." He wasn't upset at all or freaked out and there was blood running all down his head and neck. After I looked at it and decided we needed to go to the ER he was so upset because he wanted to go back and land the trick he was trying to do! Once we got in to see the doc he barely flinched while they stapled him up. He did hold his mom's hand while they did it just to make me feel better. :o)
I have been making my juices as needed throughout the day. I started out making them all in the morning and decided that since I am home most of the time I might as well make them as I go. There are times that I will make up more than one juice. When I am going to be away from the house for a sporting event, party etc. I make sure to bring them with me.
There are positives and negatives to doing it this way. The positive is that it doesn't take me 1 1/2 hours to make my juice in the morning which can get tedious, the juice tastes so much better, I can make what I feel like drinking at that time - I am not stuck drinking something I don't really want, the juice has more nutrients in it, and the color is more vibrant and makes me happy.
The downside is that if something comes up like my son having to go to the ER, you have to stop and make a juice to bring with you, you have a bit more work because you are taking out the food and cleaning up more times. For me the positives far outweigh the negatives so I will keep doing it this way.
You should have seen the looks I got when I pulled out my big mason jar filled with vibrant green juice. It was so funny to watch people watching me while trying to be inconspicuous. Makes me smile.
Because of the snowstorm my colonic appointment was cancelled. I was so disappointed because I was really looking forward to getting some answers and some help and I couldn't get in for another week. So I will wait and fortunately it won't feel like such a long wait because I am feeling better! Yippee!
You may have noticed that I am posting at a different time. I have decided to post each morning about the previous day because it is easier for me with my family. I was feeling like I was spending too much time in here typing away and besides, by the end of the day I have had enough of the computer. So I think this will work really good for me during the week. We will see how the weekends go.