Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Day 44





OK, so here is the picture update from top to bottom:
Before, week 4, and week 6

Juices in order of consumption
1 quart spinach, celery, orange
1 quart watermelon
1 quart red boston lettuce, celery, cilantro, tomato, snap peas, baby frisee, kelp
1 quart spinach, celery, pineapple

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today 152.5

Sleep
7 hours

Supplements
Probiotic
Chanca Piedra
B12
zinc
B5 morning and evening
Enzymes with each juice
Colon Cleanse

Exercise
Boo hoo. I am bad.

Physically
I felt good today. I had a good amount of energy. I had a bit of heartburn again today but not too bad. It passed quickly.

Positive changes
Nothing has changed. I am not writing it again. :o)

Detox
Ditto above

Emotionally
I am very excited today. I am busy coming up with plans for my hubby's party. I will tell you about it below. I have also been thinking about taking some raw chef courses and that has got me a bit excited too. I am not sure if I will be able to do it yet since it is in another state and quite a bit of moola but I am thinking about it. We'll see.

Cravings
None

Trash Bag Tango
No time for that cuz I was doing so much other stuff today.

Meditation
I pulled this card from my Journey deck today:

Acceptance
"Clearly, what is meant to be, is. The peace is always in that."
Gangaji
Are you finding it difficult to accept things the way they are? Are you fighting your current circumstances, wishing for something different? What if everything taking place in this moment is exactly as it should be? What if you were just to relax?

When you accept that everything is as it is, the natural course of action flows freely. When you continue to fight, resist, rail against what is here, you keep those circumstances in motion.

When you truly relax and let what is just be, the next appropriate action is effortlessly revealed.

Acceptance leads to wholesome right action.


As I typed the words it really hit me that I am always trying to figure out my next move. Always hoping to be better, get better. It reminds me of what I read in The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks. The whole concept of going downstream. How we often struggle and try to turn our boat upstream when we should really just let go and let the stream take us where we need to go.

In theory, it makes perfect sense. My uncle who lives in Australia lives his life like that. A few years back he said that the Universe was telling him that he had to come back to America. He really didn't want to but the Universe kept telling him so he did it. I can't understand that concept just yet. I can't seem to get out of my mind enough to really trust.

I guess I shouldn't say that because I have done that before. When I went to my first Journey intensive I KNEW that I was going to go through the entire practitioner program. I didn't have the money and I didn't know how I was going to get it but I didn't need to. I called my husband and I said, "I am going to do this. I have to do this. I don't know how but I know it will work out." That was so unusual for me.

So I guess I can do it, I just don't live my life from that place all the time. It is an occasional thing that pops up for me. I guess it is a process just like anything and perhaps I will begin to live my life from that place more often. It sounds like a good place to be.

Ramblings
So, I put some calls out regarding my hubby's party to see what I could do. I am waiting to hear back from the location but my current plan is to rent this large indoor soccer facility that we have about 15 minutes from the house. My husband has played there religiously since we moved here about 6 years ago.

I think I am going to go with a Survivor theme. It is the only show my husband watches on tv. He loves all of the challenges so I have been searching the web and there are a lot of good ideas out there. My husband is so competitive especially with the other dads and I think it would be sooo funny to have them all competing against each other Survivor style. I would have some challenges just for the kids too. I will have to work out the details.

I think I am going to turn the party into a fundraiser for a local charity and have everyone bring things to donate instead of gifts. If I do it right I may be able to get some more donations too. We have this old friend who plays in a band so I am going to see if I can get them to play. I think it has huge potential to be a ton of fun.

I am anxiously awaiting my opportunity to catch up on the Oprah, Eckhart class that happened last night. I couldn't log on because hubby had a soccer game and I had kiddies to care for. I am so glad they have it up to download.

I am happy today. My life is full and sometimes I forget just how lucky I am. Not today!

5 comments:

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Girl, you look so good! Your face has totally changed. Much slimmer and your eyes are way brighter. I don't think it's just the lighting either. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm better today and look forward to a stellar tomorrow. I love ABRAHAM! Going to order some new CDs. You just reminded me of it.
XO
Pixy
PS. Hubby's Bday sounds like crazy fun.

Hanlie said...

Hi Gorgeous! You are looking fabulous!

Funny that you should be thinking about acceptance today, because it's been on my mind too... Things are definitely changing for me!

I love your party ideas... Next year we can plan our 40th birthdays together!

Glad you're happy today...

Penni said...

I love reading your daily updates. I really look forward to them. I can really see a difference in your face, Michelle. You look really great...glowing! Thank you for reminding me to download Oprah/Eckhart. I have been so busy this week and I am going to do it right now.

Love to you...
Penni

Carrie Cegelis said...

Look at that light coming through!
Lovely....
You are IT! Tagged....you now have the joy of getting to share 5 facts about yourself that are previously unknown to the JF world. And then choose 3 more people to request the same. Share the love!
xx

Ben Kaelan said...

The transformation is amazing! I'm starting to wish I had done the same thing throughout my juice feast! :P

Oh well!

Totally love the story about having to hang on to your pants to keep them from falling whilst running after the kids! Hahahaa. There was this one time in Glasgow, when I was on the Pagano diet, I had gone down to 145lbs in a really short time. I went to Marks and Spencer to pick up some food and forgot to put on a belt. I walked away from the till after paying for my food only to realize I had left my umbrella there (gotta love the UK, always rains) so I ran back to get it and suddenly my pants were down to my ankles in the middle of the store ... and I was wearing the infamous SUPERMAN underwear (see blog) LOL!!! It was SO embarassing... but really funny in retrospect!... They should have special assistance funds for those of us who lose a lot of weight to buy new clothes ;)