Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day 52

Photo by Marry Anne Thygesen on Flickr

Juices in order of consumption
1 quart orange, celery, spinach

1 quart romaine, cilantro, collard greens, tomato, garlic, kelp

1 quart romaine, mango, pineapple, cilantro

Starting 173.5
Today 148

Lost 25.5 lbs

6.5 hours

Chanca Piedra
Enzymes with each juice
Colon Cleanse


Ugh. I am not feeling too good today. I still have loose stools and I got some heartburn. I went out to the health food store and stocked up on all the things I was out of so I can get back on track.

Positive changes
Skin smooth
Losing weight

Burning eyes
Coated tongue
Sore spot on back left side of throat
Bumps on skin as before

I had an amazing Journey process today so despite feeling poor on the physical front I felt really fantastic on the emotional front. I found myself in this large, dark, and cavernous part of my body. It felt very lonely, cold and sad. I only needed to talk with myself and forgive myself for all the times I didn't take care of myself or like myself. It was very powerful and in the end the area that was once dark and lonely was filled with warm, golden light that poured out of me. I was uplifted and felt fantastic. Good stuff.

None. I didn't spend as much time surfing the net looking for food but I did wander around Whole foods to see what was going on. I was there to find the magazine Get Fresh that was supposed to be in stores. Unfortunately, my Whole Foods didn't have it. ;o(

I looked at all the prepared food and smelled it while I was there though. It was weird because I didn't crave it. I was just really curious. Then I went next store to the bookstore and bought Ani Phyo's book called Ani's Raw Food Kitchen . I went through the whole book slowly, page by page and I can't wait. I didn't feel compelled to stop though. It's like I am just getting myself ready.

Trash Bag Tango

My Journey

Today is St. Joseph's Day. When I was young this was a really big deal for me. I would always dress in red and have Italian food. I didn't grow up with any kind of religion especially not Catholic so it didn't have anything to do with religion. It was a way for me to connect with my Italian heritage. The funny thing is that my dad is 100% Italian and 1/2 Sicilian where St. Joseph's day used to be big but he couldn't have cared less about it. It was my thing, just for me. So here is to my Italian side and to St. Joseph.

I had some bananas that were just about to get overripe so I decided to try making some crepes or leather or something. I blended them up in the Vitamix and spread them out on my teflex sheets. I am about to go and take them off, cut them and maybe try to roll them up. We'll see. I had my husband try them and he said they were really good so I think my kids will like them. I hope so.

I am sooooo excited because it seems that I found a place to have my husband's party. The plans have changed a bit and are closer to my original idea that I never told you about. We are going to go camping for the weekend. I found this campground that is only 30 minutes from my house. I am going to reserve a large campsite that is right on the river. The campground has a spring fed swimming hole, fishing, pool and playground. We can bring in a volleyball net and any other kinds of games too.

I talked to some of my friends and they are on board with the Survivor thing. I think I found my host and one of the best party planners and the best builders to help with whatever I need. I sent out an email to friends and family to let them know about the plans and to have them save the date. I heard back from many who are equally excited. One of hubby's old friends is even going to fly in from DC. I think it is going to be awesome!

The best part is I hate camping! I love all the fun stuff you do while camping, I just hate sleeping in a tent so hubby is going to appreciate it even more. Plans are in the works to be an unforgettable weekend. Yeah!!!

So I am off to roll banana leather that I won't be eating and then I will be dropping in bed fast asleep. Sweet dreams.


Penni said...

I loved reading about your experience in your Journey group. Really beautiful. I think your husband's Survivor party theme will be perfect in the setting that you are planning. I am not a camper either. You're a good wife and a trooper to do the tent thing and he will love it so much!
I see you down over 25 lbs!! I want to be there so badly by day 52! Way to go, Friend!

Linda in the Raw said...

Wow, down 25lbs, you go girl! I am stil AMAZED that you are only drinking 3 quarts per day - here I am averaging 6-7!

The camping idea sounds fab! Great idea!