Thursday, March 27, 2008

Day 60

Photo by Chewy Chua on Flickr

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

1 shot flax, evening primrose oil

1/2 quart mango, strawberry, pineapple, orange, celery

1 quart mango, strawberry, pineapple, orange, celery, spinach

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today 145

Still up a pound. Very strange.

Sleep
8.5 hours

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

Exercise
1 hour yoga class

Physically
I think it could be the weather but I found myself feeling very lazy and tired today. Of course the sky is grey, it keeps switching between rain and snow and it just feels like one of those lazy days. I got a headache about 4:00pm. I went to take a bath and shower around dinner time and I was very weak and wobbly. I went and got in bed to rest and ended up watching a movie.

Positive changes
Skin smooth
Losing weight (well I was anyway)
Nails seem a bit stronger

Detox
Coated tongue
Bumps on arms and legs
Mucus
Headache

Emotionally
I was feeling so good in the morning. I went to my yoga and was elated as I left. My mood and demeanor just started to wind down as the day went on. I don't feel bad, I just feel a bit like a blank canvas.

Cravings
Crispy cheese - I made bagel melts for the kids and the cheese got all crispy just the way I used to like it.

Meditation

Abundance

Abundance surrounds you, embraces you. It is everywhere you look, in everything you feel, touch, taste, smell and hear - it is everywhere. It's embracing you right now.

It's time to open up to the abundance already here. Recognize how truly blessed you are. Take time to count your blessings and write them down. Grace always responds to the cup half full instead of the cup half empty. To manifest abundance you must already be soaking in the very presence you wish to create. If you bring scarcity beliefs into it, you will tend to manifest what you are focusing on. Examine some of your old limiting beliefs - recognize the lie in their limitation. Ask, "If Infinite Grace were to speak from freedom about this old belief, what new, expanded belief would it offer?

To manifest abundance you must come from it.


Ramblings
So I have reached 60 days! I must say I am amazed with myself. I can't believe that I have stuck through everything and have made it to 60 days. I am thrilled with it and thrilled with the changes I have seen. I can't imagine what will take place in the next 32!

Today when I was shopping I caught myself looking at things I couldn't eat and I found myself saying, "Huh, no biggie. That food will be there in 32 days. I'll eat it then." Such a non-event. It felt good.

I feel myself getting a bit more sensitive to the onslaught of stimulation that is everywhere. I was standing in line at the grocery store and when I became really present I was a bit overwhelmed by the bright lights, all the colors, the music, the sound of the register, the talking and the TV that they have at each checkout aisle. Yes, I said TV. Do we really need a TV at every register playing commercials in a 3-4 minute loop? We have become a society that can't even recognize the sound of silence. It is amazing!

I have been noticing that I have been pulling back from my family a lot lately. I am feeling very solitary. It feels like it did in the beginning of the feast where I was spending lots of time by myself. I don't like it yet it is seeming a bit natural. It may be because I am suffering with PMS again. I always tend to be a bit of a turtle during that time of the month and stick to myself.

I did make a point to play a couple of rousing games of trouble with my 5 and 7 year olds. What an experience that is. Talk about auditory stimulation. They yell and scream and pound the table when the get what they want or when they don't! My little guy is quite dramatic and it took about 2 hours to play 2 games. I am spent and I am going to bed.



5 comments:

MARYYX said...

Wow, Michelle - 60 days! You go, girl.

About the weight - from a long time "addicted to the scale" person - let me suggest you just stay off of it. It lies anyway. Body weight normally fluctuates a LOT. There is no way on Got'd earth that you could possibly gain an ounce of fat on this Juice Feast. Just relax, and enjoy.

About the compost: I have a Vita-Mix. According to their website, if I just blend everything up, I can put it straight into the garden. They do suggest adding 1/4 cup of cottonseed meal to the blend. I never remember to pick up the cottonseed meal when I am at the nursery.

I just blend up my scraps, and take them to the garden. I dig a little hole, pour it in, and cover it again with dirt.

The whole point of composting is to break the waste down. The blender has already efficiently done that.

Cheers!
Maryyx

Hanlie said...

Just rocking with Janis for a while before writing my comment! Congrats on reaching Day 60! You're doing great!

Kristi said...

Congrats Michelle :) You are awesome!

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Congrats on the 60 mile marker! I'm right behind ya sister!
Pixy Lisa

Linda in the Raw said...

Congrats on Day 60!! You are doing awesome! I know what you mean about being sensitive to external stimulation. I feel soooo senditive these days!!