Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day 81

Photo by Chantal Foster on Flickr


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

1 quart celery, pineapple, mango, romaine

1 quart celery, pineapple, mixed salad greens, mango, mint

1 quart celery, orange, romaine, lemon balm

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today 142

Sleep
7 hours

Supplements
MSM
Probiotic
B5 morning and evening
Enzymes with each juice
Vitamin D
Cayenne

Exercise
10 minute walk

Physically
All this fruit juice is making my tongue a bit wonky. No sores so I hope it stays like that. I am not used to so much citrus, pineapple and natural sugar. I am surprised I am not more sore today. I feel pretty good.

Emotionally
I was on top of the world today. The weather was so delicious and it made me so happy. I caught myself taking deep breaths of joy all day. It is amazing how much the weather can affect my mood. Love it!

Cravings
None

Ramblings

I went to a local garden store today called The Growing Place. I love this place. It is so cute. I brought my little guy with me and we had fun walking around looking at all the birds, plants, and yard art. I wasn't planning on buying anything because the prices are higher here. I just wanted to get some ideas.

I found out that they have a service they offer where you can bring in photos and dimensions of your yard and they will help you design it. You get a 20 min. appointment for free and if you need more help you can pay $40 for 1 hour. I am definitely going to do it because I want to put a border in my back yard and I don't really know what to plant. I want a mixed border with grasses, flowers, herbs and veggies. I can do the work myself but I want help with the design. So cool.

I ended up buying this basket of salad mix. They said I can keep cutting it back and eating it until July. I also bought some herbs that I am going to put in a container. I got mojito mint, creeping rosemary, lemon balm, and sorrel. I plan on getting basil and cilantro too but they weren't ready just yet.

I got home and made two juices with my new bounty. I cut a bunch of my lettuce and combined it with my mint and I put some lemon balm in the other. It was so cool making juices this way. It gave me a little boost of excitement which I can definitely use at this point.

I have a question for all of you out there. It's something I have been pondering a lot lately. I have begun getting a bit lax with my self care. I haven't been skin brushing as much as I should and I have even skipped showering some days. I am so much cleaner that I don't really need to shower everyday but I guess I feel like I should be doing the contrast shower and skin brushing everyday. I also stopped putting on the coconut oil.

My question is why do you think some people tend to stop doing things that are good for them and are actually enjoyable? I know so many people who actually enjoy certain things like I enjoy skin brushing yet don't make it a priority. Why would we not make time to do things that are positive and that we like? It doesn't make sense yet it happens everyday all over the world. I would love to get some insight on this from all of you brilliant people out there.

3 comments:

Hanlie said...

Ditto me! I've also become lax with selfcare and where I would never have left my house without showering, washing my hair and wearing make-up before, I do so all the time now... I barely recognize myself! I know I'm not dirty, but as you say, what about the brushing and the contrast showers?

pst said...

I think we are lax on self care because even though it feels good, we have put ourselves again at the bottom of the priority list.Why wouldn't we do something good for us, highly recommended and which feels good? Laziness is an excuse we use to justify not doing the very best for ourselves. Something most of us would not do for our loved ones...I mean skimping on the things that make us rise to our highest level?!! I should know I do it all the time. As a matter of fact I'm thinking..."I've got some nerve writing this!"

Penni said...

I agree with Hanlie & pst. I haven't skin brushed in a couple of weeks. I was just thinking yesterday about how my hair doesn't get oily on the second day anymore. No real body odor either. I am lax on the exercise. I stare at the rebounder, collecting dust, as I type away on this computer. I'll be interested to hear more thoughts on this.