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Monday, February 25th, 2013

So the “program” continues for me. I’m committed to 8 more weeks at least in order to get things back on the track that I like them to be.

I had a great day yesterday – I had 6 hours of ME time. How sweet is that. I don’t get them often. In the morning I got up and made a juice:

1 pineapple
4 oranges
a bunch collards
1/3 cuke

The pineapple and oranges made about a quart of juice so I took about half that and added it to the greens and drank that down. I took the remainder fruit juice and put it in a blender and pre-made a smoothie:

16 oz fruit juice from above
1 banana
1 cup frozen local blueberries
heaps and heaps of baby spinach
vitamineral green
rice protein powder
water

this made another quart of smoothie and I drank that down a bit later. Then I put some water in a jar and went to a 3-hour yoga workshop with Lauren Walker. This was an energy medicine yoga workshop – the first of its kind, I think. I had not taken a class with Lauren before and found the class very fun. She’s relaxed and funny and gets into her work. She’s good at demonstrating and speaking the steps of what to do and why to do it. The 3 hours flew by and I was very grateful for that.

I went home and immediately went to the cafe where 3 friends of mine were meeting to have our weekly support/dream group. We each shared and supported one another for 2 hours. I’m very grateful for this group of women.

It was a little after 6 when I got home and I remarked to myself how I feel when I do these things for myself. They are so needed and necessary – I feel so great when I do them. i have plenty of opportunities to do these kinds of things but I don’t do them so much. WHY? I’ll have to work on that.

got home and heated up leftovers from last night for dinner. (see yesterday’s post for that.) Again, it was heavenly eating this and feeling grateful for it. I also had 2 spoonfuls of raw cheezecake for dessert. That tasted creamy and smooth and delicious.

we had an evening of old X-files shows and then Avengers, a great movie. I had my dog on my lap as I contentedly sat with my family. It was very nice.

I got to bed really late and woke up 7+ hours later. I feel quite good. I said my morning prayers/intentions and am now going to begin my day. More later.

all love,
Linda

first day after juice fast

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

I had 8 hours of sleep last night! Oh what a joy! It’s been a while and it felt great!

For breakfast, I had a fruit pudding consisting of
1 banana
1 mango

pureed in a food processor. Very yummy.

I also made a green juice and split it with the family:
1 pineapple
4 oranges
heaps and heaps of baby spinach
2 stalks celery
very yummy!

I went into town to do some energy medicine with Lauren Walker and it was great. Things have been off for me for a while and it’s helpful to have a good crew of support peeps around… She’s one of them. I made her a lemon cheezecake, parsley pesto, pizza crackers and carob YUM balls for payment. She was delighted and I couldn’t have been happier. I really do love making food for people. Particularly when they are so appreciative! 🙂

I stopped by the local coop to get some greens for tomorrow since I only have some celery and baby spinach left. Remember: it’s good to mix up your greens! I also got some simple saline for my nose. It has been a DRY winter and my nose is not happy about it no matter how many humidifiers I’ve got going around the house.

I made a green smoothie for lunch and split it with Matt:

2 large bananas
1 10 oz bag frozen blackberries
1/2 10 oz bag frozen raspberries
1 whole bunch lacinato kale
1 TBSP vitamineral green

it was yummy and very berry tasting. the color was a deep dark red – it was gorgeous, like the color of dark cherries. FRESH. I forget how simple these smoothies taste – simple and delicious. I get caught up in adding protein powders and chia and while those things are great, it’s nice to keep it simple.

I was able to drink 64 oz water today and haven’t been able to do that for a whole week. I guess fiber makes you more thirsty – makes sense.

worked a full day – had a very nice day at the cafe. Got some orders out. Sold a couple Offhand Designs bags, too which always makes me happy.

Got home and found that the closet in my room is pretty much done! YAY! Now I need to make some time to organize it and get my clothes in there. This will make it so I won’t need a dresser.

Dinner was cooked and raw – a whole lotta veggies.

In a pan, I added water, broccoli, red onions, yellow onions and zucchini – cooked them up a bit and added lemon juice and wheat free tamari. Also added some kelp noodles. I tend to gravitate to these after a fast. They are so fun. I added some Rhapsody tempeh and brown rice and at the very end (after turning the heat off) I added chopped up chard. Served it over a big bed of baby spinach. I added a teaspoon of parsley pesto and kim chee. And let me tell you, I was a happy camper. I felt soooo grateful to eat this beautiful meal. I was afraid about feeling overly ful but aside from the big pile of spinach, I mostly had the kelp noodles. I felt very human again, grounded and grateful and hunger sated. It was great.

After dinner, we watched some old episodes of creepy X-Files and then I decided to take a bath. It is cold in the house and the bath felt goooooooooood. Epsom salt, essential oils and bubble bath made for a great combination – that and a good book to read. I was sweating the bath was so hot and again, I felt grateful to sweat.

So that was my day. Lovely for the first day out of a fast.

all love,
Linda

day 6

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

today was the hardest day and that’s because I didn’t have enough juice with me. I spend the day out of the house on thursday and get up early (well, early for me). today I was tired and hungry all day.

I got up early and had a big juice early in the morning. by 10 am, was already hungry for lunch. I had a nice phone call from a bestie and then mailed off some birthday cards. I was sooooo tired that I fell asleep in the car for 45 minute or so (wasn’t keeping track) Got up at 12:45 and drank my smoothie (made a smoothie thinking it would be thicker and keep me fuller longer) By 3 pm, I was hungry. I walked to a local coffee shop and got a ginger tea (16 oz). It was steeped pretty long so I added some cinnamon and that was pretty tasty. I did some work on the computer and then walked back in the blustery cold. I drank a coconut water (about 16 oz) and that felt ok for a short while. Drove the kids home and had to make a pit stop at a market in Waterbury because I had the longest pee in the world! (from tea and coconut water. I was pretty darn tired and was pretty grumpy on that ride home because every slo-mo-fo driver inched their way in front of me as my stomach was growling. I was so happy to get home and make my evening drink. I sucked that bad boy down so fast. I drank nearly 32 oz of water on top of everything else so it’s been a lot of liquids today. (no wonder I’m peeing like a race horse!) 🙂

morning juice:

1 1/2 heads of boston lettuce
1.5 oz radish greens
1 carrot
6 oranges

afternoon smoothie:

1/2 head boston lettuce
1.5 bananas
a whole lotta strawberries
green powder

16 oz ginger tea with 2 dashes of ground cinnamon

17.5 oz coconut water

dinner drink

3 stalks celery
1/5 oz radish sprouts
6 or 7 handfuls of baby spinach (maybe more)
1 carrot
1/3 european cuke
3 plum tomatoes

added the miso, dulse and 1/2 avocado. also added a small bit of this curry cashew thing that I made ages ago.

so that is it! looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep

À BIENTÔT

day 5

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

well today I woke up feeling like shit. Pardon my expression. My nose doesn’t want to do anymore VT winters, I swear! I also didn’t get a whole lotta sleep last night so I was feeling slightly low energy in the morning. I did some yoga to help myself feel “on top” of my game, as much as I could. I drank some water and made a juice.

today I am coming to notice, too, that this is a lot of liquid to drink and I’m getting full from the juices a lot sooner.

the morning’s juice:

a bunch of kale
2 small carrots (to help the machine work)
4-5 oranges (so glad I’m digging these oranges as I got a case on sale last week!)

lunch juice:

a head of lettuce
1 carrot
3 apples
2 oranges

dinner:

1/3 cuke
a bunch of kale
2 carrots
3 plum tomatoes

again, I put this in the vitamix with 1/2 avocado, a small handful of dulse flakes and some miso and hot sauce. I made it extra spicy as I really liked that a couple nights ago. I drank it down easily and am here now writing this.

I had dinner at 6 pm and here it is 9:30 – I am getting those similar feelings like I had this morning. Tired and feeling slightly flu like. I might do an enema before bed to help pull this out. I know that more water would be good to drink each day but it really is a lot of liquid that I’m drinking already and it’s just difficult to drink anymore.

I’m off to bed!
all love,

Linda

day 4

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

I was a bit more hungry today than yesterday.

morning:

about 1 lb baby spinach (maybe a bit less)
2 carrots (to help the machine with the spinach)
5 oranges

delicious

lunch

3 oz sunflower sprouts
1/3 euro cuke
1 stalk celery
2 apples
3 oranges

dinner:
1/3 euro cuke
1 bunch red kale
3 stalks celery
4 plum tomatoes

again, I added 1/2 avocado, 1 TBSP dulse flakes, 1 rounded tsp miso and some dashes of hot sauce. Very tasty but not as spicy as last night’s juice. I liked it more spicy.

overall, a good day of juicing. I had 2 appts in town. There’s some stress in my life at present and I think I’m glad for this super nutrition here. I’m remembering to feel my feelings, let them be and be really gentle with myself…

day 3 juice fast

Monday, February 18th, 2013

day 3 of juice fast. still doing fine. here’s what I ate:

breakfast juice:

1 bunch kale
3 small carrots
1 celery stalk
4 oranges

lunch juice:

3 oz radish sprouts
1 bunch kale
3 green apples
2 oranges

dinner juice: (So happy for savory juices at night!)

2 stalks celery
4 huge bunches of baby spinach
4 oz radish sprouts
1 zucchini
5 plum tomatoes

I took the juice and put it in the vitamix, added 1/2 avocado, 1 TBSP dulse flakes, 1 TBSP miso and a few dashes of hot sauce. This was a YUMMY and SPICY green drink!

So far, so good.


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