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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Day 29 and 30

Day 29 and 30

I have been sneezy for a couple of days. I sneezed so much, I threw my back out. I added an extra 1/2 tsp of MSM to my lemon water to help get me through the worst of it. I'm using my hot water bottle to keep it warmed up so I could move around and make my juice. I didn't take any remedies. I want my juice to be the medicine.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Rough due to back spasm.
Night sweats: None
Chills: yes
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: low
Mood level upon waking: fair


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples ) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of grapefruit juice
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley, green apples, basil and garlic)
Time: 4:30pm


32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley, green apples, basil and garlic)
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: The seasonal allergies are back. The garlic and bee pollen should help get me back in balance.

Eliminations: No enema yesterday or today. When I don't do an enema, I usually don't have any intestinal eliminations.
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: My skin is so smooth and my eyes are bright, even with the allergy symptoms
Emotional changes: I've been a little irritable because of the pain in my back.
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: None
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None

Challenges: Moving around with ease. I've been struggling to get all my juice consumed.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 135lbs
Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 8lbs

My Goal is to take it easy and heal my back.
My future self knows how to handle a crisis.

Day 28

Day 28

I feel much better today. My intestines are resting now, after their 2 day exercise.
What a workout.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Much better sleep last night
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples ) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, apple, beet and ginger
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples)
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples )
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: My face is starting to clear up again. It's funny I never mention that my teeth are constantly fuzzy and my tongue is less coated then it has been. I have to remember to post this. I find dry brushing my teeth helps clean away the fuzzy feeling.
Eliminations: The loose stools have stopped.
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I'm achieving a more defined body shape. It's nice
.
Emotional changes: I'm in a much better mood than yesterday.
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None

Challenges: I'm still having a tough time with my green juices(post elimination experience). I love my greens and I want them back. I'm not mad at them. Really I'm not.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 135lbs (released another pound today)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 8lbs

My Goal is to fall in love with my green juices all over again
My future self excepts my healing.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Day 26 and 27

Day 26 and 27

I have had some pretty intense cleansing reactions in the last 48 hours. Without getting too graphic, I have been having very loose eliminations at least every hour for the past two days. My skin is extremely raw. I decided to use zinc oxide ointment as a last result for comfort. I hope zinc oxide ointment isn't toxic. I am desperate.



My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Not good at all
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Low
Mood level upon waking: Fair


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples ) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of watermelon with rind and seeds
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples)
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, swiss chard, collard greens, parsley and green apples )
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: Face is breaking out and lots of loose stools.
Eliminations: I've never had so much loose stool in my life. Lots of cleaning going on.
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I'm achieving a more defined body shape. It's nice
.
Emotional changes: Low, due to cleansing reaction
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None

Challenges: I didn't like my green juices today. It wasn't because of the taste. It was because it has been the same color coming out the other end for the last 24 hours(I'm sorry about the graphics).

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 136lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 7lbs

My Goal is to fall in love with my green juices all over again
My future self excepts my healing.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Day 23, 24, and 25

Day 23, 24 and 25

Happy Belated Easter!!!

My green Juice tasted like chocolate milk. It was the craziest thing. The whole entire quart was like drinking Nestles Quick*. I hadn't drank chocolate milk since I was 10. I have been lactose intolerant for years. I can't imagine drinking any kind of milk product. I hadn't posted in a few days because I haven't had access to my computer.




My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: Very Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and beet tops) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of watermelon with rind and seeds
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens and green apple)
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery,cucumber,spinach dandelion greens and green apple )
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: My face is breaking out again, however it is not bad.
Eliminations: My body is now understanding what to do. I am now starting to eliminate on my own. I will still have an enema every couple of days to keep thing moving along.
Food cravings: Salty

Physical changes: I think I'm suffering from seasonal allergies. I took some homeopathic allergy relief remedy and I am using the bee pollen again in tiny amounts.
Emotional changes: Feeling great
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: 30 min
Muscle toning: None

Challenges: I think my tummy must be shrinking. I am finding it harder to drink all of my juice.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 136lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 7lbs

My Goal is to still watch my grocery budget.
My future self enjoys life as it comes.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Day 21 and 22

Day: 22

I had a busy day today. I had to keep reminding myself to drink my juice. In the past, before I went raw, I would work like a made woman and not stop to eat because I thought it would slow me down. I have to watch those old patterns. I found myself slipping back there today. I did, however, stick to my schedule.



My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: Very Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and beet tops) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot and ginger
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apple and beet tops)
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery,cucumber,spinach dandelion greens, green apple and beet tops)
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: None today
Eliminations: No intestinal elimination.(No enema today)
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I think I'm suffering from seasonal allergies. I took some homeopathic allergy relief remedy.
Emotional changes: Feeling great
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None

Challenges: Remembering to get all my juice in.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 137lbs. (released another pound today)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 6lbs

My Goal is to still watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self enjoys life as it comes.




Day: 21

I went to a sweat lodge ceremony this evening. It was my first one. What an awesome experience. It has made an incredible impact on my juice feasting journey. I was so honored to be there with such beautiful people.



My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and beet tops) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot and ginger
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apple and beet tops)
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery,cucumber,spinach dandelion greens, green apple and beet tops)
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: None today
Eliminations: No intestinal elimination.(No enema today)
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: No red itchy eyes today
Emotional changes: emotionally I feel good today.
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: 30 min

Challenges: None today
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 138lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 5lbs

My Goal is to still watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self continues to seek answers from within.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Day 20

Day: 20

My eyes are feeling much better today, however I have been suffering from a little queasy tummy. I don't know brought it on but I haven't wanted to consume much juice today.


My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and a combination of alfalfa, radish and broccoli sprouts) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of watermelon with seeds and rind.
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of the Master Cleanser Time: 4:30pm

I could not get my last 32 ounces down this evening. I had ginger and honey tea instead
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: Nausea
Eliminations: Intestinal eliminations only with enema.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: No red itchy eyes today
Emotional changes: emotionally I feel good today. I wish my tummy felt the same.
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning:

Challenges: Getting down that last 32 ounces.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 138lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 5lbs

My Goal is to still watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self continues to seek knowledge and shares what I learn.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day 19

Day: 19

All the dessert flowers are in bloom here and my eyes are red and itchy this morning.


My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and a combination of alfalfa, radish and broccoli sprouts)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of watermelon with seeds and rind.
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and a combination of alfalfa, radish and broccoli sprouts) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens, green apples and a combination of alfalfa, radish, and broccoli sprouts)
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: Itchy swollen red eyes.

Eliminations: Intestinal eliminations only with enema.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: My face has a fine rash and my eyes are red and itchy.
possibly allergy and not detox.
Emotional changes: A better day today than yesterday. I'm in a good mood and I feel great.
Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: I really need to do this.

Challenges: None today
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 138lbs. (plateau is broken whoo hoo!!!)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 5lbs

My Goal is to still watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self shares my knowledge of good health.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day 18

Day: 18

Today I went produce shopping at Whole Foods. I feel better Now that I know I have my fruits and veggies. Today I labeled my mason jars with Shakti healing mantras. I feel I need to get into a spiritual place before taking that first sip of juice. It will help me focus when I start to eat solids again.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: I was a soldier in the United States Army. It was very strange because I don't believe in war or any kind of violence. I actually had a weapon, however I don't think I used it .
Energy level upon waking: Low
Mood level upon waking: Foggy


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of watermelon with seeds and rind.
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice(celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: Slight headache and I just felt out of balance today

Eliminations: I had an enema today. It's been two days since my last one. I felt much better afterwards. I don't have intestinal eliminations without the use of an enema. I haven't used Cascara sagrada because I was concerned about my past history of abusing laxatives. I was hoping I could go on my own.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: The small dry patches on my face are going away and my body measurements are reducing.

Emotional changes: a little gray today until after the enema.

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: Not being able to take laxatives.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self is happy to be in a healthy space.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Day 17

Day: 17

Today is the first day, since I have been Juice feasting, I allowed myself to fall short on juice. I didn't think i would run out fruits and veggies so soon before my next payday. I was lucky to have Vitamineral Green* on hand to fill in the gaps. I must have miscalculated my grocery budget or I made some extra expenses that I didn't
count on. Overall, I made through ok. I have survived on much less prior to juice feasting. I not worried about starving.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, beet, and ginger
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of water with Vitamineral Green* powder
Time: 7:00pm

Detox Symptoms: None today

Eliminations: I didn't do an enema this morning, It's been two days. I think it would be a good idea to do one this evening.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I still have a few small dry patches on my face
Emotional changes: Still feeling pretty good

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: Running out of fruit and vegetables to make juice.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to watch my grocery budget more carefully.
My future self is abundant with prosperity.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Day 16

Day: 16

Lots of energy today. Not quite sure what to do with it. I haven't felt this way in such a long time. I had been sick for so long that this energy seems foreign to me.
I feel great!

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: A little
Chills: None
Dreams: I went to visit my son and I was helping him set up his new home. That's all I can remember.
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: Very good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, beet, and ginger

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: None today

Eliminations: No enema today. No intestinal eliminations. I do have frequent urinating.

Food cravings: None today

Physical changes: I noticed a few small dry patches on my face today, otherwise, my skin looks good.
Emotional changes: still feeling pretty good

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: None
Belly dancing: 1 hour
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: None
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to become healthy in mind, body and spirit.
My future sees every minute of the day as a sacred opportunity.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Day 15

Day: 15
I took my juice with me to the renaissance faire today. They were not going to let me take it in. I told them that I was on a juice feast and this is all I can have to eat and drink besides water. I got a strange look, however, they were nice enough to let me in with my juice.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, beet, and ginger w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 1:30pm It looks like I'm going to need to stop the bee pollen. I started to develop an itchy throat every time I take it.

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, and green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: a slight headache today that just wouldn't go away.

Eliminations: Only with enema. I am still urinating frequently.

Food cravings: None today

Physical changes: My skin has improved
Emotional changes: I am feeling pretty good

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 4 hours at the renaissance faire
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: Not being able to take my juice everywhere.
My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to drink more water.
My future self lives each day to the fullest.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Day 14

Day: 14
Nothing significant to post today. I have had a good Day 14 and I hope everyone else has had a good Day 14 too.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ grapefruit and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of grapefruit juice w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: I have been experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms.

Eliminations: Only with enema. I am still urinating frequently.

Food cravings: None today

Physical changes: People are beginning to see a physical difference in me.

Emotional changes:

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: 1 hour
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: am still having a problem with the thick part of my juice. I just can't get it down when I get to the very end.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to drink more water.
My future self is committed to sharing the raw food lifestyle with others.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Day 13

Day: 13
Today I started my indoor sprout garden again. I was happy to find out that I could juice sprouts. I am also starting more wheatgrass. Now that I have my wheatgrass juicer, I'm out of control...lol.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep
Night sweats: Some
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate, I wanted to sleep longer this morning.
Mood level upon waking: good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrots, beet, red apple and ginger w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: No noticeable ones.

Eliminations: Only with enema

Food cravings: I craved eating. Nothing specific. I just craved eating
.
Physical changes: People are beginning to see a physical difference in me.

Emotional changes: I found myself feeling a little impatient today. I'm not sure where it's coming from. I am an extremely patient person.

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: 1 hour
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: I am beginning to not like the thick part of my juice. No matter how much I strain and mix, I still get it and I just can't get it down.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to drink more water.
My future self is committed to sharing the raw food lifestyle with others.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Day 12

Day 12
Wow! I have so much energy today after being so tired yesterday. I decided to do some household spring cleaning. I pulled everything out of the closets and drawers and literally reorganized and purged old stuff. Similar to the way the juice feast is cleansing my body. It's a great feeling. I had to stop and take breaks so I wouldn't burn out and end up not completing the task.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Very good sleep last night.
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: High
Mood level upon waking: Very good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am


32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrots, beet, and ginger w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, collard green and green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: No noticeable ones.

Eliminations: Not very much today. I think I got rid of a lot yesterday

Food cravings: None. The interesting thing for me is, that if I don't start the eating machine, then I don't have to worry about struggling with the shut off button.

Physical changes: I put on a pair of jeans I hadn't worn in years.

Emotional changes: I feel really good today


Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: None
Belly dancing: 1 hour
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: Making juice for a full day when I have early morning appointments.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My Goal is to become more in tune with my body.

My future self seeks all answers from within.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Day 11

Day: 11
My Wheatgrass juicer arrived! I feel like a kid with a brand new toy.

I'm a little tired today and don't have much of an appetite for juice. There is some serious detoxing going on.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: Didn't sleep as well last night. I had to get up a couple times.
Lots of intestinal eliminations and I had lower back pain. At one point, during the night visit to the bathroom, my elimination was quite uncomfortable. I kept feeling like the urge to go, yet nothing.
Night sweats: None
Chills: Some
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: a little low today from lack of sleep.
Mood level upon waking: so so.


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

1 cup of peppermint tea ( very nice)

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of grapefruit w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 1:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 4:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: Lots of emotional stuff along with the intestinal eliminations.

Eliminations: Several intestinal eliminations last night and today. If it weren't for the fact that I knew I had had beets yesterday, I would have thought I was hemorrhaging. I passed red for 24 hours. The enema really helped me to feel better today.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: My abdomen looks flatter. Feels flatter also.

Emotional changes: I had some teary moments. I have been listening to meditation and healing CD's. I think my liver getting cleansed, with the juice feasting, is stirring up all kinds of emotions.

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30 min
Belly dancing: None Belly dancing will be starting again soon. I can't wait.
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: Consuming all my juice today.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (It seem to be experiencing a weight plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My future self loves unconditionally, including myself.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Day 10



Day: 10


Lot's of detox stuff going on last night. I got a slight headache before I went to bed and there was a lot of churning going on in my intestines. It's funny, I posted on Day 9 that I had two solid eliminations. later on it became six and it was as if the dam broke...lol. lots of cleaning going on in there. I noticed on the juice feasting time line, that enemas are to be done for a full 20 days.. I was under the impression that I was only to do it for 7 days and every couple of days thereafter. I am glad I had an enema today. I feel 100% better.

My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: I slept very well.
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: I had a dream that I was eating Mashed potatoes. I can't remember mush else. I woke up feeling guilty for thinking I broke my juice feast.
Energy level upon waking: Moderate, then gaining more energy after the enema.
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples, grapefruit and beet greens)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, ginger and beet w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 2:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples grapefruit and beet greens) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 5:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples grapefruit and beet greens)
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: I still have a very fine rash on my forehead and cheeks.

Eliminations: Several intestinal eliminations today.
Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I'm gaining some strength in my legs and I'm begging to see my body taking on a sleeker appearance.

Emotional changes: I had an emotional breakthrough today. Lots of tears. I'm not even sure why I was crying. I think was my reaction to, what I experienced as, a release today. I felt a since of freedom from the deep emotional chains that surrounded me for many years. I have always harnessed my emotions because I didn't want to deal with them.

Exercise: I didn't do any exercise today. I may try to do some yoga later on this
evening.

Walking to regain strength in my legs: None
Belly dancing: None
Muscle toning: None


Challenges: None today

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs. (I seem to be experiencing a weight plateau)

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My future self expresses emotions in a healthy way.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Day 9


Day: 9

I woke up late today. I didn't start making my juice until almost 10am. It usually takes me an hour to juice and clean up the all the equipment, so I was way behind schedule today. I slept so soundly last night.


My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep: I slept like I hadn't slept in weeks.
Night sweats: None
Chills: None
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 9:00am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples and beet greens)
Time: 11:00am

32 ounces of carrot, ginger, beet and grapefruit
Time: 2:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples and beet greens) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 5:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples and beet greens) w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: I still have a very fine rash on my forehead and cheeks.

Eliminations: No enema today. I did had some Organic Smooth Move Laxative Tea* that I had left over from when i was on the Master Cleanse. I had two solid eliminations and frequent urinating.

Food cravings: I'm still having cravings for salt, but not as bad as yesterday.

Physical changes: I'm gaining some strength in my legs and I'm begging to see my body taking on a sleeker appearance.

Emotional changes: I'm still feeling pretty good.

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min.
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:


Challenges: None today

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My future self takes life as a gift and enjoys the blessing.

Day 8

Day: 8

I have made it to day 8 and I feel good. I don't seem to be suffering from any major detox symptoms, so far the have been very mild.


My sleeping patterns
Last nights sleep:
Got up twice during the night to go to the bathroom. I slept in this morning. I felt good.
Night sweats: Once
Chills: not during the night because I'm wrapped in blankets.
Dreams: No memory
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule
My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM*
Time: 8:30am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples)
Time: 11:30am

32 ounces of carrot, ginger and beet
Time: 2:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
Time: 5:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, green apples) w/ Patagonia* bee pollen
Time: 8:30pm

Detox Symptoms: lightly coated tongue and what appears to be a very fine rash on my forehead and cheeks. I feel cold most of the time.

Eliminations: Only with enema. Frequent urinating.

Food cravings: I'm still having cravings for salt.

Physical changes: I'm feeling as if a weight has been lifted off of me
.
Emotional changes: I feel pretty good today.

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min.
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:


Challenges: None today

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs.

Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs

My future self is free of compulsive eating and overeating.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Day 7

Day: 7
(Time to go shopping)

Today I feel I need to go into more detail on my juice feasting experience. Now that I have adjusted to the whole idea of living on nothing but juice for 92 days, I realized how limited my posts are.

My sleeping patterns: In the past, I would have night sweats as well as chills all not long. This has been a symptom of my chronic illness. I would awaken in the morning tired and depressed and had difficulty getting through the day.
Last nights sleep: Deep
Night sweats: a little
Chills: none
Dreams: I don't remember them. I need to start keeping a dream journal.
Energy level upon waking: Moderate
Mood level upon waking: Good


Juice Schedule: This is important. I have had a a long battle with an eating disorder. Before going raw, I would binge eat when stressed, cold, tired, bored, unhappy or in pain. This was when I consumed cooked food. I would then feel guilty, gain weight, and swear to myself I would never binge again. I would then switch gears and do the opposite. I would go days without eating to purge myself of the shame. I found that the binge eating patterns found there way into my raw food lifestyle. Having a juice schedule will retrain my mind body and spirit to eat for nutrition and not for comfort. I also had a habit of eating to late at night and then going to bed uncomfortably full.

My personal Juice Schedule:
32 ounces of water w/ lemon and MSM* Time: 7:30am

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion green and green apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil. Time: 10: 30am

32 ounces of carrot and ginger Time: 12:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens and green apples) w/ Patagonia* bee pollen Time: 3:30pm

32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens and green apples) w/ sprulina Time: 6:30pm

Detox Symptoms: Only a lightly coated tongue. I have been keeping it pretty clean with scraper.

Eliminations: Frequent urinating today. Bowel Movements happen when I have an enema(2-3) today.

Food cravings: I have been craving salt today.

Physical changes: Feeling thinner, however, I don't appear to look thinner.

Emotional changes: Some old hurts are trying to surface. They are memories of the past that I tucked away and didn't want to deal with at the time.


Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:


Challenges: SAD food eaters seem to be overly concerned about my juicing. They make comments such as "you can have just a taste of food" or Where are you getting your protein? I find it hard to make them see that I am getting protein and more. My hands are still quite chapped form continuous washing.

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 140lbs.
Total weight loss since juice feasting began: 3lbs ( not counting the day I gained a few pounds because I think it was a healing reaction).


My future self is healthy, confident, and enjoying life to the fullest.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Day 6

Day: 6

Sleep: a much better sleep last night.

Detox Symptoms: Coated tongue, but not so bad since I've gotten the tongue scraper.

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: I have to admit, after having the enemas, I feel fantastic. I don't know what I was afraid of, they are really not so bad.

Emotional changes: Some old hurts are trying to surface. They are memories of the past that I tucked away and didn't want to deal with at the time.

Energy level: Moderate

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:

Mood: Good

Social Challenges: None today

My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 141lbs.

My Juice and Supplements today:
32 ounces of water with lemon and MSM*
32 ounces of carrot and ginger with
2x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, kale, cucumber, spinach,and dandelion greens)w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil and Patagonia* Bee Pollen.

Day 5

Day 5

My Juice and Supplements today:

32 ounces of water with lemon and MSM*
32 ounces of carrot and ginger with
2x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, green apples and red apples) w/ Nutiva* organic hemp oil and Patagonia* Bee Pollen. I did not complete the last quart of greens today.



My starting weight: 143lbs
Todays weight: 142lbs.

Sleep: Very poor sleep last night (Noisy neighbors).

Detox Symptoms: Coated tongue

Food cravings: None

Physical changes: My hands are chapped (possibly from washing lots of produce and squeezing juice from the nut milk bag.

Emotional changes: A little cranky from being tired today.

Energy level: low today due to lack of sleep last night

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min.
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:

Mood: Good

Social Challenges: Nothing major. I am going to nutrition/herbal remedies meet up tonight and I will be taking my juice with me. I think this group will understand juice feasting.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Day 4

Day: 4


My Juice and Supplements today:
32 ounces of water with a grapefruit today. (I ran out of lemon) and MSM*
32 ounces of carrot and ginger with Bee pollen
3x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, kale, cucumber, spinach, romaine lettuce, green apples and red apples) Field of greens* powdered greens and Nutiva* organic hemp oil.
I finally got a nut milk bag.


My starting weight: 143lbs
Yesterday's weight: 145lbs For some odd reason I had a slight weight gain. I'm not worried about it at the moment.
Todays weight: 143lbs. I'm starting come back down.

Sleep: Much better sleep last night, however, I had to wake up at least once during the night to urinate.

Detox Symptoms: I'm feeling quit cold and I have a coated green tongue. I got a tongue scraper today.

Food cravings: None at all.

Physical changes: My weight is beginning to come back down again my skin looks much better today except, my hands are quite "dish panned" from washing produce, equipment and my frequent visits to the bathroom.

Emotional changes: None. I'm in a consistently good mood.

Energy level: High

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min.
Belly dancing:
Muscle toning:

Mood: Good

Social Challenges: None today.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Day 3

Day: 3


My Juice and Supplements today:
32 ounces of water with lemon and MSM*
32 ounces of organic grapefruit juice and a probiotic (I mistakenly took caps. I meant to use the powder in my juice)
3x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, kale,
cucumber, spinach, romaine lettuce,
green apples and red apples) Field of greens* powdered greens and Nutiva* organic hemp oil.


My starting weight: 143lbs
Today's weight: 145lbs For some odd reason I had a slight weight gain. I'm not worried about it at the moment.

Sleep: I had to wake up at least once during the night. I never really was able to settle back down to sleep. I was a bit tired this morning, however, once I was up and had my lemon water, my energy began to emerge.

Detox Symptoms: A few little aches in my legs, shoulder and neck. These have been problem spots in the past. I think these are definite signs of a cleansing reactions. I also believe that my slight weight gain may be my body trying to recover itself from dehydration. It is a constant problem for those of us who live in the southwest desert. My tongue is nice and coated so I will need to get a tongue scraper. The enema went much better today since I got the 2 quart enema bag. I think I starting to get the hang of it.

Food cravings: None at all
Physical changes: My skin looks a lot better today
Emotional changes: None. I'm in a consistently good mood.
Energy level: Moderate today

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 30min
Belly dancing: None today
Muscle toning: None today

Mood: Pleasant

Social Challenges: None today

Thought for today: Nothing profound today. I'm pretty much focusing inward.

Tuliza,
Sprigs of this n that

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Juice Feasting Day 2


Day: 2


My Juice and Supplements today:
32 ounces of water with lemon and MSM*
32 ounces of organic grapefruit juice
3x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, kale,
cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens,
green apples and red apples) Field of greens* powdered greens and hemp oil.


My starting weight: 143lbs
Today's weight: 143lbs


Detox Symptoms: No real symptoms. I did have a few breakouts on my face.

Not as much urinating today as yesterday. I did have an enema this morning. It is not my most favorite thing to do, however, it does it's job. I had a small Faultless* rectal syringe and had to fill it several times in order to get the required amount of fluid. Today I purchased a 2 quart capacity enema bag. Hopefully the experience will much better than this morning.


Food cravings: Just a little urge for something to chew just like day 1. I really don't have a real hunger.

Physical changes: My skin feels different in a way I can't describe. I have a strange kind of sensitivity.

Emotional changes: Still happy to be juice feasting.

Energy level: High

Exercise: Walking to regain strength in my legs: 45min.
Belly dancing: Not today
Muscle toning: Not today

Mood: Pleasant

Social Challenges: None today since I decided not to go to the party that I was invited to today.

Thought for today: What would my health be like now, if I hadn't discovered raw food a year ago?

My Juice Feasting Intention:
I'm juice feasting to cure myself of a chronic illness, to rid my body of years toxins, to gain strength back into my legs from multiple surgeries, and to take control over a life long battle with an eating disorder. Weight loss would be nice too.

Tuliza,
Sprigs of this n that

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Juice Feasting Day 1



Day: 1
Wow! I thought this day would never come. I've never been so excited about not eating. I have had a very pleasant day. I enjoyed making my Juice. I have one more quart to go and I would have completed my intake for the day. I forgot to do the enema this morning so tomorrow It is on my to do list.
My Juice Feasting Intention:
I'm juice feasting to cure myself of a chronic illness, to rid my body of years toxins, to gain strength back into my legs from multiple surgeries, and to take control over a life long battle with an eating disorder. Weight loss would be nice too.

My Juice and Supplements today:
32 ounces of water with lemon and MSM*
32 ounces of organic grapefruit juice
3x 32 ounces of green juice (celery, kale,
cucumber, spinach, dandelion greens,
green apples and red apples) Field of greens* powdered greens, and hemp oil.


My starting weight: 143lbs
Today's weight: 143lbs


Detox Symptoms: Lots of urinating, about every hour. Might be from the dandelion greens. No bowel eliminations.

Food cravings: Nothing specific. I just have the urge for something to chew. I'm not really hungry

Physical changes: None so far.
Emotional changes: Happy to be juice feasting.

Energy level: High

Exercise:
Walking to regain strength in my legs: 45 min.
Belly dancing: No
Muscle toning: No

Social Challenges: I have been invited to a party tomorrow. I don't feel like I want to go. There will be lots of food there and my friends don't understand what I'm doing. They will insist I eat and feel offended if I don't. I went through this before with them while I was on the master cleanse and while being 100% raw. I don't want to put myself under the pressure.

Thought for today: I'm thinking about all the other juice feasters who started today and I wish them well. I feel blessed to be a part of this global event.

Tuliza