Monday, March 10, 2008

Juice, Emotions, Energy and Detox

Days 5 through 10 of this trip have been very interesting. I have had several days of detox, almost all in the form of runny nose, and I have had to brush my teeth more times a day, it appears that we detox a lot through the mouth. Helping this detoxification with dry brushing and this is followed by contrast showers, also to stimulate the lymphatic drainage. I hoped to be able to sleep less time but so far has not been the case, in fact I think we need more sleep, my body is asking me for more sleep and I listen.

Yesterday we weighed in, we will do this every week to have a record of the fluctuations that we could experience, Eduardo dropped 2 kilos and I got off 3 kilos.

As for the emotions, has been different every day, I had a couple of days that I feel I want my nuts!, lol, it is strange, and although I have been eating infinitely better than a year ago .... Also there are ways to be bad rawfoodist. And I realize that I have a tendency to eat emotionally, and I continue to attract fats and sweets. While being raw, these elements are of much greater quality, perhaps I was using them in quantities not desirable. Now I feel and understand that fruits and vegetables should be the most significant portion of my diet. There are moments in the day that I have an incredible energy and I can not help stop what I am doing and just jump, so, some music and jumping for a good while.

I realized that days that I have not felt very well have been the day that I managed not take the proper amount of 4 liters is required to be a FEAST instead of a fast. My main goal for this week is to each day drink 4 liters of juice, maybe more, never less.

I realized that I was less drawn by chard for some reason, I am looking to use other green leaves, perhaps has been too much chard (red and green) for a week and I need green leaves that have less flavor. Except parsley ... I have been enjoying it a lot with pineapple, orange and generally juices of acid flavor.

We have been very good in terms of celery ... a head of celery per person per day!

Today I woke up with a lot of energy and because the weather is perfect I want to get out for a while, get some sun and exercise.

Up till now the menu is:
1 lt water with 1 tbsp of MSM and juice of 1 / 2 lemon
1 lt apple-carrot-spinach + a little orange / cinnamon / ginger
1 lt jícama-celery-cucumber-coconut water + a bit of lemon
1 / 2 grapefruit lt ........ I love grapefruit with great passion

And I am about to prepare for the afternoon a huge pineapple-parsley-cherries.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thinking of Jasmuheen

I am so glad I found this. It is day six of juicing, and this is the most subtle form of feeding myself that I have practiced so far. And that reminded me of Jasmuheen, and then I found these vids from the festiva. How much grace is in your life? How much magic and love?

Day 1-5

I should really post every day so I don´t forget stuff.
So far it´s been ok. I thought I would be doing fine on the salt flushes, having done the master cleanse before, but I´m not liking it very much for this, maybe I just need to drink lots more water too other than the quart with MSM and lemon in the morning. Anyway, it didn´t feel right to salt flush yesterday so I skipped it... and it was not the best day, I totally needed the extra elimination.
So I went looking for enema kits and couldn´t find any!! So today I did salt flush again (because yerterday sucked without one) but I will call everywhere until I find an enema kit and start tomorrow 10 days of enemas, or as needed.
I think they will be less harsh on my body than the flushes.
Eduardo has done no salt flush yesterday and today.
So tomorrow, hopefully enema kits will be here.
I´m very happy about going to the "mercado" I usually go to supermarkets, but the juicefeast has made me look for options because of the amount of produce needed.
Yesterday I got:
2 pineapples
2 canteloupes
2 small watermelons very sweet
2 lb grapes
5 lb apples
2 trays of strawberries
+ the fruit guy gifted me a pint of orange/grapefruit juice!!

I got all our greens organic
rainbow chard
purlple lettuce
green chard
+ the greens lady gifted me all the curly parsley I wanted. I took 5 bunches

Total: 15 USD

Plus, my in-laws picked a whole lot of oranges and grapefruit (the juiciest grafruit) for us from this ranch they visited on the weeekend!!!

So the kitchen is stocked up. We are feeling very well (except for last night) and I am looking forward to the enemas.
I finally blogged some too!