Well – Kids – and anyone else that follows me: I’ve begun juicing again today.
I’ve been told the recipes I share from Penni Shelton over at Raw Food Rehab are delicious, as well as the ones we make up in our own kitchen. My sister, Rosa, creates divine raw recipes – one in particular was an avocado pudding she shared with me one night in Hawaii. Devour – worthy!
I have decided that health-accountability is important. Have you ever decided to start a healthy program, but chose to NEVER divulge your endeavor to anyone? I have. It left me with a back door to escape if I chose to not follow through. Consequently, about 3pm every afternoon, I had an out. And when my thoughts began to say, “This is harder than I want.” OR “WHERE is that CHOCOLATE?????” OR “I don’t want another juice, I want lasagne!” I would have a way to say that tomorrow would be good enough.
I’ve been in that place for awhile. Today, I re-began juicing. I re-watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Joe Cross is an inspiration. I also read information on another blog about “preparing the canvas” (your body) as you jump into juicing. Joe spent time in bed, just not wanting to move. I relate. The last time I began a juice feast, I ended up in the hospital with a gallbladder issue, as per a previous post. I haven’t continued juicing because I was afraid I would end up there again. Fear has kept me managing health issues, instead of healing them. Isn’t that silly?!
I also know that living in a home with two carnivores, who love their meat and potatoes, makes juicing difficult. I handed a delicious carrot, apple, bok choy, lemon drink to my husband tonight. He drank it, but then loudly proclaimed how gross it had been, and that he would gag down what I share with him, but he certainly will never really enjoy it…. *sigh*
Luckily for my carnivores, I don’t require they change their eating habits as much as I need to, I just ask that they add a salad a day to their diet. My son, who is in braces, has trouble chewing salad just now – so we make awesome smoothies for him to get his daily green requirement.
So for today, I’ll let you know that I weigh 192 lbs. I’ve put on 14 lbs since my visit to Texas. I’ve been caught in emotional eating – snacking, especially late at night. Lack of planning for our menus has led to “whatever is in the cupboard” eating habits, and that isn’t effective either.
Today, I had 4 cups of berry detox tea (yep, it’s what I had in the cupboard), sometimes there is no choice. I had 12 oz of chicken soup for lunch (I was out during the lunch hour and was Hungry). There was no kale available at the grocery store, so purchased other fruits and veggies that were. Got home, 4pm, and the power was out. Couldn’t juice! Ate lunch with Ben (yes, a sandwich). Fell asleep at 6pm. (It was like being drugged. Am I allergic to something that puts me to sleep?) Juiced at 9pm, (Yeah, power back) and now its midnight. I’m having some sleepytime/raspberry tea and going to bed.