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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 80 of 90

I haven’t considered stopping the fast this seriously since day 60. I honestly think the only thing that’s keeping me going at this point is…well…it’s day 80. How could I stop now?? But I’m not feeling great. Colon cleansing is getting me through and easing symptoms but I still don’t feel great. I almost bought prunes today. I didn’t, mostly because they weren’t organic and they were wrapped in plastic (oh Trader Joe’s…).

After work today I went to lie down in the grass and soak up some sunshine. I thought about quitting. I thought about upping my colon cleansing (as per advice from Wellah). I thought about slowing down the cleanse by adding in oils or avocado. I decided on something I said I didn’t want to do for the remainder of the feast: spirulina. When I decided to ease it out I wasn’t using it as a tool. I was just eating it because it was delicious and “allowed” although not in the quantities I was consuming. This time around I felt good about the decision. If it means I finish my fast then I’m alright with it as a support. Post spirulina however I’m just feeling nauseous. I have a lot of thinking to do tonight. Journaling. Meditating. Something. I might be breaking out the prunes tomorrow folks. We’ll see.

Juice:

32 oz cucumber/celery juice

water with lemon/ginger juice, cayenne and stevia

16 oz orange juice

34 oz cucumber/parsley juice

20 oz coconut water with Vitamineral Green and vanilla bean

32 oz carrot/golden beet juice with shilajit

48 oz orange juice with spirulina

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 79 of 90

Well I spent the majority of day 79 feeling rather miserable. I was freezing all day, tired and felt disconnected from my body. I even had some brief time wondering, am I missing something? Is there some supplement I should be taking? Is my body reaching is maximum capacity of time without any fat in my diet? I even had cacao again today, after which I still felt “off”, just in a different way. I won’t be doing cacao for the remainder of the feast. If this blog is good for anything it’s keeping me accountable to promises like that.

When I started all this I didn’t have the intention of talking about colon cleansing as much as I do. How weird, right? Who talks about that? Apparently I do. I largely have Wellah to thank, if she hadn’t been so open and detailed about her cleansing experiences, I don’t know that I would have been able to. Anyways, I did a colonic this evening after work which poured out masses of gas and dark, heavy, horrible smelling waste. Afterwards I felt like I was finally inhabiting my body for the first time all day, my headache was gone and I was able to breathe deeply. There is no supplement that I have ever experienced that frees up the body in this way. I’ve played around with a lot of things but fresh juice and colon cleansing is such magic.

Juice:

30 oz cucumber/celery juice

8 oz hot cocoa (raw cacao and maple sugar)

water with lemon/ginger juice and stevia

32 oz cucumber/kale juice

32 oz carrot/apple/beet juice with shilajit

32 oz carrot/apple/parsley juice

16 oz cucumber/dill/lemon/garlic juice

32 oz orange juice

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 78 of 90

Today was weird and long. It started off well and I felt relaxed. The morning could have been stressful and I had a moment of wanting to down a couple bottles of spirulina from Trader Joe’s but I remembered my commitment to juicing and I also realized that I would only be doing it out of stress and boredom. After I got through that initial pull towards chewing I felt great. Liberated from the need to eat to get through a moment I don’t want to be in.

Later on my body seemed to be flip flopping between gas pressure in my head and gas pains in my belly. I felt tired, slightly on edge and a lot like I’d feel if I were on my period. Like I’m supposed to be. But I’m not. I won’t pretend that I put cacao in my juice for flavor today, it was definitely a pick-me-up. It’s the first time on the feast I’ve used it that way. I’ve put in pinches here and there for flavor but I used a full Tablespoon today with no regrets. I always remind myself of the *big picture* when I make a choice like this so I don’t beat myself up. 78 down, 12 to go!

Juice:

30 oz cucumber juice with Himalayan sea salt

34 oz orange/pineapple juice with cayenne

32 oz cucumber/parsley/dill juice

32 oz carrot/spinach juice with 1 Tbsp of cacao

20 oz coconut water with Vitamineral Green and vanilla bean

32 oz orange juice with E3 Live

20 oz coconut water with Vitamineral Green and vanilla bean

32 oz orange juice with E3 Live

32 oz orange juice

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 77 of 90

I was a little edgy today. I’m also *supposed* to be on my period but once again it seems to be passing me by. I am, however, downing juice like it’s that time of the month, crossing the 2 gallon mark again. I’ve had a lot of really nice, steady days where I’m happy and energized on veggie juice all day long followed by a few quarts of fruit juice in the evening. Today I got a little listless mid-afternoon though and was guzzling the sweet stuff all evening. I notice when I let myself get hungry and weak I have a tendency to over-do later on, even if I don’t need it. I’m really looking forward to sleeping tonight and hoping all these late night juices won’t keep me up and running to the bathroom!

Juice:

30 oz celery/cucumber juice

20 oz cucumber/lemon/ginger/turmeric juice with cayenne and orange stevia

32 oz cucumber/parsley/kale juice

32 oz carrot/golden beet juice with shilajit

20 oz coconut water with Vitamineral Green and vanilla bean

32 oz orange juice

32 oz orange juice

16 oz salty, store bought broth

30 oz orange juice

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 76 of 90

Two. Weeks. To. Go.

Crazy.

I woke up rather dizzy but was fine after colon cleansing. A weird gas pressure thing maybe? I had a great yoga session afterwards and felt ahhhhh-mazing all morning. I was out and about again during the day and ended up in the chilly rain. We went into a coffee shop where I got herbal tea with packets of honey. The honey wasn’t raw but I didn’t think it was a huge deal- I had a bit of packaged honey at the beginning of the feast. The tea was really delicious but I ended up with a bit of a belly ache. There was another dizzy spell this afternoon and lots of gas. If only I had the patience for two colon cleansing sessions a day but alas, at this time I do not.

I feel different. I understand more than ever how much this whole process is about consciousness and not just a certain size. I’m feeling a lot of…love…if that makes sense. My heart feels really open. I have this massive pull to make peace in my life a huge priority. I don’t do a lot of fluffy talk and I’m always hesitant about the “spiritual” stuff after leaving religion but I see why people are drawn to more spiritual pursuits when they get into this sort of thing. That’s all I’ll say for today, not every day has been this easy and lovely but I’m grateful for the increasing number that are.

Juice:

30 oz cucumber/celery juice

water with lemon/ginger juice and cayenne

32 oz cucumber/celery/kale/parsley juice

30 oz carrot/golden beet juice with vanilla and shilajit

40 oz orange/pineapple juice

40 oz orange/pineapple juice

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 75 of 90

Today was interesting…I was out all day and prepared my juices to take with me. I didn’t have a huge appetite and felt like I could have waited longer to take in juice than I did. It was this weird thing like, I made all these juices, I don’t want them to go to waste, and I won’t get them all in before the end of the day if I don’t have one now! I really should know better, whatever my body doesn’t need will end up being “waste” anyways but there was still a weird mindset around it. My energy and mood were both good though I’m quite tired tonight. My body would appreciate a second colon cleansing session but I’m really not up for that so it will have to wait for the morning.

I’m getting to a point where I feel like this is all going to end so soon and I just want to savor it. I’m not having any cravings and juices are perfectly satisfying. I have no desire to go beyond 90 days but I’m suddenly not in a hurry to get there.

Juice:

32 oz celery juice

water with lime/turmeric juice and cayenne

28 oz celery/dill/kale juice

32 oz carrot/golden beet juice with shilajit

40 oz orange/pineapple/carrot/rosemary juice

40 oz orange/pineapple/carrot/rosemary juice

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The Juice Feast Chronicles – Day 74 of 90

Today was really, really wonderful energy-wise. I experienced a bit of nausea after a couple of juices but it passed quickly and I went back to feeling great. There was just a lot of flow and ease and lightness which is exactly the bodily experience I would love to have the majority of the time.

I’m feeling grateful for good sleep, fresh air, herbal tea, Dan the Man and his awesome tonics, body rolling, hot baths, David Icke, season finales of my favorite shows, and my fiancee who takes such good care of me. I’m grateful for 74 days done and the 16 yet to come.

Juice:

30 oz celery juice

water with lemon/jalapeno/turmeric juice and stevia

32 oz cucumber/celery/kale/dill juice

32 oz carrot juice with shilajit

2 Tbsp raw honey

40 oz orange/pineapple/kale/parsley juice

40 oz orange/pineapple/kale/parsley juice

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