Day 1 =Line of up juices:
a- Warm lemon water at home
b- Carrot, lemon juice
c- Apple, mint, lemon juice
d- Apple, cucumber, carrot, kale, cilantro, lemon
e- Red beet, carrot, apple, cucumber, cilantro, lemon
f- Cucumber, kale, parsley
g- Ginger, lemon, chlorella, cayenne shot
h- Ginger, lemon, zeolite shot
Morning: had my lemon water, picked up my Open Source Organic Juices listed above…had two before 12 noon. Being the kitchen gave me the urge to munch, but when I thought about it, I realized I was not hungry at all, so a bad habit was trying to inch in. SO, to got more excited about this fast. This Juice cleansing fast will be the best thing I have done for myself in pursuit of God and His best for me… it’s a journey toward richer spiritual discernment and earnest evaluation of mind, body, and soul.
Kept busy with my usual work as well as trying to figure out how to blog better… I guess I will figure that out as I go on the journey! I am grateful that I have an at-home day and not an audition-filled day as this is the first day to settle in and get going! I have a feeling that most of this month may be quieter than usual as I dig deeper to build foundations upon which greater things will build! Still, I will presume nothing as I am practicing to live fully embracing the unknown.
Afternoon: …was interesting. By about 2pm, I realized I just wandered into the kitchen to just “look around” even when I was not hungry. One of my weird habits is to open food storage areas and peer in and ponder over the consumables inside—the pantry, freezer, fridge…anywhere. Since I had no reason to ponder over anything since all my juices for today were already made, I found myself feeling rather silly. Really silly!
I plopped back on the computer to do more work, listened to a great teaching ancient Biblical practices, and then started working on a film script. I was excited to have more time to do so primarily because I did not get caught up with food—prepping, eating, cleaning, planning the next meals and desserts to make and package to give to others… Food is a hobby—a serious one for me—probably too serious, actually! LOL!
My Maca, Chia, and Spirulina arrived today, so I am now really ready for the longhaul. Wahoo!
I realized I built into my guideline an afternoon boost and tea break, but I continue not to be hungry on all these juices. …this is just day 1, however…
Night: Washing, prepping all the produce to start juicing them for tomorrow’s portions took me an hour. I need to speed that up, but meticulous cleaning is important. I am sure I’ll get speedier with the practice coming up. I reward myself for the work with juice #5 and have another waiting with two mini shots, too. I wish I could just buy all my juices! Prudence and budget-mindedness precludes that luxury.. *sigh.
INTERESTING REALIZATION… as I picked through leafy greens to discard wilted, mushy ones, I found myself wanting to put various leaves and other produce in my mouth and just eat them—even the wilty ones… now I feel extra silly and weird! Then it hits me… My original intent to just do a 3-day juice fast became an inspired lengthier 30-day journey because I need that long to break that stuff-my-mouth-reflex. 21 days or so how long it takes (so I hear) to create new, comfortable pathways of behavior in my brain, so by the time March 31st comes, I might find myself to be less of a mindless muncher! Now THAT would be a miracle!