All of sudden kick-off day is a lot closer! Saturday is the big moment. Though I am wholly excited, I do have some trepidation and anxieties creeping in. I enjoy food, and have some worries over how I'll minimize my cravings. I will still be handling food -- preparing school lunches and snacks for Simi (my daughter), as well as for Paddy (though he already fulfills this role almost single-handedly, due my inability to hold things well because of the constantly shakey hands -- what a blessing: A Domestic-God in Carharts!) ... the other day we went out for Sunday brunch...I ate until I hurt! It seems like I'm in slight panic mode: 'better get it all in before I can't anymore!' (which I know, couldn't be any good!)
I have been intgrating juice slowly into my diet, so that it's not a brutal awakening on March 1st. One thing I tried the other day was I juiced an entire pineapple (which created just shy of one litre), kept it separate, then used it to sweeten/dilute the green concoctions. Was a success at making things more palatable!
Perhaps my greatest fear is traveling. Mid-March I take off for four days in Berkeley California. Being that it's Berkeley, there is a plethora of potential places to get freshly made juice. Not a problem there. At the end of March, I have to head back to the University of Michigan Hospital for 4 days. Assuming I'm still feasting at this point (which I plan to be), I will need to find a method to go get 3 days worth of juice from somewhere and lug it all to the hospital. I fear doctors and nurse reactions....but more so, just getting the juice! I was told of one juice bar in Ann Arbor...and I'm hoping that by the time I land in Detroit in the evening, I will be able to get to Ann Arbor, juice-up, and go to bed. You see, I won't be able to leave the hospital once I'm there. Ahhh...but things work out as they should. There will be a way!
It is so thrilling to me that there is quite the substantial community of Juice feasters accumulating in Victoria and globally (www.globaljuicefeast.com) -- and in royal style, we will kick off the event/transformation/movement with a juice-luck at Constanze's the Saturday!
Let's get juicy!