I've done it! -- reached the one-week mark!
I'm feeling great! Went to sleep feeling tired again last night. I came about an inch away from finishing my green drink! It wasn't settling well. The smell of the red bell pepper was nearly enough to turn my stomach. I stopped before it had a chance to! Water was what I self-prescribed for my last hour of awake time!
On a side note...I'm going to try to dye a shirt or some item with red bell pepper juice one day -- a totally brilliant, vibrant, alive colour. It can truly be described as 'hot-red'!
I really started craving orange juice...and much to my delight, Paddy came back from the store with an entire box of organic oranges for me last night! (Note: organic navel oranges are on a case-lot sale at Thrifty's this week!) --
This morning that's what I set out to make -- mounds and mounds of orange juice! It took about half of my box to make about a litre-and-a-half! I am keeping one litre straight orange - and the rest I combined with spinach and cucumber.
I am delighted to have shed some weight -- about a pound a day! This in itself makes me feel lighter and better. I've been closely monitoring the rate of my shaking since if this feast turns out to be having a negative effect on my healing, I'll stop. But, no symptoms seem to be worsening. My skin is clearing up! Which is wonderful since I have a wonderful mix of veering-on-oily skin and dry, dry skin (caused by the Wilson's).
So, I'm still pumped and energized! Eagerly awaiting tomorrow's JuiceLuck, along with many others, and convinced I could do this for the whole time! I've been cooking dinners, preparing lunches, making breakfasts....none of it has bothered me! The only hankering I get is for LaBoulange French Bread and Simi's bag of organic, dried mango! All in good time! I'm already musing about what my eating habits will be post-feast. Though I will incorporate a lot more raw elements into my meals (bring on the heaping salads!), I'm not inclined to go all raw! This is for several reasons: nuts and avacadoes are no-no's on my list of foods (high in copper!) -- and both are staples to a raw diet; and as my friend Anna pointed out there has been no culture in the past that has ever been all raw. It is a modern phenomenon! Perhaps a necessary one, but..... One thing I've decided is that I'll return to being vegetarian. No more justifying my meat consumption with: 'Well, the Dalai Lama's not vegetarian!'
Lastly, it was such a joy this morning to have Simi dash into her room and return with a sheet on which she'd written Day 7 -- Wow Mum!