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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Resting Today

It's day 3 of the raw food cleanse, and you might be sick of hearing about it already, heh heh. This morning I woke up feeling a bit dizzy and not really ready to face the day. But it is Thursday, which means our homeschool co-op day, so I got ready and we headed out. I was feeling very low-energy for much of the day. Some of it is probably due to the time of the month (sorry if that's TMI), as well as detoxing because of the cleanse. Or perhaps it's just the combination that got me down. I was in good spirits for the most part, just moving more slowly than usual. Breakfast was a smoothie, and lunch was salad and a banana. It wasn't even a big salad, but I felt super full after eating it, and even a bit nauseous. I'm not sure what that was about.

After a busy day at the co-op, I came home feeling very tired and hungry. BlackLion made me a smoothie, and then I took a nap. When I woke up, I did some meditation while I was still lying in bed. Then I got up and made vegetable curry for the family. It wasn't hard to cook it and not eat it. It smelled good, but I didn't really want any. Brent and I had kale salad and a piece of a raw frozen pie that he created. It was good. It tasted kind of like oatmeal with fruit. It was one of those nut-and-date crusts, with bananas and strawberries as the filling. Yum!

I was revived a bit after that, and did some stuff online. I don't think I drank as much water today, but I was already feeling pretty liquidy, so I think that was fine. It's been nice having an evening of rest. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the daily updates. It's a different format for me, but I'm finding it fun to blog about the process I'm going through. Blessings!

2 comments:

Me From Maine said...

I like the updates :)

The cleanse sounds interesting. I've done a cleanse before, but it was a bit different (and yet the same in ways? LOL!)

I did lots of juice/tea/water/broth,salads (particularly tabouli, because that's really good for your liver) and soups (with lots of broth, with spatterings of veggies and noodles), and V8 with garlic, olive oil, pepper, ginger, cinnamon - just a little- and flax oil added in it. I would drink it cold or hot (it's DELISH hot!) every morning for breakfast and then sometimes again for a snack later along with some vitamin supplements.

I enjoyed it and also discovered my appetite did lessen, but my energy actually went UP. I didn't need an afternoon nap every day (tho I took one if I WANTED one!). It was a nice cleanse to which I slowly added more stuff into my soups and then more foods to my other meals.

good luck with your cleanse!

Nikki Shields said...

Thanks for the comment! My physical energy levels have been up and down, though I've been feeling emotionally well. Almost halfway there!