Monday, March 26, 2012

Detox has Entered the Arena

Well, today is Day 8 and I can officially say that detox has entered the arena!  I woke up this morning with a massive headache, a very white coated tongue and nausea to match.  I feel like I've been hit by a moving truck from the stomach up.  My brain is foggy and I just want to crawl back into bed and refuse to move.  Not exactly an option since I'm a mom, but it was wonderful just imagining doing it for a mere minute.  Ahhhh...oh yes, back to the blog post...

I have upped my green juices as I have realized the last few days that I am not drinking nearly enough.  I really enjoy nice warm things to eat and drink and am not a real fan of cold and raw.  You know those people that will go in and grab cold leftover pizza from the day before and thoroughly enjoy it?  I'm not one of those!  It must be heated in the oven to crisp and bubbly perfection before it will enter my mouth. Alas, I must be a glutton for punishment to chose a raw, cold juice fast then!  Seriously, I do believe it is the best way to give my digestive system a much deserved rest and time to heal while providing my body with a cornucopia of easily assimilated nutrients.  I don't have any tried and true recipes yet as I'm pretty much just looking into the refrigerator to see what veggies have been there the longest and need to be used first.  I have realized that I definitely do not want fruit juices at this point.  I am having a hard time drinking anything that is remotely sweet.  I'm really yearning for savory juices that have garlic, ginger and/or cayenne pepper in them.  That is really satisfying me the most.  I even juiced some tomatoes, cilantro and garlic last night and then topped it with a smattering of cayenne.  It really hit the spot.  Huge surprise on my part.  I am definitely NOT a V-8 or tomato juice lover.   It just tastes so different when it's organic and fresh.  YUM!

My hunger is still through the roof!  I am very anxiously awaiting that glorious moment that I've heard of, from the oh so many YouTube videos aficionados that I've watched, when you really don't even want to eat real food.  Really?  That happens?  Hmmmm....I'm still waiting to be convinced!  I must admit though that I had a real victory yesterday at the church potluck.  I took my bottle of green juice and very much expected that I would have to continually run the dialogue through my brain over and over again as to why I am doing this.  What I am hoping to achieve from this.  How humiliating it would be to stop after I've publicly announced my  intentions.  But nothing nearly as dramatic ensued.  Lunch was...well, pleasant.  I wasn't tempted in the least to stop.  I had great conversations and I got to talk to a man that has been newly diagnosed with cancer about natural healing modalities.  Overall, it was a wonderful afternoon filled with God and friends.

Weight loss to date: 12 lbs.

Well, until next time, keep looking up and eating and drinking to the glory of God.


  1. Good for you, Kay! I am amazed by your dedication and commitment. And congrats on the weight loss.

  2. That's great, Kay! I'm the opposite right now of you - I haven't yet found a savory drink that I actually enjoy.. I find I'm always having to add apples or a pinch or stevia to my drinks to my green drinks to make them even drinkable. Breakfast is always my favorite "meal" because it is usually all or nearly all fruit juice.

  3. Wow, I really admire you, my friend! Hope you feel better real soon and hit the spot where you don't want to eat real food any more.
    Your style of writing is fantastic by the way!
    Love, E

  4. lovely to follow your journey Kay keep going no matter what xxx

  5. I've not done a juice fast but I did do the lemonade cleanse for 16 days once. I would have kept going but I exhausted the local supply of organic lemons and had to stop. For a while I was STARVING! But after about 10 days I was really ok and I was really sad when I had to stop. I intended to do it again, but I've pretty much been pregnant or nursing ever since ;-)