DAY 9-- August 4, 2011
Today I consumed the nutrients from:
+ 2 carrots
+ 2 celery
+ 4 leaves green leaf lettuce
+ 1 leaf kale
+ 3 roma tomatos
+ 2 apples
+ 40 midnight beauty grapes
+ 1 peach
+ 8 strawberries
Part of the reason I decided to post daily on this blog is to hold myself accountable by knowing other people would be reading what I ate (assuming there are still a couple of you coming back daily). So I'm not even going to lie about it. I ate half of my son's left-over apple "burger" tonight. At first I was sad because a fast means that you don't eat food. But very shortly after I had that thought, I realized this: guilt does nothing good for anybody. If I felt guilty about eating half an apple burger (mind you, all whole food ingredients), then I'd probably just keep eating. It's weird how that works. But because I was okay with it, I didn't feel compulsed to eat anything else. I'm not ashamed of my imperfections. I'm not embarrased, and frankly expecting that I wouldn't put anything other than liquid in my mouth for a whole month was a little bit ridiculous. But guess what? Tomorrow I'm going to juice it up, baby. Now that I got that out of my system, I should be good to go for another 9 days or so? J/K.
I do have to tell this funny conversation that happened between me and Sydney (my 4-year-old) before I ended up eating half of Jasper's apple burger. It went as follows:
Me: I'm so tired of juice, it makes me want to eat food and just give it all up.
S: But you can't quit, Mommy.
Me: Why not?
S: Because your energy is broken and it needs to get fixed.
Huh? I'm not sure where she got this from. It might have been from when I first started juicing and she was asking me why I wasn't eating anything. I tried to explain how juice fasting will hopefully get my metabolism and hormones functioning normal again. Apparently she took that as meaning my "energy is broken".