Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 9 JF

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".


Jeannette said...

Good for you just stick with it. I'm rooting for ya!

Bodell Family said...

I know we already talked about this but reading positive thoughts is good too!! I think you are amazing and you are so inspirational! I'm so impressed by you and strive to be a better cook/eater because of you! Keep it up lady!!!

Jaida said...

Thanks Katie! I think you know how I feel about you *wink, wink* J/K