Hello from Day 3 of the Organic Avenue 5 day LOVEdeep. The day that would have been the last day had Organic Avenue not convinced me that 5 days would be much, much more beneficial to me. And then offered me a discount on said beneficialness.
Yesterday did go much better than Monday. Part of the reason was that I was working from home, so I didn’t have as many external cues taunting me – no people carrying food, no office lunchtime smells, no counting the hours until I leave with such intense boredom the only thing that could possibly pass the time is food…
So, yeah. Much better yesterday. I even drank more juice! I drank about ¾ of the Masters Tonic yesterday. The cucumber basil soup was out of this world delicious. I finished almost all of it. And while I felt okay, I did have a tiny bite of bread. Out of habit. A habit I established on Monday. I really hope I am not completely messing this all up…
Both nights so far, the soup ended up being my last juice. Really, it is supposed to be the fifth. The first day was all screwy for me, as you know, and yesterday I had to change the order around to accommodate my dentist appointment. I didn’t want to arrive at the dentist with green teeth, and I didn’t want to stain my new filling green after, so I waited to have the chlorophyll elixir and also drank the Veg 8 earlier than advised as a way to avoid the master tonic. I really hate lemon/sour.
I felt fine and once again, slept deeply. If you are ever craving a deep, long sleep, I recommend juicing the entire day. Seriously amazing sleeps as a result. I had not an ounce of energy left, all I wanted was bed.
The only juice I did not drink yesterday was the coconut water. I want to like it, I really do. I just can’t stand it though. I gave that one away. I wish, oh how I wish that the last drink was a nut milk instead of the coconut water. I just emailed Organic Avenue to find out if it is possible to replace this last juice with something different. And guess what? They said that going forward (ie, the final 2 days) they will replace the coconut water with their almond mylk! PERFECT! I am mad at myself that I didn’t think to ask them this yesterday! I might just stop in there and buy one later though . . .
Waking up this morning was hard. But I woke up a little early to make sure I had all my medical records in order so I could get them uploaded to the computer. Ah, technology! I am seeing the surgeon on Monday, so I need to have everything as organized as possible.
Next week is Spa Week. I have an appointment for a $50 deep tissue massag e. A much needed deep tissue massage, as my entire body has been hurting for awhile now. Especially my feet and back. I blame the back on the boy’s computer chair which is not so much as a computer chair as it is a dining room chair. Dining room chair + working from home more often = ouchie back. A new chair and a deep tissue massage should resolve this all.
Today’s menu is as follows:
LOVE DEEP #1. (approx. 8/9am) Chlorophyll Elixir FYI: Chlorophyll can cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems. It also contains components that are nearly identical to hemoglobin, therefore increasing red blood cell count. (read article)
LOVE DEEP #2. (9/10am) Fresh Pressed Green Apple Juice with Alkalized Water FYI: Apples have WHOLE-BODY HEALTH BENEFITS: Lowers blood cholesterol, improved bowel function, reduced risk of stroke, prostate cancer, type II diabetes and asthma. (read article)
LOVE DEEP #3. (11/12pm) Young Love: (Cucumber, spinach, celery) FYI: Cucumbers are rich in silicon and sulphur, making it an excellent hair growth aid. (read article)
LOVE DEEP #4. (1/2pm) Master Tonic: (Lemon, Purified Water, Yacon, Cayenne) FYI: Lemon water is a good morning drink to start the process of removing impure chi in the body and cleansing the digestive system. It relieves symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching. Lemons also control constipation and diarrhea by eliminating waste more efficiently. (read article)
LOVE DEEP #5. (3/4pm) Carrot Ginger Soup: ( Carrots, orange juice, shallots, coconut, agave, miso, cumin, water) FYI: Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. (read article)
LOVE DEEP #6. (5/6pm) Fresh Pressed Veg 8* (Swiss chard, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, romaine, carrot, tomato, green apple, lemon, lime) FYI: Spinach is loaded with energy-promoting iron and folate, a B vitamin that prevents neural-tube defects in the fetus. It is also important in red blood cell formation, protein metabolism, growth and cell division. The leafy green is also one of the best sources of lutein, an antioxidant that benefits eye, skin and cardiovascular health. (read article )
LOVE DEEP #7: (7/8pm) Thai Coconut Water FYI: Coconut: promotes heart health, promotes weight loss, supports immune system health, supports a healthy metabolism, provides an immediate energy source, helps keep skin healthy and youthful looking, supports the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. (read article)
* Dori’s note: I had Almond Mylk in place of Thai Coconut Water
I smartly drank the chlorophyll at home before coming to work today so I could brush and floss away the evidence. I was pretty hungry when I arrived at work and the apple juice was perfect! By far my favorite of the fruit juices so far. Once again I loved the young love (cucumber, celery, spinach). I am up to the master tonic now and trying to get it down.
I realized that I did something stupid without thinking this morning. Before leaving for work, I took the coconut water out of the case and left it at home. As much as I don’t like it, I am going to be in my 3 hour writing class from 7-10 and I will be going crazy!
I am very excited for today’s carrot ginger soup. There is still quite a bit of time until I can dig into it though… I have to say, this is getting harder. Yes, there are only 2 days left after today. After today I will be more than halfway through. But I really, really, really miss food. And breaking the fast doesn’t mean eating french toast either. It means sticking to a mostly liquid diet for days. This fast is a commitment that exceeds 5 days. But I do believe it will lead to something much better.
I am concerned because I am going through the juices must faster today than I have been. I am nervous about sitting in class for 3 hours while other students eat. I hope no one brings anything to share because honestly, I can’t say I could resist it.
When I think of upcoming days/events, my thoughts always go to “At that time, I can eat food again!” Next week’s work event? Can eat! The Seattles at the end of October? I can eat! Time is divided between days I can and can’t eat. Crazy. I’m ready to be done.
2 days left. I can do 2 days, what is 2 days? I did BPC for 3 days! 2 days is less than 3 days. Right? Yes. I can do this.