23 Jun 2012

10 day juice fast: day 4

another great day. it sounds crazy but i'm almost wishing i get some detox symptoms soon! where's all that junk being stored??? i want it OUT. anyways - i am noticing i don't need as much sleep. i can't fall asleep before around 3 AM, yet i'm up and active by 11 AM. usually i need like 12 hours of sleep to function because, well...

i'm secretly a hibernating bear hybridized with a lazy cat.


so today i woke up at 11 and was PLANNING on doing some things around my room and the house before going to downtown to enjoy the city, buy some juice/groceries, give out sandwiches to the hungry, and end up staying over at my friend's house. my plan did not work out. my best friend (who moved to halifax a few years ago) called so we talked for 2 hours. then it started raining really hard which i LOVE - but not for walking around downtown. therefore i am staying in tonight and watching a movie with the family.

my first juice of the day was made of:

3 carrots
huge handful kale
1 kiwi
2 slices pineapple
handful of basil leaves
chunk of ginger
1 orange
1 apple
3 bell peppers

YUUUUUUM. that is all.

it was saturday so that means farmers market! but my mother doesn't like to wake me and she left when i was sleeping. i'll go next week. she bought cherries, carrots, strawberries, and a few other wonderful, organic plants. i REALLY need to buy some cukes, tomatoes, celery and bell peppers though. i'm all out.

look at the pretty layers from when i took off the lid of my juicer :) 

my dinner juice was made of:

1 grapfruit
1 orange
1 kiwi
1 huge handful kale
1/2 lemon
chunk of ginger
5 carrots
2 slices pinapple
handful of strawberries - OMG this makes it 

today i wanted to connect with the juicing world via the internet (otherwise i'm on my own for this fast) and i happened across "linda's blog". i like the way she explains why she juice fasts:

"We all will defrag our hard drives. We’ll all clean out our bags and purses and wallets. We’ll all clean out our cars when they are feeling too full of stuff. Same for closets and cupboards. Well, this is the same thing. Juice fasts have a way of cleaning out what isn’t needed - there’s usually some taking stock, some rest, some more energy to put towards sweating, etc." - Linda's Blog