Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 2, Standard Process Cleanse

Riley tried to get me up this morning with a nice, "Wakey wakey, time for shakey!" Boo. I felt like a mack truck was parked in my head. It couldn't seriously be time to wake up already, could it? This is going to be fun, I thought. We're only on the second day and I feel like crap!

Fortunately, I was feeling much better by the time we left the house this morning. I may or may not owe thanks to our breakfast. 

Here's the problem... I always thought cooked food took longer to prepare than raw. WRONG! There's so much cutting and slicing and chopping and dicing and blending and juicing and measuring and mixing and mincing and, oh wait, are those your supplements are mine? Which ones did I just pour out of the bottle? Oh crap.

I usually make eggs and toast or cereal for breakfast, which makes practically no mess and takes 5 minutes maybe to prepare. Well, this morning I started at 7 something and Riley didn't even get out the door till after 9. He's supposed to be at work at 8:30. Of course I had made lunch as well, but maybe I need to go back to my usual "make an extra serving of dinner for Riley to take for lunch" routine. But he wants to eat mostly raw and I do want to cook some veggies and well... the kitchen is just a wreck I tell you! I hadn't even started sipping my shake before I looked around and could spot a total 2.7 square inches of counter space. And we have a pretty decent sized kitchen! Produce and cutting boards and small appliances and knives and other random utensils were EVERYWHERE. And none of it was from last night!

Ok venting done. Maybe. For now.

So food has been yummy today so far but I've had to keep on denying my flesh many other things I'd love to eat. I had this splendid idea on the way home, because I hadn't watched the food network in a while, it might be nice to turn it on and see what's cooking. Then I realized that was the stupidest idea ever. Hello....?!

I also felt hunger pangs for the first time since I don't know when. I'm a snacker, I like to graze on food all day long, much like my kids. Yes, we usually have a proper breakfast, lunch and dinner (usually) but everything kind of runs together sometimes with all our little "almuerzos" and "meriendas". And since I'm confined to fruits, veggies, lentils, rice, chicken and fish, I can't just grab whatever to satisfy me when I get the munchies. Thankfully lunch (spinach and strawberry salad with raspberry vinaigrette, sweet potato chips and homemade salsa) was waiting for me when we got home, because of all the slaving I'd done this morning. The kitchen is still a wreck, and I'm seriously wondering if we're going to need to have somebody come clean. Another expense, I know!

Laundry hasn't even been done since we got back from our trip Saturday night, except for washing and drying the clothes we wore while out of town. They're still sitting on the couch in our lonely laundry basket. How am I going to survive the next 19 days?!

I haven't figured out dinner exactly yet, but I have some ideas. It needs to be portable though because I'm meeting Riley at church after he gets off work. This should be interesting! Maybe the kids and I will eat before we go.

Found out from Dr. Jim Bob that I can have nuts after the 10th day. Woohoo! I didn't have any meat yesterday so I need to put that back in since I'm nursing... I'm thinking I just need to crock pot up a bunch of chicken breasts to last a week, shred it and just add it to my plate at lunch and/or dinner each day.

I've heard the third day is the hardest... and since I'm not miserable right now, we should get through just fine! I'm hoping we don't get completely bored and burnt out after the first week. Hopefully the good food I'm nourishing my body with will alleviate all the stress I'm under due to all the time-consuming preparation of said food =)

Last night I got a great compliment from Riley after dinner. Something to the effect of, This is so good, it doesn't even feel like I'm fasting! That really meant a lot to me, after having spent so long making it, and listening to Josiah whine the whole time, and both kids taking a whopping 2-3 bites.

We had avocado chutney, diced sweet potatoes, and lentils. Then our bedtime snack was a really yummy mixed berry shake!

Alright well little man is up from his nap... see you tomorrow!


  1. Jo, you sound like you are going through a lot with the cleansing fast or diet? I hope you are not diet because you look good. Why are you guys doing this cleanse diet or fast? Healthy, I agree. Is the Kids on this cleanse diet or fast too? Do they like this cleanse diet? I could not do this diet. I use a lot of supplements and take supplements that cleans the colon but cleanse process sounds like it is tough cookies to for a family to go through especially the kiddos. Salads, veggies and kosher foods, fish but no meatCall if you want to talk. I have some time before the weekend starts with my crazy schedule.

  2. I'm not trying to lose weight :) We all get toxins in our body over time and this is something were doing for purification. It is hard but I know it will be well worth it! And since I'm nursing I dont have to cut out chicken so I'm still getting protein. The kids are eating what we eat but also bread and cheese and other things they're used to that we are restricting.