Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 5, Standard Process Cleanse

Last night's dinner almost did us in.

I've been trying to redeem myself and wipe away the memories of a really yucky dish I made, one which shall remain nameless and I should just shred it and burn the pieces and toss them over the ocean. Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT bad. But let's just say I couldn't finish mine and Riley said, "For the first time since we started, it feels like I'm fasting." I didn't even try to get Julia to eat any of hers.

So to reward ourselves for not eating some of it, I made some stove top cooked sliced apples in coconut oil and cinnamon for dessert. Delish! Things were no longer looking bleak.

After that I put Josiah to bed and wasted the next couple hours on the computer while Riley and Julia watched fell asleep watching the Ranger game. I knew they had fallen asleep because when I checked Facebook only to see the whole page in nothing but winning cheers, I realized there had been no hoorays coming from downstairs.


By that time it was super late and neither Riley and I felt like staying up to make and partake of our evening shake, so we just went to bed. This morning I realized we should've at least taken the supplements with water. Oops. Then I realized I wasn't sure if I'd taken mine yesterday afternoon. I hope I did. If not, oops oops.

I got a full split 9 hours of sleep-- It was glorious (thanks honey)! So our day started late and most of it has been spent in, you guessed it, the kitchen! I further redeemed myself with a really delicious smoothie, props to Dr. Cindy, and for lunch we had yummy baked sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon and cloves, and steamed asparagus with olive oil and sea salt. Even the kids ate some, yay!

We've been feeling pretty good. Almost all my cold symptoms are gone, although they started before we even began the cleanse. It's weird, how I can feel good on the inside despite what I know is going on in my sinuses. Maybe it's all the healthy food I'm eating? Who knew! I think our challenge isn't feeling crappy, it's just looking away from the breads and sweets and steaks, and coming up with yummy dishes, snacks and smoothies to carry us through this thing. After all, the food is healthy, so we're inevitably going to feel good. I know at the end we will be glad we did it and have some tasty, nourishing recipes to add to our regular cuisine!

Alright, I'm off to put some lentils, veggies and veggie broth in the crock pot for dinner, clean the kitchen, and get dressed for a birthday party. And then later this evening, DATE NIGHT!!! *excitedexcitedexcited*

Hopefully we'll be able to do our shakes this time, albeit late tonight!

See y'all tomorrow! Thanks for sticking with me through this. Your supportive and encouraging comments are so appreciated =)


  1. I have to know what the terrible meal was!

  2. So sorry I didn't see your comment sooner! The terrible meal was zucchini soup. =( Maybe if I added butter and cheese (oh wait, cheese isn't allowed on the cleanse) it might be more tolerable!