Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
photo by Leo Reynolds
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Drink more green juices than fruit juices.
If you are hungry, drink MORE juices.
Listen to whatever your body tells you, it's right.
Skin brush every morning, it starts your day like you wouldn't believe.
If you go through some heavy, duty emotional detoxing. Let that bad boy out. That's why you're feasting, remember?
Don't make weight an issue. You're going to lose weight that's a given. But you might get caught up in the number on a scale and not the overall goal. Weigh yourself at the beginning then the end.
Have fun, there are plenty of those moments
Juice Feast for YOU. Experiment with my tips, what Juice Feasting.com says, your fellow juice feasters. Yes, please try different ways. But, once you find what works for YOU. Go with it and don't stop until you reach your goals.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
On Today's Menu:
2 quarts grapefruit juice/MSM
2 quarts spinach/celery/thyme/lemon
2 quarts water
16 oz tea
Zucchinis go here
Feb. 17Feb. 24
Today the weather was pleasant enough to work in the garden. We didn't do anything too major, just cleaned leaves and branches around the area. Do you know who Fred Sandford is?
Here is a sink he brought home and now it's our official garden center.
My husband couldn't wait for our order to arrive, he bought some seeds.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I like going to psychics. I enjoy those rare occasions when I am told specific facts I didn't know. For instance "Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Candlestick."
For the most part, 'I get an elderly man of authority possessing a condiment name in a green room with a wick.'
I truly become overwhelmed with emotion when I visit a psychic. Not because they're telling me something new about me but because they get me at the moment in time.
I have much love for the job psychics do, but 99.9% of the time what I'm told is something I already know about myself.
The most popular observation I receive is: 'you are a creative person whose talent lies within the home.' Who knows? With 12 kids (okay I have only 5) I might throw off that vibe as someone who stays home and raises kids. LOL
I write, create tasty raw recipes and I am a huge homebody. My greatest strength lies within my home, I know this.
It's fascinating to me that a perfect stranger is intuitive enough to get that also. The whole process wouldn't be so amazing if I didn't know that bit of information about myself.
We all know that everyone has psychic abilities, it's just a few who have cultivated their intuitive nature better than most.
I am learning to do that. How? By shutting up and listening.
Taking the time to listen to what my body and mind are trying to tell me and paying attention to the answers their already giving me.
It's that simple and just that difficult. It takes time and patience and the ability to trust that first instinct.
photo by bdwilson
As a side note: I do enjoy reading Tarot cards (the pictures are so inspiring) and I during this juice feast I was studying my Runes, so I do try to cultivate that inner psychic.
photo by Leo Reynolds
On Today's Menu:
1 quart lemon water
2 quarts kale/spinach/celery/lemons
2 quarts grapefruit/orange/MSM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Having said that, with much thought and consideration I have decided to. . .shave. Yes, my childhood Madonna fantasy is over. I no longer need to grow my underarm and leg hair to recapture the 80s. And I've got that photo shoot coming up for my husband's b-day and you don't want hairy. . .
What? Did I say something. . . You didn't?. . . you couldn't have?
Did you think I was going somewhere else with that little soliloquy?
I'm sorry if I had a "cry wolf" moment, but I did worn you yesterday I had a flare for the dramatics.
Today's lesson of the day is motivation. What was my motivation for leading you a bit astray?
A bit of background on me, I got my degree in Film with writing/directing emphasis. Now, how good would that passage above be if I were to say that I'm going to shave my legs and underarms today? Boring.
It is my job (and every blog's job) to keep you entertained or else you wouldn't visit. Right? Sure on a daily basis I don't purposely mislead you but I enjoy being a good storyteller. You are my motivation. Keeping you entertained so you will visit me and hang for a hot minute.
I am always curious to know people's motivation. Why someone does or says something particularly out of the norm?
This weekend an acquaintance called me and said she wanted to check in on me to see if I was still starving myself. She was afraid that I had fainted and left the children motherless. Strange.
For a split second I wanted to go off and "school" her in the ways of juice feasting yet AGAIN but then I thought she doesn't know what it's like.
There is no possible way she could. At that moment, drinking a gallon of fresh juices daily wouldn't interest her in the least and so she wouldn't understand the joy (and health) it has brought me. Not saying that juice feasting brings every one this bliss but at least those who realize it wasn't for them had the courage to venture on the journey instead of talking out their a**.
Yet, I still wondered what was her motivation.
Let's move on to a bit of housekeeping.
I haven't discussed my BM really at all. I guess those sorts of things I don't really think about but they possibly could be of interests to someone. Anyhoo, I'm still pooping solids after 82 days and I have a colonics appointment coming up next month so I'm curious to see what more could exit my body. I'll let you know how that goes.
In the next few days (or not) I will go over my the to-do list I had at the beginning of this juice feasting journey to see what I have accomplished (other than juice feasting, not too much) in these past three months.
photo by yeahferris
On Today's Menu for Terilynn's Juice Feast
1 quart lemon water with MSM
3 quarts spinach/zucchini/cucumber/garlic/hemp oil
2 quarts grapefruit/orange
2 quarts water
My throat is still sore so I'm going to see if the garlic doesn't help a bit.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I also was horse-playing with the children and my 8 year-old daughter commented that I play with them more now than I did before the juice feast. I thought that was cute. I definitely have the energy now to keep up with my lovely rugrats.
If you know me a little by now, I tend to have a flare for the dramatics. So when I say, I have a HUGE announcement to make tomorrow it could mean just about anything from the deadly serious to the mundane. So stay tuned....
"In your first few posts, you mentioned that you were going to keep track of the financial aspects of a juice feast. Any comments on that? "
Yes, Kathy I do have a comment on that one. I'm a slacker. My intention was to keep a better blog record of my monies but I started getting into the habit of juicing by the sale items so for some unknown reason I stopped posting the amounts I was spending.
Alas, I did go through the receipts I did save and on average I have been spending around $5-$7 per day of juice feasting.
If you noticed I drink pretty much the same juices everyday. A lot has to do with how I shop. I do purchase lettuces for the family to eat but I don't juice them. I don't like the taste. I think with it being winter the hardier greens suit me better.
I've been a very bad girl and I haven't purchased organic greens in a very long time. I feel the organic gods will strike me down any day now. But that is a burden I must bare.
I purchase what's on sale and I've been lucky to find greens like spinach and kale for .88 cents a bunch and I drink 3 bunches a day and a head of celery, that too has been .88 cents. That is $3.52. That makes me around 2 quarts of green juices. At the beginning of my feast grapefruit was 8 for $1. As you can imagine I was in heaven. An interesting thing, prior to the juice feast I didn't eat or drink grapefruit. It reminded me of ear wax.
Now grapefruits are 4 for $1 and I use about 8 per day so that's $2. it makes about one quart.
Strange how my perception changed when money was involved but I was willing to do anything it took to maintain my feast and my family's funds.
Other items I have included in the mix that have effected the cost from time to time is:
MSM: $4-$5 every two weeks
Pineapple: 2 for $4
Oranges: .69 cents per pound
Carrots: 22-25 pound bag for $15-$17 (carrots last me almost a month) I use around 2-3 carrots just to sweetened up the taste of the green juice
Green Powder: $6-$10 lasts a month
Coconuts: .99 cents each 20 of them will last me 2 weeks. I store these in the garage refrigerator and I forget I bought them. That is the only reason I don't drink coconut water more often.