I must confess, I have quittin' blood runnin' through my veins! I get nervous starting most things because of this unfortunate trait. It was one of the reasons Mike hesitated in walking forward with homeschooling. His exact words, "Babe, I have no doubt that you'd do a great job. There is one thing that concerns me." "Lay it on me!" I replied confidently. "You...don't...finish things, and I just don't want this to be something you don't finish." That was so very good for me to hear and it has helped me immensely! I pace myself and I'm aware of my capacity. I say, very often, "I need to be realistic." Whether it's spending a dumb amount on a filter that will get the stinkin' flouride out of my water because I don't know if I'll go to the clean water well (Earthfare) enough, or whatever it is. I'm constantly thinking, "Will I really be able to keep this up." I could not juice for 60 days. I don't think I could juice for 11 days...but I can do this for 10. I'm going to do this for 10. I want to finish this because I'm excited about all of the fabulous food that God made for us that I NEVER eat. Now, I have some ideas. I will probably juice at breakfast when this is over, and sometimes for dessert...y'all, for real, Peach Pie is SO GOOD! Here's what it is:
2 Peaches (pitted)
A handful fo blueberries
1 red apple
1 sweet potato
Dash of cinnamon
After a day of "Garden Variety" or "Un-Beet-Able" I'm thrilled for this sweet treat. If you have a juicer and you've never tried it...it's worth a trip to the store...or plugging in your juicer! So, I'm proud of myself. Even if I'm still feeling a little bloated. UGH We haven't been drinking our tea, however, and I think that may have something to do with it, so we had it tonight. It was, actually, a very nice cup of tea and some good time with my husband. I think I can juice and have tea time! Hooray!!!
So, other than the bloating, I feel pretty good. Mike and I have heard that you are supposed to be so very energetic and so we're looking for it. We don't know if we really are energetic, or if we are just supposed to be. Either way, it's 10:13 and he's getting pineapple ready for tomorrow and I'm not about to fall over. I do feel like I should mention that this comment is made after homeschooling 3 children and juggling a Sweet Caroline. It's pretty nice. What's not so nice is how often you have to go to the store. I can totally see us planting an acre of kale one day in order to do this more "realistically." Mike, bless him, has been making the runs and I'm so glad! We've gone a total of 3 times from the beginning until tonight. It's intense. So, that's the downside, but we both keep reminding ourselves that we committed to this regardless and we knew it would be sort of expensive. The other thing is that the recipes get sort of old. You are cycling 12 recipes around and you eat 5/day. So, tonight we (mostly he) did some research and we've got some new juices in the lineup. We'll wake up tomorrow with the Hawaiian Sunrise which is juiced up of 2 grapefruit, 1 full pineapple and 6 med. oranges. Then we'll try a new supper juice. Supper is always green. Tomorrow we'll be supping on Sweet Broccoli. I'm sure it's as sweet as it's name! :) Actually, we are having fun with it. Trying new things. There are so many combinations and so many people that are juicing and they are rather helpful. So, day 4 is great. I did some Ali math and told Mike that after today we were halfway there and he corrected me (gently...like only he can do) and said, "No, after a full Day 5 we are halfway there." He's right, but sometimes I just need to do some crazy math to make things appear a little easier than they might be. The more I say, "no," the easier this becomes. I think that just might be another change in the future. No coke. No sugar until it's planned and prepared for, and that might be a never (but that's super extreme and I'm not sure how I feel about that) but realizing the things that trip me up, trip me up because I allow them to. So, "no" might be the most powerful tool I have. We've heard it all our lives, those of us who grew up in the 80's. "Just say NO." So, I reckon I will.
Now, it's bedtime. I also know that I haven't posted my weight, I will...but there has been some loss! YAY!!!
So, have a wonderful day, and if you think you can't, believe me....we've all got that quittin' blood. There's other blood, ya know...it didn't quit. Not a drop was spared until the wrath of God was totally satisfied. Yeah, pretty awesome, and He calls me His. That's better that Peach Pie!