26 Day Detox – Half Way There

Detox

It has been a few days since I last reported on the detox. I am on day 14, half way there and still going strong. Perhaps you thought I had given up and fell off the wagon. I just wanted to give you a little break from all the minute details, after all, not everyone is interested in this detox anyway. For those of you who are, read on.

What have I been eating?

So, the last seven days have been interesting. I was able to add some foods to the menu like: sweet potatoes, millet porridge, raw sprouted almonds, cabbage, avocado, and some fruits, introducing them one at a time to see if there are any sensitivities. I knew already, that eating porridge of any kind in the morning, is not the best thing for my body system. We were allowed to add a little maple syrup and fruit if we wanted, but opted out of that. I ate the millet porridge in the evening and just had a smoothie for breakfast.

Several of the recipes for this part of the detox were very good. This “purple heaven” recipe was a nice change and something I will make and eat after the detox as well.

Salad:

  • 2 C shredded green cabbage
  • 2 C shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 C golden raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 C raw pumpkin seeds

Dressing:

  • 2 T real maple syrup
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T raw red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic

Toss salad ingredients in a large bowl. Blend dressing ingredients and add to cabbage mixture.

My pallet is changing and I am really starting to taste food, especially when you don’t add any salt. For me, I think that has been one of the hardest things of the detox so far. NO SALT whatsoever. Oh, how I would love something salty and crunchy.

This soup was good, a little bland, but filled my belly. A little salt sprinkled on the top, would have made it so much more savory. I found that if I sat and focused on the cravings it would really start shutting me down. So what I am trying to do is, eat and move on to something else. Keeping busy has really helped me stay on track.

The first few days of this phase I attended a 3 day seminar and stayed on the plan 100%. That meant not going to lunch with my friends (which I was really looking forward to), and snacking on cucumber slices (which by the way do not fare well in a zip baggy in your purse).  I did take a little smoothie in a thermos, which kept my energy up. I will admit the concession stand did smell divine. The nachos with cheese and jalapenos, ohhhh. BUT I REFRAINED!

How have I been feeling physically?

I have actually been feeling pretty good.

  • No more headaches.
  • Acid reflux is gone.
  • I an not achy.
  • I have lost 10 lbs.
  • I stopped taking the blood pressure medicine because it wasn’t doing anything but causing yucky side effects. My blood pressure without medication is staying where it has been. Hopefully that will continue to drop.
  • I don’t have the puffiness in my hands or feet and am feeling my belly starting to shrink, yea! I have an overall better sense of well being and my head seems to be more clear.
  • I feel a little tired and fatigued at times,

Not so bad for just 14 days of eating clean. Looking forward to some more healthy changes.

How have I been feeling emotionally?

This is big stuff for me, to go without. One thing this detox has taught me is that I CAN DO HARD THINGS, and THAT FOOD IS VERY ADDICTIVE! We are talking 14 days without bread, cheese, processed foods, and SALT and a few other things, and I am surviving. Amazing!

Ya, I have had a few emotional moments, when I thought “I can’t do this”, or found myself getting overwhelmed and down right depressed. I had a night where I was feeling quite overwhelmed with all the changes going on in my world right now, family, faith, business etc., and I cried. I cried like a baby. You know those moments when things just seem so bad, (when in perspective they really aren’t) and you have a little pity party.  Well, I had a little party that night. I am sure this detox is bringing it all up, but it is a good thing.

I went into my office and got out my notepad and started writing. I wrote it all out. Not anything legible, just words and phrases of how I was feeling. I wrote sideways, up and down, and even a few doodles on the page as I put my feelings out on paper. I find this is a great way to see what is really going on in your head, what your beliefs, fears and worries are.

I then took those scribbles and processed it a little deeper with EFT. I tapped for some time until I felt the energy shift, and it did.  Then I went to the mirror and looked into my eyes and talked to the little girl inside. I love mirror work! (I will chat about that in another post). I was able to process all that crap inside and felt much better. I then went and soaked my feet, diffused some yummy essential oils and went to bed. So glad I have these tools. Now I know why I CAN DO THIS now and couldn’t before, I have tools.

This detox is not only going without certain foods for 26 days, I am purging old beliefs, extra weight, emotions and cleaning house. Cleaning house?…….Stay tuned and I will chat about what is going on in with that next time.

THE NEXT TWO DAYS………..watermelon.

Until next time,

jan

26 Day Detox: Emotional Reactions

I went to bed last night feeling like crap physically and emotionally. I was thinking to myself “what the heck have I done?” It’s one thing to choose into something like this, but another to make it public and have to be accountable, and who wants to screw up, right? Who would have thought that changing the way you eat could create such intense emotional reactions! Well, I have been doing pretty good until last night. We were counseled that is expected and almost inevitable that we may have an emotional reaction at some point during this program. After all it is pretty much like going through food addiction rehab. I have always thought to do something like this I would need to go to some place and live for 3 weeks while they prepared my food, monitored my blood, had massages, and had a support group.

I seriously did not think I could do this by myself. I mean I have days that I get so overwhelmed and feel so wiped out that to think of only eating cucumbers, tomatoes and green smoothies all day and having to prepare it all, seemed WAY too overwhelming. I will have to admit that having 23 days left kinda freaks me out a little bit. I try not to focus on that, and like my husband said this morning, “lets just do one day at a time”. So nice to have encouragement like that!

So, back to my night last night. I went to bed with a throbbing headache. My head felt a lot of pressure and my face felt flushed, but the bottom part of my body was cold. Here I am in Utah where the temperature has been in the 90’s the past week and I was cold. Oh, but that didn’t last long, because an hour later I was sweating hot. It felt like I was getting the flu, achy and my stomach did not feel just right. It is not uncommon for me to feel this way occasionally, but I haven’t for a while.

Not only did I feel yucky physically, but my mind started going crazy on me with a bunch of negative chatter. So I started tapping. EFT tapping that is. I was having thoughts like “you have failed as a mother”, “why did I sign up for this thing”, “who am I to be posting about this”, “no one cares about this”, “I have wasted my money”, “SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS”, “it’s not safe”, ………………………..I continued to tap and express how I felt, softly in my head of course, because my husband was sleeping next to me. He is used to it. After getting it all out, the thoughts quickly began to change to more hopeful thoughts and I felt more at peace and was able to go to sleep. I LOVE EFT!

I had to get up a few times to go to the bathroom, (dumping a lot of water) but slept pretty good, once I fell asleep. My husband woke up this morning so weak. He had lost another 3 lbs. CRAZY. He is not a big guy. I was a little worried about him. He had worked hard yesterday out in the sun while doing this detox. WE ARE FINALLY PUTTING THE BACK PORCH ON OUR HOME ADDITION, YEA.  I had a thought to put a particular essential oil blend on his feet to BALANCE him. Seemed to be quite effective. He felt he needed to eat a normal breakfast (bowl of grain cereal). After he ate breakfast he was fine, and up and running.

I laid in bed a little longer this morning, but popped out of bed and got going. I didn’t feel too bad. Drank my usual lemon water and did a little meditation then jumped on the rebounder for a bit. That thing seriously does wonders. If you haven’t tried jumping on a mini tramp or don’t know what the heck I am talking about, check out my post about it here. Another thing I do, that I think is really helping, is SKIN BRUSHING.

I have been diffusing essential oils that help with letting things go, and applying some motivating blends to my adrenal glands. Doing good so far today. Still craving something salty and crunchy!

It has helped to stay busy, and also to have a nap sometime during the day. Oddly enough, I feel I have a little more energy in a different way, and feel more hopeful and empowered.

We got this!

Until tomorrow,

jan2

EMOTIONAL RELEASE: Your Path Back To Health

emotional release

Unresolved negative thoughts, feelings and emotions may be contributing to, and be the root cause of your depression, weight problems, and poor health. You can do something about it!  Allow yourself to move into more joy, health, and peace of mind.

I get asked quite frequently by my clients and friends how I discovered and started using muscle testing, EFT and all the other holistic methods I use. So I thought I would type up a little post about my journey. It was on my quest for better health that I learned all of these things. Each experience being another piece to the puzzle. We all have different journeys and we all experience different things. Some of our experiences are very traumatic, while others not so much. Some of us experience more emotional pain than physical pain. You may wonder at times, “why me”?  But I feel the things we experience are for our learning and to help us become who we are supposed to become, and perhaps to help someone else.

One of my kids, I don’t remember which one, but they said to me one day, “thanks for being sick.” I knew what they meant, and they quickly explained that they were grateful for the things that I have learned and taught them while going through my health challenges. I know it sounds strange, but I too am grateful that I have experienced challenges in my health. I have been led to some awesome people, learned more about nutrition, herbs, emotions, energy and the amazing human body; all of which I may not have learned had I not been compelled to do so.

I hesitate to share too much about my personal life, and the things I am experiencing, but if it can help someone who is going through the same thing, maybe it is time for me to speak up. So here is a little bit about how I came to know what I know. What I share may or may not ring true to you, if it does great, if not, move on to other things. By the way, my journey is not complete, I am STILL learning and still not completely healed, BUT ARE WE EVER? Perhaps we can connect and help each other along this wonderful ride of life.

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