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Play that funky music

I’ve been wallowing in a week long funk that I cannot, for the life of me, find a good excuse for.  Even if I made something up.

I’m even having a good hair week.  But still.

I’ll be willing to bet that I go through this at about this time every school year.  The end is in sight, I have no idea how I’ll find the strength to do this another year, and there’s no way we’ll be finished by the end of May.

And yet, we do finish, I attend the Homeschool Convention in May with my com padres, and am renewed enough to think that I can stay just one day smarter than my children.  For one more year.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Thankfully, nearly every homeschooling mom that I commiserate with is feeling the same thing.  I find comfort in that.  Because I’m shallow.

In other news, my doctor gave me the go-ahead to begin my juice fast, and even signed off on the fact that I will stop taking my antibiotics and supplements for the 7 days, and resume only when I’m eating whole foods again.

I really think I’m most looking forward to NOT taking my fare of 70 some-odd pills a day.  The juicing will be a cake walk.  Ooohhh.  Cake.  I’ll still take those pills that control my testosterone (WOOHOO) and keep my hormones in check, you know, for the well being of the people that I live with.

I mean, me without caffeine and food, and HORMONAL =  a spot on the 10:00 news.  And not in a feel-good-kind-of-story way.

I’ve finished Jason’s Vale’s book “The Juice Master Diet” and now I understand why he says that it’s imperative to finish the book before beginning.  The success of this whole adventure will depend on PREPARATION.  I began collecting all the supplies I will need, such as Wheatgrass powder, Spirulina powder, Fiber, and organic Alfalfa Sprouts.

Doesn’t all of that just make your mouth water???

Tomorrow I will go forth and hunt and gather all of the fruit and vegetation that I will need.  My plan is to start on Saturday.  I kept finding excuses to put this off, mostly having to do with social scheduling, but as the book repeated ad nauseum, NO EXCUSES.  There will never be a 7 day stretch when we have nothing going on.

I’ll be likely posting over the weekend, charting my progress.  I have a number of real life and cyber friends who are on this journey with me.  I’m in good company.  Fiddledaddy wants to support me by doing this with me, but I want to talk him into waiting a week or so, because I believe that one of us should be able to care for the children.  Should I be rendered useless.

I look forward to challenging myself through this process, and feel that nothing but good will come of it.  My greatest hope is that I will finally have energy, and feel so wonderful, that I’ll never want to go back to eating unhealthily again.

Have a great weekend, everyone.  And I’ll be checking in soon.

10 Responses to Play that funky music

  • I’m praying for you!! 🙂 Are you able to have green smoothies on this? I’ve been drinking them lately, and they are pretty good. 🙂

  • You CAN DO IT!!! 🙂

    BTW: 56 days till convention……you know, if you’re counting or anything…….

  • You CAN do this! Praying for you tonight.

  • I predict that by about day 3–maybe 4–you will start feeling so good you will think for a few days that you never want to end your juice fast. You go, girl. You can do this!

  • “I find comfort in that. Because I’m shallow.”

    I haven’t stopped giggling since I read that. (And I swear I still laugh at least once a week just thinking of “thanks be to the lard” and “feather your nest.”) Please, oh please, never give up the blog.

    I hope the juice fast goes well. 🙂

  • Sure am praying, you are inspiring DeeDee. Ya know I feel the same way this time of year. 🙂

  • Tell Fiddledaddy he can join me in going on the wagon for a week as moral support…let the Hunger Games begin!

  • I am praying for you, DeeDee and anxiously awaiting your updates,etc. I am reading Jason Vale’s book, having bought a juicer last wek and viewed Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead as well as Hungry for Change. I will be going on a 7 day fast when we get back from our vacation the week after Easter. I DO have a good excuse not to start this week. Its Holy Week and I work at the Church House. It would be hard for my mates if we had to have a funeral this week, as I am the funeral coordinator and I’d be in the Lock-Lock for killing someone 🙂

    Hang tough and know you can do all things through Christ who will give you strength!

  • Curious…was the book an easy read? Our local library doesn’t have it, and I could order it for my kindle fire, but I fear I’d buy it and not read it. I keep playing with the idea of joining Weight Watchers too. When it comes to self-discipline I have ZERO.
    Good for you for doing this! I’m cheering you on through this.

  • OK, correction–haven’t read this particular book (although I’d like to) and the 2 juice fasts I did were when we still lived in LA, and they were each 40 days long, which I’m sure your doctor would not recommend. (Michael Saj— joined me on the second one, but he was also occasionally putting a Big Mac in the blender . . . seriously!) Praying for you and looking forward to hearing how you’re doing through it.