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.