This morning I woke up tired and dragged my kids in their pajamas to the craziness of North Avenue to pick up my box of juices from Peeled. The six daily drinks looked delicious and hearty and I was eager to get started.
9:00 a.m. Drink 1: Green Lantern (Romaine, spinach, cucumber, parsley, celery, lemon, ginger, green apples)
The first sip was a little shocking, but it grew on me and was easy to drink, tasted fresh and sweet. It has five servings of greens in the 16 ounces giving me energy to start my day. At this point I was feeling pretty good as I got the kids ready and cleaned up the house.
Noon Drink 2: Cayenne Lemonade (Water, lemons, cayenne, raw agave, organic maple syrup, sea salt)
Maybe it wasn’t the best day to take the kids to Legoland, but it is Spring Break and the nasty hot dog and pizza they ate didn’t appeal to me one bit. I sipped my juice; the tart, spicy flavor made it hard to drink fast.
The outing was a nice distraction and I didn’t think about eating much.
4:00 p.m. I am barely half way through the 16 ounce lemonade. I have only drunk one and a half drinks today.
My head hurts and I am tired and hungry. This is a challenge. I was worried about staying home tonight because I didn’t want to be around food. I considered going to a yoga class, but honestly I feel very weak.
5:00 p.m. Drink Three: Maroon Five (Beets, carrots, apples, lemons, ginger)
The first sip made me nauseous, but each taste did get somewhat better. My head still hurts. It is approaching dinner time for my children and I’m desperately hoping my husband gets home to help me. The thought of being around food seems very challenging right now.
7:00 p.m. My husband is home and luckily helping with the kids. I am in bed still sipping away at my 3rd drink.
For a moment I clicked on a veggie burger recipe someone posted on Facebook. That was a bad idea. I am very aware how food is everywhere.
8:00 p.m. I’m trying to decide if I can stomach my remaining drinks or I should just go to sleep.
I’m really hoping I feel stronger tomorrow because I am not sure I will have the energy to continue this.