Still going strong! Days 5 - 9.
Rested and refreshed!
Date: 9/1/2008 3:31:29 AM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 2288 times
We had an amazing opportunity to spend a long weekend beside the ocean - so I packed up the juicer, the kids and a car load of assorted "essentials" and we did it!!!
On Thursday morning, while waiting for the salt water flush to "kick in" as it happens, I telephoned a friend who has a holiday beach house to ask if the big organic market garden near her place is still going strong. We thought we might go up there at the weekend (to the garden shop) not the house, to stock up on fruit and vegetables. My friend offered the house to us for the weekend!! In fact we went up there on Thursday afternoon and returned late last night.
I can't recommend lots of fresh sea air while juicing highly enough, and I could walk literally 100m up the road (past special breed sheep instead of city cafes with al their enticing aromas) to buy fresh organic produce. It was blissful.
The kids had a wonderful time exploring on the beach and going for pony rides both weekend days. I got to have afternoon naps every day and I read a 700+ page novel over the weekend! We had a CD player, but no TV or internet, and we took NO telephone calls! My husband was extra busy with the kids, but we all feel re- energised for our spontaneous mini-break :) I slept extra soundly at night, which I usually do on a fast anyway but I'm sure the walks on the beach helped with that too.
I managed a salt water flush on Saturday, but didn't do one today as I had "catch up" errands to run this morning and I just didn't get a clear 4 hour stretch to complete the task. Consequently I've had a headache on and off this afternoon and I will do a flush tomorrow as soon as is practical.
Another highlight of our stay at the beach - The market garden man let me have a 25kg bag of broken organic carrots for $5!...And even better...he delivered them by donkey and cart! My animal adoring preschooler was just about beside himself with rapture :)
I still have more carrots than I know what to do with and I was planning finishing my fast tomorrow morning but if I'm feeling good after the flush I may carry on a couple more days. I need to put my mind to how exactly I'll break the fast. Whenever I decide to finish I can't believe that day 10 is almost here already. I'd love to go on and do a 3 week fast sometime - when more summer fruits are in season.
Will update tomorrow.
Annie (Rested and refreshed!)
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