Monday, 20 November 2006

DAY 1 - yeeeeeeeeee-HAH :)

WOW :) I am STILL soooo's been an amazing first day for me...I am LOVING this juice feasting...

I have drunk 4.5 litres of juice today (1 gallon + 1pint) and I feel fantastic...

started with a litre (1 quart) of green juice (celery, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, cilantro etc)
then .5 litre (pint) of fresh pineapple juice (with rind - incredibly tasty and thick - like milk and a great liver cleanser)
then .5 litre (pint) of coconut water
then a litre (1 quart) of watermelon juice (with rind)
then .5 litre (pint) of coconut water
then a litre (1 quart) of 'blood' ;) - amazing juice with all kinds of stuff in it -celery, chard, beetroot, carrots, sprouts, cucumbers, spinach, cilantro etc - really yummy...

I have barely touched the realms of hunger all day -I feel strong and exhilarated and packed with nutrients... :)
I was really happy to be reminded by my great friend Jimmy, who is also doing a 92 juice feast right now, to CHEW the juice - mix thoroughly with saliva to get the digestive juices flowing well...

So, today I have been chewing masses of juice and enjoying these things:

1. this 3 minute video from two very amusing raw girls in Santa Monica:

2. a 15 minute jog in the local park here - wow - I am so excited to be jogging. I didn't know I was a jogger :) I used to be a great runner as a kid, but totally lost contact with that part of myself as an obese I am loving it again - just started again a few days back...I feel so free and after I finish it's like I'm gliding as I walk...

3. regular tooth brushing...yes, with all those juices going in and being thoroughly masticated, my teeth are asking for some extra help with cleansing...I now have a toothbrush positioned on my desk...I'm actually brushing my teeth as I write this LOL :)

So, many people have been writing to me today (THANK YOU all :) with wishes of good luck and support - I really appreciate it. The main question that has been coming up is:

WHY 92 DAYS???

well, apparently there are 92 elements that the body needs to function optimally (that are known) - so the juice feast programme is based around that concept...see the JUICE FEAST website for more info...

I also wanted to add in a disclaimer section here to say that this juice fast is something that I am very consciously choosing to undertake for myself - I am sharing my own experiences in this blog, not giving guidelines for others. I am in a very supportive environment for this fast and feel completely ready for it. Please take responsibility and care for your own health and if you ARE interested in undertaking a fast of any kind, seek the guidance of a health care provider first.

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Alright, that's the legal bit out of the way...

...already today I looked at the jar of coconut oil in the kitchen and it was starting to look unappealing - wow...change is coming quick - my blood is getting cleeeeean :)

all blessings to you all,
Angela. xxx



    Gela, those juices look delicious! Quart sized jars of green juice - putting steins of beer everywhere to utter shame...

    I am so glad that you have begun the juice feast, and are blogging about it for folks to read.

    This is truly inspiring. If everyone did this, what a beautiful world it could be...

    Keep the hunger at bay - drink every 2-3 hours!

    CONGRATULATIONS on a great beginning, Gela.

  2. Wow! It looks like you are off to a GREAT start!