Day 47 brings another social food-related event. Although the food smelled and looked delicious, I was so aware that if I were to indulge it would make me completely sick…there was a beautiful Greek chicken salad with feta over an iceberg wedge, hot pepper jelly over cream cheese (a favorite of mine), home made coffee cake and peach pie. While it all smelled so wonderful (especially while it was cooking) I really didn’t feel like I was missing out. I wonder if some of those foods will have a such negative effect on my body that it will make me not want them anymore. I’m so curious to see how my food cravings and desires are when I’m on the other side of this. Will the unhealthy foods I loved still even taste good to me?
I can say that I’m looking forward to salads…while I’ve always liked salad, I don’t ever remember looking forward to eating one-especially one with no meat in it. I’m growing some salad ingredients including cherry tomatoes in my garden…and lately, the closest thing to a “cheat” that I’ve done is take a ripe one off my plant, chew it up (and enjoy the amazing flavor) and then spit everything out. I’ve done that a couple of times with strawberries too.
I got to “go shopping” in my closet today. I was thrilled to find some dresses that I hung on to that fit now! I was so excited that I wore one to tonight’s gathering. It’s a dress I wore in the beginning of 2010. I’ll be wearing another one to synagogue tomorrow. Progress like this is so encouraging 🙂
Today’s juices were way better then yesterday’s. Elf Juice (I did not make this one up but I love the name) which is a lovely green…even more lovely (I’m guessing) when you use the green pepper the recipe calls for instead of the red one I had in my fridge. The other one was Refreshing Jicama
It made a lovely pink color. A couple of non-juicing friends tried it and liked it too….For some reason I always feel like when someone who hasn’t been juice fasting likes a juice, it gives it more credibility.
Well, off to bed. Long day tomorrow. Have a great weekend!