well, i did it. I FREAKING DID IT! i drank every single juice, all 30 of them, without quitting. 5-days. no food. no chewing. no utensils. no plates. no bowls. no alcohol. no caffeine. just lots and lots of drinking. and, well, i’m a really good drinker now.
how was it? it was tough. like, really god damn tough.
would i do it again? i don’t know. maybe.
do i recommend it? sure. if you have willpower.
it wasn’t even so much the absence of food, because i really wasn’t hungry, but the lack of chewing and not using utensils for an entire week was bizarre. imagine not holding a fork or a spoon or a knife for 5 days. you don’t really think about it until you’re not doing it. and even though i wasn’t hungry, the thought of food invaded my mind constantly. especially the tuna sandwich, which now that i’m done cleansing, i don’t even want anymore. of course.
the remainder of day #5 was relatively uneventful. well, with the exception of my trip to whole foods, which was incredibly eventful. and expensive. how can vegetables and brown rice cost so much money?!?
anyhow, it’s the morning of the first day post-cleanse and i feel great! the energy that i’ve been waiting for all week has finally arrived. i ordered some supplemental juices to have for the weekend, so i had one this morning and plan to eat fairly raw for the remainder of the day. i can add some grains later this afternoon and by dinner i can have cottage cheese. tomorrow i’ll be able to have some soup, steamed vegetables, and fish. i’m so excited!
so, in closing, i guess i just have to say that i really like food. and i really like eating. i will never not eat bread, or cheese, or bacon, or drink wine, or coffee, or any of the other things i enjoy so much. for me, that would be a boring existence. however, i will continue to drink green juices and am even considering buying my own juicer.
well, it’s been a long week. thanks for reading.
time for some retail therapy. and perhaps a cup of decaf.