2008-11-28 A Day In The Life of…

Personal update in my life:

My wife and I had a really relaxing holiday together– all the kids were with their biological father elsewhere…
so we bought pre-cooked food the night before, so all we would have to do is heat up our meal…

We slept in, laid about– generally did nothing resembling our usual busy-work..
It felt really nice to RELAX.
We’re often so very busy, running running running (like the night before, in preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday, travel arrangements for kids, food shopping, etc!)…we seldom just take time *to* and FOR ourselves…

We got into a fairly deep conversation about the research I had been doing about Juice Feasting and juicing in general– and the coolest thing happened:
she decided she wanted to do it with me…
This is significant, as before, when I had mentioned prepping for this, she told me she wouldn’t do it- and was very certain and firm on this…

So, we shopped toegther (online) for a juicer, and settled on a Solo Star II and found a refurbished one from the manufacturer for significantly less than a new one, anywhere…
We had to weigh in financial factors amongst bang for the $, but this was a good compromise- and she is very excited that a juicer is on its way.

NOW, I have the task of making juice daily for TWO people…so, I get a bit of trial by fire on that front– but I have invested in a few really good books covering the topic..

The Juicing Bible

The Juice Lady’s Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and VegetablesRevised Edition

Both books have the same goal in mind- they pick some of the more ‘common’ ailments – and then show what fruits/vegetables one would focus on to use to heal the condition– the Juicing Bible was a bit more organized – in that it presented the conditions, pointed the recipe names to apply, then in a separate section, give the actual recipes (organized alphabetically).

The second book, Juice Lady’s et al, actually includes the recipes with the ‘common ailment’ definition- but it repeats recipes in the other entries– where said recipe could be applied in that ‘diagnosis’ as well…
Don’t get me wrong, the second book definitely is a supplement to the first– there are some variations of recipes– and it provides a more thorough set of instruction on HOW to juice and what items to juice together (which the first doesn’t really do).. however, I think the first one was laid out with less redundancy or recipe presentation (or waste of paper)..

Your mileage may vary– but I give slightly higher preference to the Juicing Bible, simply for organization.

So, I’ll journal here as often as I can— we haven’t worked out when the Juice Feast protocol will begin— especially in light of more holiday food situations (and having all the kids for christmas)…but when I have juice feasting entries, will mark them appropriately for easier identification to those who are noting such.

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