I always forget how good it feels to not be tempted by food cravings. Normally on day four of a cleanse I hit my happy place, but it is day three and I am feeling pretty stupendous. Yesterday afternoon I had a few muscle aches but no headaches like I had on day one. Here is my testament to how awesome detox is…
Last night Finn woke me up at 2:45 wanting to climb into bed. Then Parker woke up, then Finn woke up, then Parker woke up. So I ended up coming downstairs at 3:15 to make them banana bread for breakfast and do some homework. I had a fasting blood test at 9 today so I could not have any juice but I felt fine. I finally tried to fall back asleep on the couch at 5:30 and Parker came down at 6am ready to find the darn Elf on the Shelf, Tommy Tinkerson. In a raspy and slightly scary voice I told him to get his bottom back upstairs until 7 and let me sleep.
Eventually we made it to school and I made it to my blood draw which was the most horrible draw I have ever had. Let me just say that by now I had fasted for 14 hours and she took me back for my draw an hour after my appointment time of 9am. Since I have put this blood test off for 5 months due to my complete and total fear of needles, I stuck it out. However, she was so frazzled by the time she took me back that I knew it was going to be a disaster. She tried both arms and said she could not get enough blood (PS I am very well hydrated, in case you wanted to assign any blame to me). She also left the tourniquet on my arm the whole time which I have never experienced. I was a hyperventilating mess by the time she finished at which time she told me I would have to come back for more blood at another time…yeah, right.
OK, what is my point? Through all of this, I still feel pretty darn good. Normally when I get no sleep my immune system almost immediately suffers and I get a sore throat. After a stressful event like a blood draw, I normally crash. Today, I am merely sleepy. I will take it. So, here is the Gerson soup that I am making today. I am not going to use the soup mill but I am going to make soup with no salt which will be VERY interesting.