I went to bed early last night (10pm) but was wide awake at 2:30am for about 2 hours. Apparently disturbed sleep is one of the potential side effects of a detox. I then slept through until nearly 8 am though so I had about 8 hours sleep and woke up feeling reasonably refreshed.
This was the view from my bedroom this morning.
The view from Harvey’s.
And the view from Lara’s.
It had snowed! It looks so beautiful and the world seems incredibly peaceful. I love the brightness that gets reflected back in to the house when it is snowy outside.
The snow must have fallen with little or no wind as there was so much snow on every branch. It was quite enchanting.
Hard to make out the drive under all that snow!
Harvey rushed out in his pyjamas to play in the snow. We had to clear snow off the car to retrieve his ski gloves which had been left in there overnight. I should have got a ruler to measure how many inches of snow fell.
I have been waiting for some snow to take pictures of the berries so I can change the blog header from Autumnal pumpkins to red Winter berries. Plenty of pictures to choose from:
I hope you like the one I chose.
So how was the detox today? Better than yesterday, definitely. I have had a little more energy but not as much as usual. I have been tired and had difficulty staying awake this afternoon. I have also had a mild headache nearly all day.
Re the detox regime, it is exactly the same as yesterday. Except that now I have actually read through the instructions properly, I have to make the shakes with mainly water and a quarter volume of juice. I was making them with all juice yesterday which made them easier to drink. I have not been hungry but I am missing food. And I will be glad when I can stop the shakes. One more day and then I can have some fruit – woo-hoo 🙂
Is is difficult fasting when you have a little person who wants you to cook for him. Steaming mugs of hot chocolate were made to warm him when he came in from the garden. I made a ham and buckwheat sprout omelette fro his breakfast. Someone needs to eat these delicious little sprouts I germinated! I struggled to resist this, especially the ham which is a particularly good one, but I did :-).
I was in the middle of cooking lunch when James returned from a trip to Ramsgate so I handed cooking over to him for the rest of the day. If I was to do a detox again, I would do the 3 day fast during the week so I could be at home alone and only need to think about myself.
Yes I did try one. This is a family show folks so I will spare you the details and will just say that it was less unpleasant than I expected but harder to retain the warm water than I anticipated. Apparently it gets easier each time you do it. But I am not sure I want to do it again or if I feel I need to attain that level of intestinal “health”. The jury is still out on that one.
I have one more shake to go today and another bowl of broth plus some tablets to take. This detox is definitely achievable but not very enjoyable. I am hoping I start to feel amazing soon.