hi suzy, et al.
i woke up this morning and decided i should tell some stories or something. i did fade away for 2 reasons… my lovely and mostly NEW macbook decided to poop out on me, although i have a funny feeling i had a little beer-spilling mistake and i just don’t want to face it. either way it is in the apple shop (china?) for a week and i somehow don’t even mind not having it. (i’m using a friends this morning as i just was fed up with checking email on my teenie little phone). and again, it’s not like (cause i have the iThing) i can’t keep up on emails or google something here or there – it just means that as the night winds down and i’m used to the internet for my tv or fade off sounds, i’m now actually reading a book or sometimes even watching a real television with ads and all. it’s nice that seinfeld is still in syndication for an hour at 11pm, and since i’ve seen them all, they put me right to sleep.w
the other thing keeping me away from the world widish web is that i started a 10 day fast/cleanse last sunday…. its been 2 years since the last one and i’m wishing i had been or continue to be able to do it yearly. last year, with no job, would have been impossible to do this type of thing and sit around all day. no food, no drinking, no smoking, no life. this time with work to distract me, and a healthy house and yoga and rainy outside, etc etc, seems perfect time to get in gear.
i spent almost all of january mentally preparing for it, so that when the first rolled around, i was really in the right mind. i also spend the past few months/seasons/years and all of january just letting loose – eating, drinking, and doing whatever i wanted as much as i wanted. that was my body maxing out a cycle of life and now it’s time for a reset of the whole thing. the goal, as always, is to detox mentally and physically and emotionally, and also to come out of the fast with way way less interest and craving for those yucky toxic things in life. return back to moderation.
i’m on day 3 of it…. which means i’m basically a 1/3 through it already. i feel great. feel energetic. feel cleaner already, actually. i just woke up nice and early and clear this morning, had my huge glass of salt water (if you don’t know why you do that on a cleanse, you don’t want to know right now.) and i’m looking forward to a great day. its even sunny and around 50 degrees here in oregon. i have a favorite noon yoga class to attend to, and then maybe hit up a cafe for some tea and all day reading. a friend found some free tickets to a mozart opera in portland tonight. will be great, except for the no-wine part.
tomorrow is back to work, but by now all signs of hunger have subsided. it’s all mental, you know.. the body is built to go ages without food/protein. it actually craves to because when you stop feeding it the first thing it does is eat away at the dead cells anyway. releasing more toxins and building fresh clean new cells. and energy is amazing high as we all have no clue how much power the body spends on digestion and processing and elimination… break it from all that and its like having a whole new mindset. here are some wonderful comments from a great site on fasting:
During the absence of food, the body will systematically cleanse itself of everything except vital tissue. Starvation will occur only when the body is forced to use vital tissue to survive. Although protein is being used by the body during the fast, a person fasting even 40 days on water will not suffer a deficiency of protein, vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. In the breakdown of unhealthy cells, all essential substances are used and conserved in a most extraordinary manner.
A. J. Carlson, Professor of Physiology, University of Chicago, states that a healthy, well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh elements or emotional stress.
When fasting, a person experiences recovery at a rate that is swifter than normal. He is ridding his body of toxins and excesses; allowing the body to use its own wisdom to healthfully reorganize itself from the atomic level. As the toxic load is reduced, the functioning of every cell is enhanced. In the same way that vital nerve energy is accumulated during a night’s sleep, the faster builds nerve energy through rest, sleep, and detoxification.
After the third day of the fast, there is little desire for food. The second stage is the cleansing of mucous, fat, diseased and dying cells, and the more easily removed toxins. As the fast continues, the cleansing process becomes more thorough. The last stage is the cleansing of toxins that have been accumulating in your cellular tissue from birth, and the microscopic tubes that carry vital elements to the brain.
Probably the most important reason is that the body uses quite a bit of energy to digest food, and when fasting this energy becomes available for other uses. In the fasting state, the body will scour for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. The elimination of these obstructions restores the immune system functionality and metabolic process to an optimum state. Fasting restores good digestion and elimination, and peristaltic action is quickened. Fasting allows a deep, physiological rest of the digestive organs, and the energy saved goes into self-healing and self-repairing. By eliminating obstructions, by cleansing, detoxification, and purifying the intestines, the blood, and the cells, we can overcome many of our physical ills or handicaps as well as getting a boost in energy. Fasting not only removes obstructions and helps the body to heal itself, it is also rejuvenating and life-extending. These resulting benefits can have lasting affects in your mental and emotional health.
MORE HERE http://falconblanco.com/health/fasting.htm
ANYWAY.. I will check in form time to time…. I made a call to Apple – looks like no laptop until maybe Monday.. sheesh… I guess my whole cleanse thing goes hand in hand with stopping internet addiction as well. I guess I should be glad.
life – ah, so lifey.