6 p.m. Day 2
Day 2 of master cleanse...taking care of family business.
Date: 6/10/2007 5:14:01 PM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 1532 times
Today was easier than yesterday -- surprising. I made a batch of limeade and then spent the day with family. I met up with my aunt and brother for "brunch" (I had the peppermint tea) and then my brother and I went up to see my grandmother. It was really good. She was so thrilled to see my brother -- she kept putting her hands over her eyes and saying: "I'm overwhelmed! It's so great to see you! You're so adorable!" (speaking to my brother). It was really great to see her so happy. The new facility is a drag and a half: they really have the residents in lockdown. But my aunt has agreed to move my grandmother back to the prettier independent living facility that she liked -- so that's a relief.
Strange thing that happened (and then I'll get back to cleanse stuff): my grandmother, my brother and I were talking about my mom when my cell phone started ringing. It was my mom, who said: "Honey, I've just been thinking about grandma." I said: "I'm right here with her -- and (my brother)." So I passed the phone to everyone and they each said hello. It was like a mini-family reunion, except that my grandmother's hearing is pretty well shot, so I kind of had to translate the call for her. In any case, it was a good thing. My brother was glad he went. Good show!
The cleanse has been fairly easy for me -- I wonder if I'm doing it correctly! But it's the mental habit of eating -- not the physical habit -- that's hard for me. As I sat with my grandmother and brother, I guess I had some kind of feeling that I didn't want to deal with and I found myself thinking, "It's okay, I'll sit down with some warm popcorn later." And what's even stranger is that I often find myself thinking about foods that I haven't eaten in years. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a few years back and have been gluten free ever since. But I find myself thinking about zucchini flowers (those breaded, deep fried zucchini things), toast, pizza. I never eat that stuff, or not for years. Weird.
One thing that bothers me on the cleanse is the tiny headache and the bloating. My gut's moving around a lot, but what I really hate is the puffy face, tired eyes. Maybe that'll resolve by day 3. Here's hoping! I think I will take some time for myself tonight to be quiet, read or watch a movie. Strange not to have eating as a part of that.
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