my cup of lightly soaked almonds
5:45am Woke up to li’l monkey crying out for me from his room. Brought him into our bed, and went back to sleep while he had his milk.
6:00am Monkey refuses to let me sleep in. Drags me all around the apartment to play. There goes getting some rest in before the cleanse begins.
8:00am Drink my warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice while I play stickers with Monkey. Cooler Cleanse arrives with my juices for the next 3 days.
8:30am Make Monkey’s breakfast while he munches on some blueberries. My tummy starts to grumble. Catch myself before nibbling on some of Monkey’s cheerios like I usually do.
9:00am Get myself ready for the day.
9:15am Have my first juice of the day — Essential Greens. It’s green, but not so bad. I used to do wheatgrass shots everyday for a year way back in the day, and this juice is much tastier.
9:30am Get Monkey ready for the day.
10:30am Nani (my mom — thus Monkey’s Nani, or maternal grandmother) comes to watch Monkey while I’m at work. She says she hopes I don’t get faintish at work. ME too. I notice, once I leave for work, that my mouth/throat feel very dry. Wonder if that is a side effect of the juice.
11:00am Pick up a huge bottle of water and iced green tea (unsweetened, of course), plus a small bag of almonds to soak at work and munch on if i get super starved. See the Rickshaw Dumplings Truck on my way to work for the first time ever on this street. Of course, on the day I can’t eat anything. Booooooooooooo.
11:30am Have the second juice of the day — Grapefruit & Mint. Super grapefruity (bitterish). This one is tougher for me to get down than the Essential Greens. But get it down I do. It came at the perfect time, as I was starting to feel peckish. And sort of craving coffee (no usual Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte from the ‘Bucks or home-brewed regular coffee with almond milk and splenda this a.m.)
1:00pm Start to feel a bit spacey. Nothing crazy. Take a couple almonds from the “soak” cup. Ah yes, much better. Who knew just 2 lightly soaked almonds would make me feel better. I’d normally be able to scarf down a whole bag and probably still feel hungry.
1:30am Dad asks what I want for lunch. I remind him that I am doing this juice cleanse with Noni. He says he’s getting a salad from downstairs. I don’t think he likes this cleanse idea very much. just sayin’
1:45pm Have the third juice of the day — Essential Greens again. Not doing so well with this “have a juice every 2 hours rule” as I keep adding in 15minutes to my time as the day goes on. Also notice a not so delicious aftertaste this time around. And I start to feel how freakin’ cold it is in my office right now. Wish I had a pair of fingerless gloves with me while I type and sip my juice.
2:00pm During my umpteenth time to the bathroom today, I realize how much warmer the bathroom is than my office. I have wireless…maybe I can just bring my laptop in here???
2:15pm Definitely start to feel a bit slower now. Had a walk-in buyer, and I think I was actually speaking in slow-motion to him. Head is feeling a bit heavy between the eyes. 2 more almonds it is then. They say I can have a small cup of berries or low-sugar fruit at my discretion (as well as the lightly soaked almonds), however, that means going downstairs and getting it. Why don’t I have a personal assistant again??? I am so lazy.
3:00pm Work on the computer throughout the day. G-chatting with Noni about HER day. No more walk-in buyers so far. First time I’ve ever said thank you for that.
3:50pm Have the fourth “juice” for the day — Young Coconut Water. Let me just say — yummmmmmmmmmmm. It has a “nutty” and sweet flavor, with no aftertaste whatsoever. I think the “worst” juices are behind me for the day. (I hope, anyway).
4:15pm One of my friends who’s done a couple of juice cleanses before BBMs to check in on me. I tell her I feel fine, and so far so good.
5:15pm I’m not feeling so fine right now. I don’t feel hungry, as much as I just have a very, very heavy head. It feels like those days when Monkey just refuses to sleep, and we’ve had a jam packed week, plus crazy busy at work. There’s pressure on my eyebrows and between. Not the usual kind of migraine that I’m used to.
5:30pm Hubby asked me where the grocery list was that I was supposed to send him. Crap. I didn’t even make the list. I had needed a whole bunch of stuff yesterday. What did I need? I can’t remember at all. Hubby says if I remember to email him as he is on the way to the grocery store in a few minutes.
5:45pm Start to feel cranky right now. Although that could just be the insanity that is my office. Good insanity, but insanity nonetheless. Plus, I still can’t remember what I needed from the grocery store. Blimey. I feel like an almond….wait 5 more minutes and it’s time for juice #5.
5:55pm Got sidetracked, but i have the fifth juice for the day — Essential Red. Like I presumed, it’s pretty yummy. So, as long as I make it through the first three juices, the final three are a piece of cake. Mmmmmmm, cake. (I’m assuming the almond milk is absolutely delicious). Hmmm, I wonder how Noni’s doing.
6:15pm 2 more almonds. That’s my quota for the day.
6:30pm Time to go home. I’m definitely starting to feel cranky. The people on the sidewalks are walking slower than normal, and i am very close to snapping at someone.
7:00pm Hug my little Monkey hello. He always makes me feel better no matter how I feel, then today he thinks it would be really funny to headbutt me…twice. He has a very hard head, just like his father. :) i have a terrible headache now from all angles.
7:45pm Hubby’s home, about to eat dinner. So I have my final “juice” for the day — Almond Milk. It is SO good! Yay for yummy end-of-the-day “juice”.
8:15pm My head is very heavy still and throbbing now where Monkey head bumped me. Luckily, he wants Hubby to put him to sleep tonight. Off to get ready for bed.
8:45pm In bed while I watch the end of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Love the procedural crime dramas. Can’t keep eyes open, though. Good night all. Another juice day awaits me.