i woke up feeling pretty awesome, as usual... my desire to eat actually began to subside (i think it just took a little bit of time to iron out my coping methods for life with cleanse + school). since i didn't have time to juice the night before, i survived the first half of the day on store-bought juice from a NYC gem called liqueteria-- if all you new yorkers out there don't know it, YOU SHOULD. it's my favorite juice n' smoothie shop in town and has plenty of healthy vegan soups, snacks and other food, too!
GO. corner of 11th st + 2nd ave-- everything in there is DELICIOUS and the PB&J sells out by noon.
on my way home, i dropped by the grocery store to plan my new batch. important tip: unless you really know what you're doing, always follow trusted recipes... because here's the real culprit that made me fall off my cleanse: i went in there, got "creative" and made a disgusting batch of juice. i thought, "hmm... asparagus has great diuretic qualities and rainbow chard is so colorful... oh, i've never done beets before..." i ended up throwing in kale, apples, carrots, cucumbers as well, which really weren't to blame-- i was. i mean, have you ever heard of asparagus juice? and you gotta watch the beets too-- they're so potent and full of iron... my juice tasted like salty blood mixed with fruits and vegetables... but, mostly blood. all the lemon in the world couldn't mask that nasty irony taste. being the trooper that i am though, i chugged a glass before bed and dreaded the next day.
needless to say, i will not be posting that recipe.
physical energy: 9
mental energy: 10
i woke up feeling good. i really didn't want to drink that juice, so i didn't, and survived on water and a bit of cashew milk until 3pm when i finally caved. i chugged that baby so fast-- but, the aftertaste! ugh!! anyway, i won't bore you with the horrid details... but, i ended up reaching for the cashews again because i was so hungry. i don't know why i didn't just go get more groceries and re-juice... i guess i didn't want to waste. but, when 10pm rolled around, i just ordered thai food.
honestly, i was seriously bored this week. but, if there is any way to fall off the cleanse, this is NOT the way. consider this a grave warning, folks: transition gradually back onto solids with light and healthy choices, not with greasy gross pad thai noodles-- it's the dumbest thing you could do to your stomach. i was in pain for hours.