We took our first steps today. We began our family-wide detox program. And I can truly truly say that:
I’m glad this day is just about over.
No, it wasn’t bad. We’re doing ok. But you should have seen our kitchen mayhem this morning. It went something like this:
I woke early, weighed myself, and collected my deposit in what I had available….a wine glass. Why, you ask? Well, for the pH test. And the first morning pee is the most concentrated, and I couldn’t wait, so I had a wine glass that had been waiting to be brought downstairs so I quickly rinsed it out and did my business.
And it said I was acidic. Okey dokey, I guess there are some changes to be made.
So downstairs I came, did my exercise, and my husband soon proceeded to take out all the different bottles of stuff and spread them all over the table. Last night he did the math of who gets what and how much and when. Remember, we have little ones who take roughly half of an adult’s dosage, but then it all has to be split up, and some of them don’t swallow pills yet, and…..it’s complicated. And he is doing a different, more intense program than the rest of us.
The kids all got up and needed their pH tested. We won’t necessarily do it every day, but wanted to see where everybody’s starting. But getting them to pee in a cup just seemed like it was asking for trouble. I mean, they have finally learned to get it into the toilet; I don’t want to confuse them. Luckily, it can be done with saliva too. So we did. But we didn’t read it right away and it faded and so we had to do it again. OK. Then we figured that I should check mine again because everybody else in the family was showing a much different result than mine, and they had all used saliva. So I tried. Only resting it on the tongue wasn’t enough, so I tried to spit on the counter. And I was told that “I spit like a girl.” Which, as far as I’m concerned, is just fine with me. I’m a delicate flower, don’cha know? 🙂
We had a fantastic smoothie, and then Hubby proceeded to begin to make his morning juice. It took a LONG time, especially between giving all the kiddos their stuff. ( I was doing laundry and other house type things). But, it was the first time, and I know we’ll get a flow once we get used to it.
I made some good juice for lunch. The baby had her smoothie, and the rest of us had the juice. And though the 2 year old was less than enthusiastic, everyone else enjoyed it. Some raw granola bars for a snack and melon came later for another one. And for dinner…..fresh nut butter with carrots and apple wedges to dip. So we did keep it raw the whole day. I am glad about that and will try to do that for at least the first few days.
How do we feel? Well, I feel ok physically but am getting a little cranky. I took a nap to help me get through my normal afternoon coffee break (gasp! Yes, I have been drinking 1 cup in the afternoon during “my” time) and I’ll try to plan to do that every day, though it will mean I won’t have as much time to write or have to myself. Two of the little ones have some cold symptoms, but other than that we are fine. Of course, tomorrow is another day…
And I’m excited for us to end up here:
For more about the why’s and how’s of our detox, check out these posts:
Our Poisoned Planet is Poisoning US (the why)
A Different Kind Of Body Clutter (the challenge)
How’s YOUR detox going? I’d love to hear from you!