Even though my son and husband blame my getting ill on my cleanse I want to make it clear that I don't. In fact, the virus did not show up until a week later. I did spend the first few days easing back into eating and was not up to full physical strength yet, because I didn't swim or do workouts while on my cleanse. I had just spent 4 days babysitting and one day I took Penny for a walk at Kiroli park. I felt so good after the cleanse I met a goal while babysitting at my daughters. I was thrilled to be able to play tether ball and catch ball out in the yard with my grandsons. I usually am up on deck taking pictures instead of being actively involved. My favorite goal met so far. I wonder who will take pictures now? The above are hot tired little guys after playing-only one I got outside that day. Last Halloween I couldn't even climb the 1 or 2 steps from deck to yard let alone stand and play with 3 & 4 year olds. So, best bet the 4 year old passed the virus from school-I'm just so thankful he didn't get sick himself.
Until I got ill the reiki retreat was wonderful! I learned so much, gained such confidence. I reconnected with my teacher and felt such love and acceptance. A very spiritual time for me. Giving up media just freed up so much time. I felt so good-such energy. I felt like I was totally one with it-walking, living, breathing reiki. Until the virus. As my new natural path doctor said "It's just a little hiccup in the road". Didn't feel like it the night I thought I'd die of dehydration. I broke my social media rule at that point, found a reiki facegroup from the next town down the road and before long these wonderful folks had reiki on the way. It made such a difference in calming down and being able to sleep. So, yes then hit my friends on FB, asked for a prayer to go with my own. Also lots of well wishes and even reiki from The Gabriel Method Support group. See what I mean about needing a support group? For this last week as I have mended I went ahead and let the whole idea of no electronics idea go. I've been marathon watching old sit coms like Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond on Netflix on my Nook. My eyes just couldn't focus to read and my head just too mushy to comprehend. So I didn't make it 21 days without TV.
Weird enough as I finally starting feeling better I started craving junk for first time in as long as I can remember. It's not like I'd dare actually eating sugar-wheat in my condition but the craving was there. Then I realized that in the past I used food to comfort me when I was sick-regardless worst thing I could do. Tapping away!
The other goal I met was that yesterday I tried on a pair of jeans a friend sent me 15 years ago that I've never been able to get into and they fit!! So I'm smaller than I've ever been living in this house-since before I turned 50. Saying that just makes me feel young. I'll officially weigh in on the 9th and post a picture of me in my jeans & with a new hairdo. I did peak with my new scale over this last week. I was so sick I literally lost 6 pound in 12 hours. Water weight of course. I have regained those as of today, so I'm hoping whatever I do weigh it's at a "normal" weight and that all body fluids and yes, waste is back to average. It's why I tried the jeans on( the only smaller size clothing I still had. I am thinner and that's the main thing. Well-my real goal is healthier-but have to be patient on that one. See you the 9th in the evening-beauty salon day in the morning-need some pampering.