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Fruit Cleanse Day 3 – Still going strong and grateful for the fruit I eat

I’m on day three now and feeling great! I’m sleeping better and physically I feel very light and healthy. I’ve not had a lot of the cravings that other people on the cleanse are having. I think it is because I have done a real good job of keeping lots of fruit within reach so I never get to the point that I’m dying to eat something. I am considering staying on the fast for another one or two days after today. I don’t find giving up certain foods for 3-5 days out of my entire life that big of a deal. It has made me realize how spoiled we are. There are millions and millions of people all over the world with very little food to eat or very few options. Many of those people would jump at the chance to eat fruit all day long. We get upset and stressed out when we can’t have a cheeseburger, or chips, or pizza, or soda or have to step out of our daily patterns, our comfort zones, for just three days. It is no wonder we are an obese nation and it is no wonder that I myself gained way too much weight.

Today I am grateful for living in a grossly abundant society and I will do my best to stay humble and think of the less fortunate people around the world while I eat the fruits of our society.

Fruit Cleanse and Health Update

Today is day 24 of the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program at Blackbird Studio.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am participating in this program. This week, program participants are  doing a fruit cleanse. This cleanse means eating nothing but fruit for a minimum of three days and a maximum of five days. No caffeine, no alcohol, no meat, no dairy, no veggies, no sugar, no fun . I’m definitely looking forward to this and I’m not too worried about giving up some foods for a few days. I’ve mostly given up meat already and I use soy milk and almond milk rather than dairy milk. I think  the most difficult part will be having enough fruit available so that I don’t get really hungry and break the fast with something I shouldn’t be eating.

Both, Ariana and I,  have started the fast today.  I ate an orange for breakfast and for lunch I had a handful of olives and a bowl of guacamole made by Ariana. The guacamole was made of avocados, lime juice, a little salt, chunks of tomato, and olives.  It was delicious! I’m eating two clementines while writing this post.

I’ve been watching what I’m eating and doing a ton of yoga.  It is really paying off now. I’m down to 226.8 lbs which means I’ve lost a total of 12 lbs since, 10/14/12. I expect that I’ll be under 220 lbs when I complete the fruit cleanse.

The best news I’ve had in a long time came when I tested my blood pressure this morning. I was 159/99. This is Stage 1 Hypertension and still needs to come down a lot. The good news is that four months ago when I started this blog I was at Stage 3 Hypertension Crisis. Sweet!!

I guess that’s it for now. A pretty straightforward blog post with plenty of good news.