Thursday, October 11, 2012

Not your typical day yesterday.

I am a pretty blessed girl and I have some people who really love me.  A few of which have donated their garden produce to me to juice at my will.  It has saved us a little bit of money and I am so thankful for that.

When I was home for Thanksgiving, we raided my Auntie E's garden of kale, broccoli and parsley.  Another very special woman, A, gave us a bag full of chard.  When we got home, I got to juicing.  I juiced two huge garbage bags of kale, did up the broccoli and parsley and then the chard.  The juicing guru's would say it's a no-no to freeze your juice, but like I read in one book, "It is still better than your friend who reaches for the coffee or diet pop in the afternoon."  I am sticking with that theory.

Just because of where we live I was concerned as to how expensive juicing would become through the winter months.  Not only that, but the organic produce starts to look a little shotty.  So I am thankful that I got a bit of a supply when there isn't really anything in the store and when it gets too pricey!

C and I juiced for 7 hours between the usual juicing and cleaning.  We bagged it all and then I froze it in thing layers so it will thaw quickly.  I know I also juiced some caterpillars, spiders and grass.  I am tying not to think of that part though, it is hard enough to drink it all on its own let-a-lone thinking of what is/could be in it!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The highly anticiapted scan!

My next scan is coming up on October 17th.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried about it or thinking about it all the time, but I am not that freaked out.  I am sure once it is over with I will be because I always seem to be calm until after the scan and then I freak out until results are in.

This is the thermography scan that I am heading in for.  The one without all of the radiation that tags along with most scans any of us have.  Like I said in the past, I am thankful for that.

I know that many of you pray for us and I would love it if you would continue to do so!  It has gotten us through so much.  I don't know what I would have done without it all.  Prayer is such a powerful and amazing tool, available to us in an instant.  I promise I will keep you posted as to what is going on with all of that!

A day in the life of... Me!

People often wonder what I am doing, health wise, to keep me healthy.  I seem to get asked this quite a bit so I thought I would let you all know what a usual day entails.

I love working out, but sadly, I don't have time for that right now.  I know that it would be very healthy for me to do it, but I honestly don't have the time.  Almost my entire morning is filled with my routine, and I would have to get up at 5:30am to fit in a workout... not doing that right now!

I have recently switched up my daily grind.  I was finding that I was literally not ready to go anywhere or do anything until after lunch.

6:00am - Get up and get my detox mat ready.  Put the heat setting to the max and wait to feel the burn!

6:30am - Feeling the burn.  I am literally dripping with sweat by this point, the only thing out of my blankets if my head.  I do this for another 30 minutes. 

While I am on my detox mat I usually try to say my prayers and then I thank Heavenly Father for everything that I am thankful for... everything!!  For the last little bit of time on my mat I visualize my body sweating out the toxic cancer cells and new, strong, healthy cells flooding in. 

7:00am - Get off my mat and get into the shower to wash all of the toxins off my body.

7:10am - Get out of the shower, dry off, get my hair did, and take my first round of drops and such.

7:20am - Wake up my babes for school!  Sometimes they surprise me and they are already up and at 'em!

7:25am - Make breakfast and start lunches, then take a moment to go and brush my teeth.  My "drops" have to be taken 10 minutes before or after brushing to be the most effective.

7:30am - 8:15am  Get the kids to finish eating, brush their teeth, hair and get their lunches into their backpacks.  Last call for a poo break at home (I have a certain child that hates pooing at school and I don't blame them!) prayers if we have time, hugs and kisses and out the door.

8:20am - Get the little one to finish up his supper and get ready for the day. 


8:30am - Start washing, cutting and peeling all of the produce I am going to consume for the day.  It is a lot and it takes me a while to do it.  I have also been enlightened to the fact that I can juice for the day, instead of doing it three times a day.  Every time I juice and clean it all up, I am looking at 45 minutes to an hour.

Juice it all, pour it to the tippy top of  3 8oz mason jars, lid them and put them in the fridge.  Drink what is left over and then clean it all up.

My 4 year old loves to help me juice!  All the kids do, but they never really get the opportunity unless they are home from school or it is the weekend.  It is a bit of a fun thing we can do together.

9:30am - Clean and tidy up the kitchen from breakfast and juicing.

10:00am - Wander through the house and tidy up whatever needs to be done.  Start laundry or clean if it is a cleaning day... if I feel like cleaning.  Laundry has to get done, the bathrooms can go at least two weeks! ;)

10:30 - 11:00am - Story time or finally time to do whatever my little guy wants to do.  Something quick and fun before we get lunch on the go!

After lunch we just hang out, go out or do whatever we want until the kids get home from school.  Then I usually send them out to play, while the weather is still great, while I get supper started.

The rest of the night we do normal family things like read our scriptures and nicely ask the kids to go to bed when it is time.... that usually turns to raised voices, sometimes yelling and then quiet. 

9:00 - 9:30pm - Ken and I honestly, head to bed and read or watch a bit of tv then it is lights out for us.  Then the next day - repeat!

So if we aren't answering the phone, or can't be ready before noon, there is a really good reason.