Cleaning Up My ACT
The Christmas decorations are down, the Advent Candles and wreath put aside, and the Solstice lights are being tucked into their storage as I type. I have put on my list to find a new Menorah as my Grandmother’s we can no longer find candles to fit.
We have celebrated the arrival of a new year and all of our company is safely home with one preparing for a trip to Mexico to celebrate her graduation.
I was inspired to begin the new year on a positive note, by the wonderful movie INVICTUS and by Lance’s Sunday Thought for the Day which one can find on the Jungle of Life Blog
It is time for me to return to my healing mode and clean up my act.
I thought I would share a few tricks that I learned over the years.
I stood on the scale this morning and was up 3 pounds. I ate many unusual foods and many treats over the past 2 weeks. Primarily, I can give myself a pat on the back for eating with Health in mind.
A wise woman years ago taught me this game changer practice and it has stood me well over the years.
After an indulgent time of eating get back on track by eating 5 whole pieces of citrus. Yep that is 5 whole grapefruit, 5 oranges, or 5 of any other citrus fruit…..or mix it up…just do not drink just juice, except take one whole lemon, squeeze the juice out and add a cup of hot water. (I drink this with a straw because I don’t want all the acid on my teeth)
I will consume 2 small meals to day with absolutely no starches – potatoes, bread, and squash.
Middle of the afternoon I will have my Kidney Healing tea which I drink year round KDY Tea
I will take my vitamins with water, but not worry about 8 glasses for the day with so much tea.
I will have my small square of chocolate, 72% dark before I head off for bed.
I have taken a very hot bath, and conditioned my skin and face. I will not forget my foot care which will like a good pumice stone and then chamomile – spearmint lotion.
All my cravings will be gone and the good eats of the previous several weeks with just be good memories.
I am going to fast with just liquids on the next day because on the 3rd day I am planning to return to the vegan – raw program, Eat to Live I began in August 2009 and switched out of in November. I have this book on my KINDLE II
I cleaned up my environment a bit too! I put my partner’s subscription to TIME magazine on the Kindle and saved about $60 and kept some more paper out of my mailbox! I also reported all the companies that sent me catalogs over the holiday to Tonic Mail Stoppers (I got 61 unsolicited catalogues this year, down from about 110 the year before – that is millions of trees and toxic dyes )
Have you watch the DVD Food, INC? Another good way to clean up your act – I got all my family and visitors to watch.
Do you have any favorite recipes for cleaning up your act? I am missing the smell of that lovely Grand Fir that graced us this year, the comings and goings of kids, and the house seems a bit plain and bare! How about you, are you missing the past season, year or just moving forward?