tomato soup is my friend.

It’s day three of a fruit fast which is part of the 40 day yoga experience I’m committed to.
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I’ve eaten almost a whole box of Satsuma Christmas oranges.
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bananas get me through the long afternoons and …
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at 7:00pm I am incredibly grateful that avocados are a fruit. You won’t believe how satisfying a fresh avocado with a little salt sprinkled on it is when all you’ve had is mostly sweet, juicy fruits.
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My one “cheat” has been tomato soup in these microwavable cups. By evening I NEED something warm. Yoga master Baron Baptiste recommends making “homemade” tomato soup part of the 3-day fruit fast. I do NOT have any desire to make homemade tomato soup — especially this week with all that is going on, but this handy soup has saved the day — and trust me, I’ve had my doubts about signing up for a personal “yoga” revolution during the holidays. Pretty much every day I think …

What is wrong with me?

But, then I remember that I  am learning a great deal about myself. I have had several epiphanies about life and work and what I really want to do, so I am super happy that I chose to do this, even though it has been killer HARD most days. I actually love that I’ll be in a really good place for the new year (not just physically, but mentally.) After week three I “let go” of the striving to do everything according to the Baron plan and started listening to my mind and body. This was a good thing and something I hope to be able to do a better job of moving forward. I am definitely finding less reactivity and more calm in my life. I am breathing better, sleeping better and heck, after nothing but fruit feeling totally light and … shall we say, cleansed!

Geoff is doing the fast with me and I’m so proud of him — I mean he has to go to work and see patients all day! He is breaking his fast today at lunch, as he has a big 3-hour surgical case starting at 4:00pm. Not a good idea to go into surgery feeling the least bit light-headed.

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I’m breaking my fast this evening with vegetable soup in clear broth. I am not supposed to eat any bread or meat until tomorrow — so I’ll be good on that count. I am however attending a chocolate dipping class tonight — no bread or meat there! My friend, Erin (who is in nursing school) has her last final today, so we are both looking forward to celebrating with chocolate.

I’m sure I won’t be able to gorge myself on chocolates after 72 hours of fruit, but I am sure as HECK gonna have one or two!

My main computer is in the shop — it started making funny noises last Friday and yesterday the funny noises were almost constant and I got rainbow ball no matter what program I was in. I called my computer guy and he told me to shut everything down, unplug it and bring it to him, so I did. The good news is, I am forced to do some serious hands-on creating today and tomorrow.

If I owe you an email, I’ll be in touch soon!

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Comments

  1. Debbie Mitchell says:

    Good for you being so proactive!! Most people wait until they’ve completely stuffed themselves silly over Christmas – and THEN do the fast! I have to admire your discipline – could you send some across to me?
    By the way – did I miss the announcement of the winners of the peppermint shower thingys giveaway? I’ve had my fingers crossed!
    Thanks for a great blog!
    Debbie x

  2. Can’t eat the tomato soup or the fruit but am proud of you for doing so. I hope this 40 day thing really makes a difference and you come out of it happy with all the new you that results.

  3. Christine H says:

    I just want to say how much I LOVE your site. This blog, Sprinkles, all of it are really terrific. I get scrapbooking ideas, reminders to be kind to others, funny stories, giveaways, discussions on faith/spirituality and some really open, honest conversation from you. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself, your time and your talent. It really is a blessing in my daily life.

  4. Thankfully, chocolate IS a fruit. (well, the cocoa is)

  5. Courageous woman!

  6. I’m so proud of you – what a cool journey you are on. And a BRAVE journey too! I can tell you right now, that fast would kick my rear end, sister! ;) Hang in there!

  7. Wow! Great job on the fast. I’m sorry about the computer. My Dad (a MAC user for many years) calls it the “spinning beach ball of doom!” Our first MAC is pretty new still, but whenever we get that beach ball, my kids get worried.

  8. Stacy,

    I did a juice fast not too long ago and plan to do one to help detox after Christmas (that tells you I am PLANNING to junk out a little bit…) but it was wonderful. I felt so good and even learned that I love juicing fresh fruit…and so does my family!! :) I am going to follow your lead. I really need to get disciplined again.

  9. Kristi Lewis says:

    I was wondering about the 40 day yoga fast you were doing. I would love to jump start the same new years resolution that I have had for the past 8 years-maybe doing it now and doing something different might actually work for me. Thanks so much-you are such an inspiration to me….

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