These are examples of social gathering challenges. I feel like I did "ok" being in the company of great people without being totally pre-occupied with the food that was everywhere. Except for that amazing guacamole!! My good friends who hosted Saturday's party didn't know yet about my fast. But they do know that I generally eat raw vegan. They graciously prepared a huge platter of organic veggies with me in mind. Another friend brought my favorite guacamole! I felt so bad. Of course, others eat veggies too - but they were so thoughtful and I felt bad that they went out of their way for me.
Full Disclosure: I grabbed a spoon and had one bite of that guacamole! Shouldn't have done it, but it was divine!
I'm still battling a cold and a goofed up back, and lacked my usual energy today, so enjoyed a nap this afternoon.
Today I enjoyed approximately 1.5 gallons of liquid. 2 quarts of green juice, 1 quart of pineapple, watermelon, lime juice, 1 quart Master Cleanse and about 6-8 cups of water.
I'm super discouraged about my inability to run for the past THREE WEEKS!! I have a half-marathon to run on May 5th. I'm really praying that God will completely heal my back so that I can get back to my training.
There are a few supplements that are highly recommended during a juice feast. Bee Pollen is one of them. If you've read my blog back to the beginning of my quest, you may remember when I first bought Bee Pollen. I had no idea what it was or what it did, but I read I should start taking it - so I did. Generally, I dump a tablespoon or so into my morning smoothie. Here is what juicefeasting.com has to say about it: