Day 2 - Today was much more restful for me anyway. Hubby is still suffering the effects of an MS flare up after the shopping trip yesterday. Maybe next time he will listen to me, but he probably won't. Even Mom seemed to be doing better today. She was much more alert though her tummy still isn't all that good. She at least has better control over the BM "episodes" so she isn't wearing herself out cleaning up. Maybe that was a little too much info, but we're all friends here. I still believe she has developed a food allergy, maybe lactose intolerance. She hasn't had any milk in days, and that seems to be helping a little.
I made a new juice recipe this morning for breakfast and really liked it. It was another twist on the carrot apple ginger that reminded me of carrot cake. I haven't juices for the rest of the day. I had enough leftover juice from last night to have again tonight. It never tastes as good the second night, but after 90 minutes of prep, juicing and cleanup last night, I needed a break. At least the chard juices nicely in the Omega. Tomatoes, on the other hand, not so much. After just 1/4 of a tomato, the juicer was clogged up with seeds and pulp, and the juice looked more like tomato paste than juice. Out came the old Breville. Had them done in 2 minutes. That is why we need two different juicers.
The scale showed almost three pounds of water weight shed since yesterday. I am now down to where I was at the end of the last fast. Considering that I've done so poorly in the last week alone, I'm shocked but pleased. Maybe fortunately for me, even though I was not eating the right things, I wasn't eating enough of them to do much damage. On Sunday, lunch out was the only meal I had, except for some coffee while I got ready and balanced our checkbook. We never really did eat normal meals, mostly because it was cheaper to eat two instead of three a day. Now I'm a little more aware of how much I drink and try earnestly to get at least three 16oz juices a day. Is it enough? Probably not, but I'm not used to eating much anyway, so this works out.
Today in my mailbox is sitting a nut milk bag that I purchased from Amazon. I almost can't wait to use it, but the next break is a little bit away from today. Some of the YouTube videos I've seen of folks making almond milk with the Omega juicer look so easy, even I could do it. One young man sweetened it with agave and flavored with vanilla, but I would start out and try it unsweetened first. Homemade nut milk looks so creamy and sinful, I will probably never buy store bought stuff again, assuming I like it. I don't see why I wouldn't, though. I told Mom today that I will probably never buy cow's milk again, except for a splash of half & half in my coffee. I haven't found a non-dairy, natural coffee creamer that isn't sickeningly sweet. I prefer to add my own sweetness and just have something to make it lighter. Try as I may, I will never like my coffee black. Just yuck.
Tomorrow should be more of the same. Hubby still needs time to recuperate and I will most likely go to Mom's tomorrow to check on her and tidy her home up. Her carpet needs a good vacuuming, and my Dyson will do the trick nicely. I just have to remember to take it easy and pace myself, or I will end up in the same awful place where hubby spent his day today: misery.
I'm out. The cats want to be fed their midnight meal and I'm tired anyway.
Have a blessed "Hump Day!"