Juice fast: Day 2

Today is the second day of my 21 day juice fast. The first thing I noticed when I woke up this morning was that I was very HUNGRY. Not a surprise really. So I went downstairs and sipped on a huge glass of water with Himalayan Salt while I made my juices for the day.

jen with juice
not my most attractive look

I am not supposed to have my “breakfast” until 10 AM so had to sit through my son’s breakfast (I nearly caved in when I was washing his strawberries but managed to refrain from stuffing one down my throat). I am allowed tea and coffee so did have a cup of Matcha tea mixed with Earl Grey.

Then comes my liver flush drink which I find quite tasty so happily drank. I then had a green juice for breakfast followed by the structured green smoothie (spinach, kale, water with salt, olive oil and lemon) and took the dog out for a walk. Unfortunately, every day these walks are getting more and more difficult due to the problems I am having with the muscles in my legs (probably a side effect from the hormonal medication – Letrozole). Today I had to drive to the local park and could only manage about 30 minutes with a few breaks to rest. I am hoping these symptoms improve over time otherwise I will have to come off of the medication. It wouldn’t be such a bad thing but I don’t think that there is anything else the traditional oncologist can do for me so I would then be relying solely on the supplementary treatments. I know that a lot of people are very dead set against using any traditional treatment and, conversely, a lot of people are also very against supplementary treatments. I however believe in availing myself of anything that has the potential to help. Traditional and supplementary treatments both have their place and often work best when combined.

After the walk, I came home and drank more water, tea, decaf coffee and various other concoctions containing healthy green stuff like spirulina, moringa and chlorella. What I did not do was eat. Even when my husband came down and made a very nice looking sandwich which smelled of roses and chocolate to me – I still did not eat! And I am still a little hungry but the various concoctions do help to fill me up a little. I was really looking forward to having some bone broth today but my oncologist said “no, no, no – glutamine!” Apparently I am only allowed it twice per week. Sigh.

I am now in bed resting my very tired legs and am contemplating getting up to do my daily caffeine enema. Followed by some meditation and maybe even a little snooze. At some point I have to down another glass of carrot juice with fulvic minerals and black seed oil and I should have some more green water. Bet you wish you were me!

Another very important part of the detox and fasting are infrared sauna sessions. Unfortunately I do not have access to one right now and there are none near me but as of next week I will be the proud owner of one – to go in our summerhouse. So for now I have to make do with a heating pad (which I just managed to spill an entire pot of coffee all over due to muscle weakness in my arms as well) and my evening epsom baths (the highlight of my day. I must get out more).

So that’s about it. I have not yet given in to temptation and have heard that these fasts get easier as they go along so I am looking forward to that point, but not as much as I am looking forward to tucking into a nice, big, juicy strawberry in 3 weeks time! In the meantime, if anybody wants to open a book on how many days I will last then let me know and I may even join in! (I fully intend to last 21 days, by the way).

Yours in health and spirulina,

 

Xoxo

Just Jen

 

Author: Jen

Jen Ainger is a 47 year old cancer babe, previous Pilates instructor and owner/manager of Eltham Pilates & Pilates 4 Scoliosis. Born and bred in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada she moved to the UK in 1993 (and now would like to tell you that she knows her “pants” from her “trousers”). She trained with Body Control Pilates in 2004 and opened the Little Pilates Studio in Greenwich soon after. The studio was sold in 2014 and she saw clients in her home studio until being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in July 2018, a life-changing diagnosis that set her off on a whole new path in search of healing, a journey being recorded in her blog. Jen is currently living in Eltham, Southeast London with her husband, whippet and 4-year old son. (Jen is now trying to raise money to cover the escalating costs of supplementary treatment as mainstream medical treatment can only offer palliative care. You can help out by donating through her GoFundMe page by clicking on the link in the menu at the top right).

3 thoughts on “Juice fast: Day 2”

  1. I love your blogs – they are so interesting and beautifully put together with all the photos. I especially love the one at the top of this page. Hope some of it tastes nice. I take aswagandha every night, a powder from a root to help with sleeping. At first it tasted disgusting, but now i’m used to it I actually look forward to it! Cxx

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