Dear Fellow Dhammafarers,
Today, I started eating one meal per day. I also started a seven-day cleanse with "". It's just some powder and capsules of apparently good stuff.
Here's the reasoning:
Since I've came back from my retreat, I've been eating like a pig. I've gained 15-20 lbs. in 12 days. I've been eating and craving sugar like it's nobody's business, and it makes the body and mind rather lethargic. It's time to get the body and mind back into shape before the next retreat starting on 4/1.
Making a strong addithana aids in the follow-through of the experiment. So, I am posting here.
So here is what happened today: Woke up at 7:15, went on an early hike with my mother at a semi-tiring mountain (Camelback Mountain in Arizona), went to Sprout's and bought a bunch of healthy food (mostly veggies and fruit), made a smoothie of spinach, half a bell pepper, a pound of strawberries, 6 oz of blueberries, one banana, 2-3 teaspoons of spirulina, a bit of coconut milk, almond milk, and rice milk. My mom made an veggie omelette with bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, cheese, a bit of olive oil, and five eggs. I drank more than 2/3's of the smoothie and about 2/3's of the omelette. I also had 5 pieces of spicy tuna roll from my mom's lunch the day before, along with some wasabi and ginger.
I felt really, really full afterwards and knew I overate. I took a walk for 15-20 minutes, and then went to bed for three hours at 12:15ish.
Right now, it's about 5:30 and I am craving some honey. But, I'm not sick, so I am restraining myself. There seems to be more energy in the body, and the mind feels quicker.
On a side note, I started a gratitude journal the other day in which I write down about a page of all the things I am grateful for in my life. I can already feel the effects.
OK, maybe I'll report everyday, maybe I'll report every couple of days.
Thanks for listening!
Do Good, Avoid Evil, Purify the Mind.