I'm so grateful for the comments that I've received both publicly and personally. Thank you for such beautiful words.
And now, here's my official DAY ONE:
I got a new juicer today. It is an Omega 8006 masticating juicer. I already have an Omega centrifugal juicer. The masticating juicer is really quiet and the juice doesn't get heated from the fast spinning metal blades. It also does nut butters (that word still kinda grosses me out), wheatgrass, pine needles (we'll see about that), and pasta (big NO NO).
I haven't got my week's supply of veg yet so I had to juice what was available.
Pineapple, ginger, and sweet potatoes.
I can do this. I'm hard core.
I know ginger is supposed to give you energy, and give you the feeling that you're having sushi: Good.
Sweet potatoes are good for some other stuff: Good.
Pineapple goes great with chicken: Good again!
So, I got about 10 oz of juice. I'll have to wing it until The Man gets home with our Whole Foods bounty.
I'm going to try some leafy greens from the garden, tomatoes, onion, and peppers for lunch.
I still have responsibilities to the boys. And I'll update here probably daily because this is my way of being accountable.
I will not take routes that pass Starbucks.
I will not have any alone time treats when The Man is out and the boys are asleep.
I will not eat the boys' leftovers.
I've already exercised, had school with the boys, cleaned the kitchen twice, and talked it over with Sister #3, #1, my hetero life mate, and The Cousin That Should've Been Born To Me (tctshbb2m).
I'm feeling great. Resolved. And I'm sending some time released gusto in case the difficult day comes.
Also, there's something else that is looming.
I don't want to do it. But I'm gonna.
The Before Pictures.
I'm not going to post them here. But, I'm going to take them and they will also give me strength.
And now Carl is awake!