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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday, Not Sponsored by Columbia Gorge

Warm lemon water (a whole lemon this time!), powdered ginger, goji berries.


Gorrilla Coffee. It's bean juice! Two out of two people agree. No almond milk, though, and I think I like it better that way.


Breakfast, kinda:


Lunch, kinda:


Snack, I guess:


Dinner, finally:


This is just miso broth with the usual spices and a lot of spinach.
And also about 9 brazil nuts scattered throughout the day.


I thought I was seriously going to lose it a couple times through the day. Fasting for one day is about all I can take. But it is something good to do every once in a while, I think.
I didn't get a chance to go to church because I went to go see an apartment after work and didn't take a lunch break. The apartment was so cute and in a nice neighborhood but not really big enough for 2 people. I'll keep looking. AND! If any of you by any chance know someone in Brooklyn looking for a place....
As for the rest of Lent, I'm giving up snack bars, chocolate, and baked goods I haven't made myself. I spend way, way too much money on that stuff. I also eat far too much of it.
So expect a very sad blog for the next 40+ days. Except for Sundays when I'm gonna eat SO
MUCH CHOCOLATE!!!!

28 comments:

  1. I applaud you for doing this fast. If I had to choose one thing to abstain from, it would be bread and I'd probably fail the first day. :P

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    1. That would have been very hard for me to give up too a couple years ago. But things change! maybe you'd be able to pull it off!

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  2. Is Sunday the day of rest... from Lent? I don't know a ton about Lent except that people give stuff up... but I didn't realize there were exceptions? Anyway, great job with the juice fast. I still haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it's tough. I'm going to try and start adding in fast days once I start getting used to the ACD and drink tons of green juice with now fruit. Wah.

    Good luck with the apartment hunt!!

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    1. I think it's sort of similar in Judaism - that high holidays take precedence over minor ones? So basically Sundays are a day of rest and celebration - not ones on which to dwell in how sad life is without chocolate ;). Lent ends up being longer than 40 days because they allow for Sundays off. maybe that's a more recent change - I'm sure things used to be stricter.

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  3. I am now in need of a one day cleanse, and think I'll do one soon - I really wish I had a juicer. I am envious of the juices you have here! I'll have to see if they are on sale anywhere before I start. Mmm...Miso.

    Think I should give something up, too. Hmmm. . .but what?!

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    1. One day cleanses are amazing reset buttons and don't really take too much planning or throw you off from a regular schedule. I too wish I had a juicer. Columbia Gorge is kind of expensive, but most fresh juice is - and I like that they make veg juices, not just fruit ones which are so sweet. They're also completely organic. I'd say it's worth it for a day.

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  4. Like xvavaveganx, I didn't know about the Sunday cheat day angle either! Does everyone get to take a break from the things they're abstaining from for Lent on that day?

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    1. Haha, are you participating in Lent? Bonus day! It's what I've been told. I hope I'm not wrong...

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  5. The CG juice flavors are my two favorites. The carrot & leafy greens is so good. How was that turmeric drink? I've been seeing them around, have been intrigued. Is it bitter?

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    1. I like the turmeric drink! It's only slightly bitter and very refreshing. It's a little gritty from the cayenne and turmeric root, but you only get that at the bottom of the bottle. Don't know how strict you are about honey but two flavors use honey; two others use coconut nectar so just watch out for that.

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  6. Oh, damn, chocolate? That takes cojones. Too bad the apartment didn't work out--hopefully a really good one will come your way!

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    1. I'm rethinking the chocolate. It's good for you!

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  7. Wow, great job on the fast! I'm guessing your Catholic? I was raised with it, but it didn't stick. I think what you're giving up for Lent is fantastic.

    Is the Gorilla coffee just straight up coffee?

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    1. Yep, I was raised Catholic. It sticks with me in waves. I try to incorporate a lot of religions and philosophies into my life. "An harm ye none." :)
      The Gorilla coffee is only coffee, and very very strong coffee at that!

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  8. Good luck!! I considered doing the Lent thing (even though I'm not religious ... although once a Catholic, always a Catholic, right?), but having just finished my 28-day cleanse, I decided against it. But power to ya!! You can do it!

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    1. Once a Catholic, always a Catholic for sure. I admire yr periodic cleanses - risking eternal damnation is the only way I can be convinced to stick to a promise. (Kinda kidding?)

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  9. Cryptic. I'm guessing you're a practicing Catholic in some fashion and planning to get a new living arrangement in accordance with that practice?

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    1. Yes, I'm looking into lots of nunneries and abandoned cloisters. We will serve only mead and broth.

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  10. That's a lot of greenery in one day. Did you end up with a greenish tinge at the end of it? Some sort of Incredible Hulk lite look?

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    1. I wish! I'm freakin orange from the carrots!

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  11. Wow, that is a lot of liquid. A friend of mine is not only giving up something for Lent but adding in a good behavior as well. I think that is a nice idea.

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    1. That's a really good idea. It's like the vegan diet - don't think about what you're missing out on; just relish in what you have!

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    2. Exactly, "relish", I like it. That's vegan too, hehe.

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  12. Yeah I need to stay away from sharp objects when on a juice fast, it ain't pretty!! Well done though, it's great to do one every now and then. Ideally I'd like to do one once a week but it's cold I'd rather eat cakes right now. I hope all goes well with your apartment hunt, sometimes good things happen when you least expect it :) x

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    1. Haha. I almost threw a book at work! So I understand. Thanks for the wishes on the apartment!

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  13. COLD BREW, I love. And you've gotten me into the miso soup thing, I got a big container of it and feel obliged to power through it in four months, but it's a great snack. And I don't think I ever want to fast! Power to you though!

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