It has been quite a tough week. Here's me thinking I'm going to be feeling amazing as I quite radically transform my eating (ok, not necessarily radically, but to me it's quite a big thing) and I feel awful.
I have been juicing for a week now and this means having a sumptuous fruit/veg juice in the morning with added Udo's oil and 'Beyond Greens' for all the good superfoods and essential fatty acids. For lunch I have a homemade smoothie, with soya milk. For evening meal we've been cooking rice, stir fry veg and beans/pulses or tofu. In between, veg/fruit to munch and home made Hummous.
As I wrote in my last post, all week I have had a constant headache and felt quite yuk really - you get the gist of it here.
I woke this morning with another headache and I just felt quite crap really as I have made some BIG changes and thought I'd feel AMAZING.
I have now not had dairy or eggs, for 7 days and have been having soya milk or coconut milk instead. This is the main thing for me as I'm considering going Vegan after being Vegetarian for quite a few years now. I have had no wheat this week either and no sugar (apart from fruit sugar). Lots of other things I haven't had, but I'll not list them here!
I'm so Chuffed that I haven't had dairy and I do feel better not having it.
Irrespective of the headaches. I have persevered and today as we walked Lucy, I could feel it lifting, which is great and for the first time a big relief.
Today has actually been a great day. I posted my proof read edits and index for my second book to the editor, hopefully being published end of July (27th) I think.
Hubby and I went out for a mooch which we haven't done for a long time and we ended up in the
ONLY vegetarian cafe/restaurant ONE of only TWO in Liverpool. Can you believe it??? Just one place. It has been there for years and is called The Egg Cafe - it's a really quirky, cute, veggie space in Liverpool and it was the first time me and hubs had been there together. We had a lovely lunch - so nice to sit down and just be somewhere where you know everything is made without harming anything that has eyes.
We need more veggie cafes in Liverpool.
|Photo in the Rain of my new bag.|
|Sorry for the photos, stormy weather approaching.|
I got home and felt a burst of energy after our lovely trip out, to tidy up our garden and rearrange some pots, deadhead plants and enjoy the sunshine whilst doing it, which was so welcome seeing as it has pretty much non stop rained.
|Have you ever seen a Foxglove so tall - it's over 6ft|
This was my own little spiritual day of rest as I did nothing that related to work. You see, I work 7 days a week, I have days that I do for others in employed work (2) and then I am freelance for the rest and developing my writing, art and healing. Everything in my life pretty much merges into itself, which does need some extra guiding from me (which I'm working on) and I'm having Inner Wisdom business coaching with Srimati which is proving really insightful. My purpose is feeling more aligned and I'm clearer. Contemplating on some really big questions. So to completely switch off today and leave the laptop behind and get out into other stimulating environments has been a great tonic.
|I love BEES, (thanks hubs for helping me to get over the fear of BEES.)|
I took heaps of photos of bees buzzing around our beautiful flowers
|Caught this little one just leaving!|
Note to self, must take a 'Rest Day' every week.
I have umm'ed and arr'hed over whether to remove the 'art' from jules dolly art and just right now I decided to rename my blog 'Jules Dolly', just Jules Dolly. I feel that this reflects everything I'm doing in this life. Writing, Art and Healing plus lots of other things in between.