A while back Zac made me the offer that I could use one of his ph strips to test what my level was but that I had to take it seriously as it is not something you can just run out to the store and buy here. By taking it seriously he said I needed to give myself a day or 2 of cleaner eating before my reading.
With yesterday being day 3 of our cleanse, I decided it was a good time to test so I sent him a text and got a fast reply to come by in 1/2h. When I got there he took the book strips out of a plastic container. They have to be kept airtight so moisture will not get at them, a common effect o living in the tropics. Since you are supposed to do the urine test first thing in the morning and we missed the boat on that we both opted for saliva method where you put it on your tongue. I was surprised that I came slightly above neutral and was more alkaline than Zac did as he is one of the healthier eaters I know on Ambergris Caye and one of my main sources for heath info besides Google. I was very pleased that I was more alkaline than I thought. Since ph balance test strips are a handy guideline for helping moderate, I decided to order some of my own strips off eBay for $2.96 for 80 and $2 shipping to Belize from Kentucky.
We are on day 4 today and I am not feeling as supercharged as I had hoped and still feel like Pavlov’s dog every morning when I start work, jonesing for my iced coffee. Also, food commercials at night are definitely torture and make me crave junk food. During the cleanse I have been keeping a food diary to track how I am feeling what my body is experiencing and what I am eating. I am noticing some changes and do feel slightly more energized.
I am really glad that Dennis and I are cleansing together as it is making it easier to stick with it. I just found out through a bacon brownie post by Robo on Facebook that Yoga Peach is on day 5 of a 10 day cleanse. Her post today was particularly fitting. That voice inside your head that says “I can’t” is a LIAR! It was about setting smaller goals to get you over the hard parts, Dennis is doing just that for quitting smoking. In spite of Robo’s Facebook taunting, he is also inspiring as he recently wrote – The Trumpets go Raw for a 3 day Cleanse! on his Memphis blog What is a Carbunkle Trumpet and I hope I don’t get any on my shoes!
We all need to remember we can do anything we set our minds to if we really want, no matter how rebellious our brains and bodies are acting.
Tine step away from my desk, Dennis and I are going to get some exercise and walk to town. I am bringing some almonds with us so that we do not get tempted food wise on our travels. We recently scored 16 oz bags of Now brand almonds at Go Nature for $22 bzd which is a really good price for here. We also got 16 oz greens powder there for $22 bzd also a great price and found Bee pollen at Green House for $24 for a 250g container. I will say Health food shopping options are getting better and better in Belize compared to 7 years ago.