I stayed in bed until 10 am this morning finishing a book I’ve been reading for book club. It was heaven. The kids were all still sleeping. Except Jacob. He was having his last oral exam of his high school career. WOW! Now we’re getting ready to gather around the computer. Jacob’s graduation ceremony starts in 30 minutes. So excited! Can’t wait!
Day 13! Feeling great!
I don’t know where today went! Jacob’s graduation was fantastic. He was awarded the Elevated Ethics Leadership Award. I’m so proud of that boy.
I had a moment today where I was so frustrated. Celebrations and food are synonymous. How do you celebrate without food? (This is not a rhetorical question… I’m really asking.) Jacob should have had a big cake and a party to celebrate. But instead I’ve been preoccupied with moving and juicing. A party right now would have been tough. But I have trouble thinking of ideas that don’t involve food.
So, Jake and I took him to the movies. We’ve been avoiding the movies since we started the fast. Jake loves popcorn. LOVES. IT. And honestly, the main reason I go to the movies is to eat popcorn, sip a soda, and eat Red Vines. Ahhh, bliss. It was tough to go to the movie and smell all the smells, but not indulge. A bit of torture actually. But it was fun to go out and celebrate with Jacob. In my mind though, I keep thinking of what we’ll do after we’re eating again and can really celebrate.
Jacob leaves Sunday to go to Elevation. It’s an outdoor leadership course taught by Williamsburg Academy. He’s been going two times a year since he started at Williamsburg. It’s his link to the real world and an opportunity to visit with his friends and forge lifelong relationships.
I took this picture of Jake and I today during the graduation. Proud parents. I had been crying. I didn’t expect to, but I was kinda bawling. It was really emotional. The headmaster talked about Jacob specifically and all of his amazing strengths and qualities and I couldn’t keep the tears back.
We all watched the ceremony attentively, except for Miss B and Sam-a-lam. They huddled on the couch and played Fruit Ninja on the iPad. Miss B must be the luckiest little girl alive. Her brothers just dote on her.
As far as the juicing is going…
We’re almost halfway done! YAY!! I’m so excited that tomorrow is Day 14.
One thing I’ve been noticing… I have to stay on top of drinking juice. When I am drinking regularly and feeling satisfied from the juices (I always do once I’ve drank them), I can withstand temptations. But if I let myself go too long without drinking, then I am totally susceptible to every little craving! It’s those moments that the doubt creeps in and all I can think about is the moment I’m finished with the 30 days and how much I’m going to enjoy eating. I don’t feel that way after I’ve had a juice. After I drink a juice I’m all committed and believe I can do this forever.
It’s good that I’m starting to figure these things out.