Saturday, September 27, 2008
It was a lot of fun.
I ate an orange and a grapefruit for breakfast... and I was completely fueled on bananas during the comp. After the comp, I drank the water from a young coconut and then ate the meat. =)
I was carrying the young coconut through the climbing gym with a straw in the top... everyone was looking at me weird... strangers and friends, and then i answered their unasked questions (I knew they were curious) and I told them they should have a sip. There were a TON of people who had a sip, I was SO happy to share it with everyone!!!
Anyways, the comp was a lot of fun. I did pretty well.............. I got first. =)
Next weekend I'm heading out to North Carolina for the Triple crown series.... much harder, much more competition - but i hardly see Triple crown as a competition, it just a fun weekend outside climbing. I will still turn in my scorecard but I am definitely not going to stress over placing well.
How was your Saturday?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And I haven't really even had the urge.
Today I came home and there is an OVERLOAD of tomatoes growing in our garden... so I ate one. And then another. And then another... and... one more after that. It really hit the spot. I am pretty sure they were the best tomatoes I have ever had!!! I might go eat one more! The tomatoes were not even calling my name, but I dug in anyway and after the first one I couldn't stop. They were DELICIOUS!!!! and BEAUTIFUL!
BY THE WAY,
Today my mom told me that she thinks I am deficient in calcium. She said that the reason was because my teeth are now separating the white from the off/white in bloches. I have no idea if that is valid, but she has told me that since I was a little girl. Any thoughts? Either way, I have been feeling like SOMETHING is missing in my diet, and it very well might be calcium. I will increase my calcium foods and calcium absorption foods and see if I feel more alive. Do you know any foods that are rich in calcium???
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I want to leave Nashville.
I want do drop out of school.
I want to go ahead and live my passion.
As most of you know, my passion is rock climbing.
I live it and breathe it. It doesn't leave my mind. Climbing is all I talk about... it's all I think about... it's all I DO! I mean, even RAW FOOD is revolved around climbing --- I wanted to get healthier to climb stronger (it's working!). In general, Climbing is my PASSION. If you haven't read my post a while back about finally getting serious about my passion, check it out: http://badashclimber.blogspot.com/2008/07/getting-serious.html
So here I am. Stuck.
I have to memorize poems like "The Seafarer" to recite to my teacher for a grade. You know, just in case someday I get a job interview where I am required to recite it!? Meanwhile I am working out complicated Algebra problems and learning about Scientific Notation. WHAT!!? Why do I need to know this?
I just want to LIVE and CLIMB. I want to CLIMB to LIVE.
I don't give a crap about who was the leader of some crazy cult back in 1865. I don't care about the government. I don't care about reading "Beowulf" and I definitely don't care about busywork.
I don't need a degree to climb. I don't need a degree to live.
I am here. I am me. I am a climber. I am a lover. I am a friend.
Sometimes I really believe that "We don't need no education; We don't need no thought control."
I have to write a "senior career" paper for school this month. I have to pick a career and list things like the education/degree required and what the career involves.
GUESS WHAT? I am picking Professional Climbing! (which is pretty much equal to a climbing DIRTBAG who just happens to get free clothes, shoes, and maybe a small amount of money) But I like it like that. I get excited at the thought of living light. I think I will feel more ALIVE that way.
I really don't think I will worry about having enough money. I think worrying is a waste of time. If I keep up my positive mindset, I can do anything and everything I want... And I will.
I can't wait to write that senior paper. I can't wait to graduate. I can't wait to live in Chattanooga. I can't wait to climb outside all the time.
But I can't forget to be happy in this moment.
I am living and loving. I love my life right now. But I am even more excited for the future.
Tell me your passions. Are you living your dream? What obstacles are in your way? How are you going to get around them!?
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I did a college visit at UTC --- University of Tennessee in Chattanooga --- which is where I am going...
Chattanooga really IS a nice city. I go to Chatty almost every weekend to climb, but I think I take the city for granted. IT'S AWESOME. Check out this picture of it -- It's a city with the mountain only 10 minutes away. PERFECT! It's pretty "green" as well, and the community is great!
They got the person in charge of the health/dietic/food and nutrition department to meet up with me to talk to me! It was awesome! (this is the area I want to study)
Sometimes I wonder, though... there are some people out there who call themselves "health freaks" and they do not look very healthy. Like... one of my teachers claims she is a health nut, but she can clearly lose many pounds. My friend claims she saw the same teacher eating oreos last year. I DONT UNDERSTAND!!! But that teacher isn't the only one, I see people all the time say they are health nuts, but then they are drinking something processed out of a bottle.
anyways, I am still in Chatty and I'm climbing/bouldering today. BUT GUESS WHAT? Being the forgetful person I am, I left my climbing shoes at home. SOOOO I guess I will be climbing barefoot today!!!
How are you guys doing?
p.s. I feel like the raw food lifestyle has made me eager to make other areas of my life more natural. NEXT STEP: no poo. (no shampoo) --- I have tried quitting shampoo before, and the longest I got was around 2 weeks. I couldn't stand the grease. I know it goes away.... i just need to be committed! I already stopped using deoderant back in May, and I stopped using soap (for the most part) a really long time ago. For those of you who don't know, anything that goes on your skin gets straight into your blood stream. Those chemicals and toxins that are in that soap are getting right into our bodies and polluting my insides with toxins... no so good. As far as shampoo goes, we are the only species who uses shampoo --- it strips our hair of its natural oils! That CANT be good.
If you have any tips and/or tricks, please share!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Check it out: shelled pecans!
last week I found out that pickles are cucumbers. I just never really thought about it. Go ahead... laugh... it's kind of funny in a stupid way that I had no idea!!! I obviously don't eat pickles, but STILL, i never knew that. I never got the memo that apparently everyone else in the world got. HAHA.
Monday, September 15, 2008
...You know how I tried doing 80/10/10...... multiple times?! Everytime I do it, something goes wrong. I cheat and/or feel the need to eat fat. and then i OVEReat it - more than I would when I am not 80/10/10 --- it's totally mental, i've come to find out.
You see, when I don't put the 80/10/10 label on myself, and I just eat whatever naturally appeals to me, I truly AM 8/10/10 without realizing it!!!!!! Then when I "try" to eat that specific way and put the label on myself, I gorge on nuts because I am forever reminding myself that I can't eat many of them.
Now I don't have any labels on myself and I am doing much better. I guess the only label I can really take is "raw vegan" because that will never change.
I eat fruit for breakfast, fruit with romaine for lunch, and fruit or a salad for dinner....
I know that I still overeat. I can feel it. But I still am scared that i will be stuck somewhere with no food and I will be tempted to eat something raw. (which in reality i doubt that will ever happen!) but it's something I am working to get over ---- so in the meantime I eat too much so I don't get hungry.
and there you have it, my quick raw food update!
WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN!!! =)
Bouldering is a type of climbing that I do the most. It is not about getting high, but rather about gymnastic moves on a piece of rock. It's where you find big boulders and find the hardest way to get up it. It's all about the movements... the power... the strength... and your connection with the rock. Here are a couple pics from the weekend:
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Here are a couple pictures from 2 weekends ago that I meant to post.
Today I am headed to Chattanooga, TN for some outdoor climbing. I'm excited.
Tomorrow I am going apple picking! Then I'm going to my friends house and watching Raw for 30 days! THEN we are making delicious apple pies !!!! =)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I am really busy right now and the rest of the week, but i will try to post Friday night or something to talk to you guys about how I am eating and stuff. For now, here is the salad I just ate, and it was probably the best EVER.
lemon and lime juice to dress it
I was so excited to eat it that I totally forgot to add my homegrown (organic) tomatoes and red bell peppers, so I just ate those as a side near the end of my salad.
I AM STUFFED THOUGH. But it's a good feeling. I feel like I got many nutrients. You know that when you are full after a salad that it was a good one.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It was HOT!
But I still did a couple v7s, which is a hard grade for me. I had done both climbs before, but they felt really easy this time.... pretty cool!
My friend video taped me on both, so I will be posting those at a later time.
I was completely fueled on peaches. I had eaten a grapefruit and 2 oranges for breakfast, and then 2 peaches for the day. It was nice!
Thank you guys for all your comments on my not-so-daily-blogs... Sorry I hardly ever get back to you, but i PROMISE that I read them! My life has all of the sudden become extremely busy! I am doing schoolwork trying to keep really good grades to get exempt from my senior exams whillle I am also trying to train for the upcoming competition season and secretly wanting to become a professional athlete. AHHHHhhhhhhhh. I'll figure out this schedule..... someday....
Hope you are all doing well! I'm not doing so well on 80/10/10. Not right now. I'm going to figure out my busy schedule and then try to do it again. It's just so convenient to grab a handful of nuts to supress my hunger. But I still fully think that it's the way. I'll get there eventually.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Well.... it's the VERRRRRRY beginning, anyway!
soo..... My friend bought me 3 pomegranates and a starfruit --- HOW NICE! He totally made my day.
like seriously, I WAS PSYCHED!
I always have so much to say when i sit down to type on blogger, but then i forget... everything...
oh well, I'm a little delirious - i have had a hard time getting to sleep at night.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
sorry if I haven't replied to your comments in a while --- I was out of town this weekend having a BLAST and climbing outside, and didn't have access to the internet.
I hung out with my friends Dan Brayack (www.brayackmedia.com) and Brooke. I also met up with my climbing coach, Steve. Sunday I ate breakfast at the health food store with my raw mentors, Steve and Nicole. It was awesome!!! It was a fantastic weekend -- I'm sore!!! (which is a good thing -- makes me feel like I actually tried my hardest!)
TODAY IS MY 100th DAY OF BEING 100% RAW!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!