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Life is Good =)

Kayla (a Friend/Coworker) and I at a Gator Game!

So, true to my word, here is a picture of me at a gator game! This isn’t a picture from my first gator game, that one was hotter than the Sahara and I left early to go home.

I have lots of bills to pay and I had to drop a class because I wasn’t doing so well in it, and my university might introduce block tuition (woe is me!), but…. life is good. Reading books on yoga, raw, holistic nutrition, and Daoism, is changing my attitude and habits. I am trying to eat mostly fresh fruits and veggies, as well as green smoothies! I now own, and have read, Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. The protein chapter absolutely amazed me… it was simple, so easy to understand. Animal protein is long, complex chains of amino acids that the animals’ bodies built from the grass/grains that they ate. The grass that they (are supposed to) eat is made up of simpler chains of amino acids. Which would be easier for your body to break down, the long chains from the meat/dairy or the simple chains from the greens? The greens, obv. Awesome! Amazing! So crystal-clear. How come this isn’t explained in every article/book that explains where vegans get their protein from??

I read the Tao of Pooh and I am trying to change my attitude, mostly while I am at work. It gets extremely frustrating to serve ungrateful people who think they’re being healthy when they order nonfat and sugar free who are constantly on their phones or crackberries talking loudly about their personal/business lives who thinks their latte just magically appears in front of them and that I’m not a human being with feelings who makes that latte. I just need to realize that that is the way things are and to accept them and go with the situation I am in. I am work to pay for my education to be in less debt. These people I serve may not be as compassionate as I am, nor as informed in the area of nutrition but I am there to give them the best damn latte they’ve ever had and hopefully make their day a little brighter. Do I think they reach the end of the day and remember me and/or their latte and think of it as one of the highlights of their day? No. But why should I care? The moment where I made their latte and handed it to them is over. I tried, it didn’t work, I keep going. I keep being happy, I keep making money, I keep striving. I go with the flow. If I can’t do something I really want to do… I change what I want to do. Or accept that I can do what I want to do later. I’ll quit rambling, though 😉

Tonight I am making raw stuffed bell peppers, a cross between a recipe on goneraw.com and Ani Phyo’s raw cheddar cheeze made from sunflower seeds. I’m getting my meatatarian dad to eat it! (He’s gonna love it he just doesn’t know it yet 😉 ) Pictures from my day and from dinner later!

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