My apologies from neglecting the blog this past week. I was in a car accident earlier this week. I was rear ended on the highway while sitting at a stand still in traffic. The guy behind me must not have been paying attention and plowed into my little Toyota Matrix at about 50+ MPH (he was driving a giant Dodge truck with a humongous brush guard). That is just my guess at how fast he was going, but with the damage it did to my car it had to be at least that fast. My body is still recovering from the accident. My back, neck and right shoulder are still very sore. Hopefully more rest and a couple additonal trips to the Chiropractor will fix me up. So, this past week has been spent recovering and shopping for a new car since mine will likely be totaled out.
Anyway, I got the idea for this post partly because of the accident. I have been spending so much time resting and shopping for cars online I have gotten lazy and didn’t make my daily salad a couple of times this week. One of those days I decided to stop at Kroger on the way into work and pick up some fruit to eat for lunch. During my visit I remembered Lara Bars were available there, so I picked up a couple of those as well. For $6 I was able to get two Lara Bars and a tropical mix fruit cup, which was very tasty. The Lara Bars provided the boost of calories needed to make it a substantial meal.
I was quite thrilled that I could walk into Kroger and provide myself with delicious RAW foods without breaking the bank. Had I gone to Urban Eatz, as I usually do when I forget to pack my lunch, I would have spent $8 on a large salad that isn’t totally RAW. The only down side to the food purchased at Kroger is that none of it was organic. It’s kind of a shame that Lara Bars are not organic, but if they were they would definitely cost more. I am just going to have to start making more on my own to bring on days I am feeling lazy and don’t want to make a salad.
I will definitely bee keeping this in mind for my trips to Colorado this summer. Rather than eating greasy fast food I can just swing into a Kroger (or just about any other grocery store) and pick up up a pre-packaged fruit cup and a Lara Bar. It will be even better if I could find a Whole Foods, they are more likely have an organic option on the fruit cups.
Case in point, living a RAW food lifestyle (or increasing your RAW food intake) is not quite as hard as some people make it out to be. Granted I will never be eating a 100% RAW diet, it is pretty easy to maintain a high RAW diet without putting tons of effort into preparing elaborate meals that take hours to prepare. Those meals have their place, but I believe it’s important to keep it simple.
As far as my car shopping goes, I think I have pretty much settled on the Subaru Outback. It’s not offical yet, but it is most likely going to be the car I end up getting. Once I make a final purchse thought I will post about it, because my lifestlye as a climber has a huge impact on my purchase. It’s crazy how much life decesions revolve around climbing.
p.s. Sorry for the crappy picture. It was taken with my iPhone. I did not have my real camera with me at the time.