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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pressing On....

On this day in 1926 U.S. Route 66, “The Main Street of America” is opened.

How does one learn to deal with grief?

I am the type of person who tries to keep busy so that I don't have to focus on my sadness. Don't get me wrong I recognize that it's there, but then I try to keep moving in order not to break down. This morning I went to spin class despite the fact that I didn't sleep very well. Exercise helps me to get away and release. So in a season of sadness is it ok to still go on to the daily routine of life? Is there really an answer to this? I guess it just depends on how you deal with things. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers, you are all so kind and supportive.

Ok so in order to be sane, I shall return to my daily eats and such....

This morning after my intense spin class, I did weights. I need an actual weight training guide any suggestions? I just want to tone, not build.


I made a Delicious egg white scramble filled with lots of veggies and cheese. On the side I had some peaches with Chobani Greek Yogurt (my last yogurt from the Battle of the Yogurts). It was great! I just love Greek Yogurt, I used to hate it until I got used to it and now anything else is to watery. It has 140 calories, O fat, 1 gram of fiber and 14 grams of protein!!!! I am going to do a round up of all the yogurts I have tasted in that past week and let you know how they compare...stay tuned.


I am not doing so well on the Pile on the Miles Challenge, I only have 6.2 miles down!!! Tomorrow I will double that:) Hope you all that are participating are doing better then me, I am excited that so many of you are doing it! Hubby and I are also doing pretty good on The Great Thanksgiving Challenge we have only spent a little less then $100 with an eating out included, I hope we can make it.

I have been tagged! I have been tagged by The Awesome Running Addict!

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

SOME random things about me:

1. I have lived all over the country, Wisconsin,Arizona,Minnesota,Tennessee, and California. Mexico too.

2. Hubby and I only dated for 6months before we were engaged, when you know you know!

3. I have four younger brothers all younger then me, 25, 19, 16, and 13. I shall include a picture:)
4. I love LOVE love Christmas music I listen to it all year long.( I know I am a dork)

5. I have never been to San Fransisco even though I have been to at least 40 of the other states in the country!
6. I have always wanted to open a coffee/smoothie shop, still might happen you never know.

Alight I am tagging:

I know it's only four, I think everyone else has already been tagged...lol

Alright I am off to work now, with the Lord as my strength I shall press on through the day...


Lacey Nicole said...

I am still grieving about my dog from this past Aug 7. Every time I look at a picture of her or us (and i have them everywhere). It is starting to be less of an "i want to cry" thing and more of an "okay, i just love her so much still" thing. it is just sad, though.

oooh... and i totally tagged you for the same 6-things that runningaddict, did, oops! :)

last thing-- i was totally inspired this morning by the Pile on the Miles challenge. I went a little further than I usually go and kept thinking "Pile on the Miles" to myself to keep on truckin. new mantra! hahaha. it really worked...

just me said...

i know what you mean about keeping busy...today is probably the first day i wish i had work so i could be busy, but i have it off. going for a walk later and bird watching to stop thinking...

still in my thoughts babe. blogger hugs.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle - but unfortunately events like that make you put what is important stand out and not sweat the small stuff. Hang in there!

Lance said...

To your question about going on in times like this - I really think it's a personal question - one of when YOU are ready. And what is best for your well-being. So, you're doing the right thing - because it's right for you...

The six things - hey, it's fun to "know" you a bit better Bobbi. The coffee shop - open it up and I'll be there (well, not regularly - you're too far away!!) - I love coffee! Christmas music all year - ok, that is weird (but, hey, it's your life right - so do what you want!).

ncrunner12 said...

I hear ya, whenever there's something going on and I need to just think or have some alone time I feel like it's time for a run. It's great to just get out there and self medicate with a run.

keep up a positive attitude!

Christina said...

Hope you're able to keep busy and feel okay today, but its also alright to feel your grief. You'll be in my prayers.

FYI, I did the tag :) I kind of stink at these things, but I tried...

X-Country2 said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there. :o)

On another note- that breakfast looked yummy!

Anonymous said...

Bobbi I am really sorry to hear about your loss! Keep strong!
I agree that keeping busy definitely keeps negative thoughts away!
I also like this verse (since you mentioned Psalms):
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (23:4)
I find that it always lifts my spirits when I am donw!

VeggieGirl said...

Please stay strong through this tough time.

LOVE THE FACTS!!! I'm like you with #4 and #5.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobbi! I think this is my first comment on your blog - it's great. I was reading over at Hangry Pants about the Pile on the Miles challenge and it sounds very interesting! I might have to join in :o)

I have lived in Arizona and Minnesota (Minnesota most of my life)! What part did you live in?

I hope that you are feeling better - I will definitely keep you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I hope you know that DORK is an acronym for Daughter Of the Risen King.....so every time you refer to yourself as a DORK, be proud of what it can signify.

I love reading your blog and your inspiring posts about pushing forward regardless of fatigue, pain, heartache or anything that life can throw at you. Thank you for sharing all of what you have without fear or shame.