Still a Blur

Wow… it Monday again already?? I seriously feel like I lost an entire week of my life last week. People and days blur together and I still can’t believe my brother is gone.

Well anyways, this morning I set my alarm for 7:00 because I’m going to my new gym to take an 8:30 spinning class even though I can hardly move right now from yoga yesterday and the day before. Every muscle I have feels sore! I made my new favorite breakfast to fuel up—



I just love this combo……the last HempPlus waffle + 1 Kashi GoLean waffle topped with 1/2 cup Fage, raw almond butter, 1/2 banana and raspberry preserves. Heaven on a plate.

Aside from spinning, I don’t really have much going on except just being with my mom. I do have to go attempt to buy the new oven and microwave…hopefully they will have it in stock!

See you all for lunch! Have a wonderful Monday morning.

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    May 4, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Yogurt + AB are my fave pancake toppings! Looks yummy. Have fun at spinning, and good luck with the kitchen purchases . . .

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    May 4, 2009 at 5:52 am

    That breakfast looks great! You’re so strong for even being able to get out of bed in the morning. Are you and your family still going to get those tattoos? Have a great spin class!

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      May 4, 2009 at 7:51 am


      We are going Wednesday at noon to get tattoos!!! I can’t wait!!!!!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    YUMMY. I made my own homemade yogurt and finally got to eat it was amazing. i’ve missed yogurt over the past five months and now I finally now how to make it for my gut! Happy appliance shopping.

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    Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    May 4, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Jenna, you have been an amazing inspiration this past week. It is unbelievable to think of the things you have been through, yet you are still smiling, still writing, still eating, still exercising… you are a VERY strong person and I really hope you are giving yourself credit for this and making sure to take time for yourself to breathe. I know this week hasn’t been easy for you, Jenna, but you are getting by with tons of courage. John is so proud, i’m sure of it xo.

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:08 am

    We are all thinking of you and sending you prayers and hugs for continued strength and courage in the week ahead.
    May you have some good laughs with your mom over antics and things that John got up to .I have a feeling he was quite a character and you have many more stories to share about him.I will look forward to them over the year ahead.

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I have GO LEAN Kashi waffles for breakfast every morning. They are so delicious. There is something so incredibly satisfying about a waffle. Love the healthy comfort food! Have a wonderful spinning class, Jenna!


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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 4, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Thinking about you, Jenna. Always here for you through this sadness and through the smiles and laughs that will be back to you soon. Love you friend!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Have a good day, Jenna. Enjoy spending time with your mom.

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    Still Life in South America
    May 4, 2009 at 6:31 am

    You’re probably jonesing to cook again once you get your oven~

    Wishing you a great week Jenna!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Sounds like a good start to a new day. What are your plans for work? Are you taking time off now?

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      May 4, 2009 at 7:50 am


      I have no earthly idea…..right now I’m just taking one day at a time because its all i can manage.

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Have a lovely Monday Jenna. Enjoy the spin class and spending time with your mom!!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I’m just catching up on blogs from this weekend 🙂

    Did you guys like Fireproof? We watched it on Valentine’s Day and loved it – the book “Love Dare” is really good, too.

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Enjoy the time with your mom today 🙂

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    Coco Knudson
    May 4, 2009 at 6:43 am

    That looks delicious!!! I have some blueberry golean waffles in my freezer. I should try this.
    Do you make your own raw almond butter, or what brand do you buy?

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      May 4, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Coco Knudson,

      I really like the Mara Natha Raw Almond Butter…I think it might be the most affordable as well!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

    A delicious start to the day, love the waffles!

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    May 4, 2009 at 6:56 am

    mmm looks so yummy!!! What kind of yoga did you do? i’m off to do some now..but at a very..VERY beginner level. lol

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      May 4, 2009 at 7:49 am


      Well, Saturday I did a power/strength class and then yesterday I did Bikram…both of which are pretty intense yoga classes. And I’m definitely feeling it today!

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    May 4, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Great breakfast!
    Hope you enjoy spinning class!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 4, 2009 at 7:24 am

    mmmm… waffles

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    weight and meditate
    May 4, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Have a great day. I’m still thinking of you and sending my prayers your way 🙂

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    May 4, 2009 at 7:35 am

    That waffle combo is perfection 🙂 Hope you have a good day!!

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    May 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

    looks like a delicious breakfast. cant wait to hear about the tat.

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    life coach jen
    May 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Good luck with the appliance buying!

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    Matt (NoMeatAthlete)
    May 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    These look great. You’ve inspired me to get out of my breakfast rut! You always seem to come up with beautiful fruity, whole-grainy breakfasts. I’ve had a smoothie every morning for the last who knows how long, and as healthy as it is, I’m really getting sick of it. Plus we all know how important variety in diet is. Thanks!

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    May 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hope it is a great spinning class. After all that yoga, stretching out your legs will probably feel amazing.

    Isn’t it amazing how much $$ you can sink into Target on a quick run to get “Household supplies”?!

    Happiness Awaits

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    Carrie H
    May 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Jenna, I just wanted to say that your decision to move in with Ryan is great, since that is what works for you two. I also consider myself to be a person with a lot of faith, but that doesn’t mean I know what is best for anyone else at any point — it means I try to love everyone and never judge. Does that make sense? It’s supposed to be supportive! 😉

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    May 4, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Hi Jenna and I was away for the weekend and saw your big announcement about moving in with Ryan — such exciting news, and his support through and through has been evident; he’s a keeper! Sounds like a great move for you two! 🙂 YEA! And the waffles look incredible — might have to try it myself!

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    May 4, 2009 at 9:24 am


    You’ve been so strong the last week and I think you are doing an amazing job just taking it one meal, one yoga class, one day at a time…. And I think its great that you now have time to spend with your parents in this time of such tragedy. You’ll figure it all out but for now just take it day by day.

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    Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I hope you are feeling better! It’s amazing what the human spirit is capable of.

    Your breakfast looks amazing! I need to do something like that soon to change it up.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    May 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Your waffles look delicious!!!
    Hope you have fun at spinning!

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    Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Those waffles look great! I’ll be trying those this week!

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    May 4, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Good luck finding a microwave and oven!

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    Sarah M
    May 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    On the top of my to do list for tomorrow is to make a kashi waffle topped with greek yogurt, AB and fruit. Looks amazing!

    I think your one day at a time approach is a wise one. If you put too much pressure on yourself to figure everything out, it will be too overwhelming. Whenever I am experiencing anxiety over the future or what I should be doing with my life, my mom always says “Life has a way or working itself out.”

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    May 4, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Wow, your waffle breakfast looks great! I’ve been in a fruit/yogurt breakfast rut lately…so I might be stealing your delicious waffle idea. Yum! I have you have a great Monday.

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    Michelle Hisae
    May 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

    A new oven and micowave? That should cheer you up!

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    May 4, 2009 at 11:06 am

    That looks SOOOO good. How many calories do you think it is?

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      May 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm


      I’m sorry I have no idea! I don’t count calories in the slightest bit. 🙂

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    Kristilyn (The Food Journey)
    May 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

    That breakfast looks delicious! I’ve recently grown addicted to English muffins topped with peanut butter and jelly. Yum!

    I have a question for you. You always seem to do so well with your eating, even in times of stress … how do you do it? I find that I can be good for long periods of time, even allowing for treats here and there, and then I have days where I fly completely off the healthy eating train and it takes DAYS for me to get back on. Like this weekend … Friday I overindulged in chips and drinks, Saturday we went out and I had probably the least healthiest meal ever AND way too many beers, and on Sunday I was good ALL day only to overindulge around dinnertime and dessert, and now today I promised I would eat healthy and wholesome meals (which I packed for work), but then I got to the office and there was chocolate eggs and cake and I overindulged, knowing full well that I had a chopped up, deliciously juicy mango in my bag that I was looking forward to.

    I try to never restrict myself but I get so frustrated when I find that I have absolutely no willpower. How do you do it?

    Sorry for the huge novel!


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      May 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm


      Hahahaha its funny that you think that…I mean last week ALL I ate was cookies and carbs and I drank AT LEAST two glasses of red wine every single night of the week. I wasn’t even thinking that I was overdoing it though, I was just getting by. I haven’t weighed myself (never really do) so I don’t know if I gained weight from everything I ate but I think this whole thing with my brother has helped to show me now more than ever that there are things way more important than a perfect diet. If you overindulge one night, have a salad the next. That’s my mantra. Life is just too short to beat yourself up over ANYTHING like that. I used to get frustrated as well over too many cookies or whatever, but one day (or a few) of treats isn’t going to make you gain weight and even if you DO gain five pounds, what is the worst that could happen? You gain five pounds. Its not the end of the world. John’s death has taught me to stop sweating the small stuff and just LIVE every single day to the fullest. Even if that involves ice cream and the occasional cupcake. 😉

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    Mary Catherine
    May 4, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Your breakfast looks AMAZING! I’m going to have to try it soon.

    I’ve been meaning to thank you for recommending Amazing Grass. Since I’ve started drinking it daily, my energy levels have increased and I’ve been so much more productive in the gym. I can’t drink it with just water yet but I’ve been putting it in a green smoothie every morning and it’s divine. I also tried one of their chocolate bars and it kept me satisfied for hours! Very tasty too 🙂

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    Johanna B
    May 4, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Jenna, I think the Lord plans it that way — forgetting the depths of the grief you are feeling. It would be too difficult if you carried those feelings with you forever. You will always grieve but it will get easier. Give yourself time and prayer to take care of yourself. You have been most courageous during this time.

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    May 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I’ve had that breakfast on my mind since you posted it the first time! If only I could remember waffles at the store. 🙂 I’m also with you on the Raw Wednesday challenge. I think a meal and a snack is a very do-able challenge!
    I’m continually impressed with you, Jenna. You and your loved ones remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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    May 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Jenna! Congrats to you and Ryan on living together!! 🙂

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    May 4, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    i tried that breakfast the other day after i first saw it on here and can i just tell you it was AMAZING. the yogurt was like whipped cream ugh heaven.

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    May 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Your breakfast combo looks amazing, have a good day with your mom 🙂

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    May 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hope you had fun at spinning! I find that it’s the activity in which I can zone out the best 🙂 And that breakfast looks out of this world…I have to get some greek yogurt!

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    May 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I know this is a trying time for you right now, and your grace and strength is so inspiring! Still praying for you all every day. Grief comes in waves, but I’m hoping your days are peaceful. I just can’t say it enough, I am so sorry that you and your family had to go through something like this.

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