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Week in Review

Friday, April 19, 2013

This week was different from the average week in so many ways.

On Monday, I had an important business lunch. On Tuesday, I had some dental work and then a big concert (Green Day!). My step-brother's first son was born.

I wasn't able to cook as much as usual and didn't pack my own lunch until Thursday. And the backdrop to all of this was the events in Boston, the gun legislation voted down, the explosion in West, TX. In short, the world felt totally crazy and, in some ways, so did I.

I do not exist in a vacuum. None of us do. It is normal to be affected by events that both directly and indirectly impact our lives. I was not in Boston, have no family and few friends there. But the events there stuck with me all week, making me feel apprehensive, gloomy, uncertain and scared.

It seems a little frivolous to relate a devastating terrorist event back to my little weight loss woes. But everything is connected. This week, I was not myself. We were not ourselves.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHAR8676 4/21/2013 12:35PM

    It has been a tough week, but as we reflect on it we can know that we are starting a new week and the horror is now over. It is a time for healing to begin for all those who have been impacted. It is so true how tramatic events can impact people and their feelings of security, compassion, empathy, and self-care. I loved that the residents in Watertown began singing the National Anthem as the second suspect was captured. It was a breath of fresh air for me. - I live in MA about an hour from Boston. So knowing he hadn't been caught could have meant he was anywhere in the state.

We can start over. Stress impacts all of us in different ways....

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MIRMIUM 4/20/2013 9:46AM

    I think it's the idea that something so devestating can happen within a perfectly normal and healthy event like the marathon. It's a lack of security and that effects everyone. I'm still reeling from the theatre shooting in Colorado...perfectly normal everyday situations where terrible tragedy occurs.

I'd say give yourself a break for this week :)

On average, you are still kicking ass and taking names....just saying!

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UNICORN212 4/19/2013 9:51PM

    I think the recent events have knocked us all off kilter. Now that #2 is in custody I hope things will get more normal....

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KING_SLAYER 4/19/2013 8:38PM

    I too will be glad to have this week behind me. At least one of the Boston bombers are dead and as of right now the other one is cornered, hiding in a boat in someone's back yard. Once they get him out of the boat it should help Boston begin the healing process.

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LINDAKAY228 4/19/2013 6:03PM

    So true for me too. I don't know anyone in either place but both incidents have hit my heart so hard. Sandy Hook victims are also so much on my mind because the race was dedicated to them and especially the last mile, mile 26 for their 26 victims. Some Sandy Hook families were in the VIP tent near the finish line. That area missed injuries I guess but close enough to hear the blast and see the devastation. If it were me, I think the acts of violence there, at an area meant to honor the memory of their losses, would make my heart feel as if were ripped open all over again. So to me there are three communities so very deeply impacted, as well as a whole nation here feeling pain for them. It has also made my life feel so out of balance this week.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 4/19/2013 5:00PM

    emoticon same here emoticon

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GORIANA 4/19/2013 4:28PM

    Yup. It happens. We get out of the rhtyhm for one reason or another. It happened for me last week. I'm back now. Good luck finding your way back too.

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