This blog is an accounting of my personal journey to find fitness. All the content on this blog should be read as a biographical piece of literature, not a medical resource. I am a physician, but I am in no way giving medical advice or establishing doctor patient relationships with my readers. I am simply keeping a diary. If you are starting a diet or exercise program or require medical evaluation or advice, please see your own family physician.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Most True Award EVER.

I don't know if I'm versatile or sweet or if I have substance.  But, I am definitely hungry. And this award is the most fitting of them all.

I'm hungry in the true sense of the word. Hungry for things I shouldn't have. Hungry for things bad for me, but also things good.

I'm HUNGRY to be fit. I'm hungry to be healthy. I'm hungry to re-learn old and dangerous habits. I'm hungry to exercise. I'm hungry to run longer and faster. I'm hungry to do things I never thought I could do before.

I'm HUNGRY to buy new clothes in stores where my skinny friends can buy something other than jewelry.

I'm hungry for the feeling you get when you know you've done SOMETHING BIG.

I'm hungry to discover something new about me. I'm hungry to remember old familar things about me.

I'm HUNGRY to be a good example for my kids. I'm hungry to be an example for my patients.

I'm hungry to be PROUD of the way I look and feel.

I'm HUNGRY for a life time of being hungry for MORE life and MORE of everything good.

I'm SO HUNGRY for all these things that I'm going to ignore that part of me that is hungry for the cake someone just brought in here.

You're right Allan. I am SOO hungry. Thanks for this award.

What about the rest of you? Are you hungry ENOUGH?


  1. Congratulations on your award. Having recently been to the Dr. and feeling like I was in "Lie to Me" episode myself, I think I need to follow your blog. You have great insight and I look forward to learning and being inspired by you.

  2. I'm hungry for holiday season to be over! "Lead me not into temptation, for I can find it by myself..." (TM someone much more creative than I, LOL)

  3. Congrats on the award! And great post, as usual.

    Yes, I am hungry. And this time, I am hungry ENOUGH. I am doing it and will continue to do so. I get it.

  4. Great post as usual Doc. I know you are STARVING to get back to the grindstone. I am a guy who looks forward to things to help keep me focused, and i seriously have been looking forward to your posts about how you pretty much wiped the floor with me activity wise. I am sure they are coming!!

  5. Your list is as true and complete as it could ever be from one who has been there. Those of us who have had to deal with the limitations of obesity really get it. Go for it, Doc. I know you'll get there!

  6. Hi I am new here and had to check out your blog via Allan aka - almost gastric bypass.Congrats on your award. I am now following. Please feel free to pop by my blog sometime. I'd love a new follower


  7. Great post! I wish I was MORE hungry to get going like you! Something to think about! Thanks!

  8. Congrats on the award! And as for hunger...only eat enough so you're not hungry anymore. Don't stuff yourself. It's a little secret, shhhh.

  9. yay for your award.. and I would say I am pretty darn hungry too...


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