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.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm back! and I need some hot tea.........

Hello Everyone!
I've missed you all so much. I had a great vacation and I will be preparing a post or two to tell you all about it, but until then I just wanted to drop in and let you know I'm back. We had a fabulous time and great memories were made with the kids. I unfortunately came back sick. I have a sore throat and fever, but of course I'm at work anyway. Tonight I'm going home to rest. I'm thinking I caught a little bug and the little sleep and bad food on the trip probably didn't help my health situation. We hiked and walked and played all week. I was really active despite all the time in the car. My weight was up a few pounds this morning, but not surprised. I was no saint this week with the food, but I was much better than in years past. I have learned a few things in the past year about healthy eating after all. Last year I managed to maintain and even lose a bit on the trip, but we had a kitchen and prepared most of our meals and snacks. It's much harder when you spend most of the time on the road, but I'm back and right back on track today.

I didn't feel like eating much with the sore throat. I postponed my workout with the trainer until next week and went home at lunch for a quick nap and some chicken soup. It's so hard to get the brain going again after a week off! But, I'll be back to my workout schedule tomorrow and my new BLUE BELT class tomorrow, assuming I feel ok tomorrow. My inbox runneth over with the blogs I need to catch up on. I admit I didn't read any while I was gone. Some of the time we were in the mountains and had no internet anyway. I had like 2000 in my google reader this morning!!! So I am reading what I can. I tuned right in to my favs, you know who you are, and I was surprised how much I missed reading and hearing from all of you my internet friends. Amazing to me that people I've never met are so much a part of my day and routine! So keep posting and know that I'm here and reading.

Take care and be healthy!


  1. It's wild how much I miss bloggers when I am gone.
    Just like they were real people!
    Which, of course, we are!

    Glad you are back, and all is well!
    Glad you had a great time!

  2. Welcome home! I'm glad you had such a good vacation; too bad you're sick now...don't you doctors have a secret quick cure you can take? ;) Feel better soon!

  3. Glad you had a great trip! That is a lovely part of the country where you were. Excellent to read that you are back on track , too, with eating. Look forward to the long version of your trip!

  4. Glad your back :) Hope your feeling better soon!

  5. Wish it was unusual that you went to work sick - we all do that, don't we? Sometimes I wish "dedication" didn't involve giving up a couch and silly daytime tv when I don't feel well. :) Get better soon!

  6. I'm so glad you are back, and I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  7. Sorry you came home sick - but glad you had a nice time! Glad I wasn't the only one who overindulged on vacation. :D


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