Progress report: Return from Christmas and New Years Vacation

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Time to back into the grind!

I am on my way back from vacation.  I have experienced a bit of forced downtime based on my COVID testing.  I tested positive and have to be away from my family and work.  I missed my family but it might be the escape formwork that impacted my eating and exercise more.  This is a two-fold problem because depression often starts and ends with eating.  We are funny animals.  We eat when we are down but weight gain also brings us down.  Why do we do it?  

Hope Despair

Figure 1:  Hope Despair

I weighed in on my home scale.  I weight 225 pounds.  

No big deal.  Four weeks and I will be back where I was.  Who knows, maybe I gained some muscle.  I will cross my fingers.  

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Figure 2:  Airplane

I did not eat before the flight.  I had two cups of coffee at 4 am.  I am hungry so I will probably eat the pack Biscoff biscuits that American Airlines now gives as a snack.  I would prefer not to eat airline or airport food.  It is nasty and I am not sure it has any semblance of nutritional value.  

The bottom line: I have to eat better and make better choices.  It is time to make a change again.  

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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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