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Guess what?! I’m back from my long (long) vacation. The most popular question now is “How are you doing?” And the answer? Tired. Very tired. Which is silly, having just gone on a vacation, but I drove 5,000 miles and did about a billion different things, so I think it’s somewhat defensible. Also, I took the red eye back and couldn’t sleep a wink, so yesterday I was running on a three hour nap that I grabbed once I got home. The good news is that I slept better last night, so that should be solved soon.

I’ve been out of the blogging habit for quite some time, and I’d really like to get back into it now that I’m home, with few interruptions looming in the future. Plus, I’ve got all these wonderful things to blog about from my trip, so that should give me plenty of fodder to keep things interesting.

The first order of business, however, is to get back on the “eating healthy and exercising” wagon. For some reason, driving thousands of miles and eating out at a plethora of restaurants wasn’t conducive to staying fit. (Scientists are stumped.) Setting a goal of eating as many milkshakes as possible might have also had something to do with this.

In any case, the net result was that when I stepped on the scale this morning, I was over 200 pounds for the first time in over 7 years. On the one hand, yay for having kept the weight off for that long. (Before then, I was usually around 220.) On the other, yikes! I had let things slip a lot over the past year or so, and I made a number of half hearted efforts to fix things, never really giving it the attention I should have been giving it. Being home and seeing that 2 at the start of the scale has (hopefully) smacked me back into focus. It also helps that I found myself missing my regular routine of eating oatmeal. (Yes. I’m strange.) Hopefully going back to old habits will fix this. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

I’ve talked to Tomas each week still, even if he hasn’t been sending his weekly letters. I can say that he’s doing very well and seems to be very happy. The lack of letters is more from an “I’m very busy” spot than anything else. Hopefully he sends another one soon.

Now I’m off to continue slogging through emails. Wish me luck.


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