Back from Vacation

For the first time since I started this blog nearly three years ago, I took a break from blogging here. Not because I was tired, worn out, or didn’t have anything to say, but because I was on a 12-day trip with my wife and another couple through Ireland and Scotland. While I was able to keep up for a few days with writing posts in between the sight-seeing and other activities, Internet connections were not reliable, and it was becoming difficult to find the time to properly write my articles. As difficult as it was for me, I made the decision to just take a break and to resume writing for the blog when I got home.

We arrived back home on Saturday evening, and I took yesterday as a mental health day to allow myself to get back into the swing of being here. I thought a lot about the posts I want to write and the things I want to talk about, and I will be posting about them in the coming days. The topics I will cover will include how I ate on vacation, the weight I gained, how I’m tackling losing it again, exercise while on vacation, and my mindset and how I’m hacking myself to succeed in dropping that weight.

I had an immensely great time in Ireland and Scotland, and part of that involved eating. I don’t regret the food I ate and the decisions I made while there. To the contrary, I think that if I had not eaten and drank the food I had while I was there, I would have missed out on some of the best that those two countries have to offer. The next time I travel, I will likely modify a few things, but otherwise, I won’t change much.

Thanks for sticking around and for reading this blog. I now resume regular programming.

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