I am exhausted in the best possible way, but still know I need to get some rest, so this will be brief. I have the UCSD conference this next weekend (complete with international houseguests) and the weekend after is NEDA in San Antonio where I will be a presenter on the UCSD panel on Multi-Family Treatment
I couldn't not post tonight because so many of you have been amazingly supportive. The purple manis and pedis almost made me cry!
It is no surprise that Lobby Day was amazing for me--my personal highlights were deliveing this "spiel" to Congressman Scott Peters aide to kick off the day, knowing enough about Darrell Issa's politics (which I loathe entirely. Cough, Benghazi, cough.) that I could bring up that he should support the cause of moving cautiously on BMI testing in schools as it fits his small-government platform (the aide suggested we reach out to some Libertarians) and making friends with a British doctor who was tagging along--I've passed my correspondence with the CDC scientist in charge of their position on anti-obesity education to him and he is considering doing the BMI study we are asking for with our Dear Colleague letter when he is done with his Harvard Public Health Master's as he is planning on a fellowship with the CDC.
More photos to come; I would love it if you would listen to my very short intro into why I was there and will continue to be there (it's only 56 seconds long).