I am back from Colorado, I had a wonderful time, but unfortunatly it's back to reality for me. I start back at work on Monday, I need to go back to bootcamp which I know will be absolute torture since I was gone for long, and I need to get really strick with my calorie counting again. While I was in Colorado we went to a place called Seven Falls. Well, it was there that I found my ultimate challenge/adventure. I am a chicken when it comes to heights, but there staring at me right in the face was a set of 224 or 226 stairs to climb if you go all the way to the top. Well, at first I wasn't going to climb up very high, then I thought to myself I can make it to at least the first level. So with a little encouragement from my parents, off I went. About halfway up, I wanted very badly to turn around, I even stopped and told some people that I was getting chicken and didn't want to go up further. The girl turned around and said, oh I get chicken like that one the way down. Then they passed me up and off they went, I used that as a little motivation and thought if they can do this, I most certainly can too. Sometimes, I question my abilities as to what I can and can't do, I have been doing it more so since having my thyroid removed. It was then that I became determined to climb up that first flight of stairs, and prove to myself that even though I am lacking a very vital part of my body that I could defeat this monster of stairs. If I can manage to live without a thyroid, then I can manage some metal stairs!! So once again off I went, and I got to that first level, I felt such a sense of accomplishment and wanted to scream from the top look at me everyone, I did it!!! I am hoping that I can have this same sense of drive when trying to get back on track now that I am back, but I think if I can just remember the stairs and how I overcame that challenge, then I should be able to get back on track.