Thursday, August 11, 2011

To infinity and beyond!!

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.



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