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Hope can be found on the side of the mountain you have to move.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

September is here!

My mountain is still here, as well. Looming large, rough paths, a steep cliff on one side, gentler slope on the other. Rocks, verses path and brush. Untraveled by few, on one side, against another path, attempted by many.

Some people just sit below or at a distance looking at the mountain. Others try and get part way, before either camping in one spot and staying awhile, or going back down to the bottom. A trek for another day, on the gentle slope.
Some plod along and make it. Pacing themselves, but always moving.
Such it is with weight loss.

The rough side, finds the super go getter's. Most unafraid and willing to take the risks.
They have the right tools, carefully placing there feet and hands in nooks and crannies, while keeping there eye on the top, just imagining the view, they will get, and the feeling of triumph.
Then there are those that are afraid, but willing to do it anyway. Facing fears, the view is even more spectacular, I would imagine.

So on MY mountain, I see hope on the side of the mountain I must move. Yes move.
I have been stuck in the 160's for awhile now. For some reason content to camp at this place, without really having a plan to keep going forward. Or if I do, losing that plan in the mountain breeze.

I can look down to the beginning of my climb and remember higher weights
Far to long I have been sitting by the fire and eating my smores while contemplating my next move.
Sure I have ventured out on small day trips, here and there, but for the long haul? No. Not really.

Well, colder weather will be heading in, before you know it and although I love the snow, I do not wish to still be in my campsite, when it arrives.

Moving my mountain...actually myself, is what needs to happen and now.

Hope is always there on the mountainside, if you look for it, If you feel it.
It is carved deep, but seen by many.

I can climb up it, I can go around it, or I can go through it. The decision is mine, but the end result will be the same, just different time frames.

I will have let the mountain MOVE ME!

My mind is set and with August past, I have spent my last night at this campsite.
The sun is coming up and the tall shadows are giving way to paths that are calling me.
Which one will I take?

OK. I am scared. I am taking the rough one.... at least for me. The gentle side only worked awhile for me. Don't get me wrong. I am grateful for my 9 pounds lost, while traveling the path well laid. It just got too comfortable for me.

I am getting out of my comfort zone now, for I so want to see that view . emoticon

I have found hope on the side of my mountain and I am going great places.

September, here I am!

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  • 4EVER21B
    Such a well written blog! Thanks for your words. They articulate, better than I could, how I feel stuck in the same place for too long. However, like you, I am leaving my campsite.

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    1619 days ago
    Yay Chris! Now I must a campsite to clean up so I can move on with you!
    1623 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    Wow girl! You ARE an inspiration! Thank you so much! You totally inspire me, and I appreciate you more than you know! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1624 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome !!! Thank You for a very Inspiring and Motivating Blog!!! Hope that You are doing Well. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.
    1627 days ago
  • RBOYD41
    So inspiring ...I'm planning to get out of the comfort zone also emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1628 days ago
    Made it back to visit. emoticon this is what i came up with as i did the mall walk. Since we are buddies working towards the winter games feel like we are in the mountain together so if we slip on the rocks we can pull each other back on track. and head to the top and see the view and its saying good bye to 150 s land hello 140 land.
    Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on our way Dr. Seuss

    “You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!”
    ― Oh, the Places You'll Go!
    Dr. Seuss
    this is on my Sept motivational board it says
    we are off to great places
    Today is our day
    our mountain is waiting
    so get on our way
    Oh the place we are going together
    we can do it as a team
    so lets get our tent packed up and hike way
    Great blog and we will reach the top. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1630 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2013 10:25:26 PM
    Sometimes it helps not to look up all the way but just at the next step in front of you and the next one after that. You'll get there just the same but it's not so overwhelming.
    Wishing you much success on your journey.
    1630 days ago
    Awesome blog Mom! So inspirational! emoticon
    1630 days ago
    emoticon blog you got my feet itching to get going headed to put my shoes on and go do my mall walk its raining still so outside walking not in my plan. No i won:'t melt but don't want to get wet back to finish my note latter. emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Thank you for the motivation -

    Have a great day. emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Great blog
    1630 days ago
    emoticon along with you.

    Judy emoticon
    1630 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    Thank you! That was a fantastic blog. Sometimes we just have to do it! emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Yes, excellent motivator!! Thank you so much! My mountain is not my body at this point, but still the mounds and stacks - foot hills of paper around me that i ignore, while I, too, "camp out" wondering about my next move. Ah, you are right. September is here... time to pack up and get moving!! emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Thank you for such a motivating blog!
    1630 days ago
    I LOVE your analogy! So here is to September and conjuring that mountain emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Chris, I believe you will do, I know you can, you've made up your mind and you won't turn around.
    Go for it my friend.
    1631 days ago
  • BILLB000
    Totally love your blog and your metaphor. I must say it inspired me and I am sure others who read it will be moved, so to speak. September is the month for moving on. The time for summer contentment passed with August.

    The view will be worth it. Meet you at the summit.
    1631 days ago
    DId you write this just for me. This is exactly how I feel. Not so much scared as just comfortable.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, they were beautiful.
    Comfortable is not healthy so I must take your advice and move.
    Take back the control I once had.

    September here I come !

    Love Mary
    1631 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    BEAUTIFUL Chris!! Thank you for sharing and giving us such inspiration!
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    1631 days ago
    Chris, you are so right, and I need to climb to the other side also. Today is the beginning of a new month, emoticon
    I am going to get to the other side of the Mountain also. I know I would be healthier for it. emoticon Thanks for the support and inspiration.

    1631 days ago
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