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Looking at a bigger Mountain/ Mirando a una montaña grande.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Looking at a bigger mountain.
Today I received an offer to climb Mt. Kilamanjaro. I was so happy to receive this offer (as ridiculous as it seemed) because it made me think about the mountains in my life.

What is it that I really want to accomplish? How do I want to live my life? What needs to change now?

It did not take long to realize my greatest need. I have a problem with eating more food than I need. My biggest downfall is chocolate ice cream. My husband will buy a half gallon of ice cream and eat a little. On nights when he is at work, I eat a hefty helping. There have been times when I have eaten right out of the box.

Those days are over! I am now learning to discipline myself to eat a small bowl of ice cream and put the ice cream box back in the freezer.

This is my big mountain. For me, it looks much bigger than Kilamanjaro. One day I know that I can climb this mountain! I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and keep my goal in front of me. I will eat until I am not hungry any more. I don’t need to eat until I feel completely full.
Who knows? Maybe one day Kilamanjaro won't look like a ridiculous place to hike.....

Mirando a una montaña grande.
Hoy he recibido una oferta para escalar Monte Kilamanjaro. Estaba tan feliz de recibir esta oferta (tan ridícula como parecía) porque me hizo pensar en las montañas en mi vida.

¿Qué es lo que realmente quiero lograr? ¿Cómo quiero vivir mi vida? ¿Qué necesita cambiar ahora?

No tomó mucho en cuenta mi mayor necesidad. Tengo un problema con comer más comida de lo que necesito. Mi mayor caída es helado de chocolate. Mi marido comprarán medio galón de helado y comer un poco. En las noches cuando está en el trabajo, como una ayuda considerable. Ha habido ocasiones cuando he comido nada fuera de la caja.

Esos días terminaron! Ahora estoy aprendiendo a disciplinarme a mí mismo para comer un plato pequeño de helado y poner la caja de helados en el congelador.
Esta es mi gran montaña. Para mí, parece mucho más grande que Kilamanjaro. Un día sé que puedo subir esta montaña! Sólo tengo que poner un pie delante del otro y mi meta delante de mí. Comeré hasta que ya no tengo hambre. No necesito a comer hasta que me siento completo.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIERRAGOLD 3/31/2014 1:31AM

    Great blog and love the analogy! Keep up the great work! You've got this!
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MJ7DM33 3/30/2014 11:09PM


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68ANNE 3/30/2014 9:04PM

    Sometimes having that mountain make us so much stronger than we would be otherwise.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/30/2014 8:19PM


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BABY_GIRL69 3/30/2014 5:55PM

    WOW what beauty you are seeing I can only imagine..... You are right we do understand what we need to do but some times slow to react. You are now reacting & keep doing that every single day.

God bless,


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NELLIEH1 3/30/2014 3:34PM

    You are doing it! conquering that ice cream mountain one choice at a time! emoticon emoticon [Just a thought...DH and I choose a pint of our favorite ice cream and then eat a small amount now and then. having just one little container in the freezer says,"save for special times" and we then eat less] What impresses me is that you can put that big box back into the freezer having taken just a bit!! By the probably will climb Kilamanjaro some day...You have been training for it a long time here in our Shire!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISASGONNADOIT 3/30/2014 11:12AM

    Great job conquering your mountain! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 3/30/2014 11:11AM

    emoticon hope you get to climb the mountain.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/30/2014 10:38AM

    That's fabulous! And look @ how strong, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually you've become along the way . . . . to say nothing of physical strength gained as well!

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TWEETYKC00 3/30/2014 9:01AM

    Climb your mountain!

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FERRETLOVER1 3/30/2014 8:46AM

    Sounds like you have really figured things out, so why not consider climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro?

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RD03875 3/30/2014 8:31AM

    I stayed at a safari lodge at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it sure was very pretty.
Self control is hard but you can do it.

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    So are you accepting the offer to do the climb?

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PATSYB7 3/30/2014 7:52AM

    Awesome analogy! Keep up the good work!

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MSLZZY 3/30/2014 7:22AM

    It may be a bigger mountain but emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/30/2014 7:01AM

  needs a lot of courage to overcome mountain all the best

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SANDRALEET 3/30/2014 6:50AM

    So far I keep foods that I would overeat out of the house .I cut out sugar After a week do not grave it Real sugar is my downfall

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GRAMMYEAC 3/30/2014 6:28AM

    It takes a lot of self-discipline to learn to overcome our mountains. Congratulations on moving far along that road!

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