Monday, January 5, 2009

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Reason #1 for losing weight.

I want to travel. I want to go everywhere and see everything. Being this weight makes this next to impossible. Yes, I can get places...the past few times I flew I bought two seats to prevent possible embarassment on an overfull flight. But that is not the point. I can barely walk for 5 minutes without being in pain. I am not the kind of person who is content to sit on a bus and watch the sights go by. I want to explore them by myself. I want to be able to climb up hills and get over uneven terrain without being scared of falling (and not being able to get up)or not being able to breathe.

Oh, the places I'll go:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Photo safari in Africa
back to Alaska
be able to walk from one end of NYC to the other like I used to do
etcetera, etcetera,and so on


Laura said...

Being able to walk is one of the small joys that I have not gotten over, even yet.

Sometimes as I'm walking from one place to another, I'm still aware of how light I feel on my feet and how I used to look at distances and not be able to make it, and now they don't seem far at all.

I know it's hard, but keep trying. The feeling if indepdence is so worth it.

Mrs. G. said...

Yes, yes, yes to Ireland!