Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hello from Paris


It's very cold out and I was walking outside for 8 hours so now I'm back at the hotel warming up and I need to shower.

Huge NSV today.... I decided I would walk to the top of the Eiffel tower instead of taking the elevator. This was a great idea until I remembered my fear of heights. And how much effort it would take. I got in line one time and got too scared. Got out of line and decided to buy some water and try again. I started the journey up a little after 8am. After much fear and struggle, I reached the top around 10am. Luckily it was early enough that not many other people were attempting it so I could sit on the steps to rest. Honestly sitting was almost more uncomfortable than standing because the steps were so small I thought my ass would fall off and you can see down so the height made me feel nauseas!! But I made it! When I got to the top I was so gross, sweaty and red from the cold that I decided delete the awful pic I took. It was also too foggy today to really get any photos of the city. Oh well. It is still a personal accomplishment. I really can't believe I did it, and I can't imagine doing it 70 or more pounds ago. I also have walked everywhere today. Unfortunately since my climb was first in the day, I look pretty gross in all of my photos.

Food has actually been as much of a challenge as I imagined. The French love their bread. For lunch today I had a ham and cheese omlet...made with 3 eggs. And yes, I ate all of it. Definitely time for an adjustment I think!! But I needed the food today because I feel like I've hardly eaten on this trip. If I haven't lost weight when I get home I will be pissed!! I definitely miss weighing myself.... I miss my routine in general I think. Tomorrow I will go back to London and then home on Tuesday. I know it may sound bad, but I'm ready to be home!


  1. How very exciting! Congrats on the best NSV I've seen all week!

  2. Love that you climbed the tower! I did it back in high school and I remember being scared too!

  3. What a fun experience! You totally earned that omelette.

  4. How fun! I am terrified of heights too!