Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hello from Paris

Bonjour!!!!!

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!

4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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