100 lb. Club - Inspiration: Mountain Climbing

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01-15-2007, 05:13 PM
(I saw this on another site today--don't know who the author is though :( )

Climb The Mountain

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.

I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.

I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.

I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.

I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.

He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."

"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."

"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."

01-15-2007, 06:25 PM
Brought tears to my eyes. And I am thrilled to be climbing this mountain with all of you! It is easier to climb in a group.


01-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Wow.... that really is awesome! I never thought of weight loss in that way - but it's so true!!!!!

*LondonJulz starts singing* "Cliiiiimmmb eeeevvvveerrrryyy moooouuuunnntttaainnnn..... tiilllllll yoooouuuu fiiiiiind yoooouuuurrrrrr drrrrreeeeeaaaaammmmm!!!"

01-15-2007, 08:28 PM
Thanks for posting it!

01-16-2007, 09:26 AM
Thanks for the post Jen. Very inspiring.
Off to climb that mountain now.

01-16-2007, 08:57 PM
Thanks for sharing! What a great story!!

01-17-2007, 12:26 AM
Wow! Touching!