Nov 23, 2008Well, I finally did it! I mean I really did it! Once I dropped a little weight I started going on short hikes with Charlie. You know, nothing like Mount Everest or anything like that but nice hikes with some mountains. But in early November I took the plunge and we went on a three day two night backpacking hike up into the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. I'm talking packback, no makeup, carrying pots, pans, food, water, tent, sleeping bag and all the other little things you need for a camp out in the wilderness. The hike into our camping spot was wonderful although a bit tough at times. I know all too well that had I not lost weight there was no way I would have been able to make the hike in let alone back out! For three days it was my wonderful husband and I, enjoying nature at its finest and having the time of our life. As I looked back on our little adventure I realized that for once my weight was not a sour spot on the memory, it was a positive addition. As for our next adventure, it will be some time in the early spring and will probably be a week long trip... again, with no makeup!