Dum, dum, da dum dum de dum
Dum dum da dum, dum dum dum dadeda da dum...
Yes, that is exactly right. It's OLYMPIC time again.
I love the olympics. I don't know if it's the pagentry, the song, the competition, or the NBC "showcase" of the high-ranking atheletes, but that song gets me going.
So, of course, I start thinking about how I'm in my own, Weight Loss Olympics. I can't decide if having the surgery is akin to taking steroids or if it's more like getting to train at high altitude, but regardless of how I'm getting my "leg up" on the competition, it's still a long grueling road. I hope I get a shiny medal at the end.
And I think I'm focusing a little like an Olympic athlete has to--focus on what you have to do today, but keep your eye on the goal at the end. For me, I'm tracking all my protein, water, and vitamins on a daily basis and just trying to make the mark. But I have to keep reminding myself that I'm doing this to affect how I'm going to feel 6 months or 6 years from now--healthy and happy.
Maybe I'll even take up skiing.