Whoo! What a weekend! I feel like I’ve spent every single weekend in February traveling (because I have!) to Virginia. This weekend was no exception as I traveled down to my old stomping grounds in Lynchburg. Since my parents moved to Maryland in November, it’s been hard to find a time to get down there to visit my best girl friends. But we made plans for this weekend months in advance and finally followed through!
(This is a picture from Sierra’s wedding last year since we didn’t get any group shots this time around. FAIL!)
I absolutely love hanging out with these girls. As much as I hated high school (and I hated it with every fiber of my being), I feel amazingly blessed to have gotten the chance to meet Katie, Sierra, and Megan there. It’s funny because we all were very similar in high school and now we are all so dramatically different. Megan and Sierra are both married and homeowners, Katie is living in Lynchburg tentatively while she job hunts in the Virginia Beach area, and I am living my “crazy” (at least they think it’s crazy) life in DC. We only get to see each other every few months, but when we do, we pick up right where we left off. We just laugh and laugh and laugh for hours on end! They really are three amazing women.
Anyway, enough of the mushy stuff. My weekend started out like every DC resident’s does on a typical Friday night: sitting in traffic.
Once I finally got to Lynchburg (5 hours later!), Megan and I spent the night eating puppy chow/trash/the best snack ever/whatever you want to call it while catching up and reminiscing about stupid stuff we did in high school. For example:
Sorry girls, I had to.
My host was awesome and let me sleep in the guest bedroom with the memory foam bed. I think I need to get one of those!
The next morning Megan and I tried Zumba.
Megan decided that I didn’t really need to watch the instructional video and just threw me right into the trenches. It’s been decided that I am just about the most uncoordinated person on the face of the planet. I think I missed half the work out because I was too busy asking “what the heck are they doing?”. I kind of regret not taking any videos of the hilariousness…but on the plus side, I totally did break a sweat!
After Zuuuumba, we met up with Katie and Sierra and headed across town for some bagels. Om nom nom!
Mine is bacon, egg, and cheese on an Asiago Cheese Bagel. Can’t really go wrong with so much cheese. It was delicious!
Then, we headed over to Sierra’s abode to play board games.
The best part about playing games like this with a group of friends who you have known forever is that you have so many inside jokes to reference. The best laugh came at the expense of “katiebdaysong”, which is a musical ditty that Megan, Sierra, and I penned for Katie’s 20th birthday. We rediscovered this gem over the weekend and realized that it wasn’t quite the lyrical or music genius that we thought it had been 5 years ago. When the card “Things that warrant an apology” came up and Katie wrote “The katiebdaysong”, I just about lost it!
Sierra’s dog Chloe stopped by to say hi multiple times. Isn’t she cute?
After games we made a fajita dinner (which isn’t pictured because I was too busy scarfing it down) and then headed outside for a bonfire and S’MORES!!
We always have so much fun when we’re together. My abs sure did get a great workout from all the laughing we did on Saturday! I was in a pretty crummy mood last week, but I feel so much better after spending the weekend away from the city. Sometimes you just need a weekend with your oldest friends to remind you of what’s actually important in life.
Despite the busy weekend, I did have time to do my weigh-in yesterday when I got home. I’m happy to report that my hard work is finally paying off! Thank you all for your words of encouragement after the last, frustrating, weigh-in. I didn’t give up and I’ve lost another 2.4 lbs! I’ve been trying to lose 1-1.5 lbs per week, so this hits my goal right on the mark. I’m pretty happy!
Starting weight: 175.0
Current weight: 166.8
Loss this week: -2.4
Total loss: -8.2
Today is Presidents’ Day and I am super thankful that Discovery gives us the day off. I’m spending the day catching up on sleep, running, shopping for groceries, and finishing (hopefully) the final book of the Hunger Games series. Happy Presidents’ Day!