Yeppers! I did enjoy my time with fellow friends who relate to me. I never realized how nice it is to be around others who really do understand the way it feels to be stuck in a comfort zone due to your weight and who also help push you out of it when you need it. Its also nice when eating around them because they understand why you leave so much food on the plate, etc.
I met up with fellow bloggers and WLS ladies... Andrea, Angela, Brenda, Dawnya, Debi, Ronnie, and Sarah. I drove from Austin to Waco... I was fine about meeting everyone until I walked into the restaurant and realized, either A. I was the first one there, or B. the group of women in the back was all the ladies and I had the worst memory ever and did not recognize any of them. LOL. I even almost went up to them. Thank God, I saw Sarah walk up... and OMG, she is so little and she looks fabulous! She is definitely an inspiration to me. So Sarah and I chatted it up and apparently, I was the first one there. We waited for everyone to show up and then ordered lunch and ate. And you should have seen the amount of food... Sarah ordered a salad, when I seen it being brought to her... I was like woooowwww. They gave her half a loaf of bread. LOL. Even without the band, who eats that?
We then hit up the shops above the restaurant called Spice Village. It was definitely a cool place. I've never been to something like this. The shops were all joined together. I really didn't shop too much in there since I was on a budget aka broke! Lol. But Sarah and I discovered this jewelry spot... and I was able to find some cute earrings for 50 cents a piece. Can't wait to wear them. Afterward we all went to a different shopping strip and hit up Marshall's, Pier 1 and Ross. I had just gone to Ross the night before... but I did manage to find me some red flats (been wanting some and couldn't find any).
It was really cool to get to know everyone, I probably was a bit quiet. I'm not sure... lol. I tried to chime in, etc. I definitely enjoyed talking and hanging out with everyone. Dawnya is a trip! She had me dying laughing the whole time. Debi is very funny too, she has this funny type of sense of humor. I talked some with Andrea... and she said my red shoes were cute! Hopefully we can talk more next time. I sat next to Brenda during lunch so we got to know each other and talked about our kiddos. Angela was very sweet and definitely knows fashion... I will have to get some tips from her when I lose more weight and go shopping for clothes. I like her style. Ronnie was too funny... especially when she tried on some jeans.
Overall, I had a great time with the ladies... and can't wait to get know them even more when we meet up again.
Here's a couple of photos taken from my camera...