Saturday, February 27, 2010
prior fat girl(s)
Well ladies of MN and those outside of the awesomeness that is MN, today was the priorfatgirl blogger meet up. Prior and Pre-Prior fat girls from the metro area gathering at the Beat Coffeehouse to mingle, reflect and share our weight loss journeys.
I took a bunch of pictures, so here's the tour.
Adorable fancy name tags. I officially felt like "a prior fat girl."
Acting crazy before coffee.
With my BFF Jessica
And we finally met LISA! (the broad broad)
I made sure to have my water handy next to my skim latte (and blackberry).
Jen, a prior fat girl, starts us off with a welcome!
Lindsey, another prior fat girl, shares a bit of her story
Amanda, another prior fat girl, gets some words in too.
And I attack Adrienne, my super fav MN blogger
Better pic of me and Adrienne!
Jen and the prior fat girls handed out index cards where we (privately) wrote our greatest fear in regards to our respective weight loss journey
We brought them to a table at the front of the room
And table by table we got up and we read them aloud, anonymously
My view from the front as I read. You can see Sarah from Sarah Gets Healthy
and Missy (in the blue) from The Ups and Downs of Losing Weight
There was even a raffle. We "earned" tickets for bringing our favorite recipe, as well as *working the room* with the other bloggers
The goods up for grabs
When all was said and done, Jessica, Lisa and I took a 1/2 mile walk to Tatters for their 50% off sale. Lisa is from Wisconsin, so it only made sense to drag her shopping.
Lisa, a Minneapolis girl?
I had a great time. We left with goody bags, most of which I had to give away because of new Gluten Free lifestyle, but there were some (actually a FEW) items in there that I could eat. I shoved the rest in Jessica's bag so I wouldn't be tempted but I'll be sure to review the few gluten free items I grabbed in the next couple days.
Wish you had been there!