Today, I spent most of my day at a baby shower. One of my friends, whom I met 8 years ago when I moved to California and I have been told (and would agree with) is very much like me, is due to have a baby next month. She's a sweetheart and lives down the street from us. Her DH works with Dave too, so we interact a bit with that too. It's her first baby and she's trying to figure it all out.
Going to the party was great, because it meant I got to see her and several other friends I haven't seen in awhile. It was also kinda awkward, though. I met my friend (and actually, all of my friends here in California) at a church I used to attend. We were very involved at the church and both of my girls were dedicated there. We left a year and a half ago and while I kept up with some people, others (many others) fell by the wayside. It wasn't intentional, but I guess its stuff like that which shows you who are your friends and who are just people you see regularly.
Many of the people at the shower fit in the second category. I spent much of my time playing "catch up" where people ask what's going on in my life. It's small talk, I know. But I hate small talk. I suck at small talk. I'm not a people person and being social makes me very uncomfortable. Fortunately, I managed to get at a table of people who are my real friends and not a group of those I hung out with. The new mother is one of the women I consider like a sister and two other of my "almost sisters" were there too, along with one of my extra mothers. I sat with them and the sisters and I caused our own small amount of trouble (especially for my extra mom, who was running the games!).
I did do something for my goals, though. I'm part of a writer's group for moms and I joined the goals group they have going. It started today and I put out there my goals. Now to help keep myself accountable. Partially that's what this is, a place to keep myself accountable.
Oh, speaking of accountable, I lost 1 lb this week. The real question is that simply a weight fluctuation or weight loss? I also found another very good reason to lose weight. My 10 year high school reunion is happening later this year. I don't have any details beyond the fact that several people from high school are making loud noises on Facebook about having one. High school was probably the most miserable 4 years of my life, with middle school's 3 years being a very close second. In the intervening 10 years, my life has changed for the better, including the fact that I got out of there! I really want to go to the reunion, though. I want to see my friends from that time, but I also want to show off the fact that I'm certainly not the same person I was 10 years ago. But I cannot walk in there being 60 lbs overweight. Because that will overshadow any "wow" factor I have for anything else. So now I want to lose 60 lbs by June 11 (figure that's the earliest they would have the reunion, hopefully later in the year). Well, when I stuck it in a calculator, it says I can lose probably about 30 lbs by that point. I can see what I can do, but my goal is 60 lbs by June 11. Let's see how it goes!