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Weekend in Philly and Week 4 successes....lots of photos

Monday, October 31, 2011

So I had a wedding to go to in Philly this weekend and after loading up the car we were off...

I've never been to Philly before and the city skyline was great driving in. I had no idea that in Philly the roads are very narrow - at one point a bus was so close I actually could reach out and touch it!!!!!

We stayed at the Rittenhouse Hotel (where the wedding was held)- I think the nicest hotel I have stayed in was a Marriott but this one was extremely nice! It had champagne and strawberries for checking in guests!!!

The view was great and for some unknown reason we were upgraded at no cost...

Then it was time to get ready (I had to actually sew the front of my dress as I'm in between sizes and the bottom fit fine but the top was to big...nothing but class here sewing while wearing my dress)

Adam looked extremely cute in his tux's and posed for some funny photos!

I ordered room service (indulgent but soooo good as it was snowy outside and hot chocolate was in order!)

We of course stopped at Geno's & Pat's (even though the weather was getting worse)

Then it was off to slowly make our way back to DC (with pretty views- it was great to see the Fall colors in the snow)

We ended up stopping at a Cracker Barrel ( I haven't been in roughly 3 years - back-story - I used to go all the time! And love it to say the least) Well besides the ambiance of drinking hot chocolate in snowy weather while sitting in a room with a cozy
fireplace - I really didn't like the food was just so heavy and saturated that I ate a bit or two here and there and then decided me & cracker barrel weren't friends anymore!

Overall I'm happy with my last week- I lost 1.1lbs again! Yah! So for 2 weeks I have had a daily 500 calorie deficit and have lost 2.2lbs in total which 500 x 7 days= 1lb so with that proof - I'm committed to having a 1000 calorie deficit for the next 2 weeks and see what results I get!

Have a great week!


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CODEMAULER 11/1/2011 6:53AM

    I'm glad that you traveled safely in the midst of the snow!!

I've never been to Philly, but you sure make it look fun; glad you has such a great week.

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/1/2011 12:23AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome time! LOVED the pic of the snow with the fall leaves! It's not often we get to see that :-) Your dress was lovely, glad you all had a good time in that nice hotel too!

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BECOMESTRONGER 11/1/2011 12:01AM

    Sounds like you had a great trip!

I hear ya on the Cracker Barrel restaurant. I've done that myself, gone to places that i used to LOVE, only to find out that I don't even enjoy how the food tastes anymore.

That's a great step in the journey. Your body knows what works.

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KKINNEA 10/31/2011 11:29PM

    Nice, a great trip and fitness gains! Glad you made it out of the snow.

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SBNORMAL 10/31/2011 11:28PM

  Sounds like a good weekend, a hotel treat and good times with friends.

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FRIENDOFBACH 10/31/2011 11:23PM

  Sounds great. Haven't been to Philly in years and it helped me to remember it.

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