This past week has been fantastic. Every day I am more and more amazed at what I can do, thanks to my 112 pound weight loss, which seems to have stalled-out recently. At least I’m holding strong though and not going back up!
As I posted yesterday, my friends Liz & Steve have been visiting. Well, yesterday, they went to the Smithsonian Museums with their girls. I work in DC about 4 stops from the museums metro station, which is conveniently called Smithsonian. I walked the 5 blocks to Farragut West, got myself turned around because I do not often go to that station. Hopped off at the Smithsonian Station and walked over to the Air and Space Museum, which had just closed for the day, and waited outside for my friends. Then we took the metro and bus back to my hood where they were having a jazz concert/wine tasting and dined at the inimitable Busboys & Poets.
Then we walked around Shirlington some more. My friends bought some cheese from Cheesetique. And we walked back up the hill to my apartment.
A year ago, I could not have done all of this walking. I would have gone home from work, probably by car. Then I would have waited at my apartment for my friends to call me. I would have had to drive the 4 blocks to the restaurant, parked, ate, and then drive back home. I would have been in horrible pain, have difficulty breathing, and would have been just miserable.
Today, I think nothing of aimlessly wandering all over the darn place. Plus, I was able to enjoy jazz, good friends, and good food! I truly feel as if my life has been rebooted.
Tonight, more jazz at the Sculpture Garden!