So, I put my 2 checked bags on my neighbor's scale tonight....keep in mind that I just packed what I had/needed/wanted with no idea of the weight of things while packing, and at this point I have everything in there except for my underwear....also keep in mind that my 2 bags combined cannot exceed a weight of 80 lbs (and not one of the bags can be more than 50 lbs by itself)....so anyways, the results of my first baggage weigh in are....
Rolling Duffel: 38.7 lbs.
Rolling Suitcase: 41.7 lbs.
= total of 80.4 lbs.
I'd say that is pretty darn good for the first weigh in! I can't believe I got it so close on the first try! I was getting pretty scared that they were too heavy as I was rolling them over to my neighbor's house. I have to admit, it was kinda difficult to roll both of them behind me...which PC makes it clear you better be able to carry/roll all of your own luggage around!!! But anyways, I am pretty happy that I will only have to do a minimal amount of shuffling items around and see what I might take out of the suitcase so I can fit my underwear in :-)