The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 355

So remember when a long time ago I said I needed new shoes? I never got around to doing that. I have guilt issues when it comes to spending money and kept putting it off despite the fact that my shoes were killing my feet.

Well today I went to pull them out of the shoe bin (where we put all of our shoes when we take them off) and found that my brothers dog had torn them into enough pieces that I'd have needed duct tape to put them back together. I have to admit, it felt like one more thing. I cried actually with the dog sitting there looking at me like I was nuts and why are you holding my chew toy? Then my husband surprised me with coming home early and took me a a shoe discount store.

I have to say, I was at the same store last year in March, right before my trip to New Orleans. Nothing fit. I hate shopping for shoes because the only things that look good come in either black or white and only in mens sizes. I can find my size quite easily online (11 wide), but then I don't get to try them on, and then the guilt sets in and I never do it. Today though, at the same store I was able to fit the regular size 11's! Yay for weight loss! I actually found 2 pairs of shoes that are not only comfortable, but look good on my feet! The shoes were buy one, get one half off so Chad convinced me that I needed to do it because I would never get another pair on my own otherwise. I got a pair of reeboks and a pair of asics (which I never ever thought I'd be able to wear because they don't come in wide ever!

So by the time we were done the gym was closed, but I wasn't completely off my goals. I took a ride on my moms mountain bike. I still haven't gotten one of my own, but now I'm kind of afraid. I can ride just fine, but her bike was not handling my weight well. Either way it was more of a workout than I expected! Tomorrow, with brand new not clawed or chewed shoes I will be going to the gym. I also found a Zumba place I might be able to commit to going to. It's less than ten minutes from my house with no contract to sign. You pay per class, 5 bucks.

2 waffles: 2
1 serving syrup: 2
1/2 cup peas: 2
1 serving leftover casserole: 6
2 bites ice cream: 2
1/2 bag popcorn: 2
1 serving rice crisps: 2
1 sand thin: 1
1/2 serving nutella: 2
1 serving jam: 1
1 baked potato: 5
w cheese: 1
1 small chili: 4
1 serving enchiladas: 8
w low fat spicy mayo: 2
w cheese: 2
38/38 + 6/35

Really need to work on my vegetables again, and getting it back under 38 points a day. I need to lose, not maintain!


Ann (-2.5 lbs in 60 lb challenge) said...

I LOVE it !! I never thought of our feet losing weight. How neat was that?!! Congratulations! I think you were smart to take advantage of the sale and pick up an extra set of shoes. Now, have you talked to the dog about NOT using the new shoes as chew toys?

Christina said...

I'm glad to hear you got new shoes! Congrats on your newly-skinny feet. :) My feet got so wide when I gained my pregnancy weight that NONE of my old shoes fit. I finally fit back into them a year and a half after giving birth. I like your hubby for convincing you to get two pairs of shoes. :) Big feet are tough to shop for.

I think I read somewhere that wider bike tires are better for us non-skinny people. With my horrible balance, wide tires are a spectacular idea. Keep that in mind if/when you get your own bike. :) I really want a street bike, but even if I could afford a nice, new bike, I'd probably kill myself on a sleek, fast one. Haha