Thursday, June 28, 2012
Let's Talk About Feet....
Used to be, all my shoes were special order, extra wide square things. But my feet are changing! No...they are not morphing into cat feet. They are, however, getting smaller and less square.
I've been doing some serious walking, and even my favorite walking shoes with extra socks are getting too big and causing blisters. So I need new shoes so I can keep walking so my feet can keep getting smaller.
This body changing thing is kinda freaky. Yes, it's what I'm after. Yes, changing my body is why I started this whole journey in the first place, eleven months ago! But the reality of your body changing is sometimes hard to deal with.
I've lost over 60 pounds. That's half of a normal size smallish person. A whole child. Several cats. I don't miss the pounds, but I'm finding it a bit challenging to get acquainted with the smaller person I am now, when it comes to the day-in, day-out business of walking around in the world and living here. One of my friends at WW swears she has lost weight in her ear lobes! My rings are all too big. I think my head is even a little smaller!
In all the diet books I've read, I don't ever remember anyone talking about struggling with getting used to being smaller. Maybe I'm strange...or maybe my sharing these feelings will help another person on this journey when they start feeling goofy about their shoes falling off. That's why I'm writing this post today...for that person. I'm hoping that someone is out there, because then I won't feel all alone in this particular circumstance. We can cheer each other on, and up, and out to the shoe store for some shoes that fit!