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Sunday, February 13, 2011

High Heels and Low Weigh Ins

It is no mystery to those who have been reading for a while-but I love shopping.  Prior to getting less fat (as opposed to 'thin' yet), I started buying shoes-lots of shoes.

I admittedly exchanged one addiction (stuffing thy face), with another (stuffing my feet into new shoes).

Ok, so maybe I have always liked shoes.  Living in a high heel culture, I yearn for high heels, and on special occasions, I have even tried them-at weddings, parties, etc.  But the heels rarely last an hour...

Truth is-beauty hurts like hell, and those high heels are just one ring of said hell...

But I still buy heels, because they are so pretty and I always thought maybe I could wear them some day...a couple weeks ago I found these lovely boots on eBay, and just had to have them...


They have almost 3 inch heels, but I decided to wear them last week-to work!  Where I walk all day!!!  On my way in I thought I must be freaking crazy from carb withdrawl to wear these shoes to work.

But at the end of the day, I was still wearing them AND my feet felt fine.
Then I realized that it wasn't my feet that couldn't wear heels, it was my fat ass.  In other words, being obese kept me from one more 'normal' activity.

Sure, I know many bigger girls have no problem with heels, but I always had.  And when I was thin and younger, I didn't wear heels-boy I wish I had!
So I guess I had a mini NSV on Friday, which turns out to be major for me since I have so many pairs of unloved high heels that I can now wear!!!  I still have to work on my high heeled swagger though. ;-)

On another note, I weighed in yesterday.  I had wanted to lose at least 5 pounds since I hadn't weighed in the week before (Medifast was closed due to our horrible weather).  However, I lost four, down to 173.
First, I was really wanting at least 5 pounds gone, but I guess all that random snacking while being holed up at home in the bad weather crushed my 3 pound loss per week average that I have had lately.  Not that I expect 3 pounds per week at this late stage in my weight loss, BUT when I get on a roll I really try to ride the momentum, while I still have it that is...

However, and second, I am so happy that I am actually in the 170's.  The previous weigh in felt like a fluke somehow, not that I didn't work hard for the 177, but I honestly thought I would never be able to break 180, since I was never able to before.

So I realize this was not an exciting post, but that's all I got for now.  Hope your weekend is going well!




19 comments:

birchgirl said...

I think that is great news! I am trying to bust below 175, but not there yet.

jennifer said...

Congratulations on the weigh in! Not only are you in the 170's, you'll be in the 160's within the next week or two! You're my weight loss superhero!

Amy @ Findingfitme said...

Awesome. I have to buy higher end shoes for my wide feet, otherwise I won't wear the shoe, too much pain.

P.S. How did you get the email follow up on your comments?

Dawn said...

Ah shoes.....shoes...I'm so envious. i adore shoes but not many around in my size in UK - i wear UK size 44 and there are not many shoes around.
Well done on the weight loss x
Dawn

Ash said...

Ahem... I, too, collect heels... In fact, I have several pairs. One purple that I just had to have, two or three nice strappy ones, and my all time favorites? The cheetah-print rainbows ones. THOSE, I want to wear badly. =/

So, you give me hope. If I lose all this fat off my arse, I can wear heels, too! Lol. Congrats. ;)

The Ninja said...

I have one pair of shoes, God they are beautiful, they are Kardasian big, heels that will kill you. I bought them at my heaviest and have avoided wearing them so I didn't seem like a bowling ball walking on toothpicks. I'm going to bust them out and wear them soon.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Cute boots!

Congrats on the loss!

Need to Get ME Back said...

Those shoes are cuuuute! I have to admit, this post where you said the shoes didn't hurt your feel, being overweight did, really hit me! I have always complained about heels and now I am thinking... was it the heels or was it just the 250 lbs that were pushing down on them? :/ I guess I'll find out!

Great weigh in!

Anne H said...

Swagger on - it's great!

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Girl, you're about to blow through the 170's!!!
love those boots!! Keep it going. Give your doggies some love from me ;)

Julie said...

YEAH!!! Wiggle on. You are doing so awesome. I am so close to the 170's, maybe by March 1st. Oh I'll jump for joy if I could do that. You are doing so terrific. I also love those boots.
Take care and have a blessed evening.

Ann said...

Congrats on the loss, and the NSV of wearing heels!! Great job!

Stephanie said...

Way to go on that loss! And those shoes are super cute. I don't remember the last time I wore heels. Sure can't wait to wear them again someday. :)

Karla said...
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Karla said...

Shoes!!! Shoes!!! I have also been worshiping the shoe Gods ;P

Natasha said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! Super cute heels! I confess...I'm 32 and have NEVER worn or owned a pair of heels...of any sort. Now I'm wondering if I could even walk in them if I tried!! LOL!

Michele said...

You might think that was a ho hum kind of post, but, I feel a lot of energy in it and some of the others I missed last week. First of all congrats I getting solidly into the 170s. That is my next major goal, so I am already envious of you getting there.

The Snot-my new best friend post is brilliant, actually. And that "can't" post, too. We can do more then we think we can.

Glad I caught those posts that I missed. Michele

MarshaMarsha said...

I too have a new obsession with heels. I'm not sure if the reason I couldn't wear them before was because of my weight or my self-confidence. But I love them now. Way to go on your weigh in!

Bethanny said...

I have so many shoes its out of control. Great job on the loss skinny minnie!