Woohoo!! One more pound came off this morning, that’s down 54 1/2 since September. I have to admit that it’s harder to stay motivated now that I’m getting close to my goal and the pounds aren’t coming off as quickly as they used to, but it’s nice to see a change on the scale in the right direction, even if it’s slow.
My left knee has been the biggest hindrance the last couple of weeks. I don’t know exactly what I did to it, but I think it was a combination of pushing my runs a little too hard and trying to wear the new higher heeled shoes I bought recently. I just don’t have the balance or the strength yet to wear them gracefully, so I’ve backed down to an inch heel or less for awhile until I can get more used to it. I don’t know how women wear those 4 inch things and make it look so easy. Anyway, I was able to run both yesterday morning and today, and that’s the first time in about a month that I’ve been able to do 2 morning runs back-to-back without extreme pain, so yay!!
Oh, another strange effect of the weight loss is that I have lost a full shoe size. I know that’s not something you usually think of when it comes to body fat, but I guess my feet were overweight too, because all of the shoes I owned last year are pretty much useless now. Fortunately I caught a sale at Payless and combined it with a coupon so I could get 4 new pair of shoes for work that don’t fall off when I walk and not spend a fortune.
I’m also trying to transition from wearing flats and dress pants every day to mixing it up with leggings & boots, dresses & heels, and other normal female work attire. I feel a little like a fish out of water trying to dress like a normal woman after spending the last 20 years of my working life dressing for comfort and size, but it’s been an adventure. I mean, where do women keep their cell phones & work badges when they’re wearing dresses? These are the types of things I’m having to figure out… sigh.