I’ve noticed another unexpected side effect of weight loss. This one, unlike my butt being less comfortable for sitting, is a positive. As I’ve been getting ready to move, I’m purging my belongings. I gave away most of my weight loss and compulsive eating books, some cookbooks, a few fiction, all the clothes too big or too ugly. The surprise came with shoes. As I’ve mentioned before, most of my belongings come from thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and some stuff I get just because I like and it’s cheap, even if I can’t try things on. Many clothes I buy in hopes that they’ll fit someday. This is why I have to donate so much to charity-sometimes, even when they do start to fit, they still look horrible. I don’t do this anymore, too broke to buy clothes that won’t fit, just to get rid of them. So, a few pairs of sandals and hiking boots and casual shoes that I had in the charity pile I tried on again. They fit. I lost weight in my bloody feet! Thinking about it now, a big duh to me, but it never occurred to me that my feet wouldn’t be as wide. Woo-hoo! I have the biggest problem with shoes fitting comfortably. They still might not be comfortable, but at least I’ll have more of them to choose from.
I’m too sore for the gym. I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. I’m going for a few mile walk to do errands, I hurt.