NSV -- Shoes!!!

totmom1234
on 6/18/11 11:21 am
Before WLS, my feet had "grown" a size and a half, and for many years I only bought shoes on Zappos, where I could be sure to get ones in a wide width.  Tonight I took the plunge and went shoe shopping in a real shoe store. I'm back down to the shoe size I was in college (I'm now 45, so that's a big deal!), AND they were all MEDIUM (regular) width!!!  It completely blew me away that I could basically have my pick of any of the shoes in the store.  UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Had to post this, because no one else would understand.  Thanks for listening!

Marsha

HW: 270/ CW: 139.0/ GW: 135
40 lbs lost prior to surgery
RNY surgery date: 1-19-11
    
nfarris79
on 6/18/11 11:42 am - Germantown, MD
 When the shoe store and the clothing store are no longer out to get you, welcome back to the "normal" world! I'd been a shoe addict for so long b/c if I couldn't find clothes to look good on me, at least my shoes would look good - now we get to have the best of both worlds/stores....

First ultra: Stone Mill 50 miler 11/15/14 13:44:38, First Full Marathon: Marine Corps 10/27/13 4:57:11Half Marathon PR 2:04:43 at Shamrock VA Beach Half-Marathon, 12/2/12 First Half-Marathon 2:32:47, 5K PR  Run Under the Lights 5K 27:23 on 11/23/13, 10K PR 52:53 Pike's Peek 10K 4/21/13(1st timed run) Accumen 8K 51:09 10/14/12.

     
 

Kat Kat
on 6/18/11 12:00 pm - AZ
I am so HAPPY for you!!
 
I've always loved shoes, so when clothes no longer looked good, I bought shoes, shoes and more shoes and then one day they spurnned me, or me them...it gets so confusing. The only thing I could wear comfortably anymore were Croc's and thank goodness for them!  I am so looking forward to just a nice pair of running shoes soon, later on a nice strappy heel would be awesome.
 
I was really able to relate to your joy and happiness. Congrats and Enjoy those new shoes!!!!

            

totmom1234
on 6/18/11 12:18 pm
Thank you both! The whole time I was in the store, I couldn't wait to post this. I'm so thankful to have this group where everyone "gets it"!

HW: 270/ CW: 139.0/ GW: 135
40 lbs lost prior to surgery
RNY surgery date: 1-19-11
    
graycekell
on 6/18/11 12:34 pm
I'm 5 weeks post op and all of my shoes are too loose. I think all my weight loss has been in my feet.(Clothes are getting pretty baggy too!) I even have a pair that I couldn't wear before surgery because they were too tight, but now they are loose too!
I have really been into buying shoes until now for the same reason, I could find something that fit and was cute.
So here's to soon being able to buy both cute clothes and shoes!
Kell
    
T. Deeds
on 6/18/11 8:52 pm
Congratulations!  I totally understand that NSV!

               
    

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