Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

I always weigh in on Wednesday. My thought process behind this is that if I have a "bad" eating weekend I have a few days to straighten up before weighing so I won't get discouraged. You may remember that I gained a pound last week. Well, this week I lost 2.2 lbs. I'm very happy! Especially, considering we ate at Mike Anderson's Friday night. It's my all time favorite restaurant & we had a gift certificate so that made it even better!!

Since I've been doing a lot of walking I really need new tennis shoes. I've had some lower back pain after the walks. The pair that I've been wearing are probably 5 yrs. old. I don't wear tennis shoes often but they've gone to Disney twice. That means they've got A TON of miles on them. I decided that I wanted to go somewhere that looks at my feet & recommends what would be best for me. A lot of people recommended  Varsity Sports. It's a locally owned store & they have a running club & all that stuff. Apparently, this is where all the serious runners shop. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me, who is just a walker. Although, Wendy is harassing me to start running. That's another story. So Friday I went to get some shoes. If you've never been to one of these stores, they tell you to take your shoes off & they watch you walk. Then they had me balance on each leg. Then the two guys made a funny face & said "hmmmm". Figures. Not that this is surprising because I've learned that there's nothing normal about my body inside or out. So, the "diagnosis" was that I don't have enough stability in my left foot. I don't step correctly, my foot rolls. I knew something was up because the soles of my shoes wear funny. I also have a narrow foot, no surprise there. What was a surprise is that I've always worn an 8 or 8.5 & my foot measured a 9! Then they said if I want to run I need a 9.5. WTH?? They brought out several shoes that provide extra stability. I tried on Brooks, Mizzuno & Asics. By far the most comfortable were the Brooks.
These are the Brooks Adrenaline GTS. I was able to get them in the narrow width. They were so comfortable. I wore them when Allison & I walked Saturday & I can definitely tell a difference. I really would've liked something with pink or red but they didn't have any in the type of shoe I needed so I'm dealing with the blue.

Toodles!

12 comments:

  1. Traci, I had the same thing happen when I was fitted for running shoes. I wear a 6.5, but my running shoes are an 8. BTW - I don't run in my running shoes. I run in the Vibram Five Fingers http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm (when I run). I never get injured and I can feel immediately if I am placing my feet correctly.

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  2. You are doing so amazing lady!

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  3. I'm with Wendy. You need to start running. After all, you purchased an AWESOME running shoe!

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  4. I am so proud of you, you are doing such an amazing job. Very inspiring!

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  5. Very nice shoes...I wear New Balance because they are made in the USA...and they are very comfortable...but I never had a change in my size...that's interesting! Congrats on the 2 pounds!!

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  6. Yay on the 2.2 pounds. I gained a pound this week, but I have been eating horrible, so I expected it. I really need to find a workout plan like you have. I think I am at a stand still and need to exercise to see more results.

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  7. oh and I like the blue shoes! the color is fun!

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  8. Congrats for losing 2.2 lbs, Traci. Keep it up! I should have lost today doing heavy and hard work in the garden all day. I was so exhausted that I started trembling when I sat down, lol. Anyway, the shoes are really cute...Christine

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  9. Great work Traci! New shoes make all the difference. Five years is way too long for athletic shoes. Keep it up.

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  10. You are such an inspiration, keep it up! =)
    XOXO ~Liz

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  11. yeah on the weight loss. Great Job. Check out overstock.com I found Brook for 1/2 price. In case you need a second pair for running in pink or red:-)

    Here is a link to the selection.
    http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=&taxonomy=sub1954&searchtype=guidedNav&additionalKeywords=brooks

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  12. Congrats on the weight loss. Oh, and Wednesday is my weigh in day too!

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