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.