Think this meal sounds intriguing??? You can read more about it HERE. But more importantly, Michelle is submitting it to Jen’s PriorFatGirl E-Cookbook! Have a favorite recipe of your own? Send it to Jen!!! The deadline is October 10 … but I have a feeling she’ll extend it. (I haven’t sent her mine yet either, so let’s all get on this!)
I’ve worn size-10 shoes since forever. When I was thin, when I was fat, always. However, I’ve noticed a change in my foot size in the last couple of months. In one of my meetings a few weeks ago, the leader asked if I’d noticed my feet getting smaller since I’ve lost weight. I’m so glad she asked! I thought I was going crazy! Or maybe that shoe companies were going the way of clothing companies and their vanity sizing.
I ordered a pair of TOMS in April. I was sooo excited to get my tie-dyed TOMS! Sadly, when I opened the box and tried on my new kicks, I found that they were very narrow. My toes also went all the way to the end. I knew I wasn’t going to love wearing them as much as I love looking at them. (Have I mentioned I LOVE tie dye?!) But that was six months and 15 pounds ago.
We've been reunited!
I slipped them on a couple of days ago, and they fit like a dream!!! I’m not going crazy! My feet really are shrinking!
Another example of my feetshrinkingness happened a few weeks ago at DSW. I tried on a pair of my favorite brand of pumps in the size I always wear. I’ve purchased more than eight pairs of size-10 Bandolino’s, but when I went to try on my next potential purchase, they were too big! I know that my shoes at home don’t fit as snug as before, but I chalked that up to just everyday stretching out. They didn’t have a 9.5 in stock, so no new shoes for me :(
I've heard that your feet will shrink as you lose weight because gravity isn't pushing as much heaviness down on your tootsies. Apparently it's true! Anyone else ever experience this phenomenon?
Don’t get me wrong. I still have large feet for my 5’5 ½” bod. My running shoes are 11’s. 11’s! Running shoes should be bigger than your normal size because of your feet swelling and toes jamming toward the end. I would have been fine with size 10.5, but they don’t keep them in the store. I would have needed to order them, and I just wasn’t in the mood for that at the time. My size 11’s (with insoles for extra comfort, of course) rock. I do feel like a giant when I actually think about wearing a size 11, but that’s cool. Kate Winslet wears size 11, and I think she’s pretty neat. I’m in the bigfoot club!
Additionally, I’m in the Size-8 Pants Club! I had been between a size 8 and 10 for a while, but when I went shopping the other day, all the size 8’s I tried on fit! That wasn’t too surprising at Gap, but I was very pleased when all the size 8’s at American Eagle fit, too. (I owned a pair of size-8 AE jeans in high school and I could only kinda breathe in them.) I wound up buying a pair of Real Straight jeans at Gap and the size M shirt I’m wearing in this pic.
Oooolala, lookin' good
Alrighty, folks. That’s about it for today. Don’t forget to submit your recipe for Jen’s PriorFatGirl E-Cookbook! Not kidding. Do it. Do it.