November 1, 2010

A few nice results courtesy of my WLS....

1) I went to the mall today in high heeled boots and walked all over with no pain or discomfort AT ALL (I have been wearing "sensible" shoes for years due to the pain caused by excess weight).

2) I fit into some size 10 shoes today (Down from an 11). I was starting to wonder if my shoe size ever would actually go down, as I have heard from others is often the case ... it's a big deal because lots of Canadian retailers don't even carry an 11, and those that do, usually run out quick.

3) I bought a pair of 4 inch heels (in size 10!) and can actually walk in them - I have never worn such a high heel, ever. Can't say that I am likely to take them out for a day at the mall, but how fun to wear something that makes me 6 feet tall! (Hey, if I were 6 feet, I'd probably be at a normal BMI!)

4) I had a doctor visit with a new specialist today, unrelated to my WLS, and the med student who took my medical history was surprised that I still felt that I needed to lose 20-25 pounds. She actually said she was shocked and that she thought I looked great right now. Believe me, I have never, in my entire adult life, had a medical professional think that my weight was absolutely ok!!!


  1. Way to go on the boots and the smaller shoe size!! I still can't wear boots yet, my calf is still 18"... but one of these days!!! My shoe size has changed some, from a 9.5 2E to a 9D. It varies a lot depending on the shoe though!
    Also that must feel GREAT what the med student says... awesome. Celebrate that :)

  2. Good for you, Margo! I was just sleeved on October 29th--the surgery experience was worse than I expected, but I am on the upswing now. I'm just looking forward to mushies. I see the surgeon on Wednesday! I've already lost 15 pounds...You have been very inspirational to me and I look forward to following your progress!