This past weekend, I said a fond farewell to a pair of friends who have served me so well over the past year.
Why such the big hubbub about a pair of boots? Would you believe me if I told you that it was because of THIS pair of boots that I lost 25 pounds this past year? Well, it’s true. When I purchased these boots in September/October 2012 (can’t remember exactly when), I could not zip them up around my calves (yes, I have disproportionately thicker legs in general). While I could have attempted to stretch these boots out, I decided instead that it was time to lose the extra baggage I was carrying around (I was the heaviest I had ever been at 145 lbs).
For the next few months, I had cut my caloric intake to 1200 per day and was working out everyday for at least an hour or two. You may say I was a bit obsessed…but it worked! After just three months, I had lost 15 lbs, and could easily zip these babies up – and I was ECSTATIC!! It gave me the motivation to lose ten more over the next three to four months.
So why give up a pair of boots that had such a huge impact on my life (not to mention are the most comfortable pair of boots…EVER!!)?
Now, I could have tried to get them resoled…but I doubt I would be able to do anything about the faux leather uppers slowly being torn apart (probably by the way I walk around in them). So I knew it was time to say goodbye.