Love Your Body Tuesday: Feet

Welcome to another installment of Love Your Body Tuesday!

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So, let’s talk about feet. I felt like a somewhat easy part after my complicated legs last week.

First of all, my feet are big. They were a size 11 wide for most of my life, but now they are a 12 after the birth of 2 children (I hope they go down a size when I lose the weight. Please?)

It’s not easy to buy shoes when you have feet like mine. Luckily, the Payless near me carries size 12 (in about half the styles of the other sizes), so all is not completely lost.

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I have my mother’s feet.

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There they are in all their glory, chipped polish and all. My big toes are different–the left one is similar to my thumbs, somewhat short and flat, and the right toe is more like a “normal” big toe, if there’s such a thing.

You may have noticed by now that I have tattoos on my right foot. I got them in 2010, about 2 years after my mom died. The sun was very much planned; my mom used to always sing “You Are My Sunshine”. I decided to add the writing while I was waiting to get my tattoo; I wish I hadn’t added the writing, but c’est la vie; it’s faded over time, I assume because of the shoes rubbing against it. Fortunately, it’s usually covered by my shoes.

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And yes, it hurt. A lot.

 

Okay, so… my feet are big, though at 5’9″, they are proportional to the rest of me. They keep me balanced and upright; if they were smaller, I’d probably fall over a lot more than I already do.

I like their uniqueness; not many woman have feet this big! I also like how they are a visual reminder of my weight loss; when I was closer to 300 pounds, they were always swollen and puffy. It was hard to fit into my shoes! Ever since I started losing weight, I can actually see the bones in my feet again and it’s much more comfortable. Anyone that has ever experienced swollen feet and ankles can attest to the discomfort!

So, how do you feel about your feet?