Friday, November 20, 2009

My 100 Pound Gift to Myself...

I can't believe it - not only did I actually find a pair of boots that fit over my ginormous muscular calves, but boots that are the style I was looking for - with a low heel and a buckle detail! And the funniest thing is that I wasn't even looking for them - I was just running through Macy's at the mall, on my way to GNC to get my fish oil caplets, when I noticed that they must have had at least 40 pairs of boots on display. I took a little detour, and a very nice young man - I'm talking like fresh-out-of-high school young - asked if he could help me. I blurted out - "Sure - can you help me find some boots that will fit over my fat calves?" (apparently I have no shame anymore) and without batting an eye, he said he could - and brought me out four pairs. Now of course you know that only two of the four would zip, but oh happy day for me, one was exactly what I wanted! And at my el cheapo price point, too! I paid for them and walked on to GNC, hugging my box of boots to my chest, happy as a clam! Seriously, I felt like skipping! So without further ado, I present to you my 100-pound boots:
Note the 1" heel, and a touch of "motorcycle-mama" buckle!
Outfit I threw together for work on Thursday - I would like to pair them with a gray skirt and a purple sweater, but I will have to wait a bit until I can do some more shopping.

P.S. The brand of boots is Baretraps.
P.P.S. The sculpture that I am standing by is called Mesa and is in the courtyard of my workplace. Where I have worked for 2 1/2 years. And have seen the sculpture every time I go to work. So guess what I discovered today, when I went to lean on it for a picture? It's made of metal. All this time I thought it was concrete. Now that's what I call a good paint finish!
P.P.P.S My co-workers laughed at my newfound realization.

38 comments:

  1. Congrats on the NEW BOOTS..they are very cute. They would also look cute with a shorter skirt???Just a thought...or one of those cute new sweater dresses. Personally the thought of a sweater (ie tight) dress turns my stomach, but prob would look cute on you!!

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  2. Vroom-Vroom! They look great (and you look lovely too in that "thrown together" outfit, lol)!

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  3. Yea on the boots! I have the same calf problem and found a similar pair of boots for cheap. I felt like I won the lottery...so hard to find. Stay strong, calf sister, stay strong!

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  4. Perfect gift! The boots are super cute and you are adorable!

    I am now deciding what to gift myself with when I loose my 100 lbs.

    Cause if you can do it....well maybe I can too.

    hugs

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  5. Awesome! I haven't found my "goal gift" yet. I keep looking, but can't seem to find it.

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  6. Congrats all the way around! Boots are really cute and even cuter ON YOU!!! You are amazing, my friend!!!!

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  7. Love your boots! You've probably helped Macy's too because I have one near me and think I need to go ask for help with my fat (er, muscular) calves!

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  8. Great boots! That is a nice present to give yourself for 100 pounds. :D

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  9. I am just so excited for you and your amazing loss. I can only imagine what buying boots meant to you. I'll bet sometimes stuff seems surreal to you. I just flashed ahead in my brain to your summertime post, and swimwear, etc. I am quite a bit behind you, but I know what the milestones mean. This a.m. I was almost teary just heading in to a new (long awaited) decade.

    Thank you for continuing to inspire. Chrissy

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  10. Those boots ROCK! I would wear the heels out of them in a week. I would wear them to bed.

    Oh, you just KNOW they would look good over a pair f*** me jeans, right? More shopping for you!

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  11. Awesome boots!!!! I hate how boots are made to fit girls with calves the size of toothpicks! Great find! Congrats!

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  12. You remind me of me now...
    This is the first winter I've been able to wear boots....and boy do I love the experience...
    Enjoy yours!!
    You looking great in them as well.

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  13. You felt like skipping? Skip! Gorgeous boots!

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  14. Very cute boots! I have a thing for boots, too, and can't WAIT until I can comfortably wear them again :) Congrats!

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  15. Yay for the new boots Shelley! You look Fab in them!

    P.S. I have never worn boots before.

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  16. Love them! Great gift to yourself! Well done Shelley!

    You look fabolous in your outfit!

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  17. Boom chicka wow wow!
    Yay! There is hope for me yet!
    Are they leather?

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  18. Gorgeous boots! What a wonderful way to reward yourself!

    I look forward to the day when I can find boots to fit over my ginormus calves! :) I know I will one day!

    Your a great inspiration to me!

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  19. Sweet! What a great gift to yourself. You deserve it!

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  20. I evidently have no shame left either, I had a very similar conversation with a young guy in Penney's about boots and my fat/muscular calves. I explained that it's because I use the treadmill on an incline(that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
    Be careful, this is my first winter in twenty some years that I can fit in boots and I've bought three pairs so far.

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  21. Love the boots--and I've been offline too much this week, so belated CONGRATULATIONS on the 100 lbs!

    I remember you mentioning a milestone coming up, but wow, didn't know it was such an awesome one.

    You are such an inspiration!!!

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  22. Congrats on the boots! I read your blog for inspiration to keep on trying!

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  23. Great gift to yourself, Shelley. Well deserved!! You look great. I could not imagine finding a pair of boots to wear (because of my ginormous calves) any sooner than I'd be tucking in a shirt....but the hope is always there. You've been a great inspiration for me getting there some day.

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  24. Love the new boots Shelley! You are beautiful! :D

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  25. You hot mama! I LOVE your boots! I just bought new boots too - my first "high" boots in like.. 30 years?!? I am in love with them. Photo coming (on my blog) soon!

    You look soooooooooo great and beautiful and confident!

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  26. I'm so glad you found some boots that you love! They look great. My teen-age daughter just bought some suede boots and they are totally cute! I may need some boots now!

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  27. The boots are awesome! So you :)

    Know what I bought myself when I lost 100 pounds? A new toilet brush. Sad, but true. I think boots would have been a better choice, but I still had NO self-esteem and absolutely NO fashion sense (which I still don't, but I'm getting better).

    Congrats to you, my friend! You've worked hard for those boots.

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  28. Yay on the boots! You deserve them! And they look fabulous too...:-) Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  30. What a great 100 pound present! I love the way they look on you,and I love the low heels.

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  31. Wow. I just found your blog. Way to go on all you've accomplished AND those boots! Totally cute!

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  32. You really look fantastic and the boots are great (I say so because I have some almost just like them)!

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  33. You really look fantastic and the boots are great (I say so because I have some almost just like them)!

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  34. Yay for finding boots you love. What a great reward! And...they are hot!!!

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  35. WOW 100 pounds....well done to you!!! Great boots too by the way.
    Khris

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