The only drawback so far, blood blisters on the bottom of my feet. I stupidly grabbed the wrong pair of sneakers the first day, a favorite pair I have had for years that need new cushioned insoles.
Of course I did not realize it until I was on my way back from the first 4.5 miles, then the hard rubber from the inside the shoe (not sure I can explain this right, hope you know what I mean) where the cushioned part had worn away was digging into the bottom of my foot, causing the blood blisters.
I went home, took a nice shower and then soaked my feet for a while. They are still there, but they have turned hard and I am wearing the right shoes when I go for my daily walk. So no further problems.
Tomorrow, I have to wait for a package to come, something SO (Rich, my significant other of 31 years) ordered for a job he has. But I suppose it won't kill me to take a day off, although I hate to stop the momentum I have going. Now if the weight loss goes as well as everything else, I will be a happy camper.
I am not going to state my starting weight (not yet anyway, not ready to put that out there) but I will let you know how much I lose each week. I am forcing myself not to step on that scale until my weigh in day. I know I will make myself nuts if I keep checking.
A couple of days and I will see if this is starting to pay off. Even one pound down will put a smile on my face. It took me a while to put it on, I will not make myself crazy worry about taking it off too fast.
That is one thing I promised myself, no beating myself up. Take it one day at a time, if I fall down, get back up and be proud of even the smallest achievement.
So far, I am making myself proud!!! :)