Well as much as I like them for a casual shoe... they really actually suck for walking in. The sole of the shoe does not flex at all. So, I turned to a trusty pair of New Balance shoes that I had in the closet. The difference was immediate! I felt light when I was walking and there is a definate bounce in my step, even at the end of a 30 minute walk. My shins don't hurt at all and it makes me want to keep going! If you are having problems walking or your shins are hurting try a different pair of shoes because they are all definately NOT created equal!
Other then that, my life has really reached a snails pace. I have been sick with a chest cold for almost a week. I expect a pretty good loss tomorrow when I weigh in. I have still been walking but my appetite has definately not been there at all because of the sickness. I will have my work cut out for me next week when my appetite comes back and I have to maintain that loss and hopefully add to it a bit! I will be able to crank the exercise back up to a walk/jog combo because I won't feel like I am going to hack up my right lung while doing it. I have definately had to tone it down this week. In fact, I did no physical activity on Saturday and Sunday of last weekend. On Monday I started to take it slow and walking in short intervals up to 20 minutes and today I was back up to walking for 30 minutes straight. I hope that tomorrow I can add in the walk/jog combo and get back up to 40 minutes and then add to it from there! I am feeling like I will be up for it! So lets hope so!