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Sugar addiction and shoe shopping woes.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kids are home from school today and already it's going to be a trying morning between arguments and their stuff everywhere. It makes it tough getting a workout in when you're constantly playing referee on top of recovering from a nasty headcold.

I've decided that I need to completely nix all refined sugars completely from my diet. I can't handle a little bit, it quickly turns into that all or nothing deal. I need to nip this in the bud quickly before it turns into a problem all over again. My toe is starting to feel so much better. Still can't really flex it, but walking is not a problem anymore. I'm going to take Monday when I get out of work and go back over to the gym and see how well I can handle the treadmill.

I also need to buy a new pair of running shoes. I discovered that the ones I had purchased last spring were not wide enough and were causing joint problems in my knee as a result. Finding shoes wide enough for me is a real problem, being a size 10.5 EEEE men's shoe. Shoe shopping is a pain, I hate it. I always get extremely frustrated and upset any time I have to do that. Anything I like, is always a size 8 super narrow. It's like the industry feels that women have these tiny feet and that is it. And if I want something nice....forget that. Either that or pay through the nose for shoes that look like crap and that I'll never wear. At that point, I'd rather go barefoot. Does anyone else have this problem?

And I've really been missing my boyfriend lately too. I really hope we're able to get together for Beltane in May. It would be full circle for us, and that particular holiday has special meaning to me as it's about love and renewal. So, I painted instead of whined. It always helps. This is him as his gryphon, looking up at the stars at the same time my gryphon Merih is.
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RAWCOOKIE 3/22/2013 10:46AM

    I totally know where you're coming from with the sugar thing. I've just finished the first week of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, and have come to accept I need to go cold turkey on sugar full stop! I have some sugar-free gum which is helpful (not usually a gum-chewer). See you over there!

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RENATARUNS 3/22/2013 10:22AM

    My feet are pretty wide in the toe area (not as wide as yours probably, though I've never measured), and generally I can find something from Asics that fits well. So maybe try that brand if you can find some place that stocks the right size. Saucony might be another option, though I haven't worn any of their shoes in a decade. Stay away from New Balance and Nike, they're narrow.

Or just go to mens -- occasionally you can find a color scheme that's not too dire.

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