Thursday, May 29, 2008
shopping, the great speckled dog and learning to eat all over again
As I've been whining about the past week or so, I've been trying to walk every day
This is one of the liners from my old walking shoes (these babies are at least 8 years old, so cut me some slack here!)
So, after some discussion, we decided to go looking for new liners (I had bought a new pair of shoes about 4 years ago, and they always hurt my foot, so I was more interested in just making the old shoes better!)
Talk about sticker shock!!
A new pair of liners (which, by the way, I'm not even sure would fit in those old shoes) would have cost me at least $15, or as much as $20!!
So, here we are --- in the box a brand new pair of shoes -- for what it would have cost me to replace the liners!
Oh yeah, there are also new socks (let us say that my socks were in pretty sad shape, and there is no point getting blisters in my new shoes!)
And a new and healthy snack -- toasted edamame -- quite tasty actually
So off I went this morning in my new shoes, and while my feet (and knees!) felt fine afterwards, I could not manage as much distance this morning and came back feeling sort of discouraged -- not to mention panting like I'd been running for miles -- what the ????
I think I'm having some major allergy issues -- notice the white spots on the black dog?
Its COTTONWOOD!!! It is absolutely the worst I can ever remember -- it literally looks like its snowing
Ok, I'll hang in there and keep trying -- the cottonwood won't last forever
Meantime, I'm trying to learn to eat all over again.
I admit it, I'm one of those people that really enjoys eating (not to mention that is pretty much the one pleasure still available to me) -- and I like meat -- I do not think of a great meal as a plate that includes nothing but veggies -- and I'm going kicking and screaming in that direction
unfortunately, food is not like tobacco or alcohol where you can simply stop using it (well, ok, not simply, but you can stop)
Going to the grocery store has become a whole new field of land mines to negotiate.
I'm trying to be good, but I can't say I'm feeling good about it -- not yet anyway
(like the exercising -- how long does it take before you feel better anyway??)
And can someone tell me why every snack bar/protein bar type thing on the market has to taste SWEET!? Someone could make a fortune from me if they could make one that tasted like a bacon cheese burger, or a BLT with avacado