I've had that "picking stuff up between the toes" thing too...often very large fall leaves that then stick comically out of my toes.
I bought a pair of Terra Plana boots a couple of weeks ago, and now it's colder I do my walking-around-all-day in those. I miss the full splay of the toes, but they're pretty darned comfortable and thin-soled. And warm!
Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food