Come Monday, it’ll be all right. I’m going to add back only stevia to my diet. I may even limit the number of times that I use it. Really it will used mainly for sweetening coffee and making a protein shake. I tried unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened chocolate in an effort to make something chocolately delicious. It did not reach expectations. If I add egg white protein powder and a touch of stevia, I think that will work better. Best chocolate thing right now with no sweetener is Almond Butter with some unsweetened chocolate.
Day 5 – 5/16/14 Friday
Today my legs felt sore. Like, post hard race sore. Despite the cold and the rain, I went for a run at lunchtime. Crazy Tennessee Weather was that it stopped rainy and I had to take off the long-sleeved shirt because I was starting to overheat. A strange thing happened and that my arms started to hurt in the same fashion my legs were. I started in my right arm which I thought was just from a massive bruising injury I had from taekwondo back in April, but then my left arm started up as well. My uneducated, I did NOT stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, guess is that my body is starting to shift gears in how it acquires energy. That is, it’s burned through the simple sugars and since I have not lowered my activities levels, it is now have to get fuel from fat and protein.
But it’s enough that I didn’t go to taekwondo, because if I’m having trouble moving my arms and legs, that’s not going to be very productive.
The chocolate cravings were minimal while I was gazing at the basket of chocolate today. Still hungry, but the hunger pains are less pronounced. I didn’t drink as much water at work as I usually do, maybe 28-30oz. If I had remember to bring either my Lime Juice or the infused cucumber water that would have helped the situation.