Zhan commented on my Tuesday’s post (Day 9) “why not let fruit back in after the 14 day mark, and no processed sugar for two more weeks.” Which intrigued me greatly. After all, you’ll see below how things are progressing with my running and I do want things to get better. Then, my other friend, Gray (Like the Color), commented that “You don’t mention that more than half the kcal in your chocolates is from fat, and much of it probably saturated.” Busted.
Saturated Fat. That’s my real (health) enemy here. It’s not necessarily the sugar (it’s evil enough though) but my will power broken down to avoid the easily accessible (and free) high quality (as in not crappy chocolates). I find this lack of will power, disturbing.
On Tuesday, I took into account Jen’s suggestion of One Dessert A Day and made a draft of a tracking chart with allocations of chocolate for morning and afternoon. Now, after Gray’s enlightening comment about Saturated Fat, I know that I am going to have to track what I eat now (at least for a while). Because if I track, then I will have more will power to control what I put in my mouth. Then I make it a habit… then slack off a bit and then…. INTERVENTION!
So, track I will, except… I’m going to take into Zhan’s little suggestion/challenge with a little modification. Monday (5/26) will be the end of Sugar Detox, but I will not just jump back in sugar eating full tilt. I’m thinking that I will add back in foods that have sugar “naturally” and avoid processed sugar with one exception. That one exception will be Grade B Maple syrup but like I mentioned above, I will be tracking so I will be in the know about my intake. And I’ll do this for another 2 weeks so that as Zhan wrote, “See what happens…”
Day 10 – 5/21/14 – Wednesday
My legs were dead, all day long. However, despite them feeling dead similar to how they feel after a strenuous trail run, I didn’t change my schedule. I walked about 0.3 of a mile from my car to the office but the one flight of stairs was tougher than usual. My lunchtime run wasn’t terrible, but the hills were killer. I did breakdown when I got back from lunch and took the elevator.
My legs felt drained going to taekwondo practice, but I went at full speed the entire time. However, that evening they felt really drained. It was kind of weird because they felt heavy but they didn’t feel “sore”. Usually, when they feel drained, they feel sore. I dunno.