Had another good eating day today. Sugar monster is getting much quieter now. I’ve also been drinking a lot of water. I realized that I was not drinking very much at all the last few days.
Funny how I noticed my usual breakfast of protein pancakes yesterday tasted unsweet to me, which is normally not the case. That is a testament to how sugar can really affect your tastebuds.
I found out that cooking with whey protein is different than soy protein. The soy incorporates into oatmeal very well and gives a creamy texture. We got a huge canister of whey protein, since I thought I might limit my soy intake – and so I cooked my pumpkin oatmeal with that this morning. The texture was decidedly different. More granular. I wonder if stirring the protein powder in after cooking would be a solution to that, because it kind of bothered me, and I love my pumpkin oatmeal!
I also realized that my flexibility has gone to hell since I started doing more running and harder strength training. I used to do pilates quite a bit, but you know how a workout regimen has to be edited, so pilates got put on the back burner.
I decided to download a free 20 minute yoga workout from Yoga Downloads. It’s an MP3 that you can play while doing the routines, pretty neat. Anyway, I got the gentle Hatha yoga 1, and wow are my hamstrings tight! I have now vowed (or I guess made a *resolution*) to do pilates or yoga several times a week to get that flexibility back.