On October 24, 2016, which was Day 36, I gained .5 kg. And on October 25, I gained .3 kg. After 37 days, I am at 75.1 kg. The starting point was 75.0 kg. So I am basically breaking even, which is the goal of maintenance mode.
I woke up late again and didn’t feel like running. So I decided to run at night. In this case, I was rising quite a bit on weight just because I felt pretty hungry. It’s not even clear why. I was considering taking a break today. But after seeing my weight rise to about 75.1 at 3 in the afternoon, it became obvious that I was going to need to work out to burn off some of this weight.
At 7 at night, I had risen to 75.6 kg. After that, I went on a 45-minute run. And I ran pretty hard, resulting in a weight loss of .8 kg. That put me at 74.8 kg. However, I do have to eat one last small meal. So I will rise some before going to bed.
I finished at 75.1 kg. There’s a good chance I will gain a little weight today. But this is kind of expected since I had such a huge weight loss just yesterday. You can’t just keep losing weight every day. In full weight-loss mode, I would sometimes lose weight 3 to 5 days in a row. But a streak is bound to end soon when you have lost 1.4 kg in just 2 days, like the streak I am on now. It’s just impossible to continue like that unless there is something strange going on with your body. So if today is the day my streak ends, there would be no reason to be disappointed about it. Even with runs twice as long as the one I did today, I would occasionally gain weight in full mode.
I had a rather strange result overnight, losing only .3 kg. That is the lowest number I think I have ever reported. I created the Pentamize tracking system and teach it in my book. And I think maybe one time I have measured a .3-kg weight loss during sleep. But you have to consider the situation. As I explain above, the huge weight loss over the past 2 days was bound to reverse itself. It’s just a little surprising that the gain was this much. As you can see, my tracking experience allows me to predict these things, but not with laser-point accuracy.
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I ran in the afternoon today and completed a one-hour jog. I lost .9 kg during that workout, which dropped me to 74.2 kg. It’s hard to say whether that’s really good or just average. But it’s certainly not bad. I should avoid heavy meals the rest of the day, and that will give me a good chance of losing some of the weight that I gained yesterday.
Well, that didn’t go very well. I rose all the way to 75.6 after eating. A lot of that was water, though. So we’ll have to see how this turns out in the morning. I only dropped to 75.1 kg. Looks like I’ll need to go ahead and do another workout on the 26th since I have had two bad days. Overall, though, I am still maintaining at practically the same weight as when I started 37 days ago.
The following numbers show the last 4 days of results, which had some really wild swings. But these swings are even more than usual, likely due to the cheat day that caused me to rise by .8 kg. Streaks are normal. But this is some wild stuff. But wild is still pretty normal when you track daily.
90M and +.8 kg
60M and -.9 kg
45M and +.5 kg
60M and +.3 kg
total 1613 and -1.0 kg
avg. 57.6 min jogging and -.036 kg in 28 days