Gained Too Much Weight On a Cheat Day Despite a 90-Minute Run (Beer Does That)

Day 62
Pentamize Weight Maintenance Blog

Today’s results were really bad. I had a weight gain of .9 kg despite running for 90 minutes. But I am not disappointed. The reason for this is explained below.

Today was a cheat day. And unlike most of my cheat days, I did the cheating at night at a party. My preference is to do my cheating earlier in the day so there is time for all the bad stuff to digest. Also, doing it early can also give time for you to exercise a few hours after eating a big meal. That was not possible this time since the party was scheduled at night.

Like my usual approach, I only ate one big meal. And it actually was not even the worst thing. Probably the most detrimental thing was that I had 4 beers and quite a lot of coke.

Before going to the party, I tried to limit the damage by going on a 90-minute run. Before starting that session, I had a fairly big breakfast and was at 75.5 kg.

Compared to the past 2 days, my speed was slower. Instead of that crazy heart rate of 160 to 168, I was back down to close to 140 at the end. This is much closer to my average. My body just couldn’t handle running faster than that due to the higher-intensity workouts the past 2 days. Still, I had a fairly good result, dropping to 74.4 after this jogging session.

Right before going to the party, I went to the bathroom and weighed myself at 74.2. Then, all the cheating resulted in a weight of 76.4 kg after getting back from the party.

Sometimes, I have seen a large drop overnight after a cheat day. But I didn’t drop all that much this time. My weight was 75.6 kg after getting up and going to the bathroom.

The 75.6 is just about the highest I have been since doing this blog. It is Day 62. So since I didn’t drop as much as desired, the only real option is to do another good workout on Day 63. I have not yet decided whether to make it 60 or 90 minutes. But the minimum is certainly one full hour because my body doesn’t feel like doing a shorter high-intensity run. I just can’t handle those most of the time, which is why I do the slower runs for a longer period of time to begin with.

By the way, the extremely detailed weight tracking that you see in this blog entry is one of the keys to my weight-loss success. I teach you exactly how to do this for yourself in my Pentamize Weight Loss System book. You can get a digital copy of the book from the home page.

Overall, the past 6 days with jogging sessions have been a roller coaster. But it is due to the fact that I had a semi-cheat day and one full-on cheat day (today).

90M and +.5 kg
60M and -.1 kg
60M and -.4 kg
90M and -.4 kg
60M and broke even
90M and gained .9 kg
total 2543 and -2.4 kg
avg. 62.02 min jogging and -.059 kg in 41 days

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