Day 63 Of Pentamize Weight Maintenance Blog: Lost .6 KG On a Recovery Day

Since yesterday was a cheat day, this Day 63 would usually include a very good workout that is designed to help me recover from the weigh gain that always occurs when I cheat. Often, this would be a 90-minute run. But several factors made me decide to just run for one hour.

First, it was raining again. Now, I don’t avoid my exercise just because it is raining. In fact, I wrote often on this blog about how I do work out even in bad weather. Even when it’s freezing here, I still run outside for up to 90 minutes. However, just because I work out doesn’t mean I am necessarily going to run in the rain for an hour and a half.

Second, I just ran a little too hard the past couple of days in a row. And my body just wasn’t up to the task of running yet again for 90 minutes.

Despite having a weak body and running in the rain, I knew it was still important to get a good workout to try to recover at least a little from the cheat day. So I opted to run exactly one hour.

There was some bad news at the end of the run. I only dropped .6 kg, which is about 1.3 pounds. This was probably due to the fact that it was cold, plus the fact that my speed was pretty slow. The drop was from 76.0 to 75.4. However, the good thing is that I had not gained all that much weight before the 3:45 p.m. run. Despite having a meal and a small snack, I went to the bathroom twice, presumably because I ate so much the night before. So I had only risen from 75.6 to 76.0.

After the run, my plan was to have a couple of smallish meals the rest of the day. This appeared to be my only option since 75.4 was only .2 kg below the morning weigh-in. That is just not room enough to have a lot of food.

The rest of the day, I just kept to my goal of eating a couple of small meals. And that worked fine. My final weigh-in in the morning was 75.0 kg. That was a good loss of .6 kg. And that puts me right back exactly where I was on Day 1 of this blog. That is clearly a success. It’s somewhat of a downer that I am often hungry and can’t take many break days. But my resolve to keep the weight off has kept me going.

The 6 days below are only for jogging sessions, not break days or other kinds of workouts. Since I have lost 3.0 kg on nonstop jogging days in a total of 42 days, that means I have gained 3 kg on break days or days with other workouts. So my jogging sessions are clearly what are allowing me to maintain my weight. Break days are really hurting me, and other workouts aren’t showing good results yet.

60M and -.1 kg
60M and -.4 kg
90M and -.4 kg
60M and broke even
90M and gained .9 kg
60M and -.6 kg
total 2603 and -3.0 kg
avg. 61.98 min jogging and -.071 kg in 42 days

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