Solid Weight Loss On a Recovery Day And One Hour Of Running

Day 66
60-minute run and lost .5 kg

My starting weight today was 75.4 kg. That was due to another poor weight gain of .5 kg on a break day. Hopefully, I can recover today because that is pretty bad.

I always maintain flexibility in my exercise schedule. This is especially important because I have a 3-year-old child. She was a bit sick in the morning, which meant that I needed to try to exercise early so I could watch her all day. Today would have usually meant a 90-minute run. But due to the rushed situation, I only had time to run for 60 minutes.

The result of my one-hour jog was good. My weight went down to 74.2 from the starting weight of 75.4. That was an unusually high 1.2 kg weight loss in one hour. I guess that’s possible because I ran really hard for the last 30 minutes and was sweating a lot. It was about 7 degrees Celsius outside.

My diet on this day was mostly meat, some milk, and a little fruit. I didn’t starve but also didn’t overeat, either.

My weight dropped to 74.9 kg by morning. And that was a very big loss of .5 kg. So it was the exact opposite of yesterday’s break day, which saw a gain of .5 kg. So at least I was able to erase yesterday’s bad result.

I got a headache today and was not even able to stay asleep all night. It’s not clear whether that affected my weight loss. Lack of sleep can cause you to lose less. On the other hand, you sometimes lose even more weight when you are sick. This is why one day of results doesn’t mean much. But from a psychological perspective, I am looking at today’s result as very good since it was a large weight loss of about 1 pound.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I won’t be eating too much since I am not back home in America. So it won’t be a cheat day for me. However, since I still have a headache in the morning, I don’t know yet whether I am going to work out. So whether it will be a break day or not has not been decided. As usual, I will play it by ear and see how I feel physically.

Incidentally, if you are the type of person that tends to get sick a lot, then this could be a problem when it comes to weight loss or maintenance. I can only suggest that you should not unreasonably give yourself excuses to not work out. If you are constantly taking a break day every time you have a small headache, that can end up completely destroying your good weight-loss days. So work out if you are physically able to do so.

Last 5 Jogging Sessions:

90M and -.4 kg
60M and broke even
90M and gained .9 kg
60M and -.6 kg
60M and -.5 kg
total 2663 and -3.5 kg
averages of 61.93 min jogging and -.081 kg in 43 days

Break-Day Results And Some Off-Topic Comments On Sandy Hook

Day 65
Result: gained .5 kg on a break day

On Day 65, I ended up taking a break day even though that was not the original plan. The reason is that I got busy researching some stuff on Sandy Hook, which some people say was a hoax. Ultimately, it appears to me to have been a real event. But the government made some strange decisions that day and then made it worse by being so secretive about the investigation. But ultimately, it just doesn’t make sense to think that an entire town could keep such a secret. Such a wide-ranging conspiracy is to the point of virtual impossibility.

Anyway, I have been gaining weight on almost every break day during this Pentamize weight maintenance experiment. And today was no different. I gained .5 kg, from 74.9 to 75.4. This is exactly why I am still taking a break less than an average of one day a week. Otherwise, I would absolutely be failing on this weight-maintenance goal. As it stands, though, I have continued to maintain, mostly because of having only 7 break days over the 65-day period of this blog and maintenance phase.

As far as Sandy Hook goes, I am not going to do an exhaustive review of my research since that is not the purpose of this blog. Instead, let me just boil it down to the main point. If Sandy Hook Elementary School was in operation that day, then it was a real shooting. If it was not an operational school, then it was a hoax.

There is ample information from school photos, including multiple 2012 calendars and other seemingly current items, to show that the school was, in fact, in operation. Sandy Hook also had a newsletter that was in publication in the months before the shooting. And both the Newtown Bee and other publications, such as Patch, had multiple stories on Sandy Hook and its teachers and students in the years from 2008 to 2012.

Yes, there is something strange about the fact that the Wayback Machine doesn’t show updates from 2008 to 2012. But the Wayback Machine does not track actual activity. It only shows when the Wayback Machine takes a copy of the site and archives it. There are technical reasons why the Wayback Machine may have failed to archive copies of the Sandy Hook site over those years. To hang your hat on that and some selectively chosen pictures of an admittedly messy and out-of-code school is about as thin as it gets. But the people who think Sandy Hook was a hoax hang their hat on that. They are selecting suspicious things and largely ignoring the obvious things which show that Sandy Hook was an operational school at the time of the shooting.

Finally, I have yet to see one single local say that Sandy Hook had been closed down 5 years before the shooting. The only people insisting that it was closed down are nonlocals who selectively choose the most suspicious evidence, interpret it in the most sinister way possible, and simultaneously ignore evidence showing that Sandy Hook was in operation.

Are there other unanswered questions? Absolutely. An evacuation picture of the kids appears to have been rehearsed or something. However, that picture appears like it was possibly taken during a regularly scheduled drill on a totally different day. And the odd behavior of people like coroner Wayne Carver is likely chalked up to the fact that they were processing a crime scene the horror of which even these professionals had never seen before. They are still human beings and could have easily been flustered by such a tragedy.

Who cleaned up the crime scene? This is one of the most frustrating questions that authorities refuse to answer. It’s disgusting that they keep these details secret. But ultimately, there is just no getting around the fact that, out of about 20,000 residents of Newtown, I have yet to see one single local resident say that that school was closed on December 14, 2012. The suspicion aroused by a secretive investigation and incompetent medical procedures simply cannot erase that inescapable fact.

I don’t trust the government, either. They have lied to us over and over again. But that doesn’t mean every tragic event is a false flag. And the great bulk of evidence suggests a sloppy, secretive medical response and investigation of a real Sandy Hook shooting, not a government-staged event to get people’s guns.

A lot of these people actively refuse to look for evidence that this was a real shooting. It’s like they actually want it to be a hoax. These are the true hoaxers. However, others are genuine but legitimately inexperienced in how to investigate and find truth. So they become a victim of their own skepticism of the government, thus becoming overzealous in their search for a conspiracy.

I cannot blame people for their distrust of the government. And it just boggles the mind that Medevac helicopters were not called to the scene. But it’s still valuable to learn how to weigh all the evidence if you are going to search for the truth. Thousands of people in Newtown simply cannot be in on the same conspiracy or have a desire to pretend that Sandy Hook was an operational school. That is completely inconsistent with what we know about the world. It’s astronomically more likely that the authorities were incompetent that day compared to the likelihood that thousands of people would be in on a secret and all be able to keep that secret.

The totals and averages for the 7 break days during this period are posted below.

Days With No Workout
+.6 kg
+.2 kg
+.3 kg
+.3 kg
+.3 kg
broke even
+.5 kg
total +2.2 kg
average +.31 kg in 7 days

Day 64 – Nonjogging Exercise Session Finally Back To Good

One of the things that continues to bother me is that any workout without jogging is not resulting in weight loss. The past two sessions of this nature were really bad. I did a situps-only workout a few days ago, and it was a disaster. I rose by .7 kg. And the time before that, I rose .4 kg when doing calisthenics that did not include any jogging.

The good news today is that I did lose .2 kg after doing another 45-minute calisthenics exercise session. As with the other good days, though, this was a small weight loss. What really has killed me is that my days with weight gain are often terrible, while my good days are just so-so. So as it stands now, I have to continue my active slate of jogging sessions to maintain my weight.

I have never had one great day of weight loss by doing a calisthenics workout (pushups, situps, and similar nonjogging exercises). There is simply no evidence yet that I can maintain my weight without running.

Obviously, I cannot promise what kind of results you would get with any particular exercise routine. The important thing to learn here is that some people MUST engage in regular running sessions or a similar activity that raises the heart rate to at least a moderate level to expect to lose or maintain weight. It’s not clear what percentage of people have to do this. But it’s clear that I am one of them. And obviously, at least some percentage of people are going to have an experience just like me.

For now, I will continue to do these nonjogging sessions because of the other benefits involved. But I am proceeding with any delusion that I can prevent weight gain without jogging. It’s just out of the question for me at this point.

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to do runs just like me. I run all around town on the sidewalks. Some people find this boring and would rather do something else. For example, if you play basketball with some people, that could achieve similar results. What you want to do is raise that heart rate and keep it up for an extended period of time. How long depends on whether you are at low, moderate, or high intensity. It is possible to have shorter workouts with high intensity. I could only say that working out for 30 minutes or less has not been good for me even if approaching high intensity. Get my Pentamize book and learn exactly how to track your diet and exercise so you can determine for yourself the duration and intensity you need for your weight-loss or maintenance goals.

Mixed Workouts With No Jogging (these all last 45 mins)
-.1 kg
-.2 kg
+.1 kg
+.8 kg
-.2 kg
+.4 kg
-.1 kg
total +.7 kg
average .1 kg of weight gain in 7 sessions

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

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