Starting Weight: 76.0 kg
Ending Weight: 77.4 kg
It is Christmas Eve. For obvious reasons, this is a cheat day. And I will have one tomorrow, as well. But today is not a break day. In fact, I followed my planned workout and ran for a full 2 hours.
It rained during my jogging session. Even if I had wanted to quit, I could not have just stopped, anyway. I was way too far from home to stop. That is one advantage of running outside and running a good distance from home or your usual starting point. No matter what, you have to get back. So you may as well keep on running even if you get tired. Otherwise, it will take that much longer to finish.
The biggest disappointment today is that I started at 76.0, which means I did not lose any weight yesterday despite a 90-minute run.
After getting up, I ate a breakfast that was larger than usual. So by the time I finished that and the meal, my weight had only dropped to about 75.3 kg. The hope was to get under 75.0. Nonetheless, that was still a decent result for the 2-hour run. I did not weigh myself before starting. But I was probably about 76.7. So that was a weight loss of approximately 1.4 kg. I’d like to have even more for a 2-hour run. But the rain and cold slowed me down some. So this is not really that disappointing.
After this run, I broke all the rules and ate and drank anything that I wanted. Probably the worst thing I did was drink a lot of coke. I don’t enjoy soft drinks as much as I used to. But I still enjoy them on a cheat days. Other things that I ate included a lot of chicken, pork, sweet potatoes, new potatoes, some salad, and some fruit salad. That added up to a lot of weight. But the fact that I ran for 2 hours earlier in the day obviously limited some of the damage.
The results were what you would expect. I shot up to about 77.4 by morning. However, this was just the beginning, as I also was fully expecting to have a cheat day on Christmas Day. It got a lot more worse at that point. The thing about a cheat day is you can limit the damage to some degree as long as you exercise. And I did that on Christmas Eve. But since the 25th was both a break day and a cheat day, the results were expected to be worse. And they were bad. However, it is interesting that my weight gain on the 25th was exactly the same as my weight gain on the 24th. I am not sure exactly why that happened. But I may have actually eaten more on the 24th. At any rate, this just shows how important it was to exercise on the 24th to limit the damage. It could have been much worse.