Start Weight: 77.5 kg
Ending Weight: 77.6 kg
Overall Result: gained .1 kg
This is Day 107 of the Pentamize weight maintenance blog and the second day of my recovery period after New Year’s Day. I had a great start yesterday, losing .7 kg.
My normal approach would have been to run another 90 minutes today. However, by the time I got around to running, it was at night. I ran from 6:16 to 7:16 p.m. The reason it was only an hour is because it was extremely windy out there. I felt it was better to push through for an hour and then run 90 minutes on Day 108. Although it may slow my recovery or even cause a small weight gain today, that seemed to be worth the risk because it would have been really hard to endure that wind for 90 minutes. If it were windy all the time like that here, I would have no choice but to get used to it. But it was an unusually hard wind.
Even though I shortened the run from 90 to 60 minutes, I don’t feel bad because my philosophy is not at all based on being perfect or sticking to a rigid schedule. In fact, it’s far from that. What I have learned about myself when developing the Pentamize weight loss system is that I have to work a whole lot harder than many other people to lose weight. I work my butt off. But the could thing about the Pentamize tracking system is that at least you can learn what it takes to lose or maintain weight. So you don’t have to guess what it takes anymore.
The next step is just to put in the work to do it once you know what you are supposed to do. If you fall short one day, get back up the next day and make up for it. If you have a really bad day, go more than average until you make it up. For example, this recovery period that I am in now will likely take me more than a week. I need to get back to 75.0 kg before going on vacation on January 16 to the Philippines. So I have about 13 workouts left. I need to do this because I will certainly gain some weight over my vacation. Don’t worry about killing yourself to lose the weight back after a really bad day. Instead, you can increase your average exercise over several days. Besides that, you should never be too upset about gaining only 5 pounds or so. It’s when you are suddenly gaining 20 pounds that you may have a serious problem. Pentamize tracking can show you how to fix this kind of problem. The system is in my book, which can be purchased from the home page.
I weighed in at 78.8 kg before the run and 77.9 kg after the session. So I lost .9 kg as a result of the run. After going to the bathroom, I dropped to 77.8 kg.
If I ate nothing else the rest of the day, I would very easily lose weight. But I feel like I need a little more. I was planning on having 250 grams of yogurt and around 150 grams of meat. That is 400 grams, which would put me at about 78.2 kg. That would put me in the danger zone of possibly gaining weight today. So I am going to just eat the yogurt and nothing else. That will put me at about 78.0 to 78.1 kg. Although that’s still risky, I can’t starve. This is just a risk I will have to take.
Well, I still ate a little bit of meat, anyway. I just had to eat because I was legitimately hungry. Besides, that last meal was still only about half a pound. If I gain weight today, it’s just destiny.
My nominal gain of .1 kg was not so bad. I should be able to make that up tomorrow.
90M and -.3 kg
90M and -.3 kg
90M and -.3 kg
120M and +1.6 kg (cheat day)
90M and -.7 kg
60M and +.1 kg
total 5468 and -4.9 kg
averages of 72.91 min jogging and -.065 kg in 75 days