To start this recovery day, I woke up and urinated “big” and had dropped from last night’s 79.3 to 78.1 kg. That was a solid drop of 1.2 kg even well before doing my first recovery exercise session, which will be a 90-minute jog.
I have still not completely gotten back to a regular routine, but that will probably happen today since I was able to get in a good night’s sleep. So all should be good there as far as recovery goes.
Before running, I was able to go to the bathroom and finally start “unloading” the mess. This dropped me from 78.1 to 77.4. So even before working out, I had dropped from 79.3 to 77.7 (1.6 kg) overnight, including 3 hours after waking up. It’s now about time to go do my workout, and at least I will be back in the 76 range instead of that awful 79 from yesterday (79.5 at the highest). This takes it from a possible jaw-dropping disaster to a more manageable recovery period.
The weight loss after and during the run was great. In fact, I got all the way down to 76.1 kg after a weight loss from the run of about 1.3 kg and a little more from going to the bathroom.
Let’s look at what has happened in less than 24 hours. I started at 79.5 kg early yesterday evening. And by the time of my official weigh-in at about 1:30 in the afternoon, I had dropped all the way to 76.1 kg. That is a total loss of 3.4 kg in less than 24 hours. And 3.4 kg is 7 1/2 pounds! That is a loss of 7.5 pounds in less than one total day with no drugs, anything to flush out my system, working out for 5 hours, or anything of the sort. I just did my normal 90-minute jogging session. This is the fastest loss I have ever tracked. And it’s going to make it much easier to recover. On a related note, the 1.2 kg drop during sleep is also one of the best I have tracked. But it’s the overall loss that is phenomenal.
Now, I would rarely expect to get this kind of drop, as it would be bizarre. The drop is obviously due to the fact that I consumed way too much during the cheat and break day. Thus, a lot of that was going to naturally get burned up or be expelled, anyway. However, even after bad cheat days, I don’t recall ever dropping this fast. At any rate, this is unusual even if you are in full weight-loss mode unless you also have a big cheat day like I just had. That is okay because it’s best to not cheat to begin with even though you won’t see a huge drop in 24 hours. That is the kind of drop you don’t need unless you really mess up on your diet like I did yesterday. That is probably the only time such a dramatic recovery (like 7 or 8 pounds in a day) should occur.