This is the first day after my awesome 11-day streak of no weight gain ended. On the 12th day, I just wasn’t able to lose enough to get back down the previous day’s official weight despite running for 90 minutes. However, even with the .3 kg weight gain yesterday, that is still a loss of .6 kg over the last 3 days. That is a great average over 3 days, and this is one of the reasons I couldn’t keep the streak alive. Losing .9 kg over 2 days is really so good that the body is probably going to resist that crazy rate of weight loss. So I don’t think that I made any mistakes. It was probably just natural weight retention due to the previous 2 days.
I am not off to a really good start today. With a starting weight of 76.9 kg, I started rising fast. However, a good deal of this was from water. It doesn’t seem like I am overeating. Nonetheless, at 5:45 in the evening, my weight was 79.6 kg. My bedtime weight yesterday was 79.4 kg. So I am definitely in the danger zone of possibly gaining weight even if I run 90 minutes tomorrow. Thus, I need to slow down on the food and limit what I eat and then hope that a lot of weight comes off by morning wakeup time. There is no way that I am going to run hard tomorrow, either. My body needs a slower run.
At 9 p.m., I had risen to 79.8 kg. This is going from bad to worse. After the last weigh-in, all I ate was about 100 grams of beef and one regular-sized apple. So my weight appears to be steadily going up despite not eating much. Natural weight loss should have brought it down some. After 11 days of nothing but good results, I may be looking at 2 days of weight gain. This still isn’t so bad. The problem, though, is that I will need to have a long run again to avoid certain disaster. A small gain is acceptable, but a big gain could wipe away half of my results from the 11-day streak.
Holy disaster. I went to bed at about 79.6 and woke up at 79.2. The streak was one of the best things I have ever seen, and now it’s going in the opposite direction. A loss of only .4 overnight is obviously absurd compared to most other nights. I don’t know what’s going on here, but I am destined to gain weight today even if working out. There is no way I will drop enough from 6:30 a.m. to my running time of about 11. It’s been months since I have seen an overnight drop of only .4 kg. I have no idea what is going on here. But the overnight drops will hopefully get back to normal so I can reduce the duration of some of my jogging sessions.
At 8 in the morning, I had a decent drop to 78.9 kg, considering this bad situation. This is seriously bad stuff, but dropping .3 like that in a couple of hours is very helpful. I weighed 78.2 to 78.3 kg at 10 in the morning yesterday. At this point, it looks like my weight will be back in the 77 range even after exercising. But frankly, it still isn’t all that bad. I just lost way too much (2.9 kg) during the 11-day streak, meaning my body probably needs to adjust upwards before being ready to lose weight again.
Right before my 11 a.m. exercise session, I had dropped a little more to 78.7 kg. That was about .4 kg more than yesterday. Well, I can’t avoid getting back into the 77 range even though the plan is to run for 90 minutes. Dropping 1.7 kg is out of the question because my session is going to be slow today because I have reached a lower energy level due to the recent nonstop exercising. However, this is far worse than I was expecting. Well, I will just run and hope for the best now.
I actually had a fairly hard run and finished up at about the 81-minute mark at a heart rate of approximately 156. Despite that, my weight only dropped about 1.2 kg, and I finished the day at 77.5 kg. That is a weight gain today of .6 kg. Ouch. In two days, I have gained back .9 kg (.3 and .6). I don’t know what’s going on now. But it’s clear this was going to happen when I woke up and saw that my weight had only dropped .4 kg overnight. If that happens, there is usually no way to make up for that with exercise unless taking extreme measures. I am talking about my numbers, but yours may be different.