Yesterday, I gained a whopping .6 kg despite completing a 90-minute run. I don’t really know why this happened, but it became clear that something was wrong when I woke up and realized that I had only lost .4 kg during sleep time. That is a very low amount of weight to lose while sleeping. It is so low that exercise was not going to be enough to avoid weight gain.
My starting weight today was 77.5 kg, which is .9 kg more than the 76.6 from only 2 days ago. I really need to try to turn this around today or tomorrow because it’s getting out of hand.
At 3:30 in the afternoon, I checked my weight, and it was 79.4 kg. This is approaching yesterday’s weight at around the same time. However, the good part about this is that I started today at .6 kg over yesterday’s starting weight. So I am actually doing much better today so far. However, it’s time to put on the brakes because if there is a repeat of last night’s poor weight-loss-during-sleep results, I will be in danger of going over again in the morning. As I said earlier, I really need to turn this around now after losing a total of .9 kg in the last 2 days.
About all I can do now (except extreme measures, which I don’t prefer today) is pretty much stop eating except for maybe .1 to .3 kg of additional food. Then, it will definitely be time to put a stop to the food consumption for the rest of the day.
By 5:30, I was down to about 79.2. This is good, as it is actually the same as my weight when waking up on the morning of Day 338. However, I do need a bit more food to finish off the day. So I can hopefully eat a reasonable amount and then go to sleep weighing about 79.2 or 79.3. Notice how rigorously I am tracking here. This is the Pentamize way. I can get way out of hand if not tracking in this manner. This has been tried and tested by me personally. Of course, tracking increases your efficiency at losing or maintaining weight. But it’s not a magic wand. You still need an effective diet and exercise plan. Otherwise, you’ll just be tracking yourself gaining weight.
At 7 p.m., my weight had increased back up to about 79.5 kg. This is not too bad. I can afford only about .1 kg of additional food tonight. Absent the bizarre results overnight last night (only .4 kg of weight loss), I should be in good position to lose weight by the time of tomorrow morning’s official weigh-in. However, this will require a 90-minute run. Within the next 2 or 3 days, I will need to at least reduce my running time. I did reduce it to about 84 minutes this morning. But I am talking about a reduction to no more than 75 minutes. However, it’s not time to do that yet tomorrow morning because I really need to reverse this crazy trend (up .9 kg in the last 2 days).
Oh, boy. Here we go again. I was about 79.3 kg when going to bed and still 78.9 kg when waking up. This kind of thing makes it nearly impossible to maintain weight unless my diet is in strict order. I just can’t keep this up forever. Some changes may be necessary, but I will give this a few more days to see whether this is just a change over 2 or 3 days or a longer change that may have been caused by some unknown factor. I am going to keep close track of this for 5 more days and see what happens.
Fortunately, I did at least drop to 78.6 before having an early 90-minute run at 7:45 in the morning. Since my weight was 78.7 at 11 in the morning yesterday, this is a pretty big advantage. However, it’s not clear how that will play out since I may lose comparatively more or less during the run. The other point is that I will have extra time to wait before the weigh-in since I am running early. So we’ll see if I lose some extra weight during that time, including bathroom usage.
Although I don’t track the overall speed of my runs, this morning’s session felt like it was average to slightly above average. I lost 1.3 kg, ending at 77.3 kg. So this is a weight loss already even without going to the bathroom. And I am supposed to weigh in in a couple of hours. Hopefully, I can drop even more. But today has turned into a success even with the paltry .4 kg overnight weight loss. The problem is that I don’t want to have to run 90 minutes every day to maintain my weight. So I need to try to work out what is going on here and make any necessary diet changes if it comes to that. I can’t really make many exercise changes since my current load is already pushing it to my limit.
I decided to weigh in early at about 10:45, which was about 2 hour earlier than yesterday. Still, I was 77.2 kg, which is a good weight loss of .3 kg on the day. So unlike yesterday, I was able to lose weight despite losing only .4 kg overnight. The main difference appears to have been the weight gained from eating.