Gained a Little Weight Today, But My Diet Guidelines Appear To Be Adjusted Appropriately

Day 375

After rehydration and my first fairly big meal, I was up to about 78.3 kg. That, by itself, had already placed me 1.7 kg up. However, it was a pretty satisfying first meal that also gave me plenty of water to get rehydrated.

At 1:30 in the afternoon, I had dropped back down to around 78.1 kg. That was about .5 kg below the 2.0 kg goal. That is, if I plan on running only 60 minutes, then my goal should be to keep my weight at or below a max of 78.6 kg. It may have to go over, and, like yesterday, it can occasionally max out below that. But if it goes too far over 2.0, there is a substantial risk of gaining weight even with a 60-minute running session.

My diet got out of control today, but it may just be because I ate so little yesterday. The thing is that yesterday should have been a great day with weight loss instead of a breakeven one. But for some reason, the run result was really bad. Everything else was good, but that run result ruined it.

Now, coming into today, I am just a lot hungrier. I rose to about 79.2 at 4 in the afternoon. That was already an increase of 2.6 kg. This is now completely out of control if I am only going to run one hour. So I have to put the brakes on now even if I get a little hungry later. This could be a total disaster, depending on whether this weight comes off fast throughout the day and overnight.

By 8:30 at night, I had slowly drifted down to about 78.9 kg. Yesterday’s weight at bedtime was around 78.3 kg. So while I am way over now, there is hope that this number will keep steadily dropping throughout the night and while sleeping. It would also be nice to lose more weight when running in the morning.

Well, things just didn’t go as desired overnight. I slept about 9 hours and still only lost around .6 kg. I dropped from 78.7 to only 78.1 kg. In the 15 hours or so from 4 in the afternoon to 7:30 in the morning, I dropped only 1.1 kg despite not eating or drinking anything else and also getting plenty of sleep. Some days just can’t be salvaged because the body does not cooperate.

After my scheduled one-hour jog, I weighed in at 77.1 kg. That was a weight loss of 1.0 kg during the session. With only about an hour left until official weigh-in time, this is going to be another day with weight gain. Of course, this is not a surprise considering the 2.6 kg weight increase. I may break even or even lose weight with a 2.3 or something, but a 2.6 is major trouble. My 7-day-test result of .8 kg lost is looking like it may be better than average. But that’s okay. I am still just looking to break even overall with 60-minute exercise sessions.

I went to the bathroom and then finished up at 76.9 kg. That result, although bad, is kind of a relief. I was afraid it was going to be a lot worse. A gain of .3 kg underscores the fact that the increase of 2.6 is what really hurt me. It’s just too much for me personally if I plan on running for one hour. If it had been 2.3, I might have broken even (it’s hard to say for sure because there are too many variables involved). So today is actually kind of reassuring in the sense that it shows that my 2.0 guideline is looking more correct as time goes by. I strive for 2.0, knowing that it can’t be reached every day. But if I try for it every day and average close to that, then I should be able to maintain my weight running 60 minutes on a regular basis instead of 90. Perhaps I may be forced to run extra from time to time. But if it’s only once or twice a week, that’s much better for me than having to run 90 minutes almost every day.

In 9 days of 60-minute runs, I am now still under .5 kg, for a small weight loss that is averaging less than .1 kg per day. But just being in the positive is good enough. I know that I will have to run extra if I have cheat days and the like. However, just the fact that I can reduce sometimes and probably more than 50 percent of the time is a huge mental load off of my brain.

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