First of all, there is no way that I can repeat today what happened yesterday. I lost .9 kg, dropping from 77.2 to 76.3. That is unusual, particularly on a day with a 60-minute running session. It’s even extremely high for 90-minute days, although I have done that a few times, according to my Pentamize tracking. So the first thing to accept is that that’s not going to happen again today. I still have a goal of maintaining a reasonable diet and perhaps losing a little. But expecting a large loss again is not in the cards, and this is definitely the case when considering that I will probably need a little more food today, as yesterday involved quite a bit of sacrifice.
At 3 in the afternoon, my weight had risen to 77.3 kg, which is an increase of 1.0 from the daily starting weight. The key now is to take in just enough food for needed energy, and I should be well below the 2.0 kg mark by the end of the day.
At 5:30, I was up to 77.6 and was ready to have one more small people plus a small amount of popcorn and a few chips later. This was still only 1.3 kg over. As expected, I will be eating a little more than yesterday, but not too much more.
I finished up eating and drinking at 7 and weighed 78.1 kg. That is .4 kg less than yesterday’s mark. However, it is .5 more in terms of overall consumption because I started out weighing so much more yesterday. At any rate, 1.8 is a good finishing-off number. As I clearly predicted, there was no way to keep it at 1.3 today, and that’s probably not even desirable because my energy level would stay too low at that low of a consumption level.
Well, I ended up eating another snack. However, at 10 at night, my weight was 77.9 kg, which was actually lower than the 7 p.m. mark despite the snack. For some reason, though, it was still about 77.9 at close to midnight, which is when I hit the sack.
The train went completely off the rails overnight. I gasped when checking my weight at 8:30 in the morning and saw that it was 77.6. That is the worst I have ever seen. From midnight to 8:30, I only lost .3 kg. That is dreadful and incomprehensible. But even bad records are made to be broken. This might be the result of having lost so much weight yesterday. So it’s still positive if looking at these 2 days together instead of isolating this one terrible result.
There is no way I could maintain my weight if losing only .3 kg during sleep all the time. But this does not happen all the time, so I will remain positive. Today, though, is almost guaranteed to show a weight gain because of that weird result.
My weight was 76.6 at the completion of the run. This is a full 1.0 kg, which has been hard to achieve lately. And I didn’t actually run that fast. It’s possible that my 77.6 weigh-in from above was off by .2 kg or so, meaning that my run result might have been about .8 instead of the full kilogram. That can happen with bathroom scales, which is another reason not to worry too much about temporary bad results. They might not be totally accurate. For my final weigh-in, I check a few times to make sure I am getting a more accurate reading. Even with digital scales, you can get slightly different results. I am not going to discuss the specifics of how to weigh in in this post. But you can click on the “how to weigh yourself” tag in the list below for more information on that topic.
After running, my weight seemed to be stuck. My final weigh-in was also 76.6 kg. That is a daily weight gain of .3 kg. That snack later at night probably hurt me. This still not so bad considering how great yesterday was. Giving some of that back was bound to happen either today or very soon.
I want to compare yesterday, which saw a weight loss of .9 kg, with 2 days ago, which resulted in a weight gain of .4 kg. There were many differences that played a role in producing this difference of 1.3 kg.
Regardless of any other factors, it is very clear what the main factor was. Plain and simply, it was my diet. To be more specific, I just ate less yesterday than the day before. During the day (before sleeping), my weight rose 2.2 kg 2 days ago. But yesterday, it only rose 1.3 kg. This factor showed a difference of .9 kg, which is already pretty close to the overall difference of 1.3. There is simply no question that diet was the major factor.
There were other factors, as well. 2 days ago was very strange when it came to weight lost while running. I lost only .5 kg when having a very good run that was a hard pace when compared to my usual speed. Yesterday was a lot better. I lost .9 kg even running slower. This is one thing I will never understand. I have no idea how that happened, but it sure felt good. It seems like my weight loss from a 60-minute run should be around .8 kg. But it often drops all the way to .5 even when achieving a decent medium-intensity session. This is just something that I don’t like but have to get used to. It seems that there will continue to be large fluctuations in weight loss and gain when running for 60 minutes.
These days were similar when it comes to overnight weight loss, meaning the amount of weight lost between completion of all meals and waking up. It was actually .9 yesterday and 1.1 the day before. So this factor did not largely affect the wildly different results.
Looking at these stats, it appears that the two major results in helping me yesterday were limiting my daily weight increase to 1.3 instead of 2.2 and also having a much better run result, which was a loss of .9, as compared to the previous day’s .5. These two factors, when combined, showed a 1.3 kg difference. And 1.3 is also the exact difference between these days overall. Not surprisingly, then, diet and exercise appear to have been the 2 major factors, with other things close to even.