Today, my weight got up to 77.9 after the first meal, up from a start of 77.1. That is a very good start for the first meal, especially because it included water. However, I did go to the bathroom before weighing in. So it was probably .9 or 1.0 before that. Either way, that is a good way to start the day, especially since I need to bounce back from the slight weight gain yesterday. Lately, some of my first meals resulted in an increase of 1.1 to 1.3. So by comparison, today could be very good if I continue with at least average diet discipline.
My weight got up to 1.4 kg after the second meal. It was about 5 in the afternoon at that time. The best approach for the rest of the day is probably to eat 2 small meals. That is likely to keep me below a max weight increase of 2.0 kg. This is always trick every day and hard to plan. The reason I try to stick to small meals except for a bit larger first meal is that reduces my risk of entering the Danger Zone.
I managed to get back down to 1.2 before having another meal. While it’s possible that I might have one more small snack, it would have to be pretty small because the last meal raised my weight to about 1.7 kg for the day (body weight of 78.8 kg). Yesterday’s max weight was 79.1 kg, so I was within .3 kg of that. If I do have one more snack, it had better be no more than .1 or .2 kg. Otherwise, I could screw up what looks like a promising opportunity to lose weight today. Since I am now at the exact breakeven point, it would be nice to lose a little so there is a bit of leeway for a bad day, which is sure to come at some point. My experience shows that I cannot even remotely come close to avoiding the 2.0 kg Danger Zone every day. So it would be nice to get into the 76 range if possible.
Ultimately, I had one last snack, but it was only some grapes. So I was back up to about 78.9, or an increase of 1.8. At bedtime, I was at 78.8. After waking up and peeing, my weight was at 78.0. This is slightly better than yesterday, and it means there is still a slim chance of losing weight. This number is kind of disappointing, though, because my diet was better today than yesterday. I was hoping to wake up and weigh in well into the 77 range (meaning as low as possible). However, I do need to go the bathroom again before running. It’s possible that I could be at 77.9 or even 77.8 before running.
I had time to go to the bathroom and release before the run. That “sitting” got me down to 77.8.
My run was about the same slow pace as it has been lately, with my heart rate at about 124 at the end of the session. The results were slightly better, coming in at a weight loss of .7 kg and a weight of 77.1. This put me at breakeven with about 3 to 4 hours left until the official weigh-in. Obviously, these are really good numbers. I will hopefully drop to at least 76.9 kg over that time.
I decided to weigh in an hour early because my weight was already down to 76.8. My weight was falling pretty nicely, and it helped that I went to the bathroom twice. A 76.8 means a great weight loss today of .3 kg.
Total 60-Minute Days: 51
Result: lost .6 kg (77.4 to 76.8)
Total Hard Runs: 34
Result: lost .3 kg (77.4 to 77.1 kg)
includes one break day, one cheat day, and one semi-cheat day
Total Slow Runs: 17
Result: lost .3 kg (77.1 to 76.8)
includes one cheat day but no break days yet