This is the second day after a cheat day, and the first one was low for the typical first day of recovery. But the reason for that is pretty clear. I ate an extra meal before running that I usually abstain from until after the run. Despite that, I did still lose .1 kg of weight. So that should be considered a check in the win column even though it was barely a weight loss. What it does mean is that I need to have a good day today to consider this is a good overall start to my current recovery.
The day started out great. Despite starting at 78.1, I was still only 78.5 after the first meal. It is usually way more than that, but I didn’t really feel like drinking water after the running session. I stuck to my usual habit of sipping on some coffee, though.
If a day starts like this, it has massive potential for weight loss. But things can go really bad really fast if you don’t maintain discipline all day long, minus maybe some small mistakes. So it’s important to always keep on your toes. This is why I track my weight all the time. It’s exactly what allows me to keep on my toes.
My diet discipline was great all day this time. I was still only 79.1 at bedtime. Being only 1.0 kg up at bedtime is not unheard of in my Pentamize tracking, but it’s very good. It can’t get much better than that because I would be starving if it were much lower.
I knew when waking up that I was going to lose weight today. But it was still important to have a decent jogging session. On bad days, it is possible to lose only .7 or so even with a 90-minute session.
Fortunately, I was able to drop 1.0 kg from today’s exercise session even though it was pretty cold outside.
Today, I lost .7 kg even though I actually weighed in about 2 1/2 hours early. Normally, that is too early to weigh in. But since I was already losing a bunch, anyway, it seemed right to go ahead and get it over with and readjust my weigh-in time to a little earlier. I make these little adjustments from time to time when appropriate, but it’s not to cheat or anything like that. It just depends on scheduling and sometimes my inability to wait. Ideally, it’s best to do your final weigh-in only 15 minutes or so after running or doing whatever exercise you do. That way, you don’t have to starve yourself until the weigh-in at the very time you are thirsty and possibly also hungry from exercising.
In these 2 days of recovery, I have now lost .8 kg. So although yesterday was a shaky start, today made up for it. A loss of .8 in 2 days is always good. I am still pushing to recover back down to 76.7 and am also continuing my 100-day test.
Results Through Day 10:
Day 1 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 2 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.6 to 76.8
Day 3 – 64 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.8 to 77.0
Day 4 – 89 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.0 to 76.8
Day 5 – 75 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.8 to 77.1
Day 6 – 90 minutes – gained .5 kg – 77.1 to 77.6
Day 7 – 90 minutes – lost .9 kg – 77.6 to 76.7
Day 8 – 90 minutes – gained 1.5 kg – 76.7 to 78.2 (cheat day)
Day 9 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.2 to 78.1
Day 10 – 90 minutes – lost .7 kg – 78.1 to 77.4
gained .6 kg overall
minutes saved from max of 90 – 62
838 minutes total
average run time – about 82 minutes