Why My Weight Increase Guideline Is Still 2.0 KG Even When Running 90 Minutes

Day 451

After a solid weight loss of .7 kg yesterday, today proved to be challenging from a diet perspective. This is not totally unsurprising. One of the reasons I lost so much yesterday is because I just didn’t eat that much food. It was not a matter of starving. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t that hungry.

Eating less on one day can obviously help you lose weight on one day. But there is an issue of what will happen the next day. That concern is why I never seek to starve myself for temporary weight loss. It won’t do any good in the long run if you binge after starving. I sacrifice some by eating a little less when my tracking tells me to do that. But starving is not one of my methods.

I can never be sure what the reasons are for being hungry or not being hungry. But I was definitely a lot hungrier today than yesterday. And I got off to a bad start, rising from 77.4 to about 78.9 by 5 in the afternoon. That is not terrible, but I needed to start being careful at that point. During the recent cold weather, I am not losing that much weight even during 90-minute runs. So trying to stay at or below (usually below) a daytime weight increase of 2.0 kg is a good guideline. I can possibly go above that 2.0 as the weather warms up. But for now, it’s always going to be risky going over 2.0 as long as I am having days where I lose only .8 or even .7 on some days with a 90-minute session. I am surprised at this, but it’s not that bad. I am not starving, and part of it is drinking less water because the 2.0 kg mark includes water consumption.

I was 79.2 at bedtime, which is actually not that bad. It was 1.8 kg over the starting mark of 77.4. Unfortunately, I had a terribly low weight loss overnight of only .4 kg. This upset me, as that is weird and simply should not happen. But it dropped me to only 78.7 kg.

My disappointment lessened due to a decent run result compared to average recent outings. I lost 1.0 kg to get down to 77.7. It was almost time to weigh in, so I urinated and then had a final weigh-in of 77.6 kg. Mostly because of the horribly low weight loss overnight, I gained .2 kg today. When something like this is inexplicably bad (losing only .4 kg overnight), I usually chalk it up to short-term bad luck and don’t worry about it. There’s no point in worrying when I made no huge mistakes. So it’s time to just move on, and these things have always corrected themselves during the course of my Pentamize tracking and successful weight loss and maintenance.

Results Through Day 11:

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
Day 11 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.4 to 77.6
gained .8 kg overall
minutes saved from max of 90 – 62
928 minutes total
average run time – about 84 minutes

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