Breaking Even On 100-Day Test At Day 13 And Including One Cheat Day

Day 453

The best part about today is that I am back to breakeven on my 100-day test of flexible exercise scheduling. This includes the recent cheat day. However, when I have a cheat day, I like to recover 100% as quickly as possible (without killing myself, at least). And I still had .1 kg more to recover even though I am back to breakeven on my experiment.

After 5 days of recovery, I have lost back 1.4 kg of the 1.5 that I gained. That is a very good average of almost .3 kg of weight loss per day over this short period. I have lost weight 4 of the 5 days, and the other one was a pretty small weight gain of .2 kg.

Today had one of my best starts ever in terms of diet performance. At 4 in the afternoon, I had only increased to 78.0 kg, from a start of 77.2. An increase of only .8 at that time of day is way below what it usually is. It’s not even that uncommon for it to be at 1.3 or even 1.5 from time to time. The good start ended up helping me lose .4 kg today.

At 4 in the afternoon, I felt there was hope to fully recover from the cheat day by losing at least .5 kg. Over the next 4 hours, that chance was still there. I had part of a pizza (frozen pizza from the store) and was at 78.2 kg. That was still only 1.0 kg above the starting weight.

I finished the day off with some yogurt. While I didn’t track closely the rest of the night, my max increase was only about 1.3 kg, or a max weight of about 78.5 kg.

After many very poor days of overnight weight loss lately, that part of my weight maintenance plan finally went well today. I lost .9 kg, which put me at 77.6. Since my pre-cheat-day weight was 76.6, I needed to lose .9 kg to fully recover. In warmer weather, that would almost be a given. In this cold weather we are experiencing here lately, it’s possible to come in at even less than .9 for a 90-minute run.

And what I just said happened. Despite a decent performance with an ending heart rate of about 132, I lost only .8 kg. It was already time to wrap up the day right after the exercise session. And despite peeing a little, I was still at 76.8 kg. It put me even on the 100-day test and .1 kg more to fully recover from the cheat day. I am going to continue with another 90-minute run tomorrow and will hopefully shave off an additional .1 kg. If so, I can start reducing some of my run times to below 90 minutes again since that is part of my 100-day experiment.

Results Through Day 13:

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
Day 12 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.6 to 77.2
Day 13 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.2 to 76.8
breakeven overall (one cheat day and no break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 62
1108 minutes total
average run time – about 85 minutes

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