Coming off a really awful day and frankly one of my worst ever, things weren’t going all that great by 6 in the evening. I was thirsty and had quite a bit of water and ate what seemed necessary to get me through the day, but without overeating. But that didn’t help much because I was up to 78.8 and needed a little more food to finish off the day.
The timing of all this is just bad. It’s almost Christmas Eve, and that evening and Christmas Day are obviously going to be cheat days. I was hoping to be well into the 76 range and heading towards the 75 range by the morning of the 24th (after the run). It looks like that may be difficult after yesterday, and today is not going much better so far. However, I definitely won’t be gaining the approximate 2.4 that I gained yesterday. So I will hopefully at least lose a little over this daily period.
Ridiculously low overnight weight loss continues to haunt me. I did great on diet today, finishing the night at about 78.6 kg, or only 1.4 kg over the starting weight of 77.2. I was expecting to be at least 78.0 or in the 77 range already when getting up. Nope. I was still 78.2 even after a long pee. It feels like the universe is literally working against me. Even working my butt off, I cannot maintain unless I have a decent weight loss overnight when sleeping. That is supposed to happen because it is the natural process. But it is barely happening lately.
This day should have turned out a heck of a lot better, but it was still a successful day in the end. I went on another 90-minute run and lost more than average when compared to recent results. From a start of 78.2, I got down to about 77.0. To finish the day off, I went to the bathroom. The scale still said 77.0 for some reason, although I was expecting it to drop a little more. Nonetheless, a drop to 77.0 was still a daily weight loss of .2 kg.
The main disappointment today is that I did very well on diet, ran the maximum amount for what I am doing for this 100-day test, and still only lost .2 kg. In some ways, it seems about as bad as yesterday if you look at all of the tracking numbers. I rose about 2.4 kg yesterday and ended up with a gain of .6. So from the max weight increase, I dropped down 1.8 kg to finish the day. Today, my max increase was about 1.6, and I finished with a weight loss of .2. Thus, my drop was about 1.8 again. This number of 1.8 is not something that I usually track specifically, but it seems awfully low because I used to pretty routinely rise to 2.4 or even more on 90-minute running days and would still lose weight. I certainly was not gaining .6 kg on such days.
I was thinking that the cold weather may be hurting me, but I am not convinced of that yet. The problem with that theory is that I have lost a lot f weight during the winter before. However, that was when I had a lot of weight left to lose. So the fact that I am near my target maintenance weight might be a bigger factor in what is going on lately. I am still only .2 kg over on the 100-day test at this point. But that is not the disappointing part. The part that sucks is that I am running 90 minutes almost every day. The frustrating part is that I can’t let up at all and run less. I am not even trying to stop exercising. I would just like to run less, but that doesn’t seem possible at this point in time. Well, I am going to keep going and may end up having to do a separate test in warmer weather so I can compare results.
Results Through Day 17:
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
Day 14 – 90 minutes – broke even – 76.8 to 76.8
Day 15 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 16 – 90 minutes – gained .6 kg – 76.8 to 77.2
Day 17 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.0
gained .2 kg (one cheat day and no break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 62
1468 minutes total
average run time – about 86 minutes