Gained Again On Partial Cheat Day (December 26)

Day 462

The tracking today and tomorrow (I am writing this a day late, so I know what happened) is not as reliable as it usually is in showing what happened over a 24-hour period. This is because I weighed in about 5 1/2 hours late today and about 5 1/2 hours early on Day 463. However, tracking will be back to the normal approximate 24-hour daily period for Day 464.

Despite weighing in late today, I still actually gained weight over this period. However, I was on track to pretty much break even before my schedule changed. Basically, I had trouble getting up in time and was not able to run in the morning. When this happens, I think it’s important for you to try to find a way to make up for it unless this is something that happens only once a month or something like that. Normally, I don’t miss workouts. But since I just took a Christmas break day, it was way too early to have another break day. So I found time to run in the afternoon and then weighed in late.

Normally, this should have been a great day for weight loss. It was after my Christmas Day cheat day. The bounceback effect normally helps a lot. Unfortunately, cheating was not out of my system yet. This resulted in a partial cheat day. Instead of losing almost all discipline, I just let myself go a little bit. But the bounceback effect probably did occur because I still ended up almost breaking even. There is no way to say for sure what would have happened if I had not had another partial cheat day today. But I probably would have lost a decent amount of weight.

My weight was about 79.7 at the time I was going to run. So if we assume that I would have lost about 1.0 kg from a 90-minute run, then my weight would have been about 78.7, for a breakeven day. Instead, I ate one small meal before running and began the run weighing about 80.0 kg.

It was raining during most of this running session, which typically slows me down enough to harm results. Today, the results were pretty average, with a weight loss of about .9 kg. I dropped to 79.1, went to the bathroom, and then finished the day at 78.9 kg. That was .2 kg more than yesterday’s 78.7. Although I weighed in late, the end result was similar to if I had run and weighed in at the usual time. So while today’s figure of a weight gain of .2 kg is only an estimate, it’s still pretty close to what I would have been under a normal schedule.

The plan is to get back to a normal schedule tomorrow (Day 463). Unfortunately, it’s not my preferred normal schedule, which is a run starting at about 9 to 11 in the morning. I am having to run at about 7:30 or 8 in the morning, and it is still dark here and cold. At least I prefer a little sunlight, but I have to do this until after the New Year because of time scheduling. That’s 5 or 6 more days. However, this schedule would presumably not have a negative effect as long as I can get my butt out there and run early in the morning.

Results Through Day 22:

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
Day 18 – 87 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.0 to 76.9
Day 19 – 84 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.9 to 77.0
Day 20 – 0 minutes – gained 1.7 kg – 77.0 to 78.7 (combined cheat day and break day)
Day 21 – 88 minutes – broke even – 78.7 to 78.7 (odd cheat where I actually broke even)
Day 22 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.7 to 78.9 (partial cheat day)
gained 2.1 kg (3 cheat days, a partial cheat day, and one break day)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 163
1817 minutes total
average run time – 82 minutes

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