Actually Lost Some Weight on a Break Day (Unusual For Me)

Day 465

Today started out at 78.5, after I gained .2 kg yesterday. Including the loss of .6 the day before, the last two days are still showing a good loss of .4 kg. I guess that’s a decent start to this short recovery period, which may not be long enough to get back down to 77.0 before the next two cheat days. Those will be on December 31 and January 1. And that will finally be the end of the holiday cheat days.

Before the Christmas cheat days, I was 77.0 kg. It would be nice to get back down to that before December 31. However, I only have two days left to do that. Losing from 78.5 to 77.0 in 2 days is highly unlikely. While not impossible, it would take one awesome day and another good day or two really good days of about .7 kg or so of weight loss. I did lose .6 kg 2 days ago, but doing that twice would still not be enough. Ideally, though, I would like to get well into the 77 range before the December 31 cheating begins.

After the bad diet performance yesterday, I was able to turn it around big time. Instead of rising to about 2.0 kg over the start like yesterday, my max increase was only about .9 to 1.0 kg. For some strange reason, I was only 79.1 when weighing in at 9:30 at night. I checked this several times, so it appears to be correct.

At about 6 in the evening, I weighed in at 79.4 and then had a rather small amount of food and drink between then and the 9:30 weigh-in. Regardless of what is going on, it looks like I am going to have a big day of weight loss. Hopefully, though, my run result will be better than yesterday’s paltry .7 kg. I did go to the bathroom quite a bit today, which may have added to a smaller diet compared to yesterday and the average day to produce such a small weight gain by 9:30 at night.

I kept on dropping throughout the night but before sleeping. My weight was about 78.8 at close to midnight. That is the biggest “before sleep” drop that I remember ever tracking. The downer is that I woke up and was still 78.6 kg. What a wild day this is. The best day ever turned into the lowest overnight drop ever. LOL. Still, when you average that out, it’s a huge drop. I was only .1 kg above the starting weight of 78.5 when getting up. That is extremely rare in my entire history of Pentamize tracking.

Since I need to do something this morning, I am going to take a break day. This would have been a huge weight loss day. However, I can still lose more weight tomorrow since I won’t be very hungry today (not running this morning means I will need to eat less). This will also give me the opportunity to drop my average run of 83 minutes. I will still either break even today or lose a little after going to the bathroom again. This is not what I normally do. But it feels like good timing to take a break. However, it will be important to eat less tomorrow to allow tomorrow’s run to produce a nice, big weight loss.

When looking at these recent numbers, it’s also important to keep in mind that the numbers for the 100-day test are currently misleading. This is going to always be true after a cheat day, but certainly after two cheat days, a partial cheat day, and two break days. It’s going to take probably a good two weeks or more to recover back down to 77.0 kg (just estimating here because it is impossible to predict exactly).

Today is one of the best break days ever. By the time of the final weigh-in, I had actually lost .2 kg, getting down to 78.3 kg. And while it could have been a monster day with a run, I would like to get that big average of 83 minutes per run down some. And today, it got down to 80 because of the break.

Results Through Day 25:

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)
Day 23 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.9 to 78.3
Day 24 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.3 to 78.5
Day 25 – 0 minutes – lost .2 kg – 78.5 to 78.3 (break day)

gained 1.5 kg (3 cheat days, a partial cheat day, and two break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 253
1997 minutes total
average run time – 80 minutes

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