Lost .4 KG And Now Heading Into New Year’s Cheat Days

This is Day 26 of my 100-day test of flexible exercise workouts. While I am over so far, it’s clearly duet to the holiday cheat days. So I am happy with this so far. I totally intended to include the holidays to make this a more realistic experiment.

Today was another good recovery day. This was needed because I am about to hit 2 more cheat days in a row. This is the blog post for December 30, 2017, so New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are coming starting tomorrow.

I lost .4 kg today on a strange one with roller-coaster results. My diet was great as far as how much I ate, and it was actually pushing towards not eating enough. I got a bit of a headache that might have been from low food consumption. At any rate, the key is to not starve, and I didn’t starve. I am just clarifying that I was getting pretty close to starvation, which is not my goal. But in this circumstance, I decided to sacrifice a little more than usual due to trying to at least get into the 77 range before the New Year’s cheat days.

I just barely managed to get into the 77 range and finished today at 77.9 kg. That was a daily loss of .4 kg, and more was expected considering how the day was going. However, I was on a different schedule than recent days. Instead of running in the morning right before the final weigh-in, I had to run at night (the middle of my daily Pentamize tracking periods) due to a scheduling problem.

I was only up to about 79.0 at the maximum (.7 kg up from 78.3) today and had even dropped some to 78.8 before the run. This was looking like a monster day, but nothing really went well from that point forward. I only lost about .8 kg from a 90-minute run, getting down to 78.0. The pace was pretty average, with it being moderately cold (above freezing). At that point, I really needed one more meal before sleeping, and that meal plus post-exercise water for rehydration raised my weight to about 78.5 kg.

I was hoping to lose a lot of weight overnight, but it was literally a disaster. I woke up at about 6 in the morning, and still weighed about 78.3 kg. That is about the worst I have ever seen, but it perhaps makes sense when considering I ate so little. Anyway, the last 4 hours did not include any exercise, and I abstained from eating or drinking anything and lost .4 kg. So this allowed me to lose .4 kg today. Although I was expecting to lose more, my predictions have never been all that accurate. Even when doing rigorous Pentamize tracking, I have found it impossible to predict daily results even though the end result is always good weight loss or maintenance.

It’s now time to have a couple of cheat days. I was really hoping to lose more before this second cheating period. However, losing 1.0 kg in 4 days is really not bad at all. So this period between Christmas and New Year’s has been pretty successful as a short-term recovery effort.

Results Through Day 26:

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)
Day 26 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 78.3 to 77.9

gained 1.1 kg (3 cheat days, a partial cheat day, and two break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 253
2097 minutes total
average run time – 81 minutes

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