Low Overnight Weight Loss Contributes to Daily Weight Gain Of .3 KG

Day 482

I felt demoralized for part of today but slightly relieved by the end of it. Ultimately, I gained .3 kg today. However, my run was reduced to 60 minutes instead of the max of 90. In addition, I did not even do a full run for the 60 minutes. Part of the workout session consisted of lunges.

It seemed like I was doing better on diet today, but something happened that was not expected. The day started out fine for diet, with a good (meaning small) increase of only 77.4 to 78.7 before the last meal.

After that, I did not weigh myself again at night. However, I did take a risk by drinking a coke. But it was only a traditional can coke of about .3 to .4 kg. That likely would not have hurt me too badly. But for some reason, I woke up and was shocked to still weigh 78.8 kg. So while I don’t have an actual figure on overnight weight loss this time, it seems like it was not more than about .5 kg. That was a major disappointment and frankly one of the worst results I have ever seen.

The only good thing going for me at the time of the 78.8 weigh-in is that I had 5 more hours to go until the final daily weigh-in. That time, which was to include a running session, gave me some chance to at least reduce the expected weight gain.

Worse yet, though, was the fact that my body was not in shape to run for 90 minutes. It was also raining outside, so the whole day continued to be a mess. I ultimately opted for a 60-minute workout and a had a decent loss of .7 kg for that amount of time. Oddly enough, I did not even run the whole time, so I was surprised to even lose that amount of weight. The lunges I did for close to half of the session would not be expected to promote much weight loss. However, since about half of the session was running (faster than average), there is no way to tell how much I lost from lunges and how much from the actual jogging.

The exercise got my weight down to 78.1, and going to the bathroom twice got that down further to 77.7, along with the additional time remaining between exercising and the final weigh-in. 77.7 as my final weight for the day, which was a gain of .3 kg. Considering that everything except diet seemed to go bad today, I was actually not feeling too bad about that result.

My body will hopefully feel up to the task of running 90 minutes tomorrow. I definitely need it to make up for today’s mess.

Results Through Day 42:

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
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
Day 42 – 60 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
gained .9 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 724
3136 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes (75 if rounding up)

Changing Danger Zone Mark To 1.8 Looking More Correct Over Time

Day 481

After a nice surprise weight loss yesterday, I started at 77.2 and increased t0 79.4, for a max increase of 2.2 kg. Almost every day for the past few days, I have gotten at or over 2.0 kg. This has happened before, and it certainly presents a challenge. This kind of trend is exactly why I have to run so much. Maybe some day, I will figure out a different way. For now, the only way is to work hard and sacrifice. I just can’t seem to stabilize my food intake, but this weight also includes water.

So as I seem to be saying a lot lately, it may be unrealistic to expect my body to need the same amount of food and water every day. It’s probably a natural fluctuation. But whether it is or not, the purpose of Pentamize tracking is to set up a system where you can adjust to those fluctuations. It may require some sacrifice in eating a little less than desired, though.

At 79.4, I got well into the Danger Zone again, especially since recently decreasing it to 1.8 kg. Even under the old standard, that put me .2 kg over.

Some of today’s increase was due to water, but I probably ate too much, as well. There seems to be no end to my roller coaster eating habits and inability to keep a steady diet. Again, maybe this is not a bad thing. By giving my body what it seems to need, I may be avoiding psychological ups and downs that are potentially even worse than any negatives caused by an inconsistent diet. The key for me is to not eat just to be eating, but to only at when it keeps up my energy level. And this has worked for me so far even though it’s rather inconvenient to have to always track my diet and modify as necessary.

I went down to 79.1 at 9 at night. However, it was necessary to drink some water and have a small snack to get through to bedtime.

Unlike many recent days, I had a pretty good overnight weight loss to get down to about 78.2 kg. Unfortunately, that was followed by a very poor run result of only about .7 kg of weight loss. That is about as low as it gets, and I was still at 77.5 kg at that point.

It was close to time to weigh in, and I lost only an additional .1 kg after going to the bathroom. My final weight was 77.4, which meant that I gained .2 kg today.

Looking at my recent decision to decrease my Danger Zone mark to 1.8, that decision seems more and more correct over time. If I had stuck to 1.8 kg today, it almost certainly would have been a day with some weight loss. I still don’t know the reason for this needed change, but it appears to be the right move. The challenge, though, is going to be slightly eating less, which has been a problem the past few days. However, I am still doing pretty good on my 100-day test, sitting at only a weight gain of .6 kg.

Results Through Day 41:

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
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
gained .6 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
3076 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes

Lost a Smidgen Of Weight On Another Roller Coaster Day

Day 480

I was right back on the diet roller coaster today, and on a steep decline. Yesterday, I improved and maxed out at only about 1.5 to 1.6 kg before sleeping. Today was like the day before yesterday and the day before that, when I went past the 2.0 Danger Zone mark both days.

This time, I got to about 2.2 real fast. It was at about 4 in the afternoon. At that time, I decided to sacrifice some and try to abstain from consuming anything, perhaps for the rest of the day.

My attempt was successful for a while, but I got too hungry and had to eat something after 8 at night. That last bit of food will probably cause me to gain weight today, but it didn’t seem inappropriate to eat it because my body seemed to need it. So while I don’t know how to get off of this roller coaster at the moment, I am committed to not starving to do it.

There was one difference today, though. I was quite thirsty and definitely drank more water than lately after the run. This played a factor in getting into the Danger Zone, and it could mean a higher overnight weight loss. That’s far from certain, so I’ll just have to hope that happens. A decent overnight weight loss will be necessary to avoid gaining weight today.

At 11 at night, shortly before sleeping, I weighed in at 79.2 kg, or 1.9 kg over today’s starting weight. I am starting to doubt a big overnight loss, but one can hope.

Things got weird overnight and in the morning, but in a good way for a change. I woke up and was 78.4 kg, for a decent overnight weight loss of about .8 kg. After that, I had a very tough run, as my body literally did not even feel like moving from the beginning of the session. So I took a slow pace most of the way and sped up a little in spurts when my body seemed able to handle it.

The post-run weigh-in showed a 77.5, but I then finished at 77.2 after hitting the bathroom. Surprisingly, I somehow lost weight today, although it was the minimum trackable loss of .1 kg.

While today seemed like a crazy ride, losing a little weight on a 90-minute exercise day after increasing 2.1 kg or so was commonplace just a few months ago. But ever since losing less weight during runs (especially since it got cold), that has been more difficult. So today is a positive exception to the recent trend. To be on the safe side, I will stick with my decision to lower the Danger Zone mark to 1.8 kg. This all shows how weight loss and maintenance requires you to periodically reassess your tracking results and modify your system as necessary. Sure, it would be nice to figure out everything once and just stick to that. Unfortunately, reassessment is necessary at times.

Results Through Day 40:

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
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
gained .4 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
2986 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes

Lost .3 KG After Reversing 2 Bad Diet Days

Day 479

Today, I got out of my diet funk, returning to a more appropriate amount of food intake after 2 days in a row of going over 2.0 kg. The last 2 days finally convinced me to reduce my Danger Zone to 1.8 kg, dropping it .2 kg from 2.0.

I will probably be increasing it back to 2.0 when the weather warms up. But we will have to play that by ear and base it on actual results. It is January now, so it will be quite cold here for probably another 60 days or so.

The fact that I am lowering the Danger Zone clearly does not mean that it’s going to be easy. On some days, I am definitely eating less than before. On other days, I am going right past the old 2.0 kg Danger Zone mark. I have been talking the past few blog posts about this issue (an ever-changing food intake amount). If I could stabilize that, losing and maintaining weight would probably be a lot easier. But one thing I have said pretty much from the beginning is that losing weight is not easy. You can make it doable (at least I was able to do it), but it never was easy. Sometimes, I still go a little hungry in the latter part of certain days. This occurs when I am tracking closely and realize that my weight has increased too much or even surpassed the Danger Zone mark.

Today, I was able to stay well below even the new 1.8 mark. It was due to natural diet variability, not so much any conscious effort to eat less. It was sure a welcome change from the past 2 days and something that occurred a lot for some reason for a few days after the holiday cheat days. I reckon that might be because my body had had plenty to eat in the days before that, but there is no way to know for sure. I have yet to figure out how to trick my body to want to eat less. But that sounds like the kind of gimmick that might not last for a lifetime, anyway. This is why I just try to focus on eating in moderation and exercising instead of fads and tricks.

My weight was 78.7 with one meal to go. That was only 1.2 kg over the day’s start. Then, my last meal was only about .3 to .4 kg, leaving me at about 1.5 to 1.6 kg over at the most. I did not check at that time, but this is a good estimate. I did weigh myself before bed and was at 79.1.

The overnight weight loss of about .6 was not good. If it had been about 1.0 kg, that would have set me up for a monster day. This middling result was made up for with a pretty good run. I was 77.4, and that put me at a weight loss for the day with about an hour to go for the official weigh-in.

I went to the bathroom and dropped an additional .1 kg to finish the day at 77.3. In some ways, this seems like it should have been even better, but a .3 kg loss is nothing to sneeze at. I am still not clear at all why I sometimes lose .7 or even 1.0 kg in a single day without any special measures. I guess the body is ready to lose that much on some days and just not quite that ready on others.

Results Through Day 39:

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
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
gained .5 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
2896 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes

Modifying Danger Zone To 1.8 For Now

Day 478

After today, my average run time for my 100-day test is up to about 74 minutes. I am very happy about that and not feeling bad at all about being a bit over the starting mark of 76.8. The holidays caused that, so I appear to be doing fine overall.

Unfortunately, my diet is taking a turn for the worse. After going over 2.0 kg yesterday, today makes that 2 days in a row. I got a little over 2.0 again, and a poor overnight weight loss put me in a big hole before the beginning of the run.

I don’t have specific numbers today on my max weight increase, but it was definitely a little over 2.0, which means I was in the Danger Zone yet again. 2.0 is not bad for 90-minute days when the weather is warm, or at least was not bad for me a couple of months ago. One thing I am learning is that a person’s Danger Zone may have to be modified over time based on many factors. I don’t have a list of those factors, and it’s not clear how helpful that would be, anyway. But weather is the factor I am talking about here. It seems like my 2.0 Danger Zone is not going to apply in Denmark winter weather. Even running 90 minutes, I have gained weight on some days when finishing around a 2.0 increase. So that number needs to be out for now and probably should be reduced to about 1.8.

I knew I was in trouble when I woke up and weighed 79.0 kg. That was 1.5 kg over today’s starting weight. However, there were some decent surprising results after that that helped me whittle that number down more than expected. By weigh-in time, I somehow managed to drop to 77.6 kg, for the minimum trackable daily weight gain of .1 kg. That was way better than expected. However, recent results still convince me that my Danger Zone needs to be modified down to 1.8 from 2.0 as long as it’s still near freezing outside. And that is for an expected 90-minute run. Thus, in order to safely do some shorter runs, I’ll need to keep my weight increase on a particular day to something below 1.8 kg.

I was surprised to be at 77.8 after the running session, and that helped me almost break even today. I was then able to drop an additional .2 kg to finish at 77.6.

2 days in a row of going over 2.0 kg has resulted in an increase of .4 kg even when exercising for 90 minutes. Is my diet getting out of control? That’s something I will continue to monitor, but it’s sometimes natural to temporarily eat more because the body actually needs it. So it’s not time to panic just yet. For now, I will just keep eating what seems necessary for the energy that gets me through the day. Neither of the past 2 days came close to putting me into “cheat day” territory. So I am not too upset yet. But this trend can’t just keep going, or something will have to be modified.

Results Through Day 38:

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
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
gained .7 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
2806 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes