Monster 1.3 KG Weight Loss In One Day And Holiday Cheating Review

Day 470

Let me review a bit what has happened over the course of the 2017 year-end holidays. I have had more break days in this short period of time since starting. Yet, the weight gain that has occurred is less than I was expecting.

I just took 3 break days for New Year’s partying, and my weight increased by 1.9 kg. This was far less than expected and why I am feeling good about the upcoming recovery. However, the attempted recovery between Christmas cheating and New Year’s cheating was actually not so great. This is not that surprising, though, since I lost a great deal of discipline during that time. Even between Christmas Day and New Year’s, I took an additional break day, and the 26th was a partial cheat day.

I started at 77.0 kg before Christmas and shot up in one day to 78.7 kg. Then, I slowly recovered back down to 77.9 before the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day cheating. That portion of this holiday cheating period is pretty typical and not so surprising.

What has been surprisingly good is that I didn’t gain more since December 31 (including that cheat day). Yes, I have gained weight. But 3 break days in a row and only one 90-minute run, and I am at 78.5 kg after today, up from a start of 77.9 on December 30. That is only .6 kg over with only one exercise workout in 4 days. And that included 2 cheat days and a partial cheat day. I would have expected to be well more than 1 kg over at this point, and maybe even up to 2 kg over.

Today was a monster recovery day that took a big dent into getting back to the 77.9 I was on December 30. I lost a huge 1.3 kg, down from 79.8 to 78.5 kg. However, getting back down to 77.9 is only the first part of the holiday recovery since I was actually 77.0 before Christmas. At that point, I was .2 kg over my starting weight of 76.8 for the 100-day test.

Let me be clear, though. One lesson I have learned is to not rush a recovery or rush losing weight in general. This tends to get me down on an emotional and psychological and sometimes a physical level. I have 70 days left in my 100-day test, and that’s way more than enough time to recover. If things go well, I might even do that in a week or two. But if that is to happen, it should happen naturally instead of forcing it. At the same time, I am pretty used to going without break days for a long time. The recent days are an exception.

Lo and behold, I took another break day tomorrow (I am writing this blog post a little later, so I already know this). But I was able to do this because I was only .3 kg over after today’s huge loss of 1.3 kg. It was darn cold outside (right around freezing), so it seemed like the right time to take a break. On Day 472, though, I will definitely need to get back to a good run.

Results Through Day 30:

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

gained 1.7 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 5 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 523
2187 minutes total
average run time – 73 minutes

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