Ate Too Much Late At Night; Why I Don’t Really Care

Day 473

This is turning out to be another interesting day, where my diet weight is lower in weight than expected. I am really not consciously eating much less, but maybe I am doing it without realizing it.

My max increase today was only about 1.1 kg, from 78.2 to about 79.3. Then, I was 79.2 and decided to do my run at night. All I needed was a slow run. I thought about running less than 90 minutes. But I am in recovery and would like to get down to 77.9 if possible.

It was freezing cold outside, but I got through a pretty average run. My heart rate was approximately 116 by the end of the session, and I didn’t run particularly hard at any time during the 90 minutes. I peed and dropped to 78.2.

Although I was running at night and finished at 10:45, my body was telling me to get some food. I don’t know if I would call that a mistake in this situation, although the general idea is that eating that late at night is thought to be a bad idea. In this case, though, it seems like my body was screaming to get more and actually needed it. So I was not going to starve.

Despite feeling the need to get some food in me regardless of the timing, eating that late at night seemed to have a negative effect on my daily weight result. I was probably about 78.6 to 78.8 at bedtime and was still 78.3 in the morning. That was at about 8:30 in the morning, with only 2 hours to go until the final daily weigh-in. What seemed like another great day last night has turned sour and may even show a weight gain. Still, I am not going to mind it that much if I can’t drop any more weight.

It’s now a good time to review why I don’t starve myself like some people resort to on a “diet.” First of all, I don’t really “diet” per se even though I use that word. I am just using that word in general to refer to what I eat and am certainly not talking about a specific diet. When I refer to a diet, I really mean moderation, not specific foods.

Sugar and carbohydrates are the things that I have learned to try to eat less of, and that has seemed to have a positive effect on my weight loss and maintenance. However, I certainly do not follow an Atkins or keto diet or anything of the sort. The reason for this is clear. I don’t hear people say that they stick to a diet, and the ones I hear talking about going on a diet are usually the ones who are overweight. This does not seem like a good idea. Would you cheat off of someone’s paper if you know he is a failing student? No, but you see the same people jumping on one fad diet after another. It’s a permanent lifestyle change that I want, and I don’t see how a rigid diet is going to be part of that. So moderation is my approach, and it has been working.

So although I ate too late last night and messed up today’s results, I still ate in relative moderation today overall. Thus, I am not feeling badly about this situation. It will all come back off by the end of this recovery period.

Over the next couple of hours, I dropped a little and pretty much broke even today. My final weight was about 78.2 kg, which was also today’s starting point. After a .6 kg weight loss yesterday, I don’t feel like moaning over a breakeven today that probably wasn’t better only because I ate a couple of hours too late due to uncontrollable scheduling. Let’s just move on to a better day tomorrow.

Results Through Day 33:

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

gained 1.4 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 614
2366 minutes total
average run time – 72 minutes

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