Monster Drop of .8 KG When Everything Goes Right

Day 474

This here is a day where everything went right. If I knew how to bottle this day up and teach people how to do this at will, I could make millions. But ever since starting Pentamize tracking, there are two constant things I have noticed. I do lose or maintain if I find the right balance of diet and exercise. Second, I have no idea what is going to happen from one day to the next even though I have a good idea of the end result over time. But that end result could take weeks or months, depending on the particular objectives at a point in time.

One thing that my Pentamize tracking system cannot do is change the biological factors that cause results in weight loss and gain to go up and down on a daily basis. Maybe this is a good thing. It may just be that the human body needs to go up and down some as it regulates the various functions that keep us alive. So I don’t sweat it too much because I always seem to be maintaining my long-term goals.

Another thing I am still working on is getting a better understanding of why my diet has changed recently. There have been times when I seem to push up to a daily increase of 2.0 kg for an extended period of time. Yet, I have recently survived nicely on much lower daily increases. My maximum increase today was only about 1.0 kg, which was up from 78.2 to 79.2. Such a day virtually guarantees weight loss as long as I get in a decent exercise session.

Today was another 90-minute run, and it was a big factor. It was not just my diet that helped me. I was about 78.5 in the morning, so I was already only .3 kg over the day’s beginning weight. A monster day was guaranteed, but I figured on having a pretty low result of .8 kg of weight loss from the run since there wasn’t much extra to lose today, anyway. But even a slow run produced a weight loss of about 1.1 kg. I somehow dropped to 77.4 kg, and that was my final weight today. After a somewhat disappointing breakeven day yesterday, I charged back hard today and lost .8 kg. Both diet and exercise helped get this result. Unfortunately, most days just don’t go this well on both of the 2 major factors of diet and exercise. But I am used to that and know that my overall plan will yield the expected results over time.

It’s not even surprising now that I ended up having a bad day after today (I already know the results because I usually wait at least one extra day before publishing a blog post). Nonetheless, these swings are something you really must get used to for long-term success. Just keep in mind that all human beings have these ups and downs. It’s perfectly normal.

I am still working on getting down to 77.0 to have a full recovery from holiday cheat days in December and New Year’s. This was a huge step in that direction. I did have a hiccup tomorrow, but that is just a daily setback and not too surprising considering today’s fantastic results.

Results Through Day 34:

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

gained .6 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 614
2456 minutes total
average run time – 72 minutes

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