Got Better Control Of Diet Today, But Still Don’t Fully Understand My Diet Needs

Day 476

Today saw a nice return to much better diet control. Even at 7:30 at night, my weight was only at an increase of 1.2 kg, from 77.7 to 78.9. This is compared to the poor 2.1 kg increase at about the same time yesterday. I only needed a small snack from there and increased to approximately 1.5 kg at the most.

This would not be a breakeven day with no exercise, but I am already resigned to the fact that exercise must be a large part of my success. Otherwise, there will be no success in my case.

I dropped a fairly low amount overnight, waking up at 78.4 kg. Since that is only .7 kg above the starting weight today, a 90-minute run will 100% guarantee success and a daily weight loss. I might or might not get back the full .3 kg gained yesterday, though. Anyway, my main focus is just having a good day. Specific expectations over a short period are unrealistic.

While I know that diet control is a key to success in weight loss and maintenance, what is not clear to me still is why I am more or less hungry from day to day. I suppose some people have a consistent daily diet and don’t feel a biological need to waiver from that much, if at all. But in my case, I am way hungrier one day than the next even with the same basic overall activity level. This is probably the reason that tracking everything is so vital to my own personal success. Based on the variability of your hunger level, you may need to weigh yourself either more or less than me. This is why I always stress that everyone must tailor his or her personal weight loss plan to desires and tendencies. Weigh in as much as you need to. I am just saying that one factor that may determine how much you need to weigh in throughout the day could be the variability of your daily diet. I don’t have a clue why my hunger level changes so much, but it requires me to weigh in constantly to track my progress.

I dropped from 78.4 to 77.4 from the run, for a pretty good loss of about 1.0 kg. Then, I went to the bathroom and finished the day at 77.2. That mad for a daily weight loss of .5 kg.

I hopefully can hit 77.0 tomorrow, giving me a full recovery from all holiday cheating, including Christmas. A full recovery in about 10 days is not bad at all, but even if I don’t make it tomorrow, I am close and well on the way. More importantly, I am only a few tenths of a kilogram above my 100-day test starting weight of 76.8. That is going just fine with an average of 72 minutes per day of running. This includes break days, so most of the runs have been 90 minutes. The breaks have lowered the average.

Results Through Day 36:

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

gained .4 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 614
2636 minutes total
average run time – 73 minutes

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