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

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