Lost a Smidgen Of Weight On Another Roller Coaster Day

Day 480

I was right back on the diet roller coaster today, and on a steep decline. Yesterday, I improved and maxed out at only about 1.5 to 1.6 kg before sleeping. Today was like the day before yesterday and the day before that, when I went past the 2.0 Danger Zone mark both days.

This time, I got to about 2.2 real fast. It was at about 4 in the afternoon. At that time, I decided to sacrifice some and try to abstain from consuming anything, perhaps for the rest of the day.

My attempt was successful for a while, but I got too hungry and had to eat something after 8 at night. That last bit of food will probably cause me to gain weight today, but it didn’t seem inappropriate to eat it because my body seemed to need it. So while I don’t know how to get off of this roller coaster at the moment, I am committed to not starving to do it.

There was one difference today, though. I was quite thirsty and definitely drank more water than lately after the run. This played a factor in getting into the Danger Zone, and it could mean a higher overnight weight loss. That’s far from certain, so I’ll just have to hope that happens. A decent overnight weight loss will be necessary to avoid gaining weight today.

At 11 at night, shortly before sleeping, I weighed in at 79.2 kg, or 1.9 kg over today’s starting weight. I am starting to doubt a big overnight loss, but one can hope.

Things got weird overnight and in the morning, but in a good way for a change. I woke up and was 78.4 kg, for a decent overnight weight loss of about .8 kg. After that, I had a very tough run, as my body literally did not even feel like moving from the beginning of the session. So I took a slow pace most of the way and sped up a little in spurts when my body seemed able to handle it.

The post-run weigh-in showed a 77.5, but I then finished at 77.2 after hitting the bathroom. Surprisingly, I somehow lost weight today, although it was the minimum trackable loss of .1 kg.

While today seemed like a crazy ride, losing a little weight on a 90-minute exercise day after increasing 2.1 kg or so was commonplace just a few months ago. But ever since losing less weight during runs (especially since it got cold), that has been more difficult. So today is a positive exception to the recent trend. To be on the safe side, I will stick with my decision to lower the Danger Zone mark to 1.8 kg. This all shows how weight loss and maintenance requires you to periodically reassess your tracking results and modify your system as necessary. Sure, it would be nice to figure out everything once and just stick to that. Unfortunately, reassessment is necessary at times.

Results Through Day 40:

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
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
gained .4 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
2986 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes

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