Changing Danger Zone Mark To 1.8 Looking More Correct Over Time

Day 481

After a nice surprise weight loss yesterday, I started at 77.2 and increased t0 79.4, for a max increase of 2.2 kg. Almost every day for the past few days, I have gotten at or over 2.0 kg. This has happened before, and it certainly presents a challenge. This kind of trend is exactly why I have to run so much. Maybe some day, I will figure out a different way. For now, the only way is to work hard and sacrifice. I just can’t seem to stabilize my food intake, but this weight also includes water.

So as I seem to be saying a lot lately, it may be unrealistic to expect my body to need the same amount of food and water every day. It’s probably a natural fluctuation. But whether it is or not, the purpose of Pentamize tracking is to set up a system where you can adjust to those fluctuations. It may require some sacrifice in eating a little less than desired, though.

At 79.4, I got well into the Danger Zone again, especially since recently decreasing it to 1.8 kg. Even under the old standard, that put me .2 kg over.

Some of today’s increase was due to water, but I probably ate too much, as well. There seems to be no end to my roller coaster eating habits and inability to keep a steady diet. Again, maybe this is not a bad thing. By giving my body what it seems to need, I may be avoiding psychological ups and downs that are potentially even worse than any negatives caused by an inconsistent diet. The key for me is to not eat just to be eating, but to only at when it keeps up my energy level. And this has worked for me so far even though it’s rather inconvenient to have to always track my diet and modify as necessary.

I went down to 79.1 at 9 at night. However, it was necessary to drink some water and have a small snack to get through to bedtime.

Unlike many recent days, I had a pretty good overnight weight loss to get down to about 78.2 kg. Unfortunately, that was followed by a very poor run result of only about .7 kg of weight loss. That is about as low as it gets, and I was still at 77.5 kg at that point.

It was close to time to weigh in, and I lost only an additional .1 kg after going to the bathroom. My final weight was 77.4, which meant that I gained .2 kg today.

Looking at my recent decision to decrease my Danger Zone mark to 1.8, that decision seems more and more correct over time. If I had stuck to 1.8 kg today, it almost certainly would have been a day with some weight loss. I still don’t know the reason for this needed change, but it appears to be the right move. The challenge, though, is going to be slightly eating less, which has been a problem the past few days. However, I am still doing pretty good on my 100-day test, sitting at only a weight gain of .6 kg.

Results Through Day 41:

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
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
gained .6 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 694
3076 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes

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