Reversed Yesterday’s Gain With an Equal Weight Loss

Day 483

Yesterday, I gained .3 kg, so it seemed right to keep up my steady exercise schedule and go for a typical 90-minute run. That is almost what happened, as I stopped only 3 minutes early, completing an 87-minute jogging session. That just happened to be good enough to exactly erase yesterday’s weight gain of .3. I lost .3, so I just went in the opposite direction (the right direction this time).

It would be so easy to lose weight or at least maintain if I could tell the difference between today and yesterday. But that is still not possible, at least for me. All that I can do is look at various tracking numbers throughout the day and try to see some kind of pattern.

Actually, the main similarity that I see in these 2 days is low overnight weight loss. Yet, you can see that the end result was totally different (a swing of .6 kg). So that comparison does not reveal anything that is very helpful at crafting a weight maintenance plan. I know that a loss of only .5 or .6 kg overnight is not good, but I have never figured out a way to prevent it.

What really helped me today was a good weight loss from the run. After a disappointing nightly loss of only about .6 kg (about 79.3 to 78.7), things got way better. I dropped down to 77.5 after the running session. That 1.2 is more than what I have experienced lately. I had already lost .2 kg by that point in time, but it was also just about time to do the final weigh-in. It was a 77.4, to get me right back to where I started yesterday.

It was also helpful today that I only increased about 1.5 kg at the max, which is way below even the new Danger Zone max of 1.8 kg.

In the end, trying to compare any 2 random days seems to prove worthless unless I make major mistakes on those days. This is the big benefit of Pentamize tracking. Although you cannot control everything, you can start to see patterns of mistakes. And by learning to avoid those mistakes, you can lose or maintain you weight.

Today, I was fortunate to lose a little weight, but I have started a nasty trend of not tracking my weight very closely. Tomorrow, I pay a big price for that bad habit.

Results Through Day 43:

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
Day 42 – 60 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 43 – 87 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.7 to 77.4
gained .6 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 727
3223 minutes total
average run time – 74 minutes (75 if rounding up)

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