Gobbled Up .8 KG Today To Recover From Yesterday’s Messy Gain

Day 485

To quote a familiar phrase, “What a difference a day makes.” Yesterday, I hit rock bottom and gained .8 kg. Today was literally the exact opposite. I lost .8 kg to completely erase yesterday’s meltdown in a single day.

I blogged yesterday about how I had gotten into the habit of not weighing myself throughout the day. And that came back to bite me hard yesterday, with a large weight gain of .8 kg. With a lack of tracking stats to analyze, it’s not clear what happened. So you would figure that today’s turnaround was probably because I got back to doing some hardcore tracking. That hunch would be wrong.

In fact, I pretty much got lucky today despite not getting back to a good tracking routine. Just like on recent days, I failed to track my weight during the daytime. The first time I weighed myself today was shortly before bedtime. It just so happens that that weigh-in produced good news. From a start of 78.2, I was only up to 79.3 kg. That is a fantastic result and only happens when my diet is under good control.

Of course, I can pat myself on the back a little, but the truth is that it was probably only due to just not being very hungry today. It certainly was not due to diligent tracking because waiting until bedtime to check for the first time is almost worthless. At that point, you are just hoping that you did not overeat. And I was lucky today in that regard.

Good news turned to bad news when I awoke in the morning. For some reason, I had only dropped to about 78.8 kg, from the previous night’s 79.3. That is ridiculously low, and my great day was suddenly at risk. However, with a start of 78.2, my chances of losing some weight were still very high.

Things turned for the better again for my running session. I dropped to 77.7, which was a pretty good loss of about 1.1 kg. That got me down to a loss of at least .5 kg on the day, with additional time before the final tally.

I lost .2 kg more in the bathroom and finally .1 more to get back down to 77.4 in one day. Although this was a great recovery this time, I am still concerned that my weight is not easily getting back down to the pre-Christmas mark of 77.0. When I get close to 77.0, my weight seems to want to pop back up. This is a constant struggle. On the bright side, I am still within striking distance of the 100-day-test starting mark of 76.8.

Results Through Day 45:

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
Day 44 – 90 minutes – gained .8 kg – 77.4 to 78.2
Day 45 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
gained .6 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 727
3403 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes (76 if rounding up)

Leave a Reply