Again Failed To Track, But Results Not As Bad As Expected

Day 486

I don’t know what kind of weird phase this is, but I just keep on failing to do my Pentamize tracking. Although this is having negative impact overall, I am still only .9 kg over the starting weight of my 100-day test of flexible exercise scheduling. I surprisingly gained only .3 kg today despite overeating and also running for only 90 minutes. However, a faster pace than usual for the run may have helped to limit the damage.

The reason I personally need to track is the lack of a natural internal ability to perceive how much I have eaten at a particular time of the day. Some people probably have this innate ability, but I am lacking it. Thus, tracking throughout the day may actually be more important to me than some others. Knowing this, I don’t know why I keep dropping the ball on my tracking. While I don’t love tracking all the time, I don’t exactly hate it, either. Maybe I am just a little burned out on it all. However, getting burned out on tracking and diet is the absolute worst. If anything, I could possibly slow down on exercise, but diet is a requirement for my weight maintenance. I have observed this over and over.

Starting at 77.4 today, I failed to track most of the day and was surprised to find myself in the Danger Zone. After peeing, the scale showed me at 79.4. So I was probably 2.1 or maybe even 2.2 kg over before going to the bathroom. This was unexpected, and my lack of ability to monitor this food intake absent consistent tracking by weighing in is why I have worked hard to develop a habit of consistent tracking. If I keep failing at this, I could see myself getting up to 79 or more again. So far, though, I am not that bad off and just need to get back on track (pun intended).

Even after the 2.0 kg weigh-in, I was still a little hungry and had to sacrifice by reducing my expected food intake for the rest of the day. I ate a little more and was 78.7 when waking up. That was a so-so overnight drop, and I needed a good exercise result to break even. Unfortunately, scheduling was a problem. I started late and could only run for 50 minutes.

I tried to make up at least a little for the lost time, and my heart rate confirmed that effort. It was at a very high 160 or so at the end, which is actually the highest all winter so far. However, with only 50 mins. of running time, the weight loss turned out to be .7 kg. That got me down to 78.0.

There were about 2 hours left, and I managed to lose .3 kg more over that time. That made for a 77.7 finish and a daily gain of .3 kg. That certainly could have been worse. Despite all the tracking mistakes, I am within .7 kg of the pre-Christmas mark.

Results Through Day 46:

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
Day 46 – 50 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
gained .9 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 767
3453 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes

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