Finally Back At Net Weight Loss For 100-Day Test

Day 488

This is Day 48 of my 100-day test. The last time I was actually under the starting weight was Day 15, which was before the Christmas and other holiday cheat days. Today was a red-letter day because I finally got below the pre-Christmas mark of 77.0 and also below the 100-day-test starting weight of 76.8. Those are 2 big accomplishments on the same day.

My diet needs remain a mystery, but I am able to maintain like this because I have established several tracking points that help me estimate a breakeven point on any given day. The results vary, but I know the rough averages. For example, it is clear that my weight should not be increasing much over 1.8 kg before bedtime.

I was way below that 1.8 mark today, and it seems like it was simply due to not being hungry. No special effort was given by me today to eat a small amount, but this is just one of those days where I just didn’t seem hungry. Coming off a day where I lost .5 kg, the timing of not being very hungry at all today was a little surprising. But like everything else related to gaining and losing weight that I have encountered, there seems to be no consistency to it all. I might be hungry than usual for 3 days in a row at a given point in time. But some other time, I am not very hungry for 3 or 4 days in a row.

I got off to another great start today, increasing only from 77.2 to 78.2 at 3 p.m. Any time I am only about 1.0 to 1.2 kg over at around 3 to 5 in the afternoon, that is a good start. It is possible to mess up the day with such a start. That is why, at least in my experience and Pentamize tracking, to keep on eating small meals the rest of the day. There is a time to reward yourself, but this is not necessarily the time to do it since you don’t want to spoil a potentially great day. But a small cheating snack is okay as long as you know what it weighs and that it’s not going to mess up your day. Just don’t go overboard if you reward yourself in this spot.

Even at 7 p.m., I was up to only 78.4, or only 1.2 over for the day. I did have one more meal and was approximately 78.8 at the max. However, I was doing so well that I didn’t bother weighing in before bedtime. Overnight results were also great on this very special day. I was 77.7 in the morning, only .5 kg over the starting weight.

I ran 90 minutes because it seemed possible to get under my 100-day-test starting mark of 76.8. And this final phase of the day also had a pretty good result. I was 76.7 after the jogging session, and that cemented my full holiday recovery and also got me back under the testing starting mark. I’ll do a review of my post-holiday recovery in tomorrow’s blog.

Results Through Day 48:

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
Day 47 – 86 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 48 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 77.2 to 76.6
lost .2 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 771
3629 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes

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