Small Weight Gain Of .1 KG After Hitting Danger Zone; Summary Of Holiday Recovery

Day 489

In this blog post, I will summarize my post-holiday recovery period, which is finally 100% complete. First, though, I will give a rundown of today’s results, which were not that good. Nonetheless, I don’t really care about that now because yesterday was an incredible day.

Today was not good overall. However, I gained only .1 kg even after far exceeding my newish Danger Zone mark of 1.8 kg. That mark was 2.0 kg before, but I had to lower it a little because I was losing less during jogging sessions in the cold weather.

I did not track my weight very closely today and found out later in the evening that I had risen about 2.1 kg over my starting weight of 76.6 kg. I was at 78.7 and knew the second I checked that this was going to be a bad day even with a 90-minute run. Sure, it’s possible to lose a bunch of weight while sleeping and then lose a lot more from exercise. But that is not likely unless you are 2.1 early in the day and sacrifice the rest of the day to make up for it. But if you wait until near bedtime, it’s too late.

I actually did get down to 77.7 by morning, giving me a chance to break even or possibly even lose a little. Since I did so well yesterday, though, it seemed that stopping a little early on my run was okay. I finished at the 86-minute mark and had a pretty good result, getting down to 76.7. kg. Although that was a weight gain of .1 kg, I was feeling pretty good about that.

Today is the day after one of the best days I have ever had since creating my Pentamize weight loss system. I lost .6 kg, but that, by itself, is merely a great day. What really put me over the top (in a good way) was finally recovering from several holiday cheat and break days. It only took about a month to do it. LOL. That’s why avoiding cheat days and at least getting a decent amount of exercise is so important to me. It’s really not that fun taking a whole month to recover. But at least I can do it when I allow this to happen.

The day before Christmas Eve, my weight was 77.0. All the way up to yesterday, I never quite made it back to 77.0 or below. That was almost exactly a whole month. December 23 was Day 19 of my 100-day test, and the full recovery was finally on Day 48. That’s at the 29-day mark.

I did get back down to 77.2 3 times before finally breaking completely through that 77.0 barrier. So it’s not like I was doing badly for a month. But each time I would get close to 77.0, it seems like a bad day set me back. This can continue for days or even weeks, so I don’t necessarily think that you should require yourself to recover 100%. At least once, I have gotten very close to a full recovery and called it off because it seemed overly burdensome.

A time when you want to recover is when you are still in full weight loss mode. But I am in maintenance mode and was already in pretty good shape before the holiday cheating. In a case like this, a full recovery is not as important. Consider the situation when you are coming back from a cheat day or 4 cheat days and 6 break days like my holiday period this time. With that many cheat and break days, I am actually surprised to recover in slightly less than a month. But I work hard on exercise, so it’s not a total shock, either.

Results Through Day 49:

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
Day 49 – 86 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.6 to 76.7
lost .1 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 775
3715 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes (76 if rounding up)

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