3 Days In a Row Of Diet Challenges

Day 491

After 2 days in a row of surpassing the Danger Zone, I have increased from 76.6 to 77.0 kg. Today ended up being the 3rd day in a row that I got into the Danger Zone. Surprisingly, I somehow managed to break even today. So over the past 3 days, I have still gained a net of .4 kg despite an additional day in the Danger Zone. Of course, today could have been much worse, so it’s not time to celebrate. Rather, it’s really time to try to control my diet a little better.

Yet again, I failed to track much at all during the day. I found myself all the way up to 79.0, and that was even after going to the bathroom before checking my weight. So my max weight was probably actually 79.1 or 79.2, which is 2.1 to 2.2 kg over the day’s starting weight.

I needed to at least try to sacrifice some at that point, but the problem is that I was still hungry. This put me in a rough spot. I was already in the Danger Zone. I did not track any more for the rest of the night but did eat a little bit more food before bedtime.

Because of a lack of tracking before hitting the sack, I don’t know exactly how much I lost overnight. However, I weighed in the morning and was at 78.2. So I lost about .8 kg or maybe a little more. This is around the average mark.

The next part of the day turned out to be a pretty big surprise. Despite a large risk of gaining weight, I took a slow pace for this run. My body kind of hit a brick wall at the 35-minute mark. At that time, I knew that pushing myself hard to try to lose 1.2 kg and break even today was not an option. So I slowed down to about as slow of a pace as I ever run.

The big surprise is that I was 77.0 after the run. I somehow lost about 1.2 kg, which is higher than recent typical despite slowing down on purpose. I will never understand that result, but at least I can be pleasantly surprised once in a blue moon in the typically hard world of weight maintenance that I don’t like but am used to by now.

One other odd thing today is that my heart rate was about 132 near the end of the session. It doesn’t seem like I was running fast enough for that. It’s good to get better-than-expected results, which should happen a lot more than it does.

Results Through Day 51

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
Day 50 – 89 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.7 to 77.0
Day 51 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
gained .2 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 776
3894 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes (76 if rounding up)

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