Broke Even 2nd Day In a Row; Dieting Remains a Struggle

Day 492

My diet performance got me off to a pretty good start today. From a starting weight of 77.0 I rose to 78.4, went to the bathroom, and then was at 78.3 at 6 in the evening. This made for a possible very good day, but there was still a long way to go. Things got bad before it was over, but a decent ending resulted in a breakeven day.

These kinds of roller-coaster days are pretty common, but it can be a bit disappointing when you blow a good start. Nonetheless, my substantial experience with Pentamize tracking shows that it is worth it, at least as compared to shooting in the dark and blindly hoping that you break even or lose weight. At least you can modify your diet or exercise when you are actively tracking.

When checking at 6, my feeling was that I needed a little more food, such as maybe 2 small meals (more like snacks). I was 78.5 at 8 in the evening, so my performance was still fine at that point. Unfortunately, I was still a little hungry. While I did not track any further the rest of the night, I probably had an additional .5 kg or so, putting me in the Danger Zone again. It would be nice for this to end soon. I just can’t seem to get enough to eat and stay under the Danger Zone at the same time.

In the morning, I was 78.5 kg, or 1.5 kg over the starting weight. This is probably going to finally hit me hard today, as there is little time to get down to 77.0 even with exercise.

I am making the decision right now to run only 70 minutes tomorrow. Knowing that ahead of time will hopefully help me eat less. My session today will still be a slow 90-minute one, though.

I did run more slowly and dropped to 77.3. That exercise result was pretty good, but it still had me at .3 kg over for the day. The next thing that happened was more luck than anything else. I really needed to go to the bathroom, and that got me way down to 77.0 for the final weigh-in. Another potentially bad day somehow ended up as a breakeven affair.

These kinds of lucky endings can’t keep going indefinitely, so my body will hopefully adjust soon and need less food. It’s not realistic to have to rely on lucky endings like today. That is going to end in disaster, as I have seen many, many times. In fact, my usual weight after the run is the same as my final weight. It typically only goes down when I run early or when I have a large pee right after the run and right before the final weigh-in. Keep in mind that this is my usual schedule, with the run and one last pee (if needed) being the last thing before weighing in the final time for the day. There is nothing that requires you to follow this schedule, but it’s the one that is working good for my personal situation. I have also done a schedule where I do the final weigh-in right after waking up and going to the bathroom. That was not preferable to me, but you can try any schedule and do what is most ideal for you.

Results Through Day 52

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
Day 52 – 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
3984 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded up)

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