First Day Losing Weight In 6 Days

Day 494

I did not do much extensive tracking today. However, the last time I weighed myself during the late afternoon to early evening, I had gained only 1.4 kg so far. That had me at 78.6 kg, from a start of 77.2.

It seemed like my diet was going better on this day, so I decided to have one or two more small meals or snacks and not bother tracking the rest of the night. However, I am so used to tracking that I jumped on the scale one more time, anyway. I was 78.8 kg at that time and had one more meal.

The morning result was a nice semi-surprise. I had dropped to 78.0 kg. This had to have been more than a drop of .8 kg since I ate a little more after the 78.8 kg weigh-in.

The 78.0 kg morning weigh-in actually gave me an outside chance of getting back to breakeven on my 100-day experiment. But it would take either a better-than-average result or a good result plus losing more in the bathroom. That was not likely because I had already gone to the bathroom big time before the morning weigh-in.

My running session culminated in a heart rate of about 132 at the end after a typical 90-minute session. I had made the decision to push for the full 90 minutes cause it looked like I might get back down to 76.8.

Today’s session was good enough for a loss of 1.1 kg, and that left me just .1 kg short of my 100-day-test starting weight of 76.8 kg. I was at 76.9, and a small pee in the head did not drop that one bit. So I ended the day at 76.9 kg. Since today started at 77.2, that put me at a good daily weight loss of .3 kg.

Today’s positive takeaway is that my diet performance was much better than recent results. I don’t even comprehend what has been going on lately, but it has been Danger Zone City for the majority of days for a week or so now. So at least there is a positive change there.

For my next test, I am thinking of testing 50 days where I only track the starting and ending weights, and doing 50 days during the same time period where I do extensive Pentamize tracking. That could be a disaster unless I am somehow able to instinctively control my diet without tracking. Also, I will be forced to run 90 minutes on most of those days since I will have no idea where I am at. Such a test won’t have broad scientific validity because it is just me. But it will show what can happen, given the right (or perhaps wrong) circumstances.

This was also my first day in 6 days of losing weight. That would be pretty alarming in full weight loss mode. In maintenance mode, it is not as alarming, especially because I reduced my session time yesterday.

Results Through Day 54

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
Day 53 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.0 to 77.2
Day 54 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.2 to 76.9
gained .1 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 846
4144 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded up)

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