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)

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)

Trouble Controlling Diet Today, But Maybe This Is Normal

Day 490

Today, I have reached the exact halfway mark of my 100-day “flexible exercise schedule” test. Overall, the results are quite nice, but I would like to review these results and see if there is anything that stands out as particularly good or bad. I am only .2 kg over the starting weight of 76.8 kg. In reading this, keep in mind that I am in maintenance mode, not actual weight loss mode. I didn’t expect to lose weight because I am already around my target of 75.0. This test is to see if I can maintain when reducing my average amount of exercise. So 77.0 from a start of 76.8 is definitely a maintenance success.

I will briefly go over today’s results. They were not good, as I increased .3 kg, from 76.7 to 77.0. This included an 89-minute running session, so lack of exercise was not the reason for today’s gain. Rather, I had some trouble controlling my diet today and ended up in the Danger Zone again (just like yesterday). And while I made an unlikely recovery and almost broke even yesterday, you can’t be getting into the Danger Zone all the time and expect to bail yourself out again and again. So I have to get control of my diet again, which seems to be somewhat slipping out of control. However, it’s still possible this is just one of those things that naturally rights itself.

The most positive aspect of the first 50 days (the first half) of my test is that I am pretty much at the breakeven point despite a substantial amount of cheat and break days over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If we include the one cheat day before Christmas, I have had 5 cheat days and 2 of what I generally like to call “partial cheat days.” These are when I let loose a little bit but try to exercise reasonable control. But I have also had 6 break days, which almost always result in weight gain in my case. This is surprising to some degree, but not too much when you consider that I spent a month recovering from these days.

The reason my average run time is 76 minutes is because of these cheat and break days. It’s certainly not due to shorter running sessions since the majority of my runs have been 84 to 90 minutes. When you have break days with 0 minutes, that quickly lowers the average.

For the last 50 days of this test, the only difference I am expecting is less cheat and break days. This is a natural consequence of not having a holiday period. There is a birthday or two in there, but those do not have to be break days. I’ll probably only have a couple of cheat days. Success seems likely. I just hope to have some days with shorter exercise sessions since the 90-minute ones get annoying. Less cheat and break days might allow me to do that.

Results Through Day 50

Day 1 – 90 minutes – lost 5d .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
gained .2 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 776
3804 minutes total
average run time – 75 minutes (76 if rounding up)

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)

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