Surprising Slight Weight Loss Despite Reducing Exercise To 60 Minutes

Day 498

If there is anything that can be said about me, it’s that I am dedicated to maintaining my weight and also willing to put in the actual work necessary to do it. That dedication was vital today to get through and end up actually losing .1 kg on what was expected at one point to be a possible disaster.

Today had more than one big problem. It started out fine, with an initial weight gain from only 78.0 to 79.1. But as has been occurring a lot lately, things went sour on the diet.

The second half of the diet day (before going to bed because I do not eat again before running in the morning) is the recurring issue. I was at 79.1, but I then added another 1.0 kg before sleeping, which got me up to about 80.1 kg. That is 2.1 kg of gain and .3 more than the Danger Zone mark of 1.8. A good day ended in another bad one as far as diet performance goes. I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t get satisfied enough with what I was eating to stay out of the Danger Zone.

There is one thing that might have been a factor. I was more thirsty than usual and d rank a lot of water today. That could have caused the bad second half of the day and is admittedly the weak part of my Pentamize plan. The plan does not factor in the weight of water that you drink. But in return for that, you do not have to count calories. It’s a tradeoff that I am perfectly happy with since I look at averages to determine my Danger Zone mark. Individual days may differ, but it’s the average that counts.

My overnight result were decent, as my weight dropped to 79.2. That gave me some chance of breaking even. Unfortunately, I had a problem. The bottom of my right foot was experiencing some unusual pain. I don’t even know what caused it because it was not hurting at all when I went to bed.

It was hurting enough that I did not start my run at the planned time. Instead, I thought about what to do for a while. If I did not run at all, it would be a disaster and hard recovery and probably a weight gain of about 1.0 kg. My foot was hurting, and I did not expect to be able to keep a decent pace.

Dedication ruled the day, but I had to find a way to make it work. I decided to run for an hour, expecting to gain some weight but to at least avoid a 1 kg increase.

Somewhat surprisingly, I started out slow, and my foot worked the kinks out pretty quickly. I was able to finish at a good pace after warming up that foot, and I ended up finishing the day at 77.9 kg and a weight loss of .1 kg. And I did this because I decided to just go out there and do what I could do instead of flat-out taking the day off. When you are having some aches and pains but have no reason to believe that it’s a serious problem, then doing what you can do is better than doing nothing at all. Again, though, some conditions might require you to see a doctor. I can’t give medical advice. For me, though, today was awesome and reaffirmed to me that effort and dedication are keys to success as much as the main concepts of diet and exercise. To put it another say, effort and dedication allow you to maintain your diet and exercise plan. You could have the fastest car in the world. But unless you get out there and learn how to operate it properly, you will lose your races.

Results Through Day 58

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
Day 55 – 90 minutes – gained .7 kg – 76.9 to 77.6
Day 56 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.6 to 77.7
Day 57 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.7 to 78.0
Day 58 – 60 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.0 to 77.9
gained 1.1 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 876
4474 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded down)

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