Sore Ankle Giving Me Fits And Interfering With 100-Day Exercise Test

Day 501

My diet was most certainly better today. I was at 1.6 kg over and ate one more small snack. So my max weight was approximately 79.6 kg. However, I did not check after that last snack.

The next time checking my weight, I was at 78.8 in the morning. As can be seen below, this figure was probably not accurate. There is no way to go back and check it again, but this is not a big deal because it does not affect my final daily weigh-in, where I am usually more careful to get an accurate reading.

My ankle is hurting even worse now, and I have to decide what to do. Being at 78.8, it is going to be a large weight gain if I do no exercise at all.

This ankle problem is also interfering with my 100-day test, but that is a secondary consideration at the moment. I just want to avoid a large gain today. Just thinking about it, one day at a time is one of the big reasons for my success so far. Once you have a plan in place that you are reasonably confident will work in the long run, then focusing on one day at a time is what you need to do. Daily Pentamize tracking is what allows me to give that focus every day.

I am doing this right now, figuring out how to avoid a .9 kg increase or close to it. I’ll have to do some kind of exercise to avoid an epic disaster. And since my ankle is already hurting and might be for a while, recovery might be even more difficult.

I ran for 45 minutes at a somewhat average pace, knowing it probably would not be enough to avoid a daily weight gain. But the idea at that point was to reduce the probable gain while simultaneously trying to reduce the risk of further injury or pain to my ankle.

I was shocked to weigh in at 78.6 kg after the run. Something is seriously wrong with these tracking numbers. It is almost impossible for me to lose only .2 kg during a decent 45-minute running session. I can almost do that just walking at a fairly fast pace. What probably happened is that my first morning weigh-in was not correct. I did that pretty hastily, and the 78.8 was likely wrong. At any rate, the 78.6 after exercise is a tough blow. I do have some time left (about 90 minutes) before the official weigh-in, so that should go down some. But it’s going to be a bad gain today.

I hit the bathroom and had dropped to 78.3 over the next hour or so. That does make me feel better, as I was expecting some weight gain but really did not want to see a 78.6 at the end of the day. That would have been a .7 increase. A .4 feels more manageable. 78.3 was my final weight today. That is a gain of .4 kg. With a regular session, I may have actually lost weight. In always looking for something positive, I can say today that this gain is chalked up to the injury. I limited the gain by enduring some pain. For that, I have no lasting stain. šŸ™‚

Results Through Day 61

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
Day 59 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
Day 60 – 86 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
Day 61 – 45 minutes – gained .4 kg – 77.9 to 78.3
gained 1.5 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 921
4695 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded up)

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